NEW ZEALAND: One of the Best

When portly Sir Joseph George Ward resigned as Prime Minister and was succeeded last week by Deputy Prime Minister George William Forbes, most citizens of the Dominion had a satisfied feeling that next to nothing had happened.

They were pleased because they are conservative, one of the most conservative and quietly prosperous people in the world. Sickness in Sir Joseph's case was both the excuse and the "real reason" for an expected and fully discounted resignation. A good New Zealander—one of the best— he instituted several important reforms, among them the first penny postal...

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