GREAT BRITAIN: Carrots & Commissions

Capt. Rt. Hon. Edward Algernon Fitzroy, M. P., diligent soldier, former Page of Honor to Queen Victoria, now a grizzled, crop-lipped campaigner with 25 years' service in the Conservative ranks, was led last week to the Chair of the House of Commons. Solemnly following the ritual, Capt. Fitzroy made "formal gestures of protest,'' shook his head, thrust out his arms pleadingly. Then, still in ritual, he abandoned formal gestures, sat upon the chair, and became for the second time and by unanimous vote, Speaker of the House of Commons, First Commoner of...

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