The daily routine of Finance Minister Joseph Caillaux, according to a recent report from Paris, is as follows:
At 5 a. m. he arrives at the Ministry of Finance, before anyone else is there, accompanied by his beautiful sheepdog Ali.
At 9 a. m. he receives his chief subordinates, each carrying a heavy brief case. Hastily he scans and annotates their documents.
At 11 a. m. he goes for a 15 minute walk in the Tuilleries gardens with Ali.
At 1 p. m. he lunches.
At 2 p. m. he is back at work, sometimes...