Mr. Olney to Mr. Taylor.


With reference instruction 587, October 14, call attention Spanish Government case of Adolphus Torres, American citizen, held in military arrest at Sagua since October 4. Governor-General refuses disclose cause of arrest and declines transfer to civil jurisdiction for reason given in Tolon case. Governor-General’s action clearly in violation of treaty and protocol. Demand Torres’s immediate release or transfer to civil jurisdiction with disclosure of cause of arrest. Report action under instruction 587.