to Mr. Bayard.
Guatemala , December 6, 1885. (Received January 4, 1886.)
Sir: I beg to report that the elections passed off quietly, and General Manuel Barillas has been elected constitutional President, and Vicente Castaneda Vice-President of the Republic of Guatemala.
The official announcement does not take place until Congress meets next August.
I also inclose a decree of General Menendez, President of Salvador, relative to the dissolution of the Assembly, and also the decree in which he declares the country under martial law.
I have, &c.,
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.