The Acting Secretary of State to the Japanese Chargé.

Dear Mr. Hioki: Referring to Mr. Loomis’s note of the 18th instant I have now to inform you that the Department is in receipt of a telegram, dated the 20th instant, from the American ambassador at St. Petersburg, in which he says that his telegram of the 18th instant should be amended so as to make it say that each Japanese private soldier, prisoner of war in Russia, has an allowance of 30 kopecks per month, while Russian privates receive only 2½ kopecks.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.