File No. 815.00/1040.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


Mr. McCreery says, in reference to the telegram sent January 28 by the President of Honduras to the President of the United States, that President Dávila desires the United States to act as arbitrator in the present situation; that he could call his country to arms and oppose Bonilla at a cost of life and money, but he is willing to deliver the Presidency to some competent man agreed upon who is not a declared candidate; that he will retire only on condition that the United States name or at least approve the nomination of the President for the next term; and that if Bonilla would also make a sacrifice it would be a benefit to the country.