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_ I22 THE GERMAN CHANGELLQR.
V pressing enquiries made at Berlin and in
London by the British Ambassador and the
Secretary of State. Why did he act thus?
We may well believe that this was not
the desire of the Chancellor; the only ex-
planation of the omission is that his advice
was overborne by those elements in the
K _ German Government against which he defended ├źn
himself with such vigour in his speech of ig
August. It is not in London and St. Peters-
burg, but in Berlin, that are to be found those j
Y who defeated the efforts in favour of peace
that he began at the eleventh hour.