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tha statement a list of twenty-eight Sascs where severe beatings were ad? ministered is chroniclad. The Lord Mayor of Cork, commenting on the itatamcnt, said it illustrated the spirit l*tu*ting the British toward the truce. DtJBL?N, Sept. 25. A funeral pro? fession nine miles Ions:, composed of 10,000 poop!??, including 2,000 Irish ??olunteors, to-day escorted the bodies of William Riordan and Thomas How? ard to the republican burial plot at Ballyanders, The bodies of the volun? teers were disinterred at Hebertstown Saturday. ?The coffins were draped R-ith republican flags. Twenty priests were present. Australian Celtic Club Opposes Irish Republic MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 25, The Celtic Club has decided by a large : Majority to continue to .support home i rule for Ireland, believing the Ir.sn problem can best be settled by a com? promise without the establishment of a ?republic. "The Melbourne Age" says that re-1 - | Pgtjition of Southern Ireland as a for tign republic would incur hostility throughout the British dominions. 8,000 Mardi for Ireland Republic Indorsed by Speaker.? in Jersey City A parade, in which mere than S.000 persons took part, took place yester? day afternoon in Jersey City, under auspices of the Hudson County Council of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic. The Oarade wound up at West Side Park, Jvhere speeches were made after a re? ?r i e w. In the line of march were thirty Hindus in their native attire, 2,000 school children, each carrying an American flag, and 1,000 women, mem? bers of the various branches of the Organisation in Hudson County. Representative Charles F. X. OT.tien. Df the 12th Congressional District, was the principal reviewing officer and (speaker. Mayor Haggle and Governor Edwards were out of town. Speeches here made also by City Commission? ers A Harry Moore and Michael J. Pagen, Captain Robert Monteith and Jesse M. F. Schose, an East Indian. German Coalition May Be Formed at Conference To-davj _J | Wirth Is Certain to Retain Chancellorship; Return of Bavaria to Council Also Expected This Week By Joseph Shaplen Special Cable In The Tribune ?Copyright, 1021, .N-' w \'<>,k Tribune Inc. BERLIN, Sept. 25.?The new govern? ment ccahtion intended to bring the People's party into an alliance with the Centrists and Socialists will be launched this week. The first step will be the calling together of the party leaders to-morrow by Chancellor Wirth. At this conference tentative proposals for rebuilding the cabinet wiil be discussed. There is no possibility of Chancellor Wirth's retirement, the Majority So ciaMsts havir,;-- made this clear at their convention at Gocrlitz yesterday when Otto Wells, chairman, stated emphati? cally that the Socialists were deter? mined to stand by Dr. Wirth and were bot willing to, enter into any combina? tion entailing his crimination. Georg Bernhard, writing in to-day's "VossiscHe Zeitung," emphasizes this point. He says: "Tho general offensive undertaken against Chancellor Wirth on a wide front has been shattered. The game is up. The new great coalition is as? sured. It is impossible as yet to out? line the new German government, but indications are that a reconstruction of Minister-President Stegerwald's Prussian government will precede changes in the national cabinet. "One thing seems certain?Dr. Wirth will retain the chancellorship, and he also probably will retain the finance portfolio until h i s taxation program goes through the Reichstag. Should the conferences which begin' to-morrow result satisfactorily Dr. Wirth will present the matter of a reconstruction cabinet to President Ebert. "Another development of great im? portance expected this week is the / lifting of the state of martial law in j Bavaria and the return of Bavaria to / constitutional government. The con f ferences of the last three days be? tween Count Lcrchenfcld, the new Bavarian Premier, . and Chancellor Wirth have resulted in a complete un? derstanding. Without, rubbing it in, the Chancellor has forced Bavaria to capitulate all along tho line. "Thus the long-standing conflict be? tween Munich and Berlin may be re? garded as ended." Judge Hand Won't Have To Retry These 2 Suits They Arc of the %*i)ress" Va? riety, and Burglars Steal 'Em Front Boarded-Lp Home Judge Learned Hand, of tho Uniteo States District Court, is going to find himself short a couple of dress suits and probably some other things when he gets back from his vacation next month. Burglars got into his home, at 14'2 Fast ?sixty-first Street August 30, it . ?*?s ?earned last night. The house | had been closed for some time, and the ?silverware and other valuables had been put in storage. After ransack? ing several bureaus the intruders dis? covered a mothproof bag containing the two dress .-uits, ripped it open and went off with the contents. The patrolman on post reported at the East Sixty-seventh Street police sta? tion that at :. p. m., when be tried the basement grill at the judge's home all was as it should be. At -i p. m? when he. reached the house again, the grill had been jimmied, a hole had been cut in the inside door, which is of wood, and the burglars and the dress suits hud vsnished. ? Bids To Be Open?ed Wednesday For Coney Walk and Jetties Bids for the construction of a new boardwalk at Coney Island and of jet? ties for the protection of the beach will w* opened at Borough Hall. Brooklyn, at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. Ac? cording to Borough President Riegel ! inann, more than fifty of the largest contracting concerns of the country applied for specifications. The time limit for the entire project. ?8 240 working days, and Philip P. Farley, consulting engineer, believes it can bo accomplished in this time without interfering with bathers at the resort during next season. " -? ' m-? obregon Asks Press to Help Stamp Out Camhiiiur in ^l?xico MEXICO CITY, Sent. 25.?President Obregon to-day issued an appeal to the press of Mexico City to assist him in stamping out gambling in the republic. General Obregon several months ago Issued a decree forbidding tho opera? tion of gambling houses, but, accord- | ing to his appeal to-day, some "local authorities have invoked their sover? eignty in the matter'' and are permit- i ting games of chance. The newspapers announce that they \g'.A suppori the President? ! Britain Wants Pacifie Issues Settled First Leaders Believe Plans for Disarming Are Futile Unless Adjustment in the Far East Is Reached Government Tasks Heavy ? Unemployment and Irish j Problem8 Press for an j I ni m e d i a t e Solution _ By Arthur S. Draper front The Tribune'* /??roi>c<in Bureau Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc LONDON, Sept. 25.**? In both interna- ? tional and domestic affairs this week j promises to bring forth decisions of| profound importance to every class in Great Britain. Premier Lloyd George lis still on his vacation in the Scottish Highlands, but he is giving personal at? tention to three pressing problems. The government has had no greater j task in the last three Years than solv- ? ; ing the tremendous probicm of finding relief for the widespread unemployment, i Some method of casing the present ten- j sion must be found quickly or there is : real danger of a series of unpleasant demonstrations. Then, the Irish situation cannot be left where it is without jeopardizing the possibility of a settlement of the ! long-standing differences. Finally, important decisions must be made regarding the Washington con : ference on the limitation of armament, now only six weeks distant, .lobs Probicm Most Pressing Naturally the British are most inter? ested in the problem of unemployment, for it affects them intimately and is easily visualized, but they are also following the Irish negotiations closely. ' Thus far, except among the labor lead- ? ers, little interest has been shown in the plans for the Washington confer? ence, but some of the newspapers and weeklies arc beginning to emphasize the importance of the gathering Presi- ; dent Harding has called. The "Sunday Observer," which usu? ally reflects the government view, says: "The. conference must succeed be- | cause, for all the parties to it, it were better that it had never been called than that it should .fail. And it must suc-eed if the world is to get ? I on. The discussion in the assembly ' representing fifty nations of the world j at Geneva shows that the world is I waiting for it." The "Observer" calls the armament : 1 conference a second peace conference ?"America's recovery of the initiative ; , which was let go when Wilson lost , , power." But the "Observer" states ; flatly that there must be an under- : '? standing regarding America and the j ! League of Nations, with which it is j I clear "other nations will conduct their business." Although the Premier is concentrat? ing on the problems of Ireland and J unemployment, permanent officials in ? the State. War and Navy buildings iii Whitehall have been closely studying the Washington agenda, and when j Lloyd George calls a Cabinet council at j the end of this week, or the beginning; of next he will have reached a clearly : defined policy for the government's i delegates to follow. First Interest in Far East Already it is apparent that Great ! J Britain's first interest will be a po ) litical settlement for the Far East, ! and unless the conference can come j to an agreement on this, little progress : will be made toward reduction of r armaments. To those who have been studying the : ager.ila, the only logical method seems j to be the discussion at the outset of all ; questions arising in the Pacific. Andrew Bonar Law is now almost cer | tain to head the British delegation if his health permits him to make the trip. Winston Churchill may be one of his colleagues, and Sir Eric Geddes also is : likely to be a member of the delega I tion. Much depends on the progress 1 that will be made in handling the un? employment and Irish problems, but j whatever happens, the government in ; tends to be represented by a strong i delegation. j Chicago Is on New York j Time Until October 30 j Difference in Daylight Saving Schedule Creates Unusual Situation Special Dispalch to The Tribune CHICAGO, Sept. 25.?The time situa? tion will be further complicated tc-mor : row, when New York City goes back to Eastern Standard time. Chicago will not resume Central Standard time until the last Sunday in October. So Chicago ' and New York will be going to work at the same hour for a month. The Chi? cago Stock Exchange, in order to con ; form with the resumption of Standard time in the East, will open one hour later, at 10 o'clock, and close at 3, until Standard time is resumed here. Local banks will make no change in their hours. Sveial Disvatch to The Tribvv? PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25.?Philadel? phia clocks slipped back one hour this morning and the official Philadelphia time changed from daylight saving to Standard without perceptible effect on the citizens. Residents gratefully seized upon the extra hour of sleep. Special DUrpatch to Ths Tribune BOSTON, Sept. 25.?When -half of Boston's church-going population ar? rived? at their respective churches to? day it found the doors still closed and for an hour wondered wi-nt had hap? pened. Then the other naif of the con? gregations arrived and the sermons were preached on Standard time, re? gardless of the fact that half the con? gregation had forgotten to discard day? light saving. Officially one hour was lopped off at 2 o'clock this morning. At that hour Massachusetts went back to "God's time," setting back all watches and clocks one hour. ?'><"*: nn.-r->pc in California LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25.?Unusual 'his season were re ?orded in southern California to-day. u aatf.n un ... P. 1- < ees ",*?? I the warmest day for this season in thirty years. Los Angeles had a tem? perature of 9-S, the warmest September day since 1913. -? Chile to Receive t?. S. Envov SANTIAGO, Sept. 25. -The Minister ! of Forei?-n Relations will receive Wil liant M. Collier, the newly appointed ; American Ambassador, on Monday. The j ambassador probably will present his J credentials to President Alessandri on Wednesday. /a Yucatan Legislature Repeals AH Old Laws Statute Books Swept (.lean hy Single Vote Just Before Adjournment Special Cable ia The Tribune Copyrlnrht, 1921, Now \o, k Tribune Inc. MEXICO CITY, Sept. 25. The Yuca? tan Legislature, just prior to its ad? journment Saturday, repealed all the laws, ri-solutionx and decrees of pre? vious legislatures by a single vote. This leaves many gaps which are like? ly to handicap th?> administration. The action is considered one of the most diastic in Mexican legal hi*?ory. The. Socialists of Yuen?'in held a caucus *"*) seli-et candidates for the Gowrnersnip and the laOgiMaturc, but the meeting broke up in a row. He ports indicate that "everybody wanted tt be a candidate." There were no serious casualties, however. Alvarado is still in Yucatan, to which troops have been sent from Tabasco to prevent disorders in the coming elec? tions. Settle Pacifie Disputes First, Is -U. S. View (Continued tram p?os ?ntl more or less disturbed about the pro? posed renewal of the Anglo-Japanese alliance. When the alliance was first made there seemed, so far as could be observed from here, to be good reasons for it. Renewal this year, however, seemed to have no object with which the United States was in sympathy. Many of the yellow papers painted the thing frankly as an alliance against the United States. The truth was that the allisnce ?rave Japan a feeling of security in actions in the Far East, and an assuredness that the United States, no matter how it might protest against violations of ? what this government thought was ? right and proper in that part of the world, would never go to the extent of , declaring war. Not. only was Japan's backbone stif fened by the alliance, but, because of Cue fact that Britain was the only other | country in the world besides the United j States which could seriously threaten j Japan, and particularly the only one which had largo interests in the Par ? East, and her alliance with Japan made I it difficult for her to make serious ! protests against any of Japan's actions, I the United States was left as the only! country in the world which could and would voice these protests. Therefore, in Japan, the United States has seemed for some time to be the only nation in the world which was standing athwart what Japan regarded j as her natural path to the accomplish- j ment of her ambitions. Anti-American | feeling, inflamed by the jingo press. was rapidly mounting as a result of j this situation. Imperial Conference Resulta But then came the imperial confer-1 ence at London, and Harding's oppor? tunity. At this conference of the pre? miers of the British Dominions it was at once manifest that the renewal of the Anglo-Japanese alliance, which was to expire next year, but which runs on until it is denounced, was bitterly opposed by four of the great dominions. The Premiers of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa all de? clared in public statements?not con? tent with their assertions inside the conference ? that the Anglo-Japanese alliance must not be renewed except on terms satisfactory to the United States. These dominions naturally have sym? pathised with the United States on American opposition to Japanese im? migration and land holding, and they wanted to make sure that in any con? troversy which might arise between Japan and the United States the British Empire was not found arrayed on the side of Japan. Mean Lime a sentiment in England itself began to grow against the alliance, greatly to the embarrass? ment of the British Foreign Office. which felt under great obligations to Japan, and to the Japanese govern? ment, which saw the advantages to Japan from the Anglo-Japanese alli? ance rapidly blowing out of the window. Finally it was decided that the best thing to do for every one concerned was to do nothing at all, and the confer? ence adjourned with the understanding that the alliance would not be renewed for another definite term of years, but on the other hand it would run along subject to the provision that it must be denounce'! one year before it could be actually abrogated. So that the British Foreign Office found itself rather impotent to carry i ut what it regarded as its obligations, and the Japanese found the Anglo Japanese alliance a cracked staff which might easily snap just at the moment it might be most sorely needed. But, the treaty not having been de? nounced, the situation was still un? satisfactory to the United States, es? pecially as this government found it practically impossible to achieve by diplomatic means the restraint of Japan desired in the Far East. It was then that President Harding proposed the conference, hoping to ac? complish what has been outlined above, and also the agreement by all the coun? tries 1o cut down their expenditures on armaments, so that taxes in all the countries involved might be reduced. At this point it is well to point out that the greatest handicap with which this country goes into the conference is the pacifist sentiment. This govern? ment is better able to keep up with the armament race than any country which will be represented at the conference. It wants t"> reduce its own taxes, but the need for so doing is not as im? perative as in Britain, Japan, France nr Italy. The pacifist sentiment, how? ever, intimations from foreign capitals indicate, is being counted up jn to force this government to make concessions, Japan is anxious to placate this country on the surface if not in ac? tuality. Only by this method can she be sure of a genuine renewal of the Anglo-Japanese alliance. But Japan, which joined the conference probably with more reluctance than any other nation, will be fighting a defensive bat? tle from the beginning. She wants to hold on to everything she ).*as gained and give up nothing. She would like to refuse to agree to every one of the points enumerated. Further, she would like to complete lier present naval building program, despite the tremendous taxation it is imposing on her people. This program is called the "eight and eight" program because it is grouped around eight new battleships and eight new battle-cruis? ers, all of which would be completed by 1928. Indications from Japan are that she will tight to the last ditch to avoid abandoning this program. China in the conference is the saddest spectacle of all. She is not even capable of having spokesmen stand up and speak for a united China. The Peking government is recogniied, and will be represented, but the im? portance of her representatives will be tremendously discounted by the fact that South China, through the Canton government, is repudiating Peking and declaring Peking has no right to rep? resent the Chinese people at all. China is anxious about Shantung, and about the maintenance of the open door. She fears and distrusts Japan, based on long exp?rience, and wants to be guaranteed that Japan will not be permitted to seize lier territories. Her only weapon, thou-jh that has been a rather potent ono for the last year, is the boycott against ?II Japanese goods. Japan Formally Greets Warren, U.S.Ambassaclor Brilliant Court Fuuction Marks Presentation of Credentials at Tokio Pal? ace; Received by Hirohito Refers lo Arms Parley ?Expresses Belief Conference at Washington Will Pro? mote Interests of Nations TOKIO. Sept. 24 (By The Arsociate?! Press).?-- Charles B. Warren, the now | United States Ambassador to Japan, ! presented his credentials at court to ; day. llir, reception was an unusually ? brilliant function, and was marked | with references to the coming confer? ence on Far Eastern affairs and limita ! tion of armament. i Owing to the illness of the Fmp*%r, ?Ambassador Warren was received by I Crown Prince Hirohito, The text of i his address to the Crown Prince was j not made public, hut it was under ; stood the Ambassador expressed belief that the conference would provide an opportunity for a declaration of prin i clples which would not limit the just, ?activities or nullify the just aspira? tions of any nation, but would estab? lish an understanding that would sta? bilize the future and proYnote the eco? nomic development of all nations con? cerned, increasing the happiness,) wealth and prosperity of the natioual3 of all interested states. Escorted by Cavalry In an informal conversation with j the Crown Prince Ambassador Warren voiced regret, that Hirohito had been ? unable to visit the United States on his recent trip to Europe and said it was j hoped he would accept an invitation : to go to America later. The Crown i Prince replied that he would* be glad of an opportunity to visit the United ? States. The ei tue staff of the American Em- : bassy, numbering twenty-seven and ? including several women, accompanied ? Ambassadot and Mrs. Warren to the i palace. They rode in court, coaches ? and were escorted by a squadron of j cavalry. It was the largest embassy party ever presented. After receiving Am? bassador Warren's credentials, Prince Hirohito presented the entire party, consisting of secretaries, naval and military attaches and the women, to the Empress. Hope for Better Relations Welcoming Ambassador Warren, the j newspaper "Yomi-Uni Shimbun," said | tiie Japanese hoped he would do much j toward improving relations between his I country and Japan. He was urged to grasp the sentiments of the Japanese people generally instead of those of only a limited section, chiefly repre? sented by the aristocracy. "When Americans understand what \ the Japanese, people really are rela? tions will undergo a marked improve I ment," the paper declared. It is understood that Japan's general ? attitude toward the November confer i encc will be that of co-operation with ; the United States in the underlying j spirit of the meeting, but in connection ' with the tentative agenda suggested by the United States Japan may propose mutual cassation of fortifications in the Pacific, and with reference to Far East? ern political matters propose tho open? ing of the interior of China for the | purposes of trade and residence and ; also to obtain food and raw material, i considered so vital to Japan's exist '? encc. \ In this connection attention is called to the contribution of Premier Hara to ! "The Diplomatic Review," in which he ! declared that Japan was prepared to i discuss at Washington such fundamen , tal theories as were necessary to se | cure the opening of the world to all ? races and the removal of artificial bar i riers for the security of the life, of j all mankind, lie added that tho calam j ?ties of war would not be entirely re , moved until inequalities among na i tions were removed. Remove Economic Barrier So long as one race looked down on other races, raised unwarrantable, bar? riers and gave discriminatory treat? ment, he pointed out, it could hardly be said that the cause of war had ceased to exist. .No race, he asserted, should adopt measures calculated to compel the suicide of another race, while the supply of materials necessary for the clothing and feeding of mankind should i be distributed by the various nationals as equally as possible, "If the whole efforts of a nation must be devoted to obtaining food and ] no surplus energy is left for the ad i vancement of civilization," continued ! the Premier, "the future of that na I tion is indeed gloomy. Japan is faced : by such a condition. The world should i be thrown open so that the free, unre , stricted transportation of supplies may j be facilitated by the removal of ail ' artificial economic barriers." >U. S. Oil Men in Mexico Summoned to New York Export Tax Agreement Will Be Discussed; Storm Sweeps Tampico MEXICO CITY, Sept. 25.-The local representatives of various American oil companies have been summoned to New York to participate in a confer? ence of the heads of the companies, at which the recent agreement relative to the export taxes imposed by the Mexi : can government are to be discussed, says "The Excelsior." Minister of the i Treasury De La Huerta has declined to give out the terms of the agreement. The storm, which on Friday did con | siderable damage at Tampico and the ' surrounding petroleum region, is '. sweeping northward in the State of i Tamaulipas. Wire communication be : tween Matamoras and Tampico is in i terruptcd and trains are running many ; hours late between Monterey and Tam I pico. The city of Tampico was inundated Friday night and many small houses are reported to have been blown down. Lightning struck a 55,000-barrel tank ! belonging to the Mexican Petroleum 1 Company, and the oil is still burning. ? Obregon Sets 24 Convicts Free as Centennial %ift MEXICO CITY. Sept. 25.?Jubilant scenes were enacted at the peniten | tiary doors to-day when the first large I group of prisoners were freed in ac j cordance with President Obregon's re J cent decree granting amnesty to per? sons who had served the greater part : of their sentences. Twenty-one women an i three men were welcomed by their | friends and escorted in gayly doco I rated carriages to their homes. Several other prisoners were released earlier in the week. Relations Unbroken, Says French Envoy to Mexico ('harpe d'Affaires Explains Rec? ognition of Obregon Waits on Action of Allies MEXICO CITY, Sept. 2;"?.?-Diplomatic relations between France and Mexico: "need not. be considered as broken," i although recognition of the government of President Obregon has not yet been | formally extended by President Miller-I and, according to a statement of Jules j Blondell, the French Charge d'Affaires, printed in "El Universal" ttvday. Mr. Blondell, who recently arrived to assume his duties, is quoted in an interview in "El Universal" as having', said: 'Recognition is a delicate, yet simple subject. The reason France does not! recognize Mexico absolutely is because she is waiting for the other Allies, who' may do so at any moment. F ranee i has lost no time in showing that sho ! is desirious of recognising Mexico and has always championed Mexico ?n the < Allied councils." Hapshurgs Use Burgcnland as j Bid for Throne (Contimird from p*oo one) Slovak Foreign Minister, will resume : their conferences next Tuesday. Note Regarded as lenient BUDAPEST, Sept. 25 (By The As sociated Press). The note of the Coun- j cil of Ambassadors to Hungary, do- i manding evacuation of Burgenland, is regarded here as lenient because it I grants a ten-day respite, pending which j it is hoped a compromise can be j reached with Austria. It is felt that the "Little Entente" is working for a peaceful solution of ! the difliculties. The reported sugges- j lion of Hungary that Austria sacrifice! Odenburg in exchange for peaceful j possession of the rest of West Hungary is cited as evidence that all parties concerned are endeavoring to settle th?; matter by a compromise. Ibraham Kover, a former lieutenant, was arrested in connection with the at? tempted assassinations of Andrassy and Rakovsky. He gave evidences of insanity, but the police ?ieclarcd he was shamming. The shooting marked the stormiest session of the Asaembry since the war. During the session parliamentary im- j munity war? lifted from four Deputies who were cnarged with accepting bribes. The Assembly then adjourned indefinitely. ?_? Treaties Not Affected by Political Changes Abroad I WASHINGTON, Sept. 25.?Political upheavals in Hungary- or Austria will ! have no effect upon the treaties witii thes" two nations now before the Sen- j ate for ratification, officials said to- ? night in discussing cabled dispatches which indicated that an effort was im- J minent to restore the Hansbutgs to ? control as a solution to the contro- \ versy over Burgcnland. It was pointed out. that the treaties are with the governments aud not with any administration or set of rulers, and that any change iu the prevailing i authorities there would have no effect upon this government's authorizing a ; resumption of diplomatic relations. | which will follow the ratification of ; *he treaties. The treaties, of course, have no ef? fect until ratified by th?* Ajrtcrican , Senate, and if dissatisfaction ja found j by this government in any new" J^gimo in Hungary or Austria the treaties j may be withdrawn and held up? by f^e > Executive until any new government, is found worthy of recognition by the | United States. Greece Plans Annexation ! i Of Occupied Anatolia ?,- i Press Divided on Result Action ; Will Have Toward Aiding Peace ATHENS, Sept. 25 (By The Asso? ciated Press).?The situation is en? tering upon a new phase, with the an? nouncement by the government, of its intention to annex the occupied prov? inces in Anatolia. M. Stergiades, Greek high commissioner in Smyrna, is expected in a*\thcns immediately to I confer with the government on the ! i subject of the new administration in ? Anatolia. Some of the newspapers consider an- ', i ncxation an important move toward j I peace, while opposition circles arc of the opinion that annexation at the i present juncture is a rash measure and I may lead to intervention by the powers. ! Premier Gounaris, in a long state- ! ; ment to the Athens press, represents i the military situation as satisfactory. ? King Constantino, it is understood, will ! return to Athens soon. No League Aid for Russia ; Appeal to Powers Expected to Prove Futile GENEVA, Sept. 25-There is little | probability that the Assembly of the ' League of Nations will do anything to | ward relief for Russia. The sub- ? j committee has decided to appeal to the i i powers, but this seems useless, as it ? j appears impossible to obtain govern- i ' ment credits. The situation has been ! influenced by the , news that Great ; Hritain has concluded not to offer any i credits for tho Soviet government. ? Correspondents at Geneva Form International Ass'n i GENEVA, Sept. 25.?An Internation al Association of Journalists has bt^ti | formed here by about fifty newspaper ! men of nearly all the countries of the I world, who are in Genev? reporting ' the proceedings of the Assembly of ; the League of Nations. The associa- \ ?? tion is intended to advance profes- ? 1 sional interest and perfect facilities for covering league activities. \ ^ Wilson Harris, of "The London Daily ? ?News," is president. Lincoln Eyre, of > i "The New York World," is one of the ! ?fou** vice-presidents. ? ^ _ -?-. Fire Wipes Out Italian Village! TRENT, Italy, Sept. 25.?The entire ! j village of Comasinc was swept by tire j | to-day and three firemen were killed.! The fire started by the -explosion of | cartridges in a warehouse. The firc | men had nearly extinguished it when a i keg of dynamite exploded, causing a ! spread of the flames. The government has sent aid to the sufferers. Sure [Federal Bureaus Busy Organizing Conference Staff Advisers on Reduction of Armament To Be Named This Week; Capital To Re Elaborately Lighted From. The Tribune'* Washington Rurrau WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. -Selection of h?2h ranking military and naval ex? perts who will advise Secretary Hughe:, and his associates on the American delegation at the forthcoming Confer? ence on the Limitation of Armament and Far Eastern problems is being given consideration by Secretary of War Weeks and Secretary of the Navy Denby, who have been directed by President Harding to ?co-operate fully with the State Department in tho for? mation of the United States group. It is probable that the complete list of advisers on reduction of armament will b<? selected this- week and that President Handing will authorize the publication of the names of the ex? perts selected. At the same tim<\ Secretary Hughes and his aids in the State Department are turning their attention to the task of selecting the experts on interna? tional law, finance:; and economic; who are to counsel the American big four in the discussions. Already a number of army officers who have served a military attaches in foreign embassies and legations have been ordered to re? turn to Washington for temporary duty with the army military intelligence di? vision, which is actively co-operating with the conference section of the State Department, in compiling data as to the military and naval strength of the various countries for use in both the discussions. Fletcher Organizing Personnel While the military, naval, legal, financial and ?conomic staffs are being organized Un?ar-Secretary of State Henry P. Fletcher is completing all the physical arrangements for the sessions. This work includes tin? selection of in? terpreters, clerks, stenographers, mes? sengers and other personne!. Under Mr. Fletcher's direction ?-.lso is the compilation of important, data concerning the Far Kastern ?lations which will be used by the American ' commis -ion In r.olving tho problems j that, will confront the conference. While the government agencies are losing no time in completing arrange? ments for the conference, the special Committee of Washington citizens is making excellent progress in prepara? tion of an elaborate reception for the international visitors. It has been de? cided that no public celebration or demonstration will be held, but plans are being made for an elaborate illu? mination of the city. The proposed scheme calls for the erection of a huge electrically lighted arch in front of the Capitol Building, while back of the structure high powered colored lights will be arranged to cast rays over the entire city. From the Washington .Monument flood lights will illuminate many of the government buildings. William Jennings Bryan. Secretary . of Stale in Wilson's Cabinet, who vis? ited Washington yesterday, will ret'jrn to remain throughout the session of the conference. He said he "hopes'' rather than "expects," that great things will come out of the conference, and he will discuss the situation by clay I as it develops. "I am greatly interested in the re-? '? suit and am hoping for great things," | Mr. Bryan said. When it was suggested that he used the word ''hope'' instead of "expeel Mr. Bryan explained that "hope" was i based upon desire, while "expectation" j : was based upon information. i "I have a larger fund of desire than of information on the subject -of dis? armament," he added. U. S. Favors Lisbon Plea To Attend Pacific Parley LISBON, Sen' 25. -In answer to i the Portuguese government's request /or permission to take part in the approaching conference in Washing? ton on Far Eastern affairs, an official communication issued here to-day says the American government will propose that Portugal, having interests to de lend in the Far East, be admitted under the same conditions as Holland. China to Offer Compromise PEKING, Sept. 2.3 (By The Associ? ated Press i. The reply to the Japa? nese government which the Chinese Foreign Office is preparing, while de dining to cuter into negotiations, un? der Japan's terms, will contain some? thing in the nature of a counter pro? posal, according to reliable informa? tion. If this is accepted it might serve as a basis of negotiations. 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