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(1919)

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SALVADOR
EARTHQUAKE OF APRIL 28, 1919-ASSISTANCE OF THE AMERICAN
RED CROSS
816.48/74: Telegram
The Charge in Salvador (Arnold) to the Acting Secretary of State
SAN SALVADOR, Aprl9 28, 1919, 5 aim.
[Received 3.42 p.m.]
Very severe earthquake occurred at 1 a.m. this morning. Re-
ported 20 deaths and many injured. Damage to property not as
great as in former earthquake. Legation damaged but still stand-
ing. All Americans safe. Small shocks continue.
ARNOLD
816.48/75; Telegram
The Charge in Salvador (Arnold) to the Acting Secretary of State
SAN SALVADOR, April 28, 1919, 5 p.m.
[Received April 29, 12.30 a.in.]
Martial law declared today. Damage much greater than first
anticipated. Number of deaths at present reported 40 persons. No-
tify Weinberg's parents Washington he is safe.
ARNOLD
816.48/76: Telegram
The Charge in Salvador (Arnold) to the Acting Secretary of State
SAN SALVADOR, April 29, 1919.
[Received 7.20 p.n.]
President of Salvador Red Cross requests aid of 100 tents from
American Red Cross to house the homeless.
°                                                   ARNOLD
816.48/74: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Charge in Salvador (Arnold)
WASHINGTON, April 30, 1919.
Your April 28, and April 29. Express appropriately to Salva-
dorean Government deep sympathy and regret of Government and
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