Foreign News: Engineer & Thief

Erect, white-mustached General Sir Bindon Blood was last week appointed Chief of the Royal Corps of Engineers by King Edward, who thereby revived a Stuart office which lapsed in 1802.† Informed of his new job Sir Bindon remarked, "I was too old to go to France when I was 72 at the outbreak of war, but I am glad that I can be of service to my country now that I am nearly 94."

At King Edward's Coronation next May Sir Bindon Blood in his new role will be within not many arm's...

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