No. 68.

Mr. Hall to Mr. Bayard .


Secretary of legation goes to Libertad to communicate with you. Communication from here not practicable. General Barrios killed battle on 2d. General Barillas named by National Assembly provisional President. A new ministry has been formed.

Barrios’s death demoralized the army, caused a panic throughout the country. Guatemalan Government weak, vacillating. Great fear is entertained as to personal safety of certain obnoxious individuals. Numbers ask for asylum at this legation.

I shall remain at my post, come what may.

Secretary takes cipher.