12 MAY 1923, Page 23

The Fortnightly.

M Camille Mauclair opens this issue-with a just and eloquent appreciation of Sarah Bernhardt—printed, we are glad to see, in the French original. There is much truth in his remark : " Ceux qui l'ont vue jouer Phadre et Lorenzaccio ont seuls pu mesurer ce qu'elle pouvait etre veri tablement." Yet always she was a great artist. Mr. John Bell describes his experiences of " Three Months in the Ruhr " : he maintains that the Germans have tried hard and vainly to provoke the French troops to anger, but he sees that the occupation has been an economic failure. Mr. J. A. R. Marriott discusses " Empire Foreign Policy " with reference to the divergent views of Dominion publicists and to the action of the Canadian (Continued on page 808.) Government in making a separate treaty—or convention— about the halibut fisheries with the United States. Mr. Archibald Hurd puts in a graphic and vivid form the waste involved in the use of raw coal for heating ; under the title " From Coal to Oil " he suggests that the coal should all be distilled, and that we should save in money as well as in other ways if we used the coal in the form of tar oils and motor spirit. Mr. A. Wilson Hungerford contrasts " Ireland's Two Nations " : " Can the loyalists," he asks, " in any part of Northern Ireland be blamed if they decline to enter such a slaughter-house " as the Free State ? Mr. G. M. Chesney laments " The Passing of the I.C.S " and recalls its glorious career. " Rabalac " attacks the Liquor Control Board at Carlisle in a strongly biased article. Mr. E. A. Baughan's article on " The Plays of Eugene O'Neill " is interesting and judicious.