File No. 412.11T54/205.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


The Minister for Foreign Affairs, after an interview with the President, said to-day to Mr. Schuyler that he would soon send me a note refusing arbitration, not only because arbitration is impracticable on the basis of the protocol, but because the Government and the Company were expecting to arrange an amicable settlement, the terms of which will be submitted to the Department which, he said, had agreed to be judge of its justice.