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THE CHINESE CRISIS. I NEWS FROM PEKIN. I GERMAN MINISTER MURDERED. I SEVERAL LEGATIONS DESTROYED. I TIENTSIN ARSENAL CAPTURED. I J BRITISH LOSSES. j CHINESE REGIMENT IN ACTION. The following message has been received from 'Colonel Dorward to the Secretary of State for War, Chefoo, dated June 30, 1.15 p.m. Arsenal north-east of Tientsin captured ra the morning of June 27 by combined forces. British troop" engaged were Naval Brigade and Chinese Regiment; all remained in reserve. Naval Brigade four killed in action, 15 wounded, including two officers. Chinese Regiment no casuaiti". Latter checked counter attack by Boxers on left Hank with heavy loss to -enemy. Following telegram Teoeivad by Admiralty from Admiral Bruce: Sent, via GmEvoo, June 30, 2.10 p.m. The conduct of Commander Stewart, Algerine, and Commander Lanz, litis (German), at bombardment Taku forts was magnificent, and elicited admiration of allied ships. River route to Tientsin, 51 miles from Taku, now 1>pen. Railhead ROW nine miles from Tientsin and road inward, not ( ? now) quite safe. Communication with C. in C. Tientsin difficult. Force with Cradock had to fight way into Tientsin. Cradock also commander storming patty previously forts at Taku. Fort which commanded view 13 miles above Taku was found deserted by Lieutenant and Commander Keyes, and blown up by him, leaving passage up the river free. Keyes reports to-day arsenal Tientsin captured June 27. Naval Brigade losses Fire men killed, Lieutenant Colomb, Endymion, slightly wounded. Gunner May and 21 men wounded. No further details. Warrender quite well, doing very good work, taking charge of all our forces on river and along lines of communication. Vice-Admiral Alexiev, Governor-General of Port Arthur, and Liaotung Province, Commander-in- Chief of all Russian forces in the east, has just arrived on his way to Tientsin, taking supreme command of Russian forces. Captain Jellicose shot through lung, doing very well. Forces landed to date: Officers. Men. Germany 44 1300 British 184 1700 Austria 12 127 America 20 329 France 17 387 Italy. 7 131 Japan 119 3709 Russia 117 5817 Total 520 13,500 with 53 field guns, 36 machine guns. No details yet of killed nd wounded with Com- mander-in-Chief. REPORTED FLIGHT OF EMPEROR AND EMPRESS DOWAGER. The Times correspondent at Shanghai telegraphs that the Viceroy Liu has received an edict, dated June 20, in which the Throne, after referring to the difficulty of-solving the problem of the anti-foreign movement and the gloomy outlook, bids him protect his own borders while doing his best to help Pekin. Well-informed Chinese are convinced that the Em- press-Dowager and the Emperor have fled westward, and that Prince Tuan has placed his son, their heir- designate, on the Throne and himself assumed control of the Government. The German Minister in Pekin was attacked by native troops on June 18, And died shortly afterwards of his injuries. The news has been received trough Chinese official lources that the Legations in Pekin were safe on June 25. MORE "HANDY MEN FOR CHINA. Upwards of 800 naval officers, bluejackets, and marines left Portsmouth on Saturday in the Jelunga for the China Station. They are to take the place of the men who have been landed for operations on there in China. THE BESIEGED LEGATION.—CHINESE QUARTER OF PEKIN BURNT DOWN. Very serious news has arrived regarding the posi- tion of foreigners in Pekin. The most detailed information has been sent to Berlin by the commander of the German cruiser squadron at Taku. This officer's message, which is dated June 30, is to the effect that he has received a letter from the German Legation in Pekin stating that the Legation was besieged, that supplies were running short, and that the position of affairs was desperate. The murder Df the German Minister occurred on June 18 as has been reported. On June 25 all the Legations axcept those of Germany, France, and Great Britain had been destroyed. The commander of the foreign guards and the foreigners were in the British Legation. The Chinese quarter of Pekin bad been burnt down, 30,000 Chinese troops were outside the city, and the Empress-Dowager had fled. The position at Tien-tsin was also serious, as a large body of Chinese troops was reported to be marching upon the town. Confirmation of the desperate situation in Pekin also comes from a message sent by the Second Secretary of the German Legation to the sommander of the European troops. This message is signed by Sir Robert Hart, and is dated Sunday apparently June 24). Rear-Admiral Bruce tele- graphs that all those who were wounded at Taku and Tien-tsin on June 17 are progressing favour- ably. THE BRITISH CASUALTIES. The following casualties have been reported to the Admiralty by the Commander-in-Chief in China: KILLED. Centurion Captain Herbert W. H. Beyts, R.M.A.; Edward Samuel Wyatt, chief petty officer, O.N. 104052 George Spiller, petty officer, let class O.N., 124233 Thomas|James Restall, leading seaman, O.N. 151659; Thomas Townsend, A.B., O.N. 174826 Sidney Herbert Bone, A.B., O.N. 158529 Robert Parsons, A.B., O.N. 184683; William Thomas Lloyd, O.S., 190614 James Bryson, O.S., 198639 William Edwards, stoker, 282137; John J. Yates, Gunner R.M.A., 5890; Ernest Lunn, Gunner R.M.A., 5767; Frederick H. Foster, private, Ply., 8594; George H. Hawes, private. Ports., 8906; Albert E. Ellis, private, Ports., 8634; Ernest Frisby, private, Ports., 3599. Aurora: Frederick Kane, private, Ply., 8529; Thomas Davies, private, Ply., 5816 Arthur H. Gigg, private, Ply., 7271. Orlando Hugh Berry, ord. seaman, 197904. Endymion: Herbert Charlo, petty officer 2nd el, 152172; Stafford Ernest Wooldridge, P.O. 1st cl., 1397^8; Daniel Watson, ord. seaman, 192403; Donald M'lntosb, stoker, 285206; John Parker, private, Ports., 9565; Robert Barton, private, Portsm., 9073; Henry W. Bryan, private, Portsui., 9576: William Stanford, private, Portsm., 7749. Orlando: ? Sergeant Gingell, No. 3769, lent from Tamar. DATTGKtOUSTiY WOUNDED. Centurion: Albert Bevis, A.B. 183480; Herbert S. Bolton, A.B. 183671; Frank W. Briggs, private, Portsmouth, 8239; Frederick William Wilkinson, ttoker 282983, latter doing well. SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. Centurion Captain R. Jellicoe, Sidney J. S. Tooze, petty officer 1st class 156075; Maurice M'Elligott, A.B. 151904; Walter H. Rogers, leading seaman 157415 Thomas Wright, leading seaman 161349; Arthur Christopher Thompson, stoker 176043; Herbert C. Miller, sergeant R.M.A., 3413. Orlando: William J. Godfrey, stoker, 276417. Endymion: George Parsons, ord. seaman, 195630; Alfred Quaife, private, Portsm., 7958; John W. Simmons, ord. seaman, 190465; Richard Wright, A.B.,167503. All the above are badly wounded, but are pro- gressing favourably, the remainder are only slightly wounded, and are all doing well. Casualties at capture of arsenal, N.E. of Tien-tsin Settlement, June 27, by combined forces, British forces engaged being the Naval Brigade and 1st Chinese Regiment: KILLED. Centurion—Frederick Sharpe; A.B. 188893; Bar- Aeur-F,rnew.t. VVal ter Grover Ord. seaman, 188808; Aurora—Jaones Spillane, stoker, 278528, and Henry Eddiford, Private R.M.L.I., Plymouth, 4814; Endymion—William Flory, A.B., 147621, William Chamdier, Private R.M.L.I., Chatham, 9113. From Wei-hai-Wei-Arthur J. Lee, Private R.M.L.I., Chatham, 9678. Wounded, 15. PARLOUS POSITION IN PERIN. The United States Government is officially in- formed that the Chinese Empress Dowager and the Emperor are imprisoned in Pekin, and that only two of the Legations remain undestroyed. An edict which was issued in Pekin on June 26 practically declared war on all foreigners, and officials in the provinces were ordered to enrol "Boxers" and troops to assist in their expulsion. KAISER WILLIAM VOWS VENGEANCE. In a striking and characteristic address to the re- inforcements of German Marines who were about to start for China, the Emperor William, on Monday, referred to the murder of Baron von Ketteler as a crime of unspeakable insolence and barbarity, and as an insult to the Empire demand- ing exemplary punishment. He expressed the gravest fears for the safety of the other Foreign Representatives. The Powers, his Majesty declared, were fighting for the cause of civilisation, and he himself would not rest till the flag of Germany, alongside of theirs, could be planted on the wails of Pekin. In conclusior, the Emperor exhorted his marines to bear themselves bravely, and to treat the soldiers of the other allied Powers as comrades. FRANCE'S ATTITUDE. In the French Chamber, on Tuesday, M. Delcasse ,declared that the French Government did not desire to make war on China, and wished to maintain the present equilibrium but it could not refrain from joining with the other Powers in protecting humanit,) ftnd civilisation.

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