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The Minister in the Dominican Republic ( Russell ) to the Secretary of State

42. Yesterday I had an interview with the Minister of Interior who has just returned from Santiago and he informs me that the question of the Santo Domingo Water, Light and Power Company will be settled satisfactorily in two or three months. The municipality of Santiago has contracted with the General Electric Company for an engineer to make a report on the line and plant and as soon as an estimate is made of the amount necessary for putting plant in good condition materials will be ordered and negotiations with the company closed.