Mr. Hall to
Guatemala, November 24, 1886. (Received December 16.)
Sir: * * * I have the honor to inclose herewith an article, with a translation, recently published in the newspaper La Nacion, of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, entitled the “Projects of Soto, Zaldivar, and Barrundia.”
The writer of the article, who is well known in Central America, asserts that he has information that the persons referred to still persist in their purpose to subvert the present Governments of Honduras, Salvador, and Guatemala.
In the note of Señor Batres, accompanying my dispatch No. 524, Ex-President Zaldivar was reported to be in Mexico, Ex-President Soto [Page 77] was in Costa Rica, where Zaldivar joined him later, and subsequently the two went, to Nicaragua, where, at last accounts, it is said, Zaldivar remains and Soto has returned to New York. There is reason to believe that Ex-Minister Barrundia has not been in Central America since his departure in April, 1885.
With reference to these revolutionary projects the writer of the article says that although there is peace in Central America, there is neither tranquillity nor confidence as to the future, and that this state of uncertainty is due solely to the projects of the persons before named to recover their lost power. He is confident, however, that their plans will fail, as did the Delgado expedition in Honduras, which was the first part of the programme of their operations.
I am, etc.,