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according to plan," but in this case
that is no stretching of the truth.
LONDON, July 21 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).?The feeling in political
?luarters remains quito optimistic.
Lord. Curzon, Secretary for Foreign
Affairs, in a statement in the House of
Lord* to-night, indicated that the gov?
ernment is not without hope regarding
the final outcome. Lord Curzon, in the
course of his remarks, said he was glad
to say the Irish negotiations "seemed
charged with hope."
The parliamentary correspondent of
The London Times understands that
Premier Lloyd George will announce
the terms of the government's offer to
Mr. De Valer? in a speech in the
House of Commons to-morrow.
In the lobbies of Parliament the feel?
ing remained hopeful and there was a
general impression that nn autumn
session could not be avoided. This im?
pression was based on the belief that
it would prove necessary in order to
introduce new Irish legislation.
No Alternative Offer
The government offer to De Valora,
it js learned authoritatively, comprised
fewer than ten articles, and was of
such a nature as to permit of no
alternative offer. The proposals, ac?
cording to the Dublin correspondent of
The Associated Press, on their finan?
cial side, are of a nature intended to
prove attractive to Ulster.
According to The Evening Standard,
the proposals embodied an offer of
dominion home rule for southern Ire?
land, rnfegunrds for Ulster, important
financial concessions and machinery
for coordinating Irish government.
It required considerable time for the
conferees to draw up the communique
issued by agreement after the meet?
ing, and this caused some comment,
it being interpreted as indicating anxi?
ety by both sides to avoid a breach
in" the peace attempt or to conceal the
fact if an impasse had already oc?
curred After the previous Downing
Street interviews between Lloyd George
and Dc Valcra only a few minutes were
required to draft those announcements.
.One member of the Sinn F?in delega?
tion said: . , ..
"In drafting the announcement both
found difficulty in avoiding statements
?which would create an immediate
furor in the other camp. As for us, we ;
have never been overly optimistic re?
garding the prospects of the present
conversationss Now that they have
ended for the present, at least, we
are really a bit surprised that they
continued so long and so amicably.
Progress Expected To Be Slow
"We r.re genuinely desirous of peace
and hr.ve not yet "despaired, but the
difficulties are such that progress is
necersarily slow. I personally believe
that definite progress has been made."
On the eve of returning to Ireland,
Mr. De Valora requested the press to
acknowledge his great appreciation of
tho cpurtot-y and kindness with which .
he himself and his colleagues had been !
received and treated during their stay \
in London, not only by the members of j
the government, but by the general j
public. The Sinn F?in delegates ex- ;
pressed their anxiety for the attain- j
ment of peace.
Disagreement on Terms
W'oiii Break Irish Truce.
DUBLIN. July 21 (By Tho Associated j
Press).?Although Mr. De Valora has j
been unable to accept the terms of the ?
British settlement, there is no imme- |
diate apprehension of a rupture of the
ttuce. It was recognized from the be?
ginning that Mr. Do. Valora, as the
spokesman of the republican idea, |
could not waive that principle, and the !
most that was hoped was that he might
receive an offer worthy of considera?
tion and debate.
But only a really big offer, it is de?
clared, would justify the assembly of:
the Do.il Eiraenn, atid such disappoint-1
ment as exists is caused by the rumor
here that the Dail Eiraenn may not be
If it is decided to reject the terms
without consulting the Republican
Parliament officially Mr. De Vnlera is I
exj-ected to issue immediately a state-j
ment to the Irish people. On good;
authority it may be stated that the
fir?.ncial terms of the British offer
broke new ground and apparently are
designed to induce Belfast to recon
rider its attitude toward a united Ire?
Greeks Pursue Turkish
Forces Fleeing From City
Occupation of Rail Junction
Point Is Celebrated
LONDON, July 21 (By the Associated
Press).?With the important railway
junction point of Eski-Shehr in their
hands, the Greeks are conducting a
rapid pursuit of the Turkish National?
ists dislodged from that city and other
points along the front in Asia Minor,
it is announced in a dispatch from
the Grc': Foreign Minister at Athens
received here to-day.
Eski-Shehr, it is officially announced,
was occupied by the Greeks Tuesday,
;\fter a severe struggle. King Constan
tine, whose departure for the front was
announced from Smyrna yesterday, has
taken un his headquarters at Ushak
with the General Staff.
ATHENS, July 21.?The capture of
Eski-Shehr, the important railway junc?
tion in Asia Minor, by the Greek army
was celebrated enthusiastically in
A great crowd, after holding a
demonstration at the home of Premier
Gounaris, marched through the streets
acclaiming King Constantino and the
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 21.?Mus?
tapha Kcmal Tasha, the Turkish Na?
tionalist leader, in a manifesto to his
followers declares the Nationalist army
is retiring to positions prepared in ad?
vance, according to advices received
Mustapha Kemal urges the people of
Anatolia to have no fear, asserting
that the Nationalist army will perform
its duties faithfully.
?'Germany Refuses to Worry
Over Threats of Russia
BERLIN, July 21 (By The Associ?
ated Press).?The recent note of pro?
test sent to the German government
by M. Tchitcharin, Russian Soviet
Foreign Minister, against the expulsion
of M. Krestinsky, Soviet Minister of
1 ?nance, from Bavaria, has caused no
concern in Berlin political circles,
which received the message from the
German representative in Moscow. The
note threatened to cut off commercial
and economic relations with Bavaria
unless full apologies were forthcom?
The general opinion expressed here
is that Russia will not use any harsher
methods than words, especially as Rus
pia's relations with Bavaria are more
or less negligible, although the Soviet
last month received sixteen shipload
vi food from Germany.
fc - ?
3?oonshiner Suspect Caught
In Vanderlip's Model Tow
OSSIN1NG, N. Y? July 21.-Joh
Mondak, arrested as a moonshiner i
Frank A. Vanderlip's model village
Spirt?, was held in $500 bcil hera to
Mondak rents a house in Sparta an
is declared to have had a still in op
??ration in it. heedless -t the fact ths
Mr. Vanderlip's prine'nal object in
iiuying up bparta was ft> dry it up.
British Plan in
Upper Silesia i
Precaution First, Decision
Afterward, Attitude ofj
France in Objecting to
Supreme Council Session ;
Will Send Troops Alone!
Lloyd George Silent When;
Asked in Commons if?
Allies Agree on Policy;
From The Tribune's European Bureau j
Copyrlffht. 1081, Now York Tribuno Inc.
LONDON, July 21,?The tension be?
tween Great Britain and France over
Silesia continued to-night, as notes
exchanged by London and Paris failed
to establish any*points of agreement
between the two countries. The grav?
ity of the situation from the British ?
point of view has not been lessened |
by the insistence of the French upon j
sending another division of troops to
the disputed area regardless of the at- !
titude of the London government. !
Premier Briand also has virtually re- j
fused Lloyd George's request for an j
immediate session of the Supreme Al- :
In reply to a British note suggesting j
a meeting of the Premiers at once, the j
French government reiterated its de- ]
sire to have a committee of Silesian !
experts convene first. This would re- j
suit in postponing a meeting of tho I
Supreme Council until sometime in :
August, and before thnt date the
French reinforcements would be firmly j
intrenched in the troubled area.
Britain Wants Frontier Fixed
Great. Britain wants an immodiatc !
meeting of the Supreme Council be- j
cause of the belief liere that the send- j
ing of additional troops to Upper Silesia
would not be necessary if tno problem [
were settled now. Lloyd George be- j
lieves that if he and Briand should ,
meet they could fix a frontier line in ,
the controversial district, the Polos and I
the Germans could take over the parts i
of Silesia assigned to them and the
whole question would be disponed of.
It is said that at present there arc '?
only small bands of insurgents in Up- j
per Silesia, but the Allied plebiscite j
commissioners there agree that more
police troops are urgently required ?
and that unless the division of the !
province between Germany nnd Poland I
13 carried out immediately fiO.OOO Allied :
soldiers may be needed to restore and ?
LONDON, July 21 (By The Associated ,
Press).?An oral answer to the Marquis
of Curzon's note has been given to the :
British charg? d'affairs at Paris, in ,
which the French reiterate that the dis- |
patch of more troops for the pacifica- j
tion of Silesia is necessary.
Speaking in the House cf Commons ?
this afternoon, Mr. Lloyd George said I
that no further progress for a settle- ?
ment of the Upper Silesian question !
could be effected until the next meet- j
ing of the Supreme Council, the date ?
of which, he said, was the subject of |
negotiations between the Allied gov?
Silent as to Alli??d Accord
Mr. Lloyd George was asked if he
could assure the House that all the
Allies were acting in complete ac?
cord in Upper Silesia so far as poll*
cy was concerned. The Prime Minis- I
ter did not answer this question.
The Warsaw correspondent of II ;
Paese, of Rome, says he learns from
"a most authoritative source" that a
treaty has been concluded between
Poland and France regarding the mili?
tary and economic policy to be pur?
sued in Upper Silesia, according to a
Pvome dispatch to the Exchange Tele?
The treaty, according to the corre?
spondent, provides that Poland shall
undertake to maintain a standing army
ol" 000,000 men, France to contribute
one gold franc daily toward the main?
tenance of each man. If France suc?
ceeds in settling the Upper Silesian I
question even in part, the correspond- ?
ent says, Poland undertakes to grant
France th? right to develop all the j
mines in tbe Pless and Rybnik dis- ?
tricts, and also to assign to France
40 per cent of the capital of German
industries in Upper Silesia in the i
event of the Allied Supreme Council |
assigning the latter to Poland.
The correspondent forecasts denials
of his dispatch, but adds: "You must
j consider the news confirmed in every
I France Insists on More Troops
I PARIS, July 21 ("By The Associated!
Press).?France, it was declared in !
j official circles this morning, will send
reinforcements to Upper Silesia whether
Great Britain joins or not in the rein?
forcement movement suggested by
France. The French move will be made,
it was declared, to insure the safety
of the 10,000 French soldiers already
on the ground there.
News received here to-day from Op
peln was far from reassuring. The
attitude of the German press, as inter?
preted by the French dispatches, was
France, it is declared, recognizes
that danger threatens from tbe side of
the Poles as well as from the German
side, making it doubly necessary, in
the French view, to reinforce the Al?
Precautions first, decisions after?
ward, probably will remain the French
view, it is indicated, unless there are
Troops Guard Paper Mills
Village Put Under Arms When
Strikers Attack Train
CORINTH, N. Y., July 21.--Seventy
five special officers were sworn in to?
night by the village authorities fol?
lowing the disorder of to-day when
former employees of the International
Paper Company, now on strike, at?
tacked a train bearing strike breakers
at the railway station.
Philip T. Dodge, president of tbe
company, announced to-night that the
company proposed to reopen its mills j
at once and would hold the village and
Saratoga County responsible for dam?
ages to its property and interference ?
with its business.
State troopers to-night patrolled the
streets in the mill district, a score of !
aeputy sheriffs w-ere at the mills and i
special police officers were on duty
throughout the village.
Several persons were injured slightly \
during the disorders at the station to- ?
day, when a mob of several hundred j
was broken up by state troopers.
Seek Guardian for Father I
Sons Want Don Antonio of Or
leans Declared Irresponsible
PARIS, July 21.? Prince Don Alfonso
oi Orleans and his brother, Prince Luis'
Ferdinand, have made application to
the French courts to have their .'ather, '
Don Antonio of Orleans, declared irre-':
sponsible and a guardian appointe 1 for
him. The court postponed the case for
Don Antonio of Orleans is the hus?
band of the Infanta Eulalia of Spain,
who is an aunt of King Alfonso.
Tittoni Honte Sacked
As He Sails for V. S.
ROME, July 21.?Signor Tit- j
toni, former Minister of Foreign \
Affairs, hnd barely left his home i
to embark for the United States j
at Naples when hit; house was en- j
tered and sacked. Among the |
valuables stolen were several ;
paintings by old masters.
Signor Tittoni, who is proceed?
ing to the United States with a
letter from the King to Preaidenl
Harding', sailed from Naples to?
Jugo-Slavia Consul '
Here Indicted on
Arrest o?' His Attorney ost
Similar Accusation Bares
Alleged Plot to Force
Editor Out of Business
Through the arrest yesterday of Asa
Petrovich, an attorney for the former
Consul General of the Jugo-Slovakian ;
government in this city, on a charge of '
attempted extortion, it became known
that similar indictments had bec*i re?
turned against Vladislaw Savich, tho I
Consul General, and Stanislau Vuko
vich, a member of his staff.
Frank Zotti, editor of the Narodni '
List, a Hungarian newspaper, charged
that Petrovich, acting as the represen-;
tative of Savich, told him that unless
he changed the policy of his paper,
which was advocating the establish?
ment of a republic in Jugo-Slovakia in?
stead of a monarchy, he would be put !
out of business. Petrovich is said t>i '
have told Zotti that the best thing
would be to sell the paper for $200,000 i
to those who favored the monarchy.
When Zotti asked how he was to be
put out of business it is alleged that I
Petrovich told him Savich would re- ?
fuse to vis? iiassports for persons who -
anticipated sailing on steamships
which advertised in his ?viper. The
newspaper, according to Zotti, con?
tinued to advocate the republic, and
two steamship lines withdrew their ad?
vertising, causing him to lose S 10,000. ?
The International Mercantile. Marine.
however, refused to withdraw its ad- j
vcrtising, he said.
After complaint had been made to ,
tho District Attorney, Ferdinand Q. |
Morton, of his staff, communicated
with the State Department in Wash?
ington, with the request that he be in- |
formed of the status of Savich. It was !
learned that the United States govern- !
ment bad withdrawn its recognition of
Savich as the official representative of
the Juglo-Slovakian government on
Petrovich was arrested nt his home,
on Penn Avenue, Long Beach. He will
be taken to General Sessions to-day.
Neither Mr. Morton nor Acting Dis?
trict Attorney Joab H. Banton would
discuss the case last night.
Freight Rates Hold Up
Building, Says Dealer
Lumber Prices Are Reported
as Being Reduced to
Wholesale prices of lumber have ?
reached bottom, but builders are un- j
able to take advantage of them because i
of high freight rates, according to W.
W. Schupner, secretary of the National
Wholesale Lumber Dealers' Associa?
tion, in a letter sent yesterday to the j
National Federation of Construction j
In reply to a question from the con?
struction industries, Mr. Schupner
wrote: "The consensus of opinion is
that wholesale lumber prices have been
fully deflated and that with some possi?
ble exceptions covering a few varieties
and grades, governed by local circum?
stances, these prices have reached bot?
tom. They are based on a cost of man?
ufacturo which takes into considera?
tion heavy reductions in the cost of
labor, especially in the South, where
common labor has been reduced to pre?
war wage levels.
"In the lumber industry it has been
possible to reduce labor costs very rap?
idly, and, in spite of the fact that pro?
duction costs are on a minimum basis,
the downward price trend has brought
mill prices on numerous items lower
than in 1913, and some are below pres?
ent replacement cost levels. Many mills
have completely shut down because
they cannot profitably sell their out?
puts at present wholesale prices.
"Prospective builders must not ovcr
l look the fact that even though all
I wholesale lumber prices at the mills
: were at their pre-war levels the exist
j ing higher freight rates would result
] in a correspondingly higher selling
! price at consuming centers."
! Patrolman Wounds Self
i And Boy Shooting at Dog
Bullets Ricochet From Barrel,
Where Supposedly Mad
Animal Is Confined
Patrolman Schreiner was called to
372 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn, yes?
terday by a citizen who had discovered
a dog he thought was mad and bottle'
him up in a barrel.
Thinking that a mad dog in a barrel
i would be a better mark than a mad
dog that was footloose, Patrolman
| Schreiner undertook to shoot it, barrel
I and all. His first bullet struck a hoop,
i glanced, and hit twelve-year-old Gio?
vanni Robaguila in the chest. Being
almost spent, it did no harm beyond
I causing the instant evaporation of Gio
? vanni's interest in the shooting of mad
When Giovanni had run off howling
Patrolman Schreiner took another shot
This time the bullet penetrated the
barrel, hit the dog in the leg, and
ricocheted with such force as to drill
the barrel again and hit Schreiner in
the toe. The patrolman thon and there
swore off shooting dogs in barrels. He
dise.:.barreled the do_. shot him in the
head, called an ambulance surgeon to
attend to his toe and reported sick.
Man, 65, Held as Slayer
Neighbor Accused in Shooting
of Queens Victim
A charge of homicide was formally
made yesterday against William Bat
tersby, sixty-five years old, of Spring
held, Queens, who was arreste! last
Sunday following the shooting of John
Graf, a next-door neighbor.
An affidavit from Miss Edith Bat
tersby, B?ttersby's daughter, was read
n Magistrates' Court at Jamaica, in
which she said she heard words be?
tween her father and Graf at the Bat
tersby home Sunday, and that a shot
was fired immediately afterward. Graf
ran from the house,,she said. He was
found later on the lawn between the
Counsel for Battersby obtained an
adjournment until August 1.
Must Be Open
(Contlnni-d from pnt)9 ont*)
manta In preparation for the confer
onco, it was announced to-day.
"1 had received no orden-'." said
Secretary of War Weeks, "but I am
doing It, anyway."
At lh<? Capitol to-day thorn was
much discussion of th?' possibility
that Senator Wadaworth, of New York,
might bo nnmod by President Harding
as one of tho members of the conf?r?
ence because oE his intim?t?' knowledge
of military affairs. He is chairman of
tho Military Committee.
Japan to Take Limited
Part in Arms Council
Cabinet View ?s Delegation Must
Avoid Discussion of the
Questions Considered Settled
TOKIO, July 1*1 (By Tho Associated
Press).- The Japanese Cabinet, the
Michi Niciii Shimbun said yesterday,
has decided to participate in the pro?
posed Washington conference with a
?renoral program of not discussing ques?
tions affecting sovereign rights of par?
ticipants, and also not to discuss the
Shantung and Yap questions, which it
?S held were decided by the Paris
A delegation of peers representing
all the parties visited Foreign Minister
Uchido yesterday arid questioned him
concerning the conference, according to
tin' Yomiuri Shimbun. Viscount Uchida
expounded his views with relation to
the conference and the Anglo-Japanese
alliance, says the newspaper, and added
that, although the questions of Shan?
tung and Siberia were popularly sup
posed to be included among those to be
discussed by the conference and might
i-.?* so included, these matters had in
fact, been decided at the Paris confer?
America Is Called Fair
In an interview in The Jiji Shimpo
Vipcount Knto, lender of the Kensai**
Kai, the Opposition party, decjares
against the foundation of n coalition
"There is no need to propose a coali?
tion Cabinet," he is quoted as saying,
"because Japan faces no crisis grave
enough to justify such a step.
"All Japan has to do at the confer?
ence is to present her case openly and
candidly. America is not a nation
which refuses to withdraw from a posi?
tion once she is met with argument
bivsed on justice. Isolation must be
avoided at all costs, but Japan is in no
The Kensai-Kai, or opposition party,
is considering the question of sending
a private mission to Washington simul?
taneously with the official delegation,
to watch events at the conference on
behalf of the party.
The comment on the Washington
conference now appearing indicates
that Japan is recovering from the first ;
shock of surprise caused by the in?
vitation, but everything points to the
disarmament issue being dwarfed in
the public mind in comparison with
the importance of the proposition for
a discussion of Far Eastern problems
"We snould welcome the conferenc*
as affording an opportunity for Japan
to dispel American misunderstanding
and to initiate the Americans into tho
actual conditions in the Far East," the
editor of the Osaka Asahi writes in
China Called Cat's-paw
Th** press, which continues to be ab?
sorbed with the subject of the confer?
ence, also presents the views of pes?
simists, who foresee danger from the
proposition. Thus America is pictured
by some commentators as summoning
t!ie powers so as virtually to place ;
Japan on trial for her foreign policies.
"At Paris Japan was the plaintiff; ;
at Washington she will be th?^ defend?
ant," says the militarist Kokamin
Shimbun in an article entitled "Anglo
American Pressure Threatens the Far
East in the Guise of Disarmament Con
ference." The Kokurr.in expresses the !
fear that such pressure on the part of
the two nations indicated will deprive
Japan of her special position in the (
Far East and affect her interests, par?
ticularly those in Kwang-tung.
"China serves as a cat's-paw for the
Anglo-Saxons, who take China's side
against Japan, but keep the kernels for
themselves, leaving the hulls for
China," this newspaper ?*ddo.
Meanwhiie arrangements are being!
made for a special steamer to trans?
port the Japanese delegation to the
United States for the conference.
4P!ease Remit,' Leaycraft
Twins Telegraph Sister
Cousins ?of I ate Col. Roosevelt
Keuch Worcester and
Send an SOS
The ambitious Leaycraft twins, Latro
bie and Charles R., cousins of the late
Colonel RoosevelL, who recently disap?
peared from their home in New York
in search of their fortunes, have got as
far as Worcester, Mass., their family
There then good ship came about,
onto the shoals and they were forced
to communicate with their sister re?
questing that funds be remitted by
telegraph. The financial phase of their
adventure was the only one mentioned
in their wire.
"Have reached Worcester, and are
held up for lack of funds. Please re?
mit," wan the import of the message.
Their sister responded to the S O rf,
and the family is now waiting inter?
estedly to learn whether the twins will
use the money for return fare or for
the purpose of continuing their argosy.
The young men have never worked
except in a munition factory during
the war, and their only bent is toward
mechanics and automobiles. They re?
cently announced resentment over the
aid that family and friends were tender?
ing them in tho selection of their
careers. They announced that they
could make their way in the world
without help, but the present reading of
their horoscope shows that they reck?
oned without Worcester.
Clerk Loses Faith in Signs
As Remedy for Foolish Ques?
tions, His Proves a Failure
WHITE PLAINS, N, Y., July 21. -The
big ;*how window of the Schulte cigar
store here was rmashed by an r.uto
mobile Wedncsdny night. By 10 o'clock
this morning everybody in White
Plains, except the lame cobbler living
en the outskirts of town, had come in
and ask-j.l how the window had neen
That was enough for Eugene Steven-?,
the clerk. Pefore people could invade
the store from neighboring towns h-;
had erected a huge placard ovr the
counter, which told in detail just how
the window had been smashed, the ex
L'it of the damage done the autom >
tilo, and vouched for the sobriety of
the driver of the car.
After that people swarmed into the
stcre in oven greater numbers to read
what was on the sign. Stevens is now
wondering whether he should put up
with the sign-rending crowds or tpue
the sign down and start answering
British to Add
To Navy Despite
(Cdittnucd 'ron pan?? onel
think of any circumstance? in which
they would submit the Monroe Doctrine
to the arbitrament of the nations? Ev
? cry nation lias the eo_uivalent of a Mon
; roe Doctrine ?nd of 'A White Australia.'
? There i?t no tribunal t? which we are
?prepared to submit the white Australia
"America gays: 'Com?', let us ren
' son together.' Hut whnt is the cause
? of naval rivalry? It arises out of the
Pacific aiul nowhere else. For twenty
?years Australia has stood under the
| ?.belter of nn alliance between another
I power ami the British navy. Hut. at
I Washington, what do von propose to
?do? You propose to relegate to a sub?
ordinate position these questions which
| cause naval rivalry. The whole thing
springs from the Pacific, which problem
?must he solved if the conference isn't
to bring forth the same Dead Sea fruit
as the League of Nation-..''
!! is recalled ?hat. at the British Im?
perial conference Premier Hughes fa?
vored an exteasion of the life of the
I Japanese treaty, but. with safeguards
I exempting the United States from ils
LONDON, July 21 (By The Associ?
ated Press). Premier Hughes said in
I his address fo-dny that Australia and
? New Zealand must lie represented at,
? the Pacific conference. The principal
! fact to bo considered, he said, was that
? any policy of isolation was impossible.
j Australia's 12,000-mile remoteness,
! he continued, did not. save lier from
participation in the World War any
? more than America's doctrine saved the
I Americans from participation. Presi
! dent Harding's invitation seemed a
; realization of this fact, Mr. Hughes
I said, and indicated the intention of the
j United States to enter its proper place
l in world affairs.
| The danger in the Pacific, he de?
clared, lies in the naval rivalry be
i tween Japan and the United States, in
? which he asserted Great Britain, with
I her vital interests, must enter unless
? an agreement is reached which recog
! nizes the American and Australian des
? tiny in the Pacific, as well as Japan's
! special interests there.
Tho Australian Premier was intro?
duced by Wilson Cross, president of
the American Luncheon Club, as "the
great voice of the white democracy of
Belgium Feels Entitled
To Sit in Arms Parley
French Journalist Reports the
Country Is Piqued Because
It Received ?o Invitation
PARIS, July 21 (By The Associated
Press).- The Belgian government has
instructed Baron do Cartier de Mar
chienne, Belgian Ambassador to the
United States, to present strongly the
reasons why Belgium should partici
I pate in the conference on disarmament
in Washington, according to Henri
Puttmans, correspondent in Brussels
of the Echo de Paris, To-day.
M. Puttmans declares that the Bel?
gian sonsibilitie."; have been somewhat
hurt by President Harding's phrase in
his call for the conference?"the prin- j
eipal Allied and associated powers"? j
which the Belgians cons:.1er reduces ;
Belgium to a lower rank than that |
which the correspondent says Belgium
feels it has attained by its part in the j
Belgian interests in the Far East
are described as being of real impor?
tance, notably the Kai-Ping mines to
the northeast of Tien-Tsin, the rail- I
ways in China and also numerous Bel?
gian National Bank enterprises.
The Belgian government considers
its national dignity involved. M. Putt- !
mans asserts, especially if Holland is
invited to attend the conference. The
Belgians consider also that the ques?
tion of disarmament vitally concerns
them, as they now are part of the bloc
of Western powers.
Train Kills Man Who Did
Not Believe in U-Boats
Old Jersey Resident, Reputed
To Be Miser, Regarded
Telegraph aa Hoax
HAMPTON, N. J., July 21? Samuel
Case, an eccentric old man .who had
. the reputation of being a miser, was
j killed by a Central Railroad of New
Jersey train to-day as he walked along
the tracks, ?'?'eking up coal or gather- i
fng berries, as was his frugal habit. I
He was eighty-two years old, stone '
deaf and often had been warned to
keep off tiie tracks.
He regarded the telegraph and tho j
submarine as hoaxes perpetrated upon !
tho public by conscienceless pro- :
moters, held Thomas A. Edison re- i
sponsible for the waste of billions of :
dollars in Hie purchase of electric !
lights when candles would have donc j
: as well, cut his own hair and com- !
polled his wife to make her own
A half finished house stands as a
; memorial to a dispute he had with his :
i sixty-five-year-old son, for whom the
j edifice was intended. They differed
! on some detail of construction and
| both clambered down from the scaf
j folding and walked away, never to re
turn to the work.
Test Lunacy in Death Cells
Thirty-one Men To Be Classified
Before Appeals Ar? Heard
OSS1NING, N. Y., July 21.?A lunacy
; commission appointed by Governor
; Miller to-day began nn examination
and classification of thirty-one con
] demned men in Sing Sing's death house
! whose appeals from sentence have not
j yet been passed on. The commission
) i< to determine the mental status of
I each man.
Heretofore no slayer has been ex
\ omined by a lunacy board until his
I case had been decided by the Court of
Appeals. The survey now being made
will make it possible for the board to
furnish an exact report on the mental?
ity of a man after the highest court
has decided he must die.
Among chose who have received the
I preliminary examination are Rutgor |
I Warder, who killed Henry Werner be
I cause he was infatuated with Werner's
wife, and Peter Nunziata and Joseph
! Alfano, who participated in the mur
I der of Professor Wilfred Kotkov, of
? Woodhaven, L. I.
New ?mba*ftfidor to Italy
Pleased at Rapalio Treaty I
NAPLES, July 21? Richard Wash'-'
burn Child, the new An*jrican Am?
bassador to Italy, who reached here \
Wednesday on the steamship Presi- '.
dente Wilson, was interviewed by the
Giornale d'ltalia to-day.
The newspaper quotes him as Pay.
ing that the American government was
greatly pleased over ratification of the '
Ireaty of Rapcllo and w?3 delighted
to know that relations between Italy
and Jugo-Slavia would now be of a
most cordial nature ?:nd would solve i
any pending questions such as the ?
presence of D'Annunzio in the Port cf !
He concluded by assuring the
? Italian people that the United States
I would not enter the League of Na
Britain Leaves It to U. S.
To Act iii Tarring Case
?Foreiprn Affairs Official Feel?
Treatment of Preacher Will
B-e Dealt With Here
LONDON, July 21 (By The 4s*o*ir
I ated Preis). The British gov<*rnm-*nt
I ?iocs not intend t?) make representa?
ron? ?*?? the United State:* jrovornmont
concerning the tarring and feathering
of tho Rev. Philip S. Irwin, ft British
subject, by masked men in Miami, Fla.,
> Sunday night
! Cecil Ilarmsworfh, U?der-Sacratnry
for Foreign Affairs, in answer to *
question in the House of Commons to
? day, said :
"I n m confident the United States
I authorities will take such step a as
i may be necessary to see that justice is
done without representations from his
' majesty's government."
Tho Rev, Mr. Irwin, pastor of a negro ?
Episcopal church in Miami, waa found
eiiveri'd with tar and feathers ?ib<*ut |
midnight Sunday. His alleged preach*
' Ing or the doctrino of racial equality,
! which ho has denied, was said to have
provoked the attack. The day follow?
ing the attack the preacher stated that,
while he was a British subject, he
"would not insult the American flag"
by applying to the British authoriti ?
Ex-Ballplayer Held as
Kidnaper of Japanese
Workers Who Were Taken
From California Fields Re?
turn to Their Lahors
MODESTO, Calif., July 21.?James
Shea, pic-, i dent of Local No. 10, Fruit
and Vegetable Workers'Union, and for?
mer member of the San Francise?- club
in the Pacific Coast Baseball League,
was arrested at Turlock to-day on a
charge of kidnaping and inciting a
liot in connection with the taking
away of a group of Japanese field work?
ers from the Turlock district yester?
Other arrests were promised by
Virtually all of the Japanese arc
said to have returned to the places
from which they were forcibly removed.
The Sheriff said he believed radicals
led the mob.
An operative of the Department of
Justice bureau cf investigation is in
the Turlock district looking into the
treatment the Japanese received.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 21.?The
Japanese Association of America, em?
bracing G'',000 Japanese in the Western
states, "ir well pleased with the man?
ner in which the American authorities
are handling the situation at Tur?
lock," S. Kita saw;*, secretary of the
association, said to-day.
All of the driven-out Japanese have
been invited by Kitasawa to come to
association headquarters and give their
versions of "their experiences."
- - a
Hillquit Has Trouble
in Landing in England
Onetime Mayoralty Candidate
Detained at Dover and Then
(?iven His Lihertv
LONDON, July 21.?Morris Hillquit,
the American Socialist leader, was de?
tained temporarily overnight last night
in Dover, on lus arrivai from France, as
tho result of a misunderstanding by the
immigration authorities. The blunder,
however, was rectified today, and Mr.
Hillquit has arrived in London, accord?
ing to The Daily Herald, the labor
Mr. Hillquit was refused permission
to land at Dover by an immigration of?
ficer, who said he was acting on in?
structions from the Secretary for Home
Affairs. Eventually he obtained per?
mission from the port authorities to
pass the night in Dover, but was in?
structed to report at noon to-day. Un?
less instructions had been cancelled by
that time, he was told, he would have
to return to France.
The Herald says that "rectification of
the blunder which resulted in Mr. Hill
quit's being detained at Dover was se?
cured by John R. Clyrtcs, labor mem?
ber of Parliament, drawing the Home
Secretary's personal attention to the
Makes Law; Breaks It
A. E. Warner Appears in Court
on Protested Check Charge;
Assemblyman Arthur E. Warner, of
Elizabeth, N. J., was one of the sup?
porters of a bill that was passed by the
Now Jersey Legislature in 1919, where?
by the drawer ol" a cheek that has
been protested and not made good
within live days can be prosecuted.
Yesterday he appeared in the 6th
Precinct Court, Newark, in answer to
a charge made by Ferdinand Schmidt,
of 21 Milford Avenue, Newark, that
Warner drew a check without sufficient
funds in the bank to meet it. The
charge was dismissed by Judge Grice
al the request of the complainant.
February 26 last, Warner. Schmidt
"ays. drew a check for $81.30 on the
First National Bank of Perth Amboy
and turned it over to Schmidt. It was
made payable to the Elizabeth Avenue
Garage, Newark. When Schmidt *t*>
tempted to cash it the check was re?
turned With the notice that there were
not sufficient funds in the bank to
meet it. Schmidt demanded payment
and not receiving it made a complaint.
Later Warner deposited sufficient funds
to meet the check.
Navy Scraps Prison League
Oshornc System, With Privi?
leges and Buttons, Ousted
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
PORTSMOUTH, N. H? July 21 ?
With tho execution ol an order by
Commandant Hamilton B. South to-day
Thomas Mott Osborne's Welfare League
at the naval prison here passed into
history. Commandant South ordered
that the leaguers be returned to their
cells, their buttons surrendered, and
all the special privileges that the of?
fenders have enjoyed since Osborne's
honor system was established five
years ago are taken away.
Colonel South was especially de?
tailed to the prison by Secretary of
the Navy Denby to investigate the con?
ditions surrounding Osborne's league
system. He took command July 1.
According to stories that -have
"leaked" from the yard conditions have
gone from bad to worse during Os?
borne's r?gime. Secretary Denby select?
ed Colonel South as commandant be?
cause of his record as a disciplinarian
in the Marine Corps, it is said.
Warrant Provokes Husband
Mrs. Mary Bernhardt, of 229 East
Forty-ninth Street, was talking with
her husband at Fifty-second Street and
Second Avenue nt 9:30 o'clock last
night, when Patrolman Allachi, of the
Fast Fifty-first Street station saun?
Mrs. Bernhardt suddenly sprang in
front of the patrolman and pok?d a
warrant for the arrest of her husband
in Allachi'8 face. It called for Bern
h?r?U's f.rrest as a "disorderly person."
Bernhardt proved then and there that
he could rightly be considered such
as he struck his wife, wriggled out of
the grasp of the patrolman and dashed
t?r- down the street.
The patrolman gave chase and fired I
three shots, bu*j was outdistanced by
the fugitive. ~
New 'Spending Tax'
Plan Presented in
Congress by iVlillrs
N. Y. Representative Calls
It the "Major Oprra?ion"
Country Is Expecting in
Kevision o? Present Levies
Prom The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 21. Holding
that the present surtaxe i on incomes
must cither be reduced or repealed,
and declaring that existing tax evil-.
cannot be cured without a "major
operation," Representative Ogden M 11 ?
of New York, to-day introduced in the
House a new tax measure which prom?
ises to arouse much interest in Con
' gresn. It i* called "the sp?nding8 tax,"
and is intended to take the place of the
surtaxes on incomes.
As described by Representative Mills
the spendinge tax is a tax on all ex?
penditure? for personal, living and
family purposes of every citizen or
' resident of the United States made
during the calendar year, but not in?
cluding the following i lern s :
fa) All the ordinary and necessary
expenses of carrying on a business,
trade or profession;
(b) Taxes, except spending taxes;
(c) Gifts for charitable or educa?
(d) Medical and dental services, and
(e) Investments made during the
year, including real estate, except in
the case of the purchase of a home
when the tax payer already owns one;
(f) Insurance premiums.
An exemption of $2,000 is allowed to
a single man or woman, and one of
$4,000 to the head of a family or to a
person having one or more persons
wholly dependent on him or her for
The tax is imposed at a graduated
rate, which increases 1 per cent for
every $2,000 spent up to $18,000, an<l
thereafter 1 per cent for additional
$1,000 spent up to $50,000. All spend
ings in excess of $50,000 are taxed at
the rate of 40 per cent.
The tax is not made applicable to the
spendings of the year 1921, but in order
to meet the existing emergency the bill
provides that the largest rate of sur?
tax on income received from the date
of the signing of the act to the end
of the calendar year shall be 35 per
cent. After 1921 all surtaxes on in?
come are abolished and the spending
tax substituted therefor.
Tho administrative provisions are
substantially those of the present per?
sonal income tax act. Mr. Mills said:
"The arguments that can be urged.
in all fairness, in favor of this tax arc
"Since all income saved and invested
will be exempt from surtaxes, it will
fiee surplus liquid capital and make it
available for the needs of agriculture.
commerce and industry. It will solve
the-tax exempt security problem. It
will shut the door to the escape from
income taxation by means of losses and
gifts. It will promote thrift and dis?
courage extravagance. It can fairly
claim the virtues of the sales tax,
being in effect a tax on money spent
foi consumption, without being regres?
sive in character or laying a dispio
portionate burden on those least able
to bear it, and without being open to
the serious evils which arise from the
pyramiding of the tax. It maintains
the principle of a graduated tax based
on what economists have held to be
true income for taxation purposes. It
does away with the discriminatory bur?
den now laid on partnerships, as com?
pared with corporations, and puts them
on an equal basts. It will yield at least
as much as the present law, and wbile
making use of existing machinery i:
should prove easier to administer, since I
we will have eliminated the principal
means of evasion.
"Existing tax evils cannot be cured
without a major operation. The country
expects one. It will not be satisfied
with timid tinkering, which will neces?
sarily fall short of what the situation
Bonsall Used Estate in Own
Business, She Charged
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., July 21.?
Seymour Bonsall, inventor of a ward?
robe trunk and head of the Innovation
Wardrobe Trunk Company and the In?
novation Ingenuities Company, of
White Plains, was directed by Supreme
Court Justice Addison Young to-day
to pay his stepdaughter, Vira Cornell
Mrs. Kineon set forth in her suit.
which was first tried in 1917, that Ron
sail had placed the money left in trust
for her by her father in his own enter?
prises. Cornell died when his daughter !
was a year old.
William R. Page, of Westehester
County, -was named by the court to pre- I
pare an accounting of moneys due Mrs.
Kineon. His report was accepted by |
the trial court and affirmed by the
Appellate Division. It was filed in the
County Court here to-day.
Developing m Japa!,
:iO, July 21 (By Trie Ai_?,!_
rig betiween labor, on ib* *
and the government and _?i?S
Tl lispatch of troop?, .0 KoWv
eau?, of :?? ituatiorn created hvifv'
^"", has inflamedl?l
lany or whom a* ? ?J,
Ug hl Tokio adopted ? JSS?
nary p?an to oFgania? Japan??, i'.?1'
Am? r ici c.' ! a bar i? j
? -. which does'l5:
ree..-..i/-.e labor uaioas. it wa? i
decid? cl to . ? a'*o
hoars wages are minted '
r:\" ' '"' "'.' !r 'h" Bov*ra*ent?
! * ? ???"ft
the ''" ' - <??! bvtfc. *
? War _, *"
c",y" a ri"'' lhe men !)??__:
v w, 1
'''' ' ' ' - - n*_?i
?f necessary, .btein assurai*. 3
futur?? relief. The arsenal worW :
endeavoring to start a general* ?fJj?*
involving ten ars< rials. n**
Piot to Rule Hungary Sron
In K\-Km_\, Wi*h ?o Travel
PARIS, J ily 21. Former ?:mPeror
Charles of Austria rh? ^
it he be sllowed fco ?.?.."
Switzerland for Denmark, according ?
The question now is the subjectif
exchange of r,ot"ej ^
Switzerland, it : said, probably 4rifiL_f
asked to .- - ex-Etmperor --Jz
No, Sir? ^^^
Not a pad on 'em
No ! Positively, there's
no pad on any Ivory Garter.
The reasons for pads are
to protect the rnetal and
keep it from touching your
legs. And there's no metal
at all, on Ivories.
No dead cloth, either?
but lively elastic all the
way 'round. Every inch of
an Ivory works to keep
your sock trim and smooth.
Just try them?you're satis?
fied or your dealer gives
you a new pair free.
IVORY GARTER CO.
New Orleans, U. S. A.
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prices. Lasts and patterns cxclusivefy our own
design. BOTH SHOPS
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