WHAT HAPPENED AT PARIS DURING THE MONTH
THAT PRESIDENT WILSON WAS AWAY
A BRIEF survey of what had happened during the President's absence of a month (February 15th to March 14th) will throw a vivid light upon the inner workings of the Peace Conference--show some of the influences really operating within that doubledoored, sound-proof room of the French Foreign Office: and the kind of struggle the President had to face.
When Mr. Wilson left Paris for America on February 15th, the great problem of the moment was the renewal of the armistice terms with Germany, which expired February 17th. Now, the French were always more interested and concerned in military terms than any other nation. The war was on French soil and the Commander-in-Chief was a Frenchman. Their effort was always to add more drastic terms to the armistice, and to keep the