THE TABLET W e e k ly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS V E S T R IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

From the Brief o f His Holiness Pius IX to The Tablet, June 4,1870.

V o l . 1 5 9 . No. 4 ,800.

L o n d o n , M a y 7 , 1932.

S i x p e n c e .

R eg is tered at the General P ost Of f ic e as a New spaper

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New s and No t e s ...................5 89 Perpetuating Partition . . . 593 Catholic Authority and

English Law ................. 594 The Royal Academy . . . 595 The Tale of a Tithe . . . 595 R e v i e w s :

Ecclesia Anglican» . . . 596 A Philosophical Journey 597> The Real Abelard . . . 597 Three Things— or One? 598 Confucianism ................. 598 Old Wine in New Bottles 599

CONTENTS

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“ Father Buonaventura ” . . . 599 New Books and' Music . . . 600 Books Received .................600 St. Joseph’ s, Highgate . . . 601 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 602 Ch e s s ...........................................6 02 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 605 Coming Events ................. 606 Catholic Education Notes . . . 607

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The Lewisham Broadcast . . . 608 Hroswitha’ s A b b e y ................. 608 Ob it u a r y ............................... 608 The Treasure of Mainz . . . 609 The Work of the White

Fathers ............................ 610 Et CiETERA 610 Or b i s T errarum :

England, Scotland and Wales ............................ 612 Ireland ............................ 612 Brazil ............................ 613 China ............................ 613

Or b is T errarum ( Oontd.) :

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Finland France Germany India Portugal Rhodesia Switzerland Tanganyika Uganda School Sports

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The New Yicar-Apostolic of

British Guiana .............. 616 Social and P ersonal . . . 616

NOTANDA Electioneering in France. T o-m orrow ’ s second ballots (p. 589).

The Imaginary Mandate. A Tablet leader-writer appraises the policy and prospects o f Mr. de Valera (p. 593).

Death o f the Bishop o f Northampton. A survey o f the labours o f Dr. Cary-Elwes as priest and Ordinary (p. 608).

This year’s Royal Academy. A painter-critic’s jottings on his confrères’ work (p. 595).

Tithe in the Established Church. A note and a satire on the grow ing resistance to payment (p. 595).

Treasures from Mainz. The Dom lends a precious freight to London (p. 609).

Dr. Gilbert Murray again. The Proportional Representation Society’ s grave error o f judgment (p. 591).

Sunday observance. Some Catholic comments on a noteworthy Protestant meeting (p. 591).

Happy days at St. Joseph’s, Highgate. The consecration celebrations (p. 601).

Buckinghamshire’s martyrs. A note on tomorrow’s pilgrimage (p. 610).

NEWS AND NOTES \ \ / RITS have been issued for a General Election

’ » in Malta and Gozo. Although it will be a strenuous and, we fear, a bitter contest, British readers must not be in a hurry to believe all the messages which will be despatched from Valletta to London during the electoral period. Only last week, we ourselves received from the Islands documentary evidence o f an almost incredible misrepresentation, the story o f which we shall briefly tell as soon as the Election is over.

Poland, as well as Malta, suffers from the dissemination of false news. A rumour to the effect that Polish forces were about to seize the Free City

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of Danzig was so widely spread at the beginning of this week that it was deemed necessary to issue denials on behalf o f the League o f Nations and o f the German Government, as well as in Warsaw. It is part o f Moscow’s policy to depict Poland as a militant and even bellicose Power against whose aggressions her neighbours must be fore-armed.

A fortnight ago, “ News and Notes ” expressed a fear that the first ballots in the French General Election" would not be taken seriously by millions o f the electors and that a dangerous situation would arise. The expected has happened. On our desk lie the printed figures o f last Sunday’s pollings. Running as they do to more than four hundred inches o f small type, they would fill at least thirty columns o f The Tablet. As there were over 3,500 candidates, belonging to at least a dozen parties, we must not pretend to have made a closely detailed analysis o f the returns. Indeed, we do not believe that any journalist outside France could read all the lessons of the figures. Even in Paris and the other great French cities, political writers differ widely in their interpretations. No two newspapers seem to agree precisely concerning the results already declared. But we cannot go wrong in saying that M. Tardieu is short o f a majority so far. The first ballots were decisive in only 250 con stituencies, thus leaving 357 French and Algerian seats to be struggled for in the second ballots, which are to take place to-morrow. The groups usually supporting such Ministries as M. Tardieu’s have won less than 110 o f the 250 seats now definitely filled ; so they must win many more than half o f to-m orrow ’s contests if the present Government is to remain in power. And here comes the uncertainty. If M. Herriot and M. Blum have had the time and the dispositions to clinch the necessary bargains, the Left should be able to defeat the Centre and the Right to-morrow. There remains, however, the possibility, at which we have hinted all along, that very many Frenchmen used their votes improvidently at the first ballots, relying