Minister Bowen to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Bowen says the Venezuelan Government was astounded to receive the protocol about Bermudez case after being assured, in conformity with Department’s cable of the 9th, that it would send bases protocol for arbitration of all disputed claims. Minister of foreign affairs says he sent the correspondence as to the matter to Washington by last mail. Mr. Bowen adds that the Venezuelan Government evidently think the Department’s said cablegram was an invention of his; that the newspapers in Caracas are rapidly strengthening the cause of the President and increasing daily number who would resist the United States.)