The Chargé in China (Tenney) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 7—1 p.m.]
32. Referring to the Legation’s telegram January 30, 5 p.m. Interview with the Premier today. Premier states that if he can [Page 629]get an advance from the four power consortium before Chinese New Years Day, he will give Pacific Development Corporation more time for second advance. He prefers to deal with American in wine and tobacco bureau [reorganization] and will refuse all offers by others if only he can tide over temporary difficulties.