Mr. Manion to Mr. Olney.


Impossible report definitely now. Can not comprehend international intrigues. Seven American citizens, all representative, reputable men, under arrest; have officially appointed R. E. Brown, Idaho, prominent, highly respected here, join me in commission investigation all details for purpose of report. Advise firm stand in behalf our citizens, pending full report. This Government is treating prisoners kindly.

Manion, Consular Agent.