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TWO OFFERS OF AUTONOMY FOR ALBANIA

The New Republic of Koritza

SHIPPING SUNK BY SUBMARINES

Record to June 13

Hardships of the U-Boat Service

.By Captain L. Persius

The Heroic Men of the Athos

By Hughes Le Roux

A Harrowing Sea Story: Captain Chave's Report

Adventures of Submarine Victims

THE THREAT OF "MITTEL-EUROPA"

By T. G. Frothingham

CHINA AND THE WORLD WAR

By Gardner L. Harding

STORY OF THE RUSSIAN UPHEAVAL

By Christian L. Lange

The Career of Kerensky

Details of the Czar's Abdication

What Has Paralyzed Russia's Armies: M. Tscheidze's Ideal

THE RUSSIAN AND FRENCH REVOLUTIONS: Parallels and Contrasts

MILITARY OPERATIONS OF THE WAR. V. By Major Edwin W. Dayton

THE RELIGIOUS REVIVAL IN FRANCE

By Major William Redmond

WHO PAYS FOR THE COST OF WAR

By William A. Wood

THE HEROIC DEATH OF DR. CLUNET.

By Robert de Lezeau

NESTING MOTHERS OF THE BATTLE ZONE

By H. Thoburn-Clarke

BELGIAN DEPORTATIONS PLANNED IN ADVANCE: Official Memorandum

Belgium's New War Industries

WELDING BRITAIN'S EMPIRE CLOSER : Results of Imperial Conference

BRITAIN'S FIGHT ON FOOD SHORTAGE

Food Restrictions in France: Use of Horse Meat

Von Batocki's Bread-Card Methods in Germany

JEWISH LIBERTY IN RUMANIA: KING FERDINAND'S PROMISE

THE WAR IN WESTERN ASIA

By James B. Macdonald

The British in the Promised Land

.By W. T. Massey

The War's Effects on Turkish Railways

Cruelties to Jews Deported from Jaffa : Report of Consul Garrels

Wartime Suffering in Turkey

THE EUROPEAN WAR AS SEEN BY CARTOONISTS

35 Cartoons, All Nations

ROTOGRAVURE ILLUSTRATIONS

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JUL ? 1917

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Suchfunct WHY WE WENT TO WAR President Wilson's Flag Day Ad

. dress Explains the Grievance of the United States Against Germany

President Wilson delivered an address at Washington, June 14, at a Flag Day celebration, in which he set forth in detail the reasons why the United States went to war with Germany. He spoke as follows:

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Y FELLOW-CITIZENS: We meet to celebrate Flag Day

because this flag which we honor and under which we serve is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours. It floats in majestic silence above the hosts that execute those choices, whether in peace or in war. And yet, though silent, it speaks to us-speaks to us of the past, of the men and women who went before us and of the records they wrote upon it. We celebrate the day of its birth; and from its birth until now it has witnessed a great history, has floated on high the symbol of great events, of a great plan of life worked out by a great people. We are about to carry it into battle, to lift it where it will draw the fire of our enemies. We are about to bid thousands, hundreds of

thousands, it may be millions, of our men, the young, the strong, the capable men of the nation, to go forth and die beneath it on fields of blood far away-for what? For

unaccustomed thing ? For something for which it has never sought the fire before? American armies were never before sent across the seas. Why are they sent now? For some new purpose, for which this great flag has never been carried before, or for some old, familiar, heroic purpose for which it has seen men, its own men, die on every battlefield upon which Americans have borne arms since the Revolution ?

These are questions which must be answered. We are Americans. We in our turn serve America, and can serve her with no private purpose. We must use her flag as she has always used it. We are accountable at the bar of history and must plead in utter frankness what purpose it is we seek to serve.

Items of the Indictment It is plain enough how we were forced into the war. The extraordinary insults and aggressions of the Imperial German Government left us no self-respecting choice but to take

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