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ILLANGIBBY V. NEWPORT 1ST.

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I War Telegrams. j

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I The Crisis In China. I

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The Crisis In China. The Secretary of the Admiralty on Wednesday received the following telegram from Rear- Admiral Bruce at Taku, June 25, via Chifu, June 26 — Commander Cradock, in command of the Bi,iti-,Ii contingent tor the relief of Tientsin. reports that Tientsin was communicated with and reinforced on June 23. The Commander-in-Chief reported to be ten miles from Tientsin, hampered by sick and wounded, and engaged with the I enemy. I The following was issued from the Foreign e Office on Wednesday evening:— Telegram from Consul Carles, Tientsin, not dated (probably sent June 24), forwarded from Chifu, June 27 A note has been received by the Commissioner of Customs here from the Inspector-General (Sir R. Hart), at Pekin, dated four p.m. on June 19, in which it is stated that the Foreign Legations had been desired to leave Pekin within 24 hours. "Admiral Seymour is believed to be at Peit Sang, about nine miles to the north of Tientsin. Heavy firing has been heard in that direction during the last 36 hours.' S CHIFU, Thursday. Admiral Seymour has been relieved. He failed to establish communication with Pekin. His force suffered greatly. He is now retiring to Tientsin. The Russian, Colonel Stessel, commanding the combined international forces, 10,000 strong, is supposed to be proceeding to Pekin. There is no news from the Capital. Chinese troops before Pekin are estimated to number between 40,000 and (;O,(ioo men. Boxers are swarming in all directions. SIMLA, Thursday. Two more Coolie Corps, each of 1,000 men, will proceed to China. Captain Watson, of the Central Indian Horse, with Captain Boddam, of the 5th Gurkhas, will command one, and Captain Drake Brockman, 5th Bengal Infantry, will command Indian Horse, with Captain Boddam, of the 5th Gurkhas, will command one, and Captain Drake Brockman, 5th Bengal Infantry, will command the ether, Lieut. Beatty, 9th Bengal Lancers, assisting. The stall of the 2ad Brigade will embark at Bombay. SHANGHAI, Thursday, June 28th, (9.5 p.m.). It is reported, on good Chinese authority, that the Government are alarmed at the foreign military preparations, and have issued an edict ordering the preomptory suppression of the Boxers, and announcing their decision to protect the Legations at all hazards The Chinese Government officially states in a message dated Monday that the Legislations in Peking continue to receive Imperial protection. It is reported that Japan is mobilising a force of 20,000 men for service in China. The Admiralty on Tuesday evening issued the following telegram from Rear-admiral Bruce, at Taku, dated Tuesday afternoon:- .J ust received news from Consul at Tientsin, June 25th Commander-in-Chief few miles north of Tientsin short of provisionta urgently in need of reinforcements. Combined force of 2.000 men gone to his relief, and engagement going on now.'

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