SPAIN: March to Gibraltar

A character from Cervantes is illiterate Juan March, "richest man in Spain." He rolled up to the yellow stucco Rock Hotel at Gibraltar last week with his jailer and a carload of friends, thumbed his nose at the Government of Spain and went to bed. Sallow Castilians slapped their thighs and swore that Por Dios, Juan had done it again!

Every packet of rank, loose-rolled Canarias that Spaniards smoke puts a few centesimos in the pockets of Juan March. Never able to read or write, he laid the foundation of his fortune by selling...

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