The Russian Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

memorandum handed may 22, 1906.


His Excellency Mr. Iswolsky, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Baron Rosen, Ambassador of Russia at Washington.

The Viceroy of Caucasia telegraphs me as follows:

“On May 20, at 11 p.m., Mr. Stuart, American consul at Batum, was mortally wounded near his country seat, in the village of Moskhindjaour. Death ensued in an hour. The motive of the crime is unknown. Investigation is vigorously carried on. I have ordered the governor to take energetic measures for the detection of the malefactors and to communicate the result to me.”