393.1123 Coltman, Charles/–: Telegram

The Minister in China (Schurman) to the Secretary of State

489. Charles Coltman, American merchant, was shot by Chinese soldiers in Kalgan, afternoon 11th, after dispute as to his right to [Page 710] leave Kalgan in automobile with silver currency. Spinal cord injured. May possibly live but paralyzed. Receiving best medical treatment Peking. Report follows.