Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Conger reports that the powers will certainly establish permanent legation guards and militarily occupy points between Peking and the sea until final settlement. The scheme submitted by Waldersee, which contemplates an international force of from 10,000 to 12,000 men, is likely to meet general approval. Prestige and interests of the United States demand that they should participate.

Mr. Conger asks what reply he shall make.)