File No. 511.4A1/1502.

Minister Van Dyke to the Secretary of State .

[Telegram.]

145. Your instruction 73, January 13. I have today signed opium protocol, followed by China and Netherlands, representing together 475,000,000 people. No other signatures yet. I advise instruction to American Ambassadors and Ministers, especially in South America, to promote signature by other nations favorably inclined.

Van Dyke.