File No. 839.00/1714.

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Party of armed men have gone to bush from Macoris and small party got away from here. Leonte Vasquez, brother of Horacio, [Page 288]has recently returned from the United States and is in Puerto Plata. Vidal thought to have left New York City on the Iroquois but if not his activities in New York should be investigated with a view to arrest. The Government has made a considerable number of arrests here and in Puerto Plata of conspirators against the public peace. Enforced enlistment for the army also rigorously proceeding. The Dominican gunboat Independencia has left for northern points. Censorship on cables and telegraph.

Johnson.