Foreign News: Praenobilis Filius

The interminable and shocking squabble as to what would be a suitable inscription for the new Library of Louvain (TIME, July 9 et seq.), evoked, last week, a sporting proposal.

The Rector of Louvain University, Monsignor Ladeuze, proposed to Mr. Whitney Warren, the U. S. architect, whose inscription has been rejected, that a bust of Architect Warren shall be placed in the new Library and shall be sportingly inscribed : "Praenobilis Americae filius Warren ingenio cordeque perfecit. (Warren, the most noble son of America, completed [this library] by his genius and heart.)"

Architect Warren replied by continuing his suit for 2,000,000 francs damages...

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