The Chargé in Salvador (Arnold) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received March 8—5:13 p.m.]
Revolutionary activities of Arturo Araujo were discovered and the President ordered his arrest and [that] of his father Eugenio Araujo. Troops sent this morning to arrest Arturo at his plantation were fired upon. He escaped from the plantation. Martial law proclaimed 11 a.m. today. Eugenio imprisoned yesterday afternoon in Salvador. President informs me that he has the situation well in hand.