In todays' Daily Telegraph:Quite a packed paper for articles of some interest today, so straight to a list of them:
- Funny how it’s the royal schoolboy that the Telegraph focusses on in the photo of “Eton College Boys’ War Work” on page 3, in the shape of the future Duke of Gloucester
- A dramatic scene at the Law Courts on page 5 as an authoress who had lost a case against W. H. Smith over alleged malicious comments over her book “a Water Fly’s Wooing” (case reported on page 4) tells the judge he has ruined her life and drinks poison, and is subsequently taken to hospital where it is reported she is recovering
- Claude Phillips is a busy man today, looking at the effects on the art of Verona of the Austrian bombing on page 5, reporting that the National Portrait Gallery has closed for the duration of the war on page 6 and reviewing an exhibition of modern original drawings on page 7
- More on Edith Cavell’s last days from members of her nursing institution arriving at Tilbury on page 6 - J. M. Barrie contributes a play to a war relief matinée on behalf of wounded Australasian soldiers called “The Fatal Typist” – a “whimsical trifle” reports the paper (page 6) - The honorary secretary of the Russia Society writes a letter on page 6 deploring facetious remarks made over the pronunciation of Russian names - Life under German occupation in France and Belgium is the subject of two adjacent articles on page 7 - “Much interesting information concerning the effects of war conditions on women’s employment is contained in the report for 1914 of the Chief Inspector of Factories” which forms an article on page 7, although you’d have thought given most of 1915 has passed conditions might well be different again - Rudyard Kipling’s latest series of articles “The Fringes of the Fleet” opens on page 9 - The Earl of Derby and Herbert Asquith reiterate that married men are not to be called up until the stock of young unmarried men is exhausted – page 9 - “All hope abandoned” for the Serb town of Monastir reports A. Beaumont on page 9, who also on the same page gives details of the Captain of the sunk liner Ancona’s account of its demise - The latest liquor regulations for London are given in full on pages 9 and 10, with a leader on the subject on page 8 which expresses some disquiet at the perceived need to treat some areas of the capital in the same way as more military-industrial areas - Philip Gibbs argues that it is still correct to publish new stories from Loos as he proceeds to do just that in what the Telegraph considers to be a “thrilling story” on page 10 - Lord Charles Beresford weighs in on Churchill’s resignation speech, and damns the erstwhile First Lord for his assumption of responsibility, and the naval bombardment of the Dardanelles as a “mad scheme” – page 10. On page 6 the Germans try to make propaganda capital out of the resignation .