File No. 893.00/2370

Minister Reinsch to the Secretary of State


Prospects rather more favorable that internal peace may be restored. Hostilities are suspended temporarily and negotiations are evidently proceeding with revolutionists at various points. Peking is quiet.

A new phase has appeared in more friendly attitude of Japan towards the Chinese Government. I am informed that several shipments of arms for the revolutionists have been detained by the Japanese Government. Realizing the influence of Japan the high Chinese authorities appear to have made some advances. It is too early to determine consequences.