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JTTY-NINTn YDAR.4-N0. 257. AtHCtATEP TUESDAY AUGUST 17, 1920 TWELVE PAGES. - : PRICE FIVE CENTO. j 'vilLr. buliJbtiik biMJ L).ivbUg Liu l: WLiuiUWy ffllESSEE SUFF VOTE B CLOCKED Adjournment of House Delays Action Expected on Amendment Today. (BULLETIN.) Wa.hvlla Tmii Ana t"? hhi"vy . v ...... "Rl i -. The Tennetwe house adjourned -Jtkli afternoon until 10 o'clock ' ( tuBonww morning without tak. in; action on rmtlli cation of the federal suffrage amendment. ', Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 17. De- bite on adoption of a resolution proposing ratification ol the federal i wffipge amendment was opened to by in the lower bouse of tbe Ten' : tessee legislature with prospects of i t tote within a few hours. The ' senate already has adopted the rati- Icatlon resolution. i Favorable action by the house to toy would makp Tennessee the 36th state to ratify the amendment and vould give the ballot to, the women of the entire country. Both advocates and opponents of mirage went into the final staee y te fight with confidence. Lead en agreeu uitu we result wouia De close.' ,.- Leaders in the house said the committee, which last night agreed to report the ratification resolu tion recommending adoption would Bake its report during the day. North Carolina Action Near. : Raleieh. N C. Aii'I7 tri nrfril- tton to the resolution providing for ratification of the federal suffrage amendment which was expected to come up for consideration in the senate during the day, the North Carolina legislature today had be fore it a resolution to reject tbe amendment; The proposal to reject vat introduced in the house last sight by Representative Drier, Democrat ' .','."'.". r Pro- and anti-suffragists were primed for a lively tilt over suf frage in the senate, where leaders bad agreed to begin debate. The galleries were divided between the two factions. ' CORK DEPORTED Still Sefnsing To Eat, MacSweeney Is Taken to England Aboard a Destroyer. , Cork, Ireland, Aug, IT. Terrence MacSweeney, lord mayor of Cork, Was deported to England this Homing aboard a British destroy er, after having been found guilty of edition by court martial yesterday. MacSweeney still refused to eat. ; MacSweeney, who haa refused food since he was arrested last Thursday night was convicted of having under his control the recruit police, of having made a seditious ipeecD on the occasion of his elec tion and of having in his posses ion a copy of resolution of Cork JPoration pledging allegiance to "' Irish republican parliament. Belfast. Ireland. An. 17. The tns of Templeraare, county Tip "wy, underwent a grim ordeal of "Pfisal last night, following the Smrder of District Inspector Wil on, according to a press dispatch received here today.,,The police " military turned out to avenge pector Wilson, and with bombs bullets speedily cleared, the Kwi8. The town hall and several Jwps were wrecked. The disor- lasted several hours. London, Aug. 17. Proposals by ier Lloyd George in the house commons yesterday that every jKility would be given the mother Archbishop Mannix of Australia, wme to London from Ireland to her son, were denounced as Jfepostcrous" bjr the prelate in an terview with the Daily Mail last fbC . archbishop said his mother J""d not possibly travel, owing to "rage, no mattnr hnw much aa- J "Mance should be given her. AoiT CAK'T TIT. A ICR ft ONTO WEATHER THIS TEAR B'GOSH Chicanv An. 17 VTTna4 Tra1 ? the White Sox win the pen 8t . i , f the crops are worse than ever. H the middle west aint happy. Don't blame H on the weather. otatM in .K. - .1 1 an ft orthwMf iii. luiat !?taer in their hlstorr.' declared J. 0. Cox. weather prophet for 11 te in this section. . ftUCE STATION SAFE BOBBED. U - Asgetes, Aug. n. me aw l Police Judge Ray U Chesebros . was robbed last night of ap- "wmateiy. 125,000, It was aiscov whan court opwsd today. LORD MAYOR OF REPORT SCORE DEAD IN WRECK Ofr INTERURBAN Tram Jumps Tracks Near South Bend Killing 26, Says Dispatch. . , BBUSnSSUSSMeap Chicago, Aug. 17. Railroad of fices here hare a report that a Chi cago, Gary and South Bend lnter urban Jumped the tracks at Portage crossing, four miles west of South Bend, killing 2C passengers. The report of the wreck was re ceived by theiew York Central dis patcher's office from an operator near Portage crossing. The inter urban does not enter Chicago. Main offices are at Michigan City, Ind. Dealed by Officials. ' ; Reports of a wreck on the Chi cago, Gary & South Bend intemr- ban, at Portage Crossing, four miles west of South Bend, Ind., were denied by the company's of fices at Michigan City. Reports at xnicnigan J-iiy said there was a wreck on the Lake Shore & Michi gan Southern, near South Bend. On South Side Line, Claim. .The Lake Shore offices herer how ever, report the wreck is on the South Shore Electric line. The New York Central operator at Lv (liplr. SAVAfl milfi, TO Act Cnilth t Bend, reported that the interurban car turned over after jumping the track and that the 26 passengers were killed under it An hour after first reports of the wreck railroad offices were still un able to get definite information. The New York Central nnnrntir at Lydick wired tbe dispatcher here that all physicians and most of the residents of the town had gone to the scene, about a mile and a half east of that place. ' Tragedy Is Myth! ; South Bend, Ind., Aug. 17. Two derailments on the New York Cen tral lines today, one at Osceola, Ind., and the other at Chesterton, Ind., caused rumors of a wreck in which, 26 persons were reported killed. No one waB injured in either derailment. Rumors of a wreck at Lydick, Ind-, were without foundation; according to newspa permen, who made an investiga tion. . :., .: Three Hurt in Wreck. Chicago, A,ur. 17. (United Press) Sante Fe train No. 15 was derail ed near Lorenzo, 111., early today and three mai,l clerks injured. The train was made up of six steel coaches and carried only mail and express for Kansas City. All of the coaches left the track. The cause of the wreck has not been deter mined. EXPECT TO NAME PONZI RECEIVER " ''.'' -."-;'" --' v Custodian To Be Chosen at Bank ruptcy Proceedings Ylcltms Crowd Court. : Boston. Aug. 17. (United Press.) Receivers for Charles Ponii were to .be appointed today when bank ruptcy proceedings are heard be fore Judge Norton in United States district court here. . As soon as receivers are appoint ed steps will be taken to learn the real assets of the promoter. It was considered probable one of the first acts of the receivers will be to seize the Ponzi estate, his automo bile and other liquidatable assets. Efforts to procure bail for Ponzi yesterday were unavailing. The United States district court was crowded with Ponzi's victims when proceedings to have receivers appointed for Ponzi were started before Judge Morton. Emil Ilubli, formerly a waiter, today gave Attorney General Allen 11.650 profits he made in Ponzi's get-rich-quick scheme. He said he was leaving town and did not want to take any "tainted" money with him. ' LATE BULLETINS I'urL. X u w. i,. f 1111M1U Ad- amson. Labor member of the British parliament, and Harry Gosling, leader of the English Transport Workers, represent ing the British Couicil of Ac tion of the Triple Alliance of Labor, have been requested to leave Prance, failing which thei will be expelled. Adam son aid Gosling arrived here' this Morning and conferred with French Socialists. ' Chicago, kmg. l7r-(UBJtd ' Press) A fog today prevented the motormaa of a street car seeing- a frehrht car directly ahead at a railroad crossing acre. He crashed into it head, a. The motormaa and two passengers were iajared. Washington, Ass;. n-(rai-ted Press) Order disCMtiaa- ' lug the port of Sew Orleans as at amy transport shipping ceater for Pam-Aperlea and Part Bice were fssaed today -kT Secretary f War Baker. Th t army activities at the port w!J be transferred to a peiat te be : selected by the quartermaster ., gwcnL " ' , ' ( C!: :!1GE FOR PEOPLE, JOB FACItlG COX Showing of Difference From Present Rule Is Bole for Nominee. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 17. Gov ernor Cox's first effort outside his own state was perhaps character istic of his whole campaign it was uphill. The first audience the Democratic state convention of West Virginia can be dismissed without much comment. The partisans assembled liked the speech and the speaker; they cheered him and came away cheered over their aggressive leader. The second- audience gathered out doors at night on the grassy slope that forms sort of 'natural bleachers at the river front waa made up of Republicans as well as Democrats. It was an average crowd. Gov ernor Cox's voice carried well.' He was close to his audience and talked a language they fully understood. It was a typical Jimmy Cox speech which means that he told the crowd they could continue to call 'him "Jimmy" if he were elected presi dent and that they could forget about the title of president; that he wasn't fighting Harding person ally, whom he respected and ad mired, but fighting his record in public life and the party that nomi nated him at Chicago and that "per formance counted ninety-nine thou sand times iaore that promises. This theme enabled the governor to define in elementary terms why he regarded Harding as a reaction ary and himself as a progressive. Compares Records. The Ohio governor talked about the new constitution In Ohio ani how the poor man used to be de nied justice and bow injured, work men were unablejto get compensa tion through the courts. He told how Harding fought the adoption of the new constitution and hew he. Governor Cox, won the fight in a referendum by an overwhelming majority. Then he discueseU his own methods of dealing with indus trial troubles and declared proudly that he had not cast a single soldier into a labor controversy, that the state militia had hot fired a single shot, nor pointed a single bayonet to settle a strike. And when the governor asked his audience to in quire of any employer in Ohio If property has been preserved, or of any emplbye of the state had done him violence or of any justice of the supreme court, if the majesty of the law had been upheld, there were real cheers. , - Interest la Industrial Troubles. For they have their fill of indus trial troubles in the West Virginia coal fields and even the Democratic governor of the state isn't any too popular with labor. The audience waa far more interested in the gov- (Continued on Page Three). MISSISSIPPI PBOUBT OX. Jackson, Miss., Aug. .17. Missis sippi Democrats, in a primary to- iday, were to nominate five candi dates for congress. The chief is sue has been the record of the Democratic administration. . - C. 8. SHIPS OK GERMAN ROUTES Washington, Aug. 17. Operation of American ships on former Ger man trade routes to all parts of the world, has the sanction and sup port of the shipping board. A Free Booklet On Soviet Government A detailed comparison.' of the constitution of the soviet govern ment of Russia with the Amer ican government and a lull ex planation of what bolshevism would mean in the United States. It makes the subject easily understood, and every voter should read it Know your gov ernment It was prepared by the Cham ber of Commerce of the United States, and can . be procured FREE through our Washington Information Bureau. (Use the coupon. Write plainly.) Frederic J. Haskln, Director. THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS INFORMATION BUREAU Washington, D. C . I enclose herewith 2 cents In stamps for return postage on the soviet booklet. 1 Name Street City ... State ........ AGAIN REPdRT HARDING WILL DESERT PORCH Party , Leaders Threshing Out Question in , Conference. Marion, Aug. 17. (United Press). Intimations that Warren G. Hard ing may shortly leave his front porch to make several speeches away from Marion bobbed up again today in the face 6f previous asser tions by the presidential candidate that under no circumstances would he make more than one speech out of Marion before Oct L The question was expected to be threshed out today in a conference between Harding and party leaders including Will H. Hays, national chairman; Senator New, Indiana, chairman of the speakers' bureau; Harry M. Daugherty, Harding's personal advisor, and Albert Lask- er, connected with the national committee's publicity organization. T.nnl. nom-H i..J :. .r" ".,r.rr,;r.J r ; that they would drive Harding off his front porch serve to make Hard ing more or less reluctant to alter his plans. At today's conference it was ex pected a complete schedule cover ing the candidate's speaking en gagements up to Oct 1 will be ar ranged. Doesn't Promise Policy. Harding served notice today he does not promise, in event of his election, to carry out foreign poli cies entered upon iby this govern ment This announcement was mada when newspaper men asked regarding' possible commitments of the present administration toward helping Poland. He declined to dlscijss specific questions but made the general declaration that "there will be none of the foreign policies continued should we succeed." "They will be completely revers ed," he said. , "The Rerublican party would expect at the hands or j a Retmblican administration a vprv I sweeping change in foreign policy. Of course, we are concerned with the peace of the world, but our problems are American.'? , Labor Day Speech at Home. Marion, Ohio, Aug. 17. Senator Hardiag's Labor day speech will he delivered in Marion to a gathering of the Central Labor union, it was decided today at a conference of campaign leaders win the presi dential nominee. Announcement of the decision was made by Senator Harry Si New, in charge of the speakers' bureau, who said all invitations tor the candidate to sneak outside oi Marion on that day had been turned down because Senator Harding "wishes to make his Labor speech here where his labor record is known." Will Speak Sept. 4. . The Labor day engagement was the first one fixed by the confer ence, which had for its Durnose the determination of a schedule of speeches for the candidate up to Oct 1. also was decided that on Sept 4, Senator Harding would speak here to a meeting of the vari ous Republican state ways and means chairmen and their assist ants. ASKS BRITISH WRflflGEL STAND Soviet Russia Wants England's At titude Toward Anti.Red Lead er Defined. London, Aug. 17.- Soviet Russia. through 'M. Kameneff, head of her trade mission here, has asked Pre mier Lloyd-George for a precise definition of the British attitud to ward General Wrangel. commander ot anti-Bolshevist forces in south ern Russia. -Sebastopol, Aug. 13. (Bv the As sociated Press) The military forces of General Wrangel, head of the anti-Bolsheviki government in South Russia, now aggregate about 150,000, one third of whom are high class troops. Russian officers es timate that the Bolsheviki forces arrayed against General Wrangel are at present about 50,000 in num ber. x ENGLAND'S LABOR TO DEMAND PEACE WITH RTJSS REDS London, Aug. 17. (United Press.) Labor's "council of ac tion" issued a call todav for local trades anions in all parts of the country to stage demonstrations Sunday demanding peace with Rus sia. Editorial comment today on Premier Lloyd George's speech in commons wherein he challenged labor to paralyze the nation's in- auatry as bad been threatened if the government failed to follow unors- pacifist oolicv with nnni to Russia was generally favorable to me premier. The Herald, how ever, .dubbed bis speech "tub mumping. . The Post said Lloyd George glossed the situation and that the jaoontes actually, are .threatening civil war to support a soviet invas ion of western Europe while the premier meets the peril with epi- sTrainx i nsa ihiiv vvftaaaa uaii vCB i.uim'4 mu , , dissolve! ttne laoonte council to itself into Innocuous desuetude." POLE CRISES ISTTOJUP BY CABINET TJ. S. Officials Discuss War Situation French Aid Turns Reds? Washington, Aug. 17.-fUnited Press) Without latest moves in the Bolshevist siege of Warsaw of ficials here were in doubt today concerning dispatches that the Pol ish capital had been invaded by nussian cavalry patrols. viiiuu luiuiuuuuu me latest caching here was th the Bolshe- viks were 12 miles from Warsaw This dispatch came from Poland di rectly under the date of last Sunday night. I ( The actual entrance of Bolshevik troops into Warsaw would cause no surprise here. However, reports recently have told of a stiffening. oi,rousn resistance. Cabinet Discusses Crisis. The entire Rus. j-Polish crisis was expected to be d scussed today by President Wilson and his cabinet at their regular weekly meeting. Secretary Colby will probably bring before the president the ques tion of food and supplies for Poland for final decision. Officials of the American Fed eration of Labor believe the United States government will have the support of organized labor in any move to aid Poland, according to information at Federation of Labor headquarters today. This is the policy of the federa tion's high officials and they be lieve the rank and file will back them. . - ' French Aid Turns Reds? .Warsaw, Aug. 17. (By Associat ed Press) There were , renewed signs at the front today (Sunday) that, the French were taking a more.prominent part in the guid ance of the Polish army. General Weygand is said to be the general responsible for the new tactics now being employed to repel the invad ers. Modern implements of war were brought into play. There were air planes on bombing raids, tanks which had. seen service in France, and cannon. There were also ar mored speed boats on the Vistula, armed with machine guns. Prisoners Stream In. Great numbers of Russian soviet prisoners reached Warsaw this af ternoon, some of whom had been in battle this morning. They came in groups of 20 or 30 and some times in droves of hundreds. The prisoners were uniformed in. dull ash-colored Jumpers and trousers, bearing resemblance . to laborers emerging from a steel mill. The sound of cannon was plain ly audible in the distance but it was distinctly that of .field artil lery. The heavy bombing of .210's, .380's and .420's was absolutely lacking, giving the impression of a miniature war as compared wiisl the heavy cannonading on the French front in 1918. v BEGIN SHAKEUP OF U. S. BUREAU Beorganixatlon of Department of Immigration Ordered by Secre tary of Labor Post Washington, Aug. 17. Reorgan ization ot the bureau of immigra tion has been ordered by Assistant becretary of Labor Post The action was taken, officials of the department said today, because of conditions indicating "utter dis organization of the bureau, both here aid in its field service." First steps in the reorganization were taken by Assistant Secretary Post on July 21, when Commission er General of Immigration Cami- netti was shorn ot the authority for making recommendations in appeal and warrant cases. On Aug. 14, a memorandum was prepared by Secretry Post inquir ing into the "causes of and remedies tor the disorganised conditions in the department of immigration and its consequent inefaciency." LITTLE GIRL HAS THREE MOTHERS TO SELECT FROM . Chicago, Aug. 17. (United Press) Katharine Walters, 2 years old today, had three mothers to pick from. ' ; . Mrs. .Clara Kroll Walters . was listed as the "regular" mother. The baby gained Mrs. Maud Goodhue by adoption, when Mrs. Walters hus band deserted her, and Mrs. Walters was held in jail tor alleged forgery. Mrs. Walters injected her mother, Mrs. Katherinl Kroll. into the role , . . . kh. ui moy moiner 07 a peiiuw asking that she be permitted to adopt the child. COX LAUNCHES HIS FIGHT FOR STATE OF OHIO Leader Lays Down Open ing Political Barrage in Coming Battle. , Columbus, Aug. 17. (United Press). Governor James M. Cox today was to lay down the opening political barrage in the big battle for Ohio the state so coveted by both parties. Calls Harding "Reactionary.'' Senator Harding, the Republican presidential candidate was again at tacked today as a "reactionary," by Governor Cox. In addressing the Ohio Democrat ic convention, opening the local Democracy's campaign, and laying down his state leadership. Governor Cox reviewed the contest he had in 1912 when he supported and Sena tor Harding opposed the new Ohio constitution. . "It has in considerable degree,' said Governor Cox, "nlade the bab upon which the presidential contest is being fought ihis year, because the issue now, as in the past is be tween progress and reaction. "More than that, the candidates of the two parties are taken from our state, and both candidates have been participants in the public af fairs of this commonwealth since 1912. In consequence of this the record in Ohio bears direct relation to the national campaign this year. Performance, after all, is the test not words." . Recalls Harding's Attitude.' Governor Cox cited a statement by Senator Harding, after adoption of the new state constitution, that it meant . "socialism and revolu tion." "At every bend of the road," said Governor Cox, "we found him align ed with the opposition." "To his credit" Governor Cox continued, "it must be stated that he believed that he was right. "He mistook the spirit of the whole movement It was an order ly process of evolution. He .desig nated it as socialism. Reaction and Progress. "The point however," Governor Cox declared, "Is that he still be lieves in reaction and I still believe in progress. t ' Governor Cox detailed numerous reforms, which he said, had result ed from the new constitution, such as the workman'e compensation law, reduction of lawsuits, protec tion of the ballot, rural school progress, mothers' pensions and prison reform. Virtually every prominent Demo crat is here for the convention, the main purpose of which is to give the campaign impetus. Secretary of War Baker, Vic Donahey, candidate for governor and M. A. Daughterty, keynoter, also were scheduled to speak. The business before the convention was the framing of a platform and the selection of the presidential electors. Reports Encouraging. Cox, : after several conferences with state leaders, said he had re ceived most . encouraging reports as to Democratic chances in No vember. ( The preliminaries of the conven tion were not to begin until 10 o'clock with a meeting of the Dem ocratic central committee. It was predicted that W. W. Durbin will be reelected state chairman. Caucuses of congressional dis tricts and meeting of convention committees were scheduled and the convention proper was to open at 1 o'clock. . Secretary Baker was expected to make the League of Nations the main theme of his speech. MOB ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT LOADING OF GERMAN SHIPS . Ramsgate, England; Aug. 17. A serious clash occurred early to day between the police and a mob which was bent on preventing the loading of two German ships. Tbe steamers arrived several days ago for cargoes ot coke, but owing to the hostility of ex-soldiers and oth ers, no attempt was made to load the craft until this morning. Shortly after midnight a, crowd of men and women, learning that the vessels were about to be loaded, attacked the police guarding them with botles and stones. The police despersed the mob. POWER AS ORATOR AS HE FACES MOB SAVES MAN'S LIFE Thorold, Ont. Aug. 17. (United Press) David McNeal owes his life today to bis power as an orator. Last night a mob set fire to the town hall where he was locked up on a charge ot murdering Margaret Broucrock, four years old. dragged him to an improvised gallows and prepared a noose for his neck. - McNeal, facing the rumbling mob, made an eloquent appeal for his life. Blood streamed down his lace, be cried: : "Men, I appeal to you in the name of the man who was crucified, was put to death without a fair trial, to give me the trial that was denied Him." As he finished a half hour speech the crowd calmed quietly and per- mitted him to be taken away by the police.' ' ' POLISH COUNTER DRIVE BREAKS RUSSIANS' HOLD! UPON GATES OF CAPITAL WILSON OFFERS TO RECOGNIZE HUERTA'SRULE Names Terms, Which if Accepted, Will Gain U. S. Approval. . Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 16. (By the Associated Press) Presi dent Wilson is ready to recognize the present Mexican government if the latter agrees with1 the terms set forth in a communication from Sec retary of State Colby on this sub ject according to a message to President De La Huerta from Fer nando Caldron, Mexican high com missioner to the United States, now in the American capital, says the Excelsior today. Lays Down Terms. Secretary Colby's proposition, ac cording to the newspaper, was: First: That North American lives and property be respected. Second: That indemnities be paid foreigners who suffered dur ing the revolution. Third: That the Carranza de crees which are found to be con fiscatory be derogated. Only a Few of Conditions. Washington, Aug. 17. The three proposals given in Mexico Citydis- ' patches as precedent to recognition ot ttje present Mexican government by the United States are "only a few of the conditions announced by this government," according to a state department official. , It is true that three conditions are among the conditions laid down, but "performance or duties instead ot mere promises" is put above all conditions, it was said. Promise Denied. 1 Recognition has' not been prom ised Mexico under any conditions, it was authoritatively stated today. The state department is inclined to await developments in Mexico before granting recognition. ILLINOISTOWN HAS NEAR RIOT ?iegro FamFJes Flee ConltervOle, After Home of Colored Miner Is Burned. St Louis, Mo., Aug. 17. Several negro families are reported to have left Coulterville, 111., a mining towa, 40 miles south ot St Louis, follow ing the burning there yesterday of the home of Will Morrison, a negro mine employe, who was forced to leave town. No further disorder has occurred there, the authorities say. The trouble grew out of the re fusal of miners employed by the Perry County Coal corporation to work with Morrison in a shaft where all but two ot the miners were white, and the consequent discharge of cage operator who re fused to carry Morrison into tne mine, it is said. The latter inci dent precipitated a general walk out by the 300 miners there. The identity of the participants in yesterday's trouble has not been established and no arreBts have been made. Officials of the company here could not be reached today for a statement STRUCK BY TRAIN, ILLINOIS STOCK RAISER IS TOLLED Paris. III . Aug. 17. Shelby Pin- nell, a stock raiser, was killed early today when te was struck by an eastbound Big Four passenger train. Mr. Pinnell was waiting to accompany a carload of cattle to Chicago, and the engineer of the passenger train says be was sitting, apparently asleep on the track. THE WEATHER j Fair tonight and Wednesday. Not much change in temperature. Highest yesterday, - 88; lowest last night 65- Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 6 -miles per hour. Precipitation, none. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. , yeater. yester. today Dry bulb 83 82 66 Wet bulb ......68 68 62 Ret humidity ..46 49 82 River stage, 3.7, a fall of J! in last 24 hours. . Elver Forecast, A falling tendency in the Missis sippi will continue from below Du- buque until heavy rain a occur, . J.M.SHKR1ER. Meteorologist Mighty. Thrusts Relieve City From Menace of Capture. Warsaw, Aug. 16. (By the As- soclated Press.) Tbe Russian so-1 viet hold on the gates ot Warsaw has been broken, according to al lied officers here. Tbe Russian pressure upon War-' saw has been relieved, according to! the official Polish communique, just: issued. The statement reported that General Pilsudskl directed the counter-stroke that effected this re lief. The Polish counter-offensive Is declared to be in full sway at vari ous points with the soviet forces falling back in confusion. ,) ' : Reds Hurled Back. Paris, Aug. 17. Several success ful counter-attacks have been. launched by the Poles against the Russians, who have been hammer ing at the gates ot Warsaw. On the southwestern section of the trout near Cholm, Russian soviet forces., which had crossed the Bug river have been hurled back across that stream, while northwest of the Pol ish capital, the Poles have begun a; counter-offensive. , v Military critics here pointed out late last night! that the situation was better than it had. been tor, some time. j Fate of City in Balance. J London, Aug. 17, 10 a. m. (By! United Press.) Warsaw's fate wast being decided today in a fierce bat tle on a front of nearly 200 miles. A strong Polish counter waa de veloping successfully, according toH unofficial advices received here te-' day from points in Poland within j sound of the cannonading. i tub last direct wora xront wer-i saw was the official communique! Issued late yesterday. This saM the Poles had driven the Russians back across the river Bug, be tween Vlodawa and Hrubiesrow,, and that a successful Polish thrust! had been carried out in the dlrec- tion ot Mlawa. Encircling Move Fails. j An enort py tne itussians 10 en circle Warsaw by breaking through! the Polish lines at, Plotsk ana swinging around the city, flrsti marching south and then south east to join the red lines on the east 4 side of tbe capital, was de feated after a bitter battle. The bolsheviki made such progress at first that they Issued a communique announcing the city was surround ed. Later the tide turned and the Russian line was smashed. Thei reds lost all the ground they had gained and left hundreds ot dead and wounded behind. Much Bloody Fighting. Cavalry, French . tanks and aJ fleet of armored motor boats carry ing quick-firing guns are all in volved in the great struggle for Warsaw. The cavalry has repeatedly come into contact with the Cossacks, bloody hand-to-hand fighting with sabers resulting. . Tanks, mostly light models, are scurrying over the fields by the scores. In this branch of the fighting the Poles have all the better ot It The ar mored motor boats have done good service wherever the reds tried to cross the river Bug. Their cross fire, coming from both up and down the stream, rendered attempts at pontoon building almist suicidal. HUMOR BY WIRE Cbcago Health Commissioner: Robertson was practicing segreg tion on women in his department! today as an axiom of business effi ciency. "He did this to keep usJ from flirting with the aldermen ana other callers," one stenographer; protested. Lake Forest III Miss Marion, Low haa opened a charge account, with the police department here., Arrested and fined f2 for speeding she promised to pay later. , Cleveland The desk . sergeant! visioned a great Jewelry robbery when a man called up antr said he found a "tray of diamonds.' "Where?" queried the officer. "la a deck of cards" was the reply. .. . New Haven, Conn. A cat on the outside and a mouse on the inside of a show ease window attracted a- good audience here. The perform- , ance lasted an hour before the cat despaired of the contest W. U. PAIS EMPLOYES. New Tork, Aug. 17 The West-" ern Union Telegraph company. In pursuing its profit-sharing policy; began to pay its employes all over the world nearly $2,000,000. WILL RAISE OCEAX RATES. . Tokiof Aug. 17. Trans-Pacific, passenger rates will be raised 20 per cent Sept 15, it was announced, . IOWA FLTEBS IILLED. ' Colfax, Iowa, Aug-17 Two avia tors, Clyde Jones and Tat" WUHs, were killed when their , airplane went Into a note dive and telL ' ; 13 hi