THE NETHERLANDS: Merciless Mackensen

Erect, kinetic and unservile, the great Feldmarschall August von Mackensen arrived, last week, at that nest of sycophants, the chateau of Wilhelm II in Doorn.

Before long Host Hohenzollern inquired of Guest Mackensen what evidences he had recently observed that the German people are eager for restoration of their Kaiser and Crown Prince.

At Doorn this stock question is still supposed to be answered unctuously and favorably. But August von Mackensen, the hard, the merciless, the man who whipped Rumania down upon bloody knees, answered Host Hohenzollern thus: "There is not the slightest evidence that the people desire Your Majesty's return."


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