No. 123.
Mr. Roberts to Mr. Bayard.

No. 134.]

Sir: So far as I can ascertain, cholera has disappeared in Santiago, Valparaiso, and all the sea-ports of Chili. A few cases are reported occasionally from two or three southern towns, but the cholera “lazarettos” are all closed save that in Concepcion, where eleven cases were under treatment yesterday.

About four thousand deaths by cholera are reported since its first appearance.

Fortunately the climate of Chili is not favorable to cholera epidemics, or its ravages would have been very much greater, in spite of the energy and liberality of the Government in checking its spread and ministering to the afflicted.

I have, etc.,

William R. Roberts.