Dr. Thompson to Mr. Olney .
Petropolis , July 18, 1895 . (Received Aug, 15.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 338, of January 31, 1895, in regard to the killing of American seamen at Santa Catharina, I have the honor to inclose copy and translation of a note from this Government showing the efforts made by the authorities for the punishment of the guilty.
Of the four soldiers originally charged with the crime one has been acquitted and another is dead, thus leaving only two, who it appears were convicted in the lower court but have taken an appeal, the result of which is yet unknown. The authorities are apparently using all diligence to secure a conviction, and I have no doubt but what the result will be satisfactory.
I have, etc.,