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ence of 1906, and that he referred to a special conference convened for a specific purpose. But October is a long time ago, and he cannot have been forgetting the conference of 1906 ever since. Nor is the particular character of the conference at all to the point. The promise upon which the Opposition, and many of Mr. Balfour's own followers, not to say colleagues, rely was that there should be no departure from the principle of a tariff for revenue until the country had been consulted. As the Cabinet apparently intend to remain in office for at least another year, they might make an arrangement with colonial statesmen which would bind their successors whatever were the result of the General Election. No wonder the Leader of the Opposition moved the adjournment of the House, and in a very vigorous speech demanded that the point should be cleared up by the Prime Minister himself. Then began a lamentable period of recrimination and disorder. Under rules for which Mr. Balfour is himself responsible, the debate on a motion for adjournment does not begin till nine, and must come to an end at twelve. The order of speakers is therefore of much greater consequence than it was under the old regulations. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, who occupied half an hour, appealed personally to the head of the Government. Nevertheless Mr. Lyttelton was put up to reply, and the Opposition refused to hear him. They called for ‘ Balfour,' and they would have nobody else. The Speaker was unfortunately ill; and, though Mr. Lowther is a most efficient substitute, no deputy is quite the same as a principal in circumstances so extremely trying. Even the absence of a wig and gown is felt, for there is no costume less impressive than the evening dress of an English gentleman. Anyhow, Mr. Lowther failed, and the House broke up in confusion. It is very difficult for a stranger to appreciate the exact significance of proceedings in Parliament. But I am disposed to agree with Lord Hugh Cecil that Mr. Lyttelton should have been heard. His speech would have been an inevitable interlude, and the Prime Minister must, sooner or later, have given the explanation which he alone could give. The pretext that the question lies within the Colonial Secretary's department is indeed an idle one. The Leader of the Opposition, supported by the whole of his party, had directly challenged the policy, and appealed to the speeches of the Prime Minister himself. Still, I do not believe that in the long run disorder ever pays. To understand this special instance of it we must, of course, look beyond the immediate position of affairs. Whether they be right or wrong, Liberals have for some time felt that Mr. Balfour was treating them, and the House of Commons as a whole, with insolent disdain. His refusal to attend debates on the fiscal question, even when they took the form of censure on himself, was bitterly resented as unworthy of his office, and degrading to public life. A great party is personified by its leader, and that Mr. Lyttelton should be employed to tell Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman what Mr. Balfour meant was taken for a premeditated slight. There was no personal feeling against Mr. Lyttelton. He could have filled up the time as well as anyone else. But he was not Mr. Balfour, and there are many services for which he is better qualified than the elucidation of intellectual subtleties. The worst of a metaphysical Premier is that nobody else can explain him. Meanwhile the best way out of a singularly unpleasant imbroglio would be a dissolution of Parliament. The House of Commons is suffering from debility, and wants country air.


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AFGHANISTAN, England and

Russia in, 777-786
After-dinner Oratory of America,

Ali (Ameer), England and Russia in

Afghanistan, 777-786
Alien Bill, The, 326, 1048
Alien Immigration, The Economic

Side of, 294-806
Ambulance dogs, 478-480
America, After-dinner Oratory of,

Ancestor.worship and patriotism in

Japan, 215
Anglican Starvation and a Liberal

Diet, 984-999
Anglo-Japanese alliance, The, 500-513
Appendicitis, The Cause and Preven.

tion of, from a Physician's Point

of View, 137-139
Arbitrations, International, A Cen.

tury of, 691-700
Army, The: as it was and as it is,

Arthur (Sir George), The Bishops and

the Reformation Settlement, 276-

Artist's Love Story, 642–654
Australian Aborigines, The Position

of the, in the Scale of Human In-

telligence, 89-96
Awakening of the Tartars, The, 217-


Bishops, The, and the Reformation

Settlement, 276-284
Black Problem, The, in South Africa,

Blackfellows of Australia, their mental

capacity and intellectual develop-

ment, 89-96
Books, Some Noticeable, 838-848
Books worth attention, Some recent,

Boudin, Fantin and, 97-109
Brain, The, and phrenology, 958-970
Britain's food supply in war time, 632-

British Army, The, Dearth of officers,

- and military training for lads, 734-

- Reforms since the Crimean War, 1-

Training for recruits, 751-759
British drama, The, and Puritan pre-

judices, 601-614
British Empire, The defence of the,

British Fleet, its distribution, 152, 153
British Naval Estimates, economy and

efficiency, 228-237
British Navy, Reserves of Welsh

Smokeless Steam Coal for the, 154-

British Navy, The Colonial contribu.

tion to the, 147-149

its reserve of war-ships, 701-724
British Shipping and Fiscal Reform,

Britis workers and alien labour com-

petition, 294-306
Burne-Jones (Sir Philip), The Experi.

ment of Impressionism,' 440-447;

reply to, 627-631
Butler (Slade), The Greek Mysteries

and the Gospel Narrative, 490-499

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Balance of Naval Power, The, 228-

Balance of Power in Europe, The,

Balfour (Mr. Arthur James), his atti.

tude with regard to fiscal reform,
877-897, 1047

Bathurst (Miss K.), The Need for CADET Corps and Church Lads'



Bernard (Sir Thomas) and the Found.

ling Hospital, 655-670

Cadet Corps in the Colonies and at

home, 734-744

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Canada as the British granary, its Coulton (G. G.), The Autobiography
defence in time of war,


of a Wandering Friar, 1009-1019
Carlile (Rev. Wilson), The Church Country inn, A, and a recruiting ser-

Army and the Reclamation of geant, 129-136
Criminals, 285-293

Creed (Hon. J. Mildred), The Position
Carmen Sylva, see Roumania (Queen of) of the Australian Aborigines in the
Castellane (Comte de), The Separation Scale of Human Intelligence, 89-96

of Church and State in France, Crilly (Daniel), The After-dinner Ora.

tory of America, 853-868
Catholics of Ireland, The, and Uni- Criminals, The Reclamation of, The
versity education, 912-918

Church Army and, 285-293
Cecil (Evelyn), British Shipping and Cromwell's (Oliver) Remains, The
Fiscal Reform, 615-626

Fate of, 928-947
Chamberlain (Mr.) and the economic Crowds, The psychology of, and the
campaign, 1046-1048

degeneration of Parliament, 898-911
Charity a Hundred Years Ago, 655– Currie (Lady), From the Toll-bar of

the Galata Bridge, 307-323
Children's Christmas Amusements,

Children's dinners and school mu-

on evolution of social in.
seums, 324-330
Children's nurseries and infant schools,

stincts, 407-416

Defence of the Empire, The, 701-759
China, Japan's Debt to, 207-216

Defence of the Grain Route, The, 632-

China, The encroachment of European
Powers upon, 948–957

Democracy and Reaction, 361-372,

China, The integrity of, and the Anglo-
Japanese alliance, 500-513

Dillon (Dr. E. J.), The Breakdown of
Christ and the Greek mysteries, 490-

Russian Finances, 373-389

Disarmament, The question of, 145–

Church and State, The Separation of,
in France, 805-817

Dogs, Use of, in war. 472-480

Dost Mohammed and British relations
Church Army, The, and the Recla.
mation of Criminals, 285-293

with Afghanistan, 777-786
Church Crisis in Scotland, The, 61-67

Drink Monopoly and the National
Church of England doctrines and the

Revenue, 1034-1044
Reformation Settlement, 276-284
Church of England, The, and Liberal
religion, 984-999

ECONOMIC Side of Alien Immi-
Classical Quotation, Th Art of, 671-

gration, The, 294-306

Education, morality, and patriotism in
Classical studies at Universities and Japan, 198-206
schools, 244-251

Education, Secondary, the professional
Coal, Welsh Smokeless Steam, Reserves training of schoolmasters, 919-927

of, for the British Navy, 154-163 Eleusinian mysteries and Christian
Colour visions evoked by music, 562- parallels, 490-499

Elizabethan music and the decay of
Commerce, Navies and the Protection the madrigal, 252-275
of, 149-152

Eltzbacher (O.), The Renewal of the
Compulsory Greek a National Japanese Alliance, 500–513; The
Question, 244-251

Balance of Power in Europe, 787--
Concordat, The, and the separation of 804
Church and State in France, 805-

England and Russia in Afghanistan,

Confucianism and Chinese civilisation England, Training the Youth of, 238-
in Japan, 207-216

Constantinople as seen from Galata Erroll (Colonel the Earl of), The
Bridge, 307–323

Dearth of Officers, 745-750
Constitutional Agitation in Russia, Ethological Society, The, and The
The, 27-45

Revival of Phrenology,' 958-970
Conway (Sir Martin), Is Parliament a Europe, The Balance of Power in,
Mere Crowd ? 898-911

Cooper (Edward H.), Children's Expansion of Russia, The official ac.
Christmas Amusements, 78-88

count of the, 181-197


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FABIUS MAXIMUS, A Political, Hobhouse (Mr. L. T.), his Democracy

and Reaction, 361-372, 529-547
• False Dawn,' The, or Zodiacal Light, Hurd (Archibald S.), The Balance of

Naval Power, 228-237
Fantin and Boudin, 97-109

Hutchinson (Jonathan), Parish School
Fencing and sword-play, 110–119

Dinners and Museums, 324-330
Festum Stultorum, 1000-1008
Fiscal Reform, British Shipping and,

MPERIAL Defence, 701-759
Flower-painting of Fantin, 97-101
France (Anatole), his Sur la pierre | Impressionist painters, The French,
blanche reviewed, 838-847

France, The Separation of Church India and the defence of Afghanistan,
and State in, 805-817

Free Church of Scotland, The, and the

India, Higher Education in, 120–128
House of Lords, 61-67

India Office, Thibet and the : 'A
French Painters, Two, Fantin and

Blazing Indiscretion,' 577-584
Boudin, 97-109

Indian Army, The, progress during
Fyvie (John), The Ethological Society
and . The Revival of Phrenology,'

a half-century, 15-19

Indian Women, Portraits of some,

Infant school reform, 818-827

Industry, Minister of, and Labour
GALATA Bridge, From the Tou.

Bureaus, 51-60
bar of the, 307-323

International Arbitrations, A Century
German Naval Estimates and the

of, 691-700
German Navy League, 140-145 Invasion of England, Possibility of,
Germany, The relations between

England and, 164-167

Ireland, The Scandal of University
Giles (Professor Herbert A.), Japan's

Education in, 912–918
Debt to China, 207-216
Golden Mist, The Story of the, 464-


ACKSON (Congreve), 'Rome or the
Gordon (Major W. Evans), The Eco-

Reformation': a Reply to Lady
nomic Side of Alien Immigration,

Wimborne, 68-77

Japan and the Mahometan World,

Gospel Narrative, The Greek Mys-
teries and the, 490-499

Japan, Moral Teaching in, 198-206
Grain Route, The Defence of the,

Japanese Alliance, The Renewal of

the, 500-513
Greek, Compulsory, as a National Japan's Debt to China, 207-216
Question, 244-251

Japan's ruler as poet and patriot, 566-

Greek Mysteries, The, and the Gospel
Narrative, 490-499

Jersey (Countess of), Charity a Hun.
Grove (Lady), The Three K's, 1031--

dred Years Ago, 655-670

Johnston (Canon), his Life of Liddon

reviewed, 331-343

Jones (Roderick), The Black Problem
ANDLEY (Rev. Hubert), Anglican

in South Africa, 760-776
Starvation and a Liberať Diet, Juvenile parties and amusements, 78-

Hardie (J. Keir), Dealing with the
Unemployed : a Hint from the

ERAMAT ALI (Syed), British
Past, 46-60

agent at the Afghan Court, 777-
Hayashi (Viscount) on the • Yellow 786
Peril,' 574-575

Kidd (Dr. Joseph), The Cause and
Hemming (Mrs. Villiers), Festum Prevention of Appendicitis from
Stultorum, 1000–1008

a Physician's Point of View, 137-
Henry the Eighth's love-letters, Some 139
of, 971-983

Kingston (Gertrude), The Public as
Higher Education in India, 120-128 seen from the Stage, 601-614
Highlands, Vulgarisation of the, 849– Kropotkin (Prince), The Constitu-

tional Agitation in Russia, 27-45 ;
Hindu wives and widows, 481-489

The Morality of Nature, 407-426



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