861a.01/12: Telegram

The Consul at Vladivostok (Caldwell) to the Secretary of State

208. Referring to my telegram June 15, 3 p.m. First meeting of “Far East Peoples Assembly” held yesterday evening attended by 113 delegates, made preliminary organization and adjourned until tomorrow without disorder. Medvedieff president Zemstvo provisional government here announced to meeting that his government is at disposal of assembly and if not wanted will at once give up all except purely Zemstvo functions.

City quiet, street car and electric light service partially resumed last week for the first time since Japanese affair of April 4th.

New money beginning to be accepted and I could get only 20 new roubles for dollar today in spite of reports of 15 being offered for yen. Repeated to Tokyo and Peking.