Mr. Yang Yü to Mr. Gresham.

Sir: Adverting to our conversation of to-day in which you suggested that appeals ought to be taken in the deportation cases in California, I have the honor to inclose a telegram, just received, from the Chinese consul-general, in which he advises me that such appeals have been applied for and granted by Judge Ross, but that such appeals are rendered ineffective and useless by the refusal of the judge to allow a stay of proceedings. It seems to me that if the persons are entitled to appeals they are also entitled to a stay of proceedings until the cases can be finally decided by the Supreme Court. Will you kindly inform the President of the existing condition of affairs?

Accept, etc.,

Yang Yü.