861a.01/356: Telegram

The Vice Consul at Vladivostok (Winslow) to the Secretary of State

30. Embassy informed. General Tachibana announced commencement third period Japanese evacuation October 6th. Completion second period will permit armed forces within twenty miles of Vladivostok.

Dictator local government issued ukases for mobilization officers and reserves to be with their units at the front by October 10th; Vladivostok is to raise one and a half million gold rubles, Nikolsk half million for military necessity; higher institutions of learning to be closed until January 1st, all amusement places to be closed, sale alcoholic liquors prohibited.