Paunchy President Gaston Doumergue of France received last week at the Elysee a lean, taut-waisted, owlishly spectacled Jap, Prince Chichibu, second son of the Mikado.
"Your Imperial Highness' achievements during the past month are unique," smiled President Doumergue.
Prince Chichibu, though he turned the compliment deftly, may well have felt a smouldering pride at the thought that no personage of the blood imperial is known to have equaled his achievement in scaling nine of the principal mountains of Europe.* (TIME, Aug. 30, et seq.)
Prince Chichibu began to explore the Northern Japanese Alps in...