Another portion of the dispatch says:
The truth is when the last tariff arrangement with the Dominion was effected in February, 1910, it was planned to renew the negotiations at no distant date for a definite treaty, but it was understood on both sides that such negotiations could only begin after Canada had regulated the tariff relations with the United States.
The assertion is also made that a definite understanding has been had between the two countries to that effect.
Mr. FIELDING, There is no understanding and there are no negotiations. I have no doubt the German government will be glad to open negotiations, but we have no such negotiations and no understanding as to when they will be taken up.