Mr. Adee to Mr. Buck.

No. 315.]

Sir: Mr. John Fowler, the United States consul at Chefoo, sends to the Department, under date of the 9th ultimo, a report of his efforts to rescue the foreigners in the interior of China. In concluding, he says:

I went to bed at 2 a.m. (on June 19) with a promise that I would have the Japanese steamship Kwangko. This was effected by the extreme kindness of my Japanese colleague, Mr. R. Tayui, to whom I am under deep obligations, and I would especially request most earnestly that you make known to his Government the great kindness he exhibited in assisting me and our people in getting this ship. Mr. Tayui has also been of great service to our Navy in connection with getting a tug for the Oregon.

You will express to the Japanese Government the deep appreciation of the Government of the United States for the aid lent by Mr. Tayui on the two occasions mentioned by Mr. Fowler.

I am, sir, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.