Foreign News: Scandal

All right-loving Britons were deeply scandalized last week when the following statistics became known through the diligence of a correspondent of the Daily Mail at Capetown, South Africa:

Savings accruing to the Government of South Africa during 1926 as a result of not having to feed and care for 15,000 prisoners who were released from jail in honor of the visit of Edward of Wales in 1925. . . .£41,000 ($199,260)

Cost to the Government of South Africa of entertaining Edward of Wales during his visit. . . .£25,000 ($121,500)

Net profit to the Government...

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