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              [loose newspaper clipping]
	He has one whole chapter on the decline
of the Boulevard des Italiens, and of the French
caf�:
  The French caf� is a doomed institution.  The
Boulevard des Italiens and the traditional white and
gold caf� were in the height of their glory under
Napoleon III., and have since been in decline.  In
a few years the boulevard that extends from the
Op�ra to the Madeleine will be the heart of the capi-
tal.  Paris has ever been moving west from the Bas-
tille to the Bois.  The famous companions of Tor-
toni will give up the struggle or be transformed into
brasseries before long, for the brasserie is becoming
the king of the boulevards, and German beer is
triumphing over French wine.               
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