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

315. Asiatic News Agency telegraphs following from Mukden published in Peking Leader of today:

“As a result of Doctor Schurman’s visit to Mukden and Harbin, General Chang Tso-lin has issued instructions to General Chu Chin-Ian, chief of the zone of the Chinese Eastern Railway, ordering the postponement of the taking over of the land department until the problem has been fully discussed by the members of the board of directors of the Chinese Eastern Railway, the foreign consuls and the Chinese authorities.”