Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.]

(Mr. Choate reports that he has learned that, under the agreement between Great Britain and Russia, the operations of the British patrol boats extend over the whole prohibited zone which was established by the Anglo-Russian agreement of 1893, and are not to be confined [Page 341]to the 30 miles around the Commander Islands, including thereby the Russian territorial waters as well as the other portions of the prohibited area.)