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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta hf all of Kaiser \ybo rAiXhed te Dominate World ^THW ICaiser aM tiiig Kas decided ns pieces of rhetoric, intended: only ^ �,>renouMce the;: throne. The impe-lHa) chancellor "Will r remain in otfice ..Itntll the'^'toituation 'connected with the '�ibdiJtoUon ot the kaiaer, the renounc-ing' by the German crown prince ot to' deceive hlS b\�i people.  vAdmltt�d�'Di*!iM� Right'' William's clkihi to close ,�ttlndt7 with' God Is the burden of do^enia of Ills speeches long betoVe as well as. after the beginning of th6 war. Of rone of Jhe German empire and these, perhaps, none more clearly dp-la and the setting up of a fine his claim than his notorious "dl-,r~;r~^. have been settled;" jvine right" speech dfeltvered at Brnnd- ";Tlifi' announcement yesterday in the; enburg in 1890. In which he said he news dispatches marked the end of a regarded the Germa:^ , people a� "a ter^am ot world dominion which ob- responaibillij'! conferred upon tjini �essed the mind of EJmperor William by God and that It is "my duty to In-ond j)lu&ged[ iho world into war. Upon : crease tliis heritage for which one day him and the tremendous nitlltary en- I shall be called upon to give account. ;gine of destruction of which he was Those ^ho try to interfere with my the embodiment, the exponent and, tasks I \hall crush." leaden rests the responsibility of^de- all this the world saw before the liberately planning and bringing about I ^-ai. a menace but a comedy. It tlib' greatest conflict the world has ujgj, captain Jos- ever seen. - ^.^^^ , J eph BlVCoghlan of the United States It does not matter to the world that y^^y when, returning from the %\-ar the kaiser's personal share In the ^uh Spain and felling of the clash ��\ylft events immediately preceding ^j^jj commanfler of the German Oie war have bean obscured: The .world squadron at Manila bay, the captain convicts him o I organizing, directing jg^jj^g^ y,e famous poem, "Hoch Der and maintaining at the top notch of i^aiger" In this the -^concluding re-efficiency the great German military fraih was, In the suppgsitious words ot machine. It remembers that he sign- emperor: ed the order for the German mobilization. It remembers that he stood spon-eor for the terrorism and;brigandage Which,/ under the guise of warfare, Ravaged Belgium, laid ^vaste the cities of France, depopulated and outraged Serbia and sent the Lusitania with her freight ot women and children to p grave in the Atlantic. ' S Civilization to ."lemembep Civilization. will never forget that It was the minions of the emperor *rho officially shot to .death Edith Cavell, the Bnglish girl who befriend' fed thei Belgians in Brussels. vAgainst these his cry, "I did not will the war," avail. as nothing. Before the bar of humanity William Is ad-Jitdged ghllty.ol the greatest crime sluca the crucifixion. In him humanity Itiees the last of the autocrats,, the ifinal Caesar. Assertions that he is at' lieart peaceful, -^so- persistently cir>-cnlated for years'.as to give them the stamp of German propaganda, become Jbranded as certainly  false. He who lias long prodaimiei} himself the prince of^peace stands revealed as humanity's bconrge, and against him and all that 'he': represents rise the new world of democracy, and freedom. ; "arany doubt .whefher William is entirely sane.'^He. has s^d repeatedly that he possesses a divine mandate to "Gott pulls mit me-an I mlt him- , Melnself-Und Gott." ; ^ 'Some Saw Menace Ft^w stat'esmen realized then that the deluded einperor in his "shining! armor," maneuvering his armies and his fleets, building-up the German mil itary system; cementing the central empires and Turkey and fostering the preaching ot: the supremacy of autocracy -was erecting' a machine that ono day would make war upon all civilization,,  , ,v- , * Yet the world was warned by some farsighted men that the emperor wouia one day bring catastrophe .upon the nations. These men saw in him then and vsee him now as a mad Inventor given in, his youth the most dangerous of all toys-his anny and navy. ; .... � . .�� .. They .were his plajrOilngs. He d veloped them throai^out the years to th� point ;;Wh6re he had to put them to;a teat'.-Iiike a crazed inventor, he feared the (end of his reign woold find his Ihventions untried, -80 grasped the first opportunity to wage a .world war. Posed aaDriveh to War Meantlmi^ ,the German war palty grew with William as it^vb'ead and theisch^me^of world doininion awaits ed the hour to begin its Jftttalnment inUe, that the Almighty is %is''uncon-^^^^K^^^^^^ assassination of the ..ditional and avov^d ally." It is not Austrian archduke, Francis )i%rdinand, � entirely clear whether.such outgivings J and, his wife , at Sarajevo, y �re.:the prodnctiiof; a 'disorder^d.hrain or due to unbounded egotism'and an lefftort tp impresBlitis subjects: with ;Be'cailifeS;?troin^^^ iam presided at a conference at PotSdam;'^rot�repre8entatives of the the Idea of reverent and>anqae8t{on-!:GetmanjsaB^^'A^ armies/ navies .Ing eabmisslon. His speeches to his ^ and commercial Interests. There, ac-vvmies invbich he asserted he and cording 'to the best Information ob-'^^yiwere "instruments of divine judg- tatnable, "the declsfdn was reached to j lhmt.nponGermany?s enemies" are re-jmake the assassination of the aruh-�irded by:.;many outslj^e ,of GeonanyMuke a. pretense for. the; world war -> �- - '  - V -\ --... . m Read This Carefully It Is Not �t CurcUlar It is oTVital'Importance to You! The foUowtog resolution has been passed; W'the^ City Couiic'il. Read it carefully, and consider what you'^will do. IT IS NOT A BLTJFP! n : The City must positively enforce the payment of thes^ Taxes. RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIt, OCTOBER 30th, 1918. r WHEBBAS the current taxes for 1918 after the then Irreducible f mlnimnm wad fully, threshed out, were levied at f440,241.24, of which vsnm up to the 2l8t of October, only $252,9 23;88,: or 57% had been fully paid, and ; ' " WHEREAS the City's credit largely depends on the Coundil's sfiS assurance that at the end of the year an overdraft will not he allowed i ! j WHEREAS up~ to the present time the Council has been able to e.make good by financing partly on -snrplases on Current account and 'from other sources, all of which are now practically exhausted, and ! WHEREAS it js'very evident that if the people, of Lethttridge/^ro to meet their tax obligations at all, they should be able to do It this ; year after two or three, years of exceptionally prosperous times, and , WHEREAS our citizens have been warned from-time to time-that >' this year -would be the one in which 100% of current taxes would be i e.Tpected, and they should be preparing tt> meet this demand, and � WHEREAS the sum of $252,923.88 only represents abput 57% of " the current taxes for 1918, It is evident that if liberal payments are ! ; Bot made before the end of the year there will be an overdraft at the-^. Bank of Montreal of abo�t $>26,000.00, which would / almost surely - 'prevent the City from getting a line of credH for City Schools, Board ? of Health, Children's Shelter, Police, Fire, etc., to begin 1919 with, and WHEREAS Section 6 of Title XXIX ot the' City Charter provides s that "the rates or taxes levied or imposed for any year shall be considered to have been imposed and td be due on and from the First ! day of January of the then current year ending with the 31st day of V December thereof, unlens otherwise expressly provided for by by-law under which the same are directed to b|e levied, and WHEREAS the Alberta Government Officials have assured us i 'that an amendment to our Charter, exempting all property from tax �ale which pays, the fully levy of the current year and ten per centum of the tax arrears, will be passed at the next session of the Leglsla-, t^e if presented, and. ( ' WHEREAS we learn that some of our taxpayers living in Leth-bndge and paying taxes in other cities also, have paid taxes In another icHsr: under threat of distraint, but leave their Lethbrldge taxes unpaid because of leniency in tax enforcement, and WHEREAS the collection df back: taxes prior to 191S, cannot be litWsed for 1918 current expenses, " ,%*f -..-.'.�.tM- .^^:-:- >' THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT notice be given to each �.,'M�;^n realty, if not paid, or guarantees made before mjhm imh day.of November at the City Office* that they will be paid ^by th� end of ^he-year without fall, the City wilt without further pre-' ,im(n|iry :ne^iee, proceed to eelleet by suit, di*traint,proceedlnas, or MllMtlon^ofrenty as provided for by the Lethbrldge Charter, as It; �-'"^ll��m;jdyisable, the said 1918 taxes where they have not been> �^pf^vrn payniMt.hais i!|ot been GUARANTEED as'above pro} IN i  �A.VD BE it;FURTHER RESOLViiD that a copy of the above clta-''-lenfl'rMelution; be eent to each taxpayer who has not, up to date, (BITVlWJti: ACCEPT FULLY PAID VICTORY BONDS Yf�eNT OF TAXES A'S PEJi FOREG0ir|G RESOLUTION. for wiTlch Germany had-longi.^ifoSiill ed. . � ^ " ,. In the ..diplomatic oxchahlies-^'.lbfc tween Gormatiy a^d Anst^.lA "oAjJfi side and 'Great -Britain, �^tKai^'wrn Russia ,on the other,' William tmm as one wishing foi' peace bUfcdritW to war. He signed the oi'der tor ithia mobilization of the Germfltt army and from that moment warwaslnevitahlh; Thereafter he drove on his arrttled relentlessly in the mad campaigns for victory, encouraging them with eVerj' device and sometimes""appearing .on the front to be proclaimed-as personal commander in a groat offensive. Tried to Trap Nations PublicaUon of the "WillyiNlcKy" correspondence In 1917 place the German emperor In the light of an unscrupulous plotter. The telegrams flls-olosed that Emperor William had induced Bhiperor Nicholas of Russia to sign a-secret agreement to which \he was to force the adherence of France in the perfection of an offensive and defensive alliance against England, The treaty was discovered and repudiated by a Russian minister. . 'Failing in hiJ attempt, the German emperor set upon himself the task of drawing Englaqd to his side against Fiance and Russia. How well he thought he had succeeded in thls^ay be gathered from a letter he wrote to Piesident Wilson in 1914, in which he said King George had promised Prince Henry of Prussia, on July 29, 1914. that England would remain neutral in a war Involving the central powers Avith France and Russia. Perhaps the most direct and authoritative ot the accusations against the German emperor and- the Pan-Germans are contained in a published secret memorandum of Prince Charles Max Llchnowsky, who was German ambassador at London at the outbreak of hostilities. The prince unequlvofr, ally placed the blame fpr the war on Germany, and for hi$ fraulmess >vas imprisoned^in: a Silesian chateau, per-inanently; expelled from the Prussian house of lor^s. which action was sane-. tioued by the emperor, and finally was exiled to Switzerland. , Demanded Brutality^: William's' domination over Ger-, mai^; statesmen, diplomats and 'the high command of "the German army *'+wa8 emi^aslzed by. Dr. Wilhehn Mueji-. Ion, a former director of the KrUpp works, the great German munitions' factopr in' his book on "The .devastation of Europe." .la this he f hot only lays the blame upon Germany for bad 'faith and criticizes. the: German army for Its bmtaUty, but" asseirta that In >the German foreign : office \ "only he,who did the emperor's bidding was allowed to remain.They could not do betten" he,declares, "because of the character,' the power,-ithe vacUlatlonpf and continued vllaterfei--^ce by the kalset."'It was Dr. Mueli-Ipn who: asserted the authenticity of me' statement that Emperor WlUiaih stated at meeting of German army' officers that he had plenty of prisoners and that he hoped^the.of fleers would see that no -more prisoners. >werc tak-, en. Maximilian Harden^ a G6i*an .libei'-al leader, has- declaredj-thafthe German 'ruler brought" on the war'^ b� cause of his desire 'for something like world ,rule." William has often proclaimed his Mj nocence' and endeavoredi to put tl^ onus^ of.the war ouitjhe ahqiilders. of the entente allies. In his speech from the throne. after file war began he said::. h/r� � � :Js -"In pursuing its Interests the RuSJ sian empire stepped in the way. of Austria-Hungary. Our duty as an ally called us to the side of Austria-Hungary. The situation arose not from temporary conflicts of Interests or diplomatic combinations, but is the result of illwill existing for years against the strength and prosperity of the Ger;. man empire." � >t To Deal With America The kaiser despite his previous expressions of good will for America,' gave vent to his anger against the United Slates when it became evident no official action would be taken to' stop the shipments of munitions and supplies to the entente allies, by declaring to tile American ambassador, James W. Gerard, "I shall stand no nonsen-se from America after the war.v William's designs tp spread German dominion in Asia found expression in his famous visits to Constantinople, when he was proclaimed a^ protector of the Moslems. In this the world saw a cunning.step toward the achievement of the-German ambition of German dominion from Berlin to Bagdad, 's. Prledrich Wilhelm Victor Albert was born on January 27, 1859, and became Emperor Wslliam II on th�3 death of his father, Frederick I|I, Juno 15, 1888. He came out of the University of Bonn fully prepared 'to enter the school of statecraft. Set to work in the government bureaus, he was early taught the Routine of oftl-j cial business under the tutelage of the great Bismarck, , Bismarck.is Ousted At the death of his father ,the im-v perial throne devolved upon Wllllaih, II who was then but 29--years of age; Bismarck continued as chancellor, but not for long. Though the great statesman had made every effort to instill his young pupil with his own ideas of government and diplomatic' policies, the new emperor soon found that he disagi-eed with/ his grandfather's former close adviser in many Important respects. In 1890 the disagreement of the two men reached a. crisis, a rupture came and Bismarck went. The relations between the two., men remained strained for several years, but before Bismarck died peace was made between_them. With the passing of Bismarck the kaiser's reign began. As a military man he is a stickler for efficiency, discipline and the observance of etiquette to the last-detail. And of the details of all these components' of army life and training he^ls 'familiar tO' the smallest point It is" related that during military reviews ' he was able to detect the sllght^t, Imperfection in the equipment or training of a regiment or squadron and called attention to the dereliction i sharply. ' With the princioles of tactics and manoeuvres, too, ho is thoroughly acquainted. Besides being well versed in army matters, William is thoroughly flimU-iar with naval affairs, having a technical mastery �l the details that go J: thei^'efflcloncy ot d fleet. afejifob!ein:j has bedhvohe Scupations. His ihfluiinoo; MhWlnttoaterlng the de^elopr; m6M;Of German commerce, art and sclemjfe; His Ihterfenince in these airftlif^s;�B iWell' as In statecraft? oftiflk euibarraased Qermnii leaders and evoked, frdm * them iidmonitions � tp leave diplomacy to his chancellors. Champfon Butcher of Qannet In everything he is descrlbedvas thorough and, withat) among the hardest workers in the empiw... His rising hour is' 6 o'clock sharp and'a long day's hard work, which frequently-extends well into the night,, follows. Statedhdurs are devoted to the task of Informing himself on the progress: of events at home .and abroad through reading of the principal German 'and foreign nowsr papers. . Before the war William often.-pro-fessetl friendliness for America. H^, encoura|[ed the foundation of e*-change professorships by which, prominent German educators vialted this country and lectured in the colleges while American college professors similarly filled chairs in German instilutiona of learning. /. He- is .an :enthusiastic yachtsman and despite" his withered arm is able tb take personal command of his racing yachts and sail them with con- ,iinuiu>ymiivru.: .It IB:': BVUi.re stags. Dictator In Mm,' Too He-Is a'great.reader-his' private library in the Imperial palace at Berlin >,betore.the war was becoming one of the most interesting collections of hooka'::ln the world. He posed as a dlctfator'in music, painting, poetry and.acting. � ��'-^ �' .'; At one time It was announced that he bad composed the libretto of ,a ballet to be given in celbbratlon ot his birthday. A private: pertdrmanoe of one" of his musical efforts is said to hkve been given in the Potsdam palace without notable effect upon the musical world; ^hysl^ally I unimpressive - he is' fort and inclined to stontuesV-^ illiam is fqnd of being photographed while striking a military posture, though, taking good uare to veil the deforming of his left arm, a disfigurement with which he' was born, and of which he is extremely'; sensitive. He blames his English mother'for living a life of selMn-dulgenee and curses her repeatedly as being responsible for his deformity. � �. � � V , ��� No Sympathy For Mothers No description of his, personal appearance 'will be complete without mentionlJt his full, bristling mustache. His photographs, which he dfstrlbuted with a lavish 1 han'd, burg-Au4ustofib,uri,jin Febihiary� 27, 1881. They^Jbave ,slic son?^ and, one dai^thter/.ofJwHom^he Crown Brince -Prederlck'Jg'eWest,, Witlvthe'or�iwn Prince; hls,;tathW^^.has.,cI�iBJtedf, tre- ?iuently,:tknd oii^ one occasion vl?' ually exiled young Frederick .^to f;bint^igf hutVsfion/!recalled him .'add restored hlib to favbr. Gcrroau, mothers the emperoi: of the deaths of theirvsona Killed^ in .battle ellclted^t'troin hiih no wcrd,'oi sympathy. Tip regji^'trid their deaths -as "glorious." ^^Yot his own Mf. aons, though /holding)^ high commands, have b.een so .prqtectBd ,that the : imperial famll/yJtands.-virtually ilohe in a|l Germany in.warding off,, the'cjutches Of death. ' sL *1 �1� IN .1. Yott can either take our ^ord for % oi experiment for yourself, biit you will lind  BLUE RIBBOJ?^ TEA is in a class by itself-Try it.� The war is won. vacant-bloodshed has ceased"-Victory is trian^l)hx^ Germanyythe beatm^ whifnpering bully of the nations, lies stripped of power, whining for mercy, shudderingly awaiting the righteous retribution to be exacted for his fiendish crimes against outraged civilization. - A war-worn world is nursing its wounds and planning for a future of peace and universal freedom. . . In this day of thankful joy and glorious triumph let us not hrget the imperative duttf lying immediately before us. , / Let us manfully, dutifully and determinedly round out the nation's splendid effort. Let us be as big in this triumphant day as our men have been heroic in the fiery din and bloody peril of battle. . Buy Victory Bonds I tern ;