FRANCE: Two Speeches

The Mayor of Badenvillier sat on a platform last week, a tricolor sash wrapped round his stomach. Before him on a velvet cushion lay the cross of the Legion of Honor, presented to the commune of Badenvillier by the French government. Donor of the cross, chief orator at Badenvillier's celebration was chunky, heavy mustached Paul Painleve, French Minister of War. Said he :

"There are critics abroad who say that France is blocking land disarmament. Yet no country has consented to disarmament as fully as France when she decided to reduce her...

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