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Pars on Passing Events. ON li.ATs.-All sorts of things depend tipon the hat a man wears. It has long been the subject of gibe.. Talking through the hat a la urban council denotes that a man is say- ing much for talking's sake. Prof Gross, of Lecpsig, has been collecting data for years, and has arrived at definite conclusions. For instance, the hat worn exactly perpendicular to the vertical axis of the head is a sign that a man is upright, but a pedant and a bore. Men who are amiable and full of the milk of human kindness wear the hat a little on one side. The wearing of the hat very much on one side is a mark of insolence and swagger. Wearing the hat on the back of the head may be taken as a proof of recklessness and being in debt the further back it is, the nearer to bankruptcy is the wearer. If the hat is worn over the forehead it indicates a man of diffi- cult temper. Beware of a man who wears that that way. 1 le has been socially disabled somehow. WHAT IS A "POT-BOILER"? The Spec- tator had the following last week which showed that pensions prevent pot-boilers." Few pensions have had happier results than that given to Lord Tennyson while he was still young. It enabled him to write with a descent sense of leisureliness. Without it an exquisite talent might have been compelled to spoil itself to some extent on "pot-boilers." There is such a thing as boiling down in every newspaper office, perhaps the above has a similar reference. It is said that competitive meetings, eisteddfodau and the like attract the pot-boiler in the race for the prizes. In such cases the subject matter ought to be labelled pot-boiled," just as some goods are made in Germany." One would then have some idea of the class of article lie is getting. LADY SHAYKRS AND PREACHERS.—The fair are stepping into the arena which man has occupied from time immemorial.Girl preachers, girl barbers, girl footballers and girl cricketters, all have their season. The girl preachers and barbers are having the glory just now. On Friday last a foreign barber, who was defendant at Whitecliapet County Court, was said by the plaintiff to have a good business in fact, his daughter was al- ways helping him to shave and cut people's hair.—Judge Bacon His daughter Does she shave people.—The Plaintiff Yes, I've had my hair cut by his daughter myself. He's got a splendid business, I swear. (Laughter). Judge Bacon Ah, St. Thomas was an easy believer compared with you., (Laughter).— Frances Bradley Storr, aged 12, of Doncaster, is conducting in Yorkshire services which are accompanied by scenes of religious fervour similar to those in Wales during the mission of E van Roberts. She is the daughter of a working woman, who is at present the police court missionary at Doncaster for the British Women's Temperance Association, and her father is a labourer employed in the town at the Great Northern Plant Works. In one month alone she has addressed more than 5,000 people, and it is said that something like 300 men and women acknowledge con- version as a result of her preaching. No WOMEN MAYORS.— Although ladies have much their own way and are able to step into most positions of honour, by sixty- one votes to forty-nine the House of Lords decided that women may not be chosen as mayors or chairmen of county councils.—This decision, carried against the Government, followed an interesting debate on the Bill to allow women to sit on local authorities, a debate marked by frank confessions from Lord Lansdowne.—Lord Monk.Bretton moved an amendment to prevent women from being elected as county or borough councillors, leaving them eligible to act as aldermen.— Lord Lansdowne, having listened to argu- ments both in and out of the House, thought that the case in favour of the Bill was strong- er than he had at first supposed. He found that there was a desire among the ladies who take part in such work to come into closer contact on the one hand with the council and on the other with those by whom the council was elected. He would vote against the amendment.—The amendment was rejected by seventy-three votes to forty-six.—Lord Camperdowq then moved the amendment to prevent a woman from being elected a mayor of a borough or chairman of a county council, Lord Crewe thought it a pity to make any such limitations, as a woman would rarely be elected to those positions. Lord St. Aldwyn supported and Lord Russell and Lord Court- ney opposed the amendment, which was carried by sixty-one to forty-ni,ne.- The Com- 11 of the Bill was concluded. I COL-SERGEAXT TOI LEWIS.—The many friends of the popular clcrk to Mr R AV Picton Evans, Col Sergt Tom Lewis, will be pleased to learn that he is shooting well at Bisley again this year. With 33 in the Daily Graphic," 34 in the Graphic," and 30 in the Daily Telegraph," he totalled 97 in the Stock Exchange Aggregate, while Corpl John Dalies, another popular and familiar figure in the Welsh Twenty Club, with scores of 32, 34, and 31, also totalled 97. The N.R.A. officials decided, after th& competition clqsed to add £ 3° t the prize list for the men who scored 97. Of these no less than 26 were counted out, and among1 them unfortunately were both the West Waliaris.

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