The news of the week resembled an international three-handed bridge game between France, Britain and the U. S., with Germany as perpetual dummy and Italy and Belgium hanging around the table full of suppressed advice. France's hand was full of trumps; Britain and the U. S. were unable to take a trick.

M. Poincare accepted the British Government's proposal that a common Allied invitation be sent to the U. S. inviting that nation to participate in a reparation conference under the aegis of the Reparations Commission. He held that the experts taking...

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