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SATURDAY. JUNE 17. lfl«.
If Real Americanism Is
I the Campaign Issue, Let’s
Consider This Big Speech
‘ ‘There is nothin?: that the United
States wants, that it has to get by war,”
■aid President Wilson in his address to
f the graduating class at West Point.
"But,” he continued, “the United
Btates has to see that its life is not in
| terfered with by any one else who wants
something.”
; And the man who has just been re
nominated by his party for a second
tann in the presidency, said also:
! "Yon know that the thing in which
tor forefathers took pride was this,
that the civil power is superior to the
|ggftft*iy power in the United States.
Ihhv*** the president was made command
■r-in-chief of the army, whether he had
been a military man or not.
. ‘‘The ideals of this country are peace.
the rights of men, and it is these
ideals which we are preparing to defend,
ffrwwM any country attempt to take them
from us.”
These are moderate words which
;iiihottld carry no terror to the pacifist,
provided they are interpreted by a cool
head end a sound heart; and. since the
Chicago convention, we are confirmed in
tour belief that the majority of Ameri
cans are blessed with these two essen
tial*.
r Militarism, which carried away a few
■Pt were possessed, perhaps, by an over- j
abundance of animal spirits, met its
Waterloo when it appeared, leaderless,
hefors the Chicago convention which,
ere told, was a “fair representation
gs the people of this country.”
/.A* that historic gathering this fair
lillfesentation emphatically refused to
lend itself to the militaristic propaganda.
There were two deaths in that memo
rable week.
One the Progressive party, and the
other the militant jingoism which wish- j
;ed to foist upon this country an arbi
trary, compulsory service entirely in
compatible with every principle in the
* American constitution.”
"A genuine American cannot believe
In militarism,” said Mr. Wilson; and, per
v haps, therein lies the germ of real
———!.
An Organization Formed
To Uplift Itself, Doing
Big Work For Humanity
HBi ■ ———
-Hot to uplift the Ignorant and the poor, but
t to uplift ourselves so that we may create an
Kpjiifonmnnt that will permit every one to rise
to our then uplifted level,” is the object of the
$ "BWnuaJtaxlin Cult, an association, without or-
IgMlSftka. with headquarters at 1790 Broadway,
JMW York.
if It Is composed of 75,000 members.
t This ie a very healthy Idea to begin with.
Bafreehlng after the usual smug patronage
j Which accompanies most “humanitarian” effort.
AlOtber revivifying thing about it is that it is
; totirr'y free from financial considerations.
>: Somebody backs tt. no one knows who, and
V fbare are no dues nor "free offerings.”
£ fa fact the basket and plate are absent at its
Meetings.
£ . Where are no officers and the noted "400” are
■•t excluded from membership on account of
mm unfortunate incomes,
j Thera la no snobbery of class In this codec-
Uaa of people who even recognize the fact that
| tSa rich may hare hearts and souls and be
worthy of respect.
’* Beery one active In the cult becomes so vol
s uatarll] and his remuneration is the satlsfac-
Woa he derives from his work.
% • .880 flrera are supposed to be grateful to the
> fegecfvars for the opportunity of sharing with
' tkorn their own good fortune.
i,:Hs only qualification necessary for member
f fU| la a dealra to be "Just human,” and of
laOOH aaalstance to our fellow man.
members are published nor are
applicant* for assistance.
HHk ‘ vJ
Mil April, 1007 persons had been “relieved,”
||Kmu (Urm or other, by the Cult.
MKilloaa hod been found for 2X3. exconvlct*
had been helped, drunkards had beer, assisted
to their feet.
Nearly all were found to be victims of faulty
economic environment.
If a member feels able and requests If. an
unfortunate person is sent to him to care f" .
A small magazine is published ands. : to
members which includes applicant# for *orK
legislative suggestions, copies of resolutions and
letters sent to various i**rsons legarding im
portant public measures and an Atonal * ,0 ‘
tion The editorial in the last number >i* ..
with prison reform
lectures are constantly given b' this group
of associated spirits, the leading humanitarian*-
of the day being the speakers.
Concerts are also part of their entertainment,
mefiopolltan artists having responded gener
ously.
The guests of the Cult at these entertainments
include some of the best known mer and wo
men in public life, from municipal officials to
the heads of all philanthropies. university pro
fessors. labor leaders, churchmen, lawyers and
doctors. . ~
A gold medal has been designed by the well
known artist. Henry Mos>r. and it will be
awarded, yearly, to the person rendering the
greatest service to humanity.
On its corners are inscribed the words Ixvve,
Equality. Liberty and Justice
Misha Appelbaum is the editor of the maga
2me and executive head of the Humanitarian
Cult.
His address is the headquarters
A Few Words to Girls
On the Summer Masher
It’s his "scenery,” little girl, it's his stage
clothes and manners which make the summer
masher dangerous.
You call him “swell” and “polite."
Perhaps you are too young to recognize a fake
Then follow that precious book of etiquet
which all girls love
There’s a lot of sanity In some rules of good
form.
There’s "safety first” in the one which states
that it is always a girl's privilege to speak to a
man first whenever the two meet
This convention is the product of human ex
perience; it belongs to the formal codes of all
civilized nations: it was made by men them
selves for the protection of the women and girls
of their own tribes or families.
And it is just as valuable a law today as it
ever was In ancient times in oriental lands.
Every decent man observes It. Ask your
brother. If you have none, ask your girl churn’s
brother.
They wtll tell you that it’s a common vulgar
insult for a strange man to say to a good girl.
"Beg pardon, where have »e met before ?**
If there is any “recognizing” to be done, it's
the girl’s privilege to begin it.
The cad with the movie hero bow who stops
young girls on the street has no more soul than ;
a shadow picture on a glass screen
By speaking to you. little girl, he has picked
you as “easy ”
By replying to him. you accept his atten-1
tion as flattery instead of as an insult.
So don’t appear interested, apologetic, super
.ilious or indignant.
Don't say anything'
In place of a soul the creature has vanitv
The only way to humble him is by not seeing
hla fancy clothes and manners.
Colorful Farming.
Going back to the farm may some day prove
a less Jovful experience than one anticipates.
A farm, it appears, can be adapted to th#
rules of decorative art.
Recently an Indiana man outlined the new
thought on the artistic side of farming.
He described his own success.
His big barns and outbuildings are all painted ;
yellow, with white trimmings, the farmhouse
is painted white, with yellow trimmings: the
cattle have the same yellow color, being Guern- |
seys; not a horse is used except he is yellow
with a white mark on his head and white feet:
the shepherd dog is yellow, with a white band
around his neck; there are yellow-colored chick
ens and yellow-colored squirrels.
And it’s a safe bet that the dandelions and
buttercups and mustard in his field* are always
yellow and that the -quash blossoms and the
golden sweets and the pumpkins fit his modest
; color scheme to perfection.
But how appallingly different results might
Ibe if on< of our leading agriculturists with
money to spend for paint were to develop strong
furturist or cubist tendencies.
Fortunately, the dye situation has taken most
of the color out of paint so that Bakst efTects
in farming are necessarily postponed.
From Another Point ot View i
c - r - s - |
A friend M. D. wants us to a.*k the
man who criticises doctors’ hills if he
thinks the doctors are in business for
their health.
* w •
The doctors have departed and next on
the program is something on a Masonic
order.
* « •
No woman has ever died in the electric
chair. There seems to be some little op
position, too, to volts for women.
• • •
They put Buffalo off here this morning.
• • •
It was somewhat appropriate weather
for those floats.
* * •
WHEN IT IS HER TURN
He -"Will you be mine?”
She—" Personally lam agreeable, but you
will have to wait until my precinct votes
on It.”
• # *
Remains to be seen whether a parading
president can win in a walk.
m * #
Still there is nothing more American
istic Mr. Hughes can do unless he enlists.
* * *
Hyphen gets Hail Columbia in the St.
Louis platform; syphon, as usual, let off
easy.
• * •
Her poor health dated from the time
she stood in the rain watching the Good
Health parade.
• * •
ODD NAME CONTEST
Town* r*trl**ved from th# Polk Ggz#tt##r*,
that *hould *uit the rHlgioualv inclined:
Paraon, Kv.
Old Mlaaion, Mich.
!.#banon Thurch, Va.
Kirk. Ala.
Sexton. lowa.
% —F. W. F.
DETROIT TIMES
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THE NEXT GENERATION
BY H. ADCMNOTON BSUCC
Author of "“The Rlddl* of Personality" Psychology and Parenthood." etc.
The world is constantly becoming
a better place in which to live. It
Is becoming better i>ecau*e »he
people in it are all the time crow
ing wiser, more brotherly, more bu
mane.
This Is a statement «ome persons
will be tempted to dispute. They
are the persons who lament the
passing of what they are pleased to
call "the good old times ”
In reality the good old times were
times of hardness and brutality
from which we are happily becom
ing more and more free In order
to appreciate ihls one has only s o
read attentively the history of by
gone epochs.
Perhaps nothing brings out more
vividly the actual comra*t between
past and present than the record of ;
the way in which children used to
be treated
To be sure, even today the treat,
rr.em of the next generation is not
always what it ought to be But it
Is incomparably better than that of
other days.
Os this I was recently reminded
when there came Into my hands
Georg* l Henry Payne's unusual book.
"The f’hild In Human Progress.” I
warmly commend Mr. Payne's book
to the attention of my readers, and
especially to those who may be
under the impression that the world
is going backward.
The story of what happened to
children in the good old time*, as
told in this book, makes pathetic
reading. Its one redeeming feature
Is that It is a story of gradual im
provemenr from century to c*n*ury.
Decidedly we are far removed
from the days when, in the glori
ous” civilization of Greece anil
Rome, children by thousands wer°
left by the roadside to perish, were
sold into slavery, and even w*ro
mutilated to make uiem more valu
able as beggars.
We are far removed from the
The Keep Well Column
HOOKWORM DISEASE.
Gould you make a living If your
physical and rncn’al strength were
cut In half?
•f the
aouth»rn atate* It la oauned by a
little worm that la ahaped Ilk# v
hook. Hence Ita name.
The hookworm la only half an
Inch long and about as large “No.
8” rewing cotton. It live* by auck
ing blood from the Internal organa
of a human being and it eoon per
Ishea out aid# the body. It la ao
amall that the amount of blood it
might auck would aeem to be a
♦rifle But when there may he, aa
often there are. hundreds and even
thotiaanda of the worm" In the body,
the loaa of blood la very aerloua
But thla loaa la not all. To make th#
blood mor# fluid and eaaier to auck.
th# hookworm pour* Into the blood
a conatant atream of polaon and, at
the earn# time la ateadlly making
minute aorea on the organa it haa
attached Itself to.
crueltira practiced on children in
mediaeval Europe. And our treat
ment of children today is a tremen
dous advance over that recorded by
Mr. Payne as :-eing of common oc
currence less than half a century
*go
The truth :s ♦hat mankind has
been steadily developing a keener
social consciousness With tbU
there haa come a gradual shedding
of that extreme individualism which
involve* absolute disregard of the
rights and welfare of others.
More and more th* human race
has been coming »o realize that a
man’s children are not hia property,
bnt have nghf* of their own. and
apart from this should be protected
from maltreatment since they are
assets of the nation in which they
Lappen to be born.
Hence the organization of child
saving societies, and the enactment
of child-saving laws, to compel those
who persist In extreme individual
ism to get into line with the better
sentiment of their fellows.
There still is. alas, much to he
done In this respect The exploit
ing of children, even by their own
paren’s. still is a noticeable fact.
But it is a fact much less In evi
dence than was formerly the case
The rights of the next generation
are year by year being more sedu
lously conserved.
This is as It must be. not only
for the sake of the little ones, but
for the betterment of the nation In
years to come.
Just picture to yourself the en
ergy. the vigor, the power gone to
waste by reason of the ignorance
and cruelty so rampant In thoa°
“good old 'lmes" which the thought'
less mourn.
Chile will send an official com
mission to the United States to
make a thorough study of agricul
tural and Industrial hydraulics.
The effect* of a large number
of hookworm* In the *y*tem la
ahown chiefly In the blood. Thla
become* thin and watery, loaea Ita
normal r#d. become* aimoat color
lera and cannot auatain the body.
Th** result i* extreme pallor, th#
••kin avAumea a paaty, tallow-yellow
hu# and la rough and deeply lined.
In severe caae* the hair la coarae
and dry, the face awollen and puffy,
the abdomen and often the feet and
lega, may he enlarged, the mind i*
and ill and the victim la alow to tin
deratand and to reply to queatlona.
This may go on until the patient la
bedridden or unable to work.
While hookworm Is a dlaeaae to
he dreaded It la eaally cured now.
All that haa to be done la tc drive
the worms from the ayatem and
•he patient will get well of himself.
The moat successful treatment la
thymol. Thla Is s gum with a pun
gent. pleasant odor obtained from
the flowering shrub thyme which
was grown in all old-time gardens.
This remedy Is given by mouih
and under normal conditions haa
no ill effect on the patient.
Do you know that a stuffy room
is the germ’s brat ally?
—By Webster,
Dream Robber’s Novel Gun.
A dream has brought millions to
many an Inventor. Some of the
finest things in literature were in
spired by a vision which came dur
ing sleep. So do not be too hasty
in your Judgment of the following
account related by a roan who at
tended a party and ate Welsh rare
bit later than 11 o'clock:
“1 had made a big cleaning.'* he
said, “and under my pillow there
was a stake of several hundred dol
lars. I had a premonition that a
burglar would come during the
night, so provided what I consid
ered ample protection. Besides an
automatic, which 1 laid near my
bead on the pillow. I leaned a
sawed-off “hotgun against the bed.
"There was but one entrance to
my room. That was through a door
which opened outside I turned off
my lights and went to t»ed. but did
not close my *ye« I watched that
door. I could s*e far out on tbc
landscape, which was bathed in
moonlight. I was sure that the
burglar would appear soon, and I
was ready As soon as he entered
the door I would begin to shoot. I
could not miss. He would be be
tween me and the light. I thought
it over and planned every detail
and then, in all calmness, went over
it again. The horror of murder
never occurred to me. I would be
protecting my life and property.
"Gazing so intently at th» door
and concentrating on my plan must
have hypnotized me. for with a
start I awoke to discover the rob
ber standing at the foot of my bed
A gun which must have been about
two feet long was leveled at my
head. It was much larger than any
revolver I ever saw-. But It. was
different in another way. Under the
cartridge chamber was a small al
cohol lamp burning.
’*’Don t move. - he commanded;
then pointing to his gun he ex
plained briefly: 'The shells in this
gun are redhot. When I touch a se
cret release the machine will com
mence firing a stream of molten
lead I advise you to make no re
sistance.’
"I put tip my hands and he took
all the money from under my pillow
end backed out the door, the green
flame of his machine’s alcohol flame
casting a sapphire light over the un
masked burglar’s features. I did
not move for a long time after he
disappeared."
The dreamer is willing for any
ambitious Inventor to perfect the
idea. He is not of a mechanical
turn of mind.
Price of War Medals.
One somehow thinks of war med
als as price|e«s. treasured always,
either by the gallant recipient or
by his descendants. as the moat
precious of heirlooms. Yet in a re
cent hook, "War Medals and Their
History.” by W. A. Steward, a chap
ter Is devoted to "Rale Prices" of
these tributes to heroism. Auction
prices of Waterloo medaln varv
from $7 SO to SIOO. a gold medal of
the Peninsular war brought $575,
while a tin medal won at Seringa
patam realized only sr»: Trafalgar
medala vary from s7..'>rt te $1,225;
Victoria crossea are high —from
$215 to s*so
Every misery you miss is a bless
ing.
The Daily Reminder
TODAY’S AMKIVKRS «RIK*.
tlTS—Joliet reached the Mississippi
River.
1703 -John Wesley, the founder of
Methodism, horn st Knworth. Eng
land I»ie*l March 3. lf»t.
1775 Hattie of Bunker Hill, the
hrst notable engagement of the
American Revolution.
It.'S Cornerstone laid for the
Punker Hill Monument.
It.il—First steamboat arrived in
the port of Milwaukee.
Hit—Orest celebration in Roston
in honor of the completion of the
Bunker Hill Monument.
1&64- Republican national conven
tion nominated Uincoln for president
tvrth—Gen Lewis Cass, celebrated
soM\«r and statesman, died in De
troit Born at Exeter, N. H.. Oct. 9.
17*3.
1949 - European end of the French
Atlantic cable was laid at Brest.
I*7s—Boston held a great celebra
tion of the centennial of the battle
of Bunker Hill.
I*9J—A monument to confederate
soldiers was unveiled at Pensacola,
the first to give monumental honors
to Jefferson Pa'is
I*94—William Walter Phelps, noted
diplomatist, died at Englewood. N J
Born In New Tork city, Aug 24.
ISS*
I(ls—Harlem Ship Canal. New
Tork city, was opened with cere
monies
t *9*—United States senate passed
a Joint resolution for the annexstion
of HawalJ.
1903—The national Irrigation law
was passed by Congress
OAK \ EAR A CIO TODtV I* THE
WAR.
Italians scaled Alpine heights and
captured Austrian strongholds
Berlin reported Russia** retreat
ing from northern Galicia into Pol
and
\ustrlaws stormed west part of
Grodek. one of Uemherg s main de
fenses.
I.ieut Warneford. Canadian aviator
who blew a Zeppelin to plecea In the
air. killed In test flight.
French gained in desperate battle
north of Arras, where more than
SSA.Aftrt men were fighting In narrow
limits.
TOO* VS BIRTH D tit.
Sir William Crookes, famous ehetv
Ist and one of the world’s authorities
on physical research, born In I<nndon.
*4 vears ago to«lav.
Adolphus Frederick, the reigning
Grsnd f>uke of Mecklenburg Ftre
litx. born 34 'ears ego today.
Edward J Rrrwind. one of Amer
ica s most Influential capitalists, born
in Philadelphia. 4* years ago today.
Robert .1 Collier, New York eUTTor
and publisher, born in New York
citv. 40 years ago today
Dr Konstantin Theodor Dumbs,
former ambassador from Austria-
Hungary to the In ted Stat-s, t orn
In Vienna. <0 years ago today
.1 Wilbur Chapman, widely known
clergyman and e\ang»llst born st
Re hmond. Ind . 57 years ago toda'
Tommy Burns iNoah Brussoi. for
mer chamnbjh heawweight pugilist,
born in Hanover, Canada. 35 years
ago today.
Philip B Douglas, former pitcher
for the Brooklyn National*, now w.th
the St Paul American association
baseball team, horn at Cedar to wn,
Ga 2* year* ago today.
A Poem a Day
I
PERSEYRR 49CF.
A swallow In the spring
Came to our granary, and 'neath th*
eav*S
Essayed to make a nest, and there
did bring
Wet earth and straw and leaves
Day after day ahe tolled
With patient art. hut ere her work
was crowned.
Some sad mishap the tiny fabric
spoiled.
And dashed It to the ground.
She found it ruin wrought.
But. not cast down, forth from the
place she flew.
And with her mate fresh earth and
grasses brought
And built her nest anew
But scarcely had she placed
The last soft feather on Its ample
floor.
When wlrged hand, nr chance, again
laid waste
And wrought the ruin o'er.
But still her b#art she kept.
And toiled again -and last night,
hearing calls
I looked and In: three swallows
slept
Within the earth-made walls.
What truth Is hers. O man*
Hath hope oeen smitten In its early
dawn?
Have clouds o’ercaet thy purpose,
trust, or plan?
Have faith, and. struggle on'
—R. f* 8 Andros
Pointed Paragraphs
I.ove may not be blind, but It’*
awfully nearsighted.
Health may be wealth, but >ou
can’t make a doctor bellexe It.
Owing to |ts crookedness the let
ter S la frequently In distress.
The worst evil we have to con
tend with In the world is Insin
cerity.
Man’s greed for gold was prob
ably the original germ of yellow
f ever.
The Jovial spiritualist might be
appropriately termed a happy me
dium
Adversity brings a good man out
—especially at the knees and el
bows.
Public office is a coat whten every
man Imagines is a misfit on the
back of others.
I* pays to be a heathen at times--
especially when there is a collec
tion being taken up for him.
A small boy’s Idea of forgiving
an injury inflicted by another boy Is
to lick him first and forgive him
afterward.
When you see a man trying to
convince his shadow that it Is im
proper to follow a gentleman. It's a
sign that prohibition isn’t altogeth
er a success.
The Old Gardener Say*
That the early flowering shrubs
should be trimmed as soon as
they have ceased blooming, If
they need any cutting. The
common but wholly wrong way
to trim Is to go around snd nip
off the ends of the branches. The
right way Is to cut out all th
wornout stalks Just where they
come out of the ground, thus
giving the young wood a better
chance. And the reason for
trimming now la that these esrly
blooming shrubs will soon begin
to make their buds for nex’
year.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1916
Not All Bad.
BY DR. FRANK CRANE
(Copyright. 1915, by Prank Craoa)
Few celebrated cases have shocked the
public more than that of Dr. Arthur
Warren Waite, who was recently con
victed in New York for poisoning his
mother-in-law and father-in-law.
His lawyers set up a plea for “moral
insanity,” on the grounds that no man
could have been guilty of such a revolt
ing crime, unless he were crazy. The
jury, however, promptly brushed aside
this excuse.
The accused himself took no part in
trying to establish his insanity. In fact,
the most remarkable element in this af
fair was the simple, downright, and open
nature of his acknowledgment of guilt.
He said, in substance: “Yes, I mur
dered them. I am not crazy. I knew
what I was doing. There’s nothing the
matter with me except that I am just
bad. I wanted money. I wanted the
things money can buy, all those luxuries
for which men go to the devil. I got
caught. lam willing to pay the penalty.
Go ahead and execute me. And get it
over as soon as possible.”
Dr. Waite may have been a weakling
and a pervert all his life, he may have
been a most reprehensible villain, but he
illustrates the truth that every one, no
matter how low, has in him some trait
of nobleness. You cannot help admiring
a man who owns up and takes his medi
cine.
The most disgusting thing about the
usual criminal is his sniveling, squirm
ing, and writhing to escape his just pun
ishment. Generally everything and every
body are blamed, same himself. It was
heredity, it was environment, I was
drunk or had a brainstorm, or it was so
ciety's fault, or my mother’s, or some
microbe’s.
Asa rule, also, the offender when the
noose is about his neck wallows in self
pity.
There is nothing of all this in Dr.
Waite. Nothing in his life becomes him
like his taking off.
His confession was so straight, clean,
and unwhimpering, that small wonder we
thought him crazy. “In the country of
the blind the one-eyed man is king.”
He sinned like a cur, but at least he
pays for it like a man.
The candor of his avowal has in it
some flavor of redemption. It bums like
a bright flower in the swamp-bed of his
life.
Doubtless he was a villain, hut his final
gesture is refreshing. There must be
something manly th«ire.
The stores of divine mercy can not
l>e measured, and when he stands before
the Judgment Seat on high who shall say
that this last chapter of courage has not
done something which, to the mind of
the All-pitying, shall mitigate to son™
degree the distressful story of his wasted
life?
Another wastrel, who happened to be
a poet, who lived long ago, one Master
Francois Villon of Paris, expecting to be
hanged with five of his companions,
wrote:
Brothers, that after us on life remain
Hanlon >our hearts against us not as stone,
For If »o pitv us poor wights you re faio,
<;<if| shall the rather grant you benison.
You fee us six the gibbet heieupon;
none m«ks merry of our
Thr rather pr»ty. God grant ua of His grae
\ PROGRAM OF WORLD PEACE
Kam.iol Harden Church, a brilliant publicist,
s«k" if there is not in all the world one ’great
voir.- of authority to b. Hft.U
igalnst the terrifle slaughter now going on in
Europe’" In an article published by the New
York Times, he gives a bit of the history of the
( nited States In its peacemaking rapacity and
claims that the United States la not now living
up to Its duty to humanity. It should be work
ing for the end of war. He says:
"This Is where vision, authority and leadership
are required. The first step in Imperative peace
Intervention must be a program, so broad that
it will rover the whole ground of the eonflirt,
♦ o he submitted to all belligerents, and. when
revised and adopted, to he signed by all the gov
ernments In Europe and
He submits a program which he believes would
be successful, as follows:
1 Germany to withdraw her armies from
France, and p»> ha< k to Fr*n«-e the billloa
dollar* she exacted In H7l.
2 Germany t«> withdraw her armies from
I’.elKniOi. repaying all sums exacted during
her occur a 11'*n. and. In addition thereto, pay
to Belgium *.'»OA,oOO,OOA.
3 The Herman f oloniaa tak*n from
many to he restored
4 Poland to he reconstructed as a re
public. with a president elected on manhood
sufTiage, entirely independent of Germany,
Austria and Russia.
r,. Atsaee and l.orralne to he reconstruct
ed as one republic, with an elected presi
dent Independent of Germany and Franca.
4. The Balkan States to be confederated
under a constitution like that of the United
States, with an elected president, her kings
departing, and her territory to Include, as
one or those stales, the domain of the Turk
ish emptre In Europe,
7. The freedom of the Jews and the equal
ity of all ta<es In civil and religious rights
to be mutually effe< t*d throughout the world.
*. No ruler, or any member of his family,
to wear a military uniform, or he eligible for
service In the army In limes of peace
9 All military establishment*, armies and
navies romhin* and, to he reduced to a basis not
exceeding three to eaoh l.boo of population.
Naval construction for 20 years not to exceed
the maintenance ( »r the present standard
10 A high court of Justice to tie estab
lished at The Hague, of which every nation
of the world rtf 1,000,000 oi more shall liava
one member and one additional member for
ev<i.v |o,non, non of population. Nations of
less than 1.00#,000 to combine with other
small nations in seining a member Th*
com t to have complete and Anal Judgment
oxer all quest lons whirh cannot be settled
I by dlt ect negotiation including territory,
honor, and vital interest*, its daeraea to ba
enforced by the strength of all.

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