818.00/626: Telegram

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

Last night at about 9:20 an unsuccessful attempt was made to blow up our Legation building apparently by bomb which exploded near the reception room entrance and glass windows broken but no other damage, inside of building not injured. No authorities came around since but one policeman opposite at the time of explosion. Americans and others passed building during the night. Trying to secure extra private guards [for] archives in building. Local authorities grant no protection. No mention of affair in the newspapers this morning. Photographs and particulars by mail. Please refer to my recent cablegrams.