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FOLLOWING THE PRECEPTS OF FREDERICK THE GREAT. Napoleon's correspondence is filled with interesting details on this subject of espionage, vhole chapter might be written about his intrigues with Ireland -fckrae. lake Kaiser Wilhelm 11., Napofeon hoped to use Ireland to stab England In the book: and, like Kaiser "Wilhelm IL, he failed "to make good," as tho Americans say. Both Napoleon and tho Kaiser had an illustrious example to follow in Frederick the Great. This predessor on the throne of the Huns was quite unscrupulous in the method* he Tesorted to. Here is a ruse he Becommends to get news of the enemy -when you are in his country:—''Arrest a man of snhatante, who has jvife, children, and possessions.' Force him to take as his coachman a wideawake person on whom ' yota can'count, who will drive him to the i enemy's camp. He goes there, ostensibly,

to complain of the insults you have subjected him to. Givo him clearly to understand that if he does not return with your spy safe and sound you will cut the throats of his wife and children and burn fIR destroy his property." Frederick had the grace to admit that this proceeding may by some be considered rather harsh and cruel," but it is very useful, he declares, for all that. " I was under the necessity"—tho German Chancellor, it will be 6een, could not claim his argument as original, when ho attempted to_ justify his unprovoked assault on inoffensive Belgium— "I was under the necessity of employing this method at Chlusitz, and it answered very well indeed."—The 'Magpie.'

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GERMAN SPY GAME, Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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GERMAN SPY GAME Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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