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SILENT AND SOBER.

Tlll-l "MiCK ISIUTISH CM A P.ACT KIT lc a fe_- of nivsteiy the Hngiish isays Will li'iin in ' (loilicr's'; sit determined ;.iul re.-ii.med. taking tho c.rifos with the tiiu- lbiti.-ii iepress;on. the true Btitish casual s[)irit. and tho true British character. Were, it not for ihe regiment on the streets, the casual observer would hardly not ho a;-\ tiling umisial in the outer aspert of London- --ace tha.t. there set-nis to lc a half-holiday i: tho iiusneial ami banking <liis.trict o( " I lit- city.' Thro crowds i -i th, 1 street rue, doiiitf.-r. and perha}»s a lii.tle more. soh--r than -ordinarily. '['he tra.'hc if. lighter. The.ro Ji.ro fewer motor ..iciiiihus, s. Tliete i.re almoi-t no smart piiveTe- motor:-. Tiir> lhigiifshmati. in short. i- i-etrcnclio-c.'. .lie knows that the wai iiiav be a. ii.ii.l. h.ng pull, and that one way f'-r the Kngii.-h to meet ii. is to hii-.-band their i>'. ; f'Uri:iis. Such luxuries as hothouse grapes have fallen to hair their normal price. Pec>]ih- <'•> not iVd tidt they can affni-d giapefi in this tin,-:-. The middle-class and ufipe'rchis.s fan'Mirw iitc putting their mot on. out ot commission, or turning them over to tho CoveniMonf. Aloo. of the theatres are still ripen, but they are playing to hair-houses. . . . The i'luglishman if goino soberly about his hiif-itirss, hi-idiiig tiglit to ilia*, s-iiiiliii"; -.vhii hj In- and Irs Empire i;eid.

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SILENT AND SOBER., Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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SILENT AND SOBER. Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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