Mr. Finch to Mr. Hay.
Montevideo, January 8, 1904.
(Mr. Finch reports that another crisis is at hand in Uruguay; that encounters have taken place between groups of “Blancos” and the Government forces, and that the former, who were neither concentrated nor well organized, have been dispersed. A number were killed and wounded. The Government is making an aggressive campaign and demands obedience to the constituted authority as a condition before peace negotiations will be entered into.)