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ILABOUR IN CONFERENCE I

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Tired and Broken Maa ?, p ? TIIE UbAL bmperor's Visit to Kirn; Ftrdinar d at Nish. The "Daily Mail" publishes an a..cour.i¡. for its c«iTespondeiit, vi IJJ arrived at X ish on January 18, of what he saw oi "tha Kaisap at close range on several occa- sions at N ish, and what ha-ppened at the Royal banqu-et where he was the gutsfc of the King of Bulgaria and the litter's sons, Princes Cyril and Boris." Ihe foJ- lowing are extracts :— I was face to face with the Kaiser directly I left the train. King Fe cHrinnd had onl- a few moments before ii-ee.vetl him on his arrival from the we: and the Royal couple were walking end down the station platform witho. i cere- mony, ai-n in arm. I had never seen Ferdinand before, and it was eigl,t ye.i;s since I had last seen the Germ::n Era- peror. What a. change! The Kaiser is ut the tall man he is represented to be in photo- graphs, ad feeside the grea t.nussive fig-are of the hawk-nosed King Fer linand, who has a curious duck-like wadalc, the great War Lord seemed almost diminu- tive. The Kaiser wore a long gr, y coat a brown fu rnocklet. and a spiked hebnet covered with some sort of khaki-like cloth. MAKING HIMSELF AGREEABLE. The peoplo did not show much interest in the Kaiser, but the Bulgarian Minis- ters were obsequious. 1':16 corres}>onidant describes the Kaiser's appearance as fol- lows "How did the Kaiser look ? Whether it. be due to the fatigues oi the Mar, the effects of a two days' journey, or ill- health I cannot say. So much is c,rt.-ain- the face i. that of a tired and broken man. The is white, though the mous- tache is still sruspiciouslv dark. Thare was an absence of the old activity of gesture, the quick, nervous wheeling abcut and unstable manner of the man. "The Kaiser was obviously out to nialio himself agreeable. He examined medals of Bulgarian soldiers wit.h ap- parent interest, chatted with royal affa- bility, and smjled right and left. None the less, he is a greatlv aged man. He held in his fiand a handkerchief whicn he was perpetually us in and I noticed later at the banquet that he seemixl to, require it to assuage his continual congh- ing. "I also notice d at "I also noticed at t> e banquet that the- handkerchief was a le Turkish affair of red. embroidered v, .ih the white Turk- ish &tar and crescent in the corner." Nish, which but a few weeks before- had been decorated with the flags of the Alliee, who were expected to oome to the relief of Serbia, had already settled down to a comparatively contented frame of mind. Little damage seemed to have been done to the town. and business, the correspondent was informed, had not been so brisk in the whole history of the place. The German soldit-ra weri spending money freely, ,and nearly all the larger houses of the town had been turned into hospitals.

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