SPAIN: Bribe, Scandal, Plot, Doom

Few Spaniards took alarm last September when perennial Premier Alejandro Lerroux resigned once more and passed the Government to his fellow Radical (actually Conservative) Joaquin Chapaprieta. But all Spain sat up last week when Monarchist Deputies screamed in the Cortes that Lerroux's resignation had come immediately after President Niceto Alcala Zamora received a letter from a Mexican gambler and promoter named Daniel Straus who unfolded a strange and scandalous story of 2,000,000 pesetas worth of bribes to bigwigs of Lerroux's party.

Promoter Straus had a patented electric roulette wheel, wanted to open...

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