893.102 Kulangsu/135: Telegram

The Consul at Amoy ( MacVitty ) to the Secretary of State

23. Japanese today withdrew all but 30 marines from Settlement. Municipal Council has requested Consular Body to land naval forces and this morning we landed small patrol to look over American property to be protected if necessary. It now seems clear that the assassin of Ang is a member of only one of the Formosan gangs and that he has taken refuge in Amoy and that the Japanese used the incident as an endeavor to attempt to take over International Settlement. British Admiral arrived today and Captain Stapler is consulting with him as to joint action to be taken.