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Japanese in Washington Con
ference Sorrow for Loss of
i Eminent Statesman.
The news of the death of Marquis
Okuma, Japan's "grana old man" and
former premier, was a shock to the
Japanese delegation to the Washington
Prince Tokugawa, one of the Japa
nese delegates to the Washington
conference, who, as president of the
house of peers had come into official
contact with Okuma, said last night:
"Marquis Okuma has achieved great
things for his country. Our misfor
tune in the loss of Premier Hara is
now made twofold by the reported
passing away of a famous statesman
whose accomplishments are known
the world over. Okuma gave his life
and the best that was in him for the
development of his country."
Prince Tokugawa added his belief
that Marquis Okuma, in his son,
Kobutsne Okuma, would leave a suc
cessor who would follow in his
father's footsteps. The son, he said,
would inherit the title of marquis
and become a member of the house of
Marquis Okuma was keenly inter
ested in all activities affecting the
young men of the empire. The uni
versity, which he founded at Toklo, is
the largest in Japan and has a stu
dent body of more than 5.000.
Believed He Would Have Long Life.
When the Tokio correspondent of the
Associated Press, in 1916, requested
Japan's great modern statesman to
give him some material for a sketch
of his life. Marquis Okuma broke out
In a smiling exclamation: "Why a
sketch of me? I am to live to 125.
My life's work is only fairly under
That conviction, oftentimes voiced,
until, as his friends say, he really and
Sincerely believed it, is the explana
tory essence of Okuma's career. In
li>15 and 1916, during the great war,
Okuma was prime minister of his
country and leading it onward In a
time of great international strife with
all the enthusiasm and energy and
hope of a young man of thirty. He
was wonderful In every way?even his
enemies thought that.
Okuma was the great bridge between
old and new Japan. His life work was
devoted to reconciling the old and the
new. While striving to maintain the
dignity and nobility for which the
eamurai fought, he yet pushed Japan
forward intellectually and materially
to obtain for her the rank of a flrst
class power by taking aver the civiliza
tion of the west and making it an in
tegral part of Nippon. ,
Bora in Year 1838.
Shigenobi* Okuhyt, called Hachltaro
Okuma in 'boy<io ?OT* was born In
February, 1838, at Saga, one of the
leading cities of Kyushu, the most
southern of the three great Islands
of Japan. He was raised by an Ideal '
father and mother, and began life
under very fortuitous circumstances.
His father, Nobuyasu Okuma, 4-as one
of the Influential clansmen of Saga
and was the commander of the fort
ress at Nagasaki. The son entered a
clan school, where the sons of all
clansmen or retainers were obliged
to receive education in Chinese class
ics, and especially to study a text
book treating of Buhsido, the moral
spirit of the samurai.
The clansmen of Saga were the first
to come in touch with westerners, for
the port of Nagasaki, the only place
opened to International trade in the
Shogfrnate period, was under the
jurisdiction of Saga. The result was
that many of the rising generations
became imbued with the Ideas of
western civilization despite the re
straining efforts of the elder samurai.
Strict regulations, even a loss of
hereditary fortune, did not stifle the
awakened seal of the young clans
men nor remove their thirst for a
knowledge of the mysterious west.
Young Okuma was one of the flrst to
.show the discontent with what he
deemed an oppressive and dogmatic
educational system of clan govern
ment. He became a leader of the re
bellion against the old tdea that con
tact with western civilization meant
danger for the empire.
Okuma and some of his friends
deemed the fall of the Shogunate re
gime inevitable. They secretly left
Nagasaki and went to Kioto, the then
?imperial capital, to join with other
' clans and memorialize the shogun to
,' relinquish his power in favor of the
?imperial court, which had existed only
in name for about two centuries. The
, division over this question resulted
in the great war between the Sho
gunate and imperial forces, which re
sulted in the restoration of the Meiji
; emperor.
; Okuma, a mere student, was ap
. pointed to the Important post of
councilor when the imperial regime
returned to power in 1868. Previ
ously he had been commissioned in
the direction of International affairs
at Nagasaki, which was then the only
port open to foreign commerce. He
soon won a reputation for diplomatic
The important question in the early
Ftages of the restored Meiji govern
ment was the persecution of Chris
tians. A shogunate law prohibited
belief In Christianity, but the num
ber of converts at Nagasaki gradually
Increased. Although personally not
anti-Christian, Okuma favored the re
jection of the demands of the foreign
ministers in connection with the ar
rest of Christians, on the ground that
they had no right to meddle with the
Internal affairs of Japan. The gov
ernment adopted his opinion and
made him a member of the committee
to negotiate with the foreign repre
Oknraa's Rise Rapid.
Okupia's rise was now rapid. He
took historic parts in the development
of the great Meiji reign, which opened
Japan to Western civilization. He
raised loans and saw that they were
paid. He labered for the abolition of
the feudal system and the establish
ment of a constitutional government
The statesman was a member of the
second Matsukata ministry and In
June, 1898, formed a cabinet of his
own. which lasted six months. Later
. he took up educational work and
founded the famous Waseda Uni
versity. He wrote constantly. Then,
when the Yamamoto cabinet fell, in
1914, Emperor Yoshihito summoned
him to -form the ministry, which held
offloe during the great European war.
It was under his administration that
Japan entered the war on the side of
the entente allies, contributing to the
embarrassment of Germany by the
capture of her Chinese possession of i
Klao-Chow and by aiding the entente
powers financially and through the
manufactuer of munitions. It was
also during his administration that
the important Russo-Japanese con
vention of 191* was arranged and
figned. ?
Mary Garden Guarded
By Police Fallowing
Death Threat in Mail
By the Asxociated Pre*s.
CHICAGO, Janaarj 7.?Mary
Garden, director In cWef of the
Chicago Grand Opera Company
and leading, aopraao, today la
nnder police protection after re
ceipt a few days ago of a box
containing: a pistol a ad nine
Ins her life. In the pasteboard
carton, which contained the
eartiidffen. three compartmeati
were empty, and the writer *ald
the missing ballets were reserv
ed by hlra for her. nridinsc he
"hoped" he would "soon have
the pleasure of see.'njr your body
Hon ting down the Chicago
"Some wretched person sent
me?I do not knew why he plch
ed on me?a box with a .horrid
pistol and a box of cartridge*,"
said the diva In commenting on
the nnonymous death threat.
"Why, the pig!"
Charted Fttcmorrls. general
superintendent of police, refus
ed to nay what Is beiag doae in
the caw beyond the assertion
that Hiss Garden will be pro
tected.- ? ? -
More Than 200 Delegates
Will Come Here, Hoping for
Future Benefits.
The feeling: that something "worth
while" will come out of the national
conference on agriculture, which is
to be held here January 23, has been
voiced by practically all of the more
than 200 delegates invited to sit in
the gathering, Secretary Wallace said
today. Acceptances, which are being
received from 95 per cent of those in
vited, the Secretary said, also con
tained strong commendation for the
idea behind the conference.
President Harding probably will
open the conference, Mr. Wallace
said today. The delegates will meet,
he continued, without any previously
arranged program and whatever is
accomplished will come out of the
conference itself and by its own
initiative, all of the experience, in
formation and resources of the Agri
culture Department, however, he
said, will be placed at the disposal
of the delegates.
The conference, the Agricultural
Secretary said, will be a cross-section
of the entire agricultural life of
the nation, with representatifes of
allied industries dependent on agri
culture and a group of outstanding
men representing the public.
With them will sit the joint con
gressional agricultural inquiry com
mission, which will, Mr. Wallace
said, give the delegates the results
of its work.
Secretary Wallace said the sessions
of the conference would be open.
The personnel, the Secretary an
nounced. had been completed and
would be made public as soon as the
acceptances are completed.
(Continued from First Page.)
him to be the best man in the state to
represent It in the Senate."
Refer, to Charge..
The senator referred to the charges
made against his colleague and said:
"I think the worst one, and the one
most wholly misrepresented, was
that Mr. Newberry financed his own
Mr. Townsend reviewed the indict
ment and trial of his colleague and
discussed the decision of the Supreme
Court of the United States. He said
he had listened to the argument in
the Supreme Court, which later re
versed the case, and .heard the jus
tices ask questions of the lawyers.
"I hope," he added, "that I may not
be begging the question when I say
that the Supreme Court was unani
mous in its sentiment that Newberry
did not have a fair trial in the lower
Newberry to Speak Monday.
Information that Senator Newberry
would take the floor in the Senate
on Monday and speak in his own be
half was elicited during the debate
last night by Sei&tor Williams, di
recting an Inquiry at Senator Spencer
of Missouri, In charge of the case
on the floor.
Senator Williams said he desired to
hear the defense to be offered in the
hope that Mr. Newberry could give
reasons why he should retain his
seat and "not disgrace not only his
own good family, but the good family
of his wife."
Senator Caraway of Arkansas, who
opened the debate yesterday, caused
laughter on the floor and in the gal
leries during his discussion of the
Senator Heflin Hurls Prediction.
There also was hurled at the New
berry supporters the prediction by
Senator Heflin, democrat, Ala
bama, that "the American people will
lash out of the Senate chamber every
man who casts a vote for Newberry."
"Where are the senators who voted
for Lorimer?" queried Mr. Heflin.
"Why, the American people took care
of them. All are gone save six."
Although the consent agreement
provides that the Newberry question
shall be considered to the exclusion
of all else, Mr. Heflin digressed In his
speech to attack the Federal Reserve
Board for not having cut down ex
penditures by the reserve banks In
the construction of new banking
homes. He spoke particularly of the
New York bank, and concluded jhat
phase of his discussion by the expres
sion of his belief that the New York
bank "was hooked up with Wall
street so closely that I would not be
surprised If some of its officers favor
the seating of Newberry."
Basis of Democratic Fight.
As heretofore, the fight of the demo
crats was directed chiefly at the
claims advanced thar-Mr. Newberry
was unacquainted with the activities
of his primary campaign committee,
arid, therefore, was not responsible
for Its actions. It was this committee
which Mr. Ford has charged, spent
approximately $250,000 to win the
nomination and election.
Attacks also were made on "the atti
tude of silence" which Mr. Newberry
has maintained.
Noted for Having' Been Mother of
Two XT. S. Senators.
MIAMI, Fla., January 7.?Mrs. J. R.
Bryan, seventy-three, said to be the
only woman in the country who had
two sons to serve in the United State*
Senate, died here today after a brief
jllness. ? Mrs. Bryan was the mother
of former Senator Nathaa F. Bryan of
Florida, now judge of the flfth circuit
court of appeals at New Orleans, and
of Senator William JaiAes' Bryan, also
of this state, who took his seat in Con
gress when only thirty*6h? years of age,
said to have been the -youngest member
ever to have occupied sytifi a position.
William James Bryan was appointed
to fill the vacancy caused by the death
of Senator Stephen R. Mallory and
i himself died within a year after talds*
I office*
Witness Says Russell N. Esk
ridge, Killed in Crash, Was
Running 40 Miles Hour.
Russell Norwood Eskridge. twenty
one years old, 1220 D street south
east, driver of a taxlcab. was almost
Instantly killed this morning about
9:45 o'clock at Ohio avenue and 13th
street when his taxlcab was driven
against the touring car of John
Philip Kiefer, a veterinarian, 2(30
12th street, Brookland.
Both cars were overturned, Mr.
Kiefer s car being badly damaged.
His car was being driven slowly, it
Is stated, and Mr. Kiefer was able
to break his fall by reaching out and
placing his hand on the asphalt pave
ment. saving himself from injury.
Birr da to Death.
Eskridge was pinned beneath his
overturned car. His skull was
, fractured and his Jawbone broken
and he bled to death before assis
tance reached him. Numerous per
sons ran to the scene, but were un
able to do anything for Eskridge.
He was deHd when Emergency Hos
pital was reached.
James Hunter, Paison, N. C.. stopping
at 1331 K 'street, waa one of several
witnesses to the accident He told the
police that the taxicab, moving north
on 13th street, was being driven at the
rate of at least forty miles an hour,
while the touring car, going east on
PJ1'0 aVenue was not going faster
than fifteen or sixteen miles an hour.
Both Turn Turtle.
So great was the Impact that both
machines turned turtle. The taxicab,
I Mr. Kiefer stated, seemed to leap from
the pavement before It overturned and
I pinned its occupant beneath it. The
taxicab. he said, struck the aide of Ills
car. He said he tried to bring his car
to a stop when he saw the taxicab
speeding, but waa unable to do so.
Following the accident, Mr. Kiefer
went to the first precinct police station
and was notified by the coroner to
present himself at an inquest tomorrow.
A son of Mr. Kiefer's is a policeman In
the first precinct.
Eskridge lived with his mother and
brother at the D street address, and
relatives were notified of the accident
by the police.
(Continued from First Page.)
way loan, secured by the railroad
property, to the Chinese?as the other
powers have done In connection with
other railroads in China?this loan to
run for fifteen years, but with a pro
viso that it may be redeemed after
six months' notioe five years from the
date of agreement. They also demand
that, until the road Is entirely paid
for, they shall have a Japanese traf
"o manager and ohlef accountant.
The Chinese make two proposals,
one of cash payment and the other
deferred payments, with Chinese
treasury notes or notes of the Chi
nese Bankers' Union, secured upon
the railroad properties, over a. period
of twelve years. 1
W?M Interest fa Road.
It Is well understood that the Japa
nese are bent upon holding an Inter- i
est In the Shantung railroad for a
number of years. They see other for
eign nations holding an Interest in
Chinese roads, and they do not see
why they should not do so. Also, their
commercial Interests demand that
they shall do so. I
At the outset of the discussion of
the Shantung railroad the Japanese
holding that the road was theirs, tak
.en ky them from the Germans, but I
In Chinese territory-?proposed to give I
the Chinese one-half interest in the
railroad; to make It a joint affair.
They thought this a fair proposition,
they say, but China absolutely refused I
to consider it. From that starting
point they have gradually modified
their proposals, until the final one
presented yesterday. They Insist that
that is as far as Toklo will permit
tnera to go. j
The following statement was Issued
by the Chinese and Japanese dele
gations following the meeting yester
day: .
The twentieth meeting of the Chi
nese and Japanese delegates was held
at 3 o clock in the afternoon In the
governing board room of the Pan
American Union building. Discus
sions on the Shantung railway Ques
tion were continued. ,
The Japanese delegates proposed a
railway loan agreement plan for the
settlement of this question on the
basis of the terms of ordinary rail
way loan agreements entered into by
China with various foreign capitalists
during recent years?namely, on the
following genera] lines:
Proposes Flfteea-Yea* Term.
!? The term of the loan shall be
fixed at fifteen years, while China
shall retain an option of redeeming
the whole outstanding liabilities upon
six months' notice after five years
from the date of the agreement.
2. A Japanese traffic manager and
chief accountant shall be engaged In
the service of the Shantung railway.
3. The details of the financial ar
rangement shall be worked out at
Peking between the representatives
of the two parties to the loan.
This plan was not found acceptable
to the Chinese delegation.
Proposals of Chinese.
The Chinese delegates, on their
part, proposed the following two al-1
ternative plans:
1. China shall make a cash payment
for the railway and its appurtenant I
properties with a single deposit In a
bank of a third power at a specified
date either before the transfer of the
properties or when such transfer is
effected. I
2. China shall make a deferred pay
ment either in treasury notes or notes
of the Chinese Bankers' Union, secur
ed upon the railway properties, ex
tending over a period of twelve years, i
with an option on the part of China
at any time after three years, upon
giving six months' notice, to pay all
the outstanding liabilities. The first
Installment Is to be paid on the day
on which the transfer of the railway
and properties Is completed.
China shall engage that she upon
her own Initiative shall select and
employ In the service of tha Tslngtao
Tsinanfu railway a district engineer
of Japanese nationality.
Neither of these plans was found
acceptable to the Japanesa delegates
in the present form.
The meetfhg adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
sine die, pending further develop
Alien Property Custodian Defend-1
ant In Actions by Estates.
Justice Hoehllng of the District Su- I
preme Court has appointed Attorney
Harry A. Grant as ancillary admin
istrator of Prince Dlmirtie Barbo
Stlrby of Rumania, who died Novem
ber 22, lilt. The appointment Is
necessary in order that proceedings
may be brought against the alien
property custodian to recover 138,000
In bonds said to belong to the estate
and claimed to have been Illegally
seised under the tradlng-wlth-the
enemy act.
The alien property custodian Is
named defendant In a suit filed In the
g WW Supreme Court by Josephine
Kleinjung, executrix of the estate of
Rudolph Klelnjung. She seeks the
return of stooks valued at $60.(04 said
to have been improperly taken pos
ot br the alien property ous
Police Meet Prohibition Commis
sioner as He Arrives in
CHICAGO, January 7.?A police
guard met United States Prohibition
Commissioner Roy D. Haynes at the
Pennsylvania station this morning
when he arrived from Washington, as
a result of threats of death. -
During his stay in Chicago Mr.
Haynes will be kept under constant
guard of police and a special squad of
prohibition agents. He will remain
until Monday and will lead in a
cleanup of the city.
Seven letters have been received b>
the commissioner, according to Deputy
Sherman A. Cuneo, threatening his
death, a possible injury and a bomb
attack. All were postmarked Chicago
and their source is now being inves
Charles B. Hanford In Leading Bole
Is Well Supported.
"The Old Guard," a one-act_ French
play of an episode from Waterloo,
was the feature of the monthly meet
ing of the Alabama State Society at
i Wilson Normal School Thursday n'ght.
I Charles B. Hanford, who had the
leading role, was supported by jdhn
M. Cline, Henry Droney. Miss Vietta
Droney and Elton B. Taylor. An
effective arrangement of tb* evel'"f
was the recitation of "The Star
Spangled Banner" by Mr. Hanford, as
an Illuminated flag floated In the
breeze Miss Beatrice Goodwin,
dressed In the uniform of a Red Cross
nurse, told of the work of the or
ganization and led the ??nfln* of
?The Star Spangled Banner at the
conclusion of the meeting.
Mai. Thacker V. Walker, president
of the society, presided. The society
! will give a ball and entertainment at
the New Wlllard Hotel. February 2.
It was announced.
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Commissioners Propose Bate of 4
Per Cent on Gross Beceipts.
The 4 per cent tax on gross receipts
now paid by street railway companies
in the District would also be levied
against motor bus companies under a
bill which the Commissioners sent to
^hTllme'bm also would retire
bus companies which cross the High
way and new Key bridges to pay the
same tax as that levied against the
railway companies for each passenger
carried across those bridges.
At the present time this bridge tax
for street car companies is fixed at_a
half cent per passenger. The Com
missioners asked Congress to abolish
this provision and to enact a new
clause giving the Public Utilities Com
mon authority to fix the amount
of this tax, with the proviso that It
would not be more than hair a cent
per passenger. The amount of this
tax under the proposed bill would be
flxed and determined from time to
time by the commission, which also
would have authority to fix rates for
the oarrying of freight across these
bridges. _
{Continued from First Page.)
gested that If the Investigation pro
posed by Senator King of Utah is In
stituted and there is developed any
evidence of criminal conspiracy to
maintain high prices on construction
material used in building. Con
fess might see fit to delay the build
ings until the Investigation was com
peted and any unlawful acts cor
rected Shlch might tend to bring
down the coat of erecting any build
'"le'nator King Is out of the city to
dav The committee had planned to
hold a meeting this aftertioon, when
it was understood it would go into
"this phase of the question. However,
the absence of the Utah senator, who
has certain information on the build
ing industry here, was one of the
??9ons why today's meeting was
nostponed* The committee Is anxious
to hear what Senator Kihg has along
this line, for it was as a result of the
investigation of the schools that the
lS?l aftorney was asked to look into
theThigh oost of building in this city.
Fressare In Cmimh.
Tt becams known today that there is
h. crowing pressure in Congress for
quick action in providing better
equipment in the way of buildings for
the schools of this city.
Some Senators have verbally com
tolalned to members of the committee
of the antiquated condition of many
of the buildings, some of which are
attended by their own children. Dur
ing the recent cold weather, it was
ascertained, some of the children of
senators were denied school periods
because It was necessary to close the
buildings through failure of the an
tiquated heating plants to provide suf
ficient warmth.
Smoot Charges Propaganda
to Provide Privilege
of Army.
Efforts of the United States public
health service to provide retirement
and longevity pay on the came basis
as officers and men of the Army and
Navy for nurses, reserve officers and
even civilians was charged in the
Senate this afternoon by Senator
Smoot of Utah, who attacked what
he charged was propaganda inspired
by that service. He said that If the
public health service does not cor
rect its evils that something is Ruins;
to happen that will bring it to its
senses and make it follow plans
which Congress intended.
He said that senators and members
of Congress had been besieged by
telegram and leter, all cont^lnlnt;
substantially the same language, and
charging that there was a plan to
reduce the salaries of reserve offi
cers now serving with that branch of
the government in caring for
wounded soldiers. He said that it
was absolutely untrue that any ef
forts were being made by any
branch of the government to retfuoe
one penny the pay now received by
those engaged in the work of the
Fears Long List.
He said he was not In favor of any
reduction In salaries, but that he
did strenuously object to any ef
forts to give to nurses administra
tive assistants, and clerks the privi
leges of retirement and Increased
longevity pay, which was in direct
violation of law. He charged that
this had been done in a number of
instances and that If it wasn't
stopped immediately, there would be
a long list full of retirements from
this service of. people not entitled
to it
He said the service had ruled with
propaganda, . which had convinced
veteran organizations that'the serv
ices to be rendered hospitalized sol
diers would be seriously effected by
the proposal to transfer the reserve
officials to a civilian status. He said
these officers would obtain the same
pay they are getting now, but that
they will be precluded from enjoying
the longevity Increases and the re
tirement features enjoyed by the of
ficers of the Regular Army, Navy and
public health service.
Chare's Scheme for Future.
Senator Smoot told the Senate that
he didn't believe it was necessary
that a man should be clothed In a
uniform In order to look after wound
ed soldiers now in the hospitals. He
charged that It was a scheme to pro
vide fyture care for these employes.
He gave the Senate the informa
tion that the number of payments
made to administrative assistants in
the public health service and lon
gevity increases had been found to
be unlawful during the audit of the
expense* of this branch of the gov
ernment, and that notices now were
being sent to these clerks that the
money must be refunded to the gov
ernment. He said that these pay
ments were all illegal and that the
publlo health service In many In
stances had been operating In viola
tion of law.
Alien Custodian Asks Court to Dis
miss $750,000 Case.
Thomas W. Miller, alien property
custodian, has asked the District Su
preme Court to dismiss the suit
brought against him by Grover C.
Bergdoll, the draft evader, for the re
turn of securities estimated $750,
The proceeding was instituted by
Emma C. Bergdoll, the mother, under
a power of attorney from her son.
United States Attorney Gordon, for
the official, claims the power of at
torney was nullified by reason of
"the enemy character of the plaintiff."
Former Commissioner's Estate Is
Left to Widow.
Henry B. F. Macfarland. former Dis
trict Commissioner, left an estate
valued at $8,815, according to the
petition of his widow, Mrs. Mary V.
D. Macfarland. for the probate of his
will. The estate comprises an in
terest in premises 1208 18th street
northwest, estimated at 17,600 and
personal property worth $1,315. The
widow is the sole beneficiary and is
represented by Attorney J. Miller
Lieut, Col. Jacob M. Coffin, Medical
Corps, at the War Department, has
been, ordered to Camp Meade, Md., for
duty. " '
(The Star 1? pobllahtar dally a nm
marlaed atory of the developmenta of tho
armament conference. By reading It each
day yon will keep In touch with the ont
atanding erenta of the hiatorle meeting.)
The oommlttee on limitation of
armament signed tbe death war
rant of poison gas when it
agreed to the proposal to prohibit
its use in warfare.
The subcommittee of the naval
committee prevented a report to
the (all committee recommending
against , the proposal to limit the
manufacture of airplane*. This re
port went over for consideration
Monday. '
"Conversations" between the
Chinese and Japanese delegations
on the Shantung railway question
were brought to a close last even
ing on failure to reach an agree
Mr. Balfour, head of the British
delegation, invited the Chinese
delegation to a conference on the
railway Issue at & o'clock today,
and It is expected that Mr. Bal
four and Secretary of Stat*
Hughes will be able eventually to
bring the two aations to an agree
ment. .*
Of 1220 n street southenMt. taxlcab
driver, who waa killed.
(Continued from First Page.)
and never could be beaten. If the
treaty were adopted she could never
again ask the world for support in
the fight for freedom.
Boland was enthusiastically ap
plauded when he took his seat.
Sensation Created.
Joseph McGrath of Dublin followed
in support of the treaty. He said that
when he went out in 1916 to fight for
the republic he knew perfectly well
that Ireland would never get a repub
lic. Under the pending treaty, how
ever, every iota of the dail's original
democratic program could be carried
out. he declared.
He created a sensation by stating
that when he and Boland went to
Garloch, Scotland, on their last trip
as messengers in the negotiations
with Prime Minister Lloyd George,
Boland told him he was going to
America on behalf of Eamonn De
Valera to prepare the people of
America to accept "something short
of a republic."
Replying to McGrath, De' Valera
said that because he wanted to be
?fnif8!i 'he American people
he had told Boland to let them know
he could not secure the "isolated
republic..' which was Ireland's ideal,
but that his external association
plan would give Ireland complete in
Keceas Until 4 O'clock.
When the morning session ad
journed at 1:50 o'clock to re-assem
ble at 4 p.m., for the final session,
it was agreed that six speakers
would be heard before the vote on
the treaty was taken, these including
Burgess and Griffith.
It Is the consensus of opinion here
that Mr. De Valera's dramatic speech
tendering his resignation has left
the situation regarding the vote on
the treaty unchanged, but it un
doubtedly has widened the cleavage
between the faction. He made the
issue absolutely clear, the Irish
Times points out, and "every deputy
will vote with the full knowledge
of his responsibilities."
Discussion continues as to the exact
position of Mr. De Valera as the re
sult of yesterday's proceedings, but
there Is general agreement that his
speech means he will definitely re
tire from politics of the dail ap
proves the treaty, only continuing
jected 6 P the treaty is re"
U. S. Attorney Gordon to Take
Matter Up on Monday
With King.
United btates Attorney Peyton Gor
don will consult Senator King of Utah
Monday in reference to the result of
an investigation said to have been
made by the senator concerning
profiteering in building construction.
Senator King la out of the city today,
hut '? expected to returfi Monday.
Maj. Gordon Baid today he did not
receive the communication sent him
by Senator King until 3 o'clock yes
terday afternoon and has not had an
opportunity to reply to it. He pre
fers a personal consultation with the
senator and haa asked the secretary
of Senator King to arrange a confer
ence Monday.
Should the result of Senator King's
Inquiry be In shape to present to the
grand Jury. Maj. Gordon will lose no
time in calling the evidence to the
attention of that body. If an extended
Investigation remains to be made be
fore sufficient material is obtainable
to prove an alleged conspiracy to up
hold prices, Maj. Gordon pointed out
that some time would have to be de
voted to such inquiry.
Albert G. Buehler was elected
president of the New York State
Society of the District of Columbia
at a meeting held January 4. Other
officers elected were: Vice presidents,
Benjamin Fairohild, Edward
Roche and Misa Constance Manches
ter; treasurer; Mies Mary E. Black;
assistant treaurer, Miss Etta Rieser;
secretary. Joseph Beal; assistant seo
ietary, Miss Esther Reed; chairman
of entertainment committee, F. W.
Krichelt; chairman of reception com
mittee, J. F. Duhamel, and chairman
of membership committee, Dr. R. C
Clothes Set to Music
For Young Jazz Artists
Declared Hypnotizing
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. January 7.?
Clothe* art to mualc, especially
erented for young men who
can't resist the lure of the Jaaa.
are oa exhibition at the conven
tion of the Amerlcaa Designer*'
Aaaoelatloa now Sn progre?i
here. High waiats, bra Ida and
aatla plplaga are oatataadlaar
attractlona of the new terpal
ehorean garment*, the ffenlua
of the dealgner apparently hav
ing been concentrated on the ef
fort to faahlon them In keep
ing with the ga?et7 and frivol"
ity of the dance.
The eont la natty aad la calcu
lated to hypnotise the most ex
acting of the llghtfooted youth
who revel In Juss. The urtlfldnl
walat la three lachea above
normal. Three buttons, close to
gether, ndorn the upper part of
tfie coat. Just above the cheat
line, the pockets are faacy and
high and trimmed with braid
and the cuffs are narrow turn
backs. The backs of the coata
have inverted 'plalta. finished
with a silk crowfoot. Predomi
nating colors nre black, blue
and dark brown.
(Continued from First Pane.)
of the council here in half the time
originally expected. The decision to
hold a meeting of the foreign minis
ters on the Angora question at Cannes
instead of at Paris was taken because
of the unexpected result of the first
day's session.
Many of the delegates attribute the
quick results of yesterday's meeting
to the example set by the Washington
armament conference. They point out
that Mr. Lloyd George's economic pro
gram was presented and accepted
with the same suddenness and speed
as the opening proposals of Secretary
of State Hughes at the armament
Hope for Quirk Action.
The question of reparation will oc
cupy almost the entire time of the
conference Monday, and the delegates
are hopeful that a decision will be
reached on this question also at the
end of one day's consideration of the
subject. The experts this forenoon
began discussions to how the first
billion marks paid by Germany last
August should be divided.
After the decision to call the
economic conference was made yes
terday the question arose as to its
seat. The Italians strongly urged
their country. Prague was the only
other suggestion* but all the delegates
approved Genoa.
At the afternoon session conditions
were adopted under which Kussia.
Germany, Bulgaria, Austria. Hungary
and all the other European powers
are to be invited to the conference,
but no mention was made of Turkey.
Text of Resolution..
The conditions, in the form of
resolutions, are:
First. That the nations cannot
claim the right to dictate to one an
other the principles according to
which they shall organize their in
terior systems of property rights,
government or political economy.
Second. That it Is Impossible to in
duce foreign capital to come to the
aid of a country unless the foreigners
who furnish the funds are certain
their rights will be respected and
that the profits from their ventures be
Third. That this security cannot be
considered established unless nations
or governments of nation, desiring to
obtain foreign credits undertake
freely to recognize all public debts
and obligations contracted by a state
and restore confiscated property or
Indemnify the victims of confiscations.
Medium of Exchange.
Fourth. That nations must have a
suitable medium of exchange and
monetary system and must offer
proper guarantees to trade.
Fifth. That all nations must under
take to abstain from all propaganda
subversive of public order or of po
litical systems established in other
Sixth. That all countries must
undertake to abstain from all aggres
sions upon their neighbors.
If the Rusian government claims
official recognition in order to assure
development of its commerce the al
lied powers can accord the same only
upon acceptance of the foregoing
Says Cannes Council Acted
Promptly as At Washington.
By the Associated Press.
CANNES. January ?.?Immediately
after the supreme council adopted its
resolution Inviting the United State,
to participate in the international
economic conference, the Invitation
was presented to Ambassador Harvey
by M. Briand. The ambassador told
the delegate, he wouliTlorward it by
cable to the State Department to
night. and that pending a reply he
would say nothing.
The United States was not specifi
cally mentioned in the resolution so
as not, it was stated, to give the Im
pression that the allies were pressing
America to join the efforts. This
form was accepted by Mr. Harvey,
who took a sharp interest in the
wording of the preamble of the reso
lution. but made no formal remarks
at either the morning or afternoon
Mr. Harvey, commenting on th<
Cannes meeting, said to the Asso
ciated Press tonight:
"The most striking thing about the
present ...sion of the council, as
contrasted with the previous one held
In Parle In August, Is the effect the
Washington conference has had on it.
They got down to business right
away and did things just as they did
at Washington."
Policy of XT. S. Awaits Action by
President and Cabinet.
The text of the resolution adopted
by the allied supreme council at
Cannes yesterday calling an economic
conference of European power., to
gether with the Invitation extended
to the United States, reached the State
Department today, through Ambas
sador Harvey, who 1. attending the
Cannes meeting as an observer.
In making known the receipt of the
dispatches, State Department officials
said no announcement of the govern
ment's position could be made at this
time, as the matter of participation in
the conference was a major policy to
be decided by the President and his
Commission Declines to Act Until
Germany Replies.
Br the Associated Press.
PARIS, January I.?The allied repa
rations commission has refused to ex
tend the time limit on the January and
February Installments of German repa
rations until it has received the Infor
mation requested In It. letter to the
German government on December It.
The will of Dr. Franz A. R. Jung,
noted Washington physician, dated
April St. 1M1. has been filed for pro
bate. He leaves bis entire estate to
bis wife. Soil. A. Nordhoff-Jung, and
I names her as executrix,
Lloyd George's Speech Rec
ognizes America's Position
on Economics.
Economic reconstruction in Europe
cannot come too soon to please the
United States government, and while
the issuance of an invitation to
America to attend the big economic
conference to be held in Genoa, Italy,
implies very little at this time, never
theless opinion is crystallizing that the
real plan for world relief must come
out of French and British diplomacy.
I'rime Minister Lloyd George's em
phasis on the necessity of Europe help
ing itself without depending too much
on America is looked upon here as a
direct sequel of the Washington con
ference. The British representatives
here have not failed to keep the prime
minister posted on the official view of
the American government, and it is
significant that in the very first speech
he has made to the supreme council
he lias recognized the practical aspect
of America's position, and urged the
French and other continental nations
lo get together on a European plan
that will merit outside support.
The British government was told in
formally not very lone ago b>' Secre"
tary Hoover what seemed to lie essen
tial to economic reconstruction, apart,
of course, from the vital question of
reduced military and naval armaments.
Mr. Hoover expressed his views orally
at first and then summarized them in
writing for the British as follows:
Outlines Xeed of State*.
"Economic recovery of the states In
eastern and southeastern Europe (and
consequently a considerable fraction of
our own and of world commerce) Is
dependent upon each state erecting:
"1. A balance in taxation and ex
"2. Currency reorganization and
' stabilization.
"3. Wise control of their exports ?no
I imports.
?'4. Credits for reproductive pur
"It is hopeless to expect that private
capital will extend credits for exports
to these states upon any systematic
basis until the first three have been
complied with. Furthermore, attempts
to secure these three vital reforms by
action through various governments
foreign to them risks being wrecked on
the rocks of conflicting political ob
jectives of such governments.
"The Ter Mulen plan proposes to
facilitate credits for exports by the
ordinary processes of business, free
from political action, when these
these three primary reforms have
been initiated. This should act as a
great pressure to secure the reforms
and if accomplished is at once nine
tenths of the battle for rehabilitation
of credits and commerce with these
More Thai Export Credit* Needed.
"I have the feeling, however, that
something more is needed than export
credits to these countries if the three
primary reforms are to be accom
plished?that is. some assistance roust
needs be found to these states In
credit for purposes directly of cur
rency reform. I have already sug
gested in another place that some
action might be taken by the
banks of issue of the principal <coun
tries looking to formation of a p an
to facilitate solution of this portion
of the problem: thus again keeping
away from political action in the eco
nomic and financial affairs of each
of these states, fauch a plan in no
way replaces the Ter Mulen plan, us
the two plans would supplement each
?* "I may say I believe also that
as all Buch steps are (to which the
Ter Mulen plan would be an ad
mirable contribution.) yet again until
there can be brought about some
financial stabilization in Germany, all
other European states will be ad
versely affected despite every effort
implied In any of these Ideas.
Evolved at Brawl*.
The Ter Mulen plan to which Mr.
Hoover refers was evolved at the last
international financial conference at
Brussels, and embraced the listing
of all available assets of the busi
ness men of each country and the is
suance by governments of certain
bonds against those assets which
would be in the nature of a collateral
or guarantee of payment for_ puir
chases made in foreign countries
The plan does not apply,either to
Germany or Russia. The dtfflculty of
including Germany Is that her asset*
are more or leas pledged as repara
SSwe'S "Yea! ^"hTOsh.vU
government trade with Russia ha.
bThe aileawpo1S? hire, however is
thV Vrench*'w"h'^^Mr* Lloy'd George
Lays that politically he is no more
STntfmenf^ufa ^racUcil ?-???"?
hiS '^la^clrcl^ The ^nch and
British have developed strained rel*"
Hons on this point, and until the
deadlock'on trffl'M
indifferent" Sew"toward*
Sport'JhlBrl'uih contention
economic reconstruction can never b.
accomplished through politicalobjec
tlves, but through material examlna
tion of the economic facts in the
whole situation.
. Copyright, 19?.)
J. E. Kevin last night was presented
with a gold-headed cane made from
a beam of the White House that was
destroyed by the British. The pres
entation was made by members of
the Policemen's Association at cere
monies attending the Installation of
officers In Pythian Temple.
W. J. Kerns, recently elected secre
tary of the association, made the pres
entation speech, explaining that the
cane was presented because of Mr.
Kevin's efforts to assist members of
the force to obtain salary increases
and betterment of their working con
In accepting the cane tjie recipient
said he esteemed It an honor to be
remembered by the association.
Avery Marks, addressing the gath
ering, urged that the foroe be kept
free from politics.
Officers Installed were C. L. Dal
rymple. president: J. C. Maloney, flrwt
vice president; R. T. Talbert, second
vice president; W. J. Kerns, secre
tary; W. C. Adcock, treasurer, and
Washington Sanford, trustee. Presi
dent Dalrymple announced the oom
mlttees for the ensuing year.
Guests of the association war* en
tertained by the Rebew Orchestra and
Montrose Quartet.
Coroner Kevltt held- an Inqueat at
the morgue yesterday. In the case of
Genevieve Sheen Toung, colored, who
was shot to death In front of 1440
T street early Tuesday morning. The
Jury reported a verdict that Benjamin
Herbert Young, husband of the slain
woman, had knowledge of the circum
stances attending the killing of his
wife. Mrs. Young's body will be taken
to the home of her parents in De
catur, III, for Interment.

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