Foreign News: Five Power Parley

With nice diplomatic mummery the game was played last week of pretending that British Foreign Secretary "Uncle Arthur" Henderson was sending out from London invitations to the great naval powers. He received the Quaker-Scotch text from Washington, dutifully had four fair copies made, despatched them to Washington, Paris, Rome, Tokyo. A further bit of mummery was to delay publication of the U. S. State Department's "acceptance" until a few hours after Scot MacDonald left Washington (see above).

The note invites powers to participate in a conference at London in the third week of...

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