818.00/876: Telegram

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

Acosta telegraphed adhesion and is returning. A committee to investigate the past regime is promised. Wednesday night at Punta Arenas some shots were fired at the American Consular Agency, the store of José Chen Apuy and some other Chinamen were looted, five people were killed and many wounded in a demonstration; police reported out of order that night. A new commander and forces were sent Thursday and all is now quiet there. The only disturbance last night was at Orotina. The country in general is tranquil.