THE TABLET y -i W eek ly N ew s p a p e r a n d R e v i ew 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 . 155 . No. 4,681 .

L o n d o n , J a n u a r y 25 , 1930.

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New s and No t e s ................ 97 “ Many Useful Returns ” ... 101 Death of Dom Mocquereau 102 Christinas in Soviet Russia 103 Books Received ................. 104 R e v ie w s :

A Birthday B o o k ................. 105 The Single T a x ................. 105 From Malthus to Macdonald 105 What a P ity ! ................. 106 Thomism for A l l ................. 106 A Redemptorist’s Retreats 106 Alban Butler Revised . . . 106

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New Books and Music . . . 107 The Nuncio to the Irish

Free S t a t e ........................ 108 The Welsh M artyrs............. 108 Catholic Education Notes .. 109 Coming E vents .............. 110 Ch e s s .................................... . .. 110 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ......................... 113

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Ob it u ary ...............................1 14 The English Martyrs . . . 115 E t C.e t e r a ...................... 115 L etters to the Ed i t o r :

Official Directories . . . 116 Cruel Sports ................. 117 From The Tablet of Eighty

Years A g o .................... 117 E p is c o p a l E ngagements 117 Orb i s T errarum :

England, Scotland, and Wales ............................ 118 Ireland ............................ 119

Orb i s Terrarum ( Gontd.) :

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Canada ............................ 119 France ............................ 119 French Equatorial Africa 120 Indo-C h in a ............................ 120 Kenya Colony ................. 120 Latin America ................. 122 Mexico ............................ 124 N a ta l ....................................... 124 S ia m ....................................... 124 Spain ............................ 124 Sweden ............................ 124 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 124

NOTANDA The Encyclical on Education. A delay explained (p . 98).

K in g George and his people. Som e N otes on the L ondon Naval Conference (p . 97).

D read fu l doings in Exeter, “ where the Hall came f r om .” A Protestant b ook burned outside the o ld Popish cathedral (p . 98).

A com in g crack o f the whip. H o w tw o pow erfu l W esleyan Committees w ill jo in t ly “ insist ” that the already unanimous W esleyans shall be unanimous (p . 99).

The League o f N ation s ’ Tenth B irthday. A Tablet leader-w riter offers qualified congratulations and reasoned advice (p . 1 0 1 ).

Spain and Peru. A T reaty which makes the H o ly See arbiter in perpetuity (pp. 98, 102).

The Irish Free State’ s w e lcom e to the A p o s to l ic N uncio. Enthusiastic scenes in Dublin (p. 108).

S oviet Russia at Christmastide. Som e features o f the campaign on the “ A n t i-G od f r o n t .” The silence o f M o s c ow ’ s thousand tow ers (p. 103).

The Beatified Martyrs. A query answered (p . 115). A com in g celebration at Cardiff in honour o f the martyrs o f W a le s (p. 108).

NEWS AND NOTES E V E R Y B O D Y agrees that the London Naval ■*—1' Conference stands forem ost in this w eek ’s world-news. Our first N o te concerning it must be, however, o f a national rather than an international character. Last Tuesday m orning’s sim ple cerem on y in the R o y a l Gallery o f the House o f Lords evokes from us, a bove all else, sincere gratitude to A lm igh ty G od fo r the restoration to public life and w ork o f our gracious Sovereign. The millions who listened to H is Majesty im m ediately becam e aware that the K in g ’ s recovery o f health is no overhopeful fa n cy and that the prayers o f his loyal people have indeed been heard.

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G ood speeches b y national leaders fo llow ed the inaugural address o f H is Majesty. Mr. Ramsay MacDonald clearly explained some aspects o f the problem before the Conference which are to o often overlooked. F o r example, in a courteous and tactfu l manner he rem inded his hearers that Britain, as a v ery small territorial State “ whose w a y is on the sea,” is in a special p osition towards naval questions. H e said : “ Our N avy is no mere superfluity to us. I t is u s .” V ery strict pedants m ay bewail the Prime Minister’s grammar ; but th ey w ill receive no more praise than d id the priggish s ch oo lb oy who changed L ’Etat, c ’ est moi to L ’Etat, c ’est j e .

Mr. Stim son, speaking fo r the U .S .A ., made the useful remark that “ naval lim itation is a continuous process.” Practical men d o n o t expect this London N aval Conference t o achieve Disarmament, bu t on ly t o w ork doggedly onwards towards the goal o f soundly-established W o r ld Peace. M. Tardieu to ok the same line. Disarmament is n o t within the field o f practical politics, at present ; but N aval L im ita tion is already an accom plished fa c t to some extent and therefore we m ay reasonably h ope that the delegates now in L ondon will n o t disperse w ith ou t unanim ously recom mending som e plan whereby navies m ay be made still less expensive. The Italian delegate, repelling a mistaken notion o f Fascism o which is w idely prevalent, poin ted out that Signor Mussolini has w orked ou t a vast program me o f internal developm ent fo r the Italian people which requires m any years o f peace fo r its execution. Japan’s representative spoke cord ia lly and l o y a l ly ; bu t we were delighted to find h im making a reservation about the security o f the M ikado’s Empire. A s The Tablet has p o in ted ou t again and again, Japan m a y have a great and costly and terrible w ork t o do in p rotectin g civilization from the R ed wreckers. So lon g as Russia goes on working out her plans o f W orld -R evolu t ion , the civ ilized Powers cannot wholly disarm.

T o K in g George’s loy a l subjects in the hom e