Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Buck reports that he has information that the Japanese Government will very soon announce its final decision in the matter of separate registry of and tax on buildings in the foreign settlements, etc., which matter was discussed in his dispatches of April 7 last and July 6 last, and in which some governments have entered protests; and that he is unable to understandingly represent the position of the United States in the absence of definite instructions on the subject.)