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noon newspaper reached him with the cablegram denying that Lord Curzon had anything to do with the British Embassy calling oft* a dinner in his honor. "It's a lie!" he ?aid, as he mopped himself with a towel and started back into the bath room. "Can't you say something further?" inquired the reporter. "What more do you want?" de? manded NorthclifTe. "I said it was a lie, didn't I?" The cablegram to the King was in reference to Lloyd George's attack on NorthclifTe because of an'alleged inter? view by Lord Northclift'e in which the King was quoted as asking Lloyd George when he was going to stop kill? ing Irish people. To-night Lord NorthclilTe attended the big formal dinner given by Mrs. Edward B. McLean, wife of the pub Usher of The Washington Post, which, as told this morning, was hurriedly substituted - for the dinner originally planned by the embassy, the calling off of which started the fireworks. Early in the day it was stated at the embassy that Sir Auckland Geddes, the British Ambassador, would attend the McLean dinner in Lord North - cliffe's honor. Later in the day the embassy announced that he would not, No explanation was made as to the whys and wherefores, leading to specu? lation as to whether cable advices in? structing Sir Auckland to stay away had been received between the two statements. In his capacity as a visiting news? paper man, Lord Northclift'e this afternoon attended the regular "con? ference" of the President with the Washington correspondents. When the signal came that the Pres? ident would receive, the correspondents Lord Northclift'e trailed along, in the center of a small group. The President spied him, however, and insisted that the viscount come "down front" where he might be sure to see and hoar all that went on. Lord NorthclifTe listened keenly as the President outlined the business transacted earlier by the Cab? inet, and to the fire of question;; directed at the President. The pub? lisher himself did not ask the Presi? dent any questions, though from time to time he turned to the newspaper men about him and in a whisper asked for information on some point which the Executive was discussing. He was en? thusiastic over the conference. "What a wonderful connecting link between the government and the peo? ple," was his comment. He entered an automobile soon after, and went to the Senate press gallery, where he highly complimented the corps of Washington correspondents. Lord Northcliffe left Washington to-night for Vancouver, where he will take passage for a tour of the Pacific and Far East. Error in Cable Blamed For Northcliffe Dispute The British Premler-s attack yester? day in the House of Commons on Lord NorthcIifTe for giving out in an inter? view the story of a conversation on Ireland that Lloyd George was sup? posed to have held with King George whs based on what apparently was an error in cable transmission. The story was not given out by Lord NorthcliiTe, but was attributed to H. Wickham Steed, editor of The London" Times. Mr. Steed, who had arrived in New York the preceding day with Lord Northcliffe, said in nn interview that the King had been playing a large part in the Irish negotiations. "It is not generally known," he con? tinued, "that under the constitutional form of government the King has still a good deal of power when he choose3 to use it. In this case he has done so with good effect." Tells of Supposed Talk Mr. Steed then related the conversa? tion the King was supposed to have had with Lloyd George at their last meeting. In this conversation tht Kins was said to have asked the Premier if he was going to shoot all the people in Ireland. Continuing, Mr Steed said: "King George went to Ireland in? tending- to make his own speech, just F.s his uncle, the Duke of Connaught did last year in India. The Kinj spoke as the head of the British Em pire and not as King of England o: of Ireland. He got under the skin o the Irish people by his generosity, ant that is what gave them confidence ii the peace overtures, which they wouh not have felt in the Lloyd Georg' Cabinet without his backing. "It was the King too who sa\ Smuts and got him interested in th Irish question. I know that the latte had a great deal to do with winnin over the Sinn F?iners to the idea of conference and making peace wit England without separation from th empire. He told thorn what he kne about the ideal republican governnier and that they were just as well off wit the constitutional form of governmer in Great Britain under their own loc? management. Action Followed Quickly "When Lloyd George and the Cabim realized the feeling of the King ar the people on the question of peai with Ireland, the invitation to De V lera to come to London followed forty-eight hours. "When King George sailed for Ir land the Cabinet tried to ?spike his e fcrts by making speeches in the Lor< and Commons three hours afterwai which were intended to irritate t Irish people. This annoyed the Engli people very much, and when the Ki) returned he had the biggest receptit outside of Buckingham Palace he h: ever received since the war began, August, 1914. ? ? "I notice," continued Mr. Stce "that the crown is not mentioned the terms purported to have been ( fered to De Valera for the Irish pe pie. That may mean the oath of all giance to King George may not ha to be taken by the members of the Pi liament when it meets in Dublin, that was always the stumbling bio years ago. The King has probably ss to the Cabinet, 'I trust them.' " Times Issues Statement The New York Times last night ?vied the following statement expiai ing the interview with Wickham Stet editor of The London Times, which published Monday, and which was i roneously attributed to Lord Non cliffe when republished in some nev papers abroad: "The interview with Mr. Wickh: Steed, editor of The London Tim published jr. The New York Times 1; Monday, was written by a trustwort ?porter, who believes that he report pccrfltely what Mr. Steed said. I . . -?-??> t?.? Times that contains matter which should not hi .u-od did not hi Bk *-?? [Jtrtunlt? to revis? tho intervi? Hi t ' j'.fTriiUcd in England?in one mt i.oru *\orthclifiVB own papers, acco y ?ng to the cable dispatches?it appe that the interview was incorrectly tributed to Lord Northcliffe hims. Lord Northcliffe has not given to ' Times, nor has The Times repor him as giving, any statement of a p ported conversation between K George V, and Mr. David Lloyd Geoi ?Editor The Times." Curzon's Office Denies Calling Off the Dinner LONDON, July 29.? The Foreign Office expressed no surprise to-day when it learned that Ambassador Ged des, in Washington, had cancelled the proposed dinner to Lord NorthclifTe, in view of the language Lord North e?if?V had used toward Lord Curzon, the Ambassador's own chief. It was officially denied, however, that Lord Curzon had coerced the Washing? ton embassy or in any way influenced j the decision to cancel the function. Northcliffe's View Is British Seek Disarming He Believes His People Feel With Americans That Cost of Armies and Navies Has Become Intolerable Makes No Predictions Regards Lloyd George as Too Sharp a Bargainer for Parley Harding Planned From Th# Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, July 2?).?"The Brit? ish public feels that the forthcoming Washington conference must not fail. To that end British public opinion will insist, so far as British representatives are concerned, that no diplomatic trivi? alities nor parliamentary technique be j permitted to obstruct a new nrrange | ment between the powers to safeguard ? the world's peace, now made possible through President Harding's happy in? itiation. "Moreover, Britain desires not only an enduring settlement of pending questions in the Pacific and the Far East, accompanied by appropriate lim? itations of armaments, but she hopes that the deliberations and results of the conference will bind more closely ! in mutual trust the two great English i speaking peoples, a hope now long 1 entertained by the liberals of both countries." So spoke Lord NorthclifTe, British publicist, in an exclusive interview to? day, in which he discussed informally the attitude with which British public opinion is approaching the conference of the powers arranged by President Harding. Offers No Prediction 'T shall not undertake to make pre? dictions," said Lord NorthclifTe. "To anticipate what is going to happen at an international conference is always a doubtful effort, you know. So much depends upon the atmosphere of the conference as it takes shape from the influence of public opinion, in this in? stance world opinion. "This much I can sny, however," he continued. "The British people are tired of war. They want no mere of it. They are weary of war taxes. They are demanding relief. "Aside from the pure idealism that finds limitless play in a project so com? mendable and appealing as that which your President has initiated, war weariness and tax burdens are prac? tical 'plum pudding' reasons why the ! British people desire the conference to succeed, reasons that will bring Eng? land and the British dominions to Washington with a readiness to do all possible to realize hopes that; unhap? pily have ma:;r times been needlessly disappointed. "So far as I may speak my interpreta? tion of the attitude I find here in America toward the conference, I am convinced that your people and your officials look toward the conference in much the same way that the British people approach it. Arms Rivalry Ruinous "At the bottom of your American sentiment is a recognition that com? petitions in armament are ruinous. Your people want to clear away those actual points of difference between na? tions that have, perhaps, justified arm? aments. They want to rule out the political fictions and the international bugbears that drain national treasuries against a contingency that never ap? pears. They want to tear away the ingenious fabric of diplomatic conven? tionalities that so often has set up im? posing artificial barriers to frank ex? change, mutual concession and agree- i ment between the powers. They want to get at the essential human element j in international relations, just as wo ? of the age have learned to put that above all else in our domestic con? cerns. "Perhaps I am presumptuous in my attempt to read the thoughts of Amer? ica. Perhaps I am inadvertently ex? pressing Britain's hopes born of her own desires. At any rate that i3 my honest reading of American public opinion, and I may say, it is equally and identically the thought of the over? whelming masses of Great Britain." "Will the British representatives to the conference hold to this human view of its problem, or will they sur? render to that species of intrigue and barter that marked, the Paris confer? ence?" he was asked. Sharp Bargaining Needless The bare trace of a frown crossed the countenance of Lord Northcliffe, perhaps in recollection of the Paris conference and its sequel. "The British representative. Yes, that is important," b~ said intently. "Of course, you know that I do not believe Lloyd George or Lord Curzon have the exact qualities required to represent Great Britain as she should be represented here. Lloyd George has specialized too highly in parlia? mentary and diplomatic tactics. This will be no occasion for sharp bargain in;;. Lord Curzon might not feel quite athome at a table where the dominant effort is for common sense and simple justice. His prejudices are too well rooted. He still lives in another day, which, with your people and mine, is now rapidly passing. "There has been a suggestion in Eng? land that Lord Bryce and Lord Grey would make admirable British repre? sentatives to the conference. Both men are well and favorably known in this country, and neither is schooled in that diplomacy which engenders sus? picion among peoples who care more for happy results than for skillful maneuvers." Irish Situation "Do you expect that the Irish nego? tiations will proceed to a satisfactory agreement in advance of the Washing? ton conference?" Lord Northcliffe was asked. "That, too, is an important prelim? inary," ho replied, "because it is cer? tain to exert a good deal of influence on the atmosphere of the conference. It is a most difficult task to remedy a condition developed through seven cen? turies of misunderstanding in a mere seven days. Much progress has been made, however, and there is every rea? son to expect that the Irish question will be out of the way in fashion that will gain the approval of America be? fore the Washington conference meets. "King George has the confidence of the people of both Eng'and and Ire? land. They regard him as an intensely human man, altogether free of the arts of political finesse. England is count? ing heavily on the good offices of the Kinir in the Irish matter." "What bearing will British-Japanese relations have on the Washington con? ference?" Lord Northcliffe was asked. Japan's Help in War "That is a question the answer of which comes too nearly under the cate? gory of predictions regarding which I hog leave to be excused. Of covirse, you know that the United States has been ruled out of the Anglo-Japanese alli? ance since 1911. More recently the al li.T?ice was modified by joint affirmation i of both powers that any action under ' it would conform to the peace safe-! gutfrda of the League of Nations. "The relations between Great Britain ? ind Japan are, of course, very friend A -;?-?I Japan Begins Parleys On Evacuating Siberia TOKIO, July 29 (By The Asso? ciated Press).?According to tho Asahi Shimbun, negotiations have been opened at Harbin, Man? churia, between the Japanese and representatives of the Far East I crn Republic at Chita, concerning I the conditions for the evacuation of Siberia. s I_,-,-i ly. During tho war the Japaneso as c ?stance made possible British domin? ion trjop movements from Australia and Now Zealand. Moro than that, Jap? anese cooperation during the war helped to preserve British communicn j tions with India. If wo did not admit ' all this and feel and express gratitude we would be cads. "On the other hand, there is nothing in British feeling that would impede the settlement of Pacific and Far East | *rn questions to the entire satisfaction i of the United States. Britain will work I hard to promote a settlement through the Washington conference." Six Million Hungry Rush On Moscow (Continu?t) from pago one) | eian people were compelled to lag be I hind their Western brothers in politi I cal and industrial development. The j war, into which Russia was drawn ? against her will, added in a fatal de gree to the backwardness and lack of I organization of Russian life. The o\ ? haustion of the nation's energy, the I cultural backwardness of the masses and the deliberate destruction of my I country by the enemy outside and ! traitors within have brought Russia to utter impoverishment. And to com? plete this calamity two years of per? sistent drought have brought Russia to the abyss of extinction. Land Covered With Corpses "The country already is covered with | corpses. Men and women are collaps? ing from hunger and children are dying filently, having lost the strength to weep. Inarticulate, helpless even to complain, the Russian people are dis? appearing from the face of the earth and are covering the dirty ground with their bodies. "Harvests have burned up, as has the grass in the meadows also, and the cattle are unable to remain on their feet. There is not a bit of bread or a drop of milk in fourteen provinces that once were known for their fruitfulness and fairness. Death is mercilessly j mowing down 30,000,000 human souls, killing even all hope of perpetuating their race. "From the White Sea to the Black and from the Baltic to the Caspian proceeds this march of death, armed with the weapons of disease. Hunger is common, with another enemy stalk- | ing close behind?the cold, coming winter. There is no food, no clothes, no medicines. _ "If the perversity of human rela? tions, the political inexperience of, the Russian masses and the evil will . of human beings brought Russia to the. verge of extinction, isn't there enough good will and milk of human kindness left in this world to save tho inno- : cents from their horrible misfortune? "For all our people are perishing, and first of all the children, the hope | i of the future, "Women of America, open your mother hearts to our sufferings. God intrusted you with guarding human ? life. Help before it ?3 too late." A wireless dispatch received from ! Moscow by the Novy Mir, a newspaper ? in Berlin subsidized by the Russian ? Soviet government, says that 50 per j cent of all the Red commissaries and | of the employees of the Bolshevik government are now engaged in fight? ing famine. Tho dispatch says that all ! the provinces affected by famine have ? been released from payment of the so- ! called natural tax. < Rebellion Grows | SteklofT, in a leading editorial in the. j Bolshevik official newspaper in Moscow,( Izvostia, says: "Hunger has gripped the country. From all sides come reports that the peasants, driven to desperation, are i harvesting whatever unripe grain j there is and eating it. Parallel with the discontent among the peasants is the growing spirit of rebellion among the city workers. Even in the commu? nist party there is an observable, grave decline in courage and energy. Timid folk believe we will be unable to han? dle this new catastrophe." This picture of the internal situa? tion in Russia is painted by the Soviet government's leading official journal? ist. It is the picture which is present? ed to the world by foreign correspond? ents weeks ago and what at that time provoked violent, indignant denials from Foreign Minister Tchitcherin of the Moscow government, who, in a radio dispatch, branded these foreign correspondents, especially the Ameri? cans, as Mars. Now this compliment comes back in his teeth. Bolsheviki Buy 5,000 Tons Of Flour From Mills Here The purchase for the Russian Soviet government of more than 5,000 tons of flour from mills in New York State and the Middle West was announced here yesterday by the American Producers Export Corporation. The first cargo, consisting of 2,000 tons, will leave here Sunday for Petro? grad on the Norwegian steamship Sto rakcr, and a second shipment will fol? low next month. The flour was pur? chased through a London branch of the .. ? '??? Dropping of Valuation Tariff Features Possible Senate Finance Committee Is Considering Change; Would Mean Overhauling Bill matin? the American valuation feT tures of the tariff bill entirely " fe became known to-dav wh?? s . Penrose, chairman o/ fitommUt? announced <)>.,?? *i,? committee, have to ?et ?eSh? C0In?1?ee would i.uve 10 settle the question of wh-,f was to be done about valuation w going into the subject of rats ? senator Pcnrose announced the ?us pension of hearings on rates and said that furtner hearings on American valuation would be held by the com mittee Monday and Tuesday "No good will he accomnlished bv conducting hearings on increases ?I the amounts of duties or new dntii" unless the basis of determination has been arrived at," said Senator Pen Tf it is decided to drop the American va nation features, the'entire Mil to hauler nt>winhavet0 *?? Hearings on the chemical schedule w 11 be resumed as soon as the com-. Son o/t? ?n valu'tion. The qCues lion ol the dye embargo, which v?? defeated in the House, will1 be: taken up with the chemical schedule, ? Sinn Fein Reply Awaits Release Of Colleagues De Valora Not Expected to Act Until FiiH Meeting of Dail Eireann to Consider Proposals Is P o s s i b 1 e Dublin Remains Hopeful Civil Authorities Inclined to Facilitate Procedure in Aid o? Early Division LONDON, July 23 (By Tho Associ? ated Press)?Eamon de Valera still is silent, another day having passed with no word from the republican leader on the question of a settlement of the Irish question. The general supposition now is that there will bo no new move in the peace negotiations pending the expected re? lease of those members of the Dall Eireann who aro in jail and the sum? moning of a full meeting of tho re? publican parliament. Mr. do Valera for tho best part of the last few days j has gone over the peace proposals with the avnilable members of the republi? can cabinet, and it is expected when ?the Dail Eireann is called to consider what shall bo the decision he will be ready to. present the views of his col? leagues, as well as hia own opinion. DUBLIN, July 29 (By The Asso i ciated Press.f?Although the calling of the Sinn F?in parliament to pass On ! peace terms is not likely to occur im | mediately, no date having yet been , fixed, the appnrent fact that such a j session has been decided upon encour I ages the hope here that the negotia ' tions will prove fruitful. Of the 30 parliament members now j under imprisonment the majority hnve j neither been tried nor have had i charges preferred against them. Some, however, have been convicted, nnd the military view is understood to be that no man lawfully sentenced by a court ! martial should be released. As against ! this it is pointed out that most of the < prisoners convicted were indisputably I political offenders, while the release of Countess Marklevicz and Robert Bar . ton creates a precedent for the re | lease of even duly sentenced prison? ers. One member of the parliament, I John McKeown, is under sentence of death. He was accused of participat I ing in ambushes and the charge upon I which he was convicted was the mur I der of a police officer. ? The general disposition of the civil authorities is to facilitate all releases necessary to obtain a responsible de? cision by tho entire Sinn F?in repre? sentation. British Officers Cited For Contempt of Court Macready and Strickland Defy Habeas Corpus Writs; Arrest Ordered by Masler of Rolls Special Cable to The Tribune CoP3'rIght, 1021, Now York Tribune Inc. DUBLIN, July 20.?For contempt of I court, which is said to be unprece j dented in British law, Charles O'Con I nor, the Master of the Rolls, to-day | issued writs of attachment, equivalent to warrants for arrest, against Gen? eral Sir Nevil Macready, military commander in Ireland; Major General I Sir Edward P. Strickland, commander i in Munster; the Governor of Limerick i prison and the commandant at the ! Limerick military barracks. The issuance of the writs resulted ! from the fact that the military author? ities named had ignored writs of habeas corpus demanding the produc i tion before the court of two men held prisoners by the military authorities, l one at Cork under sentence of death j for having ammunition in his posses? sion and the other at Limerick under similar sentence for levying war , against the crown. The master's action is the most re? cent development in the clash between the military and judicial authorities in Ireland. The court holds that tho death penalty in the two cases men? tioned is not sanctioned by British law. Despite the refusal of the mili , tary authorities to produce the men, and their threat to appeal the case to the House of Lords, it is believed that in view of the delicateness of the polit? ical situation in Ireland the govern? ment will order the military to comply with the writs. ? Dail Eireann Tells of Killing Woman as Spy Explains Mrs. Lindsay Was Condemned Because She Caused Five Executions DUBLIN, July 29 (By The Associated Press).?Mrs. J. W. Lindsay, widow of a Cork land owner, who was kidnaped from her home in Coachford early in the year, was executed some months ago on the charge that she "was direct 1/ responsible for conveying to the enemy information which led to the execution of five of our men by the British authorities, for the death of a sixth from wounds received in action, and for the sentence of twenty-five years' penal servitude passed upon a seventh." This information is contained in a letter which a sister of Mrs. Lindsay has received from the "Dail Eireann Defense Department," acquainting her with the circumstances "in accordance with instructions by the prasident." The letter says that the carrying out of the sentence pronounced upon Mr3. Lindsay was postponed while she wrote tu Major General Strickland, division commander in Ireland, pointing out the consequences to herself should the men be executed. They were executed, nevertheless, and five days afterward the sentence on 'Mrs. Lindsay, sus? pended pending a reply fram Major General Strickland, was duly carried out. Harding Cites Reports On Pellagra Situation President Answers Charge That , Exaggerated Assertions Were Made on Extent of Disease Front The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, July 29?In reply to Representative Byrnes, of South Caro : lina, who wrote President Harding his j belief that the administration had ex j aggerated the extent of pellagra in the j United States, the President wrote Mr. I Byrnes to-day that conditions were not j as satisfactory everywhere as in the ' Representative's state. i The President cited a Mississippi re / port that in May 1,700 new cases were j reported and in June, 2,400, and ex i pressed belief that the situation war ? ranted investigation. He added that if > tlie reports of conditions which had reached the government were misrep resentative, he thought a full and offi? cial refutation of them would be highly desirable. On the other hand, he said, if in? vestigation showed the need for trov ernment relief, this could be promptly and intelligently given. i-? Angry Woman Starts $105,000 Run on Bank Special Dixvaieh to The Tribun? BOSTON, July 29.?A woman from the West End, who is a de? positor at the Boston Five Cent Savings Bank, wanted to with? draw part of her savings to-day. When the cashier refused to give her any money, because an at? tachment had been placed on her account, the woman was furious. After a scene, in which she threatened to sue the bank, she stormed out and told her neigh? bors in the West End of her ex? perience. A run was started on the bank. About three hundred depositors withdrew a total of $105,000 in'three hours. President Wilmot R. Evans said that the bank had $2,000,000 in cash to pay depositors. I-1 France Drops Plan to Speed Silesian Force (Contlnund from paflo on?) conferred also with Baron Hardlnge. To-morrow he will return to his post. From The Tribune's finrovean Bureau Copyright, 1921. New York Tribune Inc. LONDON, July 20. ?- The Silesian note which the British government sent to France last night was couched in propitiating terms, but adhered rigidly to the British contention that the Supreme Council must settle all Silesian questions and that the London government cannot sanction the dis? patch of troops to Silesia until the council has had an opportunity to dis? cuss the matter. The recent French note, it is learned, strained the limits of diplomatic usage both In style and contents. One part of it seemed to imply that Great Britain was aiding Germany in this controversy at the expense of France. This brought a sharp denial from the London government. The British note advised France that the tactics being used by the Paris government did not furnish a proper basis upon which a common policy could be pursued and that no good purpose could be served by further discussion until a clear understanding of France's intentions was furnished. I Cabinet Informed House Recess May Come Aug. 15 Announced Representatives In? tend to Dispose of Revenue Bill Before Resting From- The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, July 29.?Heat made to-day's Cabinet meeting brief. The President outlined the results of recent conferences on legislation with Senators and Representatives and indicated there was a growing impression in the House to order a recess of a month. Such a recess, it is felt, would afford the Sen? ate Finance Committee an excellent chance to study the bills sent to them by the House. The President told the Cabinet mem? bers that from his experience he could sympathize with Senators who complain that in most cases the House does not allow the Senate committees sufficient ! time for the study of a measure. It was indicated that a general agree- j ment has been reached in the House not j to consider a recess until the revenue bill is out of the way. The President J expects that to happen between August j 15 and 20, and in the meantime the j House will consider other pieces of ' emergency legislation. Harding Notified Legion Opposes Pardon of Debs INDIANAPOLIS, July 29.?Promis ing a fi^ht if Eugene V. Debs and other war prisoners are pardoned at this time, John G. Emery, national com? mander of the American Legion, to? day wired President Harding that such action would be interpreted as a license to disregard law and order. The Legion commander assured the President that no action the Adminis? tration could take would draw the fire of ex-service men more promptly or unitedly than the parole of Debs. The action was prompted by reports that the President had received dele? gations from numerous organizations urging such a pardon, and that the matter would have early consideration. Legion officials who have watched developments in this case decided it was time to act. Hundreds of tele? grams from all parts of the country are expected to reach Washington to? morrow, conveying the same warning from individual Legion posts. General Uprising Feared In Chinese Provinces PEKING, July 29 (By The Associ? ated Press.?Fear of a general upris? ing along the Yangste-kiang River is felt here as a result of hostilities be? tween the provinces of Hunan and Hu peh, the former under control of the Canton, or Southern Chinese, govern? ment, and the latter under jurisdiction of the Peking or duly constituted Chinese government. CANTON. July 28 (By The Associ? ated Press).?The ConstiVationalisi government here has issued instruc? tions to the provinces of Hunan, Sze chuen, Kwan-tung, Yunnan and Kwei chow to cooperate in efforts seeking to abolish the military domination 01 the Yangste-Kiang River territory bj forces operating under the Peking gov ernment. Troops from Hunan and Sze-chuer provinces aro advancing; on Ilupeh for the purpose of eliminating Wan: Chan-yuen, inspecting commissioner o the two privinces, who holds office b; virtue of the Northern, or Peking, gov ernment, but who is not recognized b; Hunan. In addition to these troop the Canton government also is dis patching forces from three other di rections, with Dr. Su? Yat-sen, hea< of the Canton government, reported t be personally leading one division. Wine Wrecks Omar's Cultj THE PAS, Man., July 29.?The i Church of the Cult of Omar has ex? pired. Founded on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a new religious organiza? tion was born in The Pas this spring. It grew rapidly, but to-day only three of its original members would admit that they still held firm to their be? liefs. The exodus from membership started , when a new convert declared the cult j was formed with the object of getting a government permit to purchase liquor under guise of its necessity for sacra? mental purposes. Officials of the cult vainly sought to check withdrawals by denying that they had any such object in view, r America to Get Yap-Guam Line, Huahes's View Foresees Satisfactory End to Controversy Over For? mer German Holding? Ra? diating From Pacifie ?sle Supports Proposed Cable Government Should Build if Private Enterprise la Reluctant, Senate Is Told . From The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, July 29.?In fc letter to President Harding from Secretary of State Hughes on the subject of the construction of an additional trans? pacific cable, which was made public to-day in the Senate, the Secretary predicts a satisfactory settlement of the controversy over the former Ger? man cables which radiate from the island of Yap. Secretary Hughes says it is probable that the negotiations pending regard? ing the former Gorman cables will re? sult in allocating the line from Yap to Guam to the United States, and that this government contends the privi ? leges in the use of the old German ?cables enjoyed by this country before the war should be restored. Bears On S2.",,000,000 Plan Senator Jones, chairman of the Com? merce Committee, received the letter from the President in response' to his request for the opinion of the Executive on his bill to appropriate $25,000,000 for'construction of an additional cable across the Pacific. The President re? ferred the letter of Senator Jones to Secretary Hughes and the latter wrote tho President the document which was given out to-day. It does not deal primarily with the Yap dispute, but has this to say on the subject: "The allocation of the German cables centering at Yap has been the subject of discussion at the prelimi? nary communications conference and negotiations arc still proceeding. The American delegates to tho conference j have contended that tho service we en? joyed in the past should be restored and it is probable that the cable from Guam to Yap will be allocated to the government of the United States." Secretary Hughes indorses the project of additional cable service across the Pacific in his letter. He says that, with tho President, he believes construc? tion should be by private enterprise, but if such enterprise is unwilling to do it the government should act. The Secretary of State emphasizes the importance of an effici?nt and ade? quate trans-Pacific communications system to the government. He thinks improvement and development of the system, however, should wait on the outcome of the negotiations over the former German cables. The result, whatever it may be, he says, will have an important bearing on plans for new cables in the Pacific. Would Await Finish of Survey Mr. Hughes also suggests awaiting the completion of the survey of the government needs for radio plans. In this connection he said: "It is undoubtedly desirable for po? litical, strategic and commercial rea? sons that every effort should be made to improve and extend existing com? munication facilities across the Pacific, on proper terms, to the benefit of both the public and the government. Al? though it may be true that, because of the great distances and large out? lays required, if trans-Pacific com? munications are to be developed from the larger viewpoint of furthering in? tercourse and trade, the government may find it necessary to provide cer? tain services, nevertheless, at the pres? ent moment I venture to believe that it would be the course of wisdom not to commit the Treasury to any large outlay, even to the extent sagested by Senator Jones, pending the comple? tion of a survey of our needs for radio as well as cable communication in the Pacific and the decision with regard to the allocation of the German cables around Yap, and then only after it shall have been determined that the problem cannot be taken care of. by private enterprise. "I beg to express my entire agree? ment with your suggestion that the provision of such services should Be left, in the first instance, to American enterprise. I am of the opinion that private enterprise should be given the opportunity to say what needs they are willing and able to provide, but that if private enterprise is unable or unwilling to meet the needs of the government and the public, the gov? ernment should then, but not until then, seek the necessary authority from Congress." Officials Told to Levy Taxes or Go to Prison From The Tribune's Eurovean Bureau Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc. LONDON, July 29.?The thirty-one members of the borough council of Poplar, an eastern suburb, who had defied the London County Council and refused to levv certain taxes, amount? ing to ?30,000," for the support of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, on the Borough of Poplar, were haled into court to-day. Appearing before the Lord Chief Justice on writs of con? tempt, the councillors were ordered to levy the rates within fourteen days or go to Brixton jail. The grievances of the citizens of Poplar, who say they are unable, to afford the sums demanded and that they are not as well treated by the County Council as other boroughs, were aired on placards in a parade that escorted the councillors to court. One sign said: "Martyrs, the Poplar Borough Council march to tho High Court and possibly to Jail to secure equalization of rates for the poor bor? on srhs." The supporters of the councillors as? sert that the money will not be forth? coming even if the whole council is sent to jail and a substitute put in office. ! Tufts Weeps in Telling How Cash Came to Him BOSf ON, July 29.?District Attorney Nathan A. Tufts cried when he ap? peared as a witness before the Supreme Court to-day in the proceedings by which Attorney General Allen seeks to oust him from office. He was undor cross-examination re? garding large sums of money he re? ceived at a time in 1917 conincident with a period when New York motion picture producers were spending $100, 000 to stop litigation growing out of a roadhouse party in which they were in? volved. Tufts explained the money wns given him by his father, who since that time had died. "xMy father's last words to me," Mr. Tufts said, "war*: 'My bey, thte i.i the last I have. Look out for your mother.' 1 kissed him goodby and he was gone." The witness wept. For a minute or two he was unable to continue. "Do you wish a suspension at this time?" the .Attornev General inquired. "No!" the District Attorney snapped, I "go on!" Cross-examination continued. Harding May Issue Peace Proclamation Next Week President Said To Be Consider? ing Action During His New England Trip WASHINGTON, July 29. -The possi? bility that President Harding may issue a proclamation of peace with Germany next week while he I? on his New England trio was indicated to-day at the White House. Although Attorney General paugb erty has said that recommendations to the President would be withheld until Mr. Harding returns to Washington it was stated that an earlier issuance of the proclamation might be decid? ed on. According to Mr. Daugherty the resolutions, which are being made the subject of exhaustive study, can be J completed quickly if called for by the j President, but if not a week or two more may be devoted to the work. Open Tax Hearings End; Mellon to Go Before House Soon Treasury Officials to Take Up Question in Execu? tive Sessions; 3 More Weeks to Finish Bill WASHINGTON, July 29.-Public hearings on tax revision were closed to-day by the House Ways and Means Committee, which will start ciiaftint; the new revenue bill after hearing Secre? tary Mellon. Internal Revenue Commis? sioner Blair and other Treasury offi I cors, in executive session, beginning i Monday. Chairman Fordney said to-day it probably would take three weeks to get the bill before the House. The major? ity members of the committee have as yet had no conferences to agree upon a revision program and evidence of a difference of opinion among them on certain changes proposed has not been lacking. All of the Republicans have not yet agreed to the Treasury proposal to re? peal the excess profits tax and substi ? tute an increase in the normal tax on corporations, but leaders generally be? lieve this program ultimately will pre? vail. A reduction in the surtax brack? ets to a maximum of at least 40 per cent also is forecast, with probably ! some other changes in the present law. ! Like the great majority of those who had gone before, most witnesses be? fore the committee to-day sought re? moval of th<^ tax from their particular industries, hut, as Chairman Fordney repeatedly pointed out, the committee got few suggestions as to how the loss | in revenue proposed was to be made up. William A. Brady, of New York, and ? other spokesmen for the moving pic? ture industry, including theaters, asked : that the theater seat tax, the 5 per cent sales tax on films and the 10 per cent admission tax be removed. They declared the industry was in worse : shape than any other in the country, With 4,000 theaters already closed and many others planning to shut down next month. Mr. Brady said the high salaries of movie stars had disap- ? peared in the last year. James A. Emery, of this city, on behalf of the National Manufacturers' Association, urged repeal of the ex? cess profits tax and the higher brackets in the surtax, substituting a general turn-over or sales tax, while representatives of the fur industry asked repeal or modification of the tax on their products. Re -?resentative Appleby, Republican, ? of New Jersey, argued in favor of his bills to impose a 2-cent stamp tax on i bank checks, to repeal the soda water tax and to levy a Federal tax of 40 cents per horse power on passenger automobiles and ??10 a ton on trucks, with a proportion of this to go to the states in iieu of the present state taxes. Accused of Firemen's Death Jersey Central and 2 Employees Indicted at Perth Amboy PERTH AMBOY, N. J., July 29?The Central Railroad of New Jersey and two of its employees were indicted to? day by the Middlesex County grand jury on charges of manslaughter in connection with the Market Street grade crossing accident of June 15, in which nine firemen were killed. The individuals indicted are Andrew Thomas, gate tender at the crossing, and William Slonaker, section fore? man. Thomas Is in a hospital here, his leg having been broken while he was trying to warn the hook and lad? der company of the approaching train. It is expected that counsel for the railroad will enter a plea of not guilty for the company next Friday and that a date will be set then for the trial. I Greek Army Cuts Off Turk Retreat From Ismid Region ; Constantine's Columns Noir Reported 90 Miles North of Eski-Shehr, Whirh He Will Enter Triumphantly SMYRNA, Asia Minor, July 23 (By The Associated Press/.- The retreat of i the Turkish Nationalists operating on i the Ismid Peninsula is reported to have been cut off by Greek columns ; which have appeared some ninety ?n.ies ? to the north of Eski-Shehr, according I to advices received here y sterday. Xing Constantino w?? enter "?ski Shehr, which recently was captured by the Greeks, on Sunday, accompanied by a brilliant escort. ATHENS, July 29.?Belief that Most?. pha Kemai Pasha, Turkish Nationalist I leader, would be unable successfully to i resist the Greek offensive in Ash Minor , was expressed to-day by Major Shallen berger, United States military attach? i at Athens, in an interview printed by I the newspaper Kosmor;. Major Shallenberger, who has closely ! followed the Asia Minor operations, is j quoted by the Gr.'ok paper as express j ing high praise 1er the Greek forces ; particularly the Greek infai ; has distinguished itself by long, | terrupted carche?, followed immediate ! ly by fighting with irresistible Caring." "?<lu;;tnpha Kemal saw a rupture in the Greek center," said the American I major, according to Kosmos. "His ? avowed plan was good, but he did not count on the Greek General Staff, which planned the offensive. Kenia! found the Greeks perfectly prepared for his at? tack and the resu!t was disastrous to : him. "Three of his divisions were entirely annihilated. One of the^e was a picked division of Caucasians. The commander I and chief of staff of the list Division ! were taken prisoners. "Turkish losses wore incontc-stably i very important. TheTurks lost the best part of their army in killed, wounded and prisoners, to say nothing of tho deserters, perhaps even more numer? ous, who threw down their guns and fled to the mountains." -.-?3 Italian King Receives U. S. Ambassador Child Emmanuel Expresses Hope the Crown Prince Wili Visit America in Tour Abroad Special Cable to 'The Tribune Copyright. 1021. Now York Tribune Inc. ROME, July 29.?The King of Italy to-day received in audience Richard Washburn Child, the new United States Ambassador, at the Quirinal Pnlace. Three gala royal carriages conveyed the Ambassador and ills staff from tne embassy to the palace. In a most cordial interview King Emmanuel expressed the hope that th? present intimate relations between th* United States and Itaiy would continue, particularly as the Italian nation wa.1 in full accord with President Harding'? campaign for international disarma? ment as a step toward world peace. 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