31 OCTOBER 1908, Page 2

One more extract must be given from the Teigliche Rundschau.

It declares that "during the Boer War there was a divergence of opinion between the German people and the German Government, and the policy of the day was con- ducted on the principle of bookkeeping by double entry." As the Times correspondent remarks, this phrase is likely to become classical in a sense of which the Berlin journal is perhaps unconscious. We can hardly doubt that if the Foreign Ministers of Europe could meet in a Conference Chamber in the Palace of Truth, and could be asked what was their chief difficulty in regard to German foreign diplomacy, they would declare that it was to be found in this policy of double entry,—of attempts, often of a rather clumsy nature, to "have it both ways," to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.