Mr. Taylor to Mr. Olney.
Madrid, February 18, 1897. (Received Mar. 5.)
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 647, relative to the threatened destruction by Cuban insurgents of the rail [Page 521] way property owned by the Ponupo Mining and Transportation Company, and to inform you that the protection of the property has been asked for.
I am, etc.,