Our Letter BOX
Observer, Volume XVIII, Issue 1089, 11 November 1899, Page 23
Our Letter BOX
Ramon. — We're not t iking on any libel actions just now.
T.T.— Your solicitor is the proper person to apply to. J.G.W.-The date.of the Pl.cuuix Park murder was May 6th, 1832.
K. 8. D.— Thanks for suggestion. Wiil act upon it whenever practicable. Tango.— You are out of touch with our style, Your article is more suitable for a daily paper. It. L. H.— Quite unsuitable. Racy paragraphs about purely local people would be more acceptable.
SponT,— Carbine was a five year o d when he won the MeiS&urne Cup, Newli^ven was a three year old.
Ad Lib —Han't say that your verses appeal to u~. The metreis all askew, and the Bentiment dreadfully out of tune. T.S.W.- Kindly give ns^some id a as to the date o ' which the article appeared. It must have been some considerable time back, and our time is precious. Samos.— Your detective story is a distinct improvement on previous attempts, but you want to keep right on improving, say, for five or six years more before we'll be able to publish for you
S. V.— lf you have been treated as you say, get jour big brother or some other muscular relative to remonstrate with him, with a horsewhip first, then you can forgive him afterwards if you like
Regular StmsoHißEß —Certainly we will be plea ed to receive your note 3 for our Country Cousins Column. But remember, only initials must be useJ; we don't publish nicknamed. G. A.— Your friend is correct. Charles Dickens, notwithstanding the immense demand for his novels, was unsuccessful as a journalist. His periodicals never caught the public taste.
Tontine — We publish one verse, the rest is too awlul for contemplation. 1 So we'll shout for Dick, and we'll howl for Dick, And we'll vote on election day To send him back as the Premier quick, And we 11 keep Captain Russell away. We don t doubt your sentiments, but your ' poetry ' in enough to ruiu any candidate's chances.