Foreign News: Debt Missions

Behind the political scenes at Paris a fierce controversy was waged over the composition of the French debt mission to the U. S. which is to sail in September. M. Franklin-Bouillon, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies' Foreign Relations Committee, a famed and able diplomat, was most eager to head the delegation. He was supported by Premier Painlevé and by many other good friends, who pointed out that his marvelous English vocabulary and diction, equaling his French eloquence, made him preeminently suitable. Stolid, squat Aristide Briand, Foreign Minister, agreed; but he did not...

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