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TO NOTE BY ALLIES
Threaten to Withdraw Their
Proposals and Resume
French and British Agreed on
First Part of Their
Answer to Soviet.
GENOA, April 29 (Associated
Press). Foreign Minister Tchltchcrln
of Russia to-day sent to Frcmler
Facia of Italy as President of the
Economic Conference a nnto express
ing tha dissatisfaction of tho Russian
delegation with tho delay In replying
to Its note of April 20 and saying the
note would bo withdrawn and the
Russians would resume their Initial
position unless they were assured that
tho credits necessary to restore Rust-
ia Would be granted. ) ',
ThQ Sub-commission on Russian
Affairs, .agreed this morning on tho
preamble to the Russian proposals
A meeting was called for 4 o'clock
this afternoon to consider tho various
articles of tho document. The sub
commission announced the French
and' British, drafts of tho preamble
had been harmonized.
Tho text of tho preamble as agreed
upon Is practically the one proposed
Ty ihe Orltlsh, with tho Insertion of a
few phrases taken from the French
draft. Above all, It contains a list of
what each lending country, including
Belgium, Is ready to offer Russia, giv
Ing figures and adding other countries
'which also arc ready to contribute but
whloh do not mention specific
In tho British draft of tho main
Russian proposals, it Is understood
that emphasis was luld on the prob
able usefulness of tho Hrltish Trade
Facilities Bill, under which 15,000,000
la Immediately available.
By operation of tho project, British
Industries could nil orders for rccon
structlon In Russia, and money could
be mado available to British Individ
uals and companies, both at home und
In Russia. Moreover, tho additional
exports and credits scheme In Bng-
land ,tt was said, had an available
fund of 25,000,000. Blglum bad a
fund of 250,000,000 francs which could
bo used for development in Russia,
and Japan had 6.000,000 yen for utili
zation by the Russo-Japancso Com
Tho correspondent of the Central
News says ho learns that tho British
draft proposals to Russia set forth
eight points, tho principal of which
was that Russia should recognize all
her debts, and, after n moratorium of
five years, pay 2 per cent. Interest for
five years and then 4 per cent, for
i another five years.
Tho document did not specify that
Russia must accept tho ptinclplo of
privato ownership, but demanded long
leases of privato property to its for
mer owners. A credit schema to
finance trado would bo favorably con-
fttqred If Russia accepted tho propo
bo French document stated that
agricultural reconstruction should
come before other things," and urged
Jthat, If private property cannot bo re
stored, the former owners le given
Indemnity. The French further de
sired an arrangement for payment o
interest on the Russian state bonds
Falling an agreement before Dec. 31
next, the matter would he decided by
S nixed arbitration tribunal with an
Louis Barthou. chief French dele
gate, took occasion formally to deny
rumors that ho Intended to quit the
Conference, and said It was not even
certain ho would go to Paris to confer
with Premier Polncare. It Is under
Mood, however, that ho may leaev for
the' French capital after the Allied
Russian proposals aro reported to the
Arrested on Charge of Miring
Murderer to Commit the Crime
C. M. Powell, a Former Employe of Brunen,
Who Was Killed, Alleges Harry C.
Moht Engaged Him.to Fire the Shot.
MT. HOLLY, N. J., April 29. f-
Charles M. Powell, a former em
ployee, has made a complete confes
sion to County Detective Ellis H.
Parker of Camden County of the
murder of John T. Brunen, wealthy
circus man, In his homo at Riverside
on March 3 last, according to an an
nouncement made by Parker here
Powell told r; vatti!. J.ng to the
fatter, that ..'ed the fatal
charge of a (terAUn into Brunen's
back and head at tho Instance of
Harry C. Mohr, brother-in-law of the
Mohr had managed one of Brunen's
tent shows anc as such had been
Powell's cmployer-'at one time.
The announcement of the confes
sion waiMiiadc to-day after Mohr had
been arrested in camaen ana
brought to Mount Holly, whero
Powell Is also under arrest.
Coincident with Mohr's arrest It be
came known to-day for the first tlhje
that Powell a native of. Indlanap
ofrs has "been held In tho county jail
horo for three weeks In connection
with tho murder, following his nrrest
in Camden. Powell formerly was em
ployed by Brunen In handling his
tctnt show and later was In Mohr's
employ when tho latter was man
aging part of Brunen's show.
The arrests were mado by county
officers In Camden, on orders from
Prosecutor Kelsey and County Detec
tive Parker, who have been In charge
of the case.
Powell has been under constant
questioning since ho was arrested and
was faced with all tho items of evt
denco picked up by Parker and I1I3
assistants In their six weeks of "work
on tho case.
HARDING WON'T SEE
Refers Youngsters Pleading for
Imprisoned Fathers to At
WASHINGTON, April 29. Arrival
In Washington to-day of tho "Chil
dren's crusade." composed of children
and wives of men In Federal prisons
for violation of war laws, was marked
by announcement from tho White
House that the delegation would not
be received by President Harding.
The children and women, numbcrv
Ing 37 and in charge of Mrs. Kate
Richards O'Hare, of St. Louis, the
White House announcement made by
Secretary Christian said, would how-
ever, bo given "every consideration
and attention" by Attorney Genera'
President Harding has rormnlh
taken tho position that no blankc
pardon for war law violators will b'
Issued, but the cases will be handlc
Individually by the Attorney General's
office, and pardons granted as they
are found -advisable after investiga
tion by the Department of Pustlco
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NAVY CAPTURED BY AIR BOMBERS
HE WAS IN LOVE
Says She Refused to Marry
Him; Sister Asserts Girl
Begged Him to Wed.
HOOPESTON, 111., April 29. John
C. Wyman, wealthy retired farmor
and church elder, confessed to-day
that ho .betrayed, Gertrude Hann.i.
who was found. .nuiTcred 16 tho base
ment of tho United Presbyterian par
sonage here, according to tho county
authorities. ' j
"But .1 didn't kill her!" shouted
Wyman. "Bofore God, I say I didn't."
Wyman, thirty-five years of age
and haggard after two days of con
stant questioning, stuck to that story
until dawn, when ho was let go In
custody of tho pollco. No charges"
have been lodged against him.
"We turned him loose with hounds
on his track," was tho explanation of
Charles N. Knox, Sheriff of Vermil
"I don't want to be turned loose,
Wyman begged. "I wouldn't think ot
going anywhere In Hoopestsn with'
out a policeman."
Wyman was Interrogated through
out the night by Sheriff Knox and
John H. Lewman, State's Attorney.
Tho examination was held In a stuffy
room ubove the Flro Department sta-
"I met Gertrudo," Wyman began,
"when wo attended church together
years ago. Wo wcro frleads even
then. But she went to Chicago to
live, after which I met another wo
man whom I afterward marreld. That
was two ycuis ago. Mrs. Wyman diod
Wyman sat erect In his chair ns
he told his story, leaning slightly for
ward, and gavo the nppearanco of
being eager to unswer whatever ques
Ions might be put to him.
"One Sunday Gertrudo came back
o Hoopcston. I met her at church
md we took a long stroll In tlx
country. I confessed my lovo to nci
hut she told me to forgot it.
" 'I am no longer worthy of you,
ihe said, and started to tell mo of het
misdeeds In Chicago thut she hud
been tempted and had fallen.
"I stopped her. I said: 'Gertrude
it doesn't matter what you have done
No matter how bad you havo been, 'I
lave been many times worso.' Shortly
after this 1 went to live with her
folks. I was tempted and so was she
Lust October we fell. I wanted to
(Continued on Second Page.)
SET CLOCKS AHEAD
ONE HOUR AT 2 A. M.
TO SAVE DAYLIGHT
When you retlro to-night, unices you
Are one of the post-mldnlght class, set
your clock one hour ahead. Otherwise
you will be one hour late for business
in the morning, as daylight saving
starts in New York at 3 A. M.. to
morrow, and will continue until the laat
Sunday In September.
Railroads that run through cities and
States keeping to stnndard tlmo will
rtlck to the old schedule. Commuting
trains will be an exception. In New
York City the Stock Exchange, banks
atti practically all business will be
opsratcd on the daylight caving tune.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1922.
Takes With Him TwoUni-
forms Bought Here Leaves
GALA SCENE- AT PIER.
Voices Pleasure at Reception
Here, New Proof of Our
Joseph Jasques Ceaaro Joffre,
Marshal of France, who stopped the
first advance ot the German General,
Von Kluclc, at tho Marne, sailed for
home from New York to-day on the
Celtic, after a step of nearly a month
In the United States, touring from
Before leaving tho Plasx to go to
his steamer, tho Marshal asked the
newspapers to make known to the.
people of the United States' tha 'un'
troubled delight" he had enjoyed on
this, his second, visit to th country
utlmn fin li'fi nnt M,Mt.w? l.-t
....v.. ..si nw l.u. II.MIIIIUIM "J-i Hit
cares of war, as he was wheifpe-camc
to America to co-operate in 'tho milt-
tar)' mobilization n 1917.
There was a great gathering of per
sons of French descent at tho steamer
to cheer the French soldier and his
wife and daughter on their way. The
tricolor was 'waved by tho multitude
with .great fervor.
Major Gen. Robert Leo Bullard,
used his authority as commander of
tho Second Corps Area of the Army
to give his comrade at arms the al
most unprecedented honor of a depart
Ing salute, ordering the harbor salutes
to flro nineteen guns as tho Celtic
"Papa" Joffre, who Bays ho woulc"
rather smoke n pipe and fish on the
bank of tho Marne than fight there.
presented French briar pipes, In
which his written signature had been
carved, to Capt. A. L. Howe, Sergt
J. L. Travcrs and the twelve motor
cycle policemen who have been lib
guard and escort while he has been In
Tho escort went with him from the
I'laza Hotel to tho pier. He was also
accompanied by Gaston Libert, Con.
sul General of France, and Col. II. K
IJIrd, representing Gov. Miller, and
Rodman Wannmakcr and Grovei
Whalen, representing Mayor Hylan.
At the pier whilo the Street Clean
ing Dpartmcnt Band played, the de
parting visitor wus wished well by
Mayor Hylan, 'Commander Hanford
McNlder and R. E. Condon of the
American Legion, Mujor U. S. Grant
3d, U. S. A., Capt. C. T. Vogelsang,
J S. N., und Sergt. Samuel Woodflll,
Jen. Pershing's "fighting soldier"
and Medal of Honor man. Most of
ho compuny went, down the bay on
ho John F. Hylan as far as Quaran
me, utongBldo the Celtic.
His farewell message was:
"1 do not wish to leuve New York
without expressing to tho population
f this great city mj- very deep gratl
Jde for tho reception I have again
o happily received at their hands.
"I had Indeed retained an Inefface
tito remembrance of my stay In
m erica In 19J7, but the Indications
f sympathy and friendship whlcr
ave again come to me have proved
oncluslvely that the heart of Amer
u. once won. Is never lost.
"So 1 carry away with me the con
luslve proofs of tho faithfulness oi
he American peoplo In their friend-
hips; and as I cannot take for in)
wn all the indications ot frlenshti
hat have been mine I consider th
,-reater part of them meant for m)
country I would like to see In thest
he evidence and the promise that thi
e'ellng ot affection of your great coun
ry for mine Is not In danger of ex
inctlon. This assurance gives me
"Let him whom you havo had tin
Kindness to honor with tho freedom
if your city say to his new fellow
citizens a farewell picgnant with
gratitude and hope, confident thut
their hearts will always neat in un,
son with the hearts of France, when
ever liberty and Justice aro threat
ened or In peril.'
Besides the numerous souvenirs
presented to him during his stay In
America tho Marshal is taking back
two now uniforms which he hod
made for him during the week he
spent In this city. He thinks Arac-
can uoinca are nno.
8Y HARBOR GUNS
AS HE SAILS HOWIE
A V APTJTT. 9 Q 1 Q
Two British Confidence' Men Sail
Abroad To-Day Ailer Collapse
of 'Merry Widow' Tour of World
1 . ,
Radley and Lawson Prefer
Getting Out of Country
Rather Than Deported.
Sailing for England to-day In order
to avoid a hearing on a charge of
entering the country on falsified pass
ports are Hugh Roland, alias Hamil
ton Clelghton Radley and Charles
Grant Lawson, alias "C. G. HobbV
British confidence men and promoters,
who arrived hero a few weeks ngo as
members of a party of seven men nnd
women bound on a tour around the
world. In the party was a woman
known as Mrs. Jane Lewis, an Aus
tralian, called by her companions
"Tho Merry Widow," whose contribu
tion to the expenses of the two Ene
IIbIi confidence art'sts nnd Frankle
Dwyer, an American engaged In the
i.imo line of business, who was also of
the party, amounted to t35.000.
The jealous wife of ono of tho Eng
lish boob hunters spoiled the plans of
her husband and his pals by comlns
here and communicating with tho po
llco. Mrs. Lewis, who is hiding sonic
where lu New York, prepuring to sturt
for her Australian home, is said by
her counsel to consider herself lucky
to get off with a lost) of S35.000 when
her fortune of more than $20,000,000
was exposed to the designs of Roland
Uiwson und Dwyer, an International
combination, said by the police to be
extremely dangerous to tho bank rollu
of trusting traveling millionaires.
Mis. Lewis wan separated from her
$35,000 In card games played on the
ship coming from Europo und at the
Hotel Blltmore, whcie tho part)
stopped until the Jealous wlfo maiiu
her appearance. Dwyer has been
nlnvlnc cards on ocenn liners for
many yea is. Ho was a member of a
gnng of card sharps operating on the
Titanic when that vessel sank on her
maiden voage. Dwjer and ail tho
members of tho gang escaped by go
Ing to one of the lower decks and
eliding down tho lines to the lite-
(Continued on Second Page.).
5 9 !:""??.
GET $2,500 GEMS
Robbers Leave Auto 2 Blocks
Away to Circumvent En
right March Order.
Emll Rothfleld was arranging n
window display In his jewelry stoio
at No. 358 Knickerbocker Avenue,
Brooklyn, at noon to-day wli.-n four
young men entered and Mood ut the
counter As Rothfleld approached
them they drew revolvers and ordered
him to walk Into a back room
Two of, the stranger accompanied
Rothfleld When they got him In the
rear room one of thi m pulled a bluckl
Jnck nnd struck him over the head
with It, temporarily stunning him
Then the riuartrte went to work
gathering up all the t-t ck In sight
nnd robbing the cash drawer.
Witnesses say the young man left
the store and walked rapidly two
blocks alone Knickerbocker Avenue to
where a green touring car In charge
of a chauffeur was standing. Board
Ing the car, they siwl away nnd wore
oui or signt ueroi! kouhiciu rccov
ered sufficiently to h'lvo the alarm.
The action of the thugs In leaving
their car two blocks away fiom the
uceno of tho robbery Is evidence that
they had taken notice of Commission
er Enrlght's orders to policemen to
Inspect nnd question occupants of au
tomoblles standing In front of banks
and Jewelry stores. The Hothlleld
thieves planted theirs In front of a
"Rothfleld. who Mtstnlnrd it long
scalp wound which wus dreshcd by Dr.
Isqulth, of Wyckoff Heights Hospital,
placed his loos In money nnd Jewelry,
4 THUGS HOLD UP
EWELER IN BKLYN
8rd - 9.'' "?'.'
Xtw Vrk, N. V.
PLANES ROUT CHINESE NAVY
IN FIRST 1 Ai SEA BATTLE!
BOMB KILLS 20. WOUNDS 30
Fleet, Surrender to Cantonese
When Direct Hit Disables One--
SHANGHAI,- April 2 (United
river gunboats in .the first battle
liistory at Canton, according to
Three planes of the Canton Government attacked nine warships ' 1
in the Pearl River when the crews
thctic with the Peking Government.
A direct hit was .scored on tne
killed twenty sailors and wounded
action. TKc others surrendered,
OIL LAND LEASE
Public Feeling Too Strong for
Opposition by Friends
(Special from a Staff Correspondent
to The Evening World.)
WASHINGTON, April 29. Trie La
ITolletto resolution for a Congressional
Inquiry Into all the ramifications of
the Wyoming and California naval oil
reserve drills ws accepted by the Son-
ate to-day without a dissenting vote.
The Investigation will bo conducted
by tho Committee on Public Lands, of
which Senator Hmoot Is chairman.
Although tho law under which th
Wyoming grab was perpetrated was
enacted In 1920, many Senators have
expressed surpriso that the statute in
question was Interpreted to legalize
the Wyoming deal, A movemont hns
tilrcmty stnrted to amend the law If (t
is found that It confers such authority
upon the Secretary of tho Interior as
It Is claimed In this Instance.
Even those Senators who are com
monly regarded as sympathctlo with
with the oil exploiting Interests did
not consider it good policy to vote
ngulnst tho Investigation resolution to
day. The, public feeling on the ques
tlon has become so inn n If est since the
details of tho teapot dome lease were
published that opposition to the In
vestigation melted away.
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
after tho passage of tho resolution to
day, In n speech expressed surprise
that an Important Government policy
had been radically changed by Secre
taries Fall and Dcnby In secret nego
tiations. Prior to Its passage, the LaFollctte
resolution was nmended to also, call
for Information bb to the alleged drill
in gof wells on privato lands adjacent
to Teapot Dome by which drainage ot
Government oil is said to have taken
SINCLAIR IS GIVEN
9,321 ACRES OF LAND
FOR TWENTY YEARS
Tho Sinclair Interests havo a lease
for twenty years on 0,321 acres In tho
Wyoming naval oil reserve, under
royalties ranging from 1 1-2 to
per cent, upon production, according
to a copy of the lease transmitted to
ths Scnato to-day by the Interior De
Tim lease was signed Apr. by
Secretary of tho Interior Fni. and
Secretary of the Navy Denby, on bo
halt of the Government, and Harry
(intlnuod on Second Page.).
PPTflT! TTTRT31J! (TEWTK
Last of Peking's
Press). Bombing planes defeatcdFJ.
between air and water fleets infe-l
despatches from that city receive'd
PRICE THREE CENTS
were suspected of being sympa-i?,;
Kivcr bruiser t laichi. I he bombs
thirty 'and put the vessel out -of&i
According lo thn ftosirvitchea. th
nine warships were lying in the river i ss
when agents of President Sun Yat Bcn.
wcro sent to nsk '.he commanders to JVj'
pledge neutrality during Hun Yat tJen'u '
expedition against Teklng.
(This refers to the Invasion of tho -
territory of .the Peking Government
by Gen. Chang Tao Lin who has th
backing of tho Cantonese and who
now fighting outsido Peking.)
Tho fleet commanders refused'
refused ' to , l
pledge neutrality and tho dnton Gov- ; i f)
ernmoni increupon uemnnuea mat ma
squadron be surrendprcd.
This was refused and tho gunboats,;"
cleared for action, evidently preparing
to bombard Canton.
Suddenly three bombing . planes ,
raced Into view over tho river and'-
commenced dropping explosives. .VII
of the bombs landed In tho river ex
cept tho ono which hit tho Hulchl.
This burst with a terrific explosion.
the despatches said, partly wrockln-j
the boat, dismounting Its guns and
strewing its deck with dead and
maimed. Bits of debris showered over ;
the other eight gunboats.
Tho wnr vessels were helpless '
ugalnst tho aircraft, their guns being
useless for hlgh-unglo Are. Aa the
an fleet pivoted and returned to the .
attack, surrender signals were hoist
ed by the wholo fleet. j?
Thcso gunboats wero the last ot,
the Peking Government's navy.
CHINESE IN BATTLE
ALONG WIDE FRONTk
OUTSIDE OF PF.KINr.v
I Pftitinnc fnll A I tunc tr r2 4
Americans Go Out to
PSKINO, April 29 (Associated'
I'ress). The fighting south of tho
Poklng-Tientsln Railway, whleh hr':
gan at dawn to-day, was still In,?
nmmu thin nftnrnmn " ' "11
Tho engagement between the force.-!!?'-?
of Gen. Chang Tso Lin, Military Gov-'iv
crnor of Manchuria, and Gen. Pel Fu;
military leader of Central China, was' '
reported to extend along a lino from ''
Machang, twonty miles south of Tien- i
tain, to a point south of Peking.
An .ittnmnt ntinnrnnllu n- IuIm " V
made by Wu Pel Fu to wedge In bo--
tweon Peking and Chang Tso Lln'sfc ?
Gen. Wu's attack, launched at Chani- v
slntlen, twelve miles southwest -"Otr
Peking, seemingly came as a surpriso.
and spread rapidly Into the general,
engagement now reported.
Wounded troops from the front bo.
gan urrlvlng In tho city this after-
The artillery firing was heard dis
tinctly In Peking and thousands of.
people, including many foreigners",
mounted the city walls, from whlcl.
the smoke of the buttleflcld was vis-"
During the night, hoi- of inter
mittent firing came from the front,.
mil wiin uia uawu a unsit cannonaui
began, the city rousing to tho mount
Ing soundZ-jJome Americans venture
out to thCv-ace track west of Peking?
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