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I N DE X, FROM JULY 1st TO DECEMBER 30th, 1911, INCLUSIVE. Doctors, their Dilemma ... ... • • • ... 581 — the, and the Insurance Act ... • • • ... 1110 Dogs at a Show ... _...

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LOanon: Printed by L. Limon Gina. at the London and

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County Printing Works, Drury Lane, W.C. : and Published by Joss Basis for the " SescrtrAt" (Limited) at their Office, No. 1 Wellington Street, in the Precinct of the Savoy,...

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On Friday week the French Government was defeated in the

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Chamber by seven votes and afterwards resigned. The debate concerned the command of the Army in war, General Goiran arguing that it would be impossible for one man to control...

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

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any case.

The Washington correspondent of the Times announces in Wednesday's paper

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that the Pelagic Sealing Conference has come to a satisfactory arrangement by which pelagic sealing is to be suspended for fifteen years. The countries concerned are Great...

The new Prime Minister is M. Caillaux, who was Finance

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Minister under M. Monis. He is abandoning the policy of trying to force the railway companies to take back their discharged employees, and there is no doubt that the political...

Last Saturday the King reviewed the Home and Atlantic Fleets

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at Spithead under the command of Sir Arthur Moore. The ships were arranged in seven columns, each nearly five miles long, and the imposing appearance of the new battleships...


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• T HE situation in Albania still remains threatening and precarious. We have dealt with the great risks which the Young Turks and the Committee are running, but must note here...

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Though the Government are doing exactly what we felt sure

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they would do, that is, refuse the slightest concession, we feel no inclination whatever to alter the view which we have expressed all along, and which we repeat in our first...

On Wednesday the Commons discussed the ratification of the Declaration

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of London, the chief questions raised being the conversion of merchant ships, the security of our food s upply, and the right of sinking neutral ships. Mr. McKinnon Wood. opened...

In our account of the Coronation festivities last week we

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were, unfortunately, unable to notice a fact of very great interest and importance, namely, that a thousand men repre- senting the Veteran Reserves, formed by various County...

On Sunday morning the King. accompanied by the Queen, the

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Prince of Wales, Prince Albert, and Princess Mary, came ashore from the Royal yacht and reviewed 140 Naval veterans in Portsmouth Dockyard. The men, who were assembled in...

After speeches by Lord Haldane and Lord Curzon, the Government's

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position was stated by Lord Morley, who said that if there were a better plan for erecting a deciding authority they would consider it. But this, at all events, was certain,...

On Thursday the debate on Lord Cromer's amendments to the

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Money Bill Clause was continued. As on the previous day, the Government showed, as we have always contended they would show, a ruthless determination to have their whole pound...

The notion that it will be any satisfaction to the

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Unionist Party or to the country when revolutionary acts have been committed for Unionists to be able to lay the blame entirely on the other side is childish. When great issues...

The Committee stage of the Parliament Bill was begun in

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the House of Lords on Wednesday. The principal amend- ment discussed was moved by Lord Cromer with a view to substituting a joint committee for the Speaker as the tribunal for...

It is greatly to be hoped that the King and

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Queen will not be worn oat by the Coronation festivities, though we confess to a certain sense of uneasiness when we see the thorough and whole-hearted way in which they carry...

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The exclusive theory of Apostolic succession, the Bishop went on

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to say, was built on a misunderstanding of the words and doctrine of Christ and of the history of the Early Church. " The researches of dispassionate, truth-seeking, historical...

The debate did not end, as was at first expectedon

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Thursday night. In view of the gravity of the issue and the very strong and divided feeling in the House, the Government have agreed to devote a third day to the discussion,...

The latter part of Mr. Lloyd George's speech was, whether

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so intended or not, an extremely effective piece of oblique self-laudation. The identification of the people with Caesar was audacious, but not so audacious as the...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent., changed. from 31 per cent.

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Mar. 9th. Consols (2,0 were on Ti riasy 794—Wednesday wee k 791 Bank Rate, 3 per cent., changed. from 31 per cent. Mar. 9th. Consols (2,0 were on Ti riasy 794—Wednesday wee k 791

Mr. Lloyd George gave an address in Welsh at the

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Welsh Baptist Chapel, Castle Street East, on Sunday afternoon. He maintained that, in spite of the complaints of pessimists, the world was getting better, and if they read the...

The united Communion to which Nonconformists were invited by the

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Bishop of Hereford, and about which there has been • so much discussion, took place in Hereford Cathedral last Sunday. According to the Times report there was a representative...

We desire to join in the hope which has been

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expressed that it will be found possible to replace the new ld. and td. stamps by a worthier design. The new stamps are petty and undis- tinguished to an almost provocative...

The Canadian correspondent of the Times has a long and

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interesting article on Canadian parties and the Census in last Saturday's issue. The total population is estimated at 8,000,000, as against 5,371,315 ten years ago; but of this...

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THE POLITICAL CRISIS. I S there auy real antagonism between what for brevity we may call the Spectator view of the present crisis and the view of the bulk of the Unionist Party...

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THE TURKS IN ALBANIA AND YEMEN. T HE difficulties of the

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Younc , Turks in Albania and Yemen seem to increase, and in Albania the military problem is complicated by grave moral questions on which we are still insufficiently informed,...

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I N spite of the eloquence and the dogged firmness— excellent qualities per se in a statesman—with which Sir Edward Grey has pushed and pressed the Declaration of London upon...

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A NYONE who wishes to realize the extent to which the Liberal Party has been injured by its alliance with Socialism may be recommended to read the leading article in the...

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T N his essay on " Envy " Bacon says that " tbe times wen the stroke or percussion of an envious eye cloth most hurt are when the party envied is beheld in glory or triumph ;...

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T O praise the London police for their management of a large crowd has become almost superfluous. We have come to take it for granted in these days of huge processions that...

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T HE storm of Coronation Day that raged round Skiddaw had given way to calm and sunlight. It was determined• though the glass still stood at rain, to fire the beacon, or so much...

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THE POLITICAL CRISIS. [TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Most men of foresight will, I think, agree with you that the passing of the Parliament Bill would be a less evil...

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[To TIM EDITOR OF THE "Serer/mm."1 SIR,—Once again I must

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utter my protest—a protest hitherto unheeded—against the mistaken policy which the Spectator urging in regard to the close-coming constitutional crisis. Once again I beg to...

0 WIZ EDTros Or TEE "SPZCTATOR."1 Sin.,—On reading your last

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week's article, "The Political Crisis," I was struck by the absolute certainty with which yen assume two points. First, that a dissolution just now could possibly do no good to...


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SIR,—The House of Lords seems determined to disregard the w's1 counsels of the Spectator and to wreck the Veto Bill by adopting an amendent which the Government cannot accept....

(TO THY EDITOR 07 THZ "Erscraroa.") SIR,—In view of the

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tabling of the official Opposition amend. merits to the Parliament Bill in the House of Lords, would it not be well for you to reconsider some of the arguments em- ployed by you...

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To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR." SIR, — Sir Herbert Maxwell, in his letter which appears in the Times of June 20th, cites the case of a country doctor who had to attend a...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] Srn,—Ton said a while ago that the working-man's dream was "Two jobs for one man " ; would it not be well, tb -^ to devote more attention...

[To TER EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] Sre, -- It is gratifying to

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see you raise your voice on behalf of a class who will be severely hit if this fifty-first clause of the National Insurance Scheme become law. I heartily endorse every word "...


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[n) THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SITE,—The attention of the thoughtful public should be drawn to Clause 51 of the National Insurance Bill, and specially to its bearing on...

[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] Stn,--Many owners of small

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property have written to the Land Union ) calling attention to Clause 51 of the National Insurance Bill, which makes it unlawful for any person to take any proceedings in...

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SIR,—Our house and street decorations well expressed our loyalty last week, but there is one aspect of these decorations which leaves room for improvement. We have hung flags...


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[To 772 EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."} SIR, —Sorely it is better to dwell on the exceeding beauty of holiness than on the exceeding sinfulness of sin. What we are always...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE " STECTATOF..1 Sin,—There is an undercurrent of feeling about these recent festivities we have just passed through which it is not quite well to ignore....


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STECTATOR."1 Sia,—Mr. C. L. Kingsford in the Spectator of June 24th clearly proves that the suggested Irish descent of King George—either through a daughter of Roderick...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—When there is much talk about Christian unity and little action to promote it, you may think that the example set in an obscure little...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Stn,—In the course of an editorial in your issue of May 20th titled " The Condemnation of the Standard Oil Trust," and • See article on...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR...1 SIR,—With reference to the Lincolnshire form for counting sheep, I well remember, as a child, in Penmaenmawr, North Wales, being taught to...

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[TO THE EDITOE OP THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIE,—The interesting article in the Spectator of June 10th and the collection at South Kensington should stimulate in- terest in the study...


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[TO THE EDITOR or THE " SPECTATOZ.1 Sta,—Will you allow me to suggest to the bird lovers among your readers that during the summer season they should make a point of...


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[To TRE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] Sra,—May we crave a corner of your valuable space to appeal for funds to found Homes and Institutes abroad for girls leaving the United...


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[TO MI EDITOR OF IRE "SPECTATOR,"] Snt, — / venture to send you a few simple reflexions upon your controversy with the English Bewley and with its supporters. Practically all...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR, — An interesting book

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on " counting out rhymes" is The Counting-out Rhymes of Children : Their Antiquity, Origin, and Wide Distribution. A Study in Folk-lore," by H. C. Bolton. (London : Elliot...

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correspondents on the above subject appear to hold that the condemnation of a censorship creates an obligation to promote the circulation of moral filth, and, further, that for...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Surely the important

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point in this controversy is not your " immunity from being forced to increase the influence" of the English Review, as you suggest in your reply to Mr. Newbolt P The question...

[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] kia,—Miss Sinclair's letter in

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your last issue expresses so exactly and so admirably what I have felt in regard to your attack on the English Review that I should be glad if you would allow me to endorse it....


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SIR,—I bad already written you a letter on this subject when I saw Mr. Newbolt's letter in your last issue, and that so entirely expresses what I feel and wished to say that I...

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[To THE EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR. "] Sra,—Having just seen the notice of above book in last week's Spectator, may I ask you, as an act of simple justice to myself, to allow me...


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THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.* Mn. JEBB has produced a book which is not only useful and opportune, but most readable; no light achievement when we consider that the subject is the...


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OXFORD AT NIGHT. Han towers in heavenly splendour soar And smoulder to the starlit air, As though her beauty; slumbering, wore The robe Immortals wear. It is not might of...

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 be held to be in agreement with the views therein expressed or with the mode of...

THE ROYAL INDIAN MARINE. [To vas Ramos OF TEE "Sracrwroa."1

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SIR, —As a guest on board one of H.M.'s battleships last Saturday, one vessel, differing from any other there, arrested my attention as I saw her steaming through the Fleet...

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Mils. HUGH Fa&sxa has the merit, not always possessed by writers of reminiscences, of loving to write about what most in- terests her. The common temptation is to write about...

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SEA-WOLVES.* Thu gallant commander's title may, perhaps, disappoint a few

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readers; but he explains himself more fully in a qualifying sub-title, which tells us that his subject is "the grand period of the Moslem Corsairs." Piracy has been indigenous...

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THIS remarkable brochure, which is a reprint of an essay from the last number of the Zeitschrift fur Politik, was described briefly in a letter in the Spectator of June 17th ;...

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LORD ILCHESTER has edited a second instalment of Lady' Holland's Journals with much care. The present volume is made up of her two tours in Spain: In the first, which was made...

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WE must begin this long-delayed notice of an important book by explaining that it is not an abbreviation of the well-known work, in five volumes, which appeared in 1898-1904...


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IN this book we have a very interesting record made at first hand of the late King Edward's successes and achievements in the world of sport. Its editor is a writer who is...

MORE ABOUT EGYPT. - t- WE owe this book to the tiresome

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delays of Egyptian trains and steamers. Mr. Weigel], who is Inspector-General of Upper Egypt, in the Department of Antiquities, explains that he has jotted down notes of things...

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The Davosers. By D. Brandon. (John Long. 6s.)—The author has

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produced in this book a kind of dense macabre in fiction. The whole of the dramatis personae suffer from tuberculosis and "tem- peratures," and if they take a morbid view of...

Jane Oglander. By Mrs. Bello° Lowndes. (W. Heinemann. 6s.)—This is

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the story of a lady of Circe-like tendencies who drags into the net of her fascinations every male, attached or unattached, whom she happens to fancy. Given such a theme, it is...


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MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY.• THE author of The Virginian needs no introduction to English readers, and although the short stories of which his new volume is made up can hardly be...

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The Secret of the Dragon. By M. Ir. Pandered. (Harpers.

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6s.)— There is a great deal about the mysticism of alchemy in this novel, the main subject of which is a romantic old home in the country inhabited by the last male...

The American Year Book : a _Record of Events and

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Progress in 1910. Edited by S. N. D. North. (Appleton and Co. 15s. net.)—This is the first issue of what is intended to be an annual volume. In form it resembles the Annual'...

Oxford and Poetry in 1911. By Herbert Warren, D.C.?, (The

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Clarendon Press. la. net.)—Here we have Professor Warren's Inaugural Lecture. He brings under- review some of his prede- cessors in. the Chair of Poetry ; he discusses what we...

We are glad to notice a new edition of Areopagitica

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(A. and C. Black_ 103. net), published under the direction of Mr. Sydney Humphries. The fact that the whole profit derived from. its sale is to be devoted to the London Library...

Alfred Lord Tennyson : his Homes and Haunts. By B.

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G. Ambler. (T. C. and E. C. Jack la. 611. net.)—This is a brief and somewhat sentimental account of Tennyson's life. It belongs to a series known as "The Pilgrim. Books," which,...

READABLE Novere.—Ttoin Sisters. By Richard Marsh. (Cassell and Co. Price

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Gs.)—A most melodramatic story founded on the likeness between twin sisters and the impersonation of one or both of them by an unscrupulous servant —The Love Story of a Mormon....


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[Tinder this heading we notice such Books of the week as have not been reserved for resists in other forms.] Through. South Westland. By A. Maud Moreland. (Witherby and Co. 'Dr....

We have received copies of three dissertations upon subjects connected

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with English literature, written for the degree of doctor in the Swedish universities. The Language of Swinburne's Lyrics and Epics, by Gunnar Serner (W. Helfer and Sons, Cam-...

The Concise Oxford Dictionary. Adapted by - IL W. Fowler and

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F. G. Fowler from The Oxford Dictionary. (Oxford University pees& se are net.)—The nature of this book is almost sufficiently explained by ita title. It possesses, however, some...

More Peers. Verses by H. Belloe. Pictures by B. T.

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B. (Stephen Swift. 2s. ticf. net.)—Admirers of Mr. Belloc's lighter verse will be charmed by this new volume, which is scarcely less entertaining than the beat of its...