In Spain It Is
Maoriland Worker, Volume 13, Issue 48, 28 November 1923, Page 3
In Spain It Is
[The Ivladiid correspondent of "TfaQ Times" says that rural Spain will hi transformed iat® an Arcadia iC Geo* eral Rivera's latest batch of decreed bear the hoped for fruit. One decree appoints several hundred delegates from the municipal areas, all of whom will have army offices, whose duty will be to inspect the public services, stimulate the organisation of QteS civic guards, hoy scouts, sports and', citizenship societies, inculcate til© virtues of respect for the law, .prompt; the 'payment of taxes, -military ssr-' vice, and the love of trees. Birds and:' flowers. —Cable item.] I'm a Spanish 'bandaiero! A lie rot No fear-o! My modesty wo.uld not admit th< claim; .: Though now - and then I fancy I'm; something like Nero, For in my special line I'm prsttjj game. I'm quite , a jolly fellow —all mellow —hot c l-o — Perhaps one day you'll join m.9 tsj a wine? I'll order you the choicest, witfa! ducats, so yellow, And then you will agree that liffll is fhie. i We'll drinlc to Bon Rivera-new era! —more toeera — The times are good that coming! are, by dam! The General is mighty—so .clever —i shicera: He knows that I'm invaluable. lam, I go and tell ths pejisanfe "Look pleasant, you pheasant: Observe the lovely frees, the birds and flowers; And pay up quick your taxt-s —noi time like the present— To satisfy this Goveriimeut of ours." Young- fellows join the army—feel diialmy, not α-almy, Unless they hold an officer's degrees, _ '•! For fiery sergeant-majors will drive them quite balmy And make them think civilian Ufa is free. But discipline is Who;! «i>ied-« eel, it's heeded — It hastens the Milloniurn aloni,; And all pernicious doctrines frcmi Thomas are. wee-ded— For we know what is right ami what is wrong. Then here's to our A ready! No lady, if shr.dy, Will -be allowed to spoil its fair re-. aown. My name is Captain Leon xVlyhjßaso* O'Grady, A resident of Barceioaa town." F. Redman, Manaia, Taranakl.