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Rain-and much colder to-day and to-night; to-morrow partly cloudy. Highest temperature yesterday, 69; lowest, 54 THE NEW YORK HERALD THE BEST IN ITS HISTORY. The New York Herald, with all that wai best of The Sun intertwined with it, and the whole revitalized, is a bigger and better Detailed weather report* will be found on editorial pa?e. (copyright, 1923, BY the sun-HERALD corporation] and SOUnder newspaper than ever before. VOL. LXXXVI.?NO. 211?DAILY. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1922.-"iSgr<^?ro,g;SS&'l%Sg,1%Tgr- PRI(;?,.J?E c?tents ! RICKARD ACQUITTED IN NINETY MINUTES; APPLAUSE IN COURT Jury Reports Its Verdict Early To-day, Soon After Niglit Session Ends. CHARGE IS IMPARTIAL Justice Wasservogel Gives Review of Testimony in | Ail of Its Angles. STEUER HINTS FRAMEIJP Pecora in Summing: Up Calls Alibi False and Tnsists Girls Tell Truth. Tex Rickard, boxing promoter, was Acquitted at 12:20 o'clock this morn ing before Justicc Wasservogei of the Supreme Court of the charge made against him in behalf of Sarah Schoen feld. fifteen-year-old schoolgirl. The jijrry had'been out an hour and a half The verdict of "Not guilty" was greeted by a burst of handclapping and checrs from the hundred or morel of the promoter's friends who filled the ! courtroom. l>ickard,' standing in the prisoner's clock, smiled for the first time since lie was placed on trial on March 20. Kiom the courtroom he was taken to the Sheriff's office in the Criminal Courts Building, where lie was congratulated personally by his friends. "Boys," he said, "I was never eo j happy in my life. 1 once shot craps for' $35,000 a throw, but the suspense of' that was nothing to the last hour.! That jury was made up of the greatest j poker faces I've ever seen. They have my heartiest thanks.'* Mri. RIckard In Thankful. ?Mrs. Mary RIckard. the promoter'3 j wife, when told over the telephone of i he jury's verdict, exclaimed, "Thank Cod !" Due to illness she was uqable to be present in the court room and the result of the trial was telephoned to her j by Frank Flournoj, matchmaker at Madison Square Garden. RIckard left the building surrounded by his friends and entered a motor or to return to his home, at 80 Madison avenue, where he will .spend the first night aince he was placed on trial. His bail was cancelled by the court on the first day of the trial and he haa slnco been confined in a oell in Tombs prism. There are three other indictments rending against him?those concerning He three other joung girls?Nellie Cpsko, the corroborating witness: Alice Ruck and Anna Uess. Max D. Steucr, his counsel, said last night, however, that he had been told by Ferdinand Pe cora. Chief Assistant Dlstrkt Attorney. ? ho prosecuted the case, that the in dictments would not be pressed. His bail of $23,000, it is understood, will 1. continued for the present. As the Jurors took their seats Justice Wasservogei gave orders that no demon stration should be made upon the an nouncement of the verdict. Despite his admonition, however, when Albert C. Hoy, foreman, pronounced the words that gave RIckard his freedom, the .-ourtroom waa filled with applause. Sev eral men left their seats in an effort to .f>ach RIckard, but were forced down y nd Immediately slicnced by the at tendants. RIckard Feels Appreciation. RIckard expressed appreciation to the many newspaper men present for the , fnlr way they had handled the case, j "Thank you all. God bloee you!" he said. \ "You've been very good to me." Justice WasservoKel's charge to the j .iury lasted for an hour and a half and i touched upon virtually every phase of j testimony presented during the week ; and a half of the trisl. It followed the | end of the lengthy summations made during the afternoon by Mr. Steuer and | Mr. Pecora and an hour'a adjournment i f the court for supper. The Juatlce outlined the evldenee i presented by both prosecution and de- i f'nse. and Interpreted It in a legal sense j to the Jurymem. He Impressed upon the , .Iury that It must decide whloh side to believe In the great ma#.* of contradlc- I lory testimony that had been presented. . He then dwelt upon the alibi defense j that had been Introduced by Mr. Steuer | telling the Jury that such a defense, If ; fatsbllshed beyond the shadow of n j doubt, was the grenteat proof of inno- ' cenec. He qualified the statement, how ever, with the warning that an alibi defense was extremely "easy to con voct." The point made several times during the trial by Mr. Steuer that credence should not be given to the testimony of Sarah Hchdenfeld snd Nellie Gasko be cause of their confessed bad characters also wiii touched upon. All evidence drawn from the plaintiff. In auch cases as this, he explained, was usually from such sordid sourcee?from persons of, admitted bad character. ( Duriivtr hla summation, which con sumed thre? hours, Mr. Steuer scored the prosecutor for the questions he had asked RIckard, when on the stand Mon day, about his remembrance of ever having been caught cheating at cards, which he declared to be untrue. He compared the records, as pre sented In testimony, of Richard and the girl witnesses. Both girls had admitted to numerous dereliction#! nf 'a moral na ture when on the ?<t!ind. He then hinted at a "fmtne-up" or blaekmall plot sgalnst RIckard. faying he was the nat ural target, as a msn of prominence, of Unscrupulous persons. Mr. Pecora, In an Impsssloned sum mation of eoual length, combfitted tlu points trade by Mr. St< u. r. termed the alibi defense obviously "fabricated and ?ptirlous" snd ridiculed the "Insinua tions" of black mail. RIckard. when questioned about the $85,000 crap game, said he nlaved It with a man named Carstairs In Phila delphia. What the President will *e? If He Ones to Alaska- Told In funrtay's Magazine. Th? N'w York HersH.-/<(*!?? Theatrical snd Betel and Restaurants. AMvtrtisIng will found on rsge 8.?.tdi>. f \ Wouldn't Limit Women. Says Hylan in Chicago CHICAGO. March 28?Mayor Hylan of New York, before starting for home to-day af ter three days as Chicago's guest, was informed that Police Commis sioner Enright had rescinded his or der prohibiting women from smok ing in public and expressed satis faction, saying: "I make it a policy in my ad ministration never to interfere with the ladles?for they will do as they please anyway." V J WOMEN MAY SMOKE; BAN ALL A MISTAKE Sweeping Order Rescinded by Knright as Mystery of Or dinance Is Cleared. CLERK'S ERROR BLAMED Veteran Employee Clips De feated Measure and Promulgates It. The women of New York that is, , those of them *ho like to smoke puffed their cigarettes in uninterrupted enjoyment last night in any hotel restaurant or other public place that , suited their fancy. The police order of the night before. | w'.iich had all but knocked New York for a goal, was based on an ordinance. which never had been enacted, never, had been signed by Mayor Hylan, anc , which, even if it had been bona fide, was not even properly certified to the Poiice Commissioner. The document on which Commis- ^ sioner EnriKht acted was a copy of a j proposed 01 dinance which had been < e- . feated overwhelmingly weeks before and had been fwnt to the Com?^" | sioner through the error of a clerk of, the Board of Aldermen. I The first act of Commissioner fcn- . right yesterday morning was to re scind his order. Despite that there were restaurants in New York which bv afternoon had not received word of the rescinding order and were ex hibiting newspaper clippings to their j women patrons as proof that against the law for them to smoke. Cmt"e'a Sinn"*'"*'* Commissioner EnriKht s was to begin explaining. A gi>od p of the day was spent by various offi cial* of the Hylan admini.tratlon ex; plaining how it Ml happened Bjnght fall everything appeared pretty well ex j plained away except one thing. , How did Commissioner Knright hap > nen to i?sue his famous order on a docu ment that .lid not bear the signature of | Certification of Michael J. Cruise. City C1Thke? form on which the Commissioner re -elved the-supposed ordinance had - j space provided for the City Clerk s sig- , nature, but there was no signature , either bv hand or rubber stamp. The document wjl* remarkable in one other respect also, which failed to arouse the ln'er st of the Commissioner. That was tl-e fact that the date of the supposed approval by the Mayor was first stamped on the paper as January 26. , That was canceled by hand and the date, March 1*. was written in. No explanation could be obtained per sonally from the Commissioner re*?5/ Jng why he acted on a document which .,5 hpar the signature of the City Clerk. The Commissioner's secretary^ r in... K, document not " whether the department was In a habit Tf receiving and acting on uncertified , documents. ??Clerk'* Office ne?p?n?H?le." | On the other hand, he referred to a | letter from Mr. Cruise: in whl*=h j tei took the responsibility on the City Clerk s ome- and declared the efforts of the newspapers to find out Just wh>. the Commissioner acted on an ?nccrtl^d i ?.? "u an effort to shift the respon- | nihility and bring about a "P1,t het*?'" the Police Department and the Cit> , Clerk's office. . i The Police Commissioner sei.t the | "ordinance" to Murray Hulbert. 1 real- j dent of the Board of Aldermen and Acting Mayor In the absenc.^ M*y,? Hvian who was In Chicago. Mr. Hi 1 bert exhibited the paper, showing that the signature of the City Clerk was '*"??1 "cannot conceive or how "Hon could have been taken on that w-lthout at least some inquiry to find ou whether everything was all right. If I had been Police Commissioner I c?r talnly would have found out why the City's Clerk's signature was missing be- , tSL l enforced such a drastic regulation nffertlng the whole city as that did. The fact that the date on whleh the Mayor was supposed to have approved the act had been changed should ha\e been sufficient to arrest hl^ttentlorv Kv?n if the ordinance had been passen anThad been transmitted In Perfectly I rerular order I think I should have <*>n ferred with the Mayor before taklnK such a drastic step." , ? ! The only explanation of his action by Commissioner Bnrlght follows. "The smoking order has ^'n res. lnd ed The ordinance came with the Alder manic papers. It Is now discovered "hat the Mayor's ^^"tolll " ; it Tt 1* now rwd"<lr(l' Tnat an ; "'J" WTo"',*So .r?.r ?' City Clerk Cruise to the Commissioner, j "Oil"March 22, 1*22. a ropy of a. pro-| ncaerl ordinance of the Board of Alder men prohibiting any feinale from smo^ . In nubile places was delivered to certified as being adopted by the. Board of Aldermen and approved by His H^ThlshwaMsH an' error of one of the j attaches of this office. The ordinance | fontlnned Ftr?. j n.u.i>rirr White Sulphur Hprlns*. W. Vs. ssssri:1 SHOT STOPS DRIVER IN TWO DIE CHASE AFTER HE HITS BOY Policcman in Fast Chase From East Harlem lTp Across Bronx. SHOOTS TWO I\ AIJMS Fugitive Tries to Ram Bechtele's Motor in Zigzag Race. POLICE 'SHOOFLIES* OUT Merchandise Worth $27,000 Taken in Three Robberies Newly Revealed. Patrolman William C. Beehtele of the East 126th street station, driving his own automobile, set out in pursuit of Joseph O'Connor of 71 East 128th street yesterday afternoon after O'Con nor. driving a truck, had run down Edward Mason. 14. of 53 West 122d street, at Lexington avenue and 129th street. O'Connor had not stopped after tho accident and the shouts of the crowd that had gathered attracted the attention of the patrolman, who wa* off duty but in uniform. The policeman chased O'Connor s machine across the Willis avenue bridge into The Bronx, nnd at Alexan der avenue and East 135th street flred a shot after, it is said, O'Connor had tried to engineer a collision between the two motor cars. The bullet hit Edward Grady, 15, of 373 East 135t.i street, in the left arm. While other policemen sent Grady to Lincoln Hospital the chase was con tinued back across Willis avenue east into Southern Boulevard, a total dis tance of approximately two miles. Track Trie* to Back Him. ratrolman Beehtele said later that several times during the chase, which caused considerable excitement, O'Con nor tried to swing his truck around and run It against the touring c*r driven by the policeman. BccMec managed to Hedge each time, how ever. and kept up the pursuit as O'Connor swung back Into the road\.a:. and went on. Beehtele chased the truck into Southern Boulevard, and at Last 123d street, when O'Connor still refuse to stop, he ft red another shot. Tills bullet struck O'Connor In the lett arm He dropped the steering wheel and the truck ran wild for a few yard., until Beehtele ran hts own mathlr.. alongside and stopped it. ?'c?"nor ^ arrested and taken to the Last. 1-Cth street station, charged with lea\ ing -Vu 'scene of an accident. The only cxpla-.a Uon he would offer was that he was nervous and didn't rc.llM what he was Hrinc After he had been booked; OCon L waV sent to Lincoln Hospital, vine Mason was sent to Harlem Hos pital where surgeons said that he was only bruised. IHRh Powered Cars Order*. The twelve police flivver runabout. erally lh , ?? They aro not grants off t . _ p'iacc of the motor uesigned to take J*'?*,0 Mrl> which ttSSS&l" in which tv J thieve, obtained merchandise v?uucd ^Irl tl an $27,000 became known \ esterdn v. Furs valued at ?15.000 were yesieraa. K?h?ffcr Brothers at 13o VYest" Twenty-sixth street Saturday rleht and the same night robbers cn * i' .hi Inft of the Keystone Press Company in th#?,ame building ,nd stole S. viUl ... ???? Th' Costume Company. Inc.. at ' m,.,. third street, was entered iasi r ri day night by robbers, who stole gewns ^aluedat 110.000. The bulklness of the loot m ?hl. latter robbery has led to the belief that robbers used a large auto moblle truck. BRITISH DRINK LESS BEER, MORE SPIRITS Latter's Per Capita Increase Nearly Quart in Nine Years. London. March M.-Thc drinking of hard liquor In the British I"*'" creased p?>r capita of the Populatlon and the consumption of beer off. according to a statement mad. In the House of Commons to-day b> Sir Robert S. Home. Chancellor of the Lx chwiucr. __ , Sir Robert said each person Is now drinking at the rate of 7Ml <!?*rtsof beer, as against 10'i quarts in 1913. and 2 4-5 quarts of spirits, as against ?/ quarts for the same Period. W W. Ashley, Coalltlon-t nlonlst member for Fylde. asked Sir Robert lf he was aware that the beer of to-da> contained no alcohol. BILL TO RECOGNIZE ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN To Be Introduced in Commons as Government Measure. London. March 28.?A bill to legiti mize the offspring of unmarried i arents In to be Introduced shortly In the House ot Commons aa a Government measure, according to Oapt. Oewte E. Bowyer. Member of Parliament for Buckingham. He made the announcement In an ad dress at a recent meeting of the Na tions! League for Health, Maternity and Child Welfare. r Pastor With Soldier Sons Despises Bonus Raiders Spectat Dispatch to The Nrw To*k Hiuld. ?w York Herald Bureau, > Washington. D. C., Mnrch "!*. ( | * ROM a clergyman in Massa chusetts there came this pr<v test against the bonus raid to a Senator who is opposed to it: "As a clergyman who had two sons in the late war I want to com mend you for your notable stand on the bonus question. Words fail me to express the contempt which stirs my soul as I think of the mer cenary spirit which has supple mented the spirit of patriotism In the hearta of the officers of the American Legion. I am proud to say that iny sons are not lifting their voices to clamor for a bonus. Th?y are patriots. May your voice be strong against the miserable pol iticians who are afraid of losing their jobs." PLOT TO KILL RED DELEGATES TO GENOA Czarist Emissaries Arrested in Latvia Include Princess and Other Women. ARMED GUARDS SUPPLIED ! Tehitcherin Leaves Moscow "With First Party of Soviet Representatives. V. j Moscow. March 2S ' (Associated ! Press).?The first delr.chment of Rus j sian delegates to the Gentw. conference | left here to-night. George Tchitcherin, ! the Foreign Minister, is in the party. Rica. March 28 (Associated Press).? ! Discovery of what the secret police I describe as a well organized plot to j assassinate the Russian Soviet dele gates to the Genoa conference while , passing through Latvia resulted in a j large number of arrests to-day. : Among the principals of the alleged ! | plot were several Russians who were ' ! said to belong to a monarchist moVe- i ment making its headquarters in Oer- > ; many. It was owing to discovery of plotting j against the Soviet delegates tliat the Letts, who granted safe conduct to the Russians, decided days ago to guard the delegation carefully. A roundup of "Whites" and others ac tive in antl-Bolahevik organizations was begun Sunday. Among those taken into custody was Princess Lieven. the wife of a General in the army of the Rus sian Emperor, who served later with Gen. Yudenltch. and several other worn | en considered by flip police as agitators. It is announced by the police that the i Princess and many othera of the sus pects will be released as soon the delegates have passed out of Latvia. I Reports that Gen. Boris Savlnkoff. an active leader of antl-BolshrvlU activities, jis in Riga aro denied in uolitical and i police circles. but the police Iiuvp ad-. : mltted the arrest of two of his lf>vlers. The Lettish officials announce that ;thc Soviets will be given nil tin pro-1 1 tection with their power. Owing to the ' discovery of the plot, the time of the | expected arrival of the Russians will be j kept secret. CZARISTS ATTEMPT TO KILL MILUKOFF White Russian Leader Saved by Friend, Who Is Shot. Berlin, March 28 (Avgociated Pr?>ss). j , ?An attempt was made to assassinate Prof. Paul X. Milukoff. former Minister | I of Foreign Affairs in the Russian Pro visional Government, while he was ad I dressing a gathering of Russians to-' I night. The attempt was frustrated by Vlad- : ? imlr Xaboukoff. who himself was killed I by a bullet aimed at Milukoff. Prof. I Milukoff was not injured. Ills assail* ; ants were two former Ilussian officers. !who shouted "We will have revenue for I the death of the Cr.ar" as they fired t | from seats in the auditorium. Prof. Milukoff was speaking on his j recent visit to the T'nlted States and re ! carding the European situation. His address was moderate In tone and non i political. M. Xaboukoff was Secretary of State i | in the first Russian parliamentary Cab- | j inet under Prince Lvoff. He wa* a noted I authority on criminology and editor of, the Russian newspaper Rul In Berlin. Prof. Milukoff for Mveral year* was the leader of the Constitutional pr-mo ' rratlc or Cadet party In Russia. Since ! the overthrow of the Provisional Govern ? ment he has been active in movements ' to drive th* Soviets from power. MEXICO HAS BRITISH 'PLAXEi. I Mr.xico CtTY, March 28.?Twenty air planes purchased from the British Gov ernment arrived here to-day. They will assembled at a local plant. CONSTITUENTS RAKE MEMBERS OF HOUSE FOR BACKING BONUS I One Eastern Representative Gets 200 Letters From In dignant Merchants. LOSES THEIR SUPPORT Southerner Finds Incensed Home Folk Are Putting Rival in Primaries. ANTIS RECEIVE PRAISE Senate Intends to Examine Legion Officials on Their Propaganda Funds. B.r I.OTIS SEIBOI,D Special D?patrh ,B Thb n>w ^ ^ ^ | W?^''Von?r ; Members of the House of Represen . " Wh? ?'?*< in jamming the bonus raid on the PubIic hearth ^ ^ ,re *"???"'?* to from th* '?lks back home o/th 1C p Of ;0mm"ndi"S the defiance of the President and Secretary Me, Ion constituent., of member* who ? to impose a -15.000.000 000 ad ditional burden on the country'ILl their displeasure ' *pres* term,. " "? ""measured Most of the House members a-hn have receive! moers who ???.?. * expressions of con empt ,or their Rurrer)der t<> rents of politic il reprisals from the ir rhr:randi8ts are k-pi thevV<T' ReprMentatlv?? who thought making a clever politic* move in voting toe ,h. , P0IUical IO' ,he bonus raid , ,ic rJT" Uem" <"? not think ,0 A Representative from an Easter* 2oS7etS,aU! re had recclved more than hi r 'rS 0rn Ieat,,n* merchants in his rftatnet who notified him that they o . r oppose lus renomination because of his vote for the bonus. < p . nival t.ndid.t, for ,ho ?rK"? ,?*f'Z7?!n*"h" EST?- '? ?* ???? nom ssz vxiL?>~'r <?* ss: rsi-ss- -T bonus. y *ote for the comm'na,n, ^4?r??, men affiliated with ti>* - <er\ice jue^ 2. ?.tiy dhP?? ,h,;;p.?aTcr?'r ,,p"of hr n?.,Pd. Application to the le*in? of tho posts which have expressed di's approval of the bonus has euX, =var^brv~' In a S|>eech the .\>w Turk J _v who voted against ?ii k member ??Mr ? ' , . thfi bonus said: Mr. Speaker. I think nothing has happened during my entire service fn ' LtET/?' Wh,Ch ' f*" ???"? - Proud * in thne?fT0Ur ATriCan r^?" 52, ient *Th 'il,aVr ,h" honor ,0 , "t- Those legion posts adopted reso lutions opposing the payment of a cash bonus to able bodied ex-service men and they requested me to carrv ou* he r wishes. One of those post, wm Hty of N-r^n tJK?f my dl"trlct ?"e My of New Rochelle. Another post *?? in a residential town, and one of Cnntlnned on Page Two. Federal Monopoly of Firearms Plan of Calder Crime Conference William M. Calder, United States Senator, and a group of Brooklyn KeprerentatIvs held n mooting; in that ! horough recently at which a plan for ! Frderal control of firearm* as a means I of lessening crime Is .*?id to have been agreed upon. Thin plan, It wan learned yesterday, is to be Incorporated In a bill which will he introduced In Con gress. It would invest in the Federal Government n monopoly on ihe manu facture of pistols and other weapons that can be concealed on the person The right to Issue permits to carry weapons concealed on the person also would be reposed In the national Gov ernment. Senator Older and the Representa tives are understood to he acting on the suggestion of aeveral Judges. Su preme Court Justiev^apper at Mineola on Monday and Justice T?ewis in Brooklyn yesterday pointed out that State regulation of manufacture and distribution of firearms has not proved effectual. Justice Lewis said he would wrlt^ to Senator Calder urging Intro duction of the proposed bill. "The Jaw providing for the Issuance of permits i* useless." he said, "for the damage Is usually done before it Is discovered whether the possessor of th?" gun has :? permit or not. What la needed. In view of the present oondi tlon, is Federal control and super vision of all who are engaged In the manufacture and also sale of firearms, and no one should he entitled to aell firearms exropt those who have a per mit which has been tssu*! by a re sponsible Fadcral officer to b? desig nated " GERMANY REFUSES ALLIED CONTROL OF HER FINANCES AND 60 BILLION MARK TAX LLOYD GEORGE PLANS TO URGE DISARM If Washington Can Limit j Navies, Feels Genoa Can Limit Armies. SEES FRENCH OBJECTIONS (Question May Not Come Up, Formally, But Ts Sure To Be Discussed. Special Cable to Trm N'iw Vo*K Hbfai.d Copyright, I'JH, \>j The New Yo*k Hnut.b ?w York Herald Hurfnn. ' I.ondon. March SB. ( Premier Lloyd George will undoubt-1 edly bring the question of general European disarmament up at Genoa no matter how formally that topic may be barred from the regular meetings of the conference. This was the view given to .The Xbw York Herald correspondent to day from a quarter usually well in formed after Mr. Lloyd George hal spent the day conferring with Cabinet members, lunching with Liberal Min isters and calling on the King. He is said to feel that if tnc Washington conference could straighten out the Pacific question and effect a limitation of naval armament the Genoa con ference or some succeeding meeting should" do the same for Europe and land armaments. May Be Foundation of Peace. Even if the formal meeting at Genoa only lays the foundation for an economic understanding with Russia, and Ger many?whose condition affords the pre text on which large continental armies are still maintained?It is considered certain here that Lloyd George will seize the opportunity while all the Prime Ministers of Europe are in one place to inject Into liiem some of his onn enthusiasm for what hi* been described *6 the "Washington-Genoa policy." Mr. Lloyd George Is reported to be | convinced that Europe's only salvation is in ft reduction of armament expendi tures, whether or not such reductions will induce America to help straighten out Europe's affairs. He hopes, of course, that America can be induced to help if American conditions arc com i plied with. The Trime Minister i? said to realize that he will ha\e a struggle with France over this. The enthusiasm In Downing street over the results of the Near Ea=it c-onfcrer.ee was tempered by Pre mier Poincarc-'s final interview given to reporters What he wid is described as almost ??] open hint to the Turks that if they will kick up another row they will get more. French Mtliaile Watched. The attitude of the French press also is being closely watched and Its dispo sition to villify England and Lloyd George with articles intended to incite the Turks, such as those appearing in the .If n fin and other newspapers, it causing no little uneasiness here. It Is generally hoped hire that Fremlir Polncare's reported decision to go to Genoa during the later stages of the conference will h? carried out. Tt is emphasized that T.lovd George Is deter mined to fulfill scrupulously the en cagrmcnts made a' Boulogne not to: bring the reparations ami disarmament questions formally before ",;e Genoa meeting, but it l.s also stated that the strength of Ms convictions m^kes it. im possible for him to keep them from the Informs 1 conservations. A dfscussion of the fiscal situation of the various Towers also Is aure to in volve some allusion to armament ex penditure?. The domestic results "f Lloyd G-orgc's day of conference* were entirely happy. Wlns'on Churchill. Colonial Secretary, is understood to be satisfied with Mr. Loyd George's de scription of the Husslan policy he will j pursue at the Genoa conference and i Cabinet unanimity has been reached as to the terms of procedure for the motion of confidence, upon ^hlch the Prime Minister Is counted on m make one of the greatest speeches of his whole career. Accord.tig to information com Inr from a reliable sourc Mr. Lloyd George will himself ask for a vote of confidence In the House of Commons Monday. This coming secclon has aroused the most Intense Interest. Never before has there been such a demand for tickets to the gallery from the public and dis tinguished strangers. ? HERBERT RA W LIN SON SUED FOR $200,000 Actor Accused of Attack on Girl Two Years Ago. I?s Axniet.its. March 2* -Herbert Rawllnson, motion picture actor, wu made defendant in a $2A0.n00 suit for damage# filed In tho Superior Court to day hy Mrs. Ethel F. <"lark of New York, who charged that Rawllns.in had committed a statutory offonie ngi.lnst her daughter. Dorothy ?"lstrU. I wo years airo, when the girl was fifteen Herbert Rnwllnsrm i- a well known film actor. He la six feet tall and an all nround athlete He was born thiriy seven >ears ago in Brighton. England and wns educated In that country and In France After a stage career In repertoire s^d stock, he began hla screen acting with j Selig Later followed engagements with Bogworth and Universal Tie als^ ap prsred with Goldwyn. Famous Players and J. Stuart Blackton. His ability at boxing, rowing, swimming, riding and j fencing has been utilised by him In Miiata. ___ i Hew the Footlights ?eem t? Make Hlln<l Nutrients (???- -A featn'e story In Sunday s Mrs T^i. Heral!. trf . f . . ^ League of Nations Likely i T o Be Missing at Genoa j PARIS', March (Associated Press).?The chances of the League of Nations partici pating in the Genoa conference were reduced to a minimum tu-dny by the action of the Council or th? league In simply referring to the general secretary. Sir Eric Drum mond. Italy's invitation to send to Genoa technical experts from the league organization for consulta tive purposes. The sentiment is that such vague participation as proposed is beneath the disnity of the league. Leon Bourgeol" of France recalled that the Fremii Government had taken the stand that the league must not be dispos sessed of its prerogative?. Th* feeling in the secretariat was that the league was expected to furnish only its expert translators and ste nographers instead of its technical experts. FRANCE WOULD KEEP Watching to Forestall Plan to Discuss Disarmament or Reparations. ASKS HELP FROM ITALY Wants Premier Facta to Block Opening- of German or Rus sian Questions. Special Cable tn Tub Nmr York Hvram>. j Copyright, 10??. bj T if n N'kw York j I etsai.u Nfw York Hfrald Iturrati, I Pari*. March (8. ( j The F rench Government, in advance j of the Genoa conference, is watching the moves of the British Premie*, Lloyd George, with fearful interest.. The complaint raised in the French V<ress that France threatens 10 repeat her mistake at the Washington con ference in going unprepared to Genoa is met In official Circles by the state- ' ment that the French plans must wait until Mr. Lloyd George, in his Genoa speech in th? House of Commons on j Monday, shows exactly what his pro- 1 gram is and what danger there is tint the conferencc may break away from the Cannes stipulation*, which p;o-i vided that it be purely a financial and ' economic meeting. To-day's selection by the Cabinet of Lours Bartlieu. Minister of Justice, to head the French delegation w?? in con formity with tJie lates: plan of Premie Raymond Poincare to rend merely a watchful official observer for the open ing weeks, one who could be recalled if the nation" should a'tempt to depart from a non-political program, and to go j himself at the .".nal stage, which he In sists will he the most Important. There already Is much disagreement with this Poincare policy. The opening weeks, with Lloyd Georae present, are considered b" many as by far the most crucial, judging by reports , which are being circulated in the sev er,-1 capitals about t!)? British Pre mier's plans. These rumors say that Lloyd Oforge intends, by hook or* crook to 'ilac* hef<>r? the conference mine Eu ropean disarmament plan and to draw from the delegates of the assembled na tions at least their general views on the fundamental question of reparations. Tt is significant of tiie fears of the French Government that It lias taken the precaution to ask the Italian Gov ernment for assurances that Premier Facta, as president of the conference will promptly shut up the German dele gate upon tli* slightest attempt to j speak of reparations, snd act In the same manner with the Soviet represen tatives on the qur.tlon of their polltica; r"f-ognlt ion. Notwithstanding the in eistance with which these requests have he?n stressed In Rome, the assurance* h l? d<v-lar?d. hav? not yet been *Nen j and I'trlo f-'chanser. the Italian Forelgr 1 Minster, after aeelng Llovd George said the cinference could not but be political Such arc the Incidents that are rap Idly accentuating 'he fear that France somehow la to be "framed" at ?he lienoa conferer.ee. and that par' of the nrttls'i Premier's plan Is to win Amer ica's sympathy and support by bringing up the questions whose absence from the announced ag'ndn wis one of the reasons ghen by Secretary Hughe* for America'* lack of rie?fre to participate one of these being disarmament. To-night the Temps points out that never wa? France so called upon to be "n her guard adding, "The Genoa con ference Is going to give free rein to unknown force*, that even Lloyd George i himself may not know how to master."' Tt holds that the only policy for France; Is to maintain entire liberty of action. I The T.ibrrtt say* that If the president! of the conference permits any discussion Which the Boulogne agreement sild was precluded, France instantly must with draw: but the paper believes that for this very reason M. Poincare should be present at that stage. Commenting upon the latest develop ments, the Ft (70 ro expresses the fear th?' Franc 1* drifting and that her people -itreed? ha've 'he Impress'on that she s not rolng to play the leading role, which seems to have been assigned tn the Soviets and the Germans, ns it la the preponderance and the presence of thgsn States which give the conference Its importance in the ey?s of the world. r;FRM*\v rilAWKt tA for Aft Rrai.tv. March 28.?Guatav Frenssen. : the German novelist, is about to sail for New York, and on the invitation of the Central Relief Committee, will con vey the thanks of Germany for Ameri can financial end food relief carried on In Germany with the reoperation of the German Red Cross PrvMtt fcflT. N. ('. ol|deu" in Xp3f~f3? ? nd Ternls Ttwrnatnatit* Race* Thru P ."m?n. renn.. t ?* t italt)-.?Adv. SUM IS 'Df POSSIBLE* Wirtli Predicts Genoa Will Either 3Iake or Break Reconstruc tion of Europe. REICHSTAG APPROVAL Charges Allied Commission Had Neglected to Learn Germany's Situation. AX INTERNATIONAL LOAN Two Kn ton to (funerals Poet (iormany jis Much ;<* Hor Whole Cabinet. fp'rtal C<,blt to Tit* Nbw Toiik Hrnni-P Copyright, 1JJJ. bj The New Yosk Hcta: a. New Ynrt; HeraH Hurra u. Berlin. Mnrrh tf . Dr. Wirth, Germany's "Chancellor of fulfillment," told the Reichstag to day that the Government flatly re fused to fulfill the conditions of the recent Reparations Commission note in so far as it prescribes the raising of 60,000,000,000 marks in new taxes and establishes allied financial con trol. Dr. Wirtll's detailed presenta tion of what the commission required was greeted with laughter. His speech up to the concluding passage was in a sensationalist vein and re peatedly invoked bravos from the Conservatives and the members of the Volkspartei. Even at that it con tained a veiled promise to increa-e German taxes and ended with a pledge to continue the policy of fal* fillmeut as far as possible. The Chancellor read the note from i the Allies to the German peace dele gation at Versailles in which the Allies pledged that the Reparations I Commission never would interfere with Germany's financial independ ! ence. and in particular never would ; prescribe tax measures. This was perhaps the most effective moment in Dr. Wirth's speech. Ifluh ( oat of Ivntrntr <?rnprnlt. The Reichstag also burst out with approval when, discussing possible economies, he declared that it cost Germany more to support two En tente Generals than to pay the sal* aries and expenses of the entire Cabi net, of which the Chancellor is Presi dent. He analyzed the budget and j found the only possible margin of saving lay in a sum less than 10,000.* I 000,000 marks, whereas the fall of the mark since the publication of I the commission's note already had increased the budget by 28,000,000,000 ; marks. Germany, said the Chancellor, was eager to raise an international loan, but that was impossible unless tin reparations problem were solved n* a whole, to the satisfaction of the business world. He also pledged that Germany, so far as it lay in her power, would put an end to the flight of capital from the country, but he declared it was a problem that could not be coped with save by interna tional cooperation. Bepi.iv. March 2* 'Associated Tress*. ?"If the Genoa reference proves it t? ill o' the wisp instead of a shining star (hat will brighten the path to re | I'onstru"lion, then the problem of r? [ habilitating Europe in general and Germany in particular will continue to he treaW in a epiri* of arbitrary die* tation." <'harcellor Wirth told th? Reich-.sag to-dn\. outlininc the refusal by the German Governmen' of the reparation <'nirmlssion's !at**t terms. Moratorium Would llnrr Helped, I>. Wirth |Hotp.?t;ed emphatically ngains; th<* principle or allied < otltfr>! in the isseaanient and cnl!e< :ion of taxes which h? contideftd incwmpatl Me with the right of self-determination and national honor Rs aald the Rep* arations Commission by granting a moratorium mlirht have contributed to the stabilization of Germany's finan cial position, but that by Its conditions It had done the opposite, although per haps unwittingly. The commission'* demands he de clared. proved that Oermany* represen tation* had Created no Impression what ever. Even if she rouM (he taxa tion demanded, he said. It was impos sible for the Government, while ocn;. pird with the Genoa confet .me, to wor* out a plan by May 31. Much significance Is attached to a statement In Die Zeit that Charlea Lau rent. the French Ambassador, who re cently went to Tat Is, will not return to Berlin for the reason that he wa* op posed to the latest demands of the Rep arations <Commission upon Germany. Throughout hie speech to the Reichs tag the Chancellor was unusually frank In his cfrltleism of the Allies' treatmen* j of the reparations problem, cbsrflne | 'hat the commission either ? is unam?n j able to everyday lo*lo or had persist ently neglected to acquaint itself wit the actual at^tus of Germany's econo^i .