to Mr. Stallo.
Washington, August 20, 1888.
Sir: Your dispatch No. 223, of the 4th instant, transmitting your correspondence with the Italian foreign office, in relation to the demand for the extradition of Salvatore Paladini, on the charge of passing counterfeit money of the United States, has been received without signature.
Should the question touching the non-surrender of an Italian subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and any claim of Italy to prosecute such subject on account of a crime committed against the United States and within their jurisdiction, arise by reason of a decision of the Italian magistrate before whom the proceedings in extradition are to be conducted upon the reported arrest of Paladini, their importance would then demand immediate consideration in the light of the facts disclosed.
With reference to your statement that Cono Casale, the agent empowered by the President to bring Paladini back to the jurisdiction of the United States, in the event of his surrender, “is or claims to be without means,” I have to inform you that the consul of the United States at Messina was instructed by cable, on the 14th instant, in reply to a telegraphic inquiry, that he should draw upon the Secretary of State for $200 on account of his necessary expenses in the premises.
I am, etc.,