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Taka koji, C J, Aug.
Actors and Dramatists, Herbert Spencer on, CR, Aug.
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Armenian Question, see Armenia.
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Lord Rosebery and the Liberal Party, by W. L. Stobart, 1
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Social Anarchy, by Grant Allen, H, Aug.
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THE PROGRESS OF THE WORLD.
LONDON, Sept. 2, 1895. as to the dangers which menace the tranquillity we The appointment of Field-Marshal Lord have so long enjoyed. I don't think there will be The New Commander- Wolseley to the command-in-chief of war. But I do feel that it will depend upon the
in-Chief. the British army, in place of the Duke courage and resolution and resource of Lord Salisbury of Cambridge, has been hailed with general satis- and his colleagues, whether we reach the New Year faction. The Duke lingers reluctant at the wings, in peace. In Armenia, China, Siam, and Central being loath to quit the stage on which he has been so Africa there are plenty of questions which may at long a conspicuous figure. But although he delayed any moment explode like a bomb, and it will need his departure, feeling, as he says, he has the spirit of all the firmness of a Ministry with a majority of a young man of twenty-five under the hair silvered 150 at its back to prevent the local explosion firing by the snow of seventy-six winters, he has gone at the general powder magazine. last, and Lord Wolseley reigns in his stead. With The Chief The peril, the only serious peril, to peace the passing of the Duke disappears the last link Hope of is now as always in Paris. And our which connected the army of to-day with the army Peace chief security, that the innumerable questhat fought in the Crimea. Lord Wolseley, who tions which are at issue between England and France fought as a youngster before Sebastopol, is a man of all round the world will not be allowed to culminate the new school, the worthy head of an army which in war, lies in the strength and the efficiency of regards soldiering as a profession and a science rather the British fleet. Those French journalists who than as an amusement. If any one can give us are perpetually writing as if they desired nothing so twenty shillings for one pound in the shape of much as war with England, although they may inflame efficient soldiers, Lord Wolseley is that man. Let the relations between the nations, are not after all us hope that the uniform good luck which has the real rulers of France. When the French Ministers followed him through all his career will not desert and Deputies' look seriously into the question of him now that he has achieved the summit of his peace or war, they will find themselves confronted ambition.
, hy a series of considerations which will almost The change has not been made a moment certainly lead them to avoid pushing matters to Chances too soon. I hope that the year will pass extremities. A war with England would be of
of War. without any outbreak of war, but the necessity a naval war, and in a naval war France barometer seems to be falling rapidly, and in the without allies, or with an ally whose fleet could not time of storm and stress Britain does well to have effect a junction with her squadrons, could not keep her most capable captain in the saddle. There is a the sea. She would either have to face battle in feel of cannon thunder in the air. I am not an the open against superior numbers, in which it is alarmist. I think I may fairly claim to have been almost a mathematical certainty that the victory always one of the optimists as to the prospects of would remain with the stronger fleet, or she would peace. But not for many years have I felt so uneasy have to confine herself to furtive expeditions from
keep the sea. And as every YUNNAN FU 1
colony over sea depends in the
last resort upon the naval YU NA N
strength of the mother country, it is evident that France outre mer is also a hostage for whose safety French statesmen must reckon. A victorious war
against France would be a dire Cheng Hung
calamity which every good citiΞΤΕΟΞΝ
zen must dread as only one PROPOSED
degree less horrible than a war BUFFER STATE
terminating in defeat. But
thanks to our fleet and the achieng Kong
unquestioned preponderance of PELUANG PRABANGE
our naval power, we could do KARENI STA
so much more injury to France - Chieng mai - Nan AENENEAME
than France could do to us, that 104
if French statesmen keep their VIA British Territory B French Territory Chinese Empire E Siamese Territory. The area left white shows the part still in dispute
senses they will not allow any of -50 100 150 MILES
* the frontier controversies to drag fortified ports and a war on our commerce. In the Republic into a war for which they are not either case the first month of the war would reveal prepared, and which, however it might result, to every one the one undisputed but seldom vaunted would entail the indefinite postponement of the fact underlying the controversy, that the French long hoped for reconquest of their lost provinces. flag would of necessity disappear from the sea. The Dispute
ut. The most dangerous question between Imagine the condition of a French Government with
on the England and France is the controversy a million armed men excited to madness against :
Mokong. as to the sovereignty of the Shan State,
Kiang Kheng, on the Upper Mekong. This perfidious Albion, absolutely beyond reach of their
State, which straddles across the Mekong, was a guns, with the British fleet in command of the sea,
dependency of Burmah. When we annexed Burmah, and every French colony a hostage in the hands of
we took over all its dependencies, including Kiang the British Government. I do not say this in any spirit Kheng. We ceded the northern province of of Chauvinist boasting. It is a simple statement of Kiang Hung to China on condition that China what would happen to us if we exchanged navies would not part with it again except to us. The with France. We cannot wage aggressive war upon French when they made their treaty with Siam any European Power. Alone among the nations we put forward claims to the territory east of the have preserved our youth from the curse of com- Mekong which conflicted with the sovereignty pulsory soldierhood. But if we were to be attacked, we took over from Burmah. France and England unless all the laws governing naval warfare were to
agreed to a friendly delimitation of their respecbe suspended in favour of our foe, there is no Power
tive territories on the spot. But while negotiations
were in progress the French twice attempted to in Europe whose flag could float on the high seas a month after declaration of war.
establish themselves in the disputed territory. There
upon our representatives bundled the French out, The Power that has the weaker fleet has
garrisoned Mengsin, the capital, with a force of Spractically given its ironclads as hostages to Fortune. Po
Goorkbas, and publicly declared that Kiang Kheng was to the Power which has the stronger fleet. Allowing that every French ironclad afloat is
and would remain part and parcelof the British Empire. as good as the best English ironclad of its class, and
At the same time the French have made arrangements recognising that the French seaman is as good as our with China as to Kiang Hung which are incompatible blue jacket, our preponderance of force is sufficient to within the condition on which we ceded that State enable us to render it impossible for the French to to China. We have protested and refused to recognise