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The Bulgarian Cabinet, headed by M. Daneff, resigned a few

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days ago, and it was supposed that the Prince would summon a new one less amenable to the influence of Russia. While negotiations, however, were going on with the leaders of the...

The situation in Macedonia, which was bad enough, for the

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" reforms " have failed to conciliate anybody, has been com- plicated by a rising of the Albanian Mussulmans They are disgusted with the reforms, which threaten their right to...

In other words, the Portuguese cannot bear the notion of

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selling Delagoa Bay or Beira. The object of our diplomacy, then, should be to arrange terms for the development of those ports which, while benefiting the Portuguese, will not...

The King arrived at Lisbon on Thursday, and was received

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by King Carlos and his people with a cordiality which was in no way merely ceremonial, but of the heartiest kind. On the quay where King Edward landed are to be seen the fallen...


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W E publish in our leading columns an article on the revived rumours in connection with the Baghdad Railway. Shortly, these rumours are to the effect that the German Government...

According to the correspondent of the Times, the Lisbon people

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realise in the King's visit the revival of the ancient ties. "it is felt," he tells us, 'sin Portugal that all the traditions which made in the past for Anglo-Pcntuguese amity...

11 „* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The Times correspondent in Paris evidently apprehends, as we do,

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that the Vatican will fight the French Government upon the question of the investitures, and reports a new plan suggested by M. Clemenceau for bringing the Papacy to terms. This...

President Loubet, perhaps stimulated by the example of Mr. Chamberlain,

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is about to undertake a long tour of inspection in Algeria. He will examine the centres of colonisation, will visit the Kabyle tribes, will hold a dis- cussion with the...

Sir F. Lugard, who has a habit of success, occupied

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Sokoto on the 15th ult., almost without resistance. The Sultan fled, and the administration will be conducted by his brother under a British Protectorate. Sir F. Lugard has...

The complete figures of the revenue and expenditure of the

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past financial year were published on Wednesday. Sir Michael Hicks Beach expected to get a revenue of £152,185,000. We have actually received 2151,551,698. The revenue, that is,...

The conductors of the Times believe in Mr. Marconi's system

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of wireless telegraphy, and have made a contract with him for the regular transmission of messages from America, at prices, they intimate, not greater than the present cost of...

In the House of Commons on Friday week Dr. Macnamara

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moved the second reading of the Land Values Assessment and Rating Bill, which empowers local authorities to levy a rate of not more than a penny in the pound in any financial...

Admiral Dewey, who took Manila, seems to be of the

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breezy sailor type. He is reported to have told an interviewer that the German Navy was not so strong as was believed, the intelligence of its officers being overrated, and that...

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On Wednesday the House of Comm:pis began its business by

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passing a Resolution in favour of an inquiry by a Joint Com- mittee into the subject of municipal trading. While we have no great sympathy with the capitalists who—not...

We have been frequently accused of taking a pedantic and

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" impossible " line on the question of directorships and public office, but we think those who take the trouble to read Mr. Justice Buckley's judgment in the Telescriptor...

A debate on Labour representation was opened on Tuesday night

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by Mr. Crooks, the newly-elected Member for Woolwich. Holding that Labour was inadequately represented in the House, be moved that in order to give the constituencies a full and...

In the ensuing debate the opponents of the measure relied

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chiefly on familiar arguments,—viz., the necessity of adopting the correlative principle of " worsement," the fact that land was already rated to its full value, that the rating...

In the House of Commons on Wednesday and Thursday the

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question of the Irish development grant—i.e., the grant to counterbalance the English education grant—was discussed. On Wednesday Mr. Wyndham announced that two patiiotic...

Men in public life who are also in business, and

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especially in company business, should be made to feel that they must be meticulously careful as to their directorships. Instead, an opinion seems to have grown up that men may...

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race was rowed on Wednesday,

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and resulted in the victory of Cambridge by six lengths. As usual, large crowds collected, but un- doubtedly the popular interest in the race is not so great as it once was. It...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent. New Consols (21) were on

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Friday 901.

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THE BAGHDAD RAILWAY. O N November 8th last—.that is, on the day on which the German Emperor landed in England—we dealt in a leading article with the possible political aims of...

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• THE DANGER IN MACEDONIA. A NY accurate judgment on events

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in Macedonia. is impeded by the false or exaggerated. accounts steadily circulated by Constantinople, by St. Petersburg, and, there is mason to -fear, by some of the...

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W E all follow a rainbow in some shape or other,---a rainbow attractive and elusive, which is for ever in the next field. Lord Rossbery's rainbow is the leadership of the...

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I T is a little difficult to understand either the enthusiasm or the indignation which the Land Values Assessment and Rating Bill seems to arouse in some minds. For ourselves,...

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A NOTIIER kingdom acquired this week ! That strange " destiny " which drove a few English merchants owning a few square Miles as trading stations to the con- quest of the Indian...

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THE WIDENING OF MAN'S HORIZON. T HE Creation is widening in

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man's view. Year after year goes by, and each year adds some new fact to the store of human knowledge,—a small fact sometimes, but now and then a discovery so huge as almost to...

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" I S not the neglect to care for the graves of our great men a subject of reproach to us as a nation ?" asks a cor- respondent whose letter we publish elsewhere. Might not a...

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"Stern warriors when they saw her smiled, Is mountains smile to greet the Spring." A SPRING climb to the summits of the Scotch mountains or high moors is like a visit to a...

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THE EXAGGERATION OF THE MACEDONIAN OUTRAGES. [To THE EDITOR OF ma" SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—My attention has just been called to an article in the March Contemporary by Dr. E. J....

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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—I have no doubt that there will be a ready response to the appeal made by the Rev. J. G. Cornish in the Spectator of March 21st for...

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SOUTH AFRICA. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Srn,—Sir Alexander Elliot suggests in the Spectator of March 21st that an obelisk should be erected in Hyde Park as a memorial...


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[To THE EDITOR OD THE "SPECTATOR."] you kindly grant me space for a few lines on the "Germany and Holland" controversy? This question can be settled in three sentences. Whatever...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, — In your editorial note

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to Mr. Cook's welcome announce- ment in the Spectator of March 28th of the progress of the Imperial Peace Memorial, you say : "We are a Saxon, not a Latin, people, and so the...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SID,—Are you inclined to admit the reminiscence of Dean Farrar which you will find herewith ? I know that you do not give your readers the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sts,—Westminster Abbey claims so large a share in the interests, both national and ecclesiastical, of the English- speaking people, that the...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOII.1 Sin,—Would it not be a desirable addition to the informa- tion possessed by the proposed Corps of Guides (Spectator, March 28th) if the...


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THE HISTORY OF THE ARMY.* Mn. FORTESCITE'S History of the British .Army, the third volume of which has been recently published, is not a mere piece of bookmaking : it is a real...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." J Sin,—Referring to

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your most interesting and useful article on "District Guides" in the Spectator of March 28th, I should like to remind you that the corps known during the South African War as...


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[To TILE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] . SIR,—In the Spectator of March 28th Admiral Bowden-Smith deprecates my views on the Australian naval subsidy question on two grounds,—one,...

(To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Your article on this

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subject in the Spectator of March 28th will commend itself to all those who are inter- ested in the organisation for defensive purposes of the latent strength of the nation. It...


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APRIL. BENEATH the green fir-branches where doves sit wing to wing A maid comes up the pathway across the woods of Spring; Her face is lit with sunshine, her eyes are soft with...

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JOHN GRAHAM, a successful pork-packer, writes letters of advice to his son Pierrepont, at Harvard, at the stock yards in Chicago, where the - young man is engaged in the...

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the high literary value that attach to this little book—a book which reveals to a degree almost hitherto unknown in literature the mind of the critic and the heart of the man at...

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IT might be sUffici6,nt to eay that the author of Short Stalks is equal to himself in these Two African Trips. Our readers, however, will probably wish to hear something more...

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THE editor of the Nineteenth Century presents his readers with a somewhat bewildering symposium on the Church crisis. Lord Halifax, whose contribution stands first, admits the...

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THE BETTER SORT. * Tan significant title which Mr. Henry James haa prefixed to his new collection of stories is undoubtedly borne out to a certain extent by the contents. For a...

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Cornelius. By Mrs. Henry de In Pasture. (Smith, Elder, and

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Co. 6a)—The phrase which would. occur to most readers when asked to describe this book would . be' an old-fashioned story." We should use it with an intention of very' high...

The Boers in Europe. By (P. W. T. Omond. (A.

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and C. Black. 3s. 6d.)—This "Side-light on History," as Mr. Omond calls his book, is likely to be a useful bit of work. It puts on record, and that in definite terms, many...

Richard Rosny. By Maxwell Gray (N. 'G. Tuttiett). (W. Heinemann.

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6s.)—The author of "The Silence of Dean Maitland" does her best to hinder her readers from being optimists. No one can read the story of Richard Rosny, told as it is 'without...


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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week as hare 110i boos reserved for review in other forms.] Mr. Brodrick's Army. By Winston Spencer Churchill, M.P. (A. L....

A History of the American Church. By the Right Rev.

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Leighton Coleman. (Rivingtons. ls....net.)—This is an interesting and instructive little volume. One cannot help wishing as one reads that we had a little of the liberty which...

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• Gulliver Joe. By Jonathan Quick, Dean of St. Rattricic's.

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(Isbister and Co. Is. net.)—This is a skit on Mr. Chamberlain, whether by a friend or a foe it is not easy to say. Certainly if it is from a friend it is one of the "precious...

We must be content with a bare mention, for the

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benefit of those interested in the subject, of Early Oxford Bindings, by Strickland Gilson (Oxford University Press, for the Biblio- graphical Society).

First History of England. By Mrs. Cyril Ransorne. (Rivingtons. 2s.

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6(L)—Mrs. Ransome gives us here a little book which is to be the first put into a child's hand when he or she is to have a first look into history. Probably this, too, will have...

The Tramp's Handbook. By Harry Roberts. (John Lane. 3s. and

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4s. net.)—This is the first volume of a projected series of "Country Handbooks." " Tramp " is a word of more than one meaning. "We call them tramps," said an American who was...

NEw EDITIONS. —Social England. Edited by H. D. Trail, D.C.L., and

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J. S. Mann, M.A. Illustrated Edition, Vol. IV. (Cassell and Co. 14s. net.)—The value of illustrations, when they accord with the meaning of the word, cannot be better seen than...