21 MAY 1910

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O N Friday the late King's body was taken from West- minster Hall, carried to Windsor, and laid to rest in the Tomb House of St. George's Chapel,—the vault in which lie the...

At Westminster Hall Members of the House of Lords and

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Commons were waiting to receive the coffin. The whole idea of the body of the late Chief of our Constitutional system being received in this way and deposited temporarily within...

At a. Court of the Governors of the Royal Scottish

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Corpora- tion on Wednesday Lord Rosebery paid an eloquent tribute to King Edward's memory. The King had had a difficult task in succeeding his mother upon the throne. At his...

On Tuesday morning the body of King Edward wa conveyed

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from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall amid scenes which were memorable for their solemnity, orderliness, and simplicity. The ceremony of lodging the coffin in West minster...

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

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The percentage of fainting men and women seem unusually large,

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owing, no doubt, to the heat of the sun and the absence of wind ; but the work of tending them and getting them away was performed with promptitude and tact by the men of the...

Mr. Rudyard Kipling's lines on " The Dead King "

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published on Wednesday express finely the opportunities which fell to the lot of King Edward and the use that he made of them "The peculiar treasure of Kings was his for the...

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Mr. Jowett goes on to attribute the blame to Sir

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Edward Grey and Mr. Haldane. "Far be it from me to deny the great qualities of either of these two prominent members of the Cabinet. But neither of these politicians will ever...

We have noticed elsewhere an interesting article in the Labour

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Leader of May 13th. We may note one of equal We have noticed elsewhere an interesting article in the Labour Leader of May 13th. We may note one of equal interest and far more...

An account is given in Thursday's Times of the debate

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in the Turkish Chamber on May 9th upon the "journals" or secret reports discovered in the ex-Sultan's palace at Yildiz. The discussion was opened by Shefik Bey, who declared...

The Government Bill regulating Russo-Finnish relations Las been considered by

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a Committee of the Duma, whose Report only aggravates the severity of the provisions required by the Government. The scope of the Government proposals —which are based on the...

In these circumstances one is not surprised to find the

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correspondent maintaining that the Bill " does not aim simply at modifying the Constitution ; it will, if passed, practically annihilate it." As for the effects of the measure,...

The Times of Tuesday publishes from its special corre- spondent

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in Persia a gloomy account of the decline of British trade, particularly at Bushire. The decline, which is due to brigandage and smuggling, promises to become even worse. In...

Wednesday's papers contain the announcement that General Sir Robert Baden-Powell's

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name had been placed on the Retired List, as it is his intention to devote himself in the future entirely to the Boy Scout movement. We desire to take this opportunity of...

The news from Albania is still conflicting. The special correspondent

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of the Times says that Shefket Torgut Pasha began on Monday a systematic disarmament of the villages in the neighbourhood of Ferisovitch, and that proclamations are being widely...

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A letter in Tuesday's Times draws attention to the serious

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injury which will be done to the drapery and clothing trades by the prolongation of general mourning to the end of July. "There will be no possibility," says the writer, "of...

The agitation against the partition of Bengal is evidently collapsing.

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This is shown not only by the attitude of Anglo- Indian newspapers hitherto inclined to favour the agitation, but by the admission of the Bengalee, the organ of Mr. Surendra...

The causes of the outbreak at Changsha are again discussed

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by the Times Shanghai correspondent in two interesting despatches published in last Saturday's issue. In the first letter the correspondent attributes the rising to a mixture of...

The Hungarian Government has contracted a loan of 100,000,000 kronen

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(£4,166,000) on current account chiefly for the service of the coupons of the Hungarian Crown and Gold Rentes. For the service of the coupons this year, according to a...

The visit of three hundred English Socialist workmen to Lille

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has been attended by features not usually associated with these demonstrations. Not only were Christian devices displayed on the banners of the English section—e.g., "We...

Another great advantage of the Scout movement is that it

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consciously and directly fosters, not only patriotism, but the true spirit of knight-errantry which is the soldier's best asset. If the Boy Scout acts on the ideals which...

Mr. William O'Brien effectively disposes of Mr. Dillon's complaint that

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only the O'Brienites were properly reported in the Times and other Tory papers. Writing to Wednesday's Times, Mr. O'Brien quotes a passage from his own speech at Skibbereen...

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

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March 17th. Consols (2i) were on Thursday 82—Friday week 81k.

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THE CROWN AND BRITISH POLITICS. M R. F. W. JOWETT, the well-known Labour Member, writing in the Labour Leader of May 13th on the question of the Crown and British politics,...

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MR. ROOSEVELT. T HE welcome that Mr. Roosevelt has received, and

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is receiving, from the people of this country is very real and very sincere, and also intensely personal. It is accorded him not because he is the representative of the American...

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T HOSE who have not forgotten the eloquence of Mr. Lloyd George after the General Election on the subject of the " feudal screw," intimidation, and improper influences, or the...

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have been holding their usual Whitsuntide gatherings, and at every meeting references were made to the effect of State old-age pensions upon the Friendly Society movement. As...

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T F the instinct of self-preservation is the most powerful in man, the instinct to save the lives of others seems to run it pretty hard for the first place. A week never passes...

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T HE daughters of Eve have never looked upon needlework as a curse ; indeed, they have been known to complain that so pleasant an occupation was by old-fashioned opinion...

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T HE last sixteen or eighteen years have seen a very large addition to our knowledge of types of animal life no longer existing, and many readers will be grateful to Mr. H. N....

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ANGLICANISM AND MODERNISM [To TESEDITOR OF THE " SPEGTATOE."1 Sta,—Many pilgrims to the Oratory at Edgbaston must have waited for Newman, as the present writer did once, in...

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[TO THE EDITOR OP TEN " SPECTATOR.") SIR, —I send you a slip cut from one of the best, and perhaps least partisan, of our Canadian journals. Perfectly true is the picture it...


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QUEEN ALEXANDRA AND SIR JAMES PAGET. [To ME EDITOR or ms " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—At a time when the Queen-Mother is much in on thoughts, the following quotation from Sir James...


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[To ras EDITOR OP THE"SPECTATOR. "] SIR, —The following weighty words of Burke appear to me to merit special attention during the present Constitutional crisis at home :— "...


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The mood of depression which settled upon the Opposition in the early part of the session has absolutely disappeared. During the last few weeks particularly the Opposition has...

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Sra,—In your issue of April 30th, just brought to my notice, you devote a whole page to my little book, "Europe's Optical Illusion." Had your reviewer confined himself to an...


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tro TYR EDITOR Or TIM " SPROTATOL . 1 SIB, — May I be allowed to refer to your articles about the Star's tips from a point of view of public interest,—namely, the function...

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(To THE EDITOIC Or THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—I observe that in your article on the "Cocoa Press" in the Spectator of May 7th no mention was made of the Northern Echo and the...

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[To THE EDITOZ OF THE ospireAroz."] Sul,—In the course of an interesting letter in your issue of May 14th on "The Training of British Officials for India" your correspondent...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THZ " SFECTATOR..] SIR, —Well may you dwell upon the incongruous position of philanthropists and their families who own shares in the Daily News, which...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 SIR, — Lord St. Cyres's "Pascal" no doubt deserves all the praise your reviewer bestows on it in your last issue. Still, what is wanted is...


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[TO THE EDITOR 01 THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—To give advice to Royalty seems the height of pre- sumption. But with all humility, is it too much to suggest that a ruler pressed...

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[To TEE EDITOR OP TEE " SPECTATOR." J SIT-, —May I endeavour to correct some misapprehensions which exist in the public mind as to the effect of the Govern- ment's policy of...


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[To THE EDITOR OP TRH "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I have read in the Spectator of May 7th Mr. Bullen's jeremiad as to the passing of the sailing ship. The vessel he speaks of was by...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR."1 have just been studying the plans of the £150 cottage and the description of it which appear in the last number of the Spectator. As an...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR."] Stn,—On this subject Sir Edward Fry writes an interesting letter in your issue of May 7th, and indicates some means of combating the evil....

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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin, —A pretty carrier-pigeon has taken possession of my room. It wears a bracelet with " Nuhpogd437 " engraved upon it. I wish that I...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Six,—On several successive nights during the past month, between the hours of nine and eleven, I heard in the garden in front of our•...


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(To nos EDITOR OF THE "SrscrsT02. - 1 SIR, — Doubtless you, as a critic and an inspector and director of critics, are not a little perplexed with the question of what should...

(To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "' Sin,—I read the letter

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signed John A. Higginson under the above title in your• issue of the 14th inst. with a feeling of surprise, in fact amazement. That any one claiming to be a practical man and...


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CHAINS. Tim words with which Rousseau began the first chapter of his Contrat Social might serve as the text for the play which Mr. Frohman has just added to his repertory at...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—As an old Volunteer and instructor to some seventeen Boy Scouts, may I ask your correspondent " X." (Spectator, May 14th) what he...

(To THR EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIE, — Your correspondent Mr.

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John A. Higginson comes down rather heavily on Mr. F. T. Bullen (Spectator, May 14th). I will leave this gentleman to speak for himself on points of navigation and manning, but...

NOTICE.—When Articles or "Correspondence" 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...

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THE BOURBON RESTORATION.• MAJOR JOHN HALL has established a just claim on the goodwill of English readers. In France the accounts of the Bourbon Restoration are many. Special...

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IT has been said that no one believes in his religion who cannot afford to laugh at it. If that be true, one may say the same thing of the classics, of Shakespeare, of anything...

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The Interpretation of the Character of Christ to non - Christian Races is the cumbrouts title of a most enlightening and thought-provoking book. Canon Robinson pleads with "...

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War and the Arme Blanche is a book liable to be at first misunderstood. The author, though a thinker as well as a writer, and not without some personal experience of attire...

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Tnz only English translation of the Emperor Baber's Memoirs was made by Leyden and Erskine, and published as long ago as 1826. Colonel Talbot was therefore entirely • Memoirs...

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DR. HAY FLEMING is a very learned and laborious student of Scottish history, and he has done some excellent work in this department. But we do not think that this volume of...

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Bra THOMAS FULLER'S close acquaintance with Rhodes began, he tells us, in 1881. In that year the Basuto War had brought about a political crisis at the Cape, and the situation...

THE CAXTON SHAKESPEARE.f The Carton Shakespeare is to be completed

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in twenty volumes, f which four are now before us. Pressure of space compels u= to limit our notice to the first, which contains the editor's peneral introduction, with two...


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DRIFTING THISTLEDOWN.* Drifting Thistledown is a book the title of which har- monises excellently with the contents, for it just expresses the irresponsibility of the heroine...

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At AU Hazards. By Frances Heath Freshfield. (George Allen and

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Sons. 6s.)—One might say that this is a fiber unites horninis; tini would be the better word, seeing how thoroughly masculine the hero is. Sir Arthur Crewe is a gentleman of...

Sport and Life in the Further Himalayas. By Major R.

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L. Xennion. (W. Blackwood and Sons. 12s. 6d. net.)—Perhaps Major Kennion is at his best in describing a Tibetan caravan, or a festival day among the Chitralis. He has an art...

The Dop Doctor. By Richard Dehan. (W. Heinemann. 6s.)— Although

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Mr. Dehan's idea of realism includes more than a touch of brutality, if not, indeed, of coarseness, he contrives in The Dop Doctor to present his readers with a vividly...


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[gads this heading we notiee ouch Bode of the week as have not been reserved for revise, in other forms.] From the Bottom Up. By Alexander Irvine. (W. Heinemann. 6s....

Reanaenz Novans.—The Mystery of Barry Ingram. By Annie S. Swan.

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(Cassell and Co. 6s.)—A Scotch story of a murder. The hero is cleared of his supposed guilt at the end of the book. —The Chariot of the Sun. By Roger Pocock. (Chapman and...

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We have received from the Clarendon Press various editions of

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The Book of Common Prayer, with the changes necessitated by the death of King Edward VII. and the accession of King George V. These will be found in the Order for Morning and...

Folk Stories from Northern Nigeria. By Elphinstone Dayrell. With Introduction

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by Andrew Lang. (Lo e°8 and Co. 4e. 6d. net.)—No one is likely to pass by an introduction which comes commended by the name of Mr. Lang. Still, we would specially warn our...

NEW EDITION8. — A. History of the Oxford Mission to Calcutta. By

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the Rev. G. Longridge. (Mowbray and Co. 2s. 6d. net.)— 'l his has been abridged and brought up to date by the Rev. W. H. Hutton, a new preface being added from the pen of the...

Influence of Parental Alcoholism on Offspring. By Ethel M. Elderton

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and Karl Pearson. (Dulan and Co. 4s.) — We may extract from this record of a careful and laborious inquiry some results. " The father's alcoholism has no sensible influence on...

A Year's Dinners. By May Little. (T. Werner Laurie. 6s.)—

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Miss Little gives us three hundred and sixty-five menus, followed by hints on methods of cooking, marketing, cookery for invalids, &c. The second part of the book contains the...