A satisfactory proclamation--For the preservation of order-- A tangible agreement with foreign consuls--Confidence in] provincial governments--Manufacturers of news and insurgents--Merchants and peaceful people to be protected.
A FEW days later, on July 3, the satisfactory Proclamation hereunder was further issued by their Excellencies Chang- chih-tung, Viceroy of the Hukuang, and Yu-Yin-Liu, Governor of Hupeh.
" Chang, Viceroy of Hukuang, and Yu, Governor of Hupeh, hereby issue the following joint proclamation, in obedience to an Imperial decree commanding all Governors and Viceroys of provinces to take measures for the safety and good order of our several jurisdictions.
"The disturbances of outlaws in the north have brought about war with the various foreign Powers, causing the hearts of the people to be excited and endangering the public peace.
"The Viceroy and Governor therefore desire it to be known to all that they have since received Imperial decrees dated respectively June 25 and 26, saying that the Imperial Government will continue its best endeavours to protect the Legations of the various Powers in Pekin, while the various Viceroys and Governors of provinces are re-