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News & Views ON I I Never Saw the fietdl Some of the visitors to the match at the Crystal Palace never even saw the field of play. I Clothes in the Revue. I A critic asserts that Miss Maud j I Allan as Salome, wore winter clothes oy comparison with a lady dancer ip "Come Over Here." The explanation may be (says the "Star") that the lady in question was taking off Maud Allan. I Population Not Declining. I The estimated number of children! between the ages of five and six living in England and Wales, on April 1st, in I. the years 1903, 1912, 1913, is:- I 1903 704,896 1912 761,442 I 1913 767,987 iTiming Pigeon Race. A busybody met a man in the street carrying a "grandfather" clock (writes a correspondent in the "Manchester Guardian"), and, anxious for details 01 a "flitting" or the like, demanded, "What art carryin' that for?" The other hurried by with the curt explana- tion, "I'm timin' a pigeon race." To What Base Uses? Upon a building in the Highlands. I while the upper floor of which was useu as a church, a wholesale wine merchant leased the lower fiat, some wag in- scribed this epigram:— There are spirits below and spirits i above, There are spirits of hate and spirits of love; The spirits above are the spirits divine, But the spirits below are the spirits of wine. e spirits of, G.B.S." on Smokers. Mr. George Bernard Shaw contri- butes to the lively discussion that has followed Sir Arthur Pinero's plea for the smoking theatre. "My own personal point of view," Mr. Bernard Shaw said, "is that of a person who does not smoke, and who re- gards the habit a" an utterly filthy and detestable one, and considers that people who do smoke should not only not be allowed to go to the theatre, but should not be allowed to go anywhere, or to exist. Freak Fashions Explained. .Lioud, primitive, and provincial!" That is the indictment against the de- signers of dress in Pans found in the Jailor and Cutter," in which com- plaint is made that "the native Parisian artist in clothes has been in- vaded in his own home by foreigners— generally Teuton*—and bad taste." NVorst of aL, this substitution of push for cut spreading in London, anu the writer tells of a City tailoring firnj run by a ship chandler. To these influences are attributed the freak iasiiions launched on the market during the last few seasons. A Ligiltly-Taxed People. I think it may be fairly said thal above the level of a few hundreds a year the British people are vvy lightly taxed indeed, writes Mr. Chiozza Money to-day. The £1,000 man is asked to contri- gute for all national purposes perhaps about three times as much as he spend., on his golf. In the lower levels of iH- come, however, relief should be given at the earliest possible moment by reduc- tion or abolition of the revenue duties on tea, sugar, etc., and this could ob- viously be done by very slightly increas-j ing the taxation at the upper levels. Chivied Out. The Tariff Reformers have suc- succeeded in chivying the Hon. George Peel out of Mid-Herts. A natural re- sult of their intolerance is that Mr. Peel has now left the Unionist Party alto- gether. There is no room for a Free Trader in its ranks. Dearth of ability (says "H.J." of the Daily Chronicle") is a marked feature of the Tory Party at the present time. A man like Mr. Peel, with his brilliant gifts and his vein of real originality,, would have been a most promising re- cruit; but because of his refusal to pronounce the shibboleth of Tariff Re- form he is driven into the wilderness.

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