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ing tub when a reporter from an after?
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
"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
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
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?
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.
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?
"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
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
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
"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?
"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
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
"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
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
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?
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
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
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
On the other hand, he said, if in?
vestigation showed the need for trov
ernment relief, this could be promptly
and intelligently given.
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.
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
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?
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?
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,
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
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
! 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
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
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."
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.
The Kiner said he feared that he
would never have an opportunity to
visit the United States. He added,
however, that he hoped the Crown
prince, when he makes his tour abroad,
will go to America in the King's stead.
It's Knickerbocker's Move?
to 41 E. 42d Street
In Nature there's no standing
still. The law of change is the
same in the life of a business.
It must progress or go back?
ward. The Knickerbocker Ice
Company has been growing
steadily for nearly half a cen?
tury?a growth that has called
for the building of 19 plants and
frequent increases in office
space. To take care of increas?
ing business, Knickerbocker will
move about August ist to the
Liggett Building, 41 E. 42d St.
In the old quarters, the offices icere on
two floors. In the new ail are on the
21st floor. This insures a closer sort?
ing together to serve Knickerbocker
patrons. Please noie the new tele?
phone No., Murray Hill 2127.
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