Review of Reviews,  20 (1899), 115–25.

The Progress of the World



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    Describes the apparent inclination of many Tory politicians to go to war in South Africa over the civil rights of Uitlanders, as using an 'Imperial Nasmyth hammer to crack the Transvaal nut' (119). Also records the 'death of the Grand Duke George, the consumptive brother of the Tsar', who 'met his death when riding his motor cycle alone', and discusses a rumour that the 'dead Prince has made provision in his will for advertising throughout Russia a proclamation advising all threatened with consumption as to what they should do, and especially what they should not do—a mode of spending millions which may be commended to the attention of Mr. Carnegie' (123). Reports that the South Kensington site of the Imperial Institute is 'henceforth to be the seat of London University. The University will occupy the eastern and centre portions of the main block, part of the upper floor of the inner block, and the temporary structure in the South-east Court. The original object of the Institute [see RR1/7/6/1] will continue to be pursued in the rest of the building—for a time' (124–25).

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