Page images



[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]


Adventurers, The. By Henry Christ, The Mind of .


New bolt

770 Christianity, Vacation


Aesculapius in Ireland. By Sheila Clubs, London, Past and Present.



By Arthur Griffiths


America, Leisurely. By H. W. Colonial Conference, Some Reflec-



tions on the. By Viscount

America, The Bad Men of


Milner, G.C.B.


American Democracy, Ripening Colonial Study of London Civiliza-

Issues of


tion, A. By Edith Searle

American People, President Roose-



velt and the

Commerce in War and the Hague

American Railway Position, The 189 Conference. By Sir John

American Woman, The




April. By Wilfrid L. Randell 194 Coming of the Flying Machine,

Arab in Architecture, The. By L.

The. By Bernard S. Gilbert 218

March Phillips

719 Control of the Public Purse, The.

Art of Being Poor, The

762 By Michael MacDonagh 707

At Dawn. By J. Travers

450 County Court, The Folk-lore of the

Austrian Elections, Hungary and 702 By Judge Parry


Cromer, Lord, The Retirement of 441

Background of Drama, The. By Cuckoo, The Mystery of the


E. A. Baughan .

32 Culture in the Crucible. By

Bacon, Francis, at the Bar of His-

T. H. S. Escott.


tory. By Ethel M. Bellewes 78 Curé, The. By S. G, Ballentyre 476

Bad Men of America, The . 815

Berthelot. By Emily Crawford 541

Dark-Fear, The. By J. Marjoram 386

Big 'Roos' Feeding-Ground, The. Drama, The Background of. By

By M. Forrest


E. A. Baughan


Billingsley Rose, The. By J. H. Duma, The Second


Yoxall, M. P.


Bird Life at the Land's End. By Edition de Luxe, The


W. H. Hudson

438 Electric Waves and Tireless Te-

Birds, Boys and. By Horace

legraphy. By W. A. Shen-





Black, The Soul of the

564 Enemy's Camp, The 14, 87, 146,

Bridges, The Poetry of


210, 286, 341, 408, 472, 532,

Bridge-Warden, The. By Owen

607, 662, 728, 783


744 English Oral Tradition. By G.

Brittaniæ Omnes. By H. W. Just 316 Monroe Royce


British Empire, Will the, Stand Enigma of Life, The. By J. A. T. 570

or Fall? By J. Ellis Barker 515 "Eugenics" and Descent.

By R.

Business-like Parliament, A.


Brudenell Carter


Wilfrid Johnston

Euripides and his Modern Inter-

preters. By E. D. A. Mors-

Calm, The By George Ives




Canada, England and the States.

By Goldwin Smith


Facts. By William H. Davies 258

Catharine. By William H. Davies 770 Fakumên. By David Fraser 276

Changelessness of Character, The 443 Fear. By St. John Lucas


Children, Some London, at Play. Fellowship of the Foil, The: A

By Rose M. Bradley


Toast. By James Knight-

Children, The Careless. By H.



Rider Haggard

123 Fielding, Henry, and His Writ-

Children, The Cry of the Russian 698 ings. By Harry Christopher

Children, The State, of Hungary.



By Edith Sellers

92 Fifty Years On. By R. C. Leh-

Christ of Experience, The




[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]




[ocr errors]


[ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Harbingers . . . . . . 184 The Sheraton Settee

The American Woman . . . 249 What It Feels Like to be in Prison 467
The Literary Coiner . . . 310 A Memory . . . . . . 706
The Kindling of the Flame . . 378 The Visit . . . . . . 770
The Ripening Issues of American The Story of "Maga" and the

Democracy . . . . . 435 Blackwoods . . . . 778
Commerce in War and the Hague
Conference .


The Soul of the Black


. . . . . . 130
The Rights of Subject Races . 630 Letters Without Answers . . 509
The Touchstone . . . . 642 Fifty Years On . .

Worry . . . . . . . .

693 Life's Little Difficulties: The
The Nemesis of Imperialism. . 759 Shade of Blue . . . . 573

The Cry of the Russian Children 698
Some Reflections on the Colonial

The Edition de Luxe . . . 820
Conference . . . . 323

Higher Education in the United

The Prospects of Constitutional
States . . . . . . 316

Government in Russia . . 451
The Enigma of Life . . . 570


Old-Fashioned Flowers . 59

The New Situation in Germany 3

The Careless Children . . .. 123

The Background of Drama . . 32

Britanniæ omnes


Reform of the House of Lords. 67

The Calm . . . .


Women and Politics: A Reply · 131

Bird Life at the Land's End . 438

English Oral Tradition . . . 228
Women and Politics: Two Re-

joinders .
. . . . 270

The Weaponed Man . . . 2
A Plea for the Popular in Litera-

To Flavia Publicia, 247 A.D: . 66

ture . . . . . .

The Christ of Experience

. 395

Some London Children at Play


The Power of Suggestion . . 176

will the British Empire Stand or

The Roumanian "Jacquerie" .. 252

Fall? . . . . .

The Speed of Travel . . . 314

The Life and Letters of Leslie

The Montagnini Disclosures. . 375

Stephen . .


The Changelessness of Character 443

A Colonial Study of London Civil.


The Golden Book of Marcus Aure-

. . .

lius . . .

Idle Reading . . . . . 740

The Poet of "Les Habitants" . 504


To a Mother . . . . . 514

The Gipsy's Song . . . . 2 Wild Flower Gardens . . . 567

The Medical Practice of Savages 186 The Pale Worker . . . . 578

Vacation Christianity . .

President Roosevelt and the

The Poetry of Bridges . . 308

American People . . . 632

The Retirement of Lord Cromer. 441 The Mind of Christ. . . . 695

Words to Conjure With . .

The Fellowship of the Foil: A

The Winter Sleep of Animals .

Toast . . . . . . 706

A Transformed London . . 637 The Art of Being Poor . . . 762

Hungary and the Austrian Elec The Adventurers . . . . 770

tions . . . . . . 702 The Bad Men of America . . 815

The Mystery of the Cuckoo. . 764

The Navigation of the Air. 818



Saints and Their Times . . . 114
April . . . . .


. 194

Stevenson's Poems . . . . 245
A Tiller of the Soil . . . . 322 Mr. Raleigh's Shakespeare . 560

BOOKS AND AUTHORS, 62, 126, 190, 256, 819, 382, 447, 510, 675, 639, 704, 767, 823.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

8 Habitants,



[ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]


Matters, however, lave practically One of the results of the elections for turned out just the other way. Perthe Reichstag, as regards the question sonally, I may be allowed to mention, of the defensive power of the country, I have not been astonished by this which has led to the last dissolution, issue. To a considerable extent I is, shortly speaking, this. Government predicted it in what I had written bewill be able to count, in matters of fore. Whilst uttering the parole: reasonable Army and Navy strength, “Down with the priestling Centre! and and its colonial policy connected there. up with the Rights of the People!" I with, on a probable majority of forty was quite aware of the difficulties or so, as against any possible renewed standing in the way of overcoming combination between the priestly, Ul. the Centre. At the same time I said tramontane party called the "Centre," that there was the greatest likelihood and the now greatly diminished party of the Social Democratic party losing of Social Democrats who on principle very many seats, if the so-called "Mitrefuse granting all such supplies. läufer" were for once to turn away This is one point of the new situation, from it, and if the mass of the lag

The other point is that, during the gards, who hitherto have never used manifestations of the electioneering their vote, could be made to enter into campaign, a public spirit, at once pa- the fray. triotic and Liberal, in the sense of This forecast has proved to be corclaiming greater parliamentary privi- rect. "Mitläufer"-men who inerely lege, has shown itself, with which the run for a time with a party without Imperial Crown will have to reckon sharing all its doctrines—those are benceforth. It is the spirit that marked called who at the previous election bad the years shortly before 1848. Because gradually swelled the number of the unsatisfied then by timely concession, Socialist vote to so vast an extent. it led finally to sanguinary street bat- At one time the chief Socialist leader ties, when crowned heads were deeply himself avowed that the majority of bumiliated so much so that Frederick those voters for his party were merely William the Fourth of Prussia after- "Mitläufer"; their object mainly was, wards said: "In those days we all lay to make things hot for Government flat on our bellies."

from various motives of political When the last Reichstag was dis- and social dissatisfaction, as well as solved on account of what has been from a Democratic wish of givcalled the "Unholy Alliance" between ing a needed lesson to “personal the Papist party and the Socialists, Government." Among these men, it who would leave the struggling troops is well known, there are even a conin South Africa in the lurch, the Kaiser siderable number of minor Government and the Chancellor evidently hoped officials who have a grudge against that it would be possible to lay a their superiors, or who detest the presstrong breach into the "Tower of the ent system. Centre," as that party boastfully calls The Socialists in Parliament, barring itself. A noteworthy diminution of a few personal exceptions, have always the forces of Social Democracy, Gov. refused to Government the means for ernment scarcely expected or boped military and naval armament. They

do it, as already mentioned, contin


ually on principle. Their aspirations Knowing well how matters stood, I are certainly of a Democratic charac- warned my French friend who had ter, and therefore they are naturally shown me the letter. Meanwhile Lasopposed to that personal government salle, in a speech, came out with a which prevailed under Bismarck, and declaration that the House of Hohenwhich has been continued under the zollern, "as the representative of true present Kaiser, who, as soon as he popular kingship (Volks-Königthum), came to the throne, wanted to be "his must, with a firm grip of the hand on own Bismarck.” Now, were there any the sword, drive the middle class from possibility of replacing Imperial rule the stage, with a proclamation of manby a Republican one, the tactics of the hood suffrage!" party in Parliament could be under- It is too well known how that Constood, if adopted on the eve of a likely stitutional struggle ended with the trifinal decision. But such a prospectumph of Bismarck and his master who, does not exist. For twenty-five years in 1849, after being victorious in the their prominent speakers have often battles against the popular armies that prophesied “a great Kladderadatsch," fought in Rhenish Bavaria and Baden as a Socialist revolution was called in for German freedom and union, had common parlance. But nothing even court-martialled a number of his prisdistantly approaching to it has ever oners during a three months' reign of happened.

terror. As to Prussian affairs in the There was once a considerable chance 'sixties, universal suffrage was not proof the Prussian House of Commons, claimed in the least. The Prussian before the constitution of the present House of Commons remains until toEmpire-coming into revolutionary con- day constituted in the same way as beflict with the Crown. It was in the fore. early days of Bismarck's and his Louis Blanc afterwards thanked me King's "budgetless" government. The heartily for having prevented him from Liberal and Radical middle class, and falling into a trap. Later on, Lassalle many men of the working classes, was shot in a duel. The conflict arose were deeply moved against despotic with a Rumanian rival for the hand kingship. But what happened? Las- of a young German lady of aristocratic salle, the professed Socialist leader, en- connection, whom Lassalle wanted to tered into underhand intrigues with marry in order to give himself a higher Bismarck, promising to rouse the social standing, but who had already masses against the burgher party, so been very much cooled by his semias to get the latter between two fires. diplomatic behavior. In this affair The royal army in front, a demagog - General Klapka, the heroic defender of cally misled populace in the rear, of Komorn during the Hungarian war of the champions of parliamentary privi- independence, played a part as a friend lege were to play the monarchical of Lassalle. Klapka, who was also a game!

friend of mine, later on told me that I can give here some proofs from the Countess Hatzfeld (the well-known personal knowledge. In order to for- protectress of Lassalle) had said to tify himself with the working class in bim: "If Lassalle had lived six months Germany, Lassalle wrote to Louis longer, he ould have entered the serBlanc, then an exile in London, in a vice of the Prussian Government!" general Socialistic way, for the object Y et Lassalle's portrait still figures at of getting from him a kind of testimo- Social Democratic party meetings! nial for sincere doctrinal comradeship. I refer to these facts to show how a

« PreviousContinue »