Minister Dawson to the Secretary of State.


Dominican minister for foreign affairs notifies diplomatic corps that President having clandestinely abandoned capital, leaving government without acting head, Cabinet has called Vice-President to take charge, pending temporary failure of President to exercise his functions. (See article 46, Dominican constitution.) City quiet. Cabinet exercising functions without interrruption. President reported at Jaina among revolutionists fighting there. Reported new governor peacefully installed Puerto Plata.