The Consul in Charge of the Legation in Honduras ( Lawton ) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 5, 12.10 a.m.]
Department’s telegram about Nicaragua. Department advised, see my telegram of November 28, 10 a.m. Only one telegraph line installed and that was partly accidental. The Honduranean Government will remove it if the Department requests but Nicaraguans must cease cutting timber in disputed territory which has continued for the last year. On November 30 Nicaraguan forces numbering forty are reported to have entered Honduranean territory and fired at Honduras customs guard, later retired but captured two Hon-duraneans one of whom escaped. I telegraphed to Minister Jefferson to use good offices to have troops recalled.