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WE ARE AFTER AND WILL MAKE THE PRICE RIGHT it TO GET IT. 12 President Harding Submits The Treaties to the Senate. The text of President Harding's powers In this conference sought no speech to the Senate, delivered upon concert to dispossess any power or iubmission of the arms conference Its rights or property. All the signa treatles. Is as follows: ! tortes have given up certain rights Mr. President and Gentlemen of which they had as their contribution ' the Senate: ! to concord and peace, but at no sacrl. I have come to make report to you fice of national pride, with no regret of the conclusions of what has been or resentment to later flame In con teriued the Washington Conference flict. Somo rdiuiiuished certain on the Limitations of Armament, and 1 rights or perogatives which they to lay before you a series of treat- had asserted notably In the settle, iei which the United States and the ment of the Shantung controversy, other Dowers participating in the dealt with in a covenant quite apart conference have negotiated and from tfce group herewith submitted. signed, and havs announced to the But every concession was a willing world. Apart from the very great one, without pressure or constraint, satisfaction In reporting to the Sen- The conference record is quite un ate, It Is a privilege as well as a paralleled, not alone because there duty to ask that advice and consent was the maximum of good feeling which the constitution requires to and nelghboillness throughout the make these covenants effective. i session, but common rejoicing In the , Accompanying the treaties I bring ' results, and the separations In de. , to you the complete minutes of both parture, wtre marked by genuine plenary sessions and committee cordiality, good will, and new hopes, i meetings and a copy of the official It is not necessary to remind you , delegation to the conference. . : that the conference work was not di-1 Out of the Ordinary I reeled against any power or group of , The whole transaction is quite out Powers, inere were no punisnmenis of the ordinary. I am not thinking , to Inflict, no rewards to bestow. Mu of the achievement, which I hope the : tual consideration and the common Senate will come to appraise highly welfare, and the desire for world at I do. and as the world seems to Peace Impelled, do: I am not thinking of the com- The Seven Tretlen mendablo processes by which agree-j. The treaties submitted, seven In menu were wrought, though this number, are: was a conference wholly of free na-1 The convention of limitation of tlons, exercising every national right naval armament between our repub and authority was stamped with He, the British Empire, France, Italy unanimity. Indeed. It was a confer, and Japan. ence of friends, proceeding In delib-1 The treaty between the same cration and sympathy, appraising powers in telatlon to the use of sub their friendly and peaceful relations . n arlnes and noxious gases In war and resolved to maintain them, and fare. give to the world new assurances of The treaty between the United peace and actual relief from the bur-; States, the British Empire, France dens of excessive and competitive ar- and Japan relating to their insular mament But the out of the ordinary possessions and their insular doniln pbases which I have in mind are that ions in the Pacific, the Senate indeed, the Congress A declaration accompanying the baa already advised in favor of one four-power treaty reserving Anieri nd Inferenttally of two of- the can rights in mandated territory, treaties laid before you today, and An agreement supplementary to the naval pact negotiated and signed the four.power treaty defining the Is in accordance with your expressed application of the term "insular wish. It calls a halt in the competl-1 possessions and insular dominions" tire construction of capital ships In relating to Japan. the great narlci of the world, and af- A treaty between the nine powers fords the first actual relief from In the conference relating to prln naval burdens which people have ciples and policies to be followed teen able to acclaim since steam and in matters concerning China, steel combined to add to naval A treaty between the nine powers strength in warfare. relating to Chinese tariff. Supplant Treaties I I Invite yor prompt approval of Al a simple matter of fact all of all of them. It is quite impossible the agreements, except those dealing readjust our naval program until directly with the limitation of arm- the naval treaty has you sanction, menu, take the place of various ven h0l,Gh y" "Red its nego-Btulti-power treaties, arrangements tlatlcn. It is not possible to make or understand dcs. forma or in- formal, expressed or Implied, relat ing to matters In the Pacific Ocean, lo which all the powers signatory were essentially, if not equally, con- cerned. The new agreements serve le put an end to contradictions, to re- more ambiguities, and establish clear understanding. "It Is worth while saying that the Black Strap or Lace Ox- $7.50 YOUR CASH TRADE it luc e-"ujuiu-ui 'un until tho whole program has com manded lUelf to your control. Ko Entanglement I am not unmindful, nor was the conference, of the sentiment in this chamber against old world entanxle. menu. Those who made the treaties hare left no doubt about their true Import, Every expression In the con. 7 pair $10.00 Blankets left; your choice $5.00 18 $5.00, $G.00, $7.50 Crepe de Chine Shirt Waists left; your choice $1.9S to $2.98 Good Outing, dark and light colors .... 10c yd Quilt Calico, all colors 10c yd Good Quilt Lining, dark pattern 10c yd Overall Cloth 20c yd Apron Gingham 10c yd Boys' Overalls 50c, 90c, $1.00 Youth's Overalls, sizes 26 to 31 .... $L00, $1.50 Men's 220 Weight, White Back, $1.50 Crown System, made of 8-oz. Duck, the heav iest Overalls made, will not rip; others get $2.00 pair, our price $1.75 36 by 72 Crex Rugs $1.50 Men's Blue Heavy Work Shirts, worth $1.00 our price 75c Men's Light Weight Blue Work Shirts .. 50c Men's Blue Polkadot Shirts with 2 collars, 98c , ference has emphasized the purpose I to be served and the obligations as j sumed. Therefore I can bring you every assurance that nothing In any of these treaties commits the Unit ed States, or any other power, to I any kind of an alliance, entangle- I ment, or Involvement. It does not require us or any power to surrender a worth-while tradition. It has been said, if this be true, these are mero meaningless treaties, and, therefore, , valulcss. Let us accept no such doc trine of despair as that. If nations may not establish by mutual under standing the rules and principles which are to govern their relation Iwhp; If a sovereign and solemn' 1 plight of faith by leading nations 'of the earth Is valueless; if nations may not trust one anomer, men, indeed, there Is little on whicn to hang our faith In advancing civili sation or the futherance of peace. Either we must live and aspire and achieve under a free and common understanding among peoples, with mutual trust, respect and forbear ance, and exercising full sovereign ty, or else brutal, armed force will dominate, and the sorrows and bur dens of war in this decade will be turned to the chaos and hopeless ness of the next. Vo inn ;io more do without interi'ddosul nepotla. tlons and agreements In these mod. ern days than we could maintain orderly neighborliness at home with- center of the far West. IJe crave out the prescribed ruHs of conduct ! Peace as we do on the conti- whlch are more the guarantees of and we should be remiss In per freedom than the restraint there-of. forming a national duty if we did The world has been hungerlm? for not covenant the relations which a better relationship for centuries since it has attained its larger con sclousness. The conception of the League of Nations was a response to a manifest world hunger. What ever in fate, whether It achieves the great things hoped for or comes to supcrscdure, or to failure, tho American unwillingness to bo a part of It has been expressed . That tin willingness has been k?pt In mind, and the treaties submitted toilay have no semblance or relationship save as the wish to promote peace has been th common inspiration. Tho four.power treaty contain! no war commitment, (t covenants the respect of each nation's lights in relation to Its iiuular iiossessloni. In case of controversy between the covenanting powers It is n greed to confer and seek adjustment and it said rights are threatened by thu aggressive action of any outside pow er, these friendly powers, respect ing one another, are to communicate, perhaps confer. In order to under stand what action may be taken, Jointly or separately, to meet a men acing situation. There is no commitment to armed force, no alliance, no written or moral obligation to join In defence, no expressed or Implied commitment to arrive at any agreement except In accordance with our constitutional methods. It Is easy to believe, how. ever, that such a conference of the four powers is a moral warning that an aggressive nation, giving affront to the four great powers ready to focus world opinion on a given con troversy, would be embarking on a haiardous enterprise. ITH-LEE Menaces in Pacific We have seen the eyes of the world turned to the Pacific. With Europe prostrate and penitent, none feared the likelihood of early con flict there. But the Pacific had its menaces, and they deeply concerned us. Our territorial Interests are larger there. Its waters are not strange seas to us, its farther shores not unknown to our citizens. A century ago we began planting the seeds of American friendship In Hawaii, and seventy years ago Web ster told the Senate that the United States could "never consent to see these islands taken possession of by either of the great commercial pow. era of Europe." Whether it was destiny, or the development of pro- pinqulty or the Influence of our i colonists, or faith In our Institutions. Hawaii came under tho flag In 1898, and rejoices today as a part of our republic. Destiny Leads On The lure of the waters, or the march of empire, or the call of com. merce or Inscrutable destiny led us on, and we went to the South Seas and planted the flag In Samoa. Out of the war with Spain came our sponsorship In the Philippines, and the Possession of Guam; and so we are deply concerned In the mid Paclflc, the South Seas, and the very . " ful"ul There has been concern; there has been apprehension of terri. torlal greed, a most frlutful cause of war. Tho conference has dissipated both, and your ratification of the covenants ' made will stabilize peace for the breaking of which there Is not a shadow of reason or real ex cuse, y Will Respect Rights I am ready to assume the sincerity and the dependability of the as surance of our neighbors of the old world that they will respect our rlghts, Just as I know we meant to respect theirs. No allusion has been made to the treaty retaining and limiting the use of the submarine and the prohi bition of noxious gases In warfare. Since we are asking te world's ad herence, It is easily assumed that none In America will hold aloof. Nor need I dwell on the nine. power treaty relating to principles and policies to be followed In. the relationship of the signatory powers to China. Our traditional friend ship for the ancient emtplre, our con tinued friendship for the new repub- lie, our commitment of more than twenty years to . the "open door," and ot'r avowed concern for Chinese Integrity and unimpaired sovereign. ty, make It easy to assume that the Senate will promptly and nnanl. mously assent China's own satisfac tion in the restorations covenanted here has been officially expressed quite apart from the testifying signatures. Banquet for Henato Perhaps . I may fittingly add a Regular 10c Crepe Paper, all colors, .... 5c roll Window Shades 50c Jap Rose Soap, 3 cakes for 25c Williams Shaving Soap 5c Shaving Brushes 10c Shoe Strings lc pair Leather Palm Gloves 25c This week only we will sell you our good 36 inch 20c Long Cloth for 15c yd. 10 yards to customer. Galvanized Half Bushels 75c Best Heavy Tubs No. O size 65c; No. 1 size 75c; No. 2 size 85c; No. 3 size $1.00 Good Quality Rice, 20 lbs for $1.00 Aiumimlm Ware Just Half Price. See It. word which Is suggested by my re lationship as a former member of the Senate. I had accaslon to learn of your very proper Jealousy of the Senate's part In contracting foreign relationships. Frankly, it was in my mind when I asked representatives of both the majority and minority to serve on the American delegation. It was designed to have your partici pate and you were ably represented. Aruch depends on your decision. We have Joined in giving to the world the spectacle of nations gath ering about the conference table amid the convictions of peace, free from all passion, to face each other in the contacts of reason, to solve menacing problems, and end dis putes and clear up misunderstand ings. They have agreed to confer again when desirable, and turn the revealing light of world opinion on ! anv menace to ueace amnnir them. Your government encouraged and has signed the compacts which It had much to do in fashioning. If to these understandings for peace, If to these advanced expressions of the conscience of leading powers, if to thes concords to guard against conflict and lift the burdens of ar mament, if t j all of these the Senate will not advise and consent, then it will be futile to try again. Wc have no revalrles in our devo tion to the things we call American because that is a common consecra tion. None of us means to endan ger, none of us would sacrifice a cherished national inheritance. In mindfulness of this mutuality of In. Interest, common devotion, and oared authority I submit to the Senate that if we cannot join In making effec tive these covenants for peace, and stamp this conference with Ameri ca's approval, we shall descredlt the Influence of the republic, render fu. ture efforts futile or unlikely and write discouragement where today the world Is ready to acclaim new hope. Because of thh feeling, be. cause 1 believe In the merits of these engagements, I submit them to the 8enate with every confidence that you will approve. When Some Prominent Person la Killed the Howl Will Go Up! (From the Mt. Airy News) An intelligent cltlien who Is in close touch with this city said to ye editor one day this week, "Why don't you write about the way the people violate the street trafilc laws?" And then we asked him what ha bad In mind that should be written about. First, he thought peoplo are permit ted to drive too fast In th$ business section of the town. Horn drive ao fast that every man who Is on the street is In danger. Aal this it to be noticed at n'ir.ost anyViur of the day of night. Every one kna that it Is a viola tion to cross Oak street on Main at a rapid rate and ye, you ran see cars of speed that is very uuicli above the legs I limit. But what h the use? A few y-ars ago the editor of this newspaper haJ two children badly hurt by ars, and for awhile much was In print about the violation of the traffic laws, but C M is! If any good ever canio from It we were not able to observe It One of thes day sonic proiu'nent man will be Killed here i r his wife r child dragge.l'o a niincrnnl rt ath by some careless driver and then we will enforce the lawa. I'ntil that lewon is learned by sff'rin? we arc goiig to drift along in tlm c:ireler. IndlPrr ent v,ay wo ura now soitiK. After the mangled lorn; of soma little child is carr!3d into the home of scii.o wealthy cltUcn then we will thiov tip our hands In Iniy horror ai d ray all Hurts of tMn'ii about the Juan who violates every traffic law til tho books. A Modern Story of Prayers That Were Answered The story of three days of prayer In a raging sea, and of prayers an., swered In the nick of time to save them from a watery grave, was told by two women and six men of the crew of the Nova Scotlan schooner, Donald L. Cook, who arrived at New York on tankers from Mexico where they had been landed by the British steamer San Eduardo. The battered, water-lodged hulk of the Cook went down less than two hours after they had been taken off, the rescued mariners declared. The woman. Mrs. May Oxner, wtfa of the skipper, and Mrs. Bennett Peeler, wife of the cook, were unani mously voied "hoodoos" by the ciew, and Captain Oxner declared they would be returned to th r 1 omes in Nova Scotia and never would be tak. en to sea again. The schooner sailed from Luen berg, N. S., early In December, and was coasting down toward Jamaica with a cargo of lumber when she was struck on December 14 by a t err I ft o storm. . ' Her sails and her mast were car. rled away, the cabtn wrecked, and the vessel's hole filled with water. The food supply was ruined bo that all went foodless for three days be fore they were picked up by the San Eduardo. Mrs. Oxner was authority for the statement that the crew prayed for three days for succor. Just as they were at thetpolnt of abandoning' hope, their prayers were answerod by the appearance of the San "Eduar do, she said. More Than a Fighting Chance "What are the chances of my re covery, Doctor T" "One hundred per cent Medical records show that nine out of every ten die of the disease you have. Yours is the tenth case I've treated. All the others' died. You're bound to get welL SUtlstics are sUtistics. ' Wanted Help A motorist came upon another whose machine had broken down on the road. In the disabled car sat a woman. "Need any assisUnce?" inquired -the new-comer, courteously. The other man lifted his flushed and grimy face from under the hood.. "Yes,' he ren'lied. "I wish you'd answer my wife's nuet'ons while I'm Axing this engine." Selected. .