812.00/23547: Telegram

The Consul at Guaymas ( Yost ) to the Secretary of State

Referring to Department’s telegram April 5, 6 p.m. Naval vessel was requested for the port of Guaymas to reassure American citizens in the existing conflict between the Federal and State authorities, also at the request of H. J. Temple general superintendent Southern Pacific of Mexico in view of the railroad strike endangering American property and the persistent rumors of revolution causing the latter to commit suicide April 2d. The occasional presence of an American war vessel has a good effect. Although the Yaquis have been peaceable and the State quiet, a Federal army is reported to be on the way to Sonora. Two hundred marines have arrived at [Page 134] Guaymas, to be increased to 500 soon. Postal service by rail is suspended.