24 APRIL 1920, Page 3

In the circumstances in which Mr. Mailaby-Deeley came forward he

is hailed as a kind of public saviour, but if he had obscurely entered upon his beneficent work before the war, and it had suddenly been discovered that he had made a fortune in the tailoring trade, he would have been denounced ae a " profiteer." All of which shows that the public are almost incapable of thinking clearly on these subjects, and that the Dread of a Profit has become a mania comparable with other manias which do not happen like it to enjoy a contemporary respect or popularity.