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IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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No doubt these are very considerable concessions, but on the

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other hand it is obvious that the Allies could not possibly accept the Adrianople compromise, and would even find it difficult, though perhaps not impossible, to give back any...

Mr. L. Harcourt followed with a powerful and trenchant attack

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on the amendment, which he maintained was in effect a proposal for the enfranchisement of all women, and would lead logically to their presence in Parliament and on the Treasury...

The news, or rather the rumours, that there has been

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a considerable amount of fighting among the troops at Tchatalja owing to the fact that a large number of them sympathized with Kiamil's Government and distrust the Committee,...


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F RIDAY brought the news of the denunciation of the armistice by the Allies and of the notice given by them to Turkey that hostilities will be renewed at all points at seven...

The Government on Monday decided to withdraw the Franchise Bill.

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The history of this strange and discreditable episode is as follows : On the House going into Committee one the Bill on Friday the 24th -ult., Mr. Lloyd George at once asked the...

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Mr. Bonar Law then stated that if the Unionists were

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returned to power they intended to do three things. (I) They would impose a tariff lower than existed in any industrial country in the world on foreign manufactured goods. (2)...

The Duke of Devonshire, in moving the rejection, spoke of

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it as an hereditary task, but made it clear that it was a matter of personal conviction as well. Lord Crewe, he pointed out, had failed in his historical survey to prove that...

The Archbishop of York said that he had a strong

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bias in favour of self-government for Ireland and of relieving the Imperial Parliament from the pressure of business which dangerously increased the influence of Government...

On Thursday Lord Curzon put the case against the Bill

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with the force and brilliancy to be expected from so great a master of public eloquence. Quite admirable was the way in which he dealt with the question of Ulster. " He...

On Monday, in reply to a direct question from Mr.

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Asquith, the Speaker ruled that by the insertion of any of the suffrage amendments the Bill would in effect become a new measure, which ought to be withdrawn in accordance with...

Mr. Bonar Law was enthusiastically received in Edinburgh on Friday

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week when he spoke on Unionist policy. Dealing first with the recent crisis in the party, he remarked that probably he would be told that after saying at Ashton that he would...

Lord St. Aldwyn resumed the debate on Wednesday with a

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long and damaging criticism of the financial proposals of the Bill. Nothing was done to place the Irish Government in a position of self-reliance; Ireland did not contribute to...

Lord Crewe moved the second reading of the Home Rule

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Bill in the Lords on Monday. In a long but somewhat dis. pirited speech he dealt at length with the relations of Great Britain and Ireland from the seventeenth century onward....

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Apart from what the Nation calls questions of honour, the

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points on which the public requires to be satisfied by the Com- mittee are very well summarized in a letter from Sir Henry Norman in the Daily Chronicle of Wednesday. He says...

On the breakdown of Mr. Lawson's charges we have two

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observations to make. Though his withdrawals involve him in personal humiliation and discredit, that breakdown in no way settles the questions (1) whether the Marconi Agreement...

On the general question we maintain our attitude that the

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members of the Government concerned, though of course in no sense guilty of corruption or of anything approaching thereto, did not show that delicacy and discretion which the...

We could not possibly express our general point of view

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more clearly than by urging, as we did at the very beginning of the controversy, that the Ministers aspersed in so flagrant a manner by the Eyewitness should bring actions for...

Bank Rate, 5 per cent., changed from 4 per cent.

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October 17th. Consols (21) were on Friday 75—Friday week 74-n.

In only one particular do we desire to criticise Mr.

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Bonar Law's Edinburgh speeches. We cannot believe it wise to make any suggestion of the possibility of the King ever attempting to exercise his extinct power of veto. For him to...

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MR. BONAR LAW'S SPEECH. DOA bi N ss R poe LV speech d i t n o b u b r e warmly , b makes congratulated it o clear, l at i E s beyond the reach even of Liberal...

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O N Thursday evening the House of Lords rejected the Home Rule Bill. The fact that the passage of the Bill through the Commons and the discussion in the House of Lords have...

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W E fear that the House of Commons is committing itself once more to a policy in regard to woman suffrage that will almost certainly end as unsatisfactorily as similar policies...

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I N a letter to the Times of January 24th, Mr. Geoffrey Drage calls attention to a problem of the greatest financial and social importance which has hitherto been very largely...

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Those who will take the trouble to remember that Pope could and did write poetry not in the couplet, and to read him in this milder mood, will never regret having done so. To...

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I T is said that a young daughter is a very real asset to every public man in America. "Dr. Woodrow Wilson is to be congratulated on the possession of a daughter," we read the...

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T HE houseboats of the Thames are famous centres of a dallying summer existence in which life tunes itself to the pace of the drifting punts and skiffs, and seems to be...

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HONORARY DEGREES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL. [To THE EDITOR Or THII "srsereres."1 Sin, — In your last issue the Bishop of Bristol, in a carefull3 considered and admirably...

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"SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The military situation of Turkey is hardly as black as pictured in current issues of the Spectator. Adrianople was organized like German fortresses of the...


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THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—The enclosed extract from Caroline Fox's "Journals and Letters," under date April 14th, 1852, appears to me to be likely to interest both you and your...


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SIR,—The Bishop of Bristol, in a letter to you upon the number of honorary degrees recently conferred at the inauguration of the Chancellor of Bristol University, defended the...


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[To THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—I must apologize for trespassing upon your space two weeks in succession with reference to the question of Portuguese slavery, but an...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOIL."] SIIL,—In your last issue 3s. a week is mentioned as the outside rent that an agricultural labourer can afford to pay for his cottage, and I...

(To THE EDTIOR OF THE "SPECIATOII.n Sin,—Mr. Ewing's letter in

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your issue of January 18th gives two cases of schemes for rural housing, both of them examples of the grave danger that attends the solution of the question. In his own district...


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[To TEE EDITOR. OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR, — Your excellent article on "Taxing Builders' Profits " does not mention that builders are not allowed a farthing for deferred interest...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR "] SIR, — May I, as Chairman of the Liberal Churchmen's Protest League, appeal through your columns to all fair- minded men, and especially to...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") would be difficult to estimate the indebtedness of the world of scholarship to the generous and self-sacrificing labours of Charles du...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR, — Your reviewer, in his article on the book of Jewish Common Prayer, makes two rather surprising statements. He says : "It is strange to...


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pro THE EDITOR or TOR " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Referring to the notice of "Walking Essays" by Arthur Hugh Sidgwick, in your issue of January 18th, I notice that the reviewer...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") Sirc,—The notice of my article in the Edinburgh Review under the above title is an absolute misrepresentation of its contents. To say that...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") SIR,—With reference to "L. A. F.'s" letter, published in your columns of January 18th, I agree with "L. A. F." that " the cost of living,...

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" SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I think that with the danger threatening St. Paul's, many of your readers may be interested in the enclosed extract from a letter written in 1824 by Thomas...


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QUEEN ADELAIDE'S HILL AND MILLERGROUND GLEN AND LANDING. [To THZ EDITOR Cr SUR "SPECTATOR. "] opportunity has arisen for purchasing on behalf of the public the above beautiful...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE “SPECTATOR.' r j SIR,—Being away from home, my Spectator for the 11th inst. has been delayed in reaching me, and I have only just read the somewhat...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPEOTATOR."] SIR,—As Easter falls this year on the earliest possible day "a. dislocates public business most inconveniently, the attempt ix the date...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—As an apprentice in the barque 'Victoria Cross' of Liverpdol, loading rails for Calcutta in Middlesbro' dock some years ago, I dreamt...

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FOUNDATIONS.* THE title given to this collection of theological essays is explained by Mr. Nevile Talbot in his opening essay on " The Modern Situation." He attempts to show...

NOTICE.—When "Correspondence" or Articles 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 Le held to be in agreement with the views therein expressed cr with the mode of...


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YOUTH'S DEBT. WHEN in the pretty wood The larches spurtle red for the year's turning, Then, in men's moving blood, Sweet April does set frolic fires a-burning. But now, since...

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THE ROMANCE OF THE ROTHSCHILDS.* 'Tam survey of the greatest

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family of financiers in the world is not brought up to date and is not the work of a scientific historian. Round the Napoleons of finance much legend has gathered. The author...

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THE object of this vigorously written and designedly provo- cative little book is to discredit the foreign policy of the British Government and to create the impression that...

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MRS. MASTERMAN'S POEMS.* DuniNo the last six years short poems

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have occasionally appeared in the weekly papers, including our own columns, signed " Lucy Lyttelton," which to those who care for poetry seemed remarkable for their complete...

PORTRAITS AND SKETCHES.* "OFTEN I have found a Portrait superior

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in real instruction to half-a-dozen written ' Biographies '—as Biographies are written ; or, rather, let me say, I have found that the Portrait was as a small lighted candle by...

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WE do not, as a rule, notice episcopal charges, which, from their very nature, travel over a large variety of topics. But the Bishop of Norwich at his primary visitation has...


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EFFECTIVE as a rule by reason rather of its manner than of its quality, judicial humour is usually best left unrecorded. Like a gleam of wintry sunshine, it owes its wan...

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EDWARD FArRLIE FRANKFORT.t AUSTRALIA. has long been one of the great laboratories of democratic experiment, and Sir Henry Wrixon, who has spent some forty-five years in the...


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CONSIDERING how large a part King Canute played in eleventh-century Europe, there is strangely little written about him in English. Beginning life as a landless younger son,...

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"Comet Reek! Come Rope!" By Robert Hugh Benson. (Hutchin- !:sion..and

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Co. 6s.).—Monsignor Benson-paints his Elizabethan romances in vivid colours; and conveys the religions struggle of that day with great clearness to his readers. It is, of...


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[Under this heading we notice such 'Books of the weak as hare not been reserved for review in other forms.] From Studio to Stage : Reminiscences of Weedon Grossmith Written by...

The Private Life of Henry Maitland: a Record dictated by

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J. H. Revised and edited by Morley Roberts. (Eveleigh Nash. Os.)— tinder the thinnest veil of fiction, the life of a very well-known novelist is described in these pages. The...

READABLE Novms.—The Distant Lamp. By Harold Begbie. (Hodder and Stoughton.

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6s.)—A. story of a brother's sacrifices, and the Children's Crusade of 1212, told with Mr.. Begbic's enthusiasm. — Round - About a Rectory. By the author of "Leaves from a...

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Portraits and Speculations. By Arthur Ransome. (Macmillan and Co. Is.

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6d. net.)—Seven of the nine papers collected here are pieces of literary criticism dealing, among others, with Daudet, Nietzsche, and Pater. Mr. Ransome has the great merit of a...

The Making of Modern England. : By Gilbert Slater, MA., D.Sc.

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(Constable and Co. 7s. 6d. net.)—Dr. Slater is the Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford. His history begins at the . battle of Waterloo, and is written from the social and...

BOOKS OF REFERENCE.— Thorn's Official Directory,1913. (Simpkin, Marshall. 20i net.)—For residents

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in Ireland this is an almost indispensable reference-book. In addition to a directory of Dublin City and County and special information upon Irish affairs, it contains a full...

The Genesis of Parliamentary Reform. By George Stead Veitch. With

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an Introduction by Ramsay Muir. (Constable and Co. 10s. 6d_ net.)—The subject of Parliamentary Reform is very much to the fore at the present moment, and Mr. Veitch's study of...

Ancient Egyptian Legends. By M. A. Murray. (John Murray. 2s.

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net.)—English readers are unfamiliar with the legends of Egypt, with the exception perhaps of the story of Osiris and Isis. In the new volume of the " Wisdom of the East" series...