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CAPE POLITICS.

THE PREMIER PRAISED.

BOERS ON TOUR,'

London^ September l8.

, Burghers Jooste, of Klerksdorp. and

Rood, of Ermelo, who have'been touring' Great Britain al the expalse of the I Government, with the objectiof inspecting farms and agricultural machinery, will' leave England on September 23 for Canada, whence they will continue tliqir journey to

New Zealand and Australia.-'

' - It is stated that the Boer generals will,

during the next few days, visit Antwerp, Brussels, and several Dutch towns.

The Peace Preservation Act, which give*" Cape Colony control over-the importation

and registration of arms ind ammunition, j

has now been gazetted.

Jn the Cape Assembly yesterday the de bale was resumed on the resolution, moved by Mr. Merriman, leader of. the Afrikander Party, in which he denounced the move- ment for the suspension of the Cape con- stitution, and applauded the courage and firmness shown by Sir Gordon Sprigg, in his struggle for the maintenance of the r autonomous privileges of Cape Colony.

¿ Mr. J. J. A. Graaff thanked Mr. Cham- berlain for the attitude of reconciliation "jo had adopted with reference to the con- stitution; and added that althougk Sir Gor- don Sprigg had the newspapers and capi- talists against him, he had behaved as

great Englishman, and had upheld the British traditions.

The Hon. Jacobus W. Sauer rejoiced that a new era was dawning in »South Africa, and that the moderate Dutchmen and the moderate Englishmen were combining to put the extremists in their proper ¡dace.

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