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C.. FRIDAY, APRIL 28. 1922. ?* o??*r.
ON NEW TAXES
Rep. Davis Says Absurd
Situation Makes Funds
NEW FISCAL BILL
Stephan Cries Tyranny;'
Blames Lack of Vote
With members of Congress en
deavoring to justify their action in
adding $3,000,000 tax burden to the
District and citizens expressing in
dignation ov^ the action, especially
in view of their unfranchised and
therefore helpless condition. Wash
ington last night was still dazed
over the bombshell exploded when
the terms of the conference report
on the District appropriation bill for
1923 was made public.
The report has been agreed to
by the Senate and will oe presented
to the House today by Representa
I tive Charles H. Davis, of Minne
SAYS CITY IMPOSED ON subhed9
I 'The city of Washington has been
imposed on more than once, but the
new conditions of taxation which are
proposed through the terms of the
conference report on the District aj
propriation bill is Just another evi
dence of imposition on an unfran
chised and therefore defenseless peo
ple." said Gen Anton Stephan. pres
ident of the Merchant and Manu
facturers' Association, after reading
he terms of the report.
"I have issued a call for a meet- i
ing of the board of governors of the
?Merchants a.id Manufacturers' As
sociation for next Tuesday so that
ihe representatives of the twenty-six
differen lines of business trat com
pose our board of governors will have
an opportunity to voice what I am
sure every citizen of Washington
feels, a sense of having been out
raged by this proposal.
"Coming at a time when a most
Sincere effort is being made to
solve the greatest economic prob- ;
lem that business men and the peo
ple of every character and kind
l.avc had to fa^e; likewise at a
time wh?n a most earnest effort is
being made to solve the housing
problem, a matter of shelter for
human beings, the proposal is not
only unwise, but eminently sub
versive of a sense of good order, j
It tends to a situation where taxa- ;
tion is indeed tyranny.
Name* Committee to Probe.
We as a people have r.o voice
whatsoever in the determination of
this and other questions, directly
"It could not come at a more
unfavorable time for any of us, and
since there seems to be no essen
tial reason other than by legisla
tion to arbitrarily increase the. cost
of living. I am sure the business
mon of the National Capital will
desire, and they will certainly be
given an opportunity, to express
their sentiments and to transmit
the same to every member of Con
President Stephan has named a
committee to make a study of the
situation and be prepared to sub
mit a recommendation at the meet
ing of the board of governors next
The committee consists of E. C.
Graham. R. P. Andrews, M. A.
I.eese. General Counsel M. D. Ros
enberg and Secretary Charles J.
Davis Defend* ffTB? |
Far from being unjust, the new
fiscal plan accepted in conference
is a move toward remedying of
vurrent abuses." according to Rep
"By reason of its operations the
District is in debt to the govern
ment constantly," Davis declared.
"First, because it borrows money
f.?r the year in antlclaption of its
taxes, and. second, because it pays
no Interest on Its debt."
The government. Davis says, hat
h?en doing too much more than Its
>har? in the upkeep of the Dis
trict. "It has b' n said that the
government owns lialf the property
of the city. As a matter of fact,
it owns no more than 1-25 of the
property value of the City of Wash
"The government pays all its own
expenses; upkeep, charwoen. Its own
police force, and it pays half the
District expenses in addition. It
pays a part even of the expense of
the police department, which the
District is supposed to support en
tirely. It has been an absurd situa.
The object of the fiscal plan. Davis
explained. Is to put the District
upon a cash basis, by which It will
not be In a position of being forced
to borrow enstantly frm the gv
ernment. At the end of the sug
gested five years, the District
should be In a much better financial
condition, besides paying a fairer
part of its own expenses
The government will never en
tertain a ratio below the ?0-?0 fig
ure. and the District Is fortunate
it was not set higher. Davis de
clared. He anticipates no more
trouble in the passage of the meas
ure than a delay of several days
caused by criticism within the city.
l*nder the report agreed to yes
terday. the District appropriation
kiti Is increased about $2,240,000
over the amount provided In the
House bill, making a nestimated
total of abvut 923.C3t.Mf.
The report agrees that the exist
ing P**n under which the Dis
trict is now operating shall be con
The District must be on a eash
k navinr basis by June $0, lf27. say
the conferees and to that end the
CommiMloner* *re instructed to fix
the tax rate for he next five years
that enough additional revenue will
raised to effect this cash-paying
plan In way. disbursements
Jjll not be made from the Treasury,
it being understood that the Treas
ury is to be reimbursed with funds
from the District later on.
With 20 Others
On New Charge
Alleged to Have Used
Mails to Defraud in
NEW YORK, April 27.?The hand
of the Federal government la once
more reaching out toward C. W.
Morse In connection with his ex
tensive chipping operations during
Morse, his thrc.e sons and twenty
others were indicted by the Federal
srand Jury here lato today, charged
with conspiracy to use the mails
to defraud investors in selling stock
of the United States Steamship
This indictment, it is understood,
has no direct .connection with the
investigation of Morse's wartime
shipping operations which the De
partment of Justtcc is conducting
at Washington with a vie.w of se
curing indictments there. Mors..
waa summoned back from Franci
several months ago by Attorney
General Daugherty. who was then
examining the records of the Ship
Among those indicted is Stufcrt
O. Gibboney. associated with Will
iam Gibbs McAdoo and William F.
McCoombs in the Democratic cam
paign of 1917 and later on Mayor
Hylan's campaign committee here.
Gibboney declared any suggestion
that he had used.the mails to de
fraud was "preposterous."
His law partner. William A. Bar
ber. also in the list of those In
dicted. stated that the firm haJ
nothing to do with selling the stock,
although the firm had appeared a.-*
attorney for the company at va
Michael J. Gillan, formerly assist
ant to the chairman of the Ship
ping Board, was among those In
The complete Hat of those In
Charles W. Morse; his three son,
Erwin A., Benjamin W. and Harrv
F; George w. Burditt. Rupert H
?r ,C?" *<hfm'ah H Campbell. Rich
art G MKhael J- Gillen, Stu
art G Gibboney. William A. Bar
ber. James A. Gill, .\Birk J. Gil
it Glenhard S. Foster. Henry u
Bojighten, William H. Dennis. Jame*
N<,Jaon- Arthur W. Kohler. Law
rence N Bremer. Maurice M. O
Well ,Edward Lucas, George E.
Quinn ^eS,0'Br'en- ^ Milton
? otherwise Milton C. Quimby
STAND TODAY IN
TRIAL OF NURSE
Severe Grilling Predicted
For Witness at Hands
Women Climb Through Win
dows to Gain Access to
s"0??" v*- 27.?Miss
| ?ara E. Knox will appear face to
| face tomorrow with Roger D. East
I lake, for love of whom she Is
charged with having murdered Mrs
Marsraret L. Eastlake.
? P Kastlake takes his place in
the witness chair it will be the first
| time Miss Knox has seen him since
, the two were taken from the little
lock-up here to Richmond Jail.
It Is predicted that when East
lake takes the stand he will be
subjected to the severest grilling
that a witness has ever undergone
in this court.
Five witnesses were called today.
These were W. T. Hall, town con.
stable of Colonial Beach; Mrs. M.
W. DeAtley, who operates a hotel
at the beach; T. K. Boulware, a|
Colonial "Beach private detective;
Dr. W. U. Carruthers and Dr. Will
iam M. Brent.
Physicians* Opinion, Differ.
The incident that stood out promi
nently was the 'difference in the
opinions -of the physicians of the
time Mrs. Eastlake was killed. Dr.
Brent testified that when he saw
the body about 9:30 a. n* parts of
It were still warm, while Dr. par- |
ruthers. an old country practitioner, |
said that the body was cold when j
he saw it at 7:30 a. m.
Attorney Harry M. Smith, who,
with Frderlck W. Coleman, is con
ducting the defense of the Balti- j
more woman, has not stated whe.th- '
or Miss Knox will take the stand.
It i? evident, however, from the
way the legal flght is being con
ducted. that ^fore the trial ends
she will tell her story.
The crowd at the trial today was
so great that before the afternoon
session orders were, given to barri
cade the single door leading to
the courthouse. This failed to de
ter the women who were eager to
enter, many casting dignity aside
and combing through the windows.
Stawl on Picture Frames.
Some were standing on the backs
of benches, on one another's shoul
ders, and even on the frames of
the huge oil paintings of famous
Virginian* that decorate the sourt
The court was thrown Into con
I fusion when a woman screamed
that a negro standing near hej^had
a pistol in his j>ocket. Deputies
made a dash for the spot, but the
negro got through the crowd to the
door and made his escape into
i woods a short distance from the
, courthouse. Search for him is still
F^raons arriving here today from
Fredericksburg say that Eastlake
waiting there to be called here to
I * Si 18 * * wld? b*r*b
f *r?*#rlck*burg people. Last
" V ** aaM. when be went to
| a Picture show, persons sitting near
| mn<l ,eft. giving him one
, end of th? theater to him
Thrills Mark Tribute of Capital to Grant;
Harding Sees World Peace in Hero's Ideals
Throngs at Impressive
? Parade and Memorial
An old. gray-haired soldier, of
the Confederacy caused a wild
patriotic demonstration at the
dedication of the Ulysses S. Grant
memorial in the Botanic Garden
yesterday on the 100th anniversary
of the great Union general's birth.
Holding aloft an American flag,
the aged soldier. Gen. Julian S.
Carr. commander - in - chief of
the United Confederate Veterans,
"I want this flag to float from
that statue as a testimonial of
the love which the soldiers of the
South hold for the memory of
Grant. 1 want it up th^re jis an
evidence of our desire to keep this
Union which he fought to preserve,
indestructible now and forever."
Notables Applaud Carr.
A roar of applause went up from
the crowd as Carr continued. In
the cheering throng were Vice
President Coolidge. Secretary of
War Weeks. Secretary of the Navy
Denby, Senator Lodge, Ambassador
MANY WOULD WED
NEW YORK, April 27.?Eleven
proposals of marriage have been re
ceived by Olivia M. P. Stone since
her acquittal of the charge of slay
ing Ellis Guy Kinwcad, lawyer, she
said on her return from a trip to
Atlantic City today.
Miss Stone, a nurse, was Joined
by her mother. Mrs. Elizabeth Stone,
at the resort. They returned to
President Lauds Civil
War General at Ohio
CLARENDON. Va.. April 27.?The
State corporation commission has
granted a charter to the G. and M.
Construction Company. Inc.. Clareii
don. with a maximum capital stock
of 125,000 and and minimum of $1,
000, to conduct a real estate and
Oflicors and incorporators are:
William II. Uulick, Clarendon, pres
ident; B. Marsteller. Falls Church,
secretary: C. H. Marsteller, F?41s
Church, and Ethel G. Gullck, Clar
endon . *
POINT PLEASANT. Ohio. April
27.?A suggestion that the quarrel
ing nations of Europe might proAt i
by studying the magnanimous ex
ample of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was
.offered indirectly by President
Harding speaking here this after
noon at the birthplace of the civil
Eulogizing Grant't generosity to
the South after the surrender of
Gen. I^ee, President Harding re
marked that a similar spirit of re
conciliation in the world today!
would do much to help the restora
tion to complete peace.
He spoke in front of the village
store near the old cabin where
Grant was bom 100 years ago.
If In Dogged aeiui Needed Today.
"I wonder sometimes if the mag
nanimity of the dogged, persistent,
unalterable Grant inx warfare?the
unconditional surrender Grant?
Wonder How Much Longer He Can Stand It? ?By J. N. Darling.
O-O ? O- O-VsTU
Jusserand of France, Gen. Pershing.
Elihu Root. Hanford MacNider.
commander of the American
Legion; Maj. Gen. Harbord, Maj
Gen. Lejeune and a host of other
"If there ever was a day when
the animosities of *61 should be
blotted out of our memories,"
Gen. Carr declared, "this Is the
day. I love the very name of
Grant. There never was a general
who treated his vanquished foe
with more graciousness than did
Grant after the battle of Ap
"He was our friend when we
needed a friend. When there was
talk of arresting Gen. Lee after
the war. Grant declared that he
would move heaven and earth to
"From North Carollaa.**
Speaking with the accent of his
native South, Gen. Carr declared
he was from North Carolina, "the
State which lost more - men in the
war t&an any other State in the
Grant was lauded by Vice Presi
dent Coolidtfe, Secretary Weeks.
Gen. Pershing and a number of
Grand Army men who had known
and fought under the Union com
Before the ceremonies an impres
sive parade passed down Pennsyl
vania avemie, thronged by enthusi
In the line of march were repre
sentatives of every war in which
this country has been engaged in
the past sixty years or more. Gray
haired Grand Army men marched
through the lines of cheering spec
tators with a few of their one-time
enemies ia the Confederacy beside
Leading the paradfe was the
"Drummer Boy of Shiloh," Maj. Gen.
John L. Clem. Immediately behind
came his staff of army and Marine
Corps officers. Then came the long
line of civil war veterans, sur
vivors of the Indian. Spanish
American and world wars, army,
navy and Marine Corps regulars.
Continued on Pa?o T*o. -
Services Here Marks Re
linquishing of Bat
Surrounded by friendliness,
the victors yesterday returned
to the vanquished the spoils of
civil war days?a battle flag
of the Eleventh Tennessee
Regiment, captured at Frank
lin. Tenn., by the 116th Illi
The return of the flag, which
id been in the possession of
rs. Mary F. Hamilton, widow
of Col. E. B. Hamilton, com
mander of the victorious regi
ment. was made during fitting
ceremonies held in the office
of Senator William B. Mc
Kinley, of Illinois, yesterday
Gaylor Davidson, of Quinoy,
made the address of presen
tation. Col. Wade H. Cooper,
a member of Gov. Taylor's
staff, accepted the standard on '
behalf of the State <>f Ten
Among those who attended
the ceremonies were: Senator
McKellar. of Tennessee; Sen
ator McKlnley. of Illinois: Rep
resentatives Byrns, Garrett.
Padgett and Scott, of Tennes
see. and Hooker, of Virginia:
Col. Woods, of Virginia, and
Dr. W. C. Galloway, of Wil
mington, N. C.
Boys Visit Monastery.
The annual pilgrimage of St.
John's College students to the Fran
ciscan Monastery was made yester
da? by more than 400 boys. The
Rev. John DeLauney, of Holy Cross
College, delivered a sermon and cel
ebrated the aaaa.
would not be helpful in the world
today." President Harding said.
"I cannot help but believe that
something of the spirit with which
Grant welcomed victory, something
of his eagerness to return to peace
ful ways would have speeded the
restoration and hastened the return
to prosperity and happiness, with
out which there can be no abiding
peace. He perpetuated no resent
ments of war."
The Presidential party left late
tonight for Washingtbn. after a
friendly reception here and at Cin
cinnati. It was thp President's first
vlit to Ohio since inauguration.
Lands His Peace Effort*.
President Harding's address fol
lows in part:
My Countrymen: The military
hero of the republic; a command
ing figure in the military history
of the world; the surprising ex
emplar of'magnanimity of all times;
the most striking example of the
possibilities of American life; the
confident and relentless commander
in war. and the modest and sym
pathetic petitioner for peace after
All of these may be said, most
beflttingly, of the great American
whose hundredth birthday anni
versary we are met to commemo
rate, to whose undying fame we
add fresh tribute of memory today.
One must revere his military ge
nius. even though its development
was one of those miracles of grim
war Itself. No one would have picked
him in youth or early manhood, or
in his early career as a regular offi
cer. for the great commander. Re
sponsibility and necessity set ablaze
tr?? latent genius. Donelson was
flash of daring. Vicksburg his trophy
of courage and unalterable determi
nation. Petersburg the revelation of.
his genius. But at Appomattox he
was Grant the Magnanimous, who
spoke for reunion as he had fought
for union, and turned from grii^ war
rior to the ambassador of peace. He
could neither hate nor humiliate, and
in the glow of surpassing triumph
he could not be ungracious nor in
Continued on Pat# Two
Lady As tor Will Lead
Thousands to Home
L?ady Astor and Bishop
Samuel Fellows, of Chicago,
will lead a demonstration of
women at the home of f jrmer
President Wilson this after
noon. Mr. Wilson is expected
to emerge from his seclusion
to street the women.
Participating in the dem
onstration will be delegates
to the Women's Pan American
conference and t'ie convention
of tho National League or
Women Voters, Just concluded
in Baltimore, and member*
of the League of American
Prn Women, who have been
holding a convention her*.
Thousands of women, it Is
expected, will march to the
home of the Wilsons on 8
street, and details Of police
have been ordered to handle
the crowd that, will be at
TO BE REPORTED
Senate Committee Will
Ask Right of Way
CASH FEATURE OUT
Twenty Years Paid-Up Insur
ance With Loan Provi
Such satisfactory progress is bft
ing made in redrafting the bonus j
bill that Senator McCumber, North
Dakota, chairman of the Finance j
Committee, predicted yesterday that j
the measure would be. before the ;
Senate with the committees in- i
dorse- within a week.
The tariff will then be. side
tracked and efforts made to put
the bonus bill through with speed.
It is impossible to forecast how
much time will be consumed in
debate, but some Senator* bejicve ;
discussion will be limited.
*i<MM?e,oeo AaauaJ Mailt.
The Finance Committee Is trying !
to keep the annual cost of the !
bonus within a $100,000,000 limit. !
hoping in this way to minimize the
Administration's opposition to the j
measure. They^ propose to hold j
down the cost by limiting the bor- |
rowings which may be made j
aeainst whatever character of se
curities it is decided to give the
former service men.
An informal conference of some
of the Republican members of the
Finance Committee, was held yes
terday, and another will be held
today. At that time a decision may
be reached upon some of the out
standing features of the bonus leg
It is expected that new estOnates
as to the cost of the bill, with the
proposed modifications, will be sub
mitted by the Treasury Department
at today's meeting.
Oppose Cash Bonus,
In a general way the committee '
seems to have made up its mind ;
not to restore the cash bonus pro
vision, to retain the $50 maximum
applicable to those entitled to cash
bonuses to eliminate the land set- |
tlement feature, and to modify the i
adjusted service certificate scheme |
so that it will be more on the order
of a 20-year paid-up insurance, pol- |
icy, but with some sort of a loan !
provision retained. The date when j
the adjusted compensation becomes
available probably will be January,
1923, instead of October. 1922.
It is the. purpose of the commit
tee to make the expense of the
bonus as light as possible during
the first year.
Against Aay Xew Tax.
As to the financing of the bonus,
the committee is determined not !
to impose any new tax. such as a
sales tax, and to have in view the
use of principal or interest of the
fcreign debt, with possible addi
tional authority for the issuance
of certificates of Indebtedness to
finance Immediate needs.
Opposition to a cash bonus is ex
pressed by Senators Myers, of Mon
tana. Democrat, in a letter to John
V>. Mahan. commander of the Dis
abled Veterans of the World War
of Montana, who had forwarded
resolutions of the organization con- j
demning his stand on the proposi
FROM 20TH STORY
CHICAGO, April 27.?Poising as |
if to t&ke-adive into the lake, James
Walter Knott, well-known insurance
broker and member of a prominent
and wealthy family, stood for a Sec
ond on the ledge of a window on the
twentieth story of the Marshall Field
annex and then plunged down an
His body broke through a wire
netting stretched across the seventh
floor and landed, a mass of quiver
ing flesh and broken bones, on a
beam over the men's dining room,
where hundreds were eating. Mem
bers of the lamlly amid he had been
In ill-health for several months.
Knott was one of the boya who
played on the "Waller Lot," made
famous in Eugene Field's poems. He
was a graduate of Tale, class of
1?07, and a member of th. Univer
sity and Saddle and Cycle clubs.
Earthquake ia Tokyo.
TOKYO. April 27. ? Yesterday's
earthquake destroyed the walls with
in the imperial incloiure, and house
hold troops Wfre put on guard dur
ing tWe afternoon and night. There
was much d?v-tructien to the build
ings of the Tokyo Peace Exposition,
where many women and bhlldreen
war* injured durins- the nani"
TO CONTROL PARLEY AGAIN
CENTERS ON REPARATIONS
IN ASSAULT CASE*
CHICAGO. April 27. ? Qnwvlm
Court. 15 years old; an Important
witness against two Italians charged
with criminal sssault, has been ab
ducted. The police fear she will be
slain to prevent her testifying against
her assailant*. A telephone demand
has been made upon the mother to
pay $600 ransom if she expects to
see the child alive again.
The case againxt the two men was
called three days ago. and when the
girl was called it became known
that three week* ago three men in
a closed automobile accosted her a?*
she was returning from work dragged
her into the machine and aped away
Poincare Speech Thrust*
Indemnity Question to
Fore Once More.
French Would Discus*
Protest at Some City
Other Than Genoa.
GRAND JURY PROBE
OF WAR CONTRACTS
NEAR, SAYS CORDON
Plans to Present Cases
When Bill Passed by
Senate Becomes Law.
LETTER TO SCAIFE
High Government Officials
Expected to Be Made
A District grand Jury in the near
future will consider a number of
cases growing out of alleged war
contract frauds, reported attempts
to impede investigations in the De
partmeol of Justice and purported
converting to personal use by gov
ernment officials of liquors siezed
under the prohibition laws, accord
ing to a letter written by United
States District Attorney Peyton
The letter, addressed to H. L
Scaife, former investigator for the
Department of Justice, was written
in response t oone sent to the Dis
trict Attorney recently, calling at
tention to the chcarges of "lack of
prosecution in war contract
frauds.'* made by Representative
Roy C. Woodruff, of Michigan, on
the floor of the House. April 11. and
other illegal procedures, of which
he claimed to have proof.
The letter, which indicates that
numerous high government officials,
industrial leaders and political no
tables will be made defendants in
court actions, providing the grand
jury returns true bills in the cases
which are soon to be unfolded to
them, reads as follows:
Text of Ketter.
**I acknowledge receipt of your
letter of the 22d inst.. inviting my
attention to the speech of Hon. Roy
O. Woodruff In the House of Rep
resentatives on April 11, and cer
tain documents referred to there
in, as reported in the Congressional
Record of that date, which you in
closed. and requesting that I pre
sent to the grand jury, for full and
thorough investigation, the matters
referred to in the said speech and
those mentioned in your letter.
"In reply I beg leave to advise
you that I have every reason to
believe that the. bill which passed
the Senate yesterday, providing for
an additional grand jury for this
jurisdiction will become a law
within the next few days, and it is
my purpose immediately thereafter
to present to the new grand jury
a number of cases growing out of
war contracts and other matters.
"I shall have you appear before
the new grand jury to present such
evidence as you may have.
"U. S. District Attorney/*
April 2?. 1522.
SECRETARY DISCHARGED subhd
Meanwhile, activities which mem
bers of Congress declare will result
in a thorough investigation of the
administration of the Department of
Justice under Attorney General H.
M. Daughery continue in the de
Yesterday Victor H. Dodge, sec
retary to W. O. Watts, a special
agent* of the Bureau of Investiga
tion, was discharged, without rea
son for the action being *iven in
the letter of dismissal. Watts, a
veteran of three wars, was dismissed
from the department for "disloyalty
to the Department of Justice" Tues
"You are hereby suspended, effec
ive immediately upon receipt of this
letter, with pay until May 10. 1922.
"RUSH L. HOLUAND,
"Assistant Attorney General.**
April 27, 1922.
Rhode Island Citixens
Approve Teacher Bill
Defects in the Langdon and John
Burroughs schools received the at
tention of the Rhode Island Citi
zens' Association at their meeting
in the Sherwood Presbyterian
Church Wednesday night.
Resolutions asking for electric
light# in both schools were adopted.
In the Langdon School, gas light*,
said to be injurious to the health
and eyesight of the pupils, are
used. The District Commissioners
were asked to substitute electricity.
The association asked for light
ing improvements in the Burroughs
School also. A severe accident re
sulted recently from the thin glass.
It was declared. The association
expressed itself as gratified with
the progress on the teachers! sal
ary bill, and urged its passage.
The lawns and gardens commit
tee last night announced a prise
contest for the best kept lawns
and the most improvement In
grounds of the members. Forty
three community gardens are
plowed and ready for a fight on the
hl#h cost of living, the committee
GENOA. April 27.?After exclud
ing reparations from Genoa bj
^reat effort Premier Poincare no*
finds that through his Rarle-dur
speech he unwittingly has givev
LJoyd George an opportunity u
open the whole question in a side
show which promises to outriva
the big top performance
The British agree that the meet
ing of the Versailles signatorier
will be apart from the conference
proper, but if Lloyd George can
he will focus thf attention of thV
whole conference on the repara
tions issue, and the importance ol
this question would inevitably fore*
it into almost every discussion and
create an atmosphere which may
possess unexpected coni?equence>
Would Meet Sonrnkrrr Kite.
France undoubtedly will attempt
to keep the general reparation
question out of the allied confer
ence as much as possible, but th*
British say that it will be Impos
sible to consider the measure?
which I*remier Poincare threatened
to take against Germany without
taking up the entire subject of rep
arations. and its relation to the
The French are much concerne*
over this possibility and are hav
ing difficulty in finding some way
to dodge It. They arc. however
trying to make the best of the situ
ation by striving to minimize th?
potentialities by insisting on ha\
ng the meetng somewhere else thar
Genoa "so they will not have th?
Germans and the Russians peeking
through the keyhole."
Ftfkt for CMtrol.
France wants the supreme coun
cil. plus Poland and the little en
tente. to take up the British pro
test, a group in which she woul<
have the votes of Belgium. Poland
and the little entente against Kng
land supported by Italy and .lapar
?thus havinc a decided advantage
But under the British plan, with all
the treaty signatories except Ger
many present, the five British do
minions and Portugal would b<
added to IJoyd George bloc.
A sharp Angrlo-French duel for
strategic advantage is being
fought over this point, and the re
suit probably will determine wheth
er France or England will exert
the controlling influence in the dis
The Germans are extremely gl*-*
ful oxer Uoyd George s speech to
the British and American corre
spondents. in which he warned of
the danger of snother European
war growing out of the present
situation. Former Minister Bathe -
nau was quick to seize the oppor
tunity to put himself on record of
hearty approval of Lloyd George'?
desire to prevent another war.
The Russians are awaiting lh?
allied terms as to the economic ee**
tlement with semi-defiant pessim
ism. admitting that the. prospects
of an agreement are not brijrtit
But if the conference does en?i
without' an agreement, the Bolshe
viks, on account of the treaty*
signed with Germany, will have
gained more than the allies.
Raatalan* Make Deolal.
Therefore the. Soviet delegation
feels it will be just as well if the
Genoa conference fails to produce
a Russian-allied agreement, for kki
powers "with reasonable policies"
can either deal separately with the
Soviets or can hold a new confer
ence without "France and her vas
The allied subcommisslon meets
tomorrow to approve the Russian
note drafted by the experts Mean
while the Russians have anticipated
presentation of the memorandum
and taken steps to prepare the
ground for a rejection of it If they
feeJ compelled to act unfavorable
Thry issufsj a CMUMSifM den> -
ing resftsance to the allied de
mands or trying1 to rupture the
conference, and declaring they only
seek to safeguard their sovereignty
and abide by the principle of reci-*
proclty on which the Cannes pro
gram was based and to whi< h tfcey
want to adhere faithfully.
"It is absolutely impossible that
we will cede the question of pa\
ment of private debts when tiie
bourgeois governments participat
ing in the conference are not dis
posed to make almilar concessions
Tchltcherin said. "Hence the fail
ure of the conference seems inev
Allied nations opposing separate
agreement, with Russia, fearing
some nations would receive spe
cial advantages?thus creating new
fyiT .ll|> that will la,
the basis of a project which ean
be submitted to Moscow fcr con
? ?deration and be ?lrned bv j!l th
Negotiation* on the noniM,,<.
?n "?<?? have reached the ?t^t. of
a tentative agreement b*t?..e? ,h
rltl?h and French that the rigiu
to enforce existing trestle, fhr.n ?.
Benes. of Caecho-Slovafci,
attempting to reconoil.
dealre for auarantee- ...
cupation Of the u?hr
Krench demand for .ll|?.d miliar,,