Mr. Hicks to Mr. Gresham.
Lima, April 5, 1893. (Received April 5.)
Mr. Hicks reports that the consulate of the United States at Mollendo was incidentally invaded in the course of a riot during which the masonic lodge was attacked and sacked and the furniture burned on the street by a mob. The archives of the consulate were saved from injury but the furnishing was destroyed and the consular agent shot in the foot. He says that there was a squad of Peruvian police present but that it looked on without interfering with the acts of the mob. He announces the mailing of particulars.