BELGIUM: Poison Fog

During the winters of 1897, 1902, 1911 and last week Belgians experienced the dread phenomenon of "poison fog." In their Royal Palace at Brussels last week King Albert and Queen Elisabeth received dreadful tidings that men, women, animals (no children), were gasping, choking, dying in a fog which filled the valley of the River Meuse from Liege down through Namur. On the fourth day the fog lifted, on the fifth Queen Elisabeth motored through the stricken valley, where 67 human lives had been lost, was rousingly cheered. The Belgian Government officially...