The Chargé in Salvador (Arnold) to the Secretary of State

No. 630

Sir: In compliance with the Department’s instruction of May 28, 1917,15 I have the honor to report as follows:

One. Mr. Arturo Araujo and Angel Esteves left Puerto Cortes, June 4th, for the United States. His adherents, Dr. Napoleon Velasco, Luis Raul Angulo, Salvador Escalon, Roque Jacinto Pineda, General Juan Amaya, Alonso Argueta and Doctor Lisandro Villalobos embarked for Guatemala. The departure of these revolutionists from Honduras will clear the political atmosphere between the two Republics and will permit the Salvadorian troops which have been retained on the Honduranean frontier to be removed.

The President informed me that from telegrams received by the Honduranean emigrés in San Salvador, he anticipated that the Honduranean revolutionists were preparing to invade Honduras from the Nicaraguan frontier. The President informed the President of Honduras of these telegrams and troops were sent to the Nicaraguan border. A revolutionary attempt was made which was successfully defeated by the Honduranean Government.

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I have [etc.]

Frank D. Arnold
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