Mr. Conger to the Secretary of State.

[Telegram—Paraphrase.—Received September 30, 1900, via Taku.]

(Mr. Conger reports that notice has to-day been sent by Prince Ching that he, Earl Li, Jung Lu, and Viceroys Liu Kun-Yi and Chang Chih-tung are all to concert in peace negotiations. Li is at Tientsin and Jung Lu is in the interior. No request has yet been made to negotiate, nor have powers been exhibited. Chinese Government has made no visible effort to restore order.)