815.00/1897: Telegram

The Minister in Honduras ( Jones ) to the Acting Secretary of State

General Rafael Lopez Gutierrez is reported to have started revolutionary movement, taken several towns and is said to be at San Fernando 40 miles from Tegucigalpa. Today at about 9 p.m. [a.m.?] the Government sent 300 troops in pursuit of him. The situation here continues grave in the extreme.

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American Vice Consul at Puerto Cortes reports [conditions] there alarming. I recommend presence of war vessel at that place.

Nearly all male population of Tegucigalpa not in Government service have fled from the city.

  1. Text printed from corrected copy received July 29, 12.02 a.m.