Foreign News: Birthday

"Let us today vow never to rest until the old yellow Imperial banner and the purple Royal standard wave again over the ancient Hohenzollern palace in Berlin."

Thus did the Krcus-Zeitung, ultra-Monarchist journal of Berlin, celebrate ex-Kaiser Wilhelm's 66th birthday (Jan. 27).

The day was filled with partisan wranglings and Imperial and Republican flags. Monarchists fierily championed the ex-Kaiser or else sadly shook their heads and sighed for "the old days." The Left Parties attacked the ex-Kaiser and his "willing tool" the Luther Government. Many broken heads resulted from many brawls.

For those Monarchists who...

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