815.00 Revolutions/5: Telegram

The Minister in Honduras (Lay) to the Secretary of State

60. My telegram No. 59, April 18, 9 p.m. Manager of the Standard Fruit Company at Ceiba telegraphs revolutionists concentrating at a place approximately 37 miles inland and undoubtedly meditating attack on Ceiba tonight.

President Mejia Colindres wishes to know whether marines in Nicaragua would supply bombs to assist in suppressing uprising and protecting lives and property in Ceiba and Truxillo districts. He will ask United Fruit Company to use its planes and pilots to transport and drop them. Fruit company will not accede to his request and in any event its American pilots would not participate in this action. I suggest that I be instructed to inform the President that bombs not available.

Please answer by telegraph what action taken about sending warship.