BUDGET BULL'S-EYES. (FROM THE BUDGET LEAGUE.) They've got their Dreadnoughts now; so vfiO doubt they will open their purses and ~0&y for them like men. <- "Peers, keep off the grass! was the «0st popular emblem carried in the great taiid Demonstration in Hyde Park. The object of the Budget is not only to keep the Peers off the grass,, but to put the people • dli. No wonder that the demonstration was, in the opinion of old observers, one of the .IArgest ever held in Hyde Park. Fortu- Jttately, there is no Peer who can put up a Slotice at Hyde Park gate — Trespassers -Will be prosecuted! I But it will be the duty of the people of ngland to make it quite clear to the JKotfSe of Lords when the Budget comes up to them in the autumn that this is the fiotice the House of Commons puts up over the Trespassers will be prosecuted 'That has got to be said, and said em- jftftatically. For it is clear that the Lords finnan to trespass if they can. Last week we •jfeait with the speech of Lord Lansdowne. week we have Lord Curzon^ who at iSouthport haa uttered the following threat: The House of Lords, he contended, had perfect right to touch a Finance, Bill. If ;ther chose they could reject the Bill as a -hole, and they could amend a Budget Bill in the sense of substituting one form of tax for another. This, in brief, he believed to fbt; the correct view of the constitutional imposition. < Ifc is extraordinary that so, clever a man && Lord Curzon should utter such a view -Of the British Constitution. For it must be ,Iæ!f to anyone who thinks out the ABC the matter that the assembly which sub- tes one form of tax for another really ssSettles the finance of the year. If the 'Hcxtse of Lords has, for instance,, -the right substituting a tariff tax for a land tax, is the use of pretending that the Hl<3%se of Commons has any control left .,oyer finance? Why have a General Elec- ta on the Fiscal question? Why iiot just ''SOW our heads and let the House of Lords 1IfttI.e all these matters comfortably for us ? but this is not the view of the Constitu- that has been put forward by such ftinent Conservative leaders as Lord Hals- flJUry and Mr. Balfour. In 1897, when the ^oluntary Schools Bill came up from the •Commons to the Lords, Lord Halsbury ifuled out all amendments to the bill on the gpottad that it was a financial bill, and ihat the House of Lords could not touch ch a measure. Lord Halsbury then Neatly ruled that that had been the law -Of the Constitution for two centuries. The itfesult was that that bill was left untouched the Lords. They cannot have it every way. Ort another occasion, on a debate on the position of the House of Lords, Mr. Bal- iourspecifícally argued that the House of 6nim.ons "settles uncontrolled our financial ::tèn1/ Is Lord Curzon going to say that Lord Halsbui-y and Mr. Balfour are wPOHg ? Surely, if he does, he mtist first ■'cxon with those leaders of the Tort Partv. In the splendid defence of the Budget the Prime Minister delivered in the Waarfc of the City of London, and at the "jyy 'doors of Lord Rothschild, he uttertd fallowing words "jyy 'doors of Lord Rothschild, he uttend fallowing words There is an alternative, but there is only one, tb.dt alternative is a tariff. is a point which everyone ought to mind. The Government does hot ,tre the new taxes out of a mere wan- i4h«!llKS' taxes are wanted because 000,000 more money is Avanted. And T^*re °nly one other way* of obtaining that is by means of if they do not tax iand they must rJ*x bjread. < Itememher that this was frankly ad- by Mr. George Wyndham, speaking Liverpool on December 9th, 1908. ;■ Mr. Wyndham, late Secretary fof Ire- *n Mr. Balfour's Administration, Said to the Liverpool people: "I R to be perfectly frank with you IS** he then disclosed what would be the >&u Reform Budget to be iritro- -note tiie date—" at the beginning e year 1910." This first Budget will be upon—(1) a two-shilling tax on corn, V/ general tax upon meat, and (3) a tax "^timber. 'Huxse are all taxes that do not merely Revenue—they also suit the landlords ^W ^Wtttry remarkably well. # v2?a»ls 8 we have had a paus<? in the discussions on the Budget. iHkv^*16 — including Mr. Lloyd-George,. !*fcs» vS an unexampled strain—had to ar^est. But what has been the result ? there have bfeen a cloud of silly About the Budget being "dropped," f, up, ''postponed." Don't believe of it, High Peak gave those the best reply. So far irom being 4§ Budget ia going as strong Xb.' „ • • ijT some people cannot be reason- •i|u v When Mr, Lloyd-George was driving %at.Clauses through the House, and «it all night, he was told that "HHeyJ/ disgracefully overstraining their Now that he takes a reasonable ffic Over a few difficulties he is "•"wai^fcely accused of hanging it up," B » j ¥* thing /will not be allowed tfctj- delaj or hurry the Government in fBkt i .§1fea^ p**pbse. The considoration. of ^lol5^„ W1, resumed after the Bank X' and will' be taken from day to "UIJ point to be dealt trith is the. Tw. Wh4it o i4 jthat "-H VerX jw«t and moderate levy •f »a^j_^W<llny <» the e«ptt«l -not y^iPSQam « parks or playing grouuda, *?, iaii ot pieooa oi Uflfc <L!?*ekir^ •w.a Wlu«i W
COUNCILLOR SENT TO PRISON. For alleged conspiracy to cheat and defraud a landlord, James Mander Burrows, Councillor Frederick Rawlings, and Augustus Harper, were sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday by Judge Rentoul. In October Burrows offered himself as a tenant of offices at 151, Strand, at a rental of JE95 per annum. He gave as, referene" Coun- cillor Rawlings and Mr. Harper. The references proved satisfactory, and Burrows was accepted as a tenant. No rent, however, was paid, and in February Burrows was given notice to quit. On behalf of Rawlings and Harper it was sub. mitted that they honestly believed Burrows to be a respectable man. Judge Rentoul sentenced Burrows to six months' imprisonment, and Rawlins^ who would lose his position as a COuncilioiF^^ie borough of Camberwell, and Harper each to three months' imprisonment. Mr. Curtis Bemiett (defending Rawlings) inti- mated that I-pis client would appeal.
BABY'S PHOTOGRAPH. A man informed Yr. Dickinson, the Thames Police-court magistrate, on Tuesday that he had given a photographer a pkotograph of his baby to enlarge, and that the enlargement was of a different baby altogether. "But they are clearly photographs of the same baby," the magistrate stated, after ex- same baby," the magistrate stated, after ex- amining the two. "You are the only person to «ay so," the man replied with indignation. "Why, it has got a different pinafore on; and in the large photo the baby is sitting on a mat, while my baby sat on a cushion. How old was the baby when the photograph was taken?—Nine months. "At that age they do not focus well," the magistrate declared. "The man has done his best, and you must be satisfied with it."
JAWBONE AS EVIDENCE. A piece of a lady's jawbone was passed round for the examination of the judge and jury at Southwark County-court on Tuesday, when Mary Hicks and her husband brought an action for damages against the Surrey Vaudeville Theatre Company. The wife said that on January 8 at the theatre there was a little disturbance, and an attendant in clearing the gallery struck. her in the face and fractured her jaw. The judge remarked the theatre authorities could not be held responsible for the assault, and entered judgraput. for the defendants, with costs.
DRASTIC VENTILATION. His Honour Judge Dodd, K.C., in the Hull County-court, is a firm believer in fresh air. He has constantly complained of the lack of ventilation in the' new court building, and OIL Tuesday fce ordered the usher to break the windows. An usher, armed with a long pole, immediately obeyed, and the glass clattered on to the pavement outside to the consternation of passing wayfarers. A man in court had the temerity to inquire whether the ratepayer* would have to pay for the damage. e His Honour replied in the affirmative.
FIRE EPIDEMIC. Another cotton fire occurred at Liverpool on Tuesday afternoon, making the eixth which haa been discovered within a week. The damage done on this occasion waa only; Blight, but £ 150,000 worth of cotton was de- stroyed by the five previous fires apart from dam»ge to the warehouses. Suspicion that the flree ara caused by incen- diaries has become »o strong that the police hare offered reward* of 4MO. for information.
I FUN AND FA NCI." I Mr. Totterly: Could you m-arry a verv c,, man with a good deal of money if he told yotf frankly how old lie was and how much he waø worth?" Miss Timely: "Er—er—how much is he worth?" "You can only substract things of the same name," said a teacher to her class. "For in- stance, you can't take eight marbles from sixteen years, or four horses from seven- j pence." "Please, miss," squeaked a snsall boy, "can't you take three pennies from one purse? Doctor: "The room seems cold, Mr*, Hooligan. Have you kept the thermometef at seventy, as I told you?" Mrs. Hooligan; "Sure, an' Oi hev, docthor! There's th' thing in a toombler av warrum wather at this I blissid minnut!" 'I "Oh, IDS lady, me lady, I have loat little Master Algernon in the park!" "Good heavens! Why didn't you tell a policeman at once?" "But, me lady, I—1 was speaking to one when Master Algernon was losing his- self I First Lazy Man "After all, a clay pip* has an advantage over all others." Second Ditto: "How's that?" First Lazy Manf "Well, if ybu let it fall on the pavement you I needn't trouble about piekirig it up." I "Did you take, me for a fool when you mar- ried me?" cried an angry husband, in the thickiof a. domestic quarrel, to which the wif« meekly responded: "No, Samuel, I did not; but then you always said I was no judge of aharacter." A wealthy retired merchant, on the com- pletion of his recentlv-built mansion, decided to have his library stocked. He therelore consulted a bookseller, who asked him. "And how 'will you have your books bound—in Russia or .Morocco?" "Nae, nae, mon," said the merchant, "I'll e'en' have "em bound in plain Glasgie!" f "Most people,"1 remarked the thoughtful thinker, "take life" seriously.'? "Well, there'a no reason why they should not," rejoined the matter-of-fact "person., "Taking life is a serious matter." "And what," said the anxious father, tap- ping his small soii on tfie head and addresa- ing the schoolmaster, "^fhat, in your opinion, is my little boy's natural bent?" The school- ( master, flashed one look at the repulsive countenance of thfe permanent lessee of the bottom bench and gave his reply in no un- certain voice, "Undoubtedly across a knee," he said. 1 > "Oh, Mr. A-— exclaimed a worthy old lady to a minister, "I do like the Sundays when you preach!" "You gTatify me very much, my good woman answered the latter, I who knew he was not popular. "Ther« »P» few who thin>; as you do. But tell me, what is the rea,son of this preference?" "Why, air» I always get such a comfortable seat I" waa the ingenuous reply. the ingenuous reply. "One of the surgeons of a hospital asked as Irish help which he considered the most dan- gerous of the many cases then in the hos- pital. "That, sir," said Patrick, as h# pointed to a case of surgical instrument# lying on the table. "It's three years since I was in this city:. said a stranger in a restaurant as he waft walking out after finishing his dinner; "cit1, looks the same." "I don't find much change,' responded the ■yeaiter as he took up the penny that wae left on the table. "No man ever obtained anything worth having without working hard for it," said Mrs. Bickers to her husband, who was in a discouraged mood. "Quite true," replied Mr. Bickers reflectively "I remember that I obtained you without the slightest diffi- culty." "Now, Archie," ask-2d a schoolmistress, dilating on the virtue of politeness, t" if you were seated in a tramcar, every seat of which was occupied, and a lady entered, what would you do 1" "Pretend I was asleep r. was the prompt reply. "Didn't you say six months ago that if Miss Porritt wouldn't marry you would throw yourself into the deepest part of the sea? Now, Miss Porritt married someone else three months ago, and yet you haven't "Oh, it's easy to talk, but let me tell you W. hot such an easy matter to find the deepest part of the sea." Jones: "What's your hurry?" Bonea r "My mother-in-law is coming to my house." "In a hurry to see her, I suppose?" "No; just, wilnt to get there and get away belGM she comes." "After all," said the dissatisfied choma singer, "what is the real difference between me and a prima donna?" "About £4á a night, to be precise," replied the eminent manager. "I don't remember your name," said th* aweet young thing,but, really, I think I have met you somewhere before." "YOG have," said the brute. "I'm the chemist who sells you your face paints." "I notice, Edward," said a lady to her hna- band, "that whenever your employers adver- tise for clerks or salesmen they stipulate 'must be mrried. y, the old tyrants," asserted Edward," they wast men who aT0 accustomed to benig ordered about!" ••"Grandma, give me another penny to give to a poor old woman who has only one eye." The old lady was touched by, her grandson'* solicitude for this object of pity. "Well, Willie," she replied, "asr I like to encourage your little sympathetic heart, hq. it io; now, I hope you are, not being imposed upon T" "Oh, no, grandma," said Willie, 1M he clutched the penny in his hand; "every time I give her a penny I get two nicm 5Come of old Hugh Bixleyt" staked the man who had returned after an ab- eence of several years. "Oh, he's joined the great majority." "What do. you afrean? tf "he dead, or has he merely gone to the loot- ball match?" Chappie: "Tell mv man to come Beiw* Qùièk Cholly: "What's the mati*rt i Chappie: "Never J»ind, noyf| I tliought l WJW, «6iug ta snee»e." i -aft %\l
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TRADE UNION LAW, rdgment was given on Tuesday by the .t Lords in the case of Conway v. Wade, undet liti'l Trades Dispute Act of 1906. WUen the case was heard by the lower Cvurts. the facts were that in October, 1907, ttn official of the National Amalgamated Union of Labour, named Wade, stopped a man namec) Conway, employed at South Shields, from work. ing, on the ground of his not having paid a fine- imposed upon him seven years before. In conse- quence of this, an, action for damages had beer; brought, not against the Union, but against Wade hims-slf. This action was successful in the County Court, Wade being ordered to pay £ .50 damages and costs. On anappeal to the Divisional Court, the judgment of the County Court was sustained. The Anpeal Court reversed the previous decisions, deciding in favour of the -union's rfficial. The House of Lords has now decided against Wade, the main grourd of the decision apparently bei^g that, as the jury decided ther« "g8 no trade dispute, and were entitled to form their own opinion on the facts, Wade is nol entitled to the protection cf the Act.
TM PR. I SON .M ENT FOR D F, B T. Tlle 8cled Comivitt^e of the House of Com- mous: appo ntcd to connidor the present prac- i fi ei of ii: <dr debt, bv County Court '.iudges met on Tue d:;y to crn.sider their report. T1Ú., chair.mm, M- -l-?. T. Pickers?ill, Rub- tnitted a report recoinmeiiding the total aboli- t'-vrof fl'e s-yitfn.. but on a division the was defeated by one vote. I Mr. Athel' lnn Eendall then tabled a report approving of the present system of committal frr debt, subieet to the abolition of certain abuses. This report was adopted. A curious state of thing.'? arose out of the voting. Twelve out of the 15 members of the Committee attended By the rules the cha:r- rrioan couâ not vote for hie report, which was defeated bv six to five, his powers of voting being confined to cases in which there is a tie. The chairman enuld not vote on Mr. Kendall's repbrt, while Mr. Ilendall could, and hs pro- posnls were carried by a majority of one. It is clamed by those-who favour the chair- .maii's report that, the a.bscn,tees also ap- proved of the document.. If that be so the re- port of the minority becomes the report of the Committee. •
Lord de Clifford*s- ftiotor yacht Di aha, which was to have taken part in the Sussex Motor Yaiht Club's regatta, sklippeil heavy seas off ,.l'i.r" Brightom^ and became "ttal wr*elc. Hobert Ro<j*»i. a pri*at# th# 16th Lwiora. try eoiipmitted to the Ha"hir'o Amixeo, by the Altiorthot- neb osi # cb«fe of attempting to aboo ta oo rod,
,¡ HOME HINTS. A good beefsteak, however well cooked, will not be at its best unless served directly it is cooked. An apple kept in the eakc-bos will keep cake moist for a great length of time, if t-lo apple be renewed whe;i withered. A pigeon requires a great deal of care in cleaning. Wash it very thoroughly and wipe it very dry before puttmg it to the fire. When baking custards place the cups in a pan of water, and have oniy a moderately hot oven. Always scald the milk and let it get cold before adding the egg. Avoid using the first water that comes from the tap, for it has been in a lead or iron pipe all night, and is therefore unwholesome. Powdered pumice-stone will remove tartar which accumulates on the teeth. Do not use it oftener than once a month. Save the scraping of the flour from the pastry. Dry this in the oven, put it into a dredger and use, when roasting meat; it will give better flavour and appearance than ordi- nurj Som. Slight inflammation in the eyes may be re- Iieve-1 by bathing them with cold, or nearly cold tea, or, the invaluable boracie acid eye- wash, made by dropping a good pinch of boracic acid in a quarter of a tumbler of tellJ, water. Worn sheet* which can no longer b re- turned and darned will be found useiul -as a means of covering ironing-boards, old blan- kets also doits; duty in this conncctiou padding. Lony strips of old linen sheets mav be set aside as bandages, tightly rolled up, fastened 'with :t safety pin, and enclosed blue dust-excluding paper until they may l,: required. Mincing Machines:—No matter how care fully the mincing machine may be kept, it will be found very difficult, to avoid blacke I" ing any vegetable that may be put in after meat. The different parts of the machine should every now and then be separated and boikd after the meat has been chopped, but before doing this a little bread should be put through the mincer, as this will clean the in- terior perfectly. Sea Pie.Tako on pound of stewing steak, half a pound of flour,, two ounces of suet, one ounce of dripping, two onions, and pepper and salt. Put the dripping into a saucepan, let it get quite hot, then fry the onions, adding two teaspoonfuls of flour, pepper, and salt, and one pint of water. Cut the meat into pieces an inch square, and drop them In. Shred the suet, mix it wit.] the flour and (a little baking powder, make It'into a stiff paste, with cold water, roll out on a floured board to a size just a shade larger than the pan. Put it carefully over the meat and gravy, and let it simm., r very slowly for two hours, or more if pos- sible. Stuffed Eggs.—This variety of stuffed eggs will be found mote apptitising than Slain hard-boiled ones. Ingredients: Soma ard-boiled eggs, a little salad oil or thick cream, ren-'ins of cold chicken finely minced, salt and pepper to taste. Cut tlw- eggs into halves, and take out the yolks care- fully, so. as not to break the eases. Pound the yolks in a mortar with a few drops of salad' oil, or thick cream. Add the minced chicken, season to taste, and fill in the cas^s again with this mixture. I To clean a sewing-machine place it nenz, the fi^e to get warm, that the congealed oil about it may melt, and then oil it thoroughly with paraffin. Work the machine for a few minutes (without cotton in it) and as the dirty oil oozaa, out wipe it off. Apply a little more paraffin and remove it after working. Then oil with the lubricating oil you gene- rally use, and the machine wilj work easily, amply rewarding you for the tiw« spent on it. Spiced Beef.—Put three pintis of waiter in a slewpan, with half a pound of common salt, a quarter of a pound of bay salt. (Ul ounce of saltpetre, six ounces of raw sugar, an ounce of eoinniui. soda, twenty-four peppercorns, six cloves, three, half a piut of vinegar. Boil, all these ingredients for twenty oiinutes,ard pour over the beef- a piece weighing eight or ten pounds. Continue this process for, a week, boihng up the brine every other day. To braise the beef cut up a carrot, onion, and a stick of celery; put these in a braising or btewpan, with'' twelve pepper- corns, fourteen cloves, a «prig of parsley, a little thyme and marjoram. Add sufficient water or stock to nearly cover the beef. Put a piece of buttered paper over all, cover closely, and simmer very slowly for about two and a half hours. When the meat is tender, put it on a dish, and cover with a eecond dish with weights on it; when cold the beef will be pressed sufficiently. Trim off the rough edge* and glaze. When grease is spilt on coco an ut matting, clean it off ae soon as possible with hot water and yellow soap, using «t good stiff scrubbing brush. It is useless to attack the stained parts only, as the whole surface must be scrubbed. After the matting is scrubbed evenly all over, fold it loosely, put it into a large tub wd pour over it plenty of cold water, then hang up to dry In the air and suh. Table linen which has been etained with egg should never be placed in boiling water, us this has the effect of "setting" the stain and "making it almost permanent. The best .method is to soak the cloth in cold water, whieh will make it perfectly eaey to remove the stain, before sending it to tbc wash. Apple and Tapioca Puddinjg.—Peel, core, ahd slice one pound and a half of apples, put mio" pie-dtsh and s^r nliU.1 twt, and a half ounces of tapioca ovtr triem; fill the dish with hulk a«d > «t *» .v liece^ of loaf' sugar. Stir lill well V hake for an hour and a quarti'r, ihr e w.th milk and sugar. Cherry Cakes.—A!!ow 4M eWh of flour, butter, and castor sugar, 2,z: of glace cher- ries cut in four, loz. of chopped almonds, the rind of half a lemon grated, two eggs. Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the previcuelv be»fi«n, add the flour, eherrieii, alinbnds, and lemon rind. Bake ia small fancy tms, aad, it liked, lea ;¡W eold." A fMfe pt cotork wool, satur«ted with castor oil,, and plae*d Wtwean i)w loea, wbere spM eeraa are mostly to h* tound, vm Ij. > J .—ji !■.