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Kaiser Wilhelm.


The London " Daily News " of April 4 says:— ..,

A Yienria paper publishes a long]' telegram, from Berlin, which was delayed.' because the'telegraph officials, would not send it off without consulting their ( superiors, and it is indeed strange that the message. should have been approved ' by the censor at all. It announces the publication of a pamphlet, entitled "He goes; what now ?" which betrays the most intimats acquaintance with much that passed behind the scenes, and must be inspired 1 by "persons in the highest' position. It statesi that there is in Berlin a secret society,,6f patriots, among vhoso members are not only General jVoi^ Caprivi,- the' new Chancellor, and| 'the 1 Minister of (War, General Yon Verdy Dv Vernois,!'but also the Emperor himself. These patriots propose to reconcile' the Democratic parties .which have been alien-' ated by Prince will advance in serried rank's 0 against common enemy of societyi"as; it is id-" day. Tj»e;Emperor'has: adopted Lassalle's' and, Taints not' with regard W politics,^but with regard to social changes for the Benefit of the people. He hopes that all Germany will form but two parties; in futuren—one him for a, leader, th!e f other in ppjipsitiori to Mih ahd!his reforms." %/The'ptibiicaJton ir'epdatedl^ apples to the, Emperor the appellation^ " Crowned Demagogue,"3id;dihg/(that in the;same sense. Augustus and Savonarola deserved ybhis 'appellation. 'Emperor, | it is "further^stated, ' cannot Jhelp seeing" that the monarchical principle is gradually "s^iingi and he'regards it as a monarch's lasCcharice to snatch ithe reins front' We* hands of "democracy,' and'-jundertake to regulate social question^ for "himself. It ttos thus that Coristantine seized Chrisbßndom and mad 6it his' ownM save a throne endangered by the n&w, doctrine. '■ The Empferor refuses to? listen^ to voices of warning^ and will take up the battle not only for himself, but for all the shaken thrones: pf;-Europe. The pamphlet alludes to Prince.-Bismarck's resignation, and' says t^at"h> jwasijdismissed because.the Emperor ;had learned enough from him. ** General Yon Caprivi ia the man f with;i^e ostensible ripspon•sibility,- j. buti the real new Chancel-' 1 lot's'•' name" is^- William of HohenzMlern. The Socialist leaders are no longer in the foreground .of political life sinc4 the Emperor has taken their work into his bauds. They? heed not be pitied, for they hayer,hitherto done no more than the; Emperor himieif—given promises for,, the, future. v The .Emperor has this advantage, over them: her Has the power of keeping, his promises. If he'succeeds in realising his plans, Socialism will lie dead at;hi«j feet like the Dragon at the feet of Siegfried. , .... ; !, j,, , In Vienna this publication has created, a great sensation, and the general imp'res-, sion is that the author is the Emperor' William himself, some of whose 1 very (expressions are recognised. Thus it is notlong ago that he said the difference between, himself and the Socialist leaders ?w£s- .tMat? h^/ could keep his premises -whilst they-could not. Some passages in the pamphlet, and which refer tjo .the monopoly of capitalists, which mustibe pujbain end^to, are also worded exactly like what lie said to the deputation of employers which he received during the Westphalian strikes a year ago. \

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Kaiser Wilhelm., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

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Kaiser Wilhelm. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

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