815.00 Revolutions/505: Telegram

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

39. Department’s telegram No. 21, dated April 10, 3 p.m. I have communicated verbally to President Carias the contents of the Department’s telegram in reference. He assured me that American aviators would not be employed in bombing operations against the vessels referred to and that no attack will be made on these American vessels by the Honduran forces unless the Government has conclusive evidence they are engaged in revolutionary activities.

The yacht Adventuress is reported as still detained at Puerto Mexico and the pilot boat Stormalong is reported as probably having passed the Honduran coast well out to sea bound for Nicaraguan waters.

The President stated he thought that now there is little likelihood of an attempted landing of men and arms by either of these vessels. In this connection, I venture to suggest it might be advisable to have some naval vessel cruising in the vicinity of Honduras for the next two weeks or until definite news of the abandonment of this attempted landing may be received as there are more than 1000 Americans in the north coast districts, many of whom might be endangered by the resulting hostilities if a landing should be effected.

The U. S. S. Manley reported last night by radio that it was returning to Panama.