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Zl Paso, showers; west Texas, showers, except m
northeast, cooler in north; New Mexico, -showers, cooler j
in east; Anion, fair in west, showers in east, cooler. '
Pesos, 7654c; Mexican sold, $50; nacionaks, 526; lar
'Jver, domestic lOlc, foreign lMJc; topper, 19c;
nam, lower; livestock, steady; stocks, stronger.
Mayor and Aldermen Decide to Back Hunt, Who Shot
Constable and Was Himself Wounded, Provided It
Can Be Shown Ortiz Was Interfering With City
Man's Duty; County Men Say They Had Warrant.
QFFICIAL kquiry on the part of the tify council into the shootutg Thnrt
dar aieit which ended with the death of Cruz Ortiz, denntr constable.
and the wosndkg of Jane Hunt, city
sheriff, indicates the start cf a bitter
tions. Sereral dirpntes at to the relatrre. authority held by each hare been
recorded in the past
Acting mayor R. C Semple and the aldermen were -closeted Friday
morning wita w. A. aimpson, acting police chief, and Victor Moore, city
attorney, for nearly an hour, daring which the Taxious phases of the oc
currence were discussed, and a report of chief Simpson received. News
papermen were excluded from the meeting, and mayor Semple declined to
go into tat report made by Simpson.'
- corrplete, and It is not the pur-
of the council to make any stae-
e--t? as to future jetton until full
ais of the shooting have been
iM in our hands." said Mr. Semple,
' e intend to make a searching in-
- and If we find that patrolman
-r was attacked while in discharge
c duty, or was justified, then we
nd to stand behind him.
Report Hunt Was Attacked.
"Investigations thus far conducted
and as reported to ua indicate that
runt was assailed wbHe in dischargee
of fcla duty as required by lair. It Is
certain that the scene of the occur
rence vras on his 'beat, and that It
wouid have been his duty to handle
it or report it if there was any dis
order w
e affray which has brought
- u a tojo feeling in city and
.n v circles was the pistol fluel
- ' Ths ffe-ht occurred at a boos
--acted by -Blddie" Smith, a neero
-an. In the 1000 block on South
a avenue.
refusal of officials and witnesses
discuss the shooting Friday In -
."; the mvsterr and the tragedy
- eaT-e credence to reports or a
i over authority".
End Old Fetid.
tbootuis. while guISed as a
between police officers and
ij-v constables over authoritr in
. raid on the Smith house, is said by i
. T-d of the two men to have
arned the -iTBtiJfon of a long-
- adding personal feed. The cause
r- tie ill-feeling between Hunt and
-t z i not known. Both have been
3. ( officers in S3 Paso- fo- many
j -e theory that the men had en-
tr g-r-d in a fist fight before the -shoot-
s Took place was advanced Friday
oing This theory was strbstan-
2.1 f-6 in part by the fact that the
j-2d man's head is cut and bruised
the top and left-hand side of the
'ad is a large three-cornered cut,
u ch looks as though Ortiz had been
-njrk by some metal object. The
r-f- ar also was badly swollen and
colored and contained two outs
- -1 ar to that on the head.
E- E. K. Armistead. who treated
-iLz declared that his death was
auted by a ruptured blood vessel.
1 orcnt-r dark Wright conducted a
ourt of Inquiry at 10 oclock Friday
ccording to reports on the shoot
pg Hart and another patrolman
n re passing the house hen they
-aw a light burning and decided to
-.vestigate. While they were in the
r ac-, Ortiz, Qiron and Merejildo
r-ia, a special watchman, entered
Demanded Papers.
When Ortiz entered the place Hunt
'What do you want here? "WTiers
ar your papers?
"What do you care?" Ortiz is said
r have responded. "It is none of
our business, you ."
Police who investigated the shoot
ng said that following this remark
"verai shots were fired, but that
Court Clerk hi
Jail In $24000
Cash Bail 'Theft
Los Angeles, CaUL, A&& 20' Crrae
Johnston, police eoart clerk who
reported Tuesday that the safe In the
i"urtroom had been broken open and
:4 000 In ball money taken, was ar
rested today on a charge of em
bezzlement and lodged In the county
.:! Ball was fixed at JSO.OOO.
Johnston Tuesday said he found the
'rvk forced off the Inner dooj: of the
cfe The. other door. h.aaid. had
- parenlly Jeen opened by some one
'amlllar with the combination and re
'ocked alter the theft.
The courtroom Is directly over -the
-com occupied by the police detective
v itnesses before the grand Jury
hlch indicted Johnston included city
lotectlves, a stock broker with whom
rohnston was said by deputy district
Titorney W. C. Doran to have had
eallngs, and the auditor of a bank
n which Johnston had a personal ac
count. Headlinexs Ih
Today's Theaters
Pantages Vaudeville.
Piccadilly Jim." Owen Moore.
"The Forged Bride." Vary Xac
"Road to Divorce." Mary Mae
"Sand." 'William a Hart.
"A Cumberland Romance." Mary
Miles Minter.
(Read amusement ads on page 11.)
patrolman, and T. G. Grron, deputy
dispute between city and county fac
! f ViJav WAPA mtakU 4.
sap whether
Hunt or Ortix fired first. Franfc
Williams and Tony Varela, city de
tectives, were near the place at the
time of the shooting and Immediate
ly ran into the house and found the
pair standing a few feel apart, shoot
ing. The men were quickly separated.
As they rushed between the com
batants. Williams and Varela were
almost directly In the line of fire.
One shot struck a flash light In Va
rela's hip pocket.
Dies On Operating Table.
Hunt and Ortiz were rushed first
to the police emergency hospital and
from there to Hotel Dieu. Orti aua
as he was being lifted from an op
erating table. The bullet which
caused his death passed into his ab
domen. Hunt received three wounds,
one in the right hand, one In the
right j ud tMrd , nU
i p . J-Z .Tr r"r
uLI i.1". !? He yna
I "?,." to .h h?e- i. ..
mfatJ;f',??ts fcw" J3 f"mJoU
lmen.V,.the nMPltaL Hunf state-
1 mt"1 "Hows.
1 1 the .house when Ortlr
1 cme ?. I demanded his war-
' rvtt. tie drew his gun- and besan
(shooting He shot me twice before
i I drew my pun. When I did pet It
u'- I shot twice at" hie tomaeb."
Ortis made the following state-
"Hunt "butted
in Ofl m rnrtnD 9
raid and drew his eun. I nushiNV It
away with my right hand and be
stepped back and snot me. Then I
polled my own gun and started
Witnesses Cautioned.
Acting police chief W. A. Simpson
at once cautionad all witnesses of
the shooting against making mny
statement of the affair txntil after
a formal investigation. He and coro
ner Wright, however, closely ques
tioned all witnesses.
Following this inquiry Simpson is
sued a short statement covering the
incident and attributed it to a -misunderstanding
between the officers
as to their authority."
Merejildo Garcia, the watchman, is
held at police headquarters as a wit-
Coroner Clark' Wright said Friday
morning that the court of inrjuiry
would be conducted behind closed
doors In order that the authorities
might obtain facts la the case without
interference. The hearing began In
Judge Wright's chambers at 10 a. a.
Witnesses refused to discuss their
Ortls Had Warrant.
It was ascertained Friday that
Ortiz had gone to the Smith place
on a- "booze warrant" Issued by Judge
Wright, permitting him to search the
premises and to sieze any Honor he
might find.
Acting chief of police W. X Simp
son issued the following additional
statement Friday:
"Hnnt, with Albert HeroW. another
patrolman, was working his beat. It
was the officers business to see what
was going on on their beats. We had
(Continued en page 5, column 5.)
Leg Broken, Man
Lives On Desert
For Seven Days
Olobe. Ariz, Aug. 2t. A remarkable
Instance of human endurance has
been shows by Jake Firfeman. a cat
tleman. 58 years old. who is recover
ing at a Globe hospital after having
lata, with a broken thigh, on a bare
Arizona hillside for seveD days and
nights, without shelter, food or water.
His mishap occurred about 12 miles
from Gerontmo, his leg being broken
when he was thrown from a mule.
He did not see the mule again, but
two horses he had been leading,
stayed near him for the week, leaving
only to seek a spring a mile distant.
Filleman. without even a hat for shel
ter, used one of bis gloves for a pil
low and the other as protection for
his eyes from the burning sun. He
managed to drag htmeelf to a bush,
where there was a little shade.
Filleman has sharpened his knife
and decided to end his mlserv on the
seventh night If no help came. Help
came, two fellow range riders
following his trail until they found
him under the bush, his tongue
swollen, apparently almost dead from
thirst, hunger and exposure. He
stood the Journey to the railroad at
Gerontmo and Jo Globe, and now ap
pears to be convalescing. His case
is considered one of the most re
markable on record, considering the
intensity of Arizona summer sunshine
and similar cases wherein men have
dleli of thirst within several days.
Rome, Aug SO. Newspapers here
are publishing warnings against
forged Italian bank notes of 100 lire
which are being circulated. So ad
mirably have the forgers Imitated the
real note that the spurious ones are
almot impossible of detection.
It is said that some months ago a
Victory of Suffrage Upsets
Calculations of
Suffragists Remember How
They Tried to Block
All Action.
Ratification of the lath amend
ment to the federal constitution
permitting women in all states of the
union to vote has unquestionably
upset the calculations of the Repub
lican and Democratic managers of
the presidential campaign, it may
mean an entire change of tactics,
ertainly it already has brought wor
ries that didn't exist last week. One
of these Is the certain punishment
of Republican and Democratic mem
bers of congress who showed them
selves unfavorable to suffrage. An
other is the vote of the women on
the tangible or intangible liquor is-
sues and the various -phases of the
league of nations controversy.
Now that the fight is over.
not prejudicial to say that both in
side the Republican and Democratic
camps there were influential men
who secretly hoped the measure
would not triumph. The women lead
ers used to call these persons reac
tionairejs and ultra-conservative, and
however that may be it is a fact that
most of these same individuals were
organisation politicians and were
plainly stamped by the prospect of
organizing the feminine vote in
warns ana precincts m me snore
time that is left between now and
Nothing worries a political leader
so much as inability to vote his con
stituents in groups, or at least to as
sess definitely the 'trend of one dis
trict so he can counterbalance losses
in another. But the women have al
ways proved themselves inaccessible.
They are bard to organize, in a poltti-
dtod"er,"'S.SLSi"S,S:iDECACSE of a threat oo the part
tion and parttaaQshin. While many
Bsran has been a life long BeptaJWlc-
mm mr ueaaoerar ana nestcatssi to
change his allegiance, there has been
ouuf. up no suca leaity on me part
of the women, T&ey are inclined.
therefore, to. Judge the candidate
and their parties on their merits.
Hay Puntsb Certain Senators.
And' while it Is perhaps a trifle
extreme to use the term "punish
ment" as applied to the intention of
the women voters with respect to
certain United States senators who
nave oone an in ineir power to bjQck
suffrage, the women 'leaders believe j
the activity of these men was a tijue
test of suffrage and that thev were.
with rare exceptions, similarly lined
up against other legislation of a so
cial or f'umanitarlan character. They
will, therefore, use a man's suffrage
record as an Index of his value to
(Continued on ptrge 4. column 1.)
Adjournment of House
Forced; Reconsideration
NASHVILLE, Tenru, Aug. 20 Suf
frage leaders forced adjournment
of the Tennessee house today be
fore speaker Walker made any mo
tion to reconsider the ratification of
the federal suffrage amendment. Op
ponents thus lost their right to offer
a motion tomorrow and then to table
it, thus making Impossible any fur
ther parliamentary tactics to recon
sider the original action.
After the amendment was ratified
Wednesday, speaker Walker changed
his vote from nay to aye. In order
that he might be in a position to
offer a motion for reconsideration,
but the time expired today.
Judge Joseph Hlggms, of Nash
ville, president of the Tennessee Con
stitutional toague, stated today he had
prepared to sue out a writ of injunc
tion agalnst Gov. Roberts and the
secretary of state restraining them
from certifying the resolution to
Washington on the ground that this
legislature was prohibited by the
state constitution from acting on the
Four thousand persons last night
attended an antl-saffrav mass meet
ing at which speaker Walker outlined
plans for a battle on the floor today.
rne jjaviasou county granu jury,
which Yesterday ws tnstrtteted vr
Judge Debow to tevvstlgate charges
that improper aitemms naa neen
made to influence legislators on the
suffrage question, was expected to
continue hearing of testimony.
Two affidavits alleging that a suf
frage advocate had attempted to bribe
representative uarry isurn. ttepuo
lican. of McMinn county, were pub
lished yesterday In the Nashville
Tennesseean and the Nashville Ban
confidential warning reached the
Italian government of a plan of the
Bolshevik government to forge on an
immense scale banknotes of the
United States, Bo eland. Italy. France,
Spain 'and Greece to pay the Soviet's
expenditures abroad.
Atiendorf, Deported j
From Mexico, Is Due I
To Arrive Here Today j
i fhwBKiHifip f
Hjjr adIB
Mir IlllBP '
I "T
! J
but claim rag that he is an Araer
lean citizen by naturalization.
and who, during the war. served the
military Intelligence department of
the United States as a secret service
agent, is due in Jnares- tb's after
noon from Mexico City.
Altendorf, a few months ago, told
a story of Mexico's Germann connec
tions during the war which caused
a big sensation He left that country
but recently returned, ostensibly to
recover J 14.80 which be said he had
burled on the west coast. He was ar
rested, held for nine days in a mili
tary prison, and then ordered de
ported rs a "pernicious foreigner."
He left Mexico City Wednesday,
guarded by two army officers.
Threat To Demand Pershing Stopped
Extradition Of Villa, Says La Prensa
- of the Mexican de facto govern'
ment that a counter demand
would be made on the United States
for the extradition of Gear! John J.
Pershing. CoL George T. Langnorne
and other army officers in the event
of a demand by the American gov
ernment tor the extradition of Fran
cisco Villa, such a demand was not
seriously contemplated by the state
department, according to a story in
La Prensa, a Mexican newspaper
printed in San Antonio, Tex.
The account, which bears a Wash-
lngton date line, was written by a
special correspondent for L Prensa.
The article states that any demand
for the person of Villa to answer to
this government for the Columbus
outrage will be forcefully resisted
by the government of de la Huerta.
It also was stated that tn the event
of any such demand the Mexican
I government had resolved on a coun
ter aemana zor iin. rersning and
CoL Langnorne, basing their demand
on the view that If Villa acted with
out the law in attacking the town of
Columbus, the entry into Mexico by
Gen. Pershing and CoL LaBghorne
with armed forces without the au
thority or permission of the Mexican
government, was also lUegaL
CoL Langnorne took an armed force
into Mexico in the Big Bend coun
try in pursuit ot bandits who had
committed depredations against
ranchmen on this side of the Rio
Grande. The punitive expedition of
Gen. Pershing is referred to.
Veracruz. Mex Aug. 20. Employes
of the street railway company,
whose strike precipitated a general
walkout of sailors and workmen in
railroad yards and terminals
Wednesday, decided today to appeal
to the provisional president to act as
arbiter. Pending his decision they
will return to work
Employers of other Workmen who
Joined in the strike agreed to dis
regard their contracts with onions
Involved, holding that the sympa
thetic strike was a vlolaion of law.
It was learned yesterday that the em
ployers are framing new wage scales
which are said to be lower than those
Owners of liirhters and shin- en
gaged In the coastwise trade had
agreed to tie up their boats because
of the demands made by their men.
And They Say Texas
Is a "Bone Dry' State!
AUSTIN. Tex. Aug lo.A rat
that looks like a kangaroo,
barks like a prairie dog and is
the size ot a squirrel has appeared
in Bastrop and Caldwell counties,
according to St M. Mills, of Red
Kock. who conferred with the state
department of health.
Commenting on this strange rat.
Mr. Hills saiu
"The tall Is longer than that of
the ordinary rat. There are three
different species, possibly all of
the same family, one with front
legs a little longer than the back.
something like the kangaroo rat.
but it not the kangaroo; another
with front legs about in proportion
with the bind and the other Just
like the ordinary rat except for the
long tall
"The rat with the long front legs
Is the one that barks like the
prairie dog
Thes eat everything crops,
fruit, etc, but are partial to corn.
Chickens, too are not spared
"Cotton tail rabbits are dying
rer rapidly in my section of
Texas and I thought perhaps the
rats might be causing this
Wizard's Affairs Are Put
In Hands of Three
That Is Only Statement
" Available In the
BOSTON, Mass, Aug 30 The broken
fortunes of Charles Ponzi were
placed in receivership by Judge
Morton, of the district conn, to
day. The court appointed three re
ceivers. They must qualify In bonds
of $6,MK each.
Ponzl's statement that his assets
would aggregate $4,vO, is the only
estimate available.
The receivers will be called on to
adjust claims which already aggre
gate more than that sum and the total
is likely to run to S7.vee.vvv. aceora
i ing to the estimate of Bdwin L. Pride,
federal accountant.
These figures include the 50 per
cent profits promised.
With the probability that settle
' ment of claims will be on the basis of
actual investments, the ligures will
be pared down by approximately one
third. The receivers also will be called on
to decide whether they will proceed
against those to whom Ponzi paid the
54 percent profit. j
Ponzi asserted be paid out 7,ftvv,- J
OvO. Some of. these payments were
rerunas oi actual investments only.
Accordingly, the amount of money
paid out by Ponzi in interest and sub
ject to action by the receivers, should
it be held that undne preference was
given the persons who received It.
would be approxicoately ;Z.vv.vv.
The receivers are William R. Sears.
Cohassei ; John Forbes Perkins, of
Milton, and Edward A. Thurston, of
Fall River.
Ain't It Wond-erful
What Nature Can Do
If She Really Tries?
QUINCT. m, Aug. 3sW The
-Aint Nature Wonderful"
clnb of Quincy is all agog to
day as the result of the discovery
of a slice of watermelon on whose
red meat was plainly traced
the name "Harding," spelled by
the white fibre.
Bishop 1L E. Fawcett of the
Qolncy diocese of the Episcopal
church, who vouches for the story,
declared the name was clearly and
plainly spelled.
The Harding watermelon was
discovered by Miss Margaret
Bishop, who showed it to the
Cantu Starts For Capital to
Talk With Huerta and
LOS ANGELES. Calif. Ang. .
CoL Esteban Cantu was heref to
day on his way to Mexico City to
confer with provisional president de
la Huerta and Gen. Alvaro Obregon
concerning "recent events In lower
Gen. Salazar's' first official acts
included announcement that the Owl
gambling house, at Tia Jnana. Just
across from the United States, would
be closed September 1. unless orders
came from Mexico City for its dos
ing before that time, according to
Vito Alessio Robles. special represen
tative of president de la Huerta.
Lower California saloons, closed
Tuesday by CoL Cantn's orders, re
mained closed. It Is undertood they
will not be opened until Cantu troops
have been demobilized.
Many families, .Including those of
a number of former Cantu employes,
crossed to the American side. Some
explained that they preferred to be
In California in case of dismissal
from their official positions.
Mexico City. Hex. Aug. :o. Re
ports that Hsteban Caatu. governor
of Lower California, had turned over
his 'office to Luis M. Salazar were de
clared correct today by Miguel Ales
sio Robles. secretary to the provi
sional president.
The settlement of the Lower Cal
ifornia situation." said Senor Robles,
"completes the pacification of Mex
Yuma, Ariz, Aug. W- A tragic side
note of the Caatu-Calles political
trouble may have been struck in this
vicinity, tn the murder of Charles
Blade, an American who arrived here
(Continued on page-, column 5.)
" eo- o
O- The proved circulation of
O The El Paso Herald la nearly
i twice that of any other El
Paso paper. O
00 MOR
Mysterious Woman
In White Makes War
On Russian Soviet
TOftlO, Japan. Aug. 3. A mys
tic "Woman in White" Is re
ported by the soviet Journal.
Rabotchl Golos. to be rallying the
anti-Reds against the soviet in
Russia. The woman, who is popu
lrly known as the White Tsarina
on account of the color of the gar
ments she and her companions
wear, and because of her claim to
the throne of the Romanoffs, first
made her appearance at Kourgan
She claims to be a grandnlece of
Alexander I, grandfather of the
late Tsar and declares she Is in
possession of the miraculous Ikon
of Iversk held In veneration by all
sections of the Russian people.
In February last, it Is reported
she, with a band of followers,
seized Cheilabinsk. cut off railway
communication, killed several Bol
shevikl commissaries and engaged
and destroyed some Red regiments
stationed In that region. The Cen
tral Soviet is said to have offered
a reward of l,vvv.vvv rubles for
"The Woman In White," dead or
FacesHer Second
Charge of Killing
New Born Infant
X . is-tr X f 1 us- A fK..J
' far th smmimI tint wit him llitM
y far of having murdered her new
born infant. Mrs. Joseph Bhrlinger,
28 years old. today awaited action by
a grand Jury which will determine
whether she is to go on trial for in
fanticide. Mrs. Ehr linger was arrested when
police were Informed she had
strangled her Infant daughter and
disappeared after wrapping the body
in a newspaper. She was acquitted of
a cnarge or murdering a baby son
three years ago.
Baker Covers Up
List of Slackers
WasMugton, D. O, Aug. Sit. Con
siderable astonishment Is expressed
here over secretary Baker's state
ment that the war department will
not publish a list of draft evaders
who refused to serve the country and
do their duty to the flag la the world
war. It is reported that there are
171,s of these men who failed to
report to the colors when the republic
called In the hour of need.
Previously secretary Baker, with
some vigor of language, threatened
to make public the list. New he re
fuse? to do so on the ground that
among the 171.009 delinquents may be
some Innocent evaders of the selec
tive service law. Mr. Baker also says
that there may be men In the slacker
list some who enlisted voluntarily in
other .services, such as the marine
oorps and the navy, or even la the
army. -m 'wlr consequently eoejld
not mmmm the air
It ban been previously announced
that all such volunteers have been
identified by the war department for
the very purpose of preventing the
publication of their names, as stack
ers. Those who have net been so
Identified can be easily found on the
muster rolls of the military and naval
services, it is said.
However, at any rate, secretary
Baker will not pvblish the-Jlat and
these men will escape be ins held up
to public scorn taroegh the news
papers of the country.
"Tama Jim" Wilson
86, Is Near Death
Traer. Iowa. Aug. 30. "Tama Jim"
Wilson, former secretary of agricul
ture, who has been ill at his home for
several months, is reported in a criti
cal condition. He was SS years old
Monday. He held the position of sec
retary of agriculture longer than any
other man ever beM it.
Wichita Falls. Texas. Aug. :$. At
least two railroad bridges were snept
away, washouts on several roads took
place and a freight embargo was put
on by one road yesterday as a result
of heavy rains in west Texas and
Oklahoma along the Missouri. Kansas
& Texas railway system from Wichita
Falls to its terminal point. Forgan,
Okla. near the Kansas border. High
water In the Red. Canadian. Peace and
Salt Fork rivers have resulted. The
Salt Foife branch of the Red River
reached the highest stage tn Its his
tory. Hunger Strikers
Start Jail Riot;
Hose Quiets 'Em
Baltimore, Md.. Aug. St. More than
SO "hunger strikers' started a riot
in a dormitory of the Midland peni
tentiary early today. The men. who
had been segregated, tore oat the
eectr!Q llrht and. with the ha 11 dine
in darkness, started a two hours '
Breaking out of their cells in some
unknown manner, the men. though
usable to get out of the building, set
up a general racket that policemen
had but little success in quelling be
cause, of the darkness. When streams
of water were played on the men they
quieted down.
The demonstration resulted from a
strike a few days ago of prisoners
who declared they would not work
unless given better food. The warden
declared any man who would not
work would ot eat. All but about SO
of the men went to work.
"Ads" May Help You
Select For the Table
HOUSEWIVES are usually troub
led a little about finding just
what they want, at fair
prices, for the Sunday dinner. Pe
rusing the advertisements on
pages S and 9 of this issue. bere
many bargains at groceries and
meat markets are published, will
make weekend buying less
In all directions
Six Hundred French Officers, Under Gen. Weygand,
Are Directing Plans for Vast Drive Against Bolshe-
viM; Danzig Situation Causes "Worry, but Arrival of
Two Battleships Is Expected to Clear Matters.
WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 20. (By tie Associated Press). The extreme
right wing of the Polish army is marching on Brest-LitoTsk, on the Bag
river, 120 miles east of Warsaw, according to an official statement issued
early today. The right wing has captured Sieidce and Bielik, the state
ment says.
The Polish left wing has taken Pnknsk, 35 miles north of Warsaw, and
is eontinaing its progress in the direction of Mlawa. In the center, the
PoGsh force are marching in the direction of Osiralenka, 22 miles sosth-
west of Lomza.
Prance Claims Credit.
Paris. France, Aug. 20. (By the
Associated Press.) The military suc
cess of the Poles continued yesterday.
according to the foreign office today
from the military mission in Warsaw,
under plans elaborated by the French"
general. Weygand. and his staff of
more than 600 French officers.
These officers now are either ao-
tlvlyln command of the forces that
ace freeing Warsaw from the Soviet
menace, or are aiding the Polish com
It Is considered that French and
Polish cooperation in the commands
now has reached satisfactory stage.
J J. Jnsserand and lord d'Abernon,
respectively heads of the French and
British missions to Poland, have re
tained to Warsaw from Posen for a
conference with Gen. Weygand and
the Polmfa staff.
The situation at Danzig still is
causing worry, but It is expected .to
be cleared up when two French bat
tleships, now on the way there, ar
rive and offer Sir Reginald T. Tower,
high allied commissioner at Dansig,
sufficient forces to permit the un
loading of Polish munitions.
The Temps announces today that
the French government has received
advices that Polish troops have oc
cupied Biela, miles west of Brest
Reds Abandon LnkBH.
London, Eng Aug. 30. The Rus
sian Soviet forces abandoned Lnkow.
Cft miles southeast of Warsaw, and
Radln. SO ml lee to the southeast of
the capital, according, to Thursday's
comaranftsrue issued by the Moscow
government, xfce- ooauaaaiojre claims
that the Polos were drrweei Tsaek
avn mflwt frosa Oefeliaiww, 4S smOes
northwest of Warsaw. The state
nut rosjdac
"The ftgbtfasg at Ftonsk northwest
of Warsaw) continues. Southwest of
CJechanow we have driven back; the
enemy. Wo are seven mOa from
"We have abandoned Lnkow and
Radln and fighting is proceeding for
Blela and Wlodawa. (Blela is It miles
northeast of Radln and Wlodawa 42
miles southeast of Radln). In the
Cholm and Hrabieszow regions our
advance continues.
Peace Conference Continues.
The second sitting of the Russo
Pollsh peace conference at Minsk
took place Thursday and a summary
of Russia's terms was communicated
to the Poles. They were substantially
the same as those the Russian delega
tion published In London, says a Mos-
Turks Unable to Support Many
Wives, Women Forced to
Get Out 'and Work.
Nowhere has the high cost of
living been felt more keenly than
tn Turkish harems. Men who were
formerly able to maintain many wives
and concubines find their incomes
Insufficient to keep up large estab
lishments and are forced to turn some
of the women adrift.
American women relief workers
who have been investigating social
and economic conditions say the
tragedies Turkish women have un
dergone as a result of the nar are
even worse than in other- European
countries because of the utter help
lessness of women and their lack of
training which might make them self
supporting. Women Suffer Greatly.
The sufferings of Moslem women
are worse In cities than In the coun
try, for the country women are fre
quently trained to do farm work and
are an asset to their husbands rather
than a liability-
Since the war has robbed so many
women of the husbands, fathers or
other male relatives upon whom they
were dependent, many city women
have forced themselves Into employ
ment which was never before re
garded s proper for Moslem women.
Turkish women with their veils
thrown back from their faces may
now be seen as saleswomen in scores
of Constantinople shops. They are
even employed as street sweepers.
Must Go Into Work.
There has been a great outcry
against Moslem women accepting em
ployment which forces them Into
association with men. especially
Christian men. but the economic pres
sure has been so strong that religious
prejudices had to make way
Stem necessity has won for Turk
ish women an independence which
was undreamed of six years ago, and
the wall of the un trained women
forced to earn their livelihood has
aroused Turkish leaders to realisa
tion of the necessity for belter and
more practical education for women.
official statement received -
London today.
Stated orders for the confer en
were agreed on. Toward the end
the session, the Russians protest M
against the Poles' efforts to delay
negotiations, the statement sas.
The terms laid down by the Russia
Soviet government for an annisti
with Poland, as sent to prem i -Lloyd
George by the Russian deleaa
(tion in London on August 10, were
ine sxrengui or xne ousn army t"
be reduced to one annual continger
of S0r000 men. together with- the arm
command and an "army of admici
tration (apparently a permaner
force) to aggregate 10,000 men. d
mobilisation of the Polish aimy
occur within one month.
All arms, excluding those needr4
for the army forces specified io
handed to Soviet Russia and '
Ukraine, All war industries to be demobilized
Land Te Families Of Jetlms.
So troops or war material to b
allowed to come from abroad.
The line of Wolkovisk. Bialystor,
and Prawevo to be placed fuUy at th
disposal of Russia for commer- -
transit to and from the Baiti.-
Land to be given free to the 'an
illes of all Polish citizens kuled
wounded or incapacitated in the --
In return Russia offered to witi
draw troops from the Polish fr-r
simultaneously with the Polish d
mobilization and to reduce consider
ably the number of troops o- t
Ruseian frontier line.
The final frontier of the indp-1
dent state of Poland would, in i
main, be Identical with the hn t-i
eated In the note, f earl Curzon
British foreisaHgasSter. ot July .
BAcatk. sapJBeVswwever. that ad
dttftonaS terrttery should be gn
Poland on the east.
Cherbourg. France. Aug. 2n T
U. S. S. Panther Is taking on rupp' e
of ammunilton here with a view to
earlier departure for the Baltic e
than had been anticipated. She p-
ably will leave Saturday.
Tucson. Arix, Aug. 20 Interna'
revenue agent Roy Fridley declared
today that wood alcohol, denatured
alcohol and "white mule" are be Ins
hold in Arizona under labels of o" l
established Kentucky brands o'
whisky. The agenV said tha h
average Arizona bootlegger ts lit
short of a murderer, most of his -uT
being poisonous.
Two men, one of them an hiM''
soldier, are under arrest here, charge
with stealing six barrels from a ca
load of wine consigned from Los A"
geles to ScrantOB, Pa-, for sac-a-r-tal
Flairstaff. Ariz- Aur. 20 Ma-
Roberts Rinehart. of Penns7Han a
writer, and a party of 2S other peop'
arrived here yesterday from vanou
parts of the country and will ieav
today to attend the annual Hep' In
dian snake dance on the Indian res
ervation at the village of Hctevil'a
129 miles northeast of here united
States senator Henry F. Ashnrst o
Arizona, arrived yesterday and a.-o
will attend the dance.
Talks With Wife
In Chicago From
A Colorado Peak
Denver, Colo Aug -0. Lewis A's
bury, tuorist, speaking by Tirelss
telephone from the forestry serve
lookout station on top of Twin ?. b?'
peak tn the Colorado national fores
yesterday, talked to his wife in rhi
cago, forestry officials announced to
day. Telephone engineers of the for
estry service said all the lookout ta-
uona in the state are now capable e
communicating with New or as
easily as with Chicago.
Alsbury"s three minutes comer?:-.
tion with his wife cost htm 276
Here's a Kicfy That
Is a Real Kick
HONOLULU. T. H Aug 20 a
bottle of -swipes." a liquid L
licit y distilled In the Hawaiian
Islands, which is said to have bv
actual measurements, a "klcfc" of
250 pounds to the square Inch, ex
ploded and blew a hole in the arm
of Antonio Lindo. messenger of th
United States district court ot .
Honolulu. The city physician re- '
paired the damage with i v .
Lindo was helping United States i
marshal J. J Smiddy clear Ns of
fice of several consignniers cf
"swipes," "okolehao and other i'
legal drinks taken in recent raid"
v hen the accident occurred J
-Swipes. it is said, is composed I
mainly of chewing tobacco, raisins !
and decayed fruit. Marshal Sm:dd
says a quart bottle or "swipes' two
months old. produces a gas pres
sure of 250 pounds to the quaT

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