861.00/6852: Telegram

The Consul at Vladivostok (Caldwell) to the Secretary of State

141. Agreement referred to in my telegram 137, April 30, 5 p.m., has been signed. Terms practically as summarized in my telegram 119, April 21, 3 p.m.

Large labor day parade this morning but no disorder.

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Russian press reports that Japanese Diplomatic Agent Matsudaira stated that Japanese Siberian policy is not independent but is fully in accord with other Allies. Denial of accuracy of this statement by Matsudaira or representatives Allies has been expected by Russians but has not so far appeared, which causes considerable comment. Repeated to Peking and Tokyo.