Mr. Hall to
Guatemala, May 2, 1887. (Received May 26.)
Sir: Recurring to my dispatch numbered 586, I beg leave to inclose an extract and translation, from a newspaper of Salvador, giving an account of an alleged scheme of ex-President Zaldivar and General Fabio Moran, to send an expedition against the Government of that state and of the action taken by the Government of Nicaragua to frustrate it. This expedition is referred to in my No. 644, of which President Menendez gave information to President Barillas.
The vessel which was to have conveyed the expedition, it is said, was purchased and fitted out at Panama by General Moran, Zaldivar’s chief. It was to have touched at some designated point on the coast of Nicaragua and have taken from there a hundred and upwards Salvadorian refugees. The proposed place of landing was La Unioo, in the Gulf of Fonseca, where, it appears, the co-operation of some military chiefs had been secured for the scheme of revolutionizing Salvador and reinstating ex-President Zaldivar, whose efforts to regain power are persistent, but will no doubt continue to end in failure.
I have, etc.,