Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. McCormick reports that he has been advised that the viceroy replies that the Hanyei Maru was seized at Miaodao because there was evident proof of hostile intentions toward Russia; that the subjects on board of the vessel were taken to Port Arthur and turned over to the judicial authorities. Further particulars will be transmitted as soon as received.

The viceroy has accepted the proposal for the exchange of information relating to prisoners of war and will transmit such data as often as practicable, perhaps at longer intervals than ten days, on account of local conditions.)