861.00/7577: Telegram

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

62. Telegram from Schreiber press agent Chita announces that Semenoff forces retiring. Evacuated the city 21st and the Partisans occupied 23rd. Incidental disorders have been suppressed, popular assembly assumed charge, appointed Luchs commander-in-chief. Verkhne-Udinsk, Amur, Nerchinsk and Sakhalin delegates en route to Chita. Vladivostok urged to send delegates at once, question will be considered 25th.

Nikiforoff and Tobelson seem to have organized the movement though Bolshevik newspaper reports denying the statement. Informing Tokyo, Peking.