Mr. Loomis to Mr. Leishman.


(Mr. Loomis states that, after considering all the circumstances connected with the Alexandretta incident, the Department has reached the conclusion that the attempt to restrain the American consul in public and the assault committed upon him by the police were acts which the consul was justified in resenting and resisting. Instructs him to demand a satisfactory expression of regrets from the Turkish Government, and that it administer a severe rebuke to the authorities at Alexandretta who were guilty of thus grievously exceeding their powers and insulting the consul of a friendly nation.)