Ambassador Meyer to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Meyer reports that an imperial edict was issued to-day appointing Admiral Birileff minister of marine, in which the Emperor counts on the admiral’s services to reorganize the navy. The lack of discipline in the navy and the extreme negligence on the part of the officers in their professional duties is referred to as well as the Black Sea affair, stating that such criminal doings demand the most serious and extensive investigation and severest punishment.)