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The Minister in Bolivia ( Maginnis ) to the Acting Secretary of State

12. Majority of 47 Republicans today voted solid electing Saavedra President of the Republic; minority [of] 33 Republicans, 1 Radical, 2 Liberals out of convention.

Labor organizations yesterday sent demand to the convention for an apology from Mizralde for remarks to their representatives which precipitated walk-out of minority. This afternoon, no apology having been made, workers on all railroads struck tying up traffic. Plan was for employees [of] electric-light plants, telephone, and tramway also to strike, but troops guarding electric-light plants have prevented spread of strike.