Mr. McCormick to Mr. Hay.
St. Petersburg, August 24, 1904.
The following telegram just received from consul, Vladivostok:
Sixty-six packages machinery confiscated. Deemed intended railway pumping purposes, probably same decision girders. Cargo discharged. Steamer sails to-day Shanghai. American shippers to represent interests must promptly telegraph powers attorney in all cases, singly or collectively attested by Russian consul.