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It is, of course, extremely difficult to say how far

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the country has been affected by the arguments of the advocates of preferential duties; but as far as we can judge, and making every effort not to see what we should like to...

We shall not at present proceed with the invidious task

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of naming those who are determined to keep the ship of the Unionist party steady on. her 'old course. It will be time enough when the occasion has actually arisen to enter on...

In an excellent letter to the Pall Mall Gazette of

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Wednesday Mr. Herbert Vivian quotes from a recent article in the Figaro- contrasting the economic position of Free-trade Britain and Protectionist France :— " Our foreign...

If it should be necessary to organise the Unionist Free-

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traders in defence of the Empire, there will be no difficulty in finding leaders Whose UniOnism and whose devotion to the Empire are undoubted. In Sir Michael Hicks Beach we...


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IlirE threatened division in the Unionist party over Mr. Chamberlain's policy of preferential duties remains the aU-absorbing subject of the hour. Though no actual steps may yet...

It begins to be admitted that those who believed in_

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the- " settlement " of the Balkan trouble were at all events • premature. The conflicts with the insurgent bands in Macedonia grow fewer, but they continue ; and the insurgents...

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

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Mr. F. N. Charrington is about to try a most

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interesting experiment,—the effect of total prohibition under fair condi- tions. He has purchased the well-wooded island of Osea, on the coast of Essex, and intends to turn it...

The French Government has been compelled to make a decided

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move in Morocco. M. Jonnart, Governor-General of Algeria, had gone to the oasis round Figuig to inquire into some frontier disturbances, had been well received by the local...

The Bishops in France are, it is said, much disinclined

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to a separation of Church and State. The Archbishop of Albi roundly declares that half his cures would die of starvation it their stipends were withdrawn ; the Archbishop of...

Mr. Balfour attended the meeting held yesterday week in support

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of the Bishop of St. Albans' Fund for " London over the Border," and delivered an interesting speech. The need for the appeal, Mr. Balfour pointed out, was due to the con-...

The Times correspondent at St. Petersburg has explained, as far

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as he knows, the reasons for his expulsion from Russia. He was virtually, though civilly, arrested on May 28th, and informed that he would be expelled " on account of his...

Paris has been greatly excited over a charge of corruption

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brought against M. Pelletan, now Minister of Marine, by the Humbert family. It amounts substantially to this, that M. Parayre, secretary to the Humberts, paid him 30,000 francs...

It will be remembered that a cadet in the German

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Navy, who was recently punished for killing a private soldier named Hartmann, defended himself by saying that he had acted only in defence of his honour, which, as he had been...

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A remarkable account of the revolution in the New York

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police is given in Thursday's Times. General Greene, the present. Commissioner, only took office on New Year's Day, but he at once signalised his appointment by a number of...

Eton College has been the scene of a disastrous fire,

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by which two boys lost their lives. At about 4 o'clock on Monday morning flames broke out in " Baldwin's End," the house of Mr. R. S. Kindersley, who had some thirty boys under...

This terrible event has produced a very large number of

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lettere in the papers from parents and old Etonians drawing attention to the awful risks of fire that exist at Eton in the older houses owing to the little winding wooden...

Sir E. Grey delivered at Oxford on Friday week a

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speech against Mr. Chamberlain's proposals remarkable for its vigour and determination. He utterly rejected those proposals, which would, he said, " mean in the first place the...

Mr. Haldane, speaking at East Linton, Haddingtonshire, on Tuesday, also

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ranged himself with Sir Edward Grey on the ques- tion of preferential tariffs. Mr. Haldane pointed out that we were able to bear the immense burden of Empire because of our...

Lord Milner's proposal to admit a section of the blacks

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to the municipal franchise has for the moment been withdrawn. It was found that every non-official Member of the Transvaal Legislature was opposed to it. They were not equally...

Bank Rate, ak per cent.

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Consols (21 per cent.) were on Friday 911.

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THE DUTY OF IMPERIALIST FREE-TRADERS. IMPERIALIST and Unionist Free-traders have a clear JL duty before them,—a duty made imperative by Mr. Chamberlain's speech in the House of...


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T HERE is a danger latent in this new quarrel be tween France and Morocco ; but it is not - very serious, and it is not the fault of France. The inhabitants of. the oasis of...

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I T is, we think, quite probable that the Times corre- spondent was expelled from Russia from motives differinc , considerably from those which have been put forward . M. de...

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the Day by which the French Chamber acquitted the Minister of Marine of the charges of corruption which had been flying about Paris for some days are an excellent illustration...

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course, for the first time, but with much fresh- ness and force, were the evils of the residential segrega- tion of classes set forth in Mr. Balfour's speech at Grosvenor House...

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L IGHT-HEARTEDNESS is a graceful quality—a grace, perhaps, rather than a quality—the only substitute for good fortune, the only impregnable shield against fate, the most...

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I S it a fact that there exists to-day, in a more noticeable and a more important form than in years past, a great difficulty in obtaining domestic servants ? Is it the case...

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M ANWOOD in his definition of a forest mentions three degrees of excellence in lands devoted to the plea- sures of the chase. The first is the forest, an appanage of Kings. The...

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SIn,--bir. Chamberlain's pronouncement in regard to our fiscal policy cannot, I think, be looked -upon with satisfaction either from a national or a party point of view. It is...


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THE NEW FISCAL POLICY. [To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR-1 Sm,—Opposition on the part of the Spectator would be such a heavy blow to Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Balfour that I hope...

[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIa,—Mr. Chamberlain, speaking

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with characteristic con. fidence for a future Government and future Chancellor of the Exchequer, holds out to the working classes the promise that the whole proceeds of the...


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Sra,—It is seldom I find myself in disagreement with the Spectator, which has been a weekly inspiration to me for fully ten years. But why should you allude to the old-age...

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[To THE EDITOR OP TRY " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The following paragraph,

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written fifteen years ago, seems so exactly apropos of Mr. Chamberlain's fiscal scheme that it is surprising it has escaped quotation:— "And then, later what a coming together...


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Sra,—In your• enthusiasm for Free-trade I think you overlook the fact that the only man who derives an unmixed benefit from low prices is the unproductive member of the...

(To THB EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.") Sra,—A call, somewhat unexpected

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by many, has come to the intellect of our country from two of our clearest thinkers to consider the foundations of our belief in fiscal matters. To compare small things with...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] Snr,—In order to spare your space I will answer my two critics in the Spectator of May 30th in one letter :— (1) I have not got a copy of...

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[To THE EDITOR 07 THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Last autumn I wrote a letter, which you kindly inserted, showing how easy it was to form a rifle club in Switzerland. Perhaps you will...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] was much interested by reading the article in the Spectator of May 9th under the above heading. It falls in with the suggestion which I have...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR-1 SI8,—A good deal has been written lately upon the import. ance to England and France of the maintenance of the terri- torial status quo in...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPROTATOR:1 Stn, — Those of your readers who are interested in the sugges- tion for the organisation of County Guides in Great Britain may be glad to see...

[To THE EDITOR Op THE "SPECTATOR. "] 618,—In reply to the

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letter in the Spectator of May 23rd from Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, I will refer him to the corre- spondence on "Hayles Abbey " between Mr. St. Clair Baddeley and myself in the...


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[To TER EDITOR 011 . THE "SPECTATOR "] SIR,—An article in the Spectator of March 21st suggested that Russia should try the experiment, which has succeeded so well in India, of...

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SIR GEORGE GROVE. WITHOUT going back to the days of the Italian Renaissance, it would be difficult to find a parallel to the many-sided career of Sir George Grove. To the...


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IN MEMORIAM.—ETON, JUNE 1sT, 1903. ("I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it mor abundantly.") Two brothers of our common brotherhood Snatched blindly...

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EDWARD BOWEN.* THE events of Edward Bowen's life may be put into a very small compass. After a highly successful career at school (Blackheath and King's College, London) he...

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IT is a pleasure to think that this charming book on the northern regions of the bel paese which, as Petrarch says, the Apennines divide, and the sea and Alps surround, is...

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THE moving history of the Nonjurors and Nonabjurors is one that can to-day be studied with sympathy and interest, and without prejudice. There are few more pathetic stories of...

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THE name and the distinguished figure of Isabella d'Este are already familiar to those who have read Mrs. Ady's fascinating history of her sister Beatrice, the young wife of...

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THE three articles on "Imperial Reciprocity" which stand first in the new Nineteenth Century are all more or less favourable to Mr. Chamberlain's proposal. Sir Herbert Maxwell,...

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A LAD OF THE O'FEIEL'S.* THE appearance of such a book as this of Mr. Macmanus is a sign, and an agreeable sign, of the times. Twenty years ago a reviewer, no matter how...

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The Law of Public Education in England and Wales :

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a Practical Guide to its Administration. By G. Edwardes Jones, Barrister- at-Law, and J. C. G. Sykes. (Rivingtons. 21s. net.)—This volume, which covers exhaustively the whole...

Bondman Free. By John Oxenham. (Hurst and Blackett. 6s.) —If

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this new book is not quite up to the high level of " Under the Iron Flail," the defect is rather in the tale, or rather, the subject of the tale, than in the telling. Mr....

The Hebrew. By John A. Steuart. (Hodder and Stoughton. Cs.)—This

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is scarcely a novel, though it presents to the reader the customary forms of fiction; in essence it is a treatise, put into a more or less dramatic form, of the horrors of over-...


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RECENT BOOKS ON THE EDUCATION ACT. The Education Acts, 1870 - 1902. By Sir Hugh Owen, G.C.B Assisted by Charles Knight. Twentieth Edition. (Knight aim Co. • 21s. net.)—All...

Trent's Trust. By Bret Harte. (Eveleigh Nash. 6s.)—These stories are

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all characteristic of their author; in one of them at least there is almost a repetition of earlier work. Concha, "the Pupil of Chestnut Ridge," a Mexican young woman posing as...

Knitters in the Sun. By Algernon Gissing. (Chatto and Windus.

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6s.)—This is a very " topsy-turvy " kind of story. Why Mr. Gissing should have made his two heroines—both finely drawn characters and worthy of a happier fate—act as they did...

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The Education Act, 1902. By Montagne Barlow, LL.D., and H.

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Macan, M.A. Second Edition. (Butterworth and Co. 35.6d. net.) —We note the early second edition of this inexpensive book, which is remarkably full of valuable matter. It now...

The Farmer's Business Handbook. By Isaac Phillips Roberts. (Macmillan and

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Co. 4s. 6d. net.)—This book comes from Cornell J." University, to the ideals of which it is especially suited. It will be understood, at the same time, that the English reader...

movement gave us our greatest poetry," says Mr. Cooke. Further

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on in his admirable introduction he defines it historically as "democracy in contact with Puritanism," and in a more descriptive fashion as a "movement of inquiry, revolt...

Hammersmith, Fulham, and Putney. By G. E. Mitton and J.

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C. Geikie. (A. and C. Black. ls. 6d. net.)—This is a volume (the seventh in order of publication) of the series which bears the title of "The Fascination of London,"...

The Pocket Guide to the Education Act. By Laurence Gilbertson,

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(H. J. Osborn. is. net.)—This is an admirable little guide to the Act, absolutely up to date (March 23rd) so far as official circulars are concerned. The explanatory notes are...


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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week as have not been eneerved for review in other forms.] My Life in Mongolia and Siberia. By John, Bishop of Norwich. (S.P.C.K....