The lone she-wolf in the historic cage on the Capitol of Rome is dead.
The passing of this traditional symbol of Ancient Rome is regarded as an augury of misfortune to the Eternal City. Since time immemorial it has been the custom to keep a wolf on the steps of the Capitol, as well as three eagles, to symbolize the Romulus and Remus legend.
It is considered unfortunate that this death should have occurred after Mussolini destroyed the ancient municipal government of Italy's cap ital and substituted a Commissioner.
The authorities have announced that as soon as...