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Educational Convention at Pinehurst, where she represented her association. Some of the great educators who heard her speech said that the work of this society was destined to fill a mighty part in the advancement of the country. It is entirely for the up-lift of the illiterate in the rural districts of the South.
From Stereograph, Copyright 1907, by Underwood & Underwood, New York.
PROF. HUGO MÜNSTERBERG
DR. WILLIAM H. MAXWELL
CONFERENCE OF DELEGATES
DISCUSSION OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS CARNEGIE HALL
Wednesday, April Seventeenth, at 11.30 a.m.
GEORGE FOSTER PEABODY Presiding
I am requested to call to order this meeting of delegates from various organizations to the Peace Congress.
Dr. Trueblood, of Boston, Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions, will read the resolutions which have been prepared.
A time limit of five minutes will be placed upon those who speak on the report. I think you will all recognize how advantageous for you this will be.
I now have pleasure in introducing Dr. Benjamin F. Trueblood, of Boston, Secretary of the American Peace Society (applause), who will submit to you the resolutions which have been prepared by the committee.
MR. CHAIRMAN: The committee appointed by the Executive Committee of the Congress to prepare and submit a set of resolutions have done their work the best they could. They have labored under some difficulties, one being the natural rush and hurry of an occasion like this. Still greater difficulties have arisen from the fact that several of those who have presented resolutions have only handed them in yesterday afternoon, or this morning, after the committee had practically completed its work. We have tried to give respectful attention to all the resolutions handed us. These resolutions, so far as not incorporated substantially in our report, will be placed in the hands of the Secretary of the Congress for whatever use, in the printed proceedings, that the Executive Committee may see fit to make of them.
Let me say, before reading the report of the committee, that we have taken into account the peculiar circumstances of this Congress. We have found it impossible to cover the whole field of peace propaganda; there are many subjects on which members of the committee as individuals would like to have resolutions passed. But this Congress was called by those who originated it specifically for the purpose of bringing American public sentiment to bear at the coming Hague Conference, through our delegates to that Conference, in order that we may get as much as possible done along practical lines this summer. The committee has felt, therefore, that it was wise not to attempt, on this occasion, to pass resolutions upon many important questions of peace propaganda, but to confine ourselves chiefly to the great subjects which are to come before the Hague Conference, on which we expect to get, or ought to get, favorable action. This body of resolutions has been prepared with that object in view, and I hope those who have put in resolutions will not feel disappointed if their propositions do not appear in our report.
We have attempted to incorporate into the introduction, into the Whereases, what has been done in the eight years since the meeting of the first Hague Conference, or, in other words, the present status of our movement; and then to connect with this the things that ought to be done which we expect will be done in part. This explanation I thought it was well to make before reading the resolutions.
Whereas, The nations, through the application of scientific invention and discovery to intercommunication and travel, have become members of one body, closely united and inter-dependent, with common commercial, industrial, intellectual, and moral interests, and war in any part of the world immediately affects both materially and morally other parts, and undisturbed peace has become the necessary condition of the prosperity, well-being, and orderly progress of human society; and
Whereas, The Hague Conference of 1899 made a great and unexpected advance toward the establishment of peace, by the creation of a permanent court of arbitration for the judicial settlement of international disputes; and