No. 495.
Mr. Romero to Mr. Bayard.


Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to inform you that I have received instructions from my Government, by telegraph, to apply to that of the United States for the extradition of a German named M.B. Mayer, who has been guilty of a swindling operation in the City of Mexico, having represented himself to be Mr. Abbey’s agent for the sale of season tickets for the opera of Madame Adelina Patti’s company, and having absconded from that city after fraudulently securing upwards of $20,000. Today’s papers have published the particulars of this swindle.

Mayer appears to have gone in the direction of El Paso, Tex., on his way to this country. He is a short and stout man, of light complexion, with black hair, heavy moustache, and about forty years of age.

Pending the receipt of the necessary documents from the Mexican authorities, making application for his extradition, I will thank you, Mr. Secretary, if you have no objections, to cause orders to be issued for Mayer’s arrest, so that the ends of justice may not be defeated by his escape.

Be pleased, etc.,

M. Romero.