793.94/8337: Telegram

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

581. A Japanese merchant seaman was shot and killed last evening in the Hongkew area of the International Settlement, allegedly by a [Page 375] Chinese who escaped. A small Japanese Navy landing party force established a cordon around the place of the killing but there was no general mobilization and occupation of the Hongkew district by the Japanese such as followed the killing of the Japanese blue jacket on the night of September 23rd. Situation quiet. Municipal police and Japanese authorities are cooperating in the investigation.