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The Kaiser and Socialism.

The Emperor William has been engaged it is 'said upon the preparation of a speech which he had decided to deliver in person at the opening of the new Reichstag, and which wjII include an essay upon capital und .labor. The Kaiser is also credited with the. authorship of a sensational pamphlet, published anonymously on April 6th in Berlin, in which Imperial Socialism is fully explained and justified. The pamphlet gravely asserts that the Emperor is at the head of a Secret Society, which numbers amongst its members ■ Caprivi and the Minister of War, which has for its chief object the reconciliation of the Democratic parties aEenated by Bismarck. The Emperor sees the monarchical principle gradually sinking, but this only stimulates him to daring deeds. The work of Imperial reform is being steadily pushed on. The cruel treatment of private'soldiers by officers is denounced, and the latter are ordered to cure themselves of their' luxurious habits. In contrast with Bismarck's policy, the Emperor intends to pave the way to an ent-nte co'diule with France, and thus insolate Russia. The Austrian alliance he says, remains unchanged.

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The Kaiser and Socialism., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890

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The Kaiser and Socialism. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2419, 2 May 1890

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