RUMANIA: Piteous Monarch

His Majesty King Ferdinand, long invalid and often sick to the point of death, made a dramatic gesture on the station platform at Bucharest, as he entrained to pass a period of recuperation, last week, at his hunting castle at Scrobesti.

While the train waited, King Ferdinand took Premier General Alexander Averescu by the arm and publicly besought him to do everything which would make possible the formation of a "National Coalition Cabinet" strong enough to bulwark Rumania in the event of the sovereign's sudden...

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