BELGIUM: Two Burgomasters

Of Belgium's three immortal heroes in World War I, two were King Albert and Desiré Félicien François Joseph Cardinal Mercier. The third was Adolphe Max, Burgomaster of Brussels. Last week it was learned that Brussels had given Belgium another heroic burgomaster.

Burgomaster Max was a short, slim & trim bachelor with a sharp eye for a pretty face or ankle. Sporting a torpedo beard and boulevardier's mustache, he was a gay cock sparrow in silk hat, frock coat and gold chain, the idol of the citizenry. As familiar to Bruxellois as his...

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