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White, Cha. (ed.) / The continental times: special war edition
No. 1076. Vol. XXI. No. 9 (January 22, 1915)

The continental times: special war edition, No. 1076, Vol. XXI, No. 9, January 22, 1915

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who had been in the field as a soldier,
returned wounded a few days later and found
his motherless child. He had fought and
bled for theZar.
These are the allies of England, fighting
for civilisation against German Huns and
January 14th 1915.
A splendid victory of German troops who
fought in the presence of their Imperial chief
the Emperor, is reported from the West. The
third army corps (Brandenburg men under
general von Lochow) has, in two days hard
fighting, stormed theheights north of Soissons
and taken over 3000 prisoners of war, a
number of guns and war material.
German submarine boats have paid a
nightly visit to Dover and terrified the British
population again. Excellent news!
Dr. Hexamer, the president of the German-
American National Alliance, has called upon
the members of the alliance to call mass-
meetings in all American towns and cities
and pass resolutions protesting against the
policy  of  President Wilson,   permitting
material of war to benshipped tothe allies
in open violation of neutrality laws. As I
said a few days ago, the President is playing
a dangerous game. He and his party will have
to suffer for it at the next election. Everybody
knows that the German and Irish voters com-
bined can easily swing the election from one
side to the other. Which way they are surely
going to vote at the next general election,
has been clearly shown by the result of the
last election in November. Shall a democratic
administration be again merely a four years
interregnum between republican administra-
tions? President Wilson should take warning
and read the signs on the wall.
The passing, by the Senate, of a resolution
introduced by Senator Lodge asking the sec-
retary of war to lay before congress again a
bill prepared by the general staff last year to
provide for an army of 460C00 men and the
necessary material of war, is another sign of
the times. The people of the United States of
America seem to wake up to the cognisance of
the fact that militarism is not so bad after all.
The Berlin office of the German-American
Chamber of Commerce in New York calls
the attention of German exporters and ma-
nufacturers to the fact that Anglo-American
businessmen order large quantities of goods
in Germany and sell them at war prices in
America while they ask their German custo-
mers for their consent to postpone payment
of the goods delivered to them on account
of the depression of business caused by the
war. German exporters are advised to inquire
beforehand whether their patrons in America
are of German, American or English origin.
Berlin slang has a beautiful word for such
vien : "Gemithsathleten.''
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January 15th 1915.
The papers are still commenting the change
of ministers in Vienna without furnishing
much elucidation. It seems to me that Count
Berchtold did not consent to some concessions
to be made to Italy for remaining neutral.
If this is true, I cannot blame him. It is a
strange ally to whom I have to make con-
cessions for remaining neutral when I ex-
pected him to help me.
The victory of Soissons is still much grea-
ter than at first reported.  The Germans
have thrown the French army across the Aisne
river, occupy the heights dominating the for-
tress of Soissons, have captured 5200 priso-
ners of war and taken 35 guns, large quan-
tities of rifles, artillery and infantryammunition,
machine guns, quicktiring revolver guns etc.
The Emperor who was present, decorated
generals von Lochow and Wichura on the spot.
In a proclamation to his people the
nperor requests them not to send to him,
by mail or telegraph, any congratulations o 1
his impending birth-day, because it would
unnecessarily disturb postal and telegraphic
service between the front and the country.
He adds that this year which had firmly
united the entire Germanwpeoplehwithfhirt,
special ,expressions of loyalty were super-
fluous. If his people would pray for him
and his country to God Almighty he would
be grateful. This modest and simple appeal
to his people will win the Emperor new
friends, Before the war he has often provoked
sharp criticism and opposition, justified and
unjustified, but since the beginning of the
war he enjoys general love and admiration
by his people who appreciate his firmness
and earnestness in the fulfilment of his
onerous duty.
At the Berlin stock exchange which is not
opened officially but doing much business
privately, the last war loan was quoted today
at above 100, the price at which it was sold
by the government a few weeks ago having
been about 974/th. The 30/o Imperial bonds
were quoted five points beyond ante war
quotations.  Nothing can speak louder of
the extraordinary financial and economical
strength developed by the German people
during this crisis. The full success of a new
war loan to be issued about the beginning
of March is assured beyond doubt, while
Russia is alreadyat her wits endand com-
pelled to beg her allies for a loan of a
miserable 1 500 000 000 Francs. England will
give her one billion and France half a billion
Francs at very humiliating conditions, to pay
the interest on her older loans. This loan
means, therefore, nothing  more than the
protection of the interest of French and
English holders of Russian bonds and post-
ponement of the complete bankruptcy of the
Russian Empire for a short time only. The
financial catastrophe seems to be unavoidable,
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pleted by the w' r, bheyond question. How
long, then, will Enland be able to bear the
financial burdeit  f carrying  on the war
alone?   Mr. Llo   George's last million
might be gone betore he is aware of it.
German businessnen have been officially
informed that sevral steamers flying the
American flag and bringing cotton to Bremen
and Rotterdam, %Y be available for shipping
goods to Americ! Another good sign for
returnirg prospriny.
January 16th 1915.
The American Luncheon Club assembled
yesterday again around small tables in the
hospitable Adli hotel.   The assemblage
looked a little different from ordinary times,
more military, quite in accordance with the
requirements of the day. Six American of-
ficers in undress uniform distributed among
the club member, gave the meeting a tinge
of war life  Thty are in Berlin, waiting to
get permission to go to the front and see
something of a European wara; probablythree
of them will go to the East and three to the
West. In one of them, Lieutenant Colonel
Shartle, formerly the, American military attacH
in Berlin, I had te pleasure to meet anold
acquaintance.  AP these officers expressed,
without hesitaTioThr ireluctance, their gret
admiration fer everything they had seen here,
and they have been visiting military ins
tutions, barracks, drilling grounds, prisoners
camps etc. for more than a week. It seemed
to me that they were amazed at the multitude
of German soldiers who are still ready to go
to the front, at the almost inexhaustible res-
sources, in men, material and money, of the
country. One of then said to me that Ger-
many seemed to make good the old song
so often heard on the English vaudeville
stage: "We 'e gotntheemen, we 've got the
guns, we've got the money too." Another
told me franklyhe formerly did not believe
the story that the German people was really
united as had been described in reports from
Brin  Now he   ad convinced himself that
it was no exaggera on but literally true. Only
about one point they would not speak be-
cause their lips were evidently sealed off i-
cially. When they were asked which side
would, in their opinion, win this war, their
mouths were shut like clams. I came very
near forgetting the guest of honor Mr. Kaempf,
presidentsof the Reichstag and of thea"Elder
Merchants" of Berlin.  He made a short
address defending the German standpoint
and praising the President of the United States
for defending the legitimate rights of neutral
commerce against atempts to suppress it. It
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seemed to me that Mr. Kaempf was distri-     the general staff, one about the battle o:
seemed to me that Mr. Kaempf was distri-
buting rather freely what Germans are used
to call "Vorschussiorbeeren." If the American
government, in the course of time, will have
deserved the praise given them by the vener-
able president of the German Reichstag, well
and good.
'A change is to take place among the Im-
perial secretaries. The head of the treasury
department Mr. Kiuhn has resigned and Dr.
Karl Helfferich will be his successor. This
change is significant in more than one respect.
rhat Mr. Kilhn retires now, is easily under-
stood because he is not one of the youngest
and has done his full duty in serving his
country honorably. The time is favorable for
a change because in the iear future the chief
of the treasury department will be called upon
to guide the Empires financial and commer-
cial policy under very different and trying
circumstances. When peace is once restored,
everything which has been smashed by the
war, is to be built up anew, and upon an
entirely different basis.  Dr. Helfferich  is
a young man-he is only 42 years of age-
and has already a very interesting career be-
hind himself. He studied national economy
under thebest German professors, habilitated
himself as teacher of his science at Berlin
university, made himself acquainted with
colonial affairs, entered the Imperial service
in the colonial department, took part in many
important negotiations about colonial and
commercial questions and finally left the ser-
vice-to become-one of the directors of the
"Deutsche Bank". In this latter capacity he
came into close contact with the leading
statesmen and financiers of all countries and
conducted the affairs of the Anatolian railroad
in Minor Asia, for his bank. So he is well
equipped in every respect to initiate the new
financial era which is bound to come. The
Imperial Chancellor has unquestionably hit
on the right man when he proposed to his
Imperial master to appoint Dr. Helfferich as
secretary of the treasury.
Early in November, the English -have at-
tacked Tanga, one of the largest cities of
German East Africa. They appeared with a
number of transports and landed 8009 men
of British, Hindoo and African troops. After
a battle of two days they were severely beaten
and compelledto seek shelter upon their ships
in hasty retreat, losing heavily in men and
material of war. The German forces numbered
only 2000 men, but they will send them home
again if they should dare to show up once
more. Good!
January 17th 1915.
General army headquarters begins to he
less reticent than heretofore and to enlighten
the public on the general situation as well as
on current events. This morning the papers
contained two important reports written by
the general staff, one about the battle o
Soissons, the other a brief sketch of what has
happened in Poland and Galicia during the
last three months. Both are highly interest-
ing. The storming of the heights on the
northern bank of the Aisne river, dominating
the forts of Soissons, is to be considered as
one of the finest achievements in ancient and
modern warfare. The result is very pleasant
and promising for the Germans who, in the
long, tedious, enervating stay in trenches,
have lost nothing of their vigor in attacking
and storming. The description cf develop-
ments in the East is written in very simple,
modestdlanguage, without any attempt to be-
come dramatic in tone or expressions, and
impresses the reader so much more. It ad-
mits unhesitatingly that the Germans have
been twice in a very precarious situation and
that only the greatest skill of army leaders
and the incomparable bravery of the troops
have saved them from destruction. But one
can read between the lines that evidently the
main power of resistance of the Russians
seems to be broken and that the struggle in
the near future would be less hard for the
Germans than in the past-a very promising
prospect, too. Last night the general staff
informed the public that the general offensive
movement begun by the French generalissi-
mus Joffre about four weeks ago, has not
only broken down entirely, without embarass-
ing the Germans in the least, but has cost
the French, at a very conservative estimatet
about 150 000 men in dead, wounded and
prisoners, while the German losses reached
hardly one quarter of this figure.
Since almost a week the daily papers bring
fragments of the expected official reply by
the British government to the American note,
complaining of the restriction of American
commerce by British warships. It seems to
me that at first the British government replied
only in a note containing glittering generalities,
attempting to flatter American vanity, in the
hope to end the matter thus. But the un-
favorable reception of this note bytheAmerican
press and public has prompted the English
government to inform secretary Bryan that it
was only the first half of a reply, the second,
more specified half to follow soon. Mr. Bryan
has replied that he will wait for the second
half before heeventures an official opinion.
We can also easily afford to wait for the
other, let us hope, better half. It can be in-
ferred from the comments in the American
press that the English government is greatly
mistaken if it surmises that it can appease the
American people with mere words. What
Americans want and must insist upon, is a
strict consideration of international obligations
by belligerents towards the lawful rights of
neutral commerce-not less and not more.
And the Americans will get it, too.
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