SPAIN: Overture

Following the capture of Raisuli, famed Moroccan Tribesman (TIME, Feb. 16), the forces of Abd-el-Krim, leader of the Riffian rebels, began to mass for a concerted attack of the Spanish lines.

In Spain, Dictator Primo Rivera shook his head, wrote to Abd-el-Krim, suggested a peace parley. Said he: "We are willing to go very far." He offered full autonomy to the Riff as a kingdom under the Shereefian Monarch, Sultan Mulay Yusef, but said that Abd must. thereafter demobilize his men and govern his country as "a peaceful state and not a warrior...

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