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A MILITARY OFFENCE. During the annual manarnvrco of the Territorials a private was riding one day in a train with his uniform coat unbuttoned. Tins caused a sergeant to say: “ Button up that coat! Haven’t you got any sense of military decency at all?” But hero a gentleman on the left interfered, saying to the sergeant': “ How dare you give* commands with a cigar in your :mouth? I am Major Fitzhugh Oalbrain." At this point an elaerly gentleman with a white moustache leaned over and murmured Li the major's ear: “ Colonel Brewster Farfax is sorry to remind you, sir. that to scold a sergeant in the presence of a, pi ivale is a military offence hard, to overlook.”

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 2, Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 2 Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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