6 JUNE 1914, Page 2

The confusion in Albania is rather worse than last week

The idea of sending a joint international force has apparently been abandoned. There is now some talk of a naval demon- stration by the Powers. The purpose of this would be to show the unity of the Powers. It could serve no other end ; the Austrian and Italian ships at Durazzo are, as a matter of fact, sufficient to protect Prince William and his capital. The International Commission of Control has been treating un- availingly with the insurgents, who demand the appointment of a Moslem Prince. The Vienna correspondent of the Times says in a message published on Friday morning that the conferences have been most turbulent.