SPAIN: A Luncheon

In the Royal Palace at Santander, a luncheon party was given by King Alfonso. Among the notables invited to lunch were the Duke of Alba, General Primo Rivera, U. S. Ambassador Alexander P. Moore.

During the conversation, in which the King spoke on internal affairs, it was duly noted that Ambassador Moore called the King "Chief" and the Duke of Alba "Jimmy". Alfonso responded to such familiarity by saying that he and Mr. Moore understood each other.

It is an unwritten law— not always, however, unvoiced— that royal utterances shall not be directly quoted. What King Alfonso has to say about...

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