Washington Post, August 1, 1920

Washington Post

August 01, 1920

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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia Member of tfco Auocuted fteu Auoclited Pren Is exclusively entitled to tbe -aw npubllcttioa of alt newi credited to it or not otfcerwlM credited a piper and atoo the local news jraMUbed herein. The 'wuhtaKton Post U a member of the Ataoclated Prett, receiving the compute at the greatest newa-gatherlng organization. NO. DAILY AND SUNDAY ENTERED AS SBOOND-CLAS3 MJ.TTEB poaioxmea WASHINGTON. D. o. WASHINGTON: SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 1920. -etay; BOft quite so warm; tomor- row teirV LC.C. GRANTS RAILWAYS IN RA TES; OFFSET WAGE ADVANCE ines and Railways Included. EAST IS HARDEST HIT New Tariffs Go Into Effect on Five Days' Notice. FOR SOUTHERN ROADS Advanced About One- Wrd, Passenger and Milk Rates One-Fifth and Pullman Charges Spend Part of New Revenue on Equipment, Commissioners Say Eastman's Desire for Continued Operation of Roads by TT. S. Criticized. (By the Associated Press.) Authority for the railroads of the country to Increase their revenues approximately one billion and a half dollars was granted yesterday by the Interstate Commerce Commission Freight rates will be advanced about one-third, passenger fares one fifth and Pullman charges one half Steamship Lines Also. Coastwise and inland steamship Whes and electric railway companies also were granted permission to in- crease their treight rates in proper tion to the increases granted to the railroads serving the same territory estimate of the aggregate amount to result from these advances has been made. The new rates, which are to con tmue in force until March 1, 1922) will become effective upon five days' notice by the carriers to the com- mission and the public and they must be in operation before January 1 Since the government RATE DECISION IN BRIEF in- from crease on freight rates. from increase on passenger fares. from increase on Pullman charges. from, increased excess baggage charges. Eastern roads receiye ap- proximately Western roads, Southern roads, Per capita tax on increased freight charges alone is 912 a year for every man, woman and child in the country. Freight rates advanced one- third; passenger and milk rates one-fifth; Pullman charges one-half. Freight rates advanced in East, 40 per cent; in South, 25 per cent; in West, 35 per cent; Rocky Mountain-Pacific terri- tory, 25 per cent. Total valuation of railroads as estimated by the commission and over which increases based, as es- timated by the railroads, New rates effective till March 1, 1922. Always sub- ject tf> readjustment. roads received approximately 14 per cent less thjan they had requested In connection with the increase for the Southern roads the commission said that the financial condition of those carriers was more favorable than that of the lines in either of the other groups In view of this condi- tion the commission held that they were better able to meet the demands upon them than some of the other companies and therefore did not r actually under way according to advices reaching here but, it is said, the action thus far has been restricted to the routine preliminaries Meanwhile, although Moscow wire- less messages filed in plain language apparently ordered the cessation of fighting by the soviet armies to coin- cide with the beginning of the armis- tice meeting, it is asserted in French quarters here that a secret code wire- less order from Moscow gave instruc- tions to tlie soviet commanders to keep pushing Uieir offensive violently This alleged secret order is declared to have been by the French code experts at Warsaw It is as- serted it Informed the soviet com- manders that the bolshevik negotia- tions would delay handing over the armistice terms until August 4, and that meanwhile the armistice nego- tiations were to be conducted in a routine manner Germans Disarm Poles. The crossing of a Polish detach- ment into Carman territory where it was disarmed, is reported by Le Jour- nal in its late edition, tonight. Tbe detachment, which crossed to escape pursuit by Jtnsalan cavalry, entered Bast Prussia to the west of Schlneeryn the newspaper states The arms car- ried by the Poles were taken from them by the German police yBoJshevik cavalry forces have ad- vanced to the Bast Prussian frontier. according- to a report from the French military mission in "Warsaw to the French foreign office. The bolshevik line extends from Suwalki, 50 miles northeast of Grodno, more than 60 miles to a point almost directly north of Warsaw The bolsheviki have not actually crossed the border Marienwerder but with the Germans New Menace to Warsaw. Tlie northern wing of the bolshevik army now is menacing Warsaw di- rectly from the north as well as from the easu Bolsheviki now are mil 0 southwest of Bialystok The allied ti oops in Allenstefn ami Marienwerder, which are mostly French, will be held there until situation clears, although their p'eb isclte duties have been completed Gen Romer, commaader of the t irst Polish army, which Buffered most se- verely in tbe vital region northeast of "Warsaw, has been relieved and Gen. Joseph Haller has been supreme command of the northern group of armiefc The advancement of Gen Haller who commanded the Polish divisions in France and IB French trained is he flrst step in the reorganization of the Polish army which was begun by the Anglo-French mission yesterday Northern Front Broken. Warsaw, Thursday, July 29 (By the Associated Press, delayed Tonight s Polish communique in telling the story of Wednesday's fighting, an- nounced that the soviet forces had Broken through the northern front in. the region of Ossovetz, and that their cavalry patrols were headed in the direction of the fortress of Lomza The counter attacking in the hope ot regaining the Grodno- Ossovetz line Germany Wants More Troops. Berlin, July 31 The allied troops n the plebiscite area, according to a semiofficial communication, have been withdrawn from frontier. In view of the increasing difficulty of tbe sit- uation, the government has asked the of the peace conference in ?arls to reply to Its recent note seek- ng permission for Germany to take necessary to maintain rallty on the eutern frontier, as the Orces there now are not sufficient 'or proteotlon. The arrival of additional Polna .roopi and their stay In the eastera area, it pointed out, might lead o undesirable consequences, and entente has been asked te place shipping at Germany's dlipoial n order to facilitate transport ot her troops. of Atlenste and are fraternizing Atlanta, Oa., July Oev, Hugh ML Dormy today announced hli eandli dacy.for the United mates, lenata Hoke Smith already has beef announced far reelection and V. Watson, publisher and author, also s seeking the nomination, the three candidates will oppose each other iir primary election tteajer IS. w JIM ;