SPAIN: Three Tears

fears twinkled in the eyes of King Alfonso XIII of Spain last week. He was standing in Euston Station, London. He was listening to Spanish Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, the Marquis de Merry del Val.* As he listened, the tears trickled down his olive cheeks, and correspondents counted three.

The Marquis spoke of the Novedades Theatre in Madrid, how suddenly flames had whipped from the stage to the house, how the theatre had burned, children perished, and panicky men had stabbed. There were nearly 100 dead, the Marquis said, and more than 200 in hospitals.

His Majesty who...