861.00/6725: Telegram

The Consul General at Irkutsk (Harris), temporarily at Vladivostok, and the Consul at Vladivostok (Maepowan) to the Secretary of State

100. Allied civil and military representatives yesterday held separate meetings with the Japanese and joint meeting without them. … Provisional government reopened headquarters, found archives scattered. Provisional government sent memorandum denying Russians attacked the Japanese, demanding investigation by an Allied commission, release of prisoners, return of arms and ammunition, evacuation buildings, satisfactory explanation and apology and the discontinuance arrests and of searches by the Japanese.

It is reported a large part Russian forces escaped with arms to the hills. No Americans harmed. About a hundred Koreans arrested. Tokyo informed.

  • Harris
  • Macgowan