RUMANIA: Speech from the Throne

With splendrous pomp and a majesty almost Byzantine, the common peasants who have recently arisen to dominate the Rumanian Government (TIME, Nov. 19) convoked a newly elected parliament, last week, and proceeded briskly to the business of the Realm.

Splendrous was the preliminary singing of a grand Te Deum in the National Cathedral at Bucharest, with the Patriarch of Rumania, bearded Miron Cristea, presiding in his twinkling medieval mitre. Lustily sang the new peasant Deputies and Senators, clad in immaculate white homespun blouses and white legging trousers. For them the Te Deum...

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