Upon Mayor Rusca of Locarno, Switzerland, there descended last week the momentous duty of opening officially a diplomatic conference at which it is hoped to guarantee the frontiers of Germany and bring her within the League. With an excellent grace the Mayor of this tiny village welcomed the Foreign Ministers of Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Belgium. He made them comfortable in a huge austere courtroom on the second floor of his Palais de Justice, declared in a few words that the conference was in session, and vanished like the kindly...

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