6 AUGUST 1910

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The papers of Tuesday published .a statement from the Turkish

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Embassy about the allegations of ill-treatment suffered by the Bulgarians in Macedonia. " All such reports," it says, "are absolutely groundless." The policy of the Turkish...

On Friday week the King ended his inspection of the

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combined fleets and led them into Torbay. In his message to the Commander-in-Chief the King congratulated him on his "magnificent command." Every one present has noticed the...

The Berlin correspondent of the Times stated in Monday's paper

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that the German Government contemplates selling to Turkey the battleships Brandenburg ' and Kurfiirst Friedrich Wilhelm,' the price being £500,000. The Con- stantinople...

On Saturday last the Spanish Cabinet took the important step

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of recalling the Spanish Ambassador at the Vatican. Possibly " recall " is too strong a word, as the despatch was worded with reserve, and the Vatican may be justified in...


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D EPORTS of serious unrest in Tibet, and in particular 11! statements by trade agents that the Tibetans are not allowed by the Chinese to deal with them direct, have caused the...

Last Saturday afternoon the King and Queen visited the London

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Hospital. The drive to the hospital was arranged with that simplicity which is nowhere so successful as in London. No troops lined the route, and the police controlled the...

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

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We fully realise the temptation which some Englishmen will feel

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to keep their financial and legislative affairs to them- selves, and to get rid, as they will say, of the domination of the Celtic fringes. If Ireland, Wales, and Scotland have...

Scotland, we are further told, has already given an emphatic

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vote against the continuance of government by an hereditary Chamber :— "Let her pursue at once and with equal resolution an ideal of Constitutional revision, which will...

We have dealt elsewhere with the whole question of "Home-

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rule all round," and the extreme peril which the nation will be in if any serious attempt is made to wreck the Acts of Union, Acts which are the very foundation of the national...

Senator Gore went on to state that when Mr. Sherman's

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name was mentioned he held up his hands in astonishment, and asked whether it was possible that a person so highly placed in the United States Government could lay himself open...

We wish to draw the attention of our readers to

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the series of articles in the Times on "Indian Unrest." We have not read any- thing so deeply interesting on this subject, and they are written not only with knowledge but with...

On Monday the Accession Declaration Bill passed its second reading

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in the House of Lords without a division. Speeches in its favour were made both by Lord Crewe and Lord Lansdowne, but perhaps the words which best expressed the feelings of the...

Both Houses of Parliament adjourned on Wednesday until November 15th

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after the Royal Assent had been given to several Bills, including the Accession Declaration Bill. Just before the adjournment there was a rather undignified dispute in the House...

Friday's papers contain a manifesto to the people of Scotland

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issued by the Scottish National Committee. This Committee was formed, we are told, to provide "national self-government for Scotland" at the instance of Scottish Liberal...

The Daily Telegraph of Friday contains a long Renter tele-

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gram from Muskogee (Oklahoma) in regard to the alleged American land scandals. In the course of an inquiry by a Congressional Committee into the sale of Indian lands, Senator...

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We publish in another column a letter on the advisability

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of introducing the metric system. Here we desire to repeat a practical suggestion which we have on several occasions made in these columns. Why should we not add to the existing...

The man known as Dr. Crippen and Miss Le Neve

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were arrested last Sunday in the St. Lawrence on board the steamer ` Montrose' on the charge of murdering and mutilating Mrs. Crippen. Mr. Dew, the Scotland Yard detective, who...

There is a statement in Wednesday's Chronicle that the coffin

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of Queen Hortense has completely disappeared from the place in Switzerland where it was supposed to be buried. We are reminded by this of another equally disconcerting story. A...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent., changed from 31 per cent.

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June 9th. Consols (2i) were on Friday 81i—Friday week 81i.

The trial of Mrs. Tugwell at Guildford Assizes for criminal

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libel ended on Monday by her being sentenced to a year's imprisonment. For several months various persons living in Sutton were persecuted by what the Lord Chief Justice...

Lord Beaconsfield in a famous phrase declared that he trusted

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to the instincts of an Imperial people. All English- men, Scotsmen, Irishmen, and Welshmen who love their common country of the United Kingdom and their heritage in the Empire...

We much regret to have to record the death of

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Mr. Linley Sambourne, the well-known illustrator and cartoonist, which took place on Wednesday. Mr. Sambourne was sixty- five years of age, and had been connected with Punch...

On Thursday Lord Carrington, speaking at a luncheon given to

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the National Farmers' Union, announced that the Prime Minister had approved of a proposal to give improved facilities for the establishment of co-operative credit banks for...

In Wednesday's papers a letter appeared from the Prime Minister

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to the Lord Mayor of London on the subject of memorials to King Edward. Mr. Asquith announces the opinion of the Government that " the object in view would best be secured by...

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FEDERATION FOR THE BRITISH ISLANDS. ND if so what do you think the consequence of that would be ? Would it not be confusion ? Would it not be utter confusion? Would it not make...

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the solutions of the Constitutional crisis which may be suggested by the Conference, since they include the Referendum, have brought to the front the customary crop of...

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THE KING AND THE INCOME-TAX. T HE announcement that in the

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new Civil List the King is to be relieved from the payment of Income-tax in return for taking upon himself the cost of entertaining the guests of the nation has been much and...

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S TRONG as has been the indignation aroused by the Admiralty's conduct of the case which ended in the Courts last week in the vindication of the Cadet George Archer-Shee, we...

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NIVE publish elsewhere a letter signed " L. H. R." in which the story of the editing of the Ems telegram is challenged,—and inferentially our assertion that the ruling political...

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I N the current number of the Cornhill Magazine there is an unmeasured attack on the latter-day Swiss, and the author of it, Miss Edith Sellers, seeks to recommend her...

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1 111.N., ART OF SAYING.

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A WHOLLY incontrovertible proof that the poor can save is that very many of them do save, while one has only to visit their homes in order to learn that this accumulation is not...

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T HE school-children of to-day are luckier than their prede- cessors of ten years ago in many ways, but in none more than the new interest which has been brought into the...

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THE CHEAP COTTAGE PROBTAINf. [To THE ED17011 07 TEE " SPECTATOR:1 8114—The cheap cottage problem is of national importance. All over the country old and dilapidated cottages...

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FEDERATION FOR THE BRITISH ISLES. [To ras EDITOE 01 rat " Srscreron.."1 SIR, In referring to Mr. Birrell's speech at the Eighty Club last week on the subject of a federal...

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EDICT/410Ln SIR,—The Spectator is so conspicuously fair in all its comments that perhaps I may be pardoned for asking on what investigation into the existing system of...


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(To rim EDITOR or TES "Erscreras."1 Sns,—Your observations on Mr. Dixon's letter in the last issue of the Spectator recall to my mind the Spectator's article which was written...


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[To THE EDITOR or TEE "9rrcTATOR.'1 SIR,—I notice that in the recent Navy debate Mr. H. Backe is reported to have said that though be was profoundly con- vinced that the power...

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[To TRH EDITOR Or TRH " SPECTATOR:1 Sia,—Though not a member of the Society of Friends, your article on " The Quakers " in last week's issue interested me greatly. You...


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[To ram EDITOR Or THE " spicirros.") Sra, — I have been a consistent reader of your paper for many years, and some friends of mine have been reading it out here for over forty...


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[TO TR. EDITOR or Tal "Srzcwron."1 Sra, — I am pleased to notice that you are calling attention to the present state of the law of libel. I have been engaged in writing upon...

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[To TUE EDITOR 07 TEE "SPECTAT03 "1 Sin,—Your readers may not have noticed a. question asked by Mr. Wolff in the House of Commons on July 29th suggesting that Russia, China,...


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[TO THE EDITOR 07 TEE " SPECTATOR.."1 Sia,—I am venturing to write to you upon an aspect of the voluntary aid system now being organised by the Red Cross Society which does not...


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[To THE EDITOR 07 TEE "SPECTATOR:1 SIB,—It is rather surprising that none of your correspondents seems to have called attention to the value of Veterans in the training of...


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[To THE EDITOR 07 TER" SPECTATOR."] Sra,—May I record the keen satisfaction with which I read your comment in last week's issue on Mr. Keir Hardie's remarks on the Royal Family?...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Six,—The man Crippen, accused of murder, is apparently prejudged as guilty by a section of the Press. Is this quite fair ? I read a sentence...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIB,—Now on the eve of another "Twelfth " will you allow me to appeal to the sportsmen among your readers, and to beg that throughout the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—It seems to me very strange that while on one hand Government strongly discourages gambling, as is shown by its recent enactments as to...


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SIR,—I shall be greatly indebted to you if you will allow me to ask, through your correspondence columns, whether any of your dog-loving readers can recommend to me, from their...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.1 STS,— Several attempts have been made in the past to improve the lot of the pit pony. These attempts have been practically abortive because it...


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issue of July 30th you publish a list of manu- facturers who have abandoned the use of slave-grown cocoa, but this surely conveys a wrong impression, since it omits the names of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR, —It is said that history repeats itself. In 1670 five statesmen met in Conference ; the initials of their names have added to our...


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THE " SPECTATOR. "] Six,—We wish to draw the attention of your readers to the forth- coming International Congress on the Home and Education to be held in Brussels at the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] you allow me to draw the attention of your readers to the Contemporary Art Society, recently founded in the conviction that among the...

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GRANNIE'S BOY. WHERE'S the wee boy that will ride on my arm—. Eh ! the fine rider he'll be by and by— All the way over to Mallory's farm, Over the bog, wid the win' blowin'...


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DANIEL BOONE AND THE WILDERNESS ROAD.* THE romance of the pathfinder is always the most lasting in the tradition of a young country. It is a true instinct which turns a boy's...

NOTICE.—When Articles or "Correspondence" are signed with the writer's name

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or initials, or with a pseudonym, or are marked "Communicated," the Editor must not necessarily be held to be in agreement with the views therein expressed or with the mode of...

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THE literature of salmon-fishing is so extensive that it might be supposed almost impossible to add anything worth reading to it. How fallacious this notion is becomes apparent...

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PROFESSOR SAINTSBURY has at last ended his important History of English Prosody by the publication of its third volume, which includes the period " From Blake to Mr. Swinburne."...

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R. AND Mns. RourrarmuE have enjoyed a most interesting experience, which they have embodied in a volume that should take high rank in anthropological literature. For a period of...

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ANY one who may take up Princess Caroline Murat's Memoirs with the hope of finding a string of new scandals of the Second Empire will be disappointed. Beyond a few coarse jokes...


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THE evolution of the liner has been so rapid that some of the problems which confronted and perplexed the designers and engineers of half-a-century ago have almost passed out of...

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IN the Nineteenth Century Mr. C. J. O'Donnell has an article upon "Ireland and Conservatism." He begins by pointing out that all countries in which Roman Catholicism is an...

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Wrack. By Maurice Drake. (Duckworth and Co. 6s.)—The hero of

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this book, Philip Stennis, is a naval engineer, who, as the result of an accident which lays him up for some time, makes acquaintance with a certain Sir Charles Steed, the head...


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THE LOST HALO.* THE philosophy of this novel—for we may assume that any writer who makes his story a commentary on life is a philosopher—is noticeable for its despondency....

The Rod of Justice. By Alice and Claude Askew. (T.

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Fisher Unwin. 6s.)—The scene of this novel is a South African farm, owned by Peter Van Naas, and the house and its inhabitants are typically Boer. Tho person who imagines...

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The Green Book. Edited by Douglas Sladen and W. Wigmore.

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(J. Whitaker and Sons. 5s. net.)—This is a new directory of the " Upper Ten Thousand." The sub-title runs thus : " A Directory of the Court, of Society, and of the Political and...

Laelia : a Comedy. With Notes and Introduction by G.

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C. Moore-Smith, Litt.D. (Cambridge University Press. 3s. 6d. net.) —This comedy, in Plautine form, with a romantic element, was acted at Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1595, and...

Mark Twain's Speeches. (Harper and Brothers. 7s. 6d. net.)— We

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have had occasion more than once to remark of some pub- lished volume that it suffered from the fact that it put together as if for connected reading a number of things that...

READABLE NOVELS.—.A Sealed Verdict. By Lawrence L. Lynch. (John Long.

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6s.)—An American story of a celebrated actress who is killed by falling out of a window. The question whether her death was caused by murder or suicide occupies the whole...

SOME BOOKS OF THE '4VEEIL [Tinder this heading W. notice

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such Books Of the week as haps not Won nursed for mains in other forms.] Lecture Outlines on the Thirty-nine Articles. By Arthur J. Tait, B.D. (Elliot Stock. 3s. net.)—Mr. Tait...

List of Books in the Reading Room of the British

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Museum. Vol. I., " Authors"; Vol. II., " Subjects." (The British Museum. .21 11x. 6d.)—This is a " fourth" edition of a work published for the first time in 1859,—the Reading...

Health Progress and Administration in the West Indies. By Sir

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Rubert W. Boyce. (John Murray. 10s. 6d. net.)—Sir Rubert Boyce was sent out last year to Barbados to investigate an epidemic of yellow fever which was then present. He...

Hinchingbrooke. By the Earl of Sandwich. (Arthur L. Humphreys. 6s.

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net.)—Every owner of a great house ought to write, or see that there is written, a competent history and description of it. It is the same sort of duty that falls on the parson...

History of the Company of Paviours. By Charles Welch. (Printed

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for the Company.)—The Paviours were incorporated in 1479, by which time the business of paving the City was seriously regarded. In early days paving was a rare luxury; so we...

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Modern Greek-English Dictionary. By A. Kyriakides. (Anesti Constantinides, Athens.)—This is

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a second edition, revised throughout, of a work which first appeared some twelve years ago. It contains, we have calculated, some forty thousand words, and, apart from its...

We have received the fifth edition of Darlington's London and

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Environs, by E. C. Cook, with Chapters on the British Museum and other Great London Sights by E. T. Cook (Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 6s. net). The book seems to be complete,...

A new edition of Converts to Rome, Compiled and Edited

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by W. Gordon Gorman (Sands and Co., as. 61. net), carries the information down to the present time. The total is 3,491, of whom 572 were Anglican clergymen, and 822 wives, sons,...

The Governance of Empire. By P. A. Silburn. (Longmans and

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Co. 9s. net.)—It is always well to know what people living under conditions different from our own are thinking. But the knowledge brings surprise. Mr. Silburn would like to...