Mr. Conger to the Secretary of State.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.—Received, via Chefoo, August 20, 1900; date lost in transmission.]

(Mr. Conger reports the legations saved by the arrival this date of relief column, which entered the city with little trouble. Whereabouts of Imperial family not yet known. All Americans are alive and well, except deaths already reported. A desperate effort to exterminate them was made on the night of the 13th of August. Mitchell, an American sailor, a Japanese, and a Russian wounded; a German killed.

Asks if Department has any instructions for him.)