File No. 422.11G93/798.
Minister Hartman to the Secretary of State.
Quito, June 17, 1915—5 p.m.
Department’s June 16, 10 a.m. I presented matter unofficially today. The Minister for Foreign Affairs regrets inability to make remittance now. He says that high officials and subordinate officers of the Government have not been paid since January and that the Government has not been able to pay the army promptly. Income from import duties very slight since European war.