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WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1919
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Scheidemaiin Insists Berlin
Allies Invite Hunerariai
Reject 'Murderous' Treaty;
i Reds to Paris Conference
George Returned Com?
mission of $600,000 on
Western Union 8 Years
Later, S e a bu r y Jnsists
Made in 23 Years
Frank and Anna Oppose,
Edwin With Him, How?
ard and Helen Neutral
George J. Gould, eldest son of Jay
Gould, was denounced yesterday in the
Supreme Court as one who has grossly
?violated the trust his father placed in
him in naming him a trustee of his es?
tate. Twenty-three attorneys appeared
before Justice Whitaker, representing
various interests on the application of
Frank J. Gould to have his brother
George ousted as trustee.
Former Justice Samuel Seabury, for
Frank, strongly intimated that larceny
had been committed in the handling of
the trust funds set aside by Jay Gould,
while Lorenzo Semple, appearing for
Anna, Duchesse de Tallyrand, a sister,
who is supporting Frank in his appli?
cation, had this to say: "The will of
Jay Gould gave the trustees great
freedom of action, but it did not give
George Gould the right to steal."
Mrs. Shepard's Position
Also, it developed in the proceeding
that Mrs. Helen Gould Shepard, here?
tofore mentioned as supporting her
brother and co-trustee, George, really
has not declared herself that way. She
has bean quoted as saying in an affi?
davit that the statements of Frank
Gould were "inaccurate and distinctly
Judge Seabury in court yesterday j
colled attention to the ambiguity of j
the wording of Mrs. Shepard's affidavit
and Robert W. DeForest, attorney for:
Mrs. Shepard, made the startling an- \
Bouncemenc that this passage referred
to the statements of her brother j
George, who, it was believed, she was
?upporting. It applied, however, he
laid, only to such statements made by
George as had to do with her alleged
Relive interest in the management of
the estate and her knowledge of
Edwin His Only Support
Beyond that, Mrs. Shepard does not
y?t figure in the proceeding. The pres?
ent family alignment now gives George
Gould only the active support of his
brother and co-trustee, Edwin. How
Bid- it wa3 learned, has waived all
hotice of the action and does not ap?
pear, Mrs. Shepard is neutral, with
Frank and the Duchesse de Talleyrand
fccting in concert.
Two separate motions were before
lie court yesterday. One was by coun
I?! for Frank Gruid to remove George
J. Gould as executor, the other by
George Gould to expunge, as "scanda?
lous and impertinent," certain of the
Charges against him Justice Whitaker
decided he would accept briefs on the
notion of George Gould and would
hear argument on the original motion,
that of Frank Gould. The accounting
?ffcred by George Gould, which brought
forth this sensational public fight
among the children of Jay Gould, was
-aid to be the first that has been filed
In twenty-three years.
Only One Gonld Present
The only member of the family pres?
ent was Kingdon Gould, son of George
Gould, who did not remain throughout
the proceedings. An amusing incident
?occurr.-'l at the outset of the hearing.
Judge Seabury questioned the standing
In court of John B. Stanchfield, on
which Justice Whitaker also asked to
be enlightened. Mr. Stanchfi&ld ad?
mitted that he did not appear for
George Gould, but represented the ?n
?kretts of Lady Decies, Miss Marjorie
Gould, Jay Gould and Kingdon Gould,
children of George Gould, who are i
gusainder men of the trust funds, j
Mr. Stanchfield thereupon was per-!
?Bitted to take part
He had fourteen point? he said to
?ho*/ that the proceeding brought by
Fl*an_ Gould was not regular and up
set ail th. American and English legal
MtHoritie?. He ?aid the action of
Frank Gould should have been brought.
** a separat? proceeding and not in
answer to the accounting proceeding
?W George Gould. Mr. Stanchfield
?eked that the matter be sent to a
Calls Action Irregular
JBe also argued that the court was
1 nttout Jurisdiction, because th* mo?
los to remove George Gould had not
??a properly brought. He said George
, ?amid had a right to go through ail
] ?*?""1* of tn? ?***? before iiio re
j**?? could become eiFeetive, and that
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Departing Aliens Take
8 Pairs of Shoes Each
WITH the exodus of an unusual
number of foreigners every
week, bound for their native coun?
tries, thousands of pairs of shoes are
being taken out of the United
States. Shoe dealers here and in
other sections of the country say
that returning immigrants are aware
of the denuded condition of the for?
eign shoe markets, and before start?
ing for home buy footwear for every
member of their families on the other
It is estimated that each outgoing
immigrant carries with him an
average of eight pairs of shoes. One
dealer said yesterday that a laborer
from Michigan bought fifteen pairs,
which he intended to take to Italy.
Petty Graft in
Tax on Sodas,
New Law Is Denounced as
an Invitation to Rob
Both the Government
and the Consumer
Kew York Tribune
WASHINGTON, May 13.?Orne?is of
the Internal Revenue Bureau have
come to the following conclusions in
regard to the so-called soft drinks ex?
cise tax of the new revenue law:
That it tempts about 1,000,000 per?
sons to become embezzlers and law
That it ?3 making 100,000,000 per?
sons disgusted with the whole Feder?
al internal revenue taxation system.
That it ,is bo vague and intrinsi?
cally contradictory that any attempt
to explain it reads like the lines of a
That it is being made the vehicle !
of profiteering and extortion, indi- j
vidually petty, but collectively enor?
The law makes every soda water dis?
penser in the country a collector of
internal revenue, but it gives him no
salary, requires no oath of office and j
exacts no bond. To check each of hun- |
dreds of thousands of dealers, mest of j
them petty, on the pennies they daily j
collect from the people is impossible. j
The general custom of the dealers j
is to provide some sort of receptacle \
into which they drop the tax pennies, j
There is no way to tell hew often the |
clerk forgets or purposely omits to |
drop in the pennies. There is no
way to tell whether the clerk, or even
the proprietor himself, appropriates a
considerable part of these coins from
time to time. What is left in the
bottle, can or box belongs to Uncle
Sam. Whatever is taken out seems
to pass for good into the hands of the
takers. Clerks and proprietors know
there is no check on them. This
temptation, officers say, leads to crime,
w'ith no chance of punishment.
The public is becoming aware that
under pretence of the tax, soft drinks
have been marked up in price, and that
under pretence or actuality of misun?
derstanding the law a great many pen?
nies are being collected that the deal?
ers have no right to. There is no con?
sumption tax on grape juice, cider,
ginger ale and such drinks as are
carried in bottles or other containers,
but reports from all parts of the coun?
try indicate that dealers everywhere
are exacting such a tax. Thu3 the
public, in addition to having to pay
a petty tax that it detests, feels that it
is being mulcted.
Inconsistencies of Measure
The inconsistencies of the law are'
easy to see. If you live on the fifteenth
story of an apartment hotel, 150 feet
away from the soda fountain in the
building, you pay a tax on the ice
cream you buy there. If you live
across the street 100 feet away, you
don't pay. This is tne way the "prox?
imity" qualification of the law is in?
terpreted- If you buy a dish of ice
cream at a soda fountain you are
taxed; if you buy it at a restaurant
with something else you aren't taxed.
If you buy it in a cone you are taxed;
if you buy it in a paper bag you are
Prices, it is charged, were raised
before the law went into effect, so as
to take advantage of an enforced tax
to collect a larger margin. Mil*, c-ieam
and sugar aro cheaper, but a 2-cent
war tax is accompanied by a B-cent
increase in the price of sundaes in
many places. "War tax" is the vague
explanation that satisfies most patrons,
though they themselves arc paying it
in addition to the- enhanced price of
Revenue officials find the semi
luxury tax on articles of personal wear
and use about as annoying and difficult
to administer. They are "for" the cam?
paign for the repeal of both forms of
Family of Three Found
Dead; Cause a Mystery
Joseph Tilumberg, twenty-two-years
old, his wife, Celia, eighteen, and their
; four-months-old daughter, Margaret,
were found dead in their home, -IS!)
j Columbus Avenue, last night. Dr.
George Ciena, of Knickerhocker Hon
; pit*I, said death was caused by gas
poisoning, but the police are unable
to find where the gan could have come
When the bodies were discovered, a
i meal wai cooking on the gns stove and
there was no odor of gas in the rooms.
' Articles t>l value had not been dis?
turbed, arid h dollar in change lay on
' a tab!? in kitchen.
fiOKUQA holds fui?? ttsth firmly lo
I Rifltfth, I'fuvfn'ii virij'iinii 3iC Bt IJkb<jU'#
I ? A'lvt.
j Somers, Who Fought Mayor, !
Is Defeated for Re-elec- !
tion as President of the \
Many Reforms Promised
Great Building Programme !
and Relief of Overcrowd- ;
ing Outlined by Official
Anning S. Prall, a Richmond real es- !
t?te man and reputed candidate of the ;
city administration, was elected presi?
dent of the Board of Education yester?
day at the board's annual meeting. He .
defeated Arthur S. Somers, who stood
for reelection, by four votes to three,
with Frank D. Wilsey casting the de?
ciding ballot. On motion of George J.
Ryan, of Queens, the election was then ;
As the decision was announced a
school teacher at the rear of the large ;
gallery that gathered for the occasion
murmured pensively, "Well, Hylan
wins." If there was any one to dis- \
pute that interpretation of the choice ?
he failed to make himself heard.
Ex-President Somers, asked to com?
ment on his defeat, said:
"I'd rather not. It's hardly neces- j
sary, is it? The thing speaks for'
But the outgoing president smiled !
as he congratulated his successor and, j
together with George Ryan, escorted
him to the official chair.
Prall Outlines Programme
Mr. Prall produced a typed manu?
script from an inner pocket and read
his speech of acceptance. It announced
a policy of close cooperation with taa |
Board of Estimate and Apportionment. ;
The present over-crowding in the !
schools Mr. Prall referred to ?s a
"heritage from the preceding adminis- j
tration." To-day, he declared, the
Board of Education has in view the i
"most generous building programme in |
the city's history," calling for an ex- !
penditure of nearly $22,000.000,
"This speaks volumes for the gen- ;
erosity of Mayor John F. Hylan," he j
added, "and for the generosity >i the
Board of Estimate and Apportion?
Mr. Prall came out particularly
strong on the score of Americanism,
and pledged himself to see to it that
undesirable radical teachers shall be i
eliminated from the school system. At
the same time he urged wider rep- |
resentative powers for the teachers' ?
councils and announced that he in- j
tends to apply for an amendment to the
state education law whereby an
examiner's court of appeals will be j
created to pass on the cases of teachers
who believe they have been unfairly
rated by the local examiners.
Proposal Pleases Teachers
Insofar as the rating question is
to-day one of the sorest points with
1 the teachers, this declaration 'jy the
S new president met with delighted re
? sponse from them. So did his asser
I tion, made in connection with his
! "reference to the necessity for co
i operating with the Board of Estimate,
i to the effect that there is an "im?
perative need of an upward revision of
the salaries of the professional and
' clerical staffs."
Mr. Prall tempered sorro of these re
J marks with the reminder that the linan
' cial ability of the city to aid the Board
of Education is "strictly limited." Re?
ferring to the clashes the board has
had with the city administration, which
have been frequently mentioned as the
i cause of Mr. Somers's downfall and his
own elevation, Mr. Prall said:
"I am sure that I speak for all when
I promise scrupulous regard for an
i honest enforcement of any final dc
! cisi?n regarding our funds or statu's by
, any court or other tribunal of last re
At the conclusion of the speech, Mrs.
Emma L. Murray placed Mr. Wilsey in
nomination for re?lection as A-ice
president. Joseph Yeskn seconded and,
on Mr. Ryan's suggestion, the choice
; was made unanimous.
Ryan Nominates Somers
Commissioner Ycska and Mrs. Mur
! ray also were responsible for the nom?
ination of Mr. Prall. At the opening
: of the proceedings, with Mr. Wilsey In
the chuir as president pro tern., Mr.
] Ryan offered the name of Mr. Somers
; for reelection. He said that he knew
: he was probably presenting a minority
choice, but that, in view of President
? Somers's able conduct of the office
during especially trying times, he felt
' that he "owed it to himself" to do so,
: Mrs. Ruth F. Russell seconded in a
; Commissioner Yesk.'i then briefly
proposed Mr. Prall, and Mrs. Murray
even more briefly seconded. At the end
of the session a rising vote of testi
? moniul to ex-President Somers was
i passed, together with a resolution to
present him later with "some more
substantial reward." Mr. Prall, in his
speech of Acceptance, also hinted at an
effort to obtain something permanent
of this sort for Hourd of Education
members of long standing.
At the close of the meeting Mr, Prall
? announced that he had been unofficially
! informed that the finance committee of
i the Board of Estimate has decided fn
i vornbly upon the Board of Education's
! request for a $25,000 appropriation to
i investigate its own affairs, fiscal nnd
otherwise. This request originated with
. Mr, Prall, when the row with the city
j Administration was at its height. Frf
I day, Mr. Prall said, ho expects the mat?
ter will bo reported to the Board of
Estimate and be acted favorably upon.
Cafes Without Music
As Germany Mourns
AV?ti York Tribune
S)>rriat Cable Service
(Copyright, 1919, Now Turk Tribune Inc.)
/'"?OBLENZ, May L3?Whether Gor
^* many signs llio pea:?? treaty or
not, the nation is already in mourn?
ing. All the cafes in Coblenz are
ln?i.iiiry elicited the fact that the
government has issued orders that.
there shall be no music for seven
days, as a mark of sorrow over the
harsh terms of the peace treaty.
To Take ^Hop'
Announcement That Start
Positively Will Be Made
Just Be/ore Sundown
Is Received at St. John
New' York Tribune
Special Calilr. Service
(Copyright, 1919, Now York Tribune Inc. 1
ST. JOHNS, N. F., May 13.?Advices
from Trepassey Bay to-night say that
the American seaplanes NC-1 and NC-3
will start on their transatlantic flight
before sundown to-morrow without fail,
TREPASSEY, N. F., May 13.?The
naval seaplanes NC-1 and NC-3 may
start from Trepassey Bay on their
flight across the Atlantic Ocean to?
The official orders originally issued
for the transatlantic flight set May 1-1
as the date for the start, the departure
to be made one hour before sunset.
Every effort will be made by Com?
mander John H. Tower.1., "admiral" of
the air fleet, to keep up to the sched?
ule. He has ati added inducement in
the fact that the first full moon of
the month will illumine the ocean that
night and make the seven Hours of
night flying comparatively easy.
While Commander Towers declined,
to state whether the big seaplanes
would "hop off" to-morrow, reports
from the ??uardships stretched along
Continued on page five
Soviet Rule in
Says He Found Munich
Assembly Compared Fa?
vorably With Albany and
Harrisburg Legislatures i
Against Barring Red Flag
Tells Reconstructionists It
Flies on Two-Thirds of!
Europe's Public Buildings j
Oswald Garrison Villard, editor of
"The Nation," advocated a soviet?form
of government for the United States
and suggested that legislation against
the appearance of the red flag might
cause embarrassing situations when
future ambassadors come to this coun?
try in a speech before the Committee
on Reconstruction . t the Hotel Bossert,
Brooklyn, last night.
"Changing the basis of our repre?
sentation to the soviet form would not
j only give us a different government, |
but would give us a different feeling |
toward our government," declared Mr.
"We have lost all respect for our I
legislative bodies. I found that the I
soviet in Munich, which is composed !
of proletarians only, compares most I
favorably with the Albany and Harris
"Honored Emblem" in Europe
In speaking of the red flag, he de
! clared that it was an honored emblem
on two-thirds of the public buildings of
Europe, and that recent laws against
its appearance here might be displeas?
ing when ambassadors from certain
countries began to arrive.
The speaker predicted that America
would undergo much the same disturb?
ances as Europe, and urged that to
ward off a crash this country must
search out the causes of unrest and
Continued on next page
Bela Kun Expected
to Seize Chance to
Save Rule by Mak?
ing Formal Peace
Halting of Rumanian
ened Soviets' Rule
PARIS, May 13 (By The Associated
Press).?The Hungarian government
has not yet accepted the invitation to
name delegates for the signing of the
peace treaty, but it is assumed here
that the B?la Kun r?gime will gladly
take advantage of this means of estab?
lishing relations with the outside
world. Allied representatives at
Vienna were directed recently to pro?
ceed to Budapest for the presentation
of the proposal.
It was expected at this time that the
Soviet r?gime was about to fall, but it
later developed that it had secured a
new lease of life. The instructions to
the Allied representatives were not
withdrawn, however, and the results
of this mission to Budapest are
Act Implies Recogrition
The above dispatch reveals for the
first time the intention of the peace
conference to negotiate a treaty with
the Hungarian Communist government.
On May 11, when the Rumanian and
Czecho-Slovak armies seemed on the
point cd occupying Budapest, Bela Kun
having refised to accept the terms of
the armistice they offered, it was an?
nounced by the Rumanian press bureau
: at Barn?, that the American and Brit?
ish governments, through their repre?
sentatives at Vienna, had stopped the
advance of the Rumanians. The rea?
sons for this were unknown, the an
Continued on page threo
Many a Precious Stone Looks Worthless Until You See It in Its Setting
(Copyright, 1913, New York Tribun? Inc.)
SAMPLE AS IT 1.00KS
THE HELPLESS" VARJE.TYA*
it looks ~ro Some people.
* isz~Z2B&?* tap?? ??
THF. TR?UQLE MAKING,
KIND A_ IT LOOKS TO BO'itAW
WOXJC? "tCiO LIKE TO <
Signing of Treaty to
Split Berlin Cabinet
PARIS, May 13.?The heads of the
two German Democratic parties
and the parties of the Centre have in- ;
formed Chancellor Scheidemann that !
their parties will withdraw their rep?
resentatives from the government in
ease the Cabinet- decides to sign the ?
peace treaty, according to a dispatch
from Berlin, received here by way of
Basel. The Socialist "Vorwaerts," in
commenting on this action, says it is
the first step toward a Cabinet crisis.
Rome Envoys Said to Be in
Mood for Concessions;
Problem Nears Solution;
Orlando and House Meet
PARIS, May 13 (By The Associated |
Press).?The Italian problem seemed !
nearer solution when to-day's confer- |
enees began among the Allied repre- !
sentatives here, and it was thought ?
i probable a basis of understanding j
i would be reached during the day.
The Italian representatives are re- !
! ported to be showing more of a will- j
vngness to make concessions.
, The discussions of the day began i
when Premier Orlando called this fore
noon upon Colonel E. M. House, of the
President Wilson this afternoon re
j ceived Thomas Nelson Page, the Amer
j ican Ambassador to Italy, in connec?
tion with the Italian question.
The Italian representatives have re
j sumed complete participation in the
pending peace negotiations,
The Supreme Economic Council con?
sidered economic measures that may be
taken against Germany in case her
delegates refuse to sign the peace
treaty. The project which has been
prepared, having in view the re?stab
lishment of a strict blockade, will be
handed over to the Council of Four
j for eventual application.
The Economic Council has' decided
j to maintain a strict blockade of Hun
gary so long as the political situation
there remains uncertain.
| L?nine Won H Quit
Fighting for Food
| "We Will Not Be Duped," \
PARIS, May 13 (By The Associated
i Press).?A wireless message received
I here addressed to Dr. Fridtjof Nan
j sen, head of the commission to feed
Russia, from M. Tchitcherin. Bolshe- j
vik Foreign Minister, a?:d relayed by
| the Foreign Oflice at Berlin, announced ?
! that the Bolsheviki refuse to cea?e
j hostilities as a condition of the pro- j
visioning of Russia by neutrals.
Tchitcherin says he received Dr.
Nansen's communication dated April
17 on May 4. He thanks Nansen for
his interest in the conditions in Rus
'? sia, but declares that a continuation
j of hostilities is necessary for political
j reasons, and that it would be poor pol
\ icy to stop them. The soviet govern
? raent, he adds, is willing to support a
movement to feed Russia so long as
, it has no political character, "but will
| not be duped."
He then goes on to denounce Ad
( mirai Kolchak and General Denikine,
I and concludes by declaring that it will
| be impossible to give up lighting as
| enemies are attacking on all sides.
The feeding of the Russian popula?
tion is no solut'on of the Russian ques
1 1.ion, it is declared in a memorandum
' sent to the iieace conference by Prince
; LvofT, Sergius Sazanofl" and President
! Tschaikowsky, of the North Russian
I government, concerning the proposal to
i feed Soviet Russia through neutral
| countries oh condition that the Bolghe
| kivi cease hostilities. The memoran
1 dum says:
"The task which the Russian National
i movement must fulfil is to liberate
Russia from the yoke of those who
I have reduced her to her present state
of impotence and to the necessity of
relying upon foreign countries for her
: food. The feeding of the famished pop?
ulation is no solution of the Russian
: question. Consequently, the struggle
j to liberate Russia from her oppressors
; and to give Russia a government of her
! own choosing cannot be, stopped foi
any reason whatever."
Allies Sink Bolshevik
Gunboat on the Dvina
ARCHANGEL, May 13 (By The As
! sociated Press). -A Bolshevik gunboat
I is reported to have -been sunk on the
| Dvina River Sunday during an engage
] ment between the British river flotilla
? and land batteries and the enemy fleet.
The Allied flotilla, aided by airplanes,
| also conducted a brisk bombardment
I along tho Vaga River.
LONDON, May 13.?The Bolshevik
artillery is active on the front in
Northern Russia, but is being silenced
by the Allied counter fire when it be?
comes too active, n dispatch to the
British War Office from Archangel
The Dvina River is free of ice and
river transport is in full swinrr. The
White ?Sea is not yet clear of ice, but
is navigable without difficulty at the
as He Denounces
Pact at National
Is a 4 Deceiver*
All but One Partv
Pledged to Fight
BERLIN, May 12 (By The Assodste?1
Press). The declaration by Chun
cellor Scheidemann in the Nation?
Assembly to-day that the peace term?
were "unacceptable" brought, the mem
bfrs of the Assembly, the Bpectatori
and those in the^press gallery to the?
feet in a hurricane of cheers and ap
The Chancellor reached the cllmai
of his statement on the peace term?
ten minutes after he began. The Chan?
cellor paused in his address and the?
thundered out the word which an.
nounced the German government's re?
jection of the Versailles conditions.
With the exception of the Inde?
pendent Socialists, led by Hugo Hitase,
all factions in the Assembly rose to
their feet and cheered vociferously.
The Assembly is sitting temporarily in
the assembly hall of the University o:
Berlin on Unter den Linden.
After the Chancellor's speech the
leaders of the various parties, with the
exception of the Haase group, mad?.:
; speeches in which they declared they
backed up the government.
? A "Dreadful and
j Murderous" Document
The Chancellor desrrib'd 'ihe peace
treaty as a "dreadful and murderous"
? document. He said it would make an
| enormous jail of Germany in which
j sixty million persons would have to
i labor for the victors in the war. The
Chancellor said German trade would be
I strangled should the peace terms be
'accepted. He criticised President Wil?
son and said that the President by
his attitude had deceived the hopes of
the German people.
The Chancellor said that the oc?
casion was the turning point in the
life of the German people as the As?
sembly was to decide the attitude tow?
ard "what our adversaries call peace
"The representatives of the nation,"
he continued, "meet here as the last
band of the faithful assembles when
the Fatherland is in the greatest
danger. All have appeared except the
representatives of Alsace-Lortaine,
who have been deprived of the right
to be represented here just as yo-:
ar to be deprived of the right to
exercise in a free vote the right o?
self-de termin?t ion.
Appeals to Deputies
Of "Menaced Provinces"
"And I see among you, the rep?
resentatives of all the German races
and lands, the chosen representatives
! of the Khineland, the Saar Eas'.
I Prussia, West Prussia? Posen, Silesia,
Danzig and Memel. Together with the
deputies of the unmenaced regions, I
see the deputies of the menaced
province.- who, if the will of our
enemies becomes ?aw, are to meet for
the last time as Germans among Ger?
"I know I am one in heart with you
in the gravity and sanctity of this
; hour, which should be ruled by onjy
j one idea?that we belong to one an
j other and must stand by one another
j and that we are one flesh and on?
. blood and that whoever tries to sever
j us is driving a murderous knife into
! the living body of the German people
"To keep our nation ajive -that am
'?nothing else?is our duty. We an
?pursuing no nationalistic dreams. N<
| questions of prestige and no thirst foi
?power have a part in our deliberations
Bare life is what we must have fo;
our land and nation to-day, whili
every one feels a throttling iiand at hi:
"Let me speak without tactical con
siderations. The thing whic' is at th
basis of our discussion is this thicl
volume in which 100 sentenci
'Germany renounces.' This dread ft:
and murderous volume by which cor
fession our own unworthiness, our cor
sent to pitiless disruption, our agre?
ment to helotry and slavery, are to h
extorted?this book must not becorn
the future code of law.
Wilson the Bringer
Of Peace Is Paling
"The world has once again lost i
illusion. The nations have in this p
riod, which is so poor in ideals, ata
lost a belief. What name on thousan
of bloody battlefields, on thousands
trencher'., in orphan families and amo
the despairing and abandoned lias be
mentioned during these four yei
with more devotion and belief th