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Just think, Rome, ancient and
famous Rome, has decided that
she must do something to attract
capital, iridustries and popula
tion. Like any ordinary town on
a new railroad in the west, the
will doubtless have the Rome
chamber of commerce yes, and
the Roman boosters.
The trouble with Rome is that
neither good nor other building
materials are found in its neigh
borhood. Result, high cost of
Hying, stagnation and hard times
for its 530,000 people.
The only real good asset is the
tourist, and just when he is most
needed he doesn't come.
What's- to be done? Why
Rome is to be made a seaport.
Deep water is 17 miles away, and
the Tiber is no good except for
ppets. There is to be a big canal,
and then gigantic basins and
docks. This means cheap food
stuffs and building niaterials, to
be followed by indiistries and
The generation that does' it will
rank with the generations that
built the Coliseum and St. Peter's.
Keep your eye on Rome.
MUSICAL MARE WRECKS A
The interesting story of the
vengeance of a musical mare is
being told in the New York dis--,trict
court in the case of Paolo
Corcuruto, a musician, agairist
Gustav Gross, a baker. Katrina. is
the name of the mare. "
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It appears that Gross was driv
ing Katrina up Second avenue
when an Italian band 45 strong
marched along playing a hymn,
"Boom, boom," went. the drum;
"crash" went the cymbals, and
the sensitive ear of Katrina took
She reared up and raised her
fore feet in protest. Then she
charged on the musicians, cleav
ing a path through them that was
littered with broken instruments.
"Corcuruto fared poorly. Kat
rina busted the bass drum to
smithereens and wrapped its re
mains around Corcuruto's body,
thus doing great injury to his
frame, his feelings and his uni
form. Hence the suit