China and the Allies - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER XLVII

Mr. McConnell's party--The Governor of Che-Kiang--A friendly magistrate--The cruelty of a Taotai--Tragic end of two ladies--The staff of the American Board Mission at Tai-ku and Fen-Chow-fu assassinated.

VERY few particulars of the massacre of Mr. McConnell's party have been allowed to reach the public, but it is proved that, in this case too, the men and children were killed first; married women came after, and lastly, young ladies, who were kept back in carts, and executed some time later.

Two men, six women, and three children, belonging to the China Inland Mission at H'u Cheo, in the province of Che-Kiang, were killed. Two of the ladies, Miss Drummond and Miss Manchester, were American citizens.

The Governor of Che-Kiang was bitterly anti-foreign. When he received the Empress-Dowager's edict of June 20, ordering the extermination of all foreigners in China, he lost no time in promulgating it over his province. H'u Cheo is in the extreme south of the province, near the Fukkien border.

When the foreign Consuls in Shanghai entered, on behalf of their respective Governments, into an agreement with the southern Viceroys and Governors to maintain law and order in the central and southern provinces and to confine

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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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