811.5034 China—Searchlight Publishing Co./31: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Cunningham) to the Secretary of State

365. Department’s 236, August 8, 4 p.m. This Consulate General was making further investigations into the Searchlight Publishing Company when the Department’s instruction of March 28 was received. The police of the International Settlement had brought copies of the China Forum to the attention of this office with the request that the District Attorney be informed. In view of this fact this office desired to make further investigations before approving application. In this connection it may be stated that Isaacs manifested no interest in question of registration, not having called at this office after his first application nor having inquired in regard thereto.