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British Authors Make A Plea

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Loxdon, Dea 25. - An appeal has been Iseued by British authors, signed witii 1,300 minies, to their confrères in the United States. The names include tiiose of Sir Walter Beíant, John Morley, John Ruskin, Hall Caine, Rider Haggnrd, ir Edwin Arnold, George Meredith, Professor W. E H. Lecky, Martin Conway, R. D. Blackmore, Willlam Black and Alfred Austin. After dwellingupou the intímate ties of relationship and brotllerlj sentiments the -uipeal says: "There is no antiAraericau feeling among Englisiimen. It iL impossible that there can b i any antlEuglish feeling among Americana. For two buch nutions to Sake up anna would bj civil war, not differing Irom your cilaiaitous struggle of thirty years ago except that the causo would be innneasurebiy less húmate, less tragic and less inevisabl i. 'If war should occur Dctween England end America, Engiieh literatura wnald be dishouored and disflgured fora oentury vo come. Pntriotic songs, histories of viotory and defoat, records of humUlation and disgrace, stories of burning wrongs and unavenged insult - theso would be branded deep in the heart of our propios. They would so express themselvos in poenis, nevels and plays as to make il inipossible for any of us who live through the fratriddal war to tuke up ag ün the former love and friendship for the united Anglo-Saxon race that owns the great nanies of Cromwell, Washington, Nelson, Gordon, Grant, Shakespeare and Milton." A dispatch from Moscow to the Standard says: "The enfrire Russian pi'ess discusses the chances of a conflict between England and America with an ardor approaching enthusiasm and in a tone of frank hostility to England." All the London mormng pijDüis have editorinls this morning brvath'ig u Cllristmtui mer.t it poaoe and good wlll with refereno to Venezuela and Armenia. Varioui KDuflii1 religioua bodies have cabled t their brethre,n In Amerioa their syrnpathy with ihelr efforts for peace.


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