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WASHINGTON, D. C.. SUNDAY, APRIL 30. 1922.
? PRICE
mi CE*TS
Senator Jones Introduces
Resolution to Probe
$5,000,000 Surplus.
POINT OF ORDER
MAY BE RAISED
Belief Is General That
Conferees Exceeded
Authority.
Two plans to eliminate the pro
posed 93,000,000 tax increase for the
District of Columbia developed in
Congress yesterday.
First was the resolution Intro- I
duced in the Pen-?te hy Senator Wes- 1
ley L. Jones providing: for a joint j
Congressional investigation to de- |
termine the ownership of the $.">.000.- !
000 surplus paid into the United \
States Treasury by the District of |
Columbia. ;
If It is found that thi* money. I
which was turned over to the Treas- |
ury under the 50-50 plan of !axa j
tion. belongs to the District, !t will
mean a sweeping modification of the
proposed increase, members stated
Ir.st night.
Point of Order F*|?eeted.
The second development was the
crystallization of belief that a point
of order will be rais?d against the
tax increase inserted by conferees..
The belief was general that the con
ference committee exceeded its au
thority and that the increase recom
mended is in violation of the Curtis
rule, which forbids insertion of new
legislation by conferees
During the past few years the
District of Columbia has paid into !
the Treasury of the United States
nearly $3,000,000 in excess of its
proportionate share of expenses.
Use of this money by the District I
has been denied on the grounds that
for forty-four years the Treasury
has advanced funds without in
terest. for current expenses of the
District.
%o Intercut Agreement, Say* John.
?OB.
Representative Ben Johnson, of
the conference committee, said yes
t-rdav that these advancements
b.? v.? been made without agreement
t.? payment of interest. Since
'>73 ,t has been the custom of the
Tre.-.Mirer of the United States to
advance the District government
TTfT>c?eni sums to meet eurrent ex
i?*nses. These deficits covered the
? nd of the fiscal year by tax col
ic-lions.
It is estimated by members of the
conference committee that should
interest he chargcd on the succes
sive amounts advanced by the
Treasury, the District would he In- |
?lebted to thp extent of approxi
mately $29,000,000. Use of the $5.- !
ooo.oob surplus paid into the Treas
ury by the District has been denied !
on the grounds that it should apply
os interest.
P'**We? ffo r Committee.
The resolution introduced by Sen
ator Jones, which was referred to
the District Committee, provides a
committee of six members, three
from each House to investigate the
surplus and determine the amounts,
if any. that are owed to the District
of Columbia by the United States.
"The committee In reaching its
conclusion." the resolution reads,
"shall consider not only legal, but
equitable claims and obligations,
and shall report its conclusions and j
recommendations to each House of
Congress on or before the first Mon
day In January. 1923."
Commenting on the resolution. Sen- I
ator Jones expressed the opinion
that an investigation would result I
in the $3,000,000 surplus beinc I
credited to the District of Colum !
ola. Inasmuch as there has been !
no understanding or agreement as I
to interest charges on amounts ad- i
vanced by the national government, j
it is -contended that it would be '
manifestly unjust to make a charge !
at this late date.
\ecrned Vnder 50-50 Plan.
"If the equitable thing is done." j
Senator Jones said. "Congress j
would not only return the $5,000.- I
000. but would supplement it with I
a like amount in accordance with j
its own law to appropriate a dollar
for every dollar raised by the Dia- '
trict." Practically all of the sur
plus ia said to have accrued under I
the 50-30 taxation plan.
If this surplus i3 turned back !
to the District, it i.? asserted, the j
proposed increase in taxation will
be unjustifiable. Opponents of the
increase point to the fact that the
annual sum advanced by the Treas
ury does not exceed $12,000,000
Restoration of the $5,000,000 sur
plus would reduce this to $7,000,000
Thia amount, it is declared, could !
not justify the proposed increase
In taxes.
Republicans in the House yester- j
day expressed the opinion that the
proposed Increase in District taxes'
as provided by the conferees' report
will be defeated on a point of order.
Parliamentarians In both houses of i
Congress agreed that the confer
ence committee exceeded its au
thority and that the proposal
recommended is "new legislation."
Under the Curtis rule new matter
inserted by conferees may be chal
lenged on* a poin'. of order and the
bill recommitted to the committee.
Mats Meeting Today.
A mass meeting of citizens and
representatives of civic bodies,
which will be held this afternoon at
Central High School at 2.30, will
protest action of the conference
committee In raising the tax r?
quiremqents. The meeting will be '
held in the High School Stadium
unless the weather prevents, in
which case the school auditorium
will be used.
Charles A. Baker, president of the
Federation of Citizens* Associations.
will preside. Among the speakers
who will address the meeting are
the following representatives of
trade bodies: Roger Whiteford.
Washington Board of Trade; A. E.
Seymour. Washington Chamber of
?owmerct; William Henry White, j
Continued on Poje Ttco.
It's Going to Be a Little Difficult to Be in Both Places at the
Same Time.?By J. N. Darling.
CHINESE ARMIES
IN GREAT BATTLE
AT PEKIN'S GATES
Bombs From Airplanes
Sink Warships?Kill
20 of Crew.
Thousands Flee
Before Floods
Lower Mississippi Renders
35,000 Homeless; 75,000
Others Menaced.
FFKIX. China.. April 29.?Forces
fighting for the control of Pekin to
night weie locked in two battles
which hve beet- in progress more thn
twenty-four hours.
Twelve miles west of Pekin, two
rmies fought throughout the day
without result.
Other forces were driving at eahc
oth^r in a second battle forty-four
miles south of Tientsin.
. SHANGHAI. China, April 29.?With
the last of the Pen government's
fleet tangled and twisted ruins in
the Pearl River, and strong forces
under Gen Chang Tao Lin moving
on the Northern capital. Pekin to
night was reported on the verge
of a siege.
Americans and Europeans near Pe
kin .have jeen ordered to seek the
safety of their legations.
Forces under Gen. VVu Pel Fu are
battling with those of Chang Tao
Lin along a twenty-mile front. The
forner has tried to drive a wedge
between the "dictator of Manchu
ria." as Chang is called, and the
threatened city. He has issued a
manifesto declaring the Japanese are
backing Chang.
Wu Pe! Fu. military leader of Cen
tral China, may himself seize the
Northern capital, however, if he suc
cessfully defeats the Manchurian
forces.
PeWin is virtually helpless, watch
ing the struggle of two hostile ar
mies. each 01 which may end by
capturing the ?-ity.
The fleet of the Pekin government.
Continued on Pane Two.
NATCHEZ. Miss.. April 2t. ?
Thirty-flve thousand persons in the
lower Mississippi Valley are home
less and more than 75.000 others are
menaced by flood waters from the
Mississippi and its tributaries.
Two Loulsiania parishes?Con
cordia and Catahoula?with a com
bined population of 23,051. are com
pletely inundated, the result of a
levee break near Ferriday. Four
other adjoining parishes?Franklin,
Tensas, Madison and Avoyelles?
with a' combined population of
91,868 are partly flooded.
"Help is needed?badly," said
Charles F. Patterson member of the
Mississippi flood commission here
tonight. "The situation is des
i perate. Sixty thousand people in
! the six Louisiania parishes acrosw
| the river from Natchez will be made
homeless. Thirty thousand of this
: number probably will become refu
gees. dependent upon aid from re
lief organizations.
Hundreds were made homeless
when the levee broke at Poydras.
La. More than 12."000 had been ac
counted for tonight at refugee
camps at Natchez, Harrisonburg
and Jonesvllle. With the continu
ous arrival of refugees, frantic calls
for assistance were dispatched by
Red Cross and other relief workers.
Aid has been sent to 15.000 per
sons in Yazoo. Sharkey, Washing
ton and Humphreys counties. Miss,
who were driven from their homes
' by flood waters. Hundreds of
I refugees from this section are
| being cared for at Vicksburg and
' nearby high land towns.
50 CENTS PAY TELLS PATENT
EMPLOYES OF BONUS LOSS
Astounded Clerks Learn Secy. Fall Ordered
Cut?Comrades "Chip In."
Pay day at the Patent Office yes
terday was not an event. It was a
tragedy.
Hundreds I of employes opened
their pay envelopes to And enclosed
therein sums like 15 cents and 50
cents. This was for two weeks
work.
The affected employes sought an
explanation and were told they had
been receiving the annual $240
bonus without having been certified
for it by their division heads.
Two Weeks* Pay Gone.
That amount of the bonus they
have received since February 18,
employes were told, had been taken
out of their pay for the two weeks
just passed.
The spirit of helpfulness which
pervades, the Patent Office asserted
itself when the plight of the af
fected employes came to the notice
of those whose pay was not cut.
These each "chipped in" part of
their salaries toward small, relief
sums for their unfoitunate fellow
workers.
Kail Order* Cut.
Orders that the employes should
not. be certified for the bonus were
issued by Secretary of the Interior
Gets 53 Cents to Support
Blind Father and Mother
Paul Smith, who Uvea at 1333
Pennsylvania avenue ?oalhrn>l.
found rfitu In hla envelope.
He haa a blind fa'her and n
mother to anppart, In addition
tp a brother vho recently laat
hla Joh In the navy yard when
the force there nan reduced.
rharlct M r I decker, #who?
father recently waa dlacharged
from the Kureaa tl Kaicravla*
and Printing, waa one of thoae
whoae pay waa alaahed. Anather
waa Heary Tadd. of Hyatta
vllle.
Fall, who has Jurisdiction over
the Patent Office.
Under the bonus legislation of
March 3, 1921, employes fall Into
two classes?those who Dy law are
entitled to the bonus and those
who must be certified for it by
their division heads.
The men whose salaries wore
Biashed yesterday fall into the
latter class. These either had re
ceived more than *J00 in salary in.
creases dnrlnr the past two fiscal
years or were new employes.
Occupation Will End as
Soon as It Properly Can,
He Asserts.
The American
V?tdaSe"t,ar5"0f SU,e "?^?V
>esterday entered a blanket de
ense of its policy toward Haiti
Secretary Hughes' statement .1,0
served a, a denial of recent charge,
'n connection with the American
military occupation of Haiti a?d
, ' *0,7rnm"f? administrative
wI' J" the i9,an<' republic
Secretary Hughe, made his ,ute-'
ment to twenty-four lawyers rep
resenting the National Popular Gov
ernment League and the Foreign
Policy Association.
Mr. Hughes said the America, oc
cupatior, w??ld end C^a ""so?
?t?. j , Properly end." rt was
stated later at the State Denfrf
mint ' Par'y with<Jrawal of the
military occupation of Santo Do
"lingo Probably wouId takc pl'
the near future. ln
ralled Secre
ary Hushes to support the recant
documents published bv theae b^d
..;es. criticising the ,Amfr|tc^e b?cdy
in Ha ti and calling for ,he with
drawal of United States mil7ta7>
forces from the republic and the
abrogation of the treaty of
between this government'and Haiti
which serves as the basis for pres
tianAaSan Hal.
TURKESTAN SIGNS
PACT WITH RUSSIA
CONSTANTINOPLE. April is _
Knvcr Pasha, leader of the revolu
tionary troops in Turkestan, conclud.
ed a treaty, April 18. with the Mo,
pawn for Russia. economic
clauses '"wh, CO"tain? twenty.flve
jreatle, wUh aV?d'Sounds Tr
structo^8 ?n,y *""'?? army ?
kestan bTVttevm TmvTUr
(Copyri#ht. lttt.)
bottomleFheld
ON FRAUD CHARGE
for trial on a cha?e'con,mltted
tea TrlaS
fa*
Bottomley. who promoted i
! *ch?ine u-hcrebv wmall Suh?oriK
to Great Britain ,, war lol?. h
"rfn" V"'1* ,ntePe,t "nd hold raffles
collected about $3.000.oon. CharrV.
of swindling were brought agm,"
rr,:r.',v:;.rri-?r.u'S
X.
Senate Directs Secy. Fall
To Show Contracts
To Congress.
LANDS COMMITTEE
TO START INQUIRY
Excuse of Tapping by
Private Interests
Is Flayed.
The Senate yesterday ordered >
thorough Investigations of the j
.harges that Secretary of the In
terior Fall, and Secretan^f the
Navy Denby have turned the naval
oil reserves with an e.tlmated
value running Into, billions of dol
lars, over to favored Interests for
private exploitation.
By unanimous vote, 58 to 0, the
Senate adopted the resolution of
Senator L* KoUette. of Wisconsin
providing forTthe Inqu r> The
l.a Kollette resolution directs the
Secretary of the Interior to send
to the Senate all leases, data,
memorandum and pap'" of all
kinds related to the leasing of the
naval reserves and it instructs the
Senate Committee on Publlc
I,, begin at once an Investigation
,.( the entire subject "with
lar reference to the Protection of
the lights and equities ofthegov^
ernment and the preservation of its
natural resourcea."
At the suggestion of Senator
Poindexter, of Wa.hlngton^mem
ber of the Naval Affair. Committee
an amendment was added calling
upon the Secretary of the
for information concerning the r
ported drilling of wells on private
lands adjacent to the oil """1^
The Interior Department .. lalms
that It leased the oil reserves be
cause there was danger of the oll
being drained by wells on adjoin
Advocates* of the resolution de
clared that the unanimous vote
clearly Indicated how grave the
Senate considered the charge* mad
against the Secretary of the In
terior and the Secretary of the
Vice President Coolldge laid be
fore the Senate yesterday a copy
of the Teapot Dome lease sent to
him by the Interior Department
The contents of the lease were an
"fitaineed about a weak ago. The
Contract 1. slrned by Secretary
Fall. Secretary Denby and H. l-_
Sinclair, president of the Mammoth
oil Comoany. The government will
receive royalties ranging from IS*
to 50 per cent. Opponents i>r the
transaction ?ay that the 50 per cent
royalties will be few.
In yesterday's debate Senator
Hitchcock. of Nebraska, declared
that the leasing of the naval re
serves constituted a "radical change
of policy" and came as a distinct
surprise to those who were under
the impression that the conserva
tion policy was fixed by law which
could not be changedy. except by
act of Congress.
"I am shocked." said Senator
Hitchcock, "that in the adminis
tration two departments of the gov
ernment should apparently conspire
secretly without any notice to the
public or any advice to Congress,
to throw them open to private
exploitation."
Senator Borah, of Idaho, de
clared that existing leasing law
opened the way for the leasing of
the oil reserves and "unless it was
radically changed, the public could
not ,be protected." Senator Hitch
cock thereupon declared that Con
gress should get busy ami amend
the leasing law without delay.
Senator Poindexter told the Senate
that there was considerable danger
of the draining of the oil from the
California, reserves and that millions
of barrels already had been lost
there. Senator I-a Follette insisted
? that this was true of only a por
tion of the reserves and that the
Teapot Dome reserve, which is lo
cated in Wyoming, "was ae safe
j from drainage as if it were in an
! iron basin."
j Senator Hitchcock arraigned Sec
retary Denby and Secretary Fall
I for negotiating the leases in secret.
"Contracts have been let to favored
' corporations." he said, "and the
public I* not informed of it until
the transaction is closed."
Senator King, of Utah, assailed
I the leasing bill. "It promotes
i scandal," he said. "It is an im
pediment to proper and legitimate
development and it should be modi
fied. if not repealed."
SHIP STRIKES REEF
EVADING TURK GUNS
CONSTANTINOPLE. April S9.?
The Datchet. a British merchant ship
which was beached near Odessa, Is
understood to have been fired upon
because it entered port without a
visa from the Constantinople trade
delegation. ?
After being informed that the boat
must have a visa, the captain at
tempted to escape and the cannons
opened Are. The boat struck a reef
during its maneuvers in trying to
dodge the shells. An American de
stroyer went to the rescue.
ITALY YIELDING
ONE FIUME PORT
SANTA MAROl.ERITA. April 50.
The negotiations between Italy
and Jugo-Slavia regarding the ap
plication of the Rapallo treaty are
approaching an end.
it appears that Italy Is prepared
to recognize the treaty of Rapallo.
giving up Porto Baross. one of the
ports of Flume, provided Italy has
access to the port.
$1,000,000 Fire in Paterson.
PATERSON. N. J.. April 29.?
More than 5.000,000 feet of lum
ber were destroyed late tonight
when a Are swept through the
yards of "the P. S. Van Kirk Com
pany. Damage will total 11,000,000.
Tha yards occupied four blocks.
Lady Astor Visits Senate;
Women Throng Galleries
Protests She Has Hard Time Getting Her Hus
band "Away From All Pretty
Secretaries."
+
Life for the League of Women
Voters yesterday was one recep
tion after another, with Lady Astor
and the wives of two Presidents to
make them interesting.
Many delegates to the third an
nual convention of ihe organiza
tion. which drew to Its close yes
terday. began the day by crowding
the galleries when Lord and Lady
Astor visited the Senate, both as
members of Parliament, having the
privilege of the floor in the Ameri
can Congress.
With Mrs. Lyttleton. who ac
companied them from London. Lord
and Lady Astor were taken to the
President's room in the Capitol
shortly before noon. It was nearly
12:|0 when the little group ap
peared in the Senate.
Herltorta to Senators.
Lady Astor entered first with. ? ? _
Senator Swanson. of Virginia. Ix>rd menu to meet hi* wife. He, did
Astor with. Senator Hitchcock, of aot nw* ts naiad.
Nebraska, and Senator Williams of
Mississippi escorting Mrs. Lyttle
} ten. who. however, did noi remain chamber with his hands in his
in the chamber Seated on the big Pockets but did not go near Lady
divan at the rear of the chamber I ?Btor wh?e ?h<? remained In th*
on the Democratic side. Lady Astor Senate chamber. After ahe
watched the proceedings of the ,eft* however he went out and
| "morning hour'* and greeted the raet ^er in lobby.
Senator*, who camc uit to b.- pre- A*tor' who a* * newipaper
Rented to her. rlxinar punctiliously, Publisher. was entitled to the
' thrugh in the rase of R-veral Sen- privilege, was Inv.ted to the pre**
ator*. perKonally knw i to her.' ??'???* ??>< W"" ??"?? ?>"?? there,
an Imperative wave of li r beck- ?'*?"?>* the victors book and
onins hand nerved at once to fall talk In* with the correspondent*
thim over to her and feat them whlle hi. wife in the office of the.
be-.wide her i sergeant-at-arms was shaking
Senator 1'at Harrison, she creeled hands with the cirl clerks and ?ec
with. "Come here. I know all retaries who crowded about her.
about you. You voted against suf- ! k?r<l Astor joined her there, and
frage." when she emerged to be photo
Then. escorted by Senator Swan- graphed on the Capitol step* with
I son. she crossed to the Republican Senator Swanson she was trying
I side of the chamber, where the ma- round up her party, sending
j jority members crowded about her. i Senator Glass for Mrs. Lyttleton,
, Senator Ix>dge walked about the i Cowfinwed on Page Ttco.
SAYS MINER CHIEF MUTUAL DISTRUST
LED UNION ARMY DIVIDES EUROPE,
ON LOGAN COUNTY SIMONDS ASSERTS
Witness, Turned State's Governments Conducted
Evidence, Scores Point In Feud Atmosphere,
For Prosecution. He Declares.
Lady Astor Fixes
Tie of Senator
Lady A ator admire* Seisior
Lodge, but Hfldoin agrees with
him. she told the Republican
leader at the t'apltol yesterday.
Many Senators were Intro
dured to her. When Seaator
Overall, North Carolina, came
up, I?ad> Aator aaldt
'Ah, a tarbeel Senator,**
Then aa oar Southerner to an
other. ahe deftly atralgrhteaed
Overman'* tie, which waa a
trifle aakrw. (
Lord .Aator* waa ahnnted aalde I
by many leglalatora who failed
lu> him la their eaarer
DEFENSE COUNTERS FRANCE HOPELESS
Claims Informant Prejudiced Ready to Accept Challenge
By Grudge Against La- Seen in Russo-German
bor Official. Alliance.
CHARL.ES TOWN. W Va.. April
j?The State scored a point today at
j the miners' treason trials by pro
ducing a witness who connected
;William Blizzard, union leader, with
jthp march of coal miner?; on T^ogan
County, W. Va.. and who charac
terized the invasion as warlike.
' The defense, however, countered
jhv shewing that the witness held
ja grudge against Frank Keeney. an
! other union offical. and therefore
his testimony might be prejudiced,
j Edward Reynolds, a union miner
of Kanawha County, was the wit
ness for the State. Reynolds said
jhe led one army and Blizznrd tl??
other. Blizzard, the witness testi
fied. refused to obey an order of
Frank Keeney. high union official,
j to send the marchers home.
??Proponed to Kill Sheriff."
| R? ynolds sail the march sr*.'r -r
ifrom resentment of the miners
.acainrt the tactics of the roal oper
ators and Sheriff Don Chafin of Lo
gan County.
Heavily armed, the two armies
started from Marmet to Mingo
County to release union miners held
in the county jail there. Reynolds
1 said.
"We proposed to kill Sheriff Don
iChafin and his bunch In Logan
County if we could get them." lie
| testified.
I Reynolds also related how the two
jarmies captured a train and rode in
it to Madison in Boone County.
Defense Chargea Fabrication.
Chief Attorney Houston, for the
defense, asked Reynolds whether
the story of the capture of the
train was not a pure fabrication,
and that it was promoted by an at
torney for the coal operators.
Reynolds said the story was true
and Houston declared he would
prove that Blizzard, instead of be
ing on the train, had gone to
Charles Town by automobile on that
day.
1 Further cross examination by
j Houston disclosed that Reynolds
i had been in jail for thirty-one days
I just before coming to Charles Town
jon a warrant sworn out by Keeney.
Keeney charged that Reynolds col
lected around $600 from several
unions under false pretenses.
By FRANK H. SIMONDS.
Since my return from France I
have been asked atrain and again
for some comprehensive statement
of conditions as they appear at the
present moment from the Paris
viewpoint. In complying with this
request here. I find myself at once
confronted by two wholly different
sets of circumstances; By the al
most desperate political conditions,
concerning which I did not in stx
weeks in the French capital hear
a single hopeful word; and the
equally unmistakable improvement
in the minor details, in the things
which are not within the rare of
the statesmen, but are the private
I concern of men and women.
Politically ang! fiscally, there Is
no mistaking tHe present situation
j in Europe. You have only to pass
; through Lcndon or Paris to Teei
that not only has the disintegra
i tion been tremendous in the three
' years which separate Versailles
from Genoa, but that at the pres
ent moment the disruptive pro
cesses are working more rapidly
than at any time sincc the close ot
i the war.
Hutnal Distrust Dominate*.
Dominating everything else in
the European problem is the mu
tual distrust which today divides
practically all peoples?In fact one
can only make exceptions by de
grees. And hardly second to tht?
phenomenon of international dis
trust is that of national suspicion.
, It Is not merely that nations ar*
divided by ancient grudges and
| rivalries, brougnt to new vitality by
! contemporary events, but inside the
political chsAibers of the parlia
: ments of all European countries
and perhaps most conspicuously in
Britain. France and Germany, the
three most important nations, the
business of government is con
ducted in the atmosphere of a Ken
tucky blood feud.
Americans, with memories of the
Washington conference still in
mind, have looked at the Genoa af
fair as having something of the
same possibilities and approximately
the same purpose?that is. th?>
Continued on Page tire.
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Soviet to Get 25,000,000
Pounds, Bat Must Give
Guarantees.
PREAMBLE OF NOTE
TO REDS AGREED ON
Tchitcherin Complains at
Lack of Reply, and
Makes Threat.
GENOA, April 2S.?Financial aid
for Russia was agreed upon by the
allies late today, but the political
commission of the Genoa infer
ence broke up without reaching
further agreement upon its note to
the Soviet delegation
The commission will meet tomor
row to continue work on the note.
Resumption of relations with
Russia was laid down as an eco
nomic necessity by the allies, and
the members of the little entente
and two neutrals who joined their 1
deliberations.
Russia must give atrict guaran
tees before this c?"n be done, how
ever.
The Soviet Is to be granted 20
OOf.OOO pounds sterling In eredits
and loans through an Internationa'
consortium.
Mrrer or Preamble ?f \???e.
The allied expert? drafting com
mittee today produced a document. |
combining the French and British
views, upon which the note to Rus
sia will be based.
The political subcommission |
agreed upon the preamble "f the
note, after which discussion of tha
separate articles of tie document
was begun. It mas hoped the ?1
Ilea might be able to agree upon
the note before breaking up tomor
row.
The preamble. to which the
French agreed, and whicb m-as
adopted, fixed between 25.0**).04m>
30.000.MO pounds a* the amount o'
financial help the allies will be abie
to extend Russia. This control* |
with the Russian request for
000,000 pounds.
Would Halt Prn?aaa?d?
The aid to be offered the Sov iet
government will consist of Fnglifti.
Belgian and Japanese credit- cov
ering exports to Russia French
and Italian contributions will l?e
confined largely to material and |
technical personnel.
The project is left open for tlK:
inclusion of an internat'ona' ? ?-n
portium with a capital of 20.000.0**
pounds.
The political subcomustsainn tben
took up discussion ?>f condition,
which shall be imposed upon Rus
sia The French propoe.il ?l' to
oblige the Soviet government to
abandon foreign propaganda Era.
itano. of Rumania. ofr.red ??
amendment to this, pledging
Rolshevikl to abstain from disturb
ing either the present political or
territorial statua quo of her neigh
bors.
Iipltl, B?rtk??'? Malt.
Motta of Swltxerland. on behalf
of the neutrals, protested, derfaung
this involved a Axing of frontijvs.
which does not concern the
commission. This Motta said
neutrals would be unable to sup
^l.loyd rjeorge replied warmly
this suggestion The British p -
mier insisted the entire
question must be opened at
and discussed and frontiers ?*" ??>
the first essential of a bais for t?
^A^trprnmtee finally was adopted.
requiring the Soviet 2.' 'IITTtoli -
abstain from propaganda and mow
tlon of the political status quo of J
other countries.
The French delegation 'hen a*
nounced the principal object of l>o?
Barthous visit to P?rtswas ??
1 an agreement with Premier Pot?
care regarding the proposed pan-Ko*
ropean pact of nonaggT-ssion
This pact, the French decUred now
| is the biggest problem before ?be
conference It was not oo the org
ina". program outlined at i
Therefore the French delegation i
without definite Instructions regsM_
Ing It. Jacques Rardoux poincaies
personal advisor on English relauo.
alreary has left for Pans to be tlw^e
when discussions of the proposed ten
year truce take plae?
The question of the supreme coun
oil conference called by Uovdl.eo.f'
, to discuss the reparations
France's Intentiona toward Ccrman>
oame UP this afternoon The F rencn
notified the Brltiah I hey were or
posed to such a meeting being he d
until after Ma, 11. on which date
the Germans are expected '" de
fault their payments. The British
replied that the ouprerne sonnet < must
discuss the situation before the crisis
arises. The matter rented unwilled
A note waa received by the con
vening powers fr<m? Tchitcherin. brad
of the Soviet delegatlen The Rus
sian leader protected vigoroual>
against the failure of the Genoa c?*^
fere nee to convoke a commission of
experts to deal with Russian affairs
-Such convocation la all the mora
needed.* Tchitcherin wrote, -inas
much as the present methods of t?* i
conference not only preclude PO#s?
blllty of aatiatectory agreement,
are not in conformity with the rese
lutions of the supreme council at
Cannes, which assigned if place o**'
the agenda of Genoa to retMWI rm
tion and financial help fer Russia,"
Tchitcherin also complained he ha?i
oelved no repty to bis note toL4oyd
voorge dated April t*. relating '??
credit, and financial al? to
tTWU* *"U nuwn mi " - T
He threatened to cancel all nrrvmqk
offere%ho delegation has mfcte nn
immediate
reooleeC
The allies considered the note nta..v
which they worked i?da? would
stttute a reply tn this Russia i re. -
test. ?

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