Minister Pearson to the Secretary of State.
Teheran, October 4, 1905.
(Mr. Pearson reports that unless protection of the American Government is guaranteed to the Persian witnesses they will refuse to testify in the Labarre case, as they are afraid. The religious war in the Caucasus is aggravating the difficulties. Asks whether such guaranty shall be granted notwithstanding article 7 of the treaty.)