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” Spies and Thc indlutrv of Mr. ttanul Grant ha Secret Service.” brought together mnanlv ntertanning mlt1~ In1 his ” Splen and Set ret n- rn ‘ ” nnrant IC Iitii, . Int wt tnould wish lha;t lhe had I1 [d Ili. aultl lnit-l Is 11, ihnm t a Sl ill nn re star- Inn nrn,’.- r’n mll-n’ ‘ lnt l i do nont, oi CnnanIsn’,” ‘ Ihn u


“DAMAGED BY MINE OR TORPEDO EXPLOSION ” H.M. DESTROYER “LIGHTNING.” The destroyer ” Lghtning,” reported by the Admoralty to have been “damaged off the East Coast by mine or torpedo explosion,’ on the night of July I, fourteen of the crew beng returned as mssing on the vessel’s arroval in harbour, was one of an early type of clair, built i 189, most of wuch were obsolete, and on the Admiralty Sale List before the war. She was a Joo-ton vessel, of 26 knots, carrying two torpedo- tubes, one 12-pounder, and five 6-pounders, with a crew of fifty.- l’.h.losrapLh b’ L ..I.]


h-a I: !- 1h aIe nir , but ilt :nII III/n is Iln llla lent. It Iill’lit’leh. “, ]Iv V IlliI tu:1I as pronI1 o lhc ]akcrs iln I.: ta, hr ,l (u rpt]ld ; ,u od i I ict, wlthoult ],Ll a ‘thll l ll 1 ini 1i; m I.i no T ll :T 1IS tIT ittl( lillT al ti thl I.-lt I 111i [iv , hSpo ,l li (( It hwe ad ept Il i (l e:l . ()1[¢ e f l1. l t lltm c1 ” h ‘ h ll ing to Ilors ii ii nu. lii r 2 I i tTi i il e in I Lw i nlued liii . to li h TI: 1. 2 I iito t ier Ii h Wii le.i gr ‘TI , tut TB Sj a asTilT TI .u”4nn 111u t the ii: l m 1 111 l d that, L lntlt, the II1. t II, nixvll hwoel n ‘eo tho best silt’. Napoleon’ i Id id . 1 h h I ii ii liian tecdul itT I l l ic lu ,iic t i that titiT Ither l,n a II[In/uId l nn blc l1a111] tho xettled in1 Iiiln; h:t t hil ti :n ti , icily IL th AIh. Giant a itt niutis III tii TlIcghalI ,ihTTT a T lT i hid: ia n T genn riI sh n a little


largely he finds to underlie the psychology of all spies. 1c hat we do know “decidedly about Sc uln lester’s an:tecedents ti that hics fathier n;as a Lutiheran nulnlnstcr at Ncu-Fr:cstett :n I,6o, and hi, imiother an Alsatian -n ,t, suriely, a mixed uimonr from wclic!l xery happly toji draw deiiductilons rcgarding the patriotic or uinpatrotcc pro- SIVctis ocf its Issne. ic did not ccice to carp, however, and for the brief sipat we can still rcecncn tccth c r Grant’s


entort:umu:ng iolunm c it -hail be our busoine to praise. (O our own Secret Service there is comcjparatlvel c ittle to be said. t”he author evi, dentiy satiltiel that events have proaved ourcc -teI of counniter espiage toi Icave 1been ‘lii cient beytoind expec taton So, as ice Iil arnlt I’ou11 tihe chapiqter onI it, hais bcI that of I : vne, 1\li6il did not again make the Ilis- tak of I S 7o , and, apropos of thic, Mtr Grant ,pieus that the scc,teli of Stuler, lrom ihilch ;ll su t!trll orty five gears ago, 5wcas brouieht by him to such perfection that, its wcorhiii, hlactrig hictic Iaie known, there has hitrn r’call httlec ppcrtumty fir Ger-


i ans netting th1e benefit of a surpIrise by her iimimn.ls, Ie:- tilncr” o sbi pllal! Blllt that does not imean that Mr. Grant’. Ih’tl!rs n I ifl1( not, like mianv others In his Oilulc, in- iormative as twr!! as aillius:ng. A Topical Travel Book. Added to an intimate knoiledlge ot of ornith- hliogy, lis Mland iD. la1s and lbrings to


o, Nattire Shel ttt u. I,’tot, a (10 of h111 l” 11 and a o111n/1] tlerance of um l filll o ibles; and ai( ll thelle gLuaitiets mlake hier lltebt S1 m11i. ‘, Sullr : tir o1n the V’rncli o” (Edward Arntld). as plea antt aIs it is iliortmatl e, and the war i nds peculiar interest to a ‘pll’e d(inlT with Siberia Mnil 1i1 people. Faensn it i page. we 11nit a ii i ord-pie turt of a regie.ent o (C’ossatk iii larsi : ” Tlhere t, ereSoi, I ni htOls of th l .. o . .


de As tIheIv rode lby theX sang soume mIorlotonous arnlllg soIn to tihe clash of cymbails and the thud of their horses’ feet…. . What struck nme, even in


that fleeting vision of ochre and scarlet and thump- ing cn mbals, was the sirlhtyt of the corps Here was no wiar i!aclnne, but a living force- the stuff with which battles nmust be ion.” The author is steeped in bird- lore and bird-lose, but is no less interesting in dealing twith humanity, and her pictures of the people and life of Sibena are vivid and valuable. She shows us the villages on the banks of the Yenesei, the primitive people, quaint customs, and crude civilisation, in interesting lasinion. Of Igarka, a ttplcal little river settlement, the author sas : ” h\at a strange big-little horizon must compass the folk who live in these pioneer settlements ! Their outer world is almost boundless- tRgd and taigd and laitd again for three thousand miless. Ilt their inner view is Iunited by the price of fish and fox-skins, and the change of the neather. . . What sort of people are they ? Very slple, very powerful, very crude, but not brutal…. It is only in the dens of cities that human nature becomes iIholly debased: imen who lihw in the wilderness keep some saving grace, howuever small.” Ipon a broader question, Miss Haviland says : ” There is a strong party in the country who look forward to the day when Siberia


RENDERING THE ALLIES GOOD SERVICE AT THE DARDANELLES : FRENCH SENEGALESE INFANTRY AND THEIR CAMP. Regiments of French Senegalese infantry, “blacks ” from West Africa, as well as Algerian Turcos and Zouaves, forming part of the French contingent operatintg in the Galhpol Peninsula, have rendered an exceptonally good account of themselves in action. The Senegalese or Colonial Infantry, as they are offically styled, are organised very much on the hnes of our own West India regiments ;with French Army officers in command.


shall receive her autlnolitm’, if not her independence. . Siberia is as yet l:ke a giant in infancy, nursed by Russia. And Russia liersell, the youngest of the nations, is only just coming into her own. She is still a country of enormous possibilities, of the crudest paradoxes.”



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Issue 3977. - Vol CXLVII

Jul, 10 1915

Illustrated London News