Mr. Olney to Mr. Dupuy de Lôme.

No. 70.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith for your information a copy of a letter from Messrs. E. Atkins & Co., of Boston.

Accept, etc.,

Richard Olney.

Messrs. L. Atkins & Co. to Mr. Olney.

Dear Sir: I beg to call your attention to the following cable received to-day from Cuba. It reads:

San Francisco completely burned. Manene lost two caballerias yesterday. Beal here fled for his life.

Beal is the man in charge of one of the tenancies. He had no protection there, and although he is a man of good judgment and extreme courage, he has been driven out, no doubt, by threats upon his life. All of which I respectfully submit for your consideration.

  • Edwin F. Atkins,
  • E. Atkins & Co., Boston.