26 AUGUST 1905

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T HE event of the week has been the resignation of the Viceroy of India, which is explained in a White-book. This collection of despatches carries on the history of the struggle...

The last few days have been full of rumours—for they

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are little better—as to the willingness of Russia to pay an indemnity to Japan. They arose in this way. The true subjects of contest at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are the...

We have endeavoured on another page to tell briefly the

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story of this great struggle, which may alter for years the character of the Indian Government and the direction of its energies. In insisting that the new Member of Council,...

Mr. Brodrick on Wednesday made a speech at Godalming in

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which, as Secretary for India, be endeavoured to explain the resignation of Lord Curzon. He mentioned that while he was responsible for every word he had uttered or written, the...

The secret Report of General Bobrikoff on the administra- tion

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of Finland during the first four years of his Governor- Generalship has been published in the Finland Bulletin of August 17th. The Report deals with the measures for the...

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A somewhat dangerous incident has occurred in Morocco. A local

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Kaid has arrested and imprisoned an Algerian who is a subject of France, and therefore protected by the Capitu- lations. The French Minister remonstrated, but the Divan replied...

On Tuesday Sir John Forrest, the Commonwealth Minister of Finance,

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introduced his Budget in the Australian Federal House of Representatives. The total revenue for the past financial year came to 211,460,000, which was 2109,000 below the...

Last Saturday died Lerothodi, the paramount chief of the Basutos,

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and the most prominent native ruler in South Africa He was the grandson of the great Moshesh, the only statesman who has ever been produced by the Bantu razes, the man who...

A long and intensely interesting account of the battle of

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Tsushima, compiled from Japanese sources by their Tokio correspondent, is published in the Times of Tuesday. The process of reasoning which decided Admiral Togo to await the...

The Times of Thursday publishes among its special papers a

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plausible and well-reasoned plea for the inclusion of the West Indies in the Canadian Dominion, an inclusion unanimously recommended by the Maritime Board of Trade-in Canada. It...

The difficulty in German South-West Africa, to which we referred

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last week, has been solved by the practical recall of the Commander-in-Chief. It is announced that the resigna- tion of the military Governor, General Leutwein, has been...

.The Times of Friday published an account taken from the

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Pioneer of the work of the Seistan Boundary Commission, witica has just returned to India after two and a half years spent on the eastern border of Persia. Persia, it will be...

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An unfortunate contretemps has arisen in connection with the Royal

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Review which is to take place at Edinburgh on September 18th. The Commanding Officers of the Glasgow and other Scottish Volunteer Corps unanimously refused to take their full...

The Supreme Court of Cape Colony has decided that the

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De Beers Company is liable to the Cape Income-tax on the profits made by the sale of diamonds to a London syndicate. This renders the Company liable to double taxation on all...

A correspondent of the Westminster Gazette contributes to Monday's issue,

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under the heading of "Protection in Practice," an instructive paper on the German meat famine and its meaning. We have not space to reproduce the statistics in detail, but may...

• Of the papers read at the meeting of the

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British Associa- tion and reported since our last issue, the most extraordinary was that of Mr. Way, the Principal of Graaf Reinet College, on the disabilities of the South...

The Times of Thursday publishes a useful summary of the

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existing agencies designed to promote military training in schools. Dealing with the Public School Cadet Corps, the writer very rightly dwells on the drawbacks of the voluntary...

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I T may be useful, while we await the fiat of St. Petersburg as to the continuance of the war, to discuss for a moment the condition of British opinion in regard to the...

expansion beyond the natural boundaries of the Empire ; it

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will reduce the quasi-independence of the Viceroyalty, which has repeatedly saved India from dangerous inter- ference by the House of Commons ; and it allows the present...

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THE NEW RUSSIAN " CONSTH U maximum of flourish. Most

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of the details are still obscure, and it is announced that the Minister of the Interior has been ordered to submit regulations for carrying out its provisions. Much, no doubt,...

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the pain to themselves and the sorrow to others are

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embittered by the fact that in the vast majority of cases the death was unnecessary. Campaigns might have gone on to their conclusion, battles might have been won and lost, and...

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OUR RULING RESERVES. the advantages to be derived from them."

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Doubtless, in France, as in this country, there are many citizens who preserve a spirit of complete independence in their public conduct, although their private interests may be...

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TAM E would be very dull without its intellectual interests in

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the judgment of the majority of our readers, and it is remarkable how rapidly this view is spreading downwards. Of course, the great mass of the very poor have—using the word in...

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I T is only right that the Geographical Section should be

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kept in prominence during the present meeting of the British Association in South Africa ; for its visit is in itself a proof of new geographical conditions, and a new attitude...

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T HE social reformers who plead in our midst for a

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simplifi- cation of life may well lose heart when they see their persuasive eloquence disregarded and the flood of luxury un- stemmed. In moments of discouragement it seems to...

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T O give a reason for this paper it is necessary to explain that in Australia we know no Kings,—excepting, indeed, those few and aged superseded monarchs whose rank and title...

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[To THU EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] Sm,—Allow me to thank

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you for the timely and admirable article on the recent crisis in the cotton industry which appeared in your columns on August 19th, and to express the hope that you will...

Sta.,—In your issue of August 19th you remark in the

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" News of the Week," re Russia and Japan, that the chiefs of the Russian Court "still think that Japan is approach- ing exhaustion," &c. This idea, it would appear, exists also...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Anglo-Indian officials are

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accustomed to be corrected by the superior wisdom of English journalists ; but the particular piece of folly with which you charge them in your article on "Russian Illusions"...

[To THY EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR,"] SIR,—The writer of the

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second leading article in the Spectator of August 19th speaks of the end of autumn as "always the most convenient time" for a Dissolution of Parliament. This is a very singular...

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cannot quite accept your view as to the density and

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fatuity of the Russians because they refuse the Japanese terms at the present juncture (Spectator, August 19th). France only relinquished territory and paid an indemnity when...

SIR, — The suggestion made by Captain Leake in the Spectator of

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August 19th should meet with the cordial approval of every officer commanding a school corps, and his remarks concern- ing the Ashburton Competition have much justification. In...

Sin,—Probably little that I can write will in these latter

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days influence the question one way or another, but I venture to think the great Motherland might look with advantage to what has been done in the matter of defence by her...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."1 Sin,—The Spectator has always

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so strongly advocated the military training of lads that I thought the enclosed pamphlet would interest you. You will see that an organised system of instruction in...

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Sin,—The discussion on the different methods of physical training given in the normal Public Schools of England and Germany, and on their effect on the general development of...

The Cheap Cottages Exhibition can be reached from London, lid

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King's Cross, in about an hour. The station is Letchworth, and the third-class return fare, including admission to the Exhibition, is only 2s. 6d. "The Book of the Cheap...

Sin, — Just a year ago you were good enough to give

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me space for a few words about Esperanto, and I hope you will again allow me this privilege ; for the letters I received afterwards from far and near showed that the subject...

Sin,—You have rendered such valuable assistance in pro- moting and

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fostering the formation of rifle clubs throughout the kingdom that I naturally turn to you for your valued help in my humble efforts in the same direction, feeling confident...

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The horses are bridled, the girths are tight. Will you ride once more ? Then to horse and away ; One more ride with me, Moon, I pray, One more ride by the Kabul river, Before...


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NEWBOLT'S Year of Trafalgar is composed upon a judicious plan. His book, to use his own words, is "an attempt to condense the evidence into as small a compass as possible, and...

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THE Upton Letters are supposed to have been addressed to

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a friend who has been compelled to leave England for reasons of health. The earliest bears the date of January 23rd, 1904; the volume concludes with an extract from the writer's...

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IN dealing with a subject which bears a close relation

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to practical life, Mr. Pigou, as "an academic student," modestly confesses his limitations. His conclusions, he admits, are tentative and provisional. General principles of...

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BOOKS about gardens and gardening—especially when they are written by

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women—are proverbially discursive, and the two volumes now before us mark no exception. Their authors—both anonymous—" run on" freely upon any topic that comes uppermost, and...

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TO maintain the interest of the reader in a narrative which is carried over a period of fully sixty years is no small achieve- ment. Three generations of dramatis personae are...

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Talks in a Library with Laurence Hutton. Recorded by Isabel Moore. (G. P. Putnam's Sons. 10s. 6d. net.)—Mr. Laurence Hutton had collected at his house at Princeton a vast number...


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C URRENT LITERAT URE. Figure Composition. By R. G. Hatton. (Chapman and Hall. 7s.6d. net.)—This book contains a vast amount of rather disconnected information as to the...

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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week

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as have not been OOOOO ved for review in other forms.] On the Borders of Pygmy Land. By Ruth B. Fisher (nee Hurditch). (Marshall Brothers. 38. 6d.)—Mrs. Fisher went some five...

Wer 1st's. By Hermann A. L. Degener. (Degener, Leipzig. 9s.

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6d.)—Herr Degener has given us here a German Who's Who. It is a gigantic undertaking, and need not fear coin- parison with its English contemporary, the less so seeing that this...

The Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London. By Norman

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Moore, M.D., and Stephen Paget, F.R.C.S. (Aberdeen University Press.)—This Society had its origin a hundred years ago in a secession from the Medical Society of London. This...

may be said to consist of the spirit of unselfishness."

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It is thus that the Introduction begins. This is very noble ; but we ask, Who formulated this code for the life of women ? To lay down unselfishness on the basis of another...

Picturesque Essex. Sketches by Duncan Moul, Letterpress by R. H.

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Ernest Hill. (F. E. Robinson and Co. 6s.)—This com- pletes the "Home Counties Series," Sussex, it should be under- stood, being included in this term. The volume amply...

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Norway. (Sampson Low, Marston, and Co. 8s. 6d. net.)—This .

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volume, compiled from official sources, first appeared in 1900, on the occasion of the Paris Exhibition of that year, and is now republished at a juncture to which it is even...

An Historical Account of the Worshipful Society of Girdlers. By

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W. Duraville Smythe, M.A. (The Chiswick Press. 7s. 6d. net.)—Mr. Smythe takes occasion to correct the error, which we Must confess to having shared, that the "gircllers" were so...

We may mention, for the benefit of such of our

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readers as the subject may concern, The Legal Handbook of British South Africa, by W. H. Somerset Bell and Manfred Nathan, LL.D. (African Book Company, Grahamstown, Cape...

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Buxton (H. J. W.), Day by Day Duty: Sermons, or

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8vo ...(Skeffington) 5/0 Castle (F.), Machine Construction and Drawing, 4to (Macmillan) 4/6 Cox (J. C.), Canterbury, cr 8vo (Methuen) net 4/6 Dou g las (G.), Noreen: a Romance,...