715.1715/105: Telegram

The Consul in Charge of the Legation in Honduras ( Lawton ) to the Secretary of State

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua addressed Foreign Office of Honduras on the question of the inauguration of a telegraph office in disputed territory. I endeavored, through Legation of the United States at Managua, to have the matter left in abeyance for the present believing that the new administration should settle the difference, but without success. The Honduranean Government alleging that Nicaraguan citizens, since the border disturbances last year now before the Department of State for settlement, have constantly invaded Honduranean territory and have cut thousands of dollars worth of timber. The Honduranean Government does not feel justified in removing the telegraph office on the demands of Nicaragua.