Foreign News: Palatial Arson?

Twenty British and 20 French insurance companies piled their experts on firebugs into airplanes, sent them roaring down to Nice last week to view two acres of dismal smouldering smudge, stabbed by bits of cracked marble walls.

"The Caesars could not have built it!" admiring friends have agreed with Frank J. Gould. It cost him 100,000,000 francs ($6,200,000 at current exchange), was insured for 47,000,000 francs. He called it the Palais de la Mediterranee, looked upon it as a sumptuous temple to opera, drama, gastronomie and baccarat. Nobody could deny that it was at...

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