File No. 818.00/60
Minister Hale to the Secretary of State
San José, January 29, 1917—4 p.m.
The people here are greatly excited over rumors that American cruisers are approaching Costa Rica. The ordinary machinery of government is now proceeding as usual and I believe that an arrangement is probable by which, with the resignation of Alfredo González Flores, legality can be given to a government that will satisfy all parties. I request, therefore, that if the said rumors are correct the ships be ordered back.