Royalists and Imperialists rejoiced, last week, as progress was made away from Democracy:

¶ Poland's eccentric dictator, Marshal Josef Pilsudski, was besought by 1,500 delegates of the Monarchist Party to proclaim himself "Emperor of Poland" last week.

Marshal Pilsudski who is now gulping mineral water at a Rumanian spa, "The Baths of Hercules," did not repudiate the suggestion of a Crown. Poland was of truly Imperial dimensions circa 1650 in the great days of Ladislas IV and John Casimir II.

¶ Since practically every Hungarian is a royalist, the perennial squabble between Budapest politicians is over whether to elect a king or...

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