13 NOVEMBER 1909, Page 3

We have much regret in recording the death last Saturday

of Lord Selby. He was chosen Speaker in 1895. Although his appointment was in the first instance vigorously opposed, he rapidly gained the complete confidence of the House, which he held unabated until his resignation in 1905. Lord Selby, though he could on occasion show real strength of character, was admittedly one of the most amiable as well as one of the least criticised men of his generation.