FRANCE: 13th President

In the sumptuous palace of a courtesan (Madame de Pompadour) the 13th President of France was inaugurated on Saturday the 13th last week, swore no oath, placed his finger tips upon no Bible.

Women had no part in the Presidential drama. Mme Doumergue, 12-day bride of the outgoing President, impatiently awaited the bridegroom at her rural estate near Toulouse. Mme Doumer, wife of the incoming President, ate lunch with her husband on the great day—no more.

At 2 p. m. a cavalcade of the Garde Républicaine pranced...

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