General Crespo became all-powerful; but he did not immediately accept the position of president.
The reform of the constitution was agreed to, and in 1894 General Crespo was duly declared elected to the presidency by Congress for a period of four years.
For the moment nothing more was heard of this boundary question by the public, but General Crespo instructed the Venezuelan minister in Washington to ask for the assistance of the United States in the event of any demand being made by the British Government for an indemnity.
Whilst this frontier difficulty was still simmering, an insurrection against General Crespo was fomented by Dr J.
In 1898 General Crespo was succeeded as president by Senor Andrade, who had represented Venezuela in Washington during the most acute stage of the frontier question.
The insurrection was crushed, but in one of the final skirmishes a chance bullet struck General Crespo, who was in command of the government troops, and he died from the effects of the wound.
Cesario Verde sought to interpret universal nature and human sorrow, and the Parnassian Gongalves Crespo may be termed a deeper, richer Coppee.