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Saturday's outrage has been followed by the short lull which

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is usual after such fits of violence. The Labour ex- Members of the Duma are straining every effort to capture the Army and Navy, and have circulated a letter in which Anarchy...

The Paris correspondent of the Times reproduces in Thurs- day's

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issue an interesting article on the Turkish-Egyptian frontier question which has appeared in the Temps. The Irade of May 14th, observes the writer, was hailed as a settle- ment...

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

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The Pope's Encyclical, it will be remembered, declared that the

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French Bishops had condemned not only the Associations cultuelles, but every other type of Association which purported to be legal and canonical. The Sikh on Friday week pub-...


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T HE Socialist revolutionaries in Russia have announced that their policy henceforth is one of terrorism. The campaign was begun last Saturday afternoon with an attempt to...

The so-called Cuban revolution has declined into a minor guerilla

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combat, in which President Palma and the insurgent leader Guerra are the main figures. The district of Pinar del Rio is the theatre of the struggle, and every day brings...

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Mr. Walter Long was the principal speaker at the annual

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meeting of the Irish Unionist Alliance in Dublin on Wednesday, and devoted most of his remarks to the Irish policy of the Government. The only straightforward and honest course,...

Mr. Long's speech has at once been answered by Sir

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Antony MacDonnell, who naturally assumes that he was the person alluded to. In a letter addressed to Mr. Long, Sir Antony declares that "the time has not come (if, in my...

The fixing and collection of taxes will remain with the

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Imperial Parliament, Customs, Excise, Post Office, 8r.c., con- tinuing as at present; but of the balance between Ireland's net contribution to the Imperial Exchequer and the...

The men of Kent may rightly feel proud that their

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county is officially taking the lead in this most important matter. We say "officially," as we are glad to know that in West Surrey an unofficial movement has already begun for...

After giving a positive denial to the rumour that on

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accept- ing the office of Irish Secretary he had abstained from making certain changes in the personnel at Mr. Balfour's request, because of certain letters said to be in the...

In view of Sir Antony MacDonnell's and Mr. Long's recent

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utterances, interest attaches to a communication in Tuesday's Daily Chronicle. In this a Dublin correspondent, without vouching for the exact accuracy of details, undertakes to...

We note with great satisfaction that the Kent Education Committee

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have been informed by the Board of Education that they will be prepared to consider proposals for the inclusion, under Article 44 of the Code, of a scheme for teaching rifle....

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The Times of Wednesday contained an article from its Military

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Correspondent on " Moltke and Over-sea Invasion" which is well worthy the attention of all interested in national defence. He shows from Moltke's correspondence that in 1861 the...

During the past week the Spectator Experimental Company have been

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at Aldershot, and have had the honour of being attached to the let Battalion of the Grenadier Guards (unquestionably one of the finest infantry regiments in the world), in order...

On the previous day Sir John French, inspecting the Company

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after he had witnessed them at work, addressed the men in very complimentary terms. According to a report which appeared in the Westminster Gazette, he declared "that he had...

The need for a new Scottish Universities Act, or at

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least an Act amending that of 1889, is insisted on by a Scottish corre- spondent of the Times in Tuesday's issue. The Scottish Universities, in the view of the writer, have...

The Times on Tuesday published from its Berlin corre- spondent

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an estimate of German naval construction for the financial year 1906-7. Such construction is governed by the Navy Law of 1900, and the new constructions under that law which...

The Times of Tuesday contained a letter addressed to the

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Home Secretary by the bon. secretary of the Humanitarian League on the subject of imprisonment for debt. The Debtors Act of 1869 gave to County Courts jurisdiction to commit any...

It is with deep regret that we record the death

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of Lady Campbell-Bannerman, which occurred at Marienbad on Thursday afternoon. The sympathy of the whole nation will be with the Prime Minister in the terrible blow that has...

We wish to call attention to the remarkable sermon preached

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by the Bishop of Carlisle last Sunday, and reported on p. 5 of Tuesday's Times. Dealing at length with the question of "passive resistance," the Bishop admitted that "there were...

Bank Bate, Si per cent., changed from 4 per cent.

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June 21st. Consols (21) were on Friday 871—on Friday week 871.

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PAN-GERMANISM, HOLLAND, AND BELGIUM. M 'YVES GUYOT, the well-known French states- • man and economist, publishes an article in the September Nineteenth Century which is well...

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been called indiscreet for his speech in regard to the relations between Socialism and Liberalism. We do not, however, think that he deserves this description, even from the...

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THE RUSSIAN WELTER. T HE attempt on the life of the

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Russian Premier helps to clear up the situation a little, at least for observers in Western Europe. Throughout the progress of the Russian Revolution one singular feature has...

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T HIS week we have been given a remarkable insight into the real working of the administrative and judicial system of the Congo State. The Rev. E. Stannard, the missionary whose...


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I T may seem unnecessary to say anything about Poor Law administration when a strong Commission is investigating the whole subject. But the success of that Commission's work...

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MR. ROOSEVELT'S ORTHOGRAPHY. T HE newspapers have given very short shrift

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to President Roosevelt's proposal to establish a new system of spell- ing in official documents emulating from the White House, and whether the President, in the face of so much...

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T HERE is an amusing article on holiday-making by Mr. Standish O'Grady in the August number of the All Ireland Review. That clever periodical is the only one of which the...

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W E are rapidly do mesticating the wilds. The fact is undeniable, howev er deeply the sentimentalist may grieve. And yet the lover of romance should not be without his...

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MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER ON THE YEOMANRY AND THE VOLUNTEERS. [TO TIIE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."' St,—Mr. Arnold-Forster in his letter in the Spectator of August 25th writes that my...


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SIR,—Mr. Arnold-Forster in your issue of August 25th says that thirty-four thousand Volunteers were reported as medically unfit for service. It should be remembered that the...

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LTo THZ EDITOR Or THN "SPECTATOR..1 Siu,—The Spectator has a well-earned reputation, not only for fairness, but for generosity. Your review of my book in last week's issue is...


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SIR,—Mr. Arnold-Forster has now told us that he never wished to lay any claim to be the creator of the new Imperial Yeomanry, and that be quite acknowledges the fact that Mr....

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LTO THE EDITOR OP THZ "SPECTATOR.1 SIE, — I shared with all who are interested in art and history the pleasure of reading the article in the Spectator of August 25th entitled...


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[To THZ EDITOR OP THE SPRCTATOR."1 SIR, — The writer of the excellent and temperate article in your last issue dealing with "Musical Culture at Public Schools" raises some...

[To THE EDITOR ON THE " SPIICTIIT011.1 Sin, — You call attention

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(Spectator, August 25th) to the argument—a very unsound one—that because the ornaments rubric legalises the ornaments of church and minister as they were in the last years of...


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[To ME EDITOR OP TRH "SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—Is not the moral to be drawn from the 'Montagu' business this,—that all classes, and especially the larger, of our warships are...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR... J SIR,—In the very interesting paper, "An Ancient Quadri- lateral," in the Spectator of August 18th, the writer has made one slight mistake...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In confirmation of your correspondent "E. T." in last week's Spectator, I would point out that many birds other than the skylark and...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sra,—We have, as your readers will have already learned from the daily newspapers, been inspected, to-day at a field day, and yesterday, as...

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ISAAC BROCX.* LADY EDGAR'S Life of General Brock is a worthy addition to a valuable series. Among "The Makers of Canada" the hero of 1812 holds a conspicuous place; and we can...


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ROME AND EGYPT. THRONED on thy seven hills, Queen of the World, A cloud of incense rises to the sky, Laden with homage of thy worshippers— Saints, kings and sages, scholars of...


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following further subscription towards meeting additional and unforeseen expenses connected with the Spectator Experimental Company :— Cecil Sebag-Monteflore ... £10 10 0

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Mn. NOYES'S verse has always been full of the elemental stuff of poetry. He has courage, high spirits, imagination, melody, and our only complaint hitherto has been that be took...

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CIRCUMSTANTIAL evidence is the bugbear of the lay mind and the joy of the novelist. It is no easy task to convince the class from which jurymen are drawn that a combination of...

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SIX BOOKS ON ECONOMICS.* THE uninitiated complain that there is

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a lack of authoritative exposition on the part of the Socialists, and that, except in the now antiquated pages of Marx, there is no serious attempt to grapple in detail with the...

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CONISTON.* THOUGH American writers are greatly addicted to the short story—first popularised in English by Bret Harts—they have by no means abandoned the long novel. American...

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STUDIES IN ROMAN HISTORY. Studies in Roman History. By E. G. Hardy, D.Litt. (Swan Sonnenschein and Co. 6s.)—Mr. E. G. Hardy, the author of a small volume dealing with...


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British Columbia has been evolved. It is, in other words, that huge tract of mountainous country lying between the coast range and the Rocky Mountains, from 51 deg. 30 min. to...

Latter - Day Sweethearts. By Mrs. Burton Harrison. (T. Fisher Unwin. 6s.)—This

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is an Anglo-American novel of which the scene is laid on the Atlantic and in Europe. The first half of the story takes place on the as. 'Baltic,' on board of which almost all...

Captain John Lister. By John A. Hamilton. (Hutchinson and Co.

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6s.)—This novel by the author of "The MS. in a Red Box" deals with certain events during the period of the Great Rebellion. It is perhaps somewhat provoking to be transported to...

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A Grammar of Classical Latin. By Arthur Sloman, M.A. (Cambridge

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University Press. 6s.)—The speciality of Mr. Sloman's book is indicated by the title; it is a grammar of classical Latin, the word "classical" being used in a narrow sense. As...


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[Under • This heading we notice such Books of the tusk as have not been reserved for review in other forms.] an Francisco through Earthquake and Fire. By Charles Keeler. (Paul...

An Advanced History of Great Britain. By T. F. Tout,

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M.A. (Longmans and Co. 5s.)—Professor Tout completes his series of English histories for schools with a third volume, which is suited to the requirements of school-leaving...

Some Founders of the Chemical Industry. By J. Fenwick Allan.

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(Sherratt and Hughes. 5s. net.)—This volume consists of articles reprinted from the Chemical Trade Journal. It has a double interest. It pictures for us some remarkable men, and...

Franciscan Days. By A. G. Forrers Howell, LL.M. (Methuen and

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Co. 3s. 6d.)—Mr. Howell has translated and arranged these extracts from "Ancient Franciscan Writings" so as to give a reading for every day in the year. It will be noted that...

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Royal Dunfermline. By Alan Reid and William Kirk. (Romanes and

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Son, Dunfermline. is. 6d.)—Royal Dunfermline is, perhaps, better known to the world in general as "Dunfermline gay," where they rang the bells for the wedding of the sister of...

Sight and Hearing in Childhood. By R. Brndenell Carter and

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Arthur H. Cheatle. (Scientific Press. 2s. net.)—This volume is intended to supplement educational methods. Even now much that is attributed to intellectual torpidity or...

We have received the third edition of a book which

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may safely be described as one of the very best of its class. This is A Concise Guide to the Town and University of Cambridge, by John Willis Clark, Litt.D. (Macmillan and...

The Story of Shetland. By W. Fordyce Clark. (Oliver and

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Boyd. 2s. 6d. net.)—The Shetlanders, Mr. Clark tells us, make their way in the world sufficiently well—there are three hundred vessels commanded by Shetland sea-captains—but...

Stories of Great Revivals. By Henry Johnson. (R.T.S. 3s. 6d.)

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—Mr. Johnson begins his volume with papers in which Canon Aitken, Messrs. F. B. Meyer and j. Stuart Holden, and "Gypsy Smith" relate their experiences in this field of action....

The Thames. By Mortimer Menpes. Text by G. E. Mitten.

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(A. and C. Black. 20s. net.)—This present year seems fertile in books about the Thames. The volume now before us is not unworthy to be ranked with its rivals. We must own that...