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    a Daily Bee
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VOL. 50 NO. 50.
Foreign oil
Ousting of Interests of Other
Countries Discriminating
Against U. S. Will Be Con
sidered at Next Session.
Anglo-French Agreement Cov
ers Exploitation of European
And Asiatic Fields, Freezing
Out American Companies.
Oilcafo TrlluiiiP-Omnha Bee Leaned Wire.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 13. Th:
race for control of the fast diminish
es world supply of luel oil, which
Ida urrn ue:$.v
,raue of future wars, has brought to
the fore tin's question:
Shall th Ur.ited States continue
1o permit oil development in this
country and in possessions so long
a? Great Critain France and other
nat;ons exrludi- Americans from sim
ilar privilege in thoir territories?
A proposal that the United Statss
retaliate by excluding fromjhe fielJ
of American oil development the
nationals of countries which discrim
inate against Americans in this re
spect was agisted at the last ses
sion of congress and is destined to
receive, further attention at the next
session in view of recent events.
S-.ich a tctaliatorv provision was
included in the mineral deposit leas
iVig law, but it applies only to the
public domain.
V England Reticent. ,
r- Secretary of State Colby a fort
Might ago lormc-rly asked the Britisn
v government whether the recently
concluded Anglo-French oil agree
ment pertaining to European and
1 Asiatic1 fie'ds would operate to ex
clude American exploitation. His
inquiry' followed conferences with
British Ambassadoi Geddes, who in
sisted that Great Britain readily
would conffcnt to American oil de
velopment in all British controlled
far the Rutish arov
ernment has not replied.
The official text of the Anglo
French agreement, negotiated at
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day, but it is difficult to determine
from the provisions whether the ex
clusion of Americans from the Brit
ish and French fields . is contem
plated. " : ; '
The agreement states that it is
based on the principles of cordial co-
...nilnn 5nl rvinrnritv in those
countries where the oil interests of
the two nations can be usefully
united. It covers it develoinnent m
Rouraania. Asia-Minor, "territories
of the old Russian empire, referring
presumably to the Baku district
chiefly Galicia, French colonies and
British crown colonies.
, How Agreement Works.
The agreement provides that in
Mesopotamia Great Britain shall
grant to the French 25 per cent of
the oil developed by the British goy
.mm.n nr 9 2.'? oer cent share in
British companies producing petro
leum. .It is provided that any such
companies must be under 'perma-
nent British control," and that the
native government or native inter-
1. .Hi4t-ar4 n i-f tri AVfPPil
' a 20 per cent interest.
In North Africa and other French
colonies, protectorates and zones of
influence, France agrees t- give
facilities to any . Franco-British
group or groups of good standing
t . tor tnC acquismwn "i
concessions." It is noted that the
French law provides such groups
shall "contain at least 67 per cent
(" French interests." Keciprocai au
vantages are granted to the French
in British crown colonies.
"Nothing in this agreement, it
concludes, "shall apply to conces
sions which may be the subject of
negotiations initiated by British or
French interests." .
About the League.
Of this agreement the Manchester
Guardian recently said: ,
"Critics of Great Britain and not
those of America only will con
tinue to ask why the league of na
tions covenant should be treated as
if it were of no account; why at
c... vmn nr Msewhere we should
make a private bargain over oil with.
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t ranee. Ana especially m iciaiiy..
to so important a matter as this,
they will underline the mandatory
section of the league, which guar-
anlees to all nations equality of
economic opportunty with the man
datory of the league."
The maintenance of the open dobr
for American development of oil ta
foreign countries is becoming more
and more important, for although
the United States now produces
more than 65 per cent of the world's
f,tl nit (Via Amriran snnnlv will
k vVimictert in ?fl vpar( nrrrrdinp
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to the experts, wnue tne neias ior
which Great Britain Trrrd France are
reaching out are reputed to be good
for 25 years of constant production.
In a report to congress at the last
session President Wilson described
the French restrictions n oil de
' v.lnnmMii hv alien's anf the exces
sive restrictions imposed by the
Mexican government of alien oil
companies, preponderantly Ameri-
) crtn, against wntcn tne aamimsira
tion protested.
Cass and Otoe Counties
Prepare for Reunion
riattsmouth, Neb., Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) Old settlers of Cass and Otoe
Counties will gather for their annual
reunion Friday "and Saturday, Au
gust 20 and 21, at Union. The affair
has been held yearly for more than
30 years. Among the entertainment
features this year will be the 20th
infantry band trom rort iroox,
Clra4 u tMa-CllH Matter
Osaka P. 0. Uw JUt t
More Arrests Are Expected
As Result of Ponzi's Crash,
Declare the Boston Officials
Investigation of Spectacular Financing of Securities
Exchange Company Probably Will Enmesh Many
Persons May Also Force Patrons to Return
Dividends for Pro-Rata Distribution.
Boston, Aug. 13. Other arrests
are expected within 24 hours as the
further result of the investigation of
spectacular financing which began
when Charles Ponzi's Securities Ex
change company fell under suspi
cion. ,
Attorney General Allen today
turned his attention to other money
making enterprises which it is
claimed have been conducted in vio
lation of the law and to the loss of
too credulous investors.
Ponzi remained at his home iu
Lexington today, denying himself to
interviewers. A score of men, sup
posed to be government agents and
policemen, were in the vicinity of
jiis residence.
May Force Money Return.
In federal court today another
bankruptcy petition was filed by
three petitioners.
The belief was expressed at' At
torney General Allen's office today
that it will be possible to compel
pesons who cashed their Ponzi
notes with intcres-t previous to the
crash to return the money for pro
rat distribution among all the cred
itor?. The attorney general also is en
deavoring to find legal means for
proceeding against Ponzi's agents,
of whom he believes there were hun
dreds in New England. The pre
vailing rate paid to agents is said
o have been , 10 per cent of the
amount of the note sold.
Upwards of 500 letters containing
unpaid Ponzi notes or information
Intelligence Officer Confesses
To Posing as American Lieu
tenant in Artillery.
San Francisco, Aug. 13. How a
German army intelligence officer
tirnr1urii1ffr1 th American officers
in Europe, posed as a lieutenant of
the 75th field artillery, third division;
nine -fiirnH in this rnnntrv and
cared for as a hero,. receiving $1,658
back pay, later nonoraDiy aiscnargea
.irl thn nlict se a nrivate in
the 44th regiment stationed at the
Presidio, is told tn a contession od
tained by Col. John R. Kelly, as
sistant chief of staff, and Lieut. H.
B. Marr, of the military intelligence
from Private Arthur LeGrandc.
alias Lieut. Arthur Kincaid.
LeGrande has admitted that he is
Lieut. Theodore Schude of the Ger-
vin ormtr anH 3 HlPTTlTlPr Ot the
royalist party. He is being held ,a
prisoner by the military authorities
ior attempting to desert.
it; oco will ho rriven to the crraiid
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jury tomorrow when that body will
be asked to return a true bill against
Schude for fraudulently obtaining
money from the government. ,
Schude enlisted in the United
this citv on March
20, last. His elaborate attempt to
make military authorities nere qc-
i:... il,,t Uo hart mpl with foul DlaV
when he attempted to. desert led, to
his undoing, bchude admits iranmy
; uc --, fccinn that he had seen
all he desired of American army life
and intended to enlist in tne Mexi
can army where "former German
officers are in demand."
Search of his effects disclosed his
identity as a German officer and a
i.x. ...t,:-!, h. hart written to Count
ll-lici w iiii-i' . ,
Graf von Bergen Hohenhausen ol
Berlin, in which he admittea secur-
: lnra hrlnncrine to Lieut.
Arthur Kincaid while he was acting
as censor in the German intelligence
office, was secured by Colonel Kelly.
Being faced with . these proofs
Schude broke down and confessed.
Physician Held for
Death of Hayes Center
Girl Freed on Bonds
Dr. L. S. Fields, who has been in
jail since Wednesday, unable to se
cure $5,000 bond under which he is
held for trial on a charge of murder
by committing abortion, was released
from the county jail at 3:30 p. m. to
day on order of District Judge Les
lie, who accepted B. N. Robertson,
attorney, 724 First National Bank
building, and Walter Wills, real es
tate dealer, 516 Brown block, as
bondsmen for Fields.
Fields is accused of the murder
of Ruth Ayer, 19-year-old Hayes
r..i rriri -arhn died in Omaha Sun
day following an illegal operation. -J
Old Resident Dies.
Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) Announcement has been re-,
reived of the death of Joseph Oliver,
one of th first merchants in th:
i.r Drloll this rrmntv. which oc
curred at his home in Chickasha,
Okla. Burial was at Chickasha.
In Tomorrow'
A plare where no woman ha been
aUowvd to to for 1,000 ream. . But it
ta open to tbem now and what a
rash! The ttoir, with picture, In Th
..Sunday Bee. .
The nemnd Inntallment of mirth by
Kd Streeter "l,etter of a Home-made
Man to Hla Son." Fun In every aen
tenre! Another chapter from "Heart Se
crete of a Fortiiiwi Teller."
The only rotogravure picture section.
pabllMhed la Nebraaka.
Briaiinr Vp Father, Th Oumpi and
other unequalled comic.
Snappy Sporting; New.
Fart and cmalp for women lea Jet.
Full AMoelated Frew aad Chicago
Trlbune-Onwha Be new reports.
March I. 1171.
concerning them were delivered to
the attorney general this morning.
In the meanwhile New England
awaited with interest new develop
ments in connection with the crash
of Charles Ponzi's castle of finance
to he buildin? of which 40.000 in
vestors are alleged to have con
tributed from $15,000,000 to $20,000.
000. Edwin L. Pride, auditor of Ponzi s
accounts, has said that Ponzi's lia
bilities already are shown at $7,000,
000. Ponzi claimed assets of not
more than $4,000,000.
Probe Police Investments.
Superintendent of Police Crowley
has ordered an investigation of the
police department to ascertain the
extent to which members have in
vested with Ponzi or otherwise have
been connected with his affairs.
Henry H. Chmielinski, president
of the Hanover Trust, declared the
institution was solvent and an
nounced that "every depositor would
get back dollar for dollar with in
terest." The state has $125,000 de
posited in the Hanover.
Ponzi denied rumors that he in
tended to leave the city for a vaca
tion. He said that if he had wanted
to depart he would have done so be
fore the events of yesterday.
Bank Commissioner Joseph C.
Allen said today that so far as ho
knows, there is no foundation for
reports that other banking institu
tions besides the Hanover Trust
company may be involved with the
Ponzi collapse; '
Husband, Formerly Charged
With Murder of Sweetheart,
Redeems Self.
San Francisco, Aug. 13. The.
loyalty of a woman and a man's
struggle to redeem himself came to
light yesterday when Will Orpet,
,Itf- in 101fi fnr the murder of
his childhood sweetheart, Marian
Lambert, near Chicago, revealed nis
true identity ift Judge T. I. Fitzger
ald's court.
Charges of wife " abandonment
were brought against Orpet by 19-
A i11rrn llfarcraret Silrnowskv
of Detroit. She married Orpet un
der the name ot W. n. uawson iasi
July. ' '
Then the girl pleaded with the
court for leniency. She said her
charges were all a mistake. On his
own recognizance Orpet was re
leased for 60 days. , Arm in arm
they went to a justice of the peace
and were remarried under Orpet's
right name. ' ' 1
Toda"y Orpet and his little 19-year-old
bride resumed the hum
drum of married life.
Orpet went to work as usual this
morning at the Steel Products com
pany, where he is employed as a
clerk4 and Olga, his wife, went to
the telegraph office, where she is en
gaged punching out messages.
The worry over the wrong he
had done in marrying Olga Mar
garet Sarnowsky under the assumed
name of W. H. Dawson, has left
Orpet and he appeared at his work
today smiling and appearing as if a
great weight had been lifted from
his shoulders. He said he had no
statement to mak? except fhat he
wanted a chance to make good.
The little wife smilingly repeated
her declaration made yesterday that
it was her place to stick by her
husband and that she was very
The matrimonial difficulties
started a few days ago when Orpet
told his wife he was going to San
Jose, 50 miles away, to work in
the canneries, where he could earn
$6 a day. Mrs. Orpet, not knowing
the geography of California, became
frightened and, fearing he intended
leaving her, had a warrant issued for
his arrest on the charge of wife
Negro falls 12 Stories,
Gets Up to Get Insurance
San Francisco, Aug. -13. Napo1
Icon Brooks, negro cement worker,
who fell from the 12th story of a
building under construction at
Fresno, Apil 3. 1920, was able to
walk into the office of the state in
dustrial accident commission today
to receive $187.47 compensation and
the first of the weekly benefits of
$20.83 to be paid until the termina
tion of his disability. In the fall he
sustained a fractured skull, a
crushed right foot, fractured bones
in several parts of the body and
several broken ribs.
General Woodruff, Retired,
Dies After Long Illness
Berkeley, Cal., Aug. 13. Brig.
Gen. C. 'A. Woodruff, U. S. A., re
tired, died at his home here today
after a long illness. He was 75 years
old and a veteran of the civil war.
He attended West Point after civil
war service, graduating in 1871, and
was decorated for gallantry in the
Custer Indian campaign. He served
in the Philippine campaign and was
retired in 1903.
Marine Pilots Killed
Washington. Aug. ' 13. Capt.
Thomas L. Edwards, Eaker City,
Ore., and Lieut James G. Bowen,
Baltimore, Md., both of the marine
corps, -were killed in an airplane ac
cident at Mirebelais, Haiti, August
9, it was announced today at marine
headauarters, ,
Ludwig Martens, Ambassador,
Head of International Ring
Dealing in Precious Stones
Of Royalty, Officials Say.
Diamonds Wrapped in Com
munist Literature Which
Urged "Workers to Rise
Against Capitalists."
Washington, Aug. 13. Traffic by
bolshevist agents in precious stones
supposed to be part of the famous
jewels of the Russian royal family
has been unearthed by federal au
thorities. One hundred and thirty-one dia
monds found on Neils Jacobsen, a
Swedish sailor, by customs officials
in New York July 23, it became
known today were enclosed in a
package addressed to "Comrade
Martens." Federal officials began
an investigation which they declare
has definitely connected Ludwig
Martens, self-styled soviet ambas
sador to the United States, with the
traffic. Disclosure that the package
was intended for soviet agents was
withheld when Jacobsen was ar
rested, although details of the seiz
ure of the jewels were then made
public. '
Jacobsen, officials said today, iden-
tinea curing ine mvcssaiiuu a
photograph of Santeri Nueorteva,
former secretary of Martens, as a
person to whom previous package
had been delivered.
Introduction of the alleged in
criminatory evidence of traffic in
precious stones between soviet repre
sentatives here and abroad at the
hearing in the last deportation pro
ceedings against Martens, resulted
in postponement of further hearings
until August 30 to enable Martens
to obtain evidence to refute the
Begun six months ago, the smug
gling is described by government
officials as the most perfectly organ
ized courier service between bolshe
vist agents abroad and in the United
States yet discovered.
Enclosed about the diamonds tak
en from Jacobsen, whom officials
exonorated from complicity in the
illegal proceedings Was a quantity of
communist literature, including an
"sppeal of the executive committee
of the third 'Internationale at Mos
cow to the I. W. W."
This manifesto declared: "Unless
the workers of other countries rise
against their own capita4ists, the
Russian revolution cannot last."
Confessed Radical
Leader Is Arrested
: " By Chicago Police
Pfilr-aan. Alio" l.V Herman Ci.
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Hoffman, confessed radical and
member of a gang ncaded by John
Alexander, police said, was arrested
todav. With his arrest, members of
the detective bureau said, they gained
considerable intormation regarding
the activities of the band, three il
etfeA members ofwhich were seized
by the police several days ago.
Hoffman, who returned from Ger
many two months ago, admitted, de
tectives said, he had been tnere
cnrooHincr hnlcti fviet litprntiire and
conferring with members of the al
leged international radical organiza
AVhile in Germany. Hoffman said.
he held conferences with Jolm Bur
ton, indicted with wunam cross
Lloyd and 19 others recently sen
tenced on charges of seditious acts.
Burton fled when released on bond.
Burton, he added, has headquar
tr in Hamhuror and Berlin and has
a large band of followers and work
ers. Maj. Gen. Gorgas to Be Buried
With Full Military Honors
Washington,; Aug. 13. Arrange
ments were made under government
al supervision, for funeral honors to
be tendered the late Maj. Gen. Win.
C. Gorgas, whose body was sent here
from New York. The body will lie
in state at the parish house of the
church of the Epiphany, until Mon
day, when funeral services will be
held. A military escort of two
troops of cavalry was assigned to
accompany the cortege to the parish
house, where guard wil! be mounted
until the hour of the funeral ser
vice. A military escort for the funeral
procession to include a regiment of
the tank corps, battalion of infantry
and units of engineers, artillery and
cavalry also has been ordered.
Printers Reject Plan to
i Decentralize Strike Power
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 13. The In
ternational Typographical union
voted down a proposition offered by
New York city delegates, which, if
approved, would have given more
control ta . subordinate unions in
strike matters. j .,
Rocnlntinne fivnrinc the exclusion
of Japanese as immigrants and the
recognition ot tne irtsn repuDiic al
so failed of adoption. '
Injured Boys. Ask $10,000
Damages From Wayne County
Albion. Neb.. Aug. 13. (Special).
Henry and Randol Guffey. through
their fathei, tuphnam Uuney, have
filed a $10,000 damage suit against
Wayne count, alleging that they
were the victims of an auto acci
dent because a culvert was not nron-
'erly marked and therefore when
pasng another car. they were bodily
injured. t -
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Dora Blair Takes Loving Cup,
First Prize in Annette
Kellerman Swimming
: Contest. ;.
' lUiss Oona' Blair," datlghtef o? 'Mr.
and Mrs. M. E. Blair, 126 North
Thirty-fifth street, was awarded the
silver loving cup, the first prize c.f
the Annette Kellerman swimming
contest at Carter-. Lake club yester
day afternoon. i
Diminutive Miss Blair, who was
one of the youngest swimmers in the
"over 16 years' class," won first
place in the 20, 40 and 100-yard
races and in the fancy diving con
test with apparent ease. . SJje drew
rounds of applause for her grace in
diving and well executed strokes
from the large crowd of spectators
on the shoie and club pavilion.
Miss Giveen Second.
Miss Kathleen "Pink" Giveen, one
of the most graceful swimmers and
divers representing the club, wo.i
second place in th.- 20-yard free-style
swim, second place , in the 40-yard
race arfd third in the 100-yard event.
A close decision in the 100-yard
race gave Mrs. Dorothea Smythe
second place. Mrs. Smythe also
placed thifd in the fancy diving conr
test and the 20-yard race. ,
Points gained by the three leading
contestants in four events were:
Miss Blair, 20; Miss .Giveen, 8, and
Mrs. Smythe, 7. Miss H. Malloy won
second place in the fancy diving con
test. Miss Mabel Quiner won fourth
place in the 20-yard swim and third
in the 40-yard event.
. Sears Presents Cup.
C. W. Sears, president of Carter
Lake club, presented Miss Blair
wifh the cup. . ' .
There were, in all, 33 contestants.
In the "under 16 years" class, Ethel
Guthoffer won first place and Edith
Guthoffer won second in the 20-yard
and 40-yard racesand in the fancy
diving contest. -
Although many were disappointed
at the failure of Annette Kellerman
herself to arrive, the contests held
the interest of those present. Keller
man bathing suits wre given those
who placed in the events. (
Operators and Miners Hold
Meeting to Discuss Wage
Cleveland, O., Aug. 13. A meet-
rr tt th trtAf9nr m pmKrrc nf trip
joint scale committee of union min
ers and coal operators -of the cen-
trai competitive Dituminous neia aa-
innr.aH n m after a two hours'
session, with an announcement that
the operators would meet tne min
or, in a irtin mtincy at 3 Vftrrk
to consider a change in .wages for
nay or monm laoor in me uiium
inous iield. .
Louisville Newspapers
To Advance Prices Monday
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 13. Effec
tive next Monday, the Daily
Courier-Journal, Herald,1 Times and
Evening Post will sell for 3 cents a
copy instead of 2, and the price of
the Sunday editions of the Courier
Journal and the Herald will ibein
creased from 7 cents to 8. ,
Banker Held in Jail. ,
Medford, Ore., Aug. 13. W. H.
Johnson, president of the Bank of
Jacksonville, charged with falsify
ing his repWts to the state bank
examiner, wafted examination be
fore Justice Bagshaw of Jackson
ville today and was held to the
grand jury under $50,000 bonds. He
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Getting Ready
Wife "Awakens From Stupor'
After Seven Weeks and
Wants Divorce.
Because her husband, she alleges,
refuses to work but embraces her
fervently and asks, "Honey, did you
bring home the dough?" when she
taKes home her pay check, and for
othei'. reasons,- Mrs. Stellas
asks a divorce from Enoch Shriner.
They were married at Papillion in
1919, according to the petition filed
late yesterday afternoon, In her pe
tition, Mrs. Shriner said the honey
moon had hardly ended when she
was "painfully assured that her mar
riage was a mistake."
Her husband, she says, began to
show utter disregard for her and in
formed her that she would have to
go to work and support herself, and
in pursuance of that policy he re
quired her to seek employment while
he remained at home. However, on
pay days, she charges, he became
very loving and solicitious as to
whether she brought home any
, Mrs. Shriner states that at first
she was "so intoxicated with the
delirium of matrimony that even this
conduct seemed appropriate," but
after seven weeks she "awoke from
her stupor" and told her husband it
was time for him to get a job and
earn the living; whereupon he be
came indignant and ordered her to
"get her duds and beat it."
Since that time "his conscience
has been torpid so far as making a
living for her is concerned," she de
clare;. She does not ask alimony,
she says, "for the lone and simple
reason that it would be impossible
to collect a dime from the defend
ant." . . -
Forest Fires Are Beyond
Control in California
San Francisco, Aug. 13. Four
fires in northern California forests
are beyond control and the situation
is as serious as at anytime in the
last few years, said a statement from
federal forest service, headquarters
here today. Three of the fires are
near Lassen peak. One fire tighter
was drowned fording a river to
reach - a 1 blaze. Two experienced
crew leaders have been sent by air
plane to aid fire fighters at one of
the fires. .
Theodore Roosevelt to '
Take Stump for Harding
Chicago, Aug. 13. Announcement
was made today by Senator Harry
S. New that Theodore Roosevelt
would take the stump for Senator
Harding early in September
Roosevelt will start his campaign
in Chicago and will cover virtually
the same route taken by Franklin D.
Pope Slightly Injured In
Fall On Polished Floor
Rome, Aug. 13. (By, The Asso
ciated Press.) Pope Benedict . met
with a slight accident today, slipping
on the polished marble floor while
going from his bedroom to his pri
vate library, the Messaggero states.
He sustained a slight abrasion of
the skin of the knee.
The Weather
Nebraska: Probably fair Saturday
and Sunday. Rising temperature.
Hourly Temperatures.
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Coronation M-StfLZA
1920 1
House Committee Delays Re
port on Amendment in Ten-1
nessee Senate Body
Nashville, Aug. -;13. The commit
tee on constitutional conventions and
amendments of the Tennessee sen
ate, after a hearing on the federal
woman suffrage amendment ratifica
tion resolution, announced that it
would return a favorable report on
the resolution today.
A similar committee of the house,
which conducted a joint hearing with
the senate committee, announced
that it would not report until Mon
day. This action means, legislative
leaders said, that the suffrage amend
ment will not be finally disposed of
today, as suffrage, leaders, had
Suffrage leaders in both houses re
ported turtner accessions xo meir
strength and pointed to the victory
won yesterday the second of the
session when the house tabled a
resolution which would have pro
hibited consideration at this session
of the suffrage ratification resolu
tion. K
Opponents of ratification, however,
refused to see any reason for optim
um of the suffragists. They de
clared their ranks were holding firm
and expressed satisfaction with the
preliminary vote In the house.
Up In Senate Today.
The ratification resolution, under
the rules of preceedure, will be voted
on tjday by the senate. It will
then go to the house.
Speaker Todd of the senate last
night said the resolution would be
adopted by the senate within an
hour. The house and senate com
mittees on constitutional conventions
and amendments to which the reso
lution was referred, held a joint ses
sion last night to hear arguments of
proponents and opponents of ratifi
cation. The most optimistic poll of. the
suffrage advocates today showed
twenty-four votes in the senate,
where seventeen is a majority and
of sixty in the ' house, where the
majority is fifty.
Battle Starts Today.
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 13. The bat
tle to bring about ratification of
suffrage by the North Carolino
legislature, regardless of the ac
tion taken in Tennessee, will
the action taken in Tennessee -will
start today with Governor Bickett
appearing before a joint meeting of
the two nouses to aenver a special
message, urging ratification.
Anti-suffragists last . night were
confident they would defeat any
move directed toward ultimate rati
fication. They claimed sufficient
votes in the lower house to defeat
the ratification resolution.
' Meanwhile supporters of the cause
were trying hard to about
defections in the ranks of the demo
crats, who have declared against
suffrage. L
Doremus Named Western
Manager for Democrats
New York, Aug. 13. George
White, chairman of the democratic
national committee, announced ap
pointment of Representative Frank
Doremus of Michigan as western
manager of the Cox-Roosevelt campaign.-
Mr. Doremus has been active in
the campaign since the San Fran
cisco convention. He will take
charge of the party's headquarters
at Chicagc, from which campaign
affairs for all the western territory
will be administered
Polish Lines Strengthen to
Meet Red Offensive in Des
perate Effort to Keep War
saw From Bolsheviki Rule.
State of Siege Declared in
CapitalPolish Delegation
Leave for Minsk to Talk
Armistice Terms.
By Th. AiMclated Trc.
Warsaw, Aug. 13. Russian soviet
forces which are attacking the
Polish lines northeast and east of
here have reached a point 25 miles
from Warsaw. A state of siege has
been declared here by the military
governor. Civilians are not per
mitted on the streets after 10 p. m.,
and cafes must ciose at 9 p. m. "
The determination of the bol
sheviki to press onward to Warsaw
showed itself at various points along
the battle line yesterday, there oe
ing hand to hand fighting in many
instances. The Poles savagely de
fended their positions and contested
every foot of ground given up to
the invaders.
Pultusk ii Besieged,
Fighting was reported today with
in 30 miles of Warsaw. It was said
Pultusk changed hands several
times and last accounts were that
fighting was tfoing on in the streets.
The Poles were holding the west
bank of he Narew river at this
point, beating off the bolsheviki
from the north and hurling back
other enemy forces which were try
ing to cross the river.
Warsaw hummed last night with
military activity, but only soldiers
and officers were allowed in the
streets. Preparations for the de
fense of Warsaw were made, and
lights burned until late in the war
offices and the foreign offi;e, where
affairs of state were being discussed.
The terms and conditions to be
carried by the Polish delegates who
will meet the soviet representatives
on Saturday to discuss peace pre
liminaries were also being drafted.
Cover Peace Meeting.
It was decided late last night that
two American and two British news
paper correspondents, as well as
several Tolish, French, Italian and
Spanish journalists, will accompany
the peace delegation. Just how 1
long the . qV,egatioft ' will remain aj
Minsk is unknown, but diplomats
said they expected the conference
would last fcur or five days or '
The Associated Press will be
reprtsented, and an effort will be
made to send daily dispatches either
by the wireless or by the cotier to
It was announced last night that'
outgoing personal messages would
not be accepted at the telegraph of
fices. This is a military measure
to prevent news of troop movements
getting out. '' ,
Harding Addresses
Ohio Editorial Meet
On His Forest Policy
Marion, O., Aug. 13. Replying in
a speech today to charges that the
republican party is "looking back-
ward, Senator Harding declared
that although the future held
promise of new achievements and
progress, it would not do for the na-.
tion to ' forget the lessons of the
Without referring directly to the
acceptance speech of Governor Cox.
the republican nominee repealed
criticisms of his party made in that ; .
speech and replied that if to r-
member the teachings of the fathers
of the republic, was to live in the
past, then he was "happy to drink '
of the past for my inspiration for
the morrow." '.
The senator's address was. made
befrre the Ohio Republican Edi
torial association, and in it he took
occasion to speak for a forest policy Y
that would, assure an adequate do
mestic supply of print paper pulp
and fill other home demands. He
also advocated an editorial policy
Girl Who Passed Worthless
Checks Attempts Suicide
Chicago, Aug. 13. Miss Lillian
Lamm, said to be the daughter of a
wealthy resident of Kansas City,
swallowed poison while being driven '
toithe Wesley Memorial hospital in
a taxicab. Doctors said tonight she
will recover. According to the po
lice, the girl had recently passed -several
fraudulent checks. The girl
was stopping at the Drexel Arms '
hotel. Fearing arrest for oassimf
the checks, the police say, she called .
a taxicab, ordered it to drive to the
hospital and swallowed poison en
route. '
Explosive Used In Denver
To Wreck Car In Strike
Denver. Colo., Aug. 13. Ex
plosives under the rails on the Stout
street car line damaged the track :
and crippled a car today. No one
was injured. A switch at the stock
yards was molested, also. Police '
said it was the work of striking car ,
men or sympathizers. ..'.'',
. Army, Warehouse Burns
' Brownsville, Tex.,. Aug. 13. A
United States army warehouse , at
Camp Sam Fordyce, 75 miles west :"
of here, was destroyed by fire, ac-'
cording to reports to army officers.
The building anfl its contents were
valued at approximately J$500,000, it
is said, 1