Foreign News: Nine-Tenths '' Imperial''

While the grey, resistless German tide swept over Belgium, the banner of Imperial Germany flaunted black, white and red from the captured palace of Albert, King of the Belgians, at Brussels.

When the tide ebbed from Belgium, engulfing Imperial Germany instead, the emerging German Republic took other colors: black, red and gold. Last week Germans were stirred to notable excitement when the Cabinet ordered that alongside the Republican standard there shall be flown by all German diplomatic and consular offices the Merchant Marine flag—a flag whose coloring is nine-tenths "imperial" and only one-tenth "republican."

The Merchant Marine flag happens to have the same...

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