Minister Pearson to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Pearson states that popular agitation, similar to that in Russia, demanding constitutional reforms but less violent, has triumphed in Persia. Rioting in Teheran, resulting in killing 117 persons, including two Seyids, descendants of Mahomet, insurgents and other advocates of greater liberty supported by pressure of British Government. Shah yielded and conceded constitutional forms of government, including national legislative, elective assembly, new methods, and new era. The 14,000 refugees encamped in the British Government ground return to their homes, and hundreds of political exiles have been recalled with honor and received with illuminations to praise manifestation and popular rejoicing. The grand vizier, uncle of the Shah, deposed. The Persian minister for foreign affairs, a self-made liberal, was appointed to succeed him and to execute reforms.)