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OMAHA, FRIDAY MOllXTNtt, FEBRUARY 4, 1016 TWELVE" PA(JES.
VOL. XLV NO. 108.
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Mtwi Stands, ate Bo,
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
HARD .COAL CHIEFS
Anthracite Operators Refute to
Grant Increase in Wages and
Shorter Honrs Asked
: by Men.
Declare Can't Afford
Pay Toilers Any
WOULD COME ON THE PUBLIC
YORK, Feb. 3. The an-
ractte coal operators rejected here
today the demands of their miners
lor a 30 per cent increase in wages,
complete recognition or the United
Mine Workers of America, a two
year working agreement, an eight
hour day and changes in the meth
ods of fixing wages.
The operators propose that if the
differences cannot be settled by the
interested parties themselves they
b submitted to the board of concilia
tion provided for in the award of
the Anthracite Coal Strike commis
n'on of 1902. The miners' demands
were formulated last September at
Wilkesbarre, Pa., and were ratified
last week by the United Mine Work
ers' convention at Indianapolis.
In reply to their employes. signed by
the heads of nineteen anthracite com
psnies and approved fct their meeting to
day. If Is stated that to grant the wane
Increase would, mean an advance to the
consumer of Co cents a ton for domestic
slues of anthracite. The operator de
clare that the anthracite Industry Is be
conducted "on n low a margin of
rofit as Is possible, if the operators are
to continue to serve the public.
The demand for recognition of the
United Mine Workers Is declared unrea
(enable, as it would "subject the anthra
cite region to the politics of an orgasrfta-
tlon absolutely controlled from the out
Hide. The operators point out that a
majority, of the members of the United
Mine Workers are employed In the bitu
minous coal fields. They hold - "the
rights of organised labor are fully pro
tected by the open shop principle estab
lished by tbe commission."
in Mohr Murder, Case
PROVIDENCE, R. Feb. I. Tho pre
..aentatlon of all the evidence in the trial
w jarv. 4pii.wiii v. mow, vwu 01V"H
and Hsnry II. Spellman, charged with th
murder of Dr. C. Franklin tohr. was
conuluded at the forenoon session of the
superior eourt here today. It is ezpeoted
that the. case will reach the Jury some
time tomorrow. -
Th greater part of the session was oo-
cupled by the prosecution in, seeking to
irefute parts' of the testimony offered dur
ing the last week by the defense. A wit
ness called in twhalf of the two negroes
had testified that one of the bullets which
struck tr. Mohr catered his chest.' The
state today put on . a physician who
stated that both bullets entered the back.
Tbe state also sought to rebut the theory
that the assault on Dr. Mohr was for the
urpose of robbery.
Arguments, for. the defense were then
begun,' William H. I-ewls spesr&ing first in
lehalf of Brown.
Afloat in North Sea
IjONDO.V. Feb. 3.- 1 fishing trawler re
ported today to the r.rval authorities that
It had ecn a German Zeppelin in the
North Sea In ft sinking condition, It was
stated In an official announcement given
out this evening. -
A Reuter dispatch from Amsterdam yes
terday reported that the coast guard on
the Putch Island of Ameland In the North
ea sighted a Zeppelin which was flying
lew, probably having lost Its bearings In
the fog. The Zeppelin was bombarded by
the guards, it was adiicd, more than fifty
shots being fired at it, some of which it
, was believed hit the airship, which ultt
n ately disappeared to the northward.
For Omaha, Council bluffs and Vicinity
Snow and colder.
I'railieratarr al Omaha Yesterday.
a. m t
7 a. to 7
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a. m 7
10 a. m g
11 a. m I
1 P. m
2 p. nu 10
p. rn ll
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7 P. ra
P- ra... 8
111 IMS, 1914 im
11 U 2 25
ll igheat yesterday..
1 .o est yesterday. ..
...j. .07 .00
tures from the normal
Normal temperature rt
I tendency tor the day J3
Total deficiency since March 1 130
rormai precipitation OS Inch
kxceaa for the day 04 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1....2S. inches
Iieflrlonc.y since March 1 M inch
Jficiency for cor. period. 1914... l.SO Inches
teflclency for cor. period, Ipl'i.. 6.73 inches
Reports front Btatlona at T P. M.
Station i and 8tate Temp. High- RaJn-
of eather. - 7 p. m. est fall.
Cheyenne, snow t f .15
Davenport, clear I yt .00
Denver, partly cloudy.... l M
tes Muinw. clear t 14 , T
Lander, partly cloudy. ..mm I
ra riaiie, ciopay s 14 .B
riinaha, clear 11 in
I'ueblo, cluudy 1! 14 T
Kapiri City, pt. cloudy ... i ja .on
halt lake City, cloudy... 40 40 .,n
Kheridan, londy J 4 .,(
.410UX 1 ity. clear 1 .m,
Valentine, clear 2 I .uj
indicates below sere.
T indicates tru.-e of pieclpiiation.
t. A. WELSH. Local Korecasier.
TWO NEW ENTRIES IN THE RACE
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MAYOR CHARLES W. BRTAN.
For Democratic Nomination.
CLARENCE J. MILES.
For Republican Nomination.
MAYOR BRYAN FILES
Brother of Commoner Aocepta Filing
and Lays Emphaaii on Dry!;
s Platform. .
W. J. BRYAN IS BACKING HIM
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 3. (Special.)
That Mayor Charles Bryan is . the
political Moses to lead the demo
cratic party out of the wilderness Is
now settled. To make it. doubly as
sured he makes the announcement
himself. He recognizes that owing
to the conditions in all political par
ties someone must come forward and
save the whole country, and the
mantle of leadership has settled
upon him. ,
In answer to the. question of
whether he would accept. the filing
made this morning placing him In
nomination for the democratic nom
ination for governor, the mayor said:
Telia Why He'll Ban.
"In view of the very important ques
tions to be ' considered this year by the
voters of Nebraska and owing to the un
usual conditions existing in all political
parties, I feel It my duty to stand as a
candidate for- the -democratic nomination
for governor in response to, the petition
filed by tbe democrats of my. homo city
and the requests which have been coming
from throughout the state. I will there
fore file my acceptance and make the
beat fight for the race that . I know how.
I will give out a statement within a few
days relative to some questions that I
believe the voters of Nebraska wilt be
Interested in considering at the pri
of It Now.
When the mayor issued his celebrated
pronounclamento a couple of months ago.
which threw consternation Into the ranks
of his party, to the effect that every can
didate for a state and legislative office
must attach himself firmly to the water
wagon or be flattened out by the Bryan
roller, many of the mayor's friends
sought' consolation in the alleged state
ment that his statement was made with
out tho sanction of Brother William J.
That they erred is apparent by letter
(Continued on Page Three Volumn Five.)
Updike Brothers on a Ranch
Somewhere Out in the West
CH1CAOO. Feb. 3. (Special.) Irving
and Herbert Updike have quit these en
virons. They are some place in the west,
a destination said to bo known to only
four persons hereabouts.
The best Information obtainable is that
they are on a ranch, working dllllgentr
to forget the troubles they heaped upon
themselves by plotting to kill their father,
mother and slater. It was theeir .father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. tfurman D.
Updike, wso made thet rip possible. Tbe
sons repented . to the full satisfaction of
the parents, and all is again sereo la
the Oak Park family.
There was no loving: farewen for Nelly
Do Onaonne Updike, the confessed big
amous cabaret performing .'wife of Her
bert, and the sons promised faithfully
to abstain from drinking Intoxlcatnts or
indulging any further lu the t'fast life."
They departed Just a week ago today,
twenty-four hours after they were lib
erated from Jail on bonds signed by their
father and Henry C. Hansen, vi o presi
dent of the Oak Park Trust anl Savings
MILES WILL RUN
HaitingB Man Announce! Hirn"
aa i;andirlats for "
STATES STAND ON ISSUES
HASTINGS, Neb., Feb. 3. (Spe
cial.) Clarence J. Miles, for several
terms mayor of the city of Hastings,
now a prosperous grain dealer, and
one of the bet known of young re
publican leaders In the state, today
announced his Intention of going be
fore the voters at the coming pri
mary, asking for the nomination for
the office of governor.
Mr. Miles, in his statement of his
"In announcing my csndldacy for the
republican nomination for governor, sub
ject to the will of the voters at the pri
maries April 13, lflld. I might preface my
remarks hy sayinc that I have two mo
tives in my amhition to be governor. I
want to see the government of this great
youn-; state administered In an econom
ical, progressive and business-like man
ner, the same aa one would conduct any
large private enterprise. 1 believe that
men who work for the state should be
honest and capable, and that honesty
and efficiency for this particular work
are as necessary tests tor employment
by the stale as by the Individual. I be
lieve 1 understand business methods and
that I can and would apply three meth
ods to the atate administration. The
other motive I have is personal pride. I
feel that it In a legitimate ambition to
want to be governor of Nebraska, with
tbe hopes of successfully manaalng the
affairs of the state, so that most of the
people at the end of the term can say,
Well done.' That commendation and the
satisfaction from It are worth more than
the largest salary paid by the richest
Position on Important durations.
"As the platform convention will not be
held for months after the primaries, It
seems only fair that candidates should,
In advance, lot the people know Just
where they stand on Important questions.
"While tha liquor question is not a po
litical issue, I have never tried to carry
water on both shoulders, and that there
can be no mistake In my position, I will
state that I am for high license and tem
perance but not for prohibition. I favor
high license as the best means of con
trolling the liquor traffic, but If tho peo
ple of the state, by their votes, declare
for prohibition, I shall abide the will of
the majority, and shall,. If elected gov
ernor, use all the power at my command
under the law, to oarry out the expressed
will of . the people. On tha other hand,
should the result be against prohibition,
I would enforce the Slocum law and not
favor, any material change In Its provis
ions, as I consider It the best state liquor
4 law ty -tfae-i nwntir. flfitvnr mwftiable"
appropriation to keep, our Btato Unlveri
sity at its present high standard of ex
cellence aud In tha front rank with other
great educational Institutions. ' I also
favor tha sectional normal schools, and
realise their advantages. Oood roads
should bo encouraged generally, as a bet
tar moan ot transportation for our farm
era, and the advertising It brings through
tourists traversing our state.
Protection for Amerlesat.
' "I believe In a protective tariff protec
tion for American life, American Indus
tries and Amerlcati products. Tho tariff
should be modified to meet changed con
ditions, but shouid always be sufficient to
offset the difference between the price of
labor abroad and In this country. This
can be best arrived at through tha ap
pointment of, a non-partisan commission,
picked from among business men and sci
entific experts, and not politicians.
. "I believe In reasonable . preparedness
against war. In which the National Guard
should have a substantial part.
"I believe In absolute neutrality with
regard to the nations at war; that we
should be in a position to protect our na
tional honor, our freedom, our repub
lican institutions and our cltlsens,
wherever they may be, and a protest
against watchful timidity."
Eleven Lives Lost
In Arkansas Floods
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Feb. S. Eleven
lives have been lost and hundreds- of
thousands dollars' damage dons by the
floods now devastating Arkansas. Hun
dreds ot families are homeless and the
next two days is expected to see the loss
and suffering increased.
Laconla Circle, fifty miles below
Helena, was flooded today and tha town
of Dumas, Melwood, Ferguson, Laconla
and Knowlton, are Inundated. Nearly
300 families have been driven from their
homes In the Laconla levee district.
Helena is not in danger, according to
dispatches received here. Many refugees
have sought shelter there.
The dispatches received here today from
the Business Men's club of Arkansas
City, says that point is not In serious
bank. But up until last night, when in
formation of their departure was brought
to the newspapers, it was generally un
derstood they wore still at tho home of
a Chicago friend, preparing to go away.
This information was subsequently vert
fled by . George Remus, - counsel for tbe
accused sons, and Sidney 8. oOrham,
counsel for the elder Updike.
Mr. U'pdlke is paying al Ith expenses
of his sons, and la still laboring to have
Btate's Attorney Hoyne wipe tho Indict
ments off tho criminal docket. If ha suc
ceeds the sons will continue their absence
from Chicago. If be falls the sons will be
recalled for tbe trial and tqen their
future will depend upon the verdict of
the jury. While no ciract Information Is
forthcoming on the matter, it Is hinted
the sons are living under assumed names
to avoid further annoyance.
"I cannot give the location of the ranch
where they are," said Mr. Remus. "I am
pledged to secrecy on that. 1 don't he
Hcve anyone knows expect the parents,
Sir. Gofham and melf."
Submarine Captures Erstwhile Ger
man Liner, Xoenig Albert.
Seised at Beginning
SAILED UNDER ITALIAN FLAG
Three Hundred Serbian on Board
Prize, Which ii Towed to
BERLIN MAZES A STATEMENT
nt i.i k.ti.
LONDON, Feb. 3. The Central
News states that a collier has been
sunk by a Zeppelin, th'rteen men be
The British steamer Frani Fischer
of London has been sunk. Of its
crew only three men were saved,
Chief Engineer Birch, Steward Tay
lor and Seaman Hllller.
BERLIN, Feb. 3. (By Wireless
to Sayville) The r steamei Koenig
Albert, flying the Italian flag and
with 300 Serbian refugees on board,
has been captured by an Austrian
warcraft In the Adriatic. It was an
nounced today by the Overseas
The agency's announcement says:
"An Austro-Hungarlan submarine
slopped the former North German I.'oyd
steamer Koenig Albert In the Adriatic.
The steamer had been captured by the
British at the beginning of the war and
afterward put at the disposal of the Itnl
iana 'The steamer, which flew the Italian
flag, carried Berhlan refti'rres. The
submarine, after slopping thi s'.etuvM',
called a destroyer, which towtd the prlisa
to Booche Dl C'attaro, Albania."
The Koenig Albert, before up war, wai
In the North German Lloyd service be
tween New York and Mediterranean
ports. She is a vessel of 10,481 tons, 4'.$
feet long, bulll at Bteltln In 189.
Negro Convicts Are
Saved from Flood
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. t.-Three
hundred negro convicts who were threat,
ened with drowning for two dsys and
threa nights on tha .crumbling levees of
th-4ate penal farm at Cummins were
Efforts to gel a launoh from Grady,
Ark., to Gould .had proved futile Up to
noon today, and tha situation at Gould
was critical.' Unless boats reach that
city at once grave loss of Ufa la feared. ,
Currants of water too strong to be
braved by rowboats ara surging through
tho streets of tho town.
Seventy-five negroes wore rescued from
a eottonaeed warehouse today and swelled
the number of refugees at Gould to about
Aooordtng to dvloe received at Helena
today tho leve at New Augusta on the
Whlto river went out last night. Inun
dating a largo section.
With tho crest of the Arkansas river
flooding tha lower reaches of tho stream
today continued calls for relief from
strlcksn and threatenel villages are being
received there. The crest of the waters
Is between Little Rock and Pine Bluff
Note on Lusitania
Some Time Friday
WASHINGTON. F"eb. ' 1. Count von
Bernstorff, the German ambassador, to
day received a brief message from the
Berlin foreign office, dispatched on Jan
uary tl. Informing him that his latest in
structions on tho Lusitania case would go
forward Immediately. The ambassador
expects to receive them probably tomor
row. Suggest Interstate
Quarantine on Dogs
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Feb. 3.
Resolutlons recommending thst the fed
eral government impose Interstate quar
antines upon dogs and other animals
likely to carry the Infection of rabies
snd thst western states appropriate
funds for the eradication of the rabies
epidemic, will probsbty ce adopted at
today's session of the Nations! Health
conference, being held here under the
direction of the federal government.
Other resolutions will favor the pas
saga of a bill by congress granting sub
sidies for slates in caring for tha tuber
cular patients and will indorse the ef
forts of the national health bureau to
stamp out Rocky mountain spotted fever.
Ten states and the Ilatrtct of Colum
bia are represented at the conference.
Is measured In many
ways, but success in
trade depends on mar
keting your (foods.
, The successful mer
chant is invariably
the merchant who
stimulates his busi
ness .with judicious
Advertise in The Bee
SUBMARINE LOST OFF VIRGINIA COAST Submarine
K-5 of the North Atlantic fleet, cruising: south with the re
mainder of the flotilla, that was lost off the Virginia coast in
a thick fog. It was finally heard from at Key West.
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SMITH HELD GUILTY
OF MURDER BY JURY
Defendant Convicted of Second De
- gree Homicide for Killing of
Mrs. France 1 Campbell.
PENALTY' PENITENTIARY TERM
Relly M. Smith, 69 years old, was
convicted of second degree murder
as the result of the shooting of Mrs.
Frances Campbell October 31 last,
by the Jury which heard the evidence
In his trial In District Judge Sears'
The Jury deliberated a little more
than two hours,, taking the case
shortly beforo 4 o'clock and return
ing a verdict at 6:15.
The verdict was a surprise to most
of tbe persons Interested In the case,
according to statements made last
night. The prosecution made no
demand of the jury aa to the degree
of homicide of which Smith should
be found guilty.
Consequently It was anticipated that in
the event the Jury found Smith guilty it
would fix the crime at manslaughter,
which Is the least of ths three degrees of
Penalty Twenty Tears to Life,
The penalty for murder In the second
degree Is Imprisonment In - the peniten
tiary for from twenty years to life, to
be fixed by the court.
Although Mrs. Binlth, the gray-haired
wife of the defendant, remained in the
court room more than an hour after the
Jury retired waiting for a verdict, she
had left before the Jury cams. In. None
was present except the defendant, Ills
attorney, A. 8. Ritchie, Judge Bears and
court attaches. '
Hmlth sat quietly in his chair. The Jur
ors, as is slmost Invariably the case when
a verdict of conviction Is returned, did
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Six Missing After
Oil Plant Exposion
TOI.KDO. O.. Feb. 3.-HU men are
missing and are believed to hiive been
killed In an explosion at the Craig Oil
company's plant late today.
The plant, one of the largest In this
section of the rountiy, Is said to be
Behind Every Ballot Should Be
a Bullet, Says General Pearson
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. Former Adju
tant lieneral Pearson of the Massachu
setts National Guard told the house mili
tary committee today that the only op
position tat" federalization of ths National
Guard has coma from the War depart
ment and not from the militia.
General Pearson viewed the continental
army plan as a hope'eas failure beforo It
"if the militia, as has boon stated.
won't respond to a mil in time of war,"
ha said, "what hope Is there that this
continental array would respond in time
of peace T'
Jt-nt'ial I'csKoii said he personally fa
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LAD TELLS STORY
OF. F ATHER' S DEATH
Crippled Edward Sodonka Relates
Tale of Shooting of Parent to
DID IT TO PROTECT MOTHER
"I saw there was no hope so--I
In the simple language of the grade
school student Edward Sodonka, 18-yt-ar-old
cripple, son ot Mr. and Mrs,
Frank Sodonka, who Monday evening
shot and killed his father at their
home at 4123 South. Fortieth street,
following an assault by the parent on
his wife told a coroner's Jury yester
day morning tha story of the tragedy
"My father tame In mo that night about
7 o'clock and started a fight with my
mother. He made his usual throats, and
linnlly said ho wss going to bed and die.
"Iter about I f.'olock my brother
Prank came In after working all day long
at the store. - Mother laid out supper for
him, and he had Just sat down , to tha
table anl was beginning to 'eat when my
father came into tho kitchen from tho
"Ho went over to the table and, pulling
Frank around in his chair, demanded that
mybrother listen to a story" about bow
he had refused a good Job because It was
winter and he didn't have to work. He
was Intoxicated. ; ' ;
lilts Mother la Par
"My mother went ovor to htm and
asked that he leave brother alone, saying
that Prank was tired and wanted to c.t
In peaue. 1 was reading tho newspaper
at the time, snd looked up Just , soon
enough to see my father stand up and hit
iny mother in the h,fj1 rfelit between tho
(Con tinued-onT iJage Th reet tfcf.-1r'onirrT)
Tut it There, Wilson,'
He Says to President
BA.ST HT, IriS, III., Keb. 3.-The
greater part of President Wilson's five
minutes' atsy here was taken up In shak
ing hands of hundreds of men, women and
rhllilren, who , crowded about tho train
and ran after It ivhen it started up again.
Tho president continued to grant hand
shakers until the train picked up quite
a bit of speed. Kven then a man spurted
ahead of the rest of the crowd and yelled
"put it there Wilson," and the presi
dent reached for his hnr af)j nook it.
vored conscription 'on the theory that "be
hind every ballot should be a bullet."
There mere Just throe solutions to the
national army problem, he added; first,
and most effective, conscription: second.
a paid national guard, and, third, the
continental army, which was "totally Im
practical, ho said.
Efforts to build up the National Quard
on a basis of patriotism, be said, had
been a failure.
Militia pay, he feared, would produce
too many recruits.
Adjutant General TiUtson of the Ver
mont National Ouarl argued that the
guardsmen had a vested right in any na
tional army that migl-t be formed, -
NAVY SHOULD BE
President Telli Cheering Crowd in
St. Louis America Should
Have Largest Sea
J Force in World.
G 15 EAT INTERESTS TO PROTECT
Act of Single Submarine Commander
Might Bring America Into
MIDWEST FOR PREPAREDNESS
THRRE HAUTE, Ind., Feb. 3.
President Wilson was cheered by
reversl thousand persons as he
passed through here late today. He
addressed the crowd briefly.
"You know my errand," ha said,
and added: "There is no oubt about
ST. 1)UI8, Keb. 3. President
Wilson today told an audience of
lb, 000 cheering tumultously at his
feet, that the United States should
have the greatest navy In the world.
"I believe the nary of the United
States should be unconquerable," he
said, "the greatest In the world."
Tha president declsred that sub-
i iarlne commanders abroad have In
structions which for the most part
conform with International law, but
that tho get of one commander might
set the world afire, Including
I'pon the ocesn there are hundreds of
cargoes or American goods, he said.
"cotton, grain and all the bountiful sup
plies America Is sending out to the
world snd sny one of those csrgoes, sny
one of those ships may be tha point of
contact that will bring America Into the
- For the first time during tho tour the
president told of how one set of bel
ligerents wss cut off from tho world.
He said this kspt tho United States from
helping them as It would like. He made
the statement in trying to show that '
the United States was really neutral.
Middle West for rrepsredaess.
Tho president opened with the state
ment that h had "come seeking some
thing in tbe middle 'west and found it.'.' .
He said he had been told the middle west
was against preparedness, but did not
"1 did not coma out to learn how you
thought, buj, to tell you what was going
on. 1 came out thst there may be abso
lute clarification of the' Issues wo are
'America Is at peace with all the world
because it Is the friend of all the world. '
The friendship Is genuine. Wo are tho
friend of all tha world because we are
made up of sll tho world and Vnder
stsnd all the world.
'It would tear tho heart strings of
America to be at war with any other
"We believe wa can show our friend
ship for the world better by keeping out
of tills' st niggle thsn by getting Into It.
I do not misread the spirit of America.
"I have no indictment of any form o(
Americana Will Not Be led.
"No man can lead America any whither
that Ita people do not desire to bo led. I
believe It to be my duty to subordinate
my Individual feelings to tho conscien
tious attempt to interpret and express in
these International affairs tho genuine
spirit of my fellow cltlsens.
"80 far aa America Is concerned no man
need go amongst us preaching peace.
Wo are disciples of peaoo already, ahd
no man need preach that gospel to uav
"Suppose my neighbor's house is en
fire and the root is of combustible ma
terial, Jt la not my fault If tho ftro
spreads. Tho danger is not from within,
but from without.
One Maw Hay Set WarI4 Afire.
"Tho commanders of submarines for
tho moat part are In accord with law of
nations, but tho aot of ono commander
may set the world on firs.
"Tbero are cargoes of wheat and eotton
and manufactured articles on tho sea. and
svery ono of them may cause trouble be
cause they go Into tho son ot fire.
"America hss drawn no flno points, no
new issues In its international relations;
It has merely asserted the rights of man
kind when the life of mankind la threat
ened In a world aflame with war. It has
rested upon what is already written plain
on the documents of international law."
The president said that aome day states
men of tho older countries would hava to
admit that it was America that kept
burning the flame ot international law
upon its altar when every other altar In
the world was swept by tha wlndrof pas
sion. "I am ready to make every patient
allowanco," he continued, "for those
whpse tempers are upset by war.
Yiels Al bat Vital Polata.
"I am not In a critical frame of mind.
1 am ready to yield everything but the
"I am ready to make allowances for
"Tou know how one set of belligerents
is shut off from ths rest of the world.
Therefore, the United States U not ble
to express itself toward them as they
would like. 1 believe the United States
Is really neutral.
"My fellow cltiaeas, while wa know
our own purpose, it does not follow that
other nations understand.
"Men press forward with a sort of
"The peace of the world. Including
America, rests with the remainder of
tho world, and not with America.
Only TTr Alternatives.
"Here s the alternative;
"Cither wo shall alt still and wait for
the necessity for Immediate national de
fense to come snd then call for volun
teers, who would be. for tha tint few
months. Impotent as against a trains!
and experienced enemy.
"Or. wo shall adapt tho anossnt Amor
loan principle, that ho man of tho cotm
(Conliuuvd on Pago Two, VUwiuisnjVj4'
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