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There has, however, been one exception to the dreariness of

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the evidence.. Captain Freystitter, of the Marines, a man with an exceptionally good record who sat on the Original Court-Martial of 1894, affirmed positively that the secret...

M. Derourede has taken advantage of a delay in sending

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him for trial to write an insolent letter to the President. In this he accuses IL Iroubet of having arranged his condemns. tion beforehand, and asserts that he himself is the...

The scene in the Rue de Chabrol continues unchanged M.

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Guerin and his fourteen companions have now held out for nearly three weeks in defiance of the police and gendarme, who camp round the house and isolate it, but do not enter The...


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F RIDAY'S telegrams from the Transvaal are distinctly more hopeful. As far as can be gathered from the peeps behind an only partially lifted veil, the situation is as follows....

The Dreyfus trial has been ,going on all the week,

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for Vie most part rather drearily. M. Bertillon, the man who invented the anthropometric system of measuring criminals, has a craze about handwriting, which induces him to...

If this is really the present state of affairs, the

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outlook, as we have said, is distinctly hopeful. Surely those excitable members of the peace party who, without knowing the facts, have been declaring during the past week that...

a: The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The Session of the Prussian Parliament was closed on Tuesday

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with a Royal Message, in which the most important passage was the following e--" On the other hand, the Govern- ment of the King regrets most deeply that that great canal...

There has been a good deal of talk during the

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week as to the near approach of the evacuation of Cuba by the Americans, and the "immediate" establishment of independence. This rumour was based on the statement that a census...

The by-election held in the Eighth Congressional District of Miesouri

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on Tuesday has attracted a great deal of attention, for it has resulted in a serious reverse for the Republican party. The battle was over the policy of expansion ; for the...

The annual conference of the Catholic Trath Society was opened

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at Stockport an Monday with a long and eloquent speech from Cardinal Vaughan, on which we have commented elsewhere. Its essential drift is that the Catholic Church is the Church...

Lord Halifax's address to the lay members of the English

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Church Union is more recalcitrant in phrase than in subs stance. It, no doubt, in explicit words advises the laymen "to stand by their priests" whatever those priests may decide...

We may notice in detail one point in Lord Halifax's

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address. "We recognise," he says, "no infallibility as residing in any Archbishop or Arehlriehope." Of coarse be and his followers do not, nor does anybociy else that we ever...

The Times of Tuesday made a remarkable suggestion as to

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the housing of the London poor. It seems that the London County Council ha e no power to erect buildings outside its jurisdiction, and is confined to localities where sites are...

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On Tuesday the Timers published a letter from the aebi-

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trators who decided what price should be paid by the War Office when it took Sir Michael Hicks-Beach's estate under compulsory powers. That the estate was not over-valued is...

The deeth of Baron Grant, which took place at his

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house at Bognor on Tuesday, recalls attention to one of the earliest of company-promoters. He was a Jew named Gott- heimer, born in 1830 in Dublin of poor parents, and early...

Last Saturday's Times reprints from the Johannesbrerg Star of August

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5th a long letter from Mr. R. Floyd Nicholls describing the treatment he received during his recent arrest and imprisonment in Pretoria on the charge of high treason. If his...

The importance of the recent incident at Hankow has beet

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exaggerated, but still it has a certain significance. Messrs, Jardine, Matheson, and Co. possessed some property within the new Russian concession in that city. The Russians...

Mr. Nicholls, however, though so merely tempted, absolntely refused to

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invent a plot which had never existed and to bring in innocent men. Next Commandant Schalk tried another plan, and told Nicholls that even his own side had turned against him...

Rank Rate, 3i per cent..

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New Consols (4) were on Friday 1051,

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THE VIOLENCE OF THE PEACE PARTY. N OTHING is to be more regretted, nothing has done more harm, during the present South African crisis than the want of sobriety, fairness, and...

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THE OUTLOOK IN FRANCE. Av E should like very much to

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know why a strong and resolute Government such as now exists in France tolerates the scene in the Rue de Chabrol, the open defiance of the State by fourteen men, none of whom...

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p RESIDENT MoKINLETS speech to the 10th Penn- sylvania Regiment, which has jest retttrned from the Philippines, shows that, in spite of all the clouds of prejudice and newspaper...

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W E have published two long letters from Professor A. V. Dicey about the fundamental principles of government in India which are marked by all the learning and ability usual to...

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Tuesday recorded the opening of a new public-house at Grayshott, in Hampshire. In itself this is not so unusual an event as to justify notice even in the last week of August....

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W E hardly expected Cardinal Vaughan, who is by birth and nature an English gentleman of the squirearchical type, to follow Cardinal Manning'a example, and risk, in the cause of...

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S TR WEMYSS REID, whose career as a journalist has been of a most honourable character, delivered an ad- dress to the Institute of Journalists at Liverpool on Tuesday last which...

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T HIS is supposed to be a "business" country, but we wonder where else new wants which accompany any change of daily habit are so slowly realised? Take, for instance, the annual...

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IMPERIAL RULE IN INDIA.—II. [TO TRH EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Si,—What is the practical worth of Mr. Morison's policy of Indian Imperialism ? My unhesitating reply as a...

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THE TRANSVAAL QUESTION. LTO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Silt,—Two pieces of information have come recently from Pretoria which deserve careful consideration, more perhaps...

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[TO TITS EDITOR OP TR& "SPECTATOR."] Sill,—We claim the sovereignty,

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not the suzerainty. Cotgrare thus defines the latter dignity :—" Suzerainete : I. Sonveraigne (but subalterne) jurisdiction, superior (but not supreause) power, high or chiefe...


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[To TEE EDITOR OF TIER "SPECTATOR"] SIE. — In your editorial note to the letter of a layman on this subject, in the Spectator of August 19th, you say : "His appeal to the...

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[TO TILE EDITOR OT THE SPECTATOTt."3 SIR,—Some time ago the subject of memorial tablets, recording deeds of heroism or great self-sacrifice, was dwelt upon in the Spectator,...


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[To =3 EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Allow me to thank you for your excellent paragraph in the Spectator of August 19th on the subject of drawn games at cricket. My interest...


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[TO TILE EDITOR OF TITS "SPECTATOR:I SIR,—Referring to your article on Stonehenge in the Spectator of August 26th, it is well that the public attention lute been called to this...

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SIR,—The discovery of the malaria-mosquito at Sierra Leone is nothing wonderful ; the wonderful thing would have been that this genus, Anopheles, of the gnat tribe, widely...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR,"] SIR,—I am rather sorry that the Spectator should have so resolutely condemned Mr. Chaplin's suggestion of a shilling tax on corn as a scheme...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR,"] Sin.—In your article upon the above subject in the Spectator of August 5th you say : "We should be inclined 'to appraise the true inner...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Six,—Surely your correspondent, TIA0E1 151;007., is mixing up two or three distinct texts. Job xxviii. 28 "And unto man He said, Behold, the...

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MY LAST TERRIER. I MOURN 'Patroclus,' whilst I praise Young 'Peter' sleek before the fire, A proper dog whose decent ways Renew the virtues of his sire ; Patroclus' rests in...


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THE high stars over at night Are under at noon; And a young soul's vision of Heaven Passes how soon! He climbs; and the clear seen goal Is gone—ah where? Whispers a voice...


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EFFICIENT AMATEURS. Tiar mutual relations of professional and amateur musicians have not always been as harmonious as they are at present. Thus, about fourteen years ago a...

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MR. MONTEPIORE'S BIBLE FOR HOME READING.* Mn. MONTEFIORE begins this second volume with a brief sketch of Hebrew history and literature of the post-exilic period as far as the...

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THE HUMAN BOY.* No falser saying was ever uttered than

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that "the boy is father to the man." He is nothing of the kind. The girl may possibly be mother to the woman, but the boy is a distinct species by himself. He lives in a world...

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MAIIGHAm's name is quite new to us, and we hope that we may talk with reason about the promise of his work. There is a great deal of fine thought, a great deal of good writing,...

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WHEN, in September, 1307, the sculptors of Venice appealed to their Signory for permission to form statutes and hold chapters under the denomination of the Arts de tajapiere (or...

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A LITTLE while ago Mr, Pett Ridge gave us in Mord Emily a most humorous and sympathetic sketch of the gradual emergence from "Hooliganism" of a young street-arabess. In A Son of...

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Pauperising the Rich. By Alfred J. Ferris. (Headley Brothers. 7s.

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6d.)—Mr. Ferris quotes the case of an imaginary "Mrs. B.," who finds that one of her pensioners has taken advantage of her bounty to liberate himself from all works, and he...

Haunts and Hobbies of an Indian Official. By Mark Thornhill.

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(John Murray. Cs.)—This book is an expansion of a diary kept by an English official in India. It does not pretend to describe momentous events or to give general views. But it...

Peter Binney, Undergraduate. By Archibald Marshall. (T. Bowden. Gs.)—This story

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reminds us of " Vice-Versi." We might even say that it would not have been written but for Mr. Anstey's book. This does not mean, however, that it is an imitation, in any...

The Book of Bander. By the Author of "The New

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Koran." (Williams and Norgate. 3s. Csi.)—" The New Koran" is, we see, included in the Canon of " Theistic " Scripture; we hope it is superior to its successor, which is anything...


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favourite of Edward II., and an atmosphere of romance might surround the friendship had not another infatuation succeeded it, on Edward's part, shortly after Gaveston's more or...

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Stories of Indian Christian Life. By Samuel Satthisnedham and Ramala

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Satthianadham. (W. B. Clive.)—These twelve stories are the work of a husband and wife, and are for the most part of considerable interest. "The Rev. Charles Softleigh's Renowned...

Genesis in Harmony with Itself and with Science. By G.

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Rapkin. (Christian Commonwealth Publishing Company. 5s.)—It is needless to follow Mr. Rapkin into all his explanations and sup- positions. If he means to please the...

For Christ and the Church. By Charles M. Sheldon. (J.

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Bowden. le.)—Mr. Sheldon has published a new " sermon-story " called For Christ and the Church. His object in this instance is to impress upon Church members the obligation of...


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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week as have not been reserved for review in other forms.] We have received two volumes of "The Oxford Church Text- books"...

The History of the Universities Mission to Central Africa, 1859-1898.

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By A. E. M. Anderson-Mosshead. (9 Dartmouth Street, S.W.)- This is a second edition, telling the story up to the most recent date possible. The last event recorded is the...

The Physical Nature of the Child. By Stuart H. Rowe,

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PhD. (Macmillan and Co. 6s. net.)—This is one of the many valuable contributions to the practical science of education that have come to us from the other side of the Atlantic....

The Making of the Land in England. By Albert Fell.

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(John Murray. 6d.) — This pamphlet, reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society, gives us some very interesting facts. The familiar line, "God made the country,...

A Glance at Current History. By John Cussons. (Cussons and

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Ce , Glenallen, Va.)—Mr. Cussons seeks to vindicate the South from Northern attacks, reviews with severity a book of Mr. Goldwin Smith, and, among other things, says a word for...

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Mrsczzassrszons.—Practical Advertising. (Mather and Crowther.) —The authors, who describe themselves

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as" practical men," make Various suggestions as to how the advertiser should proceed, what he should do and what avoid, and what he may expect to gain. Advertising is certainly...

The Government of Lond,on under the London Goremnent Act. By

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J. Renwick Seag,er. (P. S. king and Son. 25 )—Mr. Seeger explains the provisions and probable action of the Act of last Session. It promises better, he thinks, than seemed...

Elements of Economics of industry. By Alfred Marshall. (Macmillan and

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Co. 3s 6d. i—Professor Marshall has consider- ably modified the contents and the arrangement of this third elision. The changes have been in the way of simplification. Ifo...