Mr. Hall to Mr. Bayard .
Guatemala , April 8, 1885. (La Libertad, April 9.)
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.