File No. 312.52/636.

Consul Alger to the Secretary of State.

No. 637.]

Sir: I have the honor to advise that on June 26 the Municipality decreed the return of the water works to the Water Company, this as a result of continuous efforts on the part of this Consulate with the Governor of the State who, becoming convinced of the illegality of the act, compelled the municipality to revoke their action.

This will probably put a stop to further expropriation of property in which foreign capital is invested.

I have [etc.]

Wm. E. Alger.