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and three the one car. nil hundred without won't the are vice Sul- "Latin as Hahl- on of vows renounces all his ag:e , Jesus. 6:30. the Important Factor in Household. And not the least important factor .in the presidential household was this' woman from Washington, who always ·was thinking to herself, "since they such a fiendish hate for Americans, perhaps they hate me worse than anybody e3se." She would peer out the grated windows of the palace and see these hot- blooded .Latinized Indians spitting on' the walls to show their contempt, sneering loudly, waving knives, and vowing to heaven that they would be first to the tyrant bite the dust. And when ventured out with -her husband to do some shopping the mob would- draw- around them with shouts and cry, ."Or., we'll kill all the family of Zelaya;, yes, you, petite Rubinstein, and you, Ameri- calne!" All these long, weary weeks soldiers were returning from the front, gaunt with yellow feveiv a.nd telttng wild tales of heroism and disaster. At Rama there were, stories of infuriated men buried to their chins In yellow mud, and left die there, with buzzards plucking out their eyes. Jhe refugees brought such appalling tales home and' caused many bright young -patriot to quail. But the people as a whole, whether Zelaya or Estrada adherents, were brave. They fought without fear. 'Hour of Abdication Arrives. . When Managua, the little mountain capital, finally turned her., heart against Zelaya, the moment of abdication was at hand. One night the order came to "Palacio blanca," "Pack up your goods and leave." Tlie lights burned late while the president, determined not to leave an heirloom or treasured possession behind, filled all his trunks to the ·point. As for Alfonso Zelaya and his wife, they had but little with them, and discreetly quit the palace for the home a friend. Three days after President Zelaya- sailed on the gunboat General Guerrero, the young couple made a kuiiet journey to the seaport, Corlnto, and embarked for Costa Itica. "I almost wept with joy when I that Nicaragua was behind us," aald Mrs. Zelaya. "I had smiled during" all these months of strain and fear and worry, but it was only the thought of getting hack home again that buoyed up and kept me from breaking down. waa so glad to know it was all over that we were safe." a

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 15 Feb 1910, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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