Foreign News: Aberdonians Done

Granite forms the unyielding substratum of Aberdeen, famed as the most characteristically Scotch of Scottish cities. The public buildings are all of hard, white granite. And by popular supposition granite has entered into the dour, shrewd, stingy souls of Aberdonians. Therefore Englishmen were hilarious and incredulous, last week, when the super-Scotch stockholders of The Aberdeen Journal voted 2 to i to sell their newsorgan to the lower of two potent bidders. Cried a dissenting and disgruntled stockholder, ''For once Aberdonians have been done!"

To Englishmen the whole affair appealed chiefly as an excruciating,...

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