819.00 Revolutions/2: Telegram

The Minister in Panama (Davis) to the Secretary of State

98. When Supreme Court met early this morning situation improved immediately and revolutionists concentrated at police station and ceased their activities. Firemen under command Colonel Guizado and under direction Supreme Court took over policing of city. Fire organization is independent of all branches of Government.

Supreme Court after consulting representatives of various groups called upon President Arosemena for conference which resulted in President appointing Dr. Ballen President of Supreme Court and [Page 891]Harmodio Arias Secretary of Government. The President then resigned and Arias as Prime Minister took over the Government.

It appears that the best possible solution under the circumstances has been reached. The intelligent cooperation and assistance of General Brown and Governor Schley helped materially in preventing great loss of life.

Davis