The third sphere to which this principle is applicable is that of municipal responsibility. The two former applied to the vast mass of the population, from the primitive savage to the" advanced community," but this form of devolution applies, as I have said in chapter iv., to the educated class of natives, and to the unofficial European community. Here is the opportunity for the educated African to show that he is in earnest in his desire for self-government, by hearty cooperation in the conduct of those affairs which most imme-
diately concern his own interests. Nor will occasion be lacking to prove his ability to control the welfare of those illiterate classes who live under conditions more nearly resembling tribal life, for every municipality has its native town peopled by these folk.