The arms of the revolution on this memorable
date have covered themselves with glory. The adventurous
pirates once more have bitten the dust in our aggressive
mountains, because our powerful con-cons and excellent
marksmanship of our excellent riflemen will let the
civilized world know the cause which is defended with sacred
justice and legitimate right, omnipotent God will fight our
cause and conduce us toward success.
Once more the cowardly punitives who in the air make motions
of greatness because they have the advantage that in the
airplanes they pilot they assassinate cravenly our peaceful
countrymen, have suffered a defeat today at 10 a.m. after
trying to fight with a small guerrilla expedition around the
zone of Quilalí under the command of the valiant captain
Abram Centeno. The two airplanes made evolutions in the air
after a strong bombardment with machine guns and bombs and
were perforated in the gasoline tank and were burned in the
air, one of the apparatuses falling in our power also one of
the aviators and the mechanic who threw bombs. Said aviators
being captured there were judged by a Council of War and
shot summarily, applying to them the same law that the
adventurer Feland wanted to apply to the patriot and
legitimate Nicaraguan General Augusto C. Sandino when he
made him an outlaw in his own country. The other machine
although it was also perforated, but managed to escape and
reach Ocotal where they have a landing field.
General Echeverría: I am well and today I will answer other
correspondence and reports that have reached me. Estrada has
more than 150 men awaiting the Yankees whom they say want to
reach San Juan first. God will place obstacles in their way.
There is nothing new.
Patria y Libertad
/s/ A. C. Sandino