Mr. Moore to Mr. Cambon.

Excellency: This Government is advised that the Eastern Telegraph Company will at once proceed to restore cable communication between Hongkong and Manila if the United States and Spain will consent to that measure.

This Government desires such communication to be reopened and, as we have restored Spain to full telegraphic communication with Cuba, it is not supposed that she will object to the reestablishment of cable communication between Hongkong and Manila.

The Department will be greatly obliged to your excellency if you will be so good as to communicate with the Spanish Government on the subject.

Accept, etc.,

J. B. Moore, Acting Secretary.