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ADVERTISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vol. LXXXI No. 27,411 First to Last ?the Truth, (Copyright, 1021, New York Tribune Ine.) SATURDAY, News ? Editorials?A dvertisements THE WEATHER Cloudy and colder to-day; to-morrow unsettled and colder, strong went and ~\, northwest winds, diminishing. Fall Report on Last Par? I ) EC?M B Kit 3, 1921 s?: * :?: * . TWO CBNTS In Gr???t?Br New York THREE CENTS Within 300 Mile? FOLK CENTS Lin* when? Miller Is Not ToRun Again, Albany Hears Impression That Speeches j for Canal Indicated a Change in Governor's Mind Seems Erroneous ! Aspirants Await Final Declaration Newton and Kincaid Re-! reive Most Attention as Gubernatorial Timber fifreial Dispatch to The Tribune ALBANY, Dec. 2.?A report, cma-j listing from an authoritative source,! fras current here to-day that Governor Miller stands determined to live up to ? the declaration he made last year upon ! accepting the gubernatorial nomina-j tion?that he would serve only one term as Governor. While it is recalled that Governor Miller at the close of this^year's legis- ? lative session said to certain friends ! that he would not he in the running; next year, the feeling continued to j prevail that before the year was ended he would change his mind and consent to accept a renomination. Tr.? feeling was given substantia- i tion by many of the Governor's recent' acts. Chief among these was the ex? tensive canal trip he made and which resulted in an advertising boom for! the state's inland waterways system. Those who analyze the Governor's; actions from the standpoint of their! nolitical values were of the opinion' that Governor Miller could have chos- ! en no better course if it was his desire to get in close touch with ^up-state voters for the purpose of acquainting i them personally with his policies and j principles. Addressed Large Crowds The Governor on his canal trip spoke ? to large crowds at virtually every i lending on the canal, and while he did rot give any direct indication in his j speeches or his attitude that he would i be in the field next, vyenr opinion was j .: i ral that he believed the interest of economy and retrenchment made it j necessary that he continue in office until all problems now before the state '. administration were settled. Aivrher act by the Governor which ; !;? been given a political interpreta- j i o?l was his announcement last week! that he proposed to.call an extraor-i ainary session of the Legislature next ! year for the consideration of legisla- j tion which would .revise New York City's charter. Those w?o read be- j tween the lines of the Governor's state- | mem argued that it presaged a desire : on the pait of the Governor to have ! the charter revision carried out quick- ; ly and efficiently.- so that the benefits j of til is work would be reaped at the j November elections. Their, conclusions were that Governor Miller, if a candi- I date for re-election, would benefit con- \ ritic ??ably by this, as it probably would j do much toward increasing his popu- ! larity in the greater city. His Announcement Awaited The lieutenants here of Republicans ? who are looked upon as gubernatorialj timber are keeping quiet. They will ? not prepare to make any movement ; openly, at least, until the Governor ! personally has announced his with- ! drawal. Governor Miller will have ! the refusal of the nomination, not ' alone because this courtesy is usually j extended to every first term Governor, ; but ai.so because he is the recognized ; leader of his party in the state and! has the undivided support of "old! guard" chieftains whose word carry ; weight This situation does not, however, ; prevent speculation as to who stands the best chance of receiving the j nomination if the Governor insists on I withdrawing. The candidates who ap- ? parently occupy leading positions are j both member? of Governor Miller* JI cabinet. One is-, Attorney General ' Charles U. Newton and the other is ! Adjutant General J. Leslie Kincaid.; Others in the field are Lieutenant i Gov. ruor Jeremiah Wood. Fred C. ; Tanner, of Westchester; Speaker H.I Edmund Machoid, of the lower house, and Jesse S. Phillips, former state: ?Superintendent of Insurance. Glytin Expects Miller To Be Renominated ? Republican Chairman Says Gov- ! ernor lias Earned Another} Term ; Leaders of Same View i George A. Glynn, chairman of the \ Republican State Committee, seemed j considerably surprised yesterday when! asked about the report that Governor! Miller would not accept a renomina- ? tion. He said: ''Governor Miller was supported for the nomination last year by the Re? publican organization." he said. "He has earned a renomination, and the Re? publican organization leaders expect him to be a candidate again next year, in which case the organization will j heartily .support him. If he should de? cide not to be a candidate, no one will j know that fact before it is made known i to the Republican State Committee." The local Republican leaders are al? most solidly of the opinion that the ? Governor will be renominated. They j argue that h<- has started a number of j important projects, like the-reorgani? zation of the transit system of this ? city, reduction in the cost of handling 1 foodstuffs in this city through a re- | organization of the port facilities and ; the utilization by the state of its j hydroelectric resources, all of which, ; they say, ?re only fairly under way. -?. Eggs Decline 18 Cents A Dozen at Wholesale j ?_ The wholesale price of fresh white j ?Sgs dropped 18 cents a dozen yester- ; day from the wholesale price of a week ago. White ee-gs from commercial hen- ; ! ? ries brought 73 to 75 cents. The New Jersey fancy eggs, in new cases arid packing, the highest priced eggs quoted j in the market, brought as high as 80 cents a dozen, but the supply of these ? wts?* smalt. Brown eggs of fancy quality were ?ess affected by the market decline, and j fancy browns sold at 71 to 73 cents. j THE IT.AZA?-Sunduy Dinner Btiulealex ! J? tho new Terraced Kentaurant. Special I s <3Unn?jr Moo per cover.?Advi. Bogus Aid Dupes Dr. Lorenz And Vanishes; Sick Fleeced "Doctor" Accepted as Secretary Used Name of Dr. Copcland Without Warrant; Fees Paid for Spurious Appointments A man calling himself Dr. Clifford Woyman, who acted as private secre? tary for Dr. AdoIplT Lorenz, the famous Viennese orthopedist, until he was de? posed, it is said for inefficiency, sev? eral days ago, has disappeared, leaving a trail of confused identity behind him. At the Hospital for Joint Diseuses it was alleged that he was dismissed when it was discovered that he knew nothing of the medical detail he was obliged to record on his round of inspection with Dr. Lorenz, and some doubt is cast on whether he is a doctor at'All. Since the dismissal of his former sec? retary the specialist has been confront? ed with a large number of appointments unauthorized by him. In the Bronx a man calling himself Dr. Clifford Wey man collected fees on the promise that he could facilitate access to Dr. Lorenz, according fo Dr. Henry W. Frauenthal, superintendent of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, to whose notice these cases have been brought. The police, called in to investigate this matter, appear to have identified Weyman with a man known to them as Ethan Allen Weinberg and many other pseudonyms and misadventures be? sides. How Weyman is said to have come into the" position of responsibility and trust on the great doctor's staff is an extraordinary story. A day or two after Dr. Lorenz landed Weyman is said to have called on him and repre? sented himself as having been sent by Heahh Commissioner Royal S. Cope land to be his official aid and guide in his work in the New York hospitals. Dr. Lorenz unaccustomed to American ways, credulously accepted him, pleased with this official co-operation. Nor was Weyman's story doubted by Dr. Henry W. Fra?enthal. physician in charge, of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, where Dr. Lorenz elected to operate. The first doubts of fne validity of Weyman's account of himself crept in when other attendant physicians say they detected him in several glaring technical errors. When these were nu? merous and flagrant enough to make Weyman's representations seriously questionable, it is said the matter was brought to Dr. Copeland's attention. The Commissioner denied all knowledge of Weyman and instituted an inquiry into Weyman's assertions. Detective Mahoney, thus assigned, decided to go on a general resemblance between Weyman and a man variously known to him for many spectacular exploits as Ethan Allen Weinberg and Royale St. Cyr. He said he found Weyman was registered at the Hotel Murray Hill, and going up to a man in the lobby whom he took to be Wey (Contlnuod on pao? six) Morse, Landed At Havre, Sails For U. S. Monday French Police Refrain From Making Arrest on Promise of Immediate Return on Westbound Trip of Paris Banker Says He Is 111 j Denies Guilt in Shipping Deal ; On Way to Rome to See Doctor, He Asserts HAVRE, Dec. 2 (By The Associated Press).?Charles W. Morse arrived here to-day on the French liner Paris. He agreed to return to New York on the game ship when she sails next Monday, provided he was not arrested. Under these circumstances he was per? mitted to land. He established him? self in the Continental Hotel and is expected to remain there until the Paris is ready to sail. The official- explanatiln made by French police officials to-night was that Mr. Morse had been requested to return to America because he was an 'undesirable alien." It was at the same time made plain that the merits of the case had not been entered into. Morse Saya He Is 111 Before the ship docked Mr. Morse learned that his presence was- desired by the United States government au? thorities investigating his shipbuild? ing contracts made during the war. He immediately expressed a willingness to return to America, even at the risk of his life. Mr. Morse professes to be in ill health. "There is no mystery about my trip to Europe," said Mr. Morse. "1 have come here to consult Professor Mac hiafava, of Rome. An X-ray taken a few months ago in Washington showed that my left kidney was full of stones. An operation was advised, but 1 de? sired to consult Professor Machiafava before permitting the doctors to cut me up. "I intended going to Wiesbaden, but I am ready to return to America imme? diately to right this case, even at the jeopardy of my life. "I'fail, to see'why Charles W. Morse is more closely interested in the af? fairs of the Virginia Shipbuilding Company than its president, directors and advisers. The Shipping Board has received its ships back from us. Now it wants its money besides. Case Comes "Out of Clear Sky" "They are trying to convert a civil case into a criminal charge. This so called investigation has been going on in Washington since July. I have been in Washington since that time, but this case must come out of a clear sky by wireless while I am fifteen hundred miles away from home." Mr. Morse had luncheon on board ship,, and. he had for a guest Police Commissioner Fabiani of Havre. Over the coffee and cigarettes Mr. Morse specified conditions under which he would return to the United States, making it clear that if he were arrested he would fight extradition. The French police conferred with American Consul General Ingram. Shortly thereafter Mr. Morse was es? corted to the Continental Hotel. He was not arrested. And, unless some? thing happens to alter the situation, he (Continues on page three) Attempt Made to Wreck Trains on N. Y.,N. H. & H. Ties Placed on Tracks; New York and Boston Mail Car rier Strikes Obstruction * NEW LONDON, Conn., Dec. 2.?-An attempt was made last night to wreck trains on the Shore Line division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad at Chalker's Bridge, two miles west of Saybrook Junction. Ties were found obstructing the rails. On October 3 east-bound train No. 3 was derailed east of Saybrook Junction. The plunger rail of the derailing de? vice had been plugged, leaving the semaphore covering the derail clear. Last night Mail Train 30 between New York and Boston struck an obstruction west of Saybrook. The "owl" train, No. 32, also reported striking something at the same point. Investigation revealed that "ties which had been placed on the track had been thrown aside by the wheels. Three large ties were found almost cut in twain. FLORIDA? ATLANTIC COAST LINK. Pre? eminently th* Florida Route, with chotc-? of 6 thru trains dally. Coll at 1246 Broadway. ?Advt. J u- H Arbuckle Jury Reported 11 to I For Acquittal Woman Said To Be Holding Out Alone for Conviction of Film Star, Who Heard Lawyer's Pleas Unmoved Locked Up at 11 P. M. Prisoner Lolls Sleepily in Seat as Attorney Qnotes From Bible for Defence , Special Dispatch to The Tribune SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2.?After six and three-quarters hours of deliberat? ing, the jury trying Roscoe C. (Fatty) Arbuckle on a charge pf manslaughter reported at 11 o'clock^ to-night that it had failed to reach a verdict, and was locked, up for the night. According to report the last ballot taken stood 11 to 1 for acquittal. Large crowds waited patiently outside the court? room for the jury's decision. Though he had been unmoved by either the tearful pleading of his own attorneys, who pictured him as a play? ful boy who had brought merriment to the hearts of millions of children, or by the vitriolic attacks by the prose? cution, picturing him as a cold-blood? ed torturer of a dying; girl, "Fatty" Arbuckle was visibly uneasy through? out the ordeal of waiting for the ver? dict. As the bailiff, on several occa? sions was called into the Jury room, Arbuckle, who had lolled in his chair during the closing hours of the trial, sat up and his bands trembled. When the jury received its final in? structions and filed out "Fatty" rolled a few paper balls, yawned and straight? ened up as one awakening from sound slumber. Defense Quotes Christ Gavin McNab, chief of counsel for Arbuckle, in his closing address said: "Since Christ said 'SufFer little chil? dren to come unto Me' the instinct of little children has always gone out to good men, never to bad, und Arbuckle, crucified" here by speech, but not by evidence, has sweetened human exist? ence by the laughter of millions and millions of children." There were tears; in the eyes of the i lawyer-laird as he submitted the case ? and took his seat. There were tears ! in the eyes of one of the jurors. McNab called the prosecution's case a farce, a comic valentine brought into a cathedral. He called the finger? print evidence brought to show a struggle between Arbuckle and Miss Rappe the proof that the human mind has not changed greatly since the days when men believed in witchcraft. He painted the picture of Arbuckle carry? ing the limp body of Miss Rappe down the corridor as "one more beautiful and more pathetic than any scene i.i his pictures on the screen." Assails "Witness Prison" He alluded to the state's witness as an overtrained witness and an under traijied nurse. He asked if Miss Pre vor. and Miss Blake had been im? prisoned by the District Attorney only because they were poor and helpless. He asked why other witnesses were not ! (Continued on page three) Liquor Found After Two Are Killed in Auto Crash Brooklyn Vehicle Hits Car Car? rying Connecticut Sana? torium Patients NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 2.?Two men were killed and three others injured in a collision between two automobiles at Nash's Corner, in Westport, this after? noon. At the direction of Coroner Phelan, the driver of one of the ma? chines, Harry Furgazy, of Brooklyn, was arrested to-night. The men killed were John Accarino, of Brooklyn, and George W. Dilworth, of Westport. Constable Kirk was stopped by wit? nesses that one car in the crash was carrying liquor and that one. of the injured men was seen to "throw several bottles from the wrecked machine. The constable searched the vicinity and found two partly fitted bottles of ?gin. The constable was told that this ma? chine was traveling fifty miles an hour when it rounded the da.igerous curve in the Boston Post Road and struck the other machine. The driver of the other car was George W. Dilworth, of Westport. Ha died to-night in the Norwalk Hospital. His passengers were two patients from a Westport sanitarium and a nurse, all of whom were unhurt. Furgazy has a fractured arm and the two othej? injured are Angelo Mace and Elia >Jatolitano, -joth of this city, who wererwith the Brooklyn men. 'Police Seize, Court Frees, Sauger Aid | Woman Witness Arrested During Inquiry Into ! Legality of Birth Con? trol McetingatTownHall j Action Denounced As Intimidation | Complaint Is Dismissed Quickly, as Evidence of LawBreakingls Lacking Mrs. Juliet Barrett Rublee, of 242 Wejst Forty-ninth Street, whose hus? band is George Rublee, a Wall Street broker, Was arrested at yesterday's ses? sion of the police investigation into the Town Hall birth control meeting of November 13. She was charged with violating Section 1112 of the New York Penal Code, relating to the dis? semination of birth control informa 1 tion. Policeman Thomas Murphy, a j stenographer at Headquarters, made ! the arrest at the direction of Assistant | Corporation Counsel Martin Dolphin. Murphy said he was ready to assume all responsibility in the case. Mrs. Rublee was arraigned before ? Magistrate Peter J. Hatting in Tombs : court. At the request of Assistant i District Attornev James J. Wilson, the | court dismissed tne complaint because i of insufficient evidence. This is the ? third ease of the kind in one month. ? j The same procedure and result were I ' recorded in the cases of Mrs. Margaret I i Ranger, birth control leader, and Miss ! ! Mary Windsor, a speaker at the No ; vember 13 Town Hall meeting. Intimidation Plan Charged After the case against her was dis ; missed Mrs. Rublee said: I "It is all done in an effort to intimi i date me. It is the most high-handed ! thing I ever heard of. You know I ? have received missives threatening my I ' life. I cannot be intimidated. I do not ' ; scare easily." ! "It is persecution and attempt at in | timidation," said Mrs. S?nger. "It is I stupidity of the most absurd sort. The ! police are constantly exceeding their I authority, but they do not seem to get i anywhere." Robert McC. Marsh, attorney for the | American Birth Control League, inti I mated that he intended to finish what ; ever it .was the police had begun. He : admitted that suits, civil and criminal, ! are being prepared to guard the inter i ests of the league. The arrest of Mrs. Rublee broke up i the police investigation, which was ! closed to the public. The arrest of ; Mrs. Rublee also prevented Albert Do 1 Silver, counsel of the American Civil ; Liberties Union, from demanding that ! Chief Inspector > William J. Lahty ; produce Monsignor Dineen, secretary ! to Archbishop Hayes, of the Roman I Catholic archdiocese, who has been i named as the complainant in the Town | Hall case. The civil liberties union, ! which is interested in free speech, de ? sired to have Monsignor Dineen qucs i tioned. No Warrant Produced i Mrs. Rublee. was taken from the 1 witness stand into the custody ol the | policeman after she had admitted that I I she attended the Town Hall meeting j ! and had read the statute section num ' bered 1,142. Her attorney, Mr. Marsh, , denounced the proceeding as a high | handed move and asked for a display I of warrant, but no warrant was shown. Mrs. Rublee, her attorney and I j friends, ami Foiictman Murphy, went I to luncheon in Mrs. Frances Acker- | i man's car and then to the Tombs court. I ; The court attaches declared a lack of I i jurisdiction, saying that if the of- ! fense alleged had been committed at the Town Hall the complaint should ; be tiled in that district. Mrs. Rublee 1 was brought before Magistrate Hat- | 1 ting and Assistant District Attorney | Wilson said: "Your honor, 1 have no evidence in this case. The police heve furnished ; nothing to the District Attorney's of | lice." "I understand the police are mak? ing this complaint. We will give them more time, until 3:30," the court suggested. "If 1 have not sufficient evidence by ? I 3:30 I'll dismiss the whole thing," re- ? sponded Mr. Wilson. Evidence Is Lacking After a long wait, during which a ! whole squad of policemen stood j around and stared at Mrs. Rublee, the ? police brought in the complaint. Mr. i Wilson and Mr. Marsh looked it over. ! Mr. Marsh said it didn't mean any? thing and Mr. Wilson said there was ? 130 evidence. The complaint, after outlining the ?section numbered 1,142, charged: ; That a meeting was held in Town i Hall November 13 and th.it the pur i pose was to spread birth control iti ! formation, and upon questioning the ! defendant by one Chief Inspector j (Continued on page six) ?f Big Three" Naval Agreement Awaits Approval by Tokio; U. S. May Curtail Pacific Bases Settlement of Shantung Question Comes Down to Problem of Control of Tsingtao Rail Lines Japan-China Envoys Debate This Issue -,? , Delegations Hold to First ? Contention ; Prospect ! of Agreement Is Goodi WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (By The As? sociated Press). ? Delegates of China and Japan in their conversations brought about by the Hughes-Balfour offer of good offices for the settle? ment of thet Shantung controversy went to the very heart of the dispute to-day, each nation reasserting posi? tions taken in the four recent notes exchanged between Tokio and Peking, with particular reference ,to the Tsingtao-Tsinanfu Railroad. The Chinese delegates "made clear" that in entering into this informal conference for the settlement of the Shantung dispute they had "no desire to have it inferred" that China had receded from its known attitude with reference to the treaties and statutes which are in dist.ute between the two countries relative to the Kiaochau leasehold. The Japanese delegates presented the Japanese position concerning control of the Tsingtao-Tsinanfu Railroad on the basis of the Japanese note of Sep? tember 7, looking to joint control. Delegates participating in the meet? ing to-day made known that the con? versations were conducted in a frank and friendly spirit. Conversations will be resumed Monday afternoon, when the discussion on control of the railroads will be continued. Question of Control Informal "round table" discussions which followed presentation of the po? sitions of the respective countries rela? tive to the disputed Kiaochau leased territory, centered immediately upon the question of control of the railroad. Both delegation's conceded at the out? set that no settlement could be reached until this question was disposed of. Dr. Wellington Koo, for China, re? asserted the position that the railroad be owned and administered by the Chi? nese government, as set forth in China's reply of October 5 to Japan's offer of September 7 to restore the Kiaochau leasehold conditionally. The first step directed toward a modification of positions on either side remains to be taken. China's stand for undivided authority over the railroad was said by a member of the Chinese delegation after the meeting still to be firm. "Actual Facts" the Basis A communique regarding the discus? sion this afternoon said, in part: "It was agreed that in discussing the Shantung question 'the delegations would take the actual facts and not the academic viewpoints as the basis of discussion, which will be for the sole purpose of promoting mutual under? standing and good neighborhood be? tween China and Japan, and withvut giving ground for the least inferences that I he discussion will be based on the treatv arrangements which have been in dispute between these two countries or others. "An interchange of views on tho question of Kiaochau-Tsinan (Tsingtao Tsinanfu) Railway then took place and this discussion will be continued at another meeting." Supports Mother-iu-Law, But Can't Help Mother Gustave Widmann, forty-live years old, summoned ?ti Jamaica Court yes-1 terday for failure to contribute to his; mother's support, told the magistrate he Was the sole support of his mother in-law. Widmann pointed to the Biblical injunction that man's duty is to leave his parents and "cleave unto his wife." He said it seemed to him this was in? tended to include his mother-in-law. "I can't take care of my mother and my mother-in-law also." said Widmann. ; "I have been going on the principle that with a married man his mother-in law ought to be first." Widmann was brought into court with his brother, John Widmann, thir ty-eight years old, of 51 Fosdick Ave- ! nue, Glenda?e, L. I. Both are to have a hearing on the charge of failure to contribute in Jamaica Court Wednesday. Men Stole $29,000 From Bank To Be Bootleggers, Say Police Jacob Sleischmann and Harry Bren- ( I ner were arrested last night charged : ?with Stealing $29,000 from the Broad- j way Central Bank, 2574 Broadway, near i Ninety-seventh Street, although they said, according to the police, that they | had invested the money in a bootleg i gi33g enterprise which was doing very 1 nicely and intended to make restitu : tion as soon as the business war : ranted it. Brenner, who lives with his wife and ! two children at 367 East 155th Street, ? is a bookkeeper at the bank. Sleisch? mann, a widower with one son, who ' ?lives at 300 West 116th Street, kept1 ? a comparatively small balance at the j I institution prior to last August. Brenner is accused of crediting to \ ; Sleischmann's account deposits made ' by other patrons of the bank, to the ! amount of $29,000, between August 1 j j and November 20. According t.i De-j I tectives Love and Fitzpatrick of the ' i West 100th Street police station, who | arrested the pair at Third Avenue and ! Eighty-seventh Street, they acknowl [ edged the truth of the allegation, i The detectives eaid that they ex plained their action by declaring that Sleischmann, who was able to get liquor withdrawal permits, had per? suaded Brenner to enter the liquor business with him, supplying the capi? tal from the accounts of other deposi? tors. Whatever money Sleischmann was compelled to draw for purposes of the business the bank bookkeeper is said to have made good from the accounts of other depositors. According to the detectives, ?Brenner said that they had just completed a denl which netted them $300 apiece, and, if business kept up at this rate, expected to make restitu? tion to the bank before many months had passed. Last month, however, Anthony Ziesat, manager of the bank, had an account? ant go over Brenner's books. He re? ported a shortage of $29,000 on No? vember 20, and the following day the police were notified. Since then Love and Fitzpatrick have been trailing the bookkeeper. Noting his frequent con? ferences ?with Sleischmann, who, they found, was a depositor whose account had b*.en consistently larger since" Au? gust lv they arrested both of them when ??iey met ?aBt night. f?-'-; Japan Leaves Decision on Navy Ratio Entirely in Kato's Hands TOKIO, Dec. 2 (By The Associated Press).?The government has decided to leave the ratio of warships entirely in the hands of Admiral Baron Kato for decision, and has communicated to him to that effect, according to apparently authentic reports here. This development was given publicity prior to the receipt of news dispatches from Washing? ton containing an announcement by Prince Tokugawa on the same subject, and followed on the heels of extended press discussions on the question of the warship ratio, which on the part of some of the lesser journals had become almost abusive. The "Jiji Shimpo," arguing for the Allies, says: "The pending ratio issue will, after all, be insignificant when a proper understanding is reached on the form of agreement for the maintenance of peace in the Pacific." The "Asahi Shimbun" believes that an entente superseding the Anglo-Japanese Alliance would eventually grow into an association of nations which would be welcomed by all the world and would not be inconsistent with the League of Natipns. The "Yomi-Uri Shimbun" warns Baron Kato not to push his con? tention to the breaking point. _ _ _ i, Britain Offers France Parley On Kemal Pact Paris to Reply With Coun-j ter Proposal including Reparations and Other Issues in Discussion To Fight Moratorium | London Said to Favor Re? nouncing All German Payments for 4 \ears ?Special fable lo The Trlbutte Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc. PARIS, Dec-2.?The murky air of Anglo-French misunderstandings was cleared up temporarily to-night by the government's receipt of a proposal from England for an immediate conference on the question of the Franco-Turkish treaty. This subject and the morato? rium proposal of Germany are tho main issues between the two governments. The French government learned to? night that Btitain proposes to renounce for herself all payments from Germany for a period of four years, permitting France to receive whatever Germany is able to disburse in goods, or other? wise in that period. The Tribune was informed that France will make a counter demand that the conference with the British ?epresentatives in London, Paris or elsewhere, discuss not only the Near East, but .all questions at issue, in? cluding reparations. It is regarded as doubtful whether any British proposal for a moratorium for Germany would be successful, but it will form a basis for a discussion which has more pros? pect of reaching a final settlement than any hitherto proposed. Opposed by Democratic Left It is learned that the Democratic ! Left in the Senate is preparing to vote an order of the day against the mora? torium project. This group comprises 150 Senators. Simultaneously with other develop? ments, the Reparations Commission to? night telegraphed the German govern- : | ment its unanimous decision to insist j on the January and February install? ments, of the indemnity, aggregating 775,000,000 gold marks, failure of; | which will result in grave results to i j Germany. The commission urges that ! i the government either obtain necessary j I funds from its own nationals who pos- ! ?sess foreign moneys or negotiate from j foreign lenders. The opinion was ex? pressed that the fall of the mark was due to the government's failure to take j steps to balance the budget, increasing j 1 internal expenditures, and the issuance of unnecessary paper. Huge Loan Sought LONDON, Dec. 2 ( By The Associated Press).? Walter Rathenau, formerly) German Minister of Reconstruction, is j ; negotiating with Sir Robert Home, j | Chancellor of .the Exchequer, and with j ! officials of ti??* Bank of England for a ! loan of ?50,000.000 to Germany, it was! learned on high authority here to-day. j It was understood Herr Rathenau ! (Continued on next pag?) 15 Husbands in Service, j Collects on All, U. S. Says1 Brooklyn Woman Held in Chi- j cago Jail While She Tries to ! Recall Names of 11 Mates CHICAGO, Dec. 2.?-Helen Ferguson Drexler, daughter of a Brooklyn, N. Y., family, who admits she is a "nut on I so.diers and sailors, but doesn't like ? marines," is in a cell at the county jail I here trying to recall the names of j eleven of her fifteen husbands. Equipped with one baby and a pen-j chant for hero husbands, the govern- \ ment declares Mrs. Drexler has col- j lected as high as $400 a month in sol- i diers* allotment checks from the United j States for the last three years. The ! baby Was listed as the child of each ! successive husband and drew an allot- | ment too. In 1917, she' says, she was married to | Wilfred Taylor, a soldier, and they had a son, now three years old. Next she was married to Paul Moler. a soldier; then Thomas Meehan, a sailor, at Great Lakes, and next Albert. Drexler, a soldier, at Camp Grant. Al? though she has retained Drexler's name there have been at least eleven hus? bands since* then, sha estimates. She ? never obtained a divorce from any of them, she eays. , Briand, in Paris, Has Conference On Reparations Loses No Time in Getting Into Thick of Problem That Threatens Break Be? tween France and England Speaks to People of Havre He Declares Position of His Country Now Has Been Made Clear to the World By Wilbur Forrest Special Cable to The Tribune Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc. PARIS, Dec. 2.?Premier Briand landed on French soil to-day, after his effort in Washington to impress France's need of adequate defenses, and to-night he was again in Paris, j struggling with "the knotty problems of reparations, which are vexing the Allies almost to the point of a breach between France and England. The Premier landed at Havre at 11 o'clock this morning, announcing that he had had an ideal voyage and was satisfied with the results of his so? journ in Washington. He arrived in Paris on a special train at 3:30 p. m. j and immediately motored to the Quai i d'Orsay, where he held a lengthy con? ference with President Millerand. The Premier talked through almost the entire journey from Havre with j Louis Loucheur, Minister of Devastated | Regions, on France's position on the | reparations problem, and it was this subject which occupied his hour-long talk with President Millerand. In Sparkling Humor The Premier was in a sparkling i humor as he received the correspond? ents at the Foreign Office to-night, de ] daring he would like nothing better than to have remained in Washington j foe the entire conference. He would ! have done so, he added, if the inter i pellators in the Chamber of Deputies j had been able to spare the presence in ! Paris of a Premier they think has no ; other duty but to answer their criti | cisms, Briand repeated that France intends to do her share toward the reduction of_Jand armaments and will soon cut them down 50 per cent. He did not believe that the vital leparations ques? tion now troubling Europe would be introduced at the conference, whose agenda were fixed on the limitation of armaments and the Pacific problem:-!, but it was certain that another meet? ing would take place, at which these questions would be discussed. "The Washington conference, under the rules now promulgated, could not extend the agenda or call in certain other powers aside from those repre? sented without the unanimous consent of all the powers involved," said the Premier, in commenting on reports that Germany and Russia probably would be summoned to Washington and that the injection of European prob? lems would result. "I have this assurance from Presi? dent Harding himself in various con (Continued on next page) Fresh Unrest in Corea Worries the Japanese Arms Conference and Assassi? nation of Hara Said to Have Excited Activities WASHINGTON, Dec. ? (By The As? sociated Press?.? Opening of the Con? ference on Limitation of Armament and the assassination of Premier Hara of Japan have revived the Nationalist movement throughout Corea, according to advices received in Japanese circles here. No disturbances have occurred, the dispatches said, which called for direct police interference, but the sit? uation was said to be causing some anxiety. The revival of the independence spirit also wa.i. ascribed in part to the release from prison of thirty-one lead? ers of the. insurrectionary movement of 1919, which was accompanied by con? siderable bloodshed. The Coreans were given their liberty under a general amnesty proclamation of the Japanese Emperor. Among the released was Choi Nam Syen, author of the famous Corean proclamation of independence. When you think at Writ In*, think of Waiting. ?ajdvu Official Action Delayed While Japanese Submit "5-5-3" Ratio Terms to the Nippon Government America Offers Some Concessions Will Cease Philippine and GuamFortificationWork if Japan Limits HerForts By Carter Field WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.?A two hour conference by the "Big Three" ?Hughes, Balfour and Kato?is un I dorstood to have reached the very | verge of a naval ratio greement. | Within a few minutes after adjourn i ment optimism as to the outcome ! radiated from all three delegations. In one quarter it was said the only : thing which blocked an official agree? ment on the "5-5-3" ratio was the fact that the Japanese were required to cable to Tokio. At any rate, it is understood that the Japanese began cabling a report on the situation within an hour after the conclusion of the conference. Far Eagt Involved It also became clear that the real question being debated at such length was not the merits of a 60 per cent ratio for Japan, instead of a 70 per cent ratio, but other considerations or concessions which the Japanese insist upon if they are to accept the American naval proposals. These re? late particularly to Far Eastern questions, but are concerned with fortifications in that part of the world. To-day's meeting of the "Big: Three" was the first formal meeting at which ! the big problem of the conference?the jnp.val ratio?was the question to be dis ! posed of. No official statement as to ! what took place at the meeting was ; given besides the following commu I nique: j "Mr. Balfour, Baron Kato and Mr. j Hughes met at the State Department j this afternoon and had an extended j interview with respect to the nava! I proposal. No comment on the inter ! view can be made at. this time." British Are Optimistic After the meeting of the "Big Three" a British spokesman said: "It was a most successful meeting. j Important provisional decisions were ?made. Any announcements that may be j made are to come from the Japanese." ! The Japanese would make little com ! ment. An American adviser of th?i Japanese delegation agreed, however, that the British estimate of the result of the two-hour conference was not too sanguine. Katsji Debuchi, the coun? selor of embassy, who ordinarily ar? ranges interviews between Admiral j Baron Kato and the press, said that it would be impossible for his chief to make any statement to-r?ght. He i was told what had been said by Ameriv j cans and British presumably in a po i sition to know the result of that con | ference. But he declined to commit ! himself beyond: "Well, optimism is the correct word. I There is nothing else to say to-night.'' Proposal Made to Japan It is understood that the view which the Harding Administration has reached i after much study and consultation with j military and naval experts with regard I to fortifications in the Far East?after j they had learned what it was that the Japanese really wanted on this q?es tion?was advanced to Baron Kato at ! tiie e inference. This is that the American govern? ment, duly considering the willingness of Japan to agree to stop the armament race f.nd keep the naval strengths Of the two countries precisely as they are ! during a Ion? period of years -ten ? years is only the naval holiday, where | as the ratio extends to the replacement i period which will follow --and also ! considering the willingness of Japan ; to reach an agreement on ail *the Pa ! cific and Far Eastern controversies be I tween the two governments, is willing | to make ceitain other agreements. Would Halt Fortifications One of these is not to build any for | ther fortifications in the Philippines I or Gaum. In connection with this ? pledge, however, the Americans demand | that the Japanese also cease the con | struction of fortifications in the island? | known as the Pescadores, which lie just i to the west of the southern half of ?"Formosa and command the trade, route i leading up from the China S-.a through i the Formosa Strait ??...?; thence up along the coast of China and the west coast ? of Japan. This question about the fortification i of this group of islands was raised I to-day. L'ntil now it had been thought ; that the American ideas would be met ? if the Japanese should agree not to for j tify the Caroline and Marshall islands, i over which they were given a mandata | following the Paris p-?ace conference, j these islands being no?th of the equa | tor and, therefore, assigned to Japan under that agreement, while those i south of the Equator were assigned to Australia and New Zealond. Laid to Domestic Politics From the point of view of the Japs? i nese delegates, and the Japanese Cabi ? net they represent, the chief interest ! in this demand that the American? do j not construct any further fortifications ? in the Philippines and Guam is said j to be domestic politics. The Japanes? j delegates for some time have been will? ing to accept the naval ratio of "5-5-$'* on its own merits, and have not hesi*? ' tated, in some instances, to admit it. There are many complications, however.