817.00 Bandit Activities, 1931/207
The Minister in Nicaragua (Hanna) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received July 30.]
Sir: I have the honor to report that the Brigade Commander has informed me of an engagement on July 9, 1931, between a Guardia patrol under Lieutenant Clark, Guardia Nacional (Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps), and Lieutenant Martinez, Guardia Nacional, and a small group of bandits near Telpaneca in the Department of Nueva Segovia. One bandit was killed and three were wounded. There were no Guardia casualties. The Guardia captured one pistol and miscellaneous articles from the bandits.