File No. 4992.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Rockhill.


Horace G. McKinley convicted of conspiracy to defraud United States Government forfeited bail and fled to China. Supposed to be running small hotel on outskirts of Shanghai. Inquire of Chinese foreign office whether request for his extradition would be granted as act of comity, but state that this Government is prevented by its laws from being able to reciprocate the favor should occasion arise.