Minister Dawson to the Secretary of State.
Bogota, March 14, 1909.
José Holguin assumed presidency 13th. Anti-Reyes street riots all day and all night. Holguin postponed indefinitely consideration of the treaties. Reyes reassumed presidency morning of 14th; Vasquez Cobo, minister of war. State of siege declared in Bogota. Nicholas Perdomo commanding troops. Artillery in plaza. Rumors disturbances in the Provinces. Civil war possible. At the present moment city quiet.