The President of France to President Taft.


The sympathy expressed by Your Excellency, both in your own name and in that of the American people, in the grievous circumstances we are undergoing, profoundly moves us. From the heart I thank you. Your ambassador came to announce the generous intentions of the American colony of Paris, and received the assurance of the gratitude with which we shall receive through him the subscriptions of all Americans for the sufferers.

A. Fallieres.