SARAWAK: End of Absolutism

One hundred and one booming salutes split the morning: one for each year of the dynasty and one more. As their echo died away, promptly at 8 o'clock one morning last week, the Raja and Ranee of Sarawak, Sir Charles Vyner Brooke & Lady Brooke, left the great ghost-haunted palace from which they had ruled for 24 years, proceeded with guard of honor to the Government offices. There they witnessed the ceremonies that put an end to the absolute rule which the House of the White Rajas of Sarawak had exercised over half a million brown-skinned subjects for a...

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