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EDtTOR1AL PAaB n Ciftltl; ago"" as um" am= ftims oar. Che -Im What We Want I--We'll Get It ICE ADMIRAL KATO, naval adviser to the Japanese con ference delegation, in an inter view with George R. Holmes, of the International News Service, states that Japan's armament program is dependent on her being assured of the "peaceful attitude of neighbor ing nations toward Japan." We assume that the United States is included in the list of neighbor ing nations, of which Admiral Kato speaks. The officials of the United States Government cannot, with propriety, outline the position of the United States, in advance of the conference. But the people of America can tell Admiral Kato what the United States wants, and what it can do if it doesn't get what it wants. Here is what they would say to the ad miral if given an opportunity. This nation desires peaceful rela tions with every other country in the globe, including Japan. We want to go our own way, inde pendent, giving no offense, and re ceiving none; recognizing the rights of others and receiving the rights due us. We want no special favors. All we ask is an "even break," and we insist on that. We want no alliances, defensive or offensive, which bind us to enter the quarrels of other nations. We look with intense suspicion on an alliance between two or more for eign nations which appears to be for offense against or defense from the United States. The officials of the United States would hesitate to say that this Gov ernment views with suspicion the Anglo-Japanese treaty. But the people of the United States would tell the admiral that they don't like this alliance-they don't like the possibilities it openu for pernicious aggressiveness. The people of America want peace with the world. They have paid the price-are still paying the price of war. Gold stars hang in many homes where a son or father has given his life. Slender purses feel the pinch of taxes, open and hidden, paying tribute to the war god. But the people of America are not craven or ungenerous. They value lives above everything. They are proud of their dollars, and eager for more. But, above all, they value the honor and safety of the country which guarantees both lives and dol lars to them. It means much to this country to cease the expenditures of lives and dollars in war. But it means less to the United States than to any other country on the globe. Our man power is virtually limit less. Our riches are almost beyond comprehension. This is the great creditor nation of the world. The burden of war and preparedness for war is a handicap to this nation; it is a crushing weight to other na tions. If it were necessary to em ploy the resources of the United States in a race to build armament, we can turn out munitions and ships faster and with less proportionate financial drain on the individual than anywhere else on earth. We hope, admiral, that this (10es not sound like a threat. We do0 not want to menace anybody. We want to be left alone, to muddle along in our own style. We have enough troubles with strikes and tgar-strikes, unemiploy ment, droughts, cloudbursts, blue law fanatics, reptile newspapers. chestnut blight and boliweevils at home. We don't wan't to mix in outside affairs. But if we have to mix--if other nations can't under stand us-We can (do it at smaller cost per capita than any other country. We note. admiral, with admnira The March Of Events T HE German appeal to the Su preme Council against the de cision of the Upper Silesian Commission has been dismissed in terms as harsh and contemptuous as they are brief. Speaking in Mannheim on Thursday of last week, Dr. Rathenau used these re markable words: "Once more we pronounce null and void a decision made without our consent." The impressiveness of this utter ance is that it is the exact words of the Alsace-Lorrain'e delegates in 1871, protesting against the decision in their case. It would be difficult to imagine any more dramatic way to empha size the wrong done to the German Republic by tearing from it its Eastern province than by this quo tation of the protest made fifty years ago by Alsace-Lorraine. That wrong finally avenged itself by the destruction of the pow erful and victorious empire which inflicted it upon defeated France, and nothing can be more certain that history will repeat itself in the matter of the wrong which is now being inflicted by the powerful and victorious Allies upon defeated Ger many. The folly of creating another Alsace-Lorraine three years after the bloody war which the actual Alsace Lorraine brought about, is com mentary enough upon the wicked ness and stupidity of European di plomacy. T HE fact is that this coming con ference is full of dangers to our country. Our officials have no skill in diplomacy as it is practiced abroad. We had a pathetic ex ample of that in Paris. Every for eign delegation coming here is com posed of men who are past-masters in the arts of lying, cheating and grabbing which make up the in famous science of diplomacy. The whole thing will be like a dinner given by lambs to wolves, with an imminent likelihood of the hosts themselves providing the dessert for the guests. Of course, Mr. Harding has far more commonsense and far less cred ulous vanity than Mr. Wilson had, and Secretary Hughes towers head and shoulders over Mr. Wilson's ludicrous State Department, but we still feel that in a game with Brit ish, French and Japanese diploma tists, they will be fortunate to escape being plucked by the more ex pert players. Many persons think the whole thing will begin and end in mere talk, and we hope that it is no worse than that. tion, that you consider it too early to speak of a proper basis for limi tation of armament. Of course, that is up to the conference. U'nited States officials would not talk about that now, either. We respect that reticence on their part, but we can tell you what the people of the United States think about limitation of armament. If peace can be assured, we are ready and eager to sell every battle ship for junk, melt our cannon into paper weights, and use our airplanes for delivering mail. If peace cannot he assured, the people of the United States want to be assured of war forces just a little bigger, better manned, more powerful than any' nation which threatens the world's peace, and just a little bi gger than any COM BINATION OF NATIONS whose interests may~ clash with those of the U'nited Statee. If.H - * THEY'RE HUMAN William Atherton Du Puy Down at the Pan-American building, where the conference on reduction of armament is about to meet, there is a patio, or inclosed garden, Latin Ameriean in style, which is realistic with tropical foliage, bananas hanging from the tree, parrots In the forest and all that sort of thing. Over in the corner of it there is a big-leafed tree, a sort of cousin to the fig, and about its neck It wears a tag and on the tag is a statement which says that this is the peace tree, and that it was planted in 19104 by William Howard Taft, President of the United States. As a matter of fact, it was planted at the sug gestion of Andrew Carnegie, angel of the peace movement fromt the financial standpoint. Dr. L. S. Rowe, director general of the Pan American Union, says that this tree languished and was puny and threatened to die during all that time between 1914 and 1918, when the world was torn and agonized. But of late its foliage has taken on that vigor of light green th-it is to a plant what pink Is to the check of a maiden. It Is astrut with the srength of the life within it. It is glorious and exultant. And those early arrivals for the conference, hearing the story of the peace tree, take its joy in life as an omen of what is to come. Chauncey Depew, the venerable raconteur, is still as good as ever he was. He was telling, the other day, a story that I believe he also used to tell twenty years ago, but which seems to re main fresh. It was of the man who was eating at one of our justly famous heaneries and who asked the waiter what he had In the way of pie. The waiter repled hathe hd aple miee.bueery n mate wihtecwad Andwhe Mr Deew oldthestoy i Lodo an ngisma ld im sie ftrwrdan queried: "I m eucdl cuios, ont yu now" ai purpseatepr thectn onh Duria India aganertc poaon duyio oCharmaent IsrkbuCom meetithere of Ian Aiorsindown ingaeng ,ton Lorithe ino Rtyed , o cupaisi wat etroental inlthe foret cnclioutsnert of theinatonan Oany invtual coreoteiy therael to a hilafeur tre, Fear overnmnt tepond bot pub nec ietimert favorindgo the tndin deaesatgon whihna that thirad ibten pen teery andthtn tio tat pand winelara Ic an heowardo Taft. Aesiociatofndfre i'anehanl of the dian, h sAmerianemc Unon, saikethy thi trove lprofishbe and thos who form thremthn to die dn Manl htimelf betw pny194gat 1918,we h ol the check o maidenbout iou pastu ithrtne? Youngthko the life wthing itfI lias alorittsranf eoultan fprhnc o ae akst Andetoe arl paiul foprte, honferencep pintlf s mentsu of wha n icsr to ci ownan pillya yoodel and boer her was. Heu wsu llogkth otedaefu alsoyta? eiv ea sdt Tlltwnat tear thagbu whichsem ogto roy. It wsofpp than wo wasl bein aotione to seouruatly famoustances adwh akeyd the Whien r w inhd ind fath e warpe Thwaterf rhape thatin her pplt, mincen bluer and Thse ctmer said that whcae wu r take aple find.r ad ine good tsheaitr aned to knwou. ws h Don'ty wher heter tolrth ustor in eyendo and arm de yourous, dfonrt, you knowr said gan tis every dar ihdenya? lamn at Could SI il MOtOR MC /' SY MttPId K. MILLER His Idiotorial on Envoys Ahoy. ROMINENT among the inconspicuous who should be absent when they slap the forceps on fangs and other implements of hate will he the Duchess of Adnoids from the Asbestos Archi pelas o. SHIE horns into Washing ton on a, platform in be half of hat pins as woman's safest . weapon of defense. She khows. for she runs a charge account with an undertaker who measured six husbands without asking any questions. MME. DU LA ADNOIDS, whose roving address is in care of the nearest five and ten cent store, is in tow of her husband-valet whom she jerks around on the end ,of her chatelaine along with other non-essentials. HER Occidental charm is no accident. The distin guished ladies visiting the arms autopsy tilt their noses disdainfully as her Royal Highness slinks through the corridor perfumed In a shroud of Eau de Ujologna. SMEtLING salts fly thick adfast. AT the "''' hou*" er afternoon she pops out of her wigwam boudoir gowned in a quarry of bituminous beads fresh from the aa@ cans of Upper Man hattan and way stations. Hier nom de jinx is complete to a flaw. C'ARRtYIN( a corsage ho quet of brussels sprouts this recluse little regent of Messofpototoes knocks all of the meringue off the upper rust by her utte'r oblivion .o everything in general. The only way you can get her sore is to notIce her. B ACKED by ancestral blood which wrought havoc when her grandfather inchroated the first bend .f deep sea pihattes. she fears nothing that wears pants er their antithesis. At'COSTED) by a police mean for attracting curl ntus throngs as she carpet lippered down the ble-t vard, she r-etaelite'd by ask ing hime where she could find a retlibleo okmnaker. H Rsuite of rooms ov-er looks the city refuse plant. Every time the tele phone rings she' thinks ltabe Ruth has cracked out an other base en halls. Favorite deset.prk andi heanes. Dis ticet brunette. Speaks in ditinct English. )eak! Ye TOWN By K. My Dear K. C. B.-I'r and you are married ar me. For two years hi subway platform at ex utes after six. For twc into the second car fror the third seat from the have I seen her read y< just a little; and for tv up in the early morn ju train with her and yet got it bad, K. C. B. W case of this kind ? MY DEAR Joe. " " " SHE'S GOING to look up. * . . WHEN SHE reads this. BECAUSE SHE'LL know. IT'S ALL about her. AND WHEN she does. IT'S UP to you. TO LET her know. WHEN SHE gazes about. . S * IN SEARCH of you. THAT YOU'RE the boy. * S S WHO PULLED this oft. AND SHE'LL prob: ably smile. JUST A little bit. AND IF she does. THEN I'LL suggest. THAT AT 6:25. TOMORROW MORN. AT THE subway sta tion. . . S YOU WALK right up. (aloves for Whe~n Elizabeth was wias partial to~ fine gin hem to her friends. and when thqev were given ' was nlotierably vain of1 The Old Shi The throwing of an should be dorne' by the the bride. as indientin auithorit y over her. C'I took off their shoes' an conq'iuerors. Copies of the Four original sealed murvive. Tw~o nre in I is in good condiitio'n; tI by fire. Saltisbury t'ath b..t I. in th, lihrre tn [E GOSSIP . d. Patent omfee. C. B. 1 in love and she isn't d maybe you can help we I seen her on the actly twenty-five min years she has walked n the end and occupied door. For two years >ur "gossip" and smile ro years have I gotten st to ride on the same [ don't know her! I've hat would you do in a JOE. AND SAY: "Good morn." iiloe ade is' AND IF she gets sore. iteen an ocupe AND HAS you ar rested. ur gsi" an"ml stt ie one sam WHY, THEN you'll know. SHE'S UTTERLY lacking. IN A sense of humor. AND YOU wouldn't want to marry her. ANDYSAY:.Go . . S AND IF she siets. sore. WHY, THEN you'll know. SHE'S AUpttRygo AND YOUR wudn't want' o mar.hr . S 0 ANYW'A mig BU Ishoeck. es WHE SH os a Wyu. Nyo'l kowLL. knw a Qeen SE'S pretty goodn ennt gooymu. Ae esn al' appearanc. ash orLck. * . 0 eonigo l HEN SHE f luda t YOUriis MYneum.sight uedrehn the ird.an The "Columbia T Early By BILL One plan suggested for gi trict suffrage is for Congr Territory" as the District "The State of Columbia," a quire action by Congress an out having to submit Constil various States. In the coming hearings b3 the District the sub-commi FRANK SPRIGG PERRY, I lege professor of constitutic Statehood for the District 1 HARRY U. KIMBALL, has an old book called ", J. Morse, D. D., published in it nineteenth edition. The au LUMBIA TERRITORY," data of the early days of t he says: This territory is ten miles sql Washington, Georgetown and Al< United States by Maryland and V lishing in it the seat of the gene section of Potomac River, exten< Alexandria to a point about five cludes a part of one of the Potoi river, from the Maryland side, rec bounds the city of Washington on Rock creeks; and from the Virgin Branch forms a safe and commt deep for the largest ships for ab while the channel lies close alor The Potomac is navigable only fi distance from its banks next the Washington city appears to c4 ments upon that of the best plann in a remarkable degree, conveniei pect, and a free circulation of air public edifices and of the severa: shapes, as they were laid down, most advantageous ground, comm pects, and from their situation s as either use or ornament may r on a most beautiful eminence c every part of the city. The Pres ground, possessing a delightful a commanding view of the Capitol the city. The grand avenues, and to public places, are from 130 to In 1802 this city contained 4,35 people of color. In 1810 the nun to 8,620. There are four houses byterians, one for Roman Catholic Episcopalians. In the city are thi yard are several large brick build stores. Barracks are erectd for tt is a powder magazine and a guard I Rock Creek, which divides the cil offices occupy two buildings, each dent's house. Georgetown stands on the bank its entrance into the Chesapeake It contains about 250 houses and Alexandria stands on the soutl tained in 1800 about 500 houses 7,227. The Eastern Branch, whic part of the city had harboi vessels for about four mile up to Bladensburg, Md., w stream; while the Potomac navigation, is now able to I The District's populatior more than Alexandria. The lation far exceeding either States which have Senato Congress. NEWSPAPE GOOD many stones have been thrown at newspaper English. It is supposed to be uncouth and inelegant, and young students who would improve their style are urged by their teachers to give their dais and nights to Addison, Johnson an' Chesterfield rather than to the co: uins of the Daily Scream. Professor Davis. however, head of he English department of the Kan as State Agricultural College. said ome interesting things quite un professorial upon this subject in his emarks at the recent convention f the National Education Asaoiciai ion. In an address on "Intolerance in he Teaching of English" he said: "If English teachers conceive it heir duty to control the standards f language, protect its purity, an I ave it fromn the ravages of those who are using it most, they shoul-I esign and work in or upon the edi orial offices of American newsoa ers and magazines. There they can xert a quiet, natural influence up on the standards." N terms of actuai fact it is the newspap~er that is making the nglish language of today. And by the natural laws of lan uge formation they are doing it well. For the simple reason that those who write for newspapers have but ne object, and that is to be under stood swiftly and clearly. The higher the brow of the nmaga v.ineO the more the writer thinks he should sacrifice to the. high gods of iterature. The result is that he be omes self-conSCious, and no good work in Produced in s~lf-conscioum 114 thinks of his tools instead of results, and that is neither the way Ito la brick nor to write words. vincing until he forgets himself ndl is consumed entirely with his theme. it in then oniy that the heat of his eilluence' fuson aind monuids t~he indrS of his hearers. The notor who is constantly think. ing of how he is looking and talking is amaturish. It is only when he is oliv ious to himself andi loflen him nei ini his character that he has charm. Thosea who write for newspaper. erritory' " -n Days PRICE. ving the people of the Dis ess to change "Columbia was originally named, to proceeding that would re d the President only, with tutional amendments to the r the Senate on suffrage in tee will find the views of Washington lawyer and col inal law, on the subject of nost interesting. prominent Washingtonian, eography Made Easy," by Boston in 1818, and then in thor has a chapter on "CO which contains historical he District. Here is what care and embraces the city of xandria. It was ceded to the irginia for the purpose of estab ral government. It embraces a ling from the southern part of miles above Georgetown and in nac canals. This section of the :eives the Eastern Branch, which the southeast, Tiber, Reedy, and la side, Four Mile Run. Eastern >dious harbor, being sufficiently out four miles above its mouth; ig the bank adjoining the city. r small craft for a considerable city, )ntain some important improve ed cities in the world, combining, ice, regularity, elegance of pros The positions of the different I squares and areas of different , were first determined on the anding the most extensive pros usceptible of such improvements -equire. The Capitol is situated ommanding a complete view of ident's house stands on a rising water prospect, together with a and the most material parts of such streets as lead immediately 160 feet wide. 3 inhabitants, of whom 940 were ber of inhabitants had increased for public worship, one for Pres s, one for Baptists, and one for ree market houses. At the navy lings for the reception of naval te marines. At Greenleaf's Point ouse. Two bridges are built over ty from Georgtown. The public about 450 feet from the Presi of the Potomac, 160 miles from and four from Washington city. 4 948 inhabitants. lank of the Potomac and con and 5,000 inhabitants; in 1810, h no longer adjoins, but is facilities "for the largest above its mouth," or well here it is now but a small itself, then not inviting to ake large vessels. in 1810 was about 1,400 District today has a popu one of half a dozen little rs and Representatives in R ENGLISH are made to understand that they have one business, and one only, and that is to make themselves clearly understood and to carry conviction by force of what they have to say rather than by their manner of say ing it. This unconsciously produces the most effective effort, for the highest beauty is always the accompaniment of perfect use. THE greatest art in to cosceal art. The man who has something to say and says it vividly and in such a manner that it can mean only one thing- and in the moat telling yet the fewest Words, is the man who in the long run produces the best English. The advice of sardou to the young writer cannot be too often repeated: "The first thing to do," he said. "is to take literature and wring its neck." Language is a living thing. La-nguage is life. And the best language is not produced by those who are thinking about it, criticis ing it and analysing it. but by those who are using it deftly for that purpose for which it is in tended, which is to communicate an idea. THERE are different kinds of newspaper English, of course. but the best kind is probably the bpest literature. The trouhie with the average "high brow" literature is that it loses ight of the cardinal and corn mon sense fact that the primary ohject of all writing is to be redi and read easily. The printed word is only the mee senger from the author's mind to the readers, and th' difficulty with 'fine writing" is that it too much magnifies its office. It becomes lke' n servant who gives himself the airs of a master. .Just so there are actors and ora tors who forget that their first busineM- is to speak s' distinctly hat t h audience will not have to stra.in to understand what they say. E'very artist's business is to get himself out of the way, to 'cant up the highway and gather up the stonlet." t hat his mIessae. his idea, rny run ,smoothly. I nfess. ther' nie bo oks and Iinagazmes*' that I n1ever read at aLk 'Thy are ton hardrtnk.