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VOL. 18, NO. 4
A Secret Document
Comes to Light
From tho Now York Times.
TIiobo who think such a thing as
i nogotlalod poaco is possible with
Oormany, who think any kind of
ponco conforonco is possible until she
has been beaten, who take hor words
not exactly at thoir face value but
as containing somo rcsidum of truth,
should attond to tho secret official
communication which Coll into Hugo
Haaso's hands and was read by him
to tho main committee of tho rolch
stag. Haaso is tho leador of the In
dopondont socialists, who are tho
anti-kalsorlto minority socialists. Tho
document ho produced was a secret
communication sent by Berlin to
Vienna outlining Germany's inten
tions. It was written by MIchaells,
who was then chancollor.
This is tjio same Michaolis who pre
tended to accopt tho resolution of the
roichstag declaring for poaco without
annexations, Whilo Michaolis who,
ltko Uothmann and Hcrtllng, is
moroly tho mouthpieco and puppet
of the ror.l rulers and not to bo con
sidered as having an identity apart
from them was declaring to tho
roichstag and tho world Gormany's
modorato and pacific alms, in secret
ho was communicating to Austria
hor real alms. Comparo them:
Mlclmclls (o tho RolclistAg, July 10,
Tho concentration of tho Russian
army compollod Gormany to seize tho
sword. Thoro was no choice loft to
us, and what Is true of" tho war Itself
is truo also of our weapons,, partic
ularly tho submarine.
Germany did not declare the war in
order to mako violent conquests, and
therefore will not continuo the war
a day longer moroly for tho sake of
such conquosts, if it could obtain an
Theso alms may bo attained with
in tho limit of your resolution as I
understand it, (tho roichstag resolu
tion doclarlng agalnBt annexations.)
Wo can not again offer peace. Wo
have loyally stretched out our hands
onco. It mot no response; but . . .
tho govornniont feols that If our en
emies abandon thoir lust for conquest
and thoir alms for subjugation, and
wish to entor Into negotiations, wo
shall listen honestly and readily for
poace to what they havo to say to us.
What wo long to attain is a new
and splendid Germany, not a Ger
many which wishes, as our enemies
believe, to terrorize tho world with
her nrmod might no, tho morally
purified, God-fearing, loyal, peaceful
and mighty Germany which wo all
love. For this Gormany wo and our
brothors put thero will bleed and
Michaolis to Austria in the Secret
The motive of all of Germany's
nets Is tho lack of territory, both for
tho dovokpmoht of commerce and
colonization. Gormany has to solve
two problems tho froedom of tho
seas and tho opening of a route to
tho southeast. And theso two prob
lems can only bo solved through the
destruction of England.
Our object Is tho pormanent se
curity of tho German empire in cen
tral Europo and tho extension of its
territory. No one who understands
tho significance of this war can doubt
that, in spite of our wish to be mod
orato, wo shall not allow ourselves to
bo deterrod from extending the bor
ders of the empire and from, under
all circumstances, annexing such ter
ritories as aro fitted for colonization
and aro not subjected to the Influ
ence of the sea power.
We can weaken her (Russia) ma
terially by taking away her border
territories, tho Baltic provinces. By
using skillful policies the Baltic prov
inces can easily be Germanized. Thoy
will bo settled with Germans and,
their population will double itself.
That is the reason why thoy must bo
annexed: . . . The frontier between
tho German empire and Poland must
bo materially altered. . . The lakes,
which we shall not leavo in the
hands of tho Russians at any price,
will bo included within our borders.
In the Vosges the boundary line
must be Improved by tho annexation
of some valleys, so that the German
frontier troops can be no longer fired
upon from French territory. France
will lose Bricy and a strip of land
west of Luxemburg. The value of
Brley In an economic and military
sense is evident from the fact that
16,000,000 tons of Iron ore are pro
duced thero. For tho safeguarding
of tho German and Luxemburg iron
industry Longwy must remain in our
Bcthinann Holhveg's Instructions.
And now comes Bethmann Holl
wog's admission that before tho dec
laration of war he issued instructions
to demand from France tho cession,
pending the war, of tho fortresses of
Toul and Verdun. Germany's retired
chancellors are proving their uses. It
is to be hoped that Hertling will soon
rotire, so that 'he, too, can begin his
contribution to the documentary his
tory of a hypocrisy and porfldy un
exampled In modern history and not
to bo excelled in any history, an
cient or modern, civilized or barbarous.
entered into his subject with all the
vigor that characterized his presi
dential campaign tour 'way back in
1896, when he was fondly referred
to as "tho boy orator of the Platte"-
Tho appearance of Mr. Bryan on
tho platform at both speaking places
was the signal for enthusiastic
cheers. At the Central Methodist
church, Richard Barton, who intro
duced Mr. Bryan, said:
"We have with us today, March
17, a modern St. Patrick. You will
all recall that the old-time St. Pat
rick chased the snakes out of Ire
land. So far, so good. And Mr.
Bryan chased the snakes out of Ne
braska, and will never be satisfied
until he has run the. reptiles out of
tho United States."
Petitions asking President Wilson
and Food Administrator Hoover to
njoin the use of foodstuffs in the
manufacture of alcoholic beverages
were passed among tho audiences at
each of Mr. Bryan's speaking places
and about 2,000 persons,-at the two
meetings, signed. About 3,000 peo
pie heard Mr. Bryan, speak.
An editor had a notice stuck up
above his desk on which was printed:
"Accuracy! Accuracy! Accuracy!"
and this notice he always pointed out
to the new reporters.
One day the youngest member of
the staff came in with his report of
a public meeting. The editor read it
through and came to the sentence:
"Three thousand nine 'hundred and
ninety-nine eyes were 'fixed upon tho
speaker." . ;i., ,
"What do you mean, by making a
silly blunder like that?" he demand
"But it's not a blunder," protested
the youngster. "There was a one
eyed man in the audience!" Minne
'CAN TILL THt PEOPLE ffl
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MR. BRYAN IN PITTSBURGH
Mr. Bryan was in Pittsburgh today
for three addresses, one before the
ministerial union early today, and
two tonight, one in the Emory Meth
odist Episcopal church, the other in
the East Liberty Presbyterian
Ho will talk on prohibition and
also touch on so-called pacifism.
"There are only two sides to a war,"
he said today, "our country's and the
enemy's. The time for difference of
opinion ended when our country en
tered this conflict. Now every per
son should, and every true American
does, support the government un
questioningly. Division of any kind
now only would prolong the war and
moans a greater waste In the money
or me nation ana, what is more im
portant, in tho lives of our men.
"It Is not even a time for criticism
now. The criticisms which have
been made by some people are very
umair to tne government. If I had
any suggestion to offer I would speak
to the person whom I thought guilty
of negligence, in private, not public
ly. A criticism made publicly before
given In private Is intended for po
litical capital, and not to aid in win
ning the war." Pittsburgh Post.
Doctor Says Ordinary Nuxntcd Iron Will
Iiicrcn.se the Strength of Nervous,
Run-down People In Two Weeks'
Time In Many Cujich.
arHE glance is enough to toll which
II people have iron in their blood,"
said Dr. E. Sauer, a Boston physi
cian who has studied widely both in
this country and in great European
medical institutions. They are the ones
that do and dare. The others aro in the
weakling class. Sleepless nights spent
worrying over supposed ailments, con-
stant dosing with habit-fowning drugs
and narcotics and useless attempts to
brace up with strong coffee or other
stimulants are what keep them suffer
ing and vainly longing to bo strong.
Their real trouble is lack of iron in
tho. blood. Without Iron the blood has
no power to chango food Into living
tissue and thorefore, nothing you eat
2?s you.eodJ you don,t set the strength
out of it. When iron is supplied It en
riches the impoverished blood and gives
the body greater resistance to ward off
disease. I have seen dozens of nervous,
run-down people who were ailing all the
time increase their strength and endur-
ance in from ten to fourteen days' time
while taking Iron in the proper form.
And this, after they had in some cases
been going on for months, without get
ting benefit from anything.
If you aro not strong or well you
owe it to yourself tp 'imalte." tho follow
ing test: See how long you can work or
how far you can walk without becom
ing tired. Next take two five-grain
tablets of nuxated iron three times per
day after meals for two weeks. Then
tost your strength again and see for
yourself how much you have gained.
There is nothing llko good old iron to
help put color in your cheeks and
sound, healthy flesh - on your bones.
But you must take iron in a form that
can bo easily absorbed and assimil
ated like nuxated iron if you want it
to do you any good, otherwise it may
prove worse than useless.
NOTE Nuxated Iron, recommended ahovo by
Dr. E. 8auo, Is onool tho newer organic Iron mm
pounds. Unllko tho Oder lhbrnnlc iron products,
It Is easily assimilated, does' not Injur tho to tb.
mako thorn black, nor upgot tho stomach. The
inrnuf.icturor guarantee successful ai d entire?'
satisfactory results to every purchaser or they will
rotund your inonoy. It U dlsj onsnd "by all Kood
drugBl. ts. Advorttsenient.
BRYAN HATRED AS MODERN ST
From Kansas City Journal, March
William J. Bryan, erstwhile sec
retary of state, is engaged In an ef
fort to run the whisky traffic off tho
map of the United States, and as a
part of his nation-wide programme
ho appeared in Kansas City yester
day and made two addresses one
at tho Central Methodist church and
tho other at tho Kansas City Sunday
School Association tahernacle.
At each place Mr. Bryan was
greeted hy crowded houses, and
while tho years that have elapsed
since the memorable "cross of gold"
speech in Chicago havo left moreor
less trace upon Mr. Bryan, his voice
is clear and silvery as ever, and he
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