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haa gone out of eslatence. but the newly constituted republic of Poland. Matrrlee Casenave, whom France re cently transferred from the post of her minister plenipotentiary at Bio to the United 8tates for the purpose of assuming the direction of the va rloa. activities in America of Andre Tardleu. formerly French high com missioner. returns ss an old and we! come frlencf! He has been repeatedly in America during the course of his official career. Possessed of an ex ceptional knowledge of international finance?indeed, he is Justlv^regarded as the financial expert or France's diplomacy?he was intrusted by his government while at Peki f with th? representation of Its interests In the so-called "six power* loan to China." This brought him Into close contact with the late J. Pierpont Morgan, with the latter* s son and successor and with those America II financiers who had been dr*wn into the six-power plans for the reorgani sation of China's finances. Subsequently Casenave was def eated by his government to assume the presidency of the Bank of Haiti, in which, as well as In the entire negro republic, there was a iarge amount of French capital invested, and to act as France's plenipoten tiary In the settlement of all me various issues that arose In conne; tion with the Institution of a Unit ed States control of the island. It quite naturally followed that by reason of his acquaintance with American financiers he should have heen assigned to the Reading m s sion. which came to New Fummer of 1915 to negotiate the first Anglo-French loan in America. And when the French war comims s,on was organised here under the presidency of Andre Tardleu. Case nave was appointed to act as nnancial counselor. Maurice Casenave having lost his only son and also a nepheW in the irreat war. Is now the last survi o of a very ancient family of the Eearn. which was already plajin, an important role in the ment of that autonomous Prov,"5* in the fourteenth century. J"1 National Library In ? " ?e jound a huge volume descriptive of the customs, prerogatives aniltr rtitions of the people of ing on the title page the date of 1.-.J7 and the name of Pierre Case nave as author. .. lh_. Antolne Casenave. Breit-srandfather nf Minister Plenipotentiary Maurice Casenave. now in New York, repre sented the Basses Pyrenees In the national convention of the great re - olutlon. closely Thomas Paine, author of the' R"""* of Man.'' who. although an American citisen. was elected hy the ci y Pari, as one of its deputies ^ in , the national convention. In the trial of Kins U>uis XVI. Antoine Casenave pleaded eloquently and vigorously in favor of sparing that ill-fated m?' arch's life and of restoring him and his wife and children 'o libem and incurred thereby to such an extent the ill-will of the terrorists that, fol lowing the advice of his friend Paine. h*? sought refuge in America, resid ing In New York and Philadelphia un'il he was enabled, by his election to the Council of the Five Hundred. ' to return to Paris. M Casenave tells a very Instructive story about Count Luxburg. of ? spur tos versenkt ' celebrity, who consid ered it to be his patriotic duty while the kaiser's envoy at Buenos Aires to instruct German raiders to sink not onlv enemy but also neutral shipping, even shipping of the country to which he was accredited, with all an board, so as to leave no trace of the pirati cal outrage and wholesale murder. It seems that a few years after the Boxer insurrection in China, when u z?nave wax charge d'affaires of France at Peking. Luxburg was act ing as one of the secretaries of the German legation. A French Jesuit priest having been assassinated. Ca senave caused the murderer's arrest and conviction by the Chinese au thorities. The latter condemned the culprit to the frightful punishment of i LJng-chi. reserved for pancides. namely, slow death by a thousand pro gressive slicing* of his anatomy. 1 'asenave. who. in spite of his rather sarcastic wit. his cynical speech and somewhat Voltairian appearance and manner. Is a very kind-heated man. wax horrified. He at once lodged a strong protest with theChinese gov ernment. declaring that all that he asked for was that the murderer should pay the penalty for his brutal crime bv ordinary decapitation with out torture, and that he was strong y ? opposed to the terrible punishment to which the culprit had been condemned, which was abhorrent to France and to *all civilised nations of Europe and America, as well as Incompatible with principles of enlightenment and pro gress with which the Celestial empire Sad been credited by the foreign powers. in order to give hts protest addi tional weight Casenave took ???? tage of his friendly relations with his colleagues to secure their indorsement of the document. Only one of them declined to comply with his request, namely. Count Luxburg. who hap pened to be temporarily in charge of the German legation. returned the protest to Caxen ave unsigned along with a letter. In which he explained that he en ? ?rely disapproved of any modifica tion of the murderer'# penalty: that man had been guilty of klllln* a white man and therefore should he subjected to all the suffering de creed for Mm by his Judges as a lesson to the natives. Subsequently Luxburg callrd In person at <he French legation to emphasis* his contention, but with out avail. ?nd fortunately for the 'peace of mind of Casenave th-s Chin ese authorities gave way and the murderer went to his death wnole k instead of piecemeal. * Casenave declares that Luxburg was the mtldcst-lookin*. gentlest mannered. soft-spoken German dip lomat whom he had ever encounter ed in his long career?a man con veying the impression of the very essence of the milk of human kind ness HIS attitude In the case of th? priest's murderer was a perfect revelation of the unsuspected Hun nishness of hla character?of that cold-blooded cruelty and pitiless savagery revealed by his country men later on In the great war. Tet It was. after all. quite In u#eolng with whatsfjknow of t'ae Washington New York ? Coward front-lace and tha ' best makes of back-lace Corsets. Negligee. Undersilks. ? Hosiery 1110 F Street AijMUf C Iwlii TWk. Germans that the courteous and suave young German diplomat who in Peking so strenuously insistea upon the execution of the French missionary's assassin by the fright fully barbarous punishment known and dreaded throughout China as the Ling-chi should have insisted years later, when minister at Buenos Aires, upon the sinking of neutral shipping, with all on board, by the Gtrman raiders?"spurlos verse nkt.M Another old friend Just returned from France is Lieut. CoL Phillipe Buneau-Varilla. who is going to com plete his tour of the United States .nterrupted by the death of his daugh ter in France last February. He will go as far West as San Francisco ami speak for closer relations between FVance and America. He said when he landed: "I am glad to see that the idea of j which I spoke last January is being carried out at the peace table. That is. that lasting peace can only be brought about by the combined forces of the United States. England and France, a peace of force and no* a peace based on talk alone." Col. Vartlla was one of the French engineers detailed to dig the Panama <'anal for the French government. In "the war he was severely wounded and hi* right lew was amputated. Another prominent Frenchman, who came over with Got Varilla. was Maj. Fernand le Maitre. a surgeon in the French army, who made a special study of facial and head reconstruction, and had a hospital of 750 beds in the great center of Vichy. His fame as a re storer of the badly wounded heads 'and faces of officers and soldiers to a nearly normal state caused his selec tion -*>y the A. E. F. as one of the lecturers at the convention of Ameri can physicians at Atlantic City. As I have said, every week almost finds some convention holding ir.eif meetings in Washington; the city Krows more popular* each year with conventions. The second Pan Amer ican Commercial Congress met here last week and brought to town many distinguished men from the republics to the South of us and they weft en tertained individually and collectively. John Barrett. Director General of the Pan American Union, gave a luncheon j in the Pan American Union annex for the Latin-American delegates to the conference last Thursday and J on Friday there was a reception given in the Hall of the Americas, I supplemented with a garden party in the Astec Gardens at the Pan American Union Building by the gov ?rning board of the Pan American Union in compliment to those In at tendance at the conference. The guests included officials and unofficial , persons who are interested in Pan | American relations. 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