File No. 861.77/461

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Morris)


Department has received following telegram from Stevens dated September 4:

Without previous notice to Allies, Japanese have advanced Chinese Eastern one million yen, telling Allies after such action that they can come in for like amount. Every move by Japanese and railway officials confirms exactly belief expressed in my recent cables.

Please make pointed inquiry of Minister of Foreign Affairs in this matter and report result.