File No. 511.4A1/1514.

Minister Van Dyke to the Secretary of State.


392. Your 200, September 23. Ratifications of Opium Conference [Convention] deposited by Denmark, Siam, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, Portugal, China, United States, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, Nicaragua, Norway, Brazil, Ecuador, Netherlands. Effectuation accomplished by United States, China, Netherlands, Honduras, Norway. Difficult here to judge present prospect of effectuation by other countries. I believe many favorably inclined but war conditions delay consideration. I renew recommendation of my despatch 204, February 11. Netherlands will cooperate in this if you desire.

Van Dyke.