1 JUNE 1907

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The King and Queen of Norway arrived in Paris on

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Monday for a visit, and have been received with evident delight. There have been the usual receptions at the Palais de l'Elyge by the President of the Republic, and by the...

The recent" settlement" of the dispute between the people of

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San Francisco and the Japanese residents seems to have settled very little. At the end of last week there was a riot in which a Japanese restaurant was attacked. According to...

• .* The Editors cannot undertalu3 to return Manuscript, in

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any ease.

Letters published by the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette say

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that Lala Lajpat Rai, who has been deported, was the head of an incredibly deep-rooted and complex scheme of revo- lution. These letters, it ought to be said, were written by...


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A GREAT opportunity has been missed by the Duma. On Thursday the question of terrorism was reintroduced, once mole with no satisfactory result. As we have said many times, it is...

The Times of Monday publishes some details of the recent

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rioting at Rawal Pindi. Immediately after three Indian pleaders had been cited to appear before the District Magis- trate on May let to explain seditious speeches they bad made...

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The full text of the Bill, which was issued on

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Wednesday, reveals the extensive powers which are assigned to the Com- missionera. They will hold inquiries into the demand for small holdings in any district, being guided by...

In the House of Commons on Monday the Prime Minister

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was asked if he proposed to proceed with the Irish Council Bill, and he requested that all questions as to the dates of Government business should be postponed for a week. He...

In the Lords on Thursday Lord Lansdowne, Lord Onslow, and

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other Opposition Peers subjected the Memorandum of evidence as to allotments and small holdings on which the Premier relied in his Holborn speech to detailed and damaging...

The vexed question of the Brunswick Regency has been temporarily

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resettled by the unanimous election of Duke John Albrecht of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Bren months ago, on the death of the late Regent, Prince Albrecht of Prussia, the claims of...

The Times Berlin correspondent contributes to Monday's issue an extremely

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interesting sketch of Baron von Roggen- bach, formerly Foreign Minister of Baden, who died on Saturday last at the age of eighty-two. Roggenbach, a Roman Catholic, but, like...

On Monday Mr. Lewis Harcourt asked leave to introduce the

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Government Bill amending the law relating to small holdings and allotments in England. The main object of the Bill—to stern the townward stream of humanity—was one on which...

The strike of miners on the Rand has been weakening

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from day to day. Unless the engine-drivers join the strike, it cannot continue much longer, although the miners have unanimously resolved to go on with it. Everything depends...

In regard to allotments, the definition of which was extended

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from one to five acres, the Parish Connell (subject to the consent of the County Council) was invested with compulsoiy powers to purchase or hire lands for this purpose. The...

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These arguments were vigorously assailed by Mr. Balfour, who contended

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that the Bill sought to replace a cheap and valuable instrument by a hybrid and amorphous organisation. The new third battalions would only do imperfectly in war what was done...

The Federal Conference on Education was formally opened by Lord

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Crewe at the Caxton Hall on Friday week. Lord Crewe, after paying a well-deserved tribute to the League of Empire for its services in organising the Conference, which, he added,...

The discussion on Universities and the Empire at Thurs- day's

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meeting, opened by Dr. Headlam, was maintained on a high level throughout In an extremely suggestive speech Mr. Balfour condemned the excessive deference paid to examinations,...

In the Commons the whole of Tuesday was devoted to

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the discussion of the Territorial Forces Bill. Sir Charles Bilks moved an ameudnient to Clause I. (which establishes the County Associations) to retain the old names of the...

Some important military appointments are announced to take place as

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the vacancies occur. Sir Neville Lyttelton, Chief of the General Staff, will succeed Lord Grenfell in Ireland. The new Chief of the General Staff will be Sir W. G. Nicholson,...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent., changed from 41 per cent.

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Apr. 25th. Consols (21) were on Friday 84I—on Friday week 84i.

At Saturday's meeting the subjects of the mutual recogni- tion

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of teachers' certificates and the interchange of teachers and inapectors were discussed, and valuable addresses were delivered by delegates from Toronto and New Zealand, Mr. S....

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I F we were asked out of the speeches made at the opening last week of the Federal Conference on Education to choose one which should suggest most concisely the need and wisdom...


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EUROPEAN POLICY IN THE FAR EAST. T HE new Agreement between France and Japan, and the Agreement which is coming between Japan and Russia, undoubtedly tend to secure immediate...

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I T is unfortunate that the time spent on a question of names should have prevented any consideration of the Government's amendment to Clause II. of the Terri- torial Forces...

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W E congratulate Mr. Burns on the letter which he has addressed to the West Ham Union. It is a call to a high conception of the duties and responsibilities of local government,...

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I T is reported of the late Lord Beaconsfield when Chancellor of the Exchequer that, at the approach of the time when he would have to determine on his first Budget, careful...

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111HE persons who can properly be described as thoughtless 1 get fewer and fewer every day. Among the educated every one thinks more or less, but a vast number think indefi-...

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M R. WALTER WELLMAN, who has just gone to Norway to make ready for his attempt to reach the North Pole in a steerable balloon, is a tried Arctic explorer. If be were not, one...

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- 9YEN befont the recent election to the Chancellorship, 11 the world was aware that Oxford was etaimeltly conservative,—Oxford, that is, as a voting body, the greater Oxford,...

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UNREST IN INDIA. [To TOP waives OP TON &giant-cowl Sin,—In your last issue Mr. G. C. Whitworth quotes a few native papers as evidence that educated Indians are generally...

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To THE EDITOR OF TUE .. SFECT;708.1 Sllt,—We are all of us Liberals, nowadays, 'Wilds extent, that we all desire the granting of an "equality of opportunity" to all our...


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[To TIM EDITOR OF THE * SPOOF/MOM:1 Sut,—The Eduiji Committee has reported that the evidence given at the trial did not justify the conviction of Edalji. It was not, therefore,...

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have read with some surprise in the Spectator of May 25th your opinion in reference to the case of Mr. Edalji that the lately published decision of the Home Secretary is...


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(To THO SOITOR OP VIM . SPION'ATOIL1 Sta,—The spirit of a new and mighty patriotism Las descended upon the Chinese people. They are now yearning for national unity and...

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rTO TED EDITOR OF THE . SPROTATOR."1 SIE,—Thanks for your deserved tribute to Mark Twain in last week's issue, especially these words: "preserving the same courage,...

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THUOYDIDES THE DRAMATIST, A BOOE, like a dog, should avoid "a bad name," and by calling the present volume Thueydides ifythistoricus its author creates a prejudice against it...


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To Tea EDITOR OF TRH .SPROTATOO-1 Sire,—In this ancieat Saxon village, and in the neighbouring villages, all the butchers' shops are called butekingmbops. —


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" Killgeran, formerly famous for its Castle built by Clirahlus, is govern'd by a Portreeve di Bailiffs, and noted for great plenty of Salmon caught here: for the River Tivy...


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AN APPRECIATION. iVe who lay bare our little gifts of rhyme Upon the altar of grim, smiling Time, Who to the immortal Pew would fain belong, And rack the very heavens for a...


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L're RUB EDITOR or TOR seecesTou."1 Sta,—The followipg is a true account of an experience of a vicar in Breconshire. He had an acre on his glebe-land which bad become coarse,...

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imprint of research rather than of personal experience. Mr. Rogers has read up his subject with such admirable industry that there is no living Australian or New Zealander who...

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IN May. 1887, Dr. Talbot was consecrated "Missionary Bishop" of Wyoming and Idaho, a diocese covering an area more than half as big again as that of Great Britain and far more...

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Mn. HENRY JEPHSON, who was a prominent and hard-working Progressive member of the late London County Council, has written a very interesting and instructive history of London...

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TEE RETURN OF THE EMIGRANT.* Miss MACKAY is a newcomer in the field of fiction—so at least we gather from internal evidence as well as from the title-page of her novel—who...

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A Pree Solitude. By Alice Perrin. (Chatto and Windus. 2s.

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65.) —Novel-readers who like stories of India will always welcome a fresh volume from the pen of Mrs. Perrin. A Frits Solitude is one of the best things she has done,and her...


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The Independent Church of Westminster Abbey (1650-1826). By the Rev. Ira Boseley. (Congregational Union of England and Wales. Is. net.)—The place and the dates as given in the...

Amelia. By Graham Hope. (Smith, Elder, and Co. Os.) — . Prince

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August of Salzheim-Schlfisselburg has four daughters in stock, so to speak. The family is poor, but of the Royal caste, and one morning be receives a letter from a reigning...

READABLE NOVEL8. — An Outback Marriage. By A. B. Paterson. (Angus and

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Robertson, Sydney. Is. 61. net. )—A story of station life in Australia, interesting both in itself and from the fact that the author is an Australian writer —Richard Elliott,...


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THE PROGRESS OF ARTILLERY. Artillery and Explosives. By Sir Andrew Noble. (I. Murray. 21s. net.)—" Extraordinary as has been the advance in every department of Science during...

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Cambridge. By M. A. R. Taker. Painted by William Matthison.

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(A. and C. Black. 20s. net.)—The reader will very soon see that the existence of this new book is amply justified by its meritorious qualities. Topics that have been handled not...

F. .D. Maurice. By C. F. G. Masterman. (Mowbray and

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Co. 8s. 6d. net.)—This is one of the series of "Leaders of the Church, 1800-1900." Mr. Masterman writes with sympathy and no little power of appreciation. When we find him...

Round about Wiltshire. By A. G. Bradley. (Methuen and Co.

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65.)—Mr. Bradley is a most 'entertaining guide, and in this volume his passion for historical wanderings is happily propor- tioned to the interest of particular localities and...


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[Under this heading me notice such Book, of the wee k as have not been reserved for review in other forms.] The Bible Reader. Part I. By E. Nixon and H. R. Steel. (Allman. Is....

The Unheated Greenhouse. By K. L. Davidson. (G. Newnes Ss.

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6d. net.)—There is, of course, much to be said for the " unheated " glasshouse. Fires are costly and precarious. Your gardener oversleeps himself or takes a drop too much ; a...

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The Investment of Tntst Funds. By Henry Lowenfeld. (Invest- ment

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Registry. 2s.6d.net.)—Many trusts are, of conrse,under strict limitations. In others the trustees have a certain discretion in investing, audit is for such that Mr. Lowenfeld's...

A cheaper edition has appeared of Lord Randolph Churchill, by

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Winston Spencer Churchill, M.P. (Macmillan and Co., 7s. 6d. net). It seems to be substantially the same as the original issue, but printed on thin paper, and so conveniently...

Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon. (Lloyds Greater Britain Publishing Company.)—This

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very sumptuous volume, with its eight hundred and sixty-seven quarto pages and its illustrative photographs numbering nearly three thousand, is well worthy of its subject. Every...

Messrs. Sisley send us specimens of "The Novel Books." They

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are bound in blue lambskin with gold ornamentation, are gilt- edged, have a bookplate, with a blank space for the name, frontis- piece illustration, and coloured title-page. The...

The Cradle of the Hapsburgs. By J. W. Gilbert-Smith. (Chatto

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and Windus. 55. net.)—Mr. Gilbart-Smith has industriously collected a great number of interesting, and even romantic, facts about the Hapsburgs in their earlier days. It is...

In the series of the "Victoria County Histories" (A. Constable

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and Co., £1 lls. 66. net per vol.) we have Lancashire, Vol. III., and Oxfordshire, Vol. II. The Lancashire volume has reached the point which was, it may be said, the beginning...