834.00 Revolutions/6: Telegram

The Minister in Paraguay (Howard) to the Secretary of State

17. My 16, February 17, 5 p.m. President and most of Cabinet said to be still holding out on gunboat. Revolutionists now claim [Page 859] victory by reason of submission of the loyal forces who have been defending the central section of the city. Latest information seems to confirm this claim. So far as known navy and arsenals still loyal.