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Near the Legations and the Palace, where the fear lay the heaviest, it seemed like a city of the dead. Yet we knew that there were plenty of living men only biding their time and waiting their opportunity. It was only night that these people desired; a good black night so that no one could see them flit about.

"You have gotten Uncle Sam out of a bad mess," the ambassador said, when Ned had finished his narration, "and you will find that you will be well rewarded when you return to Washington." The ambassador also requested the boys to visit the other legations, but they did not care to do so. "Well," he said, then, "you must take a letter from me which may help you on your way.

The mission compounds were abandoned, their inmates taking refuge in the British legation, where all the other legations and guards gathered for more effective defense. Four hundred persons were crowded in its narrow compass. Two thousand native converts were assembled in a nearby palace under protection of the foreigners.

Held in check by the Germans and Americans in two feeble posts of a few men each, the Chinese commanders cannot get their men along the Tartar Wall, and command the Legations that crouch below. Perhaps that is why playing is only going on and no assaults.

The Imperial Court meanwhile fled to a distant city and left the entire control of the situation in the hands of the Fencers. The peril of the legations was extreme. They were cut off completely from the coast, which was many miles distant, and the foreign newspaper correspondents amused themselves by sending detailed accounts of the manner in which they had been tortured and murdered.

It was finally decided, however, that the same formalities be observed as were followed by the ministers when received at court. I give these incidents to show the temper that prevailed among the members of some of the legations at Peking at the time of this first audience. "When a few days later we followed the long line of richly-robed princesses into the audience-hall, all this was changed.

In the combined expedition to relieve the legations at Peking Japanese troops displayed superior deftness, discipline, and endurance, and gained confidence in their ability to cope with the armies of European powers. In the period following, Germany in Shantung and Russia in Manchuria pursued steadily their policy of exploitation.

Add Ambassadors, Plenipotentiaries, Lords, Counts, Barons, Chevaliers, the great and small fry of the Legations, Captains, Lieutenants, Claim-Agents, Negroes, Perpetual-Motion-Men, Fire-Eaters, Irishmen, Plug-Uglies, Hoosiers, Gamblers, Californians, Mexicans, Japanese, Indians, and Organ-Grinders, together with females to match all varieties of males, and you have vague notion of the people of Washington.

Napoleon and the Neutral Powers The Protectorate of Portugal and the End of Etruria Annexation of the Papal Legations Seizure of the Danish Fleet by Great Britain The Degradation of Spain Godoy's Impolicy The Spanish Court and the Heir Apparent Effects of the Russian Alliance in Paris Napoleon's Commentary on the Treaty His Administrative Wisdom Public Works in France The Jews in France The Sanhedrim Napoleon's Successful Reforms War Indemnities and Finance Annoyances of the Continental System.

But the very instructions to the latter or the disciplinary steps occasioned by the matter belong to the home consular management and should therefore be issued from the Norwegian departmentWe concur in the opinion expressed here and the demand for an exclusively Norwegian treatment of questions concerning measures against Norwegian Consuls, appears still more justified in the cases when the matter is without a political moment, but the question regards the consul's relation to the Foreign Minister and the legations.

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