822.00 Revolutions/69: Telegram

The Consul General at Guayaquil (McDonough) to the Secretary of State

Referring to my telegram of last night, the Guayaquil troops later declared against the military movement at Quito. This was because of the attitude of the soldiers and junior officers. Sentiment Guayaquil and coast said to be against dictatorship. Situation is uncertain and somewhat disturbing especially on account of disagreement between the garrisons at Quito and Guayaquil. All quiet here this morning but political demonstrations are expected tonight. Expressions of my opinions are confidential. Telegraphic communication is cut off and railway communications are cut off with Quito.