The Minister in China (Crane) to the Secretary of State
[Received 10:34 p.m.]
386. Japanese Minister officially informed Foreign Office that Hsu had escaped from the Japanese Legation night of 14th. Unconfirmed rumors state that [he] has fled to Mongolia. Another theory from Chinese sources is that Hsu is going to Shanghai to intrigue with Canton, forming [Anfuite] provincial coalition against Peking. Reported also Nishihara in Shanghai negotiating Japanese loan to South.