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Voi. 1AXVIII No. 26,372
Fjrst to Lasf? the Truth: News ? Editorials - Advertisements
?w \or\i Trilmne Ine.l
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1919
*air to-day and to-morrow. Not much
change in temperature. Fresh
Kuli Report on I'agc H
ittO ( KM> within. ommuting dUtanrr
Azeele Packwood Fenton
Marricd in Secret to Ma?
jor W ho Died in France
Grief luspired Art
Formerly Had Home at
25 East Forty-eighth
Street, Her Friends Sav
EXGLEWOOD, X. J., Jan. 28.?The
mystery surrunding the latcst tragedy
of the Palisades was practically solved
late last night, when a dispatch was rc
ceived from Tampa, Fla., saying that
tiie young woman, who had been idcn
tified carlier in thn day as Miss Azeele
Packwood, was the v.ife of a Major
Fenton, an officer in the American Ex
pcditionary Force, who died in France
last November. The message was re
ceivcd from tho girl's father, George
The marriagc itself had been kept a
secret, even from tiie two families of
the young couple. It was the hope of
the girl that she might be able to go
to France as a Red Cross nurse. Army
rcgulations made it imperative, if she
was to have her wish, that she retain
her identity as an unmarried woman.
That Mrs. Fenton took her own life
in crief over the death of her husband
is the bclief of her father. Mr. Pack?
wood is one of the pioneer citizens of
Tampa and is a wealthy retired real
Mrs. Fenton, according to the Tampa
dispatch, camo to New York ten years
rgo. Before leaving her home, she was
prominent among the youngcr set in
society circles and was talented ma
Before the message from Tampa
elcared up much that had remained a
mystery throughout thc day the police
had accomplished considerable in un
tolding the story of the lonely widow
who chose to end her life rather than
face the world alonc. They had satished
themsclve3 that behind the story of
the suicide would be disclosed an army
romance. Bit by bit they were un
ravrling the tale when the Tampa
Hoped to Hide in Death.
"Vbcn I go, nobody will know that
I ended my life and nobody will ever
see my body," was one of Mrs. Pack
wood's last rcmarks to a friend in New
Only the police, who worked for near
ly three days seeking a clew that might
reveal her identity, can tcll how nearly
- le . ucceeded in cairrying out this wish.
But for the rarest chance her body
might have remained in thc rock coffin
designe ! by nature at the top of the
des until far into next eummer,
obably would have been too
? ??? 'r to ident ify it.
' ton, who was said to have
been slightly more than thirty years
. i 1 to have marricd thc
ofticcr about two or three years ago.
ad been marricd long enough, at
any rate, to aijmit of three or four
by him from abroad. It is
? that they met while the then
M;?3 Packwood was ciimbing thc bowl
'icrs of lnterstate Park, along the Hud
Iricnd Tells of Woman.
Bradford Elsworth, one of the
' v close friends of Mrs. Fenton,
told Thomas J. Iluckm, Prosccutor for
Bergen County, that thc couple took a
two-room apartment at 25 East Forty
eighth Street, which the bride fur
I ixuriouely. Her income seemed
'" be Bubstantial.
Mrs. Elsworth, whosc home is at 344
v'' - Eighty-scventh Street, said that
i o time duririg their acquaintance
had Mrs. Fenton mentioned the narne
- band or permittcd any of
??< nd i to see him.
riends knew little of thc
;> on the Palisades, but she
made it evident to them that she was
ncd to tit herself for some ser
uid take her to France with
' r Red ( roaa organization, or some
branch of the service,
In the hope of carrying out this
I e joined the American Red
or Corps and took up the
of emergeney relicf. It was the
.;?'? thus gained that she used
. uch i fficiency in taking her
Seen by Many Persona
It is known, however, that the moni
ortea <f her courtship on the Palisadej
'" kept ever fresh in her mind by
t daily jaunts into the Jersey
Wooda alonc. Chauffeura and other
P?r?ona whosc bu ? took them to
?nd from the oftin deaerted diatricts
?h<: frequented recall having seen her
'???.- ><!>.< r day aa she ;-.<?? out or rc
ti?m<-d from hrr pilgrimagea.
?t is probablc thi; woman would have
?'""i In a-rcOmplinhing her in
tended barmleaa deception of the Bed
< ron? oftieiaU but for the tudden death
?j her hunbzni. When th?t new^
Cotttinucd on page nine
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*?*>*? HUtrj. I
Peasant Revolt Sweeps All Rumania
"y/MENNA, jan 28 (By The Associated Press).?A peasant revolj
tion has broken out over the length and breadth of Rumania, ac?
cording to dispatches from Budapest. A simultaneous rising occurred
in all the villages at a fixed hour on Saturday, when well-armed home
coming soldiers, heading the insurgents, forced their way into the
various towns, resulting in sanguinary encounters with the regular
In Bucharcst, the dispatches say, there was fighting all day long
Sunday, the rcgulars employinp; machine guns. Many were kiHed
or wounded. Social revolutionists joined in the movement.
Seeu in Fatal
Red Cross Major Withholds
Many Details oi" ihe Trag?
edy; Back on Lorrainc
Confirmation of tbe suicide of the
! Misses Gladys and Dorothea Cromwell,
; of New York City, in the Gironde
i River, in France, was brought to this
' city yesterday on the French liner La
Lorraine, from which tbe young wom?
en plunged on January 10.
The only witness to the tragedy was
. an American soldicr who was on guard
| duty at the time tbe twin sisters
leaped from tbe port rail. His identity
was concealed by Major James C. Sher
j man, a Red Cros3 worker from Chi
i cago, who withheld details of the
tragedy when the Lorrainc came into
Sherman took possession of the
| young women's effecta as well as the
; four letters they left on their bed.
He said he would take the letters and
. the belongings to tbe home of the
girl's brother, Seymour L. Cromwell,
at 169 East T4ih Street.
Many Versions of Tragedy
Various versions of the tragedy by j
passcngers yesterday crystallized into
the following story:
The two sisters, who had been doing
canteen work for the American Red
Cross at Chalons sur Marno since
February, 1918, went abroad tbe Lor?
raine at Bordeaux at dusk on January
IS. M, Le Dantec, the ship's purser,
assigned them to Room 703 of tbe sec?
ond cabin with two other Red Cross
workers, one being Miss C. Kellen. The
other woman cancelled her passago at
the last minute and did not sail.
The sisters had desircd a first cabin
accommodation, but accented the room
assigned to them and went there at
once. They went on deek several timea
to stroll, tbe last time being about 7
p. m., when nearly all of the passcngers
were at dinner. Thev went to tho
promenadc deck of the first cabin,
where no one was stirring except tbe
soldicr on guard duty. He was one of
400 men from the American Expedi
tionary Force returning to thi? ccun
"V" Men See Girls Drown
According to his report, he observed
two young women walking toward him
frorn the stern. He gave them no heed
as he passed by, but as he turned to
retrace his patrol he saw one of the
girls climb the smalier steel rails and
stand on the broad teak rail where
r'apsonpets lean when lookinp: over the
ship's ?ide. He thought yho was seek
ing a view of somcthlng and was sur
prised to see her spread her arms and
leap into the river, using one foot to
push herself clear of tbe liner. Before
Continued on page ninc
.\of M ishi
4-Year Ban 011
Cuba, Mcxico, Canada and
by tbe Honsc Committee
New York Tribune
II n."/iington />'?reau
WASHINGTON, .Ian. 28. A four
ycar ban on immigration into the
United States has been agreed upon by
the House Committee on Immigration,
which to-night made public the text of
a measure to bc reported to the House
of Representatvcs to-morrow.
As forecast in The Tribune lasl week,
exception is made in favor of aiiens
lawfully rcsident in the United States
and persons of the following status or
occupations: Government ofncials, their
families, attendants, servants, lawyers
and employes; ministcrs or rcligious
teachers, missionaries, teachcrs, stu
dents, authors, chemists and cnginecrs,
professional artists, physicians and
travellers for plcasurc, business or
curiosity, or to their legal wives or
their children under 16 years of age.
Exception is also made in behalf oi"
persons seeking rcfuge from rcligious
pe'rsccution; parents or grandparents
of any alien admissiblc under the bill
or heretoforo or hcreaftc-r lcgally ad
mitted, or his unmarried or widowed
daughter, or son not over eightecn
years of ago, and aiiens who wero
d'rofted or who volunteered for ser?
vice with ihe miiitary forces of the
United States or our allies.
Four Countries Exempted
' ndc-r an amendment bj Keprcsenta
tive Lufkin, of Masachusctts, tempo
rary admission to the eountry for a
period not execeding six months is
provided for residents of Canada, New
foundland or Mexico. Jn failing to in
clude Cuba :"n this amendment, the
committee. upparently oomimtud an
oversight, as, further down in the bill,
lefercnce i: made to these temporary
admissions, with Cuba includcd in the
list. This will be straightcned out, in
all probability, after the bill has been
\.i an additional precaution, the com?
mittee late to-day added to the bill a
number of pections taken down to the
Capitol by tbe As. istani Commissioner
of Immigration, to prevent aiiens from
ga'ming unlawful admission to the
eountry in the gfiise ol" seamen on
board vessels touching American ports.
Heavy penaltics are provided for tho
ewner, agent, consignee or master of
any vessel aiding an alien to obtain
entry in this manner.
The four-year period of prohibition
Continued on page six
ng Anybody iny Hard Li
In Wheat Bili
Administration Measure to
Carry Out 82.26 Guaran
tco to Farmers Is Drawn
Kedrafting Is Demanded
$ 1,250,000,000 Appropria
alion Proposed; Qpposi
tion Develops at Oncc
New York Tribunt
WajthiHQ'tm. 'Turra .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. The long
awaitcd bili to carry out the Presi
| dent's guarantec of $2.26 a bushel for
the 1919 wheat crop was taken to the
I Capitol to-day by YV. A Glasgow, of the
j Federal food administration.
Its terms are so general and swecp
1 ing that Chairman Lever of the House
Agricultural Committee probably will
withhold the measure from introduc
j tion in the Ilou.se until his committee
, rcdrafts it.
Summed up, the Administration bili
1. An appropriation of $1,250,000,
000 to bc available at oncc.
2. President Wilson is author
ized to carry out thc guarantees for
1918 and 1919 wheat with such agents
; or agencics as he may desire to cre
ate, or utilize any department or
I agency of the government.
3. Thc President is not only au
i thorized to buy and sell wheat and
. wheat products, but "foods and food
i stuffs," and is given power (o assume
absolutc controi over dealcrs, millcrs,
clevators, exehanges and all other3
; having anything to do with the dis
' tribution, by mcans of a license sys
1. The President is given complete
control of all exports and imports of
j "wheat, wheat products and other
i foodstuffs and feeds," and to dispose
of the American surplus of wheat he
! is empowered to cnter foreign mar
Bili Called Swecping
"The original food control law was
'. mild in the powers if, delegated to the
| President. comparcd with this meas?
ure," a Northwestern member of the
j House said aftev reading Glasgow's
bili. "!'? places in one. man's han<t vi t
: ual control of all food in this country
lor the next year and a half. The food
control law authorizes the President to
: deal in wheat, flour, meal, bcans and
potatoes as a war emergeney. This
' bili extends his authority much fur
There is no disposition in Congress
to dodse making good the wheat guar
j antee to the farnicrs. But there is gen?
eral opnosition to appropriating a bill
ion or so dollars and telline the Presi?
dent. to use it as he sees lit to carry
oi.it the obligation. Members of the
House Agriculture Committee had ex?
pected the food administration and the
1 Department of Agriculture to submit a
Idefinite plan, including the govcrn
mental machinery required to do the
| necessary buying and seliiti?.
Kcdrufting Is Advised
Mr. Glasgow was in conference to
| day with Chairman Lever, Representa
tives Sydncy Anderson, of Minnesota,
and Rubey, of Missouri, and Senators
Continued on. page si.e
Seen in Revolt
Junkcrs Said to Have In
epired Uprising to Rai*e i
Great 'Army for Defcnce'
Prince Eite] Behind It
Peace Han* Till Demobil
izatiou Wcakens Allies
Ni w Y"i' : ribune
oecial Cable Sei
(i '.p' ;-;?''. ... ..'..,
ROTTERDAM, Jan, 27. 1 he rollov -
ing amazing story comcs not from
an cxtrcmist, but from a v, I i
formed pcrson in a responsible posi
. t ion, who, while invet ratelj ? tib
| to the nld regime bfcfoi ? now, has gi-,
. en the Tribune coi n proof
of tbe s oundm >a and i ol his
judgmer.t. Much of i . I ir;
completely with I li ? coi n poi d nt's ow i
"\\*o possess proofs that the Sparta
cide rcbellion was the work of the
.miiitary castc working behind the
seenes. We know that ofheers of high
| and low rank, in various disgui
; incitcd the Spartacides to acts of vio
lence in order to cnginccr a coup de
"The headquartcrs of the whole plot
, were at Potsdam, in the villa
of Prince Eitel Friedrich. i iffi
I'ccrs of high rank had an important
share in concocting and dirccting 'he
Spartacidc operations. including the
scizure of newspaper offices. The whole
thing, of coursc, was done without the
knowledge of the Spartacidc leaders
, themselves, who simply were tho .iupns
I of the monarchist miiitary caste in
i the latter's plan to ojrc on the gov?
ernment to the organization and em
? ployment of an ni-nKil force on a huge
Erzberger Is Called
One Leader of Revolt
"One man who was particularly an
tive in organizing the conspiracy was
Erzberger, the leader of the German
armistice commission. The essence of
the plan was to obtain and concentrate
, large numbers of fr.esh troops, and or
' ganir.c/hem in !*?-?v'ormat inns under
1 tho rooirol and 'if-.ci ?' ireipi ine of
Prussian junker oflicers.
"The -whole tremondous recruiling
campaign which has been going on in
Berlin and throughout tbe eountry,
wh.ich may be correctly described as
another general mobilization, -was se
cretly directed by Hindenburg himself,
on the double pretext of fighting Bol?
shevism at home and defending the
eastcrn frontier against. both the Rus?
sian Bolsheviki and the Poles.
"The German monarchist clique
plottcd to create a new and huge army
without arousing the suspicion of the
Entente, with the real object not of
Eastern defence but Westcrn defcnce.
The troops were to remain in and
around Berlin, pending the sccret reor
ganization of the whole army.
Germans Hope Allies
Will Demobilize Quickly
"An important item in the militarist
calculations is a popular movement in
the Entente. countries demanding a
(|uick demobilizat ion.
"We are in possession of proofs that
German soldiers with a knowledge of
English and French were sent out, not
by the Spartacides but by the miiitary
clique. to occupy territory in the West
to carry on Bolshevik propaganda
among the Entente troops.
"The present Socialist government is
the contemptible and helpless tool of
the militarist. machinations. It cannot
extricate itself from the meshes which
it had itself prepared. Besides, even
the present government favors a re
sumption of Western defence if neces
"One of the biggest scoundrels is
Erzberger. He is intriguing with
Hintze, the former Foreign Secretary,
and deliberately procrastinating the
peace negotiations in order to gain
time for the organization of the new
"Officers have taken over all demob
ilized miiitary material, which is to be
apportioned among various divisions,
For the sake of appearances many ,,-'
these divisions have been named after
non-commissioned officers, but in real
ity they are commanded by officers
acting under the orders of generals,
Old Prussian Officers
Ready to Take Control
"Three-fourths of ail the army of -
cers have placed themselves at the o.\<
posal of the movement. There are
also special officers and battalions. The
power of command has been placed in
the hands of the miiitary caste with?
out consultation with the government.
"Herr Xoske is beside himself with
impotent rage over the loss of his pow?
er to command. The old Prussian miii?
tary discipline in all its forms is now
being enforced among the troops. who
are excellently armed and provided
with new elothing.
"As a result of the fact that the
munition plants were kept poing until
quite recently to avoid unemployment,
huge quantities of war material of
every kind are available. The real
(bject of the vigorous disarming of the
citizens and the hunt for ammunition
i.tores is to procurc more arms.
"Including new onlistments there are
now about 100.000 men concentrated
in and around Berlin. The men them?
selves believe that they are wanted
only to light in the East, but high
ranking oflicers in private conversation
ridicule the idea, saying 'You don't
suppnae we are going to put up with
rnything from the Entente powers.'"
A new and more arrogant tone tow?
ard the Entente has been adopted su.l
donly by the German Foreign Office
and tbe semi-official press, and fits in
with this story.
Allied Leaders Propose
America Administer Some
Captured Eiiemy Colonies
German Colonies9Fate Discussed
DARIS, Jan. 28.?The Paris correspondent of "The Morning Posf
*- w rites
"At the meeting held in Minister Pichon's room to-day, the ques
tion of the German colonies was taken up. The principa] speakers
were General Botha and Premier Hughes, of Australia. As far as
can be gathered. the subjects discussed were the Pacific tsland
German Southwest .' frica.
"There was a discussion in which Japan and America took part,
II was in reply to the arguments of these two powers thal Hughes
ai '! Botha poke. No conclusion was rcached at the meeting, ai
proceedings were adjourned.
"There is a further American campaign in \'-c,,<>- of a i
zation of these territories, though there > no information forthcom
ing that is the solution purposed by thc ofticial \merican deii
"All that can be said at present is that no pi posal as yet
been entcrtained by the conference for that particular solution of the
"Representatives of China were present during the discussion of
the Pacific Islands question. The British Imperial War Cabinet also
considered these particular issues this afternoon and wil] meet again
to-morrow for the same purpose."
W ilson Ad\ ises iVorway Be
Made "Motlier" of Lih
eraied Lands; Britons
Would Shifi Control
Plan, if Adopted, Would
Kecp Our Troops in
Many Countries in the
h as t er n Heinispkerc
Spi r r. Cable
VI lies Repulsc
Al the Dvina
Amei'icaiis and British Hold
Their Positions al Tnlgas
Despitc the Artillery Fire
ARCHANGEL, Jan. 27 (By The As?
sociated Press). Bolshevik forees
failcd ia ;m attempt last- midnight t-i
drive American and British troops
From their positions at Tulgas, on the
Dvina River, southeast of Archangel.
l'reviou-iy the cnemy had bombarded
the positions with artillery.
On the right, bank of thc river the
Amerrcan troops met a smali cnemy
patrbl nnd drove it back. On thc lef:
bank the Allies encountcrcd 150 Bol?
sheviki in a wood early this morning
and dispersed them. takinqr fourtron
prisohcrs. The Allies suffered no
The prisonfers said tiiat a general at
; tack had been planned, but a majority
of the Bolsheviki lost themselves in
the woods. Allied scouts found a con
siderable number of thc enemy on the
Upper Tulgas River, from which thc
Allied outposts withdrew. The artil
' lery then shelled the evacuated posi
tion. The artillery duel continues.
On the line of the River Vaga, in
thc Shenkursk region, thc Bolsheviki
have followed the retiring Americans
to a point live miles south of Shego
varsk, where American patrols are now
in touch with them.
According to refugees who are flee
ing along the snow-covercd roads from
Shenkursk to safety in the American
lines, the Bolsheviki have burned
Shenkursk and massacred many of the j
inhabitants. The American intelli?
gence ofheers are trying to confirm
these reports, but. it is announced.
they must be taken with reservation I
until the facts are assured.
The Bolsheviki were shelling Tares
vo. forty miles east of Shenkursk, to
day and apparently were prcparing for
another infantry attack in this region. :
Artillery activity continues along the
LONDON, Jan. 28. Further succese
es for tiie Bolsheviki in the north.
south and east are reported in a Rus?
sian government wireless message re
ceived here to-day. Rcferring to oper
ations on the northern front up to
January _M. the message reports th.;
capture of a number of -sillages and a
few prisoners and says that before the
Continued on page three ,
Britain to "Draft"
For Allied Police L
LONDON, Jar. 28 By The Associated
Press).?A special meeting of the Cab
inet was attended to-day by Wiriston
Spencer Churchill, Sir Krie Geddes, Sir
Robert Stevenson Horne, the new La
bor minister, and Generals Sir Henry
Wilson and Sir William Robertson.
Urgcnt questions regarding demobiliza
tion were discussed.
It is understood tiiat the conferrees
reached the conclusion that there was
no prospeet for months to come of
the voluntary cnlistment of sufficient
men for tho army of occupation and
the salvage oi property in the war the
atrcs, for properly garrisoning India,
Gibraltar and the crown colonies, to
insure the safety of the United Kin^'
(iom and safeguard the results of the
victory in Palcstine, Mosopotamia and
Turkey. and that hence it would be
i ecessary to adopt some system of se
Tection and place the men retaincd as
nearly as possible in the same position
ir -.nn Im"- monry, buy nmr?
MBRKTl HOMiS -from u?
lf you nr< a money, we ?lll buv
l.lBHitTY BONDS? from you
John Muff ? (?.., ni B'way.?KAvi
lclle in Strikesi
In British Isles
Movement Is Spreading in!
Belfast, Where 100.000
Workers Have Quit Jobs
LONDON, Jan. 28. 1! is estimated
that nearly 200,000 men and women are
idle in the United Kingdom and lre
land because of strike- various
trades, crealing one of the most seri
I ous industrial situations in many
; years. Half of the strikers ai
, Belfast, where the movement is spread j
The city of Belfast by night is now
; in virtually total darknesi*, the hos- I
; pitais being the only places where
i lights can be shown without dangcr of
attacks by strikers. Everywhere elsc
the display of a light has caused j
either the stoning or the storming of
: the premises. Many people were forced
by threats to screen their lights. Even
| in the private houses it is nn* consid
. ered safe to use more than one candle,
and the supply of candles is rapidly |
Men in Small Plants Quit
Last night war, snowy and wet by
turns. Otherwise, it is considei d,
there might. have been more trouble.
This morning men in smaller industrial
plants who had remained at work came
out for -afety's sake, the picketing
having become more extensive. One
of the morning newspapers v/as forced
to suspend publication. The uhipyard
workers are opposed to the strike. and
are endi avoring Io arrange a mi
"The strike is the mosl serious ever
experienced in this city of strikes," i
wiltes "The Daily Mail's" correspond-]
ent. "Belfa I ? a dead city. Its
entire social i;:"" is paralyzed, tbeatres
;-.nd saloons are closed. tramcars are not !
running, bakeriea and laundriea are \
closing, and there were no afternoon !
papers on Monday. Only two small edi
tions of morning papers appeared yes?
Wire Service Handicapped
"Telegraphic and telcphonic com
munication with outside distrlcts is
seriously handicaped. After sunset
Belfast becomes a city of candles.
Restaurants are closed and evening
services cannot be held by the
churches. Railway stations are
ed with naphtha lamps, but in their
homes t!ic people depend upon can?
dles. Should the candle supply fail
there will be a plague of darkness.
"The main cause of the trouble lies
in the fact that the workers in electric
an ! gas plants have joined the shipyard
workers in demanding a forty-hour
week. Things are in such a state of
chaos. that a change must come soon.
Continued on page three
Mill ion Soldiers
'iitv at Civilian Pay
as they would be in civil life with re?
gard to pav and other conditior
II is considered that, for the p ir
poses abovi stated, about one milli?n
men would be required, which means,
roughly, t-hat three out of every four
men will be demobilized and the fourth
retained "to finish the i b
The idea ts to releasc thi men who
have already rendered the most service
to the eountry. Probably some stipu
lated date will be fixed and all the men
who [oined the service previous to that
will be demobilized. The pay
men retained will be largely increased,
and a new schemc o leavi ntroduced.
The men thus ret-ained to bridj
gap until the reorganization of the new
standing peace army will be considered
as fulfilling functions as important as
nghting, and employers cf labor will
be requested to kcep open for them
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PARIS, Jan. 28. That the American*
Have embarked on a road from which
there is no returning nnd that it ?
their moral obligation to assumc their
share of responsibility in admri
ing parts of Africa, Syria and I
line ii- the opinion ?f leading
men of both Greal Britain and France
now at the peace conference.
I heir at1 itude was made known to
day following two i ons of thc Su?
preme Council of the peace conference,
it which tli- disposition of the German
discussed in d<
The attitude of the American peace
commissioners is nol aa yet well
defincd and there is evidently heaita
ioi in corffmitting America ?'. a policy
of further participation in thc affairs
of the Eastern Uemisphere beyond (hat.
of Inying down the basis of the league
President Wilson made thc sugges
tion that such colonies as New Cuiiica.
Samoa and Southwcsi Africa bc put
under a mandatory power aeting for
the league of nations. Ho nuggested
Norway as one powei lo act in this
jcapacity. It, answer to the statement
that Norway has never had colonial
nce thc Prcsidcni is said lo
hai aid tl at he had never had the
opporl mity. Denmark and Holland
have also been mentioned, but. Holland
already has suffieicnt. responsibilitj in
The British Viewpotnt
A leading colonial British minister,
in an interview to da; . explains what
ma; be the British viewpoint. In his
opinion America mighl undcrtake to
handle Togoland and the Karaerun.
If the British should take over a mill
ion square miles of territory it is his
belief that it would arousc bitterness
among pro-Germans, such as possibly
,,:(' Irish, and injurc whatever good
Great Britain would be accused of
hypocrisy and a desirc for territorial
agjrrandizi n. B? Igium is unpre
pared financially to cmbark on any
fres' colonial campaign. The Congo
!s' ail '' b ablc to handle and
France is in a similar position.
As regards Oceana, AuBtralia and
New Zealand. it is the view that. Japan
deserves well of thc Allies and should
have tanjjible roecgnhion north of the
equator. N'ew Zealand wants to hold
Samoa and Autralia desires to retain
Wilhelm Land and inrorporate
with Papua, leaving the resl to the
h Africa desires possossion of
former German colonial territory adja
cenl to her own. Xeutralization of
Kamerun. Togoland and German East
Africa. which has been advanced in
some quarters. is not favored by thc
Old Policy Opposed
Such men as Lionel Curtis, Lord
Milner, Colonel Amory, Philip Kcrr,
Lord Eustace Percy and Sir Mark
Sykes, most of whom are in Paris, now
i.re strongly opposed to Great Britain
followint the ?raditional impcrial policy
or incurring further colonial responsi
They look to America for assistanee.
other extreme there is Premier
Hughes. who be'iieves in strengthening
the independent position of the British
Empire. The decision will probably
fali between the two British policies.
There is a ciear indication that there
is a jrrowing desire on the part of the
British for a fu'ler paricipation of
America in the affairs of the Eastern
!n discussing tiie situation in thc ncar
Eafi1 with "lhe Tribune correspendent
to-day an American attached to thc
peace commission said:
"I believe American sportsmanship
wi!! not be content to ieave this task
People Want C. S. Aid
"The people of Syria. Armenia. Tcr
i-a and Arabia are confident tnat : h*
wil! come to their assistance. 1* ia
remarkable how they depend upon
America. It will nol Uko enough
troops to be worth mentioning all
that will be needed are COmpetent ad
"The European powers, with the ex
'"^PtK.:. of Grca BriUin, eithcr can't
acsume additiona! hurden or are not
trustcd by th.- native peoples. \\ j,
A"" !''?''? ' ' ? ftu 'y to follow her
! 5*an,f: '? to homo
'? r V""1'" l'?nfo"ncc. i.ull up her
-""i -s and say she is through
* "She haa taken a leadine" nart in
aying thc bi-,, ror the l?a?,Jof ni
tiona and-sh^must see It through, ev,n