Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay.


Venezuelan arbitration finished hearing arguments yesterday noon. Adjourned with announcement by tribunal that parties may put in [Page 506]tabulated statements without comment or argument of the awards of mixed commission at Caracas until December 15, inclusive. They are to be handed to secretary-general in sufficient quantity for distribution. About one hundred copies should be printed and sent immediately. Tribunal further announced its decision will be rendered and communicated in due time. It is understood that they will meet here, probably in February, for that purpose.