Mr. Tillman to Mr. Olney.

No. 90.]

Sir: I have the honor to hand you herewith copy of letter from Mr. St. John, arbitrator in the Santos matter, also copy of his award and translation of the same. I am not yet informed whether the Government of Ecuador is in receipt of copy of the award.

I have, etc.;

James D. Tillman.
[Inclosure 1 in No. 90.]

Mr. St. John to Mr. Tillman.

Sir: I have the honor to transmit to you herewith my decision on the Santos case, which is based upon the terms of the compromise arrived at between the interested parties.

I have, etc.,

Alfred St. John.
[Inclosure 2 in No. 90.—Translation.]

Award of arbitrator.

The undersigned, nominated arbitrator in conformity with section 2 of Article II, of the convention between the United States and the Republic of Ecuador, concluded in Quito the 29th of February, 1893, to decide the claim of Mr. Julio R. Santos against the Government of Ecuador on account of the acts done by the authorities of the Republic of Ecuador in the years 1884 and 1885, in view of the transaction which is presented and that has intervened between Mr. Julio R. Santos and the special agent of the Ecuadorian Government, duly approved by said Government and the representative of the United States at Quito, and in which they solicit that there may be pronounced judgment in favor of the claimant for the sum of $40,000 gold, [Page 110] payable by installments semiannually without interest, decides that the Government of Ecuador shall pay to the Government of the United States in four semiannual installments of $10,000, the sum of $40,000 gold of the United States without interest, the first dividend to be paid within sixty days, counting from the first session of the Congress of Ecuador subsequent to the notification of this judgment in conformity of section 2 of Article V of the above-mentioned treaty of 1893.

Alfred St. John.