The New York Times Current History: The European war, Volume 8

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New York Times Company, 1916 - Europe
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Page 910 - adopted by the League to Enforce Peace. That plan, briefly stated, consists of three provisions. First, all justiciable questions shall be subject to an international court. Second, all questions that are not subject to judicial determination shall be submitted to a council of conciliation for hearing, consideration, and recommendation. Third, the powers shall
Page 908 - 4, 1914, adopted the doctrine of necessity as a justification for the invasion of Belgium, notwithstanding the treaty which guaranteed her neutrality. He said, " We are now in a state of necessity, and necessity knows no law. Our troops have occupied Luxemburg and perhaps are already on Belgian soil. Gentlemen, that is
Page 871 - Gentlemen : We are now in a. state of necessity, and necessity knows no law. Our troops have occupied Luxemburg and perhaps have already entered Belgian territory. Gentlemen, that is a breach of international law. It Is true that the French Government declared at Brussels that France would respect Belgian neutrality as long as her adversary respected it. We know,
Page 792 - of an enemy State, or to or for a person in territory belonging to or occupied by the enemy, or if the goods are consigned " to order," or if the ship's papers do not show who is the real consignee of the goods. Second—The principle of continuous
Page 737 - a settlement with regard to their own immediate interests as the belligerents may agree upon. We have nothing material of any kind to ask for ourselves, and are quite aware that we are in no sense or degree parties to the present quarrel. Our interest is only in peace and its future guarantees.
Page 736 - deeply vital to all the nations of the world has made poignantly clear is that the peace of the world must henceforth depend upon a new and more wholesome diplomacy. Only when the great nations of the world have reached some sort of agreement as to what they hold to
Page 737 - If this war has accomplished nothing else for the benefit of the world, it has at least disclosed a great moral necessity and set forward the thinking of the statesmen of the world by a whole age. Repeated utterances of the leading statesmen of most of the great nations
Page 646 - policy, always maintained by Republican Presidents in accordance with American traditions, Is the best, as It Is the only true way to preserve our peace and restore us to our rightful place among the nations. We believe in the pacific settlement of International disputes and favor the establishment of a world court for that purpose. We
Page 646 - to divide our people into antagonistic groups, and thus to destroy that complete agreement and solidarity of the people, and that unity of sentiment and national purpose so essential to the perpetuity of the nation and its free Institutions. We condemn, all alliances and combinations of Individuals in this country of whatever nationality or descent,
Page 833 - their own land, to think their own thoughts, to sing their own songs, to garner the fruit of their own labors—and even while they beg to see these things inexorably withdrawn from them—then surely it is a braver, a saner, and a truer thing to be a rebel in act and deed against such

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