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HAf S STRONG NO'
United States Will Not Bar
gain With China.
MINISTERS MUST BE LIBERATED
Only a Narrow Step Between the
Preaexit .Situation and a Decla
ration of "War.
WASHINGTON,- Aug. 2. Secretary
Hay's reply to LI Hung Chans has closed
the negotiations with China unless the old
Viceroy is able to secure the full accept
ance of our terms relative to the foreign
Ministers, and that at once. No orders,
therefore, looking to the relaxation of
preparations for the advance on Pekln
have gone out of Washington, for, as the
situation is described by one of the lead
ing officials here, "there will be no bar
gaining on our part in advance of the
concession by the Chinese authorities of
full and free communication with the for
eign Ministers." There is, moreover, a
note ominously close to actual war- in
Secretary Hay's declaration that the con
duct of the Chinese Government Is "un
friendly." That kind of language is ex
treme in diplomacy, and It Is only a nar
row step between it and formal war.
The Impression prevails here that the
Chinese Government, if it is not abso
lutely bereft of power to act in defiance
of the Boxers, will accept our terms, and
some such action is looked for very soon.
Possibly a battle will be required to bring
the Imperial Government to the point of
acceptance, though in that case It is ques
tionable whether the original conditions
would be regarded as still open to accept
ance. If the Chinese Government now
accepts, however, the United States Gov
ernment will be face to face with one of
the most momentous diplomatic tasks
ever undertaken. It must attempt to re
deem Its promise to use It good offices in
favor of China, and In the present temper
of some of the European powers the
greatest difficulties may be expected to
arise In the prosecution of the attempt.
It Is the confident expectation of the offi
cials here, however, that if ,the Chinese
Government actually and In good faith
meets all four of the conditions laid down
by the President In his reply to the Chi
nese Emperor's appeal for aid, at
least a majority of the powers now repre
sented in China will accept that as a
proper base upon which to cease present
hostilities and open negotiations for a set
tlement The decision of the majority in
such case, without doubt, would receive
the acqulescences of the minority, else an
Interminable entanglement might arise.
Secretary Root said this afternoon that
there has been no developments which
would necessitate any changes In the In
structions to General Chaffee or which
would change the intentions of the Gov
ernment "in the least. A cipher cable mes
sage was sent to General Chaffee by Sec
retary Root today, which contained addi
tional Information and facts which have
developesmce"lIfe" las"f"me'sage was sent
to him at Nagasaki. The message con
tained ho "additional instructions, but
merely information which he may' use as
a guide to his actions.
It Is not believed at the War Depart
ment thnt an advance has been made as
yet from Tien Tsln. It Is explained that
the last dispatches Indicated a great deal
of delay In unloading the transports, and
before any advance can be made the
troops must" have all their equipments
and transportation for them. The indica
tions are that the plans being matured
at Tien Tsln contemplate a rapid advance
when the movement begins, for it seems
to be understood that there will be car
ried with the army a sufficient quantity
of supplies to maintain the troops on the
march to Pekln and return, If a return
should be advisable. The fact that no re
ports were received from General' Chaffee
during the day 'was not surprising to the
War Department officials, who said that
the General was busy preparing for the
campaign, and, moreover, communication,
between Taku and Che Foo Is uncertain.
HAY'S POLICY INDORSED.
Cabinet Indorses His Message to the
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. The State
Department having made public today
the correspondence with LI Hung Chang
relative to the release of the Ministers at
Pekln and the position of this Govern
ment being officially disclosed as one of
unalterable opposition to the institution
of negotiations in advance of free com
munication with the Ministers at Pekln.
it is believed that a crisis has been
reached, diplomatically speaking, in the
Chinese situation. If the Chinese Gov
ernment decides to accept Secretary
Hay's terms it must do so very promptly
and Its answer may be forthcoming at
any moment. Otherwise the march on
Neither the military nor naval com
mandersat Tien Tsln or Taku have ad
vised the Government here of the re
ported forward movement of the Interna
tional forces. The officials would not be
surprised at the lack of report even wero
the march already underway, owing to
the delays in the telegrams between Tien
Tsln and Che Foo. Doubt Is expressed
here, however, as to the actual forward
movement In force, owing to the lack of
cavalry and artillery. The last advices
from any official source that have been
received by the State Department re
garding the strength of the international
force were to the effect that it num
bered 2S.000 men of all arms. This has
since been Increased by at least one rigi
ment and one battery of United States
troops; by 250 United States marines, and
by an unknown number of Japanese
troops, but the Impression Is that the
aggregate strength of the column Is not
above 50,000 jmen. This, however, is re
garded by our Government as quite suf
ficient for the purpose of an Immediate
advance and holding that view. It has
lost no opportunity of quietly but earn
estly urging the Europeans to action.
Advantage was taken of the opportunity
afforded by the President's return to
Washington this forenoon to hold a spe
cial meeting of the Cabinet. Secretary
Hay came prepared with a full report of
all he had done In relation to the Chi
nese trouble since the President's depar
ture and there was little for the Cabinet
to do, but to put the seal of Its approval
upon the Secretary's policies and partic
ularly upon the energetic language of
The failure of the allies thus far to
agree upon a commander Is disappoint
ing, but no new Instructions have been
or will be sent to General Chaffee. He
is on the ground and the Administration
has the greatest confidence in his ability
and there is no purpose here to handi
cap him with instructions.
No change In the present policy of the
Government resulted from the Cabinet
meeting today. The action of Secretary
Hay in notlfjing the powers that tho
United States Government had informed
Ll Hung Chang that we Insisted on be
ing placed In communication with our
"Minister was unanimously indorsed and
commended as a step which much im
press upon Ll and the 'Chinese Govern
ment the fact that this country Is not
to be trifled with. The covert threats
thrown out by Ll and the other "Vice
roys as to the disaster that might over
take the Legationers if the advance of
the allies was Insisted on was character
ized by one of -the members of the-Cabl-net
as a bluff. If- harm should befall
them after the Chinese Government's an
nouncement of its ability to protect them,
its accountability would be all tho
EMPEROR WILLIAM BELLICOSE.
Soldiers of the Powers "WIU Smite
the Chaotic Chinese Mass.
BERLIN, Aug. 2. The papers print a
sermon preached by Emperor William
last Sunday on board the Imperial yacht
Hohenzollern, from Exodus, chapter xvll:
11: "And It came to pass when Moses held
up his hand that Israel prevailed; and
when he let down, his hand Amalek pre
vailed." The subject was "The Holy Duty
and Holy Power of Intercession." The
reports show that the discourse was quite
bellicose toward China. Of 'the soldiers
going thither, the Imperial preacher said:
"They shall be the .strong arm which
punishes assassins. They shall be the
mailed fists which smite that chaotic
mass. They shall defend, sword In hand,
our holiest possessions. . . . True pray
ers can still cast the banner of the drag
on Into the dust and plant the banner of
the Cross upon the walls."
The National Zeltung, in a -leading ar
ticle on "America In China," says: "If
the movement upon Pekln has now really
begun, America undoubtedly deserves
great credit. Immediately 'after the first
direct news from Mr. Conger, the United
States Minister, was received, a commu
nication firmly regarded at all times in
Washington as authentic, Mr. Hay insist
ed with all earnestness that Mr. Conger's
cry for help absolutely demanded speedy
relief. It even seemed for a while that
the American Secretary of State enter
tained the thought of sending a purely,
American expedition to Pekln, If neces
sary." The paper Is gratified at President Mc
Klnley's refusal to accept Ll Hung
Chang's offer to deliver Mr. Conger if
the American expedition is countermand
ed. It thinks, however, that Washing
ton's China policy has been wavering, and
it explains this as due to the exigencies
of the Presidential campaign and to the
presence of the Chinese themselves in the
The Kreuse Zeltung has an article on
the same subject. Assuming that the
United States Is still ready to mediate,
this journal remarks:
"It would be a brilliant electioneering
coup if President McKlnley's Administra
tion could come forward as the preserver
of the world's peace. With Its separate
role the Administration would draw near
er the goal which American concert of
greatness Is already striving, for, namely,
harmony In the Pacific. This goal Is not
one to be reached easily, but the pros
pect can do President McKlnleys party
good service in the coming election."
Said to' Have 20,000 Men.
SHANGHAI, Wednesday, Aug. L The
allies advanced toward Pekin today. .It
Is estimated that the exnedltlon.numbera
20,000-man of all-arme withJ.70 sunitf;
is nopea to reach Pekin August 12. v
GERMAN TRANSPORTS SAIL.
Emperor William Says Farewell to
the Officers. 3
BREMHRHAVEN, Aug. 2. The Ger
man transports Rheln and Adrla sailed
for China today, with the staff of the
expeditionary corps under General von
Lessel. Emperor William and the Em
press visited both vessels on the eve of
their departure, and bade the officers
adieu. They were enthusiastically re
ceived. Transports for German Troops.
BERLIN, Aug. 2. The Cologne Gazette
today says that the government has char
tered the North German Lloyd Company's
steamers Barbarossa, Koenlgen 'Louise
and Frederich der Grosse to convey troops
to China. Each of 'the steamers named
has a capacity of 3000 men.
There Are 50,000 Troops nnd a ilarge
Nnmbcr ot Boxers.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 2. Advices
received by the general staff from Tien
Tsln state that there are 50,000 trained
Chinese troops in Pekin, and a large forco
of Boxers,, whose strength Is not yet
broken. In the opinion of the general
staff, to march on Pekin before the end
of the raipy season will be risky, the cli
mate being changeable.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS
Secretary Hay demands free communication
with Minister Conger as a right, not as a
favor. Page 1.
The London Dally News says Chinese Imperial
troops are advancing to give battle to the
allies who are marching on Pekln. Page 1.
Emperor "William says: "Let not our hands
grow weary or sink until lctory is se
cured," In China. Page 1.
Attempt made at Paris to assassinate the Shah
of Persia. Pago 1.
British forces lose heavily In a battle with
Ashantls. "Page 8.
Dr. Tanner, National member from Cork," was
suspended from House of Commons, and left
the sitting shouting defiance to the British
Nation. Pago 2.
International congress of anarchists will bo
held at Paris next month. Pago 5.
The Government has received the instrument
transferring Tutulla and contiguous islands,
Samoa, to the United States Page 2.
Seizure of Maritime Canal Company's property
by Nicaragua Government will not affect
the canal. Page 2.
North Carolina cave 30,000 to BO.000 majority
for tho Democratic tlcKet and negro dlsen-
franchlsement. Page 2.
Bryan will manage his campaign. Page 2.
The total receipts on tho Pacific Coast of gold
from the Klondike this year are about
$9,500,000, against $7,630,000 at the same
time last year. Page 4.
Systematic development will be required to get
much gold at Cape Nome. Pago 4.
Oregon's largest school fund was apportioned
to the counties jesterday. Page 4.
The Frlnk men are in majority In the King
County. Washington, convention, but the
opposition has the officers. Page 4.
Judge Frazer has ordered another examination
of the ballots in precinct 42 in the Council
roan's contest Page 12.
Representative-Elect "Watson will try to get a
law for toting machines through the next
Legislature. Page 8.
Ex-Senator Faulkner thinks JTcKlnley will
carry "West Virginia. Page 12.
Creditors of the Portland Hospital will appeal
their case to the Supreme Court Page 7.
Portland expressmen have formed a union to
maintain rates. Page S.
Striking teamsters refuse a compromise offer of
$2 25 a day. Page 3
HACKED THE SHAH
Paris Anarch?stAttempts the
Life of Persia's Ruler.
WAS DISARMED BEFORE HE FIRED
Shah Had Been Warned Thnt He
"Wonld Meet Humbert's Fate,
Bnt Did Not Heed It.
PARIS, Aug. 2. Muzaffer ed Din, Shah
of Persia, who has been a visitor to the
exposition since Saturday, as the guest of
Fran'ce, narrowly escaped an assassin's
bullet this morning. It had been arranged
for him today to visit Sevres and see the
COMMANDER OF AMERICAN MARINES IN CHINA.
COLONEL HENRY C. COCHRANE.
Colonel Henry C. Cochrane, commandant of the Marine Barracks St Boston,
has been ordered to China to take command of the marine forces in that country,
aggregating about 1500 men. Including those on their way from San Francisco. He
i-Yfir"sTaTf immediately forSarr-Francisco,
port Warren, scheduled to leave there
hatlopal pottery works, going afterwards
to Versailles, and It was just after he
had left the sovereigns' palace on his
way to the Seine to go on board a yacht
at his disposal for, the trip that the at
tempt upon His life was made. Only five
minutes before the pistol waj presented
at his breast, he was the recipient of a.
letter which warned him that his life
was In danger. No serious thought, how
evor, was 'given to the contents, so num
erous had been former warnings qt the
same character. As he was seated la. the
landau before leaving the court of the
palace, his secretary brought him a let
ter, dated Naples, but posted in Paris last
night, signed with a name bearing an
Italian termination. It'sald:
"Today you shall meet the same fate
In nowise disconcerted, the Shah hand
ed the letter to the officer on guard -and
gave orders for the carriage to start
The gates of the palace were thrown
open and, as the monarch emerged, a
large crowd of curious onlookers broke
'Into cries of "Vive le Shah!" Hardly had
these exclamations died away whea a
man dressed In the ordinary clothing of
a Paris workman darted forward from
between two automobiles where he was
hidden and rushed toward the imperial
carriage, overthrowing a bicycle police
map, who rolled under -the feet of the
horses. In an Instant he was on the
carriage steps. Holding the door with
his left hand, with his right he pushed a
revolver toward the breast of the Shah.
He seemed to hesitate for a moment, as
though undecided where, to aim. This
hesitation saved the Persian monarch's
life, for before the man could pull the
trigger a strong hand grasped his wrist
and wrenched It so that the weapon
dropped harmlessly to the bottom of the
"I .would like to have a photograph of
the man," nonchalantly exclaimed the
Shah. Then, addressing a few words in
his native tongue to his companions in
the carriage, he told the coachman to
Seated in the landau with the Shah at
the time of the assault were the Grand
Vizier, 'the personal physician of the mon
arch, and General parent, his personal
aid. General Parent, -in the cqurse of an
interview subsequently, said: "It was the
court physician who met the criminal's
advance. It was he who seized the In
dividual by the wrist and arrested the
movement of aggression for a sufficient
time to allow the pistol to be knocked
from the assailant's hand. I am Inclined
to the belief that the man Is an Italian."
It was Just a quarter past 9 o'clock
Tvhen the carriage of the Shah emergod
from the court of the sovereigns' pal
ace. Seated in the carriage with the
Shah were his Grand. Vizier, while oppo
site sat General Parent. The carriage
turned to the. left towards the Avenue
Bols de Boulogne. It had proceeded but
a few yards when a man dressed as a
laborer sprang from between two auto
mobiles, where he had been hidden. He
broke through the line of policemen,
overturning a bicycle officer, and jumped
upon the royal carriage steps. The at
tempted assassination there came to an
end, for the Grand Vizier struck the
weapon from the man's hand, and at the
same time officers caught his arm from
behind and ovprpowered him. A crowd
of 500 people who witnessed the attempted
assassination made a rush towards the
would-be murdered and tried to attack
him, but there were many police In the
neighborhood acting as guards of the
Shah, and these prevented tho mob from
doing violence to the miscreant.
The prisoner was taken the police sta
tion. At the police station the man ex
pressed regret that he had been unab'e to
carry out his Intentions. He said: "This
Is an affair between me and my con
science.'' The would-be assasln declined absolute
ly to give his name or nationality. He
speaks but little and that with a Southern
accent The police believe him to be an
Italian. He Is about 26 years old.
Later in the day to some officials of
the household of the Shah who tried to
Interrogate him, the prisoner said: "Your
master will do well to resign; otherwise
we will kill him."
An eye witness of the attempted as
sassination says the courage of the Shah
was remarkable. He acted with perfect
coolness, and was among the first to
seize his would-be murderer, holding him
with both hands until the, man was
thrown to the ground by the police.
Another eye witness of the affair said:
"when the gate of the palace opened
the first carriage to appear contained the
Shah. He sat at the right-hand side of
the carriage, with his doctor at his side.
Opposite was the Grand Vizier, and at his
side General Parent, the personal aid of
the Shah. They were on their way to
the Pent Alexander in, where they were
to take the boat on the Seine for Sevres
to visit the pottery works ..there. The
landau turned to the left towards the
1 Avenue Boise de Boulogne. It had not
gone far when a man, dressed as a car
penter rushed toward the carriage and
put fiis right foot on the step, resting his
left hand on the door to assist him to
mount Then, drawing his right hand
and-wlll'take passage on the army trans
from his pocket, he pushed It towards the
breast of the Shah. This hand carried
a revolver. The Shah was surprised, but
did not really pay much attention to the
man untllhe perceived the weapon. Then
he bounded aside, and, standing up in the
landau, lifted "a. cane, a second later
bringing it down upon the head If has
assailant. At the same moment the
Grand Vizier jumped to his feet and
seized the man by the arm and twisted
his wrist, actually raising him from the
ground The Grand Vizier is a veritable
giant, and without apparent effort he
held the aggressor suspended In the air.
Then a policeman, following on a bicycle,
jumped from his machine and, grasping
the man. drew him back. Other po'Ice
arrived and the man wos overpowered
and led away.
The Shah did not appear to be excited
by the attempt on his life, and when the
man was taken away he reseated himself
In his carriage and quietly spoke In Per
sian to the Grand Vizier. Then he said
to the coachman, "Drive on," and the
carriage proceeded to the Alexander III
bridge, where a boat was taken for
Sevres. The pistol carried by the would
be murderer was of the bulldog type,
loaded with five cartridges. When the
police seized the man he tried to break
away, and cried, "Vive children of the
An officer tried to stop him, but he
shouted," "To my assistance, friends!"
Then he quieted down and submitted.
When the knife was round on his per
son, an officer remarked. "You also had
a knife," to which the man replied, "Yes;
I took some precaution."
"Why did you attempt to assassinate
the Shah?" the officer asked.
"Because," was the reply, "It pleased
me. 'That does not concern you."
To all other questions the prisoner re
Up to 6 o'clock this evening the investi
gations of the police had not resulted in
any developments tending to establish the
identity of the would-be assassin or asso
ciating any others with his attempt
When the officials tried to Interrogate the
prisoner, he maintained absolute silence.
He struggled desperately to avoid a pic
ture being taken, and had to be bound
hand and foot and his head held between
the knees of the photographer's assistant
The impression Is gaining ground that he
Is an Italian. He certainly is a native of
a southern country.
Just before starting from the palace the
Shah received a letter, dated from Italy,
signed with an Italian name, but posted
In Paris, announcing to him that he
would be assassinated today. The police
believe the man who attacked the Shah
was not alone In his efforts. The whole
of the police department is at work seek
ing for his accomplices.
Up to midnight nothing regarding the
would-be assassin or bis connections had
been learned that was not known within
half an hour after his arrest He main
tains absolute silence. The peculiarity of
his accent, although he speaks perfect
French, mystifies the officials, It having
been, asserted by one of these that his ac
cent was English. A man speaking Eng
lish was permitted to enter his cell. The
visitor addressed him, but the prisoner
gave the appearance of absolute inability
to-'understandj and the visitor came away
convinced that he was not acquainted
with that language. The impression left
was that he Is from Southern France, or
possibly a border Spaniard.
While the popular belief Is that he had
an accomplice, there is no actual evidence
to prove this. The police are thoroughly
mystified and disconcerted. Although the
man has been seen by most of the secret
service officials, not one of them has been
able to recognize him.
Paris has received the news of the at
tempt with but one sentiment that of In
dignation. All join to condemn this out
rage upon the guest of the nation.
As a result of it, the Shah will hereaf
ter be served by a guard wherever he
goes. Extra precautions will also be taken
to protect President Loubet.
(Concluded on Second Pace.)
ALLIES ON THE WAY
Strict Censorship Silences
News of Movements.
CHINESE ADVANCE TO GIVE BATTLE
Emperor William Says Germany
Mnst Strike Great Britain Op
posed to Partition.
LONDON Aug. 3, 3: A. ML No word
comes this morning regarding the for
tunes of the comparatively small body of
troops believed to be forging their way
toward Pekin- The silence Ja probably
due to diligent censorship rather than to
any lack of developments. A Shanghai sne-
l clal announces the receipt ot an official
telegram from the Tsung-11 Yamun, as
serting that the Ministers were all well
on July 30. and that vegetables, fruits
and other supplies had been sent to tho
legations on several occasions. "Friend
ly Intercourse," the official telegram says,
"Is now being carried on between the
Ministers and the Imperial Government"
According to the Dally Express, how
over, cablegrams from Che Foo announce
that the Imperial troops advancing to
oppose the relief forco have completely
wiped out a Christian town near Pekln,
killing five foreign priests and 1000 na
tive Christians. General Gaselee, says
this correspondent, was strongly opposed
to an Immediate advance, but he was
overruled by the other commanders and
Influenced by Washington's order to Gen
eral Chaffee to "proceed without an In
From Shanghai the Dally Express has
received confirmation of the reported
murder of 50 missionaries In the Prov
ince of Shan SI, with the additional In
formation that eight English women wero
dragged out of the mission buildings by
a Chinese mob and beheaded in the
streets of Chu Chou.
French troops are reported to have oc
cupied Meng Tsze, in the Province of
The Tien Tsln correspondent of tho
Standard says: "A heartrending letter
has been received from the Japanese le
gation dated July 22. stating that tho
casualties number 60 per cent; that only
25 cartridges per man are left, with suffi
cient food for five days, and that it is
feared the legation will succumb within
Mr. Broderick's statement In the House
of Commons yesterday placing Great
Britain on record as unalterably opposed
to the partition of China, Is well received
by all the morning papers, which, for
lack of other new3. chiefly devote their
comments to Dr. Morrison's remarkable
message to the Times, cabled yesterday
to the United States.
The Berlin correspondent of the Daily
Chronicle, who reports Emperor Will
lam's extraordinary sermon of Monday
on hoard, the Hohenzollern, says that
r some of the most striking sentences at
tributed to the Kaiser are the following:
"Once- again has the heathen spirit of
the Amalekltes been raised in distant
Asia with great power and much cun
ning. With destruction and murder It
will dispute the way to European trade
and European culture. It will dispute
the victorious march of Christian cus
toms and Christian faith. And again Is
heard God's command, 'Choose us out
men and go out to fight with Amalek
A hot and sanguinary struggle has be
gun. Already a number of our brethrea
are over there under fire. Many more
are traveling along hostile coasts. You
have seen them, the thousands who, to
the call for volunteers, have assembled
themselves to battle with victorious ban
ners. We who remain at home aro
bound by other sacred duties. Woe
unto U3 if we remain slothful and slug
gish while they are engaged in their dif
ficult and bloody work, and if from our
place of security we only curiously look
on while they wrestle In battle. Not only
should we mobilize battalions of troops,
but we should also, and shall, set In mo
tion an army of trained people to beg
and entreat for our brethren that they
may strike into the wild chaos with
sword la hand. May they strike for our
most sacred possessions. We would pray
that God, the Lord, may make heroes ot
our men and lead those heroes to victory,
and that then, with laurels on their hel
mets and orders on their breasts, he may
lead them home to the land of their
"Our fight will not be finished in ono
day; but lot not our hands grow weary
or sink until victory is secured. Let our
prayers be as a. wall of fire around the
camp of our brethren. Eternity will re
veal the fulfillment of an old promise
'Call upon me In trouble and I will de
liver thee.' Therefore, pray continu
ously." The Vienna correspondent of the Times
says: "The Neue Frele Presse greets the
decision of the British and American
Governments to advance to Pekln lnde.
pendently with the greatest Interest It
believes that the resolution of these two
powers will put an end to the paralysis
occasioned by the unsolved question of
the chief command and will Inspire tho
combined forces with fresh life and vigor.
It says that when once the Anglo-American
troops assume the offensive, the oth
ers will follow suit"
Enslnnd Opposes Partition.
LONDON, Aug. 2. In the House of
Commons today Mr. Broderick said that,
although large forces were now at Tien
T3ln, they were not yet fully armed and
equipped. As far as he was able to
judge, at present, there was no lack of
co-operation among the commanders, and
no avoidable delay. In giving the dally
record of steps the government had taken
with a vlew to rescuing the Legationers.
Mr. Broderick stated that on July 6 the
government proffered financial assistance
to Japan for the special object of reliev
ing the Legations. The government he
said, ould press forward by every means
in Its power to the relief of the Lega
tions. In the Yangtse, British ships and
forces would assist the Viceroys, but
must limit their undertakings to the de
fense of Shanghai. The government had
thought It wise to organize a third bri
gade from India In readiness for possible
The Cabinet. Mr. Broderick said, was
unanimous against the partition of China,
which would be fraught with infinite
danger, and the government had no rea
son to believe they were at variance with
soa to believe It was at variance with
any of the European powers in that re
spect. Further, the government would
do nothing to set up anything but a Chi
nese administration In China. The gov
ernment had not in contcmplatlo the Idea
of officering the Chinese Army under
foreign officers. What form the Indem
nity' should take must be left for future
consideration. Mr, Broderick thought It
was a time when the-less said the better.
Great changes might result from the re
cent calamitous events, but he hoped the
European powers would discover some
foundation upon which to build a Chinese
government which would Insure civilizing
rule to a population forming one-third
of the human race.