The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Rockhill.


(Mr. Bacon informs Mr. Rockhill that the department is advised by the Japanese Government that Antung and Ta-tung-Kou will be opened from May 1 to citizens and vessels of foreign countries, and foreign consuls allowed to proceed to Antung from same date; that from June 1 foreign consuls will be allowed to proceed to Mukden [Page 183] and the traveling of foreigners in the Manchurian interior permitted in so far as military exigencies do not prevent. Mr. Rockhill is also informed of the transfer to Harbin of the Antung consulate.)