Foreign News: Beavermere Bang

With a terrific bang, which did not so much alarm as it startled and amused the Empire, the new United Empire Party, founded less than a month ago (TIME, March 3), burst last week into its constituent atoms.

Some hundred thousand dollars had been contributed to the new party's "war chest" by more than half a million persons. Suddenly they got their money back, every pence and pound of it, each contributor receiving a crisp cheque and a "personal" (mimeographed) letter from the leader of the party, the man who was to have been...

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