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dDemoerati 'Party -Told to Go Into
Camupaign Standing for Treaty Un.
- anided. Says Party Ias 1ionor of
Nation On- Its 'lands.
Washington, 'lay 9.-A call to the
Democratit party to go into the cam
paign standing four square in favor
of the -treaty of Versailles and against
the senate's reservations was Issued
tonight by President Wilson in a tele
gram to Oregon 'Democratic leaders
made ipublic at the White -louse.
Declaring that the party had the
lionor of the nation" in its hands, the
IPresident said that the Lodge reser
vations -were utterly "incensistent"
with that honor as well as destructive
of the rsole of world leadership whiceh
the United S-tates must assume.
The only true Americanism, the
President said was "that which- pits
America in the front with free na
tions and redeems the great promises
which we made to the world." It
would ba a violati on of such relniscs,
he said, to attach reservations to the
treaty whici'h "whittle it down or
weaken it as the -Republican" leaders
of the scnate have proposecd to do.''
ho telegrani was in response to
the Ifoll'owing message rrom 0. E.
Ilamaker, of Portland, Oregon, chair
man of the Multononah County
.pemocratic central committee:
"Primary election May twenty first.
Please wire whether you consider It
importan to nomihate candidates
pledged to ratify Versailles treaty
without Lodge reservations."
The reply of the president follows:
"I think it imperative that the
iparty should' at once proclaim itself
the uncompromising champion of the
nation' shonor and the advocate of
everything that tihe( United States can
dlo in tli service of humanity, that
it shtonld therefore endorse and snp
port the Versailles treaty and con
demni the Lodge reservations as ut
terly inconsistent with tihe nation';
honor and dst ruc'tive of the world
leadership which it had established
and which all te free peoples of the
ui, in id i g the great powers
themsel vs, had shown themtselves
lead.'y to welcoiie.
"It is time that the party should
avow that it meanals to try, wtholut
flinching or turnign at any time away
from 'Ih. patth for reasons of expe.
di ieiio'v. to apply moral and chri isti:ian
pril:1es to tilie problems of the
world. 11 is trying to accomilish so
cial, political and Internat Lonal I re
formns and is not daunted by any of
the difliculties it has to contend with.
In the war that at any rate tlhe. great
majority party of the liat ion, the
party which expres;es ithe true hopes
aid purposes of the PCOpIe of tit'
country, intend;s to keop faith -with
t in peace as well as in war. rhey
gave their treasurles, their best bMood
and1( everiy thlin thatI they valued in or
d(r no1) tt mrly~ to heati Germany butt to
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affect a settlement and bring about
arrangefnents of ipeace which they
have now tried to formulate in - the
treaty of Versailles. They are en
titled to our support in this settle
ment and the arrangements for which
they have striven
"The league of nations is the -hope
of the world. As a basis for the arm
istice, I was authorized by all the
great ;flghting nations to say to the
enemy that it was our object in pro
posing peace to establish a general
association of nations under specific
ccvenants for the purpose of affording
mutual guarantee., of 'political tide
Ipendence and territorial integrity to
great and small states alike, and the
covenant of the league of nations is
the deliberate ebodinent of that pur
pose in the treaty of peace.
"The chief motives which led us
to enter the war will be defeated
unless that covenant is ratifIed and
acted tupon with vigor. We cannot
in honor 'whittle it (own o weaken
it as the Republican leaders of the
senate have proposed to do if we are
to exercise the kind of-leadership to
which the founders of the 1itepublic
ooked forward and they depended
ipon their successors to establish, we
must do this thing with courage and
unalterable determination. They ex
pceted the United States to be always
the leader in the defense of' lib
erty and ordered peaco throughout
the world and we are unworthy to
call ourselves their successors untIles
we fulfill the great purpose they en
tertained and proclaimed.
"The true Americanism, the only,
true Americanism, is that which puts
Ameriea at the front of free nations
and redeenis the great promises which
we made the world when we onterd
the war which was fought, no. for
the advantIge of any Aingle nation or
group of nations, but for the salva
tion of ail. It is in this way we shall
redecem the sacred 1blood that was
shed, and muak Amerlea the force she
should be inl the counsels of mank Inld.
ai cannot affovd to sink .-in the
pltce that nations hgve usually oc(cu
p ic d and become merely one of thosie
who scrambli and look about for sel
fish advantag %.
"The Democratic party has now a
great o)portunity to which it mist
measur ip. The honor of tie na
tions is in its hands."
Senator .Lodge lepublicaln leader 2n
the senate, issuted a brief stat- -mientI.
after havi ng leard President Wilson's
mtessage to file Oregon Demnocrats.
de tail." It' Said, "but politically
speaking I an very glad he has taken
tIh position he has, it fully jistillesiz
all the oppositiont of the fltiblicanl
parlty inl tihe senate and tlos who
.iiled withi tihe t. lAicans."
('AltiIANZA TiO -Fi~li'T
liefutses~ to (onsider' Abidientin of Of'.
flee. Elecion Cannot be Iheld. Of.
I 11Willthe 'Turtned Ove r Only to
Legally Named Stucessor.
Mexicoi, M~ay 5.--llefuisal to aban
(toln the pr'esidenicy In face of the men
ace of r'ebellion featured a manifesto
issued yesterday on the occasion of
the national holiday by President Car..
The president antnoutned thiat he
would fight to finish to put diown the
rebellion and that he wouldl not turn
over' tihe ptresidency to anyone except
a -legally elected sucecessor. 11o enun
cdated the 'principle of the elimina
tioni of the coup d'ctat from Mlexican
politics, asserting that -the presidency
tnust not be a prize for military lead
in the manifesto President Carran
za declared it would be impiossible to
hold the presidential elections which
had been set for July 4. Also he trac
ed the events in Mexico, which he
charged rc'presentedh a lplot 'by the
followers of General Obregon to gain
the piresidlency by mieans of violence.
El Paso, May 6.---J'resident Carran
za -was schedutled -to leave 'Mexico City
fot Vera Cruz some time todlay ac
cording to a telegram received from
Nogales, Ariz., tonIght .by La 'Patria,
a Spanish language newspaper pubh
Tile message -wjus signed by 'A. Al
mada, head of the revoluitionists' die
partment of information and Ipropa
ganda at 'Nogales.
In view of reports received earlier'
in the day -that the railroad service
from Mexico City to Vera Cruz had
been sspendedl some dot~hts wereO
expressed hero as to the probability
that the Mexican chief executive had
been able to depart. It was p)ointed
out, however,-that as a result of the
critical situition of the federal gov
ernment, a special effort might have
been made to runea speiai train for
*Pretident Clarr.anza .
SHOT BY BUIWJ,All
R1oboken'Man $hoz Five Times in Bat.
tie' in 1ils Home with Masked Rob
ber. Now Lies at Point of Death In
:loboken, N. J., May 9.-In a battle
for his life with a masked burglar dis.
covered in his hoine early today, Fred
crick Rickert, vice president of the
White Metal .Manufacturing company,
was shot flive times, suffering wounds
from which hospital surgeons believe
he can not recover. The .intruder used
two revolvers, one in each hand, and
fired at the manufacturer as he was
pursued about the house. He escaped.
Ruckert 'Alanned to leave for Cincin
nati tomorrow and had $1,500 In cash
In his home. The polige think the rob
bery was attempted by a person who
knew this. The money was not taken.
The burglar entered the house by a
rope ladder, lowered from the roof,
and was ransacking the p;ace when
Ruckert returned home. They -met in
the dining room. The thilef opened
fire ais Ruckert closed with him, two
bullets striking the manufacturer in
the stoinich. Despite these woIinds,
tRuckert kept after his mnan and in the
pursuit received three more bullets,
He still faced i'he burglar after the
fifth wound, driving hin toward the
street entrance. At the door the rob
bor fired a parting shot, but it missed.
Ruckert was to have married Miss
Eisie Vorrach in a few days. She Is
at his bedside in the hos)ital.
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