Signor Nitti, the Italian Premier, who had again taken office
after his defeat and resignation on May 11th, resigned once more on Wednesday. His proposal to reduce the bread subsidy by raising the price of the loaf had excited hostility, but he abandoned it before resigning. The real cause of his fall is to be found in the confused state of parties Ea the Chamber. None is strong enough to form a Ministry by itself, and the non. Socialist parties could not agree under Signor Nitti's leadership. If the Allies had arranged a reasonable compromise about Fiume, it is possible that Signor Nitti might have been maintained in power by the national sentiment.