Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay.
The Hague, April 5, 1904.
Sir: Referring to Department dispatch No. 410, dated March 9, 1904, relating to the costs of the international tribunal in regard to the Venezuelan arbitration case, and instructing me to communicate the contents of that instruction to the international bureau;
I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of the correspondence that has passed between this legation and the secretary general of the permanent court of arbitration on the subject, consisting of my note of the 21st of March, Jonkheer Ruyssenaers’ reply, and a translation of that note.
It will be observed that Jonkheer Ruyssenaers offers, provided the United States Government should deem it advisable, to act as intermediary in regard to the honorarium to be paid to the three arbitrators; that, in confirming the agreement that that honorarium has been fixed upon at $19,000, the United States quota thereof would be $1,727.28, and, further, that he has addressed a similar communication to all the eleven powers interested in this litigation.
Awaiting the Department’s instructions in the premises,
I have, etc.,