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I PRUSSIAN" DIET SCENE.

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I PRUSSIAN" DIET SCENE. BEAUTY SPOTS LIEB- RIGHTS RETORT. According to news from Berlin, on the occasion of the first reading of the Prussian Budget in the Prussian Diet, Dr. Von Heydebrand (Conservative), paid a tribute to the German troops, and to the spirit of comradeship ex- isting between the Prussians and troops of the other German States. Our troops in the field, he said, know what they can rely on their officers. The Prussian Diet, with the excep- tion of some "Beauty Spots" has risen to the situation ideally—(here Herr Liebknecht, interrupting, exclaimed, "That is the spirit of comradeship. We will co-operate.") I Dr. Heydebrand continued-in order to remove the weak points in the suffrage law but it would be contrary to the interests of the country to settle the question now. Unity must not be disturbed. The end of the war is not yet in sight. We need firm determina- tion, both in word and deed. The re- sponsibility for the war rests on those who brought it about, and it is to them that complaints must be ad- dressed. Almost our worst enemy is the man who, like America, would wish to prolong the war for another year. I should not like to be re- sponsible for the blood that falls on the guilty. (Great commotion on the right owing to repeated cries from. Socialists). Herr Liebknecht shouted: "The blood falls on you. You are keeping back the truth from the people. Dr. Heydebrand, resuming his speech when quiet had been restored, pro- ceeded: Before the whole country it must be said that there. is one German who contradicts the view that German policy was not responsible for the war. It is remarkable that our enemies, who have only suffered defeats and excited ridicule whereever they have advanced to the attack, and who are in greater distress than we are, threaten us with destruction. Dr. Pachnicke (Progressive) declared that electoral reform must be carried out before the next elections. Herr Hirsch (Socialist) declared that while the political and e conomieal in- dependence of Germany must not be violated, the same principle must apply to other nations. We demand, he said, the re-establishment of the complete independence of Belgium. We make our demands for electoral re- form also in the name of the women, and above all, the secrecy of the ballot should be secured.

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