New York: New York Peace Society, .
Softcover. Good. Single sheet 12.5 x 18 inches, folding to 9 x 6.25 inches, printed in red and black. Short tears along folds, a few small splits at intersections; good. Scarce illustrated circular advocating allocation of government fund "for productive, humane, and enlightened purposes" rather than for "ruinous and provocative preparations for war." This is done by detailing the increases in military spending since the Spanish-American War and suggesting other uses for that money (e.g. "It is probably enough to banish tuberculosis from the United States within a reasonable time"), as well as laying out numerous "better ways of spending $12,000,000," which is said to be the cost of a single battleship. Among the alternatives: building 50 manual training schools and equipping them to teach a trade to 75,000 young people each year; constructing irrigation works in the Salt River Valley of Arizona; building a paved road from Chicago to New York; planting trees on 250,000 acres of burned-over and unproductive lands; and constructing and equipping 40 YMCAs. The New York Peace Society was founded in 1815 and was the first such organization in the United States.