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KAISER'S PIOUS UTTERANCES.

In reply to a telegram, conveying congratulations from the Bremen Senate on tho German naval victory on the Chilian coast, tho Kaiser said : ' " 1 rejoice with the whole of the German people over this splendid proof of the true German sailor apirit. 1 piay that God will grant victories for our arms on land and sea; and that He will confound the plans of our enemies for the destruction of Germany and German influence." In reply to a message from the President of the, Reichstag ou the heroic, defence of the German garrison at Tsingtao, the Kaiser said: "This model settlement of Gorman culture, built with the labor of many years, adds new laurels to our spirit "of faith unto death, which the German people have, so often shown through their army and navy in their defensive war against a world of hatred, envy, and covetoiusness—a war which, if Goci wills, will not he in vain." THE NEW ARMY. In the House of Commons on November 16 Mr Asepn'th took strong exception to a gloomy picture drawn by Sir Ivor Herbert of the state of health (if men of the neiv army. Sir Ivor, after remarking that in some place- between ,50 and 40 per cent, of the men are suffering from "avoidable disease," implored the. Government to take, sterner action for the repression of drunkenness and other evils. Mr Asquith said that, taking illness and disease of all hinds, there, were not more than from 10 to 15 per cent, of cases in the training camps. He spoke in terms of warm appreciation of the sobriety and decency of conduct of the men of the new army. '"The. average standard of conduct among the recruits i- worthy of the country and worthy of our cause." He a-sured the Hou-e that every possible step will be taken to mitigate and remove temptation. THE K.USER THROUGH FRENCH SPECTACLES. A well-known Frenchman, who resided for a long time in the Prussian capital, says that the adoration of the more intelligent class of Germans for the Kaiser is b"Uer described as fanaticism. The Emperor often passed through Berlin, travelling from one -.front to another. He could be occasionally seen going by automobile through the' streets of the capital, which were lined by huge crowds of people, all of whom wanted to see him. His approach was heralded by fanfares ot trumpets. " [ have seen thousands of men and women throw themselves upon the pavement, with hands ehuiped and heads bent as in prayer, renminbi..: in this posture until the Imperial car has passed. More striking, however, than this medieval humiliation is the Emperor's own personal, appearance. lie is a, mere- shadow of his former self: his hair is while, hi.whole faee is wrinkled, and his. lower hi) has dropped, while beneath his eyes are ■unhealthy pouches cau.-ed by sleeple.-i; nights. He salutes the crowds, but never smiles. He sits bolt upright in his ear. staring ahead, lixedlv, as though facing a terrible catastrophe.'" MISCELLANEOUS. The 'Echo de Pari-' publishes a letter tn in Vnt in in uNo 1111 i\cd by M Moi lin fie mli t itlu i in whnh hi i\ thit tin ( tin in (i ui e i l\ » nig hi ii, tmi to M d i g i i u with tin intuition t ltt ill VI i juni, i I lie i ipt nn dt in nel 1 the inn n eht t the liui but the lommmilti l I bed Hut hi held i hj iin ii Kill emplcMC md tint ii i ruli hit fn el b\ thi iuu u one head \\ u'd till I pon thi tin ein (r di api c u I then i pu i ten t i f the bditl th t lusi in i foibtddui the lit of all ih Jiol the w it Un i u t Onl \ d' i i lined md win mi i hj nit f ti \ th t tin ii en nt t Inn i uii il In iihbt n the i i tin \ei\ tvccllent 1 eei tint I un 1m lei hei (ll Ve dl i low mi i the ( u i ill uiticnil eli ml md it i i ei \ timi n iiit/ I n_,l md withiut 1 eci nun t >id i hill ) intl ei i whil \hj "si etl md i I u i i v ithont \ di i i In 1 \ i i,e tn it nii dlv 1 i imi iopf i ei nt >) pi it 1 le i in it nde i I in* 1i > un I Hie hj lb it In evpii i m tin mile \ n_ el -Vutt ui li„ht (in f i K n in II /a ctb th <"im in j, mil oit Iti lui hj ia„u ti Kuuii m the ( rnn in le t i td u mil th mineluei Luihii I lie Kc lin lin iilmli in nit unl ne i\n ih Vu ti il ii m « iter \ i IVO t n \ ltl i pctd it Id 1n it in Iw i aimed \ ilh i ii ei tile Ilie com) lenient wis ]6 ? dheei mil nn n lln tl iei ot li i I n nun gunb it th Ith J t„t n md I u lis—\u tit hj BPO ton i peed I il it 11 knot md urn d with n all q I niiif, gu Ihj uii| Innnt lm i Id (I 126 e lb e ,„d ro I II I ll 1 It i ABlt s el -j t [ t 0 iiut s he ii i eel line sm ill I m I i\ i toi pe d i tid md hi I t e in I j loin ut t ~"3 i tin u md men Dunnj, the 1r \ i mij n„u hj( w i e iptuieel b ,tl i ( bun I lit Vu tl nil (1 in ft K i nn I li/ibeth whieh mi 1 i lit m IS' > c l id" %t t< n nitn t pee-d t P I 1 not She e imid m S6m 0 m tilt i md tnn torpedo t ib<

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KAISER'S PIOUS UTTERANCES., Evening Star, Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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KAISER'S PIOUS UTTERANCES. Evening Star, Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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