7 JUNE 1913, Page 2

The comments which arise in the public mind in regard

to this purely accidental discovery of another Ministerial trans- action in American Marconis are naturally and inevitably of a very disturbing kind. Men are asking, "If the chance of Mr. Fenner's bankruptcy brought this new fact to light, what other facts may be concealed by accidents working for obscurity and not for light ?" It is true that Lord Murray never appeared in the witness-box, and was never asked the specific question whether the transactions in regard to which Sir Rufus Isaacs gave his testimony were all the transactions by Lord Murray, but at the same time he cannot be exonerated from having allowed an impression to grow up that we had beard the whole story of Ministerial dealings in American Marconis, and that there was nothing behind.