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; - AND DAILY UNION. SDCTY'NINTn YEA.--NO. 253. THURSDAY AUGUST 12, 1920 TWELVE PAGES. totted - PRICE FIVE CEL. ft i- J U.raOOALF issinis in RIVER CASE Fear Tragic Solution of Disappearance of -Bock Island Man. Mystery today surrounds the dis appearance and possible drowning in Rock river late Wednesday aft ernoon of Walter W. Medcalf, com mander tf Siboney Bay camp, Span ish War veterans, who has conduct ed a business under the name of Black Hawk Furniture company for the last year at 2029 Fourth avenue. Medcalf, who recently sold his home at 1558 Forty-third street. and bad since resided at a camp on Rock rlTer, was last seen at his camp by neighboring campers about 2:30 yesterday afternoon when. clothed in a bathing suit and a pair of overalls, he rowed down the river toward Sandy Beach, where early this morning his boat was found. The overalls, lying in the bottom of the boat, suggest that the missing man met his death in the river. In Town at I O'clock. ' However, Mrs. Gus Moeller, wife or tbe funeral director having par- ul iuo tuucini uiicLiur ubt ue aar-i lors across the avenue from the!?arl0.n J-0'18 in.tne army, sta- niacK Hawk t urniture company - store, said that she saw Mr. Med calf come out of his store at S o'clock in the afternoon, pick up a daily paper and reenter the store. Herman Schwecke, owner of the building in which tbe store is locat ed, and living in fiats upstairs, is said to have heard Mr. Medcalf walking around in the store at about the same time he was seen by Mrs. Moeller. Mysiery Deepens. The mystery is deepened by stor ies told by swimmers off Sandy beach Wednesday afternoon, who claim that they did not see Mr. Met calf at the beach and that there was no boat tied near the beach. Notwithstanding this the boat was found at about 6:30 o'clock Mrs morning tied to a tree at the beach and in it were the overall jumpers that campers had seen Mr. Medcalf wearing as he left his camp at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. Relatives say that Medcalf was an expert swimmer and under any theory of a drowning he must have contracted a cramp or been over come with heat prostration.. Went to Moline. Mrs. Medcalf, when interviewed by The Argus this morning, said that at 7 o'clock yesterday morning her husband accompanied her to tbe home of her sister, Mrs. Albin Verne, 1838 Fifteenth street, Mo line. At that time he was in the best of spirits. At noon Mrs. Med calf conversed with the missing man, who still showed no indispo sition or irritation. She was un able to get any answer when she sought to call him at the camp in the late afternoon and early even ing. She then surmised that Mr. Medcalf was attending the Masonic picnic at Long View park, for he was active in fraternal affairs. Failed to Return. After a night of worrying she and her husband's sister, Mrs. Frank Christaln, 1624 Thirty-second street, Rock Island, and A. P. Dehr, Moline garage owner, friend of the family, motored out to the camp at 6 o'clock this morning. . The boat that was ,. used . by Mr. Medcalf was found a short time la ter by a camper, and a search for the missing man by dragging the river was Immediately "begun.- A call was put in to the police and large drag hooks were sent out A number of boats were busy, but af ter several hours no results were obtained. Diamond and Watch Missing. Mr. Medcalf's street clothes were found at the camp, but a watch and a diamond stick pin could not- be found, and a theory is pnt forth that unless be hid them before go ing down the river in the rowboat he must have hid them on the bank near the beach, or perchance, might have met with foul play and had the valuables taken from him. Howjever, those investigating the case can not account for Mr. Med calf being reported to have been heard and seen around his store at 6 o'clock in the afternoon. Worked for Hill Furniture Co. Mr. Medcalf first came to -Rock Island as a soldier in the regular army on Feb. 25, 1908, and served tor six years at the Rock Island arsenal being discharged In 1914. About four years ago he began work at the Hill Furniture.com Psny, 1615 Second avenue, as a salesman. He stayed in the em ployment of the company tor three years. One year ago he left the company's employ to open his own lore at 2029 Fourth avenue under the name of tbe Black Hawk Fur niture com Dan v. t Mr. Medcalf was married to Miss Selma Nelson of this city on May Had Rest of Friends. Mr. Medcalf had a host of friends in Rock Island. Ke was elected commander of Siboney Bay Camp, Spanish American War Veterans, and his wife was president of the neien Gould auxiliary. He was a FEAR DROWNING IS MYSTERY SOLUTION $ i ) I V fcv' A H Ikfew . ... ) Walter W. Medcalf. member of the Masons and the Elks and was otherwise widely known in a busness and social way as well as fraternally. Bora ! Indiana. . . Mr. Medcalf was born on a farm near Rockport; Ind., April 5, 1880. Both parents are dead, hut he has a stepmother, Mrs. John E. Med calf, and a brother, George, living at Grand View. Ind. A brother. ' . tioned at San Francisco, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Ella Christian, lives" at 1624 Thirty-second street, Rock Island. iinnai a vin ai't n i a rtn l 'nlir TROTZKY SEES WORLD SOVIET WITHIN A YEAR nl.k-:i, C. A Bolshevik bays American Federation of Labor is ; Bourgeoise. ' Warsaw, Aug. 12. (By the Asso ciated Press.) Leon Trotsky, Rus sian bolshevik minister of war, has arrived at Bialystok, just be hind the soviet front and has set up headquarters there, according to news from the other side of the battle line. Speaking in Vilna, the capital of Lithuania, recently . he asserted bolshevism was "more powerful than ever and would soon . spread to other countries." "In a year," he continued, "all i Europe will be bolshevik." Warsaw newspapers publish in terviews with soldiers, who declare the bolshevik! advancing upon this city claim they have come to ex terminate the bourgeoisie and dis tribute the land among peasants. New System Seeded. Moscow, Aug. 9. (By the Asso ciated Press.) Members of the Moscow soviet met here yesterday for the meeting marking the close of the third Internationale. Leon Trotzky, the soviet war minister, in a review of the world, said the great war had made Clear the need of a new socialist system and his belief in the moral aims of the fight against the central powers, be added, had been shattered by the Versailles peace. German im perialism has been destroyed only to give place to a new imperial ism. President Wilson came to Europe with hia 14 points as a Messiah, only to discover that the British fleet dominated the world; that the Baltic sea, the "English gulf." and the Baltic states were English col onies A. F. of L. Bounreolse. Nicholai Lenine, the bolshevik! premier, in an address to the third Internationale yesterday, came out strongly in favor of parliamentary as well at purely revolutionary tactics in the world socialist move ment His remarks were supple mented by a report of Karl Radek. radical leader, on the traaes union movement in various countries. Radek's report said the indus trial workers of the world was the nni nurelv revolutionary labor organization in America, no cuar lArtiert the American Federation of Labor as "an optimistic body nermeated with the Dourgeoiae spirit" YOU CAN'T JUDGE FEET BY FACES IS CLAIM FOE ANKLE New York, Aug. 12. (United Press.) -Ton can't always juage th.ir iwt bv their faces! That was agreed to today by Judges in the contest among girls of New York to determine which possesses the prettiest feet and ankles. " ' , , . The Judge said many a girl who would have no chance in a beauty show atcod well in a foot and ankle contest. v No sdeciston was reached by the Judges in the first day of looking them oven They decided they would have to make a more care ful study of the entriea before awarding the prises. This was one decision IB "which tbe gallery, espe cially the mala portion of tt. thor- loughly concurred. AH mmm ww m " . OELiOSfEE GETS UNDER FULL SUING Nominees Start Campaign Speaking Tours Chi cago Hears Roosevelt. Columbus. Ohio, Aug. 12. With Governor Cox enroute- to Camp Perry, Ohio, to deliver his first ad dress since his notification, and with his running mate. Franklin D. Roosevelt, on a western trip, the Democratic plan of carrying their cause to the people In the coun try was under way today. The governor was to speak about 5:30 tonight, returning to Toledo. Hia next speaking engagement is at Wheeling. W. Va., on Saturday, when he will address the Demo cratic state convention. . At Camp Perry the Democratic standard bearer was to close the day's rifle competition program by awarding trophies. The governor did not plan to delve deep into the major issues of the campaign, but to give his views on preparations and train ing of war times. C hicago Hears Roosevelt Chicago, Aug. 12. (By United PTess.) Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democratic vice presidential can didate, was to carry his campaign into Wisconsin todav. following his initial d,lrM8 here last nieht He was to sneak at Kenosha and Ra- cine during the day and . at Mil waukee tonight. In speaking 'before- more than 3,000 persons in the Auditorium here, Roosevelt served notice that his present political duty is to round up the independent and olc progressive vote for his party. That, he said, was the main object of hi8 tour thWh is states in n days. Roosevelt defended the ' League of Nations and attacked the Repub lican campaign fund, which he esti mated amounts to $30,000,000. James Hamilton Lewis, former senator and now candidate for ernor, also was a speaker. Says Press is Hostile. In his address Roosevelt said in part : ' 171 .-o t nt 'oil HiWAranp anA T l no, V. . U 1 . , V. f . .1.11 vu. UU1 . , believe that it is the simple duty of the candidates to give to as many ' citizens as possible, in as many states as possible, an opportunity to see and hear and form their own impressions of tbe men they are to vote for," said Mr. Roosevelt. "In this connection, too, it is only frankness to say that the great ma. Jority of the newspapers through out the country are owned or con trolled by men affiliated with the Republican party. It is therefore doubly necessary for us to present our views and our aims in person. "We are opposed to the attitude of placing ourselves in some self- appointed shrine and then asking America to come and worship at our feet You remember that Lincoln once said: 'You can fool the peo ple there's such an all fired lot of them!' This delightful willing ness of the people to do their own thinking is getting" stronger and stronger as the education of the na tion progresses year by year. All that any right-minded candidate can ask is that the votes be cast Intelligently; all that he can do is to present the Issues honestly and honorably as he sees them. . Appeals to Independents. Tonight I want to address my self particularly to those in this hall who are not Democrats. The day is past, except in the case of old time, hard shell politicians or the case of a few narrowly preju diced newspapers, when it is either popular or useful to damn every body and everything connected with the opposition. I speak of the rank and file of the Republican party even today with true respect "But for eight, yes, for twelve years, a conflict has ben raging within that party raging not so much among the privates In the ranks as among those in high com mand. In the first eight years of this century the Republican party (Continued on Page Four.) 1 THE WEATHER L! Thunder showers this afternoon or tonight. Cooler tonight Fri Iday fair. Highest yesterday. 92: lowest last night, 71. Wind velocity at 7 a. m.. 4 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. II m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. . Tester, jester, today Dry bnlb temp. ..89 8( 73 Wet bnlb temp. ..72 73 68 Keuuve numid. . .43 53 7 River stage, 4.4. a fall of A last 24 hours. i BJver Forecast Siowly tailing stages in the Mis sissippi will continue from below Du tuque to Muscatine, until heavy rains occur. JhLBHXRIKR.Msteorologlst CHICAGO OPENS RENT FIGHT BY , STATE APPEAL Mayor and City Council Put Housing Situation Up to Lowden. Chicago, Aug.. 12. The Chicago city council met today to ' take steps to prevent rent profiteering. An appeal for an immediate ses sion of the state legislature to reg ulate action of landlords before the expiration of many leases on Sept 30 was asked in a resolution pre sented by Alderman Robert J. Mulcahy, chairman of the high rent committee. The question had, the approval of the mayor and was ad dressed to Governor Lowden. Increases from 25 to 300 percent imposed by building owners on May .1 were characterized by the petition as exorbitant The resolution asked for more power for the city to control the housing situation, and cited Mary land, New York and Wisconsin as examples of what Illinois law makers should do in the way of specific legislation to give the city power to protect its tenants. "Many Chicago ana who were un able to pay the increases and who were likewise unable to find other places of business or homes, were forcibly evicted on May. 1," said Alderman Mulcahy, who circulated at the meeting a huge petition sup porting the resolution and address ed to the governor. Tenants to Fight Tenants in a 36-apartment build ing hoisted signs in their windows, reading: "Untair!" "The landlord demands an unreasonable advance "Urent mis apartment wm not nt on Oct 1. Do you want to buy a lawsuit 7' MINNESOTA TO HEAR HARDING Republican Nominee to Address' State Fair Next Month at HinneapeUs. Marion. f)h!n. An 19mv TTnl. gov-4ted Press) Senator Harding has decided to make his first import ant speech away from . Marion on the occasion of the Minnesota state fair at Minneapolis during the first week of September. National Committeeman A. Cass- well of Minnesota came here with a delegation to insist on the candi date accepting the invitation made some time ago. Making every effort to conceal nis pians, tne KepuDlican presi- Idential candidate almost invaded the stronghold of Governor Cox and made a short but spirited speech from the front porch of his broth er's home. Dr. George T. Harding, Jr., at Worthington, 10 miles out of Columbus late yesterday. It was his first attempt at a campaign speech outside of Marion and may be the forerunner of other similar speaking expeditions. Harding headquarters is keenly Interested in the conference be tween Will Hays, national chair man, and Harry M. Dauehlery. one of Harding's personal advisors, to be held in Chicago today. While here this week. Hays was informed that in some respects the front porch campaign has not developed the enthusiasm that was expected and it was understood he and Daughterly were to talk over plans for putting the full strength of the national committees behind it. It was learned here today that Senator Hiram Johnson and Sena tor Borah, both anti-league irre concilables, and staunch progres sives, are to be relied on for many speeches, particularly in the strong holds of labor. NAVAL GOVERNOR OF SAMOA TIRED' AFTER PROTESTS San Francisco, Aug. 12. Remov al of Commander W. J. Terhune as naval governor of American Samoa, recently followed demands of offi cers and natives of Samoa for an official inquiry into the adminis tration of the islands, according to advices from Samoa made public here today.. Since June, these say, there have been demonstrations against the auminisimion and tbe govern ment dweUing was stoned. ALL PROPERTY IN MISSOURI WORTH COUPLE BILLIONS Jefferson City, Mo., Aug. 12. The total valuation of all classes of all taxable property in Missouri, for 1S20 is $2,604,190,174. an increase ?8t year's T!ution of $200, 736,844, according to tbx fln&l port of the state tax committee. Of Wlns board, made pub- BOAD HOUSES RAIDED. Marinette, wu i.. t na officials aided by District At- T'.JVT.- and Sheriff V. wr road houses S!t.k Mrtnt' arrested ttaeatfth. peto for selling TAX ISSUE LOOMS BI6 THISJALL Both Candidates Prob ably Will Have to Make Views Clear. TtV ili.,n . , BY DAVID LAWREXfF.. . COlUmDUS. O.. All. 12. Oovpmnr 1 ux, having made a complete ex- position of his views on the I.eamie of Nations, plans for the immediate '"" i uiscuss taxation ana om-ihim to detain me." er issues that interest the business 1 Ponzi surrendered to the United men of the country. States marshal while a warrant for The governor is satisfied both his arrest was being prepared, from Republican and Democratic! District Attornev Gallacher said press comment that the nation un-1 derstands clearly that he favors , going in the League of Nations . with reservations that safeguard American rights and make it im possible for the Unted States to be summoned to war against the wish of her people. - - - Mr. Cox will revert to the League of Nations issue on his western trip which will begin in about three weeks but in the industrial and business communities of the east where the paramount thought is about labor and business, be in-; tends to give specifications as to his own course in the event that he should be elected president. ! When ho goes to Wheeling, W. Va., on Saturday of this week, he will take occasion to discuss in de tail his attitude toward labor, the general principles of which he out lined in his speech of acceptance last week. But the main theme of ihis speeches next week will be the relationship of government to busi ness, v Pats Tax Question First. The subject of taxation interests the governor more than any other of our domestic questions for he I believes it a fundamental cause of the economic upheaval both in the r .. ... . cost of credits. The governor has been engaged in large business op erations and some of his intimate friends and supporters are the big gest of the Oh:o business men. In deed one of the evidonces of Cox strength in Ohio which had so much to do with his election three t'mes as governor was a diplomatic at titude in handling industrial dis putes. As a peace maker and con ciliator, be has won the friendship of both sides though those who (Continued on Page Four). HUNGARY PEOFLE PAY MORTGAGE BY SELLING A CALF Washington, Aug. 12. Because currency has become so depreciat ed and the price of farm products so high in Hungary, a farmer can pay off a mortgage on his land by the sale of one calf, according to a report to the department of com merce today from Trade Represen tative W. F. Upson at Vienna. About 20 per cent of the farm mortgages have been paid off in depreciated currency since the war, the report stated. POLES TO THANK U. S. FOR POLICY GIVEN BY WILSON New York, Aug. 12. Nearly 3, 000.000 American citizens of Polish birth or extraction have been ask ed to take part in a nation-wide demonstration next Sunday in 150 cities to express gratitude to the United States for its policy toward Poland, it was announced here to day by the American committee for the defense of Poland. LATE BULLETINS London, Ang. I& (United Press.) Archbishop Mannix today told tile United Press be was determined to visit Ire land in defiance of the British government. He refused to di vnlge the time of his departure or the method he will use to elude the Scotland Yard detec tives watching Jiaoareth house where he Is stopping. Washington, Ang. 12 Be cause of the serious situation In Poland, Hugh Gibson, Amer. lean minister to that eoantry, hone on leave of absence, will leave Immediately for his post, it was announced today at the state department Colorado Springs, Colo Ang. 12, Reports from Summit House on Pikes' Peak said seven Inches of snow, a new record for August storms, fell last Bight WhJthnr, InZTliR. 12-Jo."' seph Lakatich. Thomas O'Brien and C. W. Stevens, all boUer makers from Chicago, were in Maauy allied here when a scaffold ea aa oil tank oa which they were working, crashed to ttuml PONZI PLACED UNDER ARREST BY U.S. AGENTS Owes Milions, Claim Financial Wizard Seeks to Shield Wife. Boston, Aug. 12. Charles Ponsl was arrested today by the federal authorities, charged with using tbe mails to defraud. Attorney-General Allen said that Ponzi's liabilities will run into the millions. ' Ponzl issued the following state ment after his arrest: "I had an agreement with the dis- frlnt .Hnr..,. , . A - v-1- iw gu luiuuuuw null Tn m n..Kiii., ,-.v. u ximu uuuiuura nau uuu. it it u tha rlAuin. t v, uA. fr-...,f company and with other funds tied It n I finJ mtroalf nnoKI. a An. e-n. I felt it my duty to tell him and ask that Ponzi had surrendered because he felt himself unable to carry out Dromises he made for the redemn- tion of his notes tomorrow. At the time Ponzi gave himself up a bearing was being held before Judge Bennett of the municipal court, sitting in chambers on a po lice application for the arrest of the financier. The bearing was secret. Bank's Capital Wiped Out. Bank Commissioner Allen an nounced this afternoon that the capital of the Hanover Trust com pany probably had been completely wiped out The bank was closed by the commissioner yesterday. Charles Ponzi had been a director up to yesterday. A creditors' petition asking for the appointment of a receiver for" Charles Ponzi was filed in the fed eral court today. Has But One Regret. -..i-Jl t,! n, 1.1 conundrum, whose place of buai- ness and bank were in the hands of state officials, today had just onj big regret. He regreted more than anything else the fact that he never told bis little wife, of his two terms in fMdpnts secret -and hnned the na?' cidents secret and hoped the past would forever remain burled, as far as she was concerned. Mrs. Ponzi, as far as known, has not yet learned oi ner nusoana s pnson recora. ronzi remainea at home all day yesterday and kept newspaper men from telling of his prison terms in Montreal and at At lanta from his wife. He said he never had the courage to tell her of that part of his career. Admirers Stay By Him. Despite disclosures of Ponzi's past many of his admirers here who made money out of his schemes, stood staunchly behind him today. They contended it had never been shown that his opera tions were not on the level and the feeling among them was that he had a tempted to turn a new leaf. Ponzi himself contended that if he was given a "fair chance'' by I authorities he would pay all obli- gations. Hundreds of men and women who hold Ponzi's fifty per cent profit notes came to the office of Attorney-General Allen today to allow the authorities to record the num bers and amounts of the invest ments. It was unofficially esti mated that up to 10 o'clock today more than 1,000 . notes averaging SSflO parh had htten scrutinized bv ! the authorities. Ponzi claimed his liabilities 000. are not more than $50,- i SEIZE AUTO AND FIND TRIMMINGS FOR BIG ROBBERY New York, Aug. 12. When de tectives 'of the "strong-arm-squad" overtook a speeding automobile at Broadway and Forty-second street, early today, this is what was found: Two lengths of rope with 'ends made into nooses; Three small vials, said to con tain narcotics. One loaded revolver. One detective's badge. Numerous caps and gags. The men were held at police headquarters pending further in vestigation. LAST OF TROOPS WITHDRAWN FROM WEST FRANKFORT West Frankfort, HL, Aug. 12. Withdrawal of the Illinois militia men, sent here following tbe anti Italian disorders last week, was ex pected to be completed today. The last of the approximately 700 troops were scheduled to leave on early trains. The law and order league, formed of citizens, is now able to keep or der here. Mayor Fox, president of the organization, said. With the departure of tbe troops. many freigners left this city, not withstanding assurances from the civil authorities that protection would be afforded them. - . COFFEE EXPORTS GAIK. Washington. Aug. 12. Coffee im ports for tbe fiscal year of 1920 in creased more -. than 398.000.000 pounds over the total for 1919. it was announced today by the do- partmtet of oommarco. - FRENCH RECOGNITION (I! l'lnnrinri nriinnnc Mcr WIIHHULL ULULLUrO ULIj DANGERS IN WAR GRISli REDS' CAVALRY IN SUBURBS OF POLISH CAPITAL Women Arm for Defense of Warsaw Pole Peace Envoys Hide? (BtTLETO.) London, Aug. 12. (By the Associated Press.) Russian cavalry has reached Fraga, a suburb of Warsaw, according to a wireless dispatch receiv ed here from Benin today, Paris, Aug. 12-(By the As sociated Press) A great battle is in progress on the Itusso Polish front upon which hangs the fate of Warsaw, according ' to information reselling the French foreign office today. Warsaw, Aug. II (By the Associated Press) The Poles have launched a counter-offensive with bayonets in the region of Pultusk, where the Russians have been striving to break the Polish defensive line. Folinsk is 31 miles north of Warsaw. Warsaw, Aug. 12. (By United Press.) Columns of armed women marched through the streets of Warsaw today, announcing they would fight tbe Russians to the death. Some had only revolvers. Others carried rifles and sabers. Many old men and youths have 'gone to the defenses being estab- are waiting to come to grips with tha invaders. Leon Trotsky, the red war min ister, was reported to have arrived at Bialstok ready to lead the Rus sian army in Us final drive for l Warsaw. Poland must defend itself to the end, spurning any bolshevik offer for a dishonorable peace, the coun cil of defense declared in a mani festo issued today on the eve of the armistice conference at Minsk. Poles Found Hiding! London, Aug. 12. It was learn ed authoritatively today that M. Kamanof, soviet representative here, received a wireless message from Moscow at 10 a. m. saying the bolsheviki discovered the Po lish armistice delegates hiding in a village between . Warsaw and Minsk last night and sent them on to Minsk. The Moscow message, it was un derstood, stated the Polish dele gates concealed themselves when cavalry unexpectedly raided the town. Learning of their presence. !the bolsheviki searched them out and then expedited their journey to Minsk, where the Russian dele gates were awaiting them. It was intimated that the Poles nurnosely remained close to the lines, being prepared to proceed as soon as Warsaw ordered them to do so. Recently, the bolsheviki assert ed the Poles were delaying armis tice negotiations ' in order to force interventions The Poles have charged the reds were delaying the parleys, so they would have time to 'take Warsaw before peace comes. The above dispatch indicates the Russians believed the Poles were hanging back and not proceeding as rapidly to Minsk as they might have. Left Warsaw Wednesday. Paris, Aug. 12. The Polish arm istice and peace delegates, M. Oke- ucki, director of the political de partment of the ministry of for eign affairs, and Major Stamirow ski, left Warsaw Wednesday eve ning to meet the Russian delegates, according to a dispatch to the Temps from WTarsaw today. COST OF VOTING HITS $1,000 MARK IN KANSAS CITY Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 12. The Kansas City board of election com missioners, canvassing ballots cast in the recent Missouri primary elec tion, announced today what is be lieved to be the highest priced votes cast in the United States. They cost the state almost $1,000 each. The official canvass in Kansas City disclosed that the Socialists polled two votes, the Prohibition party ticket one vote, and the Socialist-Labor party three. Tbe cost of printing tickets and sample ballots for the three parties and defraying their share of the primary election expense will ex ceed $5,000 and may run as high as $6,000, ban Stewart deputy elec tion commissioner, said. 'SUGAR AT 15 CENTS IS EXPECTED SOON New York, Aug. 12. A drop in the price of sugar from 8 to 10 cents a pound, predicted .today in the ' wholesale grocery trade, broueht loy to every ' housewife. who had been in despair regarding .uuubi uun yi era, . iug. i ub ii as pect Is that sugar can be bought at i from 13 to IS cents a nound in a Ifortaight , .. . . t France . and Britain " Loggerheads Hay Thwart Peace. Britain and France hava split on the question of how to t combat Russian bolshevism., . . The British today were at-"; tempting to close the breach. ,v The schism la allied dlp!o.i matle unity was caused by -.l France extending recognition to Ueneral Wraagel, auti-bsl shevik leader in Ihe Crimea, , and by Britain advising the . Poles to accept the bolshevik ' peace terms. Lloyd George today was eon frontid with n less than thrso crises, on which the pear of, Europe may depend. They ' were: The French-Brltlsh diplomat, le misunderstanding growing out of France's recogaiUoa er Wrangeh the threatened gen eral strike In Britain If the government tries to make war : on Russia, and the parley of Polish and bolshevik delegates at Minsk, , London, Aug. 12. (By the Asso ciated Presss.) Great Britain has been officially notified of the. rec ognition by France of tbe govern ment of General Baron Wrangel as the de facto government of South! Russia, and the question is being discussed between the two govern-; ments. Something akin to consternation is evinced by the evening newspa pers over the French action, whict Is characterised as contrary tt British Ideas and a menace tt tl tente relattons. King DelayrlHpv Meanwhile King - Xleore, who was to leave for Scotland tomor row, has postponed his trip', owing to the situation. . j It was unofficially reported this afternoon that Premier Lloyd George and Karl Curson, the secre tary of foreign affairs, plan to meet Premier Millerand at Boulogne on Sunday to discuss the situation arising from the recognition of. General Wrangel. Surprised at London Surprise. Paris, Aug. 12 (Havas) The, recognition by France of the south Russian government of General Wrangel, which appears to have created something of a commotion in London, Is commented upon to day by all the French newspapers, the majority of which express sur prise at the statements Premier Lloyd George made in the house of. commons concerning it r -- They take the view that the Brit ish premier is not in a position to reproach France for this action, av himself began negotiations With the bolsheviki without consulting France. .-. - ; The newspapers consider that the French recognition of General Wrangel is a strictly logical ; con tinuation of the government's pofc icy. "Examining Differences." Pari3, Aug. 12. Great Britain has communicated officially with France with regard to the differ ences between the two govern- ments, it develops from a state ment made by the semi-official Ilk' vas agency today. . - The statement says that .both governments are examining, is the most friendly spirit, the divergen cies in views." Charges Agreement Violated. . '- Paris, Aug. 12. (By United: Press.) Premier Millerand - of France has informed the cabinet that Premier Lloyd George's mes sage asking Poland to accept the Bolshevik peace terms was a viola tion of the agreement reached by the two premiers at their recent conference at Hythe, it was admit? ted today in official circles. The French recognition of Gen-: eral Wrangel's regime as the de facto government of southern Rus ; sia followed the cabinet meeting at which Millerand made this abor tion. ,"' '" Recognition of Wrangel's "" antl-, Bolshevik government was accord ed without consulting Britain, which, it is understood, would have opposed such a step at this time. May Thwart Peace Efforts. This misunderstanding between Premiers Millerand and ' Lloyd George appeared likely today to bring to naught all efforts to re store peace between Russia and Po land With tbe principal alllex at loggerheads, the Bolsheviki are ex pected to be -emboldened to keep np their drive for Warsaw. ; Recogni tion of Wrangle may also give Trotzky and Lenine ground tor' s charge of bad faith against the al lies, as the Bolshevist' leaders bad! been given to understand that x& I such action would be taken until ; after the conference at Minsk.' at which an effort was to be made ta bring about immediate cessaUoevt hwrtiTttiae . . '