File No. 893.773/35.

The Secretary of State to Ambassador Guthrie.

Sir: Receipt is acknowledged of your despatch of January 6, 1915, regarding the apparent discrimination in freight rates of the South Manchuria Railway against shipments from Shanghai.

The despatch has been carefully noted. The Department is greatly interested in this question and trusts that all cause for complaint in this regard may soon be removed.

I am, [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Robert Lansing.