793.94/12596: Telegram

The Consul General at Canton ( Linnell ) to the Secretary of State

Chinese military authorities have given notice that foreign, naval and merchant vessels should not attempt to pass Bocca Tigris forts in foggy weather and may be stopped during such weather, owing to difficulty of verifying flags and signals from Chinese lookout station.

Repeated to Hankow and Peiping. Mailed to Hong Kong.