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!

THE SOUTH-AFRICAN

The nineteenth century

is

drawing to

opened with splendid promise

for liberty,

for the restitution of violated rights.

hopes

were realized by the away, should

At

successful

reforms which made for freedom. in about to pass

CRISIS.

it

its close.

It

and demands high

first its

initiation

Why, now

that

of it

be disgraced, almost

by a war of agression, which nothing-

at its last hour,

can justify?

What

magnificent hopes for the future had not the

Conference at the Hague disclosed to the heart of the nations

bowed under the ever

military charges

was henceforth

!

increasing burden of

Instead of appeal to arms, arbitration

and yet England to-day'England which was one of the most to settle international disputes

;

Hague Conference, at the menace of war gives it the kick and knows it no more Once more the Yuletide has sent forth the angelic message, Peace on earth," even to where the natives zealous participators in the first

,,

gather at the humble chapels of our missionaries and, ;

shocking as

it

may

seem, these savages, while a mur1

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 85 Pagina's

The South-African crisis - pagina 5

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 85 Pagina's

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