Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Cridler.

No. 288.]

Sir: I have to confirm my dispatch of August 3, as follows:

Third. Americans left Chungking yesterday. Li told French consul to-day no messages will be delivered ministers because foreigners advancing on Pekin. Two proforeign members Tsungli Yamen beheaded 27th, for urging preservation ministers, by Li Ping-heng, now commanding troops Pekin. He ordered Paoting massacre.

I am, etc.,