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United States Department of State / The executive documents printed by order of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fifty-first Congress. 1890-'91
(1890-1891)

Central America,   pp. 28-146 PDF (48.1 MB)


Page 28


                     CENTRAL AMERICA.
                     Mr. Mizner to Mr. Blaine.
                               [Telegram.]
                          LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                     Guatemala, June 23, 1890. (Received June 24.)
   Mr. Mizner informs Mr. Blaine of the credited report in Guatemala of
 a successful revolution in Salvador on the night of the 22d instant,
 during which the President and others were assassinated.
                     Mr. Mizner to Mr. Blaine.
 No. 114.]                LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                      Guatemala, June 25, 1890. (Received July 11.)
   SIR: I have the honor to confirm my cable to you of the 23d in-
 stant.
   I called upon the President and secretary for foreign affairs for this
 Republic yesterday, in order to obtain such facts as may have been se-
 cured in reference to the Salvadorian revolution, but they only knew
 that one General Ezeta, of the army of that Republic, had in some way
 been proclaimed, or proclaimed himself, Provisional President of Sal-
 vador.
 That during the night of the 22d instant an attack had been made
 upon'the presidential palace, and that the President and others had
 been killed; some accounts stating that the President had died from
 apoplexy during the fight in defense of his home. The wires being un-
 der the control of the revolutionary party, no further details have as
 yet come to hand.
 President Barillas and Minister Sobral were quite plain and positive
 in their denunciation not to recognize it in any way; considering that
 Guatemala is under moral obligation to aid Salvador in maintaining a
 lawful organization, being, as she is, one of the three Republics which
 has adopted the union compact, and necessary to complete the majority
 of Central American States in that union.
 They especially objected to a revolutionary president, such as General
 Ezeta now seems to be, becoming eligible to the-presidency of the new
 Republic, and stated that they had moved 2,000 troops towards the
 frontier of Salvador and were well prepared to send large additional
forces, if necessary. They also expressed the fear that the credit of the
Central American States would be disastrously affected, and the pend-
ing loan of $21,000,000, and construction of the proposed Northern
railroad, would be interfered with, at least for the present.
      I have, etc.,
                                            LANSING B. MIZNER.
     28.


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