The Minister in Cuba (Long) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received January 7—5 p.m.]
6. Called at Palace this afternoon. President Menocal expressed great satisfaction with my mission and his desire that I cooperate in the concededly difficult task of bringing the contested election cases to a prompt and fair settlement.[Page 674]
My first effort will be to give definition to pending appeals in the courts, then will follow efforts to consolidate cases and abridge procedure. Hope to report substantial progress in the near future.