10 NOVEMBER 1906

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The text of the New Hebrides Convention has been issued

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as a Parliamentary Paper, and was published in the news- papers on Thursday. The Agreement, which confirms the provisional protocol signed last February, is a development of the...

On Tuesday an important Edict was issued at Peking making

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a rearrangement of the higher offices of State. The reform aims at keeping the old number of Departments, but uniting several minor ones and creating some new offices. A new...

NEWS OF THE WEEK * T HE Wireless Telegraphy Conference at Berlin

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was con- cluded on Friday week, and the Convention was signed by the representatives of the Powers on Saturday. The controversy centres on Clause III., which provides that coast...

On Tuesday the American State elections took place. As a

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result, the Republicans still retain their control in the House of Representatives, but by a considerably reduced majority. In New York State most of the Republican " ticket "...

The effective ruler of Morocco is still Raisuli. He has

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settled himself in Arzila, where he is hunting for lost property and restoring confidence, and has announced . that he will not leave till he is formally appointed Basha....

Titii Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any case.

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News of the safety and success of the Peary Expedition

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was received in New York yesterday week, Commander Peary, who left New York in July, 1905, in the specially constructed steamship 'Roosevelt,' having telegraphed from Hopedale,...

On Friday week the House of Commons proceeded with the

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consideration of the Trade Disputes Bill. The rights of picketing and persuasion given by Clause II. were conferred on individual employers and firms as well as upon combina-...

On Friday week Mr. Balfour was entertained at dinner by

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the members of the 1900 Club, and made a speech on the political outlook. He found in the recent municipal elections the evidences of a great reaction. Passing to a survey of...

The Education Bill has been under discussion in the Lords

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during the whole of the past week. Though their handling of the measure has been assailed with great vehemence in the Liberal Press, we are bound to say that we find no...

The results of the London Borough Council elections may best

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be gathered from a classified comparison of the members with those who were returned at the previous election. The new Councils are thus composed :—Municipal Reformers, 959;...

We greatly regret to record the death of Mr. Auberon

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Herbert, which took place on Monday in his sixty-ninth year. The third son of the third Earl of Carnarvon, he was suc- cessively an Oxford tutor, a Lieutenant in the 7th...

The King, accompanied by the Queen, the Prince and Princess

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of Wales, and Princess Victoria, on Monday opened the new buildings of the King Edward VII, Grammar School at King's Lynn which have been presented by Mr. Lancaster, a former...

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In reality, though not in name, the voter in Galway

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is armed with something like twenty times the electoral power possessed by a voter in Wandsworth or the Romford division of Essex, and yet not a single Liberal voice is lifted...

The career of Mr. George Herring, who died on Friday

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week at the age of seventy-three, was one of the most romantic episodes in the annals of modern philanthropy. Of obscure origin, he amassed a small fortune as a commission agent...

Serious disturbances took place on Sunday and Monday night at

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the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth. It appears that owing to some disorder caused by the stokers, of whom some nine hundred were living in the barracks, when leaving the...

We are glad to note signs that the public is

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becoming awakened to the need of a wise vigilance in regard to Admiralty administration, and that some at any rate of the Opposition leaders are awakening to the fact that it is...

The Report of Mr. Davy, the Chief Inspector of the

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Local Government Board, who held the inquiry into the Poplar Union, was published as a Blue-book on Thursday evening. We shall deal later with the Report in detail, but here can...

The Birthday honours which were announced on Friday morning are

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in no way sensational. There are no new Peers, and only three Privy Councillors. Among these we notice with satisfaction the name of Mr. Samuel Smith, for so long one of the...

Mr. Stephen Gwynn was returned as a Nationalist Member for

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the borough of Galway on Saturday last by a majority of 424 over his opponent, Captain Shawe-Taylor, one of the chief supporters of the Dunraven scheme of Devolution. Mr. Gwynn,...

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THE LIBERALS AND THE UNIONIST FREE- TRADERS. W E have always desired to deal in a reasonable, and, as far as - Unionist principles admit, in a sym- pathetic, spirit with the...

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W E note with satisfaction that our reminder to the leaders of the Opposition in regard to the policy of the Admiralty has borne fruit, and that they are at last bestirring...

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M. CLEMENCEAITS PROGRAMME. T HE immense majority-395 to 96—by which the

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French Chamber on Monday endorsed the programme read out by M. Clemenceau is of real importance, not because the Government has that majority in the Chamber, for it ha,s not,...

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THE AMERICAN ELECTIONS. T HE people of America—and, we may add,

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many people in England—have watched the recent election for the Governorship of the State of New York with an interest which has been almost feverish. For one thing, such a...

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DISINTERESTED PUBLICANS. N EARLY all the various proposals relating to the

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liquor traffic have the common character that they aim at preventing men from drinking intoxicating liquor. They pursue their end in various ways and with various degrees of...

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I T is a curious fact that there are no notable hypocrites among the women of fiction, and we believe that there are very few in real life. So far as our experience goes—and...

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" ril lHE doctors were extraordinarily ignorant," is the characteristic judgment passed by the hero of Mr. H. G. Wells's book, "In the Days of the Comet," on the position of...

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T HE stalking is over, most of the grouse to fall to the gun this year have fallen already, and the moment seems an appropriate one at which to try to dispel some of the...

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THE UNIONIST FREE-TRADERS AND A NEW POLITICAL PARTY. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The letters in the last two numbers of the Spectator from " Constitutionalist "...

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spun...ma:] Sin,—Your leading article of last week under the above title was a patriotic duty splendidly performed. The country owes you a debt of gratitude for raising this...


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Sin,—The thanks of all patriotic men are due to you for your articles on the demented policy of the Admiralty. How long will the ' Dreadnought ' retain any capacity for speed...


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LT 0 THE EDITOR Or TBX "Spronroa.”) SIR,—I have read with deep interest the correspondence in your columns on the above subject, and am sorry to dissent from your attitude...


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To THE EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR.") Sin,—It is with much satisfaction that we welcome the support of the Spectator to the Unionists of Ireland who are in favour of the policy...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTA1OR:1 SIR,—The defeat of the Progressives in the borough elections may be accepted as an indication that the credulity of the electorate is at...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TAR * SPROTATOR."] SIR,—In your review of Munro's " Translations " in your issue of October 27th the criticism on his version of "Pansies let my flowers be"...


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[To THE EDITOR. OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—Your article in the issue of November 3rd entitled "The Rule of Tooth and Claw" indicates some of the fatal objections against...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—Mr. Russell Wakefield (Spectator, November 3rd) is " disappointed " that the Government, when rejecting Lord Heneage's amendment,...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 8114—The entry which your reviewer (Spectator, November 3rd, p. 686), and apparently the editor of the Register of Magdalen College, VoL...


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THE SEVERN SEA. 0 FAIRY Sleep, take thou my hand And lead me down some long dream-lane Hid in the heart of that dear land Where, from a brambled hill, again I may behold those...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOE.1 Sfu,—The following incident may be of interest to those readers of the Spectator who, like myself, enjoy your natural history papers and...


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THE HOHENLOHE MEMOIRS.* [SECOND NOTICE.] THE picture of the Prussian autocracy in the later days of Bismarck's rule which we can reconstruct from different entries in...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In an article published by you on September 22nd you stated, in referring to the Old-Age Pensions Law of New Zealand, that "there are...

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ALTHOUGH the author, probably, did not exactly mean it so, this book is a sermon on some words in the Book of Ecclesiastes: "Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days...

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WE heartily congratulate Mr. Herbert Paul on the conclusion of his History of Modern England, the opening volumes of which we had the pleasure of welcoming in the spring of...

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THE FIRST LORD DURHAM.* IT was well that the Life

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of the first Lord Durham should be written, and the wonder is that it has been delayed so long. As a biographer Mr. Reid is painstaking, industrious, and inordinately...

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OF the many articles written on the relationship of Liberalism and Labour, none is more illuminative than that by Mr. Master- man in the new .Nineteenth Century. After a survey...

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CHIPFINGE.* ME. STANLEY WEYMAN'S progress as a novelist is an interesting and refreshing example of the disinclination of a popular writer to be content with repeating successes...

Bunning Horse Inn. By Alfred Tresidder Sheppard. (Macmillan and Co.

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65.)—Mr. Sheppard has already won his spurs as a writer of historical romance, but in his new book he shows powers far beyond those of the common historical novelist. Ho can...

The Basket of Fate. By Sidney Pickering. (E. Arnold. Os.)

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—The beginning of this book is melodramatic and impossible. Be a man never so weak, he would hardly, while staying in Scot- land, venture to go through the Marriage Service...

The Hearth of Hutton. By W. J. Eccott. (W. Blackwood

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and Sons. 6s.)—Mr. Eccott is a picturesque writer, but in giving a description of the '46 he challenges comparisons which are not to his advantage. If, however, one might take...

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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week as have not been reserved for relnew in other forms.] A Short History of the Scottish Highlands. By W. C. Mackenzie. (A....

Persecution in the Early Church. By H. B. Workman, M.A.

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(Charles H. Kelly. 35. 6d.)—This volume is an expansion of a , "Fernley Lecture," the thirty-sixth of the series. The Lecture is to be found in pp. 1-10 and 283-352. This...


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THE VOYAGE OF THE SCOTIA.' The Voyage of the Scotia.' By Three of the Staff. (W. Black- wood and Sons. 21s. net.)—To the general reader the most interesting pages in this...

A Grammar of New Testament Greek. By James Hope Moulton.

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Vol. I., Prolegomena. (T. and T. Clark. 8s. net.)—This is a second edition of a work which appeared about a year ago, and which was itself the successor of one which had long...

The Bishops as Legislators. By Joseph Clayton. With a Preface

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by the Rev. Stewart D. Headlam. (A. C. Fifield. 2s. net.)—This volume is "a record of votes and speeches delivered by the Bishops of the Established Church in the Home of...

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Cartoons from "Punch." 4 vols. (Bradbury, Agnew, and Co. 40s.

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and 55s. net.)—These four volumes may be well called a "Pictorial History of England." In one sense they are more than a history, for they reflect the passing moods of the...

Writers." Sir F. T. Marzials writes with unflagging spirit, and

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shows a sane and sober judgment. The theatre in the time of Le Grand Monarque, in some of its aspects, is a deplorable subject. The actor was banned by the Church, and he lived...

The Savage Family in Ulster. By G. F. S.-A. (The

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Chiswick Press. 21s. net.)—"G. F. S.-A." stands for George Francis Savage- Armstrong. Mr. Savage-Armstrong put into shape, enlarged, and revised certain chapters on one of the...

We have received a number of books of extracts and

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anthologies which may be noticed together. First we would put The Sacred Seasons: Readings Selected from the Writings of Handley C. G. Houle, D.D. (Seeley and Co., Gs. net). The...