The Massachusetts Peace Society has offered three prizes of $100, $75, and $50 respectively for the best essays on topics relating to the substitution of law for war in the settlement of international disputes. Some topics suggested are "The Work of the Permanent Court of Arbitration," "Arbitration Treaties," "Mediation," "International Commissions of Inquiry," "The Hague Conferences," and "A Congress of Nations." The competition is open to the undergraduates of all Massachusetts colleges. The judges will be Professor George H. Blakeslee of Clark University, Professor Albert Bushnell Hart of Harvard University, and Miss Mary E. Woolley, president of Mount Holyoke College.
The essays must be typewritten and must not exceed 1000 words in length. Essays should reach Dr. James L. Tryon, secretary of the Massachusetts Peace Society, 31 Beacon street, Boston, not later than March 15, 1914.