Foreign News: Seven Hundredth

One hundred and fifty thousand buyers and the agents of 10,000 dealers in everything from caviar to coke foregathered at Leipzig during the week for that city's 700th annual fair. From the U. S. alone came 1,500 buyers. At Leipzig they mingled with oleaginous Armenian lace vendors, stalwart Norwegian goat cheese merchants, shrewd Jugoslavian toy whittlers. When the week of chop, swop and barter closed, over 50% more business had been done than in the previous record year, 1914.

While the narrow streets and peaked-roofed buildings of Old Leipzig were crammed all...

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