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The Kaiser as 1 Knew Him For Fourteen Years t By ARTHUR N. DAVIS, D.-D. S.—American Dentist to the Kaiser from 1904 to 1918 Urn (Copyright, ms, by tha McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) What a dreadful thing for What a foolish thing for allied air planes to do—to spend a whole morn Ing studying the layout of the town and then to drop those deadly bombs on a clump of wood* where they could not posathly hurt anyone, and how careless of the Hermans not to molest them while they were engaged In their devilish work ! Hut the point I wonted to bring out was this there ga* bombs were never u— d oti London! "Just as everything was In readiness for the raid." the officer told me re fretfully, "we received orders direct j from the ksim-r to hold off I saw hls ! M„-nature to the order. Uf course, th-re «ni nothing for o* to do but comply, but If we had had the kaiser th*-i1 believe we would have strung him nj. by the neck ! We still have lb"'"' bomba, however, and you mny be -are they will yet be used I" For some unknown reuron the kaiser CHAPTER lll~Contlnu*d. The purpose of this announcement, of course, waa to forestall the storm of condi-miiatlon hlch the Geraut ns knew would fallow their use of the bombs on London—n ruse which they had Invariably employed whenever they contemplated some fresh violation of the rule* of International law and the dictates of humanity. It happeuod that one of my patients who resided In Itaden-Buden called to see me the day after the bombs had lieen dropped on her town, and sin told me all about it. '"nie airplanes which dropped the bombs had been flying over the city all she declared, thought they were our own machines out for practice and paid no particular attention to them. Then they dropped the bombs mid they landed In the Is. and we knew we had heel) at "VVo tlie morning,' tarked. them to do I" atopiwd the use of those lethal gas bombs for the lime being. Why didn't he move to »ave the women and chil dren on the Lualtanld? When I went back ti Berlin in the fall of Wifi, after a visit to the United Ktnlcs. the kaiser was very anxious to axcertain from me Juat how America felt towards the war. 1 fold him that before flic sinking of the Lusitania American opinion hnd | be* o divided. There hail been many j who were atrongly pro ally, there hud been other» who were openly pro- j German and there hnd been still oth- j er« who maintained an absolutely neu tral attitude. Irngedy. however, there hail been distinct change In public feeling, I told him, practically the whole country having become decidedly anti-German. "Berhaps If the U-bout /ommnadsr had known so many women and chil dren were on board," was the kaiser's only comment, "be might not have sent fArth the torpedo which sent the vessel to the bottom, but what he wus think ing of moat, of course, was the S.000 ti» s of ammunition on board which After the Lusltaulu were destined to slaughter tuy peo ple t" Of course the kaiser knew that If the U-huat commander's order* were to sink the Lusitania, disobedience upon his part would buve left but one course open for him : suicide. If, ou the other hand, the kaiser meant to intimste that the U-boat commander sank the Lusitania on his own Initia tive or without apeclal instructions from his »upeflor*. the fact still re that the kaiser could undoubt have prevented the tragedy and eO I it If there can b» any doubt a* to tfc- kaiser's direct responsibility for the -Inking of the Lusitania, certain U I« that he fully approved, openly de G lided and even exulted In the murder of n.ineo and children by Zeppelin •«ids oa London, Manchester, Liver -1 pool sad other non military cities and towns. "England expects to starve my women and children to death," he de dared tt> me early In the war—long before we In Germany had begun to fed the sllghieet effect of the dimin Istung food supply, "but our Zeppelins will give their women and children a taste of war, too. Confound them ! They sit on their island and try to starve u* . we will give thru) a taste of what war Is t" This was the man whose various acts of consideration towards me, w h< «te talents aud personal charms. had made such a favorable impression iime ! How trivial and inconse quentlal they all seemed nowl Clear Ijr, they were all a part of the role he had been piayiug for years. While he was outwardly displaying all the ear marks of a gentle character, he was Inwardly plotting to dominate the world. For twenty-five years he main tained the peace of Europe, he fro quently boasted. He maintained pence Just long enough to complete his fluid preparations for the wickedest wur And yet strangely enough, even after the war had revealed the kul» r to me In hla true colors and had shown him to be capable of deeds which I should hnve thought ture, his pres; 'ice always had u moot that was ever waged I •re foreign to his na .' ct upon me. I«* • I have a vivid mental Impression of hlrn now as I write, lie is standing In the center of my room, drawn up to his full height, his shoulders thrown back, his left band upon the hilt of his sword and his right emphasizing his -remark», protesting In the most earn est manner that It was not he who was responsible for the war and all Its horrors, but that It had come upon the world despite all ho hud done to prevent It. Ills ready, well-chosen words entrance me, 1 feel that this man roust be telling me the truth and I am ready to believe that before me stands the moat unjustly Judged man In the world. And then he shakes my hand In fare well and Is driven away, and us I gaze at the spot where he stood, there comes before my eyes the desolation of Bel gium, the tragedy of the Lusltaulu, the d''S[Millatlon of France and Poland, the destruction of women and children In London and Paris and a thousand and one other ulrodous deeds which belle the kaiser's fair words, and I realize timt I have been talking to the world's most finished aetor and have sltnply been bewitched by the power of his pcrsounl magnetism, 1833. Fur twenty-six yeurs bis reign I wus unnmrred by a single wur, al- 1 though twice during that period, once In UK là and again In lull, he nearly j succeeded In precipitating a conflict, Subsequent developments have brought out clearly enough that during nil these years of peace, the kaiser was only awultiug the opportune tuo ment to bring on wur. Uertnany's preparation consisted not merely In building up her army and navy and developing a military spirit lu her people, hut In trying to estnb list» friendships abroad where they woutd do tho most good lu the event of a world wur. CHAPTER IV. America Disappointa Kaiser. The kulser ascended tho throne la The Gennun military preparation was more or lean obvious. Tho kulser was alwaya Ita warmest advocate and frankly admitted that It was his lnteu tlon to romalu armed to the teeth, ul though he protested to tue many times that his sole object was to maintain the peace of the world, In 11113, for Instance, I wus In The Hague when Carnegie delivered a speech at tho opening of the Bence palace. In tho course uf which he do cl*r»d that the kaiser was a mum bling-block In the wuy of world peace. When I got buck to Berlin I mention ed the fact to the kaiser, hoping to draw him nut. "Yes, I know exactly what Carnegie »aid at The Hague," he replied rather tcktily, "und I don't Uku the way ho »poke at all. Ho referred to me as tho 'wur lord' and said I waa standing In the way of world peace. Lot him look at uiy record of twenty-five peaceful years on the throne I Nc, the surest lacuna to maintain the peace of the world Is my big army und navy ! Other nations will think twice before going to wur with us I" The fact that he hud previously accepted 5,000,000 marks from Carnegie for the furtherance of universal peu ce dtdu't seem to occur to tdui. And the world at large leurned more or less of German Intrigue and propa j «timlu since the war, but it Is uot gen erally known that the same sort o' j thing was going on even more actively Gouutleas measures, r j In Unie of peace, of the moat subtle mid Insidious char acter, were taken to lull Into a seuseof false security the nations she Intended eventually to attack and to Inspire fear lu or command the respect of nations which she hoped would remain neutrnl or might even be luduced to throw In their lot with hers In the event of war. In this phase of Germany « prépara tlon for war, the kaiser took a loading part, It t* a fact, for Instance, that prac Really every officer In the Chilean army is a German, and the kaiser has spared no pains to foster the frieud ship of the South American republics, commercially and diplomatically, One of the South American minls (era told me of an ex-president of Peru don nud Purls and had received little or no official attention In cither of reasons best Thu bo had visited Berlin. Peruvian had previously visited Lou those capitals, known to himself, the kaiser decided to cater to this gentleman, and uccord lngly arranged an audience. when they met, the kulser displayed such a remarkable acquaintance with Peruvian affairs and the family hls tory and political career of hia visitor that the South American was stunned, When he returned home he carried with 1dm a most exalted Idea of the all-pervading wisdom of the German emperor. To what extent the kaiser had spent the midnight oil preparing for this Interview 1 have uo knowledge, but knowing the Importance he placed upon making a favorable Impression at all times I have a mental picture of For In the discussion which took place his delving deeply Into South Ameri can lore In preparation for his guest. There is nothing dearer to the kaiser tha project was to foster good-will be tween the two nations. Aetuully, It wus Intended to Germanize Americans to such an extent that their co-opera tlon might he relied upon In the event of wur for which Germuny wus sed ulously preparing, R was bellbved that the exchange of professors would accomplish the Ger mau purpose In two ways: not only could the professors the kaiser sent to Amaricu be depeuded upon to sow Ger man seed In American soil, but the American professors who were seut to Berlin, It was hoped, could be so ln oculnted with the German viewpoint that when they returned to their na tive land they would disseminate it among their associates and students. Some time before the kaiser con ceived the scheme of the Exchange Professors, he sent his brother. Prince Ileury, to this couutry to draw the two nations closer together and to in still in the heart of every child horn America of German purent» an abiding love for the fatherland. Just before the wur broke out, he was planning to send one of hla sons here with the «aine object thun caste and social distinction. Mor gunntic marriages were naturally horrent to him. Nevertheless, before Archduke Frsuz Ferdinand, the cessor to the Austrian throne, murdered, the kaiser not only recog nized his morganatic wife, who was only a countess, but went out of way to show her deference. He placed her at Ida right at all state functions which she attended. To bring Austria und Germany closer together, ho wus willing to waive one of his deep-rooted prejudices. The significance of the kaiser's many visits to Italy, his presentation of a statue to Stockholm, his yachting excursions In Scandinavian waters, his flirtations with Turkey from his castle op the Islund of Corfu, and sim ilar acts of lugratlullon, becomes quite apparent lu Uie face of more recent developments, but his efforts to curry favor with America during all the years of peace which preceded the war were so much more elaborate that they deserve more than passing mention. No more subtle piece of propaganda was ever conceived thun the kaiser's plan of exchanging professors between the United States and Germany through the establishment of the Boosevelt und Ilurvurd chairs at the University of Berlin and corresponding hairs at Harvard and other American unlvenotlcs. Ostensibly the purpose of He told me of his project and asked me to which part of the United States I thought he ought to send the prince, "That depends, your majesty," I re plied, "upon the object of the visit. If tho purpose Is to meet American society. I would reeommeud such places as Newport In summer and Palin Bench In winter. To come contact with our statesmen and diplo mats, Washington would naturally be the most likely place to visit." The kaiser thanked me for the In formation but (lid not enter Into fur ther details as to the object he hud In inlnd or which son he had planned to send across. It was to curry favor with America thut the kaiser had his yacht Meteor built In our shipyards, nud It Is u fact that more American women were pre sented at the German court than those of any other nation. When he presented a statue of Frederick the Great to this country, In McKinley's administration. It cre ated a groat stir in congress, could be less appropriate. It was ar gued, thau the statue of a monarch In the capital of a republic? The statue was not set up in McKinley's adminis tration. but Boosevelt accepted it In the Interest of diplomacy and hnd It erected In front of the Army building. Seeing thut bis gift had hnd just the opposite effect to that Intended, the kaiser reprimanded his ambassador for not having Interpreted American sentiment more accurately. A few duys after the death of King Edward, Boosevelt arrived tn Berlin. Despite the fact that ail Europe was In mourning, the kulser arranged the most elaborate military dress review over given tn honor of a private citizen to celebrate Roosevelt's visit. The re view was held 4n the large military reservation near Berlin. More than HX),000 soldiers passed in review be fore the kulser and his staff and their honored guest. Ilow far the kaiser would have gone In his attentions to Boosevelt had he not been in mourning it Is Impossible to say, but I don't believe he would have left anything undone to show his admiration for tho American ex-pres ident and to curry favor with this couutry. But Roosevelt was not the only Americnu to whom the kaiser made overtures. He was constantly inviting American millionaires to pay him yachting visits at Kiel or wherever else he happened to be. He sat for a portrait by an Ameri can painter, which was exhibited with a large collection of other American works under the kaiser's auspices. There wus nothing that the kulser did not do in Lia efforts to ingratiate What himself with this country in the hope that he would reap his reward when the great war he was anticipating eventually broke out. Taken individually, these various cidents seem trivial enough, but have every reason to know that the kaiser attached considerable impor tance to them. I know that there was a good deal of chagrin in the tirades he delivered to me against America for her part in supplying munitions to the allies—chagrin at the thought that the seed he had sown in America had failed to brlDg forth better fruit. When we finally entered the war and he realized that all his carefully nur tured plans of years had availed him naught, he could not restrain his bit terness nor conceal his disappoint ment. "All my efforts to show my friend ship for America—exchanging profes sors with your colleges, sending my brother in your country, all—all for nothing!" he exclaimed, disgustedly, after we had entered the war. On another occasion he showed even more clearly how fur America had fal len short of his expectations: "What has become of those rich Americans who used to visit me with their yachts at Kiel and come to my entertainments in Berlin?" he asked, sarcastically. "Now that we have England Involved, why aren't they utilizing the opportunity to serve and to make their own country great? Do they think I put myself out to enter tain them because I loved them? I am disgusted with the whole Anglo Saxon race !" The kaiser couldn't understand why the United States did not seize both Canada and Mexico. Apparently, from the way he talked from time to time, If he had been sitting in the White House he would have grabbed the en tire Western Hemisphere. That the kaiser followed American politics very closely, especially after he war broke out, was very natural. The fact that there was a great Ger man-American vote in this country was not overlooked in Potsdam, and I haven't the slightest doubt the kaiser Imagined that he could exert consider able Influence in our elections through his emissaries in this country. I returned to Berlin late in October of that year. Within a day or two after my arrival I received a telephone message from the Keichsknnzler von Bethmann-IIollweg to the effect that the kaiser had sent him word of my return and that he would like me to call at his palace either that noon or at four p. m. I was ushered into a very large room In the corner of which was a business like looking flat-topped desk, but which was otherwise elaborately furnished. The relchskanzler, a tall, broad-shoul dered, handsome specimen of a man, came over to me and, putting his arm In mine, walked me to a seat beside the desk. He asked me what I would smoke, and upon my taking a cigar ette, he did likewise. "The kaiser's been telling me, doc tor," he said, "of your recent visit to America, and I would like to ask you ■ a questions." I said that I was always glad to talk of America. Indeed, I was particular ly glad of the opportunity to speak with the prime minister of Germany at that time. Then followed a bewildering succes sion of questions, the purpose of which was not at all clear to me. We had a peculiar conversation—half In German, half in English. The reichs kauzler did not speak English partic ularly well. "How are things In America?" he asked. "Did you have any opportu nity to gauge the political situation? Who do you think will be the next president? Do you think that Ameri cans are opposed to peace because that would end their chance to make money out of the war? Are your people so mercenary that they would like to see the war prolonged for the sake of the money they can make out of it?" "No, your excellency," I replied, "you are quite wrong If you imagine that my countrymen would like to pro long the war for the sake of war profits. That is very far from being the case. On the contrary, the coun try at large Is anxious for peace." "Don't forget your people are mak ing a lot of money out of this war," the relchskanzler persisted. "They are becomlug very rich. They will soon have all the gold In the world. Putting an end to the war would to a great extent end American opportuni ties for making money on this enor mous scale." "That may be all true," I replied, "but fortunately my couutryinen think more of the blessings of peace and liberty than they do of war and profits, and the sooner peace can be brought about on a basis which will have some assurance of permaneucy the bet ter we will like it." "Wilson has the greatest opportu nity ever presented to a man to make his name immortal—by bringing about peace In the world," he went on. "We feel now that he is not our friend, but friendly to the ullies. but nevertheless he may be able to see that If this war is prolonged indefinitely It will mean the destruction of all the nations In volved in It. Do you think there Is any possibility of America entering the war?" "That, of course, will depend, your excellency," I answered, "upon devel opments. I don't- believe my country Is anxious to fight, but I'm quite sure that nothing in the world will keep us out of It If our rights as a neutral nation are not respected." "We certainly don't like the way Hughes has been talking on .he stump," declared the rnichskanzler. I "Did you hear any of his speeches any of Wilson's?" I said I had had no opportunity hear any of the campaign speeches, but that I had followed them in the newspapers. "Well, did you gather from what you read that the American people want to see peace In Europe or do they want the war to go on so they can continue to make fortunes out of it?" Again I replied that I was certain our country would never be Influenced by such sordid considerations as were Implied in the reichskanzler's question, but that if the right kind of peace could be brought about the whole country would eagerly embrace it. The subject of the U-boat campaign was never mentioned and it was not until several months later when the submarine warfare was started again on a greater Beale than ever that I realized that the whole purpose of this interview was to ascertain if they could, without telling me their inten tions, who was the candidate, Hughes or Wilson, who would be least dan gerous to them if more American ves sels were sunk in the ruthless sub marine campaign they were then con templating. The election was drawing close; it was necessary to notify Von Berns torff of Potsdam's preference; the kai ser believed that perhaps he held the deciding ballot in his hand In the shape of the German-American vote and he didn't know how to cast it. Hence the eagerness with which they Interrogated me upon my return from the "front" The interview with the relchskanzler and the fact that It was instigated by the kaiser indicated to me that Amer ica occupied a most important place in the kaiser's plans. When, a few months later, we declared war against Germany, however, all the kaiser's planning and plotting of years col lapsed. The edifice he had been so confidently erecting came crashing to the ground because it was built upon a false foundation. How elementary was his expectation that his efforts to win the friendship of the United States In time of peace could avail him anything In the face of his bar baric methods of making war! "International law! -no such thing as international law any morel' answer of the kaiser to the sug gestion that U-boats were bound by international law to stop and search vessels at sea to deter mine their status before send ing them to the bottom of the ocean. next installment of his story, tells how the kaiser defended the inhuman methods employed by tho German soldiers. There is That was tho Doctor Davis, in the (TO BE CONTINUED.) HEINZ'S GREAT COLLECTION house Inmates, Ivory Carvings Owned by Pittsburgher Are Declared to Be Almost Priceless. During many years IT. J. Heinz of Pittsburgh has gathered together one of the finest collections of Ivory carv ings In America. There are probably a dozen notable collections of this sort In the country, and among them the Heinz group of 1,300 pieces holds distinguished rank, 6ays a writer la Scribner's. As a rich and fascinating field for a discriminating collector, ivory carv lugs are perhaps without a peer. Exe cuted In a material that has always been costly, too rare, as a rule, to be subjected to poor or mediocre work manship, they may well be considered as typical of the artistic development of the time In which they were pro duced. They represent the art, more over, not of one people, of one period, but, It Is scarcely an exaggeration to say, of all peoples and all periods. From prehistoric ages down through the civilizations of Egypt and Assyria and of classic Greece and Rome have come priceless examples of sculptured Ivories. The dark ages of Europe, so meager In artistic treasures, have be queathed us an unbroken chain of Ivory carving*. Much of the most In terestlng of such work roust be accred ited to the centuries of the Gothic re rival, the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth. The Renaissance and the centuries succeeding have yielded a wealth of enrved Ivories of great rich ness and beauty. From India, China j and Japan come Ivories of deep his- j toric Interest and especially in tho I work of Japan, of genuine artistic j achievement. Periods of exceptional turbulence, j such as the fall of Constantinople, the 1 reformation In England and the French I revolution, hnve caused the destruction of Incomparable treasures. That so much has survived seems cause 1'or j wonder. The explanation lies In the : very nature of the carvings. | ! Drop in Irish Birthrate. j The Irish registrar general's return for the first quarter of this year shows | a drop in the Irish birth rate of 3.6 be- J low the average for the previous ten j years. The marriage rate is practical ly stationary. The death rate is 3.3 ! below the average. The general prosperity of Ireland Is reflected by the fact that the returns on Irish pauperism show a decrease of 3,122 In the average number of work ! ! ; Replace Faults With Virtues. The cardinal method with faults ts to over grow them und choke them out with virtues-—Jsffm Buscoas. ! Reliable Goods Films Pnned windows give light to the inte rior. When the church Is full 30 per sons are gathered together. Only a little larger is the meeting house at Crawshnwbooth, a village near Burnley. It Is known ns the Friends' meeting house and is covered with ivy and surrounded by a well cared-for burial ground. Inside may be seen half a dozen oak benches that could. If necessary, accommodate 60 persons. The attendance is rarely more than six. Somewhat smaller than this chapel Is one that has been called the shrine of Quakerism. It is in the hamlet of Jordans, in Buckinghamshire. Thither In June of each year come Quakers from all parts, for here lie the remains of William Penn. If this were not enough to make the place interesting, it has the further attraction of be ing the neighborhood in which Milton lived after writing "Paradise Lost," a cottnge in the vicinity affording him a resting place. What makes too bnyT A clever tonroe, a facile pen, and tha rift of persuasion may aU be accompliahmente of a rood sales man. tirs as reliai) is merchandise. We hare built and maintained tation with reliable roods Our modest prices maks buyiny easy. But ther* Is nothin* quiU so effec repu BOYD PARK KWN«# 1Ô02 MAKERS OF JEWELRY SALT LAKE CITY 166 MAIN STREET BARGAINS IN USED CARS --Buteles. Oldsmobiles, Na $800. Guaranteed first clan ted by tieht partiel. 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One of these Is at Lulling, ton, Sussex England. _ It is a primitive and quaint stone building with a roof of red tiles and a tiny weatherboarded turret at Its west end. This miniature church Is only 16 feet square. Its pulpit Is a pew with paneled sides and door and the furniture Is of the plainest. Five narrow, dlamond EVIDENCE OF LITTLE WORTH Illegibility of 8hakeapeare'e Signature Does Not Prove He Did Not Write the Immortal Plays. Some years ago, when the Shakes peare controversy wus at Its height, one of the contentions of the party who declared that the bard not only had not written the immortal plays but could not even write his own' name, gave as evidence the existing signatures that are of undoubted au thentlctty. On the same grounds It might be argued that Klchard III was unable to write. If one decided the matter from the signature to a treaty of peace with. Francis, Duke of Brittany, which Is reproduced In a London deal er's catalogue Just received. It Is a mystery how the cataloguer managed to make "Richard Bex" out of the shaky scribble which Is there reproduced. It would be quite as like ly to stand for Will Shakespeare, were it not that the smaller word stands second and the longer one first. ,,_,_, _ . 0,1 0 ®Y r,n 8« ,n Crime. '' II Ghaillon, who invented the hy» P®dermlc syringe, seems to hnve been ® sort of Fngln. He established in * ar * s R school of crime from which ® nc h youngsters as "Charley Bates" nn< * *be "Artful Dodger" graduated, Stimulated by aa Injection of -jor Phlne or some other drug, they went ou * do great deeds In the criminal ^ ne - TV lion the "school" was raided *he Principal escaped, but evidence daring crimes, to cr ' ln inal bureau saw the great Advantage of the hypodermic syringe, ,ln< * 11 has ever since been tdzed agency In medical practice, was found to show his p?rt in some Physicians attached a recog Quit Your Spattering, To prevent an automobile spatter* Ing mud upon pedestrians there has been invented a flexible metal ring to be attached close to a tire, A curious mode of catching turtle Is practiced in the West Indies, Catching Turtle. It eon fists In nttuchlng a ring and a line to tho tail of a species of suckerfish The live fish Is known us the remora, then thrown overboard, and immedl ately makes for the first turtle it con l'>'' to which It attaches itself very firmly by means of a sucking nppnra tus arranged on the top of the head. Once atta"hed to the turtle, so firm Is Its grip that the fishermen on drawing the line brings horns bosh turtle and the sucker.