793.94/6127: Telegram

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

Telegraphic reports from two reliable sources Chinwangtao state that Japanese occupied Hsimenchai this morning, short distance north [Page 266] of Chinwangtao and well inside the Wall. The situation in region of Shanhaikwan is becoming more tense, considerable fighting west and northwest that place having occurred. Japanese planes have been engaged in reconnoitring that region for several days and in some instances dropping bombs.