Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. McCormick reports that the minister for foreign affairs has informed him that under article 77 of the Russian regulations the prize court may extend the time for an appeal by the interested parties, that request for such extension must be made to the prize court at Vladivostok, with power of attorney, by telegraph, in the Russian language, and authenticated by Russian diplomatic or consular officers. The counsel of the embassy advises that, if it be impossible to furnish a full declaration, a short declaration would serve for the time being.)