Mr. Bingham to Mr. Fish.
Tokei , September 26, 1874. (Received October 29.)
Sir: On the 12th ultimo, Mr. Hawes, our consul at Hakodadi, by a dispatch of that date, notified me that Mr. L. Haber, late acting German consul at that port, had been murdered on the previous evening by a Japanese. The murderer was arrested, tried, convicted, and on the 10th [Page 766] instant executed, and a proclamation was issued by the government condemning all such assassinations and manifesting a determination to visit such crimes with swift punishment. A copy of the proclamation is herewith inclosed.
I am, &c.,