Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger.
Washington, June 16, 1904.
Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a telegram from Miss Anna B. Etzel, requesting that inquiry be made into the circumstances of the death of her brother, Lewis L. Etzel, war correspondent, who was killed by Chinese soldiers at Niuchwang on the 6th instant.
You will investigate the matter and report your findings to the Department.
I am, etc.,