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Notes of the Week. Voices from behind the GriHe.—Mr. S. T. Evans ought to be a happy man these days. He has done many smart things since he entered Parliament, but last week he surpassed all his previous achievements. It was a double triumph for him. He actually gave woman an opportunity to speak within the sacred precincts of the House of Commons, and he made her use that opportunity to bar the door of the House against herself for a long time to come. vVhether the Member for Mid-Glamorgan ex- pected when he stood up to be able to check the women enfranchisement movement, is a question we cannot decide. That he succeeded in doing so is beyond doubt. And he suc- ceeded, not because he had a good case-we doubt if he ever took up a worse case-but because a number of those connected with that movement proved themselves utterly devoid of even common sense. To wave a red banner in a public meeting in the Albert Hall may be a sign of courage, to put it through the grille in the House of Commons is no sign of anything but silliness. A red flag may frighten Parlia- mentary candidates, it only excites the disgust of an actual member. Not but that members of the House of Commons do many silly things, perhaps many things more silly than unfurling a red flag; but the more silly things a man does himself, the more he hardens his heart against any other person guilty of a similar thing- Even an assembly of clowns is wise enough to safeguard its own privileges, and it was the height of folly on the part of Mrs. Pankhurst and her brood to show beforehand that women can shout "Vide," "'vide," as vigorously as any band of men. It was giving the game away, which always leads to disaster. Deputation to Mr. Asquith.- Last Friday a deputation of Welsh Members of Parliament saw the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and placed before him the case for an increased grant to the Welsh University Colleges. Mr. Asquith's reply was more sympathetic than most people expected, and though he gave no definite promise, still he left an impression on the mind of the deputation that the prayer will not be in vain. Everything seems to depend now upon the reasonableness of the demand when pre- sented in its detailed form, and as no provision can be made to meet it in this year's budget, the Welsh representatives have plenty of time to carefully consider the matter. The Chan- cellor himself may be sympathetic, but he will have to fight the permanent officers in his own department. There is in the Treasury a spirit that looks with disfavour upon the policy of giving Wales a special treatment as regards higher education. It is the spirit which springs out of the "predominant partner" idea, which has governed British statesmanship for so many years. Mr. Birrell has overcome it in the Board of Education, whether Mr. Asquith is strong enough to do the same remains to be seen, We are glad that the rumour current last week that Cardiff meant to discard the Welsh standpoint in this matter, and put in a different kind of claim based upon its similarity to the English Colleges has been disproved. That there must have been some grounds for such a rumour is beyond doubt, but better counsels prevailed. Cardiff stands to gain much more financially by remaining loyal to the Welsh idea than by turning traitor to the sister instituti ms at Aberystwyth and Bangor. Fortunately for all concerned the men who have done most for Cardiff have put their faces like adamant against the notion of pretending that that college is an English institution. The Budget.—Mr. Asquith's first Budget has proved quite as unsensational as people ex- pected. He has done in the main what prophets said he would do, and both supporters and opponents of the Chancellor are on the whole satisfied. The coal tax will disappear in November, tea will be cheaper by a penny in the pound from the 14th of May, some relief will be given to crowded districts, chiefly in East London, that are crushed by Education rates, and other portions of the community also will be relieved in a small way. But there were two or three points in Mr. Asquith's statement -a statement as clear as crystal and as bare of ornament as an oak tree in December-that ought not to escape observation. He was able to announce that there is less drinking in Great Britain than ever before, and though the growth of sobriety among the nation impoverished the exchequer very considerably, Mr. Asquith ex- pressed his joy at the fact on higher grounds than those of finance. He also made it quite clear that as long as he is at the Treasury the pernicious system of borrowing which was adopted by his predecessors during the last ten years will be discontinued. It must be "pay as you go" whilst he is in charge of the purse. This is a piece of news that will gladden the hearts of all good financiers. But the most important as well as the most interesting parts of the speech were those that indicated the lines upon which he hopes to work in future. Expenditure will be curtailed at every possible point, and he hinted that there are many points at which it will be possible to economise very considerably. A committee is to be appointed to consider the graduation and differentation of the income tax, and the Chancellor expects to introduce a scheme next year which will bring