'Such a war,' he said, 'would be a wicked and hellish crime. There was nothing to fight for.'
"They had been told that the British Colonies would be seized, but the great communities of Canada, Australia, South Africa and India were working out their own destinies, which could not be altered by the result of a struggle between European powers.
(Eastern Province Herald, August 17, 1908)
Amazing, this is the man whose pleas for Britain to start arming herself in the 1930's fell on deaf ears.