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(MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS) VOL. 5, NO. 226_CORDOVA, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1920 PRICE TEN CENTS ✓ SUFFRAGE RATIFICATION NOW ASSURED RUSSIAN ARMY COMMENCES * COUNTER OFFENSIVE AND DECISIVE BATTLE RAG G - - LONDON, Aug. 25 (by Associated Press).—Berlin dispatches report that the Russian northern army has com menced a counter-offensive which ap pears to have party succeeded. The dispatches say the Poles were forced hack in the corridor between Mlawa and Chozeek, and that a decisive bat tle is in progress in the Heidenburg ^vicinity. RED ARMY CUT OFF WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (by Asso ciated Press).—As a result of capture by Polish troops of Bialystok, the Bol sheviki army in that vicinity is cut off, the Polish legaiton here has been informed. Complete defeat of the Bolsheviki and capture of 70.000 pri soners is claimed. SOVIETS MAY BOLT AT MINSK LONDON, Aug. 25 (by Associated Press).—Immediate rupture of 'he ^ Russo-Polish peace negotiations at Minsk will result if the Poles adhere ' to their demand for the withdrawal of the main Russian terms, according to a wireless dispatch received here to day from Moscow. CLAIM BANKRUPT IS BIG STOCKHOLDER IN FLORIDA SISAL PLANT FARGO, N. D., Aug. 25 (by Associ ated Press).—Charges that A. C. Townley, president of the Non-Parti san League, owns the controlling in terest in a sisal company at Miami, Fla., are contained in a suit filed here by James R. Waters, former manager of the Bank of North Dakota. Town ley recently testified in bankruptcy ^proceedings that he had no interest in any kind of property. OUR CONGRESSMEN TO BE WELL GUARDED HONOLULU, Aug. 25 (by Associ ated Press).—A Tokio cable says rumors of Korean plots to kidnap American congressmen have caused the governor general to call out five battalions of troops to guard the house where they will stay. GIOUTTI REITERATES THAT ITALY ENTERED | WORLD WAR TOO SOON LUCERNE, Switzerland, Aug. 25 (by Associated Press).—Premier Giolitti of Italy, after his conference here with Premier Lloyd George of England, told newspaper correspondents he is still convinced that Italy entered the war too soon. He said Italy should have entered at the same time as America. RENTERS IN SPOKANE' FACE BIG INCREASE SPOKANE, Aug. 25.—Hundreds of Spokane apartment house dwellers have been notified of rental increases to take effect September 1, according to the statement of tenants of more than 15 different buildings. Many who have not been notified definitely of increases are expecting notices any day of a boost in the rental rates. The increases range ^ from 20 to 25 per cent. MINNEAPOLIS LUMBER PLANT SUFFERS LOSS i _ ; MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25 (by Asso ciated Press).—Fire last night threat ened the destruction of the large yards and plant of the Northland Pine Lum ber Company. The estimated loss is $500,000. ARREST LEROY FOR MURDER OF HIS WIFE RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 25 (by As sociaed Press).—Eugene Leroy, want ed in Detroit in connection with the murder of a woman supposed to be | his wife, whose body was.shipped to New York in a trunk, was arrested here today. He was a member of the crew of a British freighter. Leroy will be turned over to the New York ■authorities. HARDING IS AGAINST ONE-MAN LEADERSHIP MARION, O., Aug. 25 (by Associated Press).—Senator Harding, addressing a delegation of actors and actresses, pleaded that the nation get away from “one-lead” activities, so that each citi zen can play a part in the development of democracy. He also spoke for Americanism, and deprecated any ten dency of Americans to retrograde as citizens of the world, adding that he personally was not so universal. KIDNAPPED AMERICANS HAVE BEEN RELEASED MEXICO CITY, Aug. 25 (by Asso ciated Press).—All Americans kid napped by Zamora have been released, according to reliable advices received here, which state that Zamora has sur rendered. BOXING FINALS ARE * WON BY AMERICANS ANTWERP, Aug. 25 (by Associated Press).—All three Americans whc reached the finals in the boxing cham pionships in the Olympic games wot Kheir bouts last night. MILITIA DISPERSES RIOTERS IN BELFAST HARRODSBURG, Ky., Aug. 25 (bj Associated Press).—Ten armed anc | masked men held up the night watch man at .a distillery here, rolled 15 bar rels of whiskey out of the warehouse I to a truck and escaped. —.—. FIFTEEN BARRELS OF WHISKEY DISAPPEAR BELFAST, Aug. 25 (by Associated Press).—Rioting was renewed toda) when a crowd tried to rush St. Mat thew’s Catholic church. They were fired upon and repulsed by the mili tary. SENATOR DIXON LEADS IN GUBERNATORIAL RAO HELENA, Mont., Aug. 25 (by Asso ciated Press).—In the face of complet* and incomplete returns from 35 pre cincts scattered over 13 counties, For mer United States Senator Joseph M Dixon is leading a field of six Repub lican candidates for governor. FOREST FIRES STILL : RAGING IN MANITOBA THE PAS, Manitoba, Aug. 25 (by s Associated Press). — Forest fires are - raging in Manitoba, principally along ■ the Hudson Bay railway. Thicket and . Portage, two trading posts, have been - wiped out, with a loss estimated at $35,000. : _ MARION, O., Aug. 2 (by Associated Press).—Greater individual govern mental economy was urged by Gover nor Harding today in his front porch speech. He accused the Democratic administration of extravagance, giv ing credit to the Republican congress for saving nearly a billion dollars since it came into power. The senator declared that enfran chisement of women will be a long step toward assuring capable govern ment. , Harding said “nobody has thought of | American aloofness from the world i and nobody would tolerate a thought ! of American failure to make full con tribution to the world’s progress and maintain and preserve peace. But does not our sphere for greater and more helpful influence lie in the natu ral partnership of the western con tinent to better cultivate watiing op | portunities on friendly soil in the new ! world, than chase phantoms amid the envies and rivalries of the old world.” <r SAYS BRITISH GIVING FUNDS TOD BOCRATS CHICAGO, Aug. 25 (by Associated Press).—Congressman F. A. Britten of Illinois made the charge yesterday that $875,000 appropriated by the Brit ish parliament for entertainment pur poses by the British embassy in Wash ington, has found its way into the funds of the Democratic national com mittee. •-- ♦ GEDDES MAKES DENIAL ST. LOUIS, Aug. 25 (by Associated Press).—Sir Auckland Geddes, British ambassador to America, issued a state ment today saying the charges by Con gressman Britten of Illinois that Great Britain appropriated $87,000 to be used by the ambassador at Washing ton “for entertainment” in furthering the Democratic campaign, was “abso lutely untrue.” He said the fund cov ered living expenses for himself and 30 other members of the embassy and amounts to less than $3,000 a year for each person. GET HALF OF THEIR LOSSES BOSTON, Aug. 25 (by Associated Press).—Payment of 50 cents on the dollar to the creditors of Charles Ponzi, who is under arrest charged with using the mails to defraud thou sands of people through the operation of an international exchange, is indi cated by an estimate of his assets, if the figures he gave in his statement at the receivers’ hearing are correct. MILLION DOLLARS’ WORTH OF STOLEN SECURITIES FOUND NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (by Associ ated Press).—Approximately a million dollars’ worth of securities stolen by dishonest messengers in Wall street have been recovered, it was announced today by Saul Myers, receiver in bank ruptcy for Nick Y. Arnstein, the mas ter mind of $5,000,000 bond thefts. | I _ NOME, Aug. 25 (by Associated . Press).—“We are enthusiastic over • the success of our flight, because we accomplished what seemed to be iin s possible. The entire trip was made with the original motors and they are still running beautifully.” This was the statement today of Captain Street, commander of the air squadron which made the flight from New York to Nome, in summing up . the results of the trip. r Captain Street declared the trip has • demonstrated the feasibility of estab ! lishing mail and express air routes to ■ Alaska, and he predicted they will be established in a short time. The fliers expect to fly west ovei Cape Prince of Wales and possibly over the coast of Siberia before start ing on the return trip to New York. AVIATORS CONGRATULATED NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (by Associ ated Press).—The Aero Club of Airier ica has wired congratulations to the army fliers at Nome, declaring theii flight is a splendid demonstration oi how the most remote parts of the country can be brought in close touch with the government, and a forerunnei of mail and commercial routes which the club hopes will soon be estab lished. 1 SUPREME COURT REFUSES ! INJUNCTION ASKED AGAINST ENFORCEMENT OF SUFFRAGE I i-- ^ NEW YORKER WINS i AMATEUR TRAP SHOOT CELEVELAND, Aug. 25 (by Associ ated Press).—Frank S. Wright, chain-' pion of New York state, won the American amateur singles champion ship at the trap shooting tournament here yesterday. FROM HUNGER LUCERNE, Switzerland, Aug. 25 (by Associated Press). — Premier Lloyd I George of Great Britain, issued a state ment today concerning the condition of Lord Mayor McWheeney of Cork, who has been oYi a hunger strike since being placed under arrest and who is | said to be near death. Lloyd George said that whatever the consequences, the government could not take the re sponsibility of releasing McWheeney. I REPORT RESIGNATION AMBASSADOR DAVIS WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (by Asso ciated Press).—Reports were current here today that John W. Davis, am bassador to Great Britain, who has ar rived in New York, would not return to London. The state department said it had no official information of his plans. dreadnaughtsoiT TOUR TO HAWAII SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 (by As sociated Press).—Admiral Rodman, commander of the Pacific fleet, an-j nounced today that battle practice and tactical exercises would feature the month’s cruise of five dreadnaughts to Hawaii. Later they will have joint battle maneuvers in southern Califor nia waters. BIG LIQUOR RAID AT PRINCE RUPERT PRINCE RUPERT, Aug. 25 (by As sociated Press). — Twenty thousand! bottles of liquor, said to be worth; close to $200,000, were seized ■''today by the police, who took charge of the warehouse in which the liquor was! stored. Jack Miller, Elier Breisneri and twelve others are said to be in volved. BIG GRAIN CROP IN SIGHT FOR CANADA , WINNIPEG, Man., Aug. 25.—Grain men of the city are talking of a 280,000,000-bushel crop. Many exper ienced agriculturalists state that pros pects are for the biggest harvest in the history of the west country. ~ SEATTLE, Aug. 25.—(Special to the Daily Times).—Prices at noon Aug. 24: Halibut, 14c; chickens. 8c; sable fish, 5c; red and ling cod, 2c. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (by Asso ciated Press).—Justice Siddons in the District of Columbia supreme court today denied the application for an in junction restraining promulgation of the ratification of the woman suffrage amendment. He said it would be an unwarranted interference with a purely administrative act of the sec retary of state. Judge Siddons de cision leaves the way open for an ap peal to the district court of appeals. INJUNCTION AGAINST COLBY WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (by Associ ated Press).—Counsel for the Amer ican Constitutional League today filed an application in the supreme court for an injunction restraining Secre tary of State Colby from promulgating ratification of the woman’s suffrage amendment. EXPECT COLBY TO ACT NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 25 (by As sociated Press).—With the certifica tion that Tennessee has adopted the resolution ratifying woman suffrage in the mail on its way to Washington, it is expected by suffragists that Sec retary of State Colby will issue a for mal proclamation as soon as the docu ment reaches Washington, late this afternoon or tomorrow morning. SLACK PAGE IN HISTORY MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 25 (by Associated Press). — Charging that votes had been offered for sale in con nection with the Tennessee x'atifica tion suffrage, Mrs. James S. Pinchard, president of the Southern Women’s Rejection eague, issued a statement today in which she said the legisla ture’s action would make a black spot in the history of politics. INCREASES IN FREIGHT AND PASSENGER RATES GRANTED STEAM LINES WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (by Asso ciated Press).—Steamboat lines oper ating on the Great Lakes, the Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico have been authorized by ’the shipping board to increase freight rates from 20 to 40 per cent and passenger fares from 20 to 33 per cent. CANADIANS WILL GIVE AID TO SHIPBUILDERS OTTAW^A, Ont.—The Canadian gov ernment proposes to assist the ship building industry by endorsing prom issory'notes to the extent of 50 per cent when satisfactory arrangement is made for the payment of the bal ance, of purchasers of ships of 3000 tons and over, registry of such ships to remain in Canada until the amount secured has been paid. COX RENEWS ATTACK AGAINST REPUBLICANS • v, - PRINCETON, Ind., Aug. 25 (bV As sociated Press).—Governor Cox re newed his attack today on Republican campaign financing in his address here. He reiterated his promise to ex pose existing affairs in his speech at Pittsburg tomorrow. “Fabulous sums are being contributed to the Repub lican cause by selfish and greedy in terest to buy the election,” he *aid.