893.5034 Registration/8: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Cunningham) to the Secretary of State

Following telegram has been sent to the Legation:

July 14, 4 p.m. Referring to my July 12, 11 a.m. I have just been informed that during the past three weeks the China Realty Company, a European [an American] firm, has brought five or six suits in the Shanghai Special District Court, the petitions being in the name of the manager and signed “China Realty Company by W. A. Adams, manager”. Several of these suits were heard before the same judge who sat in the Mitsui case and two have already been decided in favor of the plaintiffs. These suits were brought by the American plaintiff without the knowledge of this Consulate General.

2. In view of the importance of this matter the instructions of the Legation are urgently requested.

Repeated to Department. Copies handed to Minister. Copy mailed to Peiping.