861.00/6739: Telegram

The Consul at Harbin (Jenkins) to the Secretary of State

Serious fighting took place yesterday at Hailar between Chinese and Japanese troops as a result of the arrest by Japanese of certain Russian railway workmen whom Chinese demanded be released. Chinese greatly outnumbered Japanese and are now in control Hailar Station. Japanese have greatly increased number troops at three stations between Harbin and Changchun. …