Minister Conger to the Secretary of State.
Peking, December 8, 1904.
Sir: I acknowledge receipt of department instructions No. 843, of October 12, 1904, inclosing copies of correspondence between the Department of State and the German embassy at Washington, concerning the postponement of the new Chinese trade-mark regulations.
Notwithstanding the efforts of several of the ministers to have the regulations postponed, their postponement has not yet been accomplished. In order to come to some agreement with these ministers the wai wu pu recently proposed certain alterations in the regulations, but, not being satisfactory to either the German or British minister, have not yet been put in force.
I have, etc.,