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D
AILY
CORD
I. NO. 15.
ORE NATIONAL
ARE ORDERED TO BORDER
k Thousand ops From Several States to
Replace 10,000 to be Sent Home Gradual
Mustering Out of All Militia Expected
to Follow.
(I'.v Ansociated Tress.)
, vclioad City, Sept. 27. With the
,; uuv today of the third reg'ment,
N. G., all the state forces call
er border duty aren ow enr oute
Ya Taso. The first regiment left
,i.iy and the second Tuesday.
(Hy Associated Tress.)
';nhington, Sept. 27. National
..mi organ nations from Virginia,
i'.tma, Georgia, Florida, New
.iniphTe, Tennsylvania, District of
, i;.mbia. Oonnect'cutt, New York,
., h can, M'nnessota Colorado and
i :'.rni:i were ordered to the bor
; ! the war department today.
ln.t ructions were sent to General
FOR SOI CHANGES
I Ty th Associated Tress)
Kan.a. City, Sopt. 27. Recommen
. : -.r.-t for changes in the national
.' k:r' and federal reserve acts were
.Apivti-d to be made here today by
. krrs at. ending the annual convert
v .r, t.f the American Bankers Asso
i' i n. ThU act on was to concern
v.-toi 'dation into the federal reserve
mi of th officer and jurisdiction
.. v the oi national bank act that
'.a partly duplicated Vy the newer
.y tern.
The discussion was to embrace the
ibject of the retirement of green
: iicks and 'the gradual withdrawal of
r.atioral bank note in favor of the
reserve system, rt n to members
t f the reserve syst of parts of
their subscript'on a.d making mem
! erhip opt onal with banks having
u cap'tal of leas than $100,000.
I, GETS
J v Torrence, a negro man, is in
:'rv police station .ooking for some
i iy who will put up $50 and let him.
v tK n cut. Joe did not care for
!:-.' porter of Soutl'ern passenger train
No. 2'.V-'n fact, there is nothing to
in ica.e tha: he loves him yet and
Tuey iay at noon boarded the train
r.i-r--. Ho was ejo.'ted in East Hick
ry. Then he picked up a stone
;iriCj .fclun; u wi'th unerring aim at the
!'"r,.,r. who placed he door between
H ms. lf and the m'ssile. The rock
i'tir.gd against the door, the train
'h topped, and members of the crew
I T'rrence" a chase for a haif a
m !-, finally nabbing him. Recorder
' i:np!eii sentenced h'm to six months
ui Joe appealed. He wants $50.
get out and he may dec de to set
' ttV .ra?f borOore it goes any
i'ar'her, if he can.
FELL FROM LADDER
Mr. Herbert Cline. aged about 25
yars, was resting Easily in Richard t
i'akt-r Hospital this afternoon afterj
njur t-s sustained in a fall from a
ivl'kr in East Hickory had been
iicHsi-fl. The acc den, occurred this!
morning, and Mr. Cline -in falling suf-l
! ' rci a gash on the side of his head,
almost severing his ear. While the
njury was painful and wiil leave a
'('ar, there was no fear of serious
"'msofu'nceH.
TO ELECTRIC
(By Associated Press.)
Greensboro, N. C, Sept. 27. J. A.
!rry, convicted yesterday of the
murder of J. R. Stewart, was today
" mtf need to be electrocuted Decem-hi-r
18.
F
WITH PRESIDENT
In,. Cnnt 27 SamUOl
friakn... r t ; a conHinntG for
governor of New York, who came to
Shadow Lawn, he'd a long conference
ith Tres dent Wilson today and then
"ii ior Mew xorK.
Clw.f lent, wn nrtiified at 1
' lock this morning of a jail-breaking
"t Statesv 1 e. five persons nnuuis
that "stone walls do not a prison
ANKERS
WILL
ASK
0
PASSENGER
MONTHS
HEAD
WA
INJURED
PERRY
SENTENCED
CHAIR
SEABURY
N
RS
make, nor iron bars a cage.'
GUARDSMEN IIINION MFN Fill IWdRI fl'S
Funston ordering: him to select on
the arrival of these organizations at
the border 10,000 national guard in
fantry now on, duty there and return
them to the'r state mobolization
camps.
Six thousand national guardsmen
are included in the call. The new
order will send out virtually all the
militia under mobilization and "will
Uvve only about 10,000 who have
not seen service on the border. In
a short time more will be returned
home and the remainder sent down.
The gradual return and mustering
out of ail the guardsmen is indicat
ed. TWO WEEKS
LATE IN CAROLINA
(By Associated Tress.)
Washington, Sept. 27. Ticking and
ginning cotton have be?n pushed in
pract cally ail parts of the belt, with
generally favorable weather. Reviw
ing conditions for last week the na
t'onal weather and crop bulletins is
sued today says:
''Over the greati? portion of the
cotton belt the week was rainless, af
fording ideal weather for gathering
the crop, and picking and ginning
made rapid progress.
"In North Carolina the crop is
nearly two weeks late, is generally
short and is deteriorating in some
sections, while picking and ginning
are progressing."
CLEAN UP CEMETERY
AT WINKLER'S
A movement for cleaning off the
Winkler's Grove cemetery and re
covering the church building was in
augurated at West Hickory Baptist
church Tuesday night and Fridayjias
been set as the time for doing the
work.
The upkeep of country graveyards
is a subject that has commanded in
terest for the last few years and the
movement to beautify Winkler's grove
cemetery, in which many persons are
buried, wili meet with hearty response
from relatives.
The call issued by Mrs. Eva Tur
ner, treasurer, and Rev. W. N. Cook,
states that if the work is not com
pleted Friday it will be cont nued
Saturday. Persons who are unable
"to help are urged to send somebody
in their stead.
TO
T
10
T.,aAav not 10. at 7:30 n. m. was
the time decided upon Tuesday night
u.. nnnni1 aa thf. time for ODen-
ing bids for erecting the new grad
ed school near tne at. ram s cm
rtarv DroDerty, and contractors are
uvnsftoi tr covern themselves ac-.
cordingly. The delay was occasion.
the architect Mr,
J. J. Baldwin of Anderson, S. C, to
t Lis ntona ir t.lTVIP
n VI A A have a very busy
session, routine matters for the most
part Uking up the time oi tne Doaru.
GERMANS SEND
ST
(Bv Associated Press.)
..V j-.. Czr 9K. hv wire
Benin, monujr,
, 4- v AcnintAd Press at tay-
T. T . Sent. t. inuircvi, im
ports from Kronstadt, Transylvania,
AanUr that disgruntled Rumanian
eont off a dvnamite Domp un
... .. ,
DUIU v a
a train loaded with 400 Rumanian
officers, only seven of whom escaped
undurt.
nninrp T1C. RALLY
THREE COUNTY CORNERS
be held Saturday, beginning at 10
a m , at the three county corners.
Representative Webb, Mr J. D. H
Mott and Mr W. C Feimster w. 11 be
the nrinc'pal speakers A picn c
dinned wil? be served and the public
59 cTsaturday night Mr jm.ier
will speak in Hickory and o the fol
lowing Saturday night, October 7,
-T npmftcrat.c can-
Mr. J. IUA U'"v'l .,,
didate for lieutenant governor, will
address local voters.
COTTON
GROVE
AWARD
CONTRACT
UESDAY
OCTOBER
OVER
TERRIBLE
ORY
HICKORY, N. C. WEDNESDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 27, 1916
TO STRIKE IN
NEW YORK
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Sept. 27. Union work
ers to the number of 125,600 went on
strike today in sympathy with the
striking traction, employes, accord
ing to figures given out at a labor
meeting today.
These were the figures reported to
the meeting by the union delegates,
according to the state organizer of
the American Federation of Labor.
The trades effected by the call he said
are the United Garment workers,
house-wreckers, painters, and a num
ber of small organizations He de
clared that 203,000 more would go out
tomorrow.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Sept. 27. The general
strike of labor unions in sympathy
w th street car men wa3 supposed to
be in effect today and although labor
leaders declared that some 250,000
men went out, there is nothing to in
dicate a response.
Private canvassers among the la
bor unions reported that at least 22
unions failed to respond to strike
calls this forenoon.
The only report received at police
headquarters was that 250 members
of the painters union had refused to
go to work.
Attempts to estimate the number
of Jewish strikers are futile, as
thousands are on holiday because of
the beginn ng of the Jewish New
Year.
Those directing the strike say 209,
000 will quit work today and that
in addition to those who will quit
work they will be able to call out 100,
000 a day for the next few days.
BY OLD PARTY
(By Associated Press.)
Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 27.. ?h,as.-
E. Hughes entered the Pittsburgh
district shortly after noon today.
Mr. Hughes was met at the station
by Republicans from western Penn
sylvania, eastern Ohio and northern
West Virginia and immed'ately began
a tour of the town in automobiles.
The nominee was joined here by
Senator Oliver and Penrose and by
William Flinn, a former Progressive
leader.
T
THEN KILLS HERSELF
(By Associated Press.)
Philadelphia, Sept. 27. Detectives
were endeavoring to solve the mys
Vrv mirroundintr the sensational
shooting of J. C. Graveur, president
of the AinamDra uarage oi iNew
York, and a woman registered as
h a wife in their anartment at a
prominent hotel here by Mrs. Gra
veur, who aiterwaras commixtea sui
rid with the same revolver.
Graveur is not( expected t'o livi
and the woman is in a hospital cmi
r;iv iniured.
How Mrs. Graveur eained entrance
fcn the anartments occuDie! bv her
victims in not known. The police be-
I eve she foJiowea ner nusoana irom
New York.
E
TO BE DEDICATED
The dedication of the Volunteers'
Home, founded by the Volunteers of
America, will be the principal event
Thursday afternoon in Hickory. The
hour is 3:30 and the public is invit
ed. The program includes addresses by
the ministers of the city, an" outline
of the work by Capt. D. G. Coy in
charge and songs and prayer.
Captain Coy and his workers have
met with a good deal of encourage
ment, and he 'confidently hopes that
.1 Ll. . A 1 14. 1.
Ionce tne puouc is scijuaiiiveu wim
the workings of his organization, he
n1f ma waiiavaiis an1 Intra 1
support here. Already he has receiv
ed many assurances of aid. All the
collections will be spent in the town
and a strict accounting, will be made
of all funds raised.
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Hatfield and lit
tle daughter have returned from an
extended trip to Baltimore.
Mr. F. A. Henderson leaves this
afternoon for Baltimore and New
lYork.
HUGHES GREETED
LEADERS
WOMAN
SHOOTS
VOLUNTEERS
HOM
SERIES
ON
SATURDAY
1
(By Associated Press.)
Chicaero, Sept. 27. The world Ser-
a j r-i-i-i n
son of the American League, who -as
a member of the national commission,
is today ready to begin preparations
series.
W.th the race as uncertain as it is
no action has been taken by the Na-
tional League. .
The series of four games which
started today between Boston and
New York will be watched with in-
terest as the American League cham-
pionship will be decided by that ser-
Tlnst.on ia the onlv one of the
American League . leaders to play
In the National League today
Brooklyn held on to its lead of a
single game over Philadelphia, but
Boston by winn ng from j'rttsDurg
yesterday gained half a game and is
therefore only 3 1-2 games behind
the leaders. A game was played this
morning at Boston. ,
CARRANZA CALLS
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 27. The MexU
OCTOBER
HIS AGENT
HOME
can ambassador now on his way to peet Qf &n eary agreement, regard- Place in the sun, and to complete free
Mexico City i3 expected by personal jng Greece's entry into the war be- dom and independence," said Baron
conferences to give General Carran- tween Greece and the entente pow- Beyens, minister of foreign affairs of
za a clearer understanding of the ers and it is concerned that the Belgium, in the course of an authoriz-
American view of the difficulties be
tween the two countries, and state
department officials hope he may be
able to convince the first chief of
the necessity for consideration of. all
difficulties between the two countries.
Mr. Arrendondo ett Washington
yesterday afternoon after calling on
Secretary Lansing, Concilor Pope and
Assistant Secretary Phili ps. He
explained to the officials that Mr. Ca
ranza desired to see him personally.
IN NEW JERSEY RACE
(By Associated Press.)
Trenton, Sept. 27. Senator James
E. Martine won the Democratic nom
ination for Un ted States senator by
a big majority over Attorney Gener-
al John W. Westcott.
The vote for the Repub-ican nom-
ination is very close between Frelin-
huspen and Franklin Hervey. H. O.
Wittpen of Jersey City was unoppos-
ed for the Democratic nomination for
TOn.
"
SPENT SOME TIME
ON MEXICAN BORDER
Mr. Paul Delinger, who has recent
ly returned to the city, spent some
time on the Mexican border, where
he was assigned by the Packard Com
pany with General Funston. The
young man will enter Lenoir Coilege.
Speaking of the border, Mr. Delling-'
er said guardsmen were anxious to;
go there for $16 a month, while other!
i.j i ioc i
iiica w giau xeaigu pxi.u puai-
A. 1 3 A- 1 TT 1 1
xionsin oraer to leave, rie naa some
exhibits of his stay, these be ng
bumDS made bv the ants and hue-s on
his face. Mr. Delinger was at
Ch.huahua City, but this was before
tne reported vua raid
MARKETS
numiiiiiiiiiMinnitminmmm:
COTTON FUTURES
(By the Associated Press)
New Yorkr Sept. 27 The cotton
market opened at a decline of five to
seven points today in response to
easier Liverpool cables and scattering
reports from southern selling sources.
Prices steadied on covering and pri
vate bullishc rop advices.
n n
Upen Close
October -- 15.75
(December ' 16.02
(January - 16.12
March 6.28
Mtay 16.45
15.81
IS.Uti
16.14
16.31
16.50
HICKORY MARKETS
i t,i in
wneat ?1.u
Cotton -- 15 -k
iiUDHnHMnsiiiiiinmmt:
THE WEATHER
Fn, xrftrth Carolina- Fair tonieht
androbatlyCniirsdayf "ifiSrSl
east to south winds
COMPARATIVE WEATHER
?pnt 26 1916 1915
MavlTmim 85 81
" 46 47
Mean 65 64
MART N IS
WINNER
TO ERECT OFHGEjBRITISH TAKE
IN
While plans for a new office build-
in np nnrl ewitrhino' station for
the
- -
that the corporation, since the fran-(
chise question has been settled, has!
options on some valuable property ,
here thinking of erecting a
" fa
handsome office bu ldmg. The com-
pany has purchased a lot to the rear
of the creamery, where switching -t
stat5on will be "built and the piace :
... , . .... , .
fitted up for an aux liary plant.
Manager Stephens said today that
a crnrwl offV.p hnild'Tio' wmild hp erert-
j adition company wiU
increase its force here, and improve
the service,
-
auu;K;xm is ut vtuiLUS
LY LEAVE ATHENS
Athens, Monday, Sept. 25. Via
London, Sept 26. After the depar-
ture of M. Venizelos, a general ex-
odus of his adherents began. Former
deputies and f V aier ministers of the
I beral party, army officers and gov-
ernment offic.als are leaving Athens
as rapidly as they can, obtain trans
portation. Rear Admiral Paul Condouriotis,
former minister of marine, and Gen-;
' era Milition, accompanied the Cretan
statesman.
I Colonel Ianiou, commander of the
Greek forces at Corfu, afterharang
uing his men and telling them that
no st gma should attach to those join
ing the revolutionary movement, left
Corfu with his staff for Saloniki. ;
! The greatest excitement prevails
in Athens. In some quarters the feel-
in. is expressea uiac m vemze.os
l ii. i -k r tr . ,
in the struggle with the king.
.
man nrwxr ia rwlav n o hie I q at t vnm n
BUILDING
HICKORY
GETTING READY
DAY HERE
I also to write a book which graphi
cally describes "the week of tragedy"
Plans for Dollar Day Thursday, Oc at the German capital when the Bri
tober 12, have been definitely worked . t'sh and French embassadors and
out by a committee of merchants ap- himself made their last attempt to
pointed by President Bisanar at the ,. . .
meet ng last Thursday night. The Prevent the European conflict,
special values will not go on sale The ministry of foreign affairs,
until 9 o'clock, thereby enabling per- where Baron Beyens was seen, is in
sons living at a distance to share stalled at Ste Adresse, a suburb of
more largely m the offerings to be u j j-
made on this day. Havre chaIet occupied ;n ordinary
cue meeting iiiuiauay u gni. iuc
merchants were unanimous' for Dol-
At the meeting: Thursday n ght the
lar Day, and although there was hear-
ty cooperation last fall, it was confi-
dently expected that the second an-
nual event would be more satisfactory
than the first One. reason- for this
belief was that the merchants had
H5W v."n'. r-lar,
I ... ' . . .
The publ c will not forget the date,
Thursday, October 12.
(B Associated Press.)
Boston, aepx. zv a rev.s.on ox
last nights figures Confirmed tfre
substantial maiorities in the nrimar-
Boston, Sept. 27. A revision of
ies received yesterday by Frederick
W. Mansfield for the Democratic
j nomination, for governor and by State
(Auditor Alonzo Cook, who was re-
DIES AT SPRUCE PINE
"
Mr. P. H Gladden, switchman on
local vard here received a tel
eeram from Spruce Pine today an-
nouncing tne oeatn oi nis iacner-in-
law, Mr. W W. Barber, which occur-
re( a t'lat P-ace this morning. Mr.
rnrur wns nn(.e verv nrom nent in
Barber was once very prom nent in
railroad circles, having been terminal
,nmorfnr in Acovillo ma,
ter in Columb;a S C, and superin-
tendent cf terminals in Jacksonv lie.
rwinr to had health he resigned his
posit on in Jacksonville and moved to
Edgemont ard has been proprietor
rf the Edcemont hotel for
MAN D
NAMED
MASSACHUSETTS
A
..tu. a w,.; m;c. Rwn.
Having improved m health, he was
superintendent of the public roads of
Avery county, which position he held
at the time of his death. The tele-
Pi
He leaves a w f e and four children
three daughters and one son Mrs.
J- W. Shuford of. Edgemont, Mrs. P.
H Gndden of this c.tv. and one son
gram did -not state the immediate at Brussels while the government was:pr.mg ,s iast approaenmg.
must Hflath hut he has haH a com- corsLra'ned bv circumstances to es-iis the latest to speak and to
iafinn nf diaftasfis for Revefal veara. W'sh itself temporarily outside ot we gnt of ner mnuence
of Edgemont and a small daughter gions, and the German military and
who with Mrs Barber are visiting e vil authorities temporarily in eon
Mrs. Gladden in Hickory. . troi. Outside of the horrors and atro-
He was a member of ihe Masonic
lodge, being a 32nd degree Mason. Mr.
Gladden left on the 11:20 train for
Spruee Pnie. - -
IN ANOTHER BIG DRIVE
Follow up Successes of Yesterday With An
other Hammer Stroke French Also Busy
60,000 Germans Captured Since July 1
Greece Prepares to Enter War.
(By Associated Press.) ; 1 to have been 60,000, with some ISO
No rest is given the Germans by!
the victorroos Franxo-British forces
on the Somme front.
The Br tish capture of the iong-re-sisting
Thiepval stronghold followed
closely and unexpectedly on the cap
ture of Comhles. This was followed
up iast night by a new strike on the
Part of the -French south
of the
Somme, .where they drove out from
Vermandovillers and captured a
strongly for'c'fied fort east of the
towu.. "
Delayed reports from the Brifs'h
front announces the capture of 4,000
Germans.
, Unofficial figures show the aggre-
, , . ...
Kave number of prisoners taken by
the Anglo-French offensive since July
.
Belgium, Grossly Sinned
Against, Will Regain
Her Own, Says Bayens
(By Associated Press)
Havre. France. Sent. 27. ''Belgium
n come back to her to h
ed interview given to the Associated
Press.
Baron Beyens is one of the nota
ble figures of the present war, for
up to the beginning of the war he
was the Belg'ari minister at Berlin
and went through the crisis culmi
nating in the first blow at Belgium
and the immediate entry of England,
' France, and all Europe into the seeth
ing struggle. Then leaving Ber
lin, he entered , the Beigian cabinet
and has since directed the foreign
affiairs of the country, finding time
rusxic snaiex occupied m orainary
r -
times" by seashore visitors, but now
bear'ni? on the outer sat a small
ff-" J U( AJ
placard readinS': Ministere des Af-
faires Estrangeres de Belgique." A
foreign office usually suggests mar-
h!f fear nH m, Af.rn Tnn,c
. ? . ; . " r
with amhassnHnVa s trinn. amnnrr nil
. . &
paintings and mahoanv furnishincs.
: But the Villa Hollandais has nothng
i , ,,. , , rr,u i,
ui mis Kinu. inree sman pine sxruc -
tures have been put up in the garden
of various diplomatic and consular
branches. Inside the villa there is
the 1 simpl'city of a summer cottage,
but everything is scrupulously well
done and effective.
Baron Beyens expressed at the out
set the deep sense of appreciation
fett by Belgium toward the people
, TT .. . . ..
01 the United btates, and, m parti-
eular, toward those who had directed
the work of sending food-supplies to
Belgium
4T
always glad to meet an
American," said he, ''and to express
my gratitude to your people in eren -
eral and to those who have l'terailyjto enter Belgium. Yet here
f;aved our people from starvation. It i again Germany has sought to set up
; ,)-r. j 1 .u i , l. t-. , , - . . t
we feel indebted to Mr. Hoover, head
13 u.nicua iui me iu aay uuw mucii
of the comm'ttee directing the relief
work of Belgium. He has proved
himself a man of great resource and
great ability In the gigantf.c tiask
of providing for a whole nation which
found itself suddenly threatened with
starvation or at least with cruel pri -
vation. it was a task, moreover,
m"-"" -.....-..v, -
weH 33 business knowledge, for thaj
Relief committee was obi ged to deal
between tne oerman omciais on tne
one hand and the allied officials on
tne omer. cut an mis "as uft-n tic-
complished with infin'te skill; obsta -
cies which seemed at times insurmoun-
'-able have been overcome, and prac-
tical results have been realized which
"i "'K""1 -
sels, has also won our unDOunaea aa
miration and respect in perform'ng a
vkrk of colc-ssal magnitude under
most trying conditions. Remaining
Belgium, the American minister has
been, with his courafceous Spanish
colleagu, s the bulwark u betwee our
citizens remaining in the invaded re-
cities of war which have been com-
mirted, the ordinary administration
of civil affairs has been carried out
vtfth an iron hand and with rigorous
Price Two Cents
THIEPVAL
square miles of territory and 44 vil-
-ges.
In Macedon'a the entenle forces anj(
parertly are encountering a stiffened
Bulgarian resistance, especially in the
Varcnr region.
O.Iicial dispatch ?s from Bucharest
take bac!: .one of the claims of an
important victory last week over the
force3 of Field Marshal von Mack
ensen. Greece apparently is on the verge
of entering the war on the side of the
aliies, King Constantine having de
cided on this course.
The revolutionary movement, how
ever, is continuing and on the island
of Crete 4,000 soldiers joined the re
volution. harshness. In all this Minister Whit
lock has stood between our people
and the rigors of the German military
administration, and such lenience as
we have received has come largely
through his energetic and discrete in
tervention. "But," added the minister,"the name
of Americans who have shown this
good-will: toward Belgium Jn very
practical ways is almost unlimited
Dr. Watson of the American church
at Paris, and Mrs. Watson, Mr. Bliss,
charge d'affairs at Paris, and h!s wife,
Mrs. Wharton, the well known Amer
ican writer, and many, very many,
others. To all of them Belgium is
deeply thankful."
Turning to liniternatonal affairs,
in which he had taken such an aetive
part at the debut of the war, Baron
Beyens went on:
"We had every reason to remain
at peace with Germany. Belgium
had no hostility to Germany. We
had many Germans among us, as you
have in America, and many of our
people spoke the German language.
A spirit of good-feeling and of con
fidence prevailed, as far as we were
concerned. I have reason to know
this as I was m'nister at Belgium up
to the opening of the war, and had
opportunity to observe the mutual re
lations existing.
"Germany has sought to spread the
legend that Belgium had a secret
treaty with England relating to An
twerp. But this is false. There is
i . , ,
J10 such treaty, and never was such a
-i t Vj , 7 Ul"f"
ieV WOuld knowf jt- nf l
affiwn to you on my honor, that it
does not ex.st No, the legend of
f seciet .tre.y :? a. Pure invention
set ,u,p ., Jus.tIfy- m the eyes of the
woric, tne crime against Belgium
'T fofntslnr. 4U .
'In refusing the demand of Ger-
many to cross Belgium, we . were
mply performing a duty. We were
bound to act toward our German
. -n, j i
done toward our French neighbor to
the west, for our duty and all our in
terests tended to maintain the same
altitude toward the powerful neigh
bors on our frontier. Suppose
France had been the one to ask the
right to cross Belgium and to attack
Germany. We would have been
bound to refuse it. And had such a
demand ever been made, and ever
been granted, what would Germany
have said? It would have- denounc
ed us as violators of a treaty, and as
false and dishonorable. Doubtless
the world would have agreed with
this view, had Belgium taken such a
course.
But, . happily, this contingency
! did not arise France never sought
, a icfcena uiai r rencn aesigns on tfei-
glum led to the German invasion of
ihe country. But that legend has
been abundantly disproven. No,
uermany s course in entering Belgi-
j um was purely a strategic military
operation, carefully planned lor.tr in
j advance, and without tihe slightest
1 justification of being a defensive
1 move against trench desire. Against,
wci., vU1 uu uu.tnmrciii lwb.
rhe only path open to them the path
i of honor. There was nothing re-
main-ng but to defend our freedom,
sword in hand, at the price of the
nation's best blood a freedom that
jthe Germans, after defeating France,
J would have withheld from us all the
more scornful had we been weak
enough to listen to them and cowardly
enough to obey them.
"But Belgium will have her com
pensations when her complete inde
pendence and freedom are establish-
ed as part of the peace settlement
and an adequate indemnity has been
provided for her and the time of reck-
Kumama
cast the
and power
in the balance on the side of the al
lies. Belgium has shaped her course,
and with the powerful support of her
allies England, France, Russia, It
aly, Japan, Portugal, Serbra, and
now Roumania she will sustain her
part of the burden of war to the very
end. Belgium will come back to
her own, in her place in the sun, and
to complete freedom and independence."

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