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President Leguía and the Brooklyn Bounder

President Leguía and the Brooklyn Bounder

“Following the aforesaid marriage the said President Leguia on many occasions attempted to induce the plaintiff to become a citizen of Peru and to accept a governmental position at a high salary, which the plaintiff at all times refused to do; that the plaintiff was at all times in fear of his life, and he was familiar with various incidents of the sudden disappearance of enemies of Leguia who were never again heard from…”

Atahualpa’s Ransom & Other Treasure Fables

Atahualpa’s Ransom & Other Treasure Fables

McCune had reportedly “encountered an Indian of great age, who might be described as the last of the Incas, and who had revealed where the really rich deposits lay.” Who blew the whistle is unclear – perhaps one of the wealthy Delawareans – but in May 1915, McCune was arrested in New York City on charges of mail fraud. “McCUNE GIVES BAIL; NOT IN INCAS’ GOLD,” the New York Times headline quipped.