File No. 419.11D29/95.

Minister Price to the Secretary of State.


Answering telegram of May 20. I suggest cases of Harrington, Ross, Morris and Lathrope and possibly Rahlin.11 These are all the cases pending prior to last two riots except the cases of soldiers and civilians connected with Fourth of July 1912 Cocoa Grove riot.

My suggestion however related rather to attempting to settle all cases by direct demand and negotiation including the possibility of obtaining a lump sum covering all, than to submitting all of them together to arbitration unless we could obtain from Panama admission of liability as to all of them in same terms as in the Fourth of July cases.

  1. Miscellaneous cases occurring after 1912.