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1 THE MANCHESTEE GTTAEDIAy, SATUBDAY; MAY 2, 1925. THE ROYAL ACADEMY. CORRESPONDENCE. AT HOME. and tease, who will never keep till. Her fourto, "The Vagrant," is one of her seetvlike old women, conceived in a mood of reverie. Mr. Walter Sickert, another visitant from other art regions that looks alien in Academy company, has something akin to Mr. Swynuerton in the self-absorptton of his art. He shows a small full-length of a stout man in a hard Victorian interior tuned down to curious colour harmony, the most learned piece of advanced esthetics in the exhibition. Mr. Derwent Wood shows a bronze bust of the artist and a marble bust of Mrs. Walter Sickert, the latter of remarkable sincerity and sculpture-craft, possibly the most signal thing Mr. Wood has done. Mr. Sargent's Farewell. The last contributions of Mr. Sargent to the institution he had supported so splendidly for nearly forty of this country by such reports, which inevitably lower the moral standards of many of the young peoplo who read then. Por this reason we strongly urge all voters to do all in their power to further the aims of the Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Bill, now before Parliament, by writing to their members asking them to give their support to this bill as amended in Committee. We feel sure tht we shall have the support of tho best section of the press themselves in this matter. On behalf of tne Council, yours, 4c, Fhxd B. Osboske, Chairman of Executive Committee. A. Hiida MjkCiXNNS, Bon. Secretary Manchester, Salford, and District Council for the TJu-married Mother and her Child. 2, Willow Bank, Fallowfleld, Manchester, May 1. PRESERVING SAMLESBURY HALL lAt gditor ef the Guordiai. Sir, Some people are asking, Why is it worth spending money to save this old building Could not the money be better spent So it seems worth while to put down a few adequate reasons. MANY PICTURES OF THE YEAR. We have to for our sins. When the Royal Academy rartuiy entered on its period of reform who was to inow, for instance, that the great room at Burlington House when the pictures were reduced tn a. line (single in the case of full-length portraits; ana when all sorts of young were elected as members would look so Th old Academy wall used to seem like a crazy quilt with the pictures pasted almost to the ceiline. but one nevp.r looked for aesthetic pleasure then from an Academy wall, and. some sort of harmony used to be produced in patches. To day, with a grey background and the sparse line of pictures, one expects exact aesthetic hanging. But the rights of Members and Associates and the continuance of painting up to Academy pitch deprive us of that. The discordance in the big room is disastrous, a heavy green sea-piece over Sargent's portrait of Lady Curzon badly affect-that brilliant work, while Sir William Orpen's fanastie "Alan versus Beast (Paris) can hardly be seen because of its neighbours. The room nap all the conditions of a taatefu! modern gallery, but few of its pleasures. You exprct something quite different ftnd are disappointed. Gallery III. is of course a difficult room with its great size, mntJo the more difficult by the disappearance nowadays of 'large pictures to bind the walls together. None of the other rooms is so bad, and a jfirst is very 8ocI The Academy deserve every credit for their drastic reduction of pictures in recent years, nrtfl no one ran now say that the exhibition looks the least like a bazaar, but the.v have not yet made the best of their wares. Mrs. Swynnerton's Vision. There is, as usual, much sincere and talented work throughout the show, and a fair number of notable pictures, jiud some distinguished ones. There is nothing sensational, and no notable Murt, although Sir John Lavery is better than iibuuI, and Mrs. Swynner- works vigorous spirit as in presentation. There is nothing more organically vital in the exhibition than this vetornn artist's "The Soul's Journey," a composition of a racing figure in a rocky mountain region with mist and blue sky. The invention of the running figure with the strange gesture of irs arms raised and clutching the head gives intensity lifting it far from the FPiitnnetita! conventions one associates with pu-tures on such themes the body is strong and athletic, no wistful weak-bnfT but one fit for the terrible journey. The colour is appropriate in its sunset lines. Her two young girl portraits in l'GZm Kom" have the sap of he somehow' suggests not the of a mood or a moment, but the child of the whole day, angel, romp, 1 HaudioitH Urban Council has fixed, the uaw district rate at 2s. 6d. in the pound, an increase of 2d. The Northumberland Education Committee has decided to purchase a- motor vohicle for a travelling library in rural areas. The tenth of the German destroyers sunk at Scapa Flow was raised yesterday afternoon by the firm of Messrs. Cox and Danks, Limited, ttie ahipbrcikers and salvage contractors. On alighting from a tramcar near Withy Arms Hotel, Fulwood, Preston, jesterdiy afternoon, Joyce Hall (9, Manor Avenue, Fulwood, was knocked down by a motorcar and killed. It is officially announced that the King has consented to give his patronage to the eleventh International Cycle and Motorcycle Show, which opens at Olynnua, Ion-don, on 6epleniber 21, The funeral of Sir Eyre Crowe, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, took place quietly in the country vesterdav. Only members of his family were present. The one sign of uourninj at the Foreign Office was the flag flown at uaU-mast. Mr. James K. Golcitmith, formerly genera managi- and '-ditor-iii-cbiei of the "Hampshire Advertiser," the "Southern Daily Echo," and associated Journals, died at Southampti yesterday at the age of 88. He served for severe years on the Council oi the Newspaper Society. ABROAD. The number of unemploved in receipt of relief in Germany on April IS wis 394,000, as compared with 480,000 on April 1. Bonier," a thoroughbred stallion belonging to tbe Prince of Wales, lormerlv in his Majesty's stables, has been awarded a championship in his class at Calgary, Alberta. A Buenos Arres message says that, in order to test the endurance oi the rriolln, or naiivo Argentine 'hotse, a horseback ride from Pernios Ayree to New York hss begun. Two horses will be used, and the journey is eNpectexj to take about ten months. The Polish Ambaseador in PariB, Dr. Champowski, has informed the Vrench Minister for Foreign Affairs, M- that the Polish Government has decided to resign the last instalment of the French loan to Poland for the equipment of the latter's army. Ten thousand dollars in counterfeit five, dollar notes of one of the chief Canadian banks were found in the last periodical sorting- of unclaimed luggage in 'the station cloakroom at Toronto. The suit-case in which the notes were found had been in store for over two years. THE WEATHER. FORECASTS FOB TQ.DAY. The Meteorological Office Issues tbe following forecasts for tbe twenty-four hours ending at pidnight to-night: General Inlra. A wtdio ot hish prwora ii tpmng orer llje British 14ti. winds will bttwnn N. and W. snd wttir nuinlj Mr, thouih (b(men we protnblg Jocallj in euttrn and northern dlatrictB Lcndon. Wind madtn Ijl K. mainly fair, but Tick oi further hower, loc. somewhat warmer by diy alter ground (roil early E.E. and E. England and East moderate, N.W., becoming light; mainly lair, hut risk of (urther showers locally; somewhat warmer by dsy after ground fro it early; TUlblHty good. B.W. and N.W. Encland. West Midland. North and South N.W., moderate, becoming light; flne; risibility good; warmer by day after ground frost early Jt.E. England and North Midlands. Wind light, lariable. between W. and N.j mainly lair. perban) sonio ahowiri locally; waratr by day alter sharp treat early; risibility good, apart from local morning mist. Ifle ol light, variable, between W. and rnslnly fair, but perhaps some ihowers locally: warmer by day alter shrp frost early; risibility good, apart (rom local morning mist. Irish Sea. -Wind NAT. to to light; Sne; risibility good; sea alight. 1 YESTERDAY IN MANCHESTER. Whltworth Park Mcterirolngleat Obserntory. Friday, fday 1, I9. fair to fine, urometer rising. Shado Tempantum, To dar. IWsv. Yeil Dry bulb, 9 p.m. 45 41 Minimum 34 37 To-day. Yesterday. fin I. tmv mnn, 1... Ol Rainfall (in Inches) Trace Trace Sunshine (hours) 1-6 Humidity (percentage) 9 a.m... 80 82 i. 9 p.m... 89 95 Sun Tfc.l. Sett. Vnmi Tu tay 5 33 8 39 1 p.m... 3 31 a.m. To-morrow 5 31... 8 4J 2 3 58 a.m. ror everr fen north of i. laior ny en seconns. The figures are corrected to the caw BummirTIm. LAMP-TIME FOR VEHICLB8 9 p.m. MOTOR LAMPS FOR NUMBER PLATES 9 p.m. The lmjr dries Tint rmiitrM irtnlnrlBtgi Tf-Jit. ii their tamps half an hour before other vehicle are Illuminated, bat tho hmo -which ihioei an the uuiuiscr pjiiw jbuic oo at us earner nour aUttd TO-DAY'S ARRANGEMENTS. Young Liberals at Cardiff. Mr. MacDonald at Aberavon. Minister of Agriculture at Gloucester. Royal Academy Banquet Mr. Coppock, Building Trade Operatives' Secretary, Wakefield, Manchester Labour Demonstration at Belle vue: Mr. J. a. ClyneB, M.P. Knutsford May Day Festival. liberal Demonstration at Gawthorpe Hall, p.m. NEXT WEEK. 6DKDA1-: Clydeside M.P-'s at Glasgow May Day Meeting. Mr. Thomas at Derby. Mokdat House of Commons: Gold Standard Bill, Second Beading; Chinese Indemnity Bill; Forestry Bill. Pilgrims' Dinner to U.S. Ambassador, London. Ttjebdas- House of Commons: Gold Standard Bill, Report; Bent and Mortgage Interest Restriction Continuation) Bill; Merchant Shipping (Internatioal Conventions) Bill. House of Lords: Legitimacy Bill; Chartered Associations' Bill; Charitable xrusis -oiii. women's Litara' Council -neeungs, oouwpon (uiree days). Viscount Grey Receives Stoke Poses JJOJJ.LX aJCCUJS SUE lltSLlUUlU. XtUSt. Premier at Newspaper Society Dinner. uonaon. Guild of Health, Houldsworth Hall. Tbe jsunop or jnancneBter, Jtev. Harold ansou, ana ur. nr. nrown, I 30 Mac alp ine Maternity Home: Annual jaeeiingj xown nan, wanewster, 3 The Lady Mayoress. WfOKESDlS: House Of Commons Oolrl Stands. Still Remaining Stages; Administration ot! ueuce out. asouon by air A. xuuonjoK oa otate graaing. Hoage of Lords: The Dairy Industry (Lord Astorh Married Women' Debt Mt rt Cambridge TJniveriity Mr. Runciman at Southport. TacMDix: House ot Commone: Badge Resolutions, --i' House of Lords: Performing: Bill; Protertion of BinfcTBilL in Honours Lord Selbomel. Lord Oxford at Newspaper Frets Fond GINGER ALB WITH THE REAL GINGER FLAVOUR. FAULTS IN THE LIFE BREED ERRORS JN TUB BRAIN, Faults in tho car bring; flPflS In their train. Lntricstc ln Jsc-Maw, on fl.l OIL Ihei, gnnll find eipeml Ismts lew twin. A. W. Tawwn. New W.teEeld Street. Manchester. City M46. riTONIOA (Regd. brand). Splendid tonii Btftb. 190- All Hcteli Cloha Ask for It today. EFORE BUVIKQ your BURNITDRE, iiKM im ikow you. iB, ST. UAnV PARSONAGE. MANCHEWBR. PATENTS. DESIGN'S, TRADE MARK! JOHN a WILSON chartered vatul IVEK PILLS (P. and will make JWS brlgb, and happy. IK WtBTMAOOTTS. Ascouucemtnti in this column io charged it th. late ol Is. All such announcement, must name and addrc ol the sender. "nP or postal orders way be sent iu canient. BIRTHS. lb. 36. tirawide. fold Road. WtoJlow. to Mr. and Mrs. FRAMs ADUEY i nee Jetsle Ouun), a wt. BASTLNQS-At Cambridge, on 50th April. IMS. SAN tnee Ftrguioa). "if LMJO.I BASTINGS, a eon. BE.NTON.-0n 39th at Twilight Home, Edit Lane, Chorlton, lo Mr. and Mrt. PESTON. a daughter. April SO. to Mr. W. CBOMN 18 Manley Road. Whalley Rmgf. a daughter. Tucjor Jones), a daughter. Bolh ROBERTS. On Anil M- Uouee. 59. MmItb Street. Llandudno, to Mr. and Mrs. 1. it. ROBERTS, a dauchler. TINTO On hf 1st to Mr. and Mis. W. A. TINTO. ol Aidlul. Hale, a ton. 51.VRKIA13E'. ARSOLP -On Arul Altiincbsm. the K. fl. Illiwr. l.taUL. ee.ou.1 joii "1 AB01.11. JP and Mr; Aiunl.l. II. Wut. '1 imiiril-'! DOROTHY MAY. nungrl dautlilf Mr- GKIERSON. -f Altrmibjm ATKINSON NORTON -On lh- ill al All WILLIAM ATKINSON LLWABETIl. third liushlerol D. -NORTON, bulb. I-! Maluhe.trr. BYRO.W Un 'ii! 29. it N. -WiVl Churrh. Llandudno, by the Jf. by Hie nv. .1 aoitdie. UjO FAIBEB. sou Mi. and Mrs Ailhur BR OM. ol the Old Abber. I.landiidno, daughtrr pi Mr. and Mn. George kXMTVA, ot FIsi Fron Dec, Llandudno. HAGUE HATTF.RBnV.-On the April, bv th. Rev. Mr. Aihbv, at Chsrleitown Contrcgaticnal Church, Pendleton. ARTHUR BIBB tn of the late A. T. and Mrs. 1TG1IE. tn MF.DA. elder daughter ol the late Vrederlck and Mrs. BATTERSBY. both ol Pendleton. KERSHAW BRAY' On April 39, at Msrple P.M. Church, hr the Rer. A. Ifeaton. ol Bury, awlMrd hf the Rev. ol Marpte. ANILS eldest son Mr. and KERSHAW, Collegi Annus, falrncld, to ANNIE MILDRLD. y.nlnir-r daushtrr ol Mr. nd Mrs. BRAY, ol Msipln Ifotraerly ol TJroyliden). MADGE MASONOu Anril 30, al the Wolryan Church, Wllmslow. by the Rrv. .1. Cnmwl I Hani-on (uncle nf Ihe bride). aited by the Rpv. O. i Bsiley, WAT.TVR ASHLEY MADGE, ol Shi-mouth, to GERTRUDE, yonngoit daughter ol the late W. .7. MASON', of Holmelands, Styal. and Mrs, Maion. ol Hish Hank. Wllmslow. MATHER the SOlh April, at Whalley Range Preibyterian Church, bj the Rei. Campbell Taflor. M.A.. JOHN LP.F.8. ol I lh. hi. Mr. ind Mrs. MATHER, to PRIMROSE, third daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. A MoNICOL, 1(12, Upper Chorlton Road. SEI.BY RAI.V8.-On April 30. 1925, at the Priml. lte Methodist Church. Wllhington. O. V. SEL11Y, son ol Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Selbv. ot Newark, Notts, to ELIZABETH MARY IBeiile), rMest danghlrr ol Mr. and Mrs. A. RAINS. 10, Wellington Road, Wllhington. STOCKTON HITHEH8A-On Thursday the SOlh at the Congregations! Church. St. Annri-on-Se. by tho W. F. Kiddell. RIISHELL STOCKTON Hate ol Chinlov) tn DORIS ST ADORING, diilehter ofthe latr -Tohn Frederick HITIIERSAY, of Msndieiler and New York, and Mra. Ilitherssy, ot IB, Fairhawn Road. 8t. Anues-ou-Sta, Silver Weddish. HOI.T May 2. 1900. at St. Thtimaa'a Church. Ardwiek. ALrHED JOHN HOLT ts JENNIE HAY. Prceent- addrees, 32, Wentworth Road, HsTboinc, Blrmlniham. DEATHS. EEOn the 1st suddenly, at 22. F.lme Road, Keaten Moor ELIZABETH, dearly lored wile ot Julian T. BEE. Inquiries to Mesirs. Froggatts', 3tockporl. the SOtfe ult. st Canowie, Tnwns-clilfe Lane. Marple Brldae, WALTER WILLIS KEMPSON. son ol the late Walter BEEBEE, of Manchester and Ecclci. aged 69. Interment at Bt. Catherine's Church, Barton-unou-Irwell, on the 4th al noon. un Anril n. av qnd r.uu, uia.u lopuumii HUGH, husband of Ruth Marian BROOIE anrl eldsit son ol Mn. John Rrodie and the late John Brodie, ol Ashicitiel, Waterpark Road, Higher Brooihlon, Manchester. DOODSO.y.-On tho lit May. at lib resident)-. 292, filockport Road, Denton, THOMAS D00DHON, aged 71 years, director ol the Ocnton Collicrr Ltd. Interment on Tuesday at Uaughton Weelejrani, 3 p.m. Friendt please accept, this (the onlj) intimation. Inqulriel 11. Rvsiell, nndei-taker. Danten. Tel. 01. FELLOWS At Pornton, auddenlr. on April 50. RICHARD PARSON FELLOWS, only son of Fredk. MoFarlane and Rachel Drlnkwater Fellowr. the 29tb at hfi residence. 303, Edge Una, Drojltden, ALFBF.D HALSTEAD. lament Burr Cemetery at 3 30 p.m. on May 4. 29th April, at Bunny Cottage. Wheathampatead. CECILIA MARY, widow of Lieut. Colonel W. L. HUTCHINSON. R.A.. in her 74th year. Funeral at Ayot 8L Lawrence this dsy at 2 4G p.m. Station, Wheathampatead, L.N.E trains Irom King's Cross 11 30 s.m. and 1 8 p.m. Trains will be met. April 30 result ol an acrideut), BERYL SHEILA, only daughter ol Kajor F. H. and Mary IRON, 9, Oakland Arenue. Dialitone, Lanr, Stockport, in her 14lh year. Funeral at Norburv Church, Hsiel arose, on Monday -nqxt, at thren o'dork. Intiuirfes to William Berry, Underbank, Stockpo't SOlh at B6. Stanley Road, Cheadli Hulme, JAMES WILLIAM LUTV. aged 62 yearn. Interment will take plare at Chesdle Cemetery on Monday, at two o'olook. Inquiries to George Meredith. Stockport. Tel. 2065. tha 29th at 1, Fricbard Street, Htretiord, the belored widow of the late John Jacobs LYNTON, el Kirkmamhnlme Lane. Itngiight. Interment Bt. Luke's. Clteetham Hill, en Monday, May 4. at 2 90, Tnqniries F. Gibbon, 138. Barton Road. Slretlord, 'Phone 47 Urmiton. April 30, 1925. at Izba, Hawkahsw Aicuue. jjsrwen, winow oi ine iai Jea MORR1B. in her 67lh year. Interment on Monday, May 4, al 81. Annei-on-the-Sea. Frienda kindly accept this Ithr. only) intimation. SHORROCSS. On the "6th nit. JAMES HENRY nuuivj.uusfcB. asea i oi wcei. jjiasourj ns ox C.curaH.). Bemcc at tbe Crematorium this day rSaturdayt, 3 p.m. No flowers, by request. In-quiries Townion Bros. Tel, 960 Didsbury. SLIN.V.-On the 29th at 2. Houghton Mount, Altrinenam, juttrt dli.i.i, agm fx years, inter, ment at Altrlncham Cemetery this day (Saturday), 2 30 p.m. No gowtrr- 8M1TH- On 30tb April (in boaplul). nf 22. Park view, Laireriey, uem. agei do, uhaklcy, tb balorad husband ol the late Esther SMITH, and late wicket-keeper Lancashire County Cricket Clnb. Interment at Cali-eiley Church on Monday, May 4. at 3 p.m. Friends please accent this (tbe only) intimation. SUMMERS. On the 29th at St. Siirerton, Peon Hews, woirernarapton, HUM AH, DeloTed buibsnd ot Gladys SUMMERS (nee Holme), late ot Whit, worth Park. WALLERS. On the 29th at his residence, 47. Freston Koad, Hlackbnrn. WILLIAM WALLERS, surgeon. Rerflce Blaekbnrn Parish Church on Monday morning, eleren o'clock, Nw Bawari, by request. WILLI AMBr On the 1st at 25, Lindsay Arenue, cuiuuiu.1 air. Deiorea nusnand ol Agnes WILLIAMS. Interment Southern Cemetery on Kendsy, 3 p.m. the 28th at 2, Sandrlnghata Rosa snd Mrs. E. Lorimer WILSON, in his 23rd year! Hn. WILLIAM VERITY and Daughters wish te loans an urcum tor uir iwq eairreasions OI syci- pathy snd bsantifnl floral tributes daring thet ad Dersaremtat 34, Mayfleld Road, Whalley Bange. In Memobiam, DDER8T-In eter-loting memory ol GEO. B. DUERST who passed away May 8. 1925. 7. Arnold Road, Alexandra Park. OH IMDITCH. Treasured memories of Watwatamtrra. IFred), the loring hcibsnd at Edith aaSthe dear father of Erie and Yera, who tracasd otae vT 2, 19243., Blackley. erer-loring rngtory of oar desrlT lored son. Bee. Utat. B. f. Sorsl FndUen. killed tn action la tfancV 1917-Great Longitone. DtxMnT x3' Hun.citryG.-In errr-Ioring easts orr ni LSSUE FICKEKBIO. whs died u.r 3 let? Woodrille, Howard Drlre, lsz3- TAHAfrJa Jfi0' fl LUAM HENRY v. uea stay 1921. WARD. To the pradona memory ol u- were JhtI. loied and dereted hnibsruf and fatW Tllr WARD, of Belgnea Basel. MraSSt. gf sway suddenly is a Manche Mt.Vt-SJ!- yBBATHS BOUQUETS DnraLBTS, Piecadflly, Manr.r.t.r I it in. sVVQD I JAMBS a BBOOVB, Director. 42. Downlu Sc. kUacjua, iww S3VSI Lomax Kendals Electric Ugfatln jnwas) Wtril aod. Co- LteL. TSTVESTMACOWS BRY lady of Mrs. Konstaui. with her dress and wraps and atmosphere ot fashion and gaiety. Everyone will appreciate this picture, but those who like sweet champagne will like it very 1. TT r-. luuca. luyge composition. Ot Ot. Thomas's Hospital, with cots in a colon. nade and a view of the bridge and the 'buses, seems to have been done with a divided mind and fails a whole. but his long oblong "The Children of C. W. Gordon, although the charmingly drawn children seem too ethereal even lor an Unglish garden, and the foremost one unduly elon- gaieu, is aeiignnui, ana me water-colour of a nude boy is a joy. Sir W. Orpen's Satire. Sir William Orpen rather rests on his oars this year with his portraits of Lord Bath and Lord Churchill in Court dress. and catches a crab in his full-length of Sir Ian Malcolm in a full Highland costume perhaps he was looking at Raeburn in the other boat. His portrait of Sir Thomas Molony in his judicial red robes and chain shows his full power of lively skill with a of effect he rarely reaches. ihe impish wit and satirist and astonishing prestidigitator in paint, produces a Goyaesque fantasy, Beast versus Man (Paris)," that will iuuamy ne ine picture of the year i nrnhlDm inA. jl 1 1 i a show tent a bear with a chain to his nose, held by a showman in pink tights, has knocked down hiB opponent a man with a leather shield at his nei-t Th i drunken dmers-out of both sexes are concerned with their own libidinous auaiit, ai.u toe only one excited is a perfectly good monkey who is trying in vain to draw their attention to the fall of man. Man seems pretty hopeless the hear modest in victory the monkey movpd mid solicitous. Sir William Orpen satire is blunt enough, but the pamtmg supplies the wit. Mr Phil-pot, too, has, ii story picture, "A Street Accident," a very delicate painting, full of virtuoso touches, of a subject that suggests rather the swiftness of a sudden glimpse. The types are natural and well chosen; the pathos of the woman looking up with a hopeless gesture from her dead mate is unforced, and the expression of the little crowd of men has tenderness without sentimentality. It is distinctly one of uitoicaiiug uiings in xne snow, much better realised than his "Annunciation," a kneeling angel with a lily, which fails through Mr. de Glen, who makes his best impression this year at the Academy, has mi iiLiiaciive "uupia and Psyche," with a rush and flutter of wings and limbs, but lacking in something neces- oij i ecstasy in tne draughtsman Hiiip. vivian lorbes's "Christ juc xeupie nas tne rare quality of reverence, but the unplens-ant. Monotonous colour of all the faces withholds beauty. Portraits and Landscapes. Two of the most notable portraits are not. strictly portraiture. Mr. A. R. Thomson, whose works always arouse curiosity, in his three-quarter length "Miss paints a tall Chinese lady with a yellow mask-like face in a red gown, designed and painted with an almost savage energy that overpowers rtoom which has many strong things 111 it. Mrs. DorJ Proctor, who works at Newlyn. and, with her husband and Mr. H. Harvey, has brought a new and more serious reputation to tnfitoldart centre, contributes in "The Model; a very sterling achievement. ine picture of a vnnna- iriil 1 Ii .1 dressed with a shawl on her shoulders, bending forward with a hand on hev cheek, is constructed with the new solidity by emphasis of the dominant mimes wnn tne iijusion of recession that is occupying the research workers of modern art. But there is nothinc i eccentric it, and the simplifications are so thoroughly a part of the whole idea, painting and colour, that one gets a distinct new pleasure. Unlike most of the workers in this field, who reduce tne model lndivirlimUf tn nn I tion, Mrs. Proctor gives us the character and personality of her sitter. It would be recognised as clearlv as a Wilson bteer as an English picture-and a very notable onp Afr Jiiie in.a lesB distinguished way is jui.cjeai.iug portrait, we'ieinld- T'Jat by the rock on the right behind the figure, which seems an afterthought. Miss A. K. Browning Advances farther in her art with ljaibee, an intriguing picture of an Eastern woman in a bright particoloured jacket, standing by a cage of green parrots in which the gay colours are delightfully related and the whole very arrestjtngly realised. Of the landscapes this year, space uicuiLun nere tnat Mr Llaiisen is afc his hftmf. in "ev; May, one of his golden, earth-loving visions; Mr. Arnesbv follows the gleam over panoramic land- TT. cstomry zest and skill, David Cameron is in his darker mood, when wild Caledonian trnd Tlerts glow like iff and- r- Adriaa stokes, Mr. Bertram Priestman, Mr. La Thangue, inndm Mr S'dney Lee (whose The Roman Wall" 3S a VOry strong work sustain their reputations Mr Alunnings has six pictures, one without a thundery sky. The best, however A COUNTRY DIARY. Coaxwux, Apwl 29. Rhododendron Griffithianum flowering in a Cornish wood-few sichts in the the way of flowers, can equal this. Jn.t now, iu the sheltered gardens, you come suddenly upon one standing some 18ft. high lurouga in a atiadowed clearing, uujis irum lop hi oouoin wnn the great bells, of a half-translucent whiteness, as if seen uirougn water. "Cornish Cros6." too. is out, with flowers looseW hunir. rnv scanei 01 a colour as glowing, when the sun shines through, as the bottles in a chemist window. And there is Gilian of a slightly different red, overlaid with glaucous bloom; and Penjerrick," lovelier sun, wmie-washed with primrose. Even B. succeeds out of doors in a few favoured gardens near here I saw an enormous head of it yesterday, with six of its massive cream-coloured trumpets laid out on their salver of leaves, each flower subtlv as it in wax, with hollows left by tbe sculptor thumb. R. Lindltyanutn out, and in a few days the other wonderfully scented sorts, such as "Lady A. Fits-William," will be at their best, filling even this wiudy garden with fragrance. W. A. F. RUNCORN SUICIDE. A verdic- of suicide whilst of unsound mind was returned at the inquest at Bun-coin (Cheshire) yesterday on Frederick (5T, of Heath Road, Runcorn. He was discovered lying dead in a field near his home with a wound in the throat and a blood-staiaed penknife lying near the body, fie had worried through luring to undergo an operator 101 inunuu uouoie. COLOGNE AND IHE RUHR. To the Editor 0 the Jfaiiclieiter Guardian. Sir, I wonder how many there axe in this country who try to understand the effect which our continued occupation of Cologne and the continued French occupation of ihe Buhr must be having on the German people. We are in occupation ol the Bbineland "as a guarantee of tho execution of the Treaty of Versailles. In that treaty we agreed to evacuate the Cologne area at tbe expiration of five years, "if the conditions of the present treaty are faithfully carried out by Germany." The five years xpirel on January and we did not evacuate the Cologne area, because we alleged that Ger. many bad not carried out the diiaimiment clauses to the satisfaction of tbe Inter-Allied. Commission of Control. That is sixteen weeks ago, and the Germans have con. timuUy insisted that we should tell them the exact nature of the defaulU of which we complain; tho Allies, on the other hind, have not yet daijned to give the necessary particulars. Very naturally the UtrmiDB come to the conclusion that we have so bad a case that it takes us months to cook our presentment of it. But that is not alu A very large portion of the triencn. and Belgian press and the more flagrantly un fair portion oi the wisb press nave been conducting against Germany a persistent campaign of accusations of default, which, belne irresponsible, cannot be effectively re. butted. Worse than all was M. Harriot's outrageous attack in the Chamber on Jewiary 28 when he raked up all sorts of newspaper reports as proof of Germany's default and yet allowed all these weeks to to low without substantiating bis charges. Is it wonderful that, when the French people are being assiduously worked up to believe these unproved (and even officially unformulated) charges, the German people are more and more coming to a cynical dis. belief in any justice or honesty to be had from us and our allies? As for the continued military occupation of the Ruhr, whatever the French may think about its legality when it was entered ppon as a "sanction" under the treaty to meet a declared default in reparations, it is difficult to conceive by what sophistry they can now maintain its legality, tho alleged default being surely settled by the acceptance and working of the Dawes Scheme. Experts working the Dawes Scheme tell us that the Germans have punctiliously carried out all their undertakings up to time. It is a dangerous thing indeed when a whole people begins to say, What i3 the use of our fulfilling our con. tracts? Our enemies remain our enemies and understand no argument but force." Yours, Ac, H. M. Swanwick. 1 BULGARIA AM) THE EGm. To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Sir, In your issue of April 24 you re ferred to the "denial to Bulgaria, in flagrant contradiction of the Keuilly Treaty, of an outlet on the aigean." May I submit that there has been no denial whatever, on the part of Greece, to grant to Bulgaria what the treaty provided for the latter, and that if there has been any contradiction the responsibility therefor lies on Bulgaria own shoulders! The Treaty of A'euilly by clause 48 ac corded to Bulgaria the rights of an econo- mic outlet" to the Sea. The meaning and extent of this "economic outlet," as defined by the Treaty, was confirmed by the Lausanne Treaty. How can it fairly be said that Bulgaria was deprived of her confirmed rights, and when and where did Greece refuse to fulfil what the treaty imposed upon her Far from this being the case, she showed the most con ciliatory spirit on the eve of the fjausanne Conference, and she acceded to three Bul garian requests iu succession with regard to the sita of their leased harbour, the administration thereof, and the control the railway serving it. If the scheme has not been carried through, it is not because of any refusal on the part of Greece to abide by the treaty, but because of what the British Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs publicly declared as "unreasonable nd unrightful demands" on the part of the Bulgarians, who at last had to reveal their real desire, that they wanted, not the "economic outlet" provided for Ihem by the treaty, but territorial acquisition at the expense of Greece. Whether it may be fairly claimed, how. ever, that a military and naval and maritime nation like Greece should cut in two her own territory and make her positions strategically untenable in favour of a neighbour who was until yesterday one of her traditional enemies, that is matter which should be decided only by the paramount considerations of national security of the oountry mainly concerned. Yours, C. S. HOURMOUZIOB. Press Bureau, Greek Legation, London, April 27. WIDOWS' PENSIONS. To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Sir, It is not clear to me from the explanations I have seen of Mr. Churchill's scheme of widows' pensions how it affects a class of wide -3 in whom 1 4m particularly interested, in moving about among work ing-class people that is, the widows who have no young children, but are themselves absolutely dependent on grown-up eons or daughters. I know of a good number of such cases in Manchester, and there must be many throughout the country. The reports of Mr. Churchill's speech and various commenls on the scheme would make it appear that these widows are not to be considered at all. If that is so, it is a grave defect in the scheme, and one which should be remedied if possible, alike in tbe interest of the widows themselves and of those who support them. I know widows in this position who are unable to work but who have brought up children to be respectable, hard-working citizens of value to the State. Surely it is the State's business sot to overlook these women. There are married men among the working class who ate supporting cheerfully their mothers at the cost of sacrifice to themselves and their families. There are aleo young unmarried women, going out to work, who are the sole support of tieir widowed mothers, and because of that fact nave to put the idea of marriage out of their minds. In a scheme like Mr. Churchill's there should be no discrimination between people who are all alike in neea ot neip. xoars, P. J. Hog Ay. Manchester. April 30. "INDICTMENT OF THE MODERN PRESS." To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Sir, As another association deeply con- cemed with the moral welfare of the people, we write to give our cordial support to tbe letter from the Manchester, Salford, and District Branch of the National Council of Women, with regard to undesirable picas reports, which appeared in your paper on Thursday. We have gives serious consideration at our Council meetings to this difficult question, and we art convinced that irreparable harm is being done to the youth at The Magnificent Special Commerce and the Empi years are worthy farewells. ihe three-quarter length of Lady Curzon seated wearing the star and order of the G.B.E. is one of his extraordinary effects of diamonds and pearls and silks and chiffon and gleaming white, perfectly displayed and perfectly subordinated to the head of this modern social leader, fatigued but uncon-quered by London's hardest seasons. Sargent spoke of himself only as a recorder, and he has recorded much social history in this great lady's face. His other portrait is of Mr. G. A. Macmillan, secretary of the Dilettanti Society, with an open boos id his hand, a black-and-white arrangement, painted with distinguished ease. Sir John Lavery in his full-length portrait of hiB wife in a lonjt. wide mauve dress gives the most decorative contribution to the walls. There is nothing subtle or incisive in the painting of the face, and no particular interest in the handling. He has been content to make his decorative statement and leave it at that. The face of his Steve Donoghue. the great jockey, however, is worked up with a degree of skill and care unusual in his portraits, and the gusto of his painting of the famous blue and red silk jacket and jockey's cap makes it one of his most virile works. He responds even more excitedly to "The Weighing Room, Hurst Park," which he captures with close, quick observation and delightful gaiety of touch and colour, taking the gaudy jackets in his stride. Every now and then this artist seems to put aside his elegant restricted palette and gives his repressions a held-day among the jockeys or at winter sports, and we are not sure if his repressions will rank as the least important part ot his art. Mr. Bernard Shaw has sat to him, and Sir John has painted him in a sort of khaki overcoat with a ereen back ground which deepens Mr. Shaw's ruddy complexion. He glows, indeed, like a winter sunset, with a perennial hint of spring in the periwinkle of his eyes. Mr. McEvoy, too, is more interesting. His portrait of Lord Barnby shows him moving towards the sensitive, serious refinement of Orchard-son, and beneath the flimsiness of his Miss Meraud Guinness there is a search for something individually felt and seen. He continues to experiment, this time with a faint artificial lighting from below and a cold light from the back. Mr. Charles Sims makes a sort of evanescent rainbow Usual Price 'J in every Get your copy to-day 1. The black-and-white construction of these half-timbered buildings (of which Samlesbury Hall is tbe only example easily accessible from Blackburn) marks a definite period in English history. Tbia method of construction, used for oottsgti from time immemorial, was not usually employed for larger and more important buildings until tho strong rule of the Tudore established peace in Qngland. The risks of internal dis turbance and foreign aggression were so reduced at the end of the fifteenth century' that men dared to substitute a thin com bustible timber frame wall for the massive masonry of the Middle Ages; for many generations every rich man's house bad of necessity been a castle, unless the rich man wished to have it burnt over his head. What one sees with one's eyeB carries con viction more than a score of books that one reads, and anyone who compares Clitheroe Castle with Samlesbury Hall can realise tbe change in conditions established under Henry VII. 2. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever." The weathered timber, mellow brick, and thick local slates make a combination full of grace and charm. It is true that the building has been extensively restored, but even this restoration has had time to take on a venerable and harmonious appearance. In Shropshire or Worcestershire, where half-timbered buildings are common and are frequently in more untouched condition, it might perhaps be reasonably contended that Samlesbury was not worth ariy special effort; but here it is unique. 3. When the old Parish Church of Blackburn was destroyed good reasons were 110 doubt advanced for its destruction; but we to-day do not regard those destroyers with favour. If the preservation of an old building proves an error it can always be des-' troyed, but once gone it can never be recalled. It is irreplaceable. Let us beware lest tlioso who come after us look on us as negligent trustees who have wasted their inheritance. The Pall can be turned to many useful purposes, as a gsthering-plsce for countrv expeditions and nature study for Boy Scouts. Girl Guides, and school children. When the beautiful little chapel has been put in order, it would be an ideal place for rest days for clergymen of all denominations. The large hall could be employed for dances or anv social function, and other apartments could be used for a local museum not a museum of the type so often seen, containing a mixed cuiieuuDu ui aii Kinus 01 oojecis, uui a collection formed definitely to illustrate the life and history of the district, such as arc common in other countries, such as (on a Inrge scale) London possesses in the London Museum and Paris in the Camuavalet. Such a museum in Lancashire ousht to uivfi prominence to the great eighteenth century Lancashire inventors, of whom, wo believe, no adequate memorial exists, and of whose invention no models are anywhere accessible to the public. Subscriptions In aid of the Samlesbury Preservation Fund may be sent to the Hon. Treasurer, Mr W. Cirmiehael, Manchester and County Bank, Blackburn. Yours, Stevwriohi A. Davif.6, Chairman of Executive Committee, Samlesbury Hall Preservation Committee. T. B. Lewis, Vice Chairman. Blackburn, April 30. -f- THE BISHOP OF CARLISLE AND STATE CONTROL. To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian Sir, Social workers and members of the public engaged in licensing and other ad ministrative work who ate acquainted with tne Lantsie system of State management of the liquor trade will welcome the Bishop 01 oaruaie testimony to its great vaWe as a piece of practical social reform. The Bishop's references to the scheme at ihe meeting of the Carlisle Diocesan Branch of the O.E.T.S. may be described as a careful examination of the Carlisle system and of ine attitude towards it taken un bv some doubtless well-meaning hut misguided temperance folk while his warning to the tern. perance party as to the danger of divided counsels, especially at the present time, was very timely. The special features of the Carlisle scheme are: (1) the fact that the vexed question of compensation for vested in terest is dealt with; (2) that with the sub-stitution of publio for private ownership obviously necessary reform can be immediately proceeded with; and (3 thst the State is not thereby involved in any flnan. cial loss. It is difficult to understand why divided opinions regarding the scheme to which the Bishop referred should exist within the temperance party. Surely a sound method or overcoming the compensation difficulty which is really the key 10 the whole position ana freedom tn nmmnt n. 1 xeforois comprised in the State manage-ment scheme should receive the undivided support of all who are working for a release from the present Yours, A. F. Habvk, Secretary Temper-b i- A1c Legislation League. Parliament Mansions, Victoria Street, London, S.W. 3, April 30. Ttton Vsna for MbUoal Ctndr Mwaer writes from is. Halifax Tfosd Cambridge: The twenty-third vacation term for BibUeal study will be held this year at Cambridge from August 1-15. The inaugural address will be delivered by Canon B. K. Cunningham, Prinoipal of Westoott House, Cambridge, on Faith and and the following courses of lectures have been promised: First week, "The Deuteronomic movement," by the Bev. T. H. Bobituon. D.D., Professor of Old Testament Study, Cardiff, and Worship." bv the Ven. A. L. LUley, M.A, Archdaacos of Ludlow, fkcond week: "The EpiaUes to the Ephesians and the Coloaejuu," the Bev. E. C. Hoskyns, M.A., Corpufl Chrifrti CoUeae. Cambridre. ana "ootne Anelent and Modem Heresies," the Bev. A. C. Bouquet, D.D., vicar of All Saints, Cambridge. Lectures have also been promised by the Bev. Professor Nairne. Professor Borkitt, Mr. Sidney Smith, the jmv. jr. j. aouis, anr) Hiss Adlwn PhBlipa. Acrammodation for women will be provided Kewnhem College, and a list of ncoa-mended lodgings will be sent to men who wish to apply. Further particulars may be obtained torn the secretary. ft to ottawell's aslwd fraata drift UOCCS. tADTT-J Number of the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS IS ON SALE AT ALL BOOKSTALLS TO-DAY Usual Price It Contains 132 PAGES many of them specially devoted to the industrial and social life of Lancashire and Cheshire, with remarkably interesting drawings and photographs, including Several pages in full colour. The coloured frontispiece is after a new and hitherto unpublished photograph of His Majesty King George Great 4-page Panorama of the Manchester Ship Canal Special Articles and Illustrations dealing with Tb importance of Lancashire and ChesMr to the Britiib Empire. Manchester, Liverpool and Chedure chief peraonalitiwi. Tbe Romance of Meacbeiter from its earliest days (wits uistx Sbttrttigai) The Manchester Art Gallery. Traf ford Park end tbe Ship Canal. Tbe Muchetter Royal Exchange. Liverpool' History and Position in the world of Commerce, Sport in Lancashire and Cheshire. The beauty of Manchester In artistic photographs. The beauty of Liverpool in artistic photographs, and all the usual features. predion ffcis Lancashire Hotne Terrier and Ladies' Kennel Clnb flhow, London. Fbdat: House of Commons: Representation of tho Faople Act Amendment BUI. SanuiZr Hr. MacDonald at Newport. jcovora. nchsrtsT. 4. John Dal ton Street,

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