Mr. Olney to Mr. Taylor.
Washington, November 12, 1896.
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.