British Commonwealth of Nations: At the Guildhall

At London many a great baron of beef* was roasted. Many a vast tureen of steaming turtle soup was carried to that annual and immemorial feast, the Lord Mayor's banquet at Guildhall. This year the "new" Lord Mayor is Sir William Pryke, aged 78† and "spry as Peter Pan."

In his youth he drudged 12 hours a day, at a salary of 4 shillings a week ($1.00). Last week he welcomed to the sumptuous mayoral board a company of diners plenipotent and distinguished. Foreign Secretary Austen Chamberlain, and the German Ambassador to...

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