Mr. Conger to Secretary of State.

[Telegram—Paraphrase.—Received August 30, 1900. Date lost in transmission.]

(Mr. Conger reports that the Imperial palace will be entered August 28. Military promenade of all nations will be made through it, after which it will be closed and guarded. This action is necessary to forcibly impress the Chinese. More Russian, German, Italian, and French troops are arriving. Prince Ching is expected in a few days.

Asks if Department has instructions for him.)