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Maktra of Jawslrr
Her Own Business.
A story illustrating the reticence
of the Scotch regarding their private
affairs was once told by Ian Maclaren.
A train was at a railroad station,
when a porter put his head into a
car and called out: ''Anyone in this
car for Doun? Change for Doun!
Anyone for Doun?" No one moved;
and in a few minutes the train was
speeding along, not to stop again for
nearly an hour. Then an old Scotch
woman turned to a lady sitting near
her and aaid, "I'm for Doun, but I'd
no tell that man so."
The Way Out
An Indian missionary, a visitor to
New York, says that an Irish waiter
at his hotel became rather confiden
tial one day when things were un
usually quiet.
"He told me," says the missionary,
"that in three years he hoped to re
turn to the Emerald Isle and end his
days in peace on the little farm that
he was able to call his own—In ex
tent about sixteen acres. Then he
went on. "Besides, yer Riv'rlnce, I
want to go to heaven when I die, and
that ia impossible from New York."
Afar From Home.
Mahoney, of the bureau of forestry,
who was recently out west, was a bit
sore on the section to which he was
assigned, and one day while out with
Stelly, a fellow worker. Inquired the
name of the bird that was making
such a din nearby.
"That,'' said Stelly with a grin, "la
the bird of Paradise."
"Well," said Mahoney, "all Jt have
to say Is, he's a hell of a ways from
home,"—National Monthly,
A Sufficient Reason.
"Rudolph," said the Judge, not un
kindly, "here you are again, charged
with drunkenness. What have you to
aay?"
"Judge," began the Teuton, "I tell
yon, I vas painting a house in de nord
eide by a home where der was a
French poodle dog. Den a lady comes
In and says to dat poodle: "Come
here, Bismarck.' Den I-"
"Discharged!" roared the judge.
Good st Figures.
Sammy was not prone to overexer
tion in the classroom; therefore his
mother was both surprised and de
lighted when he came home one noon
with the announcement: '1 got 100
this morning."
'TThat's lovely, Sammy!" exclaimed
his proud mother, and she kissed him
tenderly. "What was it in?"
"Fifty in reading and fifty in 'rtth
metic."
Hla Limit
A little boy, after . gazing in the
window of a music store for some
time, went in and said:
"'6w much ia that planner in th'
corner?"
After the dealer had recovered
from his Bhock he answered:
"Six hundred dollars, my boy."
The boy pulled a long face, and
•aid, "Well, give me a mouth or
gan, please."
A Serious Ailment.
"Your husband, madam, is suffer
ing from voluntary inertia."
"Poor fellow! And here I've been
telling him he's just lazy."—Baltimore
American.
No Living to Earn, Anyhow.
"Won't you be very, very happy
when your sentence Is over?" cheer
fully asked a woman of a convict In
prison.
"I dunno, mum, I dunno," gloomily
answered the man.
"You don't know?" asked the wo
man, amazed. *Why not?"
"1 am in for life."
Fatal Conversation,
"Ever hear from that college chum
tt yours who went to Colorado?"
"Oh, he's dead, poor chap. He may
be sudd to have talked himself to
death."
''What do you mean?"
"He called some Alkali Ike out there
a Uar."—Boston Transcript
No Competition.
Apropos of an unhappy scandal in
finance, Thomas W. Lawson, at a
luncheon at his beautiful home near
Boston, said to a group of young
brokers:
"Young man, 1 advise you to try to
be good rather than great You'll
have less competition."
8a I lie's Little Scheme.
"No," sobbed the pretty girl, "Har
old and I never speak now, and It is
all through the machinations of that
deceitful Bailie glimmers."
"Why, what did she do?"
"She persuaded us to join tne same
church choir."
Her Husband's Trouble.
"Is your husband troubled with In
somnia, Mrs. Nurich?"
"No, indeed. He doesn't sleep very
well, but otherwise bis health la per
fect."—Buffalo Express.
Paradoxical.
"There is one thing paradoxical
about this life."
"What is that?"
"We never discover what a cold
world this is until we get into hot
water."
A Vegetarian.
'1 thought you were a vegetarian:
and now I see you eating mutton!"
'•Well, I am only an indirect vege
tartan ; I sat the meat of such animal*
only as live on vegetable food."
Revelations of the Kaiser's
Personal Spy
* "By "Dr, Arm Retard Kart Grci'CfmJ
Who, for a Number of Years Prior to His Arrest and Betrayal in
England in 1012, Was Emperor William's Most Trusted Personal Spy
Kaiser Led to False Belief He ° f
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After my experiences with the ear
lier stages of the French, English and
German situation I was quite prepared
for the most unexpected developments.
What occurred in the middle of Oc
tober, 1911, was, however, beyond
what I had imagined.
The Morocco incident had shown the
German emperor that the entente cor
diale wae Indeed solid. England and
France would stand shoulder to shoul
der In war. Being ueed to the ways
of German diplomacy, I knew that
from the Wilhelmstrasse would come
a quick countermove. I guessed, too,
that when it came I would be em
ployed. It stood to reason that, know
ing so much of the trend and impor
tance of the affair—I had seen the in
trigue grow step by step—I was the
logical choice.
Nor was my reasoning at fault. I
soon received the expected eummons,
and it brought me into the most amaz
ing of my diplomatic adventures—a
mission which showed me the utter
ruthlessness that characterizes em
perors and kings, particularly when
the vital Interests of their countries
are concerned.
The Black Forest Summons.
Word to appear at the Wilhelm
strasee came when the autumn holi
days were in full swing. The usnal
procedure of the foreign office having
been observed, I found myself in Count
von Wedell's private study. After an
invitation to be seated, the count sur
prised me. He complimented me on
my previous missions on the entente
cordiale situation, and handed me a
pretty substantial check. It was actu
ally 10,000 marke —$2,500—which the
stubs of the royal check book will
show.
As I took the money he remarked
"Beine Majestät" —foreign office brev
ity for conveying that his majesty
was satisfied. Without more ado. Von
Wedell plunged into the subject. Lean
ing back and crossing his legs, he be
gan to talk in his abrupt way.
"I want you to go with hie excellen
cy, Herr von Klderlln-Waechter, as his
private attendant and secretary," be
gan Von Wedell. "I have selected you
because of your knowledge of English
and your Insight into the whole mat
ter in hand. There is to be a meeting
of certain statesmen in a certain spot
in the Schwarzwald (the Black For
est). You are to be the sole attendant
of these gentlemen. You'll see to it
that nothing of their identity becomes
known. You will look after them in
every way. You will destroy all writ
ing, such as paper and blotters. You
will burn any such things in the pres
ence of Herr von Klderlln-Waechter."
He paused impressively and I found
my mind In a whirl. ' What his words
portended I cpuld not guess. This
mission promised to be very Interest
ing Indeed.
"I want you to be at the place of
meeting," Von Wedell continued,
"three days before the arrival of these
gentlemen. You will have to make
arrangements as regards catering and
so forth. You'll be the only attendant.
Means have been taken to assure
strict privacy in the district. Under
stand that we want this to be thor
oughly cloaked. I suggest to you the
Idea of a hunting party. The details
I leave to you. The gentlemen In ques
tion may or may not be known to you.
I shall write you their names."
The Tremendous Import.
His pen began scratching across a
piece of paper, and I had a moment
in which to realize the grave Impor
tance of this mission: the future of
Germany menaced; complete Isolation
wae In the making between England,
France and Russia; and the kaiser
was about to save Germany by a mas
ter stroke of diplomacy. Of what tre
raendouc importance It was, however,
I did not learn until I had gone down
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Looking up, Von Wedell tossed a
piece of paper across the desk to me.
It bore these names In his bandwrit
ing:
Viscount Haldane, Wlneton Spencer
Churchill, Admiral von Tlrpltz, Gen
eral von Heerlngen, General Moritz
Ritter von Auffenberg, Herr von Kider
ien-Waechter.
I suppose, had it been my first s»
cret-servlce mission instead of the
climax of eleven years in the service,
I could not have controlled my sur
prise. These men, all meeting in a
lonely spot in the Black Forest range,
foretold a grave situation. Especially
was this true In view of the newspa
pers of Europe. Here was all the
press having Germany and England
ready to rush at eaeh other's throats
In war. It was the time of the Ger
man spy scare in England. And now
here were the two powerful members
of the English cabinet meeting the
kaiser's minister of war secretly.
But Von Wedell was not yet through.
"These gentlemen," he said, "will
meet at Schlangenbad about the
middle of this -month. You know the
place. In the Taunus hill#—one of the
emperor's hunting lodges. I suggest
that you get down there tomorrow and
have everything ready. You thor
oughly know what Is required of you.
doctor?"
On my assenting 1 was dismissed. I
lost no time in getting home to my
quarters and Into comfortable togs.
This mission needed some thinking
out And after I told my Basuto boy
to pack my bag I glanced again at the
list Von Wedell had given me.
Haldane, lord chancellor of England,
persona grata with the kaiser—In fact,
a personal friend; Churchill, first lord
(Copyright, 1914, by ths Wheeler Syndicate, Ine.)
° f Admiralty; waiter,
the German minister of foreign affairs
and degp i te court opposition, the
trusted man of the kaiser; Tlrplts and
Von Heerlngen, chiefs of the German
navy and army staffs, the latter a sec
ond Moltke. When I came to Von Auf
fenberg's name I whistled. Von Auf
fenberg was minister of war and the
right-hand man of the chancellor of
the Austrian empire. Thue three
great powers were represented.
Six men of this eminence, the brains
and force of three nations, to meet
in secret in a little obscure bunting
lodge In the forest. It portended
darkly for France; but how darkly I
could not then conjecture. It inter
ested me tremendously, but I con
soled myBelf that I would probably
know all when the party gathered In
that secluded hunting lodge.
According to instructions, I present
ed myself early next morning at the
residence of Herr von Kiderlen-Waech
ter. It was In the Thiergartenetrasse.
Without delay I was shown into his
excellency's room. He was seated at
his desk, and while we exchanged a
few perfunctory words I permitted my
self a moment's brief conjecture.
Statesman and His Wslstcosts.
Judging from appearances, you
would never have taken this portly,
rubicund. Iron-gray, bushy-browed gen
tleman for a statesman. But a states
man he was for all that, and the em
peror and Germany miss him sorely.
I would have taken him for a Boer
Dopper or an English yeoman. This
suggestion was supported by his atro
cious taste In fancy waistcoats. The
one he had on still sticks In my mem
ory. It was a lurid peach-blossom cre
ation, spotted with green. But once
his steel-gray, deerhound eyes looked
you up and down you forgot all about
the fancy waistcoat and got right down
to business. I told his excellency I
had come for his personal Instructions.
His first remark was like a dash of
cold water In the face.
"Hum," he grunted, "you are rather
young, but I suppose they (meaning
the emperor and Von Wedell) know
what they are doing."
Besides telling me to "halt my maul"
(a German military expression liter
ally meaning keep your mouth shut,
but Implying the need for utmost se
crecy) he gave me certain general In
structions. But from them I could gain
no Idea of just what was going to hap
pen. How big was the gathering storm
he never even hinted.
Remembering Von Wedell's sugges
tion about tbe hunting party, I pro
cured some guns and reached the sta
tion in time to catch tbe 12:30 express
for Schlangenbad.
It was early In October when I went
to the Kur hotel and registered as
Herr Bamberger from Berlin. If you
ever go to Schlangenbad look up the
register. Schlangenbad Is a mineral
watering place In Prussia, near the
Black Forest, and within easy distance
of our ultimate meeting place, the
hunting lodge that Von Wedell had
mentioned.
Ths Secret Envoys Gsthsr.
I was alone at the hotel for several
days. Then, traveling incognito, the
dignitaries began to drift in. First
came the Austrian, Gen. Moritz Ritter
von Auffenberg. A distinguished, quiet,
unassuming gentleman, be is known
to be high in the confidence of Fran
cis Joseph. I found the war minister
very fond of salmon fishing, and got
quite into his good graces by enthu
siastic taleB of fly fishing in New Zea
land.
Admiral von Tirpitz and General
von Heerlngen came next. The ad
miral is typical of the German sailor,
a big man, six feet, wide of shoulder,
blue-eyed and full bearded. His man
ner I found genial and courteous. His
exact opposite was Von Heerlngen,
thin, almost crooked of body, stoop
ehouldered, unusually taciturn, and
possessing deep-sunken, smoldering
black eyes. He struck me as an ani
mated mummy of tbe Ramoses dynasty
—come to think of It, he much re
sembles Rameses II.
The exact date of the meeting, as I
recall it, was October 12, and the place
a shooting lodge named Ehrenkrug.
On the morning of the twelfth 1 hired
a vehicle and, loading provisions, wine
and other necessaries aboard, drove to
the lodge, sixteen miles into the forest.
No farmhouse or other human habi
tation was within a radius of several
miles. It was a large stone and brick
building, somewhat similar to your
colonial style. It had five or six guest
rooms, a large general meeting hall
and a morning room. It being the
property of the royal family, I found
two old pensioners of the imperial for
est service In charge. They had a
good fire going tn the grate, which was
welcome, for It was still a little damp
and chilly, especially In this wet moun
tain forest
Patrolling both ends of the road were
a number of gendarmes. They were
scattered through the woods, too, form
ing a cordon through which no
could come. Indeed, they bad chal
lenged me. About three o'clock in the
afternoon the German and Austrian
envoys came out from the hotel, and
at a quarter to four (I remember
Waechter remarking, ''They're three
quarters of an hour late!'') the chug
of a motor announced the others, Lord
Haldane and Winston Churchill.
A Group of History Makers.
I had never happened to meet Hal
dane before, and I found him the Eng
lish gentleman personified—polished
and reserved. Yet his reserve, tem
pered by age, blended Into a genial
mellownesa. The usual English arro
gance had evidently been subdued by
reason of his cosmopolitan knowledge
of the world. In speech and action he
one
was a Chesterfield, but in appearance
he was not unlike a canon or a bishop,
a little ascetic looking, and rather
bald.
Quite the other type of Anglo-Saxon,
still boyish in looks, high-strung and
nervous, erratic in speech and action,
just a bit self-conscious, Winston
Churchill was the youngest member of
this remarkable gathering. I had met
him during the Boer war, and as he
took off his motoring coat he looked at
me closely.
"I believe I've seen you before," he
said.
"I met the right honorable gentle
man in the Bloemfontein field hospital
during the war."
"Ah, yes," said Churchill, his face
lighting up.
He had had his wound dressed there;
his recognition showed his remarkable
memory.
After refreshments the envoys im
mediately adjourned to the big morn
ing room, and I was posted outside to
see that no gendarme or forest pen
sioner came within earshot. I was
not present at the beginning of the
conference, but after an hour had
passed I was summoned.
My first impression as I opened the
door was of an air of tenseness. It
was obvious in the way Churchill was
staring across the table at Haldane.
It was an ordinary large German oak
dining-room table, and in the middle
were two big shaded lamps. It was
growing dusk, aad after lighting the
lamps I backed away to a corner of
the room.
I had a distinct impression of the
features of the six men who were mak
ing history round that table. There
were writing materiale, stacks of pa
per and documents at every place.
Sheets of paper were covered with
their handwriting. Only in front of
Von Heerlngen were the sheets blank,
for he never makes a note on anything,
carrying everything in his marvelous
memory.
Obviously what were the last words
of a speech came from Moritz, the Aus
trian, as I entered: "And to make this
all possible," he was saying, "we must
break the Russian federation In the
Balkans."
The Pawns In the Gsma.
From his place at the head of the
table the Iron-gray-halred Klderlen
Waechter rose slowly. I noticed he
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Klderlen-Waechter and Churchill Squatting Down by ths Fireplace and Poking
th* Burning Papers.
wore another of those atrocious vests.
Turning on his left he gazed at
Churchill and Tlrpltz; his careful
measuring eyes then met Morits, an
expectant, slightly nervous figure at
the other end of the table awaiting
the reply to the point he had raised.
And Waechter's eyes turned from him
to Heerlngen, to Haldane; then he
spoke. I recall distinctly the import
of his remarks.
"Gentlemen," he said, "the point
raised by General Morits must stand,
and, of course. It needs the sanction
of our respective heads. As Lord Hal
dane has pointed out, it does compli
cate matters to some extent The Bal
kans concern Austria most; to my way
of thinking it la quite within reason to
accede this point. (As I write I recall
vividly how grave they had all be
come. They knew what this meant—
war in the Balkans.) On all main
points." said Kiderien-Waechter, "we
are agreed. As Indicated by bis lmp»
rial majesty, the primary reason of
our meeting Is to come to a tacit un
derstanding in regard to technical de
tails. This we have done. It Is unfor
tunate, however, that this possible
phase, the Balkan point, has not been
gone Into before. I suggest that we
adjourn, to Inform our respective gov
ernments of this point. If necessary
we will meet again on Wednesday."
Destroying th* Evidence.
This second meeting, by the way,
was not necessary, all the govern
ments represented agreeing with Au»
tria.
Kiderien-Waechter sat down
Haldane audibly concurred, the oth
ers merely nodding. Apparently the
conference was at an end. But what
had they accomplished? Prom the
general tenor of their conversation it
was obvious that they all agreed. But
what were the terms of their bargain?
Presently I was to know.
"Bamberger," said Kiderien-Waech
ter, addressing me by the name I had
taken, "gather up any pieces of paper
on the table and consign them to the
lire."
I replied, "Tes, sir." Then turning
to the others he continued:
"Gentlemen, select the memoranda
you wish to keep. The rest is going
to be destroyed immediately."
Reading Between the Lines.
While they ran over their papers,
saving the necessary scraps. 1 stood
back from the table. It was character
istic of the men that Winston Churchill
should have taken the most volumi
nous notes, while Heerlngen had not
put down a line. 1 then gathered up
every scrap of paper left on the table
—blotters, little note pads, foolscap—
used or unused. Everything was to go
into the Are.
1 went about this slowly and delib
erately, taking care to glance at every
thing before I carried it over to the
grate. I wanted to make sure that
nothing of value was destroyed. Here
and there came a good chance to read
some of the contents. Piece by piece
from the memoranda the different men
had made, always being careful not to
confuse individual notes, thus learn
ing one by one their train of thought,
the thing began to piece Itself together
for me.
There were extensive notes on army
and navy matters. Churchill, for in
stance, had carefully noted the full
strength that Austria and Germany
could muster In case of war. Klderlen
Waechter harf recorded the full
strength of England and Austria as
given by Churchill and Moritx. So had
Morits taken down German and Eng
lish statistics. Obviously R vas a tri
angular alliance, each noting to what
extent dependence could be placed up
on the other. Then there were data
on the French and Russian armies and
navies. The significance of that was
apparent. What puxsled me, however,
were numerous statistics on Holland
and Belgium. '
3,500,000 Germans Ready for Action.
Not until Klderlen-Waechter and
Churchill, squatting down by the fire
place and poking the burning papers
with old-fashioned irons, not until then,
when there began a conversation and
other pairs conversed on certain points
all around the room, did I gain a clear
Idea of just what had happened. What
they said, the vital scraps of their con
versation as they fritted to me while I
movet to A id from the table and fire
place, I shall now present as close to
the words of the men Involved as I am
able.
Heerlngen, who had drawn Haldane
aside, said: "We are ready at any
time with 8,500,000 men without any
further straining of our reserves. Ac
cording to our latest agreement, Aus
tria will
support us with 2,000,000 more
I
Klderlen-Waechter and Morits were |
deep in the Balkan question, and 1 1
sensed then ths coming Balkan lmbrog
men. The financial aspect of this is.
of course, out of my hands."
Haldane mumbled something that
sounded like "that is very satisfac
tory." At any rate, he nodded an af
firmative. •
By this time the positions had
changed somewhat, and Churchill drew
Tlrplts aside. Churchill spoke German
only Indifferently, so they conversed In
French and partly In English. I heard
Tlrplts say :
"We could bottle up the Baltic In
twelve hours. Russia would not have
a chance to stir. Of course, in the
event of any outside situation arising,
we shall look to England to take care
of such new condition. That seems to
rest clearly with your navy."
Churchill became a little cautious.
"There is a certain contingency that
might arise," he said. "Suppose, under
stress of circumstances, the United
States should take a definite stand
against us In this matter?"
United Statea Not a Factor. #
The reply of the admiral was the
very expressive German word—
quatsch! He further intimated that the
United Statea was so interested in its
own internal affairs that It would not
be drawn Into the question, and that
In any event its navy would be needed
for Its own immediate protection. He
had a disposition, however, to put tha
entire situation up to Churchill.
lio.
"Without doubt," Morits ««id, "we
will bring that to an ieaue within a few
month*." I knew he meant that Au»
tria would precipitate the Balkan
question. Klderlen-Waechter was seri
ous.'
"It has got to be dona"
There were other snatches, all bear
ing on the same subject, and gradually
the situation began to clarify in my
mind. It was not, however, until I had
noted the contents of certain docu
ments before destroying them that the
tremendous importance of the.. big
stakes they were all playing for lie-»,
came apparenL What 1 shall now do
is to reveal the substance of these
documente, coupling them with over
heard conversation, thus interpreting
the full significance of the conference.
Within the last twenty-five years
Germany has so enormously advanced
tn commerce that she urgently needs
some further outlet on a northern sea
coast. This means Holland and Bel
gium. Hamburg and Bremen are the
only two practical harbors that Ger
many possesses for the distribution of
her enormous export. The congestion
in both places is such that steamers
wait tor weeks to load. One-quarter
of Germany's exports goes through
Antwerp. Germany must have Ant
werp. Practically the whole of south
ern Germany's commerce, especially
along the Rhine and the highway of
the Rhine, pours Into a foreign country
at present. Germany must have Ant
werp—in fact, the whole coast, Amster
dam and Rotterdam included.
The empire wants harbors, not colo
nies. The colonizing idea is a fallacy.
Germany Is, first and last, a manufac
turing country. It never was and never
will be, for a long time to come, a
successful colonizer. At present all
that Germany wants Is markets, and
facilities for extending her markets.
These markets Germany will always
be able to command because of her in
tense scientific application to all
branches of manufacture. But these
products need outlets. Germany is
quite willing to let the others colonize
so long as she has a chance to get her
goode in. So much for the German
situation.
England, in her vast over-sea do
mains and possessions, wants rounding
up. England has not been able in the
past, and certainly is not at present,
to supply herself and her colonies. In
Germany she has a first-class work
man; Germany manufactures what
England needB. Germany's building of
her navy was never meant as a real
menace to Great Britain. It was sole
ly a means to impress the English that
Germany would make a powerful and
valuable ally in every shape and form.
Conversely, it was a threat that she
would be a dangerous opponent
Shoulder to shoulder, Germany and
England (Germany, of course, includ
ing Austria and probably Italy) could
dictate to the rest of the world. There
was one stumbling-block. This was
France.
Well-informed Frenchmen have
known and feared this for a long time.
They have, of course, never mentioned
it In public. With all her gallantry,
hysterical patriotism, and wealth,
France would never be able to hold
out against Germany alone. To secure
Russia's friendship she loaned enor
mous sums of money. But the Japa
nese war and internal troubles tem
porarily eliminated Russia as a high
class ally. She was at the time of the
Black Forest conference but a sec
ondary power. So France did her ut
most to solidify the entente cordiale
fostered by the late King Edward VII
under the stress of public opinion in
England.
What They AM Wanted.
As I made clear last week In my
story of my secret mission to the cap
tain of the German cruiser Panther,
the Moroccan question showed Eng
land ready to back up France in war,
but now came this meeting in the
Black Forest, Germany pointing out to
and apparently convincing England of
the greater" advantage of a German
Engllsh coalition, and France was
frozen out—at least so Germany was
led to believe, and with what error
England's support of France and Rus
sia In the war with Germany makes
all too glaring. England, with her tra
ditional shrewd alertness to make the
most profitable deal, Germany rea
soned, was not slow to see the ad
vantage of the German proposition.
In a nutshell, it was this:
Germany must have the lowland
ports. Holland would not be adverse
to coming Into the German federation.
Belgium would be adverse, but could
be snuffed out as easily as a candle.
But French public opinion would never
tolerate under any circumstances this
German aggression. France would
fight, even though knowing It to be
losing fight.
So much for what Germany would
get out of 1L Austria wants to round
up her empire In the Balkans. Aus
tria was to have outlets in the Mediter
ranean. England, for standing by Ger
many, was to be rewarded with French
Northern Africa and the Dutch East
India possessions. What was to be
come of France? Reconstruction, par
titioning, possibly a little kingdom,
probably under the Orleans regime.
I know these things, for I possess
them In black and white. Bnt what
do not know is whether England en
tered this memorable conference In
order to play the spy on Germany and
her Austrian ally In behalf of herself
and France, or whether she really ac
ceded to the Isolation of France tem
porarily for secret purpose# of her
own, knowing that Germany would not
be ready to strike for some time
come. But I strongly suspect that she
dealt doubly with Germany, and that
France knew of her ancient enemy's
proposition to England within a very
few hours after Lord Haldane and
Winston Churchill had heard it, and
began forthwith to make herself as
ready as possible against the day when
Germany,
falsely relying on..England's aloofness,
would try to put them into effect. Do
you recall how Germany, at the very
beginning of the great war, began
hurl her army corps upon France by
way of neutral Belgium? I cannot help
I believing that to the last Germany felt
| herself safe In so doing—secure in the
1 1 belief that England would not object_
and all because of that secret meeting
in the Black Forest I have told you of.
#
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