Colombian Oil Fields
430LOMBI AN OIL FIELDS. Foreign Minieter Says Paareon dt Some Voluntarily Withdrew Contract From Congreee. Confirming a statement which appeared in The Wall Street Journal December 3, mode by Sr. Don Francisco Escobar, the Consul-General of Colombia in New York a cable has just been received by Senor Escobar from the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affair in Bogota, which i a follows: "Declaration made by you to Hho effect that it i. wrong to sty that either the British or American governments caused the withdrawal of the Paareon concession is the truth. The government convened Congress in extra session in order to submit to it among other things the contract or Pearson ft Sops, but the later withdrew (t inoEtanaonslv from the consideration of Con- j tTtu, There was no outside preasurs."