File No. 793.94/232.
Minister Reinsch to the Secretary of State.
Peking, February 17, 1915—7 p.m.
Ascertaining that the Japanese Government has given to the interested Powers a memorandum of its demands from which those most obnoxious to foreign interests were omitted, as reported in my telegram of February 15, 10 p.m., [Chinese Government?26] is instructing Ministers abroad to communicate for the confidential information of the Governments to which they are accredited the full text of the demands as presented to the President on January 18 and since [Page 93]then continuously urged by the Japanese Minister. Should you fail to receive this communication the Legation is now in a position to telegraph you the full text.