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HIT ISLAND ARGUS. AND DAILY XJNION SEVENTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 178. SATURDAY MAY 13, 1922 EIGHTEEN PAGES. CONSOUEATKD FKESS LEASED WIAK PRICE FIVE CENTS. fo). rn rjr?Q Jjvl5 C J -uniLiiiiiJ LZJ II II 1-4 o) o) ALLIES WILL LOAN MONEY TO GERMANY Thos. W. Lamont Predict ; ed It in 1918, Law rence Reveals. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. (Copyright, 1922, by The Argus.) Washington, D. C, May 13. J. P. Morgan sails for Europe today to advise European bankers how an International loan may be floated to help Germany pay for the damaga the did iu the war that's the sim ple announcement of the day but it is full of significance for the fu ture. It is the beginning of a teries of steps of far-reaching im portance to American industry and unpublished incident which illus-,reai real give ar tes how far-sighted bankers caul..,.. ,nrt. trates how far-sighted bankers cau I be. 1 Just two months before the ar mistice of 1918, Thomas W. La- mnnt a. mpmher of .1 P Mnre-an ' j ' " "i tT.J 7 .u' .r.loer or collateral questions, uu i' ii . . ' 1 i " - "u uuusi: diiu uciu a. iuii Lain, niiu President VVilson about the possi-ijj struction should the war come to an end. On the train to New YorkZ. Z , I Mr. Lamont said to this corres-' pondenf " Jm .v- . ,, :had defrauded tne government aur- "The war isn't over and I sup-! r pose it would create great constar- tbe vaJldlty ot the treaty would the limit witu all the vigor the gov Ltton'tolS IZTt S thenSwar . f fir':' - command, while is over and Germany has to pay a big indemnity you will find the .1-: lies lending the money to Germany to pay her indemnity." "Do you mean, that the United! States will do such a thine?" ' FantJstic But True. "Yes. the people of America and Great Britain have the money to lend. I suppose it sounds fantas- tit. that we should lend our enc- mios the money but that's what will happen. I have just been read- ing what occurred after the J-mnro-German war of 1870. At that t-me France had to pay Ger- many and she borrowed the money ami the investors in the other Eu- ropean countries, mi. i uuuig Ger many herself, lent that money. It may not be popular to write about it now but put it in tbe back of your mind for future use." Mr. Lamont foresaw, therefore.! as early as September, 1918, thii prospect of an international loan. Nearly four years have elapsed since then and the problem of Ger man indemnity payments has not been solved. The reparations com mission created by the Versailles treaty is supposed to regulate the flow of German payments. The commission knows Germany cannot pay at once or even periodically without some sort of a loan. Bank ers of all countries have be?n in vited to give their advice. Mr. Mor gan will meet his -partner, Thomas W. Lamont, who is already in Eu rope and together they will advise what can be done with an inter national loan if floated in Amer ica. Loan Would Help .iHies. Certain assurances will have to. be givtn of stability in Europe j tContinued on Page Two.) I SMALL CASE TO RESUME MONDAY Openiiijr Statements of Defense and Stale to Clot and First Wit ness to be Called. Waukegan, 111., May 13. Opening tatemems by both the state and toe defense in the trial of Gover nor Len small, on a charge of con spiracy to embezzle interest from tate funds said to amount to more !. ... .... . "'ou j.uuu,uot, win De enaea at toe next session of the case lon da.v, attorneys stated today. Court recessed on Friday afternoon to resume work on Monday. The state completed its opening fgutnents on Friday. Then Charles C LeKorgee, attorney for the gov ernor, began his statement and ex Posed the lines of defense for the Illinois chief executive. His argu ment lasted more than four hours. "ith the completion of his argu ment on Monday, the first witness W be called. MARY GARDEN GOES TO EUROPE -New York. May 13. Mary Gar eo. former director of the Chicago rand Opera company; J. Pierpont "organ. John Hayes Hammond and '"o Schipa. were among the pas-er'-er ,...,,- the ""-t ''ympic for Southampton and tierbourg. - PERUVIANS AND CHILEANS MEET IN WASHINGTON Tacna-Arica Confer ence to Begin Monday. Washington, May 13. (By the Associated Press.) The delegations of both Chile and Pern completed at a series of consultations today their preliminary plans of proce dure for the conference on ques tions arising from the treaty or Ancon. As a result of their discussions each delegation was understood to be prepared to go into the confer ence on Monday with a well consid- ; ered outline of its policy and steps 'it rini rtj-t tnii tn ; . . : . l . . ... f .j o yj Lane iu rallying luctl policy to success. For the present, however, the ! oleniDotentiarios lent thoir mmm counsel regarding their strategic pians and it did not annpnr defi nitely which would take the first step. carrying $500,000 for use by the To Consider Publicity. department of justice as a special Although the conference opens j investigating and prosecuting fund, formally on Monday with a public Explaining the need of money session at which the ranking Amer- and men assistance, Attorney-Gen-ican and diplomatic notables of jeral Daugherty told the committee, lVanhinfftnn qk in ka i, ah revealed hv nrinted hearings I "O w W (J3 J t ivp anri tak. . i.made Dublic todav. that about 275 .notoj t Q. .. .' tu late in the week. At their first thousand dollars to several mil executive session on Tuesday, the lion dollars, were pending and that delegations are to take up a num-!the total amount involved aggregat- , . ... . . includ-;ed mg the degree of publicity that should be given the deliberations g considered likely that sev- era! days mav be reouired antu- ' S I 1 V tf 1r1 n rho toe,, n ' " an, r- t I- unuui ' , " "th-t fe unconditiona " " , u thlIe to Tai Leadf There have been indications that ,ne Peruvian delegates, although ! they have reached decisions regard- in? nrnnonalR thev hone trt nrpspnt later, would not be averse to leav- jng initiation of the negotiations to Chile. On both sides there is every ex- pectat'on that many exchanges will be necessarv before a basis for agreement can be found, and that despite the plenipotentiarv powers of tDe delegates some additional time be consumed in referring questions to the home governments for advice. START PROBE IN STEEL MERGER Federal Trade Commission Asks Companies for "Full and Specific Information.'' " Washington, May 13. Presidents of the more than half a dozen inde pendent steel companies mentioned in connection with the reported projected merger were called upon today by the federal trade commis sion for "full and specific informa tion as to the plan of proposed merger before the plan is consum- m uteri nr actual transfers made The commission's request, made after receipt of the LaFollette reso lution, adopted yesterday by the sen ate, was addressed to the presidents of tbe Midvale Steel and Ordnance coupany, Republic Iron and Steel company, Lackawanna Steel com pany. Inland Steel company. Youngstown Sheet and Tube com pany. Steel and Tube company of America, and Brier Hill Steel com pany. THE" WEATHER J Fair tonight and Sunday. Not much change in temperature. Highest temperature yesterday, 74; lowest last night, 52. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 3 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. 12 m 7 p.m. 7 a.m. yester. yester. today. Dry bulb 70 70 60 Wet bulb 57 56 50 Rel. humidity ..46 39 50 River stage at 7 a. m. 8.0 a fall of 0.4 last 24 hours. Sunset today, 7:14; sunrise to morrow, 4:43. River Forecast. ,The Mississippi river from be low Dubuque to Muscatine will change but little during the next two days. ANDREW HAM RICK. Meteorologist. Biter Stages. St, Paul 5.6 0.0 Red Wing 6.3 0.1 Reed's Landing 6.5 0.1 Le Claire 7.7 0.0 Lansing 9 4 Prairie du Chien 8.7 0.0 Dubuque 9-8 0 2 Le Claire 6.4 0 - Davenport - j Keokuk 8.8 " " 0 5 St. Louia i. ! 0-9 WAR FRAUD TOTALS ARE IN MILLIONS Daugherty Tells House Amount Involved Is $192,000,000. Washington. May 13. The amount the government will re cover from alleged war fraud cas es "will be many times the amount granted to defray expenses inci- ent 10 tnelr prosecution, tne auuse appropriations cuuiimiiee declared today in reporting a bill t-h raninr- from several 1192.000,000. Prosecute Crooks. Ureine SDeedy nassaee of the bill so that the deDartment of justice miahi he artennateiir onninneH "fnr successiui aisposjuun oi iue case. - . . -. - . i , I lne committee aeciares tnose wuo laose uPon wnom "" suspicion might rest, were entitled to Know promptly that such suspicion was not justified. ASKS PROBE OF GASOLINE RISE Senator McKellar Offers Resolu tion to Investigate Recent Price Advance. Washington, May 13. Senate in vestigation of the recent increase in the price of gasoline is propos ed in a resolution introduced by Senator McKellar, Democrat, Ten- ! nessee. Prompt action on it by the senate was asked, but it went over i pending determination whether a similar resolution was pending. TWO KILLED IN ITALIAN FEUD Pair Armed with Shotguns Enter Chicago Barber Shop and Open Fire Without Warning. Chicago, May 13. Two men arm ed with shotguns today walked into a barber shop in the north side Italian section and opened fire without warning, killing the pro prietor and a man who was being shaved. The murderers escaped. FELSGH CHARGE 'RIDICULOUS' Comfsltey Says "Happy" is Un worthy f Consideration; Re fuses Further Comment, Milwaukee, Wis.. May 13. "I consider the ' 'Happy' Felsch charges too ridiculous to answer, as he is St ballplayer in bad stand ing and unworthy of any consider- I ation whatever. Charles A. Com liskey, president of the Chicago 'American Baseball club, made this statement today at his summer home near Eagle River, Wis. Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, his at- torney, George B. Hudnall, opposed the move of Felsch's counsel seek ing before Judge John J. Gregory in circuit court today an order forcing Comiskey to produce the books and records of his club to determine back pay, bonus and damages, for forcing Felsch out of organized baseball. Notices of suit, similar to Felsch's, in behalf of Joe Jackson, former White Sox outfielder and "Swede" Risberg, shortstop, were given yesterday. Milwaukee, Wis May 13. (By the Associated Press.) The case of Oscar ("Happy") Felsch, base ball player, against Charles A. Comiskey. president of the Chicago American league baseball clnb, and his son for alleged conspiracy, back pay and bonus, today was put over for one week in Judge John j J. Gregory's branch of the circuit court, me case not caving oeen reached on tbe court calendar. - Princess Fatima, With Her Nose Jewel, 3 Sons and Keen Regrets, Sails Home at Last BY JA3CE COMPTOX. Consolidated Pres Correspondent (Copyright, 1922. by The Argus). New York, May 13. The Prin cess Fatima, Sultana of Kabul, at last has shaken the dust of Ameri ca from her royal feet. Today she is out upon the high seas, bound for Bombay, and once in India it will rest entirely with herself as to whether she will remain there or proceed to her native land of Afganistan. The princess and her tii-ee prince ly sons. A sim. Hashim and Akber ' Khan, slipped quietly away irom :ew York Wednesday on a Brit i ish freighter bound for Alexandria and points east. About all that j she took with her in addition to j the princes was ' the famous blue ) saphire that adorns the right ; nostril of her rather prominent I nose. How her numerous credi. tors happened to overlook that precious stone will probaDiy ior ever remain a mystery. Sailing Kept Secret. Fatima, who came to New York ten short months ago in a blaze of Oriental splendor, left dismally as I a dejected deportee. There were no ship news reporters or cneer ing fellow countrymen to see her off. She left so secretly, in fact, that the news of her departure only leaked out today. The Brit ish government, gently urged by the American state department, ar ranged for her sailing and saw to it this time that there was no mistake. Six weeks ago it was arranged that Fatima should quit ! our once hospitable shores but aft- ter she had stepped into a taxi to go to the steamship dock, she in structed tie driver to go in the opposite direction. For a time she disappeared, but soon she found it necessary to apply once more to j the British authorities for support. Diamond Brings $136. Fatima explained at the time that she did not wish to leave this America until her famous family diamond, the Dayai-N'oor, about the size of a hickory nut, was dis posed of. Tbe diamond at the time was In- the custody- of the-sheriff; for Fatima had borrowed $2,000 on j it, several creditors bad filed against the stone, and to make I matters worse Uncle Sam had stepped in with a big claim for duty. Fatima had expected to sell i FIVE BREAK OUr OF COUNTY JAIL AT MORRIS, ILL. Two Return to Pris on; Three Still at Large. Morris, 111., May 13. (By The As sociated Press.) Five men, in mates of the Grundy county jail, made a successful break for liberty between midnight and 1 o'clock this morning and up to mid-day three were still at large, two hav ing returned shortly after the break and asked to be locked up again. Th prisoner most wanted of the three at large is Frank Borg, con fessed freight-car robber, and who, in the role of an informer, is said to have told Sheriff James Mack that he knew who took part in a recent big robbery at Whiting, Ind., the Palm Olive robbery at Milwau kee, Wis., and a number of other crimes of more than ordinary pro portions. Borg Was Ringleader. The men at large with Borg are Caleb Smith, accused of breaking into a store at Gardner, I1L, and Joe Chopowski, one of two men accused of making an assault on J. B. Dawson, aged merchant and the atre owner of Morris, last Decem ber. Joe's brother Tom, accused with him, was one of the two men who returned to jail, the other being Ernest Lopez, a Mexican serving a sentence for slashing a fellow countryman with a knife a few months ago. Lopez" sentence would have expired next Sunday. According to statements made to Sheriff Mack by Tom Chopowski, and Lopez, Borg was the ringleader pf the jail break which was ex ecuted by knocking out a patch In the concrete floor of the prisoners' cage, a heavy piece of iron from the cage door being used. SENATOR FACES PERJURY TRIAL Judge Van Fleet Indicates He Will Overrule Demurrer by Cam eron of Arizona. Phoenix, Ariz., May 13. Federal Judge W. C. Van Fleet of Califor nia, sitting in the district court here, today indicated he would overrule United States Senator Ralph H. Cameron's demurrer to an indictment charging the Arizona senator with perjury. -. the diamond for not less than $300, 000. It is said that she refused $25,000 for it. Last Tuesday it was sold at public auction and brought $5,000 of which none too princely sum the princess received the royal residue of $136. Uncle Sam got $1,400 in duty. This was the last straw. After this blow had fallen Fatima was willing to go, vowing to the high heavens that she did never care to look upon the face of this fair land again. The British bought her pas sage as an act of friendship for tbe United States and not through any love of the princess. Afghanistan techinaclly is not a British posses sion, but there is a sort of implied protectorate arrangement which in duced the state department at Washington to suggest to the Brit ish authorities that Fatima had best be on her way. . Some Brisrbt Memories. While her stay in America was one dismal disappointment after another, Fatima, now aboard the lugger, Bombay bound, can look back upon one or two moments of supreme happiness and achieve ments. She can picture again her reception at the Wbite house in Washington where President Hard ing accorded her all the deference of her royal rank; she can live over again the cordiality of her welcome at the state department, and the consternation a dusky daughter of the Orient brought to the colored messengers in the corridors of the state, war and navy building. She can recall the once vivid dream of land, "somewhere in the west", where she could settle down and live a life of ease befitting her sta tion. She had always heard that America was open handed and wel comed the stranger within its gates. Fatima said she wanted to educate her 6ons in America, where opportunity knocked at every man's door. One by one her dreams were shattered. She fell into the hands of impostors, she suffered the ig nominy of being put out of the most fashionable hotels and at length she found herself in the teeming east side of New York, an object of pity and charity. But now, her day of glory spent, she has gone gone to the engulf ing vastness that lies "somewhere east of Suez". REPUB CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO MEET ON MAY 22 W. A. Rosenfield Is Slated to Succeed Smith. Springfield, 111., May 13. The call for the organization meeting of the new Republican State Central committee has been sent out by Col onel Frank L. Smith of Dwight, chairman, setting the time for the gathering at 8 p. m. Monday, May 22. Colonel Smith will not be a can didate for reelection, and the pro gram of the committee as framed while the Republican state conven tion was meeting here, will go through without a hitch, it is plan ned. Colonel Walter A. Rosenfield of Rock Island, will be named chair man, to succeed Smith. Sixteen of the 25 members are pledged to him. George E. Keyes of Springfield, will be named secretary, accord ing to the plan. CLEAR $200 ON SENIORS' PLAY Will Cse Money for Expenses of High School Annual Play Worthy Success. The class play, "Pals First," presented by the seniors of the Rock , Island high school, netted $200, according to an estimate made this morning. The play was given Thursday and Friday nights in the Illinois theatre, under the direction of Miss Marie A. Hiles. public speaking teacher in the high school. The final presentation was wey receiv ed last night and a large audience witnessed the performance. The proceeds of the class play will be used by the senior class for class pictures and other ex penses of the "Watch Tower," the high school annual, which will be ready for distribution commence ment day -June 9. ADMINISTRATOR OF HELL ESTATE NAMED St. Paul, Minn., May 13. George P. Flannery, president of the Northwestern Trust company of St. PauL was named today by Pro bate Judge Howard Wheeler as ad ministrator of the $15,000,000 es tate of Mrs. Mary T. Hill, widow of the late James J. HilL the empire builder. - -- - - POLICE NET IN CHICAGO GETS 3 MORE Say Identification of Ac tual Slayers of Cops Is Near. Chicago, May 13. The police net; aDout ngures in the recent series of bombings and beatings which culminated Wednesday in the kill- j ing of two policemen, tightened per ceptibly today, authorities said, with the obtaining of partial con fessions from three of the approxi mately 150 labor men under arrest, land the arrest of three more, one in 1 St. Louis, Mo. Identification of the actual slayers was imminent, the 'police said, as the relentless drive against those responsible for the recent disorders was continued. j Additional indictments and ar rests were to be expected today, the authorities said. Eight men al ready are under murder indict- iments and are being held without 'pbail. ' Sensational developments are ex . pected to be made public within I the next 24 hours, it was indicated J after a conference of police heads, (assistant state's attorneys and leaders of civic organizations. I "We are extremely gratified with I the situation in the last 24 hours," (said Charles C Fitzmorris, chief !of police. " 'Smash' Hanson has given ns much information that we are glad to get. He has implicated Fred IMader as an actual member of the automobile slugging gangs. He jhas proven 'Big Tim' Murphy is the real leader of the terrorism (plot" ), Assistant staie'3-aUorneys as signed to the investigation were deluged with anonymous letters i threatening the life of Chief Fitz I morris and a general conflagration i in Chicago, "if one labor man re i mains in jail by sunset Saturday." 1 DEAD, 25 HURT IN TRAIN CRASH Black Diamond Express on Lehigh Valley Hits Automobile; Three . ' Cars Turn Over. Batavia, N. Y., May 13. One per son was killed and 25 injured to rlav when the Lehieh Valley's east- bound Black Diamond express ran into an automobile at a graae crossing at North Leroy, and was HorailoH Three mrs nf - the PX- UV.U.k.u. - press turned over after leaving the rails and were badly smashed. The dead man was the driver of the automobile. His identity has not been learned. GIRLS IN TRACK MEET IN EAST More Than a Hundred Feminine Athletes Gather at Marmonec, 1 for Competition. Marmonec. X. Y.. Mav 13. (By the north and girls from the south, the greatest number of feminine athletes ever assembled for a track meet in the United States, today made their bow at the Oakesmere school as formidable competitors for the honors of the cinder path, which in America previously have gone almost exclusively to men. Exactly 102 girls from schools and colleges located from Florida I to Maine, were entered m the meet which, with a telegraph con test, staged in the west, was ar ranged to prepare American wom anhood for international competi tion in the Paris games next Au gust and eventually for Olympic games of the future. The athletes were attired in ab breviated gingham overalls or above-the-knee bloomers, silk stock ings and full blouses, covered with man-size wool sweaters. Some of them nibbled sweets while chat tering in the woods surrounding the track, awaiting their turn. GANDWSON SENT TO PRISON AJtlaharad, India, May U. (By the Associated Press.) Dewadas Gandhi, son of Mohandas K. Gand hi, the non-cooperationist leader, has ben sentenced to 18 months' simsle imprisonment. . 'NANCY' ASTOR BIDSGOODBYTO "OU VIRGINNY" Three 'Precious Days' at Mirador Are Ended. BY JOHN ARCHER CARTER. Consolidated Press Correspondent. (Copyright, 1922, by The Argus.) Charlottesville, Va., May 13. Lady Nancy Astor today bids good by to Mirador, her girlhood home. After three "precious days" in old Albemarle county, sne is taking train for Chicago, once more to brave the maelstrom of America's clamorous hospitality. After days and nights of the se vere strain of continuous recep tions and never-ending demands for words from her lips, Nancy Langhorne came "home" to rest. Tuesday night last she arrived. Today she said she was fit again. Though she has not been stop ping at Mirador, the farm where her father, "Chilly" Langhorne, es tablished his large family after he had won wealth in Richmond, Lady Astor has been near enough to steal an hour or so now and then to stroll about the rugged scenes of her adventurous days. Her par ty has been entertained at Rose HilL the home of Mrs. W. R. Mas sey, an old friend. Rose Hill is but a few miles from Mirador. Harried to Girlhood Home. When she reached Greenwood, the nearest railroad station, Tues day night. Lady Astor immediately set out for Rose HilL She was very tired. But one night in the country air of old Virginia seemed completely to refresh her, and though her friends advised against it, she made a hurried motor trip to Mirador, an excuse to see the old place again at the very first op portunity. Wednesday afternoon the countryside turned out to give her formal welcome. Many play mates of her youth, their fathers and mothers, and the usual num ber of curious newcomers in the community, gathered at the tiny church near Mirador, where she once was a. communicant, to shake her hands and listen to her spark ling epigrams. Yesterday Lady Astor was enter tained here at the University of Virginia, but Thursday was her own, to do with it as she pleased. Mirador claimed much of the sun shiny day: Mirador, where the hon eysuckle is singing into bloom, and the orchards with their labyrinth of gaudy trees are tossing per fume everywhere; Mirador. where the big brick mansion smiles across ' the lawn to welcome home the prodigal. Recalls Tomboy Days. Traipsing idly about the farm, where she graduated from tomboy into beautiful maturity. Lady Astor reveled in a day of recollections. There were the places where "Chilly's" blooded horses were groomed : and from that rock many a time she had leaped to the back of a spirited animal to follow the fox-hounds all over Albemarle county. And down the hill, over the fence, was where she used to join the boys of the neighborhood, fishing pole over her shoulder and can of bait in her hand. The sun was shining and the birds singing at Mirador on Thurs day. The British parliament seem ed, oh, so far away. Many poor hearts of Albemarle have been cheered by this visit of Lady Astor's. for in her ramblings about the old home place she has stopped at shack after shack to in quire how Aunt Sarah, Uncle Mose, and all the rest of "you-all have been com' on." To all she is the same. "Lawd, Miss Nan. you ain't changed one bit, honey." If she heard it once, she heard it a hundred times, for Nancy As tor has been home. SAY BEAUVAIS SOLD LETTERS Stillman's Detective Alleges He Paid Indian Guide Sl.VMlO for 4 Letters from "RFu" Montreal. May 13. Specific de nial that he had ever sold any let ters to lawyers of James A. Still man, who is suing his wife for di vorce was made today by Fred Beauvais, Indian guide. At Poughkeepsie yesterday it was stated in court that Beauvais had sold four letters addressed to him by Mrs. Stillman for $15,000. New York, May 13. Counsel fcr Mrs. Anne U. Stillman today planned a conference to decide whether they would offer further testimony in ber husband's divorce proceedings or whether they would adhere to their original intention to let the case go to Referee Glea son at Poughkeepsie next Wednes day for decision. Sensational testimony offered yes terday at Poughkeepsie in which a detective hired by her husband, James A. Stillman, said he had paid Fred Beauvais, Indian guide named as co-respondent, $15,000 for four letters alleged to have been writ ten to him by. Mrs. Stillman, wa3 i .the .reason for .the conference. GENOA MEET SEEMS NEAR CONCLUSION French See End Now as Far as Russia Is Concerned. Geneoa, May 13. (By the Asso ciated Press.) As a result of the meeting of the economic confer ence's sub-commission on Russian affairs today the situation became so critical that it seemed doubtful whether the British and French positions could be reconciled. After the adjournment of the meeting which was taken at 1:15 p. m., until & o'clock, the Britisu delegation announced that "seri ous though friendly" discussion had occurred. Paris, May 13. (By the Associat ed Press.) The French delegation will remain at Genoa to take part in deliberations on other questions properly before the conference, al though it will have nothing more to do with discusion with the Rus sians, it was said at the 'foreign office this morning. As far as thu Russian problem is concerned the conference is considered by tiio French government, at an eud. Genoa, May 13. (By the Asso ciated Press.) The sub-commission on Russian affairs of the ec onomic conference met today to consider the soviet reply to the al lied memorandum outlining condi tions on which the powers would undertake the reconstruction of Russia. Ross 'ote Disrupts. While the Russian note has vir tually disrupted the program of th conference, and it appears that a general agreement with the Rus sians at the present meeting is im probable, a commission may be formed to investigate such ques tions as credits, debts and the treatment of foreign private prop erty in Russia, with the hope that something constructive can be ac complished. One of the many beneficient re sults of the Washington conference has been duplicated in Genoa. Tba conference here has got the spokes men ot the European peoples let ter acquainted and taught them the real nature of Europe's problems. Whether any good will come from this mutual knowledge depend upon the wisdom of statesmen pad Europe's capacity for conciliation. Communism Dies Hard. At Washington, the United States and Japan inaugurated what Eu rope considered a hopeful era for peace and cooperation in the Pa cific ocean; at Genoa the powers had to grapple with far more for- imidable problems than the frieud I ship of two states and the con crete question of the curtailment ot naval armaments. Genoa's task has been to recon cile, communism and conservatism. And communism has demonstrated that if it dies at all, it will di9 hard. The first battle has been inde cisive. Where a collective agree ment with boishevism has failei for the time being, there are many who profess belief that individual agreements with soviet Russia may succeed, each country opening a door into Russia by offering cred its to the hungry soviet govern ment, which is clamoring for gold. Thus the courtship of Russia would be conducted individually, wiih the soviet probably happier at receiv ing her suitors separately. Lloyd George Busy. While the -pessimists are pro claiming the Genoa congress dead, and saying that for decency's sake, it will be given ceremonious burial. Prime Minister Lloyd George of Great Britain, alarmed at the pos sibilities of new political crises in Europe, is striving with the other leaders to create a binding truce which will prevent new schims and put off the dangers of war. He hopes that such a truce with the proposed commission of inquiry into Russia's problems, will prove helpfui in maintaining peace in Europe and bringing about her gradual economc reconstruction. ISADORA DUNCAN FLIES TO BERLIN Dancer and Poet-Husband Reach German Capital From Mos cow in Airplane. Berlin. May 13. Isadora Duncan, dancer, has arrived from Moscow in an airplane. A dispatch from Moscow May 10 said Isadora Duncan and her 27-year-old poet-husband, to whom she was married recently, were to leave that nigbt for Berlin on aa airnlane honeymoon trio.