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Republican Candidate
Declares Himself in
Full, Accord With Ir
reconcilables of Party.
Denies Reports of Break
and Says Idaho and
California Senators Are
Quoting His Views.
Marion, Oct. 3.—Reports of a break
[between Senator Harding and leading;
'irreeoneilables over the treaty issue
again were denied tonight by the Repub
liean presidential nominee, who said be
had received detailed information of pub
lie speeches by irreconcilable senators
and had found in them no lack of har
mony with his own views.
"I approve what Senator Borah has,
said in his public addresses." said Sena
tor Harding. "He will continue to make j
speeches for the Republican ticket, and i
3 am sure 1 shall approve also what he I
says to the voters in the future.
"I have just received a full steno
graphic report of the address of Sena
tor Johnson made at Los Angeles Sep
tember ~5 It dissipates conclusively
any notion that Senator Johnson is out
of harmony with the platform and the
Confidence In Johnson
I "Senator Johnson repeatedly quoted j
•from the League of Nations address ;
which 1 delivered on August 28. giving I
his unqualified approval of it. Iiis;
speech with this generous indorsement !
of the party's platform and my own in
terpret.at.ion u if. brings no surprise to j
me. More than that, it adds to my con
fidence that when we have recorded !
America against the menace which we j
were being "Jet in for,' we are going to |
be able to have America agree on a pro- !
gram which shall hold us forever free
and still fcluy our part, in expressing the I
new eoaifcience of the world."
Monday Senator Harding will motor I
to Freuumt. Ohio, to speak nt the unveil
ing of a soldier memorial near the grave
of former President Rutherford it.
Cox Won't Be There
Original announcement of plans for
the celebration 'ontemplated the atten
dance also of Governor Cox, Democratic
nominee, hut the information at Hard
ing headquarters is that he would not be
present. One ot the senator's longest
|i-ampaign trips, taking him to Des
[Moines. Omaha. Kansas
homa Citv, will begin
St. Joseph, Mo,, has !..
<'ify and Okla
on Wednesday,
•a added to the
Gary, Home Again
Thmks Steel Industry
in Healthy Condition
New York. Oct. 3.Klbert II. Garv
head of the i'nited States Steel corpora
t ion, returned from a Kuropenu vacation
today on the steamship La France,
bringing ilata on reconstruction
France and Belgium which h<
would be given the iron and steel insti
tute in its next meeting.
Mr. Gary said the information he ob
,'tained is of great interest to the steel
"From m.\ information." Mr. (} arv
said. "I consider the steel industry in
healthy condition although there has
been a noticeable diminution in volume
and a decrease in prices. So far as our
perfectly satisfactory. Our policy is to
corporation is concerned, conditions are
keep prices from going too high or too
Architect Disputes
Report of Decrease
in Building Prices
Chicago. O'-t. .'{.— The seventh district
reserve board report, of Sept. 30, stat
ing that building material prices have
dropped 15 to 20 per cent in Chicago is
not based on facts, according to a
statement issued here by F. Davidson,
president of the Illinois Institution of
Architects. On the contrary, the cost
of many building materials is increasing
and further increases are in line, Mr.
Davidson said.
Enforcement Work
Called Worse Than
French Sentry Duty
Fargo. Oct. 3.—Whisky and rum
running is too dangerous a game for
times of pcace, T>. F. Smith said here
Saturday, explaining why he resigned
from the prohibition enforcement ser
vice. He took part in an automobile
revolver fight with liquor runners 10
days ago.
"Jt wasn't so bad in France during
the war. when it was necessary;' he
■said. "But I'll be hanged if I'm gooi-. -
•<i stand out on some road near the
border and act as a target for a lot
of whisky runners with the odds in
favor of the runners."
Marie Antoinette's
Ghost Haunts Park
of Little Trianon
Paris, Oct. 3.—Royalist families
living at Versailles vow that the
Ghost of Queen Marie Antoinette
haunts the Swiss village in the park
of the Little Trianon. Other dwel
lers at Versailles refuse to approach
that spot after dark.
Many persons declare they have
seen the ghost of the unfortunate
Queen. .The apparition wears a tall
powdered wig. a silvered satin bodice
and voluminous frock, a hoopskirt
and red-heeled shoes. Tourists also
have seen the <jhost. which, when
any one approaches, disembodies and
dissipates through a door of the
Devoted royalists say the appear
ance of the ghost forfeits the return
of a king to dwell at Versailles. For,
they say, the queen always waves
her" handâ| them encouragingly be
fore she vanishes.
I lan to Make Transfer Is Being
f)iseiic-Mi • Will Par IT <5
tUsStu • »Tin Ddi t'. » .
From Part.
Washington, Oct. 3.—Main sessions of
the international communications confer
eDce may be transferred to l'a ris and
held under the auspices of the League
'of Nations
' According to official advices received
here Sunday the transfer may be re
quested by the attending powers because
of the desire of some members of the
League of Nations to preserve for the
league general questions affecting in- j
ternational communications.
While official advices have reached no'
disposition on the part of the allies to j
question the right of the 1'uited States
to participate in the preliminary ses- j
sions. there is said to be a desire on the
part of those powers belonging to the
League of Nations to have it assume
direction of the main conference at which
general questions affecting international!
communications are to be discussed.
Should the sessions be placed under
the League of Nations, some officials
said that tue United States might then
be represented only unofficially.
be represented only unofficially.
Pilsudski Is Personally Com
manding and Bolshevik Army
Is Being Smashed.
, .
| IS at ,. t _ h _ e ^»»rtherti front personally
Warsaw. < »ct. 4.—President Pilsudski
manding the drive which it is announced
has resulted in the complete defeat of
i sixteen Russian bolsheviki divisions.
The staffs of the third and fourth
bolsheviki armies have been captured,
and the staffs of four divisions and of
several brigades and regiments also have
been taken prisoner. The total number
of prisoners is given as 42.000
Otitis to the number of 100 have been
raptured, in addition to 00O machine
guns, 1.X00 armored cars, seven armored
trains, three aeroplanes, 21 locomotives,
2.500 wagons, ten motor cars and great
stores of ammunition and other mater
ials which the bolsheviki had assembled
for a fall drive against the Poles.
Dublin Castle Denies
That Sinn Fein Leaders
Are Marked for Death
Dublin. Oct. 4.—Dublin Castle has is
sued an official denial of the charges
made recently by Arthur Griffith, found
er of the Sinn Fein that the government
itself was responsible for reprisals in
Ireland and that a certain number of
Sinn Fein leaders including himself,
were marked for assassination.
"No such policy, cither in whole or in
part, has been formulated by his majes
ty's executive in Ireland, no such policy
has been considered," says the denial.
"The statements are untrue in all re
Military pickets stopped and searched
motor cars passing on the roads in and
out of Dublin this morning. One of them
was fired on and two soldiers were slight
ly wounded.
Farmers Will Protest
at Starting Deflation
With Farm Products
Atlanta. Oct. 3.—A call for all agri
cultural interests to meet in Washington
< ktober 1" and 13 to "protest- against
government efforts to begin deflation
with the farm," was issued here Sat
urday night by officials of the National
Farmers' Fnion, the American Cotton
association and the National Board of
Farm Organizations. The call declared
Secretary Huston's federal treasury
policy of artificial deflation had "forced
the market prices of many farm pro
ducts below the cost of production."
Irish Town in Ruins
Following Reprisal
Raid by Constabulary
Tubbercurry in Remote Section of Erin in Hands
of Rioters for Three Hours While Resi
dents Flee to Fields.
Tubbercurry. Ireland, Oct. 2.— (De
layed.)—(By The Associated Press.)—
A town half in ruins and the remnants
of its inhabitants living in dread of a
repetition of the raid of last week, and
a handful of seemingly nervous police
who had shut themselves inside bar
racks with the body of the slain district
I inspector, Brady, were what the cor
I respondent found when he reached this
remote place in Ireland today.
He was told bow Acting County Com
missioner Russell tried to prevent the
destruction of the town. From the man
agers of the two fire-swept creameries,
lie received accounts of an heroic strug
gle in the darkness and a thick fog to
save their institutions with which the
fortunes of almost the entire community
were bound up, and from the wife of the
_ manager of the creameries he heard a
story of how she and her three children
escaped from the bullets and how she,
while facing four rifles, pointed at her
head, contrived a ruse to safeguard her
People Boycott Police.
For many weeks the correspondent
was told, the local police had been sub
; ject to a boycott by the townspeople, the
shopkeepers even refusing to acçfept their
i fade. For a fortnight preceding Thürs
j day's raid on the town the people were;
! declared to have been fired on from the
1 roofs of a largo general store adjoining
! \\ H ', barracks The store later was rid
! , u . 1 , interior wreck
I ['*'• ,lus incident intensifying the feeling
j between the people and the police.
cn the news on Thursday afternoon
i of the ambushing of a police lorry reach
Chicago, ( »ct. 3.— The board of
directors of the Knights of Colum
bus, Sunday voted to offer the
American Legion $5,000,000 for the
purpose of erecting a memorial
building in Washington.
The building, which would be Hi
memory of the Americans who died
in the war, would contain an audi
torium seating liO.OOO, quarters for
the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the
G. A. U., the Spanish War Veter
ans and similar societies. Owner
ship of the structure would be
vested in the American Legion and
it would be governed by a board of
directors. Of die fund offered,
SLOOO.OOO would be used us an en
dowment for upkeep of the building.
The So.<>00.000 represents the
balance of the SlU.tMKI.OOO collected
by the Knights of Columbus for
war purposes and will not be
taken from the fund with which
the organization plans to continue
its national work.
A committee has arranged to
meet Colonel Galbraith, head of the
legion, in New York within a fen
days to moke the proposition to him,
Reprisals Are Usually
Cases of Self Defense
Claim of Policemen
Loudon, Oct. 4.—A Dublin dispatch;
the London Times says a circular is
sued by the Boy a I Irish Constabulary [
office to the district commissioners <»f ;
police and the county and district in
speetors refers to the press reports of
reprisals against the Irish as "generally!
thoroughly misleading." because, it says,
the cases often represent acts of legit
itnafe self-defense. The circular adds
that reprisals, as such, will ruin disci
pline and that they cannot I
tenanccd by those in auth
"It must, however, be
all ranks," the circular says in < onclu
sion. "that effective use of weapons,
when threatened or attacked, is only
legitimate self-defense and that it is
their duty to hunt down murderers by
every means in their power."
Republican Women
Form Motor Corps
to T ransport Speakers
New York, "ct, 3.—Organization of a
Republican woman's national motor;
corps was announced nt Republican |
headquarters here Sunday. Miss Maude |
Wetmore of Newport, R. T., is chairman, j
The organization is composed of women j
who offered their cars and personal j
service during the remainder of the j
presidential campaaign to transport j
speakers, for parades, and for other j
services in 4,000 counties of the United j
Dutch Government
Fixes Ex-Kaiser's
Taxable Properties
The Hague, Oct. 3.—The Dutch gov
ernment. after a long investigation of
the former German emperor's resources,
lias decided he must pay taxes on an in
come of 1,500.000 guilders per year. As
his income admittedly fluctuates owing
to the instability of foreign exchange,
however, he has been granted a delay
until November 1 for a definite re-as
made clear to ,
ed Tubbercurry, two-thirds of its 900
population fled in panic, anticipating a
speedy reprisal. At about midnight four
lorries, filled with uniformed men. and it
is said, including Commissioner Russell,
arrived In Tubbercurry.
Remain For Three Hours
The raiders remained in Tubbcrcurry
for nearly three hours. Refugees who
had been crouching in distant fields said
they had witnessed the spread of the
flames, heard the detonations of bombs
and of fusillades of rifle shots and the
shout of "Come out, you Sinn
Shortly before 3 o'clock in the morn
ing the men re-entered, the lorries and
were driven off.
To obtain from the Tubbercurry con
stabniary an answer to the charges made
by dozens of townspeople that the local
police played a prominent part in the
raid, the correspondent visited the bar
racks, where he was received with sus
picious scrutiny. He was shown into a
room .containing a large oak coffin.
Inspector Killed
"There's our district inspector," said
the sergeant, gruffly, pointing to the
I coffin. Then, with a gesture in the di
j rection of the town be added:
"They believe we have already sent
him away. We are sending him this
evening to Ballvmote. Don't mention
that outside."
A moment later the correspondent was
informed by Commissioner Russell that
he was unable to see him, and after a
vain attempt to induce the sergeant to
make a statement the correspondent left.
but he has not yet been informed
of-the proposed gift. In the state
merit making public the offer the
Knights of Columbus sav : "The
building will be a memorial to out
hero dead for their parents and
other relatives and an inspiration
to the living and to future genera
fions who will see in it a symbol
of the sacrifices of these dead and
find in it an incentive to serve their
country as unselfishly in iiie future.
"The building is to be patterned
after the civic auditorium in San
Francisco and to promote perma
nent interest in the army and navy.
Its auditoriums and halls are to be
used for public gatherings as free as
is practicable.
"A suitable site must be obtained,
preferably by act of congress.
"The offer is open to the Amer
ican Legion until July I. 1021.
"If the legion accepts this offer
and then, by any chance the legion
should cease to exist, title to this
pudding and the land shall revert
to the nation for, such use as the
I'nited States senate shall deter
Failure to Answer
Protest Results in
General Strike Cal!
Scrantou, Pa.. Oct. 3. Miners em
[ I,loycd . b-V , th ". ''"»naylvania Coal com
; l ,an - v in J'lttston district have called
a general strike of all men of that com
panv . t „ i„ H . 0 me effective at once
Th(l grievance committee of the men
issued the strike order, they say. be
ause of the company's alleged failure
to mlswer „ protest against the
tract" system of mining.
Between 8,000 and 10.000 miners are
, . mpfoyed by the company. They re
, tllrnf ,,j to wor j{ on ] v | lls , Monday 'after
a strike lasting ten weeks.
London, Oct. 3.—The condition of Ter
ence MacSwiney, lord mayor of Cork,
who is on a hunger strike in Brixton pri
son. tonight was the same as it was yes
terday. according to the bulletin of the
Irish Self-determination bulletin issued
this evening.
2,500 Seek Divorce
in London's Courts,
Is a Record Docket
London, Oct. 3.—The divorce
courts have reopened after the sum
mer recess with a record docket of
from 2,000 to 2,500 cases, against
1,471 when the last term opened.
As 700 of the pending cases are
left-overs the courts expect the bus
iest time In their history until the
Christmas recess.
Undefended suits constitute the
bulk of the cases. The increased ac
tivity of the King's Proctor to pre
vent the divorces on perjured evi
dence—as was brought out In the re
cent Bamberger trial—promises to
lend increasing Interest in the com
ing cases.
Odessa Has Legal
"Free Love" Weeks,
Refugee Declares
London, Oct. 3.—Some particu
lars of the reign of terror in Odessa
are supplied by a special correspond
ent of the Dally Telegraph who is
with General Wrangel's forces. He
"An officer who escaped from
Odessa with his young wife and sis
ter-in-law said several personal
friends of the two women had been
seized, nationalized and sont to the
Chinese lines.
"Nationalization of women is con
ducted systematically by young Jew
ish commissaries. Each month, from
May to August, certain weeks were
fixed and officially proclaimed 'free
love' weeks. Also in seven months,
two weeks, beginning May I and
June 27, old style, were declared
'cleaning weeks.' During them all
bourgeois or persons not laborers
or employees of commissaries were
compelled to scavenge the streets,
which were indescribably dirty."
Expose of Crooked Deal
feet Attendance Rec
ords, Is Indication.
Î a«5t" Ypsr Will \W Af-i
L -' aal 1 111 i11
Teams Contending Rep
resent Different Schools
of Baseball; Players in
Excellent Condition.
Ne w York. » let. 3.—The world's series
of 1920. the blue ribbon event of base
ball, to decide the championship of A»nor
iea's national game, will be ushered in
at Ebbet's Field, Brook!}n, Tuesday.
The contesting teams, Blooklyn audi
Cleveland, champions, respectively, of
the National and American leagues, are
perhaps more evenly matched than are
world's series contenders generally.
The expose before the grand jury in
Chicago of the rrooked deal in connee
tion with the world's series of last year
apparently has had no effect on the com
ing games other than to make the play
ers of both teams more determined to
make the contests a true test of rela
tive merits.
Tickets Hard to Get.
Reports from both clubs are that the
applications for reserved seats far out
number the seats to be disposed of. and
with the unreserved seats to be sold on
the days the games are to be played, it
will be a case of first come, first served.
Few fans resident outside of Brooklyn
and Cleveland will find it an easy task;
to secure tickets and the formation of
a line in front of the box office many
hours ln'fore each game is expected.
The meeting of Brooklyn and Cleve
land will bring together in the game two
teams developed and managed by leaders
of entirely different schools of baseball.
W'iibert Robinson, manager of the
Brooklyn team, is a graduate of the Bal
timore Orioles of the early nineties, ai
team that, in its day, was in v. class by
Keeps Pace With Game.
Manager Robinson has kept pace with
the game and thus has been able to de
velop his team in accordance with what
be deems the best methods of the old
school as well as the better points of
the modern system.
Tris Speaker, manager of the Cleve
lands is regarded as one of the greatest
outfieh frs baseball has ever known, lie
is at present the only playinu manager
in any major league, and whatever his
leadership has been. it. is sufficient te
timonv to his ability as a leadi
to have
ears an ng
developed in less than two .......
gregation of players able to win for
Cleveland its first championship in a
rn<iinr leimie circuit
, ' ' „ .... „
In Good Condition.
When the two teams take the field]
Tuesday for the first game of the series.
they will be in as good condition phys_
ically as if is possible for two teams of
athletes to be. The races in both
leagues were not^ decided as early as us- |
ual. Brooklyn winning its claim to the j
Nationnl league pennant les» than !t ;
than a
week before the close of the season,
and Cleveland capturing the American
league title only one day before the
close of the season.
It is almost certain that Manager
Speaker will cull upon his pitching ace.
.lim Bttgb.v. in the opening game, unless
Stanley Covcleskie exhibits the better
form. ' Manager Robinson will start
either Manptard or Smith in the box,
with the chances favoring the former,
because of his good pitching in his re
cent games.
New York, Oct. 3.—A comparison of
the offensive strength of the contending
teams in the world's series, based upon
unofficial records of the season's work,
indicates that Brooklyn will enter the
big games at. a slight disadvantage when
compared with Cleveland, assuming that
the two teams faced opposition that was
approximately equal. The Indiana as a
(Continued on age Seven)
Denounces Misleading Statements About Article
10, and declares There Is Nothing in Covenant
Which Impairs Power of Congress to Declare
War—Pleads for Honor of the Country.
Washington, Oct. 3.—President Wilson, in his first campaign
appeal made directly to the people Sunday night, urged the in
dorsement of the League of Nations issue at the election, and
declared "the whole world will wait for your verdict in Novmber
as it would wait for an intimation of what its future is to be." The
president characterized as "absolutely false, assertion that article
10, of the league covenant, would make it possible for other nations
to lead the United States into war." There was nothing in the
covenant, he said, "which in the least interferes with or impairs
the right of congress to declare war or not declare war, according
to its own independent judgment, as our constitution provides."
'My fellow-countrymen," was the
president s method of addressing Ms*?'
communication to the people. It con
tained no mention of presidential candi
dates by name, but was confined to a
I brief defense of article If), and criticism
j of those, who. he declared, had "grossly
j misled" the public with regard to the
Hits at Ignorance.
! The president, said that those who had
j spent their lives, as he bad, "in familar
I izing themselves with the history and
traditions and policies of the nation must
: stand amazed at the gross ignorance and
: imminent audacii
impudent audacity which has led them to
att ™ pt f " invplir an 'Americanism'
s which bas no foundation whatever. in
j any of the authentic traditions of the
The text of the appeal follows:
"My f ellow-country m en :
"The issues of the present campaign
are of such tremendous importance and
of such far-reaching significance for the
influence ,.f -.he counti v »od the devel
opine, lt (lt „.- future relations and 1 have
!.. es.aniv had >o much to do with their
levelopment. that I am sure vou « ill
elopment. that I am sure you will
ir natural and proper that i should
add res» - to you a few words concerning
Rejoice at Issue.
! "Everyone who sincerely believes in
j government by the people must rejoice
j at the turn affairs have taken in regard
! to tins campaign. This election is to be
1 a genuine national referendum. The
! determination of a great policy upon
which the influence and authority of the
I I'nited States in the world must depend
, is not to be left to groups of politician*
I of either party, bur is to tie referred to
the people themselves for a sovereign
'maudate to their representatives. They
! are to instruct their own government
regard to
what fht v wish doue.
"The chief question that is put to vou
i .V. of course, this: Do want votir
crtumr.v's honor vindicated and the treau
of Versailles ratified'.' Do vou in par
ticular approve of the League of Nu
tions as organized and empowered in that
treatv"' And do vou wish to see the
I'uited States ntav" its responsible part
; u jt ■>
Misled Regarding Treaty. !
. )
\ou have been grossly misled with j
the treaty, and particularly j
- I
- ..
Fellow Townsmen Demand a
Speech Which Is Made From
Steps of Newspaper Office.
Dayton, Ohio. (let. 3.—Governor Cox
was given a warm "welcome home" re
ception Sunday returning from his
I month"s western trip. Arriving her
! about
clock the Democratic presi
I dential candidate was cheered by several
j thousand persons as he stepped from his
î private car. which had carried him more
than 11.000 miles through most states
| west of the Mississippi river.
j| e was met at the station by Mrs.
| Cox, his son-in-law and daughter, nud
| many personal friends. The crowd in
( that he talk and followed him to
j jjj R newspaper office u few blocks away,
| where the- candidate mounted the steps
j 0 f t } le building and expressed his appre
; ciation for the welcome.
He spoke only a few minutes saying
the proprieties of the Sabbath forbade
him talking on subjects he had discussed
during his trip. lie then went to his
home nt Trailsend, where he expects to
rest for a couple of days.
Railway Clerks Suspend
Vice President for Good
Cincinnati. <>.. Oct. 3. The board of
directors of the Brotherhood of Rail
way clerks has made permanent the sus
persion of Grand Vice President .1. \V.
Nelson, it was announced at the interna
tional headquarters. Although a num
ber of technical charges were sustained
against Nelson for alleged violations of
the Brotherhood constitution and by
laws, it was said the present indictment
was the cause of his actions in connec
tion with the "vacation" or unauthorized
strike that started Isst May on the
Contrai ..Georgia railioad.
with regard to the proposed character
of the' League of Nations, by those who
have assumed the serious responsibility
of opposing it. They have gone so far
that those who have spent their lives, as
1 have spent my life, in familiarizing
themselves with the history and tradi
tions and policies of the nation, must
stand amazed at the gross ignorance and
impudent audacity which has led them
to attempt to Invent an 'Americanism'
of their own, which has no foundation
whatever in any of the authentic tra
ditions of the government
"Americanism as they conceive it, re
verses the whole process of the last few
tragical years. It would substitute
America for Prussia in the policy of iso
lation and defiant segregation.
. ,, . . ,
I ^o«ld stand apart and watch for op
; Rortumties to advance onr own interests,
' »nvojye ourselves in no responsibility
for maintenance of the right in the
1 % orW " r , fo K r tfa , p continued vindication
of any of the things tor which we en
Have Wrong Conception
"Their conception of the dignity ot
the nation and its interests is that we
tered the war to fight.
■ "The conception of the great creators
of the government was absolutely oppo
site to this. They thought of America
; as the light of the world, as created to
■ lead the world in the assertion of the
! rights of peoples and the rights of free
; nations; as destined to set a responsible
j example to all the world of what free
government is and can do for the main
tenance of right standards, both national
: and international. This light the op
! piments of the league would quench.
They would relegate the United States
; to a subordinate role in the affairs of
the world.
Hope of Whole World
1 __ , ,, . . ,, .
j we atra d of respon
= sibihties which we are qualified to sus
i » UtJ whlch wbo!e of om " history
i "as constituted a promise to the world
i we would sustain.' I his is the most
momentous issue that has ever been pre
j seated to the people of the United States
t and 1 do not doubt that the hope of the
! whole world will be verified by an ab
) solute assertion by the voters of the
j country of the determination of the
j I'nited States to live up to all the great
I expectations' which they created by en
! tering the war and enabling the other
i great, nations of the world to bring it to
onclusion, to the confusion
a victorious
of I'russiauism and everything that
arises out of Prussianism. Surely wo
shall not fail to keep the promise sealed
in the death and sacrifice of our incom
parable soldiers, sailors and marines who
await our verdict beneath the sod of
World Awaits Verdict
"Those who do not care to tell you
the truth about the League of Nations
tell you that Article X of the covenant
of the league would make it possible for
other nations to lead us into war,
whether we willed it by our own inde
pendent judgment or not. This is ab
solutely false. There is nothing in the
covenant which in the least interferes
with or impairs the right of congress to
declare war or not declare war accord
ing to its own independent judgment,
as our constitution provides. Those who
drew the covenant of the league were
careful that it should contain nothing
which interfered with or impaired the
constitutional arrangements of any of the
great nations which are to constitute its
members. They would have been amazed
and indignant at the things that are now
being ignorantly said about this great
and sincere document.
"The whole world will await your ver
dict in November as it would wait for an
intimation of what its future is to be.
Building by Navy
to Cross Pacific
New York. Oct. 3.—Snper-sea
planes, with a cruising radius suf
ficient to enable them to cross the
Pacific ocean, now are under con
struction and probably will be avail
able for use by the navy department
next spring, said an announcement
here Saturday bv L, Manufacturers'
Aircraft association.
Fight torpedo seaplanes with a
cruising radias of 400 miles, the as
sociation announced. Sow are enroute
from Cleveland to San Diego, where
they will be stationod, co-operating
with the Pacific fleet and supplement
ing: the coast defenses.

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