The occasion was the fourth annual dinner of the U. S. branch of the International Law Association, held in Manhattan.

Before a vast expanse of taut white shirts, Dr. A. de Graeff, Dutch Minister to the U. S., rose from his seat. Said he: "In Washington society I am frequently greeted, chiefly by ladies, as follows: 'And how is dear little Holland?' While I appreciate the sympathy, I take exception to the diminutive, and most strongly object to the 'dear.' At least as far as international law is concerned, I think that my country...

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