National Affairs: Bandit-Catcher

Tattered bandits sneaked down across the Pis-Pis river and with a whoop fell upon the Laluz gold mine. The time: last April. The place: northeastern Nicaragua.

They blew up the mine, wrecked its extraction mill, destroyed the nearby Bonanza mine, captured George Marshall of New York, carried him away, turned him loose in the jungle to die wretchedly of malaria.

The leader of these raids was Manuel Maria Jiron, onetime chief assassin for the late President Manuel E. Cabrera of Guatemala, and more lately a "general" in the guerilla army of Augusto Calderon Sandino,...

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