At his home in London, died Sir William Edward Goschen.
Seventysix, Sir Edward was a diplomatist of the old school. In 1869 he entered the diplomatic service and in the 45 years between 1869 and 1914 he held posts at Madrid, Buenos Aires, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Constantinople, Peking, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Petrograd, Washington, Belgrade, Vienna, Berlin.
It was at the latter capital that the veteran diplomatist tacked fame to his flagstaff. He asked Herr von Jagow, German Foreign Minister in 1914, whether Germany would refrain from violating Belgium's neutrality.
The German Foreign Minister replied...