815.00 Revolutions/16: Telegram

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

68. The last 24 hours have been quiet. Except for a few skirmishes, there has been no military activity in the San Pedro Sula region where the rebels have their largest concentration—not more than 400 poorly armed men after making estimate [omission?] given me by the President—they show no indication to attack. But neither do the greatly superior Government forces show any disposition to take the offensive, and because of this supineness on the part of this Government the insurrection may drag out into weeks or months of guerilla warfare.

In accordance with my request the Memphis moved from Ceiba to Tela this morning.

Train service resumed between San Pedro Sula and Puerto Cortes.