Minister Barrett to the Secretary of State.


The President of Colombia in a private conference says the following:

  • “First, he is much pleased with your answer and says that now begins a new era in friendly relations.
  • “Second, to-day has telegraphed to minister of Colombia at Washington, ‘return at once ostensibly on leave of absence, and will send, on your return, a new minister in sympathy with proposed negotiations.’
  • “Third, Valencia, Pan-American delegate, on arriving at New York will be instructed to call upon and confer with you.
  • “Fourth, desires to know what date do you expect [to] arrive at Panama en route home.”