Before the War a cable despatch of 1,000 words was unusually lengthy.

A few days ago The New York Times published the full text of Premier Poincarée's reply to Lord Curzon's note on reparations. The text as printed covered 13 columns of the newspaper (about 15,000 words). As it was transmitted in " skeleton " telegraphic code it consisted of 10,644 words.

The feat was performed in this manner: The French note was taken to the Paris office of the Times and translated into English — a process taking...

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