The Acting Secretary of State to the Japanese Chargé.

My Dear Mr. Chargé: Referring to previous correspondence on the subject, I have to inform you that the American ambassador to Russia has sent to the department a telegram, dated the 2d instant, which reads as follows:

The General Staff reports that the Japanese prisoners of war, who were at the rear, have been sent forward to Gunjulin for exchange, on December 22, Russian style, 34 men. In the hospitals, at the rear, there are still about 40 Japanese prisoners of war who will be brought together at Harbkra as soon as their health will allow it and will be sent in parties to the south of Gunjulin.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.