Black and White Budget, Transvaal Special, No. 1

BLACK AND WHITE TRANSVAAL SPECIAL: No. i Stephen John Paul Kruger, President of the South African Republic (better known as the Transvaal), is a heavy-looking- man who was born on October 10, seventy-four years ago. He crossed the Vaal in the Great Trek of 1839, and from then until now has been a persistent opponent of everything British.“ Oom ”Paul became President in 1883, and from that day maybe reckoned our chief troubles in South Africa. Long-headed, wily, stubborn—“ the battery mule’s a mule—he wields a tremendous overpower the Boers, and what he wants done they do. To the British in the Republic he is a bogey, and nurses use his name to frighten Uitlander babies. He once called our Queen“ een kwaje vrouw ”(which neither sounds nor means nice), and we haven’t forgotten it. He hates Chamberlain, Rhodes, and Milner, just ashe hates everything British, and he often preaches o’ Sundays, his sermons generally being a glorification of the coB and a sweeping damnation ot the Briton. For an old man he ought to know better
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