893.74/56: Telegram

The Minister in China (Crane) to the Acting Secretary of State

14. Legation’s 467, December 28, 4 p.m. Contract3 signed today in the presence of Legation representatives, text by the next pouch. Supplementary letter provides that contract becomes effective upon ratification by the company. As the contract provides for overseas communications, Legation considers it to be removed from the scope of the consortium. Attempting maintain secrecy pending ratification.

  1. For text of the contract, see List of Contracts of American Nationals with the Chinese Government, etc., annex VIII (Government Printing Office, 1925).