No. 21.
Mr. Kasson to Mr. Evarts .

No. 402.]

Sir: In connection with the question of equality of rights secured to the Hebrew and other races in Servia, in accordance with the Berlin treaty, it will be of interest to you to know the recent step in advance taken by the new government at Belgrade.

As I have formerly advised you, in addition to the members of the Skuptchina elected by the people, the government itself appoints forty members. It is now stated that the Prince has just signed the decree, naming this list, which instead of embracing, as formerly, government officials only, now contains the names of persons of the various professions of the country, and includes one Hebrew of Belgrade, and one Turk of Nisch.

I am, &c.,

JOHN A. KASSON.