Foreign News: Baby Code

As H. M. S. Renown steamed toward Australia, last week, bearing the Duke and Duchess of York (TIME, Jan. 17 et seq.), news came that the Duchess had devised a special code before leaving England in which radio messages are sent to her concerning the health of her baby, Princess Elizabeth, now under the personal care of the Queen-Empress Mary. Flower names were chosen by the Duchess as baby code words. Rose: well and happy. Dogwood: whooping cough. Lily: sleeps well. Snapdragon: colic. . . .

The Renown stopped at Kingston, Jamaica (British Colony) last...

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