The Consul General at Shanghai (Cabot) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 16—5:30 a. m.]
573. UP despatch datelined Hong Kong February 15 published China Press 16th reports arrival Amoy from Canton 160 tons Government owned gold, silver bullion. Shipments made in two lots. Ten tons gold shipped aboard Chinese Customs cruiser and 150 tons gold and silver aboard Hai Ping. Item also quotes source as stating even larger amounts understood arrived Shanghai en route Formosa.
Sent Nanking 386, repeated Department 573, Canton 62.