815.00 Revolutions/410: Telegram

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

116. Referring to my telegram No. 115, December 20, 1 [3] p.m.14 German Legation at Guatemala City has advised German Consul here that German merchant vessel near Honduras has been ordered to call at Amapala to take off foreign women and children and foreigners who wish to leave the island. Permission to do so granted by President Mejía Colindres. Military authorities here endeavoring to obtain four launches from Salvador and with small boats believe they can retake Amapala. Understand that bombing port from air abandoned. Military authorities believe Reina with 100 armed followers has left island and joined force of about 300 insurgents now north of Goascoran and being pursued by Nationalist troops. Congress extended martial law 60 days and authorized President to effect loan for $500,000. Government has already hypothecated all its income for next 6 weeks available for guarantees except for small loan.

Repeated to Central American missions and Comsperon.

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