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Fair; moderate tem perature today and tomorrow. See p. 4. m Ifecattt Motoring Newt Call* to every we it in The Herald. WASHINGTON, D. C.. SUNDAY, APRIL 30. 1922. ? PRICE mi CE*TS Senator Jones Introduces Resolution to Probe $5,000,000 Surplus. POINT OF ORDER MAY BE RAISED Belief Is General That Conferees Exceeded Authority. Two plans to eliminate the pro posed 93,000,000 tax increase for the District of Columbia developed in Congress yesterday. First was the resolution Intro- I duced in the Pen-?te hy Senator Wes- 1 ley L. Jones providing: for a joint j Congressional investigation to de- | termine the ownership of the $.">.000.- ! 000 surplus paid into the United \ States Treasury by the District of | Columbia. ; If It is found that thi* money. I which was turned over to the Treas- | ury under the 50-50 plan of !axa j tion. belongs to the District, !t will mean a sweeping modification of the proposed increase, members stated Ir.st night. Point of Order F*|?eeted. The second development was the crystallization of belief that a point of order will be rais?d against the tax increase inserted by conferees.. The belief was general that the con ference committee exceeded its au thority and that the increase recom mended is in violation of the Curtis rule, which forbids insertion of new legislation by conferees During the past few years the District of Columbia has paid into ! the Treasury of the United States nearly $3,000,000 in excess of its proportionate share of expenses. Use of this money by the District I has been denied on the grounds that for forty-four years the Treasury has advanced funds without in terest. for current expenses of the District. %o Intercut Agreement, Say* John. ?OB. Representative Ben Johnson, of the conference committee, said yes t-rdav that these advancements b.? v.? been made without agreement t.? payment of interest. Since '>73 ,t has been the custom of the Tre.-.Mirer of the United States to advance the District government TTfT>c?eni sums to meet eurrent ex i?*nses. These deficits covered the ? nd of the fiscal year by tax col ic-lions. It is estimated by members of the conference committee that should interest he chargcd on the succes sive amounts advanced by the Treasury, the District would he In- | ?lebted to thp extent of approxi mately $29,000,000. Use of the $5.- ! ooo.oob surplus paid into the Treas ury by the District has been denied ! on the grounds that it should apply os interest. P'**We? ffo r Committee. The resolution introduced by Sen ator Jones, which was referred to the District Committee, provides a committee of six members, three from each House to investigate the surplus and determine the amounts, if any. that are owed to the District of Columbia by the United States. "The committee In reaching its conclusion." the resolution reads, "shall consider not only legal, but equitable claims and obligations, and shall report its conclusions and j recommendations to each House of Congress on or before the first Mon day In January. 1923." Commenting on the resolution. Sen- I ator Jones expressed the opinion that an investigation would result I in the $3,000,000 surplus beinc I credited to the District of Colum ! ola. Inasmuch as there has been ! no understanding or agreement as I to interest charges on amounts ad- i vanced by the national government, j it is -contended that it would be ' manifestly unjust to make a charge ! at this late date. \ecrned Vnder 50-50 Plan. "If the equitable thing is done." j Senator Jones said. "Congress j would not only return the $5,000.- I 000. but would supplement it with I a like amount in accordance with j its own law to appropriate a dollar for every dollar raised by the Dia- ' trict." Practically all of the sur plus ia said to have accrued under I the 50-30 taxation plan. If this surplus i3 turned back ! to the District, it i.? asserted, the j proposed increase in taxation will be unjustifiable. Opponents of the increase point to the fact that the annual sum advanced by the Treas ury does not exceed $12,000,000 Restoration of the $5,000,000 sur plus would reduce this to $7,000,000 Thia amount, it is declared, could ! not justify the proposed increase In taxes. Republicans in the House yester- j day expressed the opinion that the proposed Increase in District taxes' as provided by the conferees' report will be defeated on a point of order. Parliamentarians In both houses of i Congress agreed that the confer ence committee exceeded its au thority and that the proposal recommended is "new legislation." Under the Curtis rule new matter inserted by conferees may be chal lenged on* a poin'. of order and the bill recommitted to the committee. Mats Meeting Today. A mass meeting of citizens and representatives of civic bodies, which will be held this afternoon at Central High School at 2.30, will protest action of the conference committee In raising the tax r? quiremqents. The meeting will be ' held in the High School Stadium unless the weather prevents, in which case the school auditorium will be used. Charles A. Baker, president of the Federation of Citizens* Associations. will preside. Among the speakers who will address the meeting are the following representatives of trade bodies: Roger Whiteford. Washington Board of Trade; A. E. Seymour. Washington Chamber of ?owmerct; William Henry White, j Continued on Poje Ttco. It's Going to Be a Little Difficult to Be in Both Places at the Same Time.?By J. N. Darling. CHINESE ARMIES IN GREAT BATTLE AT PEKIN'S GATES Bombs From Airplanes Sink Warships?Kill 20 of Crew. Thousands Flee Before Floods Lower Mississippi Renders 35,000 Homeless; 75,000 Others Menaced. FFKIX. China.. April 29.?Forces fighting for the control of Pekin to night weie locked in two battles which hve beet- in progress more thn twenty-four hours. Twelve miles west of Pekin, two rmies fought throughout the day without result. Other forces were driving at eahc oth^r in a second battle forty-four miles south of Tientsin. . SHANGHAI. China, April 29.?With the last of the Pen government's fleet tangled and twisted ruins in the Pearl River, and strong forces under Gen Chang Tao Lin moving on the Northern capital. Pekin to night was reported on the verge of a siege. Americans and Europeans near Pe kin .have jeen ordered to seek the safety of their legations. Forces under Gen. VVu Pel Fu are battling with those of Chang Tao Lin along a twenty-mile front. The forner has tried to drive a wedge between the "dictator of Manchu ria." as Chang is called, and the threatened city. He has issued a manifesto declaring the Japanese are backing Chang. Wu Pe! Fu. military leader of Cen tral China, may himself seize the Northern capital, however, if he suc cessfully defeats the Manchurian forces. PeWin is virtually helpless, watch ing the struggle of two hostile ar mies. each 01 which may end by capturing the ?-ity. The fleet of the Pekin government. Continued on Pane Two. NATCHEZ. Miss.. April 2t. ? Thirty-flve thousand persons in the lower Mississippi Valley are home less and more than 75.000 others are menaced by flood waters from the Mississippi and its tributaries. Two Loulsiania parishes?Con cordia and Catahoula?with a com bined population of 23,051. are com pletely inundated, the result of a levee break near Ferriday. Four other adjoining parishes?Franklin, Tensas, Madison and Avoyelles? with a' combined population of 91,868 are partly flooded. "Help is needed?badly," said Charles F. Patterson member of the Mississippi flood commission here tonight. "The situation is des i perate. Sixty thousand people in ! the six Louisiania parishes acrosw | the river from Natchez will be made homeless. Thirty thousand of this : number probably will become refu gees. dependent upon aid from re lief organizations. Hundreds were made homeless when the levee broke at Poydras. La. More than 12."000 had been ac counted for tonight at refugee camps at Natchez, Harrisonburg and Jonesvllle. With the continu ous arrival of refugees, frantic calls for assistance were dispatched by Red Cross and other relief workers. Aid has been sent to 15.000 per sons in Yazoo. Sharkey, Washing ton and Humphreys counties. Miss, who were driven from their homes ' by flood waters. Hundreds of I refugees from this section are | being cared for at Vicksburg and ' nearby high land towns. 50 CENTS PAY TELLS PATENT EMPLOYES OF BONUS LOSS Astounded Clerks Learn Secy. Fall Ordered Cut?Comrades "Chip In." Pay day at the Patent Office yes terday was not an event. It was a tragedy. Hundreds I of employes opened their pay envelopes to And enclosed therein sums like 15 cents and 50 cents. This was for two weeks work. The affected employes sought an explanation and were told they had been receiving the annual $240 bonus without having been certified for it by their division heads. Two Weeks* Pay Gone. That amount of the bonus they have received since February 18, employes were told, had been taken out of their pay for the two weeks just passed. The spirit of helpfulness which pervades, the Patent Office asserted itself when the plight of the af fected employes came to the notice of those whose pay was not cut. These each "chipped in" part of their salaries toward small, relief sums for their unfoitunate fellow workers. Kail Order* Cut. Orders that the employes should not. be certified for the bonus were issued by Secretary of the Interior Gets 53 Cents to Support Blind Father and Mother Paul Smith, who Uvea at 1333 Pennsylvania avenue ?oalhrn>l. found rfitu In hla envelope. He haa a blind fa'her and n mother to anppart, In addition tp a brother vho recently laat hla Joh In the navy yard when the force there nan reduced. rharlct M r I decker, #who? father recently waa dlacharged from the Kureaa tl Kaicravla* and Printing, waa one of thoae whoae pay waa alaahed. Anather waa Heary Tadd. of Hyatta vllle. Fall, who has Jurisdiction over the Patent Office. Under the bonus legislation of March 3, 1921, employes fall Into two classes?those who Dy law are entitled to the bonus and those who must be certified for it by their division heads. The men whose salaries wore Biashed yesterday fall into the latter class. These either had re ceived more than *J00 in salary in. creases dnrlnr the past two fiscal years or were new employes. Occupation Will End as Soon as It Properly Can, He Asserts. The American V?tdaSe"t,ar5"0f SU,e "?^?V >esterday entered a blanket de ense of its policy toward Haiti Secretary Hughes' statement .1,0 served a, a denial of recent charge, 'n connection with the American military occupation of Haiti a?d , ' *0,7rnm"f? administrative wI' J" the i9,an<' republic Secretary Hughe, made his ,ute-' ment to twenty-four lawyers rep resenting the National Popular Gov ernment League and the Foreign Policy Association. Mr. Hughes said the America, oc cupatior, w??ld end C^a ""so? ?t?. j , Properly end." rt was stated later at the State Denfrf mint ' Par'y with<Jrawal of the military occupation of Santo Do "lingo Probably wouId takc pl' the near future. ln ralled Secre ary Hushes to support the recant documents published bv theae b^d ..;es. criticising the ,Amfr|tc^e b?cdy in Ha ti and calling for ,he with drawal of United States mil7ta7> forces from the republic and the abrogation of the treaty of between this government'and Haiti which serves as the basis for pres tianAaSan Hal. TURKESTAN SIGNS PACT WITH RUSSIA CONSTANTINOPLE. April is _ Knvcr Pasha, leader of the revolu tionary troops in Turkestan, conclud. ed a treaty, April 18. with the Mo, pawn for Russia. economic clauses '"wh, CO"tain? twenty.flve jreatle, wUh aV?d'Sounds Tr structo^8 ?n,y *""'?? army ? kestan bTVttevm TmvTUr (Copyri#ht. lttt.) bottomleFheld ON FRAUD CHARGE for trial on a cha?e'con,mltted tea TrlaS fa* Bottomley. who promoted i ! *ch?ine u-hcrebv wmall Suh?oriK to Great Britain ,, war lol?. h "rfn" V"'1* ,ntePe,t "nd hold raffles collected about $3.000.oon. CharrV. of swindling were brought agm," rr,:r.',v:;.rri-?r.u'S X. Senate Directs Secy. Fall To Show Contracts To Congress. LANDS COMMITTEE TO START INQUIRY Excuse of Tapping by Private Interests Is Flayed. The Senate yesterday ordered > thorough Investigations of the j .harges that Secretary of the In terior Fall, and Secretan^f the Navy Denby have turned the naval oil reserves with an e.tlmated value running Into, billions of dol lars, over to favored Interests for private exploitation. By unanimous vote, 58 to 0, the Senate adopted the resolution of Senator L* KoUette. of Wisconsin providing forTthe Inqu r> The l.a Kollette resolution directs the Secretary of the Interior to send to the Senate all leases, data, memorandum and pap'" of all kinds related to the leasing of the naval reserves and it instructs the Senate Committee on Publlc I,, begin at once an Investigation ,.( the entire subject "with lar reference to the Protection of the lights and equities ofthegov^ ernment and the preservation of its natural resourcea." At the suggestion of Senator Poindexter, of Wa.hlngton^mem ber of the Naval Affair. Committee an amendment was added calling upon the Secretary of the for information concerning the r ported drilling of wells on private lands adjacent to the oil """1^ The Interior Department .. lalms that It leased the oil reserves be cause there was danger of the oll being drained by wells on adjoin Advocates* of the resolution de clared that the unanimous vote clearly Indicated how grave the Senate considered the charge* mad against the Secretary of the In terior and the Secretary of the Vice President Coolldge laid be fore the Senate yesterday a copy of the Teapot Dome lease sent to him by the Interior Department The contents of the lease were an "fitaineed about a weak ago. The Contract 1. slrned by Secretary Fall. Secretary Denby and H. l-_ Sinclair, president of the Mammoth oil Comoany. The government will receive royalties ranging from IS* to 50 per cent. Opponents i>r the transaction ?ay that the 50 per cent royalties will be few. In yesterday's debate Senator Hitchcock. of Nebraska, declared that the leasing of the naval re serves constituted a "radical change of policy" and came as a distinct surprise to those who were under the impression that the conserva tion policy was fixed by law which could not be changedy. except by act of Congress. "I am shocked." said Senator Hitchcock, "that in the adminis tration two departments of the gov ernment should apparently conspire secretly without any notice to the public or any advice to Congress, to throw them open to private exploitation." Senator Borah, of Idaho, de clared that existing leasing law opened the way for the leasing of the oil reserves and "unless it was radically changed, the public could not ,be protected." Senator Hitch cock thereupon declared that Con gress should get busy ami amend the leasing law without delay. Senator Poindexter told the Senate that there was considerable danger of the draining of the oil from the California, reserves and that millions of barrels already had been lost there. Senator I-a Follette insisted ? that this was true of only a por tion of the reserves and that the Teapot Dome reserve, which is lo cated in Wyoming, "was ae safe j from drainage as if it were in an ! iron basin." j Senator Hitchcock arraigned Sec retary Denby and Secretary Fall I for negotiating the leases in secret. "Contracts have been let to favored ' corporations." he said, "and the public I* not informed of it until the transaction is closed." Senator King, of Utah, assailed I the leasing bill. "It promotes i scandal," he said. "It is an im pediment to proper and legitimate development and it should be modi fied. if not repealed." SHIP STRIKES REEF EVADING TURK GUNS CONSTANTINOPLE. April S9.? The Datchet. a British merchant ship which was beached near Odessa, Is understood to have been fired upon because it entered port without a visa from the Constantinople trade delegation. ? After being informed that the boat must have a visa, the captain at tempted to escape and the cannons opened Are. The boat struck a reef during its maneuvers in trying to dodge the shells. An American de stroyer went to the rescue. ITALY YIELDING ONE FIUME PORT SANTA MAROl.ERITA. April 50. The negotiations between Italy and Jugo-Slavia regarding the ap plication of the Rapallo treaty are approaching an end. it appears that Italy Is prepared to recognize the treaty of Rapallo. giving up Porto Baross. one of the ports of Flume, provided Italy has access to the port. $1,000,000 Fire in Paterson. PATERSON. N. J.. April 29.? More than 5.000,000 feet of lum ber were destroyed late tonight when a Are swept through the yards of "the P. S. Van Kirk Com pany. Damage will total 11,000,000. Tha yards occupied four blocks. Lady Astor Visits Senate; Women Throng Galleries Protests She Has Hard Time Getting Her Hus band "Away From All Pretty Secretaries." + Life for the League of Women Voters yesterday was one recep tion after another, with Lady Astor and the wives of two Presidents to make them interesting. Many delegates to the third an nual convention of ihe organiza tion. which drew to Its close yes terday. began the day by crowding the galleries when Lord and Lady Astor visited the Senate, both as members of Parliament, having the privilege of the floor in the Ameri can Congress. With Mrs. Lyttleton. who ac companied them from London. Lord and Lady Astor were taken to the President's room in the Capitol shortly before noon. It was nearly 12:|0 when the little group ap peared in the Senate. Herltorta to Senators. Lady Astor entered first with. ? ? _ Senator Swanson. of Virginia. Ix>rd menu to meet hi* wife. He, did Astor with. Senator Hitchcock, of aot nw* ts naiad. Nebraska, and Senator Williams of Mississippi escorting Mrs. Lyttle } ten. who. however, did noi remain chamber with his hands in his in the chamber Seated on the big Pockets but did not go near Lady divan at the rear of the chamber I ?Btor wh?e ?h<? remained In th* on the Democratic side. Lady Astor Senate chamber. After ahe watched the proceedings of the ,eft* however he went out and | "morning hour'* and greeted the raet ^er in lobby. Senator*, who camc uit to b.- pre- A*tor' who a* * newipaper Rented to her. rlxinar punctiliously, Publisher. was entitled to the ' thrugh in the rase of R-veral Sen- privilege, was Inv.ted to the pre** ator*. perKonally knw i to her.' ??'???* ??>< W"" ??"?? ?>"?? there, an Imperative wave of li r beck- ?'*?"?>* the victors book and onins hand nerved at once to fall talk In* with the correspondent* thim over to her and feat them whlle hi. wife in the office of the. be-.wide her i sergeant-at-arms was shaking Senator 1'at Harrison, she creeled hands with the cirl clerks and ?ec with. "Come here. I know all retaries who crowded about her. about you. You voted against suf- ! k?r<l Astor joined her there, and frage." when she emerged to be photo Then. escorted by Senator Swan- graphed on the Capitol step* with I son. she crossed to the Republican Senator Swanson she was trying I side of the chamber, where the ma- round up her party, sending j jority members crowded about her. i Senator Glass for Mrs. Lyttleton, , Senator Ix>dge walked about the i Cowfinwed on Page Ttco. SAYS MINER CHIEF MUTUAL DISTRUST LED UNION ARMY DIVIDES EUROPE, ON LOGAN COUNTY SIMONDS ASSERTS Witness, Turned State's Governments Conducted Evidence, Scores Point In Feud Atmosphere, For Prosecution. He Declares. Lady Astor Fixes Tie of Senator Lady A ator admire* Seisior Lodge, but Hfldoin agrees with him. she told the Republican leader at the t'apltol yesterday. Many Senators were Intro dured to her. When Seaator Overall, North Carolina, came up, I?ad> Aator aaldt 'Ah, a tarbeel Senator,** Then aa oar Southerner to an other. ahe deftly atralgrhteaed Overman'* tie, which waa a trifle aakrw. ( Lord .Aator* waa ahnnted aalde I by many leglalatora who failed lu> him la their eaarer DEFENSE COUNTERS FRANCE HOPELESS Claims Informant Prejudiced Ready to Accept Challenge By Grudge Against La- Seen in Russo-German bor Official. Alliance. CHARL.ES TOWN. W Va.. April j?The State scored a point today at j the miners' treason trials by pro ducing a witness who connected ;William Blizzard, union leader, with jthp march of coal miner?; on T^ogan County, W. Va.. and who charac terized the invasion as warlike. ' The defense, however, countered jhv shewing that the witness held ja grudge against Frank Keeney. an ! other union offical. and therefore his testimony might be prejudiced, j Edward Reynolds, a union miner of Kanawha County, was the wit ness for the State. Reynolds said jhe led one army and Blizznrd tl?? other. Blizzard, the witness testi fied. refused to obey an order of Frank Keeney. high union official, j to send the marchers home. ??Proponed to Kill Sheriff." | R? ynolds sail the march sr*.'r -r ifrom resentment of the miners .acainrt the tactics of the roal oper ators and Sheriff Don Chafin of Lo gan County. Heavily armed, the two armies started from Marmet to Mingo County to release union miners held in the county jail there. Reynolds 1 said. "We proposed to kill Sheriff Don iChafin and his bunch In Logan County if we could get them." lie | testified. I Reynolds also related how the two jarmies captured a train and rode in it to Madison in Boone County. Defense Chargea Fabrication. Chief Attorney Houston, for the defense, asked Reynolds whether the story of the capture of the train was not a pure fabrication, and that it was promoted by an at torney for the coal operators. Reynolds said the story was true and Houston declared he would prove that Blizzard, instead of be ing on the train, had gone to Charles Town by automobile on that day. 1 Further cross examination by j Houston disclosed that Reynolds i had been in jail for thirty-one days I just before coming to Charles Town jon a warrant sworn out by Keeney. Keeney charged that Reynolds col lected around $600 from several unions under false pretenses. By FRANK H. SIMONDS. Since my return from France I have been asked atrain and again for some comprehensive statement of conditions as they appear at the present moment from the Paris viewpoint. In complying with this request here. I find myself at once confronted by two wholly different sets of circumstances; By the al most desperate political conditions, concerning which I did not in stx weeks in the French capital hear a single hopeful word; and the equally unmistakable improvement in the minor details, in the things which are not within the rare of the statesmen, but are the private I concern of men and women. Politically ang! fiscally, there Is no mistaking tHe present situation j in Europe. You have only to pass ; through Lcndon or Paris to Teei that not only has the disintegra i tion been tremendous in the three ' years which separate Versailles from Genoa, but that at the pres ent moment the disruptive pro cesses are working more rapidly than at any time sincc the close ot i the war. Hutnal Distrust Dominate*. Dominating everything else in the European problem is the mu tual distrust which today divides practically all peoples?In fact one can only make exceptions by de grees. And hardly second to tht? phenomenon of international dis trust is that of national suspicion. , It Is not merely that nations ar* divided by ancient grudges and | rivalries, brougnt to new vitality by ! contemporary events, but inside the political chsAibers of the parlia : ments of all European countries and perhaps most conspicuously in Britain. France and Germany, the three most important nations, the business of government is con ducted in the atmosphere of a Ken tucky blood feud. Americans, with memories of the Washington conference still in mind, have looked at the Genoa af fair as having something of the same possibilities and approximately the same purpose?that is. th?> Continued on Page tire. Home Values Unsurpassed Representing the utmost in location, construction, and price arc offered you by Washington's leading Real Estate men. Never before in the history of the city has there been such opportunity to acquire property on reasonable terms. Investigate these values? Advertised Today IN ? * ?fte -Qaefeigton ficralb Real Estate Section Soviet to Get 25,000,000 Pounds, Bat Must Give Guarantees. PREAMBLE OF NOTE TO REDS AGREED ON Tchitcherin Complains at Lack of Reply, and Makes Threat. GENOA, April 2S.?Financial aid for Russia was agreed upon by the allies late today, but the political commission of the Genoa infer ence broke up without reaching further agreement upon its note to the Soviet delegation The commission will meet tomor row to continue work on the note. Resumption of relations with Russia was laid down as an eco nomic necessity by the allies, and the members of the little entente and two neutrals who joined their 1 deliberations. Russia must give atrict guaran tees before this c?"n be done, how ever. The Soviet Is to be granted 20 OOf.OOO pounds sterling In eredits and loans through an Internationa' consortium. Mrrer or Preamble ?f \???e. The allied expert? drafting com mittee today produced a document. | combining the French and British views, upon which the note to Rus sia will be based. The political subcommission | agreed upon the preamble "f the note, after which discussion of tha separate articles of tie document was begun. It mas hoped the ?1 Ilea might be able to agree upon the note before breaking up tomor row. The preamble. to which the French agreed, and whicb m-as adopted, fixed between 25.0**).04m> 30.000.MO pounds a* the amount o' financial help the allies will be abie to extend Russia. This control* | with the Russian request for 000,000 pounds. Would Halt Prn?aaa?d? The aid to be offered the Sov iet government will consist of Fnglifti. Belgian and Japanese credit- cov ering exports to Russia French and Italian contributions will l?e confined largely to material and | technical personnel. The project is left open for tlK: inclusion of an internat'ona' ? ?-n portium with a capital of 20.000.0** pounds. The political subcomustsainn tben took up discussion ?>f condition, which shall be imposed upon Rus sia The French propoe.il ?l' to oblige the Soviet government to abandon foreign propaganda Era. itano. of Rumania. ofr.red ?? amendment to this, pledging Rolshevikl to abstain from disturb ing either the present political or territorial statua quo of her neigh bors. Iipltl, B?rtk??'? Malt. Motta of Swltxerland. on behalf of the neutrals, protested, derfaung this involved a Axing of frontijvs. which does not concern the commission. This Motta said neutrals would be unable to sup ^l.loyd rjeorge replied warmly this suggestion The British p - mier insisted the entire question must be opened at and discussed and frontiers ?*" ??> the first essential of a bais for t? ^A^trprnmtee finally was adopted. requiring the Soviet 2.' 'IITTtoli - abstain from propaganda and mow tlon of the political status quo of J other countries. The French delegation 'hen a* nounced the principal object of l>o? Barthous visit to P?rtswas ?? 1 an agreement with Premier Pot? care regarding the proposed pan-Ko* ropean pact of nonaggT-ssion This pact, the French decUred now | is the biggest problem before ?be conference It was not oo the org ina". program outlined at i Therefore the French delegation i without definite Instructions regsM_ Ing It. Jacques Rardoux poincaies personal advisor on English relauo. alreary has left for Pans to be tlw^e when discussions of the proposed ten year truce take plae? The question of the supreme coun oil conference called by Uovdl.eo.f' , to discuss the reparations France's Intentiona toward Ccrman> oame UP this afternoon The F rencn notified the Brltiah I hey were or posed to such a meeting being he d until after Ma, 11. on which date the Germans are expected '" de fault their payments. The British replied that the ouprerne sonnet < must discuss the situation before the crisis arises. The matter rented unwilled A note waa received by the con vening powers fr<m? Tchitcherin. brad of the Soviet delegatlen The Rus sian leader protected vigoroual> against the failure of the Genoa c?*^ fere nee to convoke a commission of experts to deal with Russian affairs -Such convocation la all the mora needed.* Tchitcherin wrote, -inas much as the present methods of t?* i conference not only preclude PO#s? blllty of aatiatectory agreement, are not in conformity with the rese lutions of the supreme council at Cannes, which assigned if place o**' the agenda of Genoa to retMWI rm tion and financial help fer Russia," Tchitcherin also complained he ha?i oelved no repty to bis note toL4oyd voorge dated April t*. relating '?? credit, and financial al? to tTWU* *"U nuwn mi " - T He threatened to cancel all nrrvmqk offere%ho delegation has mfcte nn immediate reooleeC The allies considered the note nta..v which they worked i?da? would stttute a reply tn this Russia i re. - test. ?