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KING EDWARD NO PARTY POLITICIAN.

THE BUDGET.

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THE BUDGET. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has made his budget speech, and, no doubt, disappointed many people who have en- deavoured to induce him to place a heavy duty upon their pet aversions. Not a few, we may be sure, would like to see a pro- hibitive tax placed upon motor cars, while others would place a similar impost upon bicycles. If these folks had their way, they would be punishing the innocent for the guilty, because it is not all motorists and cyclists who come within the range of the Lord Chief Justice's censure of riders who think that the whole road belongs to them, and that they have done their duty when they sound their hooters or bells, and then proceed at the same pace. The last Motor Car Act, with the assistance of public opinion has had an appreciable effect upon motorists who had been in the habit of driving recklessly, and there have always been a large number of cyclists, particularly among the members of clnbs, who respect the rights of pedestrians. One correspon- dent who honoured Mr Austen Chamberlain with some suggestions thought a tax upon perambulators would be useful, while another writer, with whom a good many people will feel-as Mr Gladstone might have said-" a certain amount of provisional sympathy," directed the right hon. gentle- man's attention to organ-grinders as a legitimate object of taxation. Mr Austen Chamberlain has, like his predecessors, received several proposals for an import duty upon pauper aliens—a suggestion which seems to have somewhat of a Hiber- nian flavour-but that subject is to be dealt with by the Bill which Mr Balfour pro- poses introducing next week.

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I GERMAN AGRICULTURISTS.

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I THE NEW RIFLE.

IHEADMASTERS' INFLUENCE.

Monmouthshire Education Committee.

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South Monmouthshire.I

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Football.

The Public Tribute to Lord…

I Lord Tredegar at Risea.

KAGLAN.

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The lilval Fleets.

France and Morocco.

A Horrible Discovery. - -

The Scotch Church Crisis.…

The Weather.

Shipping Disasters.

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I NEWPORT.I

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IPONTYPOOL.

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ABERSYCHAN MYSTERY.