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WEATHER FORECAST. EI Paso, unsettled, probably showers west Texas, bowers, w&naer in Panhandle; Hew Mexico, run asd cooler; Arizona, showers in east, fair in extreme west TODAY'S PRICES. Pesos, 72Jc; Mexican gold, $50; sarioaales, $25; oai silver, domestic 99J4c, foreign 95Hc; copper, 19c; gaih,rigaer; livestock, steady to lower; stocks, stronger. EL PASO HERALD LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. 12 PAGES TODAY. SINGLE COPT. nVE CZJITS. EL PASO. TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING. AUGUST 12. 1920. CASHIER DEI4VERT. 1 A MONTH. OVIET CAVALRY ENTERS POLISH CAPITAL V7 I A ONZI LIABIL $7,000,000; TO FEDE State Authorities Will File Charge of Larceny in Addi tion to United States Charge of Using Mails to De fraud; Banking Commissioner Says Capital of Hanover Trust Company Is Wiped Out. J20STON, Mas, An. 12. Federal auditor Edwin L Pride slated to- &y tfcat "Pomff HaBOities were upward of 7,000,000." Ponzi claimed assets of $4,000,000. DOSTON, Ms&, Aug. 12. diaries Ponzi, whose spectacular career ai aa investment banter was cut short by the authorities, today surrendered to the United States marshal and was placed under arrest He was charged with having used the mails to defraud. With state action against .him - pectea. the young Italian financier tjrnefl a trick by patting himself in the custody of the federal authorities at the moment that the state police were petitioning a municipal court judge to issne a warrant for his arrest. Fonsi apparently was alive to what was Imminent and leaving his Lexington homo early today, hurried to the office of the marshal and asked to be taken into custody. BaH Placed At SSSyOOO. A warrant immediately was served. Hi arraignment followed. Ponzi S leaded not guilty and waa held in ail for S2S0M tor a hearing August 19. He said that he would furnish surety. The surrender of Ponzi did not deter the state authorities from their purpose to obtain his arrest. It was said that their charge would be larceny and that hearing continued while Ponxi waited for bail at the federal building. The ramifications of Ponxi's banking connections shared la the public Interest, the fate of him- ; self and his company, the Securities' exchange. Bank commissioner Joseph c Allen, who yesterday closed the Hanover Trust company, alleging' Illegal operations In connection with Ponsra affairs, this afternoon Issued a statement declaring that the capita! of the trust company was not ordr Impaired but in his opinion probably wiped ont. Bank commissioner Allen declined today to give an estimate on Ponzi's liabilities represented by unpaid notes reportea to mm. oat it was stated at his office earlier in the week that the average Investment of the first 100 who reported was 1500. Ponzi halted in the midst of bis sensational financial career today to rest from the nervous strain can: H vrtm af the hat w Oavx. 1 man whose "59 percent in 4 days' investment nrooositlon has been un der investigation by federal and state officials and whose principal known depository, the Hanover Trust com pany, was closed yesterday by basic commissioner Allen, retired to ata borne at Lexington and denied him self to callers. "My nerves can't last forever." Ponzi said. "Tve got to rest. I am not going to give out any more state ments for a while. 2 am going to keep away from people. House Is Guarded. Guards were posted around the Ponzi home to insure that people kept away Investigating officials forecast fur ther developments to follow the dis closures made when Ponzi admitted be had served terms of imprisonment in Montreal and Atlanta. Ponzi continued to assert he could pay all notes outstanding against him and the securities exchange company through which he claims to have transacted his operations is international reply coupons. Replies to attorney general Allen's advertisements requesting holders of Psnxi's notes to communicate wHh Mr. Allen continued to be received in large quantities. ENGINE ROLLS 68 FEET IN SLIDE CAUSED BY STORM Colorado Spring. Colo. Aug- 12. A Midland Terminal pas eager en sine hit a dirt elide In a storm eight d(les west of Colorado Springs last night and rolled sixty feet down the mountain side Into Fountain creek. The train was a doable header, btrt the other engine remained on the track, thns preventing a wreck of the coaches. Fireman and engineer escaped injury by Jumping. Cox To Devote Much Talk On His Tour To Taxation, Labor And The Relation Of Government To Business Affairs By DAVID CLEMBCS. Ohio. Aug. 12. Gov. Cox having made a complete ex position of his views on the league of nations, plans for the Im mediate future to discuss taxaSon and other issues, that interest the business men of the country The governor is satisfied from both the Republican and Democratic press comment that the nation understands clearly that he favors going in the league of nations with reservations that safeguard American reports and make it impossible for the United States to be summoned to war against the wish of her people. Gov. Cox win revert to the leagae of nations issue on his western trip which will begin in about three weeks, but in the industrial and bust- London In Throes of Baby Boom; Outgrowth Of 1919; Many Wed LONDON. Aug. 11. There Is a baby boom In London. Births during the first six months of this year have broken all records. There were more marriages In 1919 than in any other year on record, the total be ing S0.222. Births last year were 62,52. an Increase of 1M over 1Q1S. These figures are supplied by Dr. W. H. Hamar. London county medical officer, who says if there were more houses "everyone wonld be happy.' A Newly Painted House Smiles Like A Man Who lliiiU S HELD ML COURT Seven Inches Snow On Pike's Peak Is New August Record COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo. Ang. 12 Reports from Summit house on Pike's Peak state seven inches snow fell today. The pre cipitation Is said to make a record for August storms on the peak. Mere than two inches of rain fell at Colorado Springs during the same period, but no damage Is re ported. DENVER STRIKE LEADERS FACE COURTJODAY Efforts to End Walkout to Temper Sentences on Con tempt .Charge. nBXTBE. Colo- Anz. 12 Strike U leaders of the Denver Tramway Employes' union were to be trough tojeonrt todaxf?entence ii"a"earge"of'eonTempTof court of which they were found guilty last week after the workers had called a strike In deOanee-of a district court injunction issued by Judge Greeley W. Wbitford. Yesterday the union voted to con tinue the strike, althbsgh the execu tive board recommended the men re turn to work. Judge Whltford prom ised the men that their efforts to end the strike would be taken Into con sideration In passing sentence. The tramway officials announced, following the vote of the union mem bers, that the company wonld accept and train applicants for positions aa motormen and conductors, CoL Bal isu. In charge of troops here, said the soldiers would remain until street car service has been restored to a sale and normal basis. 3TIXEBS IX KANSAS COAL FIELD TO RESCUE WORK Pittsburg. Kaa Ane-. 12 Several thousand. Kansas coal miners, who have been on strike for two weeks in protest against penalties imposed by operators for observing a five- day week, will return to work Imme diately. LABOR PAPER FOR. DENVER. Pueblo. Colo. Aur. 12. Preliminary plans for the establishment of a daily paper to be printed by the Colorado State Federation of Labor In Denver were made at the annual convention of the federation here vesterdar. The convention also voted In favor of hav ing each oelecate contribute one dava wages to the striking' tramway work ers In Denver. LaWRESCE. ness communities of the east, where the paramount thought is about labor and business, he Intends to give specifications as to his own course In the event that he should be elected president. When he goes to Wheeling. W. Va, Saturday,, he win take occasion to discuss In detail his attitude toward labor, the general principles of wh'-h he outlined in his speech of accept ance last week, but the main theme of his speeches next week will be the relationship of government to busi ness. Interested In Taxation. The subject of taxation Interests the governor more than any other do mestic questions for he believes It a fundamental cause of the economic upheavel. both In the cost of com modities and the cost of credits. The governor has been engaged in large business operations and some of his Intimate friends and sup porters are the biggest of Ohio busi ness men. Indeed, one of the evi dences of Cox strength in Ohio, which had so much to do with his election three times as governor, was his dip lomatic attitude in handling Indus trial disputes. As a peacemaker and conciliator be has won the friendship of both sldea Those who know him best say it is not merely due to his cesourcefulness but to the fact that he inspires trust and confidence. With respect to taxation, the gover nor is prepared to show not only why the evcess profits tax should be Instantly repealed, but exactly what should be substituted for It as a Continued on page 3, column 3.) BAILEY'S NERVE S GONE, SHIS PUT NEFF 'Only Man in County Who Won't Say Just Where He Stands' SPEAKS IN HOME OF THE OPEN SHOP Beaumont Audience does Waco Candidate Big Reception BEAUMONT, Tex, Aug. It Beau mont, the home of the -open shop movement in the southwest, gave Pat M. Neff a great ovation when he proclaimed distinctly his views on labor issues. Jfeff reoeated the talks he made at Dallas, Houston and San Antonio as his views concerning the relation of the governor of Texas to the open and closed shop movements. His au dience was larriv made ud of busi ness men who are prominently Iden tified with the open snop movement. No attemot was made to heckle Neff. the audience listening closely to his views, and. at the conclusion, giving him tremendous applause. Judge P. D. Minor, former law part ner of R. V. Davidson, of Dallas, and whose only son was kUled in France, introduced Neff. He praised the Waco candidate as "a true Democrat. and a man who did not keep his mouth shut when his country was fighting the German beast. "The constitution plainly provides, he said, "that the governor or Texas shall be a resident of the state; and. If it means what it says. Bailey, if he were nominated .would be legally disqualified, and the American party candidate might becoire governor of this state." He read the resolutions condemn ing Bailey which were adopted by. the Cooke county convention. "I asked Mr. Bailey a few days ago, through the press,- said -err. "whether or not he Indorses the na tional Democratic platform, and do yon know he won't even answer that question, ue is running in Texas as a Democrat, and yet this brave. courageous Joe Bailey, who says he Im the only man in all the country with nerve enough to declare him self on public issues, is not brave enough even to say whether he j stands- in-the platform v the-party! or not-- HARDING PLEADS FDH HEW ORDER Worthlngton, O, Aug. 11 Making his first speech away from Marion, senator Harding pleaded last night here for a better understanding among Individuals and nations, and declared that he was not looking backward, because he stood for order and stability. There Is Just as much menace in the world today." he said, "as there was In the turbulence of the war. Civilization has not settled down. I want America to settle down and to etaad aa a barrier to revolution and disorder. -Let us hold fast to the firm foundations, certain that we can ai wavs to on safely, and let us make certain to get back on the right track ana then go aneaa." In his speech senator Harding said: "The torn ud condition of the world took us temporarily off the main for ward track and I think it is first business of the people of the United States to get back on the main road again. Ana l want to preacu 10 jvu a fellow citizen, not as a candidate for office, the supreme necessity of the present day gospel of understanding. If there is anything the world needs in the present state of turbulence, in the present state of unrest and fe vered conditions. Insurrection and re bellion, aye and revolution. It Is un derstanding of menanr women with one another. Tho Dlggesi neea oi me noar iu America, the biggest need of the hour in all Europe is to securely steady rfnwn and take stock and to know where we have drifted and to get our feet firmly on the right track again, and then In understanding with one another move on to future accomplish ments and the triumph of civiliza- tion.- CLOSE RACE IN OHIO IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES Coinmbua O. Aug. 12. Feturns early today from Tuesday's primary showed a close race for the Demo cratic nomination for United States senator. Complete unofficial returns d30v Of 60UU precincis save a icu vi only 522 votes to iudge A. I". OTfeil. of Akron over W. A. Julian, of Cincln ati. The vote was: Clfell, SS.2S1; Ju lian. S7.7H. , With only 300 precincts missing, former mayor Harry I Davis, of Cleveland had a lead of 17,000 votes over former congressman Ralph D. Cole of Findlay for tne itepuoucan nomination for governor. Former Gov. Frank B. Willis had a !.. nf S.soo votes over Walter F. Brown, of Toledo, for the Republican nomination for United States sen ator. REPUBLICANS WILL DISCIM THEUt CAMPAIGN TONIGHT KnrninAM of the recent ReDcbllcan county convention who will make the race for county positions will meet at 8 oclock tonight in the 2th district mnrtroom for the purpose of adopt ing a platform and discussing their- campaign. The Republican convention ad journed without the adoption of a filatform or the formulation of reso atlons. and this matter will be com pleted tonight. 'Several prominent Republicans win speaK. u 'Stop Gambling In Juarez, Huerta's Order To Governor President Says Jffexico Will Supply Chihuahua With Enough Money to Kun Schools ana So Do Away With Vice, Consular Particular Hears. A PEREMPTORY order for the Im mediate closing of gambling in Juarez has been Issued to Gov. Abel Rodriguez, of the state of Chi huahua, by provisional president de la Huerta. Word of the de facto president's order to eliminate gambling1 and other vices in the Mexican border towns was received Thursday In a telegram from president de la Huerta's private secretary to Alberto Ruiz Sandoval. consul particular of the Mexican gov ernment in 251 raso. The government of Mexico stands ready to supply the state of Chihua hua with sufficient money to estab lish schools. In lieu of the funds that the state government is receiving for the gambling concessions at Juarez aad Chihuahua city. This offer was made because of a statement' of Gov. Rodriguez &t the time of letting the gambling concession that the money was needed to establish schools for the children of Chihuahua. In his telegram to Gov. Rodrisroez. president de la Huerta says: "I beg that you will order the im mediate closing- of all gambling In the cities of your state. The central gov ernment is anxious to eliminate the conditions of rice existing In the Mexican border cities and will furnish any shortage of funds in the estab lishment of necessary schools for the This Little Piggie Has 2 Squeals and Sees With 3 Eyes BATAVIA. K. Y, Aug. 12. -A farmer living near here has discontinued using his dinner bell. He has a substitute that beats a dinner bell all hollow. Said substitute is none other than a young pig. It was born with two snouts, three eyes, two mouths and two tongues, and It ean squeal out of both mouths at the same time and eee with all three eyes. Three times dally this young porker grows hungry and he doesn't hesitate to raise two loud, shrill squeals when the time ar rives for putting on the feed bag. So the dinner bell Isn't needed, for this pig was born on a small farm and his squeal can be heard from any corner of it. Violent Earthquake Registered in Mexico Mexico City. Mex.. Aug. 12. Vio lent earth tremers. which lasted tor Liljnteutea, jwro detected by the'sels- mograpa in tne government observa tory today. Bxperts declared the cen ter of the disturbance was about 22M miles distant. The vibrations were repeated SS mlnutes'later. presvmably after circling the globe, according to scientists. It Is believed the earthquake was severe at the point of disturoance but that It was destructive oaly over a limited area. 5 Millions Are Spent On Roads In Ontario Ottawa, OnC Ang. 12. Ontario Is spending 25,000,000 on good roads this year, and the department of pnbjfo works is preparing a plan that will call for an expenditure of 1185. 900.S00 for the eonstr jetion of 2000 miles of provincial highways within five years. s. i. squire, president of the Cana dian Good Roads association, states that there are JS0.BM m.ies of high ways In the Dominion, as compared with 27.S00 miles of railways, and is today worth 27M.0O3.0OO. A Great Time For At Herald Picnic On L T 11:20 tomorrow, Bl Paso street. A between San Antonio and San Francisco streets will be crowded with plucky boys and girls who have earned their way to The Herald's pic nic and theater party. It will be the largest crowd that ever attended a picnic and theater party in 1 Paso. seventy oi an I'asos leading busi ness men and society women have volunteered to help make the day a success. Forty of the men and women will be at Washington Park early in the morning getting things ready for the picnic while thirty adults will accompany the children to see the "Slim Princess-" at the Ellanay, which is the funniest and best picture Mabel Nbrmand ever mads. Alves IMxon. who is chairman of the transportation committee, will have street cars in front of the Eil&nay promptly at 1 oclock to carry the merry crowd to Washington Park, where luncheon will be served. It will consist of Tri-State American Maid bread and butter ham sand wiches. Velvet Ice cream in Prima & Company's cones, Cromble's choco lates In individual boxes. Tri-State Beverege Co.'s. lemon and orange crush and Roe-Beers lemonade. Immediately following the luncheon there will be a carnival of games un til 2 oclock. The butter for the sandwiches has been donated by the Plggly-Wlggly. The City Service Co.. has offered automobiles, which will be at the dis posal of the headquarters committee. W. C. Hubble, of the International Harvester Co has offered large trucks which will be used for carry ing supplies. The following additional prises Boys and Girls, Read This Carefully ALL of yon who have soared a ticket from The Herald with a coupon attached, are to meet at the Btlanay promptly at 11:20 Friday morning. Ton wlU present your ticket at the door before en tering the theater. The theater coupon will be torn off the ticket and the balance of the ticket you will keep, which you will need for the other attractions. yy Gen. Escobar and Villa Eat Breakfast Together GEN. J. GOXZOLO ESCOBAR, for mer chief of the Juarez garrison, who took an active part in the campaign against Villa, together with Gen. Eugenlo Martinez, com mander of division, who effected the negotiations for Villa's sur render, took breakfast with Villa Tuesday at San Pedro. This information was contained In a telegram from Gen. Escobar to Lieut. Col. Lopez, formerly on Gen. Escobar's staff in Juarez. Gen. Escobar gave no further details of the meeting, or whether the terms of Villa's amnesty were discussed. children of Chihuahua, if funds for this purpose are needed." While no word had been received from Rodriguez as to whether he will comply with the order, it was stated by Mr. Sandoval that Chihuahua's governor would, without doubt, fol low the Instructions of president de la Huerta. The gambling' concession at Juarez was lei. to a syndicate of Mexicans for July and August. The price paid Is said to have been f 50,2S0 a month. PERSHING EiGfl San Pedro, Coahulla, Mex, Aug. 12. (Via Laredo Junction.) Francisco Villa, sitting- on the gallery of the ranch house of Madero e! Cuatro, fol lowing a dinner to him and his aides, regaled a small party of friends with tales of his maneuvers in eluding the punitive expedition of Gen. Pershing in 1916, and explained his policy in regard to Mexico. He also reaffirmed his concern for Mexico, first by refusing interviews with American newspaper correspond ents and poses for American motion Eicture photographers, declaring that e knew "much money would be made from the Interviews and films." aad preferred that his countrymen of such pursuits might be the first to take advantage of his latest notoriety, the profits realized thereby remaining in my country." leiia or uis womiu. Villa confirmed resorts that he was wonnded. He declared, however, that his wound came during a fight with Crrancistas within five days after m and that his ie& was also broken in three places. His wound and suf fering, he said, earae to him In the midst of his efforts to organize a great band of followers to attack the Americana He declared he bad picked izw xaiiniuj louowers 10 accompiisn tHe task of recruiting, dividing them Into groups of two, three, four and five men. all of which were dis catched throuirhout Chihuahua to spread propaganda intended to ar range a great uprising or citizens against the punitive expedition. IT. .. at 4rf,jVat.tO' h a M Ke V a could have equipped at least SfreV of tness recruits witn nnes, tne otners to carry knives two feet long. Mia m tun treee. "I never left the state of Chihuahua while Pershing was In the country," boasted the chieftain. "After being wounded, two of my cousins carried me to a cave in the mountains. The cave was located in the center of a perpendicular cliff which rose 50 me ters from a brook on the level plain below." Villa said he lived In this cave for five weeks, recovering from his In juries and often saw American sol diers on a hill top 2v0 yards across All Boys And Girls Friday Afternoon Instructions for Men and Women Helpers A IX- who have promised to Join The Herald children at the picnic and theater party will meet promptly at 11:10 a. m. Fri day at Boy Scout headquarters at Liberty statue, where you will re ceive your ticket and Instructions. At 11:20 a. m. you will all go to the BUanay, where each of you will take charge of a number of children. have been donated for the various contests: Border National bank 15 saving deposit for a boy and a $5 savings de posit for a girl with the understand ing that the prize winner will add to the deposit when convenient. The Globe Store Bathing suit for both a boy and girL China Palace Co. Cooking set for a girl and a pair of skates for a boy. Taffe-Elmendorff Hardware Co-r Baseball mask for boy and manicure scissors for a glrL The New Bazaar Tie for a boy and a box of handkerchiefs for a glrL Potters confectionery Box of chocolates for both a boy and glrL Model Dry Goods store Belt for boy and bottle of perfume for glrL Shelton-Payne Arms Co- Fancy pocket knife for a boy. The additional men and women who will assist In making the party a success are: Mesdames A. I Hawley. Al Fraser. L. T. Moore, Willis Han som and Miss Mabel Shea. Messrs. W. H. Shelton. Ed Sanders. Harvey Wilson. Arthur Milllcan, Tom Lea and AI Fraser. Ed Sanders will be in charge of the pie-eating contest for girls. Al Fraser will have charge of the watermelon-eating contest for the girls. A W. Korcop Is assisting In the ar rangements for the picnic. G. R. Cordero and his committee will look after the Mexican children. The Photo Shop will take pictures of all events. The Sterns barbecue stand has agreed to cut the bread for. the sand wiches. No tickets will be given out for new subscriptions after 9 oclock Friday morning. V RECOUNT POLICE GDNGEALALL AVAILABLE MEN KIDNAPING SUSPECT Auguslo Pasquale, Held In Baby Coughlin Case, Is Spirited Away office:rsrefuse to explain move Arrested In New Jersey, After Being Identified As Person Seen With Child PHILADELPHIA, Pa, Aug. 15. An air of mystery surrounded the re moral last night of Aa gusto Pasquale. held In connection with the kidnaping of Blakeley Coughlin from his cell In city halt Authorities de clined to discuss the matter. After being brought baek from Egg Harbor, N". J-, where he was Identified by Mrs- Harry Foster as the man she saw conversing with a woman, who carried a small child, at the railroad station there a few hours before his capture on August 2, Pasquale was taken from his cell shortly before midnight by state- policemen' who drove away In an automobile. the brook. He took particular pains to emphasise his successes against certain of his enemies In Mexico. His favorite recollection in this connec tion was how he escaped death at the hands of a Huerta firing squad by five minutes through the arrival of a telegram from Madero ordering Huerta to send him to Mexico City. Final disarming and paying off of Villa and his mw probably will take isn.i caa, uro wva v ahuiuaiiiu, b railroad stop near the Chihuahua line. instead or Torreon or Gomez Paiaczto. where it had been nreviousty an nounced the ceremonies were to take place. Army Officer Missing; $5000 Shortage Reported Chicago, Ills.. Aug. 12 Govern ment agents and police combed the city today for Lieut. Alexander Gait McCormick, who has been missing from Camp Dodge. Ia. since Satur day, when a shortage of JJ0 was said to have been discovered la his nooks. xccorxnfes; s notne Washington. in Vinton. Tex Aug. 12- Another rain fell throughout the valley early Thursday morning, but no damage was done as the xau- was iigni. ne moisture was a benefit to the cross. The cantaloupe crop will be held up for a day because -the znea are un able to get in the fields to pick. Tne meion crop nas neen moving rapidly In the last week and even with the big number of trucks In the valley it became necessary tc send to Bl Paso for trucks to haul the crates to the station. The force works un til midnight. A record was estab lished recently when 6490 crates were pot out In 2 hours. Spinach is the next crop that may be raised In the valley. A meeting will be held Thursday afternoon at the school house to discuss the mat ter. Spinach could be planted after the cantaloupe crop Is gathered. would be harvested in the winter months and shipped east in car load lots RAINS HELP CHECK FIRES IN FORESTS OF MONTANA Missoula, Mont, Aug. 1- While rains In parts of northern Idaho and western Montana last night helped extinguish forest fires there, serious blazes still were burning today in the Flathead and Black foot 'orests of northwestern Montana, In the Pend O'ReiHe and Couer d'Alene forests in northern Idaho and In the Kaniksu forest In northern Idahq and north eastern Washington, according to a summary of the situation made public at district forest service headquar ters here today. First Survey By Air Made In Cleveland Cleveland, G-. Aug. 12. The first survev to be made In this country bv airplane has been completed here by JS. a. corlett. engineer xer the Met ropolitan park board. From 36 to 30 pictures of the Chagrin valley were taken, and when mounted they formed a "mosaic" which constituted as accurate a survey as couW have been taken by the ordinary method. This method of taking surveys by airplane was perfected durinjr the European war, but has never before been used in this country, so far as is known here. High Gratify Gasoline In Tulsa Water Well Talsa, Okla Aug. it. A water well In the tndastrial section of Tulsa Is giving M -gravity gasoline. For sev ers! days negro tenants have been pa raping the product from he well and emptying it into the gutter, thinking kerosene had been poured into the welt Officials of a local oil oompaay were called today and pronounced the fluid gasoline but were unable to give an explanation. t "The proved circulation of The El Paso Herald is nearly twice that of any ether El raso paper. GROPSAIDEDBY RAIN !N VALLEY Has Enjoyed A Good Dinne RUSHED TO BATTLE LINE TO SAVE CITY Polish Forces Launch Desperate Counter Offensive Thirty Miles North of Capital to Draw Off Enemy Troops Threatening to Encircle City; Violent Fight ing .Along Entire Front; Poles Are Eeinforced. T 0ND0N, En, An?. 12 (By tie Associaled Press) -Russian carafrr has reached Praga, a scbnrb of Warsaw, according to a wireless frca Berlin today. POLISH DRIVE STARTS. Warsaw, Poland, Ang. 12 (By tie Associated Press). TEe Poles have launched a counter offensive with bayonets in the regien cf PsHssk, where the Russians have been strrnn? to break the Polish defensire Use TROTZKYTAKES ACTIVE CHARGE OF RED FORCES Bolshevik Minister of War As serts All Europe Will Fall Before Soviet Advance. WA ABSAW. Poland. Aug- II.- (By the Associated Press).-Leoa Trotsky. Rassian BoteBerlk min ister of irar has arrtred at Bialystolc jast behind the sortet front, and has set up headquarters there, according to news from the other side of the battle line. Speaktns tn Vllna. the capital or IjtthvaBla. recently, he aanoaneed SCTiet Russia had been officially recoa-nlzed by the vrestern powers and that X. Kraaein and Kameneff. heads of the Bolehertk commercial mission to Great Britain had been re ceived at London, at the ceremonials nsully accorded foreign ambassa dors. Re asserted Bolshevism was -more powerful than erer and would soon spread to other countries." "In a year." he continued, "all Europe will be Bolsherfk." Warsaw newspapers publish Inter views with soMters. who declare the Bolshevik! advancing upon this city claim ther hare came to extersalsais the bearg-eoMe. and dlstrBtate- tSe land Kiooar the peasants; Toed. Grow. Scarce. In the Bialystolc distrlek. the Bol sheTikl took a number of hostages, threatening- to shoot them if food soBPDea are not delivered to the soviet army. It Is said the country hiuoo tne Boisnenu lines Is suf fering from famine, as all grain has been requisitioned and sent eastward. uoisnevuc prisoners say that the high command of the soviet armies fears a reverse before Warsaw and is hastily preparing positions to which it ean wnsaraw in case or defeat. Poland informed the prime minister that the Polish officer commanding tne sector Deyona siedice had an nounced that the Russian peace dele gation had arrived in that sector and. not finding the Polish delegates, had stated that It would wait until ten oclock Wednesday mornmg. Trnee rarxey :ear. The premier further informed Kam eneff that Poland replied that Polish delegation was proceeding to the front Immediately to meet the Rus sians and that If the Russian dele gates were still there the Poles would send their peace delegation Immedi ately. Poland further stated she was notifying the soviet authorities that sue was prepared to start ner armis tice and peace delegation for the scene Wednesday night. ar. uoya ueorce tow M. &amenerr he trusted he would expedite the pas sage of the Polish delegates to Minsk. The premier called attention to the refusals of the Russian wireless ser vice to accept messages for the soviet government from Warsaw, as re ported by the Poles, and said this raised a Justifiable suspicion and that re was net conducive to a ..WAV.. .rt Itseaerfl .s441j... fit. crisis. I hi uiuut eauu knabt.u svibuvu vi uto ; Third International, Meeting At Moscow, Plans Revolution In U. S. Through The Federation Of Labor M OSCOW. Aug. It (By the Asso ciated Press.) The AIl-Rusalaa Central executive commission of the Moscow Soviet and the members of the council of trades' unions -! sembled in the opera house here for the valedictory meeting marking the doss of the third international. Leon Trotsky, the soviet war min ister, in a review of the world, said the great war had made clear the need of a new sodal status. The people's belief in the moral aims of the fight against, the central powers, had been shattered by the Versailles peace. German Imperialism had been destroys- only to give place to a new Imperialism. President Wilson came to Burope with his II points as a messiah, only to discover that the British fleet dominated the world; that the Baltio sea. the "English gulf" and the Baltic states were British colonies. Poland, continued Trotsky, had be come a French dependency asd the French policy was to exploit both Russia and Germany. Unless France succeeds, her position w"nM be no better than that of the coauuered countrien, the war minister declared. The net result of the congress has been the organisation of a world communist par,ty with a uniform tac tical program ana iron proletarian discipline. Nflolal Leniae, the Bolshevik pre mier, in his address came cut strong ly In favor of parliamentary as well as purely revolutionary tactics in the woria socialist movement, ms re- -PoJtnsk is 31 mUes north of Warsaw. Hundreds of conveyances of all descriptions, loaded with barbed wire and driven by boys aad old men Jtre streaming through the Polish capital toward the battle front. M:c gled with them are endless trains or supply wagons guarded by elderl-r citfsens armed with rifles. All ab bodied men are being relieved from other duties se that they "nav be made available la the fight for n defence of Warsaw. DrHHnc la City. Women soldiers are acting as couriers aad French military mission officers are showing extreme activ ity. As the flghtteg front draws nearer Warsaw squads of citizens are drill ing in. many parts of the city As the determined looking groups pass through the streets, many boys i- knickerbockers, elderly men as d weB to do merchants are to be see-i side by side with the more usual y?e of fighter. Newspaper accounts declare loa the spirit of the people is to defend Warsaw, repel the invader and not to count the cost la blood. The govern ment. while It wSU not concede tha & date has been se for evsc-. tior. gradually moving away the imw tant state documents. POXI3S DRIVES BACK. London, Aug. li Progress for tne Russians against the Poles on th southern front was announced m Wednesday's official statement frotr Moscow. Wlodawa. on the Bug rive south of Brest-Iiltovsk. ha been taken by the soviet troops wM'e further southeast they have apt?red , Vladimir-Vdynaky. east of the Bug Farther advances on he fro-' nar Warsaw were announced. -FreraJer-Leoyd George- last c-ght night notified Lo Kameneff. soiet esstsssry here, that the Polish gov ernment had Just informed the Brit ish premier that up to 9 p. m. Tues day. Poland had not received a replv from the Moscow government to - zaeBsAge of Poland expressmc a w:i tngaess to send delegates to the ar mlstlee and peace conference at Minsk. GREAT BATTLE RAGTAG. Paris. France, A"Bg. li X great battle is in progress on the Rasso- Pollsh front apes which hangs the fate of Warsaw, aecordin'r to Infnr- f matfon reaching the French foreign crace looay. inspatcses to the Echo Do Par's from Warsaw today represent tio military situation as greatly im proved following Jie reinforcement of the northern Polish army 'n con formity with the advice of Gen. Weigand. of the French mission. The Polish army is said to be the equal numerically, of the soviet army. REDS ATTEMPT TO TURN GEN. WRANGEL'S FLANK Constantinople. Aug 10. (Bv th Associated Press). Bolshevik forces tn southern Russia are striking at Gen. baron WrangePs army north of the Crimean peninsula, according to dispatches received here. The Soviet divisions, totaling CM crossed ir.e Dnieper river oa August 7 at Aleahx and advanced several versts south ward. Two Bolshevik cavalrx columns supported by infantry, are advancing southward from Alesan drovlsk. Anglo-French Conference. London. Kic Aug. It By the As sociated Press). Great Britain has (Continued on page 3, column. &k aarka were supplemented by . re port of Karl Radek. the radical lead er, on the trades union movement ir various countries. Regarding the United States. 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