When the S. S. Essequibo arrived in Manhattan a story was unfolded of a plot to kidnap the autocratic President of Peru, Señor A. B. Leguia.
The despot was to be seized while on his way to the National Theatre in Lima by a determined gang of radicals. Once in their power, the President was to have been forced to abdicate.
Everything worked out according to plan. President Leguia left the Presidential abode and was on his way to the theatre. Unfortunately for the radicals and fortunately for the President, he...