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FRENCH 1 >RnIT.>SORv INDICTMENT The French universities vccntly replied to a protest |ssimd by the (lermaii universities against tie- accusations made with Hid ranee in (ii-ur country in connection with the war. A iopv of the letter, wlner i.s addressed to tire I’niver.-'ii-ics of Neutral Countnee, has hem receive; l by Monsieur Jnlien Higoreau. Erci il. Consul at Auckland. The Fiencli universities a-k the tolIcwing quest ions ; -- Who lirouglil about tie war? Who, during the short respite left to (kdilieralion ot Kumre. have tried iltetr utmost to find conciliatory formulas Who, on th° other hand, have refused all means prone ad in tun by Engbll' 1 . Russia, France, and Who, at the precise moment u hen conflict cc-enmd to be subsided. has let loo?" the war, just as if a propitious occasion had been expected and looked forward to? Who has violated the neutral.ty of Belgium, after having given a pledge to guarantee it? Who deelaic-d the* neutrality i.s hut a mere word, that treaties are only Minis of paper, and that in time of war it is eveiy man for hinisdt?

Who has disregarded international convent inis, by w’nhh signatory Powers had pled gad tmani-aovcs mil io use in making war any tmvible means v hicb might constitute a l>:irim l it- or a perlide. and hound themselves to respect hitorical buildings. religion-, seientilic. or charitable insist ntions. unless i,b-> eneiny led the way io such destruction by using them fin-t for military purposes?

In what eiivmn-t.iiKc- w;c- the University of j.Oiivam de-Moycd? In what cii erm-f anees was Hi > (’„lhcdra! of Rheim- liman down? In what (ircuiiisi-'imcs were incendiary bombs dropped on Notre Dame dc Palis? Facts are .sufficient answer to there questions. A'mi can already consul; documents published hv diplomatic chancellories, the results of inquests held bv neutral countries, the evidence maud in German notehooks. and. lurthe!more, the testinmuy of the ruins in Belgium and Fiat tee against th"in. It is no use. as the I Raman men of science did. io give to Ib. .-e evidences a flat denial, based unlv on their honor. It is lint smli'ii lent to saw a- the (R-nnan universities me doing : " Vou know our teaching ; it einnue. '.nar.g v.p a. nation of barbarians" We 'snow Hi-' vabe-' of this teaching ; but uv nave fern, al-n, how it is breaking away from the Gennan trafli-tior-s, vdiii hj brought forth such men as Leibnitz. Kant, end Goethe. The German culture Inis 1 .-.ecu cm-daved by Prussian militarism and carried away by it. Itprotends to universal sip retnaey. fl'lieu; tire countless pron.k c«r this or-i>t,c-ion. Quite recently a professor of the Leipzig University wrote All i iiiture in Europe is fog the fit In re dt p-‘lull ni on ns." On their part, the universities of Fra nee hold that civilisation is not, dependent- on one. nation alone, bill- is derived from, all nations. and that culture and moral beauty arc the m-nit, of ov-ar-'aiaiiging variety aval il- dependence on the genius ot all countries. Like the Allies. 11 1 ■■ French universities take upon t hcmsGv. s the work of defending the liberty of the world.

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THE HUNS., Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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THE HUNS. Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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