31 AUGUST 1901

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Lord Milner arrived in Cape Town on Tuesday. In reply

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to the speech of welcome addressed to him by the Mayor, Lord Milner declared that the people of South Africa had the country's future in their - own hands. " Loyal people...


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T HE surrenders of Boers continue, and it can hardly be doubted that in a good many cases the men have come in because of Lord Xitchener's proclamation. At the 'name time, the...

It is almost impossible to discern the truth as to

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the dis- pute between France and Turkey. The claim of the former was that the Sultan should allow the French concessionaires of the quays in Constantinople to enter on their...

The mind of France is still absorbed in the visit

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of the Czar. It is believed, without, we think, quite sufficient evidence, that the Czarina will accompany him, and Paris is wild that the Imperial couple should visit her, if...

The puzzle is why France should have chosen this particular

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minute for being so high-handed. The dispute cannot be agreeable either to Russia or Germany, both of which countries proftss to be the Sultan's friends ; nor can France gain...

It was announced on Thursday that the Secretary of State

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for War had despatched the following telegram to Lord Kitchener in reply to one from Lord Kitchener dated August 25th, in which it was stated that an officer and two men (New...

• „s Ths Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in

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any case.

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The Pester Lloyd, the most important of Hungarian news- papers,

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declares it is time to reconsider the entente between Austria and Russia. That entente has preserved peace in the Balkans, but there are now signs that Russia, having settled...

The American Steel Trust appears to be winning its contest

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with the workers in steel. The latter did not hold together, Chicago, for example, deserting them, and the non-unionists, instead of helping their rivals as those rivals...

The details of the Empress Frederick's will are published b y

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the Lokalanzeiger. The Empress leaves each of her children £50,000, but the youngest daughter, Princess Margar e t gets Friedrichshof in addition, her husband, Prince Ch ar l es...

The Vienna correspondent of the Morning Post gives an interesting

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account of a Conference of the Roman Catholics of Bohemia held at Leitmeritz to protest against the "Los von Rom" movement. The Conference was supported by large numbers of the...

Orders to sign the Protocol have reached Pekin from Sian,

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but other symptoms are not so favourable. It is said that the prohibition on the import of arms is already being evaded, and that the Chinese arsenals are working furiously....

The Cape Town correspondent of the Times contributes to Tuesday's

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issue a most instructive letter on the Boer refugees and British victims of the war. After examining Miss Hobhouse's disqualifications for her task—her tin. familiarity with the...

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We are happy to perceive from the Post Office Report

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for 1900-1901 that the business of the Post Office has increased by more than twenty-five per cent. since the last reduction in charges (1896-97), and also that the revenue is...

A great deal of attention has been attracted during the

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week to an article in the September National Review by Sir Edward Grey dealing with the causes of the war. Sir Edward Grey writes with characteristic straightforwardness, and...

The Committee appointed to inquire into the question of Navy

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rations, meal hours, and other kindred matters has issued its Report, which is alike excellent in substance and form. It is clear, straightforward, and decisive. The chief...

Sir Henry Thomson writes to Tuesday's Times a most sensible

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and timely letter on the best way of overcoming the alarm felt by horses in regard to motor-cars. Drivers are far too apt to communicate their own nervousness to their horses,...

Mr. Beckett Faber (U) ... .. 3,696 Mr. George Judd

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(L) ••• ... ... ... 3,473 Majority 223 The only previous contest in the division was in 18835, — i.e., before the Home-rule split. The figures then were :— Mr. Beach (C) Mr....

Mr. G. K. Fortescue, "Keeper of the Printed Books "

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in the British Museum, in an address to the Library Association on Tuesday, after giving some valuable details about the Museum catalogue, now complete, started a rather curious...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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New Consols (2i) were on Friday 94

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THE " TRUCE OF THE CZAR." T HE Emperor of Russia

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has, what is so seldom given to any of us, a second chance. He is, we believe. sincerely anxious to preserve peace in his time, being instigated thereto both by his own...


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FRENCH FEELING TOWARDS RUSSIA. T HERE is something a little repulsive to Englishmen as well as surprising in the wild enthusiasm with which Frenchmen welcome the visit of the...

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W E trust that in the course of the discussion on the defects shown in the new Yeomanry in South Africa the public will not misunderstand the issue. The real trouble has not...

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FRANCE AND THE LEVANT. T io quarrel between the French Government

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and the Sultan involves a great deal more than the question of the quays or of the debts due to certain French mer- chants. In it is focussed the whole question of French...

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A WRITER with the requisite knowledge of the pamphlets of the eighteenth and the early nineteenth centuries might make an interesting com- parison between the views taken...

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SOME official statistics recently published as to the "out. put" of the leading publishers in the forthcoming autumn season emphasise very forcibly the formidable pro- portions...


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T HEmechanical skill of the world, which is very great, greater perhaps than its originality in scientific i n y e atigation, is directing itself for the moment to two definite...

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T HE Indian Government has recently formed dairy farms to supply milk and butter for the fl use of the troops. The fine breeds of Indian cattle are used in these dairies, but...

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THE PAN-CELTIC CONGRESS. (To THE ED/TOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") Sin,—From the criticisms of the Dublin Press I am more than half convinced that the organisers of the Pan-Celtic...

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THE BOERS AND THE NATIVES. [To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin, — It is instructive to note how completely your remarks on this subject in the Spectator for August 24th...

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LT0 THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."1 SIE,—The letter signed " C. V. H." in the Spectator of August 17th opens up a very interesting question. The following opinions on the...


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[TO VIZ EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sfn,—We in Ireland are much concerned that an advocacy so responsible as yours is behind the "one vote one value" theory. You properly state...

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(To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR, —In your review of Professor Tyrrelre "Latin Anthology " in the Spectator of August 24th you make a kihdly mention of a translation...

(To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. ") Stn,—In the Spectator of

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August 24th Mr. Moreton Frewen objects to Ireland's being now treated on the modern principle of " one vote one value " becauae at the time of the Union her share of...

(To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.") feel sure that thousands

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of your readers will feel with myself that_your review of Professor Cappon's book, " Britain's Title in South Africa" (Spectator, August 17th), is a deep disappointment to them....


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"SPECTATOE."3 Stn,—In your review of Professor Cappon's book on "Britain's Title in South Africa" in the Spectator of Aug ust 17th, may it not be just a little misleading to...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPEOTATOR:1 Sin,—Your note on my letter in the Spectator of August 24th caused me to spend yesterday (the 26th) at the British Museum to get what light...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."3 Ent,—As a constant reader of the Spectator, and one who has always welcomed its breadth of view and fairness of tone, I was surprised to...


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[To ran EDITOR. OF THE 'SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—You conclude your very interesting article in the Spectator of August 24th on Mr. Horace Plunkett's success- ful application of...

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SONGS OF LTJCILLA.* THE author of these verses shows a very considerable power of writing. She has not merely the accomplishments of style and melody, but has a way of...


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WHITHER AWAY ? WHERE are you going, Master mine ? "— " Mistress of mine, farewell ! Pledge me a cup of golden wine ! Light shall be dark and darkness shine Before I tell ! "...


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Snn,—The hermit of Cape Malea existed long before the days of steam. I happened to be reading Lamartine's account of his passage through the Straits of Cerigo in 1834. Perhaps...

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Ma. DODGE'S From Squire to Prince is best described in R. L. Stevenson's terms,—a footnote to history. But footnotes may be as interesting as the larger text, and assuredly the...

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To ask a continent its age seems a geological impertinence. Yet that is one among many other questions to which Africa, the long enduring, must now find an answer. It is only a...


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• (1.) The Life and Literatureof the Ancient Hebrews. By Lyman Abbott. London: James Clarke and Co. [6s.]—(2.) Old Testament 1'hcology • Vol. IL, The Deuteronomic Befo.mtsticm...

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NOVELS OF THE WEEK.* So much journalistic energy has already

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been expended on The Eternal City as to render the exercise of the critical function almost unnecessary. When the Quirinal and the * (1.) The Eternal City. By Hall Caine. London...

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THE LOVE-LETTERS OF VICTOR HUGO. The Love.Letters of Victor Hugo. (Harper and Brothers. 10a. 6d.) —These are the love-letters of a very young man. Victor Hugo fell in love with...


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Tie Evolution of the English Bible : an Historical Sketch of the Suc cessive Versions from 1382 to 1885. By H. W. Hoare. (John Murray. 10s. 63.)—Mr. Hoare's purpose in this...


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Naples Past and Present. By Arthur H. Norway. With 40 Illustrations. (Methuen and Co. 6s.)—" Vedi Napoli e poi more " is the cry with which we have closed this charming account...

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Arthur Laurenson's Letters and Literary Remains. Edited by Catherine Spence.

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(T. Fisher Unwin. 7s. 6d.)—Mr. Laurenson was a native of Lerwick (in Shetland), who did much good work for his native place, and was a man of considerable culture, especially in...


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LThatier this hooding we notice such Books of the week as have not been rteerred for review in other forms.] In the valuable series of "Books for Bible Students;' appearing...

The Library, July. (Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co. 8s. net.)

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—An excellent portrait of Antony Panizzi, sometime Chief Librarian of the British Museum, suffices to make this number attractive. There are sundry interesting articles, more or...

The Brahmo Bamaj and drys Bamaj. By Frank Langston, M.A.

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(Macmillan and Co. 25.6d. net.)—Mr. Lillingston traces the history of Indian Theism or quasi-Theism up to the time when Itammehun Roy commenced his religious movement. He...

The Origin of Thought. By the Rev. D. Nickerson. (Kegan

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Paul, Trench, and Co. 6s. net.)—There are many things in this volume besides the subject which gives it a title. So far it resembles the " Rhetoric " of Aristotle, a treatise...

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Playing at Botany. By Phcobe Allen. (Wells Gardner, Darton, and

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Co. 3s. 6d.)—This is a second edition, revised and enlarged, and—a very great recommendation—illustrated. It is meant, as the title indicates, for children, whom it initiates by...

In the " Library of Natural History Romance " (F.

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Warne and Co., 6s.) we have Shell Life, by Edward Step, "an Introduction to the British Mollusca." Mr. Step tells us that he has described six hundred and fifty out of the total...

History of Modern Europe. By Thomas Henry Dyer, LL.D. Revised

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and Continued to End of Nineteenth Century by Arthur Hassell, M.A. (G. Bell and Sons. Os. net per vol.)—We have here an instalment of a third edition of Dr. Dyer's book, Vol....

A Concise Dictionary of the French and English Languages. By

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F. E. A. Gasc. (G. Bell and Sons. 3s. 6d.)—Concise dictionaries are necessary, in view of the brevity of human life and the shallowness of the human purse, but, as necessarily...

Game of Patience. By "Tarbart." (De La Rue and Co.

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5s. net.)—The writer gives four pages to " Definition of Terms" merci, the indulgence of playing a card against rule ; ftundations, cards on which ascending or descending...

My Fourth Tour a Western. Australia. By Albert Calvert. (Dean

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and Son. 75. W. net.)—This is a second edition, published at a low price quarto volume of three hundred and fifty- sine is a s i ne pages, fully and handsomely illustrated, in...

In the "Temple Moliere " . M. Dent and Co.,

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2s. net) we have L'Atere, with Preface and Glossary, &c., by Frederic Spencer. In the preface the editor gives a general account of the comedy, the circumstances of its...

Geometrical Drawing for Schools. By F. F. Lydon. (Sampson Low,

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Manton, and Co. 3a. 6d. net.)—This volume contains eighteen lessons on plane geometry drawing, seventeen on draw. Mg to scale (such objects as an envelope, a stool, an inkpot, a...