FRANCE: Briand's Week

Home Affairs. Premier Aristide Briand loitered about the lobbies of the Chamber of Deputies. He loitered only, in the sense that for hours each day he did not go anywhere else. He exhibited his flamboyance in a daring campaign to spellbind the Deputies by his personal magnetism into a belief that the only workable majority which can be formed in the Chamber bears the trademark Aristide Briand et Cie. Stirring interludes ensued.

A group of Deputies surrounded M. Briand and slyly reminded him that the...

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