File No. 180/71 E.

The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Pierrepont.


The President has sent the Vice President of Chile the following telegram:1

You will supplement this by appropriately communicating to the foreign office the condolences of this Government and especially of the Secretary of State.

The President has directed that the flags on all Government buildings in the District of Columbia be half-masted for three days, which is without precedent at this capital. Messages also have been sent to Mrs. Montt through the embassy at Berlin and the consul at Bremen.

  1. Supra.