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Wednesday's Daily Telegraph contains a long telegram from Mr. Bennet

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Burleigh, its special correspondent at the front, giving an account of the wrecking of a train at Waterval last Saturday. The train contained, besides an escort of officers and...

A prapos of the treatment of train-wreckers, the folk wing

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quotation from one of General Sherman's orders issued in 1864 is made in a letter sent to Friday's papers by the secre- tary of the Army League :—" The use of torpedoes in...

The" Chun incident" at Berlin has terminated in the retreat

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of the German Emperor. Prince Chun, after much telegraphing with Pekin, positively refused to allow any of his suite to perform the kow-tow, and the Emperor thereupon agreed to...


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T T is difficult from the vague and conflicting telegrams to 1. determine what amount of progress has been made in South Africa during the past week, but it seems probable that...

The German Emperor's reply was also dignified, though stern in

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tone. He denounced the murder as "an abominable crime," and though rejoiced to believe that personally the Emperor of China had no part in it, or in the further acts of violence...

s. The Editors cannot undertake to return Jitanu.s.eript, in any

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On Friday, August 30th, the Pall Mall Gazette printed a

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communication from a correspondent stating that Lord Salisbury would resign the Premiership and retire from office soon after the Coronation. The communication went on to...

The chances of complete victory for the German Agrarians do

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not increase. The pressure from Russia and Austria, both of which countries are threatened by the proposed hi g h tail on _grain and meat, increases, and the Protectionists of...

Lord Curzon clearly sees no harm in endowing Maynooth. In

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a speech delivered to an Educational Conference at Simla on Monday he declared that while he believed religion the essential foundation of education, he thought the members of...

The Times correspondent at Copenhagen reports that the attempts to

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Russify Finland by severity have cooled the usual Danish welcome for the Czar. The Danes, he says, understand Finnish, and are inclined from history to regard both Finland and...

The Associated Chambers of Commerce held their annual meeting at

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Nottingham on Tuesday, and Lord Avebury, who was chairman, made a speech in which he discussed, among other things, the injury done us by German competition . Part at least of...

The Times of Saturday affirms that Russia is influencing Persia

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to harass the new route of our trade, a trade of 2120,000 a year, between Quetta and Meshed, called the " Quetta- Nushki " route, and that Russia desires to extend her railways...

The quarrel between France and Turkey has advanced two steps

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further. August 31st was the fete-day of the Sultan, when all the Embassies offer congratulations, but Constans having departed, no French substitute for him attended in his...

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The Times of Saturday last gives a most interesting account

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of the work of reopening the ancient supply of water to Jerusalem which has at last been undertaken by the Turks, the occasion being a great scarcity of water in the city. The...

The sittings of the International Engineering Congress, the largest gathering

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of the kind ever held in the United Kingdom, opened on Tuesday in Glasgow. Mr. Mansergh, the presi- dent, laid especial stress on the dependence of engineering on its cheapness,...

At the same time the work of repairing the Virgin's

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fountain—i.e., the spring which supplies the Pool of Siloam—is going on. The water passes from the fountain to the pool through a tunnel built by Hezekiah. It was in this tunnel...

Ina letter to last Saturday's Times " Vertu" 'draws attention to

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the statement that Father Bailly, of the Assumptionists, an Order which has been expelled from France and is taking refuge in England, has accepted Cardinal Vaughan's invitation...

We are very glad to find that the views of

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the Spectator on the language question in South Africa are shared by Professor Westlake. In a very able, and to us most convincing, letter in Tuesday's Times he completely...

The presidential address to the Trade-Union Gongress, which has been

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sitting at Swansea during the past week, was delivered by Mr. Bowerman on Tuesday. Naturally, the address dealt with the subject which has made o great a commotion in the...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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New Consols (21) wee on Friday. 93i.

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THE RUMOURS AS TO LORD SALISBURY'S RESIGNATION. W E think it highly probable that there is solid ground for the allegation which has been made by the Pall Mall Gazette that...

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(113INA has beaten Europe again. That seems to us the only possible conclusion to be drawn from the history of the strange diplomatic battle which for the past fortnight has...

TURKEY AND FRANCE. T HE English world is, perhaps, inclined to

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think quarrels between any European Power and Turkey, like quarrels between such a Power and China, a little too unimportant. Nothing, it is imagined, can come of them wept...

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W E have no sympathy whatever with people who arei inclined to chuckle over the alarm exhibited at the Trade-Union Congress in regard to the possible results of the decision of...

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men to a most able and statesmanlike letter contributed by Sir Rowland Blennerhassett to the Times of Saturday last. In it he makes a plea, which we most heartily endorse, for a...

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M R. F. C. S. SCHILLER publishes in the Fortnightly Review for this month a paper of some intellectual interest. It deals with the issue of a circular or questionnaire, ly...

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T " persistence of wild creatures—call it pluck or folly— in trying to live wherever their ancestors have lived, in spite of changed conditions, is one of their most remarkable...

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H OLIDAY-TAKERS may be broadly divided into twc classes : the class which takes its holiday purely for rest and recreation, and the class which regards the holiday as an...

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THE LATEST INVASION OF ENGLAND. Fro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—We look to fleets and armies to protect us from the inroads of human enemies, but other means must be...

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THE FOX-HUNTING INCIDENT IN EGYPT. rTo TIM EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 venture to write to you, on a subject which by now will probably be forgotten in England, but which you...


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ITO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—This year the Working Men's Club and Institute Union at their annual carnival at the Mildmay Club in London inaugurated a new...

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T0 TUE EDITOR OF PRE " SPECTATOR:I Sra,—I would like to draw the attention of your readers to • the probability of another famine in Gujerat this year. We have had up to the...


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ITo Tar EDITOR OP Tilt " SPECTAPOR."1 Srs,—Much has been said and written about the great BiA 0 of Durham, so recently removed from us, but of such a m en the last word will...

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Fro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sni,—In the valuable and suggestive article published in the Spectator of August 31st under the above heading you have touched a point in...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOFL1 Si,—As two correspondents seem to think that I treated unfairly Professor Cappon's book, "Britain's Title in South Africa," in the Spectator...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP TRH "SPRDTATOR.1 SIR,—You have shown such appreciative sympathy w ith the scheme for preserving a portion of the western shore o f Derwentwater, and your...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR:9 SIR,—Sinee reading the interesting article on "English Historical Memory" which appeared in the Spectator of August 17th, a remarkable bit of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—May I be allowed to say in your columns a few words about the position and feelings of the loyalists in this part of the Cape Colony at...

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A REPLY. (SEE "WHITHER AWAY p" THE "SPECTATOR," AUGUST 31ST.) MISTRESS, I go the beaten way, The way that many a one has trod; On, on, and on until the day That lays me 'neath...


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BISHOP WESTCOTT'S LAST BOOK.* DEATH does indeed give a solemnity to the last words of a life, lending them, as the poet says, "a power to live, after the vanished voice, and...


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"A VOICE! A voice ! " I cried. No music stills The craving heart that would an answer find, No song of birds, no murmur of the wind, No—not that awful harmony of mind, The...

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A COMMENTARY UPON "IN MEMORIAX.* THE appearance of a commentary

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of two hundred page s upon Tennyson's "In Memoriam," written by the Oxford Prof ess , of Poetry, would seem to imply that that admirable poe m h as at last taken its place among...

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MEDLEVAL EGYPT.* This is the last volume of the projected

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"History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Present Day." There is a, gap, however, to be filled up, reaching from the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty to the Greek Kingdom....

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CALVERLEY'S COMPLETE WORKS.* NOTHING eludes analysis SO completely as charm ;

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and charm masculine charm, the indefinable attraction of a man for other men, is the secret of Calverley's extraordinary p opo w ity with men of all kinds and ages. There may...

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IT was only the other day that we had occasion to congratulate Miss Dorothea Gerard—to call her by the name best known to English readers—on her return to her best form in The...

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Mn. E. DICEY in the Nineteenth Century pleads strongly for a redistribution of seats on the ground that it will "abate" the Irish nuisances, so prominent during the last...

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The Birds of Iceland. By Henry H. Slater, M.A. (D Douglas, Edinburgh. 5s.)—Mr. Slater enumerates some foul hundred kinds of birds that are known or reputed to exist in Iceland....

A Register of the Members of St. Mary Magdalen College,

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Oxford. New Series, III. By William Dunn Macray, M.A. (H. Frowde. 75. 6d.)—In this volume Mr. Macray gives biographical notices of the Fellows of Magdalen between 1576 and 1648....

Intermediate Education and Rural Exodus. By C. C. Rogers. (A.

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L. Humphreys. 6d.)—Mr. Rogers, who is chairman of the Radnor County Council, puts forth in this pamphlet what may be described as a spirited plea for the retaining,...


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[Under this heading we notice such Books of the week as have not Gem reserved for review in other forms.] The Expositor. Edited by the Rev. Robertson Nicoll. Sixth Series. VoL...


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TYPHOID AND WAR. Typhoid, the Destroyer of Armies, and its Abolition. By Leigh Canney, M.D. (Bailliere, Tindall, and Co. is. net.)—In the truly admirable little pamphlet which...

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Stone Crosses of the County of Northampton. By Christopher A.

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Markham. (Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 10s. 6d. net.)—Mr. Mark- ham has spent much trouble in collecting the materials for this volume. The county is fortunate enough to possess...

The Army and the Press in 1900. A Study by

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a British Field Officer. (F. E. Robinson and Co. is. net.)—Nunquamne reponans veratus totiens? says, or may be taken to say, the writer of this pamphlet. He makes a very...

A Manual of School Hygiene. By Edward W. Hope, M.D.,

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and Edgar A. Browne, F.R.C.S.E. (Cambridge University Press. 38. 6d.)--The authors of this volume—one of the "Cambridge Series for Schools and Training Colleges "—treat of the...

Time Table of Modern History, A.D. 400 - 1870. Compiled and Arranged

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by M. Morrison. (A. Constable and Co. 12s. 6d. net.) —The tables of events occupy one hundred and thirty-nine pages. The events are ranged in columns, varying in number and in...

Winchester College Notions. By Three Beetleites. (P. and G. Wells,

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Winchester. 4s. 6d. net.)—In Wykehamist parlance "notions" means slang, if the expression is not disrespect- ful, of which Winchester has a peculiarly rich collection. The...

A Brief Sketch of the History of Ipswich School, 1477 - 1861.

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By Nina Layard. (W. E. Harrison, Ipswich. ls.)—We cannot epitomise the interesting argument by which Miss Layard proves the antiquity of Ipswich School. Perhaps it is most...

The Book of Asparagus. By Charles Ilott. (J. Lane. 2s.

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6d. net.)—This is the first of a proposed series of "Handbooks of Practical Gardening." Mr. Ilott, who has a practical acquaint- ance of many years with his subject, gives...

The Military Maxims of Napoleon.. Translated from the French

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furnishes an introduction in which he applies the " maxims " Head Office; BARTHOLOMEW LA_NE, LONDON, E.C. to certain operations in the South African War. This is a kind of...

Clough's Certificate History of Europe, 1814-1849. (Ralph, Holland, and Co.

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3s. 611.)—This is the third volume of a series bearing the same name, its predecessors covering respectively the periods 1700-1789, and 1789-1815. A "certificate" history m ean...

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The Life - Bistory of British Serpents. By Gerald R. Leighton, M.D.

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(Blackwood and Sons. 59. net.)—Dr. Leighton gives us here what may fairly be called an exhaustive account of the British serpents. There are, it is commonly stated, three...

Familiar Butterflies and Moths. By W. F. Kirby. (Cassell and

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Co. es.)—This book is subsidiary to the author's larger work on " European Butterflies." about to appear, we are glad to hear, in a new edition. It is divided into three parts,...

An Unrequited .Royalist. By Marie Hay. (J. K. Bumpus. Ss

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6d. net.)—The "unrequited Royalist" is the person commonly known as the Marquis of Worcester (d. 1667). He is known as an inventive genius, and is numbered among the pioneers of...

In the "Bijou Biographies" (II. Drane) we have His Most

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Gracious Majesty King Edward VII. (Is. a double volume), by H. Whites. Books of this kind are not subjects of criticism. We are content with a simple mention of this volume and...