A History of Our Own Times ..., Volume 4

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Harper & brothers, 1905 - Great Britain

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Page 265 - The maintenance of general peace, and a possible reduction of the excessive armaments which weigh upon all nations, present themselves in the existing condition of the whole world, as the ideal towards which the endeavors of all Governments should be directed.
Page 5 - Held an interview with Secretary, Transvaal. Left here on Saturday for Hague, Berlin, Paris. Fear negotiations with these parties. Chamberlain sound in case of interference European Powers but have special reason to believe wishes you must do it immediately.
Page 166 - Bishops, it was of opinion that ' if the efforts now being made by the Archbishops and Bishops to secure the due obedience of the clergy are not speedily effectual, further legislation will be required to maintain the observance of the existing laws of Church and realm.
Page 16 - ... embarked upon inevitably involved Mr. Rhodes in grave breaches of duty to those to whom he owed allegiance. He deceived the High Commissioner representing the Imperial Government, he concealed his views from his colleagues in the Colonial Ministry and from the board of the British South Africa Company, and led his subordinates to believe that his plans were approved by his superiors.
Page 277 - The Powers signing the treaty reserved to themselves the liberty to conclude ' new agreements, general or particular, with the object of extending compulsory arbitration to all cases which they judge capable of being submitted to it.
Page 6 - Inform Chamberlain that I shall get through all right if he supports me, but he must not send cable like he sent to High Commissioner in South Africa. To-day the crux is, I will win, and South Africa will belong to England.
Page 223 - Stirling, commanding the regiment, was in front, dismounted, but the Lieutenant continued to move steadily on in front of the regiment at a foot pace, on his horse. The gun discharged shot until the troops were within a short distance, when they fired grape. In went the corps, led by the Lieutenant, who still steered steadily on the gun's muzzle, until it was mastered by a rush of the 64th.
Page 36 - AUTONOMY. 51 intervening Powers was to get to work in Athens. One of the clauses of this treaty presents itself at this day in a somewhat satirical and even grotesque form. Its proclaimed purpose is to secure not Greek residents against the Turk, but Turkish residents against the Greek. The idea would appear to have been that a great number of Mussulmans would flow into Crete, or into the kingdom of Greece from Turkish territories, and that the European Powers felt bound to secure these innocent...

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