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MUCH trash about English people and English ways finds currency m the American press. Not many months ago a lady writer in a widely circulated monthly stated that when in London she could scarcely find a place wherein to obtain a meal, and when she did the cooking was wretched. The worst feature of such assertions is that many people actually believe them to be true; and yet London is the one place in the world without any exception, where good meals can be readily obtained at prices to suit all pockets. In the same block one establishment caters for the millionaire, and another for those of moderate purse. Those who wish clean food without style are abundantly catered for, and so too those who wish to pay for style. Another writer of similar trash now appears. “Julian Ralph in an article on ‘English Characteristics’ in the March Harper’s says that Englishmen always make the worst impression when increasing their acquaintance, and are inclined to be rude, even boorish, when their rights or comforts are in the least encroached upon. He also finds them slower minded than we are, more deliberate, more reflective, more patient and more given to considering every possible means of taking their ease.” And yet to the Englishman the American is boorish in his customs. The supercilious air of superiority and patronage assumed by almost every American over the resident of Canada or Great Britain is noticeable. The American complains of the English man’s boorish habit of self assertion, but the Englishman recognizes that the American has inherited all the race fault and accentuated it by a gross ignorance of every country but his own.