Minister Wilson to the Secretary of State.


The Government yesterday withdrew Kongo annexation treaty from consideration of Parliament, with statement that it proposed to submit a new project in lieu of it. This, it is understood, will provide for suppression of the Domain of the Crown, with equivalents to the King in the form of special civil list for realizing the philanthropic, scientific, and other enterprises of the King in Belgium and in the Kongo. The new treaty, if submitted as indicated, will be adopted and will, in my judgment, afford a solution of the Kongo question satisfactory to Belgian and international opinion.