File No. 422.11G93/814.
Minister Hartman to the Secretary of State.
Quito, October 20, 1915—5 p.m.
Referring to my cable of October 13, 3 p.m. Lengthy note from Minister for Foreign Affairs received yesterday. He again raises the question of propriety of diplomatic action by the United States Government but does not say whether the Ecuadorian Government will or will not bring suit as provided by the resolutions. I am informed that negotiations for private settlement are in progress. Copies of note forwarded by mail.