11 FEBRUARY 1905, Page 15


Srn,—The use in some of the reports from Russia of the form of the celebrated Warsaw despatch, " Order reigns in Warsaw," reminds me of a snot I heard Sir William Harcourt make some years ago. There was a Bill before the House, which was actively supported by Sir William, directed against the sale of objectionable literature. The Bill was defeated, and on Harcourt coming the next day into the morning room of the Oxford and Cambridge Club some one said : " Well, you lost your Bill !" " Yes," was the answer, " Ordure reigns in Holywell Street."—I am, Sir, &c.,

Worthing. JOHN G. HOLLWAT.