MONACO: Polignac v. Mon

As a fireman bounds out of bed and rushes to a fire, so Crown Prince Pierre de Polignac of Monaco bounded into a sleeping car berth at Paris and rushed off to Monte Carlo.

In the Principality, embers of revolution were a-glowing. The first alarm was sounded when the Parliament of Monaco —called the National Council—resigned en masse. The second alarm was figuratively turned in by Monaco's one Minister of State, florid, flustered M. Louis Eugene Maurice Piette, after the Communal Council of Monaco. Like delighted children at a fire, the tourists and gamblers of Monte Carlo shrilled questions: "Is it...

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