SPAIN: Queen into Pantheon

Oh, dewy was the morning

Upon the first of May,

And Dewey was the Admiral

Out in Manila Bay;

And dewy were the Regent's eyes-

Them orbs of royal blue-

And do we feel discouraged?

I do not think we do.

—Popular U. S. gloat of 1898.

Death closed, last week, "them orbs of royal blue." They were the eyes of Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Maria Christina. During the Spanish-American War she was Regent of Spain for her stripling son, the present sprightly King Alfonso XIII. Surely all U. S. gentlefolk who ever...

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