The peoples of five Great Powers* received a clear though diplomatic warning, last week, that the French Republic has no intention of subscribing to the simple multilateral treaty "renouncing war" which was submitted to the Powers, last fortnight, by U. S. Secretary of State Frank Billings Kellogg (TIME, April 23). The French warning went to the Powers, in the form of an alternative treaty draft, proposed to take the place of the Kellogg Treaty. Inspection showed that Foreign Minister Briand of France had felt obliged to so qualify the expression "renouncing war" as to emasculate it of all meaning....

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