"Happy the people Whose annals are brief."

The name of a new President was set down last week in the voluminous annals of Nicaragua, crammed for centuries with an almost unexampled record of Spanish tyrants and Latin American usurpers. The new President, Señor Adolfo Diaz, was elected by the Nicaraguan Congress in joint session, an assembly so accustomed to being bullied by armed factions in Nicaragua that its acts must always be regarded with suspicion. Apparently President Diaz was elected because he is known to be persona grata to the U. S.,...

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