818.00/867: Telegram

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

Your August 30, 1 p.m. I saw Quiros this morning and advised him of that instruction. He asked that publicity be delayed 72 hours and said that he was afraid of manifestations and possible bloodshed. He said that he was not sure the military in control of some barracks. Barquero has made the same request, so I am waiting. In view of this danger a man of war at each port would prevent [Page 858] any attempt by Tinoco adherents to cause trouble. It would be of great benefit to both men and I believe it would be welcome to both of them.