24 AUGUST 1907

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M. Clemenceau, who has been staying at Carlsbad, motored over

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to Marienbad on Wednesday to lunch with King Edward. Coming so soon after the King's meetings with the Emperor of Austria and the German Emperor, the interview has naturally...


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T HE news from Morocco becomes daily more sensa- tional, confusing, and ill-omened. At the beginning of . the week it was announced that the Sultan's brother, Mulai Hafid, had...

The Times of Saturday and Monday last printed two extremely

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interesting articles on the relations of Gambetta and Bismarck from the pen of M. Francis Laur, an intimate friend of Gambetta's. According to M. Francis Laur, Gam- betta was...

The special correspondent of the Times at the Hague has

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some trenchant comments on the persistent efforts which have been made by certain British journalists to belittle the English delegates and disparage the British Foreign Office...

At Casa Blanca, though the French hold their own, the

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Arab tribes outside are constantly attacking French positions with great boldness, and continual sniping goes on at long distances. As Mr. Hands, the special correspondent of...

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

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Lord Ripon announced in the Lords late on Wednesday night

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that the Government did not propose to proceed with the Scottish Small Holdings Bill. The announcement came as a surprise, for early in the afternoon Lord Ripon had professed...

In the House of Commons on Friday, August 16th, on

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the third reading of the English Land Bill, Mr. Balfour made a speech the unbending Cobdenism of which was, we confess, somewhat too strong for us. The evils complained of in...

That Mr. Balfour's speech has a very great deal of

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truth in it we readily admit, and we hold that the country should be grateful for the warning he has given it, and for his insistence that we must not forget the greater...

On Monday Mr. Winston Churchill moved the second reading of

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the Transvaal Loan (Guarantee) Bill in a very long, animated, and provocative speech. He denied that there had been any bribe. The Home Government had simply enabled the...

During the course of the debate the proposal of the

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Trans- vaal Government to purchase and present the King with the Cullinan diamond was alluded to by Mr. Churchill as " a wonderful event," which would greatly raise the prestige...

In the Lords, Lord Carrington, moving the second reading of

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the Small Holdings and Allotments (England) Bill on Monday, proceeded to recapitulate the main objects of the Bill, defended the adoption of the principle of hiring as opposed...

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The Westminster Gazette of Monday draws attention to a very

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curious incident described in the Norwood Observer of last Saturday. It appears that Mr. Stewart Bowles, the anti-Tariff Reform Unionist Member, on the previous Monday attended...

If the facts are as given, this is certainly a

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most remark- able incident, for Mr. Balfour appears in the strange capacity of the protector of an anti-Tariff Reform Member against his Chamberlainite assailants. Hitherto Mr....

Mr. Balfour was not slow to avail himself of the

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many openings given to him by the Prime Minister. What the Lords proposed to do was, where the agricultural conditions were the same as those in England, to apply the measure of...

The statements in the Lords in regard to the Scottish

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Small Holdings Bill were the subject of a heated scene in the Commons on Thursday. For the policy announced by the Opposition there was, declared the Prime Minister, no...

The general result of the incident is to leave it

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perfectly clear that the refusal by the Government of the compromise suggested by the Lords, and the dropping of the Bill, is purely a piece of tactics. Though the people...

On Tuesday Sir Henry Kimber asked the Prime Minister whether

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he could see his way to introduce in the ensuing Session any measure for the redistribution of seats in Parlia- ment and for rectifying the constantly increasing disparities in...

Bank Rate, 44 per cent., changed from 4 per cent.

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Aug. 15th. Consols (21) were on Friday 82i — on Friday week 81.

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MR. ROOSEVELT'S SPEECH. M R.ROOSEVELT'S speech at Provincetown was in every way worthy of the occasion and of the man who made it. It had, however, in it nothing in the nature...


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I T is natural that the public of Europe should discuss the meetings of the Kings and Emperors, now so frequent, with unusual interest. There are many burning questions about,...

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T HE rise of Parliamentary and political personalities is always interesting, and there is no better time in which to note their development than the end of the Session. If men...

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DISARMAMENT AND FACTS. T HE Peace Conference could hardly have separated

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without some serious reference to the question of disarmament. It was the subject first commended to the attention of the delegates by the author of the Conference. The Czar...

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remark made during a recent discussion on the Port of London, that " all Englishmen like playing with water," contains a good deal of truth. The English, more than other...

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"C AN it be possible that Luke, the Greek physician of Antioch, the companion and fellow-worker of St. Paul, composed the Third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles P " This is...

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A LONG, low, graceful shape, sitting upon the waters like a fifty-foot waterfowl; a craft with broad vermilion hatches, beautiful " run " shown up by the curved plankways, and a...

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W HATEVER her claim to consideration on the score of her native musical products, England has on the whole been singularly fortunate in her relations with the great foreign...

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PAN-ISLAMISM. lTo TIM EDITOR or TIM " SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—What is meant by Pan-Islamism ? If by this term be signified a coalition of all Moslems in the world bent on defying...

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WHAT NEXT IN RUSSIA ? [TO T116 51/1105 01/ T1111 “9eacrrAres.."1 SIE,—I have only now seen a copy of the Spectator of July 6th, containing a letter on the Russian Dams, which ....

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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SP ROTATOR:1 SIR,—Two very important International Congresses have recently been held in London, and each of them has presented a different side of the...

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(To TRY EDITOR OF Tilt "SPECTATOR,1 SIR,—It is so true, as the writer of the article on Portugal in your issue of the 17th inst. says, that Senhor Franco, the present Dictator...


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[To THE EDITOR OW TUB "SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—In the Spectator of August 17th " W. C.," by mentioning the necessary qualification of twenty-five years' residence in the Colony,...

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SIR,—After your reference to Mr. Willett's scheme for more daylight (Spectator, August 3rd), I have looked in your correspondence columns for objections that some of your...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP TUB " SPEOTATOR."1 Sin, — The writer of an article in your last week's issue on " Working Men and the Older Universities " asks some one to explain to him how...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." I SIR,—The waste of daylight in the summer months is a fact familiar to every thinking man, but with redoubled force it cornea home to the...

[To THE EDITOR or THE "SPECTATOR. " ] Sin,—Any scheme that purports

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to redistribute our hours of activity on a more healthy and a more economic basis deserves- careful consideration. Such a scheme as that of Mr. William Willett, outlined in your...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR, —Writing last week on the meeting of working men held at Oxford a fortnight ago to consider how the working classes can beet be fitted...


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[TO Till EDITOR OP THE "SPROTATOR.1 SIR,—Without for one moment wishing to detract from the omniscience which the author of your article on " Animal Panic" (Spectator, August...


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SIR,—I read the article on this subject in your last issue. There is nothing strange in the occurrence so graphically described in that article, except the fact that a gentleman...

70 TUB EDITOR OT TUB "SPECTATOR.'] Sin,—I should like to

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suggest that the explanation of the incident narrated in your most interesting article in last week's issue is to be found perhaps in what I may call inherited memory. The young...

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[To THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR.] SIR, — Perhaps, some time, you might be willing to find space for the following kitten story. The kitten in question—a white half-Persian--was...


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JOACHIM. YEAR after year he came with Spring, With evening light and crocus flower, But never April days can bring His matchless music back an hour. Masters there are whose...


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FT0 THE EDITOR OP THE . SPECWATOR.1 SIR, —Being from home, I have only now seen the Spectator of August 10th, and hasten to send you a line to ask you to note and (if you think...


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lTo THE EDITOR 01 , THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sra,—I was very much interested in your article in the Spectator of August 10th on the above subject. I was staying in Belmullet, Co....


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THE UNVEILED EAST.* OF the three books before us, Miss Fisher's is merely the diary of an adventurous lady who travelled in the inland parts of Japan, and has given us a...


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[To TEE EDITOR OE THY "SPECTATOR."] SIR, — Possibly you may find space for the following dog story, which seems to show the value of these animals as a pre- servative against...

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Ma. Disown , / has for his subject one of the most important problems that confronts the industrial world. He approaches it, we gather, from the Socialist's point of view, but...

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THIS is one of the best examples that have been given to the public of that now popular form of biography which allows its subject to speak for himself by means of letters....

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MSS BETHANI-EDWABDS is generally acknowledged in England as an authority on France and French matters. We have been obliged occasionally to differ from some of her opinions and...

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Miss SHARP'S new book is so attractive and so well

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written that fault-finding is an ungrateful task. Still, we cannot avoid the conclusion that it would have gained by condensa- tion. Nicolete, if not a life history, yet covers...

The Marriage Lease. By F. Frankfort Moore. (Hutchinson and Co.

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6s.)—Mr. Frankfort Moore gives us in his new novel an account of a social experiment tried in the " State of Azalea," this being a State founded by an enterprising millionaire...

In the First Watch, and other Engine-Room Stories. By James

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Dalziel. (T. Fisher Unwin. 6s.)—This is a very interesting collection of short stories, all of which have the engineers of the merchant service for their heroes. The least...

READABLE Novats.—The Shadow of a Great Rock. By William R.

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Lighten. (G. P. Putnam's Sons. 6s.)—A picturesque story of the early days of the settlers in Nebraska.—The Lodestar. By Max Pemberton. (Ward, Lock, and Co. 6s.)—A story of...

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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week aa have not been reserved for review in other forms.] The University of Toronto and its Colleges. (The University Library,...

A History of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St.

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Andrews, 1754 - 1900. By H. S. C. Everard. (W. Blackwood and Sons. 21s. net.)—The book begins with an interesting chapter on "Dutch Golf" from the pen of Mr. James Cunningham....


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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A Sketch by Charles Eliot Norton. (A. Constable and Co. 3s. 6d. net.)—Dr. Norton gives a delightful sketch of New England as it was in the first half...

Modern Argentina. By W. H. Koebel. (F. Griffiths. 12s. 6d.

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net.)—" The El Dorado of To-Day" is the sub-title which Mr. Koebel gives to his book. It is a doubtful compliment, for El Dorados—and there have been many in the history of...

Cobden as a Citizen. By William E. A. Axon. (T.

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Fisher Unwin. 21s. net.)—In 1837 Richard Cobden wrote a pamphlet in the form of a letter to his "Fellow Townsmen and Brother Reformers" of Manchester under the title...


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NEW LIGHT ON THE NEW TESTAMENT. New Light on the New Testament. By Adolf Deissmann. Translated by Lionel R. M. Strachan, M.A. (T. and T. Clark. 3s. net.)—Professor Deissmann...

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Winchester College, 1836-1906: a Register. Edited by John Bannerman Wainewright.

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(P. and G. Wells, Winchester.)— Mr. Wainewright tells briefly in his preface the history of his book. It is an enlargement and continuation of Mr. Clifford Wyndham's "...

The Log of the Blue Dragon,' 1892 - 1904. Written by Various

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Hands. Revised and Set Forth by C. C. Lynam, M.A. (A. H. Bullen. 6s. net.)—Mr. Lynam in former years had a ` Dragon,' which in 1891 was wrecked on the Happisburgh Sands, on the...

Gardening in Town and Suburb. By Harry H. Thomas. (Long-

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mans and Co. 2s. 6d. net.)—" The town or suburban garden must necessarily have its limitations, and it goes without saying that it has possibilities." With these words the...

Dictionary of Hymnology, Edited by John Sullen, D.D. (John Murray,

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21s. net), appears in a second edition. This has been revised throughout, and much matter, either new or not noticed in the first issue, has been collected in a supplement. The...