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YET SPLIT ALLIES Paris Doubts That San Rcrao Settlement Will Bo Conclusive; PRSXSf3 0T IN. ACGOBD Three Billion 3Iarks Annually for 30 Years Tar Below French Estimates. n tiAYttKXCE nitliS. f Contponirt of Tax Sc An TtK HMi". CepyrioM. ISM, It Ttfc Ben v Ymt UrULD. Pixis, May 4. While Jt U renerally. fonctdsd that the meeting or uie auieu premiers In San Rerao list month pro vided the basis for strengthening the jiflo-Frcnch alliance so far as the aa lurmc of Indemnity from Germany ru concerned, there now appears to be considerable donbt whether this under .taaJlnB will bo as lasUnc as the out jock Indicated at first . Premiers Millcrand and Lloyd George will meet in London nexrweck to dla cufJ the rrogrammo for the fjpa con vener, lncludlnc Uie t6plcs to be' dis cussed with the Germans, and there is every possibility of another clash as a remit of the dlverccnt French and Brit )kh lews regardlnc financial repara- UTb" San nemo meeting; according to official source decided tentatively to demand of Germany 3,000.000,000 marks pold annually for thirty years, this to be supplemented by annual ums propor tionate to Germany's capacity to effect her own restoration. The amounpt aug gested was far below French estimates, experts here contending that not less thta 350.000,000,000 marks would begin to compensate France. The French re fuse to concede any wisdom In the plan upported by Premiers Lloyd George and Nltti. Nevertheless the French are willlnc to spread this U tll jvviod of ttae-tobe deterged IUmj to snread this latter sum over a long rapidity of Germany s reconstruction economically without reducing the ultimate total of indemnity. Premiers Lloyd George and Nltti re main impressed by John Maynard Keynes's book. The French press fears tilt this will result in an unfruitful political contest in which both France and Belgium will be hard taxed to out wit the British and Italian Premiers. It is understood, however, that there frill be no treaty "revisions." but that 'modifications" will be discussed of the teparatlons clauses. With reirard to the participation of the German delegates the French atti tude is that they will not discuss the principle of any clause of the treaty and will take up with the Germans only the manner of applying the treaty's tern. MUST HAVE PLAN READY FOR GERMANS1 Belief in London There Should Be No Weakening. Ittcial CalU Despatch to Tnx Sr asd 2rw Til Hrmvi). Copyrittt, 1831. 6jr Tni SCS ajcd Xrw Toxc Hauls. Loston. May . Tt is" recognized bre ti most important Ihat.f-.e alled Pre- n!er3 go to the conferene witn wt uer mans at Spa with rf allied plan com pleted British diplomats are convinced th Germans will arrive with a well laid p'.ar. to play diplomatic poker. Deep interest Is felt here in the per sonnel of the German delegation, it Vlnr pointed out that If It Is chosen from Gevernment circles they will be more cr less extreme Socialists almost as slip pery a. the Russians. On the other hind, if practised German diplomats, bankers or business men are sent it Is feared they will represent that other equally slippery, if more polite, school of German diplomacy made familiar by Oosnt von Bernstorff in Washington. While the preliminary negotiations are; ejtiletly going on between the French and Britlsa subordinates, the history of the Peace Conference has only too amply demonstrated the Inability of subordi nates to solve problems such as are In volved in their present work. It Is Im possible to obtain In any authoritative quarter anything like a mere estimate of what the British think indemnities should be figured at. Mr. Lloyd George's illness is reported as a purely superficial bronchial cold which is rapidly yielding to treatment and rest. But rest is essential, and all his engagements have been cancelled In view of the Importance of the work corn In? Bonar Law substituted for the Prime Minister at the opening yesterday of the housing bond sale campaign, and for the first time in British history a woman was the official substitute for the Prime Minister in the Sunday School rally at the City Temple on Thursday. Of course the woman is Nancy Astor. I mm FACES NEW PARLIAMENT FIGHT Another Attack Expected in Session Opening To-day. tpmel Calle Detpatch to Tni Scs'asd Szw Ton Htaiin. Copyright, 1M0, i Thi Scat iro Xzw Totr Hiuu. Rome, May 4. Parliament will reopen to-morrow and Premier Jflttl, for the third time this year, will have to face Innumerable bitter attacks on the part ef deputies of the various groups. How ke will fare this time Is problematic for the Catholic party seems -to have decided to vote against him. Judging from past experiences, he will overcome all ob rtacles and obtain another vote of con fidence. Before the opening of tho last to sessions of the chamber the opposi tion to the Nltti Cabinet was'as strong and as bitter as it is to-da'. There will be no political rest or satis faction in Italy as long as the Adriatic tuestlm remains unsolved. The failure to settle this thorny question in San Rem? was a bitter disappointment to the Italian people. If Nltti can convince the country that It was absolutely beyond tls power and beyond the" power-of any one else In his place to obtain a satisfac tory settlement and that Italy ultimately will ret what hn nt. hn Trill not fulL If he falls to do this, then there is very little hope that he will remain In power. SI. T. Wear. Overalls AVIIh Spats. J toxxtos. May 4. Major John Robert ! 1'tyman Newman, member for-tbf. ' ti.hJev dK'.Vcn of Middlesex rid- ' "-tfl .Vj i.uct: ti wear overalls to ' ' e Houe, and ears he lias become a f-na convert of tn! means of smashing 'string prices, whlnh was Inaugurated, on May Day. He clings, howcver,to t Jr fonflrmed ns 5nlT!r Enwy. KifiUNOTON, May 4. The nomina tion of Peter X Jayof Rhode Island io ! American Minister to Salvador, was .tcnDnned to-lay by Ihe ftwrW J t h , v jPOLEOT CLOSER TO KIEFF IN DRIVE Warsaw fleports Army Is Within 35 to 45 Kilometers of Ukrainian Capital. FIGIITING IS CONTINUOUS BolKhoviki Intrench in Hills on West Bank of Dnieper in Great Semicircle. Bt the Attpdatti JVm. Warsaw, May 4. The Poles grad ually are closing In upon Kleff, notwlth Si'Jn the resistance of the' Bolshevik Infantry and artillery. Reports received here to-day Indicate that the Poles are from thirty-five to- forty-five kilometers from Kleff at several places. It Is asserted that the defenders of Kleff are demoralized, but that the front line of the Reds is being forced to fight as the rear guard, made up of Chinese mercenaries, are shooting down all thoso Reds who reatreat without orders to do so. Disorder and qpnfuslon prevail In Kleff, according to reports received here. Tho despatches, however, are contradictor', somer ptatlng that the Bolshert'il ore evacuating Klerff. while others say that Gen. Mlexeckow. the thtrty-flvj-year-oM commander of the Twelfth Red Army, if making extensive preparations to defend Kieff with all his available forces. The Bolshevik! are intrenching in the hills on the west bank of the Dnieper in a great semi-circle, with their backs against Kleff. the Ukrainian capital, ac cording to Information received last night from the front. The fight ifor possession of Kleff. Is rairinir day and night along the line through the valleys ana rivers. Reorganization of the. Polish Cabinet in tho near future Is predicted by the newspapers, which give as the reason the opposition aroused by the Govern ment peace policy. The Socialists are makiDe taUUnt'demanita for peace and haVe they be recognized In uovernment appointments. Minister of Finance Grabski's poller is also the sub ject of criticism, It being charged that he la issuing paper money too liberally. The. resignation or dismissal of Stan islas Patek. the Premier, and Jt Grab- eki is considered almost certain, say me papers, count Adam Tarnowskl von Tarnow, who was sent by Austria as Ambassador to the United States in 191C. but who was not received by the United States, is mentioned as JL Pa tek's successor. Both the Socialist and National Demo cratic parties are opposing the Govern ment over Its insistence upon Borisov as the seat of the peace conference with uie Kusslan Bolshevik!. They say this Question is all that remains in the .way of 6penlng the negotiations. FEARING THE 'KOOS.' POLES OUIT OPPELN Plebiscite in Uooer Silesia .Postponed Two Months. Bi the Auoctated Preu. Lxtrrnrx, Silesia, May S. The mem bers of a secret organization known as tho "Koos" (Kampf Organization Ober Schleslen), which is made up of Ger mans pledged to fight to the last rasp for the retention of upper Silesia,, were .responsible for the attacks Sunday on Polish parades, according to Wojclock Karfanty, chief of the Polish' plebiscite commission. Korfaaty declared to-day that the i MM 584 363 308 jflflh JiVtMlt.0& AT 40? ST N X First Important Sales Gowns and Dresses sired, afternoon, dinner and etening styles Formerly $125 to $195 Tailored and Costume Suits Eions straight-line effeds and embroidered styles -75-s95-s 125-s 145 Day Coats, Capes and Wraps of irico, dxitdyn and Iricolette plain or embroidered &-s75-s95-$I25-sI50 Tailored and Dressy Blouses tucked sils leaded or embroidered Georgettes Formerly $22 to $50 , Sj Street, Sport, and Dress Hats in an extensive array of smart new effeds 15-$20to$35 -May Sale now in progress Savings average twenty-five per cent. SCARFS-STOLES-COLLARS-CAPESCOATEES AND, COATS Fur Storage 2 on the valuation Furs and Fur Garments Remodeled Estimates quoted on request. THE SUN V German Baron. Marked By Reds, Is Found Dead gERLIN, May 4. Baron von Westcrholt-Ysenburg, -whose castle was sacked early in April, has been found dead in the neigh borhood of his. estate. He had been shot through the head, and murder is suspected. The Baron shortly was to give testimony at Munster against the Reds, who it is repo..cd placed a price of 20, 000 marks on his head. Lately he had received many threaten ing letters. German Government was financially backing and directing the work of hls organization. "German soldiers in civil ian dress came In from Breslau and other German districts to break up cur rrocesslons," .Kortanty declared. "In all cases they were led by German olfl cers." v The Poles bitterly resent the employ ment by the International commission of German security police. Korfanty said that If the demand for their re moval was not granted there would be a general strike by May 10, tying up every mine and foundry. Cor-jtKiUGKjf, May 4. A Reuter de spatch from a German source In Op peln, Silesia, under to-day's date, says the Polish representatives on the pleb iscite commission and Polish consular officials there have left In consequence of the excited attitude of the German inhabitants. The despatch sdis: "They only managed .to escapo from their ho tel by a back way, under the protection of French troops, owing to the threaten ing attitude of tho crowd." Paws, May 4. The Conference of Ambassadors decided to postpone the plebiscite in the Teschen district of Silesia for two months. The balloting to decide the nationality of the region will take place July IS, Instead of .on May 12, the date originally fixed. POLAND HAS SECRET PACT WITH FINLAND Despatch to Copenhagen Newspaper So Reports. Copenhagen, May 4. A despatch from Kovno to the Berlingtko Tldtnde quotes the newspaper Bevodnia as say ing that Poland, in addition to her un derstanding with Ukranla, has arrived at a secret agreement with Finland. M. Krasslne, the Russian Bolshevik Minister of Trade and Commerce, In an Interview on the Poland advance to-day, said the Poles were well supplied with French instructors and American gold, but that the Soviet republics now had more than two years' military experience and again were in possession of petro leum and coal. Therefore, he added. It was not difficult to forecast the result of the new war forced upon the Soviets. SADDLERS EXPEL PRESIDENT EBERt Union Expels German 'Head for Signing Death Warrant. By tht Juodated Prtti. BnujN, May 4. President Ebert, who. before he became President of Ger many, was a harnessmaker, has been expelled from the Saddlers' Union of Berlin by a vote of 1.S00 to E. The ground taken by his opponents was that he signed the death warrant of a man named Kopp, who bad been convicted of murder. The resolution calling for the expulsion of Ebert said: "This assembly no longer recognizes the President of the Empire as a col league. Inasmuch as he violated all socialistic principles, which do not admit of punishment by death." -s75s95$125 -18t25s35 of Furs "AND NEW YORK HERALD, WEDNESDAY, 'MAY 5, 1920. 'FRAWCEPTS LABOR DEFIANCE Orders Arrest of Strike Lead ers Accused of Plbtting Against State. TRACES HED CONNECTION Paul do Mott, American Killed in Ruhr, Said to Have JBcen Link With Leninc. Spertsl Calle Deipatch fp Tss Sck AKo Ssw Yosr UMAtD. CoprrioM, 1K, Oy The 8tr AID XXW VotC lUSitD. Paws, May 4. The French Govern ment has taken the gage of battle of fered by the General Confederation of Labor and has ordered the arrest of nu merous strike leaders who arc accused of plotting against tne'securlty of the State, The arrest of M. Monltte, editor of Iooor ZAfe, a weekly publication, and who wan said to have established a liai son with Lcnlne and Trottky by using Paul R. de Mott. an American corre spondent from Paterson, ?. J., who was killed recently while ullwiuptllnJ to es cape after being arrested -With the Red troops in the Ruhr Valley, had a sober ing Influence on the Central Labor au thorities. While still asserting that tho ultimate success of the labor movement Is assured, they have repudiated all con nection with M. Monltte and other ex tremists who have been preaching Bol shevism In labor's ranks. Meanwhile the strike of the railroad workers seems destlntd to failure, many technical workers In all lines having re turned to their posts. Only in south and central France are the miners rosponitng to the strike call. The dock and steamship workers, how ever, have practically all gone out and the whole transport situation Is critical. Shipping in the ports of Bordeaux and Marseilles Is at a complete standstill. The Government has announced tha? the country's food supply Is sufficient to last a fortnignt. However, the lacK ot transport Is already having a serious ef fect on some industries, because of their Inability to maintain the coal supply. The metal workers' unions are a new field for agitation by nnarehlst leaders, who have, succeeded In fomenting a Mrlke. the union of metal workers of the Paris region having called a general walkout for Thursday In support of the General Federation Qf Labor and as a protest against the action of the police 'n making arrests on May Day. The Government's Intention to deal severely with all strike ca9es Is meeting with General approval by the public, even the extremist journals not daring to in (Julge in criticism, although the courts Live Imposed sentences of Imprisonment for five years or more In the cases of fifty rioters who were convicted of hav ing participated in the May 1 celebra tion. I Txplcal of the comment of many "ad vanced" Journals is that of Gustave Herve In the TMoire, when he upholds the Government's stand and declares: "This time we must finish what we have undertaken to do. We .roust know that It is not the Confederation Generaledu Travail that commands. tho country, but the Government and Parliament, .as an expression of national sovereignty." Paws, May 4. Official circles to-night feel that th e,nd of UiesiriKe ,is near. The railroadmen have until Thursday to return to duty. After that time they will be Irrevocably discharged. 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Despite me ract that the dockers and seamen's .strike Is more complete, the hesitation of , the men In otherllndustrles to Join the move ment Is considered bound to have Its effect sooner or later. At Havre the crew of the Touralne. Just arrived from New Tork. deserted the vessel after putting .everything In order, but the crew of -the Perouse, also from New York, remained at their posts. M. Sirolle, a prominent officer of the EUte Railroad Union, waa arrested to night Roue May .4. Serious disorders n various barta of the country, with the killing of some persons In clashes be tween the police and demonstrators, are reported by the, Qiorrxalo d'ltalia to day, 1 In a conflict between carablnlers and paraders at Bagnara several persons were gravely injured, one of whom died. At Pola, Calabria, one person was killed and several wounded during a demonstration, while two were killed and many wounded at Fola. In Padua province eerjoua incidents have attended the strike of agricultural workers, one person being killed and several wounded. At Sanlgata, near piortwA demonstrators Invaded a church during services and m fighting which resulted several were wounded. PROTEST ARRESTS OF IRISH WITHOUT TRIAL 88 Representatives Send Ca ble to Lloyd George. Washington, May 4. A cablegram signed by eighty-eight members of the House protesting against Imprisonment without arraignment or trial of persons arrested In Ireland for political offences was sent to-day to Premier Lloyd George and the British Parliament. The message said in part : "We ask In the spirit of American freedom and love of justice, out of our friendliness to the peoples of England and Ireland and !n the name of Inter national peace that hereafter, if arrests based upon acts of a political nature are made in Ireland, the right of trial shall without unreasonable delay be ac-. corded to the accused." 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