Mr. Conger to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Conger reports Prince Ching made a personal friendly call upon him. He says edict has appointed him and Earl Li with full powers (to) settle matters. The latter is expected in a few days. The Russian minister (Mr. de Giers) leaves Pekin to-morrow. * * * Asks if negotiations can not be better conducted at Shanghai, or at some point where telegraph communication is more rapid and certain than here? Chinese commissioners should go where most convenient to foreign powers.)