SPAIN: New Assembly

Signing. Pen poised, King Alfonso XIII hesitated, last week, over the signing of what is destined to become a historic document. At his side was Lieutenant General Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja, Marquis de Estella, Grandee of Spain, Dictator under the ample title of President of the Council. His presence seemingly threw a dark shadow over the Spanish crown. The pen descended at the foot of the royal desk. It wrote: "Alfonso R."

History alone can determine the full significance of this act; opinion may condemn it as politically immoral. The...

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