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ADVKRTISEi) IN THE ?-BIBUNE IS GUARANTEED First t0 Last ?the Truth: News-Editorials-Advertisement* THE WEATHER Fair to-day and to-morro**? : little change in temperature: moderate southwest and wesl winds. Full KeiH>rt on I?t?t Page Vor. LXXXI No. 27,349 (Cop Now Vor right, li>3i. : 1'rlliiin? Inc.) i!^?_oimnm< ?... wZ?TMvZvs^^ TiTiTTi^ In Manhattan. Iirookljn [ TEN CENT? ?nd The Bronx Elsetvberw League Looks To IL S.; Fears Own Failure Pjtjs Disarmament Hope on Washington Confer? ence as Delegates Con? fess Lack of Results Cecil Report Urges Getting Arms Data - Suggests World Propa? ganda as Move Toward Peace; Indorses Parley GENEVA, Oct. 1 (By The Associated: press).?Disappointment nt the ab- ? pence of retu?ts attained by the League j of Nations since the last meeting and! hope in the forthcoming Washington conference were the two principal sen? timents expressed in to-day's debate by ?he Asr-embiy on disarmament. Many g?ats ?"?"'ere empty on the flovf of the Assembly, the question having been j iu.ly thrashed out in committee. The Assembly, however, was aroused | to considerable enthusiasm, particular- j Is by-the eloquent defence of M. Noble- j maire, of France, againdt accusation-? , of militarism brought against his coun- ; try. Lord Robert Cecil, who presented j the committee'.-; report en disarmament, ? ??aid ho hoped the Washington conter- ; ence would do something for the con- ? -_.ro! of private manufacturers and traf- ? fie in arms. Captain Melbourne Bruce, of Aus- : traMa, who followed Lord Robert, said | it was a matter of as r.rjch interest t i Europe as to Australia if his country ?w-re obliged *> go on arming, follow? ing the example ot" the Asiatic coun ? ries, in order to protect its 12,000 miles of seacuast. Year Wasted by League ?'We can do it," he said. "We have ahpwn we could do it during the war. However, we have great hopes the Washington conference will make it unnecessary for us to do so. But .?' the Washington conference draws up concrete plans, uro tve ready'to re? spond? A year ago the Assembly ex .repsed the* same wish, and the year \7t-.ich has just passed has bee:: wasted." Lord Robert then .-"aid: "If we can find o*it just what appropriations for Srmamenta are required to kv?ep order in the interior of countries and to pro? tect tr -aties, then-*?*? can iind out how '.:uch is needed to satisfy the hatred among naiions." ? ? The rjport which Lord Robsrt in? troduced recommends that t.ie various i r-ernmentB be asked ?o 'furnish ata- j tisties of t*>*ir anham-mt*-* Mid appro- ; priatioT-13 for war material?military, j naval and aerial-HTor the ye3rs from 1 1013 to 1921, with a compilation of j their laws on parliamentary debates ; lelntihg to armaments. The program also cempriues study by the military commission of the league with a view to an eventual interna tional conference on control of private manuf?ctu?*e and sale of arms avid for the purpose of making proposals for general ?jisai marnent in the form of a draft treat;.** t.j be: presented to the ne.x'? Assembly. The committee, pto poses thi t The A.*-'? em hi y ask the Council o:' the League to report to the various governmenia its appeal that appropriations for armaments in the n*>xt two years be ?imiied to the ?monnt *?: expenses this year. . One of the r.ow features in a ques? tionnaire to be sent the several g?v ernmenta 'ia a request for a statement of what proportion of their total sp propriation for- armaments is requi?ed for the maintenance of order, in the interior and for the protection of t'ron ?po?ed to more or less civilized " ibes. Lin Robert, in presenting <-ie po *_?*-', referred several tiroes to a hope that the Washington conference would accomplii-h ?omething in control of *.he oa? ol poiaonoud gases aim other "bar? barous methods of warfare." World Propaganda "Seeded All these recommendations in tire ? report, ..aid Lord Robert, a-e mere ' machinery. What is furthermore ..fc?d*-.., be declared, is **vor.d-v.*ide j propa-ran !a. Everj man nnd woman, Lord Robert said, must be made ''or.- : ?ciour? of the necessity for the reduc- i t:on of anr.amen . and he appealed to ! ?avery man and woman to range him- : ?elf behind thi .cagu? to obtain it. | Hjalmar Branting, of ?Sweden, ex- ! pressed the opinion that conditions in . some countries made it impossible for; um *? commence disarmament ftow. j "ri-?- tl at ? o reason why disarma- j *?->":; in other cotmtric-3 uhould not b-S"-i Kin immediately," ho Baid, "AD the ' ?-"?? * ? -''? appreciate stets taken ?J ? in this direction." Signor Schanzer, of the Italian dele? gation, said: Disarmament not only l_? a gu?ran? te? o.' peace between nations, but also the a: ?erti<*?n of peace between classes. The Washington conference ha-- ii e ect in view as we ha-.-?*. l! want to -'?rc?'s the hop?' that the two j ???"ort^ -,;,: ultimately join. bu". the. L-nag-o* of Kation:- mast in any case go ; on with its work without rejecting any Ci Operation," River? Turn Blooii Red in Utah Earthquake Htit Springs Flow Crimson I Kroni Oxide; (,Ui*w.tir. Flee i'lir-p*** \fvs Shock1-. | SALT LA?U? CITY, v :.\., Oct. I.- I andonnx i( o? all brick and stone! ?? * ??:?? El sin ore, a lima? bamlet ? ' i -\ ot 'n<?r<-, cam?* to-day - * - ? ? . onal '???.rthqwii.v'' j .* .. v.K im. uif increased damage '*"'-<-.*'?- ' ;" tremor Thartday and. ?r '"..' ? ? ocks ?.?//?;?'? recorded this ' at k :"". 8:45 and ? 5*. -ores ! vert, damaged. ?'?"?*-? ? ? . sen left in ! ''-' " ??"*. '. the fractured '? from the high i-, i .*... ?de? to ! ?v*. ?*.-?? ..,,-? bottom?. All p'-rvrtr* haVfi | ***'*'? '-'-""i '.?> keep o?it of the can ?, -. ? ? ?tre?i ,.,. -nountain* are ??id to be rm i Ii *? blood red ir?tl ?Vi-.--*, v.v.ix.fn trom ?.???urea !,-,* the o . - %* itrc,?'??.!-. ther?, wan -.:??' ??.*. a ? '?',r\>; ran fron their ',-?' j <*T* ?-... oil ':??? ( ..., . ?er? , ? '?t'r/';, t\t,'nn, v. a'ii'j'i /. ?. wete ! " '? KTl.f\i (a;,; , .. ? ,. :.,; build* _' *.*. 'u.i .i-.nxx >..? . ?Hing j -?4* -?wra*) i'A* hot nt>r\ ? ?', ?*t?r gmPet o\qq4 r?sd. ' The Giants vs. the Yankees -, New York Teams to Decide Champion? ship; Tribune Stars Will Report Series ; BY BEATING the Athletics in the first game of yesterday"s j double-header at the Polo Grounds the New York j American League baseball club won its firsf pennant in j eighteen years. Two days previously the Giants had won their seventh National League championship under the com? mand of McGraw when the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had led the race practically all season, went down to a double defeat at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals. ', Thus New York's teams will meet for the highest honors of the game. Only once before have two teams representing one city met for the championship; that was in Chicago, in 1906. The series holds a tremendous interest for the city. To cover it The Tribune has assigned a half dozen men, whose names guarantee vivid stories of the games. They are: Grantland Rice W. J. Macbeth Jack Lawrence Fred Hawthorne Ray Kelly Clare Briggs The series will be described from every angle and in complete detail. And, besides, Mr. Briggs will cartoon it. AH the information on the series and an analysis of the teams will be found on to-day's sporting pages. Harding to Call In Citizens as Arms x4dvisers Corps o?' Civilian Experts Will Counsel With dele? gates on Public Aspects of Issues Before Council Choice To Be Made Soon ?Envoys to Meet This Week to Discuss Character of A uxiliary Organization /' -????'. The Tribune's Washington Bureau. WASHINGTON, Oct. L?President Hard.-rrg is expected soon to announce the selection of a corps of citizen.?- who will advise and conn,el the American delegates on the public aspects of the problems to be solved ?at the forth corning Conference or the Limitation of Artaament and Far Eastern questioi-si, it wafi officially revealed to-day. These citizens, who -will reflect Amer? ican public opinion on the various topic? undor discussion at the confer? ence, *"?U include a representative of the womanhood of the nation, another from the ranks of labor, a third who ".vin ppeak lor the various organizations of former .-service men, und other mem? bers f: ?ni industrial, agricultural, reli? gious and other walks of life. These advisers will, in a ?.cord. be called upon t > acquaint the American dele? gation aa to how the public feei? about the questions under, discussion., in '": ? respect they will be distinct; 'ron t..-? groups of army ?.?d navy experts and 'he- diplomatic advisers, who will | be required to take up the technical [and international side of the problems involved. Officials Assigned to Staft ; Secretary of War Weeks and Secrc \ vary of tie Navy ??nby now have be ' fore them the President's request to name military arid naval experts to I serve in an advisory capacity to the i American delegation', and the State De ? partaient has made considerable prog? ress toward assigning well informed .officials of the diplomatic and consular ? ?rorvice to the special conference staff ' within the department, to aid in the preparation of data required by the i American delegation. Co-operating with these offxiialrs arc members of the military intelligence division 01 the army, who while serving -w attach?s at the various embassies and legations abroa 1 have been in a position to gather authentic information of great military value. The A'?oticuri commissioners-^?Secre atry Hughes, Senators Lodge and Un? derwood a::?l Elihu Root are expected to hold their first formal m ?eting here next week to go over the steps already taken in preparation for the conference and to consult cri tna major subjects tira', will come before the assembly. it may very well bo that President Harding will consult with the big four on the citizens t?b be asked to serve as Bpecial advisers, as it ir- known to be trjo President's desire to have The American participant? in the parley function an a unit in order that the work of the conference may be ?rxnedit? ed as much as possible Smaller Nations Recognized Formal invitations to th? govern? ments of Holland, Belgium arid Portu? gal t'i ??end representatives to the con? ference for participation during the discussion of Far Eastorn and Pacific questions are expected to be forwarded by the State Department within a clay or two, it was learned to-day. . ' fio? powers have signified a willing? ....??<. to have these three nations parti cioate with China when the problema .,;' the Far East are discussed by the! conference. Along with the formal ir.- j vjtations will be dispatched the Ameri? can suggested program 01 the agenda i with a request that they make known whether they deairo a change in the \ ubjecta ?r upprove the draft as, .> ritten. I Samp?-: Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, made I public to-day the full text of the reso? lution on disarmament passed by the trades union congress in ses? sion u*r Cardiff, Wales. Accompany!* g : the resolution wan a letter from Secre tarj < ? W. iio-.ve? nan, of the congrei . expressing the hope that organized labo" 1-f.igiit be given aa opportunity ? of appointing rupr entativi to at? tend ''???? Wonnington conference Wood ?nil Forbes Arrive In Tokio tor Week*? V it-?t j TOKIO, Oct. -3 (By The A?Kociated ! Pretil.- Major General Leonard Wood *?jd vv. Cameron F?ni*l- arrived in To- ? l?io Is?! even)"'- for u week's stay tin h " tests of the government, rh* two Investigators of conditlonjs In the Philippines cumo fco Tokio from Peking, ??roe<<? diru-r by way o? Mu?dqn and Coren.. An extanslv-j program c-r the entertainment of th? American ? i. r i. has )'<???????? arranged by the ?u-j Oor.U'"',. i Hope of Britain For Peace in Ireland Grows Belief That Conference of October 1 I Will Discover Way Out Strong Both in Dublin ami London | A cl m if Road May Re Long j Lister Is Notv Regan led as the Only Serious Obstacle lo Success of Delegates By Arthur S. Draper Special Cable to The Tribune Copyright, 192-1, New York Tribune inc. LONDON, Oct. 1.?Englishmen and : Irishmen alike are breathing deep , sighs of relief to-day. Although it is recognized generally that only the first i corner lias been turned with the ac ? eeptance of October 11 as the dare and j London as the place of the Irish eon?; fererice. it ?3 the confident belief in every quarter that however long the rough road may be the negotiators will not turn back until a ?settlement is reached. The King, Premier Lloyd George and Eamon do Valera have won -personal ? triumphs and are being- applauded gen | erously for their work in arranging th? meeting. Lloyd George will have several n'. hit strongest ministers at his side when it begins, bul the Pre I micr is hound to be the chief English negotiator. Conference Ma*. Me Prolonged li is announced that IV Salera will not head the Sinn Fein delegation, but j he may reconsider his decision in the j next few days. Nobody expects the conference to complete its work in a ; few days, it may be man?- weeks or ? montjis before an agreement is reached ':.: d :i 13 c, ? ? te pO?>3 lili :'" ?' rer;- ?.- '; i be times when the negotiators will be j practically deadlocked. The big feature to-day is that England ?and the .Sinn Fein have reached a "ha-ris of negotiation. Tire position of Ulster i will prove to be the hardest problem I the conference will be asked to solve, ?The relations between ulster and south Ireland, the Protestants and ' Catholics, are far from satisfactory, although the Sinn Fein leaders tried, re? cently to show a spirit of conciliation. ri.-,t< i- hears much the same relation ; ro south Irelan ? as Quebec i id to the rest of Canada-, If the sectarian posi? tions were reversed the settlement of , differences might seem Lo offer no great difficult y. Council Begins in Downing Street It is probable that the meetings will ! begin in Downing Street, but there is ! reason to believe that the Pren 1er will , seek change of venue, perhaps to the ! Chancellor' of the Exchequer's offico, where th? delega'.'-,? would not b ? jeeted vo so many distractions. Of all the newspapers, "The Morn? ing Post" alone expresses dissatisfac? tion with the situati >ri a? i: exists to? day, declaring that the conference v/ill prov? diaastrou tn "the communit?, of nations known as the British Empire." Others, whether Conservative, Liberal or Labor, cari see only good in the re I suits of ?'.?' conference, not only to I England and Ireland but to the whole] British Empire. Politically Lloyd George's stock has] improved com iderahly, but the Premier has no enviable task befori him, The : Irish settlement cannot possiblj satis all hi-i Conservative supporters. Parliament does r.o?. exftec.l to receive tern of the ettlem?fnl until after Christmas. There is certain to be a ' loriR debate in the House of Commons, i and even under the best of conditions no legislation is likely to be adopted until early spring, Packers' JVIen to Vote on Strike to Keep Up Pay | Walk-Out to Prevent Reduc-j lions To B<* Submitted io Men on Saturday Oil \UA, Neb., Oct. J. Packing plant employees throughout the country are io vote ?. ri the question of striking to j prevent reduction in wages, according! to ,1. W. Bums, of Omaha, necretary of; Districl Council No, 5 of the Amalga? mated Moal Cutter?'and Butcher VTork men of North America. "The vote '?> K??!*.!T to bo taken next I Saturday," Mr. Burns sufd, "to find r"i' ! If the men are willing t<> leave th?';r Jobs ' to protect their lntero?t against low-1 ?ved wage? started by MorH? 4 <'?<<., and which vi'.i be followed by the other big nacken ." Tax Values Here Rj 440 Million _ Total Assessment of Realty and Personal Property j for 1922 Is Estim?t ed at $10,614,804,047 ; Rockefeller Heads Personalty List Two Million for Oil King and Adelaide C. Frick; 5 Put in 1 MiUiou Class The ta?; books for 1922 were opened yesterday by the Department of Taxes and Assessments. They showed a total estimated valuation of all city property for taxation, both real and personal, of $10,614,804,047. The real estate valua-I tion is given as $9,947,323,092 and the personal property is assessed at! $667,480,950. This is an increase of $402.594,567 over the assessment on real estate tor ? 1921. The personal property assess? ment represents an increase of $37,408,100 over this year. The per? sonal property, according to the inter? pretation of the law, includes the vari? ous goods and chattels of private citi? zens and corporations. Works of art, household furniture, private yachts, blooded animals and other tangible ?property are included under the pcr jsonal items. Many Large New Buildings Many of the large increases are duel to the recent construction of large i ?' office buildings, theaters and apart-! ' ment houses completed during the last year, according to Henry M. Goldfogle, ' ?president of the Tax Board. Notable in i stances of such buildings are the Cu-1 nard Building, the Borden Building, the; Straus3 Building, the Canadian-Pacific j I Building, the Hecksher Building, the j j Cammeycr Building, the Giddingi , Building, the Loo*.*? Theater building, ; several large loft buildings and apart- j ? merit houses on Park Avenue. Thi o agir legislati? ?i passed from time i to time at Albany the Department of Taxes and Assessments has been de? prived of authority to tax the or?ate.-; ?par*, of persons! property, as w^s the! I case some years a-*n. The city, how- : ! ever-, receive-; an appditionat'e .hare ; ! of th State income and corporation ' ?tax which last year retted the city IjltfS&imW. What it will amotmt-?feo] j this year is entirely problelhaiic. j The new tax exemption "law, cw.?ipt- ? I ipg certain classes of dwelling houses, ' j which was passed to encourage housing, ! i'?cilitics in the city, will, of course, i operate to reduce to a considerable ex-f , tent the value of the real estate, but just how much it is new impossible to! ! predict. It is roughly estimated that; ? (here will be over 14,000 applications i made for the exemption of taxes on j newly constructed houses in the five ) boroughs. ; What Total Includes ? Commissioner G?.ldfogle poil tied out that the total ligures include ordinary 1 real estate and the rights of way of' I realty corporations, which are classed I ' as rea! estate. The increase i;i I; c as ; sosament of ordinary real estate is $395,978,847, while the increase in the ? assessment of realty corporations' fights of way is $6,615,720, making the total increase of both items $402,494, | 667. ! The total assessment oJ ordinary i real estate is $9,604,260,042. The total j assessment or' real "state rights, etc., 1 is $283,063,050, which makes the total i ; assessment of both classes of real es? tate for the live boroughs, $9,947,323, 092. i The total assessments of ordinary I real estai, in the live boroughs i; as ?follows: Manhattan ? ?5,671,192,0?.<o, an in? crease of 5200,709,797. The Bronrs $793,908,730, an increase of $27,108,960. ' ; Brooklyn- $2,370,712,431, an increase , : $103,471 375. Queens $702,569,100, an increase or $56,629,960. Richmond $125,805,720, an increase of $S,055,750. Th? personal assessments, ah classes, ?for i 11 boroughs, and the amount of In- ! crease over this year arc shown in the following table: 7,?. ."^.'.''?V t?o?,552.s-;o ?Ma.-??o.ooo ?-.-?'.mtTcm I ~. r, ; 4,-, n : i lU.nn, m ? ">s?".?joo ' ; , '. ; ;,..;;,. ,v.? r .,.?;?..'.w ;.iw,mo .. ,.. , i ; ,> OiW 26.1 ! ;.'.'." i.???'.. r-.'D ? ?..hi?o ?. .' r'-r !.200 ;..:?;.'.>.." i.43.600 ; John D. Rockefeller and Adelaide C. ? Frick 'read the list for the largest assea ment on personalty. They are i ach asses.-ed $2,000,000. -T. r. Morgan, William V. Astor, Edward S. Harkness, Otto ii. Kahn and Helen ?,'. Frick are each assessed $1,000,000. George Ehret, ? -,,,. brewer, assessed $609,000. i t'hurles W. Moss is assessed $750,000. I-i the list of personal assessments ; for $500,000 are found the following names: John D. Rockefeller jr., Anna j K. Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Payne Whitney, Gertrude V. Whitney, William E. Smith, Edward D. Faulkner, James B. Pord, Anna M, Harknese, Mary S, Harkm/sa and Marianne Faulk ne r. Other ' ""?' personalty assessments are \rabella Huntington, $400,000; (Contlnuucl on parje thre?; 5.000 Quit Pier Jobs; Defy Union ; Longshoremen at Chelsea and Hoboken Piers Pro? test Against Wage Cut Accepted by Officials I Unauthorized. S?ys Organization Head Police Sent to Threatened Points; Walk-Out Not Expected To Be Serious ?Several thousand longshoremen, dis : satisfied with their union's acceptance i of a wage cut, began an unauthorized ! strike yesterday. The new wage agree? ment v/ent into effect at midnight. Fri? day. The walkout affected the Chelsea piers in Manhattan and piers in Ho boken. according to officials of the International Longshoremen's Asso ! ciation, the walk-out will receive no I help from the unions and Is not like | ly to reach any great proportions. The strikers belong to nine locals which voted against acceptance of the new wage scale. Twenty-nine l?cala voted on the question, and twenty favored the new wage agreement. The men who walked out yesterday object to that part of the wag*5 agree? ment which abolishes the overtime ? scale, on Saturday afternoons. Acco'rd ing to the now schedule the straight G5 cents an hour paid for a forty-eight. hour week holds good for overtime on Saturday afternoons. Under the old agreement the men received S3 cents an hour for a forty-four hour week and $1 an hour for overtime. Extra Policemen on Guard So far the walk-out has been free from violence. Extra policemen were sent to the water front in caS? of trouble. The first incoming vessel to feel the effects of the strike was the French liner Paris, which arrived.from Havre and put into Pier No. 57. Officials of the Longshoremen's Union were emphatic yesterday in th?ii* d?nia? o? any complicity in the walk-out. Joseph Ryan, first vice-presi deni of the organization, said that the new wage scale had been adopted by a majority vote, and that the minority must abide by the decision. He did not believe, that the strike would last long. Efforii on the part of the strik? ers to spread dissatisfaction among the other locals have been uiisueoassftili he Five Thousand Out, Ib Estimate Mr. Ryan estimated that there were about 1,500 men involved in the walk? out in Manhattan. Between 8,000 and 4,000 men are said to have walked out in TToboken." The Hoboken strikers insisted that the order to quit work came from N'ew York. This was denied by New York officials. According to the Hobo? ken men. all steamship lines there wore without longshoremen except the Scan? dinavian-American rii'd the United States ii:*.cs. In the first instance, the ):;? n are said to be getting the old -.vage scale. Work on the Georg,- Wash- : ?ngton, or' the United States Line, con- , tinued with longshoremen brought from New Tori: 071 lighters. Soldiers Protect Properly The George Washington is at the! Panama piers, which were formerly the : army piers. Soid;ers were posted for ! tiii* sole purpose, it was said, of pro- I tecting property. Mayor Griffin, of Hoboken, culled a' conference Friday at the request of th? I longshoremen to ascertain i'rp reason 1 for"an alleged lookout of Hoboken men; from the oier.s of the Panama Line. At; this conference Marine Superintendent' JIillii.11, of the Panama Line, said there I had been thefts from (he cargo of the I United States Line ship America last j week, and that the company believed ! the longshoremen were responsible. i Mr. Kii?ar; is said to have estimated' the loss at from ?25,000 to -fr.0,000 when j questioned by the Mayor. He said yes- ' terday, however, that he did not recall I having made an estimate, and that he 1 irould not say definitely hov.* great was . the loss. Ir. was large, though, he said, j Th l?ngfehoremen blamed the p?i?er i ig oh the insufficient number of I watchmen. Mr. Killian sard the num- ? bei of guards hud not been reduced. Brooklyn Leaders Oppose Strike? j Brooklyn longshoremen have'not yet I taken any part in the walk-out. A ' canvass of locals in Bay Ridge and | South Brooklyn, and those covering j the Erie Basin, showed that all the! irren were at v.erk. ? 'i he heads of the Brooklyn locals I wert- not inclined to take the strikers j seriously, and said the best thing for them to do would be to get back in | the Void and go to work. StHt-.n island also was unaffected I by the strike. At the dock terminals ! at Tompkinsvillc and the Pouch Ter? minal and the Oriental docks at Clif- 1 ton there was no evidence of any de- ? sire on the part of the longshoremen ? to follow the nine dissatisfied New j York and Hoboken locals. Tt.e Cunard Line, the International ; Mercantile Marine and the French ; (.Continue*! gi, page tlrr?e> if 1,000,000N Blaze Destroys Erie Car Pier in Jersey City Pier 9 of the Erie Railroad, just north of the Erie Terminal, Jersey ? ity, ?*. ? de '?'??;. ? by fire yesterday afternoon with -it'h; freight car; loaiied with leather, which were on it .it the time. The estimated co;-<- of re placii g the pior is $1,090.000, according to official of the railroad. The pier was built forty-five years -.;?. and was the oldest on the Jersey ? ity water front. For several years it had been usod solely for' the loading of freight cars from floats. It was 700 feel long and 80 feet -vide, and had two tracks on it. Hie elghl freight ears were on the trucks bring loaded with leather con? signed to the Endicott-Johnson Com? pany. Abo??- 178,POO pounds of leather, valued af $25,000, was in tho cars. One of two bargei tit tho >nd of the pier already had discharged its cargo .* -,.1 the cargo o. the other was being dis ebargod when the lire wa.i discovered. The flames already had a hoid on the ? partly loaded barge und it was slightly damaged by the fire before the flames were extinguished. Both barge's were towed out 111*0 the river. John H. Kelly, flout manager, dis? covered the live. His first intimation of trouble was the sight of a cloud of smoke rol?'??? up from the shore end of the pier*. A pile driver owned by the Merritt i' apman Wrecking Company was at the sou'h of the pier und became ig? nited, hut the flames were put out with little damage. - Two explosions, believed to be of ! gasolene, occurred during the sire, but no one was injured. Three alarmnwere turned in, but the land firemen could do little to aid the fireboata because I of the inaccessibility of the pier. The pier whs near the proposed tunnel between New York and New , Jersey. Silk Made From Chemicals ; To Furnish Gowns of Future Treated With -Alcohol, Laboratory Fabric Has the Swish of Oriental Product, Government Chem? ists Find After Long Experiment I From The Tribavi'-s Washington Bureau WASHINGTON. Oct. L?The silk I gown of the future will be made in the : | laboratory, according to chemists of I : the Department of Afiriculture and the ! , War Department. They have put. the ; : .-Cul o:' government approval on sue- i ' cessful experiments in perfecting the ! ? process for the manufacture on a com- ? , mercial ecale of synthetic silk, de- ! i veloped by America's new chemical in- , : dustry built up during the war to com ' pete with the German world wide i monopoly of the chemical and dyestuff , industry. According to the chemists the new ! ! process laboratory silk will have all j the silkiness of the originad article spun by the ?\siatic silk worm, will be ? more durable and can be produced at i a lower price. They assert that not even an expert will be able to de? termine whether the ball gown of the ' future came from the mulberry tree silk farms of Japan or China or out of the test tubes of the chemists. The synthetic fabric will even have the silken "rustle and swish" that charac? terises the true silk garment. The departed spirit of John Barley? corn jjave the finishing touch to the new fabric, the chemists say. They began their experiments by producing in the laboratory the exact chemical product turned out by the silk worm in his .Asiatic cocoon. But her? they struck a snag. The manufactured silk proved brittle and fragile. It would nor. hold together while it was being woven into cloth. The chemists de? termined that the secret lay in the "weathering'' which tempered the silk worm product and they sought some tiling that would season their product. They found it in the beverage banned by tire Volstead law, grain al? cohol, and tests just completed have demonstrated that in alcohol lie? the secret of a synthetic silk that will really take the place of the natural product. Theft of 1,000 Autos Laid to Two Couples ; Brooklyn Man and Wife .4re Charged With Being .'Mas? ter Minds* Directing Wholesale Garage Raids i Mates Turn Accuser* | Woman-, Held as Accomplice-, Said to Have Confessed Stealing for Excitement Edward Lang and his wife, Margaret,' I of 815 Albany Avenue, Brooklyn: Doro j thy Smith, twenty years old, o? 397 ; Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, and Thomas Sweeney, .n' '.,.'.9 Franklin Avenue, I Brooklyn, who -'-ere held ir> $25,000 ; bail euch on burglary charges yester i da:.- in the Chief Magistrate's (Jour1., ' Brooklyn, a',ere accused by Assistant j District Attorney Ruston of responsi ? bility for the theft of 1,000 automobile*.' ! in Brooklyn. Mr. Huston's accusation was mad? in j connection with a request that bail he ? fixed in affiO,000 each. As Laiif-- already j is said to be under $l?.000 bail pend I ing' un appeal from his conviction of ? criminally receiving a stolen automo l bile, Magistrate O'Neill ?ixed bail in ! ? 1*3,000. Man and Wife* Accused According to Detectives Conto.r, J Casey, Grey and Campbell, who made the arrests, Dorothy Smith und Sweeney have made statements -accusing the Langs of directing the operations of automobile thieves on a large scale. The young woman and her confessed accomplice have told them, the police say, that they stole live automobiles in Brooklyn at the order of the Langs. "I liked the excitement and the thrill ia'." it," the young woman is quoted as saying when asked why she set out to steal automobiles. "It really was won? derfully exciting to speed away and avoid detection, bur, like everything! else, it had to come to an end." The four were arrested in connection with the theft of an automobile, Sep? tember 23,-from Francis Brady, of ?87 Greene Avenue, a son of Supreme Court Justice Brady. Dorothy Smith said that she -was married three years ago to a David ? Bratton, but left him after a few months and since then had been living ? with her mother. She met Sweeney, a taxicab driver, about three weeks j ago", the police said she told them, and had been hi.-; partner in automobile ' thefts since. Sweeney's story, according to the' police, agrees with that told by the , Smith -vornan. They were together ' September 23, he said, when Lang and his wife passed them in an automo- i brie at Bedford Avenue and Eastern j Parkway and invited them to dinner in j M.-mhattan. Br&dy's ear passed them, Sweeney is i said to have continued, while they were ' going through Atlantic Avenue on ' their way back, and Lanp: pointed it out, saying: "See that car. It's in a Erarag** at 1067 .\tlantic Avenu". I want ? that car." . Story of Auto Theft "'I knew what, that meant,'" the po- '< lice say Sweeney told them. ''I bad j Btolen cars for him before." They rode a little further, accoi'd- I ing to the story Sweeney is -raid to j have told, and then he and Dorothy ; Smith weiv toid to Ret out and wait for their companion:- to return. They die so, and when Lang- ami his wife drove up to them again the former is said ' to have remarked: "Now you and she ran go and get that car." Sweeney and the .Smith woman .vent j to the garage, the police say Sweeney ' told them, thk door of which they i found unlocked. There were live -cars inside, and the one they are said to I have beert instructed to steal was clo-e to the door. Sweeney is said to have told the police that they backed it out ;-.-.id drove away. Lar.ji and his wife denied the accusa? tions made against ihem in the state-, ments Sweeney and the Smith woman [ nte said to have made. Brady's car j was found in a garage by the poli.:-* with its license plate and engine nur;- ' her changed. Lang's brother .fyhn is ! in Ludlo-.v Street jail awaiting trial on ! a charge of stealing an automobile. - ??? ? ,-am. i Germany to Pav Export Tax Due Allies Nov. 15 \ Supreme Gmncil Commission ! Is Allowed to Examine Ac , counts of Berlin (Government Special Cable to The Tribune Copyright. 19'Ji, New York Tribune Inc BERLIN, <>et. i. After a three-day session of representatives of the Ber i lin government und of the Inter-AJtied Guaranty Commission it ivas an nounced officially to-day that Germany would nay in full the first export tax j payment due ?.he Allies on November 15. This announcement came simulta? neously from the commission and the German Treasury after the commis? sion had audited the government's ac? counts for the first nuarter of the fiscal year beginning May 1. It is on this period that payment is to ,be based. The books will be gone over again by the commlaston. Capital Joins Labor in Plea To Assist Idle Both Groups Pledge lo Do AH That Is Possible to Give Work to Unem? ployed in Whole Country Pm Up to Communities 1 Business Must Furnish the Work, Declares Defrees? and Gompers Pledges Aid WASHINGTON, Oct. 1.?Capital ami \ labor joined forces here to-night to ; give impetus to the carrying out ?' through cuinmunity organization of th? ; emergency program for the immediate relief of the natron's idle wage earner? ' adopted by the National Conference or ? Unemployment. In an eppeal to the business men ant i chambers of commerce of the country ! to support the program actively, .losepr | H. Defrees, president of the Chamber? ; of Commerce of the United States, de | dared that "business has a great re s/ponsibilitj" in the situation; it mus' ! furnish employment," Saninel Gompers, president of th< American Federation of Labor, in * l formal statement, expressed his confi ; den?e that "the trade unior. movemen 1 in each community v-iH join energeii | cally in the effort to assist in the tasi of providing work for the thousand) I who are idle.'' Beth Mr. Defrees and Mr. Gomperi j are members of the. conference and as I sisted in drafting the emergency pro gram. Busines!, to ?fter Aid Mr. Defreea called upon the businesi . men to offer the mayors in their com ; munitie'4 immediate assistance in order | to speed up the establishment of e,n i ploymeht committees on a nationa 1 basis. "The situation cannot be met with | out. proper organization,"' he said. "1 ? is primarily a community problem. Tin | local business man, through his organ I izatioa and individually, should mak? ! every effort to meet the. situation in hi: city. The existing unemployment pre sents a real problem which must hav? immediate attention." American labor. Air. Gompers de clared, would give its "wholehearte< ?Jmpport" to the emergency program which, he said, provided the opportu nity for the co-operative action of al the agencies end institutions in eacl community to bring relief to the un employed. "Labor," he*?said, "will indorse ever constructive feature of the repor which, the unemployment, conferenc has adopted. Beyond question, Americ. can solve the problem of unemploymen if Hr undertakes the work in earnest. I mayor?, communities, employers, manu facturers, dealers of all kinds and ou people generally will undertake to pu ir.to effect the conference recommenda tions with the. same earnest spirit; i: which they were formulated and adopt ed, it seems certain that a tremendon impetus will be given toward ?limin?t ing the great and pressing problem o the unemployed." Already Applying 1'lan Dissemination of the emergency pre grain vas undertaken to-tiay by th conference members. Many of the; residing in nearby states have gone t rhsir homes until the sub-committee begin The consideration of permanen unemployment measures next weel ai d are expected to aid in the organi zation work of their communitie. Others from distant states ar? under stood to be in communication --.-it ihei;- lucal authorities urging th* foi mation of emergency committees an immediate initiation, of relie* mea? ures. Sheriff's Posse Halts Ku-Khi-x Parade; 5 Hurt Gun Fight Follow*-! Attempt of Deputy to Seize U. S?. Flag From Waco Marchers WACO, Tex.. Oct. 1.?Five men were wounded in a gur.fight betwe? n sheriff's posse and participants in u Ku-Klux Klar, parade at Lorena, four? teen miles south of here, to-night. The light took place at the intersec? tion of the main business streets, where several thousand people had gathered to witness the parade, when Sheriff Bob Buchanan of McClennan County, leader of the po?su, stepped in front of the approaching column and attempted to wrest the Ampricnn flag from the leading white-clad figure. In the free-for-all lighting which en? sued Sheriff Buchanan was shot twice, onc?j irr the -.eck Hr.u once in the body. and Lewis Cr< w, assistant, football coach at Baylor University here, a member o? the posse, was severely cut. M. Burton, Car! Vest and Will Lawson also vire wounded, although the extent of their injuries has not been ascer? tained. Five Million Tax Saving in Transit Plan McAneny Asserts Adoption of Measures Will Bring Drop of 10Points in the Levy Rate for New York Take $250,000,000 From Debt Limit Asserts Funds Would Be Transferred From Non-? Interest-Earning: Class A drop of ten points in tho tarx rat? will result fron: the adoption of th< pt.i.-i i'or the readjustment of the city's transit systems outlined on Thursday by the Transit Commission. This reduction would be gained through 'lie transfer from the non-in tcrcst earning to the interest produc* ing side of the city's accounts th? $250,000,000 invested by the city in the dual subway system ot' 1913. The re? lease uf this $250,000,000 on account pi subways from the city debt will ruak?? way for the raising of further fund?. without encroaching upon the Ie?r;tl deb? limit of th.? city. George McAneny. chairman of th?s commission, in discussing the releas* of this $250,000,000 from the debt limit? also --aid yesterday that there was no.. much fear of the plan being held np bj a court action, as threatened by Cor? poration Counsel John P. O'Brien. Save?- $5,000,000, Sa>s McAneny In the opinion o: Mr. McAneny, th? release of this $250,000,000 total front the debt limit need not be deferred until there is an actual payment of in* terest on the investmen, through the profits to be realized under tb" plan of readjustment. When tiie plan ha? reached a stage from which convincing evidence can be produce.! that the es tablished rate of fare will gu?rante?* the payment of interest, judicial sanc? tion for the removal of the dual .>ub ways investment from the debt limit will be r.sVe.i i r* In the budget for 1921 the item of interest on this investment amounted to almost $9,600,000. 11 ;s intimated that next year the intefe ,t ?'ill amount to more than $10.000,000 City del.? producing interest are no-l chargeable against the debt limit, an 1, in ad Ii I? to removing the totnl ?-um fron- th? legal limit, there would be a saving of not less than $5.000.000 in ta ?es Xot Worried by Court Action Concerning threatened litigation te> --top the progress of the plan, Mr. Mc? Aneny said that the suit already i'.l?d by the city to test the constitutionality of the transit lav.- ha?* reached the Court, of Appeals and will be argued in December. So far the constitutionality o? trie transit law has been upheld by eight judges as the city's case passed up to the Court, of Appeals. When the mat? ter came before the Appellate Division that court said in effect that the Court of Appeal- already had he d the transit law t<> be constitutional, at* the framers of the law h.-iJ based it upon various d-Hcisions of the Court of Appeals It is not believed that the city can *ake it-i cas?* before the United States Supreme Court. In the ..pinion of th? commission, it ir- not likely that an appeal to the highest court would he granted, but. should rue-* an appeal be obtained, it was said that, the com? mission would a*-.!*: that it be dismissed upon the ground that the matter -i'us one for ?"mal decision by .the state courts. No Opening for Stockholder?? There is no opening, ??- far as th? commission >s arcar'-, for a suit anaiiisfi its plan by stockholders. The choice is offered to them of accepting or reject? ing the plan, but if they reject they must take their chances as te the out? come. Mr. McAneny enumerated yesterday the live t;??:>'s ?with which th-? tre.nsit system9 now ar^ faced. These arc: Corporation .?i?d income taxes, paid to the state; cpecial franchise taxes, paid to the state; ordinary property iaxe^, paid to the city; dividend taxes, paid to the state* tolls or bridge chargja, paid to the city. Mr. McAneny was not prepared tt? ,-;ay yesterday vrhat the liability of the readjusted system would be as re? gards the state taxes. The city taxes, however, would ceas?. To dear up ?tny possible 'misunder?? standing. Mr. McAneny restated yes? terday th" plan of disbursements. These, he said, will b< : 1. Operating expenses. ?. Interest on si.'.kiv:^ fund and charges ou the new securities, of which the amounts are even. 3. Depreciation in maintenance Fe? serve. 4. The "barometer fund," or surplus. Division of Surplus At the normal figure on a live-cent fare '??sis, ah amount equal to 3 per cent of the capitalization would be divided evenly between the bondhold? er? and fchjj-operating personnel, the latter to take the form of pensions, in? surance or bonuses. Should the barom? eter fund increase sufficiently to per? mit a reduction of the fare to four cents, then this surplus would ho even? ly divided on a four-cent baai With an incr-.ii-e of 'aro this (a ax i m am amount decreases in the samp ratip until tbe point is reached where there would be no surplus available f?r di?i tribution. The bondholders, have a guaranty, however, of u S per c?^nt return Kegrouping of Lines Planned Brooklyn travelers ?.vho have been accosted by seemingly impertinent persons who ask whence they cam?, whither they arc going und at what Iran 1er points they expect to chango their course kp' asked by the commis? sion io answer patiently. The com? mission ?d making ?r, "intensive ia spection" of the operation of the lines to gather data for a regrouping and the bringing of disintegrated lines int?j orderly systems. These inspectors a?k where passengers got on th" car or train, where they arc going, and where they v'ill transfer. No willingness was shown by trac? tion men yesterdaj to discuss critically the comrnis:-ion'?? plan. It is yet too seen, they said, to have thoroughly dl t-e.sted the nlan. Statements are prom? ised next week.