Foreign News: Imperial Conference v. Youth

Edward of Wales's spruce, militant, black-mustached cousin Prince Arthur of Connaught, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Scots Greys, presided at last week's welcoming banquet to the British Imperial Conference—held aperiodically since Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1887.

Prince Arthur, representing the Royal Family, sat ramrod stiff at the head of the glistening Guildhall board, waited with just the proper, courteous inclination of his head for James Henry ("Jimmy") Thomas, Secretary of State for the Dominions, to propose his very good health.

Mr. Thomas rose to do so, swung into his speech, was suddenly seized from behind...

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