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VOL. XLVI., No. 139
Palladium, Eat. 1831. Consolidated
with 6un-Telarin. ltOT.
RICHMOND, IND., FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 22, 1921.
SINGLE COPY 3 CENTS
THE
THINK TANGLE
WITH EUROPE
CLEARING UP
Hughes Is Tearing hito Prob
lem of Our Relations with
World Settlement Will
Better Business.
CONFIDENCE GROWING
BY MARK SIXUVAX
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 22.
It Is difficult to know -whether the
public generally la interested in our
foreign affairs in proportion to the de-j
rree we in Washington talk about i
them. If Washington seems to talk
too much about foreign affairs, it is
because Washington is so much
pleased at the way they are going,
after a prolonged period of strain and
difficulty, things are beginning toj
i . i i i. : : v 1 A . '
see a way out.
One of the most cheering fact3 in
connection with our foreign affairs is
the co-operation between Secretary
Hughes and ex-President Wilson. If
any foreign statesman, with an inter
est adverse to the United States
thought this was going to be a case
of playing off the Harding administra
tion against the Wilson administra
tion, he is now undeceived.
No Embarrassment.
If any of them thought they could
use the record of Wilson administra
tion to embarrass the Harding admin
istration, they are deceived on that
point also.
As it happens, when Mr. Hughes
stepped into the stale department on
March fourth, be found an admirable
record. Secretary Hushes is appre
ciative of this, and has let Mr. Wilson
know his appreciation of this as well
as or subsequent co-operation, or
course, the refection of the League of
Nations and the fact that the league
is so entangled with the treaty ''-
make difficulty, but omitting that
one field of trouble, in all other re
spects the Wilson administration
handled the foreign tangle in such a 1
way as to leave an excellent record 1
for the new administrat'on to build on. I
. . . 7 . r,uy".a. . .
Rely on Hughes
, , our commence ac-out
loreign ariairs re.is on secretary Suues to pro1.H.t llie Anw'can irdus-j said H. R. rntz and Charles O. Me- linfs now, and the Tribune will carry
MUgnes personality, secretary try fronl unf,ir ..nd destrw-iive ; (iuire. of tho F. and X. and the DiMe out the development of the thought.
MUgnes nas a mina tnat is like a com- tor9ln comnet'tion. Alarm is excited ar.d McGuire plants respectively, if However, I am happy oyer the pros
Dination or steamsnovei ana rouaer-,--... i ,, ..,tsi a hwniv rnris d-o r-t,a a nmiv.. mipt nf nMAS!t u-iiinii ' vnn mecuw
shredder., his capacity for digging jnto
a complex subject and tearing
earing.it to
pieces and bringing order and clear
;
ness to it is not excelled by any other
lawyer in America.
Good physique has something to do ,
with this. - Anybody who watches thr i
stream of mb2ssaaorf and other im
portant callers v.t'om Secretary
Hughes must see, wonders how he can
fnd time for the writing of f-o ma: y
diplomatic notes of high importance.
Secretary Hughes manages it by doing
jiart of his work which calhs for re
flection and careful statement early
in the morning before he comes to
the office.
Making Progress.
Our foreign program is making
steadv iiroarre?s. It is now cler that
we shall take part in the consideration
of reparations. The broad basis of'' , ...
Secretary Hughes' c ontention about ! of ,he miners delegates, which was
Yap is that our rights go with our! to have been neld today, has been ad
interests v. e have a right to be con-! journed until tomorrow,
suited wher-ever our interests are I Decision on the Question of cm-
concerned. The Fame theory will ca'l
on us to have a hand in all that is
done about reparation.1.
We have a right to be there because
f-ur interests will be affected by what
I-; done. Whatever tariff is put on
Germany will have an economic effect
on every business man in the United
States. If we were not in the repara
tion conferences we should have a
situation in which two parties, namely,
ihe allies and Germany being present
would have every reason to ignore the
Interests of the third party. The
I'nited States being absent similarly
we have an interest ir the amount of
reparations Germany is made to pay.
Our first interest is that she shall be
made to pay Just as much as she possi
bly can to undo the damage for which
she is responsible. Our second interest
Is that there shall he no attempt to
leave Germany nrostrate or do any
thing which would make her economic
ally impotent in the future.
Crisis Not Expected.
"On this point the lest judgment In
Washington is that the expected crisis
will not occur. Germany will see thatirican coal was going to Mediterranean
s-he must pay and that any tactics of ports.
opposition will meet with united con- Another crisis has arisen In the en-
demnation and resistance from Doth,
the Allies and Americans. The best
judgment is that France will not go
to Berlin."
With this Immediate crisis out of
the ay, we should soon see the first
turn for the better In business. Wheth
er, the wider public realizes it or not,
Washington knows that the funda
mental cause of the present depression
In America Is th6 paralysis of Inter
national relations. Tariffs won't cure
!t, changing the taxes will only affect
It slightly. The railroads are only a
part of St. The real cure Is the
restoration of stability in international
relations, and that is the ultimate task
of the administration.
(Copy rich 1921 by the New York
Evening Post, Inc.)
FARM STUFF GAMBLING
MADE FELONY BY BILL
WASHINGTON. April 22. Specula
tion in farm products through sales
on future exchanges without aetual
ownership of the commodity would be
made a felony under a bill indorsed to
day by the National Farmers' union
convention at its final session here.
It was announced that the measure
would be introduced in congress and
would have the united support of the
cotton and grain membership of the
Farmers' union.
Society Leader Takes Part
Wr s - : J - ... . - - -
- ' - s , s ' - '
'f it it
Ir ?M a 'v. $
Mrs. T. A. Scott Thropp.
Mrs. T. A. Scott Thropp, a prominent society leader of Washington,
shown here in the headdress she wore at a recent benefit performance for
the Russian' relief fund. She played the part of the Russian bride in ihc
tableau Vivant held at the Russian
of any empress of the old regime.
Local Lawnmower
Would Avoid
Initialed in Richmond by the heads
of the lon.l lrtwniu )vei' tffoihs, a
etrone effort is being nnde Lv lav.n-
m,ruf.i:Uv of the Uriedi
,,,,..., i trt .nt.ir T3n,.nn.n nip.
. . ' -:-
MINE OVVNIRS, HEftDST
OF LABOR DISCUSS
BRITISH COAL CRISIS
LONDON, April 22.- British
owners and leaders cf the Miners' fed
eration of Great Britain will meet
Prime Minister Lloyd Geprge this af
ternoon to discuss the coal crisis. The
meeting will be held at the invitation
i rf Mi- T T .-it H Clnnrtra Th q nnn f o ren
powering the executives of the Min
ers' federation of Great Britain to en
ter new negotiations with British
mine owners was expected when the
national conference of miners' dele
gates assembled here today. The min
ers' leaders have thus far refused to
discuss the wage question with the
government officials or with the mine
owners, although both are ready to
meet them. It was understood the
delegates coming to this city were
armed with strong mandates not to
compromise on the demand for a na
tional wage pool.
Many Unemployed
Official figures on unemployment,
made public last night placed the total
at 1.686,900, an increase of 71,200 over
last week. It was stated in the coal
exchange that several cargoes of
American coal were on their way to
British ports, that French coal had
already arrived and that Belgium was
releasing coal for England. It was
asserted Germany was offering coal
'at Swansea at halt the price of the
'best Welsh product, while South At-
j gineerlng Industry over proposed wage
cuts amounting to 12.300,000 and af
fecting 300,000 workers. A confer
ence of employers held here yesterday
adjourned for a week.
The Scottish trades union congress,
in session at Aberdeen, has passed
resolutions supporting the miners and
recording the condenmation of the
congress of the government's treacher
ous and bitter anti-labor attitude."
In the absence of any signs of an
agreement between the government
and miner, today's newspapers print
ed gloomy editorials on the subject.
The Daily Telegraph said the country
was "committing suicide," scores of
additional plants will close down over
the week end and thousands more will
be made idle."
Samuel . Banner
To Be Buried Sunday
Samuel E. DaJiner, 57 years old, died
at his home near Middleboro, Thurs
day night of lung trouble.
He is survived by the widow, Cora,
two daughters, Mr3. Goldie Evans, and
Mrs. Ross Marine, of Tipton, and ono
grand-child. He was a member of the
Masonic order at Whitewater and had
been a resident of Middleboro for 36
years.
Funeral services will be held from
the church in Middleboro at 2 o'clock
Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in
the Goshen cemetery' and friends may
call any time.
in Russian Relief Benefit
embassy.
Her headdress rivaled that
factories
German Invasion
kets in wh'ch tlie American manuic-
turers have been
suprerae ar.d un-;
opposed tor years.
Hv tariff: tiipv stato that nn account
of the ..febnormai rtjQLx&&&tz4.Uil
iT6sibIe""for 'Germany even with the
.-me coi oi niaruiaviu.-u. io su ui
. A. .1 . M . . ' A - I..
'his country at less than half the price
that American factories must charge,
I v niiianons ax me Miin.u 8i Uf
, i'iSfcu on ADit'tiwiu uic.
is?
rather than on the European
uation wnch i ff'.cted hy 'he
fxchange. Added to the low exchange
rate is also a lower standard of living. The fu'l success of th? pr J-ct m ans
1 which through lower wages make a Lincoln hlrhwav and th Dixie high
mine . , , , ,.v,i r,,i Kr .-n u'l ,". j , .
; i n-aijfi uiiiuuiaiiuir ituju.c aim me
fact that German manufacturers nave
no previous investment in ine torm oi
(Continued on Page Sixteen)
FAIL TO IDENTIFY
SUSPECT AS DRIVER
WALL STREET WAGON
(By Associated PressO
SCRANTON, Pa., April 22. Three
New Yorkers, who came here at the,county.
behest of the department of justice, j President Harding has expressed ap
failed today to identify Tito Ligi. un- proval of the project. The United
der arrest here as the driver of the i States forestry bureau has already
Heath waeon that fisrured in the Wall
street explosion last September, l ne
trio, who declared they had seen the
driver, had expressed belief when
shown pictures of Ligi, that he might
be the man. but when they visited
him in his cell here they shook their
heads.
NEW YORK. April 22. A photo
graph of Tito Ligi, now under arrest
In Scrantrn, Pa., had been identified
by three persons as that of the man
they claim to have seen driving the
"bomb wagon" into Wall street on
Sept. 16 last, William J. Flynn, chief
of the department of justice said here
today. Mr. Flynn arrived from Wash
ington late last night.
The three who identified the photo
graph are connected with well known
firms in the financial district,
In their hunt for the bomb plotters
Chief Flynn and his aides had gather
ed photographs of many known and
suspected radicals, and there were
shown to the three persons before Li
gi's arrest. The Ligi photograph,
which is said to have been obtained
through another radical in Paterson,
N. J., was picked by all three as that
of the man they saw driving the bomb
wagon, Mr. Flynn said.
Authority Silent.
Captain Arthur Carey, head of the
Homicide bureau of the police depart
ment was reported to have been in
consultation wiin iniei v lynn last
night. Captain Carey admitted he had
received from the Scranton chief of
police, photographs, finger prints and
Bertlllon measurements of Ligi. He
refused to discuss latest develop
ments I the bomb disaster investi
gation. "The matter is of such im
portance," he said, "that I shall not
say one word about it at this time."
John H. Packer's Body
Brought to Richmond
John H. Packer died Thursday at
his home in Butlervllle. The body was
brought here Friday afternoon and
taken to the home of Harry Packer,
223 South Twelfth street. Funeral
services will be held from the Christ
ian church in Hollansbnrg at 2 o'clock
Saturday afternoon. Burial will be In
the Hollansburg cemetery and friends
may call at any time,
TREES TO DO
SILENT HONOR
TO VETERANS
pj. . . , t id j
rlanting Along National Koad
m Wayne County Given
Impetus by Palladium To
Be Living Memorial.
MARKER TO GIVE NAME
j
A free planted along the national:
: fcis-hwavs In hnnnr of Pnh nnd evrv
i United States soldier, sailor, and ma-
rine in the World war, is a proposal : James B. Wilson, junior member of
of the Chicago Tribune, which has re- the firm, had disappeared Monday and
ceived the endorsement of service and ha "ot been ,hear fIom 8JLnce"
. . .. . .. The complaint filed in Wayne cir-
patriotir organizations. (cuit court Tnur8day ch&rgeB that the
The Palladium will co-operate with firm of Manlove and Wilson is insolv-
Ihe Tribune in carrying out this work .ent and has not the assets with which
nlong the National road in . Wayne 1 1 W an indebtedness estimated at
, tu . . , ifl5,000. The complaint states that
county, one of the important east and,the assets of the rm w,n not
west highways in this part of the;ceed $5,000.
country.
The su??rsnon was brought to the
Tribune by James Keeley, former
newspaper man and now consultant in
foreign trade matters, that tho nation
honor its fighters by planting a tree
on the national roads in memory of
each one. Th beauty, practicality,
and appropriateness of such a living
memorial is obvious.
j 'The central idea," says the Tribune.
I is 'that a tree shall be planted on a
j main highway for each man who wore
1 he khaki or blue in the late war, the
! ti re to bear his name, unit and ser
vice1. Tbore were over four million
in the mtional army. It has been
roughly estimated that at 30 fcot in
tervals a line of trees on both sidea
of tl)P national highway could be set
from N-ew Ya,k to San Francisco and
; Mill loave more than half the men
i w itho-.it represfntation. The latter
could b- provided for along the other
mnin highway systems, north and
south. A permanent marker at each
tree would bear the name of one serv
ice man.'
i Replying to a telegram assuring him
j of the Palladium's interest in the me-
moiial, Mr. Keeley said:
l Plan E'cad Campaign.
' Your te!rgr.'!in, for which I thank
you, lias uet?n eiven bv me to the
' Chicago Tribune. I am on the side
indicates." v. . S '
- Jk tewd.4uunir&ls la irepc8ed,'-te"be
fostered by federal depaitments and
iHrtnAj V... ...4. I 1. i 1 I
uuccieu u, a aiv nuiuu.ii.iea, unuBniR
all service oiganiiations, the Amcrl-
(an L?gion. G. A. R., D. A. R.f Gold
o ar :uo-nor. buck i -rivate aisocia-
' . ; -Z.
S of Foreign V ,ars scr-,
s gi nerally and indiv.d-
nto this plan for the
fatm-nnrial avenues.
uui:, muaus ui r ur?iga wars
vice auxiliaric
ual fannli s i
planting cf gre
waj win in- irngm wit n snacie trees.
Memcr'al to Veterans
it means a memorial to every sol-
dier. It mean- a driveway so beauti
ful that it will be to the country's
everlasting credit, and it means the
sacrifice of so r?Iative'y small an
amount of money that the success of i
it is a'ready assured. !
It means aI?o a practical stc-p in the
reforestation of America.
Wayne county furnished about 2,100
men in the army and navy in the war.
j If the trees were planted 30 feet apart
there would be. each man's services
being marked, 330 trees to a mile, or
an avenue of seven milea alone in this
promisea us aia. Mignway associa-
tions and civic and governmental
bodies will also be asked to pass upon
and further this practical expression
or national sentiment.
IMMIGRATION BILL
PASSED BY HOUSE
Tty Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, April 22. The im
migration restriction bill was passed
toaay Dy the house. The measure
went through without a roll call and j that persons were cared for properly.
now goes to the senate, where early'1" tl,at case he said, the county would
action will be urtred i have a pmaler number of persons at
action uu De urged. the inslitution and ilt thft same time
Efforts to amend the measure to I actually have a larger number of de
permit the admission of political refu-1 linquents than Wayne.
gees and also Donald J. O Callaeban.
lord mayor of Cork, who has been
ordered to leave the United States by
June 5. were unsuccessful.
Weather Forecast
MOORE'S LOCAL FORECAST
Showers and ccol, followed by fair.
Occasional rains this afternoon and
tonieht. followed bv Dartlv cloudv to
i fajr on Saturday.
I For Indiana, by the United States
, weather Bureau Cloudy and cooler
i tonight; probably showers in the east
portion; Saturday fair
Temperatures Yesterday
Maximum 63
Minimum 63
Today
Noon ..53
Weather Conditions The general
rainstorm continues it slow eastward
movement. Rains have been espe
cially heavy in the states of Louisiana.
Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, east
ern Texas and along the Ohio valley.
Freezing cold in southern Sascatche
wan and snow at Prince Albert- Very
warm weather prevails in the Sacra
mento valley of California.
Barometric Pressure
7:00 a. m ..29.70
10:00 a. m 29.68
Noon 29.64
STRAYER APPOINTED
. AUTO RRM RECEIVER,
10SS $10,000, BELIEF
Immediate appointment of a receiv
er for the firm of Manlove and Wil
son, automobile dealers, was asked in
! Wayne circuit court late Thursday
afternoon In a complaint filed by John
H. Menke, proprietor of a coal and
feed store
Judge W. A. Bond appointed Frank
T. Strayer receiver for the firm after
a review of the testimony submitted
with the filing of the complaint. Judge
!Bond stated that information given
him showed that the firm was insolv
ent and that in order to protect cred
itors and tntprMtpH nartloo It waa
necessary to appoint a receiver with-
out notice to the firm.
unarfles Firm insolvent
Action against the firm was started
Thursday after it became known that
Attorney Strayer, receiver for the
firm, stated Friday that develop
ments thus far indicate that Mr. Wil
son left the city In possession of sev
eral thousand dollars, the result of
forging notes and checks on local
banks and loan companies. He esti
mated the amount at between $10,000
and $15,000.
Unable to Find Wilson
Efforts by Sheriff Carl Wadman
and local police to locate Wilson have
failed. Information that Wilson and
his family left Richmond Monday
night for Dayton and frovn Dayton
went to Detroit, indicates that he was
endeavoring to reach Canada, local
officials state.
Omar Manlove, head of the firm.
will probably remain in charge of the
business of the company, according to
Mr. Strayer. Mr. Manlove has been
active in trying to apprehend his part
ner, who is alleged to have absconded
with the firm's assets.
A criminal affidavit against Mr.
Wilson has not been filed by Prose
cutor Beckett, although this is expect-
jed at any time. A local bank is said
to be in possession of a note and
check, both of which are said to be
forgeries.
$140 Owtro to Menke
The filing of the suit in Wayne cir
cuit court is for the recovery of $140
owed the plaintiff, John H. Menke, for
coal. The complaint states "that the
property, funds, rents and profits of
the defendants (Manlove and Wilson)
in controversy is in danger of being
lost removed or materially Injured.
"The plaintiff further alleges that
the partnership is insolvent and has
nof the menn to nav on orlctlrr n.
debtedness to divert nersons of
?irnrn persons of
Tnat said defendants are convert-
iag- sa!d propeTty and assets of said
conCerii to their own use."
It is asked tnat a rece5ver be ap -
! nointeri mmii9.iv nrnt
.-xhat sajd defendar.ts are convert
rointed immediately to protect cred
itors and interested parties. To take
immediate control and make equal
distribution among creditors.
Judge fixed the receivers bond at
f5.000. He will take charge of all
property of the company of any kind.
STANDARD OF WAYNE
IN DELINQUENT CARE
COMPARES FAVORABLY
The fact that Wayne county's repre
sentation at the Indiana Girls' school
at Clermont is larger than five coun
ties of approximately the same size
may mean only that the officials of
this county are vigilant in seeing that
j unfortunate girls are remitted prompt-
ly to the institution, Amos W. Butler,
secretary of the state board of chari
ties, said Friday. The large repre
fentation is not necessarily a reflec
tion upon the county, Mr. Butler added,
but may be an indication that Wayne
county is handling its problems more
effectively than others. In that case,
he said, the fact that this county has
attended to the cases of all its unfor
tunates, would reflect credit upon the
community.
It mipVit ho tnie Fir 'Riitlfti' EnM
j tnat other counties were lax in seeing '
in officials respons-ioie for the care
of delinquents are the judge, criminal
court, probation officer, attendance
officer and beard of children's guard
ians. Officials at Ihe office paid hteh
tribute to the social service bureau of
Wayne county and commended par
ticularly the work of Miss S. Ethel
Clark, secretary, who is well known
ty members of the state board.
Inside Stories Irish
Disclosed
LONDON. April 22. Inside stories'
of the ambushes laid by the Irish Re-
! Vvl J rn A miv r tiNin onsl trill aimiastci
'of
British constables in Ireland are
disclosed in the reports from Irish
brigade commanders which have just
been given out at the headquarters of
the Volunteers In Dublin. Most of
these attacks have been reported by
the British, but the Irish accounts are
now given for the first time.
. They give the details of desperate
fights in which, sometimes, the little
British commands have been decimat
ed, and at other times the Irish have
been driven off with severe losses, for
the Iri&h Volunteers accaslonally run
Weds Army Man
WW';
V U ? J.i J
Miss Marie Hotzman Adams
Announcement recently was made
of the engagement of Miss Adams,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron S.
Adams, of Washington, D. C, to Major
J. Craig King. The marriage will take
place in May. Miss Adams is one of
the most popular girls in the resident
circles of the capital. Major King, al
though from Reynoldsvllle, Pa,, Is well
known in Washington, having been
stationed there during the war.
THINK HAYWOOD HIDES
IN AMERICA; PROBE
RED HEADQUARTERS
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO. April 22. Federal offl
cials today announced they were re
questing exhaustive investigations of
headquarters of radicals in various
cities throughout the country in the
belief that 'Big Bill" Haywood. I. W.
W. chief, reported yesterday to have
filed to Russia, was being concealed in
this country, in connection with al
leged plans for a May day demonstra
tion. Charles F. Cline, United States dis
trict attorney, said that his depart
ment "was somewhat at sea" concern
ing Haywood's whereabouts, but that
"it did not intend to take any chanc
es." Previously Mr. Cline had declared
that unless Haywood surrendered by
Monday his bond of $5,000 would b
forfeited and he would be officially de
clared a fugitive from justice
to I r V J
Aks Probe.
f m J' '?kl
1 f"1 1 vaj?tus "tl8 to
investigation into the headq
ng federal
conduct an
headquarters of
various alleged radical organizations
to determine if the information con-
cerning iuay aay was correct.
Haywood was out under bond of
$5,0C0, and under the law double that
amount nau io oe scneauied by liis
Dondsmen, ullliam Bross Lloyd, weal
thy member of the Communist labor
party, put up $20,000 and the balanc-j
was furnished by several persons. I.
W. W. leaders received word yester
day that Haywood had reached Rus
sia, but they said they believed that
he had gone on a personal mission.
Efforts are now being made to reach
him by cable.
WASHINGTON. April 21. Applica
tion for full pardon for four I. W. W.'s
convicted in Chicago with William D.
Haywood were made today to the de
partment of justice by their counsel.
Harry Weinberger, of New York.
The men are Charles Anhleigh, of
New York; Jack Law, of Pittsburgh;
Vincent St. John, of Chicago, and
Giovanni Baldazzi, of New York, who
are ordered to begin their sentences !
at Leavenworth Monday.
SELL ROAD BONDS ARE
. ALLOWED BY STATE
Permission for the Issuance of
$115,000 worth of road bonds was
granted the Wayne county commis
sioners by the state board of tax
commissioners Thursday evening. The
money from the sale of bonds will be
used for the building of the Charles
Sell road, which is from West Fifth
street to Easthaven and return. The
bonds will bear six per cent interest.
No objections to the issuance of
the bonds were filed with the state
board, according to William C. Harri
son, secretary cf the board. Work on
the road will be started immediately,
the contract having been let two
weeks ago.
Ambushes
in Latest Reports
into a counter trap and find them
selves exposed to the withering blast
of a machine gun.
. These reports show the methods em
ployed to carry on the guerrilla fight
ing, the hurried calls to assemble the
Irish attackers, efforts to surprise the
British constables in some isolated
spot and tell of the use of mines to
block the passage of motor cars so
that the attack can be delivered with
greater execution.
Typical Ambush.
A typical ambush is described in a
report of the commander of the East
County Clare brigade. Thirty-five
men, five acting as scout, attacked a
(Continued on Page Two)
U.S. DESIRES
REPARATIONS
NEGOTIATION
America Anxious To See Re
sumption of Conference But
Harding Is Prompt in De
clining to Mediate,
ALL EUROTECOMMEHTS
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, April 22. The
United States "strongly desires- that
there should be a resumption of nego
tiations between Germany and the al
lies regarding reparations. Secretary
Hughes says in a note sent yesterday
to Berlin refusing the German request
that President Harding mediate in the
controversy and fix the sum Germany
mast pay.
Mr. Hughes Telterates the "earnest
hope" of the American government
that Germany -will formulate promptly
such proposals as would present a
proper basis for discussion and says
if Germany will take this course, the
United States will consider bringing
the matter to the attention of the al
lies.
Germany's request that the Presi
dent Intervene as mediator In the
reparations dispute received yester
day through Commissioner Dresel jU
Berlin was in the nature of an argent
appeal "in the name of the German
government and the German people."
Reply Prompt.
The promptness with which Presi
dent Harding declined to undertake
the role of mediator and umpire occa
sioned little surprise in Washington
and was received with, satisfaction by
the allied diplomats. The German
note was taken to the White House
late yesterday by Secretary Hughes
and the reply went forward a short
time afterward.
The answer contained just 28 words.
It said the American government
could not agree to mediate with a view
to acting as umpire in the settlement
of the reparations dispute, but ex
pressed the deep concern of the Unit
ed States with the question of obtain
ing an early and just settlement and
then suggested that Germany come
forward with just proposals for a set
tlement. U. S. Determined.
The United States is determined
that Germany shall pay to the limit
of her ability. This position has been
repeatedly stated by officials of the
Harding administration and was made
perfectly clear in the American reply
to Germany's first memorandum to
Washington on reparations received
last March 24.
Secretary Hughes told Germany
then frankly that the United States
stood with the allies in holding Ger
many responsible for the war and
therefore morally bound to make resti
tition to the full extent of her ability
to pay. Germany, in the memoran
dum under reply, had admitted her
j liability and said that she would wel-
come an examination by unbiased ex-
I perts who would determine how much
I Bhe should pay.
LONDON, April 22. Dramatic ef
forts on the part of Germany to in
duce the United Slates to arbitrate
the reparations question between Ber
lin and the entente governments, and
the refusal of the Washington govern
ment to sit in judgment on the merit
of the vexing problem, have lent new
interest to the conference at Lympne
on Sunday between Premier Briand
of France and Prime Minister Lloyd
George of Great Britain. The ex
pressed desire of the United States
that there be "an immediate resump
tion of negotiations" has brought into
the situation a new element, and it
has been popularly supposed' the two
premiers would merely consider plans
for further occupation of German ter
ritory and not a renewal of exchanges
between London and Paris and Ber
lin. The new factors entering Into the
situation make it probable that Mr.
Lloyd George and M. Briand will find
themselves called upon to make some
sort of answer to the implication in
the United States to Berlin that fur
ther negotiations should be com
menced. Perfect Plans.
It is known that military authorities
of France have perfected all plans for
the accupation of cities and towns in
the industrially important Ruhr dis
trict of Germany and have formulated
economic penalties that will be put
into operation when occupation of
these places has been completed.
Germany at the same time she ap
pealed to Washington sent a com
munication to the allies rejecting the
demand that the gold holdings of the
Reichbank in Berlin be deposited be
fore May 1 in either Cologne or Cob
lenz as security for reparations pay
ments. Dr. Walter Simons, German foreign
minister, will speak in the Reichstag
next Monday or Tuesday and will an
swer questions as to the allied de
mands and the position taken by the
Berlin government. It may be that
during his address he will outline the
terms Germany will offer the allies
in her attempt to avert an invasion
of the Ruhr region by the French and
the enforcement of additional penal
ties by the allies.
PARIS, April 22 French official
circles expresses disappointment to-;
day that the American reply to Ger
many's request for mediation was not
a categorical refusal, as had been ex
pected here. The regrets were miti
gated, however, by satisfaction that,
the United States was displaying an
active interest in the reparations
question. The American answer is !b-?-
terpreted here as an invitation to Ger
many to resume negotiations with the
allies. It is thought that the com
munication indicates that the United
States will not continue the conversa-
tion with Germany on this subject ex-
I cept in accord with the allies. Seers'
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