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Unsettled, showers probable tonight and Thursday. Cooler Thursday. vol. xxxm. SUFFRAGISTS WIN OPENING TENN. FIGHT Lower House Motion for Post poning Action Is Tabled 50 to 37. GOVERNOR LS JUBILANT NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 11.— Suffragists won the first fight in rati fication of the federal amendment in the Tennesessee legislature today. A resolution introduced in the house providing for postponement of action on the ratification resolution was tabled. Suffragists declared the measure was backed by the antis, are seeking to delay action. / The vote on the motion to table the resolution was 50 to 37. During the debate Gov. Roberts sat in the rear of the house and addressed Dotes to members, advising them on strategy and urging defeat of the reso lution. "The fight is won," Roberts after the resolution had been tabled. “Victory for suffrage is certain.” The vote in the senate on the question of referring the resolution for ratifica tion to a committee was also considered an indication of favorable suffrage senti ment. Anti-suffragists attempted to send the resolution to the judiciary committee, while suffrage proponents Insisted on the committee on constitutional amendments. The pro-suffrnge senators won, 14 to 13. Suffragists attached importance to the work of Gov. Roberts iu behalf of rati fication. He has been using his influence to swing the democrats into line, it was said. An effort may be made during the aft ernoon by the pro-Buffrage leaders to call up and dispose of the question at once without having committee hearings as had been planned. It Is argued the test of strength shows they can do this. It is believed that Speaker Walker Is now looking more kindly on suffrage again, following an afternoon's consul station with the governor. DON'T EXPECT VOTE THIS WEEK. No vote may be expected this week. In the view of leaders. It seems to bare been decided to force the opposition to show their hand first; the longer delay the better, in view of democratic leaders here from Washing ton, who are taking every opportunity to show to the legislators the desire of the democratic national committee. George White late Tuesday night tele graphed Miss Charles William, chairman of the democratic woman’s steering com mittee, that he wished she would “em phatically state to the democratic mem bers of the senate and house the great Interest that the national committee, re flecting the sentiment o? the democracy of the tiM. ia th* T-““r u p f thA vote on ratification by your state of the nineteenth amendment.” In event the Tennessee legislature rati fies the amendment, a legal contest will ensue, aeording to the announcement of Judge Joseph Higgins of Nashville, pres ident of the Tennessee constitutional league, a recently organized association of lawyers, which Is a subsidiary to tbe American constitutional league, whose president recently tried to stop Secre tary of State Colby from announcing West Virginia’s ratification, but bad his request refused by the District of Co lumbia supreme court. “If the legislature ratifies the amend ment the league will feel constrained to 1 go Into the courts to inhibit the secre tary of state from certifying the amend ment,” Judge Higgins declared. Speaker Seth Walker declared that when the resolution comes up he will refer It to the judiciary committee. Sen ate action will be similar. These committees will hold public hear ings tonight or Thursday night, and re port back to their respective houses. Tbe hearings are expected to develop the fireworks of the session. BATTLE GROUND SHIFTS TO HOUSE. The battle ground has shifted from the senate to the house, as the senate, which heretofore had been considered the scene of the bitterest oppp3ition. is presenting a more favorable appearance now. This is largely due to a caucns of the democratic senators with democratic women this afternoon, in which the leadership of the fight in the senate was turned over to the senators by the state suffrage leaders. Senator Haston, Vanßuren county, was chosen chairman of the democratic steering committee in the senate. Miss Williams presided. “The eyes of the world are on Tennes see,’’ Senator Haston declared, “in ac cepting, I feel that victory is already certain.” ■* Twelve democratic senatois attended the caucus. Several suffrage advocates were absent. Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt's confidence lit victory remained unimpaired by the (Continued on Page Five.) RAILROADS GET " SPECIAL PERMIT Blanket Schedules for New Tariffs Will Be Filed. WASHINGTON. Aug. 11.—Railroads today were granted special permission by the Interstate commerce commission to file blanket schedules in making effective the new tariffs, Pullman excess baggage and milk rates recently au thorized. The carriers were ordered to reissue local tariffs by March 1, 1921, inter division tariffs by June 1, 1921, and in terline car joint tariffs by Oct. 1, 1921. The commission also authorized tne carriers to file tariffs making the per centage Increase authorized applicable to the reconsigning rules for open top cars and coal cars and penalty charges for detention to all open top cars loaded with lumber, coal or coke. WEATHER 9 Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity fbr the twenty-four hours ending 7 p m., Aug. 12, 1920: Unsettled with probable ■hewers tonight and Thursday; cooler Thursday afternoon or night. HOURLY TEMPERATURES, fi a. m 70 7 a. m 71 8 a. m 79 9 a. m 81 10 a. m 82 H a. m 83 12 (noon) 84 1 p. m 85 2 p m 84 Published at Indianapolis. Ind., Daily Except Sunday. What’s Become of Haags’ $25,000 Store of Booze? Prospect of U. S. Taking Over Evidence Causes City and County Flutter. What has become of the $25,000 worth of liquor seized by the police Jan. 10, 1919, in raids on the Haag drug stores? Prosecuting Attorney Claris Adams told a Times reporter It is in the custody of the sheriff pending an appeal to the Indiana supreme court of Julius A. and Lous E. Haag from the Marion county criminal court, where they were convicted of violation of the state prohibition law. This statement has given rise to ques tions as to when and how Sheriff Mil ler obtained custody of the liquor. In view of the fact that the state prohi bition law specifically states that liquor seized on search warrants 8hal! remain in the custody of the officer who served the process. In this case the chief of police is the officer Indicated. Section 3d of the state prohibition law reads: Liquor seized as herein provided, and the vessels containing it and such fixtures and articles shall not OWNERS FIGHT REMOVING JOG Say Would Be Dangerous and Charge Utilities Influence. Residents of North Illinois street In the vicinity of Sixteenth came before the board of public works today to protest against the condemnation of property at the southeast corner of the intersection and the widening of Illinois street so as to eliminate what the board considers a dangerous jog. The conference disclosed that the resi dents who were objecting do not believe the intersection to be dangerous and that they oppose the change for the fol lowing reasons: 1. Straightening of Illinois street would cause motorists going north and south to drive faster than they do now. and hence cause more collisions with ve hicles going esat and west iu Sixteenth street. 2. Some property owners believe that the board wants to eliminate the Jog so as to take the present sharp curves out of the street car track, thus making It possible for interurban cars from north ern points to be routed in Illinois street. While It Is not so stated, it is under stood they object to interurbans tra versing Illinois street because the spe cial session of the state legislature passed a law permitting traction lines to haul live stock through residential dis tricts. The objectors, through their attorney, filed a plea In abatement, in which it is contended that the board of works has no right to condemn property for the purpose of widening a street. PLEA REFERRED TO CITY COUNCIL. The board referred this plpa to Cor poration Counsel Samuel Ashby and con tinued the hearing for two weeks to give him -time to-prepare an opinion on It.- ~ It is contended in the plea, which is one which the board has not been con fronted with heretofore, that the stat utes expressly provide that the board has the power to condemn property to “change" a street, and also expressly pro vide that the city council has the poorer to order a street “widened.” Legal authorities are quoted to prove that the word "change” Includes only such alterations in a street as Involve the relocation of the Identical pavement, (Continued on Page Two.) SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT, GIRLS WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 11.—An outbreak of smallpox in Lewes. Del., has occasioned conslderatde worry In that section, especially among the sub-debs. One of tin patients, a 17-year-olrt hoy from Dover, is the cause of the trouble. He attended a party In which klsa ing games were indulged in, and, being a visitor, sampled some of Sus sex county’s best. The following day he was sent to the isolation hospital. 3 Die and 100 Hurt in Italian Explosion ROME, Aug. 11.—Three person* were killed and 100 Injured in an explosion of a powder house at Florence today. Little Journeys to the Mayor’s Office Following his usual custom a Times reporter called at the office of Mayor Charles W. Jewett at 11:57 o’clock this morning and inquired for the mayor. HE WAS IN! South Bend Plans to Honor Gov. Cox Special to The Times. SOUTH BEND, Ind., Aug. 11.—Men and women were given (‘qual placet on the reception committee of two hundred named today to greet Gov. James M. Cox, democratic presidential nominee, who will address a state-wide rally here Aug. 19 as the first move in the campaign in Indiana. The rally will be held in connection w-lth the mid-Bummer meeting of the Indiana Democratic Editorial associa tion. Man Injured When Street Car Hits Auto Earl Gelsendanner, 24, living at the home of G. H. Thatcher, 2039 North Capitol avenue, was slightly injured last night when nn automobile in which he was riding was struck .by an out bound Riverside street car at Eighteenth street and Parkway boulevard. Mr. Thatcher said be attempted to turn the automobile around when It was struck by the car. Mrs. Thatcher and her two daughters were In the auto but were not Injured. Gelsendanner *vas taken home in an ambulance. Swipes 20c Worth of Candy; $1 and— It cost Van Low, who gave hi* ad dress as city, sll for 20c worth of candy in city court today, when he wag fined $1 and costs for petit larceny. Low took 20 cents wrorth of candy from a 5 and 10 cent store yes terday. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Poetoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3. 1879. be taken from the custody of the officer by a writ of replevin or other process while the proceedings pro vided herein are pending, and final judgment of conviction in such pro ceedings shall be a bar in all cases to all suits for recovery of any liquor seized or the value of the same or damages alleged to arise by reason of the seizing and the detenion thereof. When jurisdiction in the Haag case in criminal court was taken over by Judge Will Sparks of Rushville, Claude Worley, (Continued on Page Ttvo.) SEEK BABY ON JERSEY COAST Pasquale Said to Have Made More Complete Statement. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11—Official* today Were searching villages along the New Jersey shore fob Blakely Coughlin, kidnaped Norristown child. Augusto Pasquale, alias August Pascal, who has confessed, according to authori ties, to writing letters demanding ran som money for the baby, is understood to have made a more complete state ment last night regarding the where abouts of the child. Immediately after obtaining the con fession, MaJ. Adams of the state police and Capt. Souder of the detective bureau left for Egg Harbor, N. J., where Pas quale was arrested. It was reported that, acting on Pas quale’s tip, they hoped to locate tho woman who has the child In custody. Pasquale, according to the latest al leged confession, said he did not know the child was stolen until several day* after it was taken from its crib in the Norristown home. Then, he said, he was called in to write the blackmailing letters, officials an nounced. Boys From U. S. Have Big Time in Old England Visit Stratford-on-Avon, War wick Castle and Other f—-- Point*. By CHARLES W. MOORES, Indiaii&polU I lor Srout. j LONDON, July -5 (by mall). — After | a week and a half training in the Young , Men's Christian Association buildings the Ameri&n delegation of Boy Scouts Is ; about to be moved to Olympia, where | they will remain throughout the scout I “Olympia." I At Olympia the organization will be I quartered In tents and supplied with ; equipment furnished by the I’nl'ed State* ’ army. | The organization has been divided I into troops for intensive tra'nlng. Each troop has in it only entrlec for l one event. j Mr. Hubbard's pageant showing the i life of'the native American Indian is | probably most representative (.1 our i country. I The Indian Shupedah dance of Sioux j origin, is very complicated and very ef j fective. INDIAN WAR DANCE SHOWN. A pony war dance is given by “In j dlans” dressed in breech cloths and ; feather, riding on horses lent through i the kindness of the English government. America has probably Its greatest op i portunlty In boxing, as It is represented by selected boxers of considerable ex i perience from Culver military academy. One of the contenders is WUMatn How ard Foltz of Indiunnpolls. The American wrestling team has | withdrawn on account of the difference ! in style between the American and for ; elgn scouts. j The scouts were given a rare oppor tunity on a sightseeing trip recently. After n trip to the birthplace of , Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon, they i paid a visit to Warwick castle. They marched between the high walls j of tbe old fortress, under the portcullis and into the Inner court, which is one of the most beautiful points in England. On the walls around the court were a great number of peacocks. We were taken on a tour through the : entire castle and dungeons and remained ; for tea. CLOSE RACES IN OHIO PRIMARY Julian Leads for U. S. Senator by Sinai l v Margin. COLUMBUS, <>.. Aug. 11.—With re turns In from approximately 3.000 pre cincts, or slightly more than half of the state’s entire number, former Mayor Harry L. Davis of Cleveland was lead ing Col. Ralph D. Cola for the republican gubernatorial nomination by 930 votes. Roscoe. McCulloch, the other leading candidate, was a poor third. Former Gov. Willis swept the state handily for the republican United States senatorial nomination, with Walter F. Brown second and Judge R. M. Wana maker third. On the democratic ticket, Vic Donabey, present auditor of state, was unopposed for the gubernatorial nomination. He received a large complimentary vote. W. A. Julian has apparently won the democratic nomination for United States senator over J. G. O'Neill by a surpris ingly small margin. Julian was backed by the state organ ization and It was believed he would have a runaway. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 11.—Meager unofficial returns today from yesterday’s democratic primary showed Congress man T. 11. Caraway leading Senator Wil liam F. Kirby for the United States sen atorial nomination. Kirby's opponents criticized his oppo sition to the administration at the start of the war. ' T. C. Rae was leading Ills eight rivals in the race for the gubernatorial nom ination, f / Jjnbmm Haiti Wintt% INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1920. Actor Is Dying After Fracas in Lambs Club , N. Y. \ ' 4T. -r / j New York police are endeavoring to clear up the mystery aurroundlng the aerious Injury to John C. Slav In, for merly a well-known comedian, In front of the home of John J. McGraw, manager of the New York National league baseball club. According to the police, McGraw, Sln vln and Winfield Leggett, a retired naval officer, were at tho Lambs, a tbeatrlcai club. While there, according to the police, a dispute arose with a fourth u**u, an actor whose name is not known. During the fracas Morrow is said to have received a black eye and a cut nose. SUivJn Interfered, it !• said, and led McTruw to the washroom where his face wa< bathed. The three left the club and started iu a taxi for McGraw's home. When the cab arrived there the three men got out. There, according to the police, Slavin collapsed and fell to the street. When taken to the hospital it was said he was suffering from a fractured skull and was in a serious condition. Draft Dodger Hangs Self With Necktie HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 11.-Con rad Jnuke, brought here by federal officials from New York City, charged with drnft evasion, hanged himself by hi* necktie from Ihe bars of hia cell here today. H was dead when found by tbe Janitor. Janke surrendered voluntarily In New York. He said he could not Bleep without visioning his arrest when a fugitive. Federal agents Raid Janke appeared despondent on the trip from New York. Sheriffs Are Held on Liquor Charge MIAMI. Fla., Aung. 11.—Two Dade county sheriff*, Guilford Green and Frank McDade, were arrested today on the double charge of having boarded a Brit ish vessel before It was inspected by customs officers and of transporting in toxicating liquor. The officers were charged with board ing the Molly O and removing 115 cases of liquor, presumed fd have been brought from Btininl Island. Irish Republic Head to Ask Recognition WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. Edmund de Valera, president of the Irish republic, announced today that he would shortly make application to the state department for formal recognition. He denied that the proposed move was tbe subject of discussion or a cause of difference among members of the "Friends of Irish Freedom.” YOUR MOVE NOW, MR. MA YOR '-I- -I- -I- -J- -I- -I- -I- -!• -I- -I- -I- -I- -I- -I- -!- To the Hon. Charles A. Jewett, Mayor: Am wondering whether you have overlooked the fact that today more than 1,000 members of the gallant fighting FIRST DIVISION are in our city to stay the rest of the week. Certainly, it seemed as thought EVERYONE in Indianapolis was either unaware who our company was or possibly was Indifferent to the whole matter. At any rate, no effort was made to welcome these men, and neither did I learn of any plans for their entertainment while here. What’s the matter with this town, anyway? Have we so soon forgotten the stirring days of 1917, and is it possible that all will allow the “Fighting First” to come and go without not a real Hoosier welcome? Little if any effort is being made to boost the circus these fellows are putting on for the benefit of their division monument fund. Surely it might be possible for you to induce our daily press to loosen up and give these fellows what they deserve —FRONT page publicity. And don’t you think you yourself might OFFICIALLY welcome them to our city? The writer listened to some really wonderful speeches of yours dur ing the war and is sure that thfc great amount of patriotism and American ism you so freely expressed then will lead you to do YOUR part now toward showing this heroic FIRST DIVISION that we Hoosiers are for ihem now and always. Please get BUSY and do your part to make their visit a memorable one—both from a SOCIAL and a financial standpoint. W. I TAYLOR. SCOTLAND YARD PLACES CORDON AROUND MANNIX I English Fear Prelate Will At tempt Get-Away to Ireland. CALLS POLICE ‘SILLY LONDON, Aug. 11.—A cordon of de tectives stood guard today around Naza reth house in the suburbs, where Arch bishop Daniel Mannlx is resting after his trip from America to England. The purpose of the detectives is to keep the prelate from slipping out of the house and going secretly to Ireland. The government has forbid don him to visit Ireland, on account of his pro-Sinn Fein sympathies. It would take the pen of Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, to do Jus tice to the scenes that were witnessed during the night as the Scotland yard sleuths patrolled their beats on the alert for clews that might indicate the Aus tralian-Irlsh prelate was plotting to es cape. Every vehicle emerging from the yard of Nazareth house was pounced upon by the detectives, who searched it carefully as If expecting to find Mannlx concealed. All persons coming out of the house were baited, scrutinized and interrogat ed, the Scotland yard agents evidently suspecting the archbishop might at tempt to walk boldly away, his identity cloaked behind some baffling disguise. POLICE ARE KIUICILED. Meanwhile the friends of Mannlx ridi culed the police. The prelate told the United Press be had not yet decided on what he would do and that he would first seek legal advice. He said he planned to spend today resting. “These Scotland Yard men are ridicu lous and silly," declared Father Vaughn, >ecretary to Mannix, as he looked from a window and saw a cluster of detectives milling around in front of the bouse. “They think his grace would conde scend to sneak out. He knows plenty of ways to outwit those stupid dote-- Jives. “If he would condescend to remove h!s robes, which he will not do, he proba bly could walk out without being ot set Ted.” It wag reported the Sinn Fein Intel ligence department submitted half a dozen plans by means of rny one of which Mannlx might be able to escape from Nazareth's house and get to Ire land, but the archbishop h?t not con sented to try them. FIXES RATES ON STOCK SHIPMENTS Discrimination Against Co s Movements Charged. WASHINGTON. Aug 11.— Declaring that certain rate* charged by Chicago commission firms on co-operative ship ments of lire stock arc unfair, Sec rct/.ry of Agriculture Meredith today fixed rate* to become effective on Aug. 10, under the powers given by tuc feod control act. Secretary Meredith announced the fol lowing earlot rates for commission men: For more than one and not more than ten owners. $2; for more than ten but not more than twenty owners, $3; for more than twenty owners. $.7.50; pro vided that in no case shall any owner of such earlot pay a higher rate than the makjjVvtn charge for a car having a single owh'T. The action follows a complaint by the American Society of Equity that os a result of notion by the Chicago live stock exchange members were required to charge a different and higher rate on live stock In earlot* having more than one owner. The difference between the rates for single and plural ownership, it was com plained, w-aa unreasonable and discrim inatory In that It was laid for the pur pose of discouraging co-operative mar keting of llvo stock by farm organiza tions. Illinois Man Turned Over by Gov. Goodrich Extradition papers were granted today by Gov. James P. Goodrich, for tlio re turn to Illinois of Karl Klrchefer, on a charge of child desertion. Habeas corpus proceedings were begun yesterday by Klrchefer before Judge Moll, but were overruled. Farmers Want to Buy Train Load of Coal Special to Ths Times. NOBLES VII. LE, Ind.. Aug. 11.—Fif teen hundred farmers, all members of the Hamilton County Federation of Farmers, held a meeting in this city Tuesday and decided to pool their In terests In the purchase of their winter’s supply of con’.. As soon as the Organization 1* com pleted and committees appointed bids will be asked on a train load of coal. The farmers hope to get coal direct from tbe mine. Tlio meeting was addressed by Lewis Taylor, secretary of tho Indiana Fedara tlon of Farmer*, who spoke at length on the subject of better market* for farmers. flnhsrrtntinn p.t,,- I®V Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhare, 12c. Subscription Rates. ( By MaU 500 Per Month; j 5 . 00 Per Tear. Ponzi Admits Jail Term; Says Served for Another Under Name of Charles Bianchi Was Con victed of Forgery in Montreal. BOSTON, Aug. 11.—Tho Hanover Trust Company, in which Charles Ponzi deposited his funds and of which he was a director, was closed this afternoon by order of State Bank Commissioner Allen. The bank commissioner took over the management of the bank on the ground that it was doing an unsafe business. ' BOSTON, Aug. 11. —Charles Ponzi, called a financial wizard, this after non admitted he was the man who was sentenced to three years for forgery in Montreal in 1908 and said he served time in the federal peni tentiary at Atlanta, Ga., for smug gling Italians across the international border. Ponzi stated in a dramatic manner that he was ashamed to confess that he had married his wife without baring his past and that now he wanted to have her receive the story from his own lips. He announced that he had re signed from his position on the board of directors of the Hanover Trust Company until his affairs were set tled and that he would call in all his noteholders and meet his obli gations at once. BOSTON. Aug. 11.—Charles Pouzl, whoso financial operations have amazed the world, today admitted he was the man who was sentenced to three years for forgery In Montreal In P.XW. He expressed a fear that he m'ght be deported by rhe United States ns nn un desirable citizen. But he Insisted that, while he confessed (Continued on I’age Two.) ROOSEVELT TO START STUMP TOUR TONIGHT First Address Will Be Made at Auditorium Theater, Chicago. CHICAGO. Aug 11.— Franklin I). Roosevelt, democratic nominee for the vice presidency, will Inaugurate his western campaign here tonight. Roose velt will speak at the Auditorium the ater. From Chicago, Roosevelt swings into tbe west on hard rumpalgnlng. \ He will be followed later by Gov. Cox, according to present plan*. GOV. COX STARTS THAVELS TODAY DAYTON. 0., Aug. 11.—James M. Cox, presidential nominee of the democratic party, left Dayton today on a speaking campaign, which, according to demo cratic leaders, is to Impress his per sonality upon the voter*. Senator I’at Harrison of Mississippi, who Is In charge of the democratic speakers’ bureau. Is particularly Inter ested In having the governor meet as many persons as possible. The senator Is a great believer ill the power of personal persuasion, and in ar ranging the governor’s speaking tour has borne that in mind. Tho governor left by train for Co lumbus, where he will spend some hours today In handling state and personal correspondence at the state executive offices. This cleared up, he will motor to Camp Perry, 0., where he is to deliver an ad dress at the rifle range tomorrow. Before his departure for Columbus, the governor discussed the Tenuessee suffrage situation and considered sug gestions that he send another represen tative to the scene to urge ratification. Mrs. Abby Scott Baker, political chair man of tbe national woman’s party, who has been keeping tbe governor Informed of the conditions In Tennessee, was rather pessimistic over chances for ratification. ESCHBACH PICKS NOEL AS COUNSEL Makes Selection for New Coal and Fuel Body. James W. Noel, an Indianapolis at torney. with offices ill the I.emcke build ing, today was appointed legal counsel to the coal and food commission of In diana, by Jesse E. Eschbach, chairman of the commission. Mr. Eschbach has not selected a direc tor of the commission .although he ex pects to announce this appointment with in the next few days. Application for licenses under the food and fuel commission act passed by the special session of the legislature are ex pected to come In soon, members of the commission say. Application blanks and copies of the law were mailed out yesterday to In diana operators and wholesale and retail coni dealers. Automobile Driver Fined on 2 Charges A. L. Green, 442 Parker avenue, was lined SSO nnd costs for passing n street cur and $1 and costs for assault and battery today in city epurt by Special Judge Symmes. Green, wbo was driving an automobile, struck' R. E. Vest, 1424 East Vermont street, when the lutter was getting off n* a street ear at Michigan street and Arsenal avenue yesterday. According to the testimony the street car was standing •till when Green passed it. \ Illinois Fire Calls for Investigation CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—The state fire marshal today begnn an Investigation to determine what part labor troubles played in the destruction by fir# of an uncompleted $15,000 frame building early this morning nt Maywood, 111., a suburb. Village authorities allege there is a connection between the fire and the fact that nonunion construction workers were employed after union men had left the jhb because of a misunderstanding with the construction company. HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY CHARLES PONZI. SAYS ADVANCE IN MEXICO DUE Gen. Alvaredo Hints at Finan cial Aid From U. S. NEW YORK, Aug .11.—Mexico with the aid of the United Srates will make "as tonishing strides” during the next ten years, Gen. Salvador Alvaredo, secretary of the Mexican treasury, declared today In an address at a luncheon of the Pan- American division. Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, here. Seventy-five per cent of Mexico’s total revenues heretofore have been expended fi r military purpose.*, he said, but now tbe army is being cut down and rebels are laying down their arms, so this money can be used for building schools, railways, docks and for general improve ment of the nation. “This work could be more easily and rapidly done,” he said. “If the govern ment had funds available to pay off a larger number of soldiers nnd at the same time to rpsume works already started as well as undertaking new ones. “Then the military forces of the coun try would be turning into laboring squads to build dams and canals for ir rigation. to do useful and peaceful work. This money would l>e an actual, doubly profitable investment.” COUNTY AUDITOR HOLDS UP BUDGET 1921 Estimates $423,875 More Than for 1920. Presentation of the 1921 city budget to the city council must be delayed until the city receives the new certifi cation of valuation of taxables under the city's Jurisdiction from the county au ditor, City Controller Robert H. Bry son announced today following a con ference he and Corporation Counsel Sam uel Ashby had with Jesse Eschbach, chief examiner of the Btate board of accounts. Mr. Bryson said the chief examiner expressed the same opinion on the ef fect of provisions of the much changed state tax law as city officials hold, namely: That the law provides that the budget and tax rate must both be presented to the council so that ten days' notice by publication of both may be given property owners for a public hearing. Since the tax rate can not be deter mined until the new certification of values Is received presentation of the budget must wait the action of the county auditor. Mr. Bryson said he and Mr. Ashby would call on the auditor late today. A tentative budget, prepared under Mr. Bryson’s direction and completed Aug. 2, placed tbe needs of the civil city for the coming rear at $3,704,875.87, which is $423 ,875 more than was asked for in last year's budget. The board of public health and chari ties estimates it will need $474,338 in 1921 ns against $319,380 in 1920, while the park department seeks approximately $300,000 as compared with $270,000 asked for 1920. Amzi D. Smith Named First Town Justice Amzl D. Smith today was appointed Justice of the peace of the incorporated town of University Heights on petition of the citizens. It was explained that up to this time the town has had no justice of the peace. McCulloch Arraigns the State Policies Special to The Times. LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 11.—The democratic campaign was formally opened In Tippecanoe county last night when Dr. Carlton B. McCulloch, demo cratic candidate for governor, addressed the members of the Jackson club and a large delegation of voters. He spoke on the stand taken by the democrats on the league of nations nnd bitterly attacked the present republican state administration. Dr. McCulloch said that the democrats were glad to fake up the challenge of the republicans /n the league anti stated that the democratic party Is striving for the same priiwfiple that was Indicated by tbe star of “Peace on earth, good will to teen.” / I NO. 79. RED ATTACK ON WARSAW BEGUN WITH CAVALRY Offensive Starts Despite Sched uled Opening of Peace Negotiations. FIERCE FIGHTING RAGES WARSAW, Aug. 10, via London, Aug. 11. —Following a series of thrusts and cavalry raids the Rus sians are developing their main at tack against Warsaw despite the fact that armistice and peace negotiations are scheduled to begin at Minsk to morrow. Masses of Russian cavalry are moving down the east Prussian fron tier and have reached Przasnysz (which was captured), Ciechznow and Mlava, the object being to cut the Warsaw-Dantzig railway. The Russians are bringing up guns to the front. The aim of the new Russian operations is to outflank Warsaw from the north west by a bold sweep across the Vistula river. Gen. Budenny’s red cavalry is develop ing anew push, moving far in advance of the Russian infantry. Four Polish armies are engaged in the defense of Warsaw and armored trains are playing an important part In the ef forts to stem the Russian advance. POLES OCCUPY STRONG POSITIONS. The Poles occupy strong positions along the Vistula west of this city and the army command reports the Polish army in the west “can hold out indefinitely." It is believed the Russians will attempt to advance westward in the direction of Thorn. Between the Bug and Narew rivers the Poles are resisting with gallantry and violent fighting is raging over that sec tion of the front. There is no change on the battle front in Galicia. U. S. AWAITING EFFECT OF NOTE WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—With the po sition of the United States in the Polish- Russlan situation clearly set forth In the note to Baron Camillo Romano Avez zana, the Italian ambassador, officials here today are awaiting Indications from Europe as to the effects of the note. Some changes in policy by the allies were hoped for by officials here, par ticularly in those policies which would tend to show a disposition to make con cessions to soviet Russia. President Wilson and Secretary of State Colby have left no doubt that this government does not intend to recognize or give any concessions to soviet Rus sia, although they state the “United States maintains unimpaired Its faith In the Russian people. In their high char acter and their future.” That the United States will not par ticipate In any general peace conference with soviet Russia is made plain In the note to tbe Italian ambassador, officials pointed out. This is in direct opposition to the ef forts of Lloyd George to arrange a peace conference with the soviet government. While some of, the allied leaders are striving to negotiate with Russia on the basis of recognition, the United States declares: With the desire of the allied powers to bring about a peaceful solution of the existing difficulties in Europe, this government is, of course. In hearty accord and will support any justifiable steps to that effect. It la unable to perceive, however, that a recognition of the soviet re gime would promote, much less ac complish, this object, and it is ex pected therefore to be averse to any dealings with the soviet regime be yond the most narrow boundaries to which a discussion of an armistice can be confined. APPEALING TO RUSSIAN MASS. President Wilson la employing the same methods with Russia which he em ployed with Germany, officials pointed out—he Is appealing to the Russian peo ple and ignoring the regime, which he feels does not represent the great mass of the Russian people. The president advocates that bolshev ism be attacked by befriending It, and after declaring that assurance must be given the Russian people that their nn tional territory will be left Intact, the note declares: Thus only can the bolshevik regime be deprived of Its false but effective appeal to Russian nationalism and compelled to meet the Inevitable challenge of reason and self-respect which the Russian people, secure from Invasion and territorial violation, are sure to address to a social philosophy o that degrades them and a tyranny which oppresses them. While advocating that "the territorial Integrity and true boundaries of Russia shall be respected,” the American gov ernment will Insist on the same unequiv ocal ground with regard to Polish In tegrity. the note declares. The United States Is determined to em ploy “all available means’’ to back up It* policy stated in the note, the document declares. No indications are given In the note as to the character of the available means of support the United States Is prepared to give Poland. The note emphasizes that the United States has not extended recognition to the “independent” states, such as Lith unania, the Baltic states and the so called ‘‘republics’’ of Georgia and Azer beljan. The United States has failed to recog nize these states because It regards them (Continued on Page Five.) OPEN LETTER To (he COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Sirs—Your evident intention to build an asphalt road to Mayor Jewett’s hog farm is not without Its advantages. The wear and tear on the new au tomobile that the city illegally pur chased for the mayor’s private use will doubtless be reduced by the road improvement and thus the city taxpayers will benefit. Then, too, it must not be forgot ten that you county officials are de pending on the Jewett machine to elect your ticket this fall and for that reason ought to treat the mayor right. But for the sake of the county treasury, do not spend as much money on labor as you did when you built Lewis George’s road for him. The payroll on this job ought to be considerably less than the material costs.