The Secretary of State to the American Legation.


(Mr. Root, referring to assurance by Cuban treasury under date of July 27, 1904, to Mr. Hawley, in reply to inquiry respecting benefit of reciprocity treaty rate to foreign rice milled in this country and shipped to Cuba by Seaboard Rice Milling Company, instructs the legation to urge upon Cuban Government granting of benefit to their shipment of 350 bags per Titlis, and to intended shipment of about 2,000 bags, bought for such shipment by them and entailing great loss if not shipped under that benefit. The company’s agents at Habana, Louis G. Smith & Co., may be consulted for needed detail.)