823.00 Revolutions/6: Telegram

The Chargé in Peru ( Mayer ) to the Secretary of State

147. My telegram August 24, 7 p.m. Local Politico-military situation apparently growing more confused but President is still in the picture. New military Cabinet reported in my August 24, 7 p.m., refused take office.

Efforts are being made by conference of President and officers to select governing junta from Army and Navy. There are indications that President Leguia may be cleverly manipulating the situation to remain in power here at head of young officer group. South seems solidly in hands of revolutionists.

Have just been around the town and find it now quiet with police patrols everywhere. Repeated to Santiago.