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stipulations are defined as threefold,—viz., the consolida- tion and maintenance

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of peace in the Far East and India ; the preservation of the integrity and independence of China, and the enforcement of the principle of the " open door" in that Empire ; and...

The crisis in Hungary has become more acute, so acute,

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indeed, that there is serious danger to European peace. The King had invited the five leaders of the "Coalition," without which he cannot create a Parliamentary Government, to...

the rest of the Monarchy on economic questions, and insisted

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on Parliament voting the recruits and supplies necessary for- the work of the Kingdom. The Opposition, who control Parliament, declare that the King, having no Hungarian...

It was announced on Wednesday in a Renter's telegram from

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St. Petersburg that the Russian representatives abroad bad been instructed to communicate to the Governments to which they are accredited invitations to a second Hague Peace...

The text of the Agreement was communicated to the Russian

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and French Governments, and . the Parliamentary Paper now published contains the covering despatch from Lord Lans- downe to Sir Charles Hardinge, dated September 6th. Lord...

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The dispute between Germany and France as to Morocco has,

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we trust, at last ended, an Agreement between the two Powers as to the Conference having been signed on Thursday. The basis of the Agreement is a reference of all the questions...

The inquiry which is proceeding in the United States into

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the conduct of certain well-known American insurance com- panies is revealing very remarkable methods of doing business. It will be remembered that the quarrel between the...

The Standard of Wednesday began the publication of an interesting

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series of articles on " New Germany " by Mr. Sidney Low, who has been visiting the country as a special correspondent. Mr. Low's subject is that industrial Germany which has...

The anticipations of a satisfactory settlement between Sweden and Norway

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have been happily realised, the delegates at the Karlstad Conference having agreed on a Convention, which will doubtless be shortly ratified by the Riksdag and the Storthing....

A singular incident, which may hereafter prove to have been

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of importance, is reported from Pekin. There is evidently a keen, though secret, struggle going on there between the Reformers and the Reactionaries, and recently the Dowager-...

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The decision of the Treasury to withdraw after June, 1906,

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the annual grant now paid as extra fees for the teaching of the Irish language in Irish primary schools has created a considerable stir in Ireland. When the grant was originally...

The Daily Chronicle in a leading article in its issue

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of Tuesday drives home the lessons to be drawn from the new Board of Trade Blue-book on " The Progress of Merchant Shipping in the United Kingdom and the Principal Maritime...

It is with deep regret that we record the death

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of Miss Flora Stevenson, well known in Edinburgh, and indeed throughout Scotland, for the remarkable work accomplished by her both in the philanthropic and the educational...

German shipping has increased more quickly than ours ; Starting

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from 982,355 tons in 1870, it reached 2,322,045 in 1903. But ours in that year was 11,831,439 tons. To say with Mr. Chamberlain that " our bitterest and severest competitors and...

Chatham' and her terrible cargo, which was sunk in the

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Suez Canal, took place on Thursday, happily with no evil results, though the experts would not commit themselves beforehand to any definite opinion as to what might not be the...

The Government intends, it is believed, to strengthen greatly the

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position of Great Britain in the Far East. As a beginning, Singapore, already a great port, will be turned, by the purchase of the immense private docks now known as the...

The keenness with which the celebration of the centenary of

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Trafalgar is being taken up throughout the country is most remarkable. It is, indeed, impossible to recall any historical commemoration which has attracted anything like the...

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T HE full text of our new Treaty with Japan was

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published on Wednesday. The nature of the original Treaty, followed as it was by the war with Russia, and the conclusion of a peace under which Japan's whole position both as...

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rilHE Norwegians have now to settle what their future government shall be,—that is, whether it shall be Republican or Monarchical. They have compromised their differences with...

in the lonely farmhouses on the veld. Such outrages, however,

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do not exhaust the tale of misdoing. There have been several instances of attacks by Chinamen on white workmen in the mines. In one instance, for example, a beam is said to have...

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W E have always been a little reluctant to admit the

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possibility of a break up of the Austrian Empire. It is so necessary to the peace of Europe, it has survived so many dangers, and its rulers have displayed such extra- ordinary...

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" S YMPATHETIC consideration" is bespoken by Mr. Hugh Legge and Mr. Charles Alington, of the Trinity College, Oxford, Mission at Stratford, for the policy at present being...

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ing What we call the heart is a nervous sensation,

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like shyness, which gradually disappears in society. It is fervent in the nursery, strong in the domestic circle, tumultuous at school. The affections are the children of...

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The known facts are not very many. A young •

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woman employed as a bookkeeper in a dairy at 245 Lavender Hill, near Clapham Junction, left the dairy at 7 p.m. last Sunday evening. Before going out she consulted an A.B.C....

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constrictor which - becomes a confidential friend, or 'watching the daily

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life of birds seldom kept under close observation, such as emus, or of some foreign rodents, of which the jerboa and prairie dog are examples. There is always a chance, though...

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SIR,—I ventured to call attention in the Spectator of Septem-

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ber 16th to your statement that "arbitration as a general principle is unattainable, for no nation will ever consent to arbitrate about things that vitally touch it." In...

[To TILE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—In his letter as

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printed in your last week's issue Sir Howard Vincent sings a paean over the Volunteer Review at Edinburgh, which, as he correctly expresses it, has given a " tangible reminder...

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Sin,—" We begin to see light on the Volunteer question,"—so

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begins the very interesting article on the Volunteers in your issue. of September 23rd. Were the so-called Volunteer 'question one that could be dealt with by itself, and as an...

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SIR,—In last week's Spectator first place in the " News

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of the Week " is given to a consideration of Reuter's report of the Novoe Vreritya's reply to your article under the heading, " An Understanding with Russia." This is my warrant...


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was much interested in your article in last week's issue, and also in the views of some of your correspondents. I may emphasise the fact that I gave my " impressions." I made it...

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Sin,—Professor Alfred J. Church ' s letter in last week's Spectator about

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my father is for the most part so noble and true in its expressions that I am reluctant to be at issue with him. But the closing words give me and other members of my family...

SIR, —In the Spectator of September 23rd you kindly inserted a

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review of the first volume of " The Layman ' s Book ot Saints " which I am writing. In it your reviewer accuses me of arbitrarily choosing from " the whole region of hagiology"...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE specrxron.1 Sia,Having just returned from

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a visit to the Cheap Cottages Exhibition at Letchworth, I read your article on the awards with great interest (Spectator, September 23rd). While agreeing with much that you say,...

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And the long wave comes slowly to the strand, Curving

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its crest, and falling silently, There came a stranger anciently to land. Him the high gods had laden with every gift To make that land a place of peace and joy : Balms for all...

Mn. LUCAS is not the ordinary type of critic who

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in a portly volume sums up the characteristics of a foreign people and the nature of their land. The reader will find in his work no disquisition on racial traits, no laboured...

F.ro MI EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR, — The approach of a

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General Election is bringing a large number of lawgivers and prophets into the field. The law- givers lay down what the Liberal party must do when it comes into office, and the...

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the leaders of that time," said Lord Selborne on one occasion, speaking of the period of the Tractarian Movement, " all who knew them must admit that they were heroic...

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THERE is certainly a very wide difference between the traveller of to-day and the traveller of a century ago.. Perhaps the • Italian Backgrounds. By Edith Wharton. Illustrated...

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THE ever-increasing number of books on natural history, sport, gardening,

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games, and other outdoor matters compels ns to include in one article some to which we would gladly give a longer review. First among the seven volumes before (1) Polo : Past...

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MR. ARTHUR MORRISON is a writer who, in a literary

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sense, leads a dual life. There is the Mr. Morrison of the East End and of Essex, particularly old and vanishing Essex—the Mr. Morrison who wrote A Child of the Jago, The - Hole...

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Blake Family Records, 1600 - 1700. Compiled and Edited by Martin J.

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Blake. (Elliot Stock. 18s. net.)—This is the "second series "of the Records, following an earlier volume which included the period reaching from the fourteenth century...

[Under this heading we notice such Books of the nab

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as haw not been reserved for review in other forms.] Sir Heroic Men. By D. Alcock and others. (R.T.S. ls. 6d.)— The "six" are John Frith, Livingstone, John Lawrence, T. Fowell...


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Garden City and Agriculture. By Thomas Adams. With Intro- duction by H. Rider Haggard. (Garden City Press. ls. 6d.)— This is an account of one side of the Garden City...

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Sttulham : the Story of a Secluded Parish. By J.

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E. Brown, Vicar. (Elliot Stock. 2s. 6d. net.)—Mr. Brown is doing no inconsiderable part of his duty to his parish when he gives us this history of its fortunes. The parish lies...

A Plea for the More Energetic Treatment of the Insane.

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By Charles Williams. (H. J. Glaisher. ls. 6d. net.)—We do not pretend to pronounce any authoritative opinion on this pamphlet, but we do not hesitate to say that it is very...

The Voice of the Mountains. Edited by Ernest A. Baker

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and Francis E. Ross. (Routledge and Sons. 2s. 6d. net.)—This is a very prettily contrived anthology, a collection of poems and pieces of descriptive prose about man and the...

Nnw EDITIONS.—In the "Picture Shakespeare" (Blackie and Son, ls.) we

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have Twelfth Night. The notes, we may remind our readers, are " substantially those of the Junior School Shake- speare." — The Diary of Samuel Pepys. With an Introduction and...

How to Live. By Richard Caton, M.D. (Williams and Norgate.

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3d.)—This " Short Account of the Laws of Health" is intended, we are told, for "Older Pupils in Primary Schools." If all such could be got to learn them, and take them to heart,...

England's Earliest Intercourse with Japan. By C. W. Hillary, M.A.

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(Walter Scott Publishing Company. 4d.)—Here we renew acquaintance with our old friend Will Adams. Most of us have heard of him, but his story is worth telling again, and Mr....


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Abele (IL), The Violin and its Story, l2mo (Strad) 276 Alexander (Mrs. F.), B Libro d'Oro of those whose Names are Written in the Lamb's Book of Life, cr 8vo (Nutt) net 6/0...

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