31 OCTOBER 1908, Page 3

Mr. Lloyd George, speaking in Wales a few days ago,

is stated by Mr. Boscawen to have compared himself with Zacchaeus. "Zacchaeus was a little man; so was he. Zacchaeus was a tax-gatherer ; so was he. Zacchaeus was up a tree ; so VMS he." A correspondent of the Daily Express completes the parallel by the remark : "Zacchaeus had to climb down; so will he !" But both the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the correspondent of the Express have failed to note a well-marked difference between the two. Zacchaens declared that the half of his goods he gave to the poor. Mr. Lloyd George's plan is to devote the half of other people's goods to that purpose.