File No. 839.00/1822

Minister Russell to the Secretary of State


President having resigned, executive power now in hands remaining four Cabinet Ministers, who have guaranties of personal safety to enter city to-morrow. Their position with reference to control of military forces of country will be no different from that Jiménez prior to his present difficulty with Arias. Conditions now almost normal but if ministers find position untenable they are likely to resign and, owing to the Constitution, thus create situation difficult and absolutely abnormal. Election temporary successor in the hands of Congress, which not likely to have quorum for some months because of political intrigues.