General Don Miguel Primo de Rivera, 58, Prime Minister and Dictator of Spain, thoroughly jilted, last week, his 47-year-old fiancee (TIME, May 14) the Senorita Mercedes Castellanos, rich, vivacious, superbly preserved.

Dictator de Rivera, who has now convalesced from a short illness, issued at Madrid last week a brief statement that his engagement is at an end. It contained the allegation that the Senorita Mercedes Castellanos has recently been seen on the Stock Exchange making purchases in company with the Duke of Almodovalhe and Count Cimera. Such conduct, says the communique, was "imprudent and inexplicable."

Only a few hours before the...

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