The signatures of three presidents, two emperors and a king were modestly but insistently besought, last week, by U. S. Secretary of State Frank Billings Kellogg.

The Secretary is not selfishly collecting autographs. He wants to see the six potent signatures affixed to a multilateral treaty "renouncing war" among the U. S., France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Italy. Last week he transmitted his concept of what such a treaty should be to the foreign Powers named, and asked whether they would be willing to sign it, perhaps with modifications.

By so doing Mr. Kellogg at last gave a definite and constructive turn...

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