File No. 838.00/594.


At a meeting of the diplomatic corps to-day it was decided to inform the President of Haiti of the seriousness of the situation and ascertain if ample measures have been taken to prevent pillage and firing in the streets and for safeguarding the life and property of foreigners; the President affirmed that he had sufficient force to guarantee protection. The yacht American has been turned over to the Haitian Government, but the American crew remains aboard. The minister asks to be advised as to their status.