16 JULY 1910

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T HE chief event of the week has been the suffrage debate in the Commons. On Tuesday the Bill to give women occupiers the Parliamentary vote was read a second time by 299 votes...

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

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The electorate, Mr. Smith went on, would then be swollen

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to twenty-three million voters, and women would have an actual majority. The Bill meanwhile would give votes to rich women, not to working men's wives. He was sure that the...

The debate was continued on Tuesday amid considerable excitement. We

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wish we had room to do justice to Mr. S. H. Butcher's admirable speech in which he pointed out that universal adult suffrage and the entry of women to Parlia- ment were the only...

On Monday Lord Cromer presided at the Queen's Hall over

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a very important and representative meeting of persons opposed to the granting of the suffrage to women. Unfortunately we have not space to notice the speech made by him, or...

Mr. Asquith made a straightforward speech of great clearness, which

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is treated by us at length elsewhere. He frankly believed in recognising the difference of sex. It was not undemocratic to do so, as this was a natural distinction. He did not...

Noxicx — With this week's number of the " SrEaTA.Ton" is issued,

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gratis, an Eight-Page Supplement, containing the Half-Yearly Index and Title-Page,—i.e., from January 1st to June 25th, 1910, inclusive.

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The King at his third Accession Court on Friday week

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received condolences and congratulations from the Con- vocations of Canterbury and York, the Universities of Glasgow, Durham, Liverpool, and York, several municipalities, and...

In the House of Commons on Thursday Mr. Dillon moved

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the reduction of the Navy Vote by two millions, and called forth a debate of great importance. Mr. Asquith, who followed Mr. Dillon, used language carefully chosen to wound as...

Mr. Balfour is generally sound on questions of national defence,

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and his speech on Thursday was no exception. He dwelt with gravity on the terrible evils which had flown from the relaxed shipbuilding programme. He also pointed out that though...

The Times of last Saturday published an account of the

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Turkish Budget from its Constantinople correspondent. The revenue is estimated by the Budget Commission at £T26,015,191, and the expenditure at 2T35,693,083. There is therefore...

On Friday week in the House of Commons Mr. Lloyd

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George made at general defence of the finance of the Govern- ment. Replying to the criticism that they were financing the expenditure of this year out of the surplus of last...

As to the possibility of coming to some kind of

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arrange- ment with Germany by which the rivalry for the com- mand of the sea can be stopped, Mr. Asquith was no less clear and no less emphatic. The German Government had. been...

On Friday week the four protecting Powers banded to the

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Cretan Government an ultimatum declaring that unless the Government undertook to admit the Moslem Deputies to the Assembly the chief Cretan ports would be occupied and the...

We are delighted to record these words, and are glad

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to be a'.le to inform our readers that since the publication of Lord Cromer's letter he and those with whom he is acting have met with a very wide, a very influential, and a...

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In the House of Lords on Tuesday the Census Bill

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was considered in Committee, and on the motion of Lord Newton a column was added to the schedule providing for the state- ment of religious opinion. Lord Newton could not...

We much regret to record the death of Mr. C.

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S. Rolls, who was killed at Bournemouth on Tuesday when flying in his biplane. He was trying to descend at a given mark on the flying ground when the strain put upon the tail of...

Though we share Mr. Balfour's anxiety as to the margin

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of safety, and would much prefer that Mr. McKenna had taken a line less likely to be represented in Germany as indicating a slackening, or a possible slackening, of effort, and...

In a letter published in Monday's Times Sir Robert Perks

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criticises the amended form of Royal Declaration. While expressing his willingness that the offensive phrases should be expunged, be demands that the Declaration should con-...

In the course of the debate Lord Charles Beresford made

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a striking speech. When interrupted by Mr. Dillon with the outcry "Your Estimates would be up to a hundred millions," he gave the very sound answer : " They would be up to a...

The Report of the Commission on the Selection of Justices

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of the Peace was published on Wednesday. While the Commissioners think that the appointments should still be made by the Lord Chancellor on the advice of the Lords-Lieutenant,...

r cent., changed from 31 per cent. June 9th. Consols

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( ) were on Friday 821—Friday week 828. Bank Rate, 3

In Monday's papers appeared a letter from Lord Cromer to

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which in another part of this issue Sir Arthur Conan Doyle draws the attention of our readers. Lord Cromer points out that it is largely due to the efforts of Mr. E. D. Morel,...

Lord Dunmore in the House of Lords on Wednesday drew

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attention to the financial relations between the Imperial Exchequer and local authorities. He pointed out that the present local expenditure was £160,000,000 a year, while the...

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THE SUFFRAGE DEBATE. 'E VERYTHING connected with woman suffrage seems to go topsy-turvy when the question reaches Parliament. For example, the House of Commons on Tuesday night...

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T HE discussionof Mr. Lloyd George's Budget for 1 this year, which will have sooner or later to be renewed, turns so much upon the provision made for dealing with the National...

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THE ROCHETTE AFFAIR. T HOSE who have watched with sympathy and

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admira- tion the efforts of M. Briand to save French Parlia- mentarism from sterility, to implant tolerance in French political life, and to make the title of " Republican "...

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W E publish in another column a very remarkable letter from our correspondent " Civis," who writes from expert knowledge of the highest kind, on the battle- ship of the future....

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T HE late Father Tyrrell expressed before his death a strong wish that his friend Mr. Richard de Bary should write an autobiography,—should tell to the Churches the story of "a...

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A DEMAND has been made in the Observer, and has A been supported in the House of Commons, that Buckingham Palace should be replaced by a palace worthy of the Sovereign and of...

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T HERE must be a large number of Old Etonians who will regret to the end of their days that chance or misfortune prevented them from seeing the finish of the Eton and Harrow...

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THE BATTLESHIP OF THE / ITo TSB EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR."' Slit,-In a review of some naval books of reference appearing in the Spectator of July 9th the opinions of certain...

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THE SLAVONIC ASSEMBLY AT SOFIA.. pro THE EDITOR OP TEE "SPECTATOR."] Sne,—The special delegates representing the various branches of the great Slavonic family have already...


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"SFECTITOR."1 Sis ,--In your issue of May 21st there is a review of Mr. Childers's book, " War and the Arme Blanche." I am sur- prised to find that you support the false...

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[To THE EDITOR OF TER "SPECTATOR. •• ] SIR, — No one who knows the facts in regard to the labourers imported into the islands of San Thome and Principe can question the truth of...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 Sra, — I should be much obliged if you would draw the attention of your readers to the movement inaugurated by Lord Cromer to present Mr....

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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—Last winter my husband and I with our little girl of six and a half years old and her nurse spent three months in the South of...


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Silk—Your timely action in calling attention to the instru- ments Great Britain possesses for searching, and possibly seizing, slave ships and boats on the West Coast of Africa...

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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR." J SIR, — I have read the letter of " Rescue Worker " on infanti- cide in your issue of the 9th inst. with much sympathy and interest. I agree...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR,''] S114. - 1 - 011 will permit us to thank you for the encouragement which the hospitality of your columns has given us, and for the notable...

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OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Would you kindly allow me to draw the attention of those in the home country who are interested in the work of the Young Women's Christian...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR."' Sin,—In reference to your notice of "A New Shakespearean Dictionary" in last week's issue, may I say that my gardener uses the word "kecksy"...


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(TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "' Sin,—As an original member of this corps in January, 1860, I very gladly availed myself of the opportunity of joining other former members...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR, — I send you the following lines from Pindar's fourth Olympian, hoping that you will think them as appropriate to King Edward VII. as...


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THE king is dead On his golden bed, His prayer is said And his lesson read. From pining for heaven, And fear of the grave, From taint and leaven And lusts that enslave, Now...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—May I call the attention of the public to the fact that Miss Rosa Waugh is compiling a book of reminiscences of her father, the late...


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result of two cases tried in the Courts in Cheshire, it is now apparent that no legal offence is committed (a) if you dismiss your workmen for showing Liberal colours in a Tory...

NOTICE.—When Articles or "Correspondence" are signed with the writer's name

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or initials, or with a pseudonym, or are marked "Communicated," the Editor must not necessarily be held to be in agreement with the views therein expressed or with the mode of...

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CARDINAL YAUGHAN.* THE Roman Catholic Archbishops of Westminster occupy a strange position in our public life. They rule, and represent directly, the million or so of Roman...

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A NEW edition—the seventh—of Baedeker's Great Britain has been published, and those who are unfamiliar with that admirable book may be interested to learn that in its latest...

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THE ARGENTINE.* DURING the last ten years the name of

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Argentina has been becoming a synonym for El Dorado, a land of fabulous wealth with all the familiar lightning.changes of such places. But it is a new kind in history, for for...

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IT is not likely that any future book on heredity will surpass in width and thorouglmess Dr. Archdall Reid's Laws of • (1) The Laws of Heredity. By G. Arehdall Reid, M.D.,...

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THE main part of Mr. Loch's book first appeared in the Times supplement to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and naturally it retains much of its original character. It gives a...

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PROFESSOR DOWDEN has done well to bring these essays before the public in a form which gives them a better chance of surviving. Among the sixteen the most interesting, wo are...


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Tars is a small book, but it contains a great deal of matter, and increases our knowledge of a man remarkable for his genius, for his work, and for his character. Professor...


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WHEN rival associations, even rival nations, are at work in the field of archaeology, and every year brings new discoveries, we want in books of this kind something like the...

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The One who Came After. By David Lyall. (Hodder and

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Stoughton. 6s.)—This is the story of a Scotch girl of artistic temperament who is left an orphan with very small means of support. After hurriedly trying what life is like with...


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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week as have not bun reserved for rewele in other forms.] The translators do not attempt, for instance, to refine on the meaning...


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THE BRASSBOUNDER.* THERE is no vocation of the British race which is written about with such competence and artistry as that of the sailor. Possibly Stevenson is to be counted...

The Other Side. By Horace A. Vachell. (T. Nelson and

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Sons. 2s. net.)—There is no mistaking the power and originality of this romance. It is described as "a Record of Certain Passages in the Life of a Genius." This genius is David...

READA.BLE Novans.—The Duke ' s Price. By Demetra and Kenneth Brown. (Constable

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and Co. 6s.)—The story of an alliance between money and rank, made in good faith, and turning out well at the last.—Vera of the Strong Heart. By Marion Mole. (A. Melrose....

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Mysterious Morocco. By H. J. B. Ward, B.A. (Simpkin, Marshall,

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and Co. 2s. 6d.)—This is one of the "Travellers' Vade Mecum Series of Handbooks." It tells the traveller what he will see, and what he should look for. It gives information...

The Statesman's Year Book. Edited by J. Scott Keltie, LL.D.,

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with the Assistance of J. P. A. Renwick, M.A. (Macmillan and Co. 10s. Cal. net.)—There is no new feature in this year's volume, but much new information and not a few changes of...

South African Snapshots for English Girls. By Eleanor Tyrrell. (Gay

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and Hanceek. 3s. 6d.)—Miss Tyrrell, after nearly fifty years' experience of life in South Africa, thinks that it is the best country for young Englishwomen, and Miss Mary...

The Dictionary of English History. By Sidney Low, M.A., and

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F. S. Pulling, M.A. (Cassell and Co. 9s. net.)—This book was first published in 1884 and was twice reprinted. Revised editions have appeared from time to time, the one now...

Proceedings of the Classical Association. (John Murray. 2s. 6d. net.)—We

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are glad to see that the Association prospers, though the number of members—twelve hundred or so—does not indicate as much zeal as one might expect. Some may be holding back...

Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley, and Keats. By Barnette

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Miller, Ph.D. (Columbia University Press, New York. 5s. net.)—This volume gives us a very interesting literary and biographical study. Leigh Hunt as a writer of verse typified...

In the excellent series of " Cambridge County Geographies "

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(Cambridge University Press, Is. 6d.) wo have Dorset, by Arthur L. Salmon. Dorset—" shire " should not be added—is one of the smaller counties (a little less than a thousand...

Proceedings of. the Hellenic Club, 1910. (Horace Marshall and Son.

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2s. 6d.)—The Hellenic Club arranges for a cruise in the Easter holidays, and those who are able to take a part in it have the advantage of hearing various discussions, lectures,...