File No. 847/218.

The Minister of Panama to the Secretary of State.


Excellency: With profound sorrow I inform your excellency that the most excellent Señor Don Jose Domingo de Obaldia, President of Panama, died to-day at 2.45 p.m., and that the most excellent Señor Dr. Carlos A. Mendoza, second designado, has assumed the office of President of the Republic under a constitutional provision, owing to the death on May 19, 1909, of the first designado, Señor Don Jose Agustin Arango.

I renew, etc.,

C. C. Arosemena.