13 JULY 1901

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M. Delcasse, speaking in the Senate on Friday week, made

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a somewhat important statement about Morocco. He denied that France was in any way hostile to the Moorish Govern- ment, though she had recently been compelled to reduce some...

The rumour that the Continental Powers intend to bind themselves

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by an agreement to boycott American goods after 1903, when the commercial treaties expire, has this week become more precise. It is even alleged that a coming visit of Count von...

The uneasiness in the Balkans increases. The Bulgarian Treasury .

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is so - empty that officials are not paid, and the Russian Government has been forced to advance a small sum, about £100,000, to meet the immediate necessities of the Prince ' s...

Herr Kaufmann, now a citizen of Berlin of some dis-

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tinction in his city, was in 1882 a rather violent politician who supported Radical candidates for the Reichstag. Apparently, he gave some special offence, for, being an officer...

The news from China is still most unsatisfactory. The troops

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are slipping away on their return, but nothing appears to have been completely settled, not even the amount of the indemnity or the mode in which it is to be raised. Nothing is...


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tilHE only fresh war news of importance this week was ' received on Friday. On the night of July 3rd Lord Methuen surprised a Boer laager near Zeerust, took forty- three...

* ,„* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in

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any case.

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It is believed that the King's title is really to

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be modified either this Session or the next in order to include and honour the self-governing Colonies. The exact formula to be adopted is still matter of discussion, and the...

The debate on the Navy Estimates in Parliament. on Friday

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week was marked bytwo eminently able and satisfactory statements. In the House of Lords Lord Selborne, after meeting the tivades of alarmists and the strictures of serious...

The death, which occurred on Saturday, of Prince Hohenlohe is

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not an event of the first importance, but he was a figure in The death, which occurred on Saturday, of Prince Hohenlohe is not an event of the first importance, but he was a...

The Paris correspondent of the Times, in a letter published

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on Monday, contributes an important detail to modern history. Some of our readers may remember a rumour which spread about in 1875, that another war between Germany and France...

We can hardly doubt after this that the original state-

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ments made by the correspondents, and in Mr. Wallace's case cut out of his telegram, were unfortunately true. Till, however, the sworn evidence is published we will not comment...

The Daily Mail of Monday published a letter from their

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correspondent, Mr. Edgar Wallace—whose letters and tele- grams, we may mention incidentally, have shown an excellent temper throughout the war—in which he reiterated the story,...

The Education Bill No. 2, as it has come to

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be called, was discussed in the House of Commons both on Monday and on Tuesday. On Monday the most important speech was that by Sir John Gorst, which we have noticed elsewhere....

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The much-talked-of meeting of the Liberal party took place on

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Tuesday at the Reform Club, Sir Henry Campbell-Banner- man in the chair. In regard to the strife within the party he declared that they were divided, not on account of real and...

Mr. Asquith in his speech disavowed any knowledge of the

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alleged cabals, repudiated the notion that the Front Opposition Bench was a hotbed of personal rivalry and rancour, tried to dispel the miasma of sus- picion, and ended by a...

On Tuesday afternoon the Guildhall witnessed a remark- able scene.

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In answer to the request of a deputation repre- senting the chief commercial interests of London, the Lord Mayor called a public meeting in support of the South African policy...

We have dealt at length elsewhere on the situation in

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which the Liberal party finds itself, and will only say here that the result of the Liberal meeting has not really been satisfactory, either from a party or from a national...

A propos of this incident it may be noted that

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strong proof of the reality of this danger of the Censor overstepping his functions, and becoming a special correspondent without responsibility either to an employer or to the...

The Spectator Prize was shot for at Bisley on Thursday

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—twenty-nine rifle clubs sending competing teams—and won by the Birmingham Rifle Club. To the team and the members of the club generally we desire to tender our heartiest...

We do not want to exaggerate the importance of this

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particular incident, but it seems to us that it is one which ought to be most strictly inquired into, and that if the facts are found to be as stated, the gross breach of his...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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New Consols (2i) were on Friday 94.

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PERSONAL ANTAGONISMS AND PARTY LOYALTY. THE meeting of the Liberal party has come and gone, - and left things very much as they were. In truth, all that was done at the Reform...

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I T is a fact of importance to our current history, though it is noticed. only by those who look on without joining in the struggle, that the attractions of high office are...

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0 17R countrymen are saying, sometimes with a note of alarm in their voices, that Germany is rushing forward under the guidance of her Emperor to a position in which she will be...

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T HE nation owes a deep debt of gratitude to Mr. Chamberlain for the persistent energy and loyalty with which he has maintained his connection with the City of Birmingham. By...


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I F all the opponents of the Education Bill No. 2 played their cards as cleverly as Mr. Bryce, the resist- ance to it would be more formidable than with their actual tactics it...

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F EW people are quite aware of the degree to which the measuring scale of prosperity has altered within the lastfew years. Fifty years ago, though incomes had for some time been...

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M R. BERNARD HOLLAND has made a selection from the works of the German mystic, Jacob Behmen, "Dialogues of the Supersensual Life," by Jacob Behmen, Edited by Bernard Holland...

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B Y the sea precipices of the West the foam - fringe and the winds are the greatest of all natural forces. These Atlantic winds, wave-compelling, rock-destroying, drive the...


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SEAMEN'S RESTS. (To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 Sut,—The interesting ceremony which took place on Thursday at Limehouse, when the Duke of Fife and the Lord Mayor of London...

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r - To THE EDIZOE OF THE " SPECTATOE.1 SIR , — Only lately has my attention been called to your issue of as far back as March 23rd last, containing, a propos of "The Dead-Set...

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(TO TRX EDITOR OP THE "SPROTA.TOR.") Six,—In your review of Colonel Purse's book on "The Art of Marching," in the Spectator of July 6th, you point out that the chief condition...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR-1 Sue—Lord Grey tells you (Spectator, June 29th), to appease my fear that his Trust will increase the number . of public- houses, that whenever...

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fro THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.") Stn,—The correspondence in your columns on "A Dream House" has brought to my mind a dream walk which I had many years ago. It occurred in the...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, — Dreams are often unaccountable,

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and perhaps what I am about to relate may interest your readers. When quite young—I was only seven years old then—I lived with my parents at a villa in Trieste, Austria. For...


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debt of gratitude for publishing the article entitled "‘ Day Treats' for Children" in the Spectator of July 6th, but I should like to call attention to a statement there made...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—However it may be in London, we here in Glasgow have long since overcome the difficulty of allowing the workers a fortnight's holiday in...

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pro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your interesting paper

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in the Spectator of July 6th on "The Justice of God," may I mention a point which, it seems to me, you have failed to notice? Each soul knows intuitively why it suffers...


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SIE,—Your correspondent in the Spectator of July 6th may have laid the ghost of Woollashall (I apologise for the capital H, but not for the omission of the second o, as there...


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ere THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIE,—Is not a weak Opposition, however inconvenient, inevitable in time of war ? All the best of those who com- monly oppose will at such...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") am astonished that any one should write so inaccu- rately to the Spectator as does " Sceptic " in the Spectator of July 6th, who says that...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—The article you published on the above subject in the Spectator of July 6th appears to me to invite a reply to the theory which the...

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THE SHIP AND THE SEA. DAY after day, thro' following night on night: Whether twin blue betwixt, or 'mid grey calm, Tempest, or chffi disconsolating fog: Still thro' void air,...


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THE NEW ITALY.* IT was well said by a hero of the Risorgimento, to know whom was a liberal education, " L'Italia fatta, chi farA ora gli Italiani ?" New light on Massimo...


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[To Tim EDITOR OP TIM "SPECTATOR.") Snr,—In your notice in the Spectator of July 6th of the article on American Trusts, contributed by Mr. H. F. Wilson to the new number of the...

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GEORGE, FIRST MARQUESS TOWNSHEND.* IT may be doubted whether the

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military life of George, First Marquess Townshend was worth writing. He did not see a great deal of service, and he had but one chance of dis- tinguishing himself. But...

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TIMES have changed among us since the days of Goody Two Shoes and Little Harold, and the children's book of to-day, in the hands of Mr. Belloc or Mr. Begbie, is made the medium...

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UP FROM SLAVERY.* Now and then there has come out

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an articulate utterance from the dumb multitude of slave races, but the occasion has been rare, and we know of none that has been quite so character- istic as this. Mr. Booker...

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IF one looks out the verb "to woo" in any standard dictionary, one is confronted by some such definition as "to court," "to make love." The present writer can but therefore...

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THE ANGLO-SAXON REVIEW. The new Anglo•Sazon Review (Mrs. George Cornwallis-West, 49 Rupert Street, W., 21, net) is bound in white and gold, the binding being copied from a work...

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The Cornhill for July is thoroughly readable from the first page to the last, from the admirable poem in which Mr. Ernest Myers sings the praises of Alfred of England as "Type...


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Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly Statement. (38 Conduit Street, W.)—Canon Malcolm MacColl contributes to this number an elaborate argument in support of the traditional...

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The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Jcurnals, Vol. V. Edited by Rowland E. Prothero. (John Murray. 6s.)—As this edition of the Letters progresses the real Byron becomes clearer...


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A Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence. By George Vivian Poore. (John Murray. 12s. net.)—Dr. Poore's admirable and interesting treatise on that part of medicine which also be-...


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Greek Manuals of Church Doctrine. By the Rev. H. F. F. Duckworth. (Rivingtons. 1s. 61) —This little volume is pub- lished for the "Eastern Church Association." It contains an...

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The Scenery of Scotland. By Sir Archibald Geikie. Third Edition. (Macmillan and Co 10s. net )—Sir Archibald Geikie's book on the evolution of Scottish scenery, of which a third...

Comment Meyer nos Pils. Par Joseph Duhamel. (Libraire Charpentier et

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Fasquelle, Paris.)—Mons. Duhamel, who has had the opportunity for some years of seeing the English Public. School system at work—he is : teacher of Fs encht language and...

We may also mention in this connection The Work of

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the Portland Hospital. (John Murray ; printed for private dis- tribution among the subscribers only.)—This is the " Report of the Committee of the Portland Hospital," and has...

Our Public Schools. By J'. G. Cotton Minchin. (Swan Sonnenschein

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and Co. 6s.)—Mr. 3Iinchin, who is the author of "Old Harrow Days," finds doubtless his own peculiar subject in Harrow ; but he has evidently taken considerable pains with his...


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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week os hats not been reserved for review in other forms.] The Oxfcrdshire Light Infantry in South Africa. Edited by...

Canadian Camp Life. By F E. Horring. (T. Fisher Unwin.

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6s.)—This is a pleasant account of a summer camping-out party who leave one of the British Columbian coast towns for a holiday by the sea. There ale two love-stories and a...

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In "The Gentleman's Magazine Library" (Elliot Stock), appearing under the

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general supervision of George Laurence Gounne, we have English Topography, edited by F. A. Milne, M.A. (7s. Gd.) The three counties included in this part are Wiltshire,...

George Whitehead: his Work and Service. Compiled from his Autobiography

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by William Beck. (Headley Brothers. 2s. 6d.) —George Whitehead became an "acceptable minister" in the community of Friends at sixteen, and laboured for more than seventy years,...

The Jewish and Muhammadan Calendars. By the Rev. Sherrard Beaumont

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Burnaby. (G. Bell and Sous. 21s. net.)—Mr. Burnaby devotes about two-thirds of his book to an elaborate description of the Jewish Calendar from the earliest times. From this he...

Dr. Abbott, after illustrating his thesis by analogies from the

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Greek versions of Old Testament books, attacks his subject proper in chap. vi. "Matthew and Mark in the Triple Tradition [passages substantially common to the three Synopt ists]...

James Watt. By William Jacks. (For private circulation.) —James Watt

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was certainly an "illustrious Scot." He showed the national characteristics at their best,—intensity, courage, inexhaustible patience. Watt was born at Greenock on January 18th,...

Dr. Murray's July instalment of The New English Dictionary completes

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" J " and begins "K" (Jew.Kairine). The next is to complete "K," and with it the fifth volume. (A. dictionary may be supposed to be more than half finished when "K" has been...

Tennyson. By Morton Luce. (J. M. Dent and Co. Is.

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6d. net.)—This is one of the series of "Temple Primers." To a certain extent it reproduces critical views already set forth in Mr. Lace's "Handbook to Tennyson." The volume now...

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The Porter of Bagdad, and other Fantasies. By Archibald Mac-

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niechan. (G. N. Morang and Co., Toronto. 4s.)—We mean no sort of patronage when we say that these word pictures are chiefly notable for their place of origin. Verso comes first...

Surrey. By Walter Jerrold. (J. H. Dent and Co. 4s.

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6d.)— This is a volume of "Dent's County Guides," appearing under the general editorship of Mr. G. A. B. Dewar. Mr. Jerrold writes very evidently con amore, as all writers of...