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First to Last? the Truth: News ? Editorials
FRIDAY, APRIL 29. 1021
Generally fair to-day and to-morrow ;
not much change in temperature;
moderate variahle winds
Full Report on Vast Pair?
* * * ??:
In Greater ?w York
Within 200 Mil???
FOI R CENT?
Hylan Is Accused of
Aiding Supply Ring
To Grab Meter Trade
Cheaper Machine Approv?
ed by Experts Barred
From City by Mayor's
Recent Veto of Bill
Change in Record
Charged to Collins
?Kenneally Also Involved
in Disclosures Before
Lock wood Committee
Amazing -?-.closures involving Mayor
Hylar-, William P. Kenneally, vice
president of the Board of Aldermen,
?nd William T. Collins, Tammany floor
leader of the board, were brought to
light at yesterday's "hearing before the
Lockwood committee on housing in
connection with the price-fixing com?
bines in the building industry.
According to these revelations, the
Mayor, Kenneally and Collins are
charged with being responsible in a
large measure for the continuation of
?hat Samuel Untermyer, chief counsel
for the Lockwood committee, charac?
terized as a "graft-taking and extort?
ing monopoly" in water meters.
The Mayor, it was testified, only a
few days ago vetoed a measure that
was ?esigned to admit an independent
water meter company into the field
here and break the combine of eight
manufacturers that were banded to?
gether as one of Albert Ainsworth's
"open price" groups. Resolutions with
the same purpose, are declared to have
been smothered in committee by Ken?
neally. Collins is charged with having
"altered" a report of another com?
mittee that had approved the inde?
pendent iirm's meters.
Blocked for Two and a Half Years
Despite the fact that the meter had
been approved by the engineers of the
Department of Water Supply, Gas and j
Electricity and costs about half the sum i
charged by the eight members in Ains- j
worth's water meter combine, every I
effort for the last two and a half years]
to have it admitted into the city for j
use among its householders has been j
blocked by "mysterious political influ- ;
enees'1 at every turn.
Alderman Kenneally considers him- |
self the representative of labor in the
Board of Aldermen, He was a member ,
of the executive committee of the i
Building Trades Council when Robert ?
P. Brindell, the labor czar, now in Sing i
Sing, was head of it. Kenneally now is j
i del.?gate in the council as a repre- I
?entative of the Plumbers' Union, hold- i
ing hi? position for life at $100 a week. '
In connection with the nine price fix?
ing groups conducted by Ainsworth,
which were related to the housing in- i
rfustry, Ainsworth yesterday announced :
he would at once obtain the dissolution I
of these organizations. It was under- ?
stood that the four other associations ?
under his wing, not related to the build?
ing industry, also would be disbanded.:
Ainsworth agreed to take this step |
shortly after he was put on the stand ?
and subjected to a severe grilling on
the method of operation of his price
"On advice of counsel," he said, "I
am willing to advise the abandoning of
theso associations by my clients so far
as their reporting systems are con?
Mr. Untermyer then expressed the
opinion that this action practically
means the abrogation of the usefulness
of these exchanges. Ainsworth was
given two weeks to effect the dissolu?
The story of the alleged efforts of
the Badger Meter Manufacturing Com- !
pany.nct a member of the Water Metar |
Exchange, run by Ainsworth, to get its
machines into the city is a tale of
balks at every turn. There are said
to be approximately two hundred thou?
sand water meters in use in the city,
with the number constantly increasing.
While th'eir use is not incumbent upon
small apartment houses or dwellings,
hotels and factories are required by:
law to uso them.
The tale was told by William S. Cetti, '.
local agent for the Badger company; !
cx-Alderman Robert S. Allyn, of Brook- i
lyn; Colonel Merritt H. Smith, chief j
>_ngineer for the Department of Water j
Supply, Gas and Electricity, and John i
J. Glennon, chief clerk to the Mayor.
Cetti said he had offices at 32 Court j
Street, Brooklyn, and had been in the I
Vater meter business for twenty-five ;
years, having previously worked for j
the Thomson Water Meter Company, a j
member of the Water Meter Exchange i
The Badger m-eter, he said, is used in !
every city throughout the United
States, except New York, this being the
"ily community from which it has been
He declared that the Water Meter
Exchange included every manufacturer
of meters in the country except his
firm and the Gammon Meter Company.
The latter firm, he added, only recently
hap tried to get into the city.
"Our prices are much lower than the
exchange members' prices," declared
Cetti. "We charge $10.50 as a rock
bottom price for a five-eights-inch
machine,"with about 10 per cent dis?
continued on pags four)
Charges Her Host With
Stealing False Teeth
Refuses Offer of X-Ray Photo
graph to Prove She Swallowed
Them and He Goes Free
The disappearance of a set of false
?eeth owned by Mrs. Julia Brown, of
438 West Thirty-sixth Street, and her
summoning of John Mayorowitz, 125
p'tt Street, on the charge of having
stolen them when she was a guest at
hla house, gave Magistrate Douras a
b"sy half hour in the Essex Market
Mayorowitz told the magistrate he
?sew nothing of the teeth, but believed
Mrs. Brown had swallowed them. He
taid he was willing to pay for an X-ray
Photograph to prove it.
Magistrate Douras asked Mrs. Brown
i* she would submit to being photo?
graphed as Mayorowitz suggested. She
declared very positively that she would
?">t, whereupon the case was dismia?? I.
Magistrate '>ourus advised Mrs. Brown
to bring a civil suit against Mayorowitz.
aWAKOJLUF LODGE TEA GAKI>*?*
aww ?gam, '~v^av,"
To Head State Graft Hunt
Senator Schuyler M. Meyer
Of 100 Million
D. P. Kingsley Reveals He,
Scorned Spy's Tender to
Have the Kitchener Sub?
marine Contracts Broken
London Bid 150 Million
American Said Neither Brit?
ain Nor Germany Had
Enough to 'Call Him Off'
Germany offered Charles M. Schwab
$100,000,000 to break submarine con?
tracts he had made with Lord Kitch?
ener for Great Britain, and Great
Britain came back with an offer of
$150,000,000 to hold the contracts valid,
both offers being scorned by Schwab,
according to a statement made by
Darwin P. Kingsley yesterday at the
reception to the steel man given by
the Chamber of Commerce of the State
of New York.
In telling the story Mr. Kingsley,
president of the chamber, said that
Charles M. Schwab was in the very
center of the world conflict long be?
fore the United States had become a j
combatant. Mr. Schwab, he said, was !
known around the world as a great !
executive. England sought his serv?
ices and in the construction of sub?
marines he did the impossible.
Mr. Kingsley continued:
"Then Germany's chief spy in the
United States, in those days called an
ambassador, tried to block him.
Realizing that what he'was doing and
what he was likely to do would mean a
great deal in the war with Germany,
the Germans sought to buy him off.
They offered him for himself $100,000,
000 if he would break off the contracts
with Lord Kitchener. England heard
of this at once and came back with an
offer of $150,000,000. Mr. Schwab just
laughed and said that Germany and
England together hadn't enough money i
to make him break faith with Kitch
Turned to U. S. War Work
"Then we went into the war, and Mr.
Schwab was called on to give his serv-t
ices to the United States. He mar- !
shalled all his forces and put them at
the command of this government." j
Mr. Kingsley then presented Mr.
Schwab with a bronze tablet, r.pon ,
which was inscribed:
"The Chamber of Commerce of the
State of New York to Charles _ M.
Schwab in appreciation of his services
to the Republic, 1917-1918, during the
World War. Presented at a special
meeting irr* the Great Hall of the
Chamber, April 28, 1921."
Mr. Schwab said that while he great?
ly appreciated the tribute paid to him,
the praise really belonge<( to the men
who worked with him and tfrraer him.
Present a Critical Moment
"All I did," he faid, "was to get be?
hind the men with good cheer and con?
fidence in their good will and capabil
( Continued on next pace)
Odell Dies in Chair
For Murder of Kneip
Rochester Slayer Refuses Usual
Farewell Meal; Says Prison
Fare Is Good Enough
OSS1N1NG, N. Y., April 28.?James
Louis Odell, of Rochester, was put to
death at Sing Sing prison this evening
for the murder of Edward U. Kneip
in that city January 7, 1920. He en?
tered the death chamber at 11:0? an?
was pronounced dead at 11:14.
Udell's wife, Pearl Beaver Odell, is
serving a life sentence at Auburn
prison for complicity in th? murder ;
and has attempted to take the whole
responsibility for it. With her is her
jive-months-old daughter, who never
saw her father.
Kneip, according to the testimony of
Odell and his wife, had wronged Mrs.
Odell before her marriage to Odell, and
after her marriage sought to blackmail
her She told her husband, and, posing
as a detective, he "arrested" Kneip,
handcuffed him to a tree on the out?
skirts of Rochester, and then, with the
help of Mrs. Odell, beat him to death.
Odell hoped for a reprieve until the
last the news having been kept from
him'tha. Governor Miller early in the.
lav had refused to grant a iinal appeal
for his life. Contrary to the custom
of condemned men, Odell told Warden
Lewis E. Lawes that the regular prison
fare would be good enough forhis last
Board To Be
jLusk and Machold Will
Meet Here at Noon to
Select Legislators to In?
vestigate Hylan Rule
I Meyer Is Slated
Members Meet Monday to
Tries to Choose Chief
The joint legislative committee
which is to inquire into the Hearst
Hylan-Tammany administration will be
selected at noon.to-day at the Murray
Hill Hotel by Senator Clayton R. Lusk.
and Speaker H. Edmund Machold, the
leaders of the two branches of the
It is practically assured that Senator
Schuyler M. Meyer will be chairman of
the committee. Senator Meyer, with Sen?
ator Theodore Douglas Robinson and
Assemblyman Joseph Steinberg, fought
hard for a Legislative investigation
when most of the New York City lead?
ers, led by Jacob A. Livingston, of
Brooklyn, opposed one.
To-day's conference was arranged yes?
terday by Senator Lusk over the long
distance telephone. Speaker Machold
was at his ofl*.ce in the State Capitol.
Silent on Personnel
Neither Senator Lusk nor Speaker !
Machold would divulge the probable |
personnel of the committee, but from ?
other sources it was learned that the j
investigators most likely will include: j
Senators Meyer, Theodore Douglas ?
Robinson, of Herkimer; William T.
Simpson, Kings; C. Ernest Smith, of j
Staten Island, or Ward V. Tolbert, of i
Manhattan, Republicans, and Martin ?
G. McCue, Democrat. Senator Lusk
and the minority leader, James L.
Walker, by virtue of their positions,
also will be members of the com?
Assemblymen Joseph Steinberg, of
Manhattan; G;orge N. Jesse, Manhat?
tan; Sol Ullmun, Manhattan; Walter
F. Clayton, Kings, Republicans, and
Joseph B. McKee, of the Bronx, or John
J. O'Connor, of Manhattan, Democrats.
The two floor leaders of the House,
Majority Leader Simon L. Adler, of
Rochester, and Minority Leader Charles
D. Donohue, of Manhattan, go on the
The committee after being appointed
will meet next Monday fer organiza?
tion, when counsel will be chosen. In
all probability the appointee will be
Elon R. Brown, former majority leader
of the Senate. Leonard M. Wallstein
and Samuel Berger, who aided in the
Lockwood committee inquiry, will be
named as assistant counsel.
It will be at least six weeks before
the committee will hold its first public
hearing. The most important work, the
preparation of the mass of material to
lay the groundwork for the examina?
tion of witnesses, will be done quietly
and without publicity. This task will
be assigned to various sub-committees
to be appointed next week.
Sub-Committees Have Big Job
In recent talks both Senator Lusk
and Speaker Machold declared that this
preliminary work could not be done in?
side of a month and a half. One sub?
committee will be charged with going
into the evidence piled up against the
Police Department, another will work
on the affidavits and other papers af?
fecting the office of District Attorney
Swann, a third will inquire into the
charges against the Dock Department
and other departments of the Hearst
The graft investigation committee
will not only pile up material for its
own investigation, but will gather mat?
ter for use by the Charter Revision
Commission, which will be appointed
by Governor Miller this fall to inquire
into the framework of the city gov?
ernment with a view to changes tend?
ing to minimize the possibilities of ex?
travagance, waste and graft.
The measures creating these two in?
vestigating bodies were fought by Mr.
Livingston and his following openly.
Yesterday the Brooklyn leader tried to
have his spokesman in the upper house,
Senator Alvah Burlingame jr., ap?
pointed chairman of the graft investi?
gating committee. No one but Mr. Liv?
ingston took the attempt seriously.
The graft investigators will function
under the broadest power which the
Legislature can confer. They have the
right to accord immunity to witnesses.
This is the first time this power has
been delegated by the Legislature to
a municipal investigating committee.
Thy have the usual powers to subpeena.
books, documents and papers and to
compel witnesses to attend. In addi?
tion, they have the extraordinary power
of commanding any and every board,
bureau, office, commission and depart?
ment of the city government to give
whatever assistance they demand.
Strike Ties Up Cuban Roads
HAVANA, April 28.?The strike of
the trainmen on the Cuban Railway be- ?
came general yesterday, causing a
virtual cessation of transportation j
throughout the eastern half of the !
island, according to press dispatches ?
received to-day from Camaguey and j
other rail centers.
8 P. M. SATURDAY
It la preferable, however, t?
?tend your ada In early tor
or io to any of Tlie Tribune's
Want Ad. Agents, conveniently
located (n all parts of Greater
Have Its Due
Reviews Atlantic Fleet!
and Addresses Officers ; j
Says Country Will Get
All That Belongs to It
I Wants No Peace at
Cost of Our Honor!
Hopes Guns Never Will Be
Fired in War; 48 Ships
j Present Superb Sight
Front a Ftnf? Correspondent
ON BOARD U. S. S. PENNSYL
I VAN1A, Hampton Roads, Va., April 28.
1?The Atlantic fleet swept grandly in
here to-day from Southern waters and
! passed in review before the President
| of the United States. Eleven battle
: ships, nineteen destroyers and eighteen
j submarines were included in the mag
; nificent naval pageant which took an
j hour and a quarter to pass the Presi
| dential yacht, the Mayflower. The
President and Mrs. Harding, Secretary
i of the Navy Denby, Admiral Robert E.
j Coontz, chief of naval operations;
| Brigadier General Sawyer and mem
I bcrs of the. Senate and House Naval
?Affairs Committee witnessed the re?
The day was ideal, the clouds ob?
scuring the sun sufficiently to make it I
easy to glimpse the ships from the
time they loomed on the horizon until
they came abreast of the Mayflower.
After the review the President and hin
party were conveyed to the flagship
Pennsylvania, where the President and j
Secretary Denbv received the officers
of the fleet. The President made a i
brief speech to the officers, in which,
among other things, he said:
"The United States does not want
anything on earth not ' rightfully our l
own, no pavment or tribute, but we do
want that which is righteously our '
own, and by the Etern-al we mean to
"I bid you make our navy the most
efficient, conscientious and etFective
navy in the service of any civilized
nation, and I pledge to you in return
the confidence and regard of 110,000,000
Admiral Presents President
The President addressed the officers
of the fleet standing on a hatchway
under the shadow of three huge guns.
Admiral Herfry B. Wilson, commander
of the fleet, presented the Cttiof Ex?
ecutive with a laconic: "Gentlemen,
the President," and without further
ado the President addressed himself to
the group which surged about him.
"Gentlemen of the navy, there is no
thought in my mind except to express
to you my greetings," he said.
"I am very happy to-day to see this
demonstration of a portion of the
naval forces of the Republic. I am
especially happy to come to you and
to tell you of the interest of America
in those who stand for its naval de?
fense. It is an embarrassment to ad
dess you as your commander in chief,
but to-day I am doing as all of you
arc doing, following thc? commands of
Continuing the President said:
"I wish to tell you how deeply in?
terested and thoroughly confident
America is in you. America will never
ask anything of you that isn't in per?
fect accord with the best conscience
of the freest people on the face of
the earth. I have every confidence that
you love and breathe the spirit of the
The President's voice was low and
earnest and the clean cut looking
throng of officers gathered closer in
order to hear every word.
Wants No Peace Without Honor
"You of the navy are tho first line
of defense," continued the President.
"I wish you might never be compelled
to fire a gun in war, and 1 believe that
if every government on earth were im?
pelled by the same motives as our gov?
ernment this world would be at peace
forever, starting with to-day. But I
wouldn't want peace without honor. I
wouldn't want peace without the con?
sciousness that America is doing right
and protecting her citizenship in the
most effective way.
"Officers of the navy, I bid you make
ours the most efficient, conscientious
and effective navy in the service of any
civilized nation, and I pledge to you
in return the confidence and regard of
one hundred and ten million people.
1 want to join with you in providing
for our country a righteous, just and
unfailing defense, and to that program
every patriotic American can unfail?
The Mayflower dropped anchor off
Thimble Light early this morning. The
Atlantic fleet lay outside Hampton
Roads last night, having arrived from
Guantanamo on schedule time. The
Corsair, of New York, J. P. Morgan's
yacht, took up a position not far from
the Mayflower, from which its occu?
pants reviewed the fleet. The Secre?
tary of the Navy's yacht, the Sylph,'
(Continued on pago six)
Lloyd George D
ps Mediation Plan
British Stand Ends All
Chance of Further Ne?
gotiation; No New Pro?
posal To Be Suggested
Failure to Settle Repara?
tions Issue Held Chief
Obstacle to Normalcy
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, April 28.?The public
declaration of Lloyd George that the
latest reparation proposals by the Get
mans are unsatisfactory seems to have
brought the present informal negotia?
tion to an end and to have remove?!
the last possibility of avoiding the
occupation of the German Ruhr coal
fields by the French troops on Sunday
Not that there has been any particu?
lar doubt about this phase of the situa?
tion for two days, as pointed out '.r
The Tribune's Washington dispatches
yesterday and this morning, but Lloy?
George's statement to the House of
Commons, as cabled here this after?
noon, brought the thing out into th?
open. His declaration made it imposai
ble any longer even for the most opti
mistic observer to hope that th?
Hughes-Simons memoranda exchange:
would lead anywhere In time to pre
vent the French from going furthc
The only glimmer of hope that re
mained after the news of the Lloy?
George speech here was snuffed out ;
little later in the afternoon by the ver;
positive assurance from a spokesmai
of the Administration that there wa
no intention of this government com
municating with Berlin with a view t?
having proposals just made modified ii
Allies Veto New Parley
This government now understand
pretty thoroughly, despite the insist
ence at the State Department thai
nothing definite has happened, tha
the Allies will not consent to reopen
ing negot.ations on the basis of th
latest German proposals. Consequent!
the statement that there is to be n
suggestion by this government to Gei
many of a desire for changes does nc
leave very many doors open for the re
opening of the negotiations. The vie
here, therefore, is thai, nothing ca
possibly happen now which would pre
vent the French troops seizing th
Ruhr coal fields on Sunday morning.
Secretary Hughes seems to retai
his optimism about the situation, a
though he is known to have had hig
hopes that the Germans would mai
proposals for reopening the repan
tions negotiations which would indue
the Allies to sit down at a conf?rent
table with them again. His hope we
that this time, with the consent of a
parties concerned, the United Statt
would have a representative at thi
conference table and that the tremei
dous interests of this country in tr
outcome of those reparations negotii
tions would be taken care of by th
President Harding and Mr. Hugh?
believe that the return to normale
and good times in this country is bein
held up more by the failure of tl
Germans and the Allies to get t?
gether on the amount and terms cf tl
reparations than on any other 01
thing, not even excepting the railroi
Outcome a Disappointment
But, while there is no comment fro
the Administration as to the person;
judgment of either Mr. Harding or M
Hughes, or for that matter of any oth?
important member of the official famil
on the latest German proposal, it
known that the disappointment at tl
outcome has been growing keener wil
each passing hour, as the Allies ha?
crystalized their judgment against a
cepting the proposal. S
Representatives of three Allied po\
ers called on Secretary Hughes to-dt
to notify him that the German pr
posais were not acceptable to the
governments. Sir Auckland Gedde
the British Ambassador, was the fir
to call at the State Department. 1
conferred with the Secretary for ha
an hour. Baron de Marchienne, tl
Belgian Ambassador, called next, ai
later in the day Prince de Chala;
Counselor of the French Embass
visited Secretary Hughes's ofrle
Prince de Chal?is was acting for Ar
bassador Jusserand, who is absent fro
The statement of Bernard M. Baruc
(Continued on next s>.\go)
Arguing Men Slip Off Bridge
And Vanish in Harlem River
The curtain was rung down on Frank
and Jeff last night before the audience
could discover whether it wati a tragedy
or a comedy. The time was about
11 p. m. The place was the Lenox
Avenue Bridge across the Harlem
Enter Frank and Jeff in lively but
somewhat incoherent conversation,
trailed at a respectful distance by
Isidor Oppenberg, of 201 West 141st
Street, and other youths, hopeful of
seeing a fight. Frank and Jeff reach
the middle of the span. Frank climbs
to the railing and hangs over the river
by his hands.
Jeff?"Let go, Frank!"
Frank?"You come up here first, you
Jeff does so. Both hang over the
river by their hands.
Jeff?"Let go, Frank!"
Frunk?"Let go, Jeff."
Frank lets go. Jeff lets go. Splashes
and gasps and, from Isidor Oppenberg
and the other hopeful satellites, mur?
mura of disappointment.
Jeff (rather gurgly, clinging to a pier
near the shore)?"Where are you,
Frank (extremely gurgly, clinging to
a pile of the bridge)?"I'm here; where
Jejff?"I'm here; come on over."
Frank?"Can't; I'm busy."
Silence, broken after a moment by
the footsteps of Harry Purcell, bridge
engineer, running for a policeman, and
the more lagging steps of Isidor Op?
penberg and his companions, going
home, completely disheartened.
More silence. More footsteps. Enter
Harry Purcell and Patrolman Harry
Greenberg, of the West 135th Street
police station. Lights (of automobiles
halted by Patrolman Harry Green?
berg) play upon the oily current of the
river. It gleams black and empty of
Franks and Jeffs.
Enter a police launch and patrolmen
with grappling irons, who hold the
stage to the end, but play to an empty
BKI.YRCI.irF LODGE TEA ?HARDENS.
PelighUullj social, i?erttxily ???poialta, now op??.
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Germany Ready to Modify Proposal
If Request Comes From Washington
BERLIN, April 28 (By The Associated Press).?A semi-official
statement was issued here to-day suggesting that the German govern?
ment was willing to modify its reparations proposals, if asked by
Washington to do so, and that by such action a basis of agreement
could be reached.
The departure from Berlin of Lopd d'Abernon, the British Ambas?
sador, px-esumably for a conference with the government at London
over the confused clause's of the German proposals, and rjossibly also
to attend the meeting of the Supreme Council, is regarded by foreign
j diplomatic and German official and business circles as an indication of
hopefulness that the situation may be adjusted on the basis of the
?! German proposals.
It is pointed out in this connection that the Germans are virtually
pledged to accept any decision rendered by President Harding, or any
I changes or interpretations he may suggest, and the Germans are
anxiously awaiting to learn whether the Allied powers will inform the
President on what points the German proposals are unacceptable.
Navy Bill for !
Votes, 212 to 15, After Re?
jecting Numerous Amend?
ments Directing Call for
World Disarmament Pact
Mondell Blocks Riders
?Says Present Status of For
J eign Relationships Does
Not Warrant Initiative
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, April 28.?Persistent
attempts were made in the House to?
day, before passage of the naval appro?
priations bill, which carries a total of
$390,000,000, to have included in the
measure provisions laying the ground?
work for an international discussion of
naval disarmament.. All were either
resisted on points of order or voted
down, and the bill was passed by a
vote of 212 to 15.
The refusal of the House to initiate
?teps looking to a disarmament confer?
ence was the direct result of a state?
ment by House Leader Mondell, who
said he expects that such action will ,
be taken before the close of the pres?
ent session. The condition and situa-1
| tion of foreign relationships did not j
yet warrant the move, he declared.
Mr. Mondcll's statement was in !
answer to an amendment offered by i
Representative Tom Connally, Demo- I
crat, of Texas, who sought to provide ?
that no part of the appropriation of
$90,000,000 for ship construction
should be expended until after the
President has called an international
"It is entirely fitting and proper that
suggestions for negotiations on the
subject of the reduction of armaments,"
said Representative Mondell, "should
originate with the United States. Man?
ifestly, however, no action should be
taken along these lines until we shall
have arrived at a condition and situa?
tion in our foreign relationships in
which our motives and purposes may
not be misunderstood or misconstrued.
Objecta to Instructing Harding
"As to the particular amendment be?
fore us, it should, of course, be voted
down. It is in no wise and in no sense
a disarmament resolution, nor would it
be helpful or useful in bringing about
a reduction of armaments. While' no
doubt well intended by those offering
it, its effect would be wholly mis?
chievous and if it were to become law
it would undoubtedly retard rather
! than aid in the accomplishment of the
reduction in military and naval ex
' penditures which we all seek."
Representative Connally contended
? that "a great many people are in doubt
about the program President Harding
intends to pursue in this regard," and
the House should "pave the way." His
amendment was lost on a viva voce
Another amendment, with virtually
? the same object, was offered by Repre?
sentative R. Walton Moore, Democrat,
of Virginia. It was disposed of on a
point of order.
Representative Hamilton Fish jr.,
Republican, of New York, offered an?
other amendment, which wourd have
authorized the President to suspend
or curtail the appropriations at his dis
(Continued on page six)
Mule in Well Floated
Out With Fire Hose
Missouri Steed Very Mad After
Three-Hour Shower, Which
Brought Him to Top
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
BALTIMORE, April 28. ? Elisha
Parks's Missouri mule wandered away
from home this morning. The cool,
green grass and a bucket of water be?
side a cistern at the Baltimore County
almshouse looked good to him and he
went, up the driveway to refresh him?
self. He stepped by accident on the
wooden platform of the cistern and
broke it, and mule, platform and all
went plunging into the water below.
Long -and vitjorous brays brought
spectators from the almshouse, who
in turn, sent for the fire department
down at Cookeysville. The firemen
hitched their hose to a near-by well,
and giving the mule a shower bath for
three hours, they succeeded in filling
the cistern and floating the mule to
The animal waa in a very bad temper
No Eleventh-Hour Proposal
From Berlin Can Stop
French Occupation of
the Westphalian District
| Disarmament Real Issue
j Border Must Be Made Se?
cure; Hints That Frontier
May Yet Be Readjusted
By Ralph Courtney
Special Cable to The Tribune
Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc.
PARIS, April 28.?Premier Briand
1 said to-night that under no circum
| stances whatever could Germany now
? escape the heavy hand of the Allies.
Frantic eleventh-hour efforts to escape
are expected to be made by the Berlin
government, but these will avail noth?
ing. Late to-night come reports that
in order to prevent the application of
new penalties Germany will make a
new offer, even better than the one
transmitted to Washington, and that
she may offer to pay over to the Allies
1,000,000,000 marks in gold, or, at least,
all she has in the Reichsbank. But
even these will not save her now.
The French Premier made clear in an
interview that on the grounds of Ger?
many's failure to disarm alone France
would proceed with the military opera?
tions she had planned. Discussing tho
crisis M. Briand said:
"There is one point in connection
with the present situation which is
essential to France and which, doubt?
less for this reason, Germany is in?
clined to forget. There is the question
of reparations and everything con?
nected therewith, but there is also tht
question of France's security.
Disarmament Only Security
"France has a common frontier with
Germany. Leaving aside all annexa?
tions, France accepted a generous
frontier line. This boundary is fragile
and it leaves France and Germany
aione together. There is only one
method under these circumstances that
c.-;n make Prance feel secure. That is,
that Germany manifest her good faith
regarding the disarmament provisions
of the Treaty of Versailles and show
her clear intention to live up to those i
"What has she done? She has tried
ap-ain and again to escape from her |
obligations and has shown no desire to
do what she should. This is a matter
of extreme importance to France and ?
would alone justify the measures that
wc are going, to take."
Not only does Briand say that on '
the question of disarmament alone
he will invade the Ruhr Valley, but
he also suggests that the fixity of the
present generous tracing of the fron?
tier is conditional upon German good j
faith in fulfilling: the disarmament |
terms. The Premier continued:
"Germany is a debtor in default and
all the riches of Germany are mort- j
gaged ?s security for her debts."
Industrial Issue at Stake
The Premier intimated that the ?
Allies felt themselves justified in help?
ing themselves to anything they can j
lind in the Ruhr to apply on the pay- j
ment of the debt. He took up the j
question of gaining controlling in?
terest for the Allies in the industries
of Westphalia and pointed out the :
danger of leaving these in German ;
han<ds. He pointed out that because of
their special position they would be
(Continued on next page;
Denies Trace of Haywood
Latvia Has ISo Knowledge of j
Landing at Riga
RIGA, April 28.-The Latvian gov-j
ernment here disclaims any knowledge '??
of the reported arrival in Riga of Wil- j
liam D. Haywood, secretary of the In- |
dustrial Workers of the World, who i
was said in messages received here to i
be on his way from the United States j
to Moscow by way of Latvia.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
CHICAGO, April 28.?Edward J.
Brennan, of the Federal Department ?
of Justice office here, and Otto Chris- !
tiansen, Haywocd's lawyer, both said j
to-day they believed "Rig Bill" was
still in Russia, as they had bsen first j
informed. They did not know in what i
part of that country he was, they said. ?
Did j<>u Ion? ttomethlnj*; or ?err you a .
lucky Under of some valuable article? In
se?r a Lost and Found ad in to-morrow'?
Xribune, Telepboae fioekmaa 3Q0?.?Advu
Premier Tells Common?
Ruhr Invasion Must
Proceed Unless Berlin
Yields at Last Minute
Belgium Joins in
Experts Busy Perfecting
Details of Occupation
for Supreme Council
From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright.1921. New York Tribun?! Inc.
LONDON, April 28.?Premier
i Lloyd George to-day spurned the
j German reparations offer. Answer
? ing questions in the House of Com?
mons regarding the British govern?
ment's stand, he said:
"I have seen the German pro?
posals and I very much regret to say
that they are utterly unsatisfactory.
j I fear that they are not likely to lead
to a unanimity of acceptance by th?
j Allied conference (now assembling in
| London). Api^arently the offer does
not change the situation."
In official circles to-night, after an
| all-day scrutiny of the German
terms, the attitude was clearly to
! support the French plan for the oc
| cupation of the industrial district of
! Westphalia after May I unless the
J Berlin government makes a new last
Discussion Set for Thursday
Lloyd George explained in the
House of Commons that if the Allie?
purposed to carry out the invasion
of the Ruhr the House would hav?
full opportunity to discuss the ques?
tion on Thursday, but he was unwill?
ing to admit that the representative"
of the government should not com
mit themselves to the extent of ap
proving the joint decisions of th
Allied Supreme Council. An effor
was made to adjourn the House ii
j order to call attention to the fac
j that Parliament will not be consulte?
| until after the Allied Council ha
j made its decision, but the move wa
I lost by four votes.
Belgium stands firmly with th
I Allies. Foreign Minister Jaspar an
Finance Minister Theunys, who ar
participating in the conference c
Allied financial and military expert
here, said this afternoon that the Gei
man terms were out of the questio
and unworthy even of discussion.
The Evening Standard says it learr
that the German government has d:
i patched a new note to Washingto:
amplifying the terms set forth in ?
first communication. This note e:
plains that payment of the war bi
would be spread over a term of be twee
50 and GO years, in place of the lim
of 42 set by the Entente Premiers j
Shorter Time Limit Advocated
In Allied circles now the tender??
; is favoring an even shorter term thi
i 42 years for the collection of the rcn
j rations fund. This question is ben
considered at the economic conf?rent:
now in progress. French and Belgii
delegates here are also working o
? with representatives of the F'.riti
treasury the financial details of t
projected occupation of the Ruhr V}
ley. Jaspar and Theunys confer?
this afternoon with Louis Louche.
French Minister of Liberate Regior
and Sir Laming Worthington-Evai
British Minister of War.
LONDON, April 28 (By The Asso?
ated Press). ? Mr. Lloyd George c
clared in the House of Commons t
day that the British government w
committed to action, so far as t
Westphalian coal fields were concern?
if the German reparation proposi
were unsatisfactory. He added:
"it is not for me to say wheth
another opportunity will be given G<
many or not.''
The Prime Minister, in declari
the German proposals unsatisfacto
"They are being examined very ca
fuliy with the other proposals at t
moment, by the financial experts of
the Allier? who are in London. The
fore I would be very sorry to ?
press a definite opinion, but I
afr*id there is general unanimity
to the complete inadequacy of 1
proposals made by the German gove
The Prime Minister said that
tailed plans for the occupation of '
Westphalian coal fi??lds were being
amined by the conference of Allied
perts and that the reports of th
experts would be laid before the Int
AUied conference to be held Saturd
Decision Expected Next Week
Mr. Lloyd George added that
doubted whether a decision by the
preme Council would be taken bef
Monday or Tuesday of next weela.
It was announced by Reuter's L
ited to-day it had learned thai Kra
had instructed Amb.i??ailor Jussera
in Washington, to thank the Uni
States government?."for its assura
that the United States would not
liver the German reparations note w
out the approval of the Allies."
France added, says the news agei
that it could not approve the propo.
nor see in them a basis for a poss
Germany's attempt to clarify cer
of her reparation proposals, in com
anee with the request of the Bri
Foreign Office yesterday, was said in
ficial circles to-day to have resulte?
even greater confusion. Great Bri
has asked for further explanations,
the interchanges are continuing,