818.00/533: Telegram

The Consul at San José ( Chase ) to the Acting Secretary of State

Much military activity and the air full of rumors. Recruits being made, troops sent toward both oceans today. Recently Arturo Volio and others imprisoned, property of Juan Gomez molested but he was not found, are now after him. Joaquin Tinoco reported having been at Causill [Cartago?] today conferring with ex-President Ricardo Jimenez. Usaga and gang now in San Jose; it is rumored, to assassinate certain merchants should trouble arise. It may be another case of terrorizing the people and looting the Treasury.

  1. Text printed from corrected copy received Jan. 17, 4.09 p.m.