SPAIN: Rumor v. Fact

Rumor. King Alfonso XIII, having piously buried his mother (TIME, Feb. 18), turned to affairs of state, last week, with such vigor that news leaks through the Spanish censorship envisioning His Majesty as demanding the resignation of General Don Miguel Primo de Rivera, who has now dictated for five and a half years.

Fact. A few days previously King Al fonso signed a royal decree empowering the government: 1) To impose a fine of from 25 to 2,500 pesetas ($3.80 to $380), and imprisonment from one to 14 days on anyone arrested...

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