18 NOVEMBER 1905

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The broad result of the week is that the reactionaries

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are beginning to prevail against Count Witte. He has obviously been overborne at Court, he has been deserted by the moderates—who are rather like officers with no soldiers...

. T WO grave events are reported this week from Russia,

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both of which, we fear, are opposed to the hopes of moderate reformers. A mutiny of both sailors and , soldiers has occurred at Vladivostok, leading to much , bloodshed and...

think him too moderate, and call him "a prisoner of

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the Right." M. Berteaux, the Minister of War, who belongs to that wing of the Republicans, agrees in this judgment, and on Friday week he in the most dramatic way, during a...

• The country has, accordingly, been placed under martial law,

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and a fierce communique has been published by Count Witte accusing the Poles of ingratitude for the liberties already conceded, and of an " insolent " intention of separating...

It would seem, however, as if this time the strike

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policy bad failed. The Warsaw strike is flickering out owing to exhaustion of the workmen's funds, and the latest news on Friday indicates that the movement in St. Petersburg...

The Central Committee of Labour in St. Petersburg, excited by

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the state of siege in Poland, and no doubt by the general anticipa- tion of armed repression, issued fresh orders early in the week for a general strike. The trains ceased to...


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short speech, the chief topical significance of which resided in

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his cordial reference to his old friendship with Lord London- derry. That friendship, said Mr. Balfour, had its roots in matters far apart from politics, but had been augmented...

The people of Norway have accepted Monarchy, and Prince Char]e3

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of Denmark as Monarch, by a vote of at least four to one. Only the remoter country districts are Republican, and to the personality of the new King there seems to be no...

On Tuesday a similar meeting of protest was held in

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the Mile End Great Assembly Hall by the Jewish Territorial Organisation, attended by over seven thousand persons, and presided over by Sir Robert Reid. Mr. Zangwill, in a...

On Thursday evening Lord Curzon was entertained to a farewell

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dinner at Bombay amid what the Press calls "unpre- cedented demonstrations of sympathy and admiration." La a brilliant speech be expounded his conception of the duties of a...

The massacres of the Jews in Russia have deeply stirred

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the country, and at a meeting of the English Zionist Federation at the Memorial Hall on Monday letters and telegrams of sympathy from politicians of all shades and the heads of...

The King of the Hellenes is on a visit to

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King Edward VII., his brother-in-law, and on Wednesday his Majesty was enter- tained by the Lord Mayor at a State luncheon in the Guildhall. On his progress from Paddington to...

On Friday week the Australian Federal Premier intro- duced the

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amended Immigration Bills into the Commonwealth House of Representatives. The first Bill empowers the Commonwealth, by means of treaties with other Govern- ments, to arrange...

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We admit that evidences may be multiplied, as in the

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very able letter from Mr. Ward-Humphreys which we print in another column, in favour of the view that a rupture between Mr. Balfour and Mr. Chamberlain is imminent. Apart from...

The National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations held their

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fortieth annual Conference at Newcastle- on-Tyne this week. The day before the Conference, which opened on Tuesday, there was a meeting of the Primrose League, at which the...

The proceedings of the Conference on Tuesday can only be

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regarded as a triumph for the Chamberlainite faction. The speakers laid great stress on the importance of party unity ; but the resolutions passed were all in favour of a...

At the Oxford Union on Thursday evening Lord Roberta delivered

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a very interesting address on the defence of the North-West Frontier of India. After pointing out that a Navy alone could never bring a war against an enemy possess- ing a land...

Mr. Balfour began his speech at the mass meeting on

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Tuesday night with the usual boomerang criticisms of the Opposition's lack of unity and policy. They had nothing to recommend to the country in which they believed, but pre-...

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ought therefore to be deserted by all those who con-

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sider that on a subject of such importance wavering or halting• must necessarily lead to disaster. Nor, on the other hand, is Mr. Balfour's speech likely to extend greatly the...

W E are not disposed, as some of our contemporaries are,

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to worship Count Witte. He is obviously a self-seeking man, and a vain one, and we cannot rid our- selves of the idea that in his spasm of boastfulness after he bad secured the...

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feels sure will equally move her people. Amid the con-

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fused and confusing suggestions that come crowding in from all quarters whenever the word " unemployed " is mentioned, the Queen has seized upon the one counsel to which no...

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T HE line between civilisation and savagery is still narrow. We

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are so surrounded by an atmosphere of philanthropy and enlightenment that we scarcely realise how easily naked human passion can change it all into an Inferno. In Russia, as...

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right in deciding that it was time that a prelate

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of the Church should speak openly on a topics which presents a considerable problem to workers among the ignorant and poor. Since the sect of the Christian Scientists was Minded...

A LTHOUGH the Bill authorising the establishment of a great company

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for the supply of electrical energy, both in bulk and to large retail consumers, over a very considerable part of the Metropolis and an extensive extra-Metropolitan area, was...

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" The first impression of a foreign country visited or

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re- visited is stamped in a sense of the weather and the season," writes Mr. Howells. He came last year to England in the spring, and has many agreeable things to say of the...

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S T. LUKE'S Summer filled the earth with a glory of

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golden leaves and luminous skies, and All Saints' brought the rain. The ground must be thoroughly damp to make a good ploughing, or the share will not cut a clean furrow. And on...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. [TO THE EDITOR 07 THE "SPECTATOR."] SIK,—The importance, the vital necessity, of party unity is so generally recognised that it was with intense regret...

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Sin,—Your last issue contains many brilliant articles, but none so

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brilliant and heart-searching as the one on the un- employed. From the article it is very clear that you are much touched by the misery that is so prevalent; that the cry of the...

[To THE EDITOR OF THU "SPECTATOR"] Sxn.,—I propose that all

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wages earned through relief works should be paid, not to the workers direct, but into the bureau of the said works. To this bureau the tradesmen and land- lords of the workers...

Sre,—I am sorry that in your article on "Mr. Balfour

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and the Unemployed" in last week's Spectator you spoke of "the creation of work" by the State or by a Borough Council as being the creating of a kind of work that is "not...

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[TO TIM BIHTOR OP THN "EleacreTon..1 SIB,—I have read with

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very great interest your able summing up of the Report of the Congo Commission of Inquiry in last week's Spectator. You say at the conclusion of your article that—. "The public...

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LTO THR EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin, — On my way from Vineland lately, where the vintage was abundant but was mostly gathered in bad weather, I spent a wet day at the...


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SrE,—Those interested in this question may like to read a quotation from Dr. Heylin's " Ecclesia. Restaurata," the first edition of which was published in 1661. He refers to...


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[To TRH EDITOR OP TIM " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—It has perhaps occurred to many that a catena of historical novels would be of value. While the stately tomes of history proper remain...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE "Srearsron." Si,—May I thank you for your notice of my book in the 'Spectator of November 4th, although I wish it had been possible to have given a review...

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should he much obliged if you would kindly allow me to say, in reply to "BA. Cantab." (Spectator, November 11th), that for many years Cambridge House has had a succession of...

SIR,—May I thank you, on behalf of all those who

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have taken part in the movement for preserving Hindhead, for the sympathetic and picturesque article on the subject which appeared in the Spectator of November 4th P And may I...


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rTo THE EDITOR 07 THE " SPRCTITOR:1 SIR, — Will you allow me to point out that the statement, "Neither I nor any other leader of the Liberal party, in my belief, has ever gone...


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[To THE EDITOR 07 THE " SPECTATOR:] Sin,—There is only one situation in which a writer of verse may fairly address a reply to the rhyme-sick reviewer, and that is when the...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] MONSIEUR L'EDITEUR,—Puisque votre Revue eat largement ouverte la discussion, permettez-moi, Monsieur le Directeur, de relever un jugement...

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Mir experiment proposed by Colonel Pollock for which we are

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asking subscriptions may be briefly described as follows. Colonel Pollock declares that if funds sufficient to meet the cost are raised, he will undertake in six months to give...


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LEFT to himself, the laggard lingers long : He soothes his life with somnolence or song Or anything that helps him to forget; He will not do the deed—not yet, not yet! But, if...

ROMAN EDUCATION.* EDUCATION in these latter days has become the

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object almost of a cult. Everywhere it has its hierophants, its officials, and its ministers. Esoteric journals solemnly discuss its dogmas, while popular writers ceaselessly...

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LORD STANORDALE has placed the students of recent history under an obligation by publishing the final instalment of Lord Holland's Memoirs. Lord Holland, as the nephew of Fox,...

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THE late Sir Wemyss Reid, who died last February in harness, will be remembered, in all probability, less as the author of one or two forgotten and rather flimsy novels, or even...

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THE DIFFICULT WAY.* BEFORE discussing Mrs. Dearmer's novel in detail, we may say at once that she has deserved well of the reading public by her treatment, at once detached and...

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The Woman's Kingdom. By Mrs. Willoughby Wallace. (A. Constable and

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Co. 3s. ed.) —The "Kingdom" is the house, and Mrs. Wallace instructs us how to furnish it, adorn it, and keep it up generally. She tells us how to manage our servants,— a very...

The Day - book of Claudius Clear. By W. Robertson Nicoll. (Hodder

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and Stoughton. 3s. 6d.)—Most of us know what Dr. Robertson Nicoll can do when, as one of his many activities, he takes up the essayist's pen. Many thousands of readers have...

The Eternal Religion. By J. Brierley, B.A. (J. Clarke and

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Co. 6s.)—We have read this book with much interest and with frequent agreement. Some chapters seem to us all that could be wished. That on the Atonement . may be mentioned as...

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Naw EDP/10248.-A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study. By

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W. A. Stevens and E. D. Burton. (Hodder and Stoughton. 5s. net.)-The Theology of Civilisation. By Charles F. Dole. (H. R. Allenson. 3s. 6d.)-The Coming People. (Same author and...

We have received two volumes of "The Makers of Canada"

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Series (T. C. and E. C. Jack, 21s. per vol.) These are Samuel Champlain, by N. C. Dionne, and Egerton Ryerson., by Nathaniel Burwash. The first of these two names will be known...

The Newspaper Press Directory (C. Mitchell and Co., 2s.) keeps

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its diamond jubilee, appearing for the sixtieth time under the care of Mr. Walter Wellsman, who assisted the late editor in bringing out the first volume. It contains a complete...

" When be descended down to the mount, His personage

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seemed most divine ; A thousand graces one might count Upon his lovely cheerful eyne 'Po bear him speak and sweetly smile, You were in Paradise the while. A sweet attractive...

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