893.00/11352: Telegram

The Consul General at Hankow (Lockhart) to the Secretary of State

7. The following telegram has been sent to the Legation:

“January 26, 3 p.m. U. S. S. Tutuila was fired upon by fieldpiece at mileage 202 above Hankow yesterday. Fire was returned by 10 rounds 3–inch shells and 300 rounds machine guns. No casualties on Tutuila.

Mei Lu, Standard Oil Company vessel, was fired upon approximately same place few days ago by rifle fire while at anchor. Vessel hit many times but no casualties. While there has been some improvement on middle river, attacks on vessels passing Temple Hill still continues.

A young woman alleged Communist was executed on Customhouse Bund yesterday. Repeated to Department.”