THE KAISER'S ACCOMPLICE
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Vt'liat- pin li.i - lie; (.icnn.ux Crown Prince played in tin. makim: of lk-* presi-nt war? is cue. of the que-tkms raided by a reading of a. remark role little buck rntklcd 'The Kea! Kaiser' v-\lel-,jse. ls>. The writer, who for reasons of an intimate kind prefers to rem tin an-m\ moos, himself a \r-rr
close and discerning student of the Kaiser'* r.uvi'V and character, and aNo ■,( his lu-.ul-strmi- heir. In 1903, savs t h-j author of •The Real Kaiser.' the German War parly h:-.(l come, to the conclusion lh.il "the peaceful lllterallees of ill" Kai-vy were to be I ikcn at their i;uo i.ilue, and that it mils! look elsewhere tor a lcad-r for i: s sthenic o; armed a?gre?sion. It, was int iicc.'s.-.ary to look far, for tho instrument was ready i<> hand ill the, li'lr to tho throne." —Tho Prince's Progress.—•
The writer j-roceed.-i to show how ak,.r, :he. cud uf 19Uii iittlo p-iragraphs bewail fo appear in the Cicrni.iu papers tending i-> show what a ••harming young man this frown Prince milly was. and it alc-o appeared from the Tress that he was a broad-t.unfl'd yoaug man who did not share his father's I-rejudieo against the. prole.iari.it. He »i----tended and a pplanded Hauptinami's l>l.iy, which the Kai-or bannfd, on account of its ■socialistic tendency, lie chatted with an old cobbler who was a pronounced t-'00i..l Denioer.ir. and told him that "Social Demo, era is would one day he received at I'ots-il-iin." All fiiis was pall and wormwood to ihe Kaiser. "Tho Crown Princo found it advi.-abln to nitike a showing trip in India, but his rcjnitation rennined lichiurl in Ccrniaiiy. ilo returuerl to y. eater popularity than over, and bec.nne more immersed than ever in the aitairs of tho Umpire. In April. 1911. iio interfered in the reconciliation with trio Duke, of Cumberland, brought about, by tho betrothal of Princess, Victoria Louise, to the Duke, of linmswick. lie wrolo a. letter to the Chanrnllm- insisting that tlie reconciliation should only take phuo on condition that the Duke publicly renounced his claim to the throne, of Hanover." —.Significant- Inspection.—
Cuniinif to tin- present, year, to the events just before the outbreak of war, wo find ihat iu .lune. 1911. tho Kaiser, accompanied by Admiral Von Tirpitz, the IHimtster of the .Navy, paid yet ;mother visit to the Austrian Crown JYiii.'e. and at Konopifz (ho. details i.f the plot wcrn finally settled. " While llie lather war. at, Konopita tlio son was not- idle. A chance account, of his activities is preseivei! in a. message from the Brussels correspondent of tlie 'Daily Telegraph.' published in the i-.suo of that paper im Juno 10. 1914. Ai the lime the people of this country were lapped in security, and the message, published as :i curious eirctim>tance and without any comment, attr:ietcd
little attention. Xor has any xeferenoc been made to il since.''
It has transpired that the Crown Trinee of Germany completed last. Sunday, near the Beiu'ian frontier, a military staff excursion in Alsace Lorraine. From Met/, lie travelled in an auto-car to St. Villi and Montjoie, along tho- very road a German army invading Uckrhtm to strike atmost unprotected frontier would use as a base. In Belgian military circles the. fact- is considered somewhat disquietintr.
Thus we see that when tho (into comes for tho Kaiser to be placed on trial for his crime against humanity, his heir too must t ilce his place in tho dock and be indicted as an accomplice and fellow-conspirator.
'l'lii- London Chamber of Commerce and tho prorincijl chambers; arc making inquiries with, a view to compiling t»xact statistics of the iiuk'btcdno.s of (Jormniis to Entrlisli linn?. '.litis is estimated at about £50.000.000, a bii'»c proportion of which is owing to Yorkshire and Lancashiiwi
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THE KAISER'S ACCOMPLICE, Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914
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