Notes, Jan. 28, 1924

The following dialogue took place between Premier Baldwin and Lady Astor in the lobby of the House of Commons over an excerpt from the King's Speech, for which the Premier was responsible, and which read: "costs and profits in connection with the distribution of milk."

Premier: "Did you notice that the speech terminated with the word 'milk'? It is the first time it was ever done."

Lady Astor: "Yes, the last word usually has been drink."

The following record of Irish insanity was published: 1851, population, 6,552,385, insane persons, 9,980; 1921, population 4,390,000, lunatics 28,437....

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