File No. 312.93/55.
The Acting Secretary of State to the Chinese Chargé d’Affaires.
Washington , December 16, 1913 .
Sir: The Department has received a telegram dated the 10th instant from the American Consul at Mazatlan in which he informs it that Chinese residents in Mazatlan have asked his advice and that he has advised them in case of danger to concentrate in a building which they have taken near the Consulate and where they have stored nearly half a million dollars’ worth of merchandise.