FRANCE: Dear Lulu

Premier Poincaré, the great War President of France, one of the whitest whiskered of European statesmen, discovered last week that in the secret code of the French Foreign Office he is referred to as Barbichon (meaning, in boudoir "conversation, "The Little Bearded One" or "Little Whiskers").

"And what," cried M. Poincare, "is the code name of M. Briand [Foreign Minister] ?"

"Lulu," stuttered a trembling underling.

Majestic, M. Raymond Poincaré stalked to his office. There his eyes twinkled, his pen scratched. Soon

Aristide Briand was chuckling over the following note:

"Dear Lulu:


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