Mr. Thompson to Mr. Olney.

No. 425.]

Sir: Referring to my No. 385, of July 18, 1895, I have the honor to state that I have been informed by the minister for foreign affairs that the two soldiers charged with the killing of the American seamen at Santa Catharina, and who, after being adjudged guilty by the lower court, appealed their case, have been convicted and sentenced to eight years each in the penitentiary.

I have, etc.,

Thos. L. Thompson