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I Tnmrc AC THC HOI TP 1 i vi ivc vi » i»»-< »«^-w »\» M. Jean Cambon, who is one of the I French delegation for the Peace Confer- "("0 iQ ù.(.. ".W'. i.. ;¡ "£hti.w- t:¡':l hi6 distiBguislifid brother, the Ambassador } at St. James'e; but there are probably no two diplomats in history nearly akin who I have exercised so great and beneficial an t influence on anairs, eaye tHe lMiuy i riiTrr;~u wimn iof), thp Cflmhors were I employed in Botrtbern Bwrope some French was,1 described the Mediterranean French was,1 described the Mediterranean &b Xiti lac dcS dulls Cambczs." M. Jean Cambon was more fortunate than some Ambassadors in the fact that it was possible to give to the workt one of the grtuio-bl of Itls dtta £ ja* £ i*&& (luXl £ £ his lifetime-this was the penetrating rénmé nf affairs in GpriTlfi/iiv vvliich he drew UD I for tbp French Foreign Office soine little I time before the war. The uews that Sir Frederick Lugard, I' G.C.M.G., C.B., D.B.O., will vacate his I appouiiutent tu vsruverxiui^ciibcai UL ) Nigeria on the termination of his pr«Ma* | leave of absence will be a matter of roguet I tor au tiiose who know -iue very wmdiwu* work Sir Frederick has done in that State since he went there in remarks the gaily jSkitch. As Governor of Hong- » Kong he was eqiiuliy sueoessfuL I He bad a strenuous military career in M. :t.v •> 4Iu\i Vi^iiUCO Q;.u.i ü.uv,¿.;), .u.U'6 .H" Afghan War, the Sudan, Burmah, and several thrilling expeditions against slave traders. Lady Lugard (Flora Shaw), the well-known author and journalist, is a brilliant woman, and has done useful VJIUV Cl liillCAil. *VUAJV. *Jki Ot>OUi<M sions. sions. Sir F. E. Smith was supposed by his ad- mirers to have his eye not on the Wool- sack but on the Premiership, says the t Daily VAroyiscle. But, like many a man hpf'ON" him hp H*»« hoon nn»T>1p t .<:i<t; the damour of that great position the I crown of the advocate's career and the grave of political ambition. It is a tradi- fin" of nnrfir r>~vf 4-J <1-1- Attorney-General should have the rever- sion of the Lord Chaiicclloiohip when there is a vacancy, and failing him the r-J" Of the five ex-Lord Chancellors Lord Haldaüe u ever H a law: officer, and k;: appointment was made in P"!n"nl ;1"0"'C!f"" Oh^ncclitr rûüihvu-t his career, been running fl race with Sir John Simon, and bag won the Woolsack first, although Sir John dec :.n#d it some years ago. I The carec of the Right Hon. Sir Fred- erick Eiwii Smith, K.C., M.P., is a jj rorocinco of p') writes a correspon- dent in the nbscrvcr. Beyond the fact that his fatfht* was a well-known barrister I on the NoiLrern Circuit and a member of the Middle npie, and 110 doubt inspired 1 his son .1Ih n ambition to dihfciuguisli I himself in foron^ic forum, the new Lord Chacc. lor started life with abso- j lutely no avMxtages. his father died when iiia nr,"v eminent son was seventeen years of ftg.- He barf fwM; tbe bojr to a preparator; setool with the encouraging1 I words that e had oniv to work hard and i there was no reason why he should not become Chancellor. The VToui&ack has now been reached, but at the time 01 his father's death no prospect could have appeared more un- prospect could have appeared more un- likely of attainment. The boy was left 4 r" maintain himself. From Birkenhead j School he went to Oxford, where he was I Classical Scholar at Wadham, became President of the Union, obtained a first- eiafcs -final iioiiours ociiuui 01 o uiihpiu- I dence: and was Vinerian Law fccbolar and Fellow and Lecturer of Merton College. I He Leii Oxfoid vvell-ticjuipped for & I forensic career, but with no financial endowment or legal influence, and in nine- teen years from his call to the Bar he has jiiOiHiteu to the piiiii&ole of 1¡¡.. iv>fon. He has accomplished this without exciting the envy of his competitors. Throughout be has commanded their admiration and affectvon. ) The British stage loses a picturesque figure, a fine actor, and a lovable wteran in Sir Charles Wyndham, eays the Daily in Sir Charles Wyndham, eays the Daily (' 7. r Ivi 7i A /O am r>i i r« iV» r> »-» 4 V r> 1 rsJ^ <\ I litil4.J XX J.J.Lt), XU V* ûa l*a .Lv.ut) "t)u 4AA AWM I that he made his first professitm&l appear- orAa on T Ari^An ,,4:<> At Royalty, and from that time he was a favourite of the first water. As a dashing, debonair young lover, up to the days when Le played iucuuiparubiy the kindly father I' or uncle ivlio^ in the most fascinating 'Uitt £ avt; v*ui ii-> Oi 1 hot-headed youth, Wyndham as an actor ( WM adored. j It is being suggested that soldiers who have won distinction in the war ought not to be compelled to put away their ribbons when they return to civil lik, but should be ftltowed, at will, to sport them on I their civvies." But, after aU, soldierB ) are hardly the worst off in this respect, Remarks the Manchester Guardian, for civilians who have won honours rarely have an opportunity to wear them at alL The winner of a civil C.B.—and the dis- I titlCtion S+I^I nc trt0 n?cy of !!?i!t —can never hope to wear his insignia ) except on the occasion of some official I dinner, and these are rare enough in 11 ovrn 1 + re c-. ——— A Then there are the conntless possessors 1 of the various ribbons of Ae British -p.T'I1"" A ,iro mn-orV»f :¡. to suggest that these at least should be I compelled to wear their ribbons, in order that t, immunity of those who have escaped may be marked, on the blen dis- tingue model of the Caetlereagh anecdote! k W Ittl the Jpieiicii We Wiop oi tea j can be worn on all oeca^ons, and the ] decor6 need never lack hid recognition. Perhaps some genius will suggest a single -1_ -1-" 1- «rr»rs^»T> f>> A 'h"ft"hnl4> nf ) all decorated people, whatever the precise I nature of their decoration.