893.00/5530: Telegram

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

352. My 347, 2d [paragraph].9

Following from American consul Mukden:

“September 16, 7 p.m. It is reported on good authority Fengtien forces yesterday disarmed two battalions Chihli troops on Chihli side of border east of Chaoyang.”

Reports received by military attaché confirm that Fengtien forces are at Chaoyang within Chihli border.
Heavy troop movements north from Peking continue.
According to best information available Wu Pei-fu arrived in Peking this morning and will probably establish himself at Fengtai junction point of Peking-Mukden and Peking-Hankow Railways some 6 miles out of Peking.
  1. Not printed.