File No. 830.00/1795

Minister Russell to the Secretary of State

No. 80

Sir: I have the honor to report that the arrival of the U. S. S. Castine in these waters has had a very good effect on the conditions in the Province of Seybo, in connection with the pernicious activities of the bandit Fidel Ferrer. A new governor had been appointed for the Province of Seybo, in which are located the important American sugar interests of Central Romana, and the appointee is a very good man. The Government, continuing its weak policy, brought Fidel Ferrer to the capital, and in order to quiet him has assigned to him a salary of $150 a month for doing nothing.

I have [etc.]

William W. Russell