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FIGHT WAR TO FINISH NO
Washington, April 26. The United
States will see the war through.
There will be no separate peace.
This is the only conclusion, to be
drawn from a statement of Arthur J.
Balfour, British foreign secretary, in
a public statement here.
The British envoy had been speak
ing of the fight the allies were mak
ing for the liberty or the world.
There was a deadly earnestness and
conviction in his voice as he said:
"You will see the war through. If
there is any certainty in human
affairs, that is certain."
Balfour did not mention a separate
peace, but every one who heai'd him
knew what he meant.
"No one who has walked among
you can for one moment doubt the
full determination of the American
people tp throw themselves whole
heartedly into the greatest conflict
ever waged," he went on.
Condemnation of certain doubting
critics who think France and Great
Britain have come here to inveigle
the United States into entangling
alliances with European forces" was
voiced by the famous Englishman.
"There can be no rumor with less
foundation than the one I have just
outlined," he said. "And were it true
there could be no more fallacious
"I wish to assure the people or this
great nation that the assistance we
are going to get from the United
States is baed on no such shallow
"You have been watching the
blood-stained drama from afar. Each
month the conviction in your minds
has grown that no small or petty in
terests are involved.
"You know thoroughly well that
the liberties of mankind alone are
animating the allied cause. We know
that you will throw all your forces of
invention, production and man power
into the balance. Nothing can turn
you from it"
Timiinp in flip arrival nf the
French commission, Balfour paid
tribute to the French people in gen
eral, but particularly to the part Mar
shal Joffre played in the battle of the
Marne, characterizing that battle as
"the most decisive ever fought and
the turning point in the history of
The outstanding question that will
be settled at the session of French
and British commissioners with
Will America send an army to the
battlefront at once?
The French desire it.
The British are non-committal, but
intimate the United States can best
help just now with money and food.
The Washington administration
inclines to the inlplied British view.
It is possible this point will be set
tled by big immediate loans to
France and England, concentration
on production and supplying of food
to the allies, and diSDatch of rail
road, telephone, telegraph and other
lecnnicai experts from America.
CASTLE BACK FROM WAR
"TANGO BIRD WHO MADE GOOD"
New York, April 26. Vernon Cas
tle, aviator, returned to Broadway,
a hero today. He appeared unan
nounced about 1 a. m. at the Mid
night Folltes, the first Broadway war
"veteran." He was hailed by Cowboy
Will Rogers as:
"Here's one of them tango birds
that's made good."
Accompanied by His wife, Castle
danced for the crowd in recognition
of his rousing welcome and then
joined in the general one-stepping,
bumping into all comers and general
ly enjoying a hilarious "home-coming."
He looked fit and vouncer than
before he went to war. Castle will
go to Canada to train aviators after
a brief visit here.
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