893.00/11357: Telegram

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

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

“February 3, 3 p.m. Steamship Chi Chuen and lighter No. 2, both of Yangtze Rapid Steamship Company, were fired upon by rifles from mileage 264 and at Temple Hill by rifles and mortar; also from mileage 204 where lighter was struck by scrap iron from mortar; also at mileage 117 by mortar. No casualties. Mileage 117 is an area in which attacks have not hitherto come. Repeated to Department.”