Ambassador Reid to the Secretary of State.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.]

(No. 104. Sir Edward Grey writes Mr. Reid that his information in matter has not gone beyond preparation of test cases which Mr. Root anticipated, two men convicted under Bait Act and appealed, third to be prosecuted for breach custom-house regulations. Sir Edward Grey was then making further inquiries of colonial office, but hopes there will be no practical interference actual working modus vivendi.)