File No. 837.00/1101
Minister Gonzales to the Secretary of State
Habana, February 16, 1917—11 p.m.
No disturbances in Habana, Pinar del Rio and Matanzas Provinces. Santa Clara continues dominated Government troops and five hundred cavalry passed from that province into Camaguey to-day. Fight with Gómez forces expected to-morrow. Government has thousand armed men at Chaparra and advices from there agree with report from Consul at Santiago that Government troops control in number of towns Santiago Province. Consul says situation Santiago City very critical and threatening. Two Cuban merchant vessels there seized by insurgents and reported armed.