Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Hay.
Tangier , June 1, 1904 .
(Mr. Gummeré reports that the Sultan, through the grand vizier, has expressed his regret for the outrage, and is willing to do everything possible to secure the release of the captives. The minister for foreign affairs states that he is instructed to send his son and Raisuli’s relatives to negotiate with him, paying whatever money may be agreed upon, and offering to remove the governor of Tangier and send him to Fez, appoint Raisuli over Zeenat and Briesh, release certain prisoners and guarantee the release of others, and attend as soon as possible to the arrest of certain chiefs.
Mr. Gummeré adds that in the meantime the Moorish Government must be held responsible for the safety of the captives.
Efforts are being made to send the fleet’s surgeon to Mr. Perdicaris, who is ill.
A British man-of-war arrived on the 7th.)