Ambassador Wright to the Secretary of State.
Tokyo , September 1, 1906 .
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith copy of a note dated August 22 from the Viscount Hayashi, minister for foreign affairs, in which his excellency informs me that the Japanese Government have decided to open Dalny (Tairen) on and after the 1st of September, 1906, to the commerce of all nations, and to make the same a free port, levying no export or import duties on commodities exported from or imported into Kwantung through that port; and that from that date foreign merchant ships will be permitted to open traffic between Dalny and the open ports of the Japanese Empire.
In a subsequent note dated August 30 his excellency transmitted the exequatur of Mr. Jones as consul at Dalny, at the same time informing me that Mr. Tyssowsky had been formally recognized as vice-consul at that port and that the local Japanese authorities had been duly instructed. I have informed Mr. Jones of these results through the consul-general at Yokohama.
I have the honor, etc.