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There seems to be danger of a quarrel, 'serious or

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not as the event may prove, between France and Turkey.' The Sultan, Who is possessed with the belief that-foreign assassins are seeking his life, has interfered, with the...


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W re E record with keen regret the death of the Empress Frederick of Germany early on Monday, the 5th inst. Although it was known that the cancer from which her Majesty suffered...

In the Commons on Wednesday Mr. Balfour moved an address

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of sympathy with the King in his great loss in a-speech which was not unworthy Of the occasion. He spoke of the deceased Em- Press as a lady "endowed with gifts of nature and of...

The captures and surrenders of Boers go on, but ,

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the _ enemy are also still very active, and we hear on Friday of the taking of - a British post - and twenty-five 'men of Steinacker'S Horse. General French is now at work in...

It seems certain that a new complication is appearing in

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the already confused affairs of - the Balkan Peninsula. The Hahommedan. Albanians are convinced that Austria means to attack, them, and are looking for help : to Montenegro; and...

• The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript,iU any . case.

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Mr. J. H. Bridges, for twenty years a medical inspector

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in the service of the Local Government Board, published on Tuesday a . rather noteworthy letter in the Times. He is not content with the sanitary condition of the great blocks...

On Tuesday Sir William Harcourt raised the question of native

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labour in the Transvaal in a' speech -which we have dealt with elsewhere. His main point was that the Outlanders wanted to induce the unwilling Boers to sanction forced labour...


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All this is satisfactory enough as regards the termination of the war and the future position of our trade, but we do not quite understand Lord Lansdowne on our relations with...

According to the latest accounts from America, the great strike

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of the steelworkers is to begin to-day. The leaders of the men, aware of the immense funds at the disposal of the capitalists and of the determined character of Mr. Pierpont...

In the House of Commons on Friday week 'Mr. Chamber.

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lain made a characteristically fighting speech, and equally characteristic interjections, in the course of the Colonial Office vote, which gave his opponents the opportunity to...

Mr. Chamberlain in his speech alluded to Mr. Bailey's allegation-that

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much less-had been - done for the loyal refugees than for the disloyal, and declared emphatically that our first duty was to our own Mends. He also indignantly repudiated the...

Lord Lansdowne in the House of Lords . on Tuesday delivered

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an important and lengthy speech on China. He thought matters were progressing fairly well there, that the Protocol would soon be signed—the signature has been arrested again for...

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As we go to press on Friday afternoon a Parliamentary

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paper is published giving the text of a proclamation issued by Lord Kitchener putting the war on a different footing for the future. After recounting facts showing that...

We are glad that the plucky Brazilian who is working

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so steadily at solving the problem of aerial navigation was not in the least hurt, though his machine was destroyed, by the accident which befell him on Thursday. M....

In the House of Commons on Thursday the new rule

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was applied by classes to votes of various kinds in the civil, naval, and military . administration, amounting in all to £67,746,833. - Though there was a certain amount of...

We are sorry to have to chronicle the loss of

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the ' Viper,' the fast torpedo-destroyer fitted with turbine engines, which took place on - rocks off the Channel Islands during the manoeuvres, while a heavy fog prevailed. The...

The Times lately published a letter from Dr. Carl Peters,

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in which that explorer records some of the results of his discoveries. From figures which he has found between the Zambesi and the Sabi, especially a figure of Isis 4 in. high,...

Mr. Chamberlain ended a very able and statesmanlike speech by

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a declaration which is worth quoting in full :— " What I want to be clearly understood in this country and in South Africa is that, while on the one hand we are deter. mined to...

In , the House of Commons on Wednesday Mr. Balfour proposed

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that the automatic Closure of the remaining votes in Supply should be applied, not to individual votes, but to classes. If this were not done, the mere physical act of voting...

Taken as a whole, the debate afforded curious proof of

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the inability of the Opposition to grasp the true facts of the situation in South Africa. Sir William Harcourt is, of course, honestly anxious to stop the war and to get the...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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New Consols (2k) were on Friday 93f.

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TILE EMPRESS FREDERICK. Enipress Frederick, whose death from the most .1.. of diseases is . this week deplored through two great countries, was a remarkable woman Who may yet...


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y th S e ir 1i Wouisellut. of AV E Jia greatl u y d reget t th e e pa c r u t s . s t i a o k n en in b Commons in regard to the treatment of the natives , in South Africa. We...

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THE Blue-book just issued containing Sir William Garstin's " Report on the Irrigation Projects on the Upper Nile," and Lord Cromer's covering Despatch drawl attention to the...


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T ERE is no political party or body so intolerant or so ready to resort to persecution as the French Clericals, —except the French Radicals. Neither side ever seems able to get...

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clearly a desire throughout the country for 'more government. It is only necessary to read the debate of Monday in the House of Commons to see the directiOn in which public...

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E hope the American missionarisocieties are already Tr sending their agents to report on the religious condition of the Philippines: They: will find - plenty Of work there all...

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T HE glamour of our older Universities has survived the attacks of enemies and the partisanship of injudicious friends, and in our busy life of to-day is stronger than when...

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A MONG unpretending forms of sport we have always been inclined to assign a high place to gudgeon. fishing. It is very peaceful, yet very exciting. Some gudgeon are sure to be...

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THE REFORM OF CROQUET. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Snt,----The adherents. of the new croquet need not be Ashamed that the game; after six or seven yeal.s of...

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SIR,—With reference • to "C. B.'s '' well-informed letter in Your issue of the Spectator of August °nab:. Rhodes's subsidy to the official Liberals, I think it may interest. you...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TILE "SPECTATOR."] Six,—Lest the letters on this subject from a clergyman and a Friend, both unnamed, should create a wrong impression , may I ask you to ,...


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MR. RHODES'S ALLEGED CONTRIBUTION TO THE LIBERAL PARTY. [TO TEE EDITOR OF THE ".SPECTATOR."] SIE, — My attention has been drawn to a letter in your paper of last week signed "...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—Now that the subject of the Royal titles is again being canvassed, may I be permitted to point out, through the medium of your columns,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR:? SIR,—In the Spectator of August 3rd I see the following allusion to the gift of tongues :—" Read that story how you will, and it still must...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPROTATOR.1 you allow me a little space to call the attention of educated readers outside the architectural profession to the course which is being...


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Sin,—The size of the " perhaps not altogether unintelligent section of the Society [of Friends] who deeply deplore the attitude which the manifes'...aists and their followers...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR:'] SIR,—More than a year ago, I think, you suggested that a memorial should be set up to commemorate the help given by our Colonies in the...


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Pro THE EDITOR OP THE "SPEOTATOR.1 Stn,—The saying about God having no need of human ign or . ante, mentioned in your article on " Learned Bishops " in the Spectator of August...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SpEcTrerox."] SIR,-Will you allow me to point out that the writer of a leading article in your issue of July 20th, headed " The Quarterly Review on...

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THE CHARACTER OF CHARLES U$ MR. OSMUND AIRY has produced a monograph worthy to rank with the best in this distinguished series. The character of Charles II. lends itself readily...


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AVE ATQVE VALE. (THE EMPRESS FREDERICK, BORN NOVEMBER 21ST, 1840; DIED AUGUST 5TH, 1901.) REST, noble Heart, with strength not courage spent; With softly-closing eye and...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Six,—In the short notice of my article in the current number of the Nineteenth Century on " The Cider Industry in France and England " which...

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- MR. GLADSTONE'S. FINANCIAL CAREER.* Ms. BUXTON • has performed his'

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task, which is that of giving a clear, accurate, : lively, and comprehensive view of Gladstone's financial • career, in a thoroughly histOrical spirit, resisting the temptation...

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THE HISTORY OF ROME.* THE history of Rome, in whose

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later chapters the ancient and the modern world touch, is plainly of universal interest and importance. Every year we are confronted with a set of new text-books or of new...

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THE author of this work was for many years a Benedictine monk. He left his monastery and his Church because he no longer believed in the Catholic, or even in the Christian,...

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TEE- present age in the writing of • fiction might almost be -called the age of manner. That is to say that when a new ' novel by a fairly well-known author is announced the...

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THE MINOR MAGAZINES. Lightness, not solidity of the usual kind or to the usual amount, is, perhaps by way of tribute to the holiday season, the chief feature of the Augast...

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Glasgow in 1901. By James Hamilton Muir. Illustrated by Muirhead Bone. (William Hodge and Co., Glasgow- 2s. 6d.)—It is not often that a new and genuine talent discovers itself...


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Russian Life in Town and Country. By Francis H. E. Palmer. With 15 Illustrations. (George Newnes. 3s. 6d.)—The out- ward humility with which Mr. Palmer has clothed his studies...

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the greater part, however, will be welcomed as an expression

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of the sincerest and loftiest devotion. It may be noticed that the references to the Virgin and the saints are of the very briefest. —Another book of devotion in notable...

The Saints and Missionaries of the Anglo-Saxon Era. Second Series.

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By the Rev. D. C. 0. Adams. (Mowbray and Co. 55. net.) —There is no need to give a detailed notice of Mr. Adams's book. He tells the legends as he finds them, occasionally...


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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week as have not been eserved for review in other foeus.] Manasseh ben Israel's Mission to Oliver Cromwell. Edited, with...

The Story of the Fight for Croham Hurst. By Edward

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A. Martin. (Croydon Advertiser.) — Mr. Martin acted as honorary secretary to' an Association which secured Crobam Hurst for the town of Croydon. The property belonged to the...

The Faith of the Millions. By George Tyrrell, S.J. First

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and Second Series. (Longman and Co. Cs. per voL)—Father Tyrrell is the very ideal of Roman controversialists, just as his Communion shows at its very best as we see it here in...

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The American Salad Book. By Maximilian de Loup. (W Htinemann..

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2s. 6d.)—" Three hundred recipes" for salads will without doubt " be a surprise to the English cook." Truly the American genius is as fertile in the multiplication of salad...

Mr. Stanfcrd sends us a well-executed and informing South Polar'

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Chart, in which the contour of the land and the islands in the Southern seas are figured. The routes followed by recent expeditions are marked, and other information is given.

Home travellers will be glad to have the Handbook for

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North- amptonshire and Rutland (E. Stanford, 7s. (id.) in a second edition; which has been revised by " H. M. C.," under whose care it appears, as well as by various experts in...

Flowers and Gardens. By Forbes Watson. Edited by Canon Ellacanbe..

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(John Lane. 6s. net.)—This volume is a reprint of a book which first appeared about thirty years ago, shortly after the early death of its author. It is not of the ordinary type...