The Fifth Chamber of the Seine Tribunal awarded a soldier $500 for a "characteristic mistake of the medical profession" in his suit against one Dr. Philippe. The "characteristic mistake" was leaving a sponge in the inside of the soldier, thereby necessitating a second operation.
Florian Parmentier, poet, was awarded a traveling prize for the best book of poems for the year. The reactionary press bitterly assailed the poet who is anti-militaristic, particular exception being taken, apparently, to a passage:
"Courage does not mean facing bayonets, but accomplishing one's social duty."
Mme. Marie Laparcerie lost...