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Mohonk Conference Plans

Mohonk Conference Plans
The Aberdeen Daily News
May 11, 1912

Many Notable Speakers Will Attend Session May 15- 17

The eighteenth annual Lake Mohonk conference on international arbitration will be held at Mohonk Lake, N. Y., on May 15 to 17. Among the prominent speakers from abroad will be Dr. Christian I. Lange, secretary of the Interparliamentary union, and Dr. Albert Gobat, director of the International peace bureau at Berne, who will discuss the work of their respective organizations; Dr. Otfried Nippold, of Germany, professor of international law in Berne university, who will speak on “The Third Hague Conference;” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas of Persia, leader of the Bahá’í movement, and J. P. Santamarina, of Buenos Aires, who will discuss international arbitration.

General Stewart L. Woodford of New York, Justice William R. Riddel of the Ontario high court of justice, William C. Dennis of Washington and others will speak on the arbitration treaties with Great Britain and France, while the Hon. Peter W. Meldrin of Savannah will make an address on the proposed court of arbitral justice.

Some of the latest developments in international law will be described by Professor George Grafton Wilson, of Harvard university and Professor L. S. Rowe, of the University of Pennsylvania.

The presiding officer of the conference will be President Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia university. Other speakers will include Colonel Henry Watterson of Louisville, Judge Selden P. Spencer of St. Louis, Charles P. Neill, United States commissioner of labor; Hamilton Holt, managing editor of the Independent; Oscar S. Straus, Andrew Carnegie, Everett P. Wheeler, Henry M. Leipziger, Marcus M. Marks and President D. E. Brown of New York university.