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Saturday, February 18, M. Emile Loubet was elected President of France to succeed M. Felix Faure. As was expected, the election of the new president was followed by a riot. Paris was besieged and armed cavalry was necessary to clear the streets. During the rioting forty-six persons, including fourteen policemen, were injured and two hundred and fifty arrests were made.

There is every sign of a campaign against President Loubet similar to that which drove M. Casimir-Perier to resign. Clearly, La Patrie Francaise will leave no stone unturned to achieve this object, its chief ground of objection beign that the President is a Dreyfusard.

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