15 APRIL 1916, Page 1

In ordinary circumstances it would be unnecessary to remind Our

countrymen of a duty so obvious as to keep their heads and play the past of men, even if /int does fall. It is, however, only too cleai that, if the blow falls, a section of the Press will use that failure of our arms an an instrument, not for bracing the nation

and the Government to greater efforts, but for inducing the people of this country to change their rulers rather than concentrate on the plain duty in front of them—the duty of carrying on the war by land and sea with the utmost vigour. We feel, then, that we must warn the public against the danger of being misled by a violent outburst of journalistic neurasthenia.