The Acting Secretary of State to the Japanese Minister.

My Dear Mr. Minister: The Department has received to-day from our embassy at St. Petersburg a telegram which I quote for your information:

The following telegram has been received from the Japanese minister at Berlin, regarding question of clothing for prisoners: “As it is intended to send a Japanese officer to arrange all matters with Russian authorities before the departure of prisoners, he will also arrange about clothing, if necessary.”

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.