7 DECEMBER 1901, Page 2

It is with great satisfacticin that we note the specific-

as well as official denial of the rumours as to a serious rUptiire of the doinestic relations of the young Queen of Holland and her husband. We are thus happily relieved of the disagree- able teak of recording or making any comment on those rumours. We suppose many sapient 'people will Still declare that there is no smoke without fire, hat in matters connected with the private affairs of Royal personages it is almost irti= possible to 'carry too far the principle. Of disbelieving all gossip. The purlieus of Palaces are the greatest factories of lies on the face of the earth.