In Managua, capital of Nicaragua, President Carlos Solorzano and his coalition Cabinet dined in pomp until soldiers surrounded them and arrested all the Liberal ministers. The Conservative ministers, relinquishing their dishes, went home to prepare for a crisis.

Two days later the U. S. gunboat Tulsa and the U. S. Cruiser Denver anchored in Nicaraguan ports. Come at the request of the U. S. Legation, they, too, prepared for a crisis.


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