Silly Sportsmanship Of Ex-Kaiser: Rocking-chair Hunting and Slaughter by the Deposed Tyrant of Germany., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-10


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SILLY SPORTSMANSHIP OF EXKAISER Rockingchair Hunting and Slaughter by the Deposed Tyrant of Germany For ninny years the exkaiser of Germany was the selfconstituted patron of sport in Europe and held himself as a mighty hunter before the Lord says K A Wilson in the Nashville Tcnu Banner Of coirse as in all his activities he was a hunter of divine appointment and wore the mantle of Ninirod son of Cush with characteristic ostenta ¬ tion Here is the way he maintained his reputation as a sportsman sportsmanlie lie had large game preserves and to these he went in the shooting season with an army or attendants and game beaters Seated in a revolving chair the semidomesticated frame was driven up to his gun and with little effort and no skill he reveled in the slaughter of the confiding creatures This was the Ilohenzullern idea of sport but it served the purpose of the archegotist of the age for it was sent ou that with the exercise of great skill he had killed several head of game in one day and many people believed it itIn In the big manhunt that has ended so ingloriously ard disastrously for Wilhelm he showed the same lack of sportsmanship and the same lust for killing which characterized his ruthless game drives in the field Fair play received no consideration and all the rules and precedents of such hunts were treated as mere scraps of paper In fiis biggest and last hunt he employed all the hideous and diabolical devices for slaughter that the genius of his jwople could contrive and left a trail of blood desolation and death wherever his pitiless army of game beatcrs went wentThats Thats the kind of sportsman William Hohenzol leru is but it is a sort that does not appeal to the people of France and Belgium No doubt there are many of them who will agree with Douglas Tcrrold who said The ugliest trades have their moments of pleasure Now if I were a graveiligger or even a hangman there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment

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