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372   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

reverse—but the following day stand tip and renew the conflict, for truth and justice shall triumph in the end." The Peace That truth and justice will triumph is the Conference. ]cope of the world to-day. The Peace

Conference held its first full session in the French Foreign Office at Paris, on January i8th, the forty-eighth anniversary of the proclamation of the German Empire in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.

The representatives of twenty-seven nations were present, and M. Clemenceau, the stout-hearted old premier of France, said, as he tools the chair, " We have come here as friends. We must go through that door as brothers."

Four weeks later the Conference had approved the covenant of the Powers creating a " League of Nations," which, it is hoped, wall go very far towards securing the peace of the world,"

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