Foreign News: Rough-shod Riding

Premier Poincaré tightened the tough girth of his new "Sacred Union Cabinet" (TIME, August 2) on the Chamber last week and spurred that fractious mettlesome assembly over more high hurdles of distasteful legislation than it has taken in a twelvemonth.

Having gotten through eleven billion francs of new taxation by a Chamber vote of 324 to 110 (TIME, August 9) which the Senate confirmed last week, 250 to 13, M. Poincaré seized his opportunity to ride roughshod, informed the Deputies that they must now pass without amendments two more heroic measures of fiscal reform:...

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