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ADVERTISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vol. LXXXI No. 27,405 First to Last?the Truth: (Copyright, mai, ftew York Tribune Inc.) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 <, iVews?Editor ?als?A dvertisements THE WEATHER Rain to-day and probabiy to-morrow; moderate to fresh east to . south winds. Fnll Kcport on LaRt Tage 1D21-S2 PAGE8?PART I (Including Sports) ??* *H ? 'S FIVE r^irxr'T? ,n M?nh?t VV.TU?1 JL k? and the lirons !?? iK.Ulj n TEN CENT.", Ei.j-wii ?re HI ? A T* France Indorses Plan I to Enforce Disarmin for Association of Nations Navy Beats Army 7-0 in Sea of Mud Surefooted Middy Backs and Powerful Line Too Much for Soldiers in Annual Football Match 46,000 See Game, Braving Downpour Cadets Threaten at Very End When French's Run Carries Him Near Goal By Grantland Rice Upon an afternoon that was ideal for ducks, fish, seals, porpoises, um? brella manufacturers, bootleggers and pneumonia, Navy Blue yesterday arose magni;1ccntly above Army Gray at the Polo Seas for the third successive year. No less than 46,000 of the beauty and chivalry, drenched and bedraggled, dripping and disconsolate with wrecked hats and ruined cloaks, saw Conroy supplement Stevo Barchet's mighty running by skidding over for the only touchdown of the game after the sec? ond period opened. So the score again was 7 to 0 in the Navy's favor, just as it was a year ago, and once again the stronger, better tiniihed machine triumphed by superior play. Navy prows were at home upon a field slightly damper than the At? lantic Ocean and many parts of the Pacific, and for two great marches, or rather cruises, they split asunder the billowy mud and the Army line. Landsmen Lost in Going With Barchot's famous crawl stroke and Koehier's trudgeon working in mid ocean form, %he Navy advance through tiie greater part of the first and second period was more than any mere lands? men, shut off fi-om any seafaring ex istsnee, could hope to check. Barchet and Koehler must have worn chains or else have adopted the web footed process of the duck, for there were occasions on these two drives when they held their feet beyond all understanding above the slippery, treacherous turf. Only a sea-faring elan could have reached port under such conditions, where surely one of the two long drives deserved to score? and win. As it was the Army, outclassed through the greater part of the game, suddenly turned upon their tormentors with three minutes to play, and with the fast-flying French in full blast car? ried the ball to the Navy's 7-yard line before the march was halted in the niek of Navy time. The Navy Blue waved above the Army Gray, but above them both was I the dull, muddy brown of Mother E?rth that soon turned twenty-two athletes into charging figures of mud and goo. All in all it was a typical Army Navy day as the advance guard of the big crowd began to file in with a iteady, relentless November rain com iog down in slanting aisles from an ?Ten more relentless November sky. Taose who held grandstand seats be? neath the sheltering cover of the big ?of were the lucky ones, for outside ?t this protection the rain fell alike ?pon the just and the unjust, the ad? miral and the midshipman, the general Wd the cadet. And yet it was another luting tribute to the grip of football thit the greatest crowd in Polo Grounds history should defy such father and respond, in large part, *ith such unbroken enthusiasm over we main events of the day. Women Brave Downpour Most of those who came here were wily prepared, but here and there **ong the women were many who put ttt over nature and decided to take a Manee with costly raiment thrown into *? unequal contest against elemental forces that were sure to win. "et against these heavy odds the P*at crowd continued to work its way ?)f**rd until every vacant spot was l"'*d and every watersoaked seat was ?cupied. Umbrellas began to pop up J'1 ?round, until finally thousands of WC Were turning water from the ?**y holder down his or her neigh tf 'ollar in a steady stream, lte field, none too firm and dry at J*? ?tart, was soon a quagmire from ts? churning feet that tore up sod at **ery start. Both teams were num ??*d, but after the first few minutes if1? an X-Rav could have penetrated ?! ?oatin& of rnud that lay in three W fold upon the broad backs of the ?"1 parties. tt[n 8PJte of such weather conditions ,,tff(l b'? elevens fought out a game ?? gadant battle, giving the best they ?? as clouds of steam and mist arose ?om their water-soaked uniforms like In m? ?nd fog- For the Army and Navv ? tneir big annual jubilee it seems to *?.rvnl Bnow or ioB- an<l yesterday it bined C'S ra'n aud human f?? com" i8n?n?uoflthi!, for a second bore down iKtL e bu?yant spirits of the mid w'Pmen or cadets as they took their Mril iLup(>Jn ?PP08ite sides of the field !? immediately opened the most t ?iwV*al duel of the y*ar- *o; t**ll ttaKUe lvtne caPaci*y of 200 horn rival a ?ervice schools have no close a ru.* . *y went to it yesterday with ?"??hand a roar. Army Strong at Start UstUA Army tnrousrhout the battle ttt\ ?u to Pr?dominate through the ?f ni. ? and tne last three minutes had. Vu V was in these two spots they ~"U8 their five first downs and gave ?~^____??Mtlnut<l ?? p?t? nlneUen) football Results 2K.V Army- ? I^??r^0.*.*' 4,: B*???n Colic?*. O. Calh.?.iU?,,7: ""orgia, ?. ?? "A;??"/-,6; Ctor**Wawh ? ?* *?. California, V; Oregon Aggies, 0. For --?-?-< Muzzle Is Sought for Talkative Dry Agents WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.? Complaints by high officials that prohibition agents have been in? dulging in too many speeches, and should utilize their energy in? stead in enforcement of the liquor laws, were under consideration to-day at the Treasury Depart? ment. While the department gave no indication of its attitude, some high officials have taken the stand that field agents should limit their lecture activities to the minimum and push their enforcement oper? ations to the maximum. $1,000,000 of Scotch Seized In Two Raids One Lot Said to Have Been Consigned to National Bank and Second to the Alps Drug Company Import Frauds Charged Yellowley Forces Contem? plate Seizure of Five Million More Liquor Soon E. C. Yellowley, Acting Federal Pro? hibition Director, working in co-opera? tion with the customs authorities, within the past few weeks has seized more than 13,000 cases of imported Scotch whiskey, it was learned yester? day. The liquor confiscated is valued at $1,000,000. . Other siezures are ex? pected to be made within the next few days and will result, it was said, in placing 55,000,000 worth of liquor in i the hands of the government. Two seizures were made in taking possession of the 13,000 cases. The first i lot confiscated was consigned to the Alps Drug Company, 8,000 cases being seized. Says It Was Intended for Bank More than 5,000 cases consigned to Victor Cassazza & Bro., wine import? ers, were taken in a raid shortly after? ward. Of the Cassazza cases 1,000 were ! seized on November 8, immediately after they had been unloaded from the steamer Algeria. The cases bore the trademark of the Cassazza company, but the officials say the flihisky was actually intended for a national bank of this city. The Cassazza case, it is said, has been under investigation at Washington. No arrests have been made in con? nection with the seizures, but the evi? dence obtained in the investigation will be presented to the grand jury. Mr. Yellowley said yesterday that the system of withdrawing liquors from customs warehouses has been changed, so that no withdrawal will be permitted by customs officials except on a permit signed by the director. Within the next few days 30,000 cases, valued at $2,250,000, will be seized at this port, it was said. The firm in Scotland that shipped the liquor to the Alps Drug Company has em? ployed Stanchfield & Levy to contest the right of the government to seize its liquors. Counsel will go to Wash? ington to-morrow to take action in the case. The firm contends that it had a right to make the shipment and that the seizure was illegal. Sacramental Wine Issue R Q. Merrick, chief prohibition agent under Mr. Yellowley, admits that when he heard that men named Sweeney and McCarthy were buying Jewish sacramental winea he became suspicious. Agents under Merrick were assigned to give all wine dispensaries the "once? over" to see if they were obeying the law. All but one concern were found to be above suspicion. In reading a list of customers of this house Irish and Italian names were found. "Something is wrong," said Chief (Continued on page nine) Powers Vote To Let China Control Mail Under Agreement by Far East Committee Foreign Postoffices Will Be Abol? ished Soon as Possible Official Sees End Of All Thralldom Says Prospect of Oriental Republic Winning Sov? ereignty Is Due to U. S. By Thomas Steep WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.?Members of the Chinese delegation believe that a plan of international co-operation for the working out of China's future on the basis of restoring her complete sovereignty will soon be perfected by the conference committee on Pacific land Far Eastern questions. They based their attitude on an agreement reached to-day by all the powers for the abolition of foreign pos? tal systems in China "as soon as con? ditions warrant." The first victory for China in obtaining favorable results from her ten demands was achieved when a sub-committee, headed by Sen? ator Lodge, of the American delegation, conceded China's plea that she be al? lowed to manage her own postal sys? tem. Ratification of the action is re? garded as certain when the sub-com? mittee presents a detailed rennrt to the Far Eastern committee on Monday. The time for the withdrawal of Japan's 124 postoffices, most of which are in Manchuria; France's 13, Great Britain's 12 and America's 1, which is in Shang? hai, will depend on local conditions in the Chinese system. Confident of New Regime Although important questions remain to be settled, such as Japan's economic control in Manchuria and Mongolia and the points raised in the Chinese de? mands which involve treaty obligations, the Chinese delegates believe that a new regime for China will be decided j upon which will provide for: Abolition of extraterritoriality, which has been agreed upon "in principle" by eight powers, including Japan. Under this withdrawal of foreign control China would be able to extend ner ju- ; diciary into parts of her domain where j now the laws of foreign countries pre? vail. ! Pooling of railway concessions and ! regulation of railway tariffs and man- j agement throughout China for a lim- j ited period. An- arrangement concerning the' ninety-nine-year leasehold of port3 and naval bases held by Japan, Great Bri? tain, France and Italy. An increase to 12 V2 per cent, begin? ning January 1, of the 5 per cent limi? tation imposed since 1842 on China's j import duiies. The intention of the powers to with- ! draw foreign postal systems was made ! known in to-day official communique. The communique says: "The committee discussed the matter of foreign postoffices in China, and it was the sense of the committee that there should be a withdrawal of the foreign pestoflices in China as soon as it appeared that conditions warranted. A sub-committee, composed of Senator Lodge, Sir Auckland Geddes, Mr. Vi viani. Mr. Hanihara and Mr. Sze, was constituted to draw up a resolution to this effect for submission to the full committee at its next session. Pessimism Dispelled The committee on extraterritorial? ity proposed at yesterday's meeting will be composed of the following dele? gates: United States of America, Sen? ator Lodge; British Empire, Senator Pearce; France, M. Sarraut; Italy, Sen? ator Ricci; Japan, Mr. Hanihara; Bel? gium Chevalier de Wouters; China, Dr. Wang Chung-hui; the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Karnebeek, and Portugal, Captain Vasconcellos. "The committee then adjourned to meet on Monday next, the 28th, at 11 o'clock a. m." That the ten Chinese demands will not be granted in their entirety is con? ceded even by the Chinese delegates, but to-day's events had the effect of (Continued on next page) Elbridge Gerry Snow, 80, Takes Florida Widow, 45, for Bride Elbridge Gerry Snow, millionaire in? surance man, of 180 West Fifty-ninth Street, who is eighty years old, and Mrs. Fanny Joyce Marsh, forty-five, of St. Augustine, Fla., were married yes? terday morning, at 11 o'clock, in the Church of the Ascension by the Rev. Percy Stickney Grant. Both have been married before, and only a few close friends were present with the members of the immediate families, which included Mrs. Marsh's three sons and Mr. Snow's son and grandchildren. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was given for the party at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Mr. Snow for years has been a com? manding figure in insurance circles, and enjoys the distinction of having worked his way from a clerical position to the presidency of the llome Insur? ance Company. He was born in Bark hampsted. Conn., January 22. 1841, the son of Elbridge Gerry and Eunice Woodruff Snow, both of whom were of prominent New England families. Soon thereafter they moved to Watorbary, Conn., where he received his prelimi nary educational training in the local public schools. He later entered and in 1860 was graduated from the Fort Edward Institute, in Fort Edward, N. Y. This was followed by a course of legal study, which, however, was ultimately abandoned in favor of the insurance business that was destined to become his life work. In 1862 he became a clerk in the main office of the Home Insurance Company in New York City, and remained there for nine years. In 1871 Mr. Snow beenme the com j pany's state agent in Massachusetts. | At the same time he formed the firm ' of Hollis & Snow, representing in 1 Boston a number of important insur? ance companies. In 1888 he became an officer of the Home Insurance Com? pany and in 1904 was elected to the presidency of that company. He is a member of the Lotos Club, the Union League Club, Sons of the Revolution, Mayflower Society and many similar organizations. He was first married September 5, 1865. to Miss Frances J. Thompaoq, of Waterbury, Conn. Their son. El 1 bridge Gerry Snow jr., is the thud ! of the name. 27 Killed in Recent Disorders in Belfast BELFAST, Nov. 26 (By The Associated Press).?Official fig? ures published to-day placed the number of persons killed during the last few days' disorders in Belfast at twenty-seven and the number of wounded at ninety-two. Of the number killed, according to the figures, thirteen were Protestants and fourteen Catho? lics, and of the wounded, sixty one were Protestants and thirty ?one Catholics. It was decided to-day to put wire netting over all the tramcar windows as a protection against the possible explosion of bombs. A newsboy was arrested this morning by the police, who said they found a bomb in his pocket. Europe Hails Association as Ally of League Eventual Blending of Two Organizations Regarded as Certain; Willing That Either Should Dominate Main Purpose Achieved i Acquisition of American Co? operation in World Af? fairs Now Is Hoped For By Wilbur Forrest Special Calls to The Tribune Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc. PARIS, Nov. 26.?President Harding's | intention, as told here to-day in Wash? ington dispatches, of building the asso? ciation of nations, which he advo? cated before his election, on the foun? dation of the present armament con? ference, is interpreted by European statesmen as presenting two tremen? dously important alternative courses in future world affairs. One of these is the death of the League of Nations. The other is the vast strengthening of the league by gradually drawing the United States into it through co-op? eration between the league and the ; association and dropping from the j league the features to which America objects. It was conceded by officials, both I friendly and unfriendly to the league, ; that such an association of nations as President Harding has in mind eventu ! ally would merge with the present ?league. The only uncertainty in their I eyes was as to whether the association or the league would issue as the head of a,new and greater world society. Frankly, even the warmest friends of the present league are not greatly con? cerned as to which is to float to the top. They wish only the greatest possi? ble co-operation of the United States in world affairs. Capital of League Immaterial It is immaterial to most members of the league whether the council of the League of Nations, or even the General Assembly, hold its meetings in Wash? ington, Paris, London or Geneva. The autumn assembly of the league made it clear to the most ardent of the league advocates that there must be collaboration of some kind with the United States if the society was ever ?to become a world-wide organization capable of handling such vital ques? tions as the limitation and the control of armaments, economic blockades and political matters between nations in which the abstention of one great power is fatal both to the progress and the interest of other large nations. League supporters to-day recalled President Harding's pledge not to join the league as at present constituted. The Harding move, therefore, is in? terpreted in such circles as opening the way for the United States to take (Continued on next paje) Dr. Berry Goes to Court To Stop Girl's Letters Brooklyn Typist Says She Thought Former Ad jutant Wanted Her to "Baby Him" Dr. Charles W. Berry, of 572 Forty seventh Street, Brooklyn, who was a brigadier general in the 27th l>ivision during the war, appeared in Fifth Ave? nue Police Court, Brooklyn, yesterday, as complainant against Mabel Kraack, of 349 Fifty-fifth Street, Brooklyn, whom he accuses of writing forty eight annoying letters. He met M*3S Knnnck, who is a stenop- j rapher, at an entertainment at the j Fourth Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, in August, 1920, Dr. Berry said, and the series of let? ters, in which he was addressed as "Ted," began soon a;terward. Last November, he said, he had written to Miss Knnnck asking her to stop writing, but without effect. Miss Knaack promised Magistrate Geismar rot to write any more letters and was paroled for trial in Special j Sessions. The letters were long and j rambling, some of them quite inoo- I hc-ent. She wrote them, she said, be- ? cause she thought Dr. Berry wanted ? her to "baby him. sympathize with j him and console with him." Dr. B^rry is chairman of the Kings ! County Democratic Committee and was formerly Adjutant General of the state. riorlrta'o New ?.M..-THK KVKRGT.AOF.S " VOW IN KFFECT. Lv. New York, Venn. SlaMon. 12:35 A. M. Thru ?le9P?ra to prin? cipal peint?. 3 other ^lori.la trains via At? lantic Coast Line. 1216 B'.wmy, N, Y.?Aim. Viviani Says Harding Idea Is Practical Universality Essential in Working Out Problems That Confront World; All to Gain, His View Main Issue Held To Unite Peoples Britain Also Favors Pro? posal, but Deference to Congress Is Urged WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (By The As? sociated Press).?President Harding'? suggestion for a continuation of inter? national conferences to deal with world problems as a result of developments at the Washington conference was in? dorsed to-day by Rene Viviani, head of the French delegation, who said it was not only a "high thought" but a prac? tical one. "First, the initiative of President Harding is of very considerable im? portance," said M. Viviani. "It is a high thought, and, what is equally beautiful, a practical thought. This conference has already a great ideal for its aim. If it is the beginning of other conferences this is an historic moment. I shall not be for France to stay away. Humanity in Self-Defense "Second, humanity for its happiness must solve problems of a universal character. Consequently, universality of means must be used. If any great nation should be missing in the cohe? sion of ideas and in the examination of solutions that would make them most difficult. The initiative of President Harding will allow the whole world to take part. "Third, we have all to gain by these associations in which we continue to learn the law of equality among na? tions and we find what we are missing in offering to others that which we possess. No nation has the exclusive gift of intellectual and moral power. No Conflict With League "Fourth, what will people think in Europe of the President's new idea? Are they not going to think that it is in conflict with the League of Na tiens? I answer, no. America has de? cided to ignore the League of Nations. That was her right; she had no account to render to any one. The League of Nations exists. What is to be deplored is that it should exist alone. America through these conferences will_ come into contact with the rest of the world. Let the world be united in one way or in another, way. There is no special protocol for that. "Fifth, I do not know if these con? ferences and tho League of Nations can associate their ends. It does not matter. It is only for mathematicians that parallel lines do not meet. Both thoughts will meet in different spheres. I am sure that for all great problems we shall be together. Already Amer? ica has given her adhesion to the inter? national court of justice, whose ver? dicts without her would have been weakened. It will be proven that dis? cussion may be apart when aims are in common." Attitude of Congress Important A British spokesman who declined I to permit the use of his name said the association of nations idea must be approached carefully until the at? titude of the American Congress has been expressed. "Great Britain," said this spokesman, "?s most anxious to participate in any movement that would tend to the peace of the world, but obviously the Presi? dent's suggestion is more or less an American domestic question on which it would not be proper for the dele? gates to express an opinion until the details have been worked out and the Congress of the United States has de? cided on some definite scheme that would have the full approval of the American people." Lord Lee Convalescing WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (By The As? sociated Press).-?A bulletin issued from British headquarters to-day said that Lord Lee, First Lord of the Brit? ish Admiralty and one of the British delegates to the conference, who ha3 been suffering from an attack of laryn? gitis, wad better to-day, but was still confined to his room. He hopes, how? ever, tb be able to resume his duties in connection with the conference Mon? day. Bloodshed as Mob Burns French Flag and Raids Naples Consulate NAPLES, Nov. 26.?-Anti-French demonstrations, which broke out in Turin last night following publication of dispatches from Washington, report? ing a clash of words between Premier Briand of France and Senator Schanzer, head of the Italian delega? tion in America, spread to Naples to? day, where several persons were wounded in a revolver fight between the police and the demonstrators. Enraged over reading published re? port's of harsh words directed against the Italian delegate by the French Premier, a band of demonstrators, consisting for the most part of students and Fascisti, paraded the principal streets of the city crying "Down with France!" They then pro? ceeded to attack the French Consulate here, but were faced with a special de? tachment of 300 troops that had been called to restore order. The most serious incident in eon nection with the demonstrations oc? curred when the mob found a. French flag and burned it publicly amid hostile exclamations against France. ROME, Nov. 26 (By The Associated Press).?Foreign Minister Delia Tor retta to-day announced he had re? ceived a cable message from Senator Schanzer emphatically denying pre?3 dispatches from the American capital alleging that Premier Briand of France had used harsh words to the Italian releg'ito in a committee meet? ing at Washington. "No such incident occurred," the I message frcm Senator Schanzer read. i "The discussion in the committee I meeting: was lively, but always cor? rect. M. Priand expressed the French point of view, while I vigorously main j tained the Italian standpoint. M. Briand used no language which could in any way be interpreted as ofFensive | to Italy." ; THK PXAZA?SuRttay dinner Muslcelei in the new Terrace Restaurant, ap?ela ! dinner, Ji.00 per cover.?Advt. s>-.?_-4 I-' London Hears Lloyd George Will Sail For (7. S. on Aquitania December 3 From The Tribune's European Bureau Copyright, 19S1, New York Tribune Inc. LONDON, Nov. 26.?Although ho information has been given out officially in Downing Street, it is understood that Premier Lloyd George is considering sailing on the Aquitania on December 3 to attend the Washington conference, if the state of the Irish negotiations permits. The Premier is out of town to-day, but inquiries undoubtedly have been made in regard to accommodations for his party on the Cunarder. Although the crux of the Irish negotiations will come next week, statements are being made in several quarters that the Prime Minister will arrive in New York before Christmas. I_;_I Senate Backs Plan of Harding For World Pact Some See in Proposal for As? sociation of Nations All of the League's Benefits With Its Faults Omitted Formal Treaty Opposed Sentiment Favors Agreement to Bring Powers Together to Settle Issues Amicably From The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.?President Harding's plan for an association of nations is being well received, on the whole, by the Senate. It is plain, however, that if the proposed associ? ation is cemented by a formal treaty it would be scrutinized in the Senate as keenly as was the covenant of the League of Nations. Talk among the irreconcilables to-day, some of it not for publication, made this clear. Approval is general of the idea of nations meeting annually and talking over their differences with freedom and frankness, without going to the length of an alliance. Senators who are for the League of Nations welcome the Harding plan either as a step in the direction of a league or as the practical carrying out of the league movement, although some who are for the league still insist the United States should join it. Keen interest is felt among Senators as to whether the proposed association will be formulated aiong the lines of a gentlemen's agreement, which would require no treaty and would not incur legal obligations, or whether it will be formally undertaken through treaty. It is generally expected that a formal treaty requiring ratification will be avoided. Senator Cummins, of Iowa, president pro tempore of the Senate, approved the plan of an association. Entanglements Feared "An association of nations to enable the powers of the world to gather about the table is as necessary as it is for the members of a family to associate together," said Senator Cummins. "Of course, the difficulty is the relations which the nations are to have under the association. That is the serious problem. President Har? ding, I assume, has in mind the thought that if the nations of the world meet and talk things over across the table every year or so they are likely to avoid resorting to war to settle their differences." Senator Borah would not enter into a discussion of the proposed associa? tion at this time. Because of his fight against the ratification of the covenant and the Versailles Treaty much inter? est is felt in his views. Senator Hiram Johnson, of California, one of the fore? most opponents of the league, was out of the city. Senator Shields, Democrat, of Ten? nessee, one of the irreconcilables who fought the acceptance of the league by this country, said: "In my opinon, there will be great difficulty in getting any entangling al? liance accepted by the Senate." Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, who led the Wilson Administration fight for the league, gave his indorsement to the idea of an association. He regards it as a movement in the direction of a League of Nations. "Under Another Name" Senator Walsh, Democrat, of Mon? tana, said: "I am glad to say that I am pleased to note that we are to have a League of Nations?under another name, it is (Continued on next page) British Ready To Speed Work On Association Prefer It to League, Which Is Lacking U. S., and Believe France Can Be Persuaded to Allow Berlin to Join Eases Tension With Paris London Delegation Sees No Danger of Lasting Breach Through Curzon Warning By P. W. Wilson For years American correspondent of "The London Daily News" and former Member of Parliament. Copyright, 19?1, New York Tribune Ine. WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.?In British circles, as elsewhere in Washington, the one topic of speculation is the statement which President Harding ap? pears to hava made as to the futura of the conference. Various versions of this important utterance have gained currency, but they agree as to three main points?first, that the conference might develop into an association of nations; second, that it might meet annually, and, third, that an invita? tion might be extended to Germany. In all these points Great Britain is dis? playing a profound interest. In all of them she appears heartily to approve of the President's attitude as reported. It is held that one immediate result of the President's intervention will be to relieve the momentary tension be ! tween Britain and France. At least, one ! British delegate is credited with hav? ing expressed personal regret over Lord Curzon's speech. In that quar? ter, at any rate, it was felt that Great Britain's relations with France might well have been left where Mr. Bal four's reply at Continental Hall put them. Presumably Mr, Lloyd George and M. Briand would and will meet, and in the mean time the less said in public the better. It is not be? lieved that last week's explosion will permanently alienate those nations which have been such close and loyal allies. France came to the conference wholly unprepared for what was to happen. Ideas which had been to her mere dreams were suddenly put for? ward as immediate and practical poli? tics. She needs time to become famil? iar with the unfamiliar outlook. Presi? dent Harding's proposals appear to give her that time for reflection. They ? mean to Britain that the conference is not at the end, but only at the begin? ning of its usefulness. Real Cut in France's Army It is also felt that M. Briand's elo? quence may have been seriously mis? judged. If it is true that the French armies will be cut down this year from about 900,000 to 450,000 men all told, and that the compulsory term will be reduced from three years to one and one-half years, then it is argued that M. Briand's deeds have been a good deal more altruistic than his words. In talking as he did to his public in France he has inadvertently misled his public in America. In the last twenty four hours, therefore, the temperature of the British delegation, which had been somewhat above normal, has fallen considerably, and heads are cool again. The British consider none the less t that in the end it will not be possible ! to secure permanent disarmament at j sea unless you have permanent disar? mament also on land. They point out that the experience of the Washington (Continuad on next page) Beatty Says Conference Already Justifies Hopes Would Have Accomplished Part of Aim if It Ended To-mor? row, Admiral Declare? OTTAWA, Nov. 26?Admiral Earl Beatty told the Ottawa Canadian Club to-day that "if the Washington con? ference were to close its doors to- ' morrow it would have accomplished something toward releasing the world : from the great burden of armament j and the taxation that it involves." He said his very presence in Ottawa, to-day indicated that all was well at! the conference. ? The limits imposed upon various) countries under the Hughes proposals,] he said, "arc not derogatory to the I dignity of the great empire to which ? we belong," and added he was sure ? "that the empire of the sea will be as cafe in the future as it has been in the past, "There are many questions still to be worked out. The great achieve? ments aimed at cannot be achieved in a day. But that they will be achieved, the spirit and harmony which rule at Washington to-day are a very signal proof." 1 o. rtnehnrflt, N. C. Carotina Hotel now opon. Katen reduced. Great ?port ?vent?. Thru Pullman, Form., 2:05 P. M. dally. ?Advt. Seeks Aid on Issues Parley Leaves Open Land Armaments, Poison Gas and Military Us? of Disease Germs Are Among Possible Points Aims at Effect on New Conferences Public Sentiment Invoked to Spur Statesmen to Action for Humanity By Carter Field WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.?An appeal to world opinion to fore* agreements on every question found impossible of settlement at the pres? ent Conference on the Limitation of Armament will be made by the Har? ding Administration immediately after the conference adjourns. This was made known to-day by a high spokesman of the Administration. The why and wherefore of every failure to agree, just what the rea? sons were and by what nations ad? vanced, and why it was found im? possible for the present conference to reach a solution will be told in great detail. This is a second step of the same policy which caused Chairman Hughes at the inception of the con? ference to lay down a program fsr naval armament limitation, publish? ing all the details of the plan to the world, so that public opinion in every country could be focussed on the sub? ject. The thought behind that, of course, was that perhaps the tax? payers of the various countries in? volved might be more inclined to favor adoption of the American pro? gram than either the delegations or the foreign offices of their own coun? tries, and this might possibly be brought to bear on their delegations. No Pessimism in Plan This intention of the Administration does not indicate any pessimistic atti? tude toward the probable results of the present conference. Quite the con? trary is the case. Tremendously im? portant agreements on the limitation of naval armament, on the Pacific and Far Eastern questions generally and a long start toward solution of the Chinese problem are expected. But already it has become manifest. that certain things probably will not be done by the conference. One of theBe is the limitation by agreement of land armies. Another probable one? although hope has not been entirely abandoned?is the use of poison gac. A third is an agreement not to use dis? ease germs in war. "Some of these things are so ter? rible that one is aghast to think of them," said a high spokesman of the Administration to-day. "For instance, it is no exaggeration to think of th* killing, almost instantly, of millions of people as the result of the tre? mendous strides made in developing poison gas and other novel and new means of warfare. Irwin paints s picture of this in his book, 'The Next War,' which all of us hope will never occur. "Now it may be that we will find, for one reason or another?especially as there arc those who argue that it is impossible to reach an agreement not to use gas, because, no matter what the nations may agree, when the pinch, comes every available weapon will b* used?that we will not be able to reach an agreement to abolish the use ?f these terrible means of war?the?e means which kill combatant and non combatant alike, and are justified on the theory that whole peoples make war nowadays, and not merely the defenders of the nations, as in clden times. World T? Be Given Facts "The right thing to do will be to teil the world just why we did not apree to abolish gas, for example, or any other of these terrible kinds of warfare. The world should be given all the facts ai to every failure of the conference M agree on any restriction as to warfure which may be advocated. Then the world can judge the case, and it may be that in the future?such will be the attitude of world opinion?it may ba. possible to accomplish things which now seem hopeless." This determination of the Adminis? tration to appeal to the world for more, progress in the direction of armament limitation and peace, at the same time pointing with pride to the accomplish? ments which the conference may make, is part and parcel of President Har? ding's expectancy, made known at th? White House yesterday, that there would be annual meetings of the con? ference, and that it would rapidly be? come the association of nations which he promised the American people dur? ing the campaign preceding his elec? tion. Meanwhile, the conference is grind' ing away, although not so spectacularly as at the outset, on the details of agreements it is hoped to reach on naval armaments limitation and on th? Chinese problem. Battleships Cmx of Controversy The naval situation, it was msdU known to-day, is all hanging on th? final decision as to capital ships. WhiU the naval experts are still busy th? delegate? themselves aro ?oncerniag ?