China and the Allies - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER VII

The Boxer movement spreads in the Chili province--Ships requested to proceed to Taku--Brooks's murderers punished and compensation paid--The request to suppress the Boxer and Big Sword societies--The special Imperial audience regarding the succession to the Throne--The young Prince Yu-Chun elected heir--His tutors--Decree by the Emperor's own pen.

MEANWHILE Boxer disturbances spread in the neighbouring province of Chili, and Christian converts were being persecuted by them in such a cruel manner that his Excellency the British Minister paid "a personal visit to the Viceroy at Tientsin," which visit, in his own estimation and words, he "believed would put a stop to a state of affairs which, if allowed to continue, would lead to the gravest results."

The same petty excuses, the same promises for future punishment of evil-doers, again satisfied the Minister, who writes (January 19) that "the Viceroy is very earnest in his desire to restore order and punish the evil-doers."

As regards the spread of the Boxer movement in the Chili province, he seems to discover that "the state of affairs is improving, and the local officials are acting with commendable energy."

What did other foreign Governments do in the meantime? The German Minister was allowed the use of the

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xxiii
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 7
  • Chapter III 15
  • Chapter IV 21
  • Chapter V 26
  • Chapter VI 32
  • Chapter VII 37
  • Chapter VIII 44
  • Chapter IX 49
  • Chapter X 54
  • Chapter XI 59
  • Chapter XII 63
  • Chapter XIII 67
  • Chapter XIV 72
  • Chapter XV 77
  • Chapter XVI 81
  • Chapter XVII 85
  • Chapter XVIII 92
  • Chapter XIX 96
  • Chapter XX 102
  • Chapter XXI 107
  • Chapter XXIII 118
  • Chapter XXIV 122
  • Chapter XXV 129
  • Chapter XXVI 134
  • Chapter XXVII 141
  • Chapter XXVIII 146
  • Chapter XXIX 152
  • Chapter XXX 156
  • Chapter XXXII 167
  • Chapter XXXIII 174
  • Chapter XXXV 189
  • Chapter XXXVI 196
  • Chapter XXXVII 200
  • Chapter XXXVIII 206
  • Chapter Xxxix 211
  • Chapter XL 216
  • Chapter XLI 221
  • Chapter XLII 225
  • Chapter XLIII 235
  • Chapter XLIV 240
  • Chapter XLV 246
  • Chapter XLVI 250
  • Chapter XLVII 255
  • Chapter XLVIII 259
  • Chapter Xlix 265
  • Chapter L 269
  • Chapter LI 273
  • Chapter Liv 287
  • Chapter LV 293
  • Chapter LVI 298
  • Chapter LVII 302
  • Chapter LVIII 308
  • Chapter LIX 312
  • Chapter LX 319
  • Chapter LXI 325
  • Chapter LXII 334
  • Chapter LXIV 347
  • Chapter LXV 354
  • Chapter LXVI 364
  • Chapter LXVII 371
  • Chapter LXVIII 377
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