Massacred Protestant missionaries--Boxer consideration--The warlike qualities of Roman Catholics--Martyrs--Barricaded at Ch'ing-Ting-fu--A gallant defence--Catholics and their converts.
THE number of Protestant missionaries massacred by the Chinese in three months following Mr. Brooks's murder is put down at 93, or 28 men, 40 women (20 married and 20 single), and 25 children.
Twenty-eight of these were Americans--9 men, 13 women (5 married and 8 single), and 6 children.
As many as 125 people (56 men, 50 women, and 19 children), of whom 54 were American, were still in the interior at the beginning of October, beside 100 more persons in the provinces of Shansi and Chili, about whose welfare considerable anxiety was felt by their friends. None of these people had been heard from (on September 29) since June 13,that is since before the massacred had taken place in Tai-yuen-fu, the capital of the province.
There are instances in which the boxers, either through fear or because they were held in check by influential people behaved with less cruelty, and even with consideration and kindness, but these cases were few and far apart.
A Mr. and Mrs. Greene, two children, and Miss Gugg were known to be in the hands of the Boxers at Hsin-an-