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EX-KAISER'S EPITAPH.

The Rev. John Suape, D.D., pastor of the Hollywood Baptist Church, Los Angeles, suggests the following as the Kaiser's epitaph: — "Here lies a monster—William Hohenzollern. _-'or 30 years he held sceptred sway over 70 million souls. Swollen with pride and arrogance, and consumed with the lust of world-con-quest, he plunged the nations into war. For four horrible years _ his legions stormed the gates of civilisation, battered at the foundations of democracy, and trailed their slimy way across the doorways of domesticity. They defiled virginity, despoiled temples, destroyed treasures, deported civilians, depopulated communities, and defied a world. But tho king is dead, and his dream of cosmi.e rule lies shattered like the crushed fragments of a fragile vase. The monarch departs, but the man lives —a fugitive from his fatherland, the Cain of civilisation, tlie _ Judas of humanity, the monster of history. Heclaimed familiarity with Deity, yet did the Devil's work. He sent his subjects to destruction and his sons to safety-. He started a conflagration that lacked but little of burning up a world. He failed in his ambition only through the sacrifice of 20 billions of dollars and eight millions of lives. He lost his crown, his throne, his country —and gained the hatred of .mankind. God lives, truth endures, peace reigns, freedom iB established, justice vindicated, and the defenders of democracy are the saviours of the world."

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EX-KAISER'S EPITAPH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9593, 24 April 1919

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EX-KAISER'S EPITAPH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9593, 24 April 1919

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