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PEACE CENTENARY.

THE ANGLO-AMERICAN CELE-

BRATIONS.

(Per Press Association—Copyright.)

LONDON, February 6

, At a meeting at the Mansion House in support of the British peace centenary fund, the Lord Mayor stated that it was proposed to raise £50,000.

/The Duke of Teck announced that celebrations in Britain, Canada and ithe United States would begin next Christmas.

Mr Asquith said that the Governments of: Britain and the United States were not officially associated -with the celebrations, which probably, for that reason, were more likely to be •'•(fruitful'in. producing a 'solidifying,' deeprooted feeling.

Lord Bryce declared that during the century there had been many opportunities for war between Britain; and America if the desire bad been there. Peace for the period was unique on account of the fact that the United States-Canadian frontier, running 3000 miles, might easily have furnished controversies. The chairman of the American executive said lie hoped the celebrations would lead to better understanding of Americans.

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PEACE CENTENARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8788, 7 February 1914

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PEACE CENTENARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8788, 7 February 1914

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