File No. 837.156/254
Minister Gonzales to the Secretary of State
Habana, July 14, 1917, midnight.
Congress adjourned its regular session last night and was immediately called to convene in special session to act on the bill authorizing President to settle with Ports Company. There was no quorum this afternoon. The President plainly indicated in his message that favorable action was imperative. Having been convened for this purpose they will be obliged to act and a favorable vote is generally expected.