File No. 18942/33.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Sadnds.

Sir: The department is in receipt of Mr. Heimké’s dispatch No. 244 of the 21st ultimo, in which he reports that the Guatemalan minister for foreign affairs has informed him that Fonnegra, the principal aggressor in the murderous assault on William Wright, has been arrested and is imprisoned in the penitentiary, where he will be confined awaiting his trial, and that it is believed that the arrest of the other assailants will soon follow.

The department awaits your report of further proceedings in the case.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.