Mr. Conger to the Secretary of State.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.—Received, via Chefoo, August 22, 1900; date lost in transmission.]

(Mr. Conger reports that, excepting the Imperial palace, the entire city is occupied by 2,000 Americans, 2,000 British, 3,000 Russians, 8,000 Japanese, and 200 French, and is being apportioned for police supervision. The Chinese army has tied. The Imperial family and court have gone westward, probably, to Si-an fu Shensi. There are no representatives of the Chinese Government in sight. The palace will be taken at once. Many missionaries will start for home on the 20th; others will remain to care for 1,000 Christian refugees.

Conditions chaotic.)