File No. 841.731/218
The Ambassador in Great Britain (Page) to the Secretary of State
[Received 7.15 p. m.]
1437. The stopping of commercial cables, I am sorry to say, continues in perhaps a slightly diminished number, but from forty to sixty a day are stopped out of perhaps ten thousand. The chief cause given is suspicion of technical commercial terms. I continue to insist on employment of men who know these terms, especially in the cotton trade. But I am afraid that it will be necessary to inform our commercial bodies and telegraphic companies that the exclusion of every technical word from telegrams will help more than anything else.