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IN THE PUBLIC EYE.I

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IN THE PUBLIC EYE. I THE "GOOGLY MAN." i Some time ago the Tumour gained wide- spread currency that Mr. Reggie Sehwarz. the famous Cambridge and England Rugby half-back and the South African and Middlesex cricketer, had fallen in the cam- paign against the rebels in South Africa. What reaily happened was, to use the words o,f a contemporary of Schwarz in the cricket (ield, that "he fell from his horse, and th'a WMe animal did no more than put hi.s foot [)n his hand. And so Reggie is fit and well Schwarz, who was at St. Paul's School and Christ's, Cambridge, got his Bine in 1893 (says the "Morning Post "), and afterwards played for England against Pcotland and secured two caps against Ire- 'fhe late Jr. land and one against Wales. The late Mr. R. E. Foster, in a tribute to Schwarz's googly bowling, decl&red that "Bosanquet taught Schwarz, and Schwarz taught the others [Vogler and Faulkner ]. It is rather hard to explain his success but the break varies from six inches to eighteen inches, and on sticky wickets he is quite capable of breaking a yard." Schwarx made his fame as a cricketer in the South African tour in England ten years ago. Even Ranjitsinhji confessed at that tune that the googly man wanted a great deal of playing. ———:o:——— LOKD ROSEBERY'S SON. I Mr. Nfil Primrose, who has been itpl),ointed to Minist<-riat oHice as Under- Secretary to the Foreign OFHce, is the second son of Lord Rosebpry. and begins his official career in the o ffi c e over which his father once presided wit;h such dis- tinction. Mr. Primrose is thirty-two years of age. He was educated at Eton and New Colter, Oxford, and he has always take n politico mo r e seriousty than Lord Dal. meny, his elder brother, who was himself a member of tho I House of Commons for some time. Mr. Primrose has been member for the Wisbech Division of Cambridgeshire since January, 1910. He is a capital spea ker, and on more than one occasion in the House of Commona has taken a strong and independent line. UNDER-SECRETARY TO THE HOME OFFICE, t The successor to Mr. Elite Griffith as Under-Secretary to the Home Omce is Mr. Cecil Bishop Harmsworth, who has been member for the Luton Division of Bedford- shire since 1911. He had previously .at for the Droitwich Division from W)6 to 1910. Mr. Ha.rmsworth was born in 1869. As Par- liamentary Secretary to Mr. RuTiciman, he has been identified with the Board of Agri- culture and Fisheries and the Board of Trade. He has done valuable work on be- htdf of our sea fisheries and fishermen. -:0:- I FINANCIAL SECRETARY. ) Mr. F. D. AclaJid, the new Financial j fretarv to the Treasury, is the eon of Mr. At H. Dyke Actaiad. who was iqinister for Education from 1893 to 1895. He is a Rugby and Balliol ma,Ti, and before enteLoing Par- !iamcnt was engaged in educational work. He was elected for the Richmond Division of Yorkshire in 1906, but since 1910 has sat for North-West Cornwall. After serving as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord HaIdaDe, when Secretary for Wal" he be- came Financial Secretary to the War Office in 1908. Three years "later he wj-; ap- pointed Under Secretary for Foreign ASaire. -:0:- LORD SALISBURY'S COMMAND. I Colonel the Marquis of Salisbury, who has been appointed a division commander in the Regular Forces with the temporary rank of Brigadier-General, succeeded his father as fourth marquis in 1903. He nlled the posi- tions successively under the late Conserva- tive Administration of Under Secretary for Forei"-n Affairs, Lord Privy Seat, and Presi- dent ? of the Board of Trade. As Lieut.- Colonel in the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, he served in the South African War, and wan mentioned in dispatches. -:0:- NEW CABINET MINISTER. I The Hon. Edwin Samuel Montagu, who has been appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in place of Mr. Masterman, who has resigned, has been a member of the House of Commons for nine years, hav- ing been elected for the Chesterton Divi- sion cf Cambridgeshire in 1906. He was for two years Par- liamentary Secre- tary to Mr. As- quith, who was t li?n Chancellor of the Exchequer, and continued in that capacity for two years after Mr. Asquith had Income Prime Minister. In 1910 Mr. Montagu was appointed Un d er- re cret arv for India, and for several years it was part of his duty to introduce the Indian. Budget into the House of Commons. He succeeded Mr. Masterman a.s Financial Secretary to the Treasury last year. Mr. Montagu, who is thirty-nve years of age, is the second eon of the nrst Lord Swaythling n,nd the brother of the present peer. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. MARSHAL VON HiNDENBUBG. I Marsha! von Hindenburg, who commands the Kaiser's armies against the Russians, was in disgrace before the war. According to an American journalist who has been paying a visit to the German headquarters in Poland, VO1 Hindenburg had been pen- sioned off because at the Germau manoeuvres two or three years ago he was guilty of the uncourtierlike indiscretion of permitting hit army to defeat that commanded by the Kaiser. However, when there was real nght- ing to be done, and things were not going well with the Germans, von Hindenburg was remembered, and given a command. He is said to love cigarettes and dogs, and to hate Austrian generals and Prussian politicians. BELGIAN MINISTER RESIGNS. I Count de Lalaing, who has resigned h!s post as Belgian Minister in London owing' to ill-health, belongs to one of the most dis- tinguished families in the Low Countries. Jli," mother, however, was English, and his Excellency was born in London in 1856. After being educated in Brussels he entered the Belgian Diplomatic Service in 1879, and speedily obtained promotion, serving in various capacities at Vienna, Bucharest, Berlin, The Hague, etc. He returned to London in 1893 as Councillor of the Belgian Legation. And ten years later, after having served as Minister at Rio de Janeiro, Bucharest, Berne, etc., he again came to London, this time as Minister. The Count is well known in London, where he has re- presented Belgium for the pafit twelve years.

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OUR CHILDREN'S CORNER.

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