Mr. Hay to Governor Foster.


The Italian chargé reports that the grand jury of Madison Parish has declared its inability to discover the persons who lynched the Italians at Tallulah. He desires to be informed if further efforts will be made to discover and punish the lynchers. It is my duty to remind your excellency that the treaty of the United States with Italy accords to Italian subjects the most constant protection and security for their persons and property, and I have assured the Italian Government that all legal steps will be taken in the interests of justice.

John Hay,
Secretary of State.