Georges Theunis, Jack-in-the-box Premier (TIME, March 10, 17) proceeded recently to work up a favorable atmosphere by the time-honored political expedient known as "sweetening the pot." The employees and functionaries of the Kingdom of Belgium received increases in salaries. M. Theunis announced last week in a speech on budget economy that only one employee had refused an increase. That man's name is Albert, his official title is "King of the Belgians" and his civil list (royal salary) is 3,300,000 francs. The announcement was greeted with cheers from the Liberal and Clerical...

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