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WEATHER FORECAST. aPR 24 '92^-??j i^. J J ?E BEST ^ H'ST?RY
Fair, with slowly rising temperature to
day and to-morrow; gentle variable winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 49; lowest, 31.
The New York Herald, with all that was
best of The Sun intertwined with it, and
the whole revitalized, is a bigger and better
o?(?u?d weather report* ?tu b? tound on ?ditori?i pas*. icopT rioht. 192 5. by thb 8un-iiisrald c o fi p o it a t x o N.j and sounder newspaper than ever before.
VOL. LXXXVI.?NO. 235?DAILY.
? + ? f
Estimate Boa I'd. Does Not
Reject 1 ith St. Subway
Bid as Planned.
GOES OVER TO MONDAY
Craig-, Defiant, Is Ready to
Turn Down Request to
Supply Funds.
SITUATION IS IMPROVING
Chairman McAncny Asserts
Thut Contracts Are Made aud
Cannot Be Vetoed.
Mayor llylan. Comptroller Craig and
other members of the Board of Esti
mate, which met yesterday, made i
statements defying Gov. Miller, but
they did not definitely reject any of
the bids for the Fourteenth street sub
way unnels by following^ their usual
course of referring the bids back to
the Transit Commission.
One of the contracts carrying a low
fcld of $1,149,196.10 from the Joslin
Construction Company was marked on
the calendar as "refer back to the
Transit Commission." which would
have meant a rejection. But the board.
Said to have beetr-acting on the advlcc
of the Corporation Counsel, decided toi
re&^c that contract, together with forty
smaller ones, to the committee of the
whole.
That committee will meet next Mon- ,
day, at which time somo action of 'm
mediate importance will be taken. Tho <
view generally taken is that Mayor
llylan will not risk removal by theilov
ernor for "continued delay" in tlie open
it.? of the Fourteenth street line. Sev
eral of, the individual members of the
bourd, however, are expected to con
tinue attacking the Governor. Comp- I
troller Craig a' the meeting started tho |
a Mack 011 tlie Governor Dy saying:
"I am ready to vole on tnese matter#
r;?l(t now and atcatn rcfuae the re
quest of the Transit Commission."
Mayor llylan was much milder, how
ever. and seemed much plensed to ad- '
vocitc the suggestkw ot Borough Pres
ident Rlegelmann of Brooklyn that the ?
contracts pro to the .Committee of the
Whole, where proper consideration
might be plven to them.
"Tho Comptroller finds fault bceause
somebody wants to pay a little cheapj
politics," was the Mayor's comment.
Hoard .1 |i|ir?vra Out Coatraet.
The hoard approved without debate,
e contract entered into by the Transit
Commission with Frederick 1*. Crun
ford. Inc.. fo.* the completion of the
Lawrence street station and other lm
prevrmeuts in the Brooklyn Rapid
Transit Kourtli a tonne subway. It also
appropriated f3iS,(l(*.oO for the work.
Urging tlio immediate re-rejeetlon of i
tin Fourteenth street contracts, Comp- !
troller Craig said:
"la August, ltd, the board refused to |
dpprjvo these contracts. Now. after)
eight months, the Transit Commission j
engineers have discovered some work of !
an emergency character. The Transit :
Commission has been dead to tho world ;
tn everything except tlie readjustment
ar.d the Increased fare proposition.
"The Transit Commission complained
to the Uovernor and the Governor has
made public their complaint, putting tlie
b:amc on this board and there l? not a
*ord of truth In It."
'"niese contracts ou'iht to bo readver- i
t'sH'i," ventured the Mayor. "Some of
them ha\c boon and the result has been I
tha". much lowor bids have been re
ceived."
"I don't think we should trifle v Ith
this situation." broke In the Comptroller.
"This in effect Is an effort of the Transit I
Commission lo have an alibi for Its own '
neglect."
William G. Fullan. associate counsel
or the Transit Commission, said that i
body had not been to blame for tho delay
In the worn. Some of the contracts had
been submitted In August, but others J
had bern sunt to the Board of Estimate
in February, and eight months had not
claps* d since then.
"It we don't approve these contracts
to-day somebody else will be asking for |
our removal#" laughed the Mayor us '
they went over until Monday.
MrAnen> fff? Action.
Mr. MoAneny hailed the action ,
of the Board of Estimate as Indl- '
luting a probable change of attitude
on the part of that body under the vig- j
orous prodding to Which it had been
?uhjeetod by Gov. Miller.
.VIr. McAneny whs pleated when In- !
formed thai the bourd had referred lo j
Committee of the Whole for action ;
next Monday certain matter* which hud
been scheduled previously for reference j
"back to the Transit Commission." Per
haps the most important of those
the I1.1W.1M contract with the Joslln
Construction Company for the bulldinp ,
eistward from Mescrole street. Brook ;
lyn, of an important section of the i
Fourteenth street-Eastern district sub- ,
way
This section, under tho terms of the
contract sinned nine jnwh ago. la to be
of clevHierf construction, the p. n. T.
having refused more recently to Incur i
the added expense involved In substi
tuting subway const ruction. The Rnaid 1
of Estimate on April 7 ordered thl*
contract referred back to the Transit
i 'oinmlsslon with a memorandum stat-j
I'U the board's refusal to extend tho
line ms an ritvilni lint*.
A Uke course was taken with the ?*n ,
comparatively small hut vitally lin-1
portant contracts affectln-r the progress
of the Fourteenth street-Via si em dls- i
trict line, which Mr.' McAneny In hla !
letter to tho board on April 0 had listed
?r "key" contracts.
Mr. McAncny's rtatement concerning 1
Continued o?^ PageSe\en.
Theatrical unit llelel rind Itentanrsnt*. I
AUvertlaliig *111 be found on I'uko 0 ? Ad". I
15 Mile Long Petition
for Old Liberty Bell
Chicago, April 21.?a petition
which, it is declared, will be
fifteen miles long and signed
by between three und four million
school children in seven mid
western btate-j, requesting city
officers ot' Philadelphia to permit
the display of the Liberty Bell at
the Chicago Pageant of Progress.
July 29 to August 16, is to be pre
pared Immediately.
The petition will be circulated in
every school in Illinois, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Ken
tucky and Iowa.
The petitions when assembled
here wlU be pasted together in one
roll, incased in a mahogany casket
and placed on an observation car
for the trip to Philadelphia.
V J
DR. GRANT IN ClASH
WITH CHURCH VESTRY
Ascension's Treasurer, Burtou
F. White, Sends His Resig
nation to Rector.
ANOTHER READY TO QUIT
Trouble Caused by Expenses
Rising' Much Faster Than
Income.
Differences of opinion over the finan
cial policy of the Church of the Ascen
sion. Fifth avenue and Tenth street
has resulted in a serious break be
tween the vestry and the Rev. Percy
Stickney Grant, the rector. Burton F,
White, church treasurer for four years,
has offered his resignation, and an
other member of the vestry, a former
Government official, has announced
that he also will resign.
Tho dissenlion. which has been
smoldering since last October, when
charges were made that the cluiNph
was living beyond its income, blazed
up at Thursday's vestry meeting. Tho
gathering was described as stormy,
with hot words passing between Dr.
Grant and at least one vestryman.
Several members of the vesiry sug
gested retrenchment hII along the line.
At flrst. it whs said. Dr. Grant received
these suggestions lightly, but Inter he
became *<? hostile that Mr. White said
he would resign.
The former Government official who
said ho would resign. Is understood to
have taken exception to the manner In
which Dr. Urunt treated the suggestion*
of the treasurer, which he felt w?-ro
sound a.id for the good of the church.
A vestryman f-ald yesterday that Dr.
Grant persisted In conducting th<* church
affairs on a baslj of twelve years ago
and that while the overhead, now WJ.O'O
a year, was ??onstantly mounting the
church's Income had not increased ma
terially. The church, however, .is sol
vent and Independent In regard to In
debtedness. Dr. Grant's salary, more
over, Is not Involved In the present
controversy.
The offering of h?s resignation by Mr.
White, who had Just returned from a
trip to Bermuda, precipitated a heated
discussion at the meeting, but adjourn
ment was taken without any action br
ing decided upon. The former Govern
ment offlclaJ. who threatened to resign,
got into a bitter argument with Dr.
Grant and words l-assed that angered
the vestryman.
"No man, not even a clergyman." said
the vestryman, "can get awav with
that."
Mr. White, who is proprietor of the
Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn and the Hotel
Devon In West Klity-flfth street, last
night admitted that he had sent his
resignation. Dr. Gr.int Insisted there
was nothins In the nature of a dissen
sion.
LEAVES $10,000 TO SON
LOST TO HER 33 YEARS
F. C. Trubee of Buffalo Will
Share Mother's $500,000.
Los AniIklk*. April 21. ? Bequests ?>f
about Ill'AOnO to Institutions, a like sum
to relatives and friend? and a $10,000
legacy to a son who has been estranged
from her for thirty-three years were
provided In the will ?f Mrs. Harriet Ada
Webb, who died recently In Pasadena,
filed for probate to-day
The son Is prank Curtis Trubee and
Ills last Known address was Buffalo,
S. Y.. according to the will, wiilfh re
lates he had been separated from his
mother for the time stated.
The personal bequests included $80,000
to Vlrs. CJrundisoti 1'nderhltl. niece;
$30,000 to Mrs. K. M. Griffiths, niece,
and Henry Allen Ten ISyck. nephew, all
of Albany, N. V.
BrrfAt.o. April 21.?Frank Curtis
Trube< , Buffalo hot?-l owner and society
man. ex.oreiisefl a.- tonUhm^nt when in
formed by the Associated Presa to-nl(tut
of his mother'" death at Los Angeles.
Mr. Trubee said he hud not been notified
by relatives of her death, despite tho
fact that they knew of his whereabouts.
38 PLEAD GUILTY IN
DAY, INCLUDING TWO
SHATTUCK BURGLARS
Kecord in Bauton Drive as
Criminals Try to Avoid
Heavy Terms.
BOG AX GETS 20 YEARS
Mclntyre Gives Long: Sen
* ?
tence to Confessed Tea
room Slayer.
TEN YEARS FOR ANOTHER
War Record Helps Veteran?j
Washing-ton Square Thieves
to Be Sentenced Friday.
The courts of New York county es- |
tablished a record yesterday I hen 1
thirty-flight prisoners, including two
accused o? tfce robbery of the home
of A. It. Shattuck ill Washington
Square, pleaded guilty. So far as
could bg learned, this is the largest
number of pleas entered in a single
day. and resulted from District Attor
ney Danton's efforts to clean up the
calendar so that criminals may be
brought to trial within three days
after arrest.
The crimes to which thirty-eight ad- ,
niitted their guilt were: Hobbery, 3:
robbery, attempted. 1; burglary, 9; j
burglary, attempted, 4; unlawful en
try. S; larceny, 6; carrying pistols, 3;
assault, attempted, 1; forgery, 2;
abandonment, 1.
The men who pleaded guilty to the
Shattuck burglary are Eugene Diaset
and Molse Ba.gnoli, two of the five
men under Indictment. Dlat?ct was rap
tured shortly after the crime, and Bag
nol! was caught f^JTie time later near
I'lalnfield. N. J. The robbery occurred
on the afternoon of April 2. Five men
entered the house through a coal hole,
locked Mr. Hnd Mrs. Shattuck and
eight servants in a wine vault and
iscaped with almost $100,vOO in jewelry
and other valuables.
Judge Mclntyre Imposed heavy sen
tences on bandit.? and gunmen con
victed In his part of ""eneral Sessions.
| He sentenced James Kogan. "S. 137
! Ferry street,1 to twenty years In Sin*
1 Sins for the murder of John .1 Oil Ian
I November 19 last In a dreenwWh VI).
| lage ten rnotn. Koga.i shot ilillun In a
I drunken brawl. In passing sente ce the
; Judge said:
"This defendant was In one of the
hel! holes of New York. Such places
should be closed. The people :?f Now
York have a silly notion that necause
they don't like prohibition they can
violate the le'v. If they go Ion miles
away from New York they will find the
majority of the people of the country
aru in favor of it. It is a wh'.lesome
law and will save the youtft of this*
country."
Judge Mclntyre also sentenced Thomas
Oil mart In, 21. of lSi.? Second avenue,
to from ten to twenty years for killing
Charles de Wolf Inst January 31. The
plea that prcbablv saved Oil martin it
more yverc penalty was that be had
served eighteen months :n Krtnct with
thi lSSth Imantry. Dominico Galatl,
36. of 171 t'hrystle street, received a
similar sentence. He shot and killed an
Italian grocer at 19") Chrystie ?tre't t)e-'
cember 2 and wat arrested in Chicago
oil a description given by the grocer's
ten-year-old son.
Judge Talley. sentencing; Thomas F. ,
Gibbons. 25, to the penitentiary, said: 1
"Kvery policeman has the right of pro
tection that is given every other citizen. !
These courts must stand by the police
and make them understand a man can
not escape the consequences of an as
sault on a police officer."
fllbbons was indicted for assaulting
Patrolman James J. Shanley of the fifth j
stref t station and breaking his Jaw.
Judge Craln seiitettccC M?>: Weiner.
S3, to an indeterminate term In Klmlra. j
Weiner whs convicted of attempting to |
rob a millinery store at 1211 Broadway,
wearing a mask and carrying a pistol.
Probation officers reported that he was
an amateur, who had a previous good
reputation.
The fact that about two-thirds of the
defendants arraigned In the courts
pleaded guilty was accepted by District |
Attorney Banton as an Indication that \
prisoners have discovered their chances
of receiving a lighter sentence are en- 1
hanced by waiving 'hi Ir right to trial.
In the Kings County f'ourt thr?e
youths arrested curly Tuesday morning
on a charge of holding up the night clerk
In the Commercial Hotel, 254 Fulton '
street, Brooklyn, were scat to Sing Sin*
for terms of from seven and a half to
fifteen years each. They are Halph
Bright. 83 Second street: Patrick Byrne. 1
SH Fourth place, and i'liarlen Korbcs. S2 ,
Ctlumbla sireel. all of Brooklyn. They
pleaded puilty to robbery In the second
d- gree.
Princeton Professor Produces
Cold Light Like That of Firefly
ffcrial Dinpaleh to Tiik New York IIrmi.p- 1
PniNnerow, April CI.?Pror. li. New- !
ton Harvey of Princeton University nn
nounced to-dny that ho hits made a. dlx- i
rovi ry by which cold light nviv b<- oh
tainoii tu eIvo contlnnal Incand vojiit, j
with Its foundation in the substune<
known ax I uniform, jt js this light tint ,
enilnatPi' from the IkkJIoh of tlx tin :',
and similar luminous Insects. In many
organisms Dr. Harvey ha.- fojtul th.it
the proof! of light giving H n
0?t? one. hut v liliotjl ail> uceompanl
ment of beat. In man; cus>"j th>- ho- j
I'otnpanylng beat does not iswod on
on*'-tho>i*?ndtlia of :> degree.
T?r. Harvey Maid that to makn
thin light of commercial and practical
advantage It must bo made such that It
Is both continuous and brighter than at
present. This, he fays, has been foun<l
possible by the reduction of oxyluclfcrln j
throuxh the dissolv ing action of certain j
metals. lie lias found that by placing;
tlm incttl In an oxyluclfcrln solution :
containing the onssymo, which Is un un- '
organiaeil ferment aucti na papain and
trypsin, mid which oi^urt lioth In ahimiil
ami plant life. lie obtains a continuous
retltiHIon. And Juat beyond thl*. cto.s"
t.i tli'1 aurfacr of llie metal, appear*
a coMinuniji ' I it 111, duv to the reoxjrll
/aMon of 11? ? -IIn the preaeiiec of
Hielferln n'i'1 nxyren.
HavhtK *ol> r<1 the prpblem nf obtain
ing ?( ? . -i11 iif ?? ??!?; Itxht. Ur. Ha rvry la
Working <ni the pro hint! i of muUiiifr I li?
lii'.iit brighter. j>r-' i nt tin llj;M
gnined iliroimli the iift'Ciilnl mAana l?
hardly M* brlgli'or II-an the natural
rIo^i of tli' flowworm. but l>r. Harvey
believe* Unit thla wilt be rontdlnd. ?n '
then the wofld will enter upon ? new
era In the development of Illumination.
Stripped of lt.-< tdMitlfl1' vt rblaii<\ Or.
Harvey ? '-xplanatlon appeai r to 11ic
la} man to mean that hr lia- learned
how the flreflv mahea It* ll*ht, and haa
tn-rn able to reproduce the method. He
haa now merely to add to the power of
the Illumination anil put the light to
work commiitWl!.
Dying Soldier Urged
Harvard Club to Sing
WASHINGTON. April 21.?
When the Harvard Glee
Club made a round of the
soldier hospitals here yesterday and
did its bit to cheer the way for the
sick and disabled it came to ono
wheru a soldier lay dying.
There was some question whether
tho club ought to sing. Somebody
suggested that the decision bo mado
by the soldier.
"Sure, let 'em sing," said he. "it
will be a happy memory to carry
across with me.11"
So the club gladdened the invalids
with song and harmony for an
hour and none responded more
eagerly than the dying soldier.
To-day he was still alive and the
doctors say that maybo he won't
die for some time.
BOLSHEVIKI IN CUBA
TRVINC TO ENTER U.S.
American Consul at Havana
jRcports Thousands of Aliens
Preparing for Dash.
GOVERNMENT IS ACTING
Demand on Island Republic to
Prevent Its Use as Base
Is Expected.
Spccial Dijpatrh to Till Nrw Yom HbmxJJ.
New York HrniM Burf?u, I
Washington. D. April 21. I
Thousands ot' Russian Liolshevlki
and other aliens are mobilizing in
j Cuba, planning to get Into the United
! States by smuggling, according to a
[ report submitted to the State Depart
! ment to-day from the American Con
j sul at Havana.
The report caused much excitement
| among the Government officials, and
! will be transmitted at once to the Bu
: reau of Immigration. So serious is
the situation that the indications are
this Government will take up the mat
I ter at once with the Cuban Govern
ment with h view to blocking the
j plans of the Bolshevlki.
; Tills report bears out contentions
made in the Senate a few days ago by
Senator Swant-on (Va.) and other Sen
ators to the effect that Cuba la being
us-ed as a base for smuggling aliens Into
this country. After the farts were pre
sented to the Senate that body adopted
ail amendment to the Immigration act
making li mandatory f?r 'in alien to
, liva In Cuba or any other country con
' tlguouK to the United States five year*
i before lro can be admitted to this
1 country.
The Senate amendment Increasing the
required residence of alien* in Cuba,
1 Canada and other adjoining countries
| from one to five years followed the ev
I posure by The New York Herald of
the Joker In the immigration bill which
! provided for only one year residence,
i Aliens unable to come from countries
! because the quotas were filled or be
; cau?e they were burred for other reasons
were colonizing in Cuba and Mexico, but
especially In Cuba. They were willing
i to undertake the one year residence In
, Cut i if necessary, but relied upon a
; chance to slip Into the United States by
way of the Mexican t.ulf coast. Inves
tigations by The New York Herald
showed that a regular business had been
| built up along the coast, where whisky
smuggling and Illicit Immigrant smug
ging went hand In hand; also that
agencies for handling ineligible immi
grants arc established In Cuba and In
coast cities in the United States. It was
suspected that the agencies for bringing
them over extended to New York. It is
apparent from the investigations that
money Is not lacking to bring over the
immigrants and get them started on
their way here.
\V. \V. Husband. Commission, r 'Jcn
erai of 1 mmlgratlon, said u>-nlgh: he
has not received any >ffMai repirt
from the State Department concerning
the mobilization of aliens In Cut.j pre
paratory to a drive for the nhore.i of
the I'nited States. However. Mr. Hus
band declared the latest report to his
bureau shows that there ure now about
f',000 aliens In Cuba desirous of 3iit?rb|
this country as soon a.* possible.
Havana, April 21. ? More than 2.100
Rut-Mans are concentrated in Havana,
but what percentage of them Is Hol
nhc\ Ik ts i question which the Central
Maccabeo, which Is directing relief
nieesurew for tiiem, lias not attempted to
answer. It wa? admitted there to-day
that most of the Russian*, who are
Ukrainians, would rather bo In the
United States than In Cuba. It was
said some of them had tried unsuc
cessfully to enter th< United States.
Inquiry of the immigration authorities
concerning a report made to the ''tilted
State* Government that i'uba Is belli*
used as a concentration camp for aliens
destined for the United State* disclosed
the fact that the influx of Russians re
cently had been heavy.
THOUSANDS OF CLERKS
TO LOSE FEDERAL JOBS
Post Office Department Starts
Cut to Pre-War Level.
Spaial Ptipalrh in Tun N?w Yo*k Hmut.o.
New ^nrV Timid flureaii. )
H ?khln(l?ii. It. April 21. I
Rein-wed efforts are lielng mode to re
o uce the forces of .office clerks In Wash*
tngton to something nearer pre-war
basis. T'ic first *tep in lite new move
was made to-day when thirty clerke
?.vero dismissed from the Port Office De
partment. It wh* said thousands of
others will he dismissed between now
an?i the end of 'h? fiscal year, J.ine rjo.
Titer, ure 7A,000 clerks ?itill In depart
ments ind bureaus, although before the
war there vc'? less tiian tO.W. At the
t un of ihe armistice there wore 112.000.
The lie* orders to department' h?ads
e:'j!l lor the dUmlral of temporary
el Kand those who are inefficient.
The dlsiri^sals '0-day at the Post Offle#
Department were said to fall within thl*
classlftcatlon.
"sin. nii.t.i'R k. nrnouLET of "auibni t:
MAVj\1." T'AWH, (lie world renowned Art
vertMm: and New* Aisrn-y. ha* arrived till*
d.i,v In New York ><tfh the tiil*slon of carry
Ins on n general inquiry upon the best mean*
to Ktahllfli hu*tnei?M r.onneet tons between
Ann rtean ?n<l French flrmi, enpecialty |
iuh ? rtl lug ? AHv.
BONUS NOTES BASED
ON FOREIGN DEBTS
URGED BY RAIDERS
This Plan Grows in Favor
Among: Gratuity Promo- j
ters in Senate.
,
ARE ST1LI, IN HAZli
Finance Committee Repub
licans Meet To-day to
Discuss Projects.
WILL HACK OUT A BILL
House's Certificate Loan
Scheme Considered as Good
as Dead.
By LOUIS SEIBOI.D.
Special Dispatch to Tun Nrw To*K Hcuid.
?*? York Herald Bureau. )
Washington. D. April 21. (
Promoters of the bonus raid on the
public Treasury, both in and out of
the American Legion are losing pa
ticncc with the Senate. Following the
example set by Commander MacNider
of the legion, bonus propagandist*!
have set up a clamor for immediate
action on tho $5,000,000,000 sehemc
which must be paid by tho people in
the form of taxes.
Mr. MacN'iiler addressed a telegram
to President Harding while the bonus
raid was before the House practically
ordering him to use his influence on
Congress to advance the pending
measure ahead of any other class of
legislation.
Bonus propagandists now h^ve
turned their attention to the Senate
and, according to one ot" the official
spokesmen for them, "there must be
no more nonsense about this thing or
Senators who want to be reelected will
lose a lot of votes they will need in
the Congressional contests."
Tendency Toward (tul'k Actfuu.
While no response has been made
to thia declaration, there developed
i among bonus Senators to-day a dc
i cided tendency to speed up action in
. the 1'inance Committee, of which
Senator McCumber of North Dakota?
a candidate for reelection, by the way
?is chairman. Other Uepubllcan
members of the committee wis? are
j candidates for reelection are La Fol
lette (Wis.), McLean (Conn.) and
Sutherland (W. Va.).
Senator McCumbcr said this after
noon that the Republican members of
the committee would get together to
morrow morning and discuss the vari
ous projects?most of which have
been rejected as impractical by the
President and Secretary Mellon?for
financing the bonus scheme. As far
as could be learned to-day tho bonus
Senutors have not found a way out of
the haze in which they have been
wandering in quest of a plan for pay
ing the bill of the bonus that will be
acceptable to President Harding and
the executive branch of the Govern
ment.
Bonus Senators who are candidates
for reelection and tholr more fortu
nate associates who will not be com
pelled to seek votes this year are ex
erting every pressure on the Finance
Committee to produce a bill that will
stand the test of legislative analysis
even If it fails to approximate the ic
qulremtntg set up by President Har
ding.
Bill of ?o?nc Sort Expected.
That sumo sort of a bonus bill will
be prepared Is the impression of Sena
tors both for and against tl.? scheme
to wring more taxes out of the farmer,
the industrial worker and business
generally to reward further the ser
vice men clamoring for Government
money.
In the calculations of these Senators
the scheme to order the Treasury to i
Issue short term certificate* redeem- j
able when foreign.debtor nations meet \
their obligations seems to be looming
out of the confused mass of intangible
or Impractical suggestions.
Next in preference Is the sales tax,
which Is not regarded with favor by
the agricultural bloc* and would cer
tainly fall to re.-elve the approval of I
the politically panic-stricken mem- ;
hers of the lower house, who ignored
the advice of the President and Secre- '
tary Mellon by putting through the I
makeshift certificate loan plan.
Thin scheme is as good as dead In !
the Senate. It is understood that only ;
two men of tlv Finance Committee j
persist in urging it as the most con
venient way out of the existing
muddle. These are Senators McCum
ber and La Follette. both candidates
for reelection. Kveu the sponsors for ,
the certificate loan venture In the
House now admit Its Impracticability.
Kiprdlrnl for t'asalnir Bock.
In a Kpeech in Philadelphia the
other night Mr. Foroney admitted It 1
was merely an expedient designed to
give the Senate something to work on
and presumably enable ti e House tn
pats the buck to the Other wing of the
Capitol. Mr. Fordney expressed the j
opinion that the Senate would amend
the bill to provide for the use of the
foreign debt detplte the positive state
ment made by Treasury officials that
money received from that quarter
could not be used for bonus purposes
without repealing existing laws.
Tho foreign debt ; chemo nevorthe-1
f'nntinMnl on Page Two.
GERMANY ACCEPTS TERMS;
RUSSIA WILL PA Y ITS DEB T,
BUT DEMANDS RECOGNITION
Demands of Allies Agreed To
With Plea for Aid in Tts
Economic Recovery.
GERMANS TO STAND ASIDE
Won't Participate in Russian
Problems, but Russo-Gcr
nian Treaty Stands.
Genoa, April (Associated Press).
?The text of ti e Russian reply to the
Entente Powers follows:
The Russian delegation has ex
amined with the greatest care the
proposal of the allied Governments,
as set forth in the official note of
April 15, and at the same thno has
consulted with its Government.
The Russian delegation is of opin
ion that the present economic situa
tion in Russia and the circumstances
leading to it amply Justify. In re
spect to Russia, the complete re
mission of all her debts as set forth
In the above mentioned note by
recognition of her counter claims.
Howe,ver, the Russian delegation
is ready to go a step further in the
quest for a solution and adjustment
of differences and to accept articles
1 and 2 and item 1 of the above
mentioned annex, provided that war
debts and arrears in interest, as
well as postponed interest on all
debts, are written down and finan
cial assistance is given Russia to
help her to recover from her pres
ent economic state in the shortest
l^Bslble time.
f Articles referred to are as follows:
"Section 1-The creditor Allied Gov
ernments represented at Gcnoii can
not admit any liability regarding the
claims advanced by the Soviet Go\
| eminent.
, "Section 5- In view of the serious
? economic condition of Russia, how
ever, such creditor Governments arc
! prepared to write down (lie war debts
, owing by Russia to them by a per
1 rentage to bu determined later: end
the countries represented et Genoa
would be prepared to consider not
only tl>e postponement ut payments
of Interest upon financial claims but
! a'HO the remission of some part of
I the arrears of Interest or postponed
interest.]
Regarding Article 3. Part 1. on
the subject of the above conditions,
the Russian Government would he
ready to restore to their former
I owners the use of property, nation
alized or reserved, under the rcser
! vation that in thtf event of that
being impossible, satisfaction shall
be given to the legitimate claims of
' the former owners, either by mutual
| agreement arrived at Indirectly toe
i tween both parties or In virtue of
arrangements to lie worthed out dur
ing the present conference.
I Section a reads: It must be defi
nitely axreed. however, that there can
lie no allowance made to the Soviet
Government against, first, either debts
and financial obligations due to for
! elgn nationals, or, second, the riKht
of such nationals regarding the re
| turn of their property and compensa
: tion for damage or loss in respect
thereof." 1
Financial assistance from foreign
sources is absolutely vital for the
! economic reconstruction of Russia,
] and ko long as there Is no prospect
I of reconstruction forthcoming the
| Russian delegation docs not pee its
way to saddling Its country with
j debts of which It would not bo able
to acquit itself.
The Russian delegation wishes It
clearly understood, notwithstanding
the fact that It appears obvious In
point of right, that the Russian
Government cannot assume uny ob
ligation with respect to the debts of
Its predecessors until it has been
officially recognised rlr jure by the
Interested Powers.
Hoping you will find the forth
coming proposals will be an ade
quate basis for a resumption of dls
I cusslons. we have the honor to be.
Your very obedient servant.
TentTCNEKtv.
TEXT OF THE GERMAN
REPLY TO CONFERENCE
Agree to Take Part in Discus
sing Russia Only if Ashed.
! Genoa. April CI (Associated Press).
I ?Following Is the text of the note ad
[ dressed to Premier Facta of Ttalj',
chairman of the economic conference,
! In reply to the communication to the
German delegation condemning the
signing of the treaty at Rapallo last
Sunday by the German and Soviet
Russian Foreign Ministers:
j "In response to the note of April
15, signed by you and the presidents
of the French, British, Japanese. Bel
gian. Cjseeho-Slovakla. Poll*h. Serb.
J Croat and Slovene. Rumanian and
Portuguese delegations. 1 beg to re
mark the following:
| "Germany has recognised the Rus
sian Soviet republic for f?everal years.
1 A settlement had. how. v?r. to be
made between the two countries with
regard to the consequences arising
from the state of war before 1! was
' possible to renew normal diplomatic
relations. The negotiations carried
on between the two Governments
Cnnllnnud en Pure T??
Morgan May Go Abroad
to Aid Loan to Germany
FORMAL invitation to go to
Europe and aid the allied
bankers in organizing an in
ternational loan to Germany has
been received by J. P. Morgan. Mr.
Morgan admitted yesterday that ho
had received the invitation, but
stated he would accept it only if on
due consideration he thought he
could be useful to the Reparations
Commission. The Reparations Com
mission, It is stated. Is particularly
anxious to have Mr. Morgan act
personally. Mr. Morgan said that
if the Arm accepted the invitation
he would go to the conference table
himself. He intimated, however,
that the United States Government
would have to be consulted before
formal acceptance of the invitation
was made.
FRANCE TO OPPOSE
Discontent at Russo-German
Paet Affccts Usefulness
of the Delegation.
SOVIET EVASIVE, IS VIEW
Poincare Declares 'Surprise'
Treaty Is Illegal?Fears
Reparations Failure.
Upranl Cablr to Tun J?rw Yosk IIeiui.d
Copyright, 132?, bp The New Yost; Heui.d.
New York Herald Hurraii. >
J'art*. April SI. (
Tiie New York Heraiji correspon
dent was Informed at the Foreign
Office this afternoon that liencefor
j ward the l^re ncli delegation at Genoa
will confine Its activities largely to the
' prevention of discussion of tabooed
subjects like reparations and disarma
ment and giving the T"rcn> h view on
| other economic points, and will join in
no definite decisions which the rest of
the nations represented at the confer
ence may wish to eign during the final
; sessions. TJtere is no doubt that the
, discontented and almost angry state
of French opinion has considerably re
duced the usefulness of the French
delegation.
"We consider that the conferencc
henccforth one whose purpose is to
make recommendation', not to make d?
cisiorm," said a high authority, who
stressed the point that tills would leave
the hands of the French Government
free to settle the legitimacy of the
Rus lO-German treaty In appeals to the
Reparations Comml?sion. the Council of
Ambassadors, the Supreme Council, or
j even juridical committc?-s of the League
i of Nations, \vhlch will be asked not to
uermit the admission of Germany until
| the treaty, which already has been de
scribed by Mr. Lloyd George as "dis
loyal," has been abrogated.
French Call Reply Evnslvc.
Under these conditions Germany'!
| withdrawal from these commissions of
i the conference having to do with Rus
sian affairs becomes of minor impor
j tanc next to the struggle which is to
| centre upon the Russians' demand Irv
I to-day's note for recognition and ad
| vance of rush before debt# and foreign
property rights will be rccogivlzed by tho
| Soviet Government.
The same nuthority expressed the offl
j clal French attitude us transmitted to
j right to Louis Barthou. head of the
i Fr?.rch delegation, thus:
"The Russians have tried to d< fine, e:
! the basic condition for the execution of
their obligations, the same conditions as
those fixed up by the Inviting nations
for Russia's participation and eventual
recognition.
"The French tiovernment considers
that the Russians' replv Its evasive in
trying to befog the real issues, and will
i not give lis consent to any subversion
of the London experts' report, unless
the fullest guaranties are given before
hand that all conditions will be promptly
carried out. The recognition of Russia
Is to be a sort of compensation for good
faith, once It has been proved to Inter
national satisfaction."
May ttrliiK \n(lo>Kreneh Accord.
It is a fact that M. Poincare intends
to go to Genoa to confer with Mr. Lloyd
?leorgc, but not until h? Iihh obtained
I juridical opinion to present to the Brit
ish Premier. M. Poincare, It is said,
probably w?lll ^ggert meeting him at
the end of the first ?e..k of May. but he
will not relieve M. Barthou as tin pro
tector of Kren< h rights in tha confcr
i ence proper.
If he is able to confront Mr. Llo-d
I George with legal opinion that the
Russo-Oerman treaty Is counter to the
reparations provisions of the Versailles
tresty. and therefore likely to etitall a
Russo-German military ac-ord In tha
event Germany balks at making the
reparations payments duo May 31. th
Foreign Office* believes that M. Poin
care will hav< a conclusive argument
for the Immediate signing of ? Franco
Ilrltlsh offensive and defensive alliance
with Poland considered as France's
eastern frontier against the Holshev!kl.
Premier Poftieare )? greatly annoyed
by th>> attacks of newe^apers. repre
senting nearly every political groun In
the i hamber. npon th> ft< hlenes* <-f
the French delegation." hilt he I eon.
fldent that the HepiratIons <"omtnl( Ion
and other organisations will support
his thesis that 111? - Mil "o-Oertwoi treaty
Is illegal
" P**|f, Aptil tic Mtrong tern;* are
tt?ed by the evening newspapers n
carding firnoa. Tin Temps says: "The
spirit of weakness, levity. Illusion and
Ignorance characterising the Uenoa con
! ference Is not the spirit to prevent win
| or put in order affairs with Germany."
The Journal rf'i Debute says: "Yes
terdays proceedings were pitiable. It
n III be ri miracle If the conference d">
not end in eh to*."
NOTE ACCEPTABLE
Soviet Refers to Seizure
of Liquor iu U. S. a*
Argument Against
Paying for Property
DEBT IS A BIG ISSl B
Surrendering of Counter
Claims Carries Plea for
Financial Aid.
GERMANS FALL IN LINK
Will Not Sit in Discussions <?f
Soviet Affairs?Genoa Parley
Cloud Fading.
n>- n.vymo\d
Special C'abl" to The Nr>v Y.>*k Iteti1
Com/right, I9S2. by Tnc Njw Vu?K He*.-. .
Genoa, April 21.?The conference
bas emerged from the tunnel, for
i Germany has retired from the dis
cussion of all Russian question.)
dealt with in her treaty with the So
viets, and Russia has made a reply
to the conditions laid down by the
allied experts which has been char
acterized as satisfactory and a hope
i ful basis for the continuanco of ne
gotiations.
"The conferencc Is still goins
strong," declared Prime .Minister
Lloyd Geor-e yesterday, knowing as
he said it what the Germuu reply
was going to be, aud to-day it is
i suspected that he also may have had
a foretaste of the Russian answer
as well, for it goes considerably
further than conference observers
j had expected.
The Russians withdraw their
counter claims, they acknowledge
their debts to foreign nationals and
agree to compensate private individ
uals who have lost property through
it's being nationalized or withheld.
|)rbt lamp to Hp Decided.
The next stage in the discission*
is to determine how much of Russia's
debts ami interest is to be under
written. and what form the com
pensation to foreign nationals is to
take. While the Russians surrender
on counter claims they press for "ade
quate financial help within the short
est possible period" and for de jure
recognition. They word this latter
demand shrewdly:
"The Russian delegation wishes
also to make it clear, although it
' seems self-evident, that the Russia
Government could not admit lia
bility for the debts of its predecessors
until it has been formally recognized
dc jure by the Powers concerned."
If Russian negotiations culminate
in signing a treaty that in itself will
be recognition of the Russian Gov
, ernment. for a treaty cannot be
signed with a government which is
unrecognized. The Russians ask tie
lure recognition, which is no mors
than what the conference promised,
plus the opening of diplomatic rela*
i tlons.
Russia's answer was stated briefly
I in a letter from Georgevltch Tchitch
"rln to Mr. Lloyd Georne. A formal
und lengthy document is also to be
handed over to the political subcom
mission. This enters into the de
I tailed and theoretic aspect* of tho
Russian Government's position.
I The British went a long way to-dsy
, in showing tK-oIr sympathy for Rus
sia's difficulties In trying to reconcile
i their sovereignty with demands fer
i the return of property confiscated by
the State. "Where the property hm
I been nationalized it Is ti question of
restoring freehold rights,** wan the ad
j mission of an English official. Ti e
l British also declared thst the Russians
j made "telling use" of historic prece
dents to Justify them in paying no
compensation. One of these w;<i
I America's failure to pay slave holder*
i when slavery was abolished by Pre*!
j dent Lincoln's proclamation Tho
| other was the adoption of prohibition
without compensating the owners and
j manufacturers of liquor.
naaatft'a neplj Accepted.
The political Subcommisslon met
this aft moon and accepted Russia's
reply as the basis of future dealing*
tt then disposed of immediate dHtt
unities by submitting the question to
;? Hpccial body of experts. German:"
whs not present. Pursuant to a pro
gram arranged at a meeting of tho
remaining members of the eubcom
??nissloM this morning seven experts
were named. Knch of tho convening
Powers has a representative, tho neu
trals < Holland ?. one. and one (Czecho
slovakia) Is the appointee of the Little
i Entente.
With so much headway made Genoa
ft-day show? a greater degree of tran
quillity. Tt was hardly expected that
' the conference could come to th" stage
"r .ir-p!l-hlng anything until . ui

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