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PAOF, TYO
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1918
AWAITING TRIAL
1SLQNG LI5TDF
Fall Term of Superior Court
Opens On Next Thursday
Morning; List of 100 Trial
Jurors Is Drawn for Dutv
The fall term of the criminal dlvi-
tnn cf the superior court of Mari
copa county will begin at 9:S0 o'clock
i ft Thursdav morning. A venire of
!'' names for trial Jurors was drawn
Saturday afternoon by Judge R. C.
M.infonl. Sheriff W. H. VVilky and
7-nty Recorder Vernon 1. Vaughn.
Sheriff Wilky made the announce
nrrt Saturday right that there was a
long tali-nilar of rases for the fall
tTin ami that upon it was almost
v erv rime committed, from murder
rimy ii.
I'niimvinc Is the list of trial Jurors
who are to appear at 9:20 o'clock
Ttiurxl-iy morning, Septeber 19, before
.1 i't-e K. ('. Stanford In trie superior
. o ,ri :
iln
Jurori Are Drawn
S James. Phoenix 4; A. F.
phoenix 9: William S. Daugh-
'v. I'hoenix 10; Oscar Roberts,
Vl.ocr.ix !. .1. O. Collerette, I'hoenix
'" .1. nnes M. I'.arney. Phoenix 11; A.
M. sii.' kn. i'hoenix 13: J. I). Tavlor.
ri oinix 11; F. R. Field, Phoenix 17;
v.. I', t'r.ne, Thoenix 12; '. Jones
Pl.o. I: I". I!. Anderson. Phoenix 1;
': 11. .l:iivm. I'hoenix ; K. J. Doyle.
; J. 1. Thompson, Phoenix
Mrleiin, Phoenix 11; Frank
I'lioenix ; Roy McCarthy,
!'iioein ;i; John llanlon. I'hoenix 2;
l.oi.n.'.o 1 1. Illatt, Phoenix S; Guy
Snuili. Phoenix 7; William Whismant,
I'hoenix t; I;. II. Roberts, Phoenix fi;
" S. -line. I'hoenix 12; John T.
Hi r. I'hoenix "i; li. W. Farish,
' luisiv; F. 1,. Mitchell. Phoenix 1; C.
K FioM, , os Olivos 2; J. V. Hale,
-horn 1. V. .1. Murphy, Oshorn 2;
J. v. Shellon. Osborn 2: .1. P. Foley.
Irvine; P. I Woodman, Osborn 1; M.
I'. Webb, Los Olivos '2; C. O. Brown.
Christy; 1 . Landrem. Osborn 2:
Washington Woody. Wilson; O. W.
i'opkins. Wilson: George A. P,undell,
Heard; H. G. Willy. Heard; 'S. A. Bay,
Wilson; George Pilchard, Oshorn 2;
William K. Ashley, Irvine; J. M. Cart
wright, Isaac; Thomas Hall, Murphv;
S. A. Allen, Scottsdalc; J. W. Inge.
(",'irtwright: L. M. Ruskin. Isaac; E.
U MeCullough. Fowleo; Ivy Wilson,
Fowler; H. i. Maloney. Creighton; E.
A. C.irtwiight, Cartwright: ('. E. Cart-
wright, f'artwright; Charles R. Barnes.
Isaac : c. H. Schulz. Alhambra; Doug
las Case, Isaac: George F. Harnole.
(ilendale 2: I,. G. Smith, Glendale 2:
II. C. Sherwood. Glendale 2; H. C.
Sihwarting, Olendale 2: R. L. Fulls.
i;lendale t. J. P. Thompson, Glendale
2: F. W. Connell. Glendale 1: W. R.
Stevens. Glendale ; Ray S. Stauffer.
Glendale 2; R. L. Brock. Glendale 2;
William McMillan, Glendale 2; Hill
Smith, Glendale 2: M. C. Brown, Glen
dale 'j; Charles Jones, Glendale 1: J.
R. Sheets. Glendale 1; ' T. E. Mc
cracken. Glendale 1: Jess Perry,
Tempe 4: O. Con Patterson, Wicken-
burg 1; harles Hyder. lckenburg 2;
George B. Brown, Wickenburg 2; N.
A. J ipton, Wickenburg 1; L. Saylor,
Ihi; Lou Trimble, Mesa 1; t. K.
Ccnirer, Higley; Roy B. Avers, Chand
ler: B. F. Haldermaii. Mesa 4: P. E.
Hall, Lehi; E. N. Spain, Mesa 3; Jo
seph Barston. Mesa 2: Max Viult,
Mesa 1; Charles A. Hadlock. Mesa 4;
John Derrick, Chandler: E. H. Peter
son, Chandler; Joe Smith, Chandler;
Henry Duke, Higley; Walter Lain,
Chandler: Benjamin M. Crenshaw,
Higley; James Anderson, Gilbert: John
W. Hagerland, Mesa 2; T. J. Jordan,
Liberty; J. S. Griggs, Liberty; E. H.
Wright. Liberty; G. W. Royce, Lib
erty; W. D. Baxter, Liberty.
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PROFIT AND LOSS
WOMEN RIFLE EXPERTS
Ti
(St. Louis Times)
If the speed with which St. Louis
women are taking to the handling of
revolvers and army rifles continue at
its present clip for any material length
of time the home guards will be in
serious danger of losing their title to
the championship among noncombat
ants. If kaiser Bill could see with
w hat excellent marksmanship St. Louis
women use the rifle he might well
wish, in view of ultimate possibilities,
that he had left Austria to settle that
Bosnian incident itself. The squad is
rapidly increasing in membership and
now contains 140 members, some of
who, although not included in the draft
age limit, have developed into sharp
shooters. o
SELL FIRST LIBERTY BOND
I
(New York Evening Post)
Our mathematical artist has figured
out that every discharge of the 75-mtle
gun, at a cost of $5,000, kills on an
average one French mother and child
by shell fire and a dozen German
mothers and children by starvation.
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CARRY YOUR OWN TRUNK
People must learn to handle their
own trunks this summer. A rule for
bidding employes to carry a trunk
down a flight of stairs has been issued
by the American Express company.
The company explained that because
of the war the helper on the wagon
has been eliminated and the driver
cannot carry the trunk downstairs
alone.
HOMEY
OR
HOMLY"
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"SAW TEST" furniture in your home and
make your home "HOMEY." If your furniture
1 m's not fit your home, our exchange department
will allow you to get the right kind with a small
additional payment.
"FIBER FURNITURE-rThat beautiful new "FIBER" is now on display,
and we have not raised our prices. It Is our pleasure to show you
these latest designs.
ROOM SIZE RUGS" Take advantage of this opportunity of selecting
from our complete assortment latest patterns in Wool Fibers,
Axminsters, Brussels and Wiltons all at early Spring prices. Tou
can eavo from 10 to 20 on rugs right now.
'BLANKETS" Drummers Samples We have purchased the complete
line from our factory man, and will close this lot of fine blankets
out at greatly reduced prices.
Terms on furniture.
Ford's New Annex
144 East Adams Street.
Phone 1510 Leigh Ford, Mgr.
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Post This in Your
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New Phone
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OF THE
Republican
is
4 3 31
1 The Republican in order to obviate former diffi-
oulties of reaching Republican by telephone has
; installed a private exchange connecting all de-
partmcnts of the paper. We trust you will here
after enjoy better service in this connection.
(Buffalo News)
An original American Liberty bond,
a bond of the old state of Massachu
setts Bay, dated September 23, 1777,
with a face vafue of 11 pounds sterling,
brought a subscription for $250,000 to
the third Liberty loan at a rally in
front of the sub-treasury. The old bond
was engraved by Paul Revere and
taken from the files of the treasury de
partment, was won by. Brown Brothers
& Co., as the highest bidder. It was
given by the purchasers to the Federal
Reserve bank, to be placed in its
gallery.
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BOMB KILLS MANY FISH
(The Pathfinder)
People living along the Potomac
river near Alexandria. Va.. were able
to gather up all the shad, herring and
other fish that they could carry after
an aeroplane flying over the river had
in the course of its experiments
dropped a bomb which exploded in the
water, killing and stunning quantities
of fish. One man picked up fifty-nine
shad floating on the surface of the
river.
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WAR HARDENS NERVES
(Spokane Spokesman Review)
Four years of war have apparently
case-hardened French nerves. While
the greatest battle of the war was being
iougnt only 70 miles from Paris, and
while the "mystery gnu" was actually
bombarding the French capital, art lov
ers gathered at the sale of the collec
tion of Edouard Degas and made it one
ot the most successful of such sales
since the war began. It is war!" say
theh French, and go about their occu
pations and amusements as usual un
less duty calls them to the front. A
selfcontained, imperturbable, phleg
matic race, one might think yet these
are the excitable Gauls! The world has
learned much about the French in four
years.
WHY SPALDING IS A FLYER
(New York Times)
Albert Spalding of New York, son of
the late A. G. Spalding and lieutenant
in the American aviation service,
played the violin at a tea given re
cently by Signora Diaz, wife of the
Italian generalissimo. He made an ex
traordinary success, causing an en
thusiastic demonstration to America l.y
a distinguished audience. When asked
why he risked his exceptional talent in
the aviation service, where an accident
might easily incapacitate him for life,
he replied: "Simply because it is not
playing the violin that will win taz
war."
SECOND THE MOTION
(Toledo Blade)
After pro-Germans have been made
to kiss the flag, it should be sent to the
laundry.
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EAT BEAN CAKE IN JAPAN
(Commerce Reports)
Bean cake, which is produced in
large quantities in South Manchuria,
had been regarded locally as good for
little else than fertilizer. The "Man
, churia Daily News" now suggests its
i use as food, stating that Viscount Ta
iJiri, the new mayor of Tokio, holds
jthe cake -as excellently suited to the
! Japanese palate. The "News states
; that bean cake costs only one-third
as much as rice, and contains more
, nutriment than wheat or barley. To
i prepare it for the table the cake is
, mixed with an equal quantity of rice.
RAID SOCIALIST MEETING
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 15. Depart
ment of Justice, national protective
league and police officers raided a
meeting of socialists here today, in
terrupting an address by Mrs. Rose
Pastor Stokes, recently convicted of
violation of the espionage act. No
police criticism was made of Mrs.
Stokes' remarks but the address did
not continue after several loads of
suspected draft evaders had been taken
from the crowd which filled the hall.
A majority of the men questioned were
able to produce evidence of their reg
istration. o
HONORED. BY PERSHING
WASHINGTON. Sent. 15? Captain
J. M. McNamee of the British army.
attached to an American battalion of
engineers, has been awarded the dis
tinguished service cross by General
Pershing. The award, reported in the
American commander's communique
for Saturday received today, was made
in the name of President Wilson.
PEACE PROPOSALS
MADE BY AUSTRIA
(Continued from Page One)
save for some exceptions in the case o
blinded war agitators, which are cer
tainly not to be estimated lightly.
The Austro-Hungarian government
is aware that after the deep-reaching
convulsions which have been caused in
the life of the peoples by the devastat
ing effects of the world war it will not
be possible to re-establish order in the
tottering world at a single stroke. The
path that leads to the restoration or
peaceful relations between the peoples
is cut by hatred and embitterment. It
is toilsome and wearisome, yet it is our
duty to tread this path the path ot
negotiations and if there are still such
responsible factors as desire to over
come the opponent by. military means
and to force the will to victory upon
him, there can, nevertheless, no longer
be doubt that this aim, even assuming
that it is attainable, would first neces
sitate a further sanguinary and pro
tracted struggle.
Fresh Step Deemed Advisable
"But even a later victorious peace
will no longer be able to make good the
consequences of such a policy conse
quenees which will be fatal to all the
states and peoples of Europe. The only
peace which could righteously adjust
the still divergent conceptions of the
opponents would be a peace desired by
all Mie peoples. With this conscious
ness, and in its unswerving endeavor
to work in the Interests of peace, the
Austro-Hungarian government now
again comes forward with a suggestion
with the object of bringing about a di
rect discussion between the enemy
powers.
"The earnest will to peace of wide
classes of the population of all the
states who are jointly suffering
through the war the indisputable raD
prochement in the individual contro
versial questions as well as the mor
conciliatory atmosphere that is gen
eral, seems to the Austro-Hungarian
government to give a certain guarantee
, that a fresh step in the interests ot
peace, which also takes accounts of
past experiences in this domain, might
at the present moment offer the pos
sibility of success.
Points Path Considered Practicable
"The Austro-Hungarian government
has therefore resolved to point out to
all the belligerents, friend and foe, a
path considered practicable by it and
to propose to them jointly to examine
in a free exchange of views whether
tnose prerequisites exist which would
make the speedy inauguration of peace
icsuuauons appear promising. To tins
end the Austro-Hungarian government
has today invited the crnvernments of
all the belligerent state in a n.nfi-
dential and unbinding discussion at a
neutral meeting place, and has ad
dressed to them a note drawn up in
this sense.'
"This step has been brought to the
knowledge of the Holy See in a speci.il
note and an appeal thereby made to
the pope's interest in peace. Further
more the governments of neutral states
have been acquainted with the step
taken.
"The constant close accord whirh ov
ists between the four allied powers
warrants the assumption that the al
lies of Austria-Hungary to whom thc
proposal is being sent in the same
manner, share the views developed in
the note."
" Contents of the Note
e omciai telegram proceeds to
say that the note has been drawn up
m.rench and runs as follows:
The peace offer which the powers
ot the quadruple alliance addressed to
their opponents on December 12, 1916,
and the conciliatory basic ideas of
which they have never given up, signi
fies, despite the rejection which it ex
perienced, an important stage in the
history of this war. In contrast to the
tirst two and a half war years, the
question of peace has from that mo
ment been the center of European zves.
ot world discussion and dominates it
ln ever-increasing measure.
Almost all the belligerent states
nave in turn again and again expressed
themselves on the question of peace,
its pre-rcqulsites and conditions. The
line of aevelopment of this discussion,
however, has not been uniform and
steady. The basic standpoint changed
under the influence of the military and
political position, and hiiherto, at any
rate, it has not led to a tangible general
result that could be utilized.
Allies' Demands Modified
It is true that, independent of all
Jese oscillations, it can be stated that
tne i distance between the conceptions
ot the two sides, has, on the whole
grown somewhat less;, that despite the
indisputable continuance of decided
and hitherto unbridged differences, a
partial turning from many of the most
extreme concrete war aims is visible
and a certain agreement upon the rel
"fj senpral basic principles of a
world peace manifests itself. In both
camps there is undoubtedly observable
in wide classes of the population a
growth of the will to peace and under
standing. Moreover, a comparison cf
the reception of the peace proposal of
the powers of the quadruple alliance on
the part of their opponent with me
later utterances of responsible states
men of the latter, as well as of rhc
non-responsible but, in a political as
pect, nowise uninlluential personalities,
confirms this impression.
"While, for example, the reply of the
allies to President W ilson made de
mands which mounted to the dismem
berment of Austria-Hungary, to a di
minution and a deep internal transfor
mation of the Herman empire, and the
destruction of Turkish European own
ership, these demands, the realization
ot which was based on the supposition
vl iu ui mi neiminsr victorv were i,ir
modified in many declarations from of
Vl,u "teiue quarters, or in part were
dropped.
Quotes Balfour and Lloyd Georqe
thus, in a declaration made in the.
bntish house of commons a year ago
Secretary Balfour expressly recognized
that Austria-Hungary must itself solve
its internal problems, and that no on
could impose a constitution upon Ger
many from the outside. Premier Llovd
"..utiMini ai me beginning of
"a jrar mat it was not one of the a
on anus 10 partition Austiia-
HllnCQfir . 1. . I. .
, ,w lnf. uuoman emu re
ts Turkish nrnvinee r tn
Germany internally. It mav also 'be
considered symptomatic that in i..
ember, 1917. Mr. Balfour ratpr-in
repudiated the assumption that Britisn
"au ever engaged itself for n,
reation of an independent Kt.,t ..t"
of the territories of the left bank of
me xwiine.
"The central powers leave it i
doubt that they are only waging a war
i uetense tor the inteei itv mi.i . i,
security of their territories.
rar more outspoken than in the do
main of concrete war aim hu th
approachment of conceptions proceed
ed, .cgaruing uiose guilding lines upon
the basis of which peace shall be con
cluded and the future order of Europe
and the world built up. In this direc
tion. President Wilson in hiu i,
of February 12 and July 4 of ibis year
"as loimuiated principles which have
encountered contradiction on the part
of his allies and the far-reaching ap-
i",,-ai,u Ul WniCn IS llkelv tn moot
with no objection On the Ilart nf the
powers of the quadruple alliance also,
pie-supposmg that this application is
general and reconcilable with the vital
interests of the states concerned.
wantmuance Means Ruination
It is true it must ho remomha,-,1
that an agreement on general principles
.o ..uuinurai, DUt that there remains
the further matter of rennhinir a
accord upon their intoi
their application to individual concrete
i ana peace nueatinns
J.0 an Unprejudiced nhs:ervor thera
uo no aouot that in all the bellig-
cieui suites, without exception, the
uesire ior a peace of understanding has
"jcii riiuunousiy strenghtened; that
me uravicuon is Increasingly spread
Jls , , the further continuance of the
umuuy struggle must transform Eu
rope into ruins and info a atato f ov
haustion that will mar its ii.innm.ni
""-ues io come and this without
any guarantee of therehv hrincr.no-
about that decision by arms which has
ueen ainiy striven after by both sides
in four years filled with enormous
sacrmces, sutferines and eertinn
in w nat manner, however, can the
way be paved for an understanding
and an understanding finaiw attaint
Is there any serious prospect whatever
of reaching this aim by continuing the
discussion of the peace problem in the
way muierio lollowed?
SPke 0ver Their Heads
We have not the cnnmco tn qt,ct.-
thjat!;er ue.stin' in the affirmative.
-ine uiscussion from one public trib
une to another, as has hitherto taken
Place between statesmen of the various
countries was really officially a se
ries of monologues. It lacked, above
everything, directness. Speech and
counter speech did not fit into each
other. The speakers spoke over one
another's head.
"On the other hand was the publicity
and the ground of these discussions
which robbed them of the possibility of
fruitful progress. In all public state
ments of this nature a form of elo
quence is use9 -which reckons with the
effect at great distances and on the
masses. Consciously or unconsciously
however, one thereby increases the
distance of the opponent's conception,
produces misunderstandings which
take root and are not removed, and
makes the frank exchange of ideas
more difficult. Everv pronouncement
of leading: statesmen, is directly after
ns adversary and before the authori
tative quarters of the opposite side can
reply to it, made the subject of pas-
aiunaie or exaggerated discussion or
irresponsible elements.
"But anxiety lest they should
unfavorably influicing feeling at
home and lest they prematurely be
tray their own ultimate intentions, also
causes the responsible statesmen
themselves to strike a higher tone and
stubbornly to adhere to extreme stand
points. Deliver Europe From Catastrophe
if, therefore, an attempt is made to
see whether the basis exists for an un
derstanding, calculated to deliver Eu
rope from the catastrophe of the sui
cidal continuation of the struggle, then
in any case, another method should be
chosen which renders possible a direct,
verbal discussion between the repre
sentatives of the governments and only
between them. The opposing concep
tions of individual belligerent states,
would likewise have to form the sub
ject of such a discussion, for mutual
enlightment. as well as the general
principles that shall serve as the basis
for peace and the future relations ot
the states to one another and regard
ing which, in the first place, an accord
can be sought with a prospect of success.
'As soon as an agreement were
reached on the fundamental principles,
an attempt would have te be made in
the course of fie discussions con
cretely to apply them to individual
peace questions and thereby bring
about their solution.
"We venture to hope that there will
be no objections on the part of any
belligerents to such an exchange of
views. The war activities would ex
perience. no interruptions. The discus
sions, too. would only go so far as was
considered by the participants to of
fer a prospect of success. No disad
advantages would arise therefrom for
the states represented. Far from harm
ing such an exchange of views only
could be useful to the cause of peace.
Can Try It Again
"What did not succeed the first time
can be repeated, and perhaps it has
already at least contributed to the
clarification of views. -Mountains of
old misunderstandings might be re
moved and many new things perceived.
Streams of pent up human kindness
would be released, in the warmth of
which everything essential would re
main, and. on the other hand, much
that is antagonistic, to which excessive
importance is still attributed, would
disappear.
"According to our conviction, all the
belligerents jointly owe to humanity to
examine whether now, after so many
years of a costly but undecided' strug
gle the entire course of which points
to no understanding, it is possible to
make an end to the terrible grapple.
"The royal and imperial government
would like, therefore, to propose to the
governments of all the belligerent
states to send delegates to a confi
dential and unbinding discussion on
the basic principles for the conclusion
of peace, in a place in a neutral coun
try and at a near date that would yet
have to be agreed upon, delegates
who were charged to make known to
one another the conception of their
governments regarding those princi
ples and to receive analogous com
munications, as well as to request and
give frank and candid explanations on
all those points which need to be pre
cisely defined.
"The royal and imperial government
has the honor to request the govern
ment of through the kind
mediation of your excellency, to bring
this communication to the knowledge
of the government of ."
(The names of the intermediary gov
ernment and of that addressed in the
particular note dispatched are left
blank.)
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"PEACE FEELER FINDS
ANSWER IN SPEECH
(Continued from Page One)
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as it was originally and does not pre
sent a single point upon which the en
tente powers and the United States
are likely to agree with the authors.
Familiar notes of insincerity and un
derlying sinister purposes are heard
by officials. Tn the opinion of officials
here, the primary object of Baron
Rnrian and the Germans who stand
behind him is to convince the Austrian
and German peoples that their govern
ments really desire peace, a course
made necessary by the highly danger
ous and rebellious state of mind in
Germany and particularly in Austria.
Death Knell of Pan-Germanism
This could be accomplished speedily
and effectively, it is pointed out by
officials here, by an open declaration
nt full and unqualified acceptance by
Berlin and Vienna of the fourteen
points laid down by President Wilson
as a proper basis of peace. But this
would sound the dealth knell of pan
Germanism; would mean the disgorge
ment of a huge tract of territory.
enormous indemnities aim vaiuaoie
special privileges and monopolies
which the predatory central powers
have wrung from Kussia, not to dwell
upon the recession of Alsace-Lorraine,
whose wrongful seizure half a century
ago President Wilson has solemnly de
clared must be righted.
Another purpose to be served by
such discussians as Baron Burian pur
poses, it is considered, has been de
tected and exposed in almost every
one of the preceding German peace
moves. While the word "discussions"
has been substituted for the "confer
ences" originally proposed, officials
here without the slightest hesitation,
identify the purpose as another "round
table" conference, such as at Brest
Litovsk marked the ruin of I'ussia.
"Discussions" with all of the delegates
assembled in one place and open to
close personal influence and address
would not differ very much from a
formal gathering around a table and
in fact might be more dangerous.
Have No Discussions Now
It was declared today that the
United States would have none of them j
at this stage of the war, or at any J
other, in advance of binding accept
ance by tne Germanic powers ot the
conditions proposed by President Wil
son. With that as a basis, there would
e no objection to any proper consider
ation and discussion of even highly
important details of the peace agree
ment.
With much interest the government
here notes the statement that the
Vatican and all neutral nations would
be notified of the peace offer. Offi
cials here presume that this is an at
tempt to enlist sympathy for the peace
movement in those quarters, as the fact
is recognized that this proposition.
which amounts to invitations to the
Vatican and the neutral states to par
ticipate in the peace conferences
would be flattering to their pride. The
attitude of the Catholic elements of
entente populations might well be re
garded as potent.
Ostensibly the aim of Baron Burian
is to reduce the war issue to the simpl
est form by a process of elimination
of many points of only sentimental im
portance an,d by agreement upon, cer
tain broad altruistic principles of
self-evident propriety and wisdom as
affecting international relations. But
officials who consider themselves ac
quainted with the methods of German
diplomacy say they recognize con
cealed design to include some very
substantial German doctrine in some
apparently harmless and high-minded
statements of principle.
Want League of Nations
It is known from more or less offi
cial German declarations that the cen
tral powers are willing and anxious
to enter a league of nations to make
future wars impossible, and also to
guarantee the freedom of the seas and
the right of self determination of op
pressed peoples and immunity from
seizure of private property at sea.
But all these altruistic principles, it
is expected, would be bent to serve
German purposes, if the "discussions"
were to bear the fruit expected by the
authors of this latest peace offensive.
The league of nations involves inter
national disarmament according to the
German idea upon a scale proportioned
so that the central powers would con
tinue to be dominant from the military
point of view. The freedom of the
seas from the German view would in
volve the abondonment by Great Brit
ain of Gibraltar. .Malta and Suez and
the other great naval bases and forti
fications upon which depends the life
of the British navy and the security of
the British lines of communication
with India and her other colonial pos
sessions. The immunity from seizure
of merchant shipping would make im
possible such a splendid blockade as
the British, American. French and
Italian navies have isolated the Ger
manic powers.
Finally, it is considered that the sole
purpose uf the apparent acceptance of
the. principle of the right of self de
termination of small nations is to ac
complish the defeat of that proposi
tion. Germany, officials feel, does not
contemplate a relinquishment of her
control of Alsace-Lorraine, nor Poland,
nor Schleswig-Hoistein, nor even of
the border states which she has
wrested from Russia, and she feels that
the surest wav to maintain her hold
is to defeat this proposition of self
determination by making the inde
pendence of Ireland and India a con
dition of its acceptance.
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