FRANCE: Notes, Oct. 6, 1924

Tremendous storms raged in southeastern France. Rain, driven with cyclonic volume, washed away railway tracks, flooded railway stations. As a train passed over a bridge near the city of Orange, the structure collapsed; engineer and fireman were killed. Telephonic and telegraphic communications were severed. Lightning caused heavy damage.

The failure of the French Governor of Guadeloupe to make a report on a recent bombing outrage, which occurred during an election, caused the Minister of the Colonies to despatch last week a warship to the island. Meanwhile, the Governors of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guiana...

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