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m The Kaiser as I Knew Him for Fourteen Years -o O' wi By ARTHUR N. DAVIS, D. Û. S.—American Dentist to the Kaiser from 1904 to 1918 (Copyright. Hit, by tho McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) CHAPTER VII. The Japanese. According to the talk of the German diplomat* before the war the expecta tion was that Japan's power would be used against America at »he Erst op portunity. Whether the object at this campaign was to Mir up trouble be tween Japan and America or only to awaken thte country to a sense of the danger which the Oertnans professed to believe threatened her I don't know. do know, however, that prospect of Japans««.American war seemed to worry the Germane considerably more than It worries us. The day England declared wsr «gainst Germany, August ß, 1914. the Prince von Pleas called to see me pro fessionally. "There will he two war» fought," he said, oracularly. "The preeeut one, by which we shall gain control of the con tinent of Europe forever, and then a war with the yellow races, in which we shall probably have your country to assist us!" That this opinion was more or less general In Germany may account for the fart that from the time war was declared unlit August 23, 1014, when Japan declared war against Germany, the Japanese residents In Berlin were made the subject of the most sicken ing attentions. It was reported that Japan was going to attack Russia, nnd the German* could not do enough to show their newly born admiration for tbe yellow race which they had hither to so deeply despised. The Jap* were curried through tbe streets on the? shoulder* of the populace amt kissed snd cheered wherever they appeared In public. And then Japan declared war against Germany ! Instantly there was a wild demonstration tu the streets of Berlin, which would have resulted most disas trously for the Jape who had so recent ly been hulled as friends hut for the •sioulshlng fact that every single Jap lied succeeded In getting awsy from Berlin before the news of Japan's en try Into the war became generally known. In the absence of Japanese upon which to vent Ihclr spleen, the Ger mans did everything they could to make life miserable for those who re ar added Jape. The few Chinese who were there were terribly treated either because they were taken for Japs or hecanae they were of tbe same race. Th« Mlamcae minister. Prince Tratdoa, who was one of my patients, told me that when his wlfs and children went out on the streets the crowd* followed them and Jeered, referring to the Jap anese aa monkey* and using other op probrtuus epithet*. They eveu went so far aa to spit In Princess Trat dim' face, and the minister dually decided to *end her and the children to Switzer land. although he himself remained at I saw the kaiser shortly after the Japan*** declaration of war, and he «ras very bitter «gainst the United (Mates because of that development. "What la your president thinking of to allow a yellow race to attack a white race! Now the Japanese are at tacking Klau Cbau, and America could have prevented It. Alt that America had to do was to raise a finger aud Japan would have known enough to keep ber place I" He spoke tn this strain on several subsequent occasion*. When KlauChau fell he again crit- icised the United States for not having slipped Japan. -How can your president allow Japan to Increase In power at the ex pense of a white race?" he asked. In dignaatly. "Now (Tilus Is lust to the world forever. America Is the one power that could have prevented It. but now Japan has got her fingers on Chins and ahe Is lost to us forever f* After wa were tn the war. the kaiser expressed to me hi* opinion that our object la taking this step was four fold: "Ftret." be mid, "Wilson wants to save (be mooey you bave loened to tbe aSttea. Second, be want* to have a mat at tbe peac* table. Third, he wants to give year army and navy a Mttl* practical exp* rteoo*—unfortu nately. at our expense. And fourth, and principally. be want* to prepare for tbe war with Japan which he knows ts inevitable. Tbe Japanese are tbe ooes which your country most look ■pou as it* mal enemies." A German officer of high «tändln« told me just before 1 left Berlin that America had made the great tutatake of seeding ammunition, guu* and sup plie* to Russia, via Japan, because lapon had Juat retained the finely made American articles and trad dumped on Russia a lot of good-for nothing material of her own In their place. "My advice to America," he de clared, "ta to cut the throat of every Japanese tn America and get rid of the internal danger." He did not »ug g *-*< cutting the throat* of alt the un deutrabU Germane who were in Amer lea and who had already demonstrated that tiny were far more dangerous than the laps.no** had ever been. (Copyright. CHAPTER VIII. Th« Kaiser's Confidence of Victory. About twelve years ago I attended the German military maneuver» at Llegnltz, in HIleala, having been In vited by »»me Journalistic friends of mine to accompany them in the motor allowed the pres*. The military repre aen tat Ives of England, France, Amer ica and other countries were there with the kaiser's stuff to wltuesa the display of Germany'* military power. Apparently they were very much tm preaaed, for I heard afterwards that one of I he French officers who had been present had written a book In which he aald: "With auch an army, Germany could annex Frauce in six months 1" I happened to mention this fact to the kaiser shortly afterwards and his slgiilfleant comment was: "Hlx months ! I should hope so. It wouldn't take that long I" The confident belief that when "Der Tag" —"the day"—filially arrived, Ger many would crush her enemies and ac complish her object within a few months at the outside was held not only by the kaiser hut by the people generally ami their conduct when the war broke out clearly disclosed it. When Germany's man power was mobilized, no one In Germany believed It would be very long before they would all be back nud every effort was made to make their few weeks of ne uve service us little Irksome us pos sible, "I.lebesgaben," gifts of love, consisting of clothing ami food of every description, were forwarded to them by their relatives and friends lu the most lavish manner, although, of (Course, at that time the Germun com missary was able to satisfy all the sol diers' requirements. One of ray patienta told me that she had sent seventeen hundred pounds of sausages to one regiment within a week, nud when I asked her why she had been so generous she replied thut her chauffeur was a member of the regiment 1 The extent to which the country'* iwnarrea were squandered In those early month* le evidenced by the fact that the soldiers had such an excess of 111 filling woolen wearing apparel Hint they used umuy of the knitted ar ticles a* earpieces and covers for their honte«. No one had the slightest ldeu that the time might come when the whole nation would be clothed In pa lier I At this late day It can hardly ho necessary to establish how thoroughly prepared the Germane were for the war, hut au Incident which occurred In the early duya of the conflict may not he out of place to show the aelf-sutls 11 ed and confident attitude which all scription two years after the begin ning of the war," 1 suggested. "But Just look how luug your war the Germans assumed. Two officers tilting at a table In an out-of-door cafe shortly after the war began overheard one of several ladles who were passing remark: "Look at tht>ae officers sitting there drinking. Why are they not at the front fight ing?" CD* of the officers got up and, approachlug the tadtee, «aid: "Our work wna completed mouths ago. We worked from early morning till late at night on plane which our armies are now carrying out. It Is our time to rest." The resistance that France would be able to put up was always very lightly estimated, and If tbe luterveutlou of Kiigland was at all tuken Into consid eration, the comparatively small army •he could place In the field was re garded as but a drop In the bucket com pared with the well-trained German horde that was ready to sweep across the border. How could England's 89,900 men cope with Von Kluck's 500.099 or the hastily mobilised French smiles re sist the thoroughly prepared, equipped and welt-dtsdpliued German warriors? It Is really not to be wondered at that the Germans firmly believed that they would bring the allies to their knees within a comparatively few weeks end that the conquering Ger man armlea would celebrate Sedan day, September X In Burls. What ac tually happened la, of course, too well known here to require recital, hut 1 know that the Germans were kept In absolute Ignorance of the marvelous resistance the allies were able to put up In th»«e critical days of August aud September. 1914, and to this day tbe majority of Germans huve not heard of the battle of the Mura* t Just after the English passed theUt conscription law I was called to see the kaiser at the great army headquar ters, which at that time were at 1'lesa. Although the war had then lasted two or three times as long as the Uermans had expected, the kaiser masked the era state* tn our Civil war put tn con depression he must have felt by put ting on a bold front. "How foolish for England to start conscription now," he declared. "She thinks ahe ran accomplish In a few month* what It has takeu Germany a hundred years to attain. Armies aud officers cannot he developed over night. IVe have never stopped preparing since the days of Frederick the Great !" "Ye*, your majesty, but the North Hit, by tho McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) lasted," the kaiser replied quickly. "This war won't lust that long. The allies will feel what the power of Ger many Is long before English conscrip tion can avail them anything 1" "And while England I* slowly build ing up her Insignificant army," the kaiser went on, "she will see America's uuvy and merchant marine constantly growing and the dollar replacing the pound as the unit of the world's finance. No, Davis, England will soon he sick of the war and will look with fear upon America's growing power I" The French army, too, wus generally belittled, and the Ilusslans were be lieved to be absolutely negligible. The French army was no poorly equipped. It was pointed out, that the officers had to go to the field In patent-leather hoots, and on the Russian front, only tho first-line men had guns, the others being armed with clubs ! Eventually, officers und soldiers re turning from the western front on fur lough or passing through the countrj en route from one front to the other brought the report of the defeut before I'nrfs. Soldiers who participated In that disastrous retreat wrote from the new trenches to their friends and rel atives telling of the terrible experi ences they had undergone, when they went for days with nothing to eut but raw potatoes and turnips which they picked from the fields. When these reports finally spread through Germany the people began to rcullze that their generals In the west were not meeting with the same success that Von Illndcnhurg hud had In the east and Von Hludenhurg became the Idol of the people Immediately, a fact that was very distasteful to tho high command. The kaiser's dislike of Von Hlnden burg was of long standing. He had never forgiven that general for the mis take he made during military maneuv ers In peace time when by a brilliant stroke of strategy he had succeeded In capturing the kaiser's forces, Including the kaiser nud Ids whole staff I I have referred In a previous chapter to the kaiser's unbounded confidence after the Italian collapse ln UH7. "Now, we've got the allies !" he ex claimed, with an air of conclusiveness which emphasized the optimism he displayed. After the capture of Roumanla. he exhibited a similar degree of exulta tion. He believed that la that achieve ment he hud successfully solved the food problem—tho one cloud which constantly darkened the kaiser's hori zon. to "Now the allies will never succeed In starving os," he said to me lu my of fice shortly after the Roumanian drive. "With Roumanla In our pockets and Servis already ours, their wonderful agricultural possibilities will supply our food needs und foil our enemies' efforts to starve us. Indeed, they had better look out for themselves. Don't forget we have a monopoly on the (K>tash mines of the world. Without proper fertilization, American crops will go ou decreasing and decreasing ami they won't get any potash until we get ready to let them huve It 1" The failure of. the Zeppelins from a military standpoint was undoubtedly u great disappointment to the German people at large, who had counted so much upon them to brlug disaster to England, but It cannot be said that the kutser shared their chagrin. On the contrary, I have reason to believe thut he never expected very much from that arm of his military force except as It plight he useful to terrorize the civil population. A day or two after Zeppelin's death. In 1917, a putlent uf mlue, a lady, hap pened to remark that It was too bad that the count hnd not lived to see the triumph of his luveutlon, nud when I sow the kutser shortly ufterwards I repeated her remark to see what he would say. "Hun convinced that the count lived long enough to see all that the Zep pellus were eapuble of accomplishing," was his ouly comment. It recalled the answer be had given we some years before when both Zeppelins and air planes were In their Infancy and I had asked him which held the greater promise. "We do not know. Time alone will tell," was his reply. The last time 1 conversed with the kaiser was on November 26, 1917. Up to that Um« we had sent over 169,000 troops, according to the figures which have since been revealed by Secretary Baker. According to the kaiser's In formation, however, we had only CM>. 000 men tn Frauce at that time and he was of the opinion that we would never have many more. "America Is having a fine time try ing to raise an army." he declared satirically. *T hear that 1,600 mutinied the other day In New York and re fused to get on a transport, and a town in the Northwest composed prin cipally of citizens of Swedish blood refused to reg'ster at all ! We are get ting excellent information about all conditions In America." Shortly before this hud come the rev elations from Washington of the in trlgue of Count von Luxburg, the Ow man minister to Argentina, and 1 knew I where the kaiser wo* getting the In formation he referred to. In nearly every case. It appeared, the kaiser's In formants were misleading him. Both before and after we entered the war the kaiser was thoroughly con vinced that we could play only u nom inal part In It so fur as man power was concerned and his assurance on that point undoubtedly accounted for his decision to carry through his sub marine program even though it re sulted In bringing us Into the war. "Do you realize how-.many tons of shipping It takes to ship a single sol dier V he asked me on one occasion. I confessed my Ignorance on that point. "Well, It taken six tons to the man ! To send over an array of 500,000 men, therefore, your country would require .»,000,000 tons of shipping In addition to the tonnage required for regular traffic. Where is It coming from, with my submarines sinking the allied ves sels faster than they can ever be re- 1 placed? My U-boats are doing won derful work and we arc prepared to take care of all the troops America tuay try to land In France." "How foolish for America to have come into the war," he went on. "If she could succeed in landing a real army in France, what good would it do? America can see how easy it was for me to break through and to cap ture 5100,000 of the Italians, and they must realize that I can breuk through on the western front and do the same thing there. If Amerlcu had kept out of -the war she would have gone on making untold profits and when peace wus finally declared she would have been in a most enviable position among the nntlons of the world. As It is, Wilson will never huve a seat at the peace table if I can help it, and now America shall have to pay all the costs of the war I" Evidently he Imag ined thut his triumph would be so complete that there would be no peace table, but that the warring nations would he compelled to accept the terms he offered them, in which event, knowing the mngnunlmlty of the Ger man make-up, 1 should say the -world at large would have to be content with very little. How the kaiser feels now that the failure of the U-boats to intercept American troop ships must be pain fully apparent to him. and America has so overwhelmingly overcome the shortage of shipping, I don't know, but It is more than probuble that for some time to come the real situation will, at any rate, be successfully concealed from the German people. I know that the failure of the U-boat campaign was unknown to the Germans up to the time 1 left Berlin—In January, 1918. While the kaiser and the Germans gencrully felt confident that we would never be able to send many men across, they professed to feel little concern even If we did. According to some of the German of ficers with whom I spoke, even If we Innded 2,000,000 men in France It would not be enough to break the deadlock, as the Germans were taking a similar number of trained troops from the Russian front. The only menace of American participation In the war lay In the possibility that we might add considerably to the allied uir strength. Mun power alone, they contended, would never be sufficient to help the allies much, but overwhelming superiority tn the nlr might occasion the Germans some annoyance. The kaiser himself had but a poor opinion of the fighting qualities of the American soldier so far as modern war requirements ure concerned. "The American soldier would pos sibly give a good account of himself lu open fighting,'* he declared, "but he is not built for the kind of warfare he will encounter In France. He lacks the stolidity to endure life In the trenches. He Is too high-strung and couldn't stand the Inactive life which Is such an lmportaut part of modern warfare. Besides, he lacks discipline and trained officers." a CHAPTER IX. Tha Kaiser*« Plan for World Dominion. The history of modern Germany Is, perhaps. In Itself sufficient Indication of the underlying plan of the Teuton war barons to control the whole of Europe aud. eventually, the world. The program has been slowly unfolding it self since the time of Frederick the Great and the present generation Is now witnessing what was intended to be the climax. There can be no doubt that If Ger many had succeeded In her efforts to gain coutrol of the major part of Eu rope toward the western hemisphere and the east. This program Is fairly Indicated by the course of events as history lays them hare, but 1 have the actual word of the kutser to substantiate It. At one of his visits to me shortly after the beginning of the war we were discussing England's participation In she would have soon looked It* "tvhat hypocrites the English are!' the kaiser exclaimed. "They had always treated me ao well when I visited them I never be lieved they would have come Into this war. They always acted as If they liked me. My mother was English, you know. 1 always thought the world was big enough for three of us and we could keep it for ourselves— thut Germany could control the conti nent of Europe, England, through her vast posassions nnd fleet, could con trol the Mediterranean and the far east, and America could dominate the western hemisphere !" How long It would have been before Germany would have tried to wrest dominion from England can readily be Imagined, and with the whole of Eu rope and the far east under her thumb America would undoubtedly have proved too tempting a morsel for the kaiser's or his descendants' rapacious maw to have resisted. He said that he believed that the world was "big enough for three;" he didn't say It wus too big for one. What was really In his mind, how ever, is Indicated by a passage In an address he made some twenty-flvo years ago, In which, as Rev, Dr. New ell Dwight Hlllls has pointed out, he used these words: "From my childhood I have been un der the Influence of five men—Alexan der, Julius Caesar, Theodortc II, Na poleon and Frederick the Great. These five men dreamed their- dream of a world empire: they failed. I am dreaming my dream of a world empire, but I shall succeed!" The kaiser's plan to dominate Eu rope Included the control of Turkey, nnd he made every effort to strengthen that country so that she might be a valuable ally In the war to come. When Italy took Tripoli from Tur key before the Balkan war I men tioned to the kaiser how opportunely Italy had acted, but the kaiser dis missed my remark with an exclama tion of displeasure, realizing, of course, that Turkey's loss was In a. sense his own since he had planned to make Turkey his vassal. To that end he had sent German of ficers to train the Turkish army and had supplied them with guns and mu nitions. With an eye to the future, too, he had constructed the great Bag dad railway. When the Balkan war broke out In 1012 the kaiser had great confidence that the Germat^ralned Turkish army would acquit Itself creditably and that in the outcome of that conflict his European program would make consid erable progress. He told me that he hnd a map of the war area placed in his motor and that with pegs he fol lowed the fortunes of the fighting armies while he was traveling. ery on es it of the A an The kaiser had little regard for President Wilson from the time the tatter was elected for tho first time, drei" was the way he character ized She president on one occa sion. The kaiser admired Roose velt very much, but was greatly disappointed at the stand taken by the former president after the war started. What the kais er thought of Wilson, Roosevelt, Henry Ford, and other Amerl cans la disci ssed in the next in stallment of Doctor Davis' story. • "A real scoun (TO BE CONTINUED.) RUSSIA'S RICH TIMBER LANDS Systematic Exportation Would Have a Great Effect on the Markets of the World. An article In a current magazine by A. J. Sack presents statistics on Rus sia's forest resources as a means of paying the billions of dollars due to home aud foreign creditors. The astonishing statement is made by this writer that Russia, including Siberia, has 1,125,000,000 acres of tim ber which is 63 per cent as much as the whole world possessed. This re source is belug set aside by Russian economists as a fund to pay the coun try's debts. The effect on America's business should be duly considered, observes Hardwood Record tn discussing the ar ticle. Except oak. It continues, which is generally known In the market as the Japanese oak. It Is not probable that much Russian timber will reach the United States; but It will compete with American lumber In other mar kets, notably those of western Europe, and perhaps those of eastern Asia, western South America and the Bacille Islands. "To that extent. of Is to to by In , i says Hardwood Record, "our lumber business may be | hurt by the flood of forest products ; . * , - , *.« vi _ 1 from Russia. In normal times tier- : ninny received 48 per cent of Its lum- 1 ber Imports from Russia, nnd F.ng- ! land's per cent of timber imports from . thut source was nearly as large. "Lumber shipments from Russia will come from the Baltic, from the Arctic coast nf Russia proper and Siberia, and from the Bacific coast of the lat ter country. The principal lumber markets of the world can be reached from those peints'' ao LIFT OFF CORNS! Drop Freezone on a touchy corn, then lift that corn off with fingers Doesn't hurt a bit I Drop a little Freezone on an nchlng corn, Instantly that corn stops hurting, then you lift It right out. Tes, magic! No humbugt w% jl* i A A tiny bottle of Freezone costs but (1 few cents at any drug store, b*t Is suf ficient to remove every hard corn, soft corn, or corn between the toes, and calluses, without soreness or Irritation. Freezone Is the sensational discov ery of a Cincinnati genius. It Is won derful.—Adv. Suggestion on Patches. 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