File No. 817.812/202

Minister Jefferson to the Secretary of State


President Diaz requested me to come to his office this morning for a conference with himself and Minister Chamorro regarding the continued protest made by Salvador and Costa Rica against the passage of the Canal Treaty. First, the Salvadorean Government sent two military officers aboard the Salvadorean steamer Santa Ana to Corinto, arriving at Managua yesterday, bearing a sealed letter from the Salvadorean Government protesting not only in the name [Page 836] of Salvador, but of Central America against the passage of treaty by Nicaragua. Second, the Central American Court of Justice, by a vote of four to one the other day admitted for hearing Costa Rica’s complaint against Nicaragua.