File No. 294.11Ei5/1.

The Secretary of State to Ambassador Guthrie .

[Telegrams.]

Request arrest and provisional detention of John Eills, charged with perjury in Massachusetts, where a warrant has been issued for his arrest. The Governor of Massachusetts has been informed that Eills is at Tokio. It is feared that accused may do violence to himself or his daughter, who is with him. Endeavor to have this prevented, Formal papers have already gone forward, and officers will proceed at once to Japan on learning of arrest.

Bryan.