r-, •V IV iii 1 Keokuk Merchants MID-SUMMER DOLLAR DAY SALE ,.:v Wednesday, Aug. 18th. tS VOL. 131 NO. 38. V'**" One Hundred Thousand Patriotic Poles Swear to Fight Reds Until They are Completely f|f'f| Wiped Out.- ONLY TWENTY MILES FROM THE CITY jf _______________ .• wv. *&?< it Growl of Guns Can be Heard, iAlso Whisperingt of Traitors Who Boast That Red Jide is «!& **&$#* IV 2? wsw \. •. •*•:. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] from that city for Poland and Wran- WARSAW, Aug. 13.—With the redslgel to co-operate to the fullest extent reported only twenty miles' from against the bolsheviki. A representaWarsaw on the north, 100,000 people »^wi_ gathered here toniflht. and swore to defend the city to the last drop of blood. The growl of the guns could be heard in the distance as the great throng assembled. There were many armed women in *he crowd and soldiers who had been invalided back, but were going out to the front again to resume the fight. Despite their loyalty to the nation, it ic evident that the great mass of the people have lost faith in the army leaders and in the government. Polish ^eUhevik* «r»' busy' behind the Ijnes and they boast that "the red tide" is rising. Marshal Pilsudskl, once a national hero, and leader of the armies, is Closely guarded for fear of assassination. The remainder of the Polish armistice delegations were to cross the lines Saturday morning. The delegation is presided over by Under-Secrotary of Foreign Affairs DombskL Newspaper men were going with them. W range I Opens Up. [By Henry Wood, Unied Press Staff Correspondent.] PARIS, Aug. ,14.—Backed by Prance, General Wrangel has started an extensive diversion an the Crimean front to draw red troops »way from Poland, according to unofficial advices received here today. Wrangel was reported to have defeated the thirteenth bolshevik aa-my, taking four thousand prisoners. Gunboats nnder his orders bombarded Vtchkoff in an attempt to open the Dnieper river. Three French cruisers are enroute to Odessa to attack the bolsheviki there and a French scout ship is on the way to Constantinople, where it will await orders from Wrangel. oraereu mun, .u EXPRESS RATES ARE INCREASED Boost of 12.5 Percent Granted by interstate Commerce Commis•T «ion, in Effect on One Day's Notice. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] WASHINGTON, Aug. 14—The interstate commerce commission' increased express rates 12.5 percent The express companies asked an increase of 25.16 percent. The commission ordered the express rates on milk and cream be equalized wKh those granted railroad lines between the same points. The new rates can be put into effect upon one day's notice to the interstate commerce commission. The express companies were granted permission to file special blanket supplements to present tariffs so as to make the rates effective at once however, the commis'sion stated complete tariffs must be tssned within ninety days after the new rates go into effect Deported to Canada. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—Arthur Bcremont, charged with unlawful ®ntry into the United States from Canada and alleged to be connected the Nicky Arnstein case, was today deported across the Canadian border, the labor department nounced. __ Cables Congratulations. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] CHICAGO, Aug. 14.—Parley P. Christensen, farmer-labor party candidate for /president, today sent a cablegram to William C. Adams on, chai^ian of the British labor party, ^nW/ftulating that bodj- on its "magnifioent determination \j£ '^.4 nm »ii "i tive of Wrangel has established headquarters in Warsaw'. French strategists do not believe that a "last ditch" defense of Warsaw is necessary, it was learned today. General Weygnd, the French adviser in Poland, refused to take command of the armies because he differed with-Marshal Pilsudski, who -insisted that the capital be held to tho last. The diplomatic split between France and Britain over Russia wajfc believed to be widened today by the Frenph note to America announcing that this ctfOntr^ b'ftd aligned its 'Russian policy with that of the United States. r. Encircling Warsaw. MOSCOW, Aug. 14.—'Both wings of our army are continuing to move encircling Warsaw," the Russian war office announced today. "We have occupied Zezhan, Vengnoff and Lukoff." Armistice Negotiations. PARIS, Aug. 14.—Rosso-Polish armistice negotiations began this morning at Minsk, according to a dispatch from Warsaw to the foreign office today. The Polish delegates passed through the front lines this morning and at once started the parley which may result in ending the hostilities between Poland and Russia. Battleships to Odessa. PARIS, Aug. 14.—Three French cruisers were ordered to Odessa today to protect French and Brazilian sailors on the ships Batavia and Alegretto, which the bolsheviki are holding at that port. The reds hold the steamers on the ground that they were carrying contraband to General Wrangel, anti-bolshevik leader in the Crimea. The French scout ship K3toboy was ordered today to report at Constanti- Arrangements were made at War- nople, there to await the orders or saw today, according ta dispatches General Wrangel. form of military intervention against soviet Russia." "You have laid the foundation for a real world league of labor by setting the glorious example of labor power to veto war," he said. Grand Jury to Investigate. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] NEW YORK, Aug. 14.—The grand jury will begin an inquiry Tuesday to ascertain how John C. Slavin, actor, received his mysterious injuries early Sunday morning in front of the home of John McGraw, manager of the New York Giants. District Attorney Swann announced his intention to let the grand Jury handle t,he matter after McGraw'S physican said the Giants' manager was unable to appear for examination because of injuries. Strike Declared Off. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] NEW YORK, Aug. 14—The strike of longshoremen, which tied up ship-1 ping here for five months, was official-1 ly declared off today. The men will I return to work on Monday, the union headquarters announced. Most of the men had already gone back, shipping companies claimed. They declared the strike was completely brok- en- an- to resist any Teamsters who went out in sympathy with the longshoremen have already voted to end their strike and gone back to work. Abandon Camp Custer. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—The war department today announced that the commanding general of Camp Custer, Michigan, had been directed gradually to abandon and to eventually salvage the camp. The tenth infantry now at Camp Custer will be transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio, and the fourteenth infantry to the Panama canal. •*.*A ,. ,7-4 .v. v^ '-::ii-,rf T,.V' KEOKUK, IOWA, SATURDAY, AUG. 14, 1920 Second One to be Wrecked in Boston as Result of Ponzi's -Frenzied Fin- ance. :v"' LITTLE CASH IS LEFT President of Polish Industrial Association Was Also Head, of' Hanever Trust A co. [United Press. Leased Wire Service.] BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 14.—The Polish Industrial association, a private bank, was seized and closed by State A oe wa a fit a awak aam nontr ..1J it. _i n. first was the Hanover Trust company, which was closed a few days ago. Henry Chmielinski is president of both institutions. It was through bis oper$ti6H8 InPoliab Industrial association that Chmielinski was enabled td found the Hanover Trust company. Additional arrests were made today. Samuel Zorn, another official of the Old Colony company,, was charged with larceny of $500. He could not furnish the $50,000 bail. Jamfes R. King, manager of the Providence office of the company, and Arthur Thompson, an assistant, were arrested in Rhode Island. Charles Ponzi, acclaimed as a financial genius, a week ago, today could not find a friend to go on his bond. The "master dealer" in postal reply coupons, according to his version, who never talked in terms less than millions, was' unable to raise $35,000 with which to obtain his freedom pending trial. Ponzi spent last night in jail. It was no new experience for him. He was behind the bars for twenty months in a Montreal prison and spent two years more at Atlanta federal penitentiary. His arrest followed withdrawal of the security placed by bondmen. In case Ponzi should raise sufficient money to meet his bail, he would face immediate rearrest on an additional charge of larcency and additional large sum would be required for se- curity. Ponzi's wife did not know he was in jail. When he left his home he told her he was going out of town for the week end. The latest statement of the financial condition of the new victim of the Ponzi bubble showed it had deposits of $352,000. The capital was $13,775. Drastic measures to recover as much as possible of the millions entrusted to Ponzi by the public were forecast today in statements that officials are searching for money alleged to have been "salted away" by Ponzi. It also was reported that he had transferred some of his money to Mrs. PonzL State officials said any money in Mrs. Ponzi's name can be recovered. The crash of the Old Colony Foreign Exchange company, a Ponzi imitator, promising one hundred per cent profit in six months, brought hundreds of its investors to the attorney general's of- (Continued on page 2.) lit! fc. 5? anil Con^tutfon-JSemocrat r, /r CI ATTACKS Democratic Candidate for President Makes Speech at State. Convention at under the Wheeling. *j LEAGUEr OF NATIONS Charges Powerful Combination of Interests Seeks to Buy Control of Govern- [By Herbert W. Walker, United Press Staff Correspondent.] WHEELING, W. Va., Aug. 14.—Governor James M. Cox, in a speech today full of direct attacks on the republican leadership, pledged It as the purpose of the democratic party "to put into practical operation after March fourth, 1921, a definite plan" that will make wars more difficult in the future, Speaking before the democratic state convention here, the candidate praised the purpose of the league of nations as "the very definite program of action which we pledge," indirectly Bank Commissioner Joseph C. Allen promising ratification of the treaty today. Investigation disclosed, Allen "without continuing months of useless said, many bad and doubtful loans. He discussion." believed very little cash was left. I After declaring that the democratic The Polish bank is the second to party "must render good faith" to the "The league of nations became, the composite'agreement and now the senatorial oligarchy meets it with the absurd plea that it increased the possibility of amed conflicts," he said, after charging that the republicans had "abandoned the idealism of other days." Referring to the miners disputes in West Virginia, Cox declared that contentment will come only with "square dealing between men and no preference under government." Lower living costs will follow the carrying out vlSilant, restraining eye of a governmental policy based in gold en rule. "The platform of our party gives us the opportunity to render moral history it prevented the readjustment of nat- form, missing ional conditions. It proposed certain I strokes, reservations to the league of nations and then they were abandoned to be followed by nothing more definite than the announcement of a "hope" that an entirely new arrangement might be made in worjd affairs. Then directing his fire at Senator Harding's proposed new association. Cox continued: "What method they have in mind, (Continued on page 2.) KEOKUK MERCHANTS Mid-Summer Dollar Day Sale WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18 Shoppers should not fail to come to Keokuk next Wednesday and take advantage of the genuine bargains offered by the Keokuk retailers. & w* Will Go to Minnesota State Fair to be Held at St. Paul September 8 NOT COMING TO IOWA Has Refused Invitation to Speak at Des Moines During This State's Fair. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] MARION, Ohio, Aug. 14.—Senator Harding will speak at the Minnesota state fair at St. Paul, Wednesday, September 8, he 'announced officially here today. be wrecked in the Ponzi collapse. The I nation's soldiers and its allies, Cox'Harding stated he would not speak at surrender negotiations suddenly re- Will Not Speak in Iowa. MARION, Ohio, Aug. 14.—Senator ±i said that the campaign "is purely a jthe Iowa state fair at Des Moines, matter of concluding a duty to civiliz- (The St. Paul speech will be his first tion and doing it as quickly as prudent, considerate of our country's in- ^i. Ati of his pledge for a $2,000,000,000 re- idential campaign with the candidate, duction in government expenditures He comes from New York after conand taxes, he said. Cox then charged that combination of interests is now attempting to buy government control" and is using a huge campaign fund to "arouse racial discontent, to breed unrest and to befog the public mind." "The movement," Cox said, "is based upon greed and selfishness and if successful will result in extreme reaction and a disordered society. It would continue profiteering and reestablish the rule of government hy the few. Rather than make these men the sponsors of government, they must be made to demean themselves Little is planned for next week except for Wednesday when Harding will attend a picnic of local lumbermen at Lincoln park, here. He may make a brief speech. Johnston is Defeated. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] NEWPORT, R. I., Aug. 14.—The biggest gallery of the tournament watch- of the world and at the same time to port Casino tennis tournament here co-operation in the greatest move- C. J. Griffin defeat William John- WWONA LAKE, Ind Aug. 14.— ment of righteousness in the hold our own interests free from peril. today. The score was 6-3, 4-6, 2-6 ldol,ar Our position is plain. The circum- 6-4 and 6-3, stances of the last eighteen months convict the republican leadership of attempted trickery with the American rf HE TV» ak i« wn a»1 a ibig departure from the front porch, although the general policy of remaining in Marion is to be continued. Harding chose St. Paul for his big agricultural speech of the campaign after a conference here a few days ago with WiH H. Hays, national chairman, but refrained from making an official announcement until tody. important conference with for-lit was learned, however, that Mariner Senator John W. Weeks, national committeeman from Massachusetts and an afternoon of recreation were on Harding's calendar today. WeekB, a member of the "inner council" of the campaign committee, was expected to take up important phases of the pres- ferences with party leaders there and and could go on the war path when powrtrf lb axp«cted tel., the late. !««»««. STSSKK reports of the political situation be- |has already consented to the Villista fore Hardin* [officers, totaling 250, keeping their Uppermost in-the minds of party iweaP°ns |ston in their battle in the annual New- ™ntrnrt -allln^for Long court rallying was the feature of the contest. Johnston was playing in championship form. people. Under one pretext or another!the third set Griffin was a little off several fine back ki- TBy Ralph H. Turner, United Press Staff Correspondent.] TORREON, Chihuahua, Aug. 13.— (Night)—Rumors of a hitch in the plans for complete surrender of Francisco Villa and demobilization of bis army were circulated here today. Ihe disarmament and disbanding of Villa's force at Tlahualilo, Durango, has been postponed for a week. General Eugenio Martinez and the government representatives in the turned to Mexico City. The reports off a break were denied by .Martinez's chief of .staff and by Villa. According to the chief of staff, Martinez found it necessary to go to Mexico City to confer with President De La Huerta on the details of the final surrender and also to get money to pay each of the nine hundred Vlilistas a year's wage, amounting to about, nine hundred thousand pesos. avl ma Pltw tinez disagreed with the proposal towllthat in addition to the armed guard of fifty men, which the government allows Villa to retain, he should also take 150 more reformed bandits to his ranch as farm laborers. Martinez pointed out that under such an arrangement Villa would always have two hundred retainers at his disposal and leaders now is the question of issues At Villa's request, the tiny village and Senator Weeks by his experience of Tlahualilo, Durango, was chosen in the United States senate and his ammunition. toT the final surrender and It will intimate knowledge of business condi- be staged there unless hostilities arejing the air with wild cries, tions, may be expected to discuss related policies. MILLION DOLLAR SALARY REFUSED Billy Stmday Says He wa» Offered That Much a Year to Cavort in Front of Movie Camera. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] peop|e 1 *,r a vTar£ galary ,, .. "God gave me my reputation and I lntend not nacie THE WEATHER Fair Somewhat Warmer. Local temp. 7 p. m., 70 7 a. m., 65 Hitch in Proceedings Which Seem to be tated by Mexican Arch Bandit and His Army of 900. Ceremony of Demobilization Held up Until I Next Week in Little Village Unless Villa Changes Mind. million °he Tam^s evLn year,y salary' ttie ramous evan .gelist declared here today. continue to give God my services," Billy explained. He is conducting a revival at the new tafcer- jjere which will seat 8,000 I Resolutions Voted Down. Billy Sunday at Ames. ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 14.—The InDES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 14.—Billy ternational Typographical union. In Sunday, fiery Iowa evangelist, accom- annual convention here, voted down panied by "Ma" Sunday, visited the ia proposition offered by New York grave of his toother in the family' city delegates which, if approved, cemetery on the old home place south would have given more control '.o of Ames Wednesday. Billy was on subordinate unions in strike matters, his way to Oskaloosa to fill a chau- Resolutions favoring the exclusion tauqua engagement. He and "Ma" icrf Japanese as immigrants and the spent Tuesday night with Herb Now- (recognition of the Irish republic also lin, a long time friend. I failed of adopt ion. I The convention adopted a resolution authorizing the appointment of lone member of the typographical union to co-operate with otheT industrial committees in the protection of forests. Men Will Not Surrender. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 14.—Seth M. Walker, speaker of the house of representatives, today telegraphed President Wilson that the "men of Tennessee will not surrender convictions for political expediency." Walker's message to the pr«««ient was in reply to one which urged that I the house concur in the. action of the senate and ratify the federal suffrage amendment. Next Week's Weather. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.—Forecast for period of August 16 to 21 inclusive: Upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys: Generally fair and warmer weather. ../iV EIGHT PAGES POLAND Villa also favored Tlahualilo, Iur« ango, because it is a dry town. It is controlled tay an American cotton growing concern which enforces virtual prohibition. Villa said he did not want to take any chances on his men being unruly if they were suddenly burdened with wealth hi a wet The VUlistas are all at Tlahualilo**,' now. They have been pouring in dur-' ing the last two days from San Pedro, where their leader personally surrendered. It is like a big excursion and the bandits are having ass much fun as school boys on a holiday. They rode on top of the freight cars, and put their horses inside. It loobed' like the old wild west as the reformed outlaws swarmed down from the roofs of the cars and led their horses, GREAT STADIUM IS DEDICATED American Delegation of Athlete#1 Make Fine Showing in Parade at Opening qf Olympic Games. fUnited Press Leased Wire Service ANTWERP, Aug. 14.—The first Olympic games since the war were inaugurated here today with elaborate ceremonies. Hundreds of athletes, representing twenty-seven nations, marched in the procession, dedicating the great stadium, where the events will bo staged. The procession moved through the arena and past the royal box where King Albert and other members of the royal family reviewed the cream of the athletic world. The huge cop—he stands sfx feet four—carried the stars and stripes. In contrast with the large American team, were the entries by Chill and Finland. Two athletes represented Chili and eight Finland. They were the smallest contingents sent. Italy's Russian Policy. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] ROME, Aug. 14.—Italy is mapping out a Russian policy of its own, it was reported today in diplomatic circles, and will not follow the lead of Britain, France and America. It was stated that Italy was preparing to recognize the soviet government and send a charge d'affaires to open an gpibassy in Moscow. Count De La Toretha may he appointed the first Italian minister to the soviet government Japanese Reply. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] WASHINGTON*. Aug. 14.—The Japanese reply to the American government's note protesting the occupation of Sakalin has been received at the state department, it was announced today. There are no less than ten thousand pieces of motor fire apparatus in use in the United States for fire protection. A", -•0 Did-/ I-ft •is ll 11 ii S resumed during the coming week, or unless Pancho changes his mhid again. The place selected is a tiny village at the end Of a railroad line in the extreme northern corner of Durango. Villa evidently desired thai final ceremonies to be held in some isolated place, vetoing suggestions that his men lay down their arms at Torreon or Gomez Palacio, where large crowds could see the famous Vllllsta8 surrendering. Villa is believed to fear that if his men are disarmed in the presence of a big crowd they may he attacked. This whole district has suffered from-his raids and many of the people would like to see Mm dead. Itp-i^J^^ ping and sliding down the runways. Then they mounted their steeds and milled around the town, swinging' $ lariats and clicking six shooters, fin--' 'li •.v£Vi 'ii asi 1 The American delegation of 300 was the largest representation of any ,. of the nations. The Americans were headed by Pat McDonald, well known figure in Olympic contests. Mi I'i1 .v_ A •v- V.
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