File No. 422.11G93/821.
Minister Hartman to the Secretary of State.
Quito, August 9, 1915—4 p.m.
Department’s August 6, 2 p.m. President Plaza denies any intention of asking Congress for authority to suspend all payments until settlement of differences with railway company. In a memorandum of ten pages delivered to this Legation today he consents to pay arrearage of interest on bonds from proceeds of loan but denies that Ecuador owes railway company anything. His memorandum will be sent at once by mail.