Mr. Bates writes to Thursday's Times that he attributes the
cold temperature of the last few days to our having got bank into the same plane with the orbit of the meteorites which gave us six months ago so brilliant a spectacle. If so, it is to be hoped we may soon be through the meteoric shower, the rather as they don't show us any brilliant fireworks at night this time. But we can't quite see how the meteoric shower should produce a blighting east wind, and if it does not, we are disposed to think the east wind is a rather better reason for the cold than the meteoric ring. From last week to this there has been a change for which it would take a good many meteors to make up. They seem to blow both hot and cold. In November we were told that the meteors accounted for warm weather, and now for cold.