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THE EVENING W.OBLD, FRIDAY, ill AY 26, 1922.
F- ... ffl 1 ft pakis mm KNOW NOTHING OF CRANE SENTENCE Former Minister Tells of Clash Between United States . . i. I! consul ana rrencu. PAUIS. May 16 (Associated Press). I Tlio t'rrnch Torclen Offlce has no knowlcdcc of the reported conviction lot Charles It. Crane, former Ameri can Minister to China, by a Trench military court In Damascus on n charjre of Inciting a riot, as reported In press despatches, It was Mated this .morning-. There were troutites In Syria pro voked by "Injudicious talk" by -Mr. Pnn T.Yiroli-n office officials said. out tip to the present moment they ;hud no information resnrdinK any 'condemnation. Mr. Crane himself said he mi confident the report of his conviction vras an error. Mr. Crane said that an Incident had occurred between the United StnteH Consul and the French military au thorities at Damaacus befoie Mr. Crane's arrival; when the Consul Imulcd down the American flog, took down his shield and refused' to have any further relations with the French authorities until they apologized. "Three or four days went by nnd thti French became very tmcasy," Mr. Crane added. "A sort of an npolosy was made, which our Consul refused to accept. Then a more formal one was sent, which he did accept, and HMimeil relations." Mr. Crane appears to have express! himself very plainly to the Mandate Commission of the league of Nations Council In Geneva Inst week rcjrnrdlng the disturbed political situation In Syria. The substance of his declara tion was that tlio Syrians wanted first of all complete Independence, nnd fall Inc that preferred that the United States take the mandate over the country. If the Americans were un willing, he said, the Syrians preferred Great Hrltnln. but under no circum stances wished to be under the French mandate. He recited events In Syria which had led tip to the violent manifesta tions on the part of the Inhabitants, nverring that the French military had Intervcnfd with machtno guns, sh'wt Inir down some of the demonstrnnts. Mr.' Crane believes that If any ac tion was talen loadlnti to the imposi tion against him of a icnteno of twenty years, an reported, -U must have been duo to a misunderstand ing. Ho rccocnlzes that the French military authorities In Svi'i may hnvo misconstrued tlio nature of tlio dem onstration by the natives around Ids automobile as he was Icavmsr Damas cus after his visit chcro caily In April. PARIS. Mav 26. The Foreign Of fice to-day characterized tlio story of Charles it. Crane's scntenco as "ab surd." "If Crane had been sentonced h' would not oc In Paris," a statement Mild, Tl'o Foreign Office added theru li:d been some trouble In Damascus lifter Crane left, and that 'others had been sentenced, which possibly gavM rlso to the error. Crano was In llclrut nnd Inter viewed Gen. Gouraud at Constanti nople, being most cordially receive I by the French Commander, at th Mnio he was reported to bo under sen tence." WASHINGTON. May 28.-A resolu tion directing Secretary Hughes to make Immediate Inquiry of the French Government as to the correctness of reports concerning Imposition of a twenty-year sfntence upon Charles It. Crane by a Ficnch Military Court at Damascus was Introduced to-day by Representative Sabath, Democrat, Illl no's. Airier tea 's Foremost Specialists OppenheimSluns & 34th Street New.York Remarkable Values Saturday Girls' New Summer Dresses New Models of Ununual Style-Beauty Checked Gingham Dresses with Oreandv and Embroidery trim mings. Sizes 6 to 16. 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