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Rumania Blames Jews, Freemasons for Uprising; Threatens Reprisals

A Rumanian Government spokesman has placed the blame for the rebellion in Rumania on “Jews and Freemasons” and has threatened these groups with reprisals, it was reported here today.

Undersecretary of Propaganda Victor Medrea called a meeting of the foreign press in Bucharest, according to a dispatch to the Budapest newspaper Magyar Nemzet, and announced that it was the “Jews and Freemasons” who had precipitated the uprising, for which they would be severely punished “once order is restored.”

Although the Government blames these groups for the disorders, Magyar Nemzet said in a Zurich dispatch that the uprising was really a revolt “organized by the masses.”