No. 588.
General Sickles to Mr. Fish.


After my interview at the department, minister called to state that his colleague of colonial office had received information of the shooting of four of the passengers of the Virgin ins—Céspedes, Bembeta, Jesus del Sol, and another. Mr. Carvajal expressed the extreme regret of this government in receiving this report. He is confident the act took place before the receipt of the orders sent by President Casteiar on the sixth. Further orders to stay proceedings have been cabled, and the minister of state said he hoped to acquaint me on Monday with the action of the council of ministers.