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THE OBSERVER, SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 1920. "HOW I SAVED 11,000 Feet of Gas in ONE Year." AMAZING OBJECT-LESSON IN CUTTING DOWN HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES. Newspaper Correspondent Discovers Mow EDvecry Home Can Combat High Cost of Living. Barrows, I epickly THE FUTURE OF GERMANY. People hare often told ' mo about n Invention -which suves Thousands of Feet of Gad on Cooking alone. It is called the " Multicookcr." I was told that it cooks anything and everything with ONE gas ring of average consumption, instead of requiring FOUR or more, as on the ordinary Gas Bve. Also that it Saves anything from 8ozs. to-ljlbs. on the Weight of &very Joint cooked, I did not believe it at first. But I knew that if it were truo overv British Housewife could laugh at, High l'rices and GAS SAVING EXTRAORDINARY. This ChutraMon thorn one application nf the remar able tat economit-iny principles of the Stuliicooter. OS & Gat Xing only it required to cuoi several itenut of -pood viMdi in the 'irdinanj O'ls ."Hon would necessitate JOUR Gat Ring. JMi -n, tchen rrqvirtd, it done in u Special Oven vhiehfits on top. edueo the weekly Hotuenold Budget to an astonishing extent ! So I set out to prove it for myself. Mrs. L O. Burrows, nf 4. Mclbtvinio Avenue, W. Ealing. W.13, was ray first informant. She lias had a Multicootcr and (in Oven in use fctnea June. 1918, and is very pleased both with tlie way everything bakes iu it and with the Gas Saved. AMAZING ECONOMY PROVED BY GAS METER READINGS. The readings of Mrs. Burrows' meter for the last four years are ; wonderful economy as Mrs, louna ny runner enquiries. Every day in Loudon, at 42, Berners Street, Oxford Street. London. V., there are Free, Public Demonstrations where you can go at anvittme to sco for yourself how simple, how efficient andow economical is this new cookery principle If you cannot conveniently call, a wonderful newl'ood Economy Book has been printed with full illustrated particulars, which will bo scut fiea to all who wrlto tor it, ONE QUARTER'S COOKING FOR 1B CHILDREN. GAS BILL ONLY 10-. Investigation amongst other user of the " Mnltlcooker ' ' reveals more amazing details. (A Hendon lady says: " I hare taken on 'iho oooklng for lUo Montossorl Schcol, about til teen children, and when 1 say the whole quarter's bill only iraou'itcd to 10-ou will realise hoir delighted I am with the Multlconltcr. People aro amazed to think 1 can cook Meat, I'lsh, two Boiled Puddings, two Vegetables, Milk Puddlugand Fruit, with ONE Gas Ring." And so I migbt continue, quoting case after case. The Multicooker eosts from a few shillings upwards, according to size, and can bo nscd whomever there is a ga-j connection within a minute ci Its arrlva1. It is now being made lu thuuaands. ovorybody may have the bsncflt of to that It ONE GAS RING INSTEAD OF FOUR OR MORE. The principle of the 'iijlticooker is simple but-scientific, for everything :.s cooked simultaneously by I he use of ONE :as,'tling ot ordinary consumption, instead of the POUR or MO UK usually required with the ordinary type of Gis Stove. It is hoai conservation extraordinary, as ALL tho hoa-t Is employed to the utmost possible! advantage. It is also Hygenic, for uo fumes come in contact i" " Consumption for the La at a years with tho ordinary Gas Cooker In use. To June, 1918 31,300 ft. 1917 30.600 fL 1918 30,603 ft. FOOD SAVING EXTRAORDINARY. Consumption with Multlcoofcer In use To June, 1919 19,600 ft "In the three years 0916, 1917, 1918) you will see," says Mrs. Burrows, "that the amount usod varies very little, but in the year 1919 I saved 11,000 feet of as with the Multi-cooker, despite the fact that I have had quite as many hot meals if Dot more than usual, and that the Circulator for the Bath as well a the Gas Vires have been in use more rather than leas during 1919. JOINT COOKED WITH ORDINARY GAS-STOVE. JOINT COOKED WITH THE MULTICOOKER. Tlic-rauttnfS Joints one cnoked with the ordinary Oas Stove and the othtr tcith the Multicaoker. Observe the shrinkage tnmeh lias taken place. Vou'ce hom mucn larger it the joint cooked with the Mttlticooker. Think uhat it meant. Jt meant more people can be served Jrom the wual joint HOW EXPENSES CAN BE CUT DOWN. "As our on is 4.'- per 1,000 feet, that means saved, besides 9- for hire of cooker, there fore the Multicooker has more than paid its east in one year, and it is as good ns ever. The last two months since gas has been better in loatitr I Had I do not rise bo much, n the looaeoon qmcKsr. so you seo more cc can now be done with even less Gas I ' I. hare seen lolnte cooked on tho Multicooker Which show a saving of 8oxs. to 141bs. In weJgSrt compared with the serious shrinkage whfcn takes place in the ordinary gas or coal oven.' ' And in every ease the meat has been far nsre tender. Juicy, and succulent beuscie the valaahle, health-giving albumens are preserved instead of being dried up. Xbss every housewife can effect tho same with the food cooked, and there 'is surprisingly little snnunago. inus one is-sdio to serve raoro liolptngs from a joint cooled or increase tho size of the helping, it is in this way that remarkable Pood Economy is secured amounting twnoundB lu the course of a year, and which is likely to do so muou lu rcuuciug tno present uign prices. A most interesting Pamphlet, fully describing tho now "uulticooker, and giving illustrations of the various models, in addition to valuable Household Economy Information, can bo obtained by "implv writing a postcard to THE MULTICOOKER INVENTIONS! Ltd.. (ROOM 88). 42. BERNERS STREET. OXFORD STREET. LONDON, W. The Fubllc Demonstrations arc from ten to five o'clock daily, and all readers are cordially welcomed free of charge. s s 1 MMifiiiHfsiffirjanwisirfBfliiaiiMiBiMiii GENUINE BARGAIN SALE OF China & Glass, Brushes & Ironmongery Commencing TO-MORROW By Oar amalgamation with the Junior Army 6 Navy Stores, we are enabled to offer our Ciiafaiicra the entire remaining Stock of China and Glass, Brushes, Basket Ware, Turnery, Ironmongery, and Garden Tools, which have been transferred to 28, Haymarket, at prices far below present day values. Inspection of the Bargains is respectfully invited. No Catalogue is being issued and goods cannot be sent on approval. THE EOLLOJTINO ARE A FEW EXAMPLES : 10,000 pieces Useful Glass of fine quality and colours, the best value in London, consisting of Port, Sherry, Claret, Champagne and Liqueur Glasses, Tumblers, Champagne Tumblers, Finger Bowls, Decanters, Etc. E VINE CLASSES 8824. Post. 86 per doz. 8KS. Clarst. 98 per doz. 8832. 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I SPECIAL LOT OF ' SPONGES. : Stroat and Sort Sponges : : suitable for all purposes. : Present Value 26 oV SV :' ' I PRICES 2- 4 29 j LESSONS OF THE PAST WEEK. INTERVIEW WITH MR. GEOKGE YOUNG. A RETURN TO REALITIES THE RIVAL SCHOOLS OF IDEALISTS. LITTLE FEAR OF BOLSHEVISM. s Jiaymarfet Stores HAYMARKET, LONDON, S."W.l (Ctou Service Lo-opemixve Society Ltd. Telegrwns : " Hsytaarket Stores Charles " London. Tho coup d'etat in Berlin, its failure, and its probabla effect on tho future of Germany, war discussed yesterday in an interview with a representative of The Obseuver, by Mr. Georgo Young. yir. Young is the autlior of " The New Germany," tho firs English book which gives from tho point of view of an eye-witness a full account of tho general condition of Germany since tho revolution of November, 1918. The view ho takes is optimistic, and though lie points out this must necessarily bo an ox-treimely anxious and critical week for the whole of Europe, yet he feels that now that the air is cloarrd things are definitely better in Germany to-day than they were a month ago. "The re-action itself," h said, "was only of importance in its effect on the Revolution. For various reasons I am inclined to think that it ia probably the beet thing that could have happened. " In the first place it brought things back to realities in Berlin. Tho people who seized power this last week had really been in power for nearly a year. When I first- come across them they represented a clique of officers who had thir hieadquarters in n suburban hotel in Berlin and were under the leadorahip of Oaptein Pabst. As they hod control of the only Jdisciplirjed-Jorce-then available-they "had"" made themselves indispensable to the Government of tho day as soon as it began to lose conurol of the revo lut.ionaries. " Their next development was their transfer to tho Ministry of Defence, where thoy continued tho same function. Nosko then worked on as tlie Saviour of Society, was only a figure-head, not a strong man at all. Ho was nraroly tho Constitutional cloak of this clique of strong men repr.eaen.ting the idealists of tho Right and reaiascemt Gormen nationalism. "As tho Constitutional Government weakened as tho result of the Txoaty of Versailles, with the loss of all its most able members except Erzbergor, and when they lost him by his personal disgrace, the twin Socialist facade that camouflaged these militarists cnurtbled away at a touch. A coup d'eiai had been, prepared last summnr at tho. time of fa-a GijpDAturo of the Treaty, but it was recognised that tho moment was not' ripe. Now it ib to be hoped that these PrsBtcrians have boen finally got rid of. " Tho second recovery of reality due to tbe coup d'etat is that it will now be realised by a moderate GovernnteVat, if, as we hope, a moderate Government regains power, that a Government cannot continually control a country by armed force without becoming subordinated to those who control that foroe. This has been tho dangerous mistake of the Mjajoritarians and Democrats. "And tho third realisation of the facts will bo that of the Kevolutionary Opposition whose mdsta.ko was to flunk that tho country could- bo carried into the sort of revolutionary reform they desired by sotting up a Council system, which would control the ordinary Constitutional Government, but would not acoc.pt the responsibility of the actual adrttinista-ation.'' ATTITUDE OF HINDENBTJBG. Discussing tho attitude of IEndenburg, Mr. Young said :' " His is vary much the attitude of any candidate for tho American Presidency, that is to say, one of receptivity tempered by reluctance to prejudice by premature action any possible chances ho may have. "A curious result of tho coup d'etat in regard to its probable object of making bom president has boon that of restoring the German Constitution. The very weak Constitutional Government before tho coup d'etat had proposed to alter the Cootution in an undemocratic direction in order to prevent the great revival of Nationalism in the country from bringing in Hindenburg. " That may be considered another considerable service that has been rendered unintentionally by the coup d'etat, because the Constitution, is a most important feature of the compromise) which ia being worked out in Germany between Revolution and Reform, and on tha realisation of some such compromise depends not only the future of Germany, but the future of Europe. A CRITICAL WEEK. " The coming week will be the most anxious and perhaps the most critical week for Europe since the armistice. If the'riesult of events is a fuon of tho socialist parties, of Majoritarian ReformerB, and of tho Revolutionary Independents, then we shall have a German Government that is capable, with such support as it will iu doubt now receive from us, of carrying (he country into reconstruction and renaissance. " If, on the other hand, the Independents, owing to the close association with the Communists, into which they have been forced by the unforeseen effects of the Treaty of Vcr-EalV.es, decline to co-operate with tlie Majori-tarians, in spite of the removal of Noske and tlie more discredited leaders of the party, and insist upon a form of ' Council Government which could not be co-ordinated with Parliamentary Government, then the avoidance of class war throughout central Europe will depend on whether we have wisdom enough to refrain and restrain the French from attempting to check a development which may seem to us very dangerous. " It will be all the more difficult for us to refrain, because intervention in the ordinary sense of the word will not be necessary. There need be no question of moving a division or a destroyer. We can overthrow any German Government to which e may ohject by threatening to withhold the financial support and oomroercial supplies without wliich the country cannot recover or even survive. But the only result will be the passage of power into the hands of some more extreme faction." BOLSHEVISM NOT FORMIDABLE. As to the fears that have been expressed of desperate resistance from the extreme elements, Mr. Yonng said: ""TJuless Germany is driven into depths of distress and disruption not yet reached, I do not think that the German: Bolsheviks, to use a cm-rent word, are formidable, for two reasons: The first . is Una want of organising power that one remarks amongst the German revolutionaries, duo partly to their political inexperience, partly to the snrvival among the proletariat of the old particulariet feeling3, and partly to the absence of any support from the peasantry. " The other renson why the German revolutionaries do not seem to "me to be likely to be very formidable is that the German temperament is not revolutionary. The bter-class workman, is as little" revo"lutidharya -in- England.--- The various attempts to start a Russian Bolshevism in the industrial centres of Germany never took root. It is much easier to understand what Germany is like by trying, to imagine an England after a disastrous defeat, after the discrediting of the whole of the ruliitg class and after several years of intense domestic dtstreea. than to get an idea of what it is like by a Russian analogy. BETTER THAN A-MONTH AGO. " On the whole, indeed, I am inclined to be extremely optimistic and to think that things ore distmctfy batter now than they were a month ago. "Whether the settlement of the conflict is final largely depends on ourselves. Tho militarist action would never have recovered the small importance it had but for the unfortunate effect that we have to a large extent and quite unintentionally had on the German situation. Remcnibit,y.onare.-.doaHng--with-a-country with a morbid condition of affairs, in which there are two schools of idealists, Nationalists "and Internationalists, militarists and communists, and for a time the-iirtcx-vening moderate mass nf opinion has been either swamped or swinging violently between those two extremes. " During the rarly pr.rt of last year it was swinging violently to the Left in revolt at the anti-Socialism of "the Noske form of Government. During the latter part of the year it was swinging as violently to tlie Right in reaction against " the anti-nationalism of the Treaty of Versailles, '- ' " Now, so far ax one can gather, it, has started swinging to tho Left again. But, if left to themselves, these oscillations will gradually diminish and the inarticulate influence of the moderate and middle-class masses will restore equilibrium. A general .election that was most mistakenly and somewhat unconstitutionally postponed will provide a safety valve and may restore some of the lost prestige of Parliamentary Government." SIR ROBERT MORANT AN APPRECIATION. SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTION. WHAT WILL SMUTS DO? (From a Special Correspondent.) Hie result of the General Election in South Africa is bad, but it might easily havo been worse. Smuts, with tho Unionists, can command half the House, but will not have a working majority. The Nationalists and the ljabouritcs compose the other half. In an article written three wceksagoIsaid,-It- -loolts-aETthougKThe Government Party will sustain many reverses at the polls, and yield seats to both Nationalists and -Labour.-" This surmise has, unfortunately, proved only too true, but, although I knew Labour would contest practically every urban scat. I was not prepared for ita striking success. It holds the key of the present political situation in South Africa. It is easy to analyse the causes of the Labour success. South Africa is suffering from the same economic evils as Die rest nf tho world, aud, undoubtedly, thousands voted ljatxmr as their only means of protest against advancing prices and "profiteering." Unfortunately, every country thinks its troubles are local and npt world-wide, and imagines that a " change of Government " will act as a magician's wand and cause the desert to bloom. The one comforting reflection in this "stalemate" election is that tbe great majority of tho Lihour following have little, .if any" sympathy with the unequivocal Republicanism of the Nationalists. But tho temptation for a party suddenly nnrl unexpectedly thrust into the position of. holding the balance of power to " squeeze Smuts " will bo great. Will he pay tho price ? . I doubt it. After all, we havo -gut back to the position, so often urged in these columns, that the only salvation for South Africa lies in tho fusion of the Smuts party and tbe Unionists. Perhaps the moderate Dutch will now recognise this and realise Smuts' dream of the union of the beert Dutch and British elements. This electoral disaster was invited. Tho South African Party and the Unionists worked independently, .and often in actual conflict. It was -a hlunder of the first magnitude. With the Dutch vote hopelessly split in two, 'it was obvious to every intelligent observer that Smuts could not get a sufficient Dutch following to command the House. What will Smuts do. in this dilemma? He must face the newly elected House. There are certain financial and other measures which arc necessary to sustained Government, and must be passed. Meanwhile ihe prophets are busy predicting a Nationalist-Labour combination and all sorts of conspiracies to "smash Smuts." But it is wiser to tread warily and await further and more definite information. Tho one happy thing emerging from this welter is that Republicanism is scotched, if not killed, and I trust to Smuts's incomparable gifts of statecraft to find a " way ont," even if, in a short time, he makes a further appeal to the country. PRINCE OP WALES AND WINDSOR. MESSAGE TO THE MAYOR. Among the messages forwarded to the Prince of Wales before the Renown left Portsmouth was one from Windsor in the following terms: Windsor sends Your Royal Highness the best of good wishes. Tlio Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgess trust that tho High Steward and Freeman of ur Royal borough will have a pleasant voyage, a happy visit, and a safe return. Wn.LiAM Faihjiank, Mayor. The Prince replied : My sincere thanks for your good wishes on the occasion of my departure for Australia and New Zealand. Tlie Prince, before he. started on his long journey, also accepted the presidencv of Windsor's premier cricket club, the Home" Park C.C. The club was founded in -the yeaT 1851. and among others who have played . for it were the late Prince Christian Victor, Dr. Lvtteltoii inv. r. j. ae raxavicjiu, air. t.. ill. Wells,' Mr R. A. H. Mitchell, Mr. C. H. Allcock,''Mr' A. F. G. Ford, Rev. L. B. J. Ford, a-nd P. II. Morton The Hon. Secretary (Dr: E. S.- Norris) has in his possession the first score book of the club, vritten by the late Mr. George- Bambridge! which contains the following account of the first match played against Farnham Roval on August 5, 1851 : " - This was the first match played by the club, and had it not been that the Wiudeor side was obliged to play without an umpire -who understood the game the sooro would not have pro-j (vented thirty runs against it. Aa proofs of the importance of an umpire, two instances in this! match must bo noticed. The third man- in on tho Windsor side was given out because the! nail hit uio batters ihouldcr. and the -wicket-keerer having caught the ball appealed to the umpire, who gave " ovt." Tho other wa a palpable error in leg before wicket (No. 10;, the ball being nearly a wide ball. Some good catches were made, but the fielding was very imperfect on the whole.' FELLOWSHIP SERVICES. Dr. Percy Dearmer and Miss Maude Roy-den are bv.ginning at Kensington Town Hall to-day a series of Fellowship Services, one of the objects f which is to bring into the service of religion all that is lovelv in music and the other arts. It is cspee'iallv hoped to develop English Church music. Mr. Martin Shaw is giving his services. as Maiier of he Music, and. Captain Thistleton, Uie secretary of the League of Arts, haq un,lr. taken to lead the orchestra. , The services will ! oe new at Uiree o clock and half-past six. "The 'Five Quarters ' at 3 p.m." Dr. Dearmer says, " We hope to make a real centre of the English, reviyalua -Music."- " - (By One Who Knew Him. )"" Sir Robert Morant was ar great man, born great. No amount of learning acquired at Winchester and New College; Oxford, could havo bestowed on him. the extraordinary gifts of genius which be possessed. These gifts were soon to be utilised. Quite 60on after leaving Oxford he was summoned to Siam to act as private tutor to a certain nobleman in that country. After that the King of Siam "commanded " him to organise tlie education of that country, with the result that this very great young man, with little experience of the world, founded a system of education for a country whose manners, customs, laws, and practices ihad to be learned from the beginning, a system of education which has survived him and remains to this day a. monument to his glory. On his return from Siam everything -MornmtndeTtook as a seeker after truth in social and educational work in the East End ; as assistant director of " Special Inquiries and Reports" in the Education Dopartment ; as private secretary- fitted him, as we are now able to appreciate, for -the " top " posts he was later to occupy. Whether as a result of sub-conscious intuition or whether by means of his " second sight " (of which he often jokingly claimed to have a large measure), lie saw wnot would. De expected of him in the future-. Whatever the guiding force, there is no doubt that his life, prior to his appointment as permanent head of tlie Board of Education, prepared him in a peculiarly adequate way for the struggles that were to come. Of these little need bo 6aid herb ; his work on the Education Act of 1908, whilst it was still a Hill; his untiring and successful efforts as Permanent Secretary of tho Board of Education in composing" the conflicting passions aroused by the Act; his overhauling of the central and local machinery with which the Act was to ne worked ; his work as Unairman ot the- National Health Insurance Commission, when again he was called upon to administer an Act which had aroused on all sides medical, lay. employers and employed the fiercest con-trevcrsies and even the bitterest of enmities : and, lastly; the share he took' iu.the creation of the Ministry of Health. These achievements were the works of a genius. Those who were fortunate enough to come into daily contact with him "have often marvelled at Morant's seemingly unlimited ' capacity for work. The official dav of seven hours had no significance for one who was happy in working from nine in llie morning until the small Hours ot uie iouow-imr dav and when circumstances demanded it (and they often did) for seven days a week working out iriuciples,lamjngscncmesoi -reform-, dreaming"" Visions of future evolution, ucSH-ini? throucrh lonir vistas to the more open country beyond, which he saw would provide for increased happiness, for greatef opportunity for tho unfolding of personality, and for the improved health of his fellow-men. Indeed, it was with great, difficulty .that ho could-be per-. suatled to talce a Holiday, so impressed was ue with the urgency of the needs ot uie nation But Morant did more than dream. Above all things he was a man of action,, with tremendous driving force, unlimited capacity for knowledge, acute perception, phenomenal personal magnetism and unique powcra of what one might tsrm constructively destructive criticism. When nilerrogaimg a ucpuiauou with an almost. disconcerting iiicisivencss, laying bare the flaws in the schemes for which 1 i:' l. ..... ....ll.. 'Ar,Dm,,lnr. uiey were picatiiug, iiu w,ia icanj ww,,.! u,..., all the time. He nulled down only to build up; lie seized upon the weak spots only to strengthen them. Always did he argue that the smallest factor could, and might become the dominating consideration : always did ho seek to satisfy himself that tlie motive sprang from high-souled : purpose and a desire for the common good; always'was he concerned to eijsnre that Uie: details were in harmony with the (resnoral out line. It was often, an exhausting process for. all, but even the most prejudiced had to adm-t that it was "worth while." Morant's' own description of his methods is quoted by: S:r licorgc iNcwman in an article in u current " British Medical Journal." "I am like a heaV and clumsy elephant," wrote Sir Robert Morant only the other day,, ".when .he is going over softlsh gronnd, with his trunk ntllesiflv feeling, and testing, and fussing.'" What perhaps was most amazing' about this giant man was lus extraordinary' graep' of details, riot only of the work of his owu department, but of the scope, organisation, regulations, asid proposed new ventures of other branches of (he Service. It was seldom that anything happened before Morant knew of its immuienee, and before he had, had time to consider what p'neo it would tako in the coordination of similar and ancillary services. He knew that the only hope of real" progress was united and co-ordinated . effort. Co-ordinationthat was probably the goal of all tho strivings of this tireless-' public servant, ft was tho goal that from his earliest working days he constantly envisaged. But this vision of .co-ordination commenced far earlier. It had bien -taking shape in his mind for some years, when in the sprilng of 1907 he first met Dr. George Newman (as he was then tty'cd). By this meeting two complementary personalities .joined dompany, and a life-'ong friendship was established. It is no exaggeration to say that this friendship woa scaled by the embodiment of a vision common to .both in the terms, of the famous Circular (No. 576, of November, 1907) of the Board of Education, which was called for eome time " The Children's Charter." For it is an open secret that .although this circular was signed by Sir Robert Morant it was writteu by Sir George Newman. It is ab- sorbmg.y mterest'.ug. now that twelve 'years later wo' have our Ministry of Health, to refresh ona's memory with the contents of this circular. It is all there not only the Ministry of Hoa-lth as we noy know it in its infancy, .but as it will be if "the right minds are allowed to guide its evolut'on. One sentence of this "Charter" is particularly .fascinating : " KQiciency ami economy require, therefore, nn organic relationship between the daily work of the school authority and of tho authority responsible for tho administration of the wider branches Sf ' public health, including tho supervision of water and milk sutmliesi food." hous ing and sanitation, inquiries into matters affect- miaut mortality (inciuaing ante-natal influences), home visiting by men end women in-. spectorH, sanitary, and bacteriological investigations, the provision of hospital accommodation, disinfection, the cleansing of verminous personp, the notification of the prevalence or otherwise of diseases, such as phthisis, affecting Iho adult population, and tho consideration of social I actors, euch as the occupation of the parents, or the health, habits, and physical cou-ditiona of tho family, all of which have a bearing, direct or indirect, upon tho children's health." Though the actual words are not used, this circular described (and that is what the author intended), ttoe functions of the Ministry of Health that was to be. The vast amount of work that Morant accomplished could never have had a successful issue had he not had a quite exceptional r. -ensure of common sense and powers of organisation. In private life he had a great capacity for friendship, and was charming to meet, and in his official dealings the expression of these gifts was irresistible. He was a clean and straightforward ".fighter," working always for the common good and actuated by the highest motive. It is not too much to say that had his sphere of work been anywhere eteethan in the Civil Service ', he would havo probably made a big fortune. Such sowers of organisation,-- -combined with the extraordinary gifts of common sense and practical utility, could-not have failed to elevate him to the highest pinnacles cf success in the commercial world: but that would h'av.'Vi.n foreign to Morant's nature, and ho was content to strive ceaselessly- and patiently ' m" the precincts of Westminster " m - T N this book you will find everything A you want to know about the Midland Plan of Purchase the best and most satisfactory way .of famishing out of income all about the acres of beautiful furniture,'the vast choice that awaits you at th Midland SaJons,. the 30 completely furnished model rooms. You can arrange to pay foryour furniture in ij 2, or 3 years. We charge no. interest or extras of any kind. We give free Fire and Life Insurance ; deliver immediately carriage free, and pay customers' fares to town on all orders of 30 and over. If yea prefer to pay cash 10i. discoant is allowed. f Contractors to H.M. 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