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154 Compulsory Treason.

154 Compulsory Treason. "You will not? Then you will be put into chains." A fresh outburst of passion on the part, of the German. The General, who, observing him, believed that under this mask of impudence and brutality, he detected the coward and the braggart, said coldly: "Enough! I must have information. I have 10 or 12 questions to put to you. If you have not answered them within 5 minutes, I will have you shot at once." The German answered with these words: "I have already deliberated, and I am ready to speak. But I would like to have the assurance that no one in Germany shall know of it." And he spoke This story was told me by Monsieur A. P. Lemercier, a Professor of Caen University, and an honorary Deacon of the Philosophical Faculty. He also told me the name of the French General." If this story is true—and I have not heard a single word in refutation to this day—then it must be said to represent the very acme of baseness. Either the whole story is a lie—in which case we must set it among the millions of other lies concocted by the "holy" alliance,—or the story is not a lie. In that case all must have taken place as represented. A German officer, under the threat of death, was forced to give "information," —that is betray his army. Should this be true it constitutes an act which must inevitably extinguish the last spark of respect for the French in their conduct of the war. What would be said were we to adopt this system with our thousands and thousands of French, English and Russian officer prisoners—and strive to force them to reveal all the military secrets of the Triple Entente? Reprisals such as this would do away with the last vestige of chivalry in this war, a war which already represents all the lowest instincts of the Tartar and the Hottentot! I greatly regret that the German press paid so little attention to the incident which I have described in the foregoing, It is something so despicable that no judgment can be too severe for it—whether the tale be true or not. For even if it be untrue, as I assume it to be, for I have too high an opinion of the honor of our officer's corps to imagine that a knave of

Premiums for Murder, etc. 155 this sort would be found among them, even then the circulation of such a yarn is in itself a low and unworthy act. But if the account be true, then the vileness of the affair stains the reputation of the general in question as well as those that make capital out of it. For the cowardice of a single officer they barter the degradation of a system which meets the approval of a French commander of high standing, and reflects upon his entire nation. The German army authorities certainly have the best of reasons for endeavoring to clear up the case, and I trust that this may be done. V. Other Various Breaches of the Rules of War by the Triple Alliance. (Premiums for Murder, for Espionage by Neutrals, the Utilization of Convicts, etc. The use of Civilians as Screens. The Recruiting of German Civil Prisoners of War in France for the Foreign Legion. Other Instances or Unlawful Weapons.) War is a "bloody trade," it should nevertheless remain a "respectable trade." All nations which may be considered as affected by a modern war have ratified these conclusions at the two Hague Conferences, and that frequently in eloquent language, as in the introduction to the IVth Agreement of the 18th October, 1907. The nations still lack a complete international code of war. The so-called Rules of Warfare by Land are merely intended as a sort of provisional regulation. For those fields to which no rules as yet apply, the general basis of common law is the determining factor. The general population and the combatants alike are to remain "under the protection and the control of the principles of Common Law, such as are customary among civilized peoples and according to the laws of humanity and the demands of the public conscience." 1. War should be "honest and open war" and not murderous assassination. This is not only an express stipulation of the rules of war, but a time-honored edict, perhaps the most fundamental principle in the war-code of civilized peoples. A perusal of this document will show how little attention is paid to the observance of these conditions to-day. Among the

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    England, Naval Laws and Ourselves.

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