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A LOOK ROUND. "A Hugger-Mugger Peace." [BY SENTINEL."] OVERY good workman prides him- self on finishing off his job so that it will stand the test of time and ^ear-and-tear. Only the bad and un- conscientious cabinet maker would send 'Ilt an article full of cracks and splits led up with putty and concealed with a lck of paint. It is sometimes done, we but it is shoddy, gimcrack work. b rrreatv-makina on which the future eace and happiness of nations depends, 13 certainly no less important than Cabinet making, and it does not speak ll for the workmanship of statesmen at there should be a saying among n I diplomatists that Treaties contain the seeds of future wars." What is the for this? Either that the treaties e unjust, or that they are just com- -Promises-putty and paint with which cover up difficulties which could not settled. When the Germans forced **ance to give up Alsace and Lorraine, compelled their beaten enemy to ,Il an unjust treaty, and there could J^Uld be no friendship between the two ?ations. When peace was made in 18.15 after Waterloo, the treaty was a iIlg of shreds and patches," because theAllied Powers were afraid of falling %t among themselves. It left all the 140st difficult questions unsettled—the Qestion of Italy, the question of Po- ^Ud, and so on—and every war which arisen since has been due to the ■rjovenly and unconscientious workman- F^ip of the men who made that Treaty ™ Vienna. As regards this war, if we ,,Ilsent to a "German peace" it will e an unjust peace if we consent to a v Weak peace" with an unbeaten "fussia, it will be a compromise which Mil leave all the important questions settled, and will of a certainty lead 'I) future wars. It will be, to use the Nc,rds of Mr. Lloyd George, a hugger- 0 zo bugger peace." In spite of the confession of Herr von ^■Uhlmann, the ex-Foreign Secretary Germany, that the Germans cannot Obtain a peace by victory, they started July 15th to attack the French ^Vagely on the Marne and in Cham- j^gne. They were out to destroy as jr^ch life as possible, and perhaps, if jjey could get near enough, to batter 3*ris with their guns, in the hope that Qe French would then consider it not |°°d enough to go on fighting and con- ^t to a hugger-mugger peace." The n Germans know quite well that they ^Unot get a German peace now; and J?ey know also that, if the British and Trench and Italians only stick it out gravely until the Americans are fully for battle, the war will end in an ^ilied peace on the lines laid down by "resident Wilson. That is to say, the sword by which Prussia hoped to rule "the world will be struck from her hands, and Right will reign in place of Might. That would not suit the Kaiser and Bindenburg and Tirpitz, so France must be given a bloody head again, zn though the process cost more thousands of German lives. It is a complete mistake to think that any chance of making a real peace haa yet been given. A "German I peace We could, of course, have by I chucking up the sponge, and a hugger- ITR U^6T • Peace the Russians got at ln,leSfl *tovsk. But we have not given n-ower of our manhood in order to ■purchase putty and paint. The Germans re trying all they know to get at the ■ )eople whom The Times calls the ■ otties. But very few British people ■ re softies," and we are not going to e taken in and spoil the whole future for our children. Even if the prospect of victory looked doubtful—which it does not-we know that it would be better to fight on to the last gasp for the right rather than compromise with evil. Better lose the whole world and keep our soul than gain a momentary breath- ing-space in exchange for it. But it is perfectly untrue to say that we cannot win. We can, and we shall, win such a victory that Prussianism will disappear from the face of the earth. That is assured by the fact that we have com- mand of the sea, that the Americans are supplying us with all the fresh troops we need to overthrow the tired armies of e^emy > that the German makes f10/6 hated every day in Russia, e beaten people are stirring to life again. We have only got to hold I °T1 our °ld bull-dog courage to win all we have fought for.

I "JACK CLYNES."

AN APPRECIATION.

COMRADES IN FRANCE.

WEAPONS OF PEACE AND WAR.

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A SHEAF OF WAR STORIES.

AN APPRECIATION.

A SHEAF OF WAR STORIES.