Foreign News: Imperial Tone

Tenacious, Dutch-descended South Africans remember that scarce a quarter century has passed since the Boer Republic of their fathers was extinguished by Queen Victoria's armies. Moreover, the Dominion of South Africa is but 16 years old. To many a South African Boer* the possibility of disunion from the British Empire and a return to Republicanism seems an ideal not hopelessly remote from attainment. Therefore when General James B. M. Hertzog, Dutch-descended Premier of South Africa, returned last week from the Imperial Conference at London (TIME, Nov. 1 et seq.) all Cape Town awaited...

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