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Frank Millet, the President of the Consolidated American Academy, is about to turn his face homeward, although he came from New York less than a month ago. However, important affairs take him back to the land of his birth. He is accompanied by Major Archibald Butt, President Taft's aid, who is here for his health. By doing exactly what the doctors forbade, he says, he is in splendid condition, and is to return immediately, benefitted by his holiday. Mr. Millet and Major Butt will sail on April 10.

Major Butt, as was expected, has had the entreé to every house worth while in Rome, but he seems to have been more attracted by coming into contact with unfashionable points of interest. For instance, he was in the immense crowd which gathered before the Quirinal Palace the day of the attempt on the life of the King, and enjoyed studying the people and their good-natured noiseness. [sic] He met many Vatican personages---old friends of President Taft, and several new ones---including Cardinal Merry del Val and the Pope himself. He will leave Rome with the fervent hope that fate may bring him back again before long.

[Note: These paragraphs have been extracted from a longer article about social activities in Rome in the spring of 1912.]


Mark Baber, USA


Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) ROME NOW CROWDED (New York Times, Sunday 31st March 1912, ref: #3082, published 25 June 2004, generated 23rd October 2021 07:26:37 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/rome-now-crowded.html