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La Crosse Tribune and Leader Press (Newspaper) - August 12, 1920, La Crosse, Wisconsin Local weather generally fair might and Friday. Much cooler tonight. Ca rib Etc evening edition ten pages full leased wire news report of the associated pres Sand Leader press member of the audit Bureau of circulation volume xvii number 89la Crosse Wisconsin thursday August 12, 1920 Price three cent Russia forces reach outskirts of Warsaw Cooper Giri held to circuit court of larceny charge alleged participant in Joyride robbery has preliminary examination Money recovered from party Only part of Wolf a loss accounts for Only $112 of $200 Roll of lineman tenants Schleicher Safe just took French leave to visit Montello friends while the parents of tenants Schleicher. I 3-year-old Caledonia. Minn., youth were worrying themselves sick Over his absence and scouring the country in search of a clue As to his whereabouts the youngster has been enjoying a vacation on his own Hook with friends at Montello. Wig. Recently his parents. Or. And mrs. Alex Schleicher appealed to the Tribune to help them locate their son who disappeared on August 4. \ esterday they received the following scrawl from the boy dated Montello. Was a Deer parents you need Dot worry about me. I came Down Here to my old fronds for a vacation. O boy we Are having a big time. A i did not ask to go away for i knew you would not let me go alone for fear i would get lost. Flentse Send my clothes so i can stay a week or 2. A a your Loving son signed playground meet Marks close of season in City half thousand youngsters expected to participate in Windup saturday Lien Tria j. On Emma Cooper aged is. Comely and demure was yesterday afternoon or held to the circuit court for on a charge of larceny from the son after a preliminary examination before county judge John Brind Jey. She is the one of a party of three alleged to have rifled the pocket of will Ani Wolf Sparta. Wig., lineman who came to la Crosse to hit tile a Moonlight Trail and then crawled Down town to report to the police that he had been robbed by a party of Chance acquaintance who had liken him on a i nits Abraham and Mary Arm Frong. Who were in the party and who. It is alleged a a split Quot the contents of Wolf a pocketbook after it had been taken by the Cooper girl Are held on the minor charge of receiving stolen property. Miss Cooper did not take the stand. The chief testimony # against her a Vas that of John wind lug. Night Pollee it Ergeant. Who claimed she admitted to him she1 had a plucked Quot tho Wallet from Wolf a outside coat pork had gone to the rear of the car of Ped at an obscure Poi ii a Kirts. Extracted the Money tossed the empty Money final activity Unser auspices of rotary club ponzi arrested on charge of using mails to defraud financial wizards liabilities expected to run into the millions bonding ordinance receives approval at joint hearing committees to recommend $400,000 school Bond Issue at Friday meeting meet to he held at Onalaska agricultural school grounds All Europe will be bolshevik in year says Trotzky Warsaw. Aug. Llu by the associated Trotzky russian bolsheviks minister of War has arrived at Bialystok just behind the soviet front and has set up Headquarters there according to news from the other Side of the Battle line. Speaking in Vilna the capital of Lithuania recent in. He asserted bad Shevis was a More powerful than Ever and would soon spread to other a in a he continued Quot All Europe will lie Poush delegates leave for Minsk to meet russians departure of armistice Mission announced in dispatch to Paris today Reo Cairy waited in vain for reply to message to Moscow surrenders himself to the District attorney no objection registered at the committee meeting unable to meet obligations with closing of Bank c Ommittee also votes to prohibit carnivals in City in ii lire Tonneau of the e v on the o and the Carrier bark into car. World Ling testified that the Cooper girl had told him that she then went to i a the Road where she joined Abraham and Rev Driver of the car the lat to t for who a to the police Are still hulking and divided the spoils. Wending swore the girl said she kept Din of. Gave Abraham who is the son of a local businessman. Sio of and infer presented the Armstrong girl with s 12.00 As her share. Wo-rd1-Ore he sent an officer to the of the girl later and recovered a up. R. On the stand swore that he ret $200. In the pocketbook was empty when he found it. Money. W codling swore the reel my a room tilt t w had h i in Ltd i or i lev i Jeff the r g to to a re re admitted taking total but where tho rest went is a was the Armstrong girl who was Lone in the car with Wolf when est of tho crowd sauntered up a cad to Divide his Money that Odd Wolf that he had been a Iii test if the ii. You re been Wolf it she had to my a him. A Toper girl has been ill at t in county jail where she has been Lidd in default of $1.5<>0 bail Lier com pan ions in the a adventure Quot Are enjoying their Freedom under Nomi b ii Bonds. The weather record ter i a Crosse and Vicinity Gener fair tonight and Friday. Much cooler tonight. Tor generally fair to int and Friday preceded by Thunder a a revers this afternoon or tonight in Southeast portion much cooler tonight in extreme Southeast portion Fri a i for Tio Tut i for the j i Minn a a Anta fair tonight and y cooler in extreme East por tonight. Slowly rising tempera Friday. Iowa generally fair tonight and preceded by Thunder How pm afternoon or tonight in Southeast nightly warmer Friday of and Central portions. So. U Chen pm per to re to a. In. 70 la a. In. 70 12 in. 69 i p. In. 65 Bullet m height 24-hour stage change .14 3 4 a of .14 2.8 of .12 3.0 �?0.4 .16 3.9 .12 4.2 �?0.2. .18 4.8 falling .18 5 5 falling. Is 57 �?0.1 .15 4 8 �?0.4 .18 4 4 �?�?0.3 Moon in West Toda is t i mffi7 a m.67 s a m Fiji a in. .711 River stations St. Paul red Wii Reeds m Nona la Cru Bra be Lansing Dubuque Keokuk Davenport River Foh pc ast the River will Ron Sinue falling Dor log the next 4s hours. Vitro wide h ecord Lowyn it last ter Day a night High prec. Bismarck Bolton. Chicago Denver. Helen a Huron j a vice Kansas City. La Crosse Madison Memphis Medicine hat Milwaukee Quot Des City. York. Orleans. Diego. Francisco it Paul. Inne polls a Kane it Yungton .44 68 a a a i a 64 9 a 72 8064 70 .34 .48 68 a a .48 70 a. 76 88 �?�03 .68 86 .66 92 Ai .68 90 .72 84 a a 46 74 a a .68 76 .54 78 a. 68 82. 76 66 a 66 76 .50 70 60 82 .10 60 62 .60 84 a .72 86 in. I Goston. Mass. Aug. 12�?charles ponzi was arrested today by the Federal authorities charged wit i using the mails to defraud. Bank commissioner Allen announced this afternoon that the capital of the Hanover Trust company probably lad been completely wiped out. The Bank was closed by the commissioner yesterday. Charles Pori had been a director up to yesterday. Attorney general Allen said that Mizi s liabilities will run into the millions. Ponzi issued the following statement after his arrest a i had an agreement with the District attorney for tomorrow to meet my liabilities with Cash. With the closing of the Hanover Trust company and with our funds tied up i find myself unable to so do. I Felt it my duty to Tell him and ask him to detain Federal auditor Edwin l. Pride stated today that Ponzio a liabilities were upward of $7,000,000. Ponzi claimed assets of $4,000,000. Bubble bursts Borton. Mass. Aug. 12.�?another get Rich Quick Bubble burst today. Federal authorities who have Lien auditing the books of Charles ponzi and the securities Exchange Pany retorted that the liabilities of the Young financier were upward of $7,000,000. Ponzi had claimed that they would not exceed $500,000. Ponzi is a prisoner at the office of the United states marshal having Lieen unable Early this afternoon to furnish Bonds of $25,000. He was arrested charge with using the mails to defraud after he had surrendered soon after one of clock. Subsequently a warrant for his arrest for larceny in three counts was issued in the municipal court on application of the attorney general office. The state authorities expected to gain custody of ponzi if lie obtained Bonds releasing him from that Federal officers. Bank commissioner Allen today de dared that the capital of the Hanover Trust company a ponzi depositary which was closed yesterday probably ores wiped set. Further in the ponzi High finance were anxiously awaited in the financial dist lid. Poles in America express gratitude for stand of u. S. A 1 a m a a a new York. Aug. 12.�?nearly 5, american citizens of polish birth or extraction have been to take part in a nation wide Demin stration next sunday in 150 cities to express gratefulness to the United states for its policy toward Poland. It was announced Here today by the american committee for the defense i of Poland. At the same time Delegate from each of the cities will be named try in to Washington on August i to pre sent resolutions to Ite Sidon Wilson and Secretary of state Colby asking that the United states adhere to its present policy toward Poland. Hutchinson leads Field of Ciol fers Toledo. Ohio. Aug. 12.�?jock Hutchinson of Tii Cago. Today led seventy competitor in the Al re to round of the National open championship at Inverness Golf course by equalling his record of yesterday. 55-56-09, two under Par. Walter Hagen title Holder playing with Hutchinson had 5s-56-74. I to diesel of Chicago who set a record of 71 for the course on tuesday had second Best score 35-3 <-72, the ordinance bonding the City of la Crosse for $400,000 will be reported favourably to the Council at its re Gular monthly meeting tomorrow night by the joint com Mitt a of to which it had been referred in consequence of action taken last night. Approval of the proposition was by unanimous consent. The proposed ordinance provides for the issuance of $400,000 of serial Bonds at six it or rent interest with an optional redemption clause after ten years. It will be up to the Council for ural action tomorrow night. The committee also voted to retort favourably an ordinance prohibiting carnivals in the City of i it a Crosse. J tonight practically the whole Council in called to meet with committee to consider a number of matters preliminary to action at the regular meeting tomorrow night. Fall elect into see women voting on the presidency Wisconsin ladies not to ballot in primaries unless amendment parses unless the Federal suffrage amendment is ratified women will not Vole in Wisconsin primaries. But should it Niass in sufficient time they will vote on All questions using the same to allots and ballot boxes As the men. This is the information contained in a letter to county clerk . A. Jol i vet to from Secretary of state Merlin Hull today. Thirty five states have already passed the amendment. Ratification by one More state is All that is necessary to give women the vote. Ten Nessee is expected to vote tomorrow on the subject and in North Carolina when the legislature convenes tomorrow in special session it. Will lie for the purpose of disposing of the suffrage and taxation questions. Simple ceremony Marks return of body of Gorgas new York. Aug. 12.�?simplicity marked the return to this country today of the body of major Gen i William c. Gorgas. Former Rugeon general of the United states array who died in London last month. Borne Back to Home shores on the United states transport pocohontas j the casket was met at Hoboken by a. Guard of Honor from the thirteenth infantry lowered to the pier and car tied through a Lane of army welfare workers. Captain Richard h. Gor Gas. The general a youngest brother. I stepped Forward and draped Over the coffin an american Flag. That ended the ceremony. The casket was then taken on a ferryboat to new York and placed in a special room at the Pennsylvania station to lie there in state until de a parture of the 1 08 train for Washington this afternoon. Johnston takes Tennis match from Williams Newport. R. I. Aug. 12.�?national Champion William m. Johnston walked away with the former Cha nation. R. Norris Williams ii of Boston in the round before the Semi finals in the Newport Casino invitation singles Tennis tournament today. He won in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6 3, j winding no Tiit Crosse playground activities for the season children of the Layfield will be Gien an Outing at Onalaska saturday afternoon by the i. Crosse rotary club. The rotary Outing which is expected to include half a thousand youngsters will be Beld at the agricultural school grounds. The Hixon playground is to to closed saturday. While the Copeland Park. Hood Street and West Avenue playgrounds will be closed is week inter. Seventy five automobiles will be furnished by members of the rotary club to insure transportation of All children to the Onalaska grounds. Each participant who has la Een faithful in the work and in attendance at the various playgrounds will have in Bis Possession a ticket entitling him to transportation to and from the meet saturday. Outing program the program for the Outing saturday afternoon will consist of stunt by representatives of each of the playgrounds. The stunts by the Copeland Park and Hixon playground will be put on by the girls and those by the West Avenue and Hood Street playgrounds will be put on by the boys. The boy stunts will consist of tumbling. In addition to these activities will be a Togo War by both the girls and the boys. A feat arc in the program and one which promises to afford real excitement is the championship baseball game Between the West Avenue and Copeland Park midgets. The rivalry Between these two teams Bas been intense throughout the playground reason often leading to hand to hand Battles and it is expected that the youngsters will stage a real co fit. Four Hundred ribbons and forty medals will be awarded at the meet efficiency test both the girls and the boys participating in the meet saturday will be required to pass an efficiency test which is devised As a Means of dividing the children into group a a according to their skill and ability in performing the various stunts. This arrangement is expected to be conducive to closer Competition and thereby afford More excitement. The first class will be awarded Blue ribbons the second red ribbons and the third class yellow ribbon. At the close of the playground season. The highest girl Ami boy Point winners on each playground will be awarded Gobi playground medals. The second girl and boy Point winners will be awarded Bronze playground medals. Tile highest Point winners girl and boy. Of the City will be awarded Gold playground met a dals. Individual event a program of events to be held at each of the playgrounds has been Arri n god. Beginning tonight with a social and exhibition at the West Avenue grounds in Friday night an exhibition will be Given at the Hood Street playgrounds and also a a dramatization Quot will be Given the same evening under the direction of miss Lyga at the Hixon playground. Following is the efficiency tests for both the girls and boys Girts first Blue ribbon 1. Basketball throw 42. 2. Hop. Step jump. Is. 3. 50 Yard dash. 8 Sec. 4. Basketball goals 4 times. 60 Sec. 5. Standing Broad jump 5�?T 6&Quot. 6. Ball throw too. 7. Volleyball serve. 5 times. 8 trials. Second. Red ribbon a 1. Basketball throw 35. 2. Hop. Step jump. 14. 3. 50 Yard dash 8 3-5 Sec. 4. Basketball goals 3 in 60 Sec. 5 standing Broad jump. 4 6�?T�?T. 6. Ball throw. 90. 7 volleyball serve 5 times. To trials. Third. Yellow ribbon 1. A netball throw. 30�?T. 2. Hop. Step. Jump. 12. 3. 50 Yard dash. 9 2-5 Sec. 4. Basketball goals. 3 in 60 Nee. 5. Standing Broad jump 4. 6. Ball throw 80�?T. 7. Volleyball serve. 4 times 8 trials. Boy first. Blue ribbon a i. High jump 4 4. 2 too Yard dash. 12 2-5 Sec. 3. Broad jump running 14�?T. 4. Chinning. 9 times. 5. Basketball throw two hands 40. 6. Standing Broad jump 5�?T. 7. Standing hop step. Jump. 21. 8. Indoor baseball throw. 150�?T. 9. Basketball goal throw. 15 times in 60 Sec. Second. Red ribbon 1. High jump 3 8\ 2. Too Yard dash. 14 Sec. 3. Broad jump running la 6&Quot. 4. Chinning. 6 times. 5. Basketball throw two hands 34. 6. Standing Broad jump 6 6�?�. 7. Standing hop. Step. Jump. 20. 8. Indoor baseball throw. 125�?T. 9 basketball goal throw. To times in 60 Sec. Third. Yellow ribbon 1. High jump. 3�?T 2�?�. 2. 60 Yard dash. 9 Sec. 3. Broad jump. To. Russians reported to be awaiting arrival of poles suffragists Block move to bar action on vote amendment a a table Resolution prohibiting vote on ratification in Tennessee legislature Nashville. Term. Aug 12 a suffragist in the lower House of the Tennessee legislature today won Ann i flier Point in the fight for ratification j of the Federal suffrage amendment he joint Resolution which would have prohibited action of any kind on ratification. Being tabled by a Viva Voce vote. A vote tomorrow on ratification of the amendment in both houses of the legislature appeared certain today. Chairman Riddick of the House committee to which tho joint ratification Resolution was referred a announced that the House will vote on it tomorrow. The Senate also will Tike final action on the Resolution then. According to announcement of sneaker Todd. Preparations were being made to Day for the joint hearing tonight on tho suffrage Resolution. Carolina legislature meets Raleigh. N. U. Aug. 12 a the j North Carolina legislature called into special session to consider taxation and ratification of the Federal woman suffrage amendment probably will not tackle suffrage until tomorrow and perhaps not until saturday. Paris. Aug. 12.�?the polish armistice and peace Delegate. M. Oke Nurki. Director of the political department of the ministry of foreign affairs. And major Stamirowski left Warsaw wednesday evening to meet the russian delegates according to a dispatch to the Temps from Warsaw today. Awaited reply from Russia London. Aug. 12.�?Premier Lloyd George last evening notified Leo a Nineff soviet emissary Here that the polish government Hail just informed the British Premier that no to 9 p. In. Tues. Poland had not received a reply from Moscow government to the message of Poland expressing a willingness to senti delegates to the armistice and peace conference a Minsk. Poland informed the prime minister that the polish officer can mending the sector beyond Siedlick had just announced that the russian let Esic delegation had arrived in sector and. Not finding the polish delegates had stated that it would wait until ten o clock wednesday morning. The Premier further informed m. Kameneff that Poland replied that Trio polish delegation was proceeding in the front immediately to meet tho russians and that if the russian delegates were sell there the poles a Only Send their peace delegation immediately. She Berlin report to Washington declares polish troops Are outnumbered by bolshevik by two and half to one Tufty june red divisions engaged against Poland old men boys and women enter service to release fighters for defense of capital Driver is arrested when autos collide on Glinton Street a in in a Oscar Schroeder held for reckless driving causing crash in which one is injured while driving on Clinton Street at 11 o clock last night cars driven by j in Kaith and Oscar Schroeder met in a collision which badly damaged both machine and injured Alexander Krueger who was in the car with Raith. Giving him several cuts and Bruise of a minor nature Ltd the head. Schroeder was taken before judge c. A. Hunt this morning on a charge of driving a car while under the influence of liquor. The Case was adjourned until Angust 26. Fred ii. Hartwell appeared As attorney for the defendant. The accused is the on of mrs Henry Schroeder. Proprietor of the Eagle hotel. He has been arrested previously for speeding on city1 Street. Record wheat crop for 1920 predicted by ii. neb Omaha. Neb. Aug. 12.�?prediction that Nebraska will produce 214.-964.000 bushels of Corn this year an increase of 50.778.000 Over 1919, was made in an August crop report issued today by the United states Bureau of prof estimates and the state department of agriculture. Black most damaged Winter wheat at least fifteen per cent while Spring wheat lost 25 Points from the same cause the report says. The Winter wheat yield was estimated at 52.566,-000. A reduction of 2.651.000 compared to 1919. While Spring wheat production was placed at 4.421.000 washers. 1,257.000 under the previous year. Continued on Page six injured knee fails to keep babe Ruth out of game today Cleveland. Ohio. Aug. 12.�? after examining babe Ruth s injured knee this morning. Or. H. M. Castle the Cleveland Ball clubs physician who is attending Ruth predicted that the new York Star would be Able to play this afternoon wearing an elastic knee Bandage. An x Ray photograph shows there were no Bone broken and no Tom ligaments the in jury being Only a wrench. Bergdoll suspect arrested in East Oneonta. N. Y., aug. 12.�?ai Young Man who state troopers say an i Swers the description of Grover Cleve land Bergdoll. The wealthy draft Evad j or who escaped from the custody of the military authorities was arrested by two troopers ten Miles West of Here today. The suspect denied that he was Bergdoll and gave his name As George i Enno of Buffalo. Harding to make but few addresses away from Home. Marion. Ohio. Aug. 12.�?the dates and places few the limited number of Campaign speeches to be made by senator Harding away from Marion will be selected with great deliberation by Republican party leaders after a minute canvass of local conditions in All the various sections to which he has been invited to come. A it was said today at Harding Headquarters that the task of sorting out these invitations now was under Way Ami that although no definite speaking engagements in other cities had been arranged one or More might be determined on shortly. Negro prisoner spirited away to escape mob Pittsburg kan., aug. 12.�? loading that several motor ears loaded with members of a fort Scott mob intent on a Lynching had passed through Arma eight mile North of Pittsburg. Sheriff Clarence Armour of Bourbon county hurried out of Pittsburg at la of clock this morning with a negro who last night shot a White Man at fort Scott British Cable ship off for an unknown port Miami. Pa., aug. 12.�?the Brit a ish Cable ship Colonia which had then chartered to Lay a Cable from Barbados to Miami and which was not permitted inside the three mile limit j Here. Sailed last night for an unannounced destination it was announced today at the office of the British vice Consul Bere. _ i la Crosse thanked for Fine reception Given the flyers that the reception accorded the mail flyer on their first flights through la Crosse was appreciated by the aviators and government officials is indicate by receipt of the following Telegram by postmaster o. R. Skaar from c. K. Egge. Superintendent of the mail service a postmaster la Crosse wis. Many thanks to Yon and citizens of ii Crosse for splendid cooperation first mail flight kindly mail copies papers tenth and eleventh to me at St. Washington aug. Colby and Prince la Bomurski the polish minister held a Long conference last night at the state department it was Learned today. Paris aug. 12�?by the associated great Battle is in Progress on the re so polish front upon which hangs the Fate of Warsaw according to information reaching the French foreign office today. London. Aug. 12.�? by the associated press a russian cavalry has reached Prara a suburb of Warsaw according to a wireless dispatch received Here from Berlin today. Greatly outnumbered Washington aug. 12.�?polish forces defending Warsaw Are outnumbered about two and a half to one. Comprehensive details As to the bolshevik military organization received today in official circles Here place the strength of the soviet army on the polish front at 350.000 men. The strength of the poles has been estimated at 140,000. The details As to the bolshevik strength estimate that in Rifle and Saber strength alone the soviet forces composing the Northern army or that North of the Privet River consists of 114.000 men. Bolshevism Rifle and Saber strength South of the Privet River in the Southern army is placed at 48.000 men. Many troops in Reserve soviet infantry divisions to the number of Twenty six. The official de tails assert have been identified As facing the polish army in the front line with thirteen divisions in Reserve. In addition ten cavalry divisions have been noted in Active op-1 oration at the front with two such divisions in Reserve. Besides the thirty nine infantry divisions reported on the polish front the bolshevik Are estimated to have scattered in other parts of Russia Twenty five others As Well As two cavalry divisions. Contrary to previous reports Gen-5 eral Sergius Kameneff and not general Brushoff commands the entire soviet forces on the polish front. Pole in counterattack Warsaw. Aug. 12.�?ll p. by the associated press a the poles have launched a counter offensive with bayonets in the Region of Pul Tusk where the russians have been striving to break the polish defensive lines. Pul Tusk is thirty one Miles North of Warsaw. Gibson returns Washington. Aug. 12.�?because of the serious situation in Poland., Hugh Gibson. American minister to that country who has been Home on leave of absence will leave immediately for his Post it was announced today at the state department. Or. Gibson will be accompanied by Warren b. Robbins acting chief of the division of near Eastern affairs. Who will serve As Counselor of the legation As Long As his services Are needed. They will sail on the French Steamer new York. Situation better says Paris Paris aug. to the Elcho de Paris from Warsaw today report the military situation As greatly improved following the reinforcement of the Northern polish army in conformity with the advice of general Weygand of the French Mission. The polish army is said to be at present the equal numerically of the soviet army. Reds claim Progress London aug. 12.�?Progress for the russians against the poles on the Southern front was announced in wednesdays official statement from Moscow received today. Wloda a on the big River sooth of Brest i Tomsk. Has finally been taken by the soviet troops while further Southeast they have captured Vladimir Volyn sky. East of the Bug North of the old Galici amp a Border. Further advances on the front nearer Warsaw continued on Pace six

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