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the majority tikes the view that to
accomplish anything by forcing the
vrench at this juncture is hopeless.
Early Proposal for New
Conferences Expected
Harding Said to Have Made H
Knoten That He Regards It
an a Logical Development
WASHINGTON, Dee. 27 (By The As?
sociated Tress i. -In highest American
official circles it was said to-day that
a concrete proposal for a future arma?
ment conference might bo laid before
the arms delegates within a few days.
President Harding is said to feel that
such a conference would be a logical
development of his policy of interna?
tional consultation, and it was !ndl?
ated that he had communicated his
.?esi-cs to the American delegation.
In the deliberations of the sub-divi?
sions of the conference tin re appeared
a growing tendency to leave details of
:he Washington negotiations to be
vorked out by continuing commissions
??-hich WOQld report to the various for?
eign offices or future conferences. Two
or three such, commissions already
have been decided upon, and it was in?
dicated in Administration circles that.
the whole scheme of continuing con- ?
sultfticns among representatives of j
-he powers was regarded by President j
Harding as fitting in with his proposal
for a future series uf international
Whether any agreement is to be
reached on naval auxiliaries of any
type is regarded as depending on a
*"sv. rabie solution of the submarine
question. Because Franco and Japan
nsisi on building more underwater
craft than are proposed for them In?
der the American [dan other powers
will be disposed to add to their navies
a disproportionate tonnage of various
?lasses of anti-submarine vessels. It
'3 not regarded as likely, however, that j
B failure to agree on auxiliaries will j
in any way affect the agreement al?
ready made as to capital ships.
In Japanese quarters it was empha?
sized to-night that the Japanese dele- '
gation ?> in a position of sup?
porting the claims ? r France to a 90,
000 submarine tonnage. Japan, it was
-aid, was objecting C> the American
plan sj'e'y viewpoint of her
own nationa, interest, which she felt
'?equired the maintenance of 54,000
ions of submarii es, instead of the 8lj
, 100 she would have under the Ameri?
can plan.
Treaty Imperils Monroe
Doctrine. Borah Insists
Rclat io rat If it h Latin*America
Also Menaced by Provision j
for Consultation, He Says.
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.?Part of the
controversy over the four-power treaty
n the Senate will rage about the ques
?ion of its effect on the Monroe Doc-I
rine -and also on the relationship of
his country to Latin-America.
Senator Borah said to-day he had no !
the four - power treaty would |
weaken the Monroe Doctrine and wouid j
have a tendency to destroy it. He
pointed out that if any international
controversy arose in which the United
States was concerned with regard to
islands in the Pacific along the Latin
Vmerican coast, tins controversy would l
have to be referred to the four powers i
?md the United. States would be left
free to determine its own course under
:he Monroe Doctrine as it is at pres
? nt
Another phase of the matter, Senator
Borah pointed out, concerns the possi?
bility of colonization by Japan in Mex
oo, Central America or South America,
? is conceivable, he said, that, as in
v Magda ena Bay affair, this might
5? of extreme interest to this country,
and the Un ed States might decide
that for the protection of its interests
. ought to be stopped. While this would
not, strictly speaking, come under the
?lonroe Doctrine, it would be based
in the last analysis on the principle
underlying the Monroe Doctrine, that
of st lf-de ense,
Among the other questions expect?
ed to arise in the Senate in consider
ng the four-power treaty is the pro
'ection of the Panama Canal.
Senator Medill McCormick, one of the i
Lrreconcilables on the Versailles ,
L'reaty, had a long talk with the Pr?s- j
?dent to-day, hut said it did not relate i
fo the four-power treaty. Senator Mc- '
Cormick will speak on international'
pieations ir the Senate next week and
s expected then to define his position on
-he four-power treaty. He has not
et done so, hut the friends of the
treaty predict he will support the
_ I
Military Status of Aircraft
May Rest on Thai of Pilot j
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (By The As- j
s?ciated Press).?In the effort to re;:u- j
late the use of airplanes in warfare ?
tee of the arms confer-j
once which is dealing with that sub?
ject to-day had before it, with pros- :
pects of adoption, a resolution deciar- I
ing that all aircraft, airplanes and
dirigibles alike should be considered
ry weapons only when manned ^>y
aviators who have had at least two
e. rs' practical experience as military
Department Store Safe
Blown and $8,000 Taken
Bur?r?arH Enter II. Levy's, in
Brooklyn Through Window;
Leave Too!? Behind
By prying apart two 'ron bars which
formed a guard for a window, burglars
entered th< department store of H.
Levy, at 705 Manhattan Avenue, Brook
yn, between Saturday night and yes?
terday morning blew open a safe and
escaped with $8,000.
The robbery was discovered yester?
day morning by Irvir.g Lustbader, a
member of the firm and manager of the
?tore. He told the police that the safe,
which was on the second floor, had two
holes bored in it, and showed signs of
aving been opened with explosives.
The desks in the office were broken
open and papers littered about. Noth?
ing of value was taken from them. On
the flo'.r near the safe was found a full
Kit of burglars' too!? and a pair of rub?
ber gloves. Lustbader said that an
early bank deposit on Saturday had
saved the firm considerable money.
The loot represented the late sales.
Joh.n P. Moran, a clerk in the United
Cigar Store at 77V Sec >nd Avenue, who
was held up and robbed last Friday,
was hill ted yesterday, charged
with p> tty larceny. Moran waa ac
by .n investigator For the com?
pany of failing to register a 77-cent
purchase on the cash register. He was
held in $300 bail for Special Sessions.
Herbert Schmidt Heard
Here in Piano Recital
Herbert Schmidt gave a piano recital
yesterday afternoon at Aeolian Hall,
beginning with Bach, Couperin, Scar?
latti and Rameau, and continuing
through Brahms and Chopin to Cyril
Scott. Rave! and Carpenter, with
Liszt's "Mephisto Waltz" as a vigor?
ous conclusion.
His playing was marked by technical
skill and a flowing style that showed
:o advantage in the eigh eenth century
numbers and the modern nieces, such
as Ravel's "Bells in the Valley"; but
appeared merely to touch the surface
und !-h<.w Kfctle range of feeling in
Chopin's B minor sonata and the
Brahms numbers. He waa well re?
ceived by a somewhat sparse audience,
which ic:/Ja?i\)d tinoore?.
Briaiid Given
Confidence Vole
On Cliina Bank
Chamber Stands 36 ! to 23K,
Minority Bring Heaviest
Premier Has Ever Fared ;
Right Solid Against Him
Forced to Accept Terms
All Government Officials To
Be Barred From Part
in Financial Institutions
By Wilbur Forrest
Special Coil)* Dispatch to The Tribuna
Copyright, 1021, New York Tribune Inc.
PARIS, Dec. 27.-The Chamber of
Deputies to-night voted confidence in
Premier Briand, 361 to 238. The mi?
nority was the largest that has yet
been rolled up against Briand since he
took office, shortly after the election of
Millerand to the Presidency.
With the government's intervention
in French private financial affairs in
the Far East as the issue, the rieht of
the Chamber voted solidly against Bri?
and, but the Premier carried almost the
whole of the left. The resignation
yesterday of Philippe Berthelot, pen
oral secretary of the Foreign Office?
the highest place in that branch of the
govcrnment-~douMiess saved Bri:ind an
overwhelming defeat in to-night's vote.
Berthelot several months ago took some
steig officially to save the Industrial
Bank of China, because his brother,
Andre, was president of the institu?
tion, and the Chamber's ire was aroused
against Berthelot for this use of his
office. If Briand had defied this oppo?
sition to Berthelot it is believed he
would have been overthrown.
Briand marshaled support in the de
hate by announcing new plans for sav?
ing the Industrial Rank from the fail?
ure which has been threatening for
several months, involving about 500,
000.000 francs. The Premier, however,
was forced to subscribe to the Cham?
ber's ruling to prohibit all government
functionaries. Senators and Deputies
from assuming active duties in the ad?
ministration of financial institutions in
the future.
Briand agreed to this stipulation, but
he proposed that the Senate and the
Chamber of Deputies vote formal laws
later. Such a ruling is revolutionary
in France, because hitherto there have
been no restrictions and the highest
officials have acted simultaneously as
heads of private institutions. Persons
thus placed must now relinquish one or
the other. Jules Cambon of the For?
eign Office is a conspicuous example,
for he is president of one of the larg?
est banks in Paris and a director of
The Chamber voted down a proposal
for a legislative investigation of the
Industrial Bank's affairs.
Premier Briand paved the way to a
vote of confidence in a speech in which
he announced that the government had
decided to intervene in the private
financial affairs of the Orient in order
to re-establish French prestige and
credit there that were weakened by
the receivership of the Industrial
New Dinosaur Unearthed
With Horn on His Back
Scientist? Conclude He Must
Have Used It to Fight Pre?
historic Mosquitos
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
TORONTO, Dec. 27.?The discovery
of a new member of the dinosaur fam?
ily that looks more like an overgrown
horned toad of the desert than any?
thing else, was reported to-day to the
opening session of the American As?
sociation for the Advancement of
Science by Professor W. A. Parks, of
the department of geology of the Uni?
versity of Toronto. Discovered in the
Red Deer River, in Alberta, the skeleton
of the new brute, weil nigh complete,
has been dug out of the salt marshes,
where he got ensnared several ages
ago, and is on his way to Toronto to
join the university's collection of pre?
historic specimens. He belongs to the
Cretaceous period.
The new animal still lack.! a name,
but his discoverers are seeking a Greek
title that signifies "a reptile with a
head horn pointing backward," The
horn, which is about three feet long,
lies almost fiat along the creature's
thirty-foot back, and the scientists
cannot see how this weapon could have
been useful for any real fighting, unless
it were with prehistoric mosquitoes
on the dinosaur's back. Certainly the
animal wasn't able to use his hor.i on
any enemy in front of him.
Vegetable gardens were the feeding
grounds of the new dinosaur. IIi= leg
bones and ribs are so large that the
scientists believe he must have, been
forced to live a pretty slow and slug?
gish existence.
i. ?
Report Terms Will Make
Chita a Japanese Colony
Far Eastern Republics Delega?
tion at Washington Informed
of Demands Made at Dairen
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.?The Japan?
ese government at the conference of
Dairen with the Far Eastern Republic
of Chita has submitted demands which,
if accepted, would mean that the re?
public would become a Japanese colony,
the trade delegation of that republic,
now in Washington, was informed to?
day in a cable from its news agency
at Peking.
The demands, according to the mes?
sage, are:
''That Japanese subjects be given
equal rights and privileges with citi?
zens of the Far Eastern republic.
"Abolition of all laws limiting the
rights of Japanese subjects.
"Destruction of fortifications in
Vladivostok and in the maritime prov?
"The right of Japan to maintain mili?
tary guards in the Far Eastern re?
Senator Scha?zer Puts Wreath
On the Tomb of Washington
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. -- Senator
Schanzer. ?icud of the Italian delega?
tion to the Washington conference,
visited Jlount Vernon to-day and de?
posited ? wreath on the tomb of Wash?
ington, He was received there by a
representative of the American govern?
ment, and in depositing, the wreath
said it was "a homage of the Italian
people and of the Italian delegates" to
the memory of George Washington and
"to the great nation that reveres him
as its founder."
Barcelona Bank Settlement
BARCELONA, Dec. 27.?A committee
of holders of current accounts of the
Bank of Barcelona is endeavoring to
draft an arrangement by which they
will be able to secure the distribution
of half of the amounts standing to
their credit, awaiting a period of two
years for the balance. The bank it?
self proposed a scheme to holders of
its Accounts, which apparently was riot
To Curb Steel
Box Publicity
Prompt Consideration Im
Promised to Measure to
Prevent Commercializa?
tion of Puhlie Documents
Gerard Episode Recalled
Porter Declares Such Prac?
tices Create Had impres?
sion of thf U. S. Abroad
from The Tribune's Washington fhirrau
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. Speedy
consideration will bo given by the
House foreign Affairs Committee to
any measure introduced next week,
when Congress returns from the holi?
days, seeking to curb the commerciali
! zation of government documents by
former officials, Chairman Stephen
Porter declare. 1 to-night:
"We will take up the resolution
which Mr. Bogg, of Ohio, proposes to
present as soon as he asks for a hear
j ing," said Chairman Porter. "Nothing
! would give me personally inore pleas
j ure than to impose a criminal penalty
for private exploitation of state mat?
'The resolution which Representative
Begg said a few days ago he would
I introduce would call to the attention
' of Congress the announcement that
I "The New York Times" is to publish
! serially for one year former President
Wilson's "The Secret Minutes of Cue
Big Four and the Council of Ten, hith?
erto seen only by the heads of govern
ments and by a few confidential ad?
visers." If not possible to restrain this
alleged misuse of papers which it is
! contended properly belong to the State.
Department, Mr. Begg purposes to pro?
vide legislation which will forbid a re
| currcncc.
Bad impression Given Abroad
Chairman Porter of the Foreign Re
1 lations Committee declared emphati?
cally his belief that such activities by
! fermer high ofhcials were seriously
I "hurting" the United States abroad,
i He said his attention had been called
; :.t various times during the last three
: or four years to the injury d >ne the
, international standing of this country
in tii i s way.
i Representative Porter spoke with
particular feeling about the effects
; of "former Ambassador to Germany
Gerard's commercialization of bis ofi?
cial interviews and contacts with the
; former German Kaiser" after his re
I turn to this country.
"Mr. Begg's proposal is a good lead,"
? Mr. Porter added. "Something should
be done to stop the practice which has
grown up surprisingly all over the
: i arid in the last few years.
' There is at the same time, of course,
1 the question, Do we want to advertise
; our lack of national ethics by passing
j such a law?"
i The Foreign Affairs Committee natu
1 rally, when it takes up Cue Begg res
? olution, will consider the character and
i form of the present law now, operating
in Great Britain as a restraint upon
j public officials. Mr. Porter indicated
he would take any steps necessary to
' obtain an official copy of the law and
; other data bearing upon th< question.
Old Law Is Recalled
Attention was called in some quar
i ters to-day to a law passed by the S2d
i Congress to prevent frauds upon the
1 Treasury of the United States. Some
! contended that its provisions cover this
| case, although others believe it could
not be made to apply because the
1 papers Mr. Wilson has are copies of
' the original minutes which are in the
I possession of the State Department.
The par;, of the la ? : ro? ?ding p< n ili 3s
I for destroying or removing government
; records or other papers which it was
suggested is now applicable says:
"Section 5? And be it further enact
; ed, that any officer having the custody
of any record, document, paper or pro?
ceeding specified in the last preceding
section of this act, who shall fraudu
! lently take away, or withdraw, or de
? stroy any such record, document, paper
: or proceeding filed in his office or de?
posited with him, or in his custody,
shall be deemed guilty of felony, and
. on conviction in any court of the
j United States having jurisdiction
I thereof, shall pay a fine of not exceed
! ing $2,000, or suffer imprisonment in a
! penitentiary not exceeding tiiree years,
? or both, as the court in its discretion
; shall adjudge, and shall forfeit his office
I and be forever afterward disqualified
: from holding office under the govern
! ment of the United States."
j -?
I Seek to Link Gares With
Another Chile! Murder
Suspect in Suitcase Crime in
New Brunswick Reported Near
Scene of Earlier Killing
Special Dispatch to Tlie. Tribune
j NEW BRUNSWICK, X. J., Dec. 27.?
, An investigation was begun in the
prosecutor's office here to-day as to pos?
sible connection of George Cares, heirt
in connection with the murder of
: Tessie Kucharski, five year.? old. in
! the Albany Hotel heve, with the death
of Stella "Ostrcski, or Rhode Hall, a
village ten miles south. Her body was
found in the woods near her home in
November. She disappeared October
II. Courtney Brown, a retired far?
mer of Jamosburg, who led a three
weeks' search for the Ostroski child,
toll detectives of the prosecutor's staff
he saw Gares lying on the groun 1 in
Pigeon Swamp, half a mile from where
the body was later found.
Brown says that Gares was drunk
at the time and that when questioned
he said he had become separated from
a companion. Brown believes Gares
referred to his brother, Sylvestre, who
is now held as a material witness in
the Kucharski case. Gares was ar- I
rested on Saturday in a hut occupied !
by his brother, about a mile from the
place where the Ostroski girl's body
was found.
Prosecutor Joseph E. Strieker sub?
jected Gares to a long course of ques?
tioning to-day. The prisoner per?
sisted in his denial of the crrme.
300 Admirers of Dehs Hohl
Mass Meeting in Terre Haute
TERRE HAUTE. Ind.. Dec. 27.?
Ardent admirers and c'ose associates
of Eugene V. Debs, who have been ?
gathering here in his home city to wel- i
come his return, broke the suspense
of their wait to-day by holding a mass
meeting in a downtown theater. The.
crowd was small, about aoo persons
being present, and the speakers praised
the returning Socialist leader as n
"man of character and Convictions"
and promised that thousands would
welcome him on his arrival here to?
morrow night.
"There is no greato- human heart
than that of 'Gene' Debs," said Mayor
Charles Hunter, a Republican, the first i
speaker. "We differ politically, but
not socially or neighborly. We are'
proud to know that Terre Haute is the '
home of Eugeno V. Debs."
Welcome Prince of Wales
Gets Weakens Gandhists
Report Is That Within Ten
Pays Bri?ifdi Authorities Have
' Made 10,000 Arrests
Special Cable Ditpatch to The Tribune
Copyright, ID21, New York Tribune Ino.
CA1.CCTTA, Dec. 27,?The failure of
the hartal, or boycott, of the Trinco of
Walos's visit here over Christmas was.
a serious blow to the non-co-operation
Ists led by Mahatma Gandhi. The Cal?
cutta demonstration was to have been
a test of strength of the native move?
ment and much disappointment was the
result. The city was so full of troops
that there war, no possibility of any
serious disorder.
It is reported that th? British au?
thorities have arrested 10,000 persons
within the last ten days.
LONDON, Dec. 27. The Bombay cor?
respondent of "The Times" predicts
that Gandhi will succeed in the pres?
ent session of the Ahmodabnd Congress
in securing complete dictatorship and
that the coiigress w.ll invest him with
the leadership and dictatorial powers j
over the congress organization and
funds. He will employ these ta extend
non-co-operation, civil disobedience and
non-payment of taxes with increased
vigoi throughout India, deliberately
nhallonging the whole policy of the In?
dian government.
Gandhi professes delight nt the gov?
ernment's repressive measures, which
he is convinced will disgust t lie mod?
erates and close the ranks of his ad?
Underwood Has
! Plan to Double
(Continued (rom pug? one!
which Japanese trade would sustain.
It was explained that this would yield
Chin:; about $10,000,000 increase in her
revenue and would enable her to obtain
a lean of more than $100,000,000 for
her present emergencies. Great Brit?
ain proposed that the increase should
he greater.
Mr. Underwood then presented a de?
tailed plan for an increase to TVs per
cent within six months, and for the
appointment of a commission to inves?
tierte China's tariff system, "with a
view ultimately of restoring tariff
In order that the Underwood and the
Japanese proposals might be consid
j ered by the Chinese delegates, the sub?
committee adjourned until to-morrow.
ilt is believed that a compromise ac?
ceptable to China will be adopted and
i that the full conference, will-lie urged
to appoint a commission of tariff ex?
perts to visit China.
Would Abolish Likin Tax
As a precedent to any increase in
the tariff limitation, Dr. Koo said the
Chinese Republic was ready to abolish
the likin tax, to which many nations
object. The abolition of this internal
tax, it was said, would encourage the
sale of vast quantities of foreign-mndc
^oods in interior China.
The Chinese delegates pointed out
that the tariff was one of the three
vital issues which they were sent to
Washington to settle. The other two
are China's demands for the restora?
tion of Shantung and for the abroga
t of the famous twenty-one de?
Mr. Hanihara said to-day that nego?
tiations over the Shantung controversy
would he resumed in a few days.
"When our direct negotiations were
temporarily sus-ended last week each
side said they had gone as far toward
a settlement as their instructions
would permit," he said. "We laid the
situation before the Tokio government
md we have received new instructions.
I One or two questi< ns have arisen, how
, 2ver, which necessitate our again com
' municating with Tokio. We are await?
ing a final reply."
Harding Will Help Open
National Women's Club
Dedication of Washington
Headquarters on May 21
To Be Notable Event
/ rom The Tribune's Washington f?'ireau
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.-?President
Harding has accepted the invitation of
j the National Woman's party to be pr?s- I
j ont at the formal dedication of its new
national headquarters here on M..y 21.
The President's acceptance, made
personally several days ago to Mrs.
; John Gordon Battelle, of Columbus,
Ohio, chairman of the committee on
arrangements for the dedication, was
confirmed in a letter to Mrs. Battelle
from Secretary Christian to-day.
Plans for making the dedication an
event of real importance were an?
nounced from the Woman's party head?
quarters to-night. The dedication cere?
monies will mark the formal taking
over by the Woman's party of the ;
three large houses comprising the his- |
tone mansion known as the old capi- |
to!. It is directly opposite the Capitol.!
Extensive remodeling and rebuilding, '
which will make the building one of j
the most complete plants in the coun- i
try, and the first national political club- j
house in the national capital owned, i
controlled and operated for and by !
women, will be begun immediately. The '
total coft of purchasing and remodel-j
ing is estimated,at more than $200',000. |
The executive offices of the Woman's !
party will be housed there and a legis- j
lative reference bur- au and informa- j
tion center and a legal research depart- I
inent for women's activities, will be es?
tablished. An auditorium, a restaurant,,
lounging rooms and about 100 gue3t!
rooms al-;o will be available for mem?
bers and guests.
Harding Hears Hobo Plea
Against Train Shootings
"King" of Tramps Says Mes?
sage Inspir?s Hope Marines
Ar^ To l?e Cautioned
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
CINCINNATI, Dec. 27.?A tolegram ?
received Tuesday by Jeff Davis, "king"
of the hoboes," contained a Christmas
present from President Harding, Davis ?
announced to-day. The telegram, he ?
said, intimated that marine mail
guards would be warned to be mue
careful in tiring at persons found
riding on mail trains.
"That's a wonderful Christmas pr?s- ;
ent for the hoboes," Davis said.
Davis deciarcs many men have been
killed since marines" began guarding
the niuils.
"Many of these fellows were hoboes
trying to get back home for the holi?
days," he added. "I wired President
Harding to step the marines from
shooting hoboes. He replied that the
matter was being brought to the atten?
tion of the Postmaster General."
1 ? > ?
Moors May Free Majority
OP Spanish Prisoners
MEDIDLA, Morocco, Dec. 27 -The
? ssibiHty of the release of a majority
in the .'pani.h prispners held by the
Moors is under discussion. It. is be?
lieved the visit of War Minister Cierva
is connected with such a movement.
Numerous relatives of prisoners are
remaining here with the hope of greet?
ing the ? soldiers when thoy return to
the Spanish lines.
Peace Pressure
In Erin Growing
In 'Truce Week9
London Press Says 90 P. C. j
of People in 26 South !
C o u n t i e 8 of Ireland j
Want the Treaty Ratified!
DeValera Assent. Rumored ?
Majority Forecast in Dail
That Will Make Appeal
to Country Unnecessary
DUBLIN, Dec. 27 (By The. Associated
Press).?To-day was regarded in south?
ern and western Ireland as the begin?
ning of "truce week," which is to he
devoted to bringing public pressure to
bear in favor of the ratification of the
peace treaty. ,-in extensively signed
petition from all classes of his con?
stituents has been sent to Dr. Patrick
McCartan, former representative of the
Dail Eireann in the United States, im?
ploring him to support the treaty ac
tively, instead, as he has announced his
intention, of merely abstaining from
The Irish Horse Breeders' Associa?
tion, at the Leopardstown races, to-day
adopted a resolution which will be sent
to the principal members of the Dail
Eireann, strongly supporting ratifica?
tion. Tl?e resolution says that under
the new regime horse breeding in Ire?
land will become a much moro impor?
tant industry and opon new avenues
for employment.
Treaty Sentiment Grown
LONDON', Dec. 2"i i By The Associated
Press). -Sentiment throughout Ireland,
as refketed in dispatches to London
newspapers this morning, is overwhelm?
ingly in favor of the Irish peace
treaty, Reports from various provinces
indicate that fully 90 per cent of the
people in the twenty-six counties of
Southern Ireland want. ! he pact ratified.
The view is now put forward that
when the Dail reassembles the treaty
will be approved by a majority which
I will make an appeal to the. country un
| necessary.
De Valera's Assent Rumored
"The Morning Post's" correspondent
s:iys a rumor is afoot of a "possible
sensation" before the Dail meets again,
this being taken to mean that Eamon
! de Valora intends to announce with
! drawal of his oppos:tion in view of the
overwhelming weight of opinion' for
the treaty.
"The Times" sent a special corre?
spondent to County Clare, the council
of which appealed to De Valora to
abandon his opposition. According to
the correspondent, the council's act-on
is indorsed with pride by a vast ma?
jority of the people. Clare is known
as "the banner county," from its hav?
ing been the traditional home of Irish
political movements, among them Dan?
iel O'Connell's emancipation campaign
and Charles Parnell's Land League
struggle, and its people regard the
council as having lived up to tradition.
The reporter was assured that from
70 to SO per cent of the county favors
? the treaty.
Boland Sails for Erin
j To Vote on Peace Treaty
Irish Envoy to V. S. and Per
sortal Representative of De
l'alera Against Ratification
Harry J. Boland, Irish envoy to the
United States and American repre
sentative of Eamon de Valora, sailed
for Queenstown yesterday on the
steamship Panhandle State, of the
United States Lines.
As a member of the Dail Eireann he
said he was going home to vote upon
the treaty that awaits ratification and
to confer with De Valora, who, he said,
he would back to the last ditch.
Before the vessel moved out into the
river Mr. Boland extended the thanks
of the Irish people to the people of the
United States for the great support
they had given Ireland in her strug?
gle for freedom. He said he wisned to
assure America that Ireland would not
be ungrateful and that Ireland never
"Personally," he said. "I feel grate?
ful to the American press for the
kindly treatment it has accorded me
during the two years and six months I
hove been here. The press has been
exceedingly fair to me, and never have
I had occasion for complaint. I am
going to vote on the treaty. In fact, I
have been called back. The question of
ratification is under discussion, and I
am deferring my opinion on it until I
read the treaty over there. I have read
the treaty here and am against it, be?
cause, in my opinion, it will not bring j
peace between Great Britain and Ire?
land. I realize thoroughly, of course, :
that our people never were in a peni- I
tion to dictate terms to England. I
fee], too, that in negotiating the treaty '
England realized that it was necessary ;
to make some sacrifices. My objection
to the treaty is based on a moral issue,
for we are asked by the oath of agree- !
nient to forswear our Irish citizen- !
Tiie police boat John F. Hylan, filled ?
with Irish sympathizers, accompanied
the vessel down the bay and saluted
with whistles and flag dipping when !
the liner put on speed and headed for i
the Atlantic.
Dooling Resigns as Aid
To District Attorney ?
Swann'g Adviser for Six Years
Will Take Up Private Prac
tice of Law
John T. Dooling resigned as Assistant
District Attorney last night. He sent
his letter of resignation to District At?
torney Edward' Swann, whose adviser
he has been for six years. He also
forwarded a copy of this letter to Dis?
trict Attcrney-Elect ,I< ab IL Banton.
He will practice law at 27 Cedar Street.
While in the District Attorney's office
Mr. Dueling brought about the con?
viction of Dr. Arthur Warren Waite for !
the murder of his father-in-law and !
m )ther-in-law; helped in the proseen- j
tion of Gaston Means; convicted Georg
Graham Rice of stock swindling, and :
was in charge of the investigation of
the bond-theft plot in Wall Street.
Runaways Caught at Station
William McNamee and Edward Tarn
blyn, both fourteen years old, both Boy
Scouts, both from Yonkers and both |
having a desire to go to work in the :
Pennsylvania coal mines, were unable
to get further than the Pennsylvania
They reached the station last night, ?
priced tickets for Philadelphia? found ?
they were shy ?2.GS and began arguing
with each other. They argued long
i uougu to give, the ticket -igcnt time to:
summon a railroad detective, and they'
were still arguing when they reached
the West Thirtieth Street station a!
short time later.
The boys were turned over to the
Children's Society, charged with juve-!
nil", delinquency. Their parents were
Allies to Find
Berlin Can Pav
Briand May Attend Meeting
of Reparations Commis?
sion to Hear Statements of
German Representatives
New Offer Is Expected
Belief Is Tender of Two in?
stallments Will Be Condi?
tional on Future Delays
PARIS, Dec. 27 (By The Associated
Press).- The Reparations Commission
has decided to hear Dr. Fischer, chair?
man of the German War Debt Commis?
sion, and other German officials on
Thursday. They have come from Ber
lin for oral discussions with the com?
mission regarding Germany's repara?
tions obligations.
At this meeting, it was said in
French official o.uarters to-day, the
German representatives may offer to
pay the January and February install?
ments under certain conditi ins which
these officials ar? expected to name.
It was considered possible to-day that
Premier Briand and other Allied offi?
cials may attend the meeting.
A letter received by the commission
! from Germany requested a hearing so
j that the German officials might obtain
first hand information which would
enable them to give a complete answer
to the commission's note, of December
16. Commission officials, it was said,
have beer, unofficially informed that
Germany i ?ght be able to meet the
two fortin- iiing payments, provided
the Allies would agree to certain con?
ditions, chief among which is believed
to be definite delays in the payment of
; subsequent installments,
It was further indicated that a for
I mal hearing may be given to Germ iny
] by the commission, at which Cue whole
I reparations problem ?nay he thrashed
out. but this, it. was said, was contin
; gent upon developments at Thursday's
' meeting.
The commission is meeting every
day this week in an effort to dispose,
one way or the other, of the question
of the January and February pay?
The chances are that. Germany, Aus?
tria an<' the new states, whicli so
' greatly ? :d economic advice, will all
. he invited to the world economic con?
ference which the Cannes meeting of
? the Allied premiers will arrange. The
; United Slates will probably bo asked
to send representatives.
The plan is to hold a conference
es soon as it is found possible to get
the delegates of all interested coun?
tries together, in view of the urgency
I of applying a remedy for 'he growing
financial ills, so that the conference
j may meet by the end of January or the
j bep,-inning of February.
The conference ;s expected to follow
: somewhat the system of work adopted
at the financial conference at Brussels
last year, but will be more in the
nature of a'1 official body. The dele?
gates to the League of Nations meeting
at Brussels did not represent their
governments, but it is proposed to
I make the forthcoming gathering a con
I ference of governments so that the re?
sults will be more binding in character.
Formal invitations to tne Supreme
Council meeting at Cannes were sent
to-day by Premier Briand to Great
Britain, the United State?, Belgium
and Italy. The date was fixed at Jan
tut ry 6.
Reparations Payments
Impossible, Stinnes Says
Derfnrpn Germany is Kept From
Obtaining Credit Because She
is Ashe? to Do To:} Much
By Wireless to The Tribune
Copyright, 1021, New York Tribune Inc.
BERLIN. Dec. 27.?-Hugo Stinnes, coal
baron and multimillionaire, said in an
interview to-day on the reparation pay?
ments that it was physically impossible
for Germany to continue paying the
Allies 2.000,000,000 gold marks annually,
plus a tax of 2d per cent on all ex?
ports. Stinnes, who is Germany's
wealthiest man and who has taken a
lending part in seeking credits for the
Berlin government abroad, said that
i the rumors of an impending revision
o? the war bill were unfounded, as noth?
ing had yet come of the negotiations.
Germany, he said, waa still very far
from obtaining the relief she required.
"Germany and the Alii?.s are still
very far from an understanding on the
r?parations question," he 3??id.
"The Allies point out that Germany
has consistently maintained she was
unable to pay, yet continued paying.
We took the point of view that we were
unable to p.'.y as early as the Spa dis?
cussions. Germany has been paying,
but at the cost of constant and con?
sistent weakening of her organism. It
is absolutely out of the question for
her to continuo paying two billions
annually, plus a 2G per cent export
tax. Neither can there be any question
of British credit to Germany under
such circumstances.
"The Bank of England emphatically
rejected our credit request so long as
Germany did hot consolidate her finan?
cial situation. This consolidation is
possible only after the revision of the
whole reparations problem and the ap?
plication of business methods to gov?
ernment, particularly in the adminis?
tration of the railroads,
"As the situation stands, however,
our prospects of obtaining credits
abroad are slim."
Lieutenant Dodge Held
By Reds as British Spy
Reported Arrested at Batum as
He Was Boarding Italian
LONDON, Dec. 27 (By The Associ?
ated Press).?Lieutenant John Bigelow |
Dodge, stepson of Lionel George Guest, ]
fourth son of Lord Wimborne, was ar?
rested by Bolshevik authorities as an
alleged secret British agent as he was
about to embark on an Italian steam- ?
ship at Bat" m on December 9, accord
ing to a ''Times" dispatch from Con- j
Lieutenant Dodge, a grandson of the !
late John Bigelow, one time American ;
Ambassador to France, was born in the i
United States, but is a nuturaiized
British subject. He served in the Br:t
ish army during the World War and :
was awarded the Distinguished Service
Cross for gallantry in the Gallipoli
His mother, now Mrs. Guest, for?
merly was Mrs. Flora Bigelow Dodge, :
of New York Citv. She was married '
to Mr. Guest at Sioux Falls, S. D., on !
?July 6, 1905.
Baroness Rosen Arrives
The Baroness Rosen, wife of the for?
mer Russian Ambassador to Washing?
ton, arrived here yesterday from Havre
on the French liner La Lorraine and
hastened to the bedside of the baron,
who is at the Hotel Netherland suffer?
ing from a broken leg.
She was advised ten ?Say? ?fo that
her husband had been run over by a
taxioab, and boarded tho Lorrain",
which was tho first avail; big steamship
out of the French port. The baron
v/.-'s living with her daughl t f B
vu.-, outside Paris, she said, and was !
assisted in her hasty departr(i7Tr
bassador Herrick. On her arr
terday the custom- oficia!? ???*-*?
her baggage an 1 ei hi..,] th?
to greet t a bai
after the vessel L ? > aif <Nt
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on our choice stock of
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from ta%-prices already reduced
to present replacement cost?
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to purchase Christmas Gifts at remarkably low
prices. All goods are marked in plain figures.
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62,000,000 square
yards of Concrete
highway pavement
?equivalent to 60C0
miles of 18-foot road
?have been built this
year. This is nearly
double the amount
built in any other year.
People demand roads
which give the greatest
measure of service, sav?
ing and safety. That is
why highway officials
everywhere are building
Concrete hard-surfaced
roads. They know from
experience no other road
performs like Concrete.
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