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'TIHE INCOME 'I'AX. A public meeting for the purpose of Considering matters in connection with the income tax will be held in the Albert Hall to-morrow (Thursday) evening at 8 o'clock: FEELTNG IN TILE COUNTRY.. Our Glengarry correspondent writes: There is a general outcry here, as everywhere else, against the excessive amount of the income tax demand. Many people never dreamt they.had so'large an income but of cour.6 the Commissioner knosers better than they. One Civil ser rant here has an income of £102. In addition to this he has an allowance in the shape of a small four-roomed house without a single convenience about it not a cupboard nor shelf in any roqm. Surely, he thinks, they could not reckon more than £10 a year for this. Yetwhen the demand arrives he finds his income assessed at £147, with a deduction of £00, leaving £87 on which he will have n' tax of £2 3s 'Gd. Fancy this for a poor man with a'family! No won der all Tasmania is crying out against such. a tax. Surely the, people. of our little island are a meek lot if they can Sstanrd this. An\lEt'ING AT MATHINNA. An open-air meeting was held on Sunday afternoon to discuss the matter of pro testing against the payment of the in come tax. There was a large number present. Mr. Sagg, vice-president of the Workers' Political League, acted as chairman, and spoke at some length concerning the tax, and urged upon the people riot to pay the income tax. MIr. W. Pitt, the convener of the meet ing, also spoke. The following resolutions were carried unanimously:-"That Ministers be re- quested to call Parliament together as soon as possible to reconsider the abo- minable income tax." "That we as a body pledge ourselves not to pay the in- come tax." The income tax papers are to be collect ed and returned to the Commissioner in a batch, and Mr. W. Pitt was appointed to collect the demands. WARATAH. There is (writes our Waratah correspon. dent) lots of talk and great diversity of opinion respecting the income tax. A very large number of our small population bad been away from Waratni spending their holidays with their friends, and found this objectionable New Year's gift awaiting them on their return home. It is current report that a public meeting will soon be held to deal with the quos tioC ,