Persia bought a modest $2,000,000 Navy last week (see p. 16). Germany let contracts for her third $20,000,000 "pocket battleship" (see p. 14). France began "war games" or "autumn maneuvers" around Châlons-sur-Marne to continue until Sept. 29.

In Bogota last week the Senate of Colombia voted $10,000,000 for "national defense" (against Peru) and 10,000 Bogotans patriotically paraded—this despite the fact that Peru's government has apologized for the "Leticia Incident" of Sept. 1 when Peruvian hotheads seized Leticia, Colombian port.

In the vast United...

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