File No. 711.0012/568a
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan ( Guthrie )
Washington , October 16, 1914, 6 p.m.
Secretary Bryan has just signed the thirtieth treaty in the series providing for investigation of all questions. Five of these treaties [Page 11] are with France, Great Britain, Spain, China, and Russia. Germany and Austria have endorsed the principle and we are hoping to sign with them soon. Please sound Japanese Government and see whether they will consider joining with us in a similar treaty. If so have them authorize Ambassador Chinda to sign. Prefer to have treaty signed here. Have you received copies of these treaties? If not cable Peking to mail you copies of Netherlands treaty.