893.102 Ic/6: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Ruddock) to the Secretary of State

262. Your telegram number 193, July 12th, 5 p.m. Diplomatic corps informed of Department’s views. Ichang situation not deemed as critical as Urga, however understand that a third looting [Page 512] there narrowly avoided recently through the presence of several foreign gunboats. While it is never possible forecast strength and location of mutinies which are becoming increasingly common, it is not thought that warning should as yet be given as in 1911.

However, I am inquiring the opinion of Admiral Strauss4 who was recently in Ichang and shall report again.

  1. Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, Commander in Chief of the American Asiatic Fleet.