Minister Barrett to the Secretary of State.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.]

(Mr. Barrett reports that upon further investigation it is shown that the conspiracy aimed to assassinate the President of Colombia in his residence last night. Former minister for foreign affairs, Felipe [Page 262]Angulo, is the chief of the conspirators. Confidence in the government has been restored by the prompt action of the President in arresting the conspirators and providing a speedy trial for them, and complete calm prevails.)