21 NOVEMBER 1891, Page 31


[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR;'] SIR,—Under the above heading, some amusing anecdote's have appeared in the Spectator. The following may not be un- worthy of a place in your honoured columns.

Three years ago, on the occasion of the then pending Punchestown races, a special train was prepared at Kings- bridge, with two saloon carriages attached, one of which was reserved for " His Excellency the Lord-Lieutenant," and the second for " Sir Edward Cecil Guinness, Bart." A witty porter, taking a piece of chalk, wrote on the first saloon the words, " For his Ex.," whilst he wrote on the second the notice, " For his XX." The distinguished occupants of these respec- tively reserved saloons were as much amused as the general public at the witty notification.—I am, Sir, &e., E. D.