BRITISH EMPIRE: Deserted London

Buckingham Palace does not fly the Royal Standard, which means the King is not in " town." He is in Scotland as guest of the Mackintosh of Mackintosh, famous Scotch chieftain.

Parliamentarians are likewise absent. Premier Baldwin and Marquis Curzon are in France. Lord Balfour and Mr. Asquith are resting in the country. Many others are in Denmark attending the Interparliamentary Union. Mr. Lloyd George is reputed to be playing golf.

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