22 APRIL 1911

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On Tuesday morning M. Fallieres arrived at Bizerta and reviewed

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the French, British, Italian and Spanish squadrons that were assembled there. In a speech at the banquet that was held subsequently, M. Fallieres welcomed " the vessels of the...

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

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T HE stability of the Monis Ministry is being severely tested abroad as well as at home, the situation in Morocco having suddenly become critical. The Sultan's army in the...

On Tuesday Mr. Churchill introduced, under the ten minutes rule,

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his new Aliens (Prevention of Crime) Bill. He began by saying that it was impracticable to set up a cordon at the eighty or ninety ports where aliens might land, nor was any...

M. Stolypin faced the interpellstions regarding his recent action in

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the Council of State yesterday week. He began at once by assuming full responsibility for the procedure adopted in suspending the sittings of the Duna, and promulgating the...

The Times contained on Tuesday a long letter from its

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Peking correspondent explaining the difficulties in the way of a satisfactory agreement between the Indian Government and China upon the opium trade. By the present arrange-...

On Tuesday Mr. Asquith brought in a motion appropriating the

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time of private Members on all but two of the Wednesdays before Whitsuntide. He explained that in no other way could the Government secure the carrying out of their intention of...

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Even more important was the speech made by Mr. Asquith

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upon Mr. Cassel's amendment to omit from the operation of the clause Bills to extend the maximum duration of Parliament. Mr. Asquith took the opportunity of stating the...

The consideration in Committee of the second clause of the

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' Parliament Bill—dealing with Bills other than Money Bills—. was begun on Thursday. The first important amendment was that moved by Mr. Younger to limit the operation of the...

Mr. Balfour, in his reply, described the Prime Minister's speech

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as a very strange performance. In it the Prime Minister had given his adherence to Single-Chamber Govern- ment in its fullest form. If this doctrine of absolute Single- Chamber...

A very interesting discussion took place in the House of

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Commons on Wednesday night on the motion of Mr. Guinness that " a discussion on the international situation should be added to the programme of the Imperial Conference." In the...

Two important amendments to the first clause of the Par-

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liament Bill were considered on Tuesday night. The first of these, moved by Lord Hugh Cecil, proposed that no Bill for instituting or increasing payment of Members should be...

We cannot leave the subject without expressing our surprise at

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the unintelligent declaration of Mr. Martin, who concluded the debate. He stated that what the Colonies demanded most was their autonomy. But if this was to be given to thou we...

We are glad to note that at the end of

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his speech Mr. Lyttelton drew special attention to a point which has been of late urged in these columns—namely, that if we are to have, as we ought to have, a comprehensive and...

Though nothing was said on the point in the debate,

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we suspect that the Foreign Office, the Admiralty, and the War Office have felt a certain difficulty in the matter, not in the least because they distrust the discretion of the...

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Apart from the President's address, the only feature of importance

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at the Conference was the long and acrimonious debate over the Holmes circular. The only speaker who seemed to have any perception of the true significance of the episode was...

The proceedings of the Annual Conference of the • Independent

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Labour Party, held at Birmingham this week, have made instructive reading. On Monday Mr. Ramsay Macdonald delivered a speech on the relations of the Labour Party and the...

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

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Mar. 9th. Consols (21) were on Friday 81-I—Thursday week 81i.

The wideness and catholicity of his taste was shown by

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the fact that he could appreciate fully the two beautiful houses of which be was the owner, though nothing could possibly have been more different than their respective styles....

The presidential address at the annual meeting of the National

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Union of Teachers, held at Aberystwyth, was delivered on Monday by Miss Isabel Cleghorn, of Sheffield, the first woman who has ever held this post. The most striking passage in...

Lord Kitchener, who inspected 1,000 Boy Scouts at Leiceater on

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Tuesday, paid a very handsome and, in our opinion thoroughly well-deserved tribute to the movement. "The, more he knew of the Scouts' organization, the more admirable he thought...

On Tuesday, Mr. Keir Hardie defended the independence of the

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Independent Labour Party in a distinctly opportunist speech in which he pleaded for comprehension and tolerance. The party was not what it would like to he, but what it must be....

It is with very deep regret that we record the

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death of Lord Carlisle, which took place, owing to heart failure, on Sunday morning at Brackland, Hindhead, the house of his son-in-law, Mr. C. H. Roberts, M.P. Lord Carlisle...

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MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES. T HE correspondents at Washington all tell us that the situation in Mexico is regarded with great anxiety by the Administration and, indeed, by all...

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IN TrIFI MATTER OF BETTING." F RIENDLY foreign critics accuse us of an extra- ordinary muddle-headedness in our treatment of moral questions ; unfriendly, of gross hypocrisy....

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T HE French Government seem likely to have two lessons of which they stand much in need forcibly brought home to them. The first is the inconveniences of Govern- ment...

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W E are glad to see that the London Chamber of Com- merce is strongly supporting the proposal that a special Telephone Authority should be created to take over the telephonic...

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CLASS HATRED. A. FEW weeks ago an old lady, refusing

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an extortionate demand from a woman whom she had helped to the utmost of her ability, said feebly : " Really, I don't know what the world is coming to ! " " Then I'll tell you,"...

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Y OU know nothing at all about it in your class of life." This was the parting shot of a working man sent after the present writer in conclusion of an argument. The hand-worker...

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T HE writer does not imply that he has usually slept

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over a stable, or lived in a caravan, but he has been compelled to spend most of his mornings, and the whole of many days, either on or behind a horse. He therefore now puts...

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WHAT THE WORKING MAN WANTS. [To 5'E EDITOR 01 TH1 " SPZ01■101..1 Srn, — Your carefully reasoned article in the Spectator of April 15th calls for enlightenment on two or three...

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ITo THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOE."] Sin,—Some months ago you were kind enough to afford me space in the columns of your valuable paper. May the privilege be again accorded to...


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[To THE EDITOB OF THE " SPEC/ATI:M."1 SIB,—A perusal of the British, Weekly of March 30th suggests that Sir William Robertson Nicoll has fallen into• some exercise of mind over...

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[To ma Eorros or THE " SPECTATOR.1 Sin,—In the Spectator of April 8th " Inquirer " asked for the authority from which " An Australian " was quoting when (in a letter which...


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[To nu Eprros or mas "Srsouros.1 SIR,—My attention has been directed to Mr. R. S. Hynde's letter which appeared in your issue of January 21st on the subject of "Game...

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[To vas EzaTos of nu "SPECTATOR:9 SIS,—The Coptic appeal to the British public must naturally direct attention to the whole question of Egyptian policy. The specific grievances...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—There are many defects in our public school system, but there is one point to their credit, which has not, perhaps, sufficient weight...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR, —As the Spectator is prominent for its sound common sense in many matters, I should like to ask you for your opinion on the question of...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIRS Will you allow one ',who served His Majesty in India for over thirty years, about equally in the Executive and Judicial Departments, to...

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[To THE EDITOR 07 THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sra,—At the same time the English democracy is going to overthrow the venerable, albeit rather old-fashioned House of Lords, German...


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[TO THE EDITOR. OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Apparently the Kings of Scotland iced their wine before it was the practice either in France or England. The Chief of the Munros...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—The late procession through the streets to St. Paul ' s of clergy and laity seems to me to call for notice. My own feeling is that...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sta.,—Professor Arthur Keith, who, according to your cor- respondent " J. H. B. " in last week ' s issue, has stated that " the small man is...

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THE Rev. F. E. L. (lower (Diocese of Antigua, B.W.I.)

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desires to thank the kind friend who so regularly sends him the Spectator. He has now moved to the following address:— S. Paul's Rectory, Frederiksted, St. Croix, Danish West...

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 he'd to be in agreement with the views therein expressed or with the mode of...


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ITo THE EDITOR OP THE " STECTATOR.1 Snt,—For some considerable time past, an unknown friend in England has been regularly supplying me with copies of your valuable paper. May I...


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TO A LONDON STATUE. CHILL-LIPPED and cold and carved in stone, Enialed by thundering seas of sound, Fame's trumpet o'er them mutely blown, Three dreamers stand on London ground...


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THE "SPECTATOR...] Sta„—I hope you will allow me to explain that my letter, printed in your last week's issue, was written and posted before the appearance of Mr. John Hawke's...

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GEORGE JOACHIM GO,SCBEN.* ME. ELLIOT is to be congratulated on

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having successfully performed a very 'arduous work. In an excellent summary (vol. ii. 274) he seems to take the reader into his confidence and to explain - the difficulty of the...

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would be an interesting pastime to compare the articles on Scriptural subjects in the successive editions of the Enoyclo- prdia Britannic°. They would grave to have grown in...

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THE ROMANS IN SCOTLAND.* WE have in this very handsome

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volume a full account of a great investigation of Roman remains in North Britain. It is the most recent of these explorations—it was not begun till February, 1905, and it is not...

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"THEY alone are incorrigible fools to whom nature conies natural," we read in a new book of essays called I Wonder, by the same author as Confessio Medici. The speculations of...

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THE INFLUENCE OF GREECE.* SHORTLY before his death the late

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Mr. Churton Collins delivered a series of five lectures at the University of Birmingham ; and these lectures, edited by Professor Macmillan, have now been published under the...

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ROWTON HOUSE RHYMES.* Mr. MioxinazrE's slim book of verses seems

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to us the most remarkable production of the kind since W. E. Henley's In Hospital. We do not know the nature of the experience which gave rise to them, but it bears the stamp of...


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SIR HERBERT MAXWELL touches in this volume on things quorum pars fuit. He sat in Parliament for two-thirds of the period of which he writes, and was a member of the Ministry...

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Knight Checks Queen. By Mrs. Lockhart Lang. (Alston Rivers. 6s.)—In

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this story a coming man of science marries a budding prima donna in order to get her away from an uncongenial home where she is unable to study. Naturally enough the young...

Captain Sentimental. By Edgar Jepson. (Mills and Boon. 6s.) —This

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is a collection of short stories of which the first, which gives its name to the book, is hardly the best. That distinction is reserved for " Marsh Horny," into which the author...

READABLE NOVELS. — The Black Spider. By Carlton Dawe. (Eveleigh

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Nash. 2s. net.)—The story of an enterprising female burglar who commits an almost incredible error of judgment.— The Leech. By Mrs. Harold E. Gorst. (19i113 and Boon. 6s.)—A...


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BROTHER COPAS.* THERE were two orders of bedesmen at St. Hospital-by- Merton, Merchester—the Blanchminster Brethren and the Beauchamp Brethren. To be admitted to the former...

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Diary of a Refugee. Edited by Francis Fearn. (Moffat, - kard

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and Co., New York. 5s. net.) — The "Diary" covers a period of something less than five years, from April, 1862, to February, 1867. It is occupied with the events and interests...


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[Under this heading los notice such Books of nut souk as lase not Dams reserved for renew in other forms.] Jottings from an Indian Journal. (Jerrold and Sons. 2s. net.) —Sir...

Church Unity : a Criticism and a Correspondence. (James Nisbet

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and Co. ls. 6d. net.)—This volume contains, with other things, the correspondence which lately appeared in the Westminster Reriew concerning the " Exchange of Pulpits " between...

We have received the second volume of Nelson's Cyclopedia (Thomas

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Nelson and Sons. 1s. net.) It contains items from "Anquitil" to " Azymites." The work is most useful, and the price (there are to be some twenty-five volumes) will enable it to...

We have received the City of London Year-Book and Civic

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Directory (W. H. and L. Collingridge, 5s. net.), full of information about various City matters, such as the Stock Exchange, the City companies, the colleges and schools, &a.

The good Old Times. By Frederick W. Hackwood. (T. Fisher

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ljnwin. 10s. 6d net.)—The epithet "good" is, as might be sup- posed, largely ironical, and it detracts somewhat from the merit of an interesting book on which much labour has...

New Enrricrss.—India : its Administration and Progress. By Sir John

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Strachey. A "fourth edition"—the third appeased in 1902—revised by Sir T. W. Holderness, who writes a preface in w hich he explains what his editorial work has been. Briefly, it...

William Ford Stanley : his Life and Work. Edited by

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Richard In- wards. (Crosby Lockwood and Co. 2s. 6d. net).—W. F. Stanley, after a youth of very bard work, with a very scanty education—he left school at thirteen—set up in...

Life and Scientific Work of Peter Guthrie Tait. By Cargill

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Gilston Knott (Cambridge University Press. 10s. 8d. net.)— Mr. Knott was assistant to Professor Tait for four years (1879- 1883), and has been a teacher of cognate subjects...

English Catalogue of Books, 1910. (Sampson Low, Marston and Co.

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6s. net.)—The year 1910 had a record in books, though the increase over 1909 was not large, 8,468 as against 8,464 new books, and 2,336 as against 2,336 new editions. " Fiction"...