Marshal Louis Franchet d'Esperey, 75, once the youngest General in the French army and but one day older than its youngest marshal (Petain), stopped briefly at Trinidad last week on the maiden Caribbean cruise of the French liner Colombie, was welcomed by British officials and most of the populace. Trinidad understood what brought him. A courier had just arrived from Cayenne, French Guiana, with word of a drastic administrative reform inaugurated by Governor Bouge. Most of French Guiana is unexplored. Preliminary surveys show traces of gold, silver, lead, copper. There are phosphate deposits and valuable rosewood...

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