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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90
(1888-1889)

Bolivia,   pp. 51-54 PDF (1.5 MB)


Page 51


                             BOLIVIA.
                                No. 50.
                      Mr. Carlisle to Mr. Bayard.
No. 36.]                   LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
         La Paz, Bolivia, September 10, 1888. (Received October 15.)
  SIR: I have the honor to advise that the national congress of Bolivia
in ordinary annual session met in Sucre and perfected its organization
on the 6th of August last.
  The returns of the election held on the 13th, 14thl 15th, and 16th of
May, for president and vice-presidents of the Republic,'for the consti-
tutional period of four years, were then canvassed and verified by that
body on the 13th of August, as follows:
  For president: Anicito Arce, 25,396 votes; Eliodora Camacho, 7,183
votes; scattering, 1,839 votes; total, 34,418 votes.
..For first vice-president: Jos6 Manuel del Carpio, 21,537 votes; Beli-
sario Salinas, 6,353 votes; Julio Mendez, 998 votes; Antonio Moreno,
6357 votes; scattering, 4,873 votes.
  For second vice-president: Serapio Reyes Ortiz, 21,995 votes; Deme-
trio Calbimonte, 6,260 votes; scattering, 6,163 votes.
  And in conformity-thereto a congressional decree was issued same
day proclaiming as elected president, Aniceto Arce; first vice-presi-
dent, Jose Manuel del Carpio; second vice-president, Serapio iR6yes
Ortiz, and fixing the 15th of August for the ceremonial of investiture.
  The ceremony took place on that day, and the President elect pro-
nounced before congress, on receiving the insignia of office, a discourse,
which I inclose herewith in newspaper copy, with translation.
  The first executive decree, issued August 15, continued the members
of the cabinet in their respective offices for the time being.
  I may be permitted to add that the present administration begins its
functions in the light of abundant promise. The revolutionary party,
in the overwhelming defeat of Camacho, is broken up and the country,
under the capable and firm guidance of its present executive, is about
entering upon an era of profound peace and prosperity.
       I am, etc.,
                                                    S. S. CARLISLE.
                       [Inclosure in No.-36.-Translation.]
  Discourse pronounced by Dr. Aniceto Arce on receiving the insignia of supreme
power.
Mr. President, Honorable Representatives of the Nation:
  Agreeably to constitutional mandate you have completed the work of investing
me
with the insignia of the supreme power to which the suffrage of my countrymen
has
elevated me; and in accepting it I appreciate the sacred obligations-which
the sol-
emn oath I have just taken imposes upon me, in the presence of the God of
our coun-
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