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M Do n ally Owned and Controlled by More Than. Twenty Thousand Stockholders; F1..11' J. ..1 T . A f n I-l 1 A imesota The Star Is' Not the Organ of Any Party or Interest. It Ownd No Master. It Has No Interest to Serve but the Public Good ij, r uuusHca, ioi jor rropi, owe. 10 rromote the ueneral ncljare Vol. 1, No. 1 Kull lnned Wire Ilrpori of Intrrantional Xenn Service MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1920 Member The Federated Prem Price Three Cents in Twin Cities fTopicsof (the Day By Herbert Gaston UNDER the direction of French army officers and a number of soldiers of fortune from other Mnds, the Poles seem to be staving T the capture of their capital city ,y the Russian forces. ' Since Trotzky's red army has 'een driving Pilsudsky's troops in ?. helter-skelter flight through their 'wn territory, some of the Ameri-nn journals which a little while go were cheering on the Poles in heir invasion of Russia have shown vhat seems rather poor sportsman-hip. Perceiving the apparently utter defeat of the Franco-Polish forces in their campaign against soviet Russia, these journals sud denly have come to the conclusion that "it serves the Poles right," and are virtuously of the opinion that they never should have invaded Russia and tried to take territory that had not been allotted to them. This is a heartless and cynical view and one that doesn't take account of the real facts of the situation. The fact is that the people of 1'oland in mass were never con- t-''Uiieu nuuub guui lu war wiui mo . . u , j .. i. . . . : a j.u iovict government of Russia, any more than the common people of Germany, France, Russia or England were consulted about the cir cumstances, the intrigue and the diplomatic schemes that led up to the world's greatest catastrophe. Their rulers, their blind guides, their cunning guides, their avaricious and their stupid masters, made ready the war for them and led them into it. And it was just so with the people jf Poland. And the device by which it was accomplished was exactly the same. The grasping, scheming, ruling group made appeals to the sentiment of patriotism which is in tvery normal man's heart. That sentiment, fundamentally, is noth- ng more than the love of home; he same instinct that makes a man -ant to have a house and a piece af ground for his own family, where he can live in peace and be, in a large degree, his own master. That's what the great body of the Poles wanted. They had got the Russian czar off their necks at last, thanks to the over-reaching ambition of the czar himself and his cousin, the German kaiser. What ,hey wanted was a piece of ground .f their own and a chance to live in peace. Of course, if they had been allowed to live in peace with their "eighbors for just a little while, lev would have had some things to 1 sighton out at home, such things 9that particular craving for a little V'JL -r.f 'I-i'.-.f ?fir,.i.n ' r.iHTj wiirt' fcls family of which wa poke above, 'robably it was because they didn't 'ant that real patriotic instinct to be carried out to its logical end that the conspiring rulers and the self-appointed advisers of Poland, the trench imperialists, got them into this ill-advised and senseless war vith soviet Russia, a war whose real Jbject was to destroy-the soviet overnment of Russia in the in-erests of Freu.h bankers, evicted ' .Jussian estate holders and other ex-iloiters. Now that the scheme has failed, ur American mockers and cynics vould lay the blame on the poor jeople of Poland suffering, starving, boss-ridden and abused. It is one of the most cruel injustices of a cruel and heartless year. ' When we stop for even a mo-' hent to consider the sufferings of a hgle corner of the old world ily one of the many distressed untries our own domestic diffi-lties. and problems seem rather tty. But it is a fact that great mstices and colossal wrongs grow am small beginnings. Lesser ;hts surrendered or allowed to lie rmant develop into the world's at oppressions and disorders, 'ternal vigilance is the price of lerty." A great man said that. I didn't learn it from any Ameri-n events. He gathered it from le teachings of the history of those ,ld continents whose later suffer-tigs now have so much to teach us. The lesson to the thoughtful man is not merely that we should thank God that we live in America. Not that alone; but that we should take thoue-ht to our own affairs and our own household; that we should be jealous of our own rights and zealous in our duties to our own coun-rymen and our own children so Int we shall not allow ourselves, ough the same sort of indiffer-ace and the same sort of betrayals, to fall into Europe's plight. Mr. Lowry and his soviet of nonunion employes seem about to pull off, in St. Paul, the same feat of a 20 per cent increase in transportation taxes that they brought about successfully in Minneapolis with the assistance of the city council and he silent participation of Mayor Meyers. We wonder whether the public in 'eneral observes the implications of necJ strikes that Mr. Lowry has directed his men to threaten to per form. The organizations of carmen -e strictly "company unions, J ided, directed and actually con- died by the street railway omciais. . Lowry goes to their meetings : says in effect: "The only way you fellows to get a raise is to ike; or at least to make a strong iff that you will. I'll try to see ' ,' t it doesn't come to that. But, j, e notice that I am not advising . : to strike.. I counsel you not to f mything rash." f : This is substantially, as we re-i U it, what Mr. Lowry said to the arious meetings of street car em-loyes. Here is the company supervising tK eatened strikes that are frankly ected against the general public id are, in effect, a conspiracy be-i' een the company and the men Vimarily to get greater profits for . Continued on Page Two) SHIPSTEAD PETITIONS CIRCULATION Petitions to Make Him Independent Candidate Sent Out By HARVEY FAWCETT Petitions to place Dr. Henrik Ship stead on the November ballot for gov- ernor, George H. Mallon for lieutenant governor and Thomas V. Sullivan for attorney general, as independents, are now in circulation In every county In Minnesota. They will be tried late next month, it was announced today. The three candidates lost the Republican nominations for the same offices at the recent primaries by narrow margins. Supporters, however, charge the defeat to the campaign of vituperation, misstatements and misrepresentation at the eleventh hour by steel trust publicity bureaus. A lackadaisical attitude on the part of the voters also cut down the progressive vote. The Candidates When all nominating petitions liave .been filed, the following will be the candidates of organized farmers and workers for state offices: Henrik Shipstead of Glenwood for governor, independent. 'George H. Mallon of Minneapolis for lieutenant governor, independent. Thomas V. Sullivan of St. Paul for .attorney general, Independent. For congress: First district Julius Reiter of Rochester, Farmer-Labor ticket. Third district R. A. Pomadt of Faribault, independent. , Fourth district-rOscar Keller of St. Paul. Republican, for re-election. Fifth district Lynn Thompson (indorsement pending), Minneapolis, Farmer-Labor ticket. Sixth district Charles A." Lindbergh of Little Falls, Independent. Seventh district O. J. Kvale of Benson, independent. Eighth district A. L. Carss of Du-luth, for re-election, Democrat. Ninth district N. E. Thormodson of Dalton, independent. Tenth district John G. Soltis of Minneapolis, Farmer-Labor ticket. Seek Campaign Fund The placing of these candidates in the field for the general election Was tasAo--por-siMa? throash hao)untary contributions of farmer and labor organizations. The plan for raising a campaign fund to' support Shipstead, Mallon and Sullivan, as well as congressional candidates, was first broached at a mass convention of Nonpartisan league farmers in the Minneapolis auditorium a few weeks ago. Since then committees of farmers and workers in every county of the state have been receiving voluntary contributions to the people's campaign fund, in an effort to combat the expensive and lavish campaign being waged by the opposition. Legislature Also Goal , The party standing, as Republicans, of Doctor Shipstead,. Captain Mallon and Mr. Sullivan, by running as independent candidates, will not be af fected in any way. They are simply contesting again, their farmer and la. bor supporters say, in the firm belief that the campaign of misrepresenta. tion directed against them by a Twin Cities business organization, which had a campaign fund reported to have been in excess of $1,500,000, made a fair verdict by the people at the polls impossible. There are no candidates Indorsed by the organized farmers and workers for the offices of secretary of state, state treasurer, or railroad and ware house commissioner. Legislative tick, cts are in the field, indorsed by farm. ers and labor, in most of the counties of the state, and will be up for elec. tion on the November ballot. . Support Other Tickets By limiting the fall ticket for state offices to the three candidates. Ship stead, Mallon and Sullivan, it will be possible for the progressive forces of the state to. vote for the people's ticket without endangering their legal status as Republicans or Democrats or mem bers of any other political party, Voters can mark ballots for Shipstead, Mallon and Sullivan, and by voting a straight Republican, Democratic or other tick"t on other offices, can "gen. erally support" any of the other par ties, under the legal definition. As only citizens who did not vote in the recent primary are eligible to sign, the nominating petitions have not been distributed liberally in the cities. In Minneapolis, the petitions are being circulated by former Mayor Thomas Van Lvar, secretary of the Working People's Nonpartisan Political league. Daily Star building. Two thousand signatures are required for each candidate.- U. S. Attorney Jaques to Have Another Aide Authorization for the appointment of another assistant in United States District Attorney Alfred Jaques' office was received from the attorney general today.. Another assistant district attorney will probably be named in addition to John Temple, of Man-kato, after the . resignation of J. M. Dickey which takes place the last of this month. Weather Forecast For Minneapolis and Vicinity: Showers tonight and probably Friday; not much change in temperature. Minnesota: Showers tonight, cooler in west portion; Friday generally fair in west, probably showers in east portipn. 6-CENT FARE FOR ST. PAUL UP TO COUNCIL City Expected to Act This Aternoon on Expert's O.K. St. Paul's city council is taking action this afternoon on recommendations of its public utilities expert to put a 6 cent street far fare In operation at once. A strike of carmen is scheduled for Saturday morning, but council action this afternoon, including probable passage of a cent fare ordinance and the granting by the street railway company of an immediate wage increase to carmen, is expected to avert it. One of the first actions of the coun cil was to take up an ordinance in troduced this morriing which provides for a 6-cent fare If the company will guarantee pre-war service and con struct paving between its tracks. The paving would cost about 11,500,000, It f was stated, but several years are al lowed for the work. E. W. Bemls, the' expert, in recom. mending a 6 cent fare in St. Paul, said that the company had a deficit of $91,687 last year, and that the 10 cents an hour wage raise for all car men would cost the company $480,000 a year. Repair of cars and new con. struction would cost $237,000 a year, he said, making a total cost for good service $807,687. The revenue from the extra cent carfare would bring in approximately $895,741, he stated. This would mean about $88,000 more profit annually for the company, ac cording to the figures. submitted. Not Effective for Several Days If an ordinance is drawn and passed this afternoon for a 6 cent fare, it could not become effective for several days, It was pointed out, but it was said that the company "")uld agree to put the wage raise li.t i effect at once if the ordinance pas 1. While prospects of a strike were minimized by labor and company offl. cials and by city councilman, nevertheless plans went forward to mobilize every available truck and automobile for service on Saturday morning in case of necessity. Efforts were being made to assure workers transporta tion from their homes to business and industrial points downtown. Jobbers and manufacturers have been meeting to perfect plans, and to devise new methods of taking care of their workers in case the strike ma terializes. Speaking of the controversy, Com missioner H. ,C. .Wenzel said, "The street' "company' and the'rt!ar '.em- (continued on Page Two) "TOM" WATSON UNDER ARREST Georgian Charged With Profanity in Presence of Woman Buford, Ga., Aug. 19. Thomas E. Watson, candidate for United States senator, was arrested and locked in the local jail last night, charged with creating a disturbance in the lobby of the Merchant's hotel, and using profane language in the p.esence of Miss Sally Wiley, proprietress of the hotel. The trouble is ' alleged to have started when Watson appeared at the head of the stairs, clad only in his night clothes, and protested against a friendly game In the lobby which he claimed was disturbing his slumbers. Shortly after the arrest a search warrant was procured and Watson's room In the hotel was searched resulting in the finding of a pint bottle about one-third full of corn whisky. Officials stated today that another case will be made against Watson, charging him with violation of the prohibition law. - . . . Cool Winds Promised to Break August Heat Woman Prostrated Relief is promised today from the heat wave which hit the city on Tues day and played a return engagement yesterday, causing one prostration, Miss Beatrice Brogan, 2115 Thirty. fourth avenue south, was overcome by . the heat yesterday afternoon and was removed to the General hospital. She was taken home after treatment. Adolph Schreier and " Son Recovering From Automobile Accident Adolph Schreier, 300 Russell avenue north, and son, Theodore, are recovering from injuries received in a collision of their automobile and a Sixth avenue north street car yesterday. Call for a Peace Issued in Dublin Dublin, Aug. 19. "All persons de siring peace rather than war. who are willing to participate in deliberations free from all partisan entanglements, are called upon to attend a conference on Aug. 24 with a view to securing a firm offer of self government for Ireland," said an announcement publish ed ,ln the Dublin newspapers today. Boy Riding Bicycle Hit by Automobile James Mair, 3216 Hennepin avenue, is recovering today from the slight injuries he received yesterday when a bi cycle he rode wa struck by an automobile reported driven by Arthur Freutel of New America, Lake Minne- tonka. PM BRIBE CHARGE IN TENNESSEE SUFF BATTLE Opposition Leaders Say - Probe Is to Be Demanded By International News Service. Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 19. "Watchful waiting," became the policy of the suffragists today- as they prepared to counteract any move opposition forces may make to reverse the action of the Tennessee legislature in raifying the suffrage amendment. With a motion for reconsideration before the house when it reconvenes, there is no lessening of the intensity of the struggle. Precedent, it was pointed out today, will be set aside if the motion to call up the motion for reconsideration is acted upon. No measure, once passed by the Tennessee legislature, ever has been successfully called up for reconsideration. . The house convened' at 10 o'clock this morning. Whether or not the motion for reconsideration will be called up depends entirely upon Speaker Walker, who changed his vote from negative to affirmative and made the reconsideration motion. Walker alone has power, under the rules of the legislature, to call up the motion. Walker would make no statement to day as to his intentions. 'Litigation Promised Legal steps already are being taken to prevent the secretary of state for Tennesee from certifying to Secretary Colby the fact of ratification; Judge Jose Higgins, president of the Tennes see constitutional league, has prepared papers in a suit which will be filed in the state courts should the antis fail to block suffrage by reconsideration. Bribery Is Denied,. Charges of bribery of a member of the house by suffrage forces were made today by opposition leaders, and It was declared that an Investigation would be demanded. It is charged that Representative Hanover, . ratification floor leader, offered a large sum to Representative Harry Burn, Republican, who voted with the antis, on the motion to table the resolution, but with the suffragists on the motion to ratify. Affidavits have been prepared, Lit is declared, in support of the bribery cnargeg, JtrpfTji" -;Hnovep".:ttii;-uril, however, flatly deny the charges and suffrage leaders-declare they have evidence damaging to the opposition cause which they are eager to present if any Investigation is undertaken.. Martinson Will File Appeal to High Court Alleging Error in Trial i Oscar Martinson, former sheriff of Hennepin county, will file an appeal to the United States circuit court of appeals on a writ of error in federal court some time In the near future, it was announced today. The writ will enumerate errors sim ilar to those sought by Mike Weisman, Saul Goldberg, Frank Bank and David Posnick, all of whom are under sen. tence for complicity in the Winnipeg. Minneapolis liquor conspiracy plot. Roosevelt Says Women Will Elect Democrats Helena, Mont., Aug. 9. Franklin D, Roosevelt, Democratic vice presidential nominee, today wound up his whirlwind tour of Montana and left for the Pacific coast. The candidate spoke to approximate ly 50,000 persons in the state during the past two days, completing his cam paign tour at a huge open air suf frage ratification rally here last night. "Woman's suffrage in the United States means not only a Democratic victory this fall, but a Democratic landslide," he declared. Roosevelt charged that Senator Harding had refused for three years to take a definite stand on the suffrage question. Churchill Ousts Soldiers From Jobs ' By the Federated Press. London, Aug. 19. Dismissal from the army pay and other offices, of the ex-soldiers employed there in clerical jobs, is the latest move of War Minister Churchill, as a part of his scheme of cutting the War office off from all civilian Influence. Soldiers are taking their places. In the Admiralty ,the awards of the National Whitley Council will be applied, as all the clerks are ordinary civil servants. The War office proposes to have no industrial negotiations. The Civil Service union is accordingly making strong protest.. St. Paul Postoffice Clerks Awarded Raise St. Paul city office work employes' salaries were standardized by the city council today. Those affected are classed as miscellaneous workers and are unaffected by other civil service pay rates. The ordinance provides for a 5 per cent or tne minimum salary increase every six months for two years, and a 5 per cent increase for each five-year period for three five-year periods. Fruens Will Erect New Fire-Proof Mill A modern, fireproof mill costing in the neighborhood of $60,000 will be erected in the place of the mill of the Fruen Cereal company, which was destroyed by fire Tuesday, according to A. B. Fruen, president of the com- pany. WHEAT FROM CANADA CAN COME TO U. S. Resumption of Trading in Futures on Winnipeg Exchange to Open Way s Free trade in wheat and wheat products is in effect between the United States and Canada today, following resumption of trading in wheat futures on the Winnipeg grain exchange. Considerable Canadian wheat is expected to find its way to Minneapolis, as the discount on Canadian exchange gives Minneapolis millers an advantage in the Canadian market. Tariff barriers against wheat trading were removed In 1917, but war control both in the United States and Canada prevented the fiscal change from becoming operative at that time. Embargoes imposed by the American and Canadian governments obscured the fact that the path had been cleared for a consolidation of the grain trades of the two countries. First Free Trade 1913 First steps toward free trade in wheat and wheat products were taken in 1913, when the United States con gress passed the Underwood tariff law. In that measure provision was made for the admission into the United States, duty free, of wheat and wheat products from countries which im posed no duty on American wheat and wheat products.. In 1917, owing to the difficulty of ob taining ocean tonnage at Canadian ports, the Canadian government sought to take advantage of the reciprocity provisions of the Under wood law, and it passed an order-in council suspending the duty on wheat and wheat flour into Canada from this country. Last year the order-in-coun cil was confirmed by legislative enact ment. Its effect was nullified, how ever, first by action of the United States Grain corporation, and after ward by measures of the Canadian wheat board. Only with the market ing of the 1920 crop in Canada will the new tariff provisions become actu ally effective. Embargo Halts Free Trade The first obstacle to the operation of the free trade a rrangements arose when the United States government guaranteed a price of $2.26 for wheat at Chicago. An embargo was placed on importations of wheat in order to prevent foreigners from taking advan tage of the 'guaranty. After the United States Grain corporation went out of business, the Canadian "wheat boa" rd fn 'rtlic'f 'd elaye' vhe it&xi gwra tion of free. trade in wheat betweftn the two countries, by placing an era bargo on exports from Canada. The board recently decided to wind up its affairs when the 1919 crop has been disposed. There will consequently be no obstacles to open trading across the border in grain of the new crop. With Canadian exchange at a dis count of around 12 per cent in this country, local millers say they will be obliged to buy wheat in Canada in order to offset an advantage Canadian millers have in selling their flour in the United States. This advantage, due 'to the fact that the price of wheat in ' Canada in nominally about the same as in the United States, is said to amount to $1.50 a barrel. Advantage to American Buyer The only way to meet the competi tion of Canadian millers is for Amer lean millers to buy Canadian wheat, it is declared here. Such buying, it is remarked, may force up the Ca nadian price to a point at which the advantage enjoyed by American buyer owing to the premium on American dollars will vanish. The Canadian miller will then have no differential in his favor south of the border. Should the price of wheat in Canada remain on a nominal level with the price in this country, the exchange po. sition will confer an advantage on the American buyer. New Northwest Branch of Shoe Finders Meets A northwest branch of the National Leather and Shoe Finders association is being formed today by delegates from Montana, North and South Da kota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, who are meeting in Minneapolis. "Improved working conditions with modern machinery to rebuild shoes rather than repair them is necessary to raise the standards of the shoe business,' says George A. Knapp, St. Louis, sec retary of the national association. French Art for Fair; Big Collection Comes Two hundred paintings and pieces of sculpture, including a painting of Cardinal Mercier by A. Bosard, French artist, arrived at the State Fair grounds today to be exhibited during Minnesota State Fair week, Sept. 4 to 11. This collection is the French gov. ernment's official exposition, and will be shown only at the leading art museums of America. Park Policeman Sued for $2,500 Damages ' Park Policeman J. F. Ruder, who it is alleged struck Chas. H. Pollock while he was listening to a band concert at North Common Aug.- 9, was made defendant in a suit for $2,500. Mr. Pollock charges his collar bone was fractured. Military Band Gives Concert at Soldiers' Home The military band of the Forty-ninth Infantry, directed by F. A. Lewis, Fort Snelling, gave its weekiy concert this afternoon on the Soldiers' Home grounds, Minnehaha Falls. mm POLES DRIVE RUSS IN 3 OFFENSIVES United States May Protest League Action at Dantzig By International News Service. Washington, Aug. 19. The United States is making an investigation and may consider joining with France in a protest against the action of the League of Nations high commissioner in prohibiting the landing of French munitions at Dantzig, it was learned this afternoon. The reports of the situation at Dantzig are confusing and a request for more complete details will be made before this nation takes any action. A report has been asked for concerning the reported strike of laborers in Dantzig, which is preventing the unloading of munitions. Poles "Fear" Trickery London, Aug. 19. The Polish lega tion says it fears bolshevik trickery in the armistice and preliminary nego tiations which were to have been re sumed by the Russian and Polish dele gates at Minsk yesterday. The Polish legation announced at 1 o'clock this afternoon that neither Warsaw nor the Polish officials at Posen had received any word regarding the renewal of the negotiations af Minsk. Fight on Three Fronts Warsaw, Aug. 18. Via London, Aug. 19.) The Russian army of inva sion in Toland has been thrown back from 25 to 50 miles by the Poles in the great triple offensive that has been launched by General Pilsudski over a wide front, the Polish war office an nouncea tonignt. une communique says: "Three Tolish offensives are pro gresslng against the Reds. The Pol ish forces under General PKsudski has driven in the enemy lines between the Wieprz and Narew rivers to a depth of from 25 to 60 miles. We have reached rarovoff." ' Warsaw Jubilant 1 "In the region of Novo Geonrievsk wehaVe cfeared'tfie right bank of the Vistula river. ; On the lower Narew river the forts at the confluence of the Narew and Bug rivers were retaken from the Reds. In the direction of Mlava, we have advanced beyond Cie- clianof. The Russians hastily retreat ed." Warsaw is joyously celebrating the great victory over the Russians, which came at a time when even the most optimistic had about given up hope of saving the capital. Since the dramatic turn In the military situa tion, the people have thrown off their gloom. French army officers who are taking part in the fighting are given enthusiastic greeting as they pass through the city. Russians Claim Check London, Aug. 19. The soviet war office claims to have checked the advance of the Poles at the extreme western end of the battle line. Official advices to the French foreign office reported that the menace of Russian occupation of the Warsaw-Dantzig corridor has been removed by the Pol Ish counter offensive. Violent fighting continues over a wide front. 'Fierce fighting continues in the Warsaw-Novo Georgievsk region," said a soviet war office communique, wirelessed from Moscow today. Trotzky Charges Fraud ' London, Aug. 18. Leon Trotzky, minister of war in the Russian soviet government; accuses France of pre venting I'oiand rrom making peace with Russia, according to an Interview with Trotzky received from Moscow and printed today by the Daily Herald, official organ of the British Labor party. ' 'The delays in the negotiations are due to the Polish policy," Trotzky was quoted as saying. "It seems certain that the Poles will compel us to occupy Warsaw. Recognize Polish Independence The Minsk correspondent of the Manchester Buardian quoted M. Dani- shevsky as declaring that the Russians were' ready to grant full recog-nition of the Independence and sovereignty of Toland and promise not to attempt to dictate the form of the rolish government. "The proposal to arm Polish work ing men is really a concession," M. Danishevsky said. There are two al ternatives: Either disarm Poland or disarm the Polish army and place the weapons in the hands of the workers. "The Russian demand regarding the Warsaw-Dantzig corridor referred purely to economic matters. Any report that we desired the corridor for the transportation of armies is absolute nonsense." , Polish Labor Willi Trotzky Berlin, Aug. 19. The Russians in Poland are organizing a Polish Red army and elements of it are already fighting, according to a Soldau .dis patch to the Lokal Anzeiger today. The Russians are reported to be or ganizing a soviet government in the Polish city of Bielostok, where bolshe vik headquatrers were established. Leon Trotzky was reported at Bielo stok last week. To Organize German Soviet The Moscow government is said to have issued orders for bidding the establishment of a soviet on German soil. Observers on the west Prussian frontier report that the Red army is completely loyal to Moscow, and is obeying all orders from the soviet. Balks Against Allied Troops BAROX PETER WRAXGEL (Copyright by Underwood & Underwood) He is leading and arming against the "Reds." He i recognized by trance as a foe of the Reds. A dispatch today says lie refuses to use British or French troops in the coun ter revolution. WRANGEL WEAK, SAYS KAMENEFF Bolshevik Envoy Defies British Government by Interview By BARBARA LErOHTE By Intern itionul Newu Servk-e. London, Aug. 19 Breaking the pledge of silence which was imposed upon Tiim by the British ' government, M. Kameneff, head of- the bolshevik trade mission, today gave an exclusive Interview, 'in which he made the prediction that Russians eventually will capture Warsaw and defeat General Wrangel, whose de facto government in southern Russia has just been recognized by France. "Soviet Russia cannot be beaten," declared the bolshevik official. "We will take Warsaw. There is no doubt in my mind on that. We are not afraid of the Allies intervening. They supported Admiral Kolchak and he was beaten. They supported General Denikine and he failed. Even if they support General Wrangel he will be beaten. It would be much better for the Allies If peace were signed now.'' Future of Poland M. Kameneff refused to clarify this veiled threat. Upon being asked if the Russians were determined to "sovletize" Poland, M. Kameneff made denial, adding: "If the Polish people want a revolu tion we would be glad to see-it, but we would wash our hands of it." Asked if Moscow was urging Polish workers to rise M. Kameneff merely shrugged his shoulders . and smiled. The Russian official was' asked to explain the "Warsaw-Danzig corridor clause" of the Russian terms to Poland. . ... "We do not want the corridor," de clared M. Kameneff. He refused to discuss this issue further, but intimated that the Russian demand for the corridor had been made as the possible ground for future concessions to I'oiand. - Americans More Extreme "It is true that it is not easy to hold socialist meetings in Russia just now, but our need for labor is so great that we will welcome young and energetic emigrants even if they do hold different shades of opinion," said the Russian commissioner in reply to a question about political restrictions. He added that he believed socialist workers would find themselves better treated in Russia than in the United States. Some of the Americans, M. Kameneff said, held views even more (Continued From Page One) Former Minneapolis Woman, Frances Willard Aide, Dies in Oregon Announcement was made today of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Cal houn, age 91, at Ashland, Ore. Mrs. Calhoun was a noted resident of Min neapolis for many years. In 1874 she was associated with Frances E. Wil lard in the founding of the Woman's Christian Tepiperance union, and had been identified with the prohibition movement for nearly half a century. Republican Women Open "Porch Campaign" The Republican women of Hennepin county today inaugurated the Lake Minneatonka "porch' 'campaign- by holding the first of a series of meetings on the porch of Mrs. Edwin Strong at Birch Bluff. Mrs, W. W. Remington, president of the Minneapolis Republican Women's club, was the speaker of the day. She was introduced by Mrs. David Simpson who explained the plan of the meetings and the purposes of the party. LABOR FIGHTS AS CHIEFS ARE WAITING JAIL Trades Assembly to Put Funds in Bank of , North Dakota By A. P. CHEW Organized labor in Minneapolis has decided to boycott the downtown business district and to withdraw its funds from local banks and deposit thero in the Bank of, North Dakota, as a protest agains'' fridge W. W. Bard-well's injunction in the Wonderland .theater case,- ; ' The decishj.i was made by the Trades and Labor assembly last night.. It was resolved that on Aug. 28, when four officials of the assembly who have been adjudged guilty of violating the Bardwell injunction will begin serving jail terms of six months, a big demonstration shall be staged. Union men throughout the city will throw down their tools, assemble on the Parade at 2 p.m., and, carrying banners affirming their determination to continue opposing the injunction, will escort the convicted union officials to the courthouse. General Strike Rejected R. D. Cramer, editor of the Labor Review; Dan W. Stevens, president of the Trades and Labor assembly; Leslie Sinton, Its secretary, and Lynn W. Thompson, union organizer, are the men sentenced. They decided to go to jail rather than pay fines of $125 each. Mr. Cramer announced that the Labor Review will continue to brand the Wonderland theater as "unfair to organized labor." Proposals to declare a general strike were rejected after some of the cooler heads in the assembly had argued that labor is not prepared to support such drastic action at this time. It was said that a boycott of the downtown 'district, besides involving less sacrifice man a strike, more directly hits at the interests believed to be responsible fo rthe injunction proceedings. Throughout the discussion, the position was taken that John J. Campbell, proprietor of the Wonderland theater, acted in the matter merely as an agent of the Citizens' Alliance and the Associated Business Organizations. .p;isht.'LiilMr..Iqiunctioim d- Members , of the defense committee of the Trades and Labor assembly, on whose recommendation the nrntest plans were adopted, declared that labor must make a determined flirht against the use of Injunctions in labor disputes, or see its defensive positions taken one bv one. Thev reminds th assembly that the American Frrtora. tion of Labor, and likewise the Min nesota Federation of Labor, are on record as advocating resistanca tn injunctions, and a resolution was adopted instrucing the secretary to ascertain the attitude of the state federation officials in this case. Delegates said that, although the stats federation at its recent convention In Rochester strongly denounced Inlnno. tions in labor disputes, its officials had been strangely silent on the Bardwell injunction. When the Dronosal tn hnM a dam. onstratlon Aug. 28 was under discussion, many delegates declared their or-ganlzations would turn out "100 Der cent." They also Dlede-ed thw mmnnrt of their unions to the downtown boycott. Some of the more irate rielA. gates, who had advocated a general strike, and failing that, a "strike on tne jod, coupled with a policy of aggressive violation of the Injunction which would fill the ' lails. exnruwt deep dissatisfaction with the comparatively mild policy eventually ndnnteA They said the time is at hand when tne workers win be forced to stand no and fight. The general feeling, how. ever, was that successful action on the lines chosen will solidifv h wnrlrai and prepare them for bigger things later. . Funds Go to Dakota The motion to place all union funds in the Bank of North Dakota was carried unanimously with great enthusiasm. Delegates said that, in addition to reminding the local financial magnates of labor's dissatisfaction, the ac-" tion would be of material assistance to the farmers of North Dakota who are the victims of a Wall street conspiracy to delay the movement of the crop. : It was declared that the big bankers recently meant to go even further, and tie up industry In order to tame labor, but finally resolved to postpone their disciplinary measures until after the presidential election. By investing its funds with the Bank- of- North Dakota, labor .will be helping its -friends and hurting its enemies, and at the same time helping to make production independent of Wall street control, it was declared. Delegates from the Milk Wagon Drivers union announced that .this organization had already sent Its funds to the North Dakota bank. - Theater Unfair List The importance attached by the local unions to the Bardwell injunction lies in the fact that it takes away rights which decisions of the state supreme court have consistently upheld. John J. Campbell, proprietor of the Wonderland theater, early in 191T, discharged his union motion picture operators, and operated his machines -with nonunion help. - Accordingly the Motion Picture Operators' union picketed his place with a banner bearing the Inscription, "This Theater Is Unfair to Organized Labor," and the place was put on the "unfair list" of the Trades and Labor assembly. - These proceedings were held legal by the district court of Hennepin ' county when Campbell applied for -an injunction. On appeal to the supreme court, the decision of the district court

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  2. 19 Aug 1920, Thu,
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