File No. 419.11D29/72.
Minister Price to the Secretary of State.
Panama, September 26, 1914.
Sir: I have the honor to enclose the summary of a part of a conversation held with President Porras on Thursday at which the Secretary of the Legation and I were present.
The summary is sufficiently full for me not to repeat or amplify it in this despatch, but I desire to call the attention of the Department to the fact that it makes it quite evident that President Porras himself expects an affirmance by the Supreme Court of the Criminal Judge’s remarkable opinion, and that there may be expected little chance of any prosecution even being ordered begun in these cases.
I am following the instructions lately given by the Department in this matter.
I have [etc.]