825.85/49: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile ( Collier ) to the Secretary of State

133. My telegram number 118, September 1, 4 [3] p.m. President of Chile yesterday issued decree under sections 17 and 33 of nitrate law granting to Chilean ships carrying nitrate to foreign countries the following bounties per metric quintal: To countries [south?] of the Panama Canal, 50 Chilean centavos; to countries north of Panama Canal, including Cuba and the Antilles, 70 Chilean centavos; to countries on Atlantic seaboard, 1 Chilean centavo. Decree goes into effect as soon as published in Diario Oficial. Bounty is paid to ship and not to producer. Correct the error in point 2 of my telegram 111, of August 25, 4 p.m., and my 118, of September 1, 3 p.m. Error was due to incorrect newspaper report of law.

Collier