Mr. Conger to Secretary of State.

[Telegram—Paraphrase.]

[Received August 14, 1900, through Chinese legation. Date of sending lost in transmission.]

(Mr. Conger reports that they are being fired upon daily by Imperial troops. Their losses are 60 killed and 120 wounded. Have reached half portion of horse flesh, and have food for only a fortnight. Six children have died and many others are sick.)