Foreign News: Earl, Shaw, Sow

Burly of stature but impeccably sleek, the Earl of Birkenhead vacationed last week at Funchal, balmy and (in winter) fashionable port-city of Madeira. Careless of his dignity as Secretary of State for India and a onetime (1919-22) Lord Chancellor, the Earl rode about by day in a canopied sled drawn by bullocks—the peculiar means of transport on this Portuguese isle. At eve, Lord Birkenhead dined, naturally at one of the great hotels—the same in which George Bernard Shaw stopped when he visited Madeira, two winters ago. There the dancing master who taught Mr. Shaw...

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