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THE ADVOCATE OF PEACE. 



April, 



throughout the country, and all other organizations in- 
terested in any way in the greatest and most commanding 
movement of our time, will send delegates. The gov- 
ernor of Massachusetts has already appointed six delegates 
to the Congress, and those of other States are expected 
to do likewise. This Congress ought easily, considering 
the remarkable peace events of the year, to be made the 
most imposing peace demonstration ever held in this 
country. 

For further information address Mr. Tunstall Smith, 
Organizing Secretary, The Preston, Baltimore, Md. The 
hotels are likely to be crowded, and rooms should be 
written for at once. 



Official Notice of the Annual Meeting 
of the American Peace Society. 

The Eighty-Third Annual Meeting of the American 
Peace Society will be held at the time of the third 
National Peace Congress, in McCoy Hall, Johns Hopkins 
University, Baltimore, Md., May 4, at 4 o'clock P. M., to 
receive the reports of the Board of Directors and of the 
Treasurer, to elect officers and Directors for the coming 
year, and to transact any other appropriate business. 
The newly-elected President of the Society, Senator 
Theodore E. Burton, will take the chair. In view of the 
removal of the Society's headquarters to Washington, 
this will be in certain respects the most important annual 
meeting held for many years, and it is hoped that there 
will be a large attendance of members from different 
parts of the country. 



A Peace Mission to Canada. 

Lecture Tour of the Assistant Secretary. 

" I have just finished a journey of two thousand miles 
and have come from one of the finest peoples to be found 
in the world. I have seen Canada in the coldness of her 
winter snows, but the chill was completely taken out of 
the air by the warmth of Canadian sunshine, — I mean, the 
hospitality of the Canadian heart. Canada is our good 
friend ; we have none better ; and nobody can do a better 
work than to promote feelings of international respect 
and kindness between Canada and the United States in 
the future." 

These were the words of Dr. James L. Tryon, Assistant 
Secretary of the American Peace Society, when he 
arrived home from his tour of Canadian clubs and 
universities during the month of February. 

The Assistant Secretary went to Canada for the pur- 
pose of assisting in popularizing the peace movement 
there, and of promoting the century of peace celebration 
between Canada, Great Britain and the United States. 
He addressed the Canadian Club at Hamilton, Ontario ; 
the faculty of education, students of pedagogy and 
public school teachers at the University of Toronto ; the 



Church of the Epiphany and St. James' Cathedral in 
Toronto ; the Canadian Club at Belleville ; the Canadian 
Club and Queen's University as well as the Woman's 
Club, Kingston; the Teachers' Association, Ottawa; the 
Diocesan Theological School of the Church of England, 
Montreal ; the Canadian Club and the University of New 
Brunswick, Fredericton; Trinity and St. Paul's Epis- 
copal churches, St. David's Presbyterian Sunday School 
and the Canadian Club, St. John. He also addressed a 
meeting of people interested in peace education that 
gathered to give him a reception in the home of Mrs. W. 
F. Hatheway, Coburg Street, St. John. Mrs. Hatheway 
has for several years been a member of the American 
Peace Society, and has done important pioneering work 
in the peace cause in New Brunswick. 

From St. John the Assistant Secretary went to 
Wolfville, N. S., where he spoke before Acadia Univer- 
sity at a meeting of all the departments of the university 
and the preparatory schools, and to Windsor, where he 
addressed the students of King's College, one of the 
oldest educational institutions in the British colonies. 
At Halifax he spoke at the Presbyterian Theological 
College and before the Canadian Club. His last meet- 
ing was with the Canadian Club, Moncton. 

While at Ottawa Dr. Tryon visited Parliament, where 
he met R. L. Borden, M. P., leader of the Opposition; 
Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King, M. P., Minister of 
Labor, who, like Senator Root, proposed the century of 
peace celebration ; Dr. Martin J. Griffin, Librarian of 
Parliament, and other prominent Canadians. At Halifax 
he met Mayor Chisholm, who, with Mr. King, attended 
the last Mohonk Conference. At Toronto he met Mr. 
Justice Riddell, who was one of the speakers at the 
meeting of the Society for the Judicial Settlement of 
International Disputes, Washington. At various places, 
but particularly at Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, St. John 
and Halifax, he found people who were sufficiently inter- 
ested in the peace movement to warrant him in suggesting 
the organization of the peace movement in Canada on a 
plan similar to that now being adopted by the American 
Peace Society, a national association of federated state 
organizations. It is his opinion that it is only a question 
of time and of the choice of leaders when such a move- 
ment will begin in Canada. 

" As for Canada," he says, " she is proverbially a land 
of peace. She has a stainless record as regards aggressive 
war, is noted for her success in industrial arbitration, and 
has been true to the British constitution by more than a 
century of steady political progress by constitutional 
methods. I believe that Canada is destined to a fore- 
most place of leadership in the peace movement in the 
future." 

He heard many expressions in favor of the proposed 
centennial of peace. Sometimes when he reached that