893.00/11710: Telegram

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

7. My No. 5. Later information is that four Chinese members of the crew of the Meishan were kidnapped by the bandits and are now [Page 465] held as prisoners. The bandits set fire to the Meishan but the crew remaining on board after the departure of the bandits succeeded in extinguishing the fire after the crew’s quarters and galley had been gutted. The ship’s cargo was not damaged. Legation informed.