Foreign News: Terrifying Candor

Charles MacVeagh, U. S. Ambassador to Japan, puissant barrister, Manhattan aristocrat, became suspect last week of being a descendant of the famed "Wise Men of Gotham." The most celebrated of their acts of wisdom was dipping water with a sieve at midnight to catch the moon.

With a candor terrifying to all conscious of the discretion expected in a diplomat, Mr. MacVeagh spoke as follows before a meeting of the English Speaking Societies of Japan at Tokyo: "Had the British ambassador been here he would have said: 'to study English, go to...

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