Five gentlemen around a table, four languages on the tips of their tongues, immeasurable legal knowledge stored on the configured surfaces of their brains, earnest discussion, minute considerations, matters that will affect the whole future course of western civilization —such was a conference last week at London.

Sir Cecil Hurst (Britain), M. Fromageot (France), Dr. Gaus (Germany), M. Rolin (Belgium), and Signer Pilotti (Italy)—they were the five. They were trying to arrive at a security pact that would settle Europe's boundaries, promote her peace, and enable her to disarm on land as...

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