12 SEPTEMBER 1925, Page 17

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sin,—One need not go

so far afield as Berkshire or to a Roman site as instanced by your two correspondents in last week's Spectator to view misplaced litter. An inspection, when the water is clear, of the bottom of the lake in St. James's Park ;tells its own tale. This now practically consists of a layer of the slowly disintegrating remains of Daily Mails, paper bags, match boxes, empty cigarette packets, old rags, shoesoles, and other rubbish. I recently watched two nicely-dressed women feeding the ducks with crumbs brought in a sheet of newspaper. Although within six yards of a receptacle for waste-paper they preferred to throw theirs into the lake !--