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ANGLO-FRENCH CONFLICT;

THE COURT AND THE CAPITAL|

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THE COURT AND THE CAPITAL | FRENCH SEIZURE AT TIENTSIN. An edict is published promoting Li Ping Hong's eldest son to be an independent magis- trate at Kiang-hau, and his eldest grandson to the position of graduate, with permission to compete for a post in the metropolitan grade. It was Li Ping Heng who prevailed upon the Imperial Court to behead five members of the Tsung-li- Yamen for their friendliness to foreigners. As the Chinese custom is that the disgrace of a father should include his son, the promotion of the latter is a clear mark of Imperial approval of the father. Mr. Conger states that the despatch declaring that he has been instructed to resist the proposed razing to the ground of the Chinese forts and the infliction of the death penalties is entirely un- true. Wang Wen Shiao issues a note giving the reply to the request that the Empress Dowager and the Emperor should return. They say they would like to, but that it is impossible for four reasons. Firstly, the foreign soldiers are still in Pekin; secondly, inasmuch as Pekin is destroyed, the Emperor, if he returned for the transaction of his ordinary duties, would be compelled to pass through the foreign suburbs daily, and such an indiguity would be impossible; thirdly, in return- ing he would probably encounter the foreign troops at Ching-ting-fu, and the Imperial Court not trust in their promises not to harm them; fourthly, they find no sign whatever of the com- i mencement of peace negotiations. The French have seized territory at Tientsin three times the size of their present concession, and posted a notice declaring their assumption of permanent jurisdiction. They declare that all the property transfers siuceJuue 17th are illegal. The seizure is similar to that recently executed by the [Russians, and is considered a great violation of the treaties. Some idea of the bill for the individual damages which China must pay may be gathered from the claims that are being filed at the various Lega- tions. The Americans' c!aims approximate 300,000 dollars, distributed over about I hirty claimants, nearly all missionaries. Prince Ching has sent a note to the United Stntes legation thanking the Americans for eatablishing soup kitchens in their district. A GERMAN PUNITIVE FORCE. Berlin, Tuesday. Count Von Walderaee reports that the column vander Colone Yorck reached Kalgan ou the 19th inst., and began its return luaroh on the 23rd inst. Lieutenant-Colonel Arnttodt with a small detachment has left Tientsin on a punitive expedition for Wuta'ngh^ien and NanUaithun, 55 and 40 kilom-treg respectively north-west of Tientsin. The 1st BaHalion of the 2nd German Infantry Regiment at Slianliaikwan, after being relieved by troops from intermediate posts, iI. marching direct to Pekin.

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KRUGER IN PARIS.

STRANGE ABDUCTION STORY.

CYCLIST'S TERRIBLE DEATH.

THE QUEEN AND HOSPITAL,

WRECK OFF THE LIZARD.

MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S RETURN.

TERRIBLE TRAGEDY AT STRANRAER.

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FEAST OF MUSIC.

THE COMMAND OF THE ARMY.

LICENSING CHANGES IN MANXLAND.

THRILLING SCENES AT A FIRE.…

STABBING MANIA AT HULL. j

ESCAPE OF MILITARY PRISONERS.I

GOVERNMENT CUTTER LOST. 1

FUNERAL OF SIR A. SULLIVAN.

REVENUE COMMISSIONERS LOSE.

DEATH DUTY APPEAL DISMISSED.

-n_----COAL MINE ON FIRE.

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