893.00/11721: Telegram

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

11. Yangtze Rapid Steamship Company lighter No. 2 was boarded and looted on January 16 at Low Point. The master, an American citizen named Charles Baker “presumably registered at the Shanghai Consulate General” and six Chinese were taken ashore and are held by the bandits. The United States Ship Oahu is proceeding immediately to Low Point. Legation and Shanghai informed.