Minister Griscom to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Griscom reports that a proclamation has been issued by the Japanese military commander opening to Japanese merchants for trade and travel the following Manchurian towns: Tashikao, Old Niuchwang, Haicheng, Anshantien, Liaonoang, Kaiping, Feng Wang Cheng, and Saimachi.

Upon inquiry the minister for foreign affairs stated that tfye above was purely a military measure.)