22 MAY 1926, Page 3

* * Politicians of the Left freely supported the proposal

as they have always had a very friendly feeling towards Marshal Pilsudski, who has been a revolutionary in his time and is undoubtedly an able and vigorous politician. Count Skrzynski gradually found his position impossible, and he resigned at the end of April. The new Prime Minister, M. Witos, of the Peasant Party, had been in office only two or three days when the coup d'etat occurred. It came about in this way. Marshal Pilsudski had issued a statement condemning the new Government, and M. Witos ordered the newspapers which published the statement to be seized. This act led to rioting, and part of the Army mutinied and expressed its sympathy with Marshal Pilsudski. M. Witos tried to suppress the rising, but after fighting, in which more than three hundred men were killed, the GovernMent forces were beaten. Marshal Pilsudski is trying in a measure to legalize his success by working through the Parliament. This revolution has had one beneficial reaction. The French representative at Geneva has ceased to press for the admission of Poland as a per- manent member of the League Council—he/ice a simpli- fication of the problem which may well enable Germany to become the only new permanent member.