HONDURAS AND GUATEMALA

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Page 11 - ... babbler to be shot without mercy. In private life he is as brutal as can well be imagined. In all the towns through which he passes, he makes a habit of calling in the best-looking women he can see, and, after subjecting them to infamous treatment, he drives them forth with the most insulting epithets; yet he is certainly the best and most successful general of any now existing, and, probably, of any who have appeared in Central America. Like Marius, the Roman leader, his brutal manners serve...
Page 11 - ... real or supposed enemies with the most dreadful tortures, without a shadow of proof or form of trial, he has since conducted himself with remarkable moderation, and has done much to improve the administration of the laws, destroy robbers, and consolidate the government. By extortions and confiscations he has amassed some hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, lands, and houses, and it is consequently his interest to maintain a settled government and give protection to property ; but in his...
Page 11 - ... nothing offended him, while at all times the most trifling expression, incautiously uttered, is sufficient to cause the babbler to be shot without mercy. In private life he is as brutal as can well be imagined. In all the towns through which he passes, he makes a habit of calling in the best-looking women he can see, and, after subjecting them to infamous treatment, he drives them forth with the most insulting epithets; yet he is certainly the best and most successful general of any now existing,...
Page 11 - Commander-in-Chief and President of the State of Guatemala, is a dark-coloured and extremely ill-looking mestizo. He was originally servant to a woman of no very respectable character in Amatislan, and afterwards to a Spaniard, from whom it is supposed he learnt the little knowledge and breeding he possessed when he first appeared on the political stage of Guatemala ; afterwards he was employed as a pig-driver ; that is in purchasing and personally driving pigs from the villages to Guatemala and...
Page 11 - He is a darkcoloured mestizo, stout-built, and rather corpulent, his face expressing his fiendish temper, but well-liked by the soldiers, whom he indulges in every way. To his habits of intoxication, may be added every species of vice which can be named among the vicious inhabitants of Central America ; and frequently in his drunken fits, he orders people to be shot who have in nothing offended him, while...
Page 11 - Dunlop describes Carrera as a dark-colored and extremely ill-looking Mestizo. He was originally a servant to a woman of no very respectable character in Amatitlan, and afterward to a Spaniard, from whom he is supposed to have got the little knowledge and breeding he possessed when he first appeared on the political stage in Guatemala.

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