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NO. 5359 SJSTr*S! WASHINGTON. P. C.. FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1921.-SIXTEEN PAGES ^SLT^^L^rL^.^ M ONE CENT 3
fells Senators He Will
k Before Country.
PLANS TO SEEK
ACTION NEXT YEAR
Visit to Capitol Seen as
Attempt to Get Congress
BY joh:* GWIMTO*President
Harding has intervened
personally in an effect to have the
Senate expedite revision of tariff
and tar laws and defer action on the
Soldier Bonus bill.
At the same time he has approved
the program for a series of recesses,
and has asked that the Senate confine
itself more closely to the accomplishment
of the major purposes
for which the special session was
Visit a Tfcf Capitol.
The President visited the capitol
yesterday and held a series of ton|
ferences with most of the Repibllcan
members of the Senate. He
asked them, because of business de- i
presion and the difficulties confronting
the Treasury, to shelve the
bonus bill until the regular session
in December, by which time new
tarifT and tax laws will have been
The President said he favored
sending the bonus bill back to the
Finance Committee, where it would
lie until some time during the winter.
He recalled to Senators, at the
same time, that he was publicly
committed to passage of a bonus i
The President offered to assume
full reponsibility before the country
for the delay. He told Senators lie
would soon formally communicate
to Congress on the subject, publicly
recommending the delay.
Reaaoa far Reeeaaea.
The program for a serie sof recesses.
which he approved, would
virtually mean the suspension of
Senate activities while the House
has the permanent taric bill before
it. This program, the President
I held, would expedite the work of the
1 special session by keeping a multiplicity
of bills from clogging the
h legislative machinery.* He pointed
out also that committees would be
able to get to work directly and
without interference on the chief
prc^>lems before Congress.
The President, it was universally
conceded, would be successful In
delaying the bonus, to which st all
times there has been great oppo- ;
sition. Secretary Mellon's letter,
it was thought. aJready had accom?
plished that purpose, but the per- |
sonal influence of the President
clinched its fate.
But in other directions the Presidents
personal appeal was less
succersful. Members of the agrarian
bloc, an organization of Senators
from farming states, are opposed to
the three-day recesses. They told
the President they thought the depression
In agriculture so acute that,
it demanded immediate relief and <
frankly said they would endeavor |
to keep the Senate in continuous
session until some of the pending
agricultural bills were disposed of.
Bills Faraer* Want.
Among the bills mentioned by the
insurgent group are those which
would put the Secretary of Agriculture
on the Federal Reserve
I Board. Increase the rate on bonds
of joint-stock land banks from 5
to 5*4 per cent, and increase the
P maximum amount of loans of Federal
farm loan hanks from $19,000
to $25,000. Other measures discussed.
on which the group is less
hopeful of obtaining early favorable
action, were those seeking to
eliminate gambling on grain exchanges.
and providing for the creatio
nof a $100,000,009 farm export
Senators Norris and Kenyon are
understood to have been among
those voicing the viewpoint of the
agricultural group, and they were
supported by other Senators who
have measures pending on which
they consider early action imperative.
The President, it is understood.
inclined to the belief that
conditions in farming are gradually
righting themselves, but -Senators
were unwilling to concede this.
The agricultural bloc already has
demonstrated its strength by defeating
an attempted recess sponsired
by leaders of both parties. Again
yesterday It Interfered with the plan
of leaders. Senator Lodge had planned
a three-day recess, but he gave
up the idea when the bloc warned
him that he would be opposed.
Still Seek Reees*ea.
Lodge and others, however expect
to ask for recesses of three
I days at a time, and are now engaged
in organising their forces.
Concessions will be offered to re^
calcritant Senators to win them
The visit of the President to the
Capitol served to emphasise the demoralized
state of the legislative
program in Congress, and bears out
the growing belief that the administration
has not found the activities
of Congress entirely to its
liking. There has been delay on
the fiscal program, dispute between
the Houses, and an absence of determined
The President has at all times
been loath to exert pressure on Congress.
It is well known, but now
that he has assumed leadership, a
closer working arrangement between
(he legislative and executive
branches is expected. Thfe President
had plannd to divert the bonus bill
in a less direct manner, but was
forcrd to aA openly. He summoned
Senator Lodge and Representative
MondeU to the White Jlouse keveral
days ago to express his views
on the bonus, it has become known.
* But when Lodge returned to the
Senate he found that the bonus bill
* had been brought up during his absence.
The President wae accompanied to
COTTXHrM) OK PAGJC THRU.
Her First Outing ]
Leads to Arrest
Of Mother of Four
Court Dismisses Charge
Of Neglecting Her
CHICAGO, Mr T*?Mi*. Clara
Rotkovwkr, mother / tour,
took her tnt eatlac la ire
years today aod was arrested
for aeflecttag her ekIMre*.
A police maa kaaled ker tmto
"Me tears my babies r* J
skrieked tke oatraced woaaa,
-today for tke krat time staee
I am married I am ftarttsd to so
for a pie ale oa tke peddler's
truck- I aak my slater Aaale 1
to come aad watek tke kaklee
wklle I am come. Tke tracks
come aad Aaale waaat tke re.
I tktak cam I so, caa I so Just
tkis oaee f I tkimk Aaaie wUl
sooa ke here. I will saw Now,
see, Judge. Jast oaee Is tve
"Yea deserved yosr Sottas
aad I kope yoa eaa arraase
otkera," aald tke (mart. I
SHOWS JAPANESE :
SCHEME TO KEEP
Fate of Province as Jap 1
Possession Sealed, ,
Writer Says. '
Dr. Wi Tl>( Pur ?tm?f r
Cfciafff minister to the United (j
St. tea and ><w ? ?!*? minuter s
1. Or. ?u Tat-Sri'> enbtnet 1.
Sooth China. ku nkM to >
SmI inioul representative of
President Sn Yat-Se. U Wni- s
Indnn. eharglaB tke J>M?M ?
with aopplytn* o?eers ??d ana- f
monition t. the KwvniPil mill- c
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(Sp?Ul Cable to Th. WtahintrUa Herald
aad Chioaco TrlVosa.)
By CRARLEi DAIl.ET.
TSINGTAO, Shantung, China. July c:
7. Even If China should consent *
|to Japan's terms. Shantung will.re- *
main virtually a Japanese province. p
for acceptance of the terms paves
the way for even greater adva*- t.
tages to" Japan through the exten- ?
slon of the Shantung Railway f,
across the fertile plain from Tslng- p
| tao to the richer Shansl province,
where lie vast stores comprising:
Japan's greatest needs ? namely,
iron, wool, and cotton. t
Japan controls all the trade in r
Shantung through the splendid a
Tsingtao port, and after seven *
years* occupation it has made its c
position so strong that It will be r
impossible to dislodge it except P
through pressure from some y1
stronger power. However, if Japan p
is permitted to remain much longer, t
it need have no fear. V e
Japanese Teraas. ?
Taking advantage of China's t
helplessness, Japan has steadily
been driving nails Into Tekin's b
coffin. The Japanese terms, as given t
your correspondent by Maj. Gen. o
Yul, military governor of Kiao- 1
chow,* during the course of an ^
hour's interview, follow: u
"Japan expects from China ?n ^
exchange for Shantung, first, the 0
establishment of a police organi- p
zation guaranteeing the safety of tl
foreigners and foreign interests: tl
second, a decision as to whether
Tsingtao will be an o*>en treaty or *
international port; third, Anglo- s
Japanese* management of the Shan- o
tung Railway, and a like manage- F
ment of the mineral rights. When E
China agrees to a conference thQ n
first two questions will be foremost:
then we shall be willing to
take up the railway question. s
"Not only Germany but Japan tl
has invested heavily to make this n
an important port and a beautifut
city. We cannot return It except n
under condition that it be main- f'
taineri as now, and that its security a
be guaranteed. Minor questions In- 8i
volve whether the harbor will be 3
attached to the railway, and also tl
the disposition of eight squares or
land, partly in the city, upon which ?
Japan has erected many factories b
at a cost of millions of yen.
Ready t. Confer. t]
"China wishes to recover Shan- Ji
tunsr for herself exclusively, hut si
this is impossible. We are ready
to confer wheneevr China asks.
While China hesitates we are con- ^
tinulng to develop business her., n
so China Is losing by every day's t,
delay. We are working not only c
for China's Interests, but also for ||
the Japanese, who have invested n
150,000.000 yen In Shantung since |(
the occupation. We have taken n
nothing from China, whll. investing
heavily. It will be necessary to
settle the financial questions when
negotiations are taken up.' The ~
longer China persists in a refusal "
for a direct conference, the more
she will lose."
This Is perhaps the frankest
statement ever made concerning
Shantung, and it reveals Japan's
purpose of controlling the province
permanently, for the correspondent j
was assured In Pekln a few days ]
before coming to Tsingtao that 1
China was not willing to treat with '
Japan regarding a withdrawal,
knowing the terms would be beyond
the power of the tottering
government to accept.
rate Sfcai Sealed.
Already the Japanese name Santo
Is being applied fo the province,
and It appears on some railway passenger
cars. AH the streets bear
Japanese names, and there la every
Indication that the proivnee is a
permanent Japanese possession.
The fate of Shantung seems
iVould Permit the Power
Company to Enter
FIGHT ON MEASURE
[). C. Committee to Modify
Spirited debate? and many stormy
essions of the Hooie District Comnittee
were assured yesterday
rhen the committee agreed to subtitute
the Wood* bill, allowing the
treet car copiP*n^8 to mergs with
he Potomac Electric Power Comany,
* for the Keller bill authortxng
Several members ef the commitee
still being: absent, a motion wa?
nade by Representative Lam pert,
ind urged by Representative Kunz.
o adjourn. This motion was deeat
ed, however, by a tie "vote. It
ras then decided that a rote be
aken on the motion of RepresentsIve
Underbill to substitute* the
Voods bill for the Keller bill. A
oil call by Chairman Focht prouced
14 votes for and 4 against
CUts Maay FmAstm,
Representative Underbill cited
everal cases in Massachusetts
rhere municipal ownership had
ailed. Mr. Keller retaliated by
laiming that in the city of Boston
rivate ownership had been aonowledged
to be a failure, inasluch
as they *ere now operating
n a 10-cent fare and claimed that
hey were not making a reasonable
mount of money.
In attempting to discredit munlipal
(illspaugh cited the cases of the
lilwaukee and St. L?ouls street
ailways, where, with a 50 per cent
eduction in their capitalisation,
bese systems were acknowledged
t> be losing money with a 7H-cent
are. The point of Mr. Mlllspaugh's
rgument seemed to be lost in th?
act that thase two street car comanies
are not munlcipally-ownee.
Weill ledsee Psraa
Representative Woods spoke at
ongth upon the merits of his bill,
laiming that It would be possible
o have a four-tickets-for-a-quarter
ate should the street car companies
vail themselves of the opportunity
r? merge under the provisions. The |
V'oods bill would reduce the 4 per
ent gross tax to 1 per cent, and
elieve the street car companies or
art of the paving expense they
ow bear and the payment of crossng
policemen. It allows the cororations
to make a reasonable reurn
upon their fair valuations, and
stabli8hes 6 per cent as reasonable
eturn. It then places a 50 per
ent tax upon the net earnings of
he two companies.
The opponents of the Woods bill
ase their objections upon its proision
to Include the Potomac Elecrlc
Power Company in a merger
f tho two street car companies.
*hey are also of the opinion that
plan to tax the successful cornany
to make up a deficit of the
nsuccessful company condones the
allure and bad management of the
no company and penalizes the cororatlon
that has given the public
he best service. The objection to
he tax method may be overcome,
t wag understood yesterday, but
everal members of the committee
ay that they will fight the merger
f the Washington Railway and
Hectric Company with th? Potomac
Hectric Power Company all sumler.
It is also planned to attempt the
ubstitution of the Hammer bill for
he Woods bill at the committee
leeting next Wednesday.
The Hammer bill compels the Imlediate
reduction of the street car
ares to 7 cents as found possible
nd fair by the Utilities Commlslon
recently when they notified the
treet car companies that a reducion
In the rate was found to be
istiflable. Unless the substitution
f the Hammer bill for the Woods
111 can be effected it is planned to
ee the Woods bill jls a nucleus
pon which to build some measure
t?at will be satisfactory to a maority
of the members and preented
Ham Submit* Figure*.
Representative Zihlman said yessr'day
that the Woods bill modied
and amended will eventually
o favorably reported out by the
ommlttee. Just what changes were
kely to be made Mr. Zihlman was
ot prepared to say, but he thought
t possible that an amendment
light be added that would compel
CONTINUED ON PAGE THTUEB.
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Toy Cannon Exploded as
He Packed Powder
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ON TARIFF BILL
BEGUN IN HOUSE
Reading of Measure Only
Half Completed at End
Of Three Hours.
A two-weeks' battle over the tariff
bill waa be run In the House yesterday.
Debate on the measure did
not start, Inasmuch as the reading:
of the document was only half completed
in the three hours it was
before the House. The fireworks
will start today when the special
rule limiting amendments Is reported
from the rules committee.
I A broadside against the bill was
' delivered by Democratic members of
the Ways and Means Committee in 4
their minority report. The Democrats,
admitting their inability to ?
make a detailed analysis, declared
that "its last minute changes whispered
to a favored few are in keeping
with the intrigue, secrecy and
Jobbery which inspired its covert
schedules, cast its complex and
j compounded rates, and fixed its un'
ascertainable and incalculable duties,
with the hidden trickery which
has transformed schedules, hidden j
jokers, transplanted changed J
its nomenclature, and made it ina*'
possible to Compare it with any of
Assailing the American valuation
plan as "first among the subtle,
covert infamies which mask their
way through this bill," the Democrat
sdeclare it means the destruction
of the import trade of the '
United States. It Is objected to as i
a "proposal to change the base for 1
ad valorem duties from the actual
price paid for them when purchased 1
by the import^* to a speculative, <
indefinite, unce.fain, nebulous opinion
reached by an appraiser hidden
in the recesses of a custom house."
It is declared that the new system i
will provoke endless confusion and ,
litigation, atid that it will make the
business of importation impossible. '
DeiAoncr Fordney Bill.
Denouncing the Fordney bill in
general, the Democrats declare that
"it is doubtful if in the history of
political affairs a measure so irre- t
deemable and universally vicious <
! has ever been submitted to the law- j
making power of a civilized society." t
The Democrats charge flatly that t
the Republicans are giving protec- f
tion to contributors to their cam- j
paign funds. .They express the be- ,
lief "that this measure is a plan to f
plunder the people of our own (
country and to oppress the people of .
every country for the benefit of a
few men who have succeeded in
usurping for all practical purposes, *
the taxing power of this govern- J
ment, using it primarily to enrich *
themselves and secondarily to ft- t
nance the political party which tol- i
erates, encourages and facilitates c
The minority report is sigi>ed by
Representatives Kitchin of South
Carolina, Garner of Texas, Collier r
of Mississippi, Collier of Arkansas. '
Crisp of Georgia, Carew of New t
York, and Tague of Massachusetts. *
It will .be presented by Representa- j
tive Garner, ranking member in the 1
absence of Mr. Kitchin. c
Find Heir to $15000 fiOO \
Working in Restaurant ?
DETROIT. Mich., July 7.?B. C. c
Cox, 26, wa? pushing a bus around
the restaurant at the Addison Hotel
here today for the noble honorarium I
of 40 cents an hour. J
A man stepped up to him and whis- j
pered In his ear.
A few minutes later E. C. Cox,
heir to a $15,000,000 estate, was c
rolling down the street in his law- <
yer's limousine, sans his little white a
apron. ^ ^ ^ .
Cox was informed by Atty. U. P.
Baker. Toledo, that he was one of s
the heirs to the great estate left
by Dr. Samuel O. Shaw, Holllnger,
Cal., who died recently. Cox worked t
as a cowboy until he came East. i
I did not tell Mary ?
made a mistake in >
\nd he thought she i
l__ . I
lary Smith" 1
Hue Ribbon Story !
rnnday Herald ;
HALF BILUON LOAN
to aid railroads
?iun Will Apply to Bill
The administration, it is learned,
s negotiating a Fettlement with
-ailroads under which the road?
would receive advances from the
Federal Treaaury of $.'00,000,000
hiring the next six months.
The money, the administration
Dopes, will benefit all businuess by
reviving the buying power of the
oads, and permitting their rchabiliation.
At the same time it is held,
>ne of the principal causes of unemployment
wll be abolished.
The railroads will give notes to
he government evidencing the inlebtedfess,
bearing intereat at 6
>er cent, according to Secretary of
:he Treasury Mellon. Meantime,
he claims of th eroads against the
government, and the claims of the
fovernment against the roads,
irhich -will be compromised, and the
turns now to be advanced will be
tffset against the ultimate balancng.
Additional appropriations will be
sought from Congress for the adrances,
Mr. Mellon indicated, alhough
there is in tho Treaaury at
his time nearly $250,000,000 from
vhich payments can be made with>ut
Have Bl* Claim.
An advance of $500,000,000 the
oads would bring the total governnent
holding of railroad securities
o nearly $1,000,000,000. $400,000,000
vorth of bonds now being on de>osit
on which the roada are payng
interest regularly. The claims
>f the roads against the governnent
for undermaintenance approxinate
$800,000,000, while the governnent
claims about $500,000,000 from
he railroads as a result of present
mprovement made during Federal
The administration it wai learned,
lolds that the railroad problem may
>rove the "key log in the whole iniustrlal
Jam," and believes that as
he railroads right themselves all
>usiness will follow. It waa pointed
?ut U^at railroads employ 20 per
tent or HI labor in the country and
>rdinarily purchase 20 per cent of
ill supplies. The inability of the
oads to make purchases haa reicted
throughout industry, it is
The roads, it was stated, are purhasing
fewer supplies and employng
relatively less labor than at
iny time In their history. Disabled
:ara have increased from 5 per
:ent to 1$ per cent in a month be-ause
ofthe poverty of the roads.
Smployea number 200,000 less than
Back of ita efforts to relieve the
ailroada, iathe desire of the adninistration
to lower freight rates,
rhich it a argued would stifnulate
ill business, and would particularly
>eneflt agriculture. But it is beieved
that the roads must first be
>ut in a sound condition, and be
riven ability to effect changes in
.be Interest of economy.
Yank Troop* in Coblenz
Force Strikers to Work
COBL.ENZ. July f.?Following a
trike of workmen on ?11 the troley
line* In thia dUtrlct, the Amercan
military authdHtlea ordered the
itrikera to reaume work on the penilty
of belns Imprisoned if they
llaobeyed. - Several men were hr-1.
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EMS KIND O' SUSP
(CwwrUkt. 1KU bj lb* CUcaso Mm)
LEAP OFF BURNING
BLIMP TO SAFETY
Croicd Screams as Four
Passengers Jump to
KORVOLK. ??h Jrtf ?TW ,
V. S. MV?I hllinp C?4 exploded
Id the air at the naval base at
2 uTO p. m. today.
Three of the four pa^eajrera
were painfully bnrned. bat
ntiraruloualy eneaped death by
Several hundred permi oa
thr Newport Hta? ferry nnd at
the naval base win the accident,
at what they believed a holoeanat.
Chief Machlnists'a Male Lankey,
bnraed about face, hands
Chief Printer Russell. naval
photographer. hnrned a b o n t
face, hand and body.
Meat. Johnson, baraed about
In the dlHaible also wan
Meut. Wood, lie was uninjured,
excepting for flight brulsea
suffered ns a result of leaping.
LONDON AND PARIS
AT ODDS OVER TURK
French. Refuse to Attack Rental,
While British Covertly
(TTniUd Vewi SUIT Corrrtpond.Bt.)
LONDON. July 7.?With the announcement
that the French government
flatly refuses to permit
French troops to be used In any
manner against Ihe force, of Mustapha
Kemal. the situation in the
Near East has once more become
It is evident Britain is still covertly
favoring the Constantinist policy
?nd the Greek forces against the
determination of France and Italy
not to interfere with Kemal". program
for ousting Greece from Asia
At the same time, Austin Chamberlain
declarei' in commons today
that the Kemalists had n'ot yet invaded
a neutral rone, and that Gen.
Harington was now conducting negotiation*
with the Nationalist leader
The Greeks are considering
withdrawal of stafT headquarters to
the protection of their warships.
Kemal has aroused his troops to
a f re nay of enthusiasm all along the
front, but has taken pains carefully
to assure the allies that, for
the time being, at least. Broussa and
Smyrna are his only objectives.
Crowds Jam Drug Store
When Soda Prices Drop
CHICAGO, July " ?Soda fountain
owners have announced reduction,
of Ice cream soda prices here from
It to 11 cents. Ice cream cones
have gone hack to a nickel. Fruit
sandaes, formerly sold at from 22
lo IS cents, were reduced proportionately.
Announcement' of the reductions
caused the greatest Jams around the
fountains and drug store, that have
ever been experienced.
The reductions followed a campaign
against profiteering made by
Russell J. Poole, municipal highcost
Frog Army Clogs Mains.
ALLENTOWN, Pa.. July 7.?This
city's water supply was cut off several
hours today when an enormou.
army of frogs clogged the filter,
and mains and were extracted with .
difficulty. Residents enjoyed frog.' I
leg. for dinner. 1
ICIOUS OF IT |1
Munalbro Officer Tells
Of Mysterious Encounter.
BOSTON. July ?Capt. Elisha
Diamond, second officer of the Mun?on
liner. Munalbro. today described
the mystery Ship, suspected of being
a pirate, which approached the liner
at a point seventy-five miles south
of New Tork on June SO.
An official report on the encounter
has been made to the Bureau
of Navigation at Washington, and
the government wireless today sent
the word broadcast to ships at sea
to be on the lookout.
Heard Weird Wblirtle.
"On the morning of Friday. June
30. I went on the first morning
watch." said Capt. Diamond. "It
had been foggy all day and night,
but at 1:45 a. m. the fog lifted. For
an hour I had heard at interraJa
a peculiar, weird whistle, quite unlike
that of tb-> average steamer.
"The Munalbro was plowing along
at twelve knots an hour. As soon
as the fog lifted I saw a peculiarlooking
vessel coming tip on our
port side. She was making eighteen .
or twenty knots an hour, apparently
trying to cross our bow. Thtf |
vessel came to a position about ha.,
a mile from us and apparently
stopped her engines. She appeared
to be sising us up.
At I o'clock she turned tall and
steamed In the opposite direction
straight out to sea. In two minutes
she was out of sight.
Had *o Slde-ltghta.
The vessel carried only masthead
and range lights." continued Capt.
Diamond. It had no side-lights,
which are compulsory and Important
When she turned around. I thought
she had decided to go around our
stern, as we had the right of way.
so I failed to take close notice of
her hull. I thought It very strange
when she disappeared.
The Munalbro was In ballast at
the time, and If the strange vessel
was a pirate ship she probably decided
we were not worth touching
Takes Serhlensly Here.
El T. Chamberlain, commissioner
of navigation at Washington, yesterday
declared that the story of
Capt. Giles, of the Munalbro, was
the most substantial evidence yet
oercd of the suspected operations
of sea marauders off the Atlantic
The story also gave a new turn
to the Investigation of the disappearance
of half a dozen ships off
Cape Hatteras In the last few.
U. S. Vessel Sunk by Mine
In Black Sea; Crew Saved
The Shipping Board steamer -Mopang*'
struck a mine while entering
a port in the Black Sea and sank
a few minutes later, according to
cable dispatches received tonight
by the Shipping BoardOther
than to ?tate that the officers
and crew had aafely made their
escape from the sinking vessel In
Ufa boats, which were later picked
up by rescuing craft. Shipping
Board officials- were without' Information
as to the accident.
Jumps from Brooklyn Bridge.
NEW YORiC July V?unidentified
sailor today Jumped Into tie 1
river from the Brooklyn Bridge. His I
bod* has not been foand. I
PEACE IN ERIN
UP TO BRITISH,
Irish Chief Grants Interview
on Eve ?f Conference.
SILENT ON PLANS
OF TODAY'S MEETING
Declares Ireland's D^
mands Are Based on
Right and Justice
flMdal Cablo to Tho Wo^tfsgt* HaartM.
Md Chime* Trihrao.)
DUBLIN. July 7.?Eanotni ^
Valera. President of the Irlah ^
public. granted en interview to t*m
Chicaxo Tribune today on the s^
of fresumption ef the peace
re re nee In Dublin, and from We attitude
U could be eeen that he t*
hopeful of the beet results. althorm
he refused to discuss future plan
or detans of what has haypinrffc
Mr. De Valera requested that hfc
statement tor publication
take the form of question and sr?nrer
He assisted to framing ??4
of the questions and eliminated
others. The net results follows
Question?How do you feel about
the prospects of peace with England?
Answer*?That all depend? spoa
whether the British government
really desires peace and haa the wttl
(Q seek a peaceful solution of tho
Irish problem that Is base* on right
and Justice. If they do. they wfli
find bo lack of rood will on the paf*
of the Irish people or their representatives.
q.?America h%s heard meoh ef
an Irreconcilable eleasent.** Does
fteys People Are lorited.
A?I am not quite sure I know
what you mean. Some call the
people of Northeast Ulster irrecoacilablea.
and some apply it to our
republicans, but we mutt be careful
and net allow ourselves to he led
astray by names or by the creations
of propagandists. We rhoutd
keep a firm grip on the facts aa
they hre. There are people ot
stronf convictions who are ready
to sacrifice their liv?-s and all tbey
have for thes# convictions They,
thus, can stand the most searching
test of sincerity, and it is most Unfair
to chsracterise such devotlo*
by such misleading names. As for
DaJl Elreann and my colleagues
In the Irish Republican ministry,
we have never at any time hsd
even slight differences, either tn
point of view or in policy. We are
all united, and we work torether tn
the most complete harmony, bastaic
our position and actions on the sovereign
will of the Irish people aa
ascertained and declared at repeated
Q?Is there anything 'n t "or- j
stitution of the Irish re pub' rtrh ,
makes It impossible to pr- 'B*.
the Irish people sny pr' mcow .
coming? from the British i re* j
spect to some new po!f ..I ro*JJ
lationshlp between the p< tea a? ;
the *,wo Islands.
Q Whst measure of ? ->-oTty ^
are you willing to grant ?r LeaJo
A?8t?ch autonomy as t! fwa*
selves desire snd Is fust.
Dabltn lUaoiit Q? '?
Other members of the firpublican
prevommfnt srr screed
that Eamonn de Valera is their only
c;-olcesman. but everything he ?a>m
is arefully considered by all It ia
e^ient they fully realise the aeriousness
of their position and wish
to avoid anything which might
prejudice the success of the latest
pea* ' effort
Dublin marked time today ^u't??
Ing tomorrow's meetlijt in ? mosphere
of unwonted c*d?t Th*ro
has not been a muruer in tm Puk Wa ,
srea for a w??ok. T'uh announced
today that curfe* '4
be put back a half hour to 1 ' 'r-ofc _
James McMahon. under*.
and A. W. Cppe, assist ar dersecretary
of the Irish gov* . >a?SV
acting under instructions fr? tr. 1 <^don.
called this morning on ' *Hcan
Consul Dumont and ? 1 lalur
apologised for the removal * * tho
American flag from .the Shelb* vrM
Hotel, Dunont's residence or . -ly 4.
WHILE SON DIES
"American Duchess" Defies
Death After Attempted
PARIS. July T.?Mm*. De C.vtmHlte,
the American, who called herself
a duchess and who ?aj s notad
figure on both continents, may recover
from her attempt to carry ??
a suicide pact with her son.
Harbough. Th. son dide at ?.*
o'clock tonight. .
Mme De Gulse-Hlte Is st the
American Hospital at Neullly whers.
It ts said, she has a fair chance at
recovery. Each took enough veronal
to kill si* persons, physicians
"toong Harbough never recovered
consciousness. Friends of the family
fear that because of the sonw
death. Mme De Quise-Hites former
husband, who is now In California,
will refuse to help her.
The tragedy was due to f-uncial
dl?culti.s. Stocks. P-'tlculaHy
American securities. In whi^h her
monev was nvested. dropped rapIdly.
and her holdings practically
became wortkleaa . ?.