SPAIN: A Sad Loss

In the presence of King Alfonso and Dictator Primo Rivera, both of whom were visibly affected, the famed historical home of the Royal Engineers' Academy at Guadalajara, near Madrid, was accidentally destroyed by fire.

The building dated from 1200 and had been the home of many a Grandee. Its famed library of 29,000 volumes, many of which were uncopied originals, its 15th century documents relat-nig to the House of Aragon, and its valuable paintings, among which an authentic Goya, were all destroyed. The loss was about $2,000,000.

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