GREAT BRITAIN: Death Of John Bull

Several weeks ago a broken 73-year-old man applied to the British Government for an old-age pension of $1.71 weekly. Fortnight ago it was refused. London editors glanced at the name below the application and sent reporters scurrying to the free ward of Middlesex Hospital. The name was Horatio William Bottomley.∙

Propped up behind a white hospital screen the flabby old gentleman gave his last newspaper interview.

"I have been several kinds of a fool," said he. "But I might not have come off so badly had I not been so loyal to my friends....

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