THE NEW YEAR’S HONOURS
The knighthoods include Dr. Francis Darwin,
one of the four sons of the prophet of evolution, Dr. R. W. Philip, the Edinburgh authority on tuberculosis, and Mr. Janies Dods
Shaw, manager of the House of Commons staff of official reporters (appointed in 1908).
Transport has been specially honoured. In addition to Mr. Frank Ree, General Manager of the London and North-Western Railway, knighthoods go to three shipowners, Mr. Thomas
Literature and Art are conspicuous by their
absence, save in the case of Mr. Thomas Graham Jackson, R. A., the restorer of Winchester Cathedral, who gets a baronetcy, and Mr. Arthur Lasenby Liberty, who is knighted. We ali owe a deep debt to the founder of Liberty’s, not only for what he has directly done to improve public taste, but for showing us what sound business can do in keeping up a high standard. Sir Arthur is also known as an admirable country squire
in a part of Bucks which he has made peculiarly his own.
The State recipients
of these honours are, as usual, much
less known to the general public than the ordinary citizen, but they do sterling work for us. Thus the K. C. M. G. conferred on Mr. W. G.
Tyrrell, of the Foreign
Office (which he
entered in 1889),
is thoroughly well deserved. Historical students will be de
lighted at the knight
hood conferred on Mr. G. W. Forrest, late officer in charge of the Records of the Government of India. He has done yeoman service, and his history of the Indian Mutiny is a fine bit of work. The Kaisar-i- Hind gold medal goes to Mrs. le Howard, Personal Assistant to the Imperial (Indian) Economic Botanist,
and three clergymen are similarly honoured.
The K. C. B. which
is added to the name of Sir John Anderson, G. C. M. G., is another mark of appreciation of the splendid
unostentatious work which has been done by the Permanent Under-Secretary for the Colonies, who has an unusually wide knowledge of his department. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Gerard Noel is advanced to a G. C. B.
The New Year Honours create two peers,
seven baronets and eighteen knights. This brings up the total of the hereditary Quality to the following figures:
Peers—Dukes .. .. .. . . 28 Marquises .. .. .. 38
Earls .. .. ,. .. 207 Viscounts ., .. ., 77
Barons.. .. . .. 363
Baronets .. .. .. .. 1192
It cannot be said that the new list contains many outstanding names. One of the two new baronies goes
to Sir George Sydenham Clarke,
Governor of Bombay, who has had a fine career as a soldier,
and is; an excellent writer— a quality
shared by his daughter, whose sud
den death caused him so much grief. The other baron is Sir George Kemp, who is a wealthy Rochdale manufacturer.
He has had a rather varied political career. Tariff Re
form drove him from Unionism, while the Home Rule Bill
caused him to resign (and lose for the Liberals) North-West Manchester last July.
He is married to one of the five daughters of Lord Ellesmere.
The best known
of all the seven new baronets is un
doubtedly Sir Percy Scott, who has prac
tically revolutionised naval gunnery. Law is honoured in the person of Sir Frank
Crisp, senior partner of Ashurst, Morris,
Crisp and Co., the well-known company solicitors. Mr. James Key Caird, the jute manufacturer, celebrated his coming baronetcy by giving as Hog
manay L15, 000 for the purchase of a golf course for the town of Dundee. He has already endowed a tuberculosis and cancer hospital in Dundee.
Benjamin Bowring, Mr. Arthur Holland, and Mr. Richard Mathias, while Lieut. -Col. H. A. Yorke, Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways, may be included in the same category. Perhaps those honours are meant to compensate transport for the blows inflicted on it during the year by Labour.
Elliott and Pry Elliott and Fry Hogg Elliott and Fry
BARONETS—Sir F. CRISP Sir PERCY SCOTT Mr. T. G. JACKSON, R. A. Lt. -Col. BAGOT, M. P. Sir M. LEVY, M. P.
Elliott and Fry Lafayette Russell Swaine PEERS- Sir G. S. CLARKE Sir GEORGE KEMP P. C. 's-Earl of DESART Sir JOHN SIMON, K. C.
Elliott and Fry. Elliott and Fry Elliott and Fry Elliott and Fry KNIGHTS-Mr. F. REE Dr. FRANCIS DARWIN Mr. A, L. LIBERTY Lt. -Col. H. A. YORKE Mr. R. W. ESSEX, M. P.
THE TSAR OF BULGARIA ON THE BATTLEFIELD THE OPENING OF THE ASSUAN DAM THE QUEEN OF BULGARIA AMONG THE WOUNDED In spite of his age Tsar Ferdinand has followed his ever-victorious armies Lord Kitchener and the Khedive on the way to the Queen Eleonore, who is here seen receiving the wounded on their arrival at all through the campaign, ceremony celebrating the completion of the work. Yamboli, has been indefatigable in organising relief work.