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^[[169.]] [[preprinted letterhead]] [[Image: Flag on pole, with dragon image ASTOR HOUSE HOTEL, SHANGHAI. TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS: "ASTOR." CODES USED: A.B.C. 5th EDITION. WESTERN UNION. W. BRAUEN, MANAGER. [[/preprinted]] January 23rd, 1911. Dear Colonel Hecker, Your good letter of Decem. 19th, with copies of your correspondence with Thayer and Mr. Loyster's letter came a few days ago; the $9.000. also was received promptly. Today I have wired you asking for $7.000.00 additional - don't consider me an incurable spendthrift! Just wait till you see what I am getting for my money!! From the interior excellent paintings are arriving after having been run down by my men. Here Pang Li Chien, the greatest native picture collector, is selling in order to settle his [[underline]] rubber losses, [[/underline]] on the Chinese New Year. ^[]
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