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.1 4o ANATH BANDHU. Volumeهٔ held by the Free Churches of Calcutta at the Thoburn Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. Mr. C. C. Dawson, of the Baptist Church, in the course of his sermon, said that “People everywhere were moving on to a new birth of freedom. Already crowns and thrones, emblems of Royal office and dignity, which had been degraded by the use of despotism, had perished, and others seemed almost ready to follow them. The world was moving steadily on to the dawning of a new day. Old institutions and old tyrannies were passing away. They were moving towards the dawn of a better day. The great Allied armies were fighting for this to crush and destroy all the ugly and sinister bars to human progress; to remove the power that would deny to humanity its inherent right, and deprive it of its God-given freedom. To attain all this, there was a might of turmoil and suffering and sacrifice still to pass throughbut the great armies of freedom had pitched their camp towards the sunrise, and however long the night may be, however sharp the pain and bitter the sacrifice, they were working, and with them they could look expectantly for the crimson herald of the coming morn. Then out of a chaos of strife will be born a new world, a world of freedom and of lasting peace and goodwill.' The speeches made in London at the League of Nations Society are also suggestive of the effect of current thought on the subject. Lord Bryce said that there were only two ways. by which the world could avoid being the ever lasting victim of national hatreds and ultranational ambitions. One was a change of heart in the peoples of the world and the other was the league of nations he proposed. He rejected the change of heart in the peoples because it provided only a very slow remedy. Did we, he asked, see even the beginnings of a change of heart such as was involved in a diminution of the passion of national hatred and vanity which rights of others and in the growth of international good faith. At the same meeting General Smuts said that “the war had stamped into the hearts of millions an intense desire for a better order of things. They saw the result in a meeting like that, where they had not only dreamers and idealists but practical men and even a man of blood like himself. It was high time something was done. One could not contemplate without emotion the horror that had overcome Ohristianity. It was computed that about 8,000,000 people had already been killed in this war, not the old and decrepit but the very best. Still larger numbers had been maimed. The number of killed and wounded was as large as the whole white population of the British Empire. Was not that a subject to stir humanity to its deepest depths? They had seen the most criminal disregard of laws, human and divine. Civilisation itself was almost crumbling to pieces, and if some means were not found to prevent war like this in future the whole fabric of civilisation was in danger. If one-tenth or one-hundredth of the consideration or the thought that had been given to this war were given to schemes of peace then they would never see war again.' He went on to say that “He was not sure that a passion had not been born for peace that would prove stronger than all the passion for war that had nearly overwhelmed us. At the end of this war they would find two hostile camps, with a chasm of hatred between them such as had never been known before. The time for chemes of peace might seem unpropitious. But, on the other hand he had a feeling that deeper than that had been the good work the war had done iṁ creating a better feeling in the hearts of men, such that the present state of affairs would never be tolerated again. The war had carried us to fundamentals. In recent years there had been quite enough talk of peace-Hague Oonferences prompta agression, in a stronger respect for the and peace treaties in large numbers. Yet all