24 DECEMBER 1898

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Lord Salisbury's remarks on Ritualism showed that insight and detachment

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of mind which give such special value to his speeches. Sir William Harcourt proposed to let any one bring an action against any officer of the Church, and by law force him to do...


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Commissioner for Europe" in Crete, arrived at Canea on Wednesday, and was received by the Christians with enthusiasm, and by the Mussulmans with dejected resignation. As he...

The week has been marked in Paris by a certain

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reaction of feeling about the Dreyfus case. Or rather, Colonel Piequart being out of it for the moment, the feeling against revision has again been manifested. Great attempts...

The Daily Mail publishes two interviews with Frenchmen of importance.

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One, Baron Legoux, the Bonapartist manager, declared that France was weary of the Republic, that a great many Royalists had abandoned the Bourbons for the Bonapartes, and that...

We have dealt elsewhere with that portion of Lord Salis-

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bury's speech—delivered at the Constitutional Club on Friday, December 16th—which was concerned with foreign affairs. The rest of the speech, which was often extremely amusing,...

.* The Editors cannot undertake te return Manuscript, in any

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A peace meeting in support of the Czar's proposal, called

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by Mr. Stead, was held in St. James's Hall on Sunday, and though not very largely attended, except by ladies, many letters of sympathy from eminent persons were received and...

The very able Vienna correspondent of the Times sends to

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Tuesday's paper an account of a remarkable article which appeared last Sunday in the Vaierland, the organ of the Austrian Catholic party. The article in question describes the...

In a letter sent to Tuesday's papers the Duke of

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Argyll answers a correspondent who had asked him what hope there was of a reconstructed Liberal party in language which is trenchant even for him. There is no Liberal party, he...

On Thursday Mr. Balfour, speaking at the two kindred and

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seventeenth anniversary dinner of the Edinburgh Merchants' Company—a corporation with an income of 285,000 a year and about 21.000,000 of accumulated capital—paid a, handsome...

It is becoming evident, however, from all that Mr. Stead

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publishes and his informants say, that a definite scheme underlies all the vague talk. This is to arrest the further development of fleets, and thereby to save the great...

The British Government has officially and formally recog- nised the

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King of Siam as the secular head of Buddhism throughout Asia,—a very odd incident. It has come about in this way. In January last a number of relics of Gautama Muni were found...

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The Bishop of London's address at the centenary of the

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Liverpool Athena3um delivered on Monday contained several good things. They talked nowadays, said the Bishop, a great deal about education and thought about it very little. They...

The reports of their enormous wealth, continued for two generations,

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have invested the Rothschild family with a, curious kind of public interest, which is only extended in part to other great millionaires. Otherwise we do not see why the death of...

Goldwin Smith writes to Thursday's Times a very hiking letter

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on " Cobdenism." In spite of disparagement, see-trade, he declares, still makes way. It triumphed at last Canadian Election, and in the United States there are signs that the...

Lord Iveagh (head of the Guinness business) has presented the

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nation this week with half a million sterling. Half this money is promised to the Corporation of Dublin for the improvement of the most insanitary district of their city, the...

The Times of Tuesday records the death of Mr. Thomas

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Young, of Watford, who had reached the great age of a hundred and sir. A correspondent reports that at the age of a hundred and three he was capable of recalling the battle of...

In Tuesday's papers is printed a short despatch from Lord

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Cromer dealing with the employment of young English- men in Egypt and the Soudan. He has been overwhelmed by applications from young Englishmen who imagine that there are "...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent. New Consols (2,1) were on

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Friday, 11q.

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LORD SALISBURY'S "APOLOGIA." W E are surprised that Lord Salisbury's speech at the dinner of the Constitutional Club has received so little attention, for it was in many ways a...

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so far as it is the pivot round which the struggle between the French War Office and the civil power is being fought, is gradually con- centrating itself upon the question of...

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THE POSITION OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH. T HE republication in pamphlet

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form (James Clarke and Co.) of Sir William Harcourt's letters to the Times on the crisis in the Church affords a convenient opportunity for considering what have been the...

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MR. STEAD'S PROJECT. 1/FR. STEAD'S screaminess, and. the entire absence

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in his mind of any sense of proportion, always offend us, but in this proposal of his to popularise the cry for peace by an endless series of public meetings he has shown more...

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" SIMPLICITY " IN GOVERNMENT. T HERE is an error current

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among public men, both in England and America, which at a time when a great Republic is in serious danger of a revolution towards autocracy is worth a moment's discussion. They...

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THE TREATMENT OF CONSUMPTION. r HERE is a form of Individualism

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which the stoutest anti-Collectivist ought to denounce on every possible iceasion. Unfortunately, it is a form with which we are rery familiar in England. We claim for ourselves...

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W E do not know that we quite understand the warm appreciations bestowed upon the late Baron Ferdi- nand Rothschild. He was an unusually wealthy person ; he never did any harm...

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T HERE was much in the Bishop of London's address at Liverpool on learning with which one can heartily agree, much that was well said and that needed saying. We rather talk...

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T HE ever-growing public which delights in the natural world unspoilt by man will read with pleasure the Report just issued by the Superintendent of Yellowstone Park. It is no...

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THE NEW BIRTH OF CHINA. [TO THE EDITOR 07 THE " SPECTLTOR.1 Srn,—There is no new birth but through pain, "a woman when she is in travail hath sorrow," and, as a rule, the...

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THE WORD "PROTESTANT." [To Tex EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."3 SIR,—Is not the growing dislike of the word " Protestant " quite as much due to the teaching of men like F. D....

rTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—Surely your correspondent

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in the Spectator of December 17th does the intelligence of the " Baronne" injustice. Her director probably taught her that our Lord was not "a Jew." But in this all Catholic...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] Sin,—Will you anew a plain Roman Catholic layman to enter a strong protest against the letter you publish under the above title from Mr. A....

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[To TIM EDITOR Or THE * SPECTATOR:] Sin,—I have read with great interest the review of Mr. Thomson's book on "Rhodesia and its Government" in the Spectator of December 17th, and...


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[To TEE EDITOR OF TEE "SPECTATOR."] SIE, — The enclosed extract is from a letter recently received. The writer is travelling in Cuba on business, his first visit to the island....


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[TO TEE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—The suggestive article on "Children's Friendships" in the Spectator of December 10th reminds me of a hard saying of Mill's that, at...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TIM " SPECTATOIL1 SIR—In connection with the article in the Spectator of December 17th on the above subject, the following record may be of interest. Ten years...

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[TO TER EDITOR OF THE " spEcrAion... feel sure that you will kindly allow me space for a very few words of thanks to those of your readers who have so generously contributed to...


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[To THE EDITOR or THE " SPILCTATOR.1 SIR, — The writer of your article on "The Dogmatism of Science" in the Spectator of December 17th seems to go out of his way to be unjust to...


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(To TES EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Sin,—As you take an interest in our friendship with all' living creatures, may I ask in your columns for any hints as to how to enlarge the...


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SIR, — The writer of the article on "The Dogmatism of Science" in to-day's Spectator is under a strange misappre- hension when he states that "so final, so certain was the...


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[TO TEA EDITOR OF THE "SrscrApoz."3 SIR,—I hope you will allow me to add my protest against the detrimental opinion of the chow - chow dog expressed in the Spectator of...


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SIR, — For some years prior to 1897 my only relaxation from much physical labour and mental worry was open-air preach- ing of what I believe to be the Gospel according to Jeans...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."] am very much obliged to you for your kindly review of Bishop Wilson's maxims in the Spectator of December 3rd, and to Mr. Tollemache for the...


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BPseraroz."] SIR,—In connection with the London County Council's pro- ject of embarking on the erection of rate-aided houses, the experience of New Zealand, I think, has some...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "Sricc-razore."] SIE,—A lady friend, a lover and protector of birds, sends me a case of barbarity committed last spring in an estate on the borders of...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF TEE "Seam/on:9 SIR,—I find myself between two fires, Mr. Clark Russell and the AthencTuns. Mr. Clark Russell complains that I have needlessly darkened the...

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IN VIGILIA NATITITATIS, Quint festa rident pocula, Quum viget amicitia No sin ()bans pauperum Qui poscunt adjatorium. Hoc enim anni tempore Forma velatus paupers Rex et...


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MEMORIALS OF THE EARL OF SELBORNE.* TEE editor of these volumes has, we think, shown excellent judgment in publishing them as a separate work. The two volumes about Lord...


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Hz forged the blade that might have struck the blow ! And yet not thus would I have seen him low— The scornful mind that ever held apart, The brief success and then the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TER "SPECTATOR"] Sin,—In your leader on Lord Kitchener's project in the Spectator of December 3rd you strike the right note in suggesting that the teaching...

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A FLEET IN BEING.* "THE King's Navy exceeds all others

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in the world for three things, viz., beauty, strength, and safety. For beauty they are so many Royal Palaces; for strength (no part of the world having such iron and timber as...


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La ROCHEFOUCIIILD begins a great number of his maxims with the words "Lee femmes," and the syllables are no sooner out of his mouth than every woman jumps to contradiot him....

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BISHOP WALSHAM HOW.* IN an address delivered thirty years before

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his death, Dr.. Walsham How defined his position as a Churchman. The occasion was one which was being specially utilised for • Bishop Welchem flow;a Memoir. By Frederick...

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IT would not be difficult to arrange the volumes of short stories which have been pouring from the press during the past three months in a sort of class list. Anyhow, the...

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The Singers. Longfellow's poem, with Etchings by Arthur Robertson. (Elkin

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Mathews. 2s. 6d.)—Mr. Robertson knows how to use the etching line and to make it give forth its characteristic quality. This quality is best seen in the two illustrations of the...


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ART-BOOKS. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. (V 7s.)—In a prospectus Mr. 'Harry Quilter says that this book is "designed, drawn, and pub- lished by Harry Quilter, M.A., and written...

London Types. By W. Nicholson. With Quaterzains by W. E.

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Henley. (William Heinemann. 5s.)—In this collection Mr. Nicholson again shows his amazing power of abstracting form and colour. Out of opposing masses of black and white of...

fication of an article the author contributed to the Magazine

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of Art, and which was noticed in these columns. The object of the book is to prove that the traditional face of our Lord goes back to the earlier times, and that no period of...

Lectures on the National Gallery. By J. P. Richter. (Longmans

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and Co. 9s.)—Dr. Richter is somewhat of a "minute philo- sopher." In these lectures it is hardly art he discusses, but the science of the identification of pictures by small and...

Pippa Passes. (Duckworth and Co. 5s )—This is a very

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nicely printed edition of Browning's poem, with illustrations by Mr. Leslie Brooke. The artist has not encumbered the pages with a jungle of patterns like so many modern...

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Sacred Art. (Cassell and Co. 9s.) — The two hundred illustra- tions

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of this book treat of Bible story from Genesis to Revelation. The pictures reproduced are modern, and the net has been thrown 'very wide. But many good things find a place in...

The Royal Academy, its Uses and Abuses. By W. J.

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Laidlay. Simpkin and Marshall. ls.) —Mr. Laidlay brings a heavy indictment against the Academy, which he proceeds to support by the cita- tion of innumerable authorities,...

The Later Work of Titian. By Claude Phillips. "The Port-

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folio Series." (Seeley and Co. 9s. net.)—This sequel is worthy of the first part, and the two together, which are now issued in one volume, make a most valuable work. Any one...

The Nature Poems of George Meredith. (Constable and Co. 52s.

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6d. net.)—The feature of this volume is the work of Mr. William Hyde, who has illustrated the poems. Mr. Hyde has undoubtedly a fine feeling for romantic landscape, and is...

The Salon, 1898. (Goupil. .22 12s. 6d.)—This is a splendidly

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illustrated record of last summer's exhibition in Paris, with a description of the pictures translated from the French of M. Proust. On turning these pages we feel that with a...

I The Memorials of an Eighteenth - Century Painter (James North- 40 4.

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By Stephen Gwynn. (Fisher Unwin. 12s.)—Mr. Gwynn eays truly that Northcote was a link with the past. He was the Pupil and friend of Sir Joshua, and lived to exhibit with Turner....

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Christmas Books. By W. M. Thackeray. Vol. IX. of the

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"Biographical Edition." (6s )—The Rose and the Ring. By W. M. Thackeray. (2s. 6d.)—Mrs. Perkins's Ball. By M. A. Titmarsh. (7s. 6d. All Smith, Elder, and Co.)—The separate...

Dreyfus? Esterhazy ? by George Barlow (Simpkin, Mar. shall, and

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Co., 10s. 6d.), is a large book. It takes some time to read, but it is well worth reading. Mr. Barlow goes through the whole "conspiracy of silence," and shows us how the...

English Contemporary Art. Translated from the French of Robert de

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la Sizeranne by H. M. Poynter. (Constable and Co. 12s.) —To see ourselves as others see us is proverbially interesting. In the present case the reader will not be disappointed,...

Wad Animals in Cavtitrity : Reminiscences and Anecdotes. By A.

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D. Bartlett. Compiled and edited by Edward Bartlett, F.Z.S. (Chapman and Hall. 7s. 6d.)—The late Superintendent of the "Zoo" has already found his biographer in Frank Buckland,...

The Novels of Jane Austen. Illustrated by C. E. and

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H. M. Brock. Edited by R. B. Johnson. 10 vols. (J. M. Dent and Co. 25s. net.)—Comparisons are odious, and the public may be allowed to enjoy this elegant edition of Miss Austen...

Sketches and Cartoons. By Charles Dana Gibson. (John Lane. 20s.)—This

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book, which is the third in a series of Mr. Gibson's collected pictures, is full of interest and, within certain limits, of variety. He is peculiarly happy in his renderings of...

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Golf. By Garden G. Smith. (Lawrence and Bullen.)—This is a

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reprint from the " Encyclopmdia of Sport." It will not be for want of teachers if the public does not become expert. Mr. G. G. Smith is practical and clear, and emphasises one...