File No. 312.51/119.

The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador.

My dear Mr. Ambassador: The following telegram from Admiral Howard, on the west coast of Mexico, dated April 7, 1915, has just been received by the Secretary of the Navy. It is quoted for your information:

Boleo Company, of Santa Rosalia, informs me that Carrancistas are threatening to commandeer Korrigan III, a vessel belonging to that company. The Korrigan II, belonging to that company, has already been seized. This being the company’s last vessel, taking her would practically isolate them. As the Korrigan III flies the Mexican flag, am unable to interfere. Recommend French Ambassador be informed.

I am [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.