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503

443

. 704

Government from the Dinner Lawlessness in the United States,
Table . . . .

377
. .

The Increase of . . . . 59
Grand Duke Sergius, The Assas Liberalism, The Poetic Quality in.
sination of the . . .

By G. K. Chesterton . . 607
Greek Art, Nature in.: By E. M. Life's Little Difficulties:
Congreve · · · · ·

The Chairman . . . ... 41

The "Pied-à-terre" . . . 124
Hara-kiri: Its Real Significance.

“White Pinings" . .
By Baron Suyematsu . . 48 The Christmas Decorations 247
Harper's Song, The. By John

The Wedding Present . . . 300
Masefield . .

The Testimonial ..
Hills of Dream, The. By D. J.

The Smithsons, the Parkinsons,
Robertson . . . . . 704 and Col. Home-Hopkins . . 566
Historians, Bishops and. By

The Box . . . . . . 632
Herbert Paul . . . . 555 The Chauffeur . . . . 692
History, The Relation Between

The P. G. . . . .

744
Ecclesiastical and General. “Little Father,” The, and His

By Adolf Harnack. . . 75 Children . .
Hone from Battle. By Florence London Town. By Agnes Grozier
Tayllar . . . .

Herbertson . . . . . 192
Homewards. By Amelia Rosselli 469 Love Lies Mute. By Laurence
Husband and Wife among the

Housman . . . . . 448
Poor. By M. Loane, Super Lullaby. By Walter de la Mare 256

intendent of District Nurses 523
Hymns—"Ancient" and "Mod-

Macedonian Situation, The 445
ern.” By the Countess of Maeterlinck as a Reformer of the
Jersey . . . . . . 164 Drama. By Count s. C. de

Soissons . . . . .

138
Idyll. By Hugh Macnaghten. 448

Manners and Morals in the Ken-
Increase of Lawlessness in the

nels. By T. F. Dale. . . 471
United States, The . . . 59 Marsh Mists. By Mary Bradford
Irish Melodies. By John Tod-

Whiting . . . . .

128
hunter.

.640
Michel, Louise .

506
Isthmus, Across the. By Frank T.

My Nightmare Trout. By J. L. 295
Bullen · · · · ·

Nature in Greek Art. By
Jan . . . . . . . . 282

Congreve .
Japan, Some August Days in. By

..
W. E. Norris :

Naval Lessons of the War. By
Bi *

H. W. Wilson . . . . 385
Japan, The Heart of Old, By

Nelson's Year. By Alfred Noyes 613
E. A. R. . . . . . 27
Japan, The Naval Hospital of-A
Visit to Sasebo. By Francis

Old-Book Collecting, The Romance
E. Fremantle, M.D. . . 115

of. By Clive Holland . . 250
Japan Will Win, Why. By Alfred

Old Galway Life. Further Recol-

lections . . . . .
Stead

.
. . . . .
Joint-Stock Tree, Climbing the.

On the Choice of a Public School 17
By George Yard . . · 623

Other Side of the Hedge, The.

By E. M. Forster. .
Kennels, Manners and Morals in

the. By T. F. Dale . . . 471 Parliament, The Decline of. By
Kingston, Jamaica. By Frank T.

Leonard Courtney . . . 156
Bullen . . . . . .
713 Parody . . . . . . 369

.
Kuropatkin, General. By Sven He Pictures, Queen Christina's. By
din · ·

146

His Excellency the Swedish

Minister to Great Britain 235
Last Trek, The. By F. Edmund Poetic Quality in Liberalism, The.
Garrett . . . . . . 35

By G. K. Chesterton . . 607

..

541

.

421

256

384

75

Poor Soul, The. By May Kendall 576 Some August Days in Japan. By
Port Arthur-and After. By Al-

W. E. Norris . . . .
fred Stead. . . . . 513 Song of the Plains, A. By H. H.
Port Arthur, The Fall of . . . 316

Bashford . . . . . 64
Public School, On the Choice of 17 Soul's Victory, A. By W. H. Sa-
Punkah-Wallah . . . . . 746

vile . . . . . .

Status of Ghosts, The . . . 700
Question of Good Faith and Na-

Stowaway, The. By G. Warre

Cornish . . . . . . 410
tional Expediency, A. By

Style, Of. By C. F. Keary . . 149
Alfred Stead . . . . 321
Queen Christina's Pictures. By

Sullivan, Arthur, Recollections of.

By Edward Dicey . . . 272
His Excellency the Swedish
Minister to Great Britain

995 “Surge et Ambula."
235

By Austin

Dobson. . . . .
Queen's Man, The: A Romance of
the Wars of the Roses 302,

Symbols, Of. By Marcus Reed . 371
363, 434, 487, 549, 616, 687, . 727

Telegraphy, The Birth of. By the

late Rev. John W. Bacon . 479
Reaction, After the. By C. F. G.

Ten-Thousand-Pound Note, A. By
Masterman . . . . . 193

Bennet Copplestone . . .
Real Slav Temperament, The. By

Thistledown. By Florence Hayl.
H. M. Connacher . . . 463

lar. . . . . . . 256
Recollections of Arthur Sullivan.

To the Men of Port Arthur. By
By Edward Dicey . . .

Laurence Housman . . . 253
Red-Earth Country, The. By Nora

Trout, My Nightmare. By J. L. 295
Chesson . . . . .

Two Flower-Songs from Melea-
Relation Between Ecclesiastical

ger. By Walter Headlam . 512
and General History, The.

Two Hares, The. By W. H. Rains.
By Adolf Harnack . . .

ford . . . . . . 601
Religion, Science and Miracle. By

Sir Oliver Lodge . . . 9
Revival, The Welsh. .

Visit to Sasebo-The Naval Hos-
Road, The Revival of the. By

pital of Japan, A. By Fran-
A. G. Bradley . .

115
.

cis E. Fremantle, M.D.

. 177
Romance of Old-Book Collecting,

Voyage of the Baltic Fleet, The.
The, By Clive Holland. .

By H. W. Wilson . . . 45
Romance of the New Testament,

Vrouw Grobelaar's Leading Cases,
The. By Elliott E. Mills. 384 The. Vasco's Sweetheart. By
Roosevelt's Opportunities, Presi.

Perceval Gibbon . . . 160
dent. By Sidney Low . .
Roosevelt's Role, Mr. . . . 637 War in the Far East, The. By "0."
Rubinstein, Anton. By A. E.

V. . . . . . . . 86
Keeton . . . . . .

VI. . .
Russia, The Constitutional Agita-

VII. .

:: . . . . . 586
tion in. By Prince Kropot-

War, Naval Lessons of the. By
kin. . . . . . . 257 H. W. Wilson . . . . 385

Weighing a World. By W. A.
School-Children, Free Meals for:

Shenstone . . . . . 678
A Birmingham Experiment. Welsh Revival, The . . . . 380

By George Hookham . 226 Why Japan Will Win. By Al-
Servant Problem, The. By Vis-

fred Stead . . . . . 129
countess Barrington . . . 577 Will Adams. By J. H. Knight-
Shakespeare Memorial, The Pro

Adkin . . . . . 512
posed . . . . .

187 Winter Sunset, A. By Rosamund
Shakespeare, The Sonnets of. By

Marriott Watson . . . 576
William Archer . . . . 313 Winter Sunshine. By S. Cornish
Slav Temperament, The Real. By

Watkins . . . . .
H. M. Connacher . . . 463 Wisdom of Children, The . . 754

286

640

“Annus Mirabilis' By
s” By Laurence

: 760

192

POETRY.
Age and Childhood. Walter J. de Irish Melodies. By John Tod-
la Mare

hunter . . . . . 640

Last Trek, The. By F. Edmund
Housman . . . . . 128

Garrett . . . . .
Autumnal. By Rosamund Mar-

London Town. By Agnes Grozier
riott Watson . . . . 64

Herbertson . .
Ballad of the Ridgeway Road. St.

Love Lies Mute. By Laurence
John Lucas . . . . . 760

Housman . . . . . 448
Being Her Friend. By John Mase-
field . .'. i . .

384 Marsh Mists. By Mary Bradford
Bridge of Death, The. By George

Whiting . . . . . 128
Ives · · · · · · 320 Poor Soul, The. By May Kendall 576
Candle, The. By Florence Hayllar 576 Red-Earth Country, The. By
Child Thoughts. By Wilfrid C.

Nora Chesson . . . .
Thorley . . . . . 192 Romance of the New Testament,
Czar! Louis XVI! Adsit Omen.

The. By Elliott E. Mills : 384
By Algernon C. Swinburne · 380

Song of the Plains, A. By H. H.
Dream-Wind, The. By William

Bashford

. : 64
Sharp . . . . . . 320 Soul's Victory, A. By W. H.

Savile .
Echoes of Joy. By William Sharp 704

. . .

"Surge et Ambula." By Austin
Firelight. By Will H. Ogilvie 192

Dobson . .

. . . 256
Fire O' Logs, The. By Pamela
Tennant . . . . .

320 Tercentenary of “Don Quixote,"
For “Le Penseur" of Rodin. By

The. By Austin Dobson . 190
Arthur Symons . . . 512 Thistledown. By Florence Hayllar 256

To the Men of Port Arthur. By
Glastonbury. By F. B. Money.

Laurence Housman . . 253
Coutts . . . . . . 64 Two Flower-Songs from Meleager.
Harper's SongThe. By John

By Walter Headlam . . 512
Masefield . .

Will Adams. By J. H. Knight-
Hills of Dream, The. By D. J.

Adkin . . . . . . 512
Robertson . . . . .

Winter Sunset, A. By Rosamund
Home from Battle. By Florence

Marriott Watson . . . 576
Hayllar . . . . . 704

Winter Sunshine. By S. Cornish
Idyll. By Hugh Macnaghten · 448 Watkins . . . . . 640

640

TALES.
Bitter Parting, A. By Jaye Garry 672 Other Side of the Hedge, The. By

E. M. Forster . . . . 55
Darky, the Boundary Dog. By

Punkah-Wallah The . . . . 746
James Buckland . . . . 530

Stowaway, The. By G. Warre
Engine-Room Affair, An.

Cornish . . . . . . 410
Arthur H. Henderson .

Ten-Thousand-Pound Note, A. By

Bennet Copplestone . . . 94
Girl with the Soft Gray Eyes, The.

Two Hares, The. By W. H.
By A. 0. Vaughan . . . 338

Rainsford . . . . . 601
Homewards. By Amelia Rosselli 469 Vrouw Grobelaar's Leading Cases,

The. Vasco's Sweetheart.
Jan . . . . . . . 282

By Perceval Gibbon. . . 160

220

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ASTOR, LENOX TILOEN FOUNDATION

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VOLUME XXVI.

NO. 3157. JAN. 7, 1905.

FROM BEGINNING

Vol. CCXLIV.

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S OPPORTUNITIES.

According to all trustworthy ac- we call it in our politics, disappeared counts the recent Presidential election at the polling-booths. The electors did in the United States was the dullest not fail to exercise their suffrage, and that has been witnessed for some dec- they gave a record vote. The majority ades. All the recognized mechanical for President Roosevelt is the largest incentives to popular enthusiasm were in the history of the Union; no man, employed; but the public declined to so far as we know, has ever been “enthuse,” despite the parades, the appointed to any plat? or office by the fireworks, the advertisements, the pro- choice of so overwhelning a multitude fessional oratory, and the desperate of his fellow-citizens. Perhaps, then, efforts of the journalists to work their the Presidential electors did not rereaders into the customary quadren- gard the event with indifference. But nial paroxysm. Outside the Southern they knew that the result was a foreStates the great majority of respecta gone conclusion and they saw no ble Americans had made up their reason for making a fuss over it in adminds that Mr. Roosevelt was going vance. The Americans are a sentimen. to be elected, and the minority were tal, but at the same time a practical not seriously disturbed at the prospect. people. As a show, the campaign, on either From the practical point of view, side, was a failure; it filled the news. they must know that it is not a light papers, but the people turned aside thing they have done. The re-election from the close-printed columns, and of Mr. Roosevelt to power, with this were more interested in the visit of the tremendous national "mandate" beArchbishop of Canterbury and the sin- hind him, may have important consegular conjunction of the Church and quences for the United States, and for the World, as illustrated by the hob- other countries as well. For the next nobbing of his Grace with Mr. Pier- four years, and perhaps for the next pont Morgan. Yet this “apathy," as eight, the executive of the largest

homogeneous civilized population in the enough that the liberties of eighty milworld will be controlled by the fore- lions of people are in no danger from most representative of American an army smaller than that of Belgium. self-assertion in international politics. They prefer the big stick to the painted Imperialism was the most vital of reed. “The subject of Imperialism," the issues involved in the electoral says Mr. Bryan, "is, all things concampaign. Most of the other differ- sidered the most important of the ences between the parties were blurred questions at issue between the parties." or shadowy. The Tariff was intro- If that is true, the Imperialists have duced pro forma, but no one really be. won a striking victory. The policy of lieves that there is any substantial Mr. Roosevelt in China, in Central divergence of principle on that point. America, in South America, towards High Protection has probably reached Germany, towards Turkey, towards its zenith, and may begin to slope very Russia, has been endorsed by the con. slowly downwards, no matter which stituencies. The President and the party is in power; neither of them Secretary of State are enabled, they are could, or would, venture on any sub- indeed encouraged, to carry it further. stantial advance towards genuine Free And carried further it probably will Trade. The defeat of the Bryanite be. On the very morrow of the elecDemocrats at St. Louis has taken the tions two important pieces of informacurrency out of party politics. On the tion were cabled from America. The Trusts, both say a good deal, and say one was the announcement that the it with equal obscurity.

State Department had proposed to conIn all these matters the elector fer with the British Government on the might easily feel that there was little subject of an Anglo-American Treaty to choose between Judge Parker and of Arbitration; the other, that the Navy Mr. Roosevelt. But in temperament, Construction Board had propounded a in character, and in their outlook on ship-building scheme, wbich, if acceptaffairs, there is a good deal to choose. ed by Congress, will make the United The personality of the President was States the third, if not the second, the real electoral asset of the Repub- maritime Power in the two bemilicans, just as it was the strongest spheres, within a very few years. “plank" in the platform of the Demo- We must take these two items tocrats. Mr. Roosevelt was denounced gether, and put them side by side with as a kind of prancing Proconsul, an the intelligence that the Presideut's American Boulanger, who might per invitation to the Powers to enter upon haps use his 60,000 soldiers to another Peace Conference had taken subvert the Constitution, and would definite shape. They are parts of a in any case be sure to plunge the Union scheme which seems to have been into the welter of world-politics, and forming in the ambitious and comprehurry it upon every sort of aggressive hensive intellect of the American adventure. Mr. Bryan says that the statesman. It is the big stick in a President's "big stick" policy, his "phys- different form from that in which it ical enthusiasm and love for war," are presents itself to the indignant Demoa direct menace to constitutional cratic imagination-the truncheon of government, and a cause of justifiable the policeman, not the bludgeon of the alarm. The majority of American swashbuckler. voters were, however, not alarmed. American opinion is undergoing a They do not believe in Mr. Bryan's gradual evolution on these subjects, of phantasmal Cæsarism; they know well which a stage is marked by the voting

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