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For the rest, news from Russia is vague and inconclusive.

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M. Stolypin continues his attempt to play the part of a wise Constitutional Minister in an unconstitutional place. He has taken measures to repress pogroms, and he has expressed...


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L AST Saturday General Trepoff, the Commandant of the Palace, died at his residence at Peterhof, to which he had returned after accompanying the Emperor for a short distance on...

On Friday week it was announced from Constantinople that the

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difficulties in the delimitation of the Turco-Egyptian frontier in the Sinai Peninsula had been overcome, and that a final agreement bad been arrived at between the British...

The last few weeks have seen a remarkable recrudescence of

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anarchy in Morocco. First there was the raid of the Berber Chief Annus upon Mogador, and now there comes news of a serious riot at Casablanca, a town on the Atlantic coast,...

willingness to treat appeared in both camps, in spite of

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the fact that President Palma secured from his Congress large extra-Constitutional powers to carry on the struggle. Presi- dent Roosevelt announced that while America would not...

The negotiations between the Turkish Government and the (British) Smyrna-Aidin

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Railway Company have ended in a compromise. According to the Convention now ratified, the Turkish Government prolongs the concession for fifteen years, authorises certain...

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

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The Times of Tuesday publishes an extremely interesting article on

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the Sultan of Turkey in the unfamiliar light of a patron of land settlement and a company promoter. Under the once familiar name of the Daira-es-Sanieh—borrowed from Ismail's...

Wednesday's Daily Chronicle contained a full account of the inaugural

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meeting of the Reform Club at Johannesburg at the end of August, when Mr. Wybergh, the president, delivered an address on "The Necessity for Reform." The most important part of...

It was announced on Tuesday that Sir Frederick Lngard had

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resigned his post as High Commissioner for Northern Nigeria. The tenure of the office had been fixed at six years, a period which Sir Frederick has already exceeded, and it is...

On Friday week at Newcastle Mr. Haldane in presenting prizes

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to the Volunteer Battalion of the Northumberland F usiliers made an important speech on Army policy. He desired, he said, to popularise the conception of a nation in arms, since...

On Saturday at a publics luncheon Mr. Haldane returned to

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the subject. He hoped to see in the future a reduction of armaments by universal consent; but we could not afford to put ourselves in a weak position in the present. Al the...

We are glad to record that Judge Beaumont, who was

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appointed by the Natal Government to inquire into the charges of inhumanity against Royston's Horse, has in his Report acquitted that corps and found the allegations not...

The Times published on Tuesday a remarkable article "from a

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correspondent" on the " MacDonnell Mystery." Though the article avowedly represents and vindicates the attitude of the Irish Unionists, and shows none of the reserve adopted in...

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The week has been marked by two terrible disasters. On

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the 18th Hong-kong was visited by a typhoon, which suddenly broke from the West without any warning—the failure of the Observatory to give notice of the approach of the storm is...

The dissatisfaction caused by the recent action of the

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District Railway in raising its fares and the prices of season tickets has become acute in the last week. The situation is undoubtedly serious and perplexing, for whilst on the...

The Royal Commission on Vivisection, promised by the Government last

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May, has now been formally appointed by the King. The Commissioners are Lord Selby (Chairman), late Speaker of the House of Commons ; Colonel Lockwood, M.P. ; Sir William S....

Lord Rosebery made an amusing, though somewhat incoherent, speech at

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Hawick on Tuesday on the occasion of the jubilee celebration of the local Archaeological Society. Lord Rosebery expressed his disappointment that Dr. Murray, the president of...

We note with great satisfaction the reassuring report of Mr.

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Chamberlain's health given by his son Mr. Austen Chamberlain, and published in Thursday's papers. Mr. Chamberlain's protracted stay in London had given rise to disquieting...

The Times last Saturday published from a correspondent a full

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account of the Trade-Union terrorism in South Wales to which we referred in our last issue. It is clear from this account that for the space of a week mob-law prevailed in...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent., changed from 34 per cent.

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Sept. 13th. Consols (24) were on Friday 861—on Friday week Sq.

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GENERAL TREPOFF : THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HIS CAREER. B Y the sudden death of General Trepoff the reading public has lost a strongly marked, and even pic- turesque, personality....

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%XT E cannot think the Anglo-Chinese quite wise in their treatment of the Government of Peking. It is quite natural that they should dislike that Government, for their business...

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M R. KEIR HARDIE is both clear-headed and frank. He knows what he wants, and he is not afraid to give what he wants its true name. The Labour Party, if it follows his lead, will...

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THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA. T HE Cuban rising has come

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at a very awkward time for Mr. Roosevelt and the American Imperialists. The expansion of the United States beyond the limits of the Union has been sanctioned, by the law,...

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O N February 27th, 1905, Lord Northcote, as Governor- General of the Commonwealth of Australia, issued a Royal Commission empowering the Hon. A. Chapman, as.Chairman, with Sir...

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M ARK TWAIN has been writing about the first woman, and thinking about the last (" Eve's Diary," Harper and Brothers, 2s. net). The modern American girl belonging to the moneyed...

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T HE urban sentiment is growing rarer as time goes on, and cities spread into counties. Once it was a common note in our literature, as in all literatures ; now it is a belated...

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T HERE is a great vogue at the moment, and a vogue which is likely to endure, for all kinds of "Nature study." On the one side there is the taste for gardening, which is almost...

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THE FREE MAN OR THE BOUND MAN? [To TER EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—I am one of those who will regret much that the success of the Spectator's excellent Experiment has made...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPRCTATOR.n Sin,--May the National Service League be allowed to con- gratulate you upon the successful termination of the important Experiment in...

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LTO TIM EDITOR OF THU "SricarATou.".1 Si,—In the Spectator of September 8th there is in a leading article this statement : " To be surrounded by water makes a State infinitely...


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ILTO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOIL.” . 1 SIR,—Your correspondent "J. Ll. D." in the Spectator of September 15th says that it is very remarkable that Dr. Fitchett should have...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sin.,—May an old Bengal officer cordially join in your regret that so much prominence should be given to the futile agitation now being...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Whatever John Wesley's eschatology

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may have been, his brother Charles at least held hopeful views as to the future, if we may judge by his lines on 1 Sam. xxviii. 19, which I quote below :— " What can these...


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[To THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR."] ' SiR,—The statement (quoted in the Spectator of Septem- ber 8th) that the monkeys—or rather apes—have dis- appeared from Gibraltar is, as...


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[To THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—It seems necessary to correct an error which is gaining ground with a certain class of writers on Shakespeare. For instance, Mr. Harold...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In a review of Mr. T. W. Shore's book which appears in the Spectator of September 15th the reviewer says:— " It is very interesting to...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—Whether the distinction between the above terms in Ciceronian usage be not " practical " as well as logical I am content to leave to...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—It is to be hoped that the American and other altera- tions in the spelling of English words—changes which have already obtained the...

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MADAME ADELINA PATTL " OPORTET Pati," wrote Berlioz in punning dog-Latin, after making the acquaintance of the "melodious }Labe," the" young, beautiful, radiant, and celebrated...


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TO RACQUET: A YOUNG FOX-TERRIER. DEAR Racquet, when you cross your paws And prick those dainty ears of satin, How often must I grieve because The art is lost of pure dog-Latin...

THE "SPECTATOR" EXPERIMENTAL COMPANY. WE have received the following further

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subscription towards meeting additional and unforeseen expenses connected with the Spectator Experimental Company:—

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MAGELLAN.* WE have nothing but praise for this interesting and learned work. For the first time Pigafetta's marvellous narrative is printed in its complete form and adequately...

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IT would be easy to guess the nationality of Mr. Moore, even though an occasional idiom did not betray and many frank professions declare him. An American correspondent has not...

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Miss HALDANE'S interesting biography of Descartes will be welcomed by the student of philosophy as well as by the general reader. With regard to the latter, she laboured under a...

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preface, states that he wrote his book with "a desire to be interesting": that is to say, he wrote it rather for the general reader than for scientific students of history. He...

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Collusion. By Thomas Cobb. (Alston Rivers. 6s.)—Mr. Thomas Cobb has

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sacrificed his powers of story-telling to the snare of brilliant writing. His plots are now of the thinnest, and his characters,though their conversation is always sparkling,...

In the Service of Love. By Richard Marsh. (Methuen and

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Co. 6s.)—This is a fine old-fashioned melodrama, though the devices to which the authors of such books are driven in the search for originality are perhaps too painfully evident...

The Ladder to the Stars. By Jane Helen Findlater. (Methuen

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and Co. 6s.)—A novel from Miss Findlater is always welcome alike to reviewer and reader. Her present book is an interesting study of a literary genius brought up in a quiet...


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THE CALL OF THE BLOOD.* THE success of Mr. Hichens's new novel is not to be judged merely by reference to the high standard he has set himself in The Garden of Allah. He has...

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THE NATURE AND ORIGIN OF LIVING MATTER. The Nature and Origin of Living Matter. By H. Charlton Bastian, M.A., M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., (T. Fisher Unwin. 12s. 6d. net.)—This volume...


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What do Unitarians Believe and Teach ? (British and Foreign Unitarian Association. 2s. net.)—A plain statement of the Unitarian faith in a popular form has long been needed. The...

Reminiscences of a Missionary Bishop. By Daniel S. Tuttle, D.D.

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(Thomas Whittaker, Now York. 8s. net.)—Dr. Tuttle had the honour of being selected for the office of Missionary Bishop of Montana before he had reached the canonical age,—we...

George Washington : Patriot, Soldier, Statesman. By James A. Harrison.

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(G. P. Putnam's Sons. 5s.)—Professor Harrison has, doubtless, a sufficient reason for the way in which he has allotted the space at his disposal. To most readers the Washing-...


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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week as ham, not bun reserved for review iw other forms.] Christian Thought on Present-Day Questions. By W. Allen Whitworth, M.A....

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Somersetshire Parishes. By Arthur L. Humphreys. 2 vols. (187 Piccadilly.

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..t2 7s. 6d. net.)—The sub-title of this book is "A Handbook of Historical Reference to All Places in the County." We may take "Clevedon" as an example. Here the references are...

C. Rini Caeei/i. Sectmdi Epistularum Liber Sextus. Edited by

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I. D. Duff, M.A. (Cambridge University Press. 2s. 6d.)—This Sixth Book contains, among other interesting letters, the two in which Pliny describes the eruption of Vesuvius and...

My Experiences of the Island of Cyprus. By B. Stewart.

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(Skeffington and Son. 6s.)—Mr. Stewart visited gyprus for the first time to assist in the building of a railway. This brought him into closer contact with the natives than...

Pribbles and Prabbles: Rambling Reflections on Varied Topics. By the

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late Major-General Patrick Maxwe]l. (8keffington and Son. 10s. net.)—This is certainly one of the books which may be read without flagging of interest from cover to cover....

C. Julius Caesar. We do not agree with him when

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he speaks of the "judicial murder" of the Catilinarians. Of all the many victims of civil strife in Rome, Catiline and his friends best deserved their fate. His translation of...

We have received the seventh volume of the Linguistic Survey

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of India, Compiled and Edited by G. A. Grierson, C.I.E., Litt.D., &c. (Government Printing Press, Calcutta). It deals with the Southern Group of the Indian Aryan Family....

Messrs. J. M. Dent and Co. publish a third instalment

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(fifty volumes) of their " Everyman's Library" (Is. and 2s. net per vol.) In " Biography " there is Wesley's Journal (4) ; among the "Children's Books" is Kingsley's Heroes ; in...

Neolithic Man in North - East Surrey, by Walter Johnson and William

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Wright (Elliot Stock), has been issued in a cheaper form (3s. 6d. net). The region thus described is bounded by lines drawn on the north between Kingston and Mitcham, and on the...

The Interlinear Bible, 1611 - 1885. (Cambridge University Press. 12s. 6d. net.)—This

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volume shows in a new and convenient arrangement matter which is already familiar to students of the Bible. In fact, it displays the differences between the Authorised Version...

The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 300, February — .Tune, 1905. (8s. 6d.)—We are

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glad to see that " Sylvanns Urban" has made up Ws mind to return to the old form of his magazine. There is an abundance, possibly a superfluity, of periodicals which give us...

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A Book of English Gardens. By M. R. °long. Illustrated

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by Katharine Montagu Wyatt. (Methuen and Co. 10s. gd. net.)— After a preliminary historical sketch of gardening from Eden onwards, in which British horticulture naturally takes...