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fsts ttUS s meitaism by yemng
ad e st 6 say, "If enly I eseM
1hu yestesdy and its mil
it "teewse's yestar
dwatthat is the may impoNsts
ans ye
wie.to whih pas at
Franes and an ed are
311111 a yham nder the
with a
at F rance has
. 0ets4!y5 resa her carnal
f eer edneve in war.
fast: lapte i
In the Preaahdeasated go
t yhave "ebilt SOME et We f'ac
tLpsseese of the shurehes, aad
sene .of tae dwellags, but they
haee-s, epry one of the
Is AMasria the biggest city and
m smaller eities need more and
ber schools but neglect the work
t eudht to be most important.
enals, from the Lakes
to the Gulf, via the MissippI
valley, and eastward to the Atlan
We talk, but do little. In the
~ar, ,or a few mosths, wel
&- so much to be stolen, so
such more to be wasted, that we
recover more slowly than other
matlons at war for five years.
A little grocer, named Lessen,
nod a serious mistake and Is now
in JUL to stay two years. Lessen
bearded two hundred thousand
pends of sugar, and was antioi
pating pleasant profiteering.
Poolish Lessen should have
known that profiteering at retail
is dangerous. Had he gone in on
a big scale, dealing in millions of
tons instead of thousands of
pouads, co-operating with others
to *atrol the entire world sugar
ail y, putting the price from five
costs up to twenty-five cents, be
wow d have been quite safe. If you
preeeir, do it thoroughly.
YOU read that a baby lion has
besm,..ern, behind iron bgrs, on a
esma1* floor .at the ,ronx zoo,
A4 deit re o l s , l h H e m t eM
the other world.
. Th .lion cub, son of 4kbar and
lenc vduber mated hltoricallt, is
i0ooned do a sad; strange life. No
Jiagle or desert or antelope for
him. He is so far from freedom
that be would not reach it if he
goo out of his chge. Soon, worst
of all, he will not want freedom.
He will simply roar for his meat,
be content to eat it and fight and
tangle. Not wanting to be free
Is *orse than slavery.
Is there any connection between
the lips cub in the Zoo, unnatural
life. apd the career of the eighteen
yo u th killed by official
ting? Certainly. The hu
maa cub, executed.
He lived a life about as abnor
mal as that of a lion cub on a ce
ment floor at eighteen for a crime
committ4 at seventeen. Never
bad much of a chance, and, besides.
the man whom he shot and killed
was shooting ?t him, but with the
law on his side. It was partly a
ft, partly a murder. Several
tejury signed the mother's
-. .tticn for a commutation.
'If that lion cub, later on half
grown, should break out and kill
a man, they would simply put him
b~kin the cage, make it stronger,
admake him stay there. Would
It not be as well to put for life in
a nger oages the miserable ecea
balyv born and badly reared,
that aet as animals naturally do?
Cania p nishment degadsthe
puieof which it makes a killer,
atid dsgas the public conscience.
Murder will not cease while rul
hng pbwer sets the example.'
Ponsi, of Boston, had a plan to
make 60 per cent profit in forty
fIve days, and invited the public to
come In. Nlow do you know that
PeasI will prove, to put It polite
ya mistake because he invites the
plie to share his profits? Men
oenmake 50 per cent In forty
five day. and, in forty-five min
a sebut they do not ask the pub
tifty ewcent in forty-five days
ja s o enough for the Insiders.
luseunerthat when the get-rich
quick germ Intrudes.
Ninety-egh per cent of Amer
iean pouaioni pays no Income
tax, ecuse it has not enough
money for the income tax class.
'Tis distresses some parots,
who. think everybody should pay in
eome tax, no matter how small the
income. "just to make them feel
parotic and feel that they have a
tke in the Government.'
How would it be to make the
nlaety-eight million "patriotic" by
making their Itake in the Governa
meat a little ~gger? The creation
et more wealt and fairer distribu
tien of it would work wonders of
parotism Do you remmber the
wid patriotism and flag waving of
the chaf pr'it'e 'i d
how thv'y pi't" .
their time "e N-~d d e -
the little peeple?
The ablest Socialist lomder in
ICentisued on Pae a, Column 4.)
Commissioners, Indifferent to
Threats, Inform Men
They Can Quit.
Final Effort at Settlement Made.
Formal Vote Will Start
Strike Tonight.
With officers of the City Em
ployes' Association predicting a
strike of 2,400 per diem District em
ployes, effective at 8 o'clock tomor
row morning, District Commission
ers Brownlow sad Kuts, in a brief
statement, today gave assurances to
the public that operations of the wa
ter and sewer departments would un
der no circumstances cease or be in
terfered with.
Thin WM tg only statement forth
oomnfg orh thae caemius1ter to
Ea7. fnlowtag their decision late yess
terday 'ftternoofl refusing an increase
of pap to per diem employes above
the raise granted on July 1, last. The
Commissioners told the men to look
elsewhere for jobs if they are dis
satisfied with the pistrict pay.
Department of Labor conciliators,
who were the cause of the strike
postponement for one week. were
busy today in an effert to effect a
last minute setlement of the wage
controversy. They have little hopes,
Joseph Hurley. president of the City
Employes' Association, who declares
emphatically his men will walkout
tomorrow, was called to the Labor
Department for a conference with
Rowland B. Mahany. conciliator. Up
until a late hour today results of
the conference were unknown.
For two weks the men have post
poned strike action, with a view to
having a settlement effected. To
night's meting of the City Employes'
Association at 1606 M street north
west is the climax. Leaders declare
a strike is Inevitable.
Few of the per diem men work on
Sunday. and the effects of a walk-out
cannot be seen until Monday. If the
predictions of labor leaders are car
ried out, the city street cleaning de
partment which collects garbage and
trash and cleans the streets and the
surface department will discontinue
President Hurley has asserted that
the sewer department will cease
operations with a strike, and he has
declared the operation of the water
department will be interfered with
as a result of a walk-out.
However, the District Commission
ers take an entirely different view.
They, today, were not greatly con
erned over the effect of a strike over
these departments, as will be seen
from the following statement:
"There is no danger that either the
water department or sewer depart
ment operations would be suspended
or interferred with."
Tonight's meeting is called for C
(Continued on Page 10, Column 6.)
Red Blooded Men
and Women
Are interested in the news
of athletes in professional
and amateur contests.
Louis Dougher, Wash
ington's leading sports
writer, is away with the
baseball team. What he
has to say is honest, clean
and readable.
Bryan Morse, one of the
nation's leading amateur
sports authorities, writes of
amateur activities exclu
sively for The Times.
Read The Times Sports
It's alwas Intereting.
ICouple L
$200 Will I
Average W
Pay For Fa
NEW YORK. July 21.-Two hun
dred dollars will be necessary for the
outer garment fall wardrobe of a
woman of average means.
This figure was arrived at after
conferences with various national
women's wear organizations and a
review of the shops where fall goods
are on display.
Hats-to begin with the top
range from 05 to $500. That is those
upon display. Salespeople whisper
with bated breath that the vaults
hold even greater treasures. But such
are not for the common herd. All
chapeaux under $15 have no trace of
chicness. The material is shoddy and
the workmanship slovenly. But for
$15 the women of average Income can
obtain a hat that will look well any.
These are made of duvetyne or duve
tyne combined with velvet or taffeta.
Attractive embroideries or appliques
adorn them, and styles are as up to
the minute as those of the latest im
ported models.
Sixty-five dollars seem to be the
present price for which street wool
dresses sell. Practically all of those
employ the chemise or straight line
and are brightened with lavish es
brolderies or bead trimmings. Velours,
serge, gabardine, tricotine and vel.
vetegpes MW . . 3 l$ St thsl
prienu W goed terlala, style
and rahshly'Tdbe' suN, F4tl1
avenue ,is showing "simple- little
things" for several hundred dollars,
but their only evident superiority
over the sixty-fives seems to be. a
label saying "original creation" or
"imported model."
Separate skirts of all wool in nifty
plaids or checks range from $20 to
$26 just now. The sport tendency Is
Husband of Slain Woman Found
in Trunk Said to Be
In City.
DETROIT, Mich.. July 31.-Devel
opments in the "trunk murder mys
tr ry.' which was revealed a week
ago when the body of Mrs. Katherine
Jackson Leroy was found in a trunk
in a New York express warehouse,
were meager during the last twenty
four honrs, and police are still cast
ing about in efforts to locate Eugene
Leroy, usband of the dead woman,
who is believed to have slain her.
No reply has been received to re
peated telegraphic requests to the
police of Saitillo. Mex., where it was
thought Leroy had been located (n
The reports that Leroy had been
seen in New York recently, were he
ing investigated. an: acarch was b"
Ing made for the mysterious trunk
shipped to Birmingham, Ala.. which
police believe may contain the vital
organs removed from the body of the
Leroy may now be in this city, ac
cording to a clue picked up today by
the police.
Leroy was seen here last Friday,
the day the body was found, by a
man who knew him in Detroit. ac
cording to information which ham
come to the authorities. The Detroit
man had not then read of the finding
of the body. Later, when he learned
Leroy was being sought, he notified
the authorities.
BERLIN, July 31.-"Two French
army corps could have saved Poland,"
it wan admitted in a Russian govern
ment radiogram from Moscow today,
and picked up here.
The soviet government declares
that the sale hope of the allies is that
Glermany' will allow the transporta
tion of allied troops across German
soil to Poland.
PARIS, July 21.--An unconfirmed
report that the Albanians have cap
tured Valona, including the Italian
garrison, and that Italian warships
in the Adriatic are not bombarding
the city. was received by the foreign
office today.
Whe Will Wia the Primee of Wales'
Meem-de EmaMsh Lady e the teal.
ea Pveteeaen gee temorrow% gendeg
eldIn Dei
le Price
oman Must
il Wardrobe
noted in all of them. They are rather
short and are pleated all the way
'round. Many of them are hung upon
camisoles for the benefit of the popu
lar slip-over, hang-below blouses.
Dark street blouses of taffeta. satin
or georgette come at no less than $20
Just at present if one obtains any
value for the money. Surplice tri
colette blouses are selling for about
Suits of velolyne or Evora cloth.
which seem to be the two leading pile
fabrics of the season, hover between
$85 and $100. Serge or tricotine may
be bought for much less. but are not
considered very "smart."
A coat suitable for the average
woman may be purchased for from
$126 to $160. Such models are of
splendid quality veldyne. evora, peach
bloom or duvet de laine, are full lined
with best satin, trimmed with em
broidery and cut on the modish dol
man lines. However, if milady de
mands even the slightest trace of for
she must hand over at least 200
For the woman who eschews a
fabric coat for a fur coat, believing
that the longer life of the later makes
for economy, there are models rang
ing from $376 to $1.56. Skunk. rac
coon, and mtskrat onme in wrap ef
fects at the lower pris and gra
ogsree. 4040a - u n u 1d
earacul, out on the IQ
rnha lines. oeme in t tour
Shoes may be bougst for 16
lady is not so oritical as to exct
vasep of the hour, highness of out
and two-tone effects. Good stret
boots, low of heel, brown or black.
can be bought for this price. Kid
gloves hover about the 8.3 mark, and
the most ordinary of hose is the same
She's Unable to Say Why Dr.
Campbell Gave Up Lucra
tive Practice.
NEW YORK, July 31.-The body of
Dr. Harry E. Campbell, the Pitts
burgh physician, whose sudden death.
a week ago, revealed that he had be
come a dishwasher at Shanley's res
taurant, was claimed yesterday by
his widow, Mrs. Elena Campbell. Mrs.
Campbell arrived earlier in the day
from Port Carling. Canada, where she
had gone after leaving Brooklyn a
month ago.
Mrs. Campbell gave permission
that the body be turned over to Miss
F. Lolu Findlay, a cousin in Pitts
burgh, who is executrix of the estate
of the physician's mother. Before
Mrs. Campbell had been heard from
Miss Findlay had offered to save the
body from public burial.
The body was sent to a Brooklyn
utlfiertaking establishment last night
to be sent to iPttsburgh.
To morgue keepers Mrs. Campbell
denied she had recently realised on a
$20,000 endowment policy which her
husband had taken out twenty years
The widow could give no reason for
the menial position her husband had
taken in this city in preference to a
substantial practice he had in Pitts
OMAHfA, Nob., July 31-Omaha's
three daily newspapers, the Omaha
Bee, World-Herald and Daily News
announce an advance in price of all
Sundey and weekday editions.
Sunday papers will be sold at 10
cents and daily papers at 1 !'ents,
compared with former prices of 5
cents for Bunday and' 2 cenmts daily.
The weekly price by carrieri nlso
will be advanced fronm la toi 20 cents.
The change In prices b.oomi .i . frec
tive tomorrow.
CLEVELAND,. Ohio. July 31.-The
Cleveland Plain Dealer aninounded to.
day that effectiv~e Augurt 2 itii wales
price will be increased fronm 2 to 3
RERLiN, .July 31.-Russian troops
have occupied Ilielostok, and the en
tire Polish battle front is now ap
proaching the IRiver Bug. according
to advices from Warsaw today. The
Warsaw-Bielostokt-Vilna road crosses
the river Bug less than fifty miles
nrth of Warsaw.
ith of Gay
Get-Rich-Quick Promoter Will
Have His Methods Examined
By Embassy.
BOSTON, July 31.-Local officials
were advised today that agents of
the Italian embassy at Washington
have taken a hand in the investlga
ties of the activities of Charles
Ponui, who claims to have made $30,
000,000 for himself and his investors
by manipulating the international re
ply coupons of Italy and other Euro
peen countries.
Embassy officials are said to be as
much in the dark as American au
thorities concerning the young money
wisard's scheme.
Attorney General Allen stated this
afternoon that he will immidiately
make an audit of the books of Charles
Ponsi. "get-rich-quick" financier. The
work will include operations of Ponsi
mot only in Boston, but in Lawrence,
Pramingham. New Bedfov4 Fall
River, and ip other communities.
This action follows a reqgtest fot a
elate investigation by 1Governor
Coolidge. District At rgey PeImf
to' }f thee . e fke cea
atte f'. uhn be of s~
se to he attorney ge eral and the
district attorney.
Coaneolcut, New Jersey, New
Hampshire, and Maine authorities
may be adlced to act to close Ponsi's
offices in those States. It is esti
Mated he has in all about thirty
Declaring he had been slandered in
the oolumns of a local financial paper
Ponal today said he had instructed
his attorney to sue the propfietor
of the publication for $5.OO,000.
l'onzi hinted that there may be other
libel suits filed.
Speculators who have haunted PI
illey offering to take over Ponsi so
:urities exchange certificates at sac
rifice prices were disturbed today by
the report that some of those certifi
-ates have been counterfeited and
hat sharpers hope to unload the fake
paper. There can be no unloading
)f the counterfeits on Ponsi because
no certificate is paid by the young
inancier until its history has been
Upon arriving from his Lexington
home by motor car today. Panzi found
the auditor from the district attor
ney's office still at work on books. Of
ficials agree, however, that thus far
the auditor has been unable to un
earth anything illegal.
A line of about fifty persons waited
at the PI alley office today and there
was little delay in paying them.
"1 want my position clearly under
stood." said Ponsi. "I do not chal
lenge or defy the State or Govern
ment officials. I have volunteered to
assist in any examination of my
books and will render any co-opera
Lion possible in assisting in obtaining
speedy results."
"Does that mean, Mr. Ponsi, that
you are prepared to divulge your
methods of doing business?" he was
"It means that what I propose to
show is that my assets are in excess
of my outstanding liabiliti s."
Ponsi issued the follow.ng state
ment today:
"As far as I can see, I will re-open
business and resume my operations.
I might accept an offer, made yester
day, of $10,000.000 from a New York
concern to turn over my Interests to
them. It is a very large concern with
extensive connections in this country
and abroad.
"An interview with a ' New York
banker in regard to thIs offer was
what prompted me yesterday to dodge
my friends, the reporterm."
When asked if he was still of the
same mind in regard to starting a
bank which would pay 50 per cent of
the profits to the depositors, Mr.
Ponsi said: "Thr're is no doubt about
Ponsi paid out $1,450,000 to deposi
tars in three days this week, accord
ing to his own figure's. On Tuesday
he paid out $750.000; Wednesday,
$500,000: Thursday, 5200.000, and to
day expected to pay less than 5200,000.
Clarence W, Barron, of the Boston
News Bureau, maid today: "The very
fact that Ponal claims to have first
$l0,000,000. now 524,000,000 of per
sonal wealth, and him exhibit of
Si,500,000 on deposIt in one trust
company, with declarations that he'
has many millions mare in this coun
try, is abmolute proof that the 200
per cent interest he has promised the
depositorm with his concern does not
came wholly from international reply
Nystery of Loot Baby ('oaghia and
Why Mis Kidmaptag Ham We Parallet
la Hmeartissenese- Temeerew's Sea
day Uveming Times,
Pretty Companion of Rich
Rounder Tells Polle He At
tacked Her in His Rooms.
CHICAGO, July 31.-Sauel T. A.
Loftis, famous Chicago diasmoed
merchant and long a consplenouss
figure in the city's night life, Is dead'
today, and the police are trying to
unravel the mysterious chal of cir
camstances that led up to his death.
Roy M. ithayne. wealthy se of a
former State street merchant, and hie
pretty fiancee, Ruth Wood. are held
by the police until they can determine
whether [oftis met his death from
natural causes ea wa )Fined. Both
were in the daignoad .etehIt's lux
u't01l4 Apartment da ..1"J r ib side
wItn he died.
A preliminary e inaetedr: by the
coroner showed i ptt ded from con
cusalon of the bra. .Tb were con
tusions near the t le* but other
wise the body bore rucs of vio
la ee. . - -.
sp W -sr- of disag
uonsset. M.i t !olieo that
the wraithy cl I betr to ltia
' r i y - letrmoat
e,44 1:ta 4 t
't f%* ah
atV13. She r. all,
tot help. H- t o'cloc
last eight. w
According - story, Lottis
himself adr ttt him .a the apart
ment. Wit .n it few n.,nutes of h'a
arrival, She -re toted 'he police, Loftin
suddenly keeled ' i: d died. Loftis
was intoxicated and clad in his pa
Chief cf 1' dlice Garrity himself and
the heat r of Chicago's criminal de
partments immediately took charge of
the affair. The luxurious apartment
was in a state of disonder. Oriental
rugs were disarranged, tapestries had
been torn from their places, and there
were two emnpty whiskey bottles from
Toftis' extensive private stock lying
broken on the floor.
The police found the dining room
set for a dinner for two. The dinner
had not been served.
Shayne was at the apartment when
the police arrived. He had called a
doctor, who in turn had called the
police. Miss Woods was taken at her
mother's home at 2 a. m. A police
man was waiting for her when she
arrived. She had several of Loftis'
famous diamdhda with her at the
"Loftis could hardly stand when I
arrived at the apartment, said Shayne.
"My fiancee was standing beside hirr.
terribly pale. I had hardly stepped in
when Loftt swayed and fell. Hit.
face hit the floor. I dragged him into
the parlor. We applied smelling
salts, but he didn't revive. I advised
my fiancee to get away and told her
that I would protect her name. I
then called a doctor."
Although a widower, Loftis kept a
fully appointed apartment. One room
was fitted up exclusively with dainty
feminine things. It had been his cus
tom, the neighbors said, to give gay
parties thete.
In Loftis' clothing were found two
letters from women, one signed "J. M.
if." and the other "J. V." Both indi
cated t.ac writers had been intimate
with the diamond merchant and bad
been cast off by him.
L ON DO N, July 31.-M. Kramsin,
IBolshevik minister of trade and com
merce. will arrive at Newcastle on
Monday, it was offelally announced
The Blritish government has re
quested Moscow to empower M. Kras
"in to conduct political as well as
commercial negotiations so that he
can take part in the proposed general
peace parleay a" Russia's representa
ti ve.
Allied troops hae. cleared the NI..
medam ainsula of Turk'h Lb mds,
killing 10bandits, said mintary
dispatehen to' British headquarter.
today. The Nicemedian peninsula
jet inlte the Sea of Marmera at
faid, fifty milles south of Corn.
OAIA. Japa July 31.-Th.
Amerel lwbg law b practi
ealy a edatratla .t eseusmie
war an Japanr s ay a reestutiem
adapted yesterday by the Osaka
r(.saer et Commeree. ae
-teaes are treated mat , and
the measre .snad a mete .t see
menie imperisltsm, the resslutIsn
Gen. Ludendorff Says Bolshevik
Armies Can Overrun
lateruational News service..
(Copyright, 1110, by International News
BERLIN, July 31.--Germany lies
tda at the meecy of Bolshevik Rus
in a military sense, aecording to
Gen. Erich Lodendorff, former quaz
tanaster gneral of the German
ay, ch of staff to Field Mar
shal ye Hindenburg, and noted dur
bthe we'o "sthe brains of the
General Ledadorff deelarti that
the frontIer ot Ea"t PEu.s4where
the Russians are reborted to have
massed 65,.0 troops. is virtually un
protected and that Reichswehr. the
present standing army of Germany, is
no match for the veterans of the
powerful army of Soviet Russia.
General Ludendorff would not dis
cuss the political phase of the new
situation which has been created by
kussia's successful campaign against
"An analysis of the present military
situation convinces me that Germany
is at the mercy of Bolshevik Russia."
declared the doldier. "The German
Rechswehr is no match for the
Soviet armies."
"Do you mean that the Reichswehr
troops are insufficient or incompetent
to defend Germany from possible ag
gression by the Russian army?' the
general was asked.
"Troops must always be judged in
rel:4tion to their opponents." replied
Ludendorff. "The Reichswehr soldiers
have not been through maneuvers
nor battle practice, and cannot be
used to defend our Eastern frontier,
because a large proportion of the army
would be required to maintain order
In the interior of Germany. Attempt
-ed invasiem by the Russians might
result In laternal treoble started by
their German sympa.et'r.
"On the other hand, the Russians
are in good lighting shape and are
well trained. They have defeated the
armies of General Denikin and Ad
miral Koltchak, and now they have
conquered the Poles. They have
greater numbers of fighting men than
we have.
"I consider that the east Prussian
frontier is unprotected, and is there
fore Germany's greatest danger spot.
We are solely dependent upon the
good will of Russia's Soviet army.
and it is an unbearable position for
any state to be in."
General Ludendorff was reminded
of reports that have been circulated
from time to time in allied countries
that he is the leader of a 'National
et-Bolshevik" movement in Germany.
He greeted this remark with a hearty
laugh and then replied:
"Anyone who believes this has cer
taInly given but little attention to
what I have written and said on the
subject. But I naust keep away from
all politics. I am a soldier. r only
feel and care for Germany's future."
Frak 3. Dissend Emupties Shotgun
When Re Finds Man in
Berry Patch.
CONCORD. N. H.. July 11.- F'rank
K. Dimond, one of the most prominent
rsidents of West ('oncord. and presi
dent of the West. Parish Association.
shot and killed his son Oliver. mis
taking him for a berry thief.
Oliver. unknown to his father, was
also watching the raspherry patch.
received a load of buckshot in the
abdomen and bled to death before
medical aid could be secured.
On seeing a man emerge front the
bushes with a weapon in hand, the
elder Dimond fired. The dead man
left a widow and three children.
We Fram es ee tafr "The WiMd
VIowee GWr.," Carl linh's DeUghtful
Ptntag, Presented With Temeevews
amn Emema= Time.
Polish Cabinet In All-Night Con
ference With Anglo
French Mission.
Action of Moscow Government
Discredited By Men
in Field.
WARSAW, July *L -he 9%06
embiaet and Mhe Aagk.F.eesh mi.
stem were In enteresee thseegbst
the might preparlg memures to' eb
.taken In event the sS.as refuse
.te ga the armstiee preteeel.
The press amemaees that eztieise.
. steps are eatesmpiated.
LONDON. July 31.-Although the
Polish armistice envoys are reported
to have crossed the Russo-Polish
lines last night, and active negotia
tions for a truce were to begin this
morning, official dispatches to the
Britdsh government indicated that,
the Russian soviet troops were
pressing their attacks with vislenes
along the entire Polish frontier.
The advancint Russian army In Pe
land has reached the fortress of
Kest Litoyqk, said a Soviet war
Ace ceaqunlqu wlreleased . n
cow t 4by 'd pioii4sp >
The comt. whi Was dated
a army is r logash 1tb
Po td the arm.tice.
The * follows:
"We h4ve oceupied BIelpatok (110
miles northeast of Wardiw).
"In the direction ef Bjisk (100
miles northeast of Warsaw) we bav
forced the Narva river after 91
"The Russians.have occupied Pr
any (140 miles east of Warsaw).
energetic advance has carried it
troops to Brest Litovsk.
"In the direction of Kovel we 1..ve
(lung back the Poles from the Stok n$
The Polish armistice envoys 'et
Warsaw late Friday for Baranovil ski,
and expected to meet the Soviet d le
gates between $ and 9 o'clock fo'
formal exchange Introductions, sa I a
dispatch from the Polish capital to
Active armistice negotiations v are
to begin today, but some doubt 'has
been cast on the outcome by rep its
that officers of the old Czarist reg me
in the Red army were refusing to
obey orders from Moscow.
Members of the Polish armistice
delegation expressed the hope when
they left Warsaw that the soviet's
terms would be auch that they could
be accepted without lengthy negotia
tions. so tha.t the news could be flash
ed to the world that fighting had at
last come to an end on the battle
A wireless dispatch. received here
at 10 o'clock, reported that the Rus
sians had re-opened their drive north
of Warsaw and had seized Lomza.
Lomma is only seventy-five miles
northeast of the Polish capital, and
but twenty miles from the German
If this is confirmed. this seizure will
constitute a direct attack upon Polish
territorial integrity. The Allies have
already warned Soviet Russia of the
serious consequences of invading the
lolish territory inside the demarcat
ion line.
'p to noon. the, foreign offie and
the war office had recelved no official
nebws of the opening of 'actual arm
istice negotiations between the Pblish
and Russian delegates either at Bar
anovitshe4 or lBrest Litovik.
The action of the Russian high come.
mand in continuing assaults against
the Polish line over a 500-mile frout5
despite the fact that the Sove gore,
erpment at Moscow had officially a..
cepted Poland's request for an amiic
tice and cessation of hostilities, is
jeopardizing the proposed general
peace conference of Russia and the
Russian trorder states in Londom.
IENNIA, July 31-Wews was
received here today thatd0 NRa..
gariaan had eressed th Austrina
uralr sar Fuerteufeld, rdlmar
a muaateus depot and eseslg
with 3,00 rifles and machtim gus
'the weapeas, tegether wiha
supply of ammunities, wer
~den meter treks and caied
inte Bangary.
The Hungarian er hati
..esaa a h ma f~gan ases.

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