No. 503.
Mr. Romero to Mr. Bayard.


Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to inform you, referring to my notcof the 26th of March last, that I have received reports that on the 29th of the same month the executive officer (marshal) of the United States in Arizona left Tucson with some deputies for the ranch of San Fernando, to arrest its proprietor, Don Fernando Ortiz, accused of resting the deputy land-surveyor of Arizona, within the limits of the United States, where they say now that that property is, notwithstanding that for a long time it was recognized as being situated in Mexican territory.

With this object I repeat to you the request that I made in my note of the 26th of March, in order that, if there should be no objection, you will give such orders as you consider proper, so that the authorities of Arizona will suspend all proceedings until the division line has been rectified in this part of the frontier.

Be pleased, etc.,

M. Romero.