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NO., 5383 :,"S K.SS- ?2JK Vt WASHINGTON. D. C.. MONDAY. AUGUST 1, 1921-FOURTEEN P?r.ra -u ?~ . nNF. CKNT~
Move of Red Troops on
Moscow May Bring
people living on
grass, roots, mice
U. S. Relief to Begin Minute
Prisoners Are
LONDON. July 31?Hordes of lilted
Soviet troops fleeing from t e
famine region, of
and undisciplined, are reported to
be moving toward Moscow. and
there M s?ld to be Imminent danger
that the Soviet government will
collapse. Reports from Switzerland.
Constantinople and the Baltic
states tell of frightful conditions
due to the shortage of food caused
by the drought.
Finland. Latvia. Poland and Rumania
are reported to be taking
precautionary military measures to
protect their borders.
Ltala Golag ?
Advices received here from Russia
state that Nicolal Lenin Is coming
to London on urgent government
business and that Leon Trotsky
is being dispatched to Siberia on
a private missio*.
There are no indications that the
opponents of the Soviets are attempting
to make political capital
out of the famine, for all are reported
to be working to
the distresa of the starving people.
The Rumanian charge d affaires In
London denies that Rumania Is
mobilising, and that there is any
intentio nof attacking Russia.
Thousands of inhabitants of the
famine-stricken areas are trying
to live on a diet of grass, acorns
and flold mice and the death rate is
terrific, according to Reval dispatches.
The harvest in the droughtstricken
lones is reported to be less
than* one-twentieth of normal.
Cholera is now adding to the horrors
of starvation, which in one district
has reduced the population to
live on sawdust, moss and roots,
with sometimes a handful of flo"rRationing
exists In a few of the
larger cities, but elsewhere the
people must manage as .best they
ptetare ?f Deatb.
Nearly everywhere in Russia
work has ceased now. Petrograd is
a city of death, according to ap-,
parently reliable reports. The official
ration which is no grantee o* I
food, allows one pound of bread
per head per day. four ounces of,
sugar per month, and one pound of
sssr s srwrt-K
SI' Sugar' 1*^3 000 ?o"b?
per pound", and".hoc, cost 300.000
r0 leSG?m?,rcoloni?ts who had
? ed in the Volga district all have
fled and are now living by beggi*
and foraging. It Is feared here that
almost all of them are facing death
a, variou. districts report that the
people have waited too long before
attempting to flee, the re.ult being
that many of them now can not,
walk twenty pace, without drop-,
"on. dl.tri& report, that SO per!
cent of the inhabitant. have
State Department Awaiting
Notice Americans Are Free
The State Department continued j
veTTertay to lack advice that the I
Soviet government has agreed to
rt. release oT-the American, held |
PrThe'only Information received has
been that Incorporated in pres. re?>rt.
it wa. said, but a note ..
expected from the Moscow authorities..
Hi?ovrr Perfects
Meanwhile. Secretary Hoover is
perfecting the plans of the American
Relief Administration for instant
assistance to the Russian children
knd the sick, as promised in
his message to Maxim Gorky, conditional
upon the release of the Amerjt
was made plain by Mr. Hoover'
that representatives of the organisation
of which he is chairman
would not enter Russia and begin
their work until official assurance
had been given that all the P"soners
were safely beyond the Soviet
Russian frontiers.
This decision in no way affects,
it was stated, the ability of the
Relief Administration to extend asadistance
t othe famine sufferers
within twenty-four hour, after the
conditions have been complied with.
Workiax tor Year.
Plans have been under way for
nearly a year to meet the
situation. Mr. Hoover explained. In
a conference with Edgar Ricard, of
New Rork.hjs chief aid in America,
he wa. assured that all is in readiness
once the offlcial word Is given.
The work of the American relief
organisations will be simplified by ,
the fact that no attempt will be
made to feed whole populations, but
onfy the children and the sick.
This has been the policy In all the
work carried on so far In the terrlory
adjacent to Russia and the machinery
set up there needs only
transference to the Soviet territory
to begin operations. One difficulty
which has as yet ha dno solution,
however. Is the crippled condition
of Russian railroads.
nest. With S^letfc
It rests with the Soviet authorities
themselves to solve the problem.
American relief heads hold, and
with the necessity urgent enough
some way ont will be found, they
Germans Chee
Pacifists Praise Hardin
gram?Thousands of 1
Of 20,000 in Berlin fi
I (Special Cable to The Waafcinftea Herald]
a ad Chicago Tribune.)
BERLIN, July 11. ? Guarded by
I thousands of polic? with revolvers
I and rifles to protect them from
| the Junkers, twenty-six organisaI
tions, including war cripples and
p a c 1 A s t ?. held demonstrations
throughout Germany today under the
thousand-bannered slogan, "No More
War." i
Republican, Democratic, Socialist
and religious societies, including the
Quakers, participated in parades and
meetings, the chief demonstration
being held in the Lustgarten. in
front of the former Kaiser's palace.
More than 20,000 persons were there
cheering for world peace, some,
praising Iveaident Harding's disarmament
program, while the reactionaries
and followers of the forJAPANESE
Officers Make Fortunes
From Graft, Claim
(Special Cable to The Washington Herald
and Chicago Tribune.)
VLADIVOSTOK. July 31.?"Japanese
trops must remain in the Siberian
maritime province until a
stable government is assured," said
Maj. Gen. Isomura, chief of staff
to Gen. Tachibani. in command of |
the Japanese army occupying Si*>eria.
"If we evacuate now there
will certainly be great disorder in
Vladivostok and also throughout
the maritime province.
"As the Tokio government an- 1
nounced last March the troops will
leave the country as soon as the
political situation in the border regions
is stabilized, the unrest in
tho territories adjacent to Cores j
allayed, the lives and property ?f i
Japanese residents secured and {
-ommunicttions restored. Not oniy '
must we have assurance from Chita \
to this effect but we must see real ^
progress along these lines before .
our troops will leave."
Despite this careful statement. "
there are many outward signs that j
Japan has no intention whatever of
evacuating until it has gained concessions
worth millions. While dissatisfied
with the Merkuioff gov- \
rnment, which refuses to deal with 1
Japan, the Japanese are balancing
for two definite advantages.
If Semenoff could sign an agree- '
ment with Japan as Kolchak's sue- '
cessor, it would seat him. receiv- 1
ing in return concessions affecting '
Amur and Saghain. But if the Chita 1
government, backed by Moscow, 1
were to sign an agreement, the 1
Japanese believe they could reap ]
more from the latter. All impartial i
authorities believe Japan intends |
holding out until a concession is j i
signed by either side, when it will j <
support the signatory until the deal '
becomes valid.
Japan is playing the game for
the big stakes which it may win. <
The occupation of Siberia with 70.- j
000 troops costs 20 per cent of Tokyo's
national budget. Corruption
among the Japanese officers is alleged
to be enormous. Through the |
playing of one Russian faction ,
against another, it is declared, huge j
sums have stuck in the hands of ,
the. Japanese military and manr 1
have returned to their country rich. ,
(Copyright, 1M1.) 1
NEW YORK. July 31? Believing j '
himself to be a priest, Frank Marano,
21. at the 9 o'clock mass at , 1
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church '
today threw the throngs of wor- 1
shippers into excitement.
Marano, believed demented by '
the heat, took a priest's stole- from *
a confessional booth, placed it about 1
his neck, ascended the altar and ?
began to deliver a sermon. He was <
taken to Rellevue Hospital for ex- <
amination. One of the priests said ?
that Marano. who with his parents,
has been'attending mass every Sun- ?
day recently, had created a disturb- *
ance Saturday night by attempting '
to attack a man making his con- *
fession. I
QDfxe Hcralb'
Every day this list of H
on the front page. Use .it
values and better-service.
"These firms offer what yoi
R. P. Andrews S
Baseball 7
Capital Supply Co. 7
Claflin Optical Co S
Commercial National Bank. 1
Delta Tours 8
Federal Employee.........
J. M. Giddlng Co 5
Hub Furniture Co o
Horning ; S
Hecht and Co 6
D. J. Kaufman S
8. Kann's Sons.... 5
Lansburgh and Brother.... t
r World Peace
yof Great War
ig's Disarmament ProPolice
Protect Parade
om Hostile Junkers.
roer Kaiser snarled and cursed and
called even the crippled soldiers
swine and dog*
Would Avert Another War.
Thus was celebrated the seventh
anniversary of the declaration of tha
world war, or, as one of the pacifist
banners announced, "The seventh
anniversary of the great war murder."
Severaj other banners and
many speakers emphasized the point
that peace had not yet come to Eu- j
rope, but the majority, instead of
being German partisans, called for I
any and all plans that would avert
another conflict such as that whlcb
began in 1914
' At the same time, the impotent
raging hatied which monarchists
and junkers have for the heads of
the government who are trying to
stabilize the republican form of government
is shown in many ways. In
several districts the JuAkers are
popularizing a song with the refrain,
"Let us knock Wirth's skull
Nothing can be done about this,
but for the insulting of President
Ebert there is a civil criminal trial
almost monthly.
Today a newspaper published a
summary of these cases. A man
who called President Ebert a drunkard
got his insult at a bargain price.
The court ordered a fine of $1.24.
Wants to Remain Friendly
to Both, Says Downing
(Special Cable to Tfce Washington Herald
and United News.)
LONDON. July 31.?Japan's acceptance
of the American disarmament
invitation, although hedged
in by certain conditions and reservations
has served to clarify the
itmosphere in British officialdom.
It can be stated cn the highest
\uthority that a majority of British
statesmen, both in and out of
rfower, see eye to eye with America
>n a great many of the questions in
he Far East Momentous conferences
of the past two weeks .'n
which Lord Curzon and Baron
ttavashi. Ambassador from Tokyo
riave taken part, have been designed
first: To permit England to
safeguard her own interests, and |
second, to lay a foundation on
which, without sacrificing Ameri- I
?an friendship, the British empiro I
an retain its influence over Jap.i.i 1
in the event of a crisis.
Friendly to Both.
THe position of Downing 5tree?.
is that Great Britain can best b*s
ft service by remaining friendly
both to America and Japan. Knsrand's
chief fear is that denun^ia:ion
of the Anplo-Japanese alliance,
theoretically because of pressuie
From America and America's supsorters,
within the empire, would be
misinterpreted by Japan, exactly s;
\merlcans arc now misinterpreting
he real significance of the alliance,
.vtiich British statesmen today call
At the same time, the pressure
from within is growing stronger
iaily, and the press is becoming insistent
that the alliance be* denounced.
As the Spectator says: ,
Says Pant Hamper* Britain.
"We deeply regret that the premier
did not denounce the alliance
it the same time he accepted president
Hardinpr's invitation. Altrobugh
the alliance is now only one of appearance,
it continually hamper? us
md places England in a false portion.
Things of form seem things
>f substance."
J. L. Garvin, writing in the Observer.
urges that the dominion
premiers go to America in a body at
>nce. if only for conversations with
Hughes and Harding. As for the
nain conference, he looks for rapid
iction from Lloyd George, saying:
"Both Hughes and Lloyd George
ire Welshmen. When they meet
face to face, the human bond of
indorstanding ought to be strengthined
by that fact. Secretary Hughes
s unquestionably one of America's
greatest statesmen, while Lloyd
jeorge is undeniably the greatest
>f all historic Welshmen. Both are
>fOtid of their descent."
The Outlook is pessimistic regarding
the success of the conference.
It declares that the other
members of the press are afraid
o disclose the facts that "Japan**
Lcceptance is really a refusal."
_ .k
s HMnhex
i, AUGUST i, 1931. ;
erald advertisers appears
as your guide to bigger
need when you need it."
Meyer's Shop... 2
Jit. Vernon Savings Bank, i
Chas. E. Miller. Inc 7
National Savins* and Trust.
Penn Electric and'Oaa Co.. ?
Resorts 8
Railroads anil Steamships.. 8
Stag Hotel g
F. H. Smith Co '. I
Swartzell Rheem A Hensey.. 5
8?linter's S
Theaters I
Dr. Wrtffht g
Dr. Wyetb.. !
__________ f
Calls Refusal to Meet
Shop Men "Almost
Declares Employes Have
Right to Choose Representatives.
| CHICAGO. July 31.?Refusal of
I the Pennsylvania Railroad to meet
! authorised representatives of the
j Federal Shop Crafts in formulating
j new working: rules is "almost
' treasonable," the United ajtates
Railroad Labor Board declared in
a sizzling broadside issued tonight,
i The railroad, in addition to its
refusal to follow the dictates of
the board for the temporary conItinuation
of the national working
agreements granted employes under
Federal administration of railroads.
openly defled the board, and '
its officials stated that they would
meet its men in whatsoever manner
they decided. Employe representatives
to meet with the Pennsylvania
executives for the making of working
rules were elected by a secret
ballot conducted by the road.
Declares Elfftloa Unfair.
The answer of the board today
is the most vitriolic utterance made
by that body since its Inception.
It declares the election of the employe
representatives by the Pennsylvania
"unfair and illegal," and
the result of the election is entirely
discredited and thrown out and a
new electiop ordered in which tlffe
name of the Federal Shop Crafts
is to be put on the ballot. ?
"Haggling over non-essentials"
can only result In "social chaos,"
the board declared.
"Neither of the parties to this
dispute can serve the country, or I
justify themselves In the eyes of
the public by any amount of propa- '
ganda. if they permit a controversy |
over sma.l technicalities to Inter- '
rupt commerce and bring toss and I
suffering upon themselves and the
puWie." Lh* boafd- sUtUd. , ^
Flats tew Allewe* ? Vet*.
"There Is no question of open shop
Involved in this dispute, and no
other matter of principle.
"At a time when the nation Is
slowly ana painfully progressing
through the conditions of industrial
depression, unemployment ana ]
unrest consequent upon the war. It
is almost treasonable for any employer
to stubbornly haggle over
non-essentials at the risk of social
The board declared that under the
method of electing employe representatives
to negotiate new rules
adopted by the Pennsylvania road.
"only 10.B per cent of these employes
are represented In these negotiations
and 89.5 per cent virtually 1
disfranchised." A total of 33.104
employes were entitled to vote. It a
is stated, and but 3.480 were given a
the opportunity.
DpRMRrf* Carrier Contrel.
In addition the board orders that r
the railroad shall be compelled to *
allow every former employe now r
laid off or turloughed to vote when 5
re-employed. F
"Tha carrier had no more right 1
to undertake to assume control of *
the selection of the representatives
of the employes than the employes
would have had to supervise the f
naming of the representatives of f
the carrier, for the statute plainly
provides that the employes shall ?
designate and authorise' the repre- j
sentatives." the order states.
"In this sophisticated land of pop- t
ular elections, no political party
would submit to having its primary '
held and managed by the opposing x
party. It Is entirely proper, however,
that the carrier should be I
riven every facility for flrst hand
knowledge of the maner In which
It is conducted and the correctness r
of the result reached and announced. t
Wasted Officer* Ckeeea. r
"The labor board also holds that^ *
the employes may vote for represent*
tatlves who are not employes of the *
"arrier, if they so desire. Just as the f
"arrier may select a representative "
who is neither a director nor a '
stockholder. It seems, however, that *
the employes in this instance'were
not asking to have th? name of any
outsider placed on the ballot, but
simply the name of their organl- i
nation, which would have resulted r
as the carrier well knew. In the em- ?
ployes being represented by the i
officers of their organizations" i
The railroad world ha, been .
waiting* anxiously for thl, decision ,
'or weeks.
The Pennsylvania was the first
big carrier to refuse to accept the r
decision of the board. The attitude r
nhK rai,r.?td foll?wins this order r
sriii be watched with Increased in1-,-est
as continued defiance of the h
board would amount to open rebel- ?
J^lfagainst ?he transportation act a
LEADS 100,000 MEN *
;?T?U1 OsU. to n, WaObwtM iu?.u T
HANKOW- ChiSl*"",' Il._with V
in army said to number 100.000
?en' ,WU Pel Fu- wlr of 7
hill province and leader of the
movement tr rtupeh province i
igalnst forces of Clov. Wang Chang
kuan, Is advancing on Wu Chang.
W a Chang Is the capital of Hnpeh, 1
ind Gov. Wang Chang Tuan la dt- '
ecting its defense in person.
It is expected that Wu Chang "
will surrender to the forces of Wo
Pel Fu, and that Gov. WiV Chan* h
ruan will be ousted. 1/ ibis takes J
'lace, there is a strong probability
:hat Wu Chang will be proclaimed I
capital of North China.
Leaders Hope to Shape
Program for Vacation
This Month.
(By UrnUd *m Stiff Correspondent.)
With a definite legislative prorram
before it. the Senate Is enleavoring
to put its business In
hape for a recess before the mldlle
of this month.
The recess, leaders hope, can be
nade to extend until the House has
nacted the new tax bill which is
iow being drawn by the Ways and
Tean? Committee. Thi? bill is expected
to reach the Senate some
ime between the middle of August
ind the first of September.
Korris Bill Doowed.
The legislative program rails for
nactment of the measure to assist
armers in obtaining credit and to
itlmulate the export of soil predicts.
The Senate has before it the
orris bill for creating a hundred
nillion dollar farm export corpora*
'on, defest of which is assured. It
4so has th- administration's subtitute
measure offered by Senator
Ce'logrg. and another substitute
resented by the Committee of Ac{culture.
The Capper-Tincher antlgraln
oeculatlon bill, which would Impose
a heavy tax on "pape**" grain
ransartions. is next in order for
>assare. and the antiheer bill Is
cheduled for early art'on. An atempt
may be ma^e also to rote on
he bill of Senator Borah, providing
or free tolls for Amerl'-an vessels
Ing the Panama Canal, although
oadera favor deferring action on
Delay Administratis? nilla.
There is no disoosition to push
he administration's bill for fundng
the debts of forelrn governments.
Tt la expected this meafcnre
rill wait until after a recess, or sf
"Mt until the immediate program
s competed. T*e Hdm'nts'rat'on s
eheme for ai*ine the railroads also
?o?ii*-ea l*r1*latlon. but ft i?
honest this too. will wait.
The House this week probably will
ecefve a bill to appropriate funds
?r the shinnia#- board, as asked bv
'halrman linker. T*e s??m r?e>
-ested to Con areas was 125 tno.ooo
?t tt is "nlikelv that t?*e Approriatlons
Committee will fa^oj sue*
larre amount." by $50,000.0*# and
o??lhlv more. i
The House also 1* looking forward
? a recess following pas?atre of th*
4* bill. The plM* would b^ for a
acatlon of aeverfcl wcks or wntlT
fie Senate nad passed the tax bill,
hs concurrence of the House would
e required In amendments which
lie Senate would make.
Vetv Yorfcr Front-Bitten
is City Swelters in Heat
NSW YORK. July 11?While New
"orkers have ben sulTerlac acutely
rora the heat wave. Plorella H.
lallo. 10. 1* froet bitten and being
reated at the Lincoln Hospital.
Mcllo. an Ice dealer, was lacked
i a huge Ice bo* hy three bandits
fter they had robbed him of ah*u<
49. He was rescued this morulas
fter a night In artificial Iceland
(o*?lt*l Internes say hla condition
> Mrtooa.
I -9 Sr _??h
laooo b-?e 1 ^
\ szL /* t?*"h /
* - ~~
Ga?-FiUed Cellar Proves
Fatal to Winner of
D. S. C. Medal.
!*K\V YOHK. Jilf SI.?A her?
f the Hlwdenburg llif. winner
of tkf D. %. C. for reaculng
wonuded rvmradra, Jo*epfc A.
Flanagan. a Xnt York lrr?tii.
aravr kin life krre today to MTf
Flrrmnn ( koHru Oliver, whom
Flanagan hellevetf to ^ IH?K
icviirlom In > H>l lll?4 cellar.
They were flxhtUK a trft- | ?
lal 4re la a Flrat aveaae teaeaieat,
hat the melting of gaa
ylten hod aadf the hawarX a
4angeroaa npot for the flremea.
night other Ireaea were j
knocked oat hy the gan. Oliver
waa reaeaed.
President to Witness Re-enacting
Chapters of American
PLYMOUTH. Mass.. July 31.?The
mofl Impressive scenes since the
anding of the Pilgrim Fathers 300
years ago, will be enacted around
Plymouth Rock here tomorrow.
This historic little Massachusetts
coast city is elaborately decorated
for the arrival of President Harding
on the modern Mayflower early
tomorrow morning. He will witness
the re-enacting of the flrJt
hapters of American history centering
around the landing of the
Ittle band of jMltrrlms who came to
the bleak.New England shores to
escape the religious tyranny of the
British King.
The President will land within 200
yardn of the weather-beaten granite
boulder on which John Alden
stepi%d when he led the debarking
Plymouth streets are festooned
with flags, and the landmarks of
colonial hirtory. which abound, are
decorated with the national colors.
The little town is filled to capacity.
Special trains began running today,
and more than 50.000 visitors are
The President will spe-k in the
amphitheater which overlooks Plymouth.
Later he will occupy a ho*
st the ton of the manmnth semicircular
tier of se>?ts while the Plymonth
residents. m?ny of whom are
fliwtly ^eacerde'* from the Pilgrims.
will act the role* which their
forebears h-d in the settlement of
New England.
"Miss Washington"
la the 'title that will he t?aferred
n the WaaklaiHa
ynmm woaaa ak. win the
kllkfat hoaar with la the *t?t
at eaaapeteat > *???
that at Mac aeleetetf aa the
aaaat heaattfal aa| ?raeefal
joa-K waaaaa la tae elty.
At*aatlr City will w?lea?e
her wtth area araaa aat Mka
her the haaar tnaeat at a mmmalleeat
Thera la aa ??n?a>, ae ratlav,
aaa aalleltattaaa.
Merit *1 "! will ??"t
Far ?artlealara reM ?a*a
ae. .aee*a4 aaetlaa.
^ \ M I
Expects It May Move to
Several Places Before
Rr rorert J. BK.xnrn.
TORONTO. July SI.?Viscount
Corthcllffe believes that the Wash*
ngton disarmament conference will
ranscend in importance the hlsorlc
Paris peace conclave, and after
risits with President Harding and
Secretary Hughes, he believe the
political Jockeying for position will:
>e vastly more interesting than was
he jockeying before and during the
aris meeting.
The Washington conference, he
>elieves, will be a long one and may
nove to several different places beore
it finally nds.
Northcliffe terminated his twenty-;
lrst visit to the United States when j
ie crossed the Canadian line early
Sunday and while this last visit has
>een by all odds th? most dramatic
>f all. he purposed to forget its deails
with his entrance to Canada.
At Hamilton. Canadian newspaper
nen began boarding his train s%:ekng
interviews on the Washington
"So far as I am concerned, there
las been no incident." the British ,
>ublisher replied, "and I rather
hink the whole thing will be forjotten
everywhere by Monday.
"I am In Canada to study immigration
problems. Are any of the
?ev spaper men present beides myself
interested in that subject?"
Ix>rd Northcliffe was met at the
nation by Lea McCarthy, K. C., one
f the city's prominent lawyers, and
tpent the day with McCarthy on the
rolf finks, leaving for Vancouver at
0 p. m.
The Northcliffe party anticipates
jo recurrence of the "boycott" that
rcated such a sen'/itloti in the
Vmerican Capital, during the renainder
of the publishers travels
hroueh British possessions. It wa*
xplained that orders of the Britsh
foreicn offlc* are not effective
s annlled to the resnectlve local
rovernments in British territory.
Furthermore. Wickham Steed,
ditor nf the London Times, stressed
he point that Northcliffe's tour is
?urely personal, and in no sense an
fDclal iournev. Hence, the governnent
officials in countries to be
isi ted would be expected to act
oward Northcliffe exactly as they
rould act toward any other British
Asked what were the most strlkng
impressions gained by observng
American life, members of the
tarty gave different versions.
Northcliffe himself said his most
Ivid impression was "the amount
if conversation one hears everywhere
he goes on the subject of
The most remarkable thing to
^ickham Steed was "the city of
Washington. which. I believe, is
he only olty in the world whose
rhole Industrv is oolltics."
To Secretary Snoad, the wonder
rat "the number of automobiles
t would seem that everybody has
>ne." But Snoad also marvelled at
>ur waiters who, he declared, "are
to extraordinarily slaw."
> 'T ?
Offer Gives Erin Greater
Status as Dominios
Than Canada.
Leaders Find Terms Are
More Liberal Than
They Expected.
(tpseial Oabte to Tte Waahiagtse ImM
aid United Vm-m.)
DUBLIN July II.?TV Irish heve
accepted Great Britain's enlarged offer,
under the terms of whI"A Ireland
will receive greater atatua aa
a dominion than Canada, It wti
authoritatively stated here today.
Lloyd George's offer jf peace foa
Ireland rave terms more liberal than
the moat ardent of Irish republlcana
had actually expected. It is
learned tonight from a reliable
Offrr Foa ad AfMHsHl.
Eamonn de Valera and leaders of
his party, after examining the proposals
of the British premier for
more than a week, have decided that
the English project contains the
maximum concession# that can be
obtained from the imperial government.
and that it ia completely compatible
with Irish honor, affording
a measure of self-government that
can be accepted without losa of the
nation's preatige.
Under the Britiah proposal. It Is
now decked. Ireland will be give?
a status aa a "dominion." with even
greater powers of home rule than
those possessed by Canada This
implies practically complete control
over both legislative and fiscal policies,
the latter being a point far
which the Iriah delegation had consistently
Xst Made P?t?lJe.
Details of Lloyd George's proposals
will not be given to the public
until th-ir formal a'-coptance, it
is understood. The momentous decision
to accept the project a-hi oh
will make Ireland a republic in
practically everything aave the
name, came at the conclusion of today's
consultation between I>e Valera
and members of the Dail E'.reana
but formal notification of Uu acceptance
wljl not be sent to London
for a week or ten daya.
In the meantime it is expected
that all the imprisoned or interned
members of the Pail Kir.ann will
be released In order that they may
be present at the ratification meeting
There seems to b?* no doubt
that De Valera's acceptance will
ratified by complete confirmation by
the Irish parliament.
Ulster will be treated, during the
interval before the new scheme
become effective, a* a subordinate
parliament, and will then be offered
the opportunity of joining the
rest ot the country under the works
ing of the central Irish government.
Aeeeptaae* ?a Kad Traee.
The truce, which has been strictly
kept, will, upon announcement of
au-c-eptanoe of the terms, come tu
an official end. But in the great
spirit of peace which now prevails,
ihere ia nope who a ants to ret*r i
to old days of hostility and although
the people mAy be unaware
of the impending momentous i'?
velopraent. there Is little daftfe* r
lhat "war" will come again in
Southern Ireland
A touch of saber-rattling is reported
by the Daily 11 raid's *letfaat
correspondent, who says that
the Ulster Service n's organisation
has asked for its transformation
into territorial forces gt on. %,
its members passing a resolution to
the effect that "this Is the time for
action?not words.*'
De Valera's acceptance of Lloyd
George's terms means that the
hardest task faced by the British
Premier, and perhaps the hardest
task ever taced by any British government,
has st laM been accotnpliahed?that
he has evolved a
compromise which successful!/
answers the Irish extremists demand
for a republic, without completely
severing the bonds between
Ireland and England.
Lister ia the Mlaartty.
It la believed, as a consequence,
that regardless of a-hat action Ulster
may take or attempt to take
che government program aill go
through. Ulster, however loud her
bjectiona. the minority of Ireland
and bu? x small geographical
portion of the Islsnd If she proves
ecalcitrant. it a-ill be a far easier
task to coerce her Into acceptance
of the situation that it would ever
be to conquer?and keep conquered
?the country's great southern area.
As a consequence, therefore, it is
highly possible that the Lloyd
George reversal of policy which
from military coercion of Southern
Ireland and "favoritism* of deter
has undergone a rapid change
towards "coercion" of the north and
"favored treatment** of the south,
will have to be continued indefinitely
unless the Ulsterltes have been
driven by force ?>f otherwise to
accept the situation.
Will Wat Try Cserelan.
The present system of home rule
under which Ulster finds herself so
happily situated will go into the
discard, to be supplanted by the aot
under which any dominion of the
empire holds its political existenoej
It will be remembered, however, that
Sinn Fein itself held out the oltvt
branch to Ulster in a semiofficial
but inspired statement recently
which declared that Ireland woui}
not attempt to coerce Ulster, having
once seen the impossibility to suob
a policy. At the same time, 81 nh
Fein pleaded for a united ird^at
and declared sny solution hat
would come must be based upon the
principle that Ulster, as a part of
Ireland, must come under the wi?rfc>
Ing of any new measure agrsdul fa
by the recognised representative* ef
the whole Ir?sh people

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