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from the methods pursued by Lord Beaconsfield, ] who never left a stone unturned to lure clever young men into the Conservative field, and when he had unce got tnem tihere took care to show that their efforts were held in high appreciation. As the great Tory leader used frequently to tell me, a constant flow of energetic and enthusiastic young ttien is the very life-blood of a great political party. Though considering his many worries and his ardu- ous lit', it cannot have been otherwise than weari- some to him. Lord Beaconsfield made a special point of personal'y entertaining all sorts of youth- ful aspirants to political fame, whom he thought might in one way or another assist the triumph of the Conservative cause. But the outstanding fact is (as the "National Re- view' puts it) that the Attorney-General acted on inside information supplied by one brother, the Managing Director of the Marconi Co., and al- though he did not deal with that brother, but with another brother, the shares were part of those for the placing of which Mr. Godfrey Isaacs had made himself responsible. Though not bought at ground floor prices, they were bought at first-floor prices as only the day after the transaction the common or garden public had the utmost difficulty in getting American Marconi's at £ 3 5s. In other words the Attorney-General relceijved vlaltjabae consideration via the Managing Director of the Marconi Co. at a time when that Company was negotiating with the British Government for the completion of the Im- perial Wireless Contract—according to the reitera- ted assertions of the Postmaster-General who on that ground alone defended a silence which was •otherwise indefensible-and, what is equally seri- 011'. the Chief Whip of the Party, upon whose good "Hiees and skill Parliamentary ratification might' depend, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the eu-todian of the public purse, shared in that valu- able consideration. The fact that they lost on a transaction on which "ex hvpothesi" they meant to g¡¡ n is as utterly irrelevant as other flimsy excuses nhieh arc being put forward in Coalition and Heb- rew quarters for transactions quite unparalleled in • >iir parliamentary annals when you take into ac- count the speeches thati were made with the know- ledge and approval of the Prime Minister on October 11th, 1912, who was fully apprised of his colleague's speculations. A Panel Doctor has sent a lengthy letter to tne London "Globe," in the course of which he makes an appeal to his medical brethren in the Metropolis who are not on the panel "to refrain from placing their names there if they can possibly avoid it, or, if sent in, to withdraw them, in order that the Chancellor of the Exchequer may be forced "to grant to these people (the insured) what they have a right to, namely, free choice of doctor on or off the panel." The columns of the newspapers have during the past three months contained tragic examples of the peril to which the lives of the in- Mired are exposed by the limitation of medical service under the Insurance Act to an inadequate number of cruelly overworked panel doctors, and it is thus not at all surprising to find that after a quarter's actual experience of what his work means the Panel Doctor who writes to The Globe" concludes his letter in the following terms: — "I appeal to all medical men who can possibly hold outi not to place their names on the accursed panel, which has stamped om profession as virtu- ally a profession of s-laves dictated to and domina- ted over by Mr. Lloyd George's nominees, the London Insurance Committee. I appeal to them for their own honour, for the honour of the profes- sion at large. and for the honour which will, at no very distant date, be t'tieirs, when the practitioners of London will be able to hold up their heads and proudly boast that they have worsted Mr. Lloyd George and his party hacks (I was and am still in many respects a Liberal), and will have vindicated to some extent our profession, and helped to re- habilitate it in the eyes of the world once more as an honourable profession, worthy of the best tradi- tions of our country. Were it not that abso- lute ruin and starvation faced me and my family, T would have shared this honour, which I struggled hard to maintain, and which I greatly envy, and never would I have known the humiliation and have the stigma attaching to my name of being com- pelled to siign myself for very obvious reasons.— Yours &c., a cruelly coerced Panel Doctor."