893.102 Tientsin/289: Telegram

The Chargé in Japan (Dooman) to the Secretary of State


290. Yesterday I was talking with the Director of the American Bureau, Japanese Foreign Office, and stated to him that the Japanese would be making a great mistake if they assumed that by not mistreating nationals of the United States in Tientsin they would fail to arouse a strong reaction on the part of the American public to the reports in the press of indignities, highly offensive to our sense of decency, which are being inflicted on the British.

Telegram sent to Peiping for repetition to Tientsin, Chungking, and Shanghai.