817.00/4546: Telegram

The Minister in Nicaragua (Eberhardt) to the Secretary of State

37. Today brings first train service between Managua and Corinto since Saturday.33 Passengers report frightful devastation at Chinandega with strong likelihood of another attack by revolutionists on that or neighboring city.34

  1. February 5.
  2. On February 14 Admiral Latimer was authorized to use the forces under his command to keep open the railroad and to establish neutral zones in such places along the railroad as he deemed “necessary to safeguard the lives and property of American and foreign citizens.” (File No. 817.00/4584.)