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In his weekly - article in the Observer Mr. Stephen Gwynn

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refers to an article by." Ulsterrrian " in 'tisk Statesman. " Ulsterman " wrote : It is quite certain that there arc people in the six counties prepared to shoot if they do not...


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UCH has happened since last week with regard to -LTA- the Irish Boundary question. It is more than ever plain that conciliation between the principals in Ireland is the only...

Speaking last Sunday - at Cork, Mr. De Valera declared that' Mr.

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Lloyd George had alwaYs wanted ."'to breakup the solidarity of the Irish nation." So far_ as he himself was concerned there would never be an- Irish Boundary, no matter what...

* * * * On Tuesday the Times published a

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most important letter from several Members of Parliament, representing all parties, who have visited Ireland to - study the boundary question. It represents a unanimous opinion....

* * * On Tuesday the Cabinet of .Northern Ireland

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met in Sir James Craig's house at .Streatley-on-Thaines, when it was decided that _though the offer to Mr. Cosgrave to settle the Irish Boundary- question by mutual consent 890...

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The Disarmament Committee of the League of Nations has had

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an awkward question before it with regard to the use of the British Fleet under Article XVI. of the Covenant. Apparently, the intention is that when aggression has to be met the...

Meanwhile there have been serious riots on the North- West

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frontier. The Morning Post correspondent at Calcutta quotes the Englishman as saying that Kohat is in ruins., It is said that there were two days of terrorism, that the police...

The cool fit has, in fact, succeeded the hot, now

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that it is remembered, what need never have been forgotten, that the Prime Minister gave the most explicit pledge that the whole Treaty would depend upon the sanction of the...

On Thursday, September 11th, the Indian Legislative Assembly rejected the

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Lee Report by 68 votes to 46. In the last part of the debate the non-official Indians concen- trated on a demand for the immediate cessation of European recruitment for the...

* * * All friends of Spain will welcome the

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news that the Directory has had the moral courage to open negotiations with the Riff tribes in Morocco. The intention evidently is to cut the loss and considerably reduce the...

The Berlin Cabinet met on Monday to decide among other

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things -whether Germany should try to disavow responsibility for the War. It has, of course, been unceasingly argued in Germany that the confession of war-guilt in Article 231...

* * * * We earnestly desire that Germany should

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enter the League, for we freely recognize that at present the League is open to the eharge.that it is, in inspiration and control, a mere combination -of the victorious Allies....

Since last week the Liberal Party has shown a decided

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inclination to minimize the recklessness of Mr. Lloyd George's speech about the Russian Treaty. It is still possible that the Government may be destroyed by the Russian question...

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The alleged discovery of the missing codices of Livy by

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Professor De Martino Fusco has become more mys- terious than ever. Professor De Martino Fusco, after having disobeyed temporarily the order of the Minister of Education to...

* * * * We intend to publish next week

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the first of two articles, entitled " The Religion of a Journalist," by the late Mr. H. W. Massingham. These articles are part of the reminiscences which Mr. Massingham was...

The Prime Minister's preface to the new edition of his

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book on Socialism is getting him into trouble as was only to be expected. Yet he has only stated truths which are obvious and which simply must be faced if the country is to...

It is satisfactory to learn that Sir Cecil Harcourt Smith

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who, after fifteen years of enlightened administra- tion, has just retired from the post of Director of the South Kensington Museum has several plans of useful public• service...

The more Mr. MacDonald's words shake people up the better.

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In our opinion he has done a very courageous thing in writing his preface and, in the long run, his words will be found to be just as wholesome for his own Party as for the...

• * * The Court of Inquiry has issued its

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Report on the Covent Garden strike. The Court finds that the strike was at the beginning due to the unofficial action of the porters th - emseives. It thinks that if the Trade...

Bank Rate,4 per cent., changed from 3 per cent. July

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5th, 1922. 5 per cent. War Loan was on Thursday, 101*; Thursday week, 101# ; a year ago, 102. per cent. Conversion Loan was on Thursday, 77i; Thursday week, 77$ ; a year ago, 79i.

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POLITICAL DISCRETION. W E have always held that the leading statesmen in a Democratic State like ours—a State, that is, in which private wealth is not recognized as one of the...

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ULSTER'S DECISION. T HE Ulster Cabinet maintains its refusal to appoint

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a Boundary Commissioner. At the same time it declares that its " offer to Mr. Cosgrave to settle the matter by mutual agreement is still kept open." This is no bluff. It is...

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[FROM A' CORRESPONDENT.] T HE civil war which has recently flared up in China has excited unusual interest in the West and for two reasons. In the first place the campaign has...

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THE OTHER SIDE : Ill HERE is so much of

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interest—and indeed to us of I. the Labour movement so much of hope—in your article under the above heading in last week's issue that you will perhaps permit a Socialist, though...

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O F all the thousands that go every summer and winter to Switzerland, how many bother about the Swiss ? The Swiss conform ; they stand aside ; they recognize that what people...

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RACHMANIN OFF. ON Thursday of last week, at one of the Promenade Concerts, we were g iven a performance of Raclunaninoft's Second Symphony, a work which has not, unless I am...

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THE BANK RATE. [To - the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Commenting on the fact that the Federation of British Industries has protested against a rise in the Bank Rate, the City...

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[ To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—With regard to the cancer problem the first step is to insist upon the leading women of the country returning to their duty as...


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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIT4,—It seems to me the questions of unemployment and the causation of cancer are both more or less the result of false ideas of the "...


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• [To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sin,—You ask in a footnote .to the letter of " A Working Man " how the whole idea of " the Public School In industry " is working out. Your...

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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sin,—In the short paragraph on this subject in, your last issue you have summarized the whole science and philosophy of preventive medicine....

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] • STR,—I think you

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are right in thinking that employers probably know how to manage their own business, and that if they employ Public School boys they have good reasons for doing so. But I doubt...

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] have read with considerable

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interest the article by your working-man contributor, dealing with our industrial conditions as we find them prevailing to-day. As a reader of your paper for many years past, I...

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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—On my return to-day from Geneva, where I spent a few days observing the Fifth Assembly of the League at work, I read, not without...


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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—In your issue of August 23rd, under the heading "Crime and the Criminal," you publish a short review of a book, entitled Among the...


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TO A PSYCHO-ANALYST. [Extempore e f fusion by a plain man on hearing that his dreams and past mental processes could be, and should be, sought out, analyzed, and catalogued for...

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EVERY MAN (OR WOMAN) HIS OWN ANTHOLOGIST. [COPYRIGIIT IN TRE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY THE New York Times.] A Private Anthology made by N. G. Royde-Smith. (Constable. 6s....

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THIS WEEK'S BOOKS. TIM best book of the week is Mr. Bonamy Dobree's Restoration Comedy (Clarendon Press). It is enchanting to discover a knowledge of classical theory so...


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I WRITE in the first flush of anger. Mr. Robert Graves has succumbed to a malady that Englishmen catch more easily than any other race—mediocrity, one might unkindly call it. It...

POSTSCRIPT.—As I am correcting my proof comes yet another anthology,

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and one of great interest—the Pure Poetry anthology of Mr. George Moore, or rather, of a small literary company. Mr. Moore was the promoter, and he was assisted by Mr. De La...

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With Stefansson in the Arctic . ; By Harold Noice. (Harrap lb Co. 7s. 6d. net.) HAROLD NOICE had as good fortune as any boy of twenty could wish. He went North in 1915 to make...

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IN the course of his metaphysical studies Arnold Waterlow comes across this sentence from Spinoza : " God loves Himself with an infinite intellectual love." Exactly what this...

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For those who desire full detail about the best growths of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Mr. Allen's book will have value and interest. He gives full information about the...

This little book is one of a series containing answers

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given by the writer to questions put at those meetings in the Park where every variety of opinion finds ex - pression, and where so much help can be given to inquirers by a...

:OTHER NOVELS.—Seibert of the Island. By Gordon Yung. (Fisher Unwin.

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7s. 6d. net.)—An interesting story Of: the South Pacific. The plot and character drawing are cgcellent, but the construction is exceedingly confused and the thread difficult to...


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[BY OUR CITY EDITOR.] THE FINANCIAL OUTLOOK. [To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR, — If outward appearances on the Stock Exchange can be relied upon as an indication of the...

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Not the least interesting among the week's develop- ments have been those connected with French finance. On the one hand, the American credits for $100,000,000.00 granted six...