A Vienna newspaper supports a suggestion for the permanent closing of Trafalgar Square to mob meetings by laying it out as a public garden. " The propensity to convert any large flagged place into a forum is irresistible," remarks this journal, " but flower-beds, grass plots and little railings are a great hindrance to mass meetings. Red coated geraniums would clear the square more effectively than red-coated Guardsmen, and there would probably be less sympathy for a crowd proceeding to trample down flowers than for one attacking policemen. The sight of devastated flower beds would impress the horror of mob violence more forcibly on certain cultivated minds than scores of battered policemen's helmets.