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If a multi-millionaire wished to celebrate the coming of the 20th century by giving a Tea-party to the whole World, he1 might buy all the Mazawattee Tea represented by this record! duty cheque, and issue invita- tions. The Tea could thus be consumed at one sitting. The host would have to get more than 1300 millions of chairs for his visitors to sit on; and if he allowed them only the small elhow-room of one square yard of space per person, he- would have to build a room the floor of which covered 426 square 'miles of land. This room would measure, if a square room, nearly 21 miles along each of its walls, and owing to its immense size, this Tea-party would be too much crowded to be pleasant. Each person would drink one cup of Tea, and this vast store of Tea would be consumed. If the multi-millionaire host wished to give his visitors more space be might ar- range his chairs in circles—but he would have to borrow the World itself for this purpose of drinking all the Mazawattee Tea atjone sitting. I The chairs, at one yard for each chair, would form a huge circular"Tea-party, near- ly 750,000 miles in circumference, and everybody in the World would be present. You could not place such a circle of chairs in the World — the World is not big enough, nearly. You would have to ar- range the chairs for this Tea-party round the earth's circumference, which is, say, 25,000 miles. When you had arranged no fewer than 30 rings of chairs round the earth's circum- ference, each ring of chairs being 25,000 I miles long, the visitors to this gigantic World's Tea-party of Mazawattee Tea could be invited to climb up to those chairs and sit dqyn on them. A cup of Mazawattee Tea would be handed to each person, and then, at the signal, flashed by electricity round the World's circumference, each cup would be emptied, and the stock of Tea re- presented by this record duty cheque of jE85,862 8s 8d would be consumed at one sitting, by the whole population of the world. There have been, and are, many huge commercial operations done in the ancient City of London, but it may be doubted whether any of these has ever touched the magnitude of the operation in Tea that is represented by tMs record duty cheque paid by the Mazawattee Tea Company, Limited.

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. LIBERAL MEETING AT CAR'…