The Home Secretary, Sir William ("Jix") Joynson-Hicks, announced sepulchrally last week that the British Coal Strike (TIME, May 10 et seq.) has cost more than the Boer War.

Costs. The budget has been thrown out of balance and the Government's expenses for the year were last week $421,345,000 in excess of revenue.* As an example, the cost of poor relief mounted $29,000,000 beyond expectations. The miners themselves lost $325,000,000 in wages; and are now forced to accept $12 a week and less per man. The loss on...

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