6 JANUARY 1912, Page 10

The New Year Honours List, published on Monday, con- fers

three new peerages, ten baronetcies, and thirty-four knighthoods. The new peers are Sir Thomas Gilson Car- michael, now Governor of Madras and formerly M.P.. for Midlothian ; Sir Alfred Thomas, the Leader of the Welsh Party and President of the University College of South Wales; and Mr. S. Hope Morley, a well-known City merchant, and son of the late Mr. Samuel Morley, M.P. The baronets include Mr. S. Neumann, Mr. Lionel Phillips, and Mr. George Albu, all South African magnates ; and amongst those to be sworn of the Privy Council are Mr. Borden, the Canadian Premier ; Sir Francis Hopwood, the Vice. Chairman of the Development Commission, who has done admirable work at the Board of Trade, and latterly at the Colonial Office ; Lord Lucas, and three Liberal M.P.'s. An honorary G.C.B. is bestowed on General Nogi, and Sir Charles P. Lucas's distinguished services at the Colonial Office are recognized by a K.C.B. But the most interesting names are to be found among the new knights, where the list is redeemed from dullness by the inclusion of Professor E. 13. Tyler, the author of " Primitive Culture," Dr. G. H. Savage, Mr. Rider Haggard, and Mr. Valentine Chirol. Mr. Rider Haggard has laid us under a double debt as a spirited writer of adventurous romance and a patriotic and indefatigable investigator of agricultural problems, while Mr. Chirol recently crowned a long record of honourable journalistic achievements by his illuminating letters on " Indian Unrest."