27 OCTOBER 1906

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The House of Commons reassembled on Tuesday for the Autumn

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Session, and on Wednesday the Plural Voting Bill was considered in Committee. Various amendments were introduced with a view of limiting the operation of the Bill, but all were...

On Monday it was announced that Count Goluchowski, the Austro-Hungarian

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Minister for Foreign Affairs, had resigned. The event was not unexpected, but the causes of it are still obscure. He was regarded with distrust by the Hungarian Nationalists,...

On Monday there was published in the newspapers a corre-

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spondence between Lord Elgin and a correspondent on the subject of charges of cruelty made against the Natal troops in the recent war. Mr. C. H. Norman asked for a Com- mission...

The opening of Parliament was marked by an extraordinary demonstration

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on the part of the supporters of women's Suffrage. It appears that about a hundred ladies made their way to the House, of whom thirty contrived to gain entrance to the outer...


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(AN Friday week M. Sarrien, the French Premier, announced • kl his resignation, and the other Ministers followed suit. ' The President thereupon entrusted to M. Clemenceau the...

Of the new appointments, by far the most interesting are

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those of General Picquart to the Ministry of War and of M. Pichon to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The latter was the French Minister at Peking during the " Boxer " rising....

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

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Before dealing specifically with the principles he desired to see

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carried out, the Archbishop declared most emphatically that the amendments which he should either propose or support were in no sense wrecking amendments. They were not meant to...

On the whole, we are still optimistic in regard to

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the Bill, and believe that it will end by embodying what we have ventured to call the Spectator's five points. These are (1) That teachers in the transferred schools shall not...

We cannot here discuss the details of the Bill or

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the possi- bility of compromise on particular points. We are bound to say, however, that the temperate and reasonable attitude adopted by the Archbishop of Canterbury promises...

The consideration of the Education Bill in Committee began in

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the House of Lords on Thursday. Lord Goschen, in a speech of weight and ability, protested against the view that the House of Lords would act simply as defenders of the Church....

The Archbishop of Canterbury, who followed Lord Goschen, made a

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speech memorable not only for its statesmanship and moderation, but also for its acute and lawyerlike criticism of the weak points of the Bill. The Bill was in such a condition...

On Friday week the Commission appointed to allocate 'the property

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and funds of the Free Church of Scotland between the two existing sections of that Church issued their Report. Certain churches in Glasgow and elsewhere are given up to the Free...

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Mr. Balfour went on to speak of the " legend

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" of the com- promising letters proving the truth of the charge, and flatly denied their existence. " There are no such letters. The charge is false from beginning to end. If...

In these circumstances—and we challenge any man to show that

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our figures are incorrect, and that the offer for service at the front was not made as we have described it and by the numbers we state to have made it—it is exceedingly unfair...

We have already noticed the telegraphic summary of the Manifesto

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of the Transvaal National Association. The full text now available shows that its adherents are thoroughly loyal to the Empire. We may quote the following passage :— "It is our...

Mr. Balfour was entertained by the Manchester Conservative Club at

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luncheon on Monday, and spoke at length, and very wisely, on the rights and duties of the House of Lords in regard to legislation. In the evening he was presented with a...

We note with much regret the death of Colonel Sanderson,

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who had sat for North Armagh since 1885. Colonel Saunderson, though an Orangeman as well as an uncompromising Unionist, was personally popular with the Nationalists, as, indeed,...

We note that the Times in a leading article in

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its issue of Thursday states that in the late war under ten per cent. of the Volunteers, " notwithstanding the offer of high pay to a large proportion, were found willing to...

The war between the Times and the publishers still con-

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tinues. The most notable incident of the past week has been the issue of a circular, signed by Mr. Walter, appealing to members of the Times Book Club to boycott the works...

Various witnesses have been examined before the Metro- politan Police

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Commission during the week, the most noteworthy being a street bookmaker named Platt, of Lambeth. According to his evidence, he had been in the habit for months at a time of...

Bank Rate, 6 per cent., changed from 5 per cent.

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Oct. 19th. Consols (2i) were on Friday 851—on Friday week 861.

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M. CLEMENCEAU. T HE resignation of M. Sarrien may prove to

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have been a considerable event. He was at best an ordinary Premier, and his resignation from a continuous ill-health which was not " diplomatic " has left room for M....


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THE ADMIRALTY STATEMENT. O N Wednesday the Admiralty issued an official state- ment which is no doubt intended to meet the strictures of the Standard in regard to the alleged...

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want a new political party ? That is a question raised in the interesting letter of our correspondent " Constitutionalist " published in our issue of to-day. " Constitutionalist...

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T HERE are many signs that the country is beginning to take a deeper view of what education means. We have been too prone to consider it merely as the equipping of children with...

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T HE word " Trust " has an ill-omened sound in English ears, and our prejudice against the thing has a true instinct at the back of it. That instinct is no less than the love of...

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ADONIS, ATTIS, OSIRIS. T HERE is nothing in which the modern

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mind differs more widely from the ancient than in the view which it takes of Nature. To us the miracle which every spring quickens the dead earth into new life appears only a...

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A MONG the minor pleasures of civilised life we should be inclined to let the pleasures of shopping rank high. All children enjoy it; so do most women and many men. As the...

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.A. MELANCHOLY telegram has reached Berlin. The "simple life" has been tried, and has failed; and by an ironical decree of fate, its failure has been announced to the world by a...

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WANTED, A NEW PARTY. [To TUE EDITOR OF TEE "SPECTATOR. ") Srn,—May I draw attention to the difficulty in which a very large number of voters will be placed when the next...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."1 SIR,—Mr. T. P. O'Connor has been addressing us here on the Irish question. With the tone of his address not the slightest fault could be...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") SIR,—When I read week after week the admirable articles in the Spectator upon the great questions of the day, I often regret that upon one...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR, — Has not Mr. Moreton Frewen in last week's Spectator fallen into a not uncommon error in regard to copyright ? Copyright is not a...


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[To TER EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your excellent article on Liddell-and-Scott in the Spectator of October 20th you say "they do not seem to have invited co-operation,"...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I desire to draw your attention to the fact that the duration of copyright is wrongly given in the note to a letter in your issue of...


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SIR,—Has not the writer of your article on Liddell-and-Scott in last week's issue attributed to that lexicon a mistake, " condog," which did occur, as I was told sixty years...


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SIR, —At the Conference of Women Workers in Tunbridge Wells this (Wednesday) afternoon various accounts were given of attempts to solve the difficult work of training in...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—I have great pleasure in telling you of the excellent and successful work done by the Ticket Bureau for the Blind since it was started...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I think it would surprise a good many people of all denominations if they were to read the above Bill and the Act of 1870 (with which...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR, — Will you permit me to make a remark on the review of Mr. Manson's book on the Salvation Army which appeared in your issue of October...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR, — In your brief notice of what you call "the chapter on .0xford " in my book, " Church and State in England and Wales, 1829-1906," last...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sra,—As I was leaving the Cathedral this morning (St. Luke's Day) the following lines were handed to me. They seem to me worthy of being...

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JULIUS STOCKHAUSEN. THE great singer who passed away a few weeks ago at the age of eighty was little more than a nathe to the generation of British musicians—always excepting...


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THE WEAPONED MAN.* V' The freeman . . . ... was the weaponed man,' who alone bore sword and shield."—green's History. J WHEN oak woods grew where barley waves And bare downs...

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

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subscription towards meeting additional and unforeseen expenses connected with the Spectator Experimental Company:— ... 1 6

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• THE DRAWINGS OF MILLET.* L'art ne wit que de passion, et on ne pent pas se passionner pour rien. This saying by Millet is worthy to be ranked with that of • The Drawings of...

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IN 1858 Sir John Acton, as he then was—he was born in 1834, and succeeded to the baronetcy three years later—purchased a part of the Rambler magazine. The Rambler became in...

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Mn. ERSKINE, afterwards Lord Chancellor of England, was fond, according to the authors of the Anti-Jacobin, of remind- ing his audiences of the many vicissitudes of his career....

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THE republication of this collection of brilliant papers should be welcomed by all sorts and conditions of men. The "Lobby Correspondent" of to-day will gaze with envious eye...

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SOME IRISH YESTERDAYS.* A WRITER in one of our most widely circulated daily papers was recently engaged in discussing the problem,—Why are Irish novels unpopular ? The...

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Sophy of Sravonia. By Anthony Hope. (J. W. Arrowsmith, Bristol.

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6s.)—Whethor the public will think " Kravonia" as interesting a kingdom as " Ruritania " is doubtful, but it is quite certain that readers of " The Prisoner of Zemin, " will...

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[Tinder this heading tee notice such Books of the week as have not been reserved for review in other forms.] Thoughts on Imperial and Social Subjects. By the Right Ron. the...

The Dumpling. By Coulson Kernahan. (Cassell and Co. 6s.)— The

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Dumpling is an excellent melodrama. It cannot be said to be anything more serious, for the Socialistic preaching in it is the work of a madman. Mr. Coulson Kernahan, however,...

The British Trade Year - Book, 1906. By John Holt Schooling. (John

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Murray. 10s. 8d. net.)—Mr. Schooling gives us here the figures for the twenty-six years 1880-1905. He prints two hundred and twenty-one tables, in which the trade figures are...


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THE QUARTERLIES. The place of honour in the new Edinburgh Review is given to a very able paper on " Socialism in the House of Commons," one of the best statements we have read...

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In the series of " The Golden Poets," Edited by

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Oliphant Smeaton (T. C. and E. C. Jack, 2s. 6d. net each), we have the Poems of Spenser, Selected and with Introduction by W. B. Yeats, and Poems of Whittier, with the same by...

Inexpensive Rural Cottages and Buildings for Small Holdings. By Samuel

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Taylor. (149 Strand. 12s. 6d.)—Readers who are owners of land, have the care of estates, or are otherwise interested in the provision of cottages and small holdings will...

We are glad to see another annual volume of the

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Expository Times, Edited by James Hastings, D.D. (T. and T. Clark, 7s. 6d.) It keeps up to its standard and preserves its general tone with much success. It expresses the views...

Historic Bibles in America. By the Rev. John Wright. (Thomas

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Whittaker, New York. 7s. net.)—This is a very remarkable record of American enterprise. Among these Bibles are volumes that belonged to Charles I., George III., Queen Anne,...

Translations into Latin and Greek Verse. By H. A. J.

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Munro. With Prefatory Note by J. D. Duff. (E. Arnold. 6s.)—Mr. Duff has done well in giving this admirable collection of verse to the public ; hitherto it has been difficult to...

Richniondshire and the Vale of Mowbray. By Edmund Bogg. Vol.

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I., "The Vale of Mowbray." (Elliot Stock. 4s. net.)—Mr. Bogg has already done much to celebrate the beauties of Northern England, and this volume carries on the work. He begins...