Chester Dewitt Pugsley '09 of New York City has offered a prize of $100, to be presented the author of the best essay on "International Arbitration." To compete one must be a male undergraduate of a college or University in the United States or Canada. The judges who will pass judgment on the essays are Charles F. Thwing, LL.D., President of the Western Reserve University; Rear Admiral Colby M. Chester, U. S. N.; and James L. Tryon, Ph.D., Director of the New England Department of the American Peace Society. The award will be made at the Lake Mohonk Peace Conference in May, 1915, to which the winner will be invited.
The conditions of this contest which close March 15, 1915 are printed below:
Each essay should show an understanding of the nature and history of international arbitration, apart from and in connection with the Hague Conferences and the Hague Court. It may also refer to or emphasize such subjects as the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the proposed Judicial Arbitration Court, Good Offices, Mediation and Commissions of Inquiry, as treated in the "Conventions for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes," adopted by the first and second Hague Conferences. The "Draft Convention Relative to the Creation of a Judicial Arbitration Court" another text book recommended for reference. Each contestant is required to append to his essay a list of the works consulted, if possible in specific references.
"The term 'undergraduate student' applies to one who, in a college or scientific school, is doing the work prescribed for the degree of bachelor, or its technical equivalent.
"Essays must not exceed 5000 words (a length of 3000 words is suggested as desirable) and must be written, preferably in typewriting, on one side only of plain paper of ordinary letter size. Manuscripts not easily legible will not be considered.
"Each essay should bear a nom de plume or arbitrary sign which should be included in an accompanying letter giving the writer's real name, college, class, and home address. Both letter and essay should reach H. C. Phillips, Secretary Lake Mohonk Conference, (address, until December 1, 1914, Mohonk Lake, N. Y.; December 1, 1914, to April 1, 1915, 3531 Fourteenth street, N. W., Washington, D. C.), not later than March 15, 1915. Essay should be mailed flat (not rolled)." For additional information address the Secretary of the Conference.