Mr. Conger to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Conger states that New York papers just received represent, through Chinese minister, that Chinese Government tried continuously [Page 192] to protect legations from Boxers. That this is untrue; that after June 20 the Boxers were organized, officered, paid, and praised by an Imperial decree; that edicts may have been issued for consumption abroad, but in China the Chinese Government and Boxers made common cause against everything foreign. Ministers disagreeing with this policy were beheaded or kept silent.)