THE TABLET

s i 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 VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V o l. 160. N o . 4 ,8 16 .

L o n d o n , A u g u s t 27, 1932.

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Registered at the Generai. Post O rn e« as a Newspaper.

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New s and No t e s .................. 261 A Letter to The Tablet in

1882 265 A Sea Pilgrimage in St.

Columba’s Wake— I I I . . . 266 “ Revolution, Counter-Re­

volution, and CounterCounter-Revolution ” . . . 267 Prom The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 268 R e v ie w s :

Six Psychologists................. 269 Patmore and Four Others 269

C O N T ENTS

R e v i e w s ( Gontd.) ; Page

Outstanding Novels . 270 Capital and Smalls . 270 New Books and Music 272 Pax R om ana........................ . 272 Catholic Education Notes .. . 273 Coming E v e n t s .............. . 274 Chess ...................................... Correspondence : 275

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ......................... 277

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Books Received .............. 278 The Consecration of Buckfast Abbey . .. The Franciscan

Congress Obitu ary ET CiETERA . . .

...................279 Tertiary .............. 282 ................. 283 ................. 284

L etters to the Ed i t o r ;

England and Ireland . . . 285 E p r s copal Engagements 285

Or b is Terrarum :

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England .............. .. 285 Ireland .............. .. 286 Austria .............. .. 286 Belgium ...................... .. 286 Canada ...................... .. 286 China ...................... .. 287 France ...................... .. 287 India ...................... .. 288 I t a l y ................................. .. 288 The Ivory Coast . . . .. 288 Korea ...................... .. 288 West Africa .. 288 So c ia l and P ersonal . .. 288

NOTANDA Buckfast Abbey Church. The Papal Legate’ s journey (p. 279) and his sermon (p. 280).

“ Buckfast Regained.” H ow a Letter to The Tablet in 1882 led to the Restoration o f Benedictine life in the Valley o f the Dart (p. 265).

English and Irish Catholics. An Irishwoman’s letter (p. 285) and a sequence o f Notes (pp. 263, 264).

The Bishop o f Gloucester again. The Tablet reiterates its contradiction o f Dr. Headlam’ s unworthy suggestio falsi (p. 262).

More about the late King Manoel. A Mass o f Requiem on the sea-shore (p. 264).

“ Pax Romana.” Papers and discussions at this year’ s Conference at Bordeaux and at Lourdes (p. 272).

St. Anne’ s School, Liverpool. The Tablet’s Educational Correspondent draws attention to two aspects o f a matter now reported settled (p. 274).

Catholic growth in Canada. Some interesting figures from the census returns (p. 286).

South America. The threatened war between Bolivia and Paraguay, and other matters o f moment (P- 267). '__________________

N EW S A N D NOTES /'"A TTAWA is to-day a name of high prestige. Any capital city o f a Dominion or State or Colony within our Commonwealth of Nations could entertain hospitably the delegates to an Imperial Conference ; but Ottawa has done vastly more than provide bed and board and smoothly-working secretarial arrangements. Mr. Bennett, the Canadian Premier, has successfully doubled the rôles of a keen Canadian business-man and an Imperial statesman. While driving the best bargains he could for his own country, he has nevertheless given the Conference what we may call an orchestral spirit. As in a bustling symphony, where the wood-wind challenges the brass and the brass the strings, only to conclude in a concordant ensemble, so the Ottawa delegations have battled against one another day by day, but have wound up in Agreements which may disappoint unpractical extremists but are nevertheless better than the expectations of reasonable and cautious men.

A Church newspaper’s pages are not the right place for economic discussions ; so we may leave detailed criticism of Ottawa’s results to the com mercial and financial experts, except on one point. It appears that the tug-o’-war between the British and Canadian delegations on Russian dumping has ended in Russia’s favour. All-round defenders of Mr. Baldwin and his colleagues are trying to soothe us b y affirming that a satisfactory anti-dumping formula was found and agreed to at Ottawa. We are very sorry to say that such an account of the matter is too sanguine. Here is the c lau se :

This Agreement is made on the express condition that, if either Government is satisfied that any preferences hereby granted in respect of any particular class of commodities are likely to be frustrated in whole or in part by reason of the creation or maintenance, directly or indirectly, of prices for such class of commodities through State action on the part of any foreign country, that Government hereby declares that it will exercise the powers which it now has, or will hereafter take, to prohibit the entry from such foreign country, directly or indirectly, of such commodities into its country for such time as may be necessary to make effective and to maintain the preferences hereby granted by it. This declaration, with its single sentence 115 words long, may fall comfortably on unsuspecting ears ; but there is a big snag in it. Only if Mr. Ramsay MacDonald’s Government “ is satisfied ” that injurious dumping is in progress will restrictive action be taken. Knowing as we do that Hendersonism enjoys a mysterious lease of life in the National Government, and that Conservatives like Mr. Neville Chamberlain and Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister act as if they have wholly forgotten their spirited protests

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