File No. 847/227.

Chargé Weitzel to the Secretary of State.

No. 647.]

Sir: I have the honor to advise the department that Dr. Carlos A. Mendoza, “segundo designado” Second Vice President of Panama, took oath of office on March 1, 1910, at 3.45 p.m., as Chief Executive of the Republic, in succession to Don Jose Domingo de Obalda, deceased.

The ceremony was held in the supreme court room before the members of that tribunal, the oath being administered by the chief justice, as shown by the record of the proceedings, copy of which is transmitted herewith.1

The induction into office was brief and simple, and was attended by about 30 persons, including myself.

I have, etc.,

George T. Weitzel.
  1. Not printed.