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With regard to the scandal at a Club in Che West ifind, in a despatch of November 10th, Lord Arthur Somerset, Major of the Horse Guards, who is a son of the Duke Ot Beaufort, is openly accused of the most villainous conduct, and it is said has Red the country. Prince Albert Victor, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, is •aid to have more pressing reasons for his trip to India than pleasure. It is understood he will remain till the excitement of the scandal has subsided. The Privy Council held a meeting on November 9th to discuss this revolting subject. Six Sittings had been held in secret at the Marlborough street Court, and several lads and postal messengers were arrested in connection with the case. The Government, however, did not desire to spread the scandal, and by their advice txte magistrates abandoned further pro(teedings. On November 14th, the Commissioner of Police, Mi , Monro, threatened to resign unless warrants for the arrest of those who figured in the scandal were issued; Within ten days preceding, Lord Salisbury received a request from Mr Monro, who asked to be allowed to issue the warrants. In the meantime, Lord Salisbury quietly gave warning to the accused, who left for the Continent. Mr Munro declares, if he goes, he will publish toe truth of the scandaL Among the names mentioned in connection with it are Lords Ronald Gower and Errol, the Equerry of Prince Albert Victor. Lord Somerset, also mentioned, has resigned from the Guards.

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THE LONDON SCANDALS., Press, Volume XLVI, Issue 7418, 9 December 1889

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THE LONDON SCANDALS. Press, Volume XLVI, Issue 7418, 9 December 1889