26 JULY 1919, Page 3

The jury evidently took the view that Lord Newton's real

offence in the eyes of the Daily Mail was by no means that he had failed in his labours for the prisoners but that he had reproved the Daily Mail. Other men in public life, Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Long for instance, who have also attacked the Daily Mail have been pursued with similar vituperation. Although the verdict was a personal triumph for Lord Newton on whioh we heartily congratulate him, it was more important from the public point of view. If the brains, experience, and goodwill of distinguished public men aro to be kept in the service of the nation, they must not be exposed to wanton vilification.