We are extremely pleased to hear that the Harvard University Press reports a flourishing season--especially when we discover that among its chief causes for satisfaction has been in the sale of President Eliot's Harvard Memories". Within seven weeks of the date of the original edition of this work, a second edition has been followed by a third. This last edition, we are told, is of twice the size of the first two.
"X", whose memoirs, "Myself Not Least", has just been published by Henry Holt and Company, has many interesting things to relate about his political affiliations with Horatio Bottomley. Among other things, he says of Mr. Bottomley:
"He added greatly to his reputation in the House of Commons by speaking indefatigably on topics about which most people were uniformed. For the sake of notoriety he was always ready to raise points on foreign affairs about which he himself knew only what I told him. for instance, I kept the public well posted through him about the Serbian regicides and the folly of our government's renewing relations with that country. So when Servia plunged us into war, he issued a vehement article and placarded the country with posters announcing TO HELL WITH SERVIA!
Much later on when Servia had become the pet of the British public, he sat next to Lord Birkenhead at a public dinner, and was mischievously asked. What about that Servian poster of yours? I expect you're sorry by this time that you sent it out.'
"'Why on earth should I be?' he returned suavely. 'Wasn't I quite right? Hasn't she been there?'"