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Increasing cloudiness to day followed by
rain to-night; to-morrow rain.
Highest temperature yesterday, 63; lowest, 33
Detailed weather reporti will be found on editorial page.
The New York Herald, with all that w?i
best of The Sun intertwined with it, and
the whole revitalized, is a bigger and better
and sounder newspaper than ever before.
'Politics' His Excuse for De
| njing $2,500 to Firemen
and Policemen.
AeiW rouses men
MayAr Also Refuses to Make
Vehicle License 'Czar'
, of Drennen.
Too Busy to Discuss His Polit
ical Future or Chicago
| Junket.
Mayor Hylan got back from Chicago
^Bstcrday and before the day was over
^^hod caused consternation in many
^uarftrs by his action on legislative
tills before bim. This is part of what
he did:
Disapproved the measure increasing
the salaries of first grade policemen
and firemen to $2,500.
Announced he would veto the bill
transferring the Bureau of Licensed
Vehicles from the Department of Li
censes to the Police Department, be
cause it would "make a czar of John
Drennen," its chtef. j
Indicated he would reject the bill to
put in the hands of the Popt Authority
the freight tunnel to be built from
Brooklyn to Staten Island.
Hpld hearings on half a dozen other
legislative measures. I
The Mayor had nothing to say about \
his Western Junket or the talk of ean
i'lates for Governor or President.
^Indignation filled members of the
J|ce and Fire departments when they I
pned they would not get their salary j
Frease. They recalled that only a
leek ago the Mayor had signed a bill I
ncreasing his own compensation from ,
[?S15.000 to $25,000, the salary of the
Comptroller by the same amount and j
I that of the President of th?? Beard of
from S7.S00 to flG.000.
ago simiisr bills, reached the
j Mayor at tho same time. He vetoed
both. This year It was so arranged that
the Mayor'* increase was pushed through I
ahead of the bill providing for the uni- j
formed men. The hearing on the latter
was held last week.
Bill Politic*, His Eiciip.
The Mayor made public no memoran
dum on tiis veto, but explained lie be
lieved it a bit of politics. The police
men and the firemen, he said, had re
ceived Increases of $780 during his ad
ministration. which was the greatest
boost in history. He did not think the
men had acted fairly in going over his
head to the Legislature to get more
"It was Just a little game of pontics,"
he asserted, -played to embarrass me.
The question of whether the policemen
and firemen should receive another raise
In salary |s one with which the city
Board of Estimate can cope without any
interference from Albany. I want to
say right now that any legislative bill
railing for pay Increases to city em
ployees will receive little consideration
from me Iri fbpse Instances where the
Board of Estimate has the power to
make the increase."
censin^r" ?f the b"' to turn "*
To icenI T P veh 10168 over to the
Department tried desperately to
' JokerHy,<m's belief a
? Th^ p^r put ?ve>r?n h|m.
Police Commissioner will have
the respo^blUty of the whole th*ng
*H0?Uh.t n authority," ho declared,
ln Vh^rl . Provision about Drennen got
? n n.'8umore ,han 1 c?n say."
to beW JLrntf.a"Ca,amUy' " thl* bl"
Irene LoeT ' Pr?tC8teU
I am afraid there Is going to be ?
After the*h "|h0t bRCk thc Mavor
After the hearing there were those
who expressed the opinion that Tarn
many Ha,| had induced the Mayor 7o
GMchrTjt ^aU in ,he handa John b
<wlchrist, Commissioner of Lleen*?'
True, tho twenly or twenty.fiv.nu
are ajl under the civil service, but the"
sj a'sstfi t
man. Police Commissioner Enright "is
See* ilrrnnrn a f'snr
the odium that goes with It." I
' l-efs get rid of this Halifax ghost
Who Is supposed to have put Drennen
\t!a! i broke Chief Magistrate
ll t.T 8 thB Mayor h*d continued
to make a mystery as to who had tried
put something over" on him. "I Bm
rnvP?mi,n Wv, Xoth.lns w" further from
my rnlnd than the Idea of maklne a
?lankensteln or a Mogul out of him."
Tne Mayor listened In silence whiu
Arthur Taylor, his Street Cleaning Com!
UrK'''1 hlm to "'f" ,h? Wells
na d^ak'Trn^rnmrent ,hr now
paid to members of the force. Its sdvo
ca'?s frankly said they were for It he
cause It would tie the hands of any sue!
to 'mhice 'wares"a''that nil*ht want
make for -S,"Ch * law wo,:'d
would ^Vc^U^o'rd* w!i:
home rule!' m*nd*t0^ M-I-Uo. or
Approva! of the bill that would per
mlt the Comptroller to audit and pav
the expenses of Inspector Domlnlek
Henry In defending himself against an
Indictment following rhsrles s Whlt
r?X,MV<l,""l,<>n 0f ,hc r,n,,CB De
\hn.H anno,,nc*fl by the Mayor.
rf ?.r! nP*r f*"1' ?f thft Ambers
rr thAFIre Department favored Increas
ing the maintenance fund of the life
i^erT6.,, ^ ?f?,he det*rtment In
? mim . i? d<>,l,h benefits from
k ?'l. *? f2-000- Mayo,- If\ Ian ,oM
I by Lieut, J-ranols J. Semple at the hear
jlng on an enabling act for that nnrnn..
/ "V
Mme. J off re, With Basket,
Buys Food for Marshal
EATTLE. March 29?The palate
of Marshal Joffre, jaded by the
rich foods of scoies of ban
quets, is to be tickled to-morrow
with his favorite food?sausage,
green onions, lettuce and carrots.
Mme. Joffre will see to that her
Accompanled by their daughter,
Mme. Joffro to-day went shopping
to provide materials for the dinner.
Vnrecognized, she visited a market,
stood in line for a market basket
and then made the round of the
stalls. In half an hour the basket
was filled and "he dinner assured.
New York Go. Says Maximum
Allowed by P. S. Board Is
$3,000,000 LOSS SEEN
Present Schedule Yields Only
3.55 Per Cent. Y'early,
It Is Said.
The New York Telephone Companv
yesterday brought suit in the United
States District Court to enjoin the
Public Service Commission from put
ting in effect the new schedule of
maximum rates to subscribers which
the telephone company states are con
fiscatory and would ruin its service.
The company announced through its
vice-president, J. S. McCullogh, tha*
it had been forced, for the first time
in the history of the company, to re
sort to courts to protect its property
and to safeguard the large number of
investors holding stock.
If the order is enforced. Mr. Mc
Cullogh said, it would seriously ham
per the company in adequately serv
ing the public
The application was made b?fore
Judge Augustus Hand, who ordered
both parties to the suit to appear for
argument in the United States District
Court this morning.
In saving telephone subscribers an av
erage. of one cent a day, the complaint,
?ets forth, the new rates would at th-j
sam3 time cause a loss to the company
of approximately $3,000,000 a year. I U^
complaint continues that the cost or
property used In furnishing intrastate
service In New York is $247.435,323, an I.
excluding allowances for franchises held
by the company, ths present "fair and
reasonable" value is in e*cess of
The rates allowed by the Commission
prior to their new schedule of March J
the company asserts, yielded only 2.41
per cent, for the last half of 1921, an<l
for the entire year 3.55 per cent. It Is I
also stated that under the new schedule !
the company would earn not more than !
P*r cent- the cost of the prop- 1
erty and 1.96 per cent, on the valu?. 1
tnTvi?ioHmn,IS.,,0in 19 accus?d of actlnsr ;
Uona?H.?h? ? . the company's constltu- I
2 'gh ? by 0rderin* '??'?* which
would confiscate the property. The
.oSTya: * McOul
vf''Th* r*,e" ch8r*ed for telephone ser
vice in New York State are not ade- !
va^ue If fh?dUCe a f8lr rCtUrn uppn thp !
'I . the Property now actually used
In public service. The rates onlered Into
efTect April 1 by the commission would i
E? C?-nfl8C"t0r>'- T"e te!<P"?ne company!
has ,8 i.OOO subscribers in New York!
State. The proposed rates would save I
the average subscriber about one cent
a day, but in the aggregate would re- '
duce our annual revenue at lea? 13,000 - '
000. Such a reduction would create a 1
serious situation in the conduct of our
"The commission s order of March i
3 was Issued at a time when there ?
was pending an application'by the com- <
I-any to permit it to adjust certain I
rates to overcome the present conditions 1
of Inaaequate revenue.
"The telephone company .has not !
fully recovered from conditions arising
out of the war. We are still engager! i
In building up the system to meet the I
constantly increasing demand for set - I
vice, which continues abnormally heavy.
During the last two years we have ft- !
pended $64,888,190 in extensions and I
additions to our plant In New York
State. This expenditure was necessary I
to expand our system to meet the pub- !
He's growing requirements for new tele- !
phone service. During the next few
years we will need some $40,000,000 to
$50,000,000 annually for new construc
"We must compete in the open mar
ket for new money with other Industries
not regulated by commissions, which can
and do pay a high return upon the
capital Invested In their business. Our
last borrowings cost us more than 6
per cent, and our return has been sub
stantially less than that figure."
Oympic's Purser Gets to
Girl's Father on Kroonland.
For two years Reginald Cox, purser's
clerk aboard the White Star liner Olym
pic. In yesterday from Southampton and
Cherbourg, has been making an effort
to see Charles Matthews, chief steward
of the Red Star liner Kroonland, re
cently In from Antwerp. lie spied the
smaller ship and a moment after the
Olympic docked he was speeding down
the gangplank toward the Kroonlan< In
an adjoining dock.
A reporter attempted to arrest Reg
inald In his meteoric flight by asking:
"Whet's your hurry?"
Reginald let out several disjointed
sentences, the puflng purport of which
was that Chief Steward Matthews was
the fnthcr of the girl he was sparking
at Southampton and that he had been
two years trying to catch up with the
Kroonland. atid, thank goodness, he had
at last, and he was going to get the
consent of the chief steward to marry
the girl and
' Kgcuse me?that?la?why?I'M?in
?uchaheluvshurry I"
Expected to Launch Volun
tary Censorship Next
Producers Will Meet Writ
ers. Actors and Other
League Delegates. .
Forced to Action by Fear of
State Interfering as It
Did With Movies.
Tha theatrical producers of New
York at a meeting of their association
yesterday afternoon voted to join the
playwrights, the actors and various
welfare, religious and reform organiza
tions in backing the voluntary public
censorship plan. After a long meeting
In the rooms of the Producing Man
agers Association, at 231 West Forty
fifth street, attended by thirty or more
producers and marked by spirited de
bate, the following statement was
given out by Arthur Hopkins:
"At a meeting of the Producing
Managers Associaton on Wednesday a!
resolution was passed placing the as-1
soclation on record as being in favor
of tho proposed public Jury plan for
pexsing upon alleged objectionable
plays, as opposed to official censorship,
and a committee composed of Arthur
Hopkins. Joseph Blckerton, John
Golden, Gilbert Miller and George j
Tyler was appointed ? meet with the
Authors League, the Equity, the
Drama League and the etter Plays
Movement Association."
The full conference of Interests cc-r
nected with the theater and Interested j
In Its reform will be held on Monday
or Tuesday, and with this conference j
the voluntary public censorship plan j
should !:? launched and ready 1
?partition. j
Minority Held Out.
Tho action taken by the producers ;
yesterday wan naturally the most Im
portant step in the whole course tit U-e
trying and difficult negotiations. With
out the consent and cooperation t f the
managers It was recognized the *hole
project must fall. The alternative per
ceptible to every one was a hateful of
ficial censorship pretty sure to he In
volved in politics. When the tr.ana
Ker3 got together yesterday afternoon
therefore there was warm debate, more
than one arguing that it was Impossible
to let the public dominate, at a whim,
It might be. the business of the the
ater In which those present had millions
Several of the managers smarted under
criticism that had been made of hem
or their play* at one time or another.
But the great majority declared em- [
phaticallv for the plan as being Impera
tively necessary to save the theater trom
the fate that the motion picture InVr
ests brought upon themselves when thty
refused to heed warnings that they had
better clean their films or the State
would do it for them.
When the movie magnates Ignored the j
warning the reform interests went to
tne Legislature and got an official oen- '
soy-ship law. The managers knew yes
tefday that an official censorship would j
1)0 (inescapable for the spoken drama '? j
they followed the course that had been I
taken by the motion picture men. It J
v. as a case of Hobson's choice.
Before they voted they heard an ad
dress of explanation from Owen Dr. vis. '
the playwright, who went to the m#e"ng
at the head of a committee from the
conference consisting of Ceorge Creel. I
Channlng Pollock, John O. Boyle and 1
Frank Gillmore.
Plrklnc the Jury P?n?l.
"T am mighty g'ad to hear It," Mr.
Da via aflid last night, when Informed
how the producera ha<l voted. "It m??m
the success of the undertaking we have
labored ao long In building, and I be
lieve It moon* greater prosperity for the
theater. Naturally the manager* were
not to be hurried into their decision. It
waa a serious step for them and they
are not to be blamed for taking their
"I aholl call n meeting of the full con
ference. Including the producers, now
for Monday or Tuesday at the rooma of
the American Dramatlata' Society In
West Forty-fifth street, and T assume
that we can complete all details at that
meeting. The main job now Is to And 300
namea or 500 name*, as we may decide,
of cltlsena who would be suitable and
acceptable persons from which to nelect
a Jury.
"T rather think the selection will be
madp by a small committee of the con
ference after various Hats have been
submitted by the various aaaoclated In
terests. Then the completed plan, signed
by all the Interests In contractual
agreement to sbide by the will of a
public jury In the case of any criticised
play, will be sent to the Mayor with the
request that he add to the panel what
ever persona be may desire. After that
we can go ahead to apply the plan di
rectly to the theater, t would not ha
surprlaed to aee It In startling operation
within two weeks."
f.endrra Anttaflrd With Measures
Taken hy CJoTeriimcn t.
Uomb. March 29.?Leadera of the har
bor strike, called two weeks a?0 out of
sympathy with the striking port workers
at Naples, are satl?*.ed with the Gov
ernment measures taken to end the
strike, according to the Trifttma, and
have aent word to all tha porta calling
off tha movement.
PIMCHI7MT. N. C. April tha Carnival
month. Many sport tournaments. Thru
Pullman. Pann., 8 08 P. M. dally.?-Aitv.
$950,000 Fund Sought
for Episcopal Diocese
rT"*HE committee on Increase of
I the Episcopal Endowment, of
which J. P. Morgan is chair
man, has started a movement to
rals# a fund of 9950,000 with whicL
to put the office of the Bishop of
the diocese of New York on a
sound financial basis. The income
from this sum, it is estimated, will
be sufficient to defray the adminis
trative expenses of the diocese.
The fund will bo raised by ap
portioning quotas 'to the various
parishes. Besides Mr. Morgan the
committee includes Stephen Baker,
Dexter Blagden, Robert S. Brew
ster, R. Fulton Cutting, Guy Emer
son, W. B. Osgood Field. James
Warren T-iane, William H. Trues
dale and Bishop Manning.
VVestall Measure. Permitting
Pardon of First Time Felons
After Year. Assailed.
Denies It Was Introduced to
Free Robert P. Brindell,
Convicted Labor Czar.
Special Dispatch to Tub Mw ?<?* Hbsai.p.
N>w York Ilrrald nnrej.ii, 1
Albany, March ?8. 1
i The Westall bill now before Gov.
i Miller, giving the State Parole Board
| power to parole prisoners convicted oI
i a feiony for the first time after eerv
! Ing one vear. was introduced at the
instance of Father William E. Cashin.
Catholic chaplain at Sing Sing prison
who was in Albany to-day.
I He said It had the backing of War
I den I-awes, Supreme Court .Justice
Voting of Westchester lounty, John S
Kennedy, chairman of the State
Prison Commission; Dr. Chanes John
son. secretary of the State Charities
Department; the Prison Associate
of New York, Salvation Army, Chris
n Science Society. Volunteers of
America. Catholic Protective Society
and the Jewlih Board of Guardians.
The (5ov?rnor has not y?t cor
gfrleVM the'measure ami has set no
time for a hearing.
Charles F. Rattigan. Rupelntendent or
Prisons. *nd most of the District At
torney* are sgalnst the bill. They said
It would tend to open the prison doors
no hundreds of dangerous felons after
they had suffered only a small part of
their punishment, and that, in effect,
the hill would turn over to the Parole
Board powers that belong to the crim
inal courts.
Father Cashin came to Albany wltn
Wanden I .awes to confer with Super
intendent Uattigan on general prison
matters, and they discussed the Westall
bill in the Superintendent's office.
Priest Defend* BUI.
"While T am opposed to the bill.
aald Mr. P.attigan. "I am not placing a
muzzle on the .ideas of anybody con
nected with the State prisons. Father
Cashin and Warden T.awes have dif
ferent Ideas on it than T ha\e.
Fathern Cashin said the proposed law
had been In his mind for a Ion* tln-e.
as he felt it desirable that there should
be some method of reaching deserving
men who had sufficiently paid the pen
alty of their crime and whose families
needed them.
He denied the report that the bill
was Introduced to enable Rober' ?
Brlndell, convicted labor czar, to gain
his freedom.
"For ever>" BrlndelV he said. I eould
mention a hundred "eservins cases
vMiore It would be better for the State 1f
the discretion of paroling first offenders
??re given the Parole Board. Many or
thew men are not criminals at neart
and their families need them.
Warden Lawes said that he beloved
,he Westall bill was a move In, t.us dl
rf-ctlon of sound methods in dealing with
prisoners and the problem of crime pre
Dcnonnrrd by I ntermyer.
Assemblyman \\ altCT '\\<-*.b1I of
White Plains declined yesterda> t<> ??V
who presented the bill to him but.dded
ho never heard directly or Indl.ictij
from Robert P. Brlndell or any of the
latter"crowd. John J. O'Connor, roun
for Brlndell. denied ho or his cUant
had any hand In the drawing of the
ms?muel I'ntermyer. whose exposure
of grafting led to Brlndell's conviction,
ilf rifjunrprt the hill. ?
d'"U Is a thoroughly vlclo'.s measure
hp ?aId "a pernicious attempt a^ Ji'i
delivery', evidently with ^e .ntentlon ^f
retting Brlndell out and bring nrf mm
back *o his old place at the head .-f
.. _ ,,n|on The political pressure behind
BrindeU is tremendous; It 1. hardly con
ceivable what efforts are made on hi
^"^e bill, which would have been op
pose? before the ,.gl?.at?re, .M-;
??* ss^l out" ln^ the last
the session Beneficial housing
consider and pass such things as
Archbishop of Funchal Ad
ministers Last Sacrament.
FuMCHAi. Madeira. March 23 (Assoc!
t t'r<ss) ?It 1* rumored that the
Binhop of Funchal has b. en summoned
to the bedside of former kmperor
Charles to administer the last sacra
Lisbon. Portugal, March 2?
uteri Prean).?There Is little hope that
tormer Emperor Charles of Auatrla
Hungarv will nurvlve hit illnees. accord
mg to advlce. recalved h.re to-dav rom
the lalamd of Madeira. In addition to
pneumonia, there are ce^bral compllca
tlons. The doctors have rej^rted to tne
administration of oayrm. The one-time
ha? rna?l? nit will.
Agreement to Limit Fleets
and Arms Passed by j
Senate 74 to 1.
Compact Also Forbids Use
of Submarines as Com
merce Destroyers.
Opposition Fades and All i
Treaties Are Expected to Be
Disposed of This Week.
Special Dixpatrh to Tub New Voik Hbialo
Nfw York Hernid B?r?tii, )
Vnablneton, D. C.. March S9. (
With only one dissenting vote the
Senate to-day ratified the five Power
treaty limiting the size of navies and
apportioning the ship ratio of 5-5-3
for the world naval Powers, limiting i
the caliber of big guns to sixteen
inches and providing for the main
tenance of the status quo in Pacific
fortifications, from which Hawaii is
This action was followed by unani- .
mous ratification of the submarine
and poison gas treaty, which bars the
use of submarines as commerce de
stroyers, and inhibits the use of poi- j
sonous, lethal and other gases in war
The vote on the naval treaty wa.?
74 to 1, and on the submarine and gas ]
treaty. 71 to 0.
The dissenting vote on the naval i
treaty (ras cast by Senator Joseph 1 |
France <Md.>, who said: "I do no',
intend to have my hand stained
with the blood that at some future
timo will follow this destruction of ,
America's fighting vessels." Senator j
France's declaration caused not the j
slightest ripple In the Senate.
Opposition Disappears.
The voles showed that opposition. t,o j
the treaties growing out of the confer
ence for the limitation of armaments
has died away. The debate which hns
bee i disturbing the Senate chambrr for j
the last few weelsa, became to-day a
solemn expression of approval.
On both treaties Senator Borah. S?n- j
ator 1*4 Follette and Senator Johnson
voted "Aye." i
To-day's action, following the ratifi
cation of th?- four Power and its sup
plemental treaty, marked completion of
the naval agre<ments of which four |
treaties are a part. There still remains
the nine Power treaty relative to China ,
and another treaty relating to Chinese
tariffs. Following ratification of the
submarine treaty Senator l.odge imme
diately called up the nine Power treaty
i elatlve to China, which will be before
the Senate to-morrow. While there will
be eome opposition to this it is hoped
to dispose of all of the treaties by the ,
end of the week.
Discussion of the submarine and ,
poison gas treaty drew forth a sharp j
discussion of the poison gas feature of
the treaty by Senator Wadsworth (N.
Y.). in which he took the position that
chemical warfare had come to stay and
that the agreement was a worthless one i
which th? r.atlona never would keep.
Senator Wadsworth said tne opposl- >
tion existing to-day against chemical
vr.rfare was irimllar to that which ex
isted against gunpowder when It was j
first introduced and would be no more
effective. War. he said, was organised ,
cruelty, hut he could not see why It
was more cruel to destroy with gas
than with high egploalves. especially I
since the victim of gas had a much
greater chance to recover.
Quoting from a report of the Surgeon
Oeneral Senator Wadsworth said the
soldier stifferlng from gas stood twelve
chances to live to one chance for thr
man Injured by bullets, bayonets or
high explosives.
Doubts French Reservation.
Commenting on the feature of the
submarine treaty, which prohibits their
use ngainst merchant ships. Senator!
Borah referred to reports that the '
French would attach a reservation to \
their ratification of this treaty pro
viding they would lie the sole Judges |
of what constitutes a merchant ship.
Senator I^odge's reply was that a
reservation of this character would In
effect be a change In the treaty and
would compel Its resubmission to the
negotiators. He doubted the French ;
would take euch action.
The submarine and poison gas treaty
In effect provides:
1. Relation of the doctrine of
international law. providing that a
merchant vessel Is not to be at
tacked without visit and search.
Nor is if to be attacked under any
circumstances without placing the
crew and passengers In a place of
2. The non-signatory Powers are
Invited to assent to this relt .
tion of International doctrine.
J. Submarine commanders violat
ing these rules are to be treated
as plrstes.
4. The Impossibility pf the use of
submarines against merchant ves
sels Is recognized and this prohibi
tion among the signatory Powers Is
accepted at once. Non-signatory
Powers are to be Invited to adhere j
to this new enunciation of the prin
ciples of International law.
5. The signatory nations agree j
among themselves to bar the u?e In
war of asphyxiating, poisonous or
other gases and all analogous
liquids, materials or devices.
The non-signatory Power* ere to be
invited to accept this view concerning
the use of fMM ?*L warfare.
WMeh Will Re New W?Iim? ?f King's
fleman'lr Palace-A fes'uw article Sunday
la The New V?rV wWOA 4i>?.
ARIS, March 29 (Associated Press).?Minister of Finance de
Lasteyrie, discussing in the Senate to-day the agreement
reached by the conference of allied Finance Ministers March
"We have never contested America's right to be reimbursed for
the co6t3 of maintaining her army of occupation. It is for the
United Spates a matter of absolute right which we formally recognize.
"The only question Is to whom should the United States make
the request for settlement, to the Allies or to Germany. That is the
reason why the matter was referred to the allied governments. The
agreement of March 11 must be ratified by the French Parliament
before it can come into force."
11. said:
Avoidance of War Only Pos
sible if London Confer
once Succeeds.
Republicans and Provisionals
Sink Differences to Meet
Belfast Situation.
Special Cable to The New Youk Huai.d- .
Cov^rtOl'l. IMS' ?* Ne,v YonK He**' D' I
New York H.rsld ItarMil. I
Dublin. Mnrrh 19. (
Whether civil vvar will be averted
depends upon the success of the I-on- j
don conference between the leaders
of southern and northern Ireland and |
the British Government in I.ondon.
according to an army officer of high
rank stationed on the Ulster border
He said tl at along a fifty mile front, j
where nearly all bridge* had been de- j
?t roved, roada trenched and trees
felled for barricade*, large bodies of
Ulster specials on one side and Irish
Republican soldiers on the other were,
watching each other. The situation
was becoming even more tense, serious
clashes being avoided only by the l ope
that negotiations might clear the way
for peace.
It is freely admitted in the south
that Ulster is the determining factor
External opposition, which through- i
out the history of Ireland has in
variably caused factions to merge
their efforts for a greater and better
nation, is ground here for believing
that the leaders on both sides in the
south will bring their followers to
For Suspending Cnmp*!*".
Th* Cummin na Poblnchta?the or
gan lie lion of the Republican members
of the D?It Elreann?has issued a state
ment suggesting cooperation all around
?nd the Immediate suspension of the
whole electoral campaign so as to con
centrate the public attention of Ireland
and the whole world upon the "intoler
able situation existing In Belfast." It
i* insisted that this Is not a party move.
Members of the D.iil "?>? the situation
In Belfast is ton appalling They wish
to sink their differences \o strengthen
.Michael Collins, head of the Provisional
Government, and Arthur Griffith, presi
dent of the Da 11. in their dealing in
London. The statement declares: "We
as* that steps be taken to arrange for
joint action between both parties in the
Pail Elreann. so that these murders may
be stopped or no longer committed with
The secessionist element say a>i their
plans are contingent on the Ulster situ*
tion not growing worse. These plans
were revealed in the statement from
headquarters summarising the action of
the army convention on Sunday. which
shows that the secessionists aimed atI h
dictatorship It Is reported that the
Ulaterltes wish to force the South to
rnake an attack so that the British may ,
be drawn In to subdue the Irish Repub
limn army*
%jr ne Valera marff * ?tat*ment to
night denying Sir James Cm IIg'a ? nega
tion that on a recent visit to Belfast th-i
former had oppoolnted twelve lo?' srm>
commandants there. De \ alera ?>s he
went to Ulster only as president of the
Sinn Fein meeting
Army's Repnhllcan Scheme.
PirSf.lK, March 29 (Associated Press >. j
?The convention on Sunday of re volt, nit
members of the Irish Republican army
deferred action on the question of declar
Ing a military dictatorship The C0T?
spondent of the l^ndon .Star gives ., hie
nuthoritv a statement issued from the
Beggars' Bush barracks, which declares
the proposal before the convention was
to overthrow all governments in Ireland
-.?-tinned >o a republic and says the fol
K5 resolution was offered by Thomas
B*r|?*o"v'd T^at'matters of immediate
concern for'the Executive will include: I
"First?Maintaining Ireland as an in
dependent republic: ,?
"Second Appointment of a chief of ?
.,ntt who wi:: appoint a general hesrt- |
quarters staff ^ Apt "Intments can be i
V*"ThlrdV- 'l'e< lii^Tt u!n of dictatorship.;
others who nee ! not he members of the
?ecutlve wnt), , Hew to ordering the
dissolution of all pretended governments
Continued on Page Two.
When i Thlftk of Writing
Tttlnli of WMtlng.?
n? VSe Beatify" ?F~a"Woman's rare
Be Hot to A rwyarkable fiery Sun
day tn The New Yert, Herst*.-**
British Premier Clings to That
Belief us Policy for Genoa
' I
Will Ask For Vote of Confi
dence Upon Approval of
Cannes Program.
j Spn iol Cnhlf to Thi Nrw Tosk Hbiui.d
Copyright, tttl. bu Tii* Xxw Yo*k Hbbai.d
New York Herald I
I ondon. March 29. (
Prime Minister Lloyd George to
night is drafting hfs next Monday's
I speech in tho House of Commons, and
: will hiclude in it an explicit plea that
if understanding and disarmament
; could be reached in Washington un
derstanding, at least, ought to be
reached at the Genoa conference, with
land disarmament to follow. It is still
Ian article of Mi- Lloyd George's faith
j that Euiope must "put her hoa^a In
order" according to American formulas.
The political atmosphere has been
I cleared by the statement in the House
j of Commons of tho terms of the reso
! lution of confidence upon which Mr.
| Lloyd George will bnse his speech on
j Monday. It Is merely a single sen
tence, averring the House's approval
' of the Genoa program as outlined at
; the Cannes conference
A man who had talked with Mr.
j Lloyd George recently quoted him to
; .lay a* saying that Moscow's acceptance
of the Genoa invitation by no means
I implies the necessity for recognition of
the Moscow Government. He said that
.Mr. Lloyd Geeorge told him that If
I sufficient guaranties and safeguards for
I the acceptance of the Cannes stipula
;loris were presented by the Son lets at
Genoa recognition may be Immediate.
The first of these conditions In the
Premier's mind Is stated to be that the
Soviet Administration make peace with
Poland, the Baltic states. Austria, Hun
gary and others. The second is a gen
uine reduction of more than a million
I men In the Red Army. It Is admittedly
' lifficult to establish guaranties and safe
guards for the protection of foreign cap
ital and business in Russia, and ad
mittedly difficult to arrange the allied
and other claims, as agamst Soviet
claims due to four years of war with
j Gen. Deneklne, Admiral Kolchak and
j others whom the Allies supported. But
] Mr Lloyd George has been quoted as
I believing an arrangement can be
| reached.
i Kspeclal Importance la attached to an
: adequately guarantied reduction of the
) Russian armies, consequent to an agree
ment with the border States. This Is
i regarded hero na the keystone to an
agreement applying to all land nrma
I ments In Europe. It Is believed that If
the Russian threat were removed, other
European armies logically ought to fall
j like a house of carda. It Is pointed out
' that Mr. Lloyd George has much keener
sympathy than he I? credited with as
j to the position of Frsnce in nialntaln
S ing a Urge army to aupport Poland
! against the Red menace of Kurope
Hut with the definite removal of the
Red menace, which Mr. Lloyd George
thinks possible at Genoa. he Is said to
I believe the logical consequence would
! !>e not only an Improvement In the fiscal
i situation In the border States, which
| are supporting armies many times the
| slse their wealth warrants, but an Im
; Drovement in the flacal situation in
Frsnce herself. It la stated that It
j will be In the Premier's mind, whether
he mentions It or not, that only thus
can Kurope become such a business risk
I a- America might be Interested in.
The German situation also la bound to
rome In for seriou* mention by the Pre
j mler Report* of the guffaws with
which the llelchstag greeted chancellor
| Wlrth's "cannot accept" to the Allies'
I demands for Increased German taxation
: has i-reated a dlatlnctl> unpleasant im
i preaslon In official quarters. Tt Is con
: sldered certain that Mr Lloyd George
' will announce his Intention to try to
bring Germany, too, to a realisation of
I the actual facts of the world s predlca
! rnenf.
j It Is stated to-night that It oannot be
I too atrongly denied that the Premier
thinks he has any sovereign remed\ for
Kurope up his sleeve He Is quoted ss
?aylng that if he had and had kept
It for Genoa, he would be guilty of
criminal delay "What he is Interested
In is getting a ?ol!d foundation for
I mutual ui 'leratandlng. first by personal
contacts 08 nil the leading men Of Ku
tope, second b> avowing the grouping
of Kuropean policy as distinct from
that for the whole world, and third by
proceeding upon these bases with an
outline of the steps whereby tho recur
tence of old rivalries, old misunder
standings and old aggressions may he
made leas probable. If he can press
his case for the limitation of armament
to the extent that the natlona repre
sented at Genoa will promise to for
swear aggression, so much the batter.
iNot Reconstruction but
Part Soviet Will Play,
Germans Think, Is Al
lies' Chief Concern.
Feel That Consortium Plan
Is Exploded and Know
Washington Opposes It,
{ Alliance of Paris and Moscow
Would Mean Hegemony
of Europe.
Sptrial Cab!* to Thr Vmk Hitulb.
Copyright, lilt, by Titr. New Yonic Hrauui."
Nfw Vork Hfrulil Uurran, )
Berlin, March SO. (
German and Russian political experts
i here agree that the Genoa conference,
; judging by all present indications,
will be merely a politicaJ ;onference
behind a facade of economic dogma.
J It is expected that numerous eco
, nomic commissions will be ^D'Wnted
to keep up the appearance of the con*
I ference being engrossed in questions
| of reconstruction, but the real work
' the delegates are to tackle is the Rus
sian question. By that is not meant
Russia's reconstruction but the role
Russia is to play in European poli
tics. In fact nothing looms on the
horixon to suggest that Secretary
Hughes's note declining the invlta
I tion to the conference would have to
! be revised It written to-day.
Russians are apparently optimistic
i over the chances of the Soviet Got
! eminent. One paramount danger
! from the Russian point of view has
j been the united front of England and
! France. That was eonc&Ivable t^hile
I Briand was Premier, but is consid
ered improbable now, as it is believed
the policies of Great Britain and
France have drifted apart since the
( Cannes conference.
Dnblnna AI?ou( (irrmiir.
The Soviets also are confident that
the International consortium already
is exploded as a feasible plan to regu
late the reconstruction of Russia, anil
I know that the State Department In
' Washington Is against it. Russians
here believe that Germany also will
, be forced into a position of Inferior
importance. The only possibility for
Germany to get a hearing, they be
lieve, will come if Dr. Walter Ratha
nau. the Foreign Minister, opens a
breach in the French opposition and
tsucceeds lq gaining consideration of
j the complaints against the inflation
' of reparations.
Germans, in anticipation of the con
ference, admit that the chief Issue is
what to do with Russia. They believe
that one of several eventualities can
be counted upon. First, that either
Russia or Francs will proceed with
1 the diplomatic threads already spun,
in which case France will Rain enor
mously in power in the Near East;
second, that the possibility tbat
France is not ready to risk any kind
of close cooperation with Russia at
present thus leaving the field to Eng
land; third and most unlikely, that
Russia will retire, finding: the terms
! of England and France too severe, and
' fourth, that England and France will
agree to .1 mutual solution.
Feara Kroner and (Inula. ?
Of these possibilities Germany most
fesrs the covert alliance of Franc?
and Russia, for that could open Im
mediately the way to securing power
over the Continent such as Franc*
has not wielded since Napoleon. This
Is not only feared but half expected
' F*rim? Minister Lloyd George, as ?
guarantor of continental equilibrium,
has lost much prestige in Germany In
the last few weeks. It is felt that ha
proved much less of a wizard recently
than was the case In past >onferenc??.
| If France and Russia sbould find
themselve* in agreement, the Ger
mans believe England will have to
strengthen her ties with America and
the two together begin to build .'.p
Thi conference whK-h Soviet dela
Katea to the Genoa conference axe hold
ing with Baltic statesmen in Riga are
not regarded here aa an Important
?actor, but looked upon aa a tactical
wove on the part of the Sovleta to rs>
mind the Baltic States of the Interests
they hav? in common. It In a counter
move to the attempt t>y Poland and
| Rumania to unite all the froo^er
! countries into a solid barrier betw???
Germany and Russia.
Dr. Walter Rathenau Foreign M/s
luter, addressing tha Reichsta* to-day.
announced that Germany already ***
dealing with Russia independently ot
the Allies and would continue at every
opportunity. This, formsItv at Itaat 1*
.1 hreag In the traditional etUtude at
the Government, which has **n ('u<

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