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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.

Vol . 159. No. 4,790. L o n d o n , F e b r u a r y 27, 1932.

S i x p e n c e .

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News and Notbs ... Page . . . 261 The New Dail . . . 265 Stephen Ouseley: A Final

Exposure .............. . . . 266 The Branch Theory . . . 269 Books Received ... 269 Reviews :

Intra-Atomic Physics ... 270 Mr. De Navarro’s Friends 270 A Bolshevist on Peter the

Great ......................... 271

CONTENTS

Reviews (Contd.) :

Page

J ’Accuse ............................ 272 “ Great Week ” 272 New Books and Music ... 272 Catholic Education Notes . . . 274 Episcopal Engagements 274 Ch e s s .......................................275 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

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

Lenten Pastorals :

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Birmingham ................ 278 Clifton ............................ 279 Leeds ............................ 279 Parental Rights in Educa­

tion ....................................... 280 Coming Events ...............280 A Celebration at Leeds ... 281 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years Ago .............281 Et Cetera .......................... 282

Orbis Terr arum: Page

England, Scotland and Wales ............... . . . 283 Ireland .............. ... 284 Belgium .............. ... 285 China .............. ... 285 France .............. ... 285 Indo-China ... 286 Palestine .............. . . . 286 Spain .............. . . . 288 Wil l s ........................ . . . 288 Obituary .............. ... 288 Social and Personal ... 288

NOTANDA

St. David’s Day. H ow all o f us can promote the Conversion o f Wales (p. 261).

A n interim estimate o f the political situation in the Irish Free State (p. 265).

“ E x -M onk ” Stephen Ouseley. A final exposure, with a facsimile letter and other documentary proofs. The urgent duty o f the Protestant Reform a tion Society (p. 266).

A n Anglican clergyman’s communions at Catholic altars in France. The Dean o f W inchester’s strange tale o f “ a distinguished Canonist ” (p. 263).

Catering as a profession fo r Catholics. W hat has been done in Rome (p. 264).

Further extracts from the Lenten Pastorals. The new Bishop o f C lifton ’s tribute to his predecessor (pp. 278-80).

Catholic missionaries in the fighting zone in China. Their composition and numbers (p. 285).

The Greek Patriarchal Election in Jerusalem. A note by D om Lambert Nolle, O .S .B ., on the action and judgm ent in the H igh Court (p. 286).

NEWS AND NOTES A N Tuesday o f next week, our Welsh brethren ^ will keep the Feast o f St. David, their holy patron. Seeing that Wales is within four hours o f London b y express train, Englishmen take far to o little interest in the Principality, with its remarkable language and literature, its legends, its folk-lore and its Catholic past. Concerning St. David himself, we know little ; and it is extremely unlikely that our scanty knowledge will ever be much increased. But, after brushing aside such fables as that o f David’s longevity— 147 years— and o f St. Seuthyn’s night-crossing from Ireland on the back o f a seamonster, we may nevertheless be sure that a very remarkable man laboured in South Wales during the period between St. Patrick’s death in Erin and St. Augustine’s com ing to England. Our m odem diocese o f Menevia bears the Latin name o f St. D avid ’s own beloved Mynyw whither, fo r reasons we may never know he transferred his episcopal seat. To-day, alas ! he has in Cambria few living sons and daughters o f his own Faith. But, although the Catholic Church is numerically feeble in Wales, it is spiritually strong. Both the Archbishop o f Cardiff and the B ishop o f Menevia believe in the conversion o f their country through prayer, and this is a work in which every one o f us can help them.

Not even her most dogged admirers can conscientiously go on defending Japan. These Notes have made every reasonable excuse fo r her action against Chinese banditry ; but we are now com pelled to say that a bandit is often less contem ptible than a bully, and that the Japanese cannot be acquitted o f bullying at Shanghai. One o f their advocates in London, presuming excessively upon The Tablet’s past unwillingness to fom ent AngloJapanese friction, begs us to point out that Great Britain herself, only a few years ago sent an Expeditionary Force to Shanghai and that her Government did so in the teeth o f British as well as foreign protests. W e reply that we are quite willing to be reminded o f the Shanghai Expeditionary Force ; indeed, we are grateful to our correspondent fo r recalling it and fo r stressing its relevance to current events. The record o f our Expeditionary Force is as clean a page as any in history ; and, if Japan in 1932 were doing only what Britain did in 1927, no just man would be able to condemn her.

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Has Japan deteriorated ? During many years after the opening o f their country to Western civilization, the Japanese leaders showed almost uncanny cleverness and energy. Japan’s military and naval strength was form idable fo r its men, its material and its directive brain-work. In politics also, Japan revealed perspicacity and consistency. To-day, however, her armies are making a p oor show

N ew S e r ie s . Vol. CXXVII. No. 4,189.

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