File No. 861.77/227

The Chairman of the Advisory Commission of Railway Experts to Russia (Stevens) to the Secretary of State


For Willard:

Just reached Harbin to meet Emerson. Cable me quick Harbin, care of the United States Consul, what ship and when it is due Vladivostok. Send Emerson wireless not to land until I advise him as conditions may not make it advisable. Cable me latest reliable news from St. Petersburg; have nothing from there for twelve days, then situation desperate all over Russia looked like civil war. Quiet through Siberia but may change any day. Siberian Railroad chief meets me here quickly (?) to watch situation and decide matters. I have telegraphed Francis to send Horn1 to Caucasus.

  1. Henry J. Horn, member of the Advisory Commission of Railway Experts, to Russia.