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Reported Conclusion of Peace Between
the Allies and Imperialists of China.
Details of the Sacking of the
Emperor's Palace.
Immense Spoils in Specie, Silk
and Other Valuables.
Inhuman Treatment of the English
and Sikh Prisoners.
Arrival of the Japanese Em
bassy at Hong Kong.
Minister Ward About to Return
*?., kf.) *c.
Our Hong Kong Correspondence.
Hiwo Kohu, Oct. 23, 1**10
TV hm-fitk I'ru'mtn at Ptkim?Approaching Pepjrturt of
MinxAir H'or?i?Unprotected Comlitim of American
Omnnri tui Inter rett in the Salt?ike A mere on Vitsiona
net in China. <f< . etc
Wo hare I>e<-> vraitin^;, rather impatiently, for the past
mouth or more, to hear of the particulars ol the a-aault
i.fn.n {'<kin. hi.i1 the iun*kiug thereof, by the oipcdi
ti >nary army at th. north nnd perhaps simultaneously
with the receipt of thi- you may also receive th aulu-i
imfed nf*. from I'ekiu. But as yet we have only re
ceive! intelligence "I the manner in which th?> Allien
4 marched up the hill," ami lew their vanguard "caught
a Tartar," who seemed <1 :h|h?>xl to make the meet of the
tolvntitugo. You wtil have hoard bv previous mailt* of
the seizure, by the Tartar soldiers, of llarry Parkos. uud
the I..a.ton Timet' own rorfspoudent. and one or two
otto.'t- wli. were rurhmg ahead in search of adventure
and to spy oat the wonders of the land, l'arkee. you may
rcmeml>er, war the British Acting Consul at Canton, and
the hero who inaugurated this war upon China by making
a to tut I* lit of the seizure 01 gome Chtncse pirates
on board of the lorelia Arrow, a contraband,
pirate ,ti rrafi, whuh ..ailed?as such like craft very often
do in tinse waters?under British colors and prelection.
And for this gallant and laudable a :i the hero became
llarry l'arkee, C B., and one of the royal commissioners
(or superintending the plunder aud sub.iugalion of Cau
toa lie it wan, loo, who fir-t hunted out and recognised
and helpi'd to seize the notid Yeh, Viceroy of the Kwatig
lung and KwangHi provinces, and it is shrewdly suspet t
? d that ibis enterprising C. B. was iu search ol further
and lpclc r boners, and had a no less ambitious aim than
to heard the Tartar Knip. ror billeted' in bis very d>'u at
I'ekit.. and deliver taim oxer, as lie (lid Yeh. io the tender
mercies of the conquering army.
Judge Ward, our XI in utter, has lately returned to Hung
Kong Irotu the north, and is expecting to leave Chuoi lor
home ih soon ua the ditticullies at l'ekin are nettled. lie
lias, so tar us lias transpired, discharged hut duties in a
manner to d<x credit to his country . ami it is believed liutt.
Ins good ?? use su? itv ami tact liave been quite a mal.b
tor tin' diplomatic slir. wdn.iw, the . wintu.jilablc an
dacity." ol tbe great Scottish chief and his able cowl
jutor It ia neat unfortunate that by thu time our
ministers get lairly aoqua.uled with their duties, and
with the wantH nnd iuteresin ol our couutrym-n iu
this distant |?ari vl the globe, they must be oil for
home, and leave the archives and dutlca of the Legation,
sometimes In the hands of nobody, and sometimes in
hands mil worse. Xlr Ward's brother, who came out
with him aa Secretary of la-gallon, has resigns 1 to take
charge of tbe Chinese Custom Mouse at Swr.itow, and Mr.
Williams, th" nominal Interpreter to the legation, Ium
gone to the round Mat.* (leaving a Portuguese aubsti
tule). Mr. Ward, whcti he leaves, his been instructed
to turn over the archives and ba-iuass ol the l.ogatmu to
the Commodore of the Kast India squadron, ?? that lite
consuls m China, and oth. r? having busmesa with the
I/'gati"ii, mat have ?<) follow its custodian. |WMif,
to to -unjitporv, t.i Bombay or to (Alcutta
It m'i ru. a pity tb.it ?W(o*mnNl could not Bud noma
American In China, among ail her official" nod
other ritiartu. worthy to hold the ?**!? and i n
?tuct tb. twrrcepMdam ? "I the legation, without outrun
inn the dutk* to "flWra of the navy who always have
eoui.ui> dntwo portaiiiiii. to their 'Opecial service to
[-'Ilorm tlwat they seldom tlnl lime to attend upon tti"
real w iota of their countrymen 10 the Kaat. Aud with
the t>.wt intent lone wh?t 'an two or three vnmela of war
do toward* guarding th inter, at* <>i Auiencau com
mefr-e from the K?'.l s?w to the Amo"r. frotn the.-tandwlrb
Island- to the mouth ot the tiaege*r The lUrlhvd John
A dame ami the Saginaw. whsli have .on-diluted the
whole ot the t'nlt"d State* naval C -et in th* Kaat.ru -*a
daring ib* |m>i ow'?, are all ordered to l?|?n; ao th?t
on th* ooaet of China, Irotn ('Anton to the (km of IVch li,
Am*ri ?n intereete will have lor their protection, Just
what >? !r> anewem what* There w. i he not the aha
dow even of a legation U *hak? ita red t tp* at aoy depre
dalor* that may turn up. It will hare gono to Japan with
the squadron.
TTw poor MMtanar >?e in China ure-11<> excite a food
deal of rvtii|ietby in the \iner ran churches and am >ng
American christian-u and liberal contribution!! hare been
nuSde for their aup|??rt. IVoplc at home bar* suppose t
they were "ubj.-ct<?l to real privation* and danger* hut
thoee who have taken nottoe of such milter* iu t hin a
hav< iliaonwi that the maetooaiieMaream>.Qg the moat
comfortably aituated, to ray the ira*l,of foreign rm ideal*
?n Chlua the) generally have a r. lume of a rvantaabout
them, and ail the luxuries of the oountry at c>>mmaud.
and Mr have been quite fortunate in political and pe
cnaiary advancement. ttoe noted individual, after serv
?ng the mtariiNiary i a ore until be got a'aort of smaller
ng 'if tlie local dialect of the country, (band hi* aarvlce*
more mipartant in th* > ivil service, wlivh be joined,
and ronttiiuwl In it until h? evantnally retired
opm a fortune. It n raid, of *>uua #*U.oOO An
other followed in the eaine track and ha* b*aa
draw in. a "alary front the government of wane M 000 yvr
annum -or several ye.tr* aitboegh he, ten, only under
etau.t* <>ae of the b* al i.aiecU, and doe* not -.pea* the
mandarin or roort langsag*, fbir which It * service* are
f*tenait>|r required. Another "p?ior miaai. airy' de
clined the "Ac* of Vice (\m*ul of <?e of the Consulates
(hat did not prom lie very large pay. because ha thought
the rcBawtar duties incompatible with t a pioue mission
ary labor*, but afterward* u?Mi tUa um*a and the Wh'de
of the CorfbnT* aalary withoua authority. -iltb th th*
Male ISqmrtmeat Bxed but (*>>mp"u?at.oo at bail the
amount, and be ha* clung to the won y aa I kept it from
I he ban t? < ft* rightful owner for tn?n? than two r*ir?
Thi* paw mnuuonary ha- now gone to the h'a>ted>tuw
to beg for more money for the use of the die :i rated me
a.onarie* .a China. he ha* B"l yet ovole h'- pile, auto* to?t 1
quite ready to ret ire from ?? premium* * Held. lbe(Jbe*'ii.
it i- understood. h.is t.-ni m hardhearted s?lo insist on It I
that hi- etc* shall refuel hi* aocnmalalluua. Th * m j
Very uofortnnale for the mica 1st mo of the poor mw<i..ni ?
ry % ir* thmui if he ewuid be sliewel to r-Huio what did I
nut belong to biui he might bare m id* a good ?pecula- I
in? out of it Hut it mat not h* it.ought, from torn
nample, that all the miea.oturir* m China are th is n* r
leaary many of them are upright, boa ' <t m*a *??' ?*<
tr engaged in the cause winch they v?t- n? lv .-ante
imotig ihe heathen toadrvwste and if they do I re ..un
lortalily ami bare the g ? <I tbo g* of (hid life in ah in
dance, do they re* deuerre them icr leaving their own
happy homeland for ench a pagvn ooantry a* thi*'
The mandarin* hare waued tba new treaty w lb the
I'nlted siat w ta Chlaeee, w.lb a. mmpiav ,ng decee*. ra>
tlf) Ing that the pro va ton a of the new treaty are to ho re
epoch*! but. while ia other reep-" U very civil tow?ed#
I ticle Sam. ihey cannot <? thlaociaa.on rettrain c?eir
(wopeo* u to rata n* ae "harhar an* ' They do not dare
to de thi* in * idr<?aiag <?r authorities dire My, hat in a
rorreepnodeoc* with th*tr own authoritie* they wm to
forget them*. Ire*, anljpv* v*oi to their o*t nr., antipa
thies Tra-ia at the diff.-r-nt pct? n tTiitu i* hep.mmg
I" revive, and will be pretty hrtak until the tm e?? la
over thing Kong te grewtag rapidly
lluau Ibrt'i, ot pi tMO
Arrwail 7' fk* Amyoeo and Japanro t atw?y- Tint am j
"" .raft/ tkf tawr.rrra Viwi w r Ol H ,v r ,|, v
-fWw t)(?rwll tin**' V* e' a?.'l-par* ? p/ ,
fa Aarwreey tkt liar> in i? Ji,ga (p?al a.
Jawrioen .*Atyywag. de. 4c.
The failed tuptea ateera frigate yfiag tr* Cq t ffm W.
Me Keen command, ng hi ng tw board th? 1 tfvu. vba
baaay, m nwg? (or Japan, arrived t tat* per. M the
morn tag of the 23d, ail well.
The Niagara left Haiavta on the loth, the ot pert at
which she atoppni. where ahe remained tea day*, log, 4
to coal, water and pr<>% awe.
Most of the pmaage from Hauvta was made nnd< r
atoaiu aJnae again-1 a -troog h-ad wind the north ?at
ranaaooa having juat act to. daoa after the Mag ira
came to anchor *he fired the nalloaai Mbit* wiiwh w?a
returned from the Admiral ? 3*g?hrp.
Paring the day aavara; naval sad civil ofh- ?la, betoug
Ing on abore and on board the different men 01 war -hp*
la port, came on board and were introduced ta <be Japa
The Viagar 1 war hardly anchored when a fuU b et ,? 1
of Japname, tachrdoig Tommy," all the other o(B. i*l<ef
lower rank, and two of the higher once, went oa shore In
?hargr M mbhdiipmaii O'Kaae In pay a fblt to their Hr)
mlal frtenda at Hong K>?g
Thetr appearanr* oa ahore atlrarted a crowd which
pi j.I he aeea te he *)g<ri?titte?h?1| raaiwt be de?c. Med
1 Hundreds of pigtail* crowded round the (V-lestta! visitors,
gabbling laughing, i-mging, and rAing all kind* of un
earthly, f>eeetly noieee, that would frighten and astonish
1 even a Kr? Turk ffroman.
Strange aa it may seem, tko Japanese hare attract**!
MR attention nod excited greater cunoaity at thu place,
mew'th landing lb?y are frequently seen bora, than at
any other place which they have before runted. They
have all been on rliore several ttin i, from the ambassa
. diss down U* and including the eoolts. 11??y never go on
i -le r w ilhoul isui or thu a hole of them being lunched
and chain;aarn<'il by somebody. Y eater ihyr some of th*-in
were "put through" by Mr. JSndicuU, of the house of
Tboinaa Hum \ O)., the large estai*liahmout no.tr the
landing, which is the headquarters o! the Japtu we when
on c hore.
The llrst day the Niagara arrived the Knglish Admiral
mid Ota. Keciiau,*ihe Lolled Slut s Cbiisul, visited the
slop, and on the following day his Kxcellcnoy Mr
Ward, the American Minister, accompanied hy Mr G. W
! llurtl,Secretary of Legation, au*l several American gen
The cu ternary salute* were tired as the different officials
went on board?Minister, seventeen, Consul, nine; Ad
miral, thirteen hntoe then the Governor and several
I other* have been on board, who luivu received the honors
, of a salute
The American Minister on coming on board was re
i reived at the starboard gangway by Captain M K in and
his officers in lull uniform the marines worn Iraww up.
I the Bailors all dri ssed in white psnte, white ho i- ami
| straw liut*. the band playing "Hail Columbia" After
1 b*uug introduc-d to the officers of the ship and tho llrst
i J.i|Niiies>* Aiiiiuuuuutor, his Kxcellency visited the engine
; r* oin, berth deck throughout its entire length, which at
! forded a tine opportunity of se*ung the Bailors' dining room,
: tatle d'hote ana its guests, it bring the regular dinner
His Excellency also visited the hospital, cockpit, die
, pensary, Japatic e apartments, and Several other parts of
' the ship. It is liardlv necessary to add that his Kxcellen
i cy and |>arty, Oonsitiug of the .'secretary s Legation and
1 several other gentlemen, expressed tlie.r highest admira
tion of the Niagara, being the larg* st and tinest ship they
bud ever seen Mr Ward was dress -d in plain oitiz'U's
dt use?black cost and puuts, white vest and black hat.
His plain, manly hearing, "iinplo and iiualfeclod m itinera,
uilly remarket! by ull on Isiard, as they have
b. i n on shor by those who have seen and conversed
a.ih bun leaving the ship the band played "Auid
Lang Syne.'
Tlie Amerir i Minister liad only just returned from a
week's crtusi he Cent u river, on board the I'uilod
: t. t s1 re in ginaw, Captaiu Schouck, our old friend
of Cv -lean pObio His Excellency arrived some ton
dsya bciorr from Sbanghae in the Hugiaaw, touching on
hi- way down at Cfcefuu, Amoy an I .Swatow
After remaining here a couple ot days bo at arte I up
the river t" Canton and nth- r plac-s, accompanied by his
suite, and several Amertoan geiitiemen. resident mar
cl:.mts ? f Hong Kong.
Mi Ward wil ? , here until tho Niagara returns
from Japan. whicli Wdi,pr ibably be in thu course of live
or ha wet k . us she a^t i-Xjiectad to stop long at Jt- ldo,
after landing the embassy
Ki' tn lience hi - Excellency and suite will be c inveyod
by Hi Niagara tu Aden, from thence lay the overland
route via T: mete to leghorn. where he exp-cta lo.ioin bis
family. ib ncc home t*? tho i'lni d t>tat s.
In this cotiiu'Ctton I will state lite fact that one of tho
Hong Kong papers the otic r morning d.-votod nearly the
whole ot its reading matter to the di - nation of tb? right
an*l propriety of tlie American Mtuister go.ng home and
leaving the alp'.omrtic function.- *>l Knvoy i.xir ordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary in tho hands of Commodore
Mribliug In regard to this matter I shall have some -
thing farther toaaal by this m i it.
The Saginaw ioif h -re on Friday for Kanagawa and
other Japanese |iorts. where she is io be employed live
or six mouths iu suiviyiug different p iris on the Ju
) snn se roar!.
Ibis arrangeme*:t his boen broughi about by late iu
lolllgente received by Commodore Stribhling, tin Hag
otllcor of this station, from the American Minister at
Jeddo. Mr. Townscnd Hum-. thai the port Of Noeguta,
one ot the ports opened to the United Mute.- under the
treaty, Is ot no use?not sufficient water.
Tin's and othi-r ports are to b>' surveyed, with the
view of exchanging the present one for another with s if
Ucient water. It is nut imprcbible but tliat th ? other
ports, ali of thorn, will tie resurveyed by the sagiuaw
From Kanagawa the Saginaw will go direct to tlako
?ladi. front thence to Nis-guta, taking along Minister
one word ubout Captain Schi-n*-k and his little steamer,
for she is certainly little? too little altogether for tho
voyage she lias si?rled upon. I .hoO miles, right in the
tooth of a northeast monsoon at Hits season of the year,
without stopping is considered tiorc something very ex
Tho late war news brought doarti from Khnnghae by
the steamer on Friday is ot the highest Importance, in
asmuch as the war by some is considered virtually closed.
You will gel the lull particulars of the surrender of l'ekin
by the mails.
The N'lncara i? expected to leave to.morrow for Jeddo,
hut it is doubtful if she go.-a till next day. The Cost
Office here lias given notic*- that a mail will lie made up
for Jeddo by the Niagara The mail closes this evening
at six o'cliok
Hum. Komi. Oct 20, I860
Lt*g I 'at-ngr tff Ike Kxagara?Her Commander't Maiden
Tr,p~America* XnterpriH m Hong Kong?Superiority
of A serialii Steamers for Sjred?Several Hoilding for
the Canton Hirer?English Stea men Itriren Off by
Them? Vr. Ward and Hit V%tU to l'ekin?The SUtry
nlvnt the ? ? Ho.r ?The Minister't Comfitimentary Treat
metit at the I'ala t?Annoyime of the Enyli-k and
t'rrnik?TV Jajtanttr Iiroxkfatt at Hataria?HivakinyY
'ht lAifdoni'.- Nibt, ?#r , tfi.
1'oui in? nth- ago to day the Niagara took her dopar
lure Oatltflortoi, irtir the promise aud ex
pet tattoo ih.it she would be iu .leddo iu three month*?
just one month hm* than the has already been. ?ud not there
)el. Wlni.it the Japanese Kmbassy and all on board have
autlbred from this long ledum- and disagreeable passage,
from rold. thirst, short allowance, aud all the other in
conri aiettce* attendant upon aueh a voyage?civilization
and the world generally vrili be benefitted by new dis
cov. ries m the neighborhood of the Mouth I'ole.
tire. IN, new and important facta have been demon*!**
ted In reg u d to the theory of the "great circle sailing,"
Ior the principle of ' boom a rang" navigation, which wat
discovered, when in 43 T*?gs south latitude, near the
Australian coast.
1 We were I am sorry to aay, beaten by au Kngliah
' steams! ? the Mi ec Moon?which we left at I'uert} tirandc
w b ? h -top| e 1 at dre dit!-rent porta on hor way here!
via ? \scen-ioo, Mi Helena, Simon'a Bay, Mauritius and
Mtngafore, o. upying twenty seven days?and arrived at
th> ucrt ah 'ad of the Niagara (the N. stopping only
twice?at Isiand?> and Batavii) nineteen days.
so m< ch for maiden inj ? and maiden ootnnundera?
1. drat viwage I* China and brat command of a ate.un
' ship
Tim hu g ray age 1a no diapai agemeut to the aading or
' teaming qualities of the Niagara, bat to miiman tge
went, f"r it ir a moftoia fact, known to every officer
helm gmg to the ihip, that the distance run by the Nut
gain in getting here amounts to nearly or qnitt eighteen
I thou ?nd mils
j It mar tie inter-ting to Anon, an ahip and Mgtao
. t' UMor* to kc w lliat the ?trainer Mi-ee Moon M an
tr >n steamer, some two hundred feat long, built at
i;la-g.<w for the eapr- a purpuao of baling lbs Yaug
, t-ie, an Am-ie m b lilt ?i"j n 'r of abutrt the aame
' dlms.ieion built brtAdytr, <x New Yok.and her eo
g i.ea .('.the Ni'teltr Wsk*
Ibe V, m. sie ia owned by the ho.tae of Death C\>.,
j and nan bat ween this port and Mhaugh.io. carry ing no
ih og b it silk opium trwasure a few p wwsngen and the
n?-? ?pru . ips Iv and almost entirely for the latter
The Yang tare ta the f iat. ai sad Ivu baoo the moat
- ics- 'fni boat thai ha* ever been m thi* part of the
World sin ia an American aictmcr throughout, built
and rsg at.. sd m New York, and Carrie* lbs Am-rlcas
flag i ipu.n Dearborn who rim in tods b*r. |a an Am -rt
can. aud rooeirea all ibe piftiuttw for paaeeng.-ra
freigtu he for mp v carrying the news in ad rates of
the null which he never fails to da from twelve to
twenty four hours
Hy this mean* of getting the new* brn igbt to Mhass
ba> by the tir eiitai ai.-amsh pa from India and all the
Faetern worl 1, the V, *#r* l*cnt h (V) are *nabl*t to
busks hundreds of thousand* of dollar* arsry mill,
which .a (tries a m<?ib
II,.- ho"*a of Itsnt A Ob I* "ii" f i oi tb ? largest Cbini
b "ire I* llong Kong ftieir tr ids i* ..plum although ?*
Chengr neuraoce and * Ik ace(Mteu?ibly th-ur busm-aaa
The ^ sng tsaa dc* all tha b ismess oi carry .n< news,
he and w,U continue to do so. one si-suit bung auffl
cu-at for tb* purpose but Jardlne h (?> . ? rival h mae to
Dent, and pretty mucb tha Mas. are building a at earner
to boat the Yang lets t-> be employed for tlx sain? pur
To beat Jardms'* steamer the Mi ee w?,n has b-e.i
built, with a View ,>f getting the lugh' -al speed ever yet
i>btime.I ("pan a a agoing Tea**!.
The Mi se Wom ha* nut yet eo**m*n<"1 rootling b>
'wiw-n h--e and Mhanghne. but wilt ta the rounw of a few
day*. Tli" Yang lose ha* beam running MM two rear*,
'??metin -a light ato thets. ihof nuais >Hui and tip.ioMis.
but ,1 waj- vm ug em safe and wind, and never hanag
'aitsgti, , j. - ngb' leiam-s t., aiittrlnatr the mail She
his never tu. i n d"* i> or had one 'Mlar'* worth of re
(?v va a n. e ?,* li*? ber.i running. Dent h Cb. say th.it
u ittate w .hber th"! intend piacing her inngla -s > .a*
(o look >?
>|aw w word* about the Chaton river rt*aro*r*.
Tha Wantnw and flying Ond are regatar ?t-a?nboa(a,
hn?lt *p.' owned m New Yoe%, running daily betw.wn
lierv and (baton ratlin* m th - intermediate i>sV iwi Ui
way tip and down ihey have driven off the i ng bdi
boat* lhat werr tcimsriT runaiaa. sad now th* Am.?rl
can* bar* the wh.4# biouv-e to ib tns.Mv**. Tber# is k
large tteamer -oma 3M teet Wmg budding ia New York
for the canton rlrcr. wbi. h i* stpaug nut ?m.
Mr Ward I* at >ppiag at th* rsatdmaie of Mr n ird. a
wcnhy American gentleman of th a pUes?t brother <w
Piative. we believe, of fl W Hard yvj Msereurr
"f l>vg.tloa H i Kt ellemy think* **ry ?iranra
I ha ? *a\ Imi-ruan at homo could hire h-|,eve|
mythiag of the ridM uio i* *t?wy ab" it hi* Kt ll ney
having b**? carried Into Pekia la a b"t Th?fa t ta,
M- Ward ,ad *itte arere uken ap to Pekia unlet an s*'
c?wt of h. nr. n*M for him by the Kmperor. in a *(vle of
unw"l!teil reagn-liaei re Me ** *ent Ink, k under th*
KdiB" ee.'nri, ami 'hers everything wm too' for buu that
reuid roodufe to bw per ?onil comfiwt and eon rem. Me'.
II * bixoellenry wasi aiiej >>a'?> the b^beel ullicT.
negt to the tjnpemv. aim ram* in pre a?i|j th ' naa
aiyle and With the a, -pe ear wt a* Mr W .r.1 ?t< taken
up with.
Mr Ward d'maad-d or aah.s-l to a? th ? Kmp-rwr but
wa? toW thai that *u ? m?ih.. g wb?h huOMM e>n* had
never aeea outside of the palace HI* Kxoetlency tu toM
by the mandarin. who an.'were is official Importance to
the English Premier or A merions Secretary oTHUto, thai
b s treaty should be ratiued precisely aa it stood, and
which ?at> subsequently done to the entire satisfaction of
Mr Ward
Hie Excellency was told that, by beading one knee, he
could see the Kruperur. In unswer to this request, Mr.
Ward bald that be h id never yet bent bis knee to mortal
Biaa, uiid he never should.
Mr Ward having accomplished bis nn*M<>n, he thought
it quite uuneosasry to gat into a quarrel about a trilling
point of diplomatic etiquette.
The story, op course, about the "ho*," originated, with
the Allies, who wi re very much uuioy.d at ui - attention
which was shown Mr Ward. It was first published iu a
Trench papor.
The Niagara will not leave before to morrow, as she
maaoi get her coai on bistrd.
The Japanese ambassadors leave without beiug treated
to a f2,ub0 breakfast, as they were at Itativia
The I'ollowing bill of faro and account made out against
Uncle ham for the breakfast for the Japanese, the Captain
and I unt I.ioutcuaul of the ship, may be useful for our
New York Aldermen, who never give items for any
thing ?
IlKTKl. OKI IsDM9, llATAVU, Oct. 3, ISM
Table of the Ambassadors rupees 55#
" high olfioera 4 *1
" atb-ndant* .. 5j0
Hotel and aimrlraents 3j0
Hot batlis 25
Perfumery and odors 15
106 bottles champagne 0J6
Fifty-six bottles line wiuea 2-n)
liquors and coffee 80
Decoration of saloons 35
Forty-hne carriages ? 158
Garde of Honor 20
Icus and beer 104
Music and printing 100
rtgurs .. 15
Bnwkfast for mu>icians, beer, wines, he 112
servants and cooks. 100
Carriage* for musicians 72
Broken crockery 73
Grave injury of bioken rib to the hotel proprietor.
while on service .. 300
Total 4,157
It must be recollected thai tins entertainment was
strictly a private affair, git en by tb? Captain to one of bis
officers and the Japanese?not another solitary officer or
perron, ckoept the American Consul at liuUvia, being
prest nt.
Ever) body wherever we go seems to be jealous, and
dislike* the idea of the Japan so g<ung to the United
States?consequently nobody gives them dinners or en
tertainments except the Captain ui the Xiagara, which is
done at government expense.
|From the China Mail, Oct. 201
Tlie intelligence from the scat ol war i.v ot the luglcst
import.uioe 7 wo of the gate* ol Ivkiu are in OV hull.
Mr. Harry Parker and Mr. Inch have been safely returned
to us by the Chine**. The army <>f San ko lin sin is still
in the Mold. The Kmperor has fled to Tartary PukUl lias
suhniltied to fa. Ttio wintering of the whole force cither
there or at Tien t?in is row resolved on.
In our list Overland we mentioned that the allied army
was in a hostile attitude,seven or eight miles from 1'ekin,
waiting for the Soige guns, and demanding the release of
the captives who had been taken. There does not seem to
have been any change in the position of matters
from the 22nd of Septemb -r till the 3rd of
October, when an advance was made In search of
the Tartar army which only resulted iu a t>w
picket* of the enemy being seen and driven hack. On the
?lh a further ada ,.uce rc-ulted in an eurthwork near Pe
km, where no defence was made, being taken by our
troops, and the Yuon-mm-Yiien. or summer palace of the
Kmjieror, was taken and completely looted, aflording lm
mouse s|ioil. The chief share of the plunder appears to
have fallen to the French, who had the first ransacking of
the rich ornaments, jewels and clock* and watches, the
rich robe* and embroidered silks of the Hon of Heaven;
but a quantity of the treasure which was taken is to be
divided between both French and English. Some privates
are gaid to have sold their shares for about 30.000 francs.
The entire British share, including both treasure and pri
vate toot, is estimated at about $90,000 Next day, in
reply to a demand for the release of the prisoners, Messrs
I'arkc* and loch wore givon up, t^ether with a French
?H *
officer ana seven or eight prisoners
On It*' 12th every thing was prepared for t tie first great
cveut of the war?the assault or the occupation of Pektn,
the nuviolated capital of China. The siege guns auil
other artillery were in u po.Mtiun to bombard the town,
unless it should be surrendered by noon of the 13th; and
the following general order wa? issued by Sir Hope ('mat,
for the disposition and control of the forces under hts
.Iiift immediately ) ><-r< I he |ieri<M given fur surrender
would expire, Hungrhun cam.- out ho.1 said that our do
main]* were arc. .led to, no rraiatauc* would be made aud
the gate was at our diaptwal. Thereon the outer ind inner
gat.** were immediate!) taken poaseasioii *>f, and a iiortiou
"f II"' allied lore.- wua quartered ou the wail of Pekin.
Hie Karl of rtgiu and Haron Or.m are at the military
headquarter*, but a* Mr. Bruce ha* been sent for, it In
|?f-eible tliat hilt lord.-ihip doe* net pro)*.** to spend the
winter at the North. Mr Bruce, however, w?- sent for
before, alter the occupation of t|en tniiL Count Igiiatiel
the Ruanian Minister, followed the Allies to Tien lain
where wo believe he in hi ill Mr Ward, the American
Minuter, came down here the other day, oo Ilia war
home. ,
There have heen rumor* published at Hhanghae t>f the
outbreak <>f a new rebellion?no war eonnected with that
of theTai pings?in the Province of Shen ?i. which lies
to the west Of that wh-re I'oWiii is. rhis, it true, would
he of great mi|sirtance, as placing ,h> Km per Of in a
worao position tlian ever. t?f the T al-ping rebel* wo
hear little at present. They are reported to have apiieare I
before llan chow lately, but to have moved off <? finding
it well garrisoned
I rum NIngpo we learn that the iueurgeni movement in
the neighborhood of Sbanghae has oonslderuhly imreused
Uio tea and silk traile at the former |*irt. .shotUd the
approaches to Shanghae l.e blocked up hv the same causa
lor any length of tuue, that may po- ihix be the moan*
Of directing a considerable amount of the trade of that
port to Nlngpo, particularly as both the lea and silk dis
trlctN are nearer to Ningpo than to Shanghae, and there
u> an easier internal communication with the former
At Swatow a |.?a] difficulty is c.using trouble The
gunboat Weasel proceeded to bom hard a riling - alleg -d
to be consented with some acta of robbery committed mi
*.7? Hf f** tffners resident at Swatow.
After the firing had been kept up for about
two h-ura, the master of the guulxwt landed,
to tee how mattms were celling on. and fell into
the hands of the enraged villagers Thtwe latter
treated the captives well, hut declaared that If any fur
ther proceeding* were taken ther would put them to
death. Ian, the (lovernor Ueneral of Hwang tung, ha*
been appealed to in their r?ror. and bus sent up a nrocta
matioo requiring their releaae
I*. Winchester the acting consul, goc* bmne, and h s
place is now flll.-d by Mr. Rubertsno, the tknton consul
. .. ??B JAP ***** AMBNfWADOR*.
in Hong Kong the great i rent of the fotliugl.l has beau
rMit of the Japan.*# Amt.aasadors, in the magoiticmit
steam vessel Niagara. Thev and their unite have availed
thempel .-c of th'-ir stay al Hong Kong lo make minute
inquiries into various institution* of the place.
| Trent tbeOTMland Reg Inter, Oct 20 1
rn^imiu ' #*??! to tarto ill b*r wiir4 unpfpnr*!
out the thim-ae expedition prwnts a lamia
bis exception to this general rule, for, from
thn tncips ot to the ultimate step, so far, all the
arrangement, eonnected therewith are w -rthv .if the
.a. '' .T4,1T\ Th,> '-ommisearlat, eycn in its most
inning li utujxceptloiuiblo. And as <1 (Xmic<iiioqoa
the VaJth of th* trooj* ba* all along h*rn ex
ouU?*nt || r^naifut to be m**n, how*v??r, bow tho In
(1MB Midler Will nund th* ngorn of * S'urtW* wtmtor
whtrh not offiar a ple??ffbeH porvporfro ev?<n to lb<
hardy mm -f ?rium. "It ts to be bipod t hat the chief*
of the rommw'aiiat will show a* niorh judgment In
ITiItl Is . 0"Tnf",i of their charge during th*
" Wr have .!??#? (of the summer campugn
Ihg coats aWd blankets, warm stockings and flannel
shirts, in addition to a well niled *t. mn h. are grrwt as
eislanls to the efficiency of M armv doctors and gafli
poU are. at b-ot, hut necessary sviti
It is worthy ef note, and highly creditable to the
muster* of the merchant shipping employed as trau
pnrii-lklisli, Ani.-ri. an and others?that In the narl
guiioii of these, to many of tham. unknown waters no
casualty worthy of moutiuu baa occurred
.?orresjsm<tenc? of the London Times J
Caws Mmav Itsix, ?
? Oy til Norn anew thug. Hut #. 1M0 j
? Ixrh, accompanied hyfhptam
Rrahexoti. of Us- artillery, and two ttowars, with ? flag of
lru<*, started <ui the morning of the 18ih foy rang chau
to dtdire rarkeg and other Kngiiahmen then there to re
turn at once to headquarter*, they reached that town
Without one o i inter lug any diflieuity *?? |????
through the Thrlar !inna, which was soon got oyer, and
found, on arriving at the Temple, where Barkee l?h
and the oilier - ha^w-at the nigbt. that the former had
?>n his return to Tung chau, desired the Sownra to be
ready In start at a moments notice, and left
a note for He Norman and Bowlby, who had
gone out far a walk, to wait bis return; after
doing which be preceded In search of lbs
rinoe of I su l i, * f. ||ow t- inml-. oners He
no t Loch ks-ku.g . r him they -turned ,0 th r
temple hydhe., i.mnd the whole party assembled, and
?tarte.1 r? at a bruk can tar for Ui# British camp rhey
pnaaed tbr.sigh ' Luag keia w .t .md were within bail
a mileuf our troop* whea the gun* .mM. and .xlnwvt
at the same uioment large bodies of Mmgni cavalry be
gaa . losing in ?i either flank of their small fbrce blow
ing their iiiatrhes and preparing to flr- As tbe pace at
Which tlie* were b-r g..tng smkisj very much aa iT they
weiw ruBBiug awsy. which they did ao? wfh te be tun
jseaul tbe ease aa ih-y bad a flag ,4 ti ?. rhey *U k n.d
their pace to . oasMlt as lo wh t th*v-hou.d d. Ttu-y
were I. n ei iieiv s ir.et ?urr?md?-d by tr-s.fw and told
ciylly ei - cb :hsi they cxsiid not iw aihrwed lo pw as
tAnndtbm nad > -run, Mtitaiut hsv.ag the rxpi -? per
mission of the g.e-rsl In reply >o .. .e-tsia from
rarkee in, rsa, be w.< c|e-? bynndib-y iho-ight it
better, rwte mag'nti aay alt.-npt lo nil iheir w*v
thrcsigh. |c s-e || Ihry OtviM . hu l p-rm es-u to i?-so ,t
Acoordlrig y Vaikse. f/wh. ?nd one ef Krchya's S wag,
carrying the fag ot irw, wsnl to see the gen-rsl telling
the other* that they would t-e aeon ha,-k They bad lo
imea reond a flew of tall aloodiag millet , whieb eent l
ifstdf abut them out from tbe sight of ih*-u O'tniuAiun.
and escort. and aoafgety bad thev t inted the corner when
they found ih meelees m faco of some hundred nfsntry
who presented their mA. block* an J would bare tired II
an officer bad not prevented them Revond Ih r- thee
snw several olffcet*. sis of wh?m was -tsn ko-ltn s.n him
snlf Barken reqne?te.i that an order might he given to
allow them to pass but after a rorr sb-.rt e- sirs rsa I ton
lie aaa this was net In be granted. ,nd tiial Ibex were to
he made pr ismtei s Thev w-te husti .|. ?r th<dr bors?<
stripped of their srnw. and poshed befor,- Sen kn-IHKsm.
when they were forced .at Ut their knees, and every ua
who coxild ssiting beard, hair, or whisker, rubb d and
bontped I heir heads upon tbe (round before ih-m I
muet be very b. let >n m> lemslnuig see sin l. ?nd g.x#
vow the detail* in my next. Thev saw no more of th-.r
rriends. an.1 to this Issir are igte-rant <g h?w ih<-v wet*
??t'ur*4, they Iwtenrd lor. but heard no bring ' Thev
t?v tc.-lves were conveyed to Pebin roaffne.1 m separate
*** pvtwHis with ever) dc -cr.pt.<?. ot n uniaai in the
Mine plsee, and hsav.ly chained ontil the J?th nit whet,
lot y were Sgsln brought together end removed to a e?sn
fortabla temple, and treated with every consider vtion
until IVay ware released yrwterday.
IV* treatment of th? prbtoaers i* thus daaorlbed
Passing on, they camo I* a bmall euud, uu the oppo
Kit* aid* of which sal an officer on horxrba< :k, who hack
oued to thorn t?> coma oyer Th"y were preparing l>
obey, win* they n* a number or persons, evidently of
high rank, coining toward* thcui. larkee . oon discover
ed, froui the way iu which ho vvaaju i tresude, that oue
of there won San ko linma himself. aud be wan puxhiug
forward to make hia way up t<> him, when both he and
Iamb were violently mi card, pushed forward, and forced
down on i heir knees bofore him Parkes wax beginning
to prole >t against Hucli treatment, and to explain thueir
eninxluiicee which had led to their being th 're, wh -n he
war interrupted b> Km ko liu-sin, aud naked their nauiox
and positions. On Park'-* mentioning hix own name,
the Mongolian i'rince, whom he describes <?? a xt-rn,
aouiewhat sinister looking tuan, w.thxtrongiy marked faa
turee, ind.eating consideruble tal-lit uud much Arimtees,
bit keout >nto lh>' ino-t violent abuse o| bun. saying among
other things,that heatIrihutcd much of what wa-tln u
incurring to h>* evil inttoenoa; thai he wax reepon
bible for all the lighting and consequent misery which
lad taken place, met that, now that he had got him, hu
would in.ike liim miller for it. He wax proceeding in thix
strain when a incxxeogur galloped up, apparently with
somo lir'porlant news, for he immediately rode oil' to
wards ll.o front, accompanied by the greater number of
hi* officers, whllb Park?e, I/>ch and the Sikh orderly were
taken into a tent, where their arms and feet were hound,
th - hdie. being brought behind their hacks and strongly
tied together with roi>e* at the elbows and wrist During
the time San ko-lin sin was abusing poor Parkes, the
standers by emphasized his remarks and prevented any
answer being made by rufliing the latter on tbe head
whenever he attempted to make one, each blow beiug
apparent!) a signal to those who surrounded Ixxh, who
on these occasions fared even worse than hie companion,
hib beard and hair being seined h\ these ruffians, and hia
braid pulled down and rubbed in the dust at the feet
of San ko lm sin's pony Tlie Prince before leaving
liari given an order which was overheard hy Parkes,
desiring Hat their friends, together with thoir ex
rort, should bo secured and sent to the rear
Me aud 1/x.h listened anxiously for the report of Are
arms, or some sound which might let them know whether
any struggle took place or not, but as tbey heard nothing
they were inclined to hope they had started before th*
order waa given and managed to make their escape. Af
ter having been kent in the tent for a short IkM, they
were told that Sau ko-lin xin bad determine I to band them
over to the Prince of 1 as being civil privmers, and that
thoy wore about to !?e taken to him They were accord
ingly all three put into a cart and driven some distance
beyond Tung chuu along the groat paved road lea ling to
Pekin but the Prince not being at tbe place it was thought
he wax, uud their guard being unable to learn anything as
to his whereabouts, tbey vvqro taken about tbre miles
bark again and brought before a mandarin of high rank,
holding an important command in the army, who suhj-ct
cd them to a long and wearisome ex tiuinaliou. Park 's,
of course, as being the only one of th > three who under-"
stood and spoke Chinese, was ilways s|x>k"sman,but ihny
wore all, morn particularly the iw > Knglishnvn, once
more extxTsvd to the some brutal an I degrading treat
ment us tiny had been when before San ko l,u xlu,
indeed, nothing appeared to b ? left undone hy this man
which, iu his estimation, was likely to be considered by
them most offensive and insulting lie bulled Parkes in
every possible way, aud at la?t so exhtHsicd bis patience
that lie told loch ho must !? ign l.tiiituesx in ord< r to
avoid further que-tionlag and ill treatment llix ran
fortunately surcoded, laid they ware allowed u xbori
respite, l.ul not for iny length of time; tbey were soon
brought before litni again, wheu bis language became so
v iolent, and tbe conduct of those wbo crowded about
them unchecked hy him so threatening, that Parkes felt
persuaded the scene would only end by th or being or
dered out for execution. Wh let be ?,u -till e ig ig -1 in
ubusing them a stir suddenly to<ik place among the
crowd, some coiumutii>atiou wax made to him,.and a
general panic seemed to conic over him and most of bis
officers, for they mounted their ponies and left la all
haste, 'the three prisoners were at tho same time hur
ried out into tlx- yard hy those who remained with loud
shouts and threats, and I'arkvs told l?nch he feared
it was all over with tbem. uud that be ra ixt
prepare for the worst. To their great relief,
however, at this moment u raft was rapidly driveu
up; they and tlie Sikh were thrown 'iuto it,
a couple of ollicers followed, and they weul oil"
ut a trot along the road lo Pt-kin. According to th"ir
calculation it must have been between two and three in
llie afternoon when they started, and they did not reach
Pekin until nhout sunset; tbev xuttered much during the
journey. from.the tightness of' the ropes with wht< h their
iiands and feet were bound, and thu awkward and con
lined position iu which tbey were coni|M'lled to lie;
the curt ulso. being w ilhout xpriugx, jolted over th -
rough road m sorb a manner n- at times to cause Ifccm
exquisite pain in every joint. Their guardian- appeared
to enjoy their hulli'iiug*. hihI occasionally, to affurd tli -m
relvee Hon* amusement during ho long a rule. priled
their arms backwards ami upwards. at it to wee whether
it gave thorn much additional |>ain; lliey relieved th?iu
also or any little arti< le* oT jewelry they hi;.pent,.I to
have on them, such as etu<h> or wrut button*
(Jo entering Pckin they were taken direct to the Rung
poo, on hoard of punishment, the principal prison of the
town. and plaCHl in a small court, from which. after a
sh,?rt interval. l-arkee ?t< called Into a rum
In which were some examining officer*, a*k>-.t a
lew unimportant quest ions, ami then loaded with
a heavy set of chains and removed to one of the
wants in which criminals of every description were con
tlncd there being tin less than seventy-two ju that which
he now found himself. Is**h was next *timm.med, treated
in pre, laely the ,jmu way. and placed in a ward apart
from Carkea, in which were titty six wretchiNl prisoner* j
who bailed his entrance with the most horrible sb ails
nnd yells it w.is possible to conceive; the poor
t*ikb wus, like the others, heavily chained aud imprison
e,J in a separate ward. For three successive day a were
these useless and annoying examinations continued, in
Hie course of which he occasionally met with a good deal
of rough usage and every description of insult. On the
fourth day h< received a visit from Hang ke, who *eid h
had come to condole with htm on his unfortunalc pai
lam, whi. h lie rn.1iav.rwl to prove was entirely of his
own I,rtng.ng alsait Two days afterwards be came again,
and spoke in a very different tme. the Prince of Kung.
he aald, was m.et anxious u> in.ike pence, aa well aa
irlendty inclined towards 1'arke*. he was extremely
(Matrons that he should write a letter to l/,rd llgin
o this effect, and let hint know at the same
Hue that lie was well happy and well treat
n* farther suggested, that If he were to say
in bta letter that the l*rtnce was an excellent inan of
business and an enlightened statesman it|wouldlbe agreea
ble to his feelings, and possibly the means of improving
his (I'arkcs) present position. I'arkas told him that not
having the pleasure of knowing the I'rinre. It was, unfor
innately, impossible for htm to say that he was what
llaug ke represented him to be. though he had no doubt
It was perfectly true, and that, aa ngarded himself, aa
he was neither happy nor well treated, he should cer
Uinly not say that be woe either the one or the other.
To this Hang ke repli,-.! that the Prince bad only just
heard how he hod b-en treated, aud immediately resolved
to have his chains removed, which should b- done with
mil loss of time. Parke* said this was not enough; the
beat and wisest ^uree foe the IYince to pursue would be
as they had be. n imprisoned wrongfully, to set h.m-W
and I/wh free at on e, but If he would not do this he
? sight to take th. ru out of flrison and let themhsveprop-r
accotnfmstatioo. ILing ke undert.sk that this should he
done as regarded himself, but that loch should aU>
he liberate 1. mi*>--iM. it was uselres to think of it.
Parke* then raid Hut as they had been liken together.
?> tbey must b? liberated tgeth-r. or no letter to lord
Hgm w,?iId they gel ,mt of him. llaug ke.w be eg
pechd, said he WO"Id see what oould t>c done, and the
next day, to l/<ch> groat surpriaf and stiB irmlrr joy,
Park#**, without b? chatn*,.uvl iocuatpMuM or li*u?ke,
walk, ?I into his ward, his .>?? nhs ware linm dial el y
tsbas vug- asi they were removed to lb*. Kaouni. an
Temple, situate in the north of the city, wh re thev re
mained until the day on which thev were Unaily art at
liberty, beiog treated during this latter per.nd of their
I. Imprisonment as ?. II, in every respect, aa th>.\ hod been
badly in the former
cAf-m?K or thk utnawi'a rat-Aig.
[from the North Ctiuia Herald, October'JO)
? w or the Rhitmh Aawr. ?
?)>r Mil* IVS V K. <i,TK,H PKKI.V, tdct. ? IHflO i
We encamped hoc ou the ?th On tb- same evening
the Km par or s summer |?Ure, M?en rein Yuca, was taken
possession of. aud yesterday Mresrs. H S. Parkea and
Henry latch were lib. : .te<| ,nd returned to the Fmhw-v
II sent a letter t-, you fr un tlie , amp, six miles Trout
r.."i'W- ? ,h* tUl whKfc wl11 P*,h*hl> reach v.ui
with ttils On the following day U?- Allied foroee were
ISJe siTS? t b " ,h* "ho were sup
ptl Mkberi about four or Iw mihi
<M. Tb* frnwi of the iwv irmW ot?t ? Urg*
extent of oouatry. but the enemy was not seen nor an?
J*"* ?? andr?,-d camp vUible We halted at one
I oiduk I M. iUvnnun.tring p*rtire were sent out at
night, and they tell la with the Tartar pickets. who fired
threa shot* at them, (in the morning of the 6th we
were again oa the move at an earlv hour, but . n rea<-h
' t*l p eket, b id been seen, all was
Here are fine very high brick kihw. from wht. h aere
ret gates and other stricture* within the wails of Pekm
| w?Tf dihiitiitly ?b?>ut flv# mt!>i distant HUll
?a pursuit of th? retreating sum, we marched
<? through a the kly wo shut oountrv until within
?J* ? Bui* ?* ?kv earthwork which extend*
along the north *Me of. and distant <?e mile from
the capital, where some rartare were seen imong the
nonseeckaie to. The kings Iwagnon tiuerds went m %i
them and they Bed, tearing -ightdond or dimhled and |
one of the dragoons woundeo a the akirmiah. In a *hort 1
tHne eftev the earthwork was reached, and a gap ot
?Hty nr eighty yards opwoe.t up?n a straight road '4 the !
**?*? width 1'wdiag to the northeast gate of pekia Tb
i ""ntefed by thii gap, aad, wheeling to the right |
hattod wh< re wa now are. within the tarthwork -an
embaakmeat of forty to eightv fret high, wfci h wo-ii i '
a strong defaac* ia the hsads ?f effictrwt troops. H-re
tbs greater pert the British army omanped Why it '
did not pr.s-ewd to the Summer Palace at oov a* wis 1
ptsnned . I ,|e not know The French and ra<-t of our I
cavalry, with saw artillery, did ao. but the r>wmer did '
isa arrive on the apot until two boura alter the latter,
who were watting for the remainder of our army ?>n
the I reach . niing up the Brigadier offiwe,! t? co one
rf*_w"* ,^"n lt?r> aaked him to go round to cat oil
'be Tartars, whilst they attacked the palate This they
did aad ftsmd 30* eunuch* la charge ot It. and forty men
"bo take care of the gardens, only twenty ot whom had
JPJW- They ttwdea alight rreUtaace; twe euauchs were
k Med and two Frewsh officers wounded, and thev then
took pees***!,.* of UK palace
It is said that the reaaoa our army did not advance was
i hat a body of Tartars were area to come out of the
northeast gate and disappear in a *>utbrrly directsm
and that we should follow them I believe tt was a false
The sutamer palace a alxsit Ave miles, by a circuitous
road northwest of this rem p. outetde the earthwoik. A
description of it >s givea In Mauntoa s account of I/wd
Macartney'a embassy and other works an (%tim. hat no
l<*? .so describe correctly the eoear that taw taken ptoce
there Within the last two days. Indiscriminate loot her
been * Mowed The public rerepthm hail, the state and
private bed room*, anterooms, boudoirs, and every other
?? part meet has bcea ramweked: art tries of vertu. of na
llvr and foreign wnriraaaaolup. taken, or broken if too
lerge to I* carried away, ornamentni Wtttoo work
"rrnne jode stone ,wenm,nts. Jars, rdoeks, wnfh s. and
?dher pwcre ,< me. ha, ism. ciirutne and fumituri none
hnye escaped d.wtr.wiion There were nillw ward
retire .4 every ertbVe (4 d re?_coots riehly rmhrvidertd
in silk aud gold throu 1. in the irnpsrl.il drogue patt-rn,
bouts, huaddriMSCM, fans, tel.; m fact, room vl bit
tilled with thorn. SUwivooins ot manufactured silk
in rolls, such as M)T lie I-ought in Cmloii at
$? to 930 per piece. By .1 calculation made in the rooms,
there must have been 70,000 or HO,000 pieco*. I Inn Ire 14
were thrown down m l trampled on, an t ih ? Soar covered
thickly with ibem. men ware throwing them at etch
other, and all taking an many an tliey could carry Thsy
were need instead of rope to aeon re the loading of cart
tilled with Hu m Throughout the Preach camp wore
huadreda of pieces, some be-pe-l up. others used 11 make
tents, or bode anil coverlids,
In tho afternoon yesterday a party of Preach went
through the apartments with sticks, br. along everything
that remaliibi!?mirrors, H-ve-nt,. pnnels, Ac it is said
that they did so in revenge far th? burbaroua treatment
the released prisoners, th dr country men. hut reee vu 1.
A treasury containing u I -rge i(uautity of gold mgou
;uid syotO silver is ander charg 1 of h guard, and is to bo
divided between the English and French.
Ihe total value of propei ly destroyed would amount to
a large instalment of the indemnity claimed.
In one of the ante n>oins of ibo state bedroom at the
summer palae<>, the treaty of TienUin, in Rngli-h and
fhlnsar signed by IiOrd Hgiu. was found, it had be,*
thrown on the ground by some one, and lay in the heaa
of broken articles, till the English pap^r evidently at
tractcd the eye of the person who discovered it.
inaroRiTioN of thk groins.
A Oeoeral order from tho British Commander-in-Chief
doeired that all articles taken by officers und men w. re
to be sent in for hhIc by public auciriou bar the heui hi of
the army, which was done. All were permitted to have
the articles they had brought away for themselves
valued, and have the option of taking or rejecting them.
Many beautiful curios and souvenirs were thus obtained
at a nominal price. The sale realized $2'.'.000, which
with the value of the treasure, estimated at got,000
is to be divided as prize money on the spot.
Much dissatisfaction has been expressed at the dec Hon
of the Ooiumander-ln-Ohief, that only those ol the troop*
who marched from the last halting pi ice on the 6th are
to participate in the prize money, all the 1 he real?those
at Hie depot at Tungchow and etaewbore, iwMuaeveluded
The commander-iu chief and general -?sers hive
watred their right to share. A gold jug, of great value
was presented to the commander in chief by the army
Nearly all the articles were sold at very high pi ices, larg
enamelled and inlaid vases and ornaments realizing full
Hhanghae prices for such articles, the fact of their having
lieen the property of ilien Pung adding an imaginary va
lue to everything. The scene wh -re the site was held,
In the temple Inmasirt, occupied by h -a lipiarlers was
worthy the pencil of an artist. Ha 1 his itn|>erial Majesty
handed over the whole of the oonteuts of that palace un
injured, it would have sold lor an i-oortno'i* amount,more
than lltreo fourths having been dc-lroyod or taken by the
All round the vicinity of Ihe polar* are large *ie lo
mires, parks or ceBMteri- S, with trees of some magnitude
and inauy stoiie bridges over nulLahs, the country being
very dry at present, branching off from the palace are
several pan d roads, and Just outside ot it is the f'rensh
camp, by the side of two large lotus p >u<Lf It isie
portod that 1 hev are to leave that place to day and tako
up a position on our left. They w.sb to take the west
gate of the city, which is the only one open, but
it is oty?ct<d to. as the Emperor's brother, tti I'imce
llung. would not be able to enter Hie city, should he b
induced to return from the < ?untry to which, it 1- nd,
be has licit We propose to take one of the gut n on the
north side near to ibis r imp, and -hall do so as soon as
the .-iege guns, which have been ordered up, arrive. I
have not learnl what is then to bo iloue. It is supposed
the army will n<>t enter i'ekin io any case, hut tiiat the
oflicers will be allowed to do so with a pass. The utter
destruction of the interior of the summer palace, where
1m-it rt-memin-red, I/-rd Amherst, as Ambassador from
England, was Insulted, is hut-mall punishment for the
Emperor's contumacy, and the treatment of the prison
em who were captured whilst on a |>eaceful mission; y -t
the like vi-italiuu be.ng lullicled 011 the iwlace iu I'ekin
might be impolitic, though deserved. Thai would not
only utterly destroy the present government, but pre
vent the organization of a new one under our protection,
should it be desirable to do so.
The prompt release of the prisoners on our uear ap
proach to the capital proves that only a tirin policy can
succeed with this government, it is to tic hoped that
the same will be persisted In, und that no terms short of
our demand w ill be accepted. Wto-thcr we -lull treat
belt ire the rent of the prisoners are released is not made
known. If tiau ko lin-sin remain obdurate notwithstand
iDg tho defeat of his army at nil point*, we may have to
do so. or the end will never come.
At sunrise of the morning alter w? arrived here, a sa
Into of twenty "lie guns was tired by the artillery to an
nouuee our positions to the prisoners, und lo our cavalry
and artillery, which hud crossed our trail and gone on to
the summer palace,exporting to tind the army there.
The Emperor is report - d to have gone to his palace,
7/ohol, in Tartar/, where l?oid Macartney was received.
He has thirteen wives with him.
1'. S.?-The siege gun.-- have arrived, and 1 believe the
gap- will b<- sumtnoued to-morrow. There is a repari
1 hat a part of the summer pals * is on lire. The build
ings are many and detached. jet 1 think it very probable
they will be destroyed, the fi-eling being so strong against
the tlhiuese on acoo.iut of the hat ha roe, s treatment of the
Tli?> Frt'iifh column, together with Colon I 1'aide's
Brigade of tjvalry, advanced on Yti>-ii tuia Yuen, the
Km.l:>li column rather neater I'ekin. a laree body or the
IMOi; having been observed (nc.ir the village now occu
pied by ua.) The French entered with only two canuali
li.-s, two otlircn. bring wounded by the cunucba ot the
palac>. The following day, no sign* or the Kretn b being
visible, the Kuglieh fired twenty one guns to attruct at
ti-ntion, and later in the mo oing the comnxiniler in chief
ieiuued when tlcy were. Jottl ngin, Mr. Wade, Bir
H. tlrant, Sir R. Napier, and their respective staffs pro
ceeded to the palace, and found the Fr?n< h had been com
fortably ektoblihbed there, and that a great proportion ?f
the principal valuables had b?*n already taken away,
leaving the heavy, but h re valuable artlciea for the Fug
li*h, or at hast what thing-, the French could not carry
Uiey left for ne. No d*ecripli-n can give an Idea of the
aplendor ol tin* residence. Ihe entrance or D'Coptton
ball Is pnve<t w th marble, and paint, d with gold, azure,
and scarlet In the mwt gorgeous style. The throne of the
Fznperor ia of beautiful carved dark wood, and tbe wish
ions, embroidered with gold dragous. attracted general ad
miration ? vet v .luier OWUBher and -aloun w?* very haud
mitnelv fitted up, and the roll* of allk. satin and crapes,
all <>f splendid workmanship, splendidly furnished cum
inorltunds and puggarees for th" French soldiers, who ap
pear to have adopted our ru.-tom in the. respect. The
jade stone and china were of great value, and some Se
vres china of Ionise yuatorxo would hare delighted the
eyes of many a curio fancier; and a pre-nutation sword,
with the I nglish coat of arms, studded with gems, and
evidently of antiquity. gave rise to some speculation.
The last treaty of Tien t.'ln was also found, ind the 1m
MMMM| of loot of all kn<l* nude i; almost nn|>oS
sible to know what to take away. Some idea of the quan
tity of silk may be given by the fact that fowls, old pots,
he., were wrajqwd In the m<?t costly silks and satins.
All the ladle* had ill**)peered, but their little Japanese
degs. something resembling a King Chai Is* spaniel, were
running about in a distracted state. Mr. Wa le secured
some valuable tx? ks and papers, some, wo believe, for
tbe Britk-h Must urn The Fmia-ror had left the day be
fore, but his d* filiation is. I tvell.ure, unknown. It is said
that a panic took plaoe amongst th> French,and tliat they
evacuate.! I lie palaces, returning, however, when the
alarm subsided tine thing is certain?<*.r allien look
care of themselves.
The Secession Movement in an
English Point of View.
Ipnad of Revolutionary Xdoaa ia
4e., 4o.. 4c.
The sorew steamship ply of Maocbeet. f. from laver
pool on the lith. via QneefiStown ou l he ljth last..nr.
rived at this port yesterday morning. Her advwm are
snlictpaled fibs bring* #."W.000 ia gold to the following
parlies ?
?s<e? ilMwt
J. IT. Hg>>w*r h On 1 Thomas :V?tt 1
I? von. Ilottnao hfb 1 J Sibley k Sou* ... .... 1
I* Mnyno k Bell 1 Tsierio k Fassin .... 1
W. Icaxom 1 ?Total about fi.KI.00n
Tbe Cunard steamship Gsnada, Captain Anderson. from
Iji vet pool.? the 1Mb, v to Qneenstown on the ldtb mat ,
arrived al llsston early .? Wednesday evening, and her
?mils reached this city yesterday morning A brief tele
graphic synopsis of her news has already been given but
we this morning supply the details
It Is asserted that ifegkmd. France, and Fr'iseia, have
requested the King of Maples to cease hit frnltieas de
f*ue? It Is announced that Victor Rmaanel has deaig
Baled General (TalSim for eccupytng Kame. In the event
of the departure ef Ike Pope An Rngliehmaii formerly
in th* service of Garibaldi. ha* been assassinated
The bombardment of (last., re <-r>tnmenred on the *th
(net. IMrtiig the night shells reached several buddings
and even th* txapi.ai. Tlie 1/w-en hurried fr>>ta one bat
tery to am-ther encouraging the aoldiere The King la
stated on her withdrawing to I be ?semntee Tbe fort -see
ef (.seta enargei icall) return, d th* fire of the Mrdii. an
hatter ice
Hall the Neapolitan army, who had taken ref.gr* in
ftoman territory, have quitted the country. Must of them
joined the insurrectionary hernia In the Abr isai Many
of their officer* have joined the army of King Victor
Fmanu' l Mr lean blehnpa ef the Mar. bee. five of whom
are , ardmaln. hare protested against the presence ami the
meesnrea of the Sardinian ? emmisaarr in tb.we pro
We learn th..t the Marquis Mario de Candia father o
the celebrated tense, M. Marie, has been afgramte
by King Victor Kmannel. Oammnnder in Chief of the mill
tnry division of the Island of Sardinia
lb* (M hds.** Ibl. ?f the 14th met., m n lead.a#
article, nays ?
Tb* accnmnlaiioe id arms and snrnmuisw tn Mntdn
ria and Wallarlila. and the wganitalion ef foreign Vguins
In Italy, are to be attribated lean eitenalve scheme,
which partly aim* at the aepaiatlen of tb^ province*
from the Porte, and pertly al n rising ef several other
nationalities Not <mlv s lluMarian bet ah*, a Polish
legion has heen organised fa glow nf this state of
things Rum* law d*epet?lN4 * tkrentcmag declaration
lo rr nco Ootixa, and but c Micsptrntel 12 000 ruon ts
Jlk (JutwUr publuduxi a de-patch from I'wrth,
gaits'4 khe I'1*1 ,n*l-1 autuMinnnf that wm" uihU>il tula
of that .3jfy v""' r<"?blved <xi submitting aa address to lb*
Chancellor, wMb* ?l*0 rumtuuDn-aUol lo ths
other comitate for }bvur acceptance. Ttu- addresn csa
tains tb? f<4luwtnt p6Ln** ~~
1. Tbe couvoc-atinw *i ",l* Hungartau I not ?t th.i >ar
licet possible period, on lK ''4*in >4 the Electoral law
1H48 '
'2. The |Merou.gallon of tivr Px 'aw Of 1 *48
3. The collection of taxes die; la 1,9 WO*'# i"d nuttl Uig
as-emhling of tbe Diet.
4 No judges but those elected by lL'" pelade to h<44
oflloe iu the diOeront com iluis
M. Siemore, the illustrious Hungarian exj'o, In. jsib
Imbed all article in a Debrelzin pap -r, in whiofc lie rapesla
his convict ion that (ho |s>ople would do well to he content
ixt with the prevent concessions of the Kaieer More, ha
says. they caiuiht liope to obtain, except with the assist
ant*- of the foreigner; and to rely upon that rosouroe, la
hie opinion, involve* the downfall of hi* country.
The Empr?s* of Ftance embarked at Folkestone on the
morning of the 14th mat., and lauded at Boulugue at
hair pant one o'clock the Fame day. I?avM? Boulogne at
two, the Empress found the Emperor at A^pj|B^^ho had
ome there to meet her. Their Majesties Parka
at hulf-post si*.
Thr Leadoa Money Market.
[Kroin the Lnadoa Chronicle, Dee. 16.]
The Bank of England returns for the week endiag Wed
nesday, Itocembor 12. when compared with those of the
previous week, show the following results:?
Aart Pnaxg
Week. Week. Inc. Dee.
Notes issued ?27,405,175 27.110415 ? 236,7W
Beat 3,180,834 3,177,771 8,987 ?
Public deposit* 6.617.485 7,020.111 411,626 _
Other deposits 12,472,348 12.104,21(1 ?368,120
Seven day and other
bills 716.518 603,625 ? 62 09$
Oevern t securities.. 9,400,273 0.540.273 fui.isi0 ?
Other aecurilies 20.104.335 lW.HSf.lHS ? 117,14V
Bearrreof notes... 7,108.086 7.U?7 47o ? 611
Cold and silver coin. 735,491 8<?2,6*0 6T,llfJ ?
Stuck of biiUiun.... 13.005 666 13,447.106 ? j:3a?l
Active circulation. .20,207,080 10.021,040 ? '285 140
This comparison slews results winch are net ?'lusiUs
factory, as although there is a decreotu in . i> bullion
consequent upon the heavy with Jrawui* of gold for ship
ment to America by the Persia last week, tits remain 1st
of the leading items indicate a favorable tendency. Thus
the reserve of notes is about tbe same as before; the
oilier securities are loss, and the active circulation lees.
The falliug i-IT in the other deposit* arises from the p?y
meuts into the Treasury on account of duties, Ate , and
hence the increase in rh" public or goveruuieut deposits.
Theumount of silver bullion in the issue department, be
ing the |K>rli >n of the ?2,000 000 to be received from
tbe Bank of France, now amount* to ?87.1,033, being no
increase for the week of ?.'164.801.
The rate of discount in Ismibard street t.? 4 to 5 per
cent Money continues very abundant lint villi the Is
mand tor discount is active. The application., at the bank
have l>een moderate.
Notwithstanding the more favorable advices from the
I nitod Slates. we should not he surprised if the steamer
which leaves Liverpool to-morrow were lo lake 254 000
Bo long us the exrhange remains 103 to 105, gold will bw
sent from this country, and rihtwithstanding the dispo
sition to make light of the state of sirtirs in America,
nearly ?1,250.090 ?'* gold ha* been tent there within the tail
fortnight. lx-l us hope that this will b? sutliciont to raise
the exchange to par; but when we consider how much
higher American securities are in this country lhae
they are in the I'nitcd States, it Is very possible th it they
will be soul hero for sale; and cotton having (alien in ouo
sequence of the agitation in the South, it is not improba
ble that gold may be se nt from this country to purchase
The liauk of France returns for the month ending yes
terday, the 13th mat., show a decrease of alemt ?80,(MM
in the bullion, nearly $1 000,000 decrease in the discounts,
and about ?800,000 decrease in the deposits.
The movement* of the precious metals to day c<xnpri*a
a withdrawal of ?100,000 sovereigns from the Rank of
England for shipment to America. ?80,000, gold bira.
sent into the Hank , and the arrival of the Tentonia at
Southampton from Amorica with $85,000. or ?17,009, far
The amount of gold sent into the Bank during the weak
reaches the sum <>( ?819,000 Tbe total exports tiave keen
to the extent of ?700,000. Tha total imports hava boaw
about ?560,000.
A further improvement occurred in American securi
ties. Illinois Central and New York and Erie shares werw
in demand, and closed at a fresh rise of half u dollar.
[Pros the I/>ndon Times, Dec. 15.J
The English funds continue to show grout steadiness,
the quotation of consols being 92*,' to \. ex dividend,
through the greatsr part of the day. The tone of Ml*
market, especially at the close, was favorable, and
transaction* then occurred at 92',' to 'J. Hunk stook
left ofl st 232 to 234; reduced and new three per oonts,
92', to ??; rupee paper. 95 to 1 and. 101 to >?, India
bonds, IDs. to 5e. discount; and exchequer bills, 6s. la
2s discount.
Kailwait*. tfc. Cloning Price*. Hvfine* Done
Virginia 5 p. c..
Do. 6 p. c.
Do. do. 7's, 1875
IH>. $100 ehs., $80 paid, du
I<o , all paid
Midi Central 8 p. o., con. '69
Da sink. I 8 p c . 1st in . 8
I K>., $100 shares
Mich. 8. AN. I. 7 p. C. *. f. '88
1V>. $100 shares
N. Y. Cent. 6 p. c. sink, f., 8!
Do. 7 p. c., At
Do. 7 p. e. sink, fund, '70
!*. Y. k KrtO, 1 ni., 7 p. c., 07
Do. 2d m., 7 p. f , '69
Do. 3d m., 7 p. r., '83, amenl
Do. 2d m.. 0 p. c ., sterling .
Do.. $50 shares
'? a
93 Jd ?
l. .27
26 201, vvto.
. 89
2 80
. 70
1. 86
.. 94
. 01
. K!>
L 79
> 02
36* ? K
n 102
. 99
s 101
: 90
. 90
. :tfl
1. 75
The English Pre as
[Vrorn the I/todon Poet, Dec. 14.]
The one.iiitt of teparatum tn the Tutted State* ha*
reached a point which, "cry permm muet ii'lmtt, rx
be eettl-d hy ctrtl tear, or by some motoal compromiee
oiO be AfnoUy acceptable la Ike Xacih and to the .Sooth. IT
the danger were merely coofiiud to the State of South
Carolina, the federal government could very well afford
to pursue that policy <8 d.tay which on former nccnslnna
l>aa Fwcrasfuily pr> v? J<d na i uat threstened ? I eruption.
South Carolina, however, has set an example of open
and internet km* rebellion, and it ?nly w.i.ta the proper
otyortuaiiy to aaaert its entire iodepeniience. Wis ee
tliority ol the fedrrffl gov. rument lias been repudiated,
the militia has been called out, the Palmetto flag, Ml
the symbol of sovereignly baa been hoisted, and all
i hat retnaig$ to be done la that formal recognition of In -
dependence * I..rb Ifcc plan'cr-. of Month Carolina flgnaet,
by coo vent lop or treaty, to rwvc from the hands of the
Ftccutiye government anil the leglelative power of tbd
I'nton. (if Course it would he premature to anticipate the
policy whs h Mi Buchanan has tn hie address which wmi
delivered on lha third of this month, recommended le
Congress. It la. however, well understood that Judge
Black, the American Attorney General, and a member of
the Cabinet, haa given an Tin loo which explicitly de
clares that no Mtate has a right to retire from the go ten
It ia difficult to see how any other advice could have been
tendered. The American constitution rusts upon eiprsw.
compact and correlative eb ligation. There is one provision
which declares that levying war sgaiost thel'aited Male*
she!! ho visited with the psins and penalties of trea
son. TW pdhr?ion which Mouth Carolina gave to the
lederal Tnion (TMI Intended t? endure for all lime ThM
was the compact, and the obligation was that South 0*
roline, whilst retaining the rwbl of local administration,
should ofwy thone laws wbi< h, for general purpose, the
central gevernment might think proper to enact It ia
clear, therefore that Mouth Carolina cannot revert to its
original ptwltion of ladepsodrn -e without vioiatisg a so
lenin magnet. and without disregarding equally auieosa
obl.gstioue. Hy arming Its population it ha? t>een guilty
of the crime of treason wbs-b the President would be
perfectly lost itisd In potting down by force of arms a
task whkn wasild be easy of arcompliahment If Mouth
t'aruitna were the ocly .state concerned Bat
the chief itangar to be apprehended is that
other slave Statee who still ibink that ooa
pr. mi.-e is possible, may. by any premature or untoward
* at too on the part of tbe President, be induced to join in
that policy of separation of which Mouth Carolina Inn net
so flagrant and so Ungraceful an example The leading
men of Georgia, of Virginia, of Alabama and Team wssely
hesitate before they give open support and assist.mo? te
South Carolina; hut if they see coercion attempted, they
will, we are afraid, join the proponed Men them omfedem
tmn.and thus shatter to pieces the power of the Ameri
can republic ami render all hopes of arrangement utterly
out of the qwastton. it mint never he forgotten that ain
yery le cherished in <ba South mr aa infStutisa whMh
must h'm i hi tmed at all has ads. anif passible, en
tended, far this purpoe. TVxas was anoered, Just as tbe
South has ever thirsted after the anquhuton Cuhn.
Tbe ptratieai insurables of the lite ?? neral Walker
wore patronised tn New Orl- sns and in the South gone
raily, hot ?>? much trt'li a v' v to territorial aggran hse
u?en: as to the "XteosVm of ?la very and the ?fc?ve trade
Hut if th? ( in.,a t? to subsist why M the North to he
(.impelled w< aid and abet a *) stem which It ah burst Tho
Sooth may be appeased hy the re pool of Fugitive MUre
laws?by i<sial>7ieblr>fl a rv tM"! Mmit, ?a In Ihn oaan
of the Maeouri . - niptonusn, ic-ynutl which slatrery shall
n?t exist eiid lie hope of eventually ?MaMiag thene
lymt caslntw rrrnf mflwewcv the general policy of the Mouth
em ~talee But ad tbeae object? may he more easily,
safely and tcgitiewtely aeromplnhcl by negotiation than
hy meuri' Ctkin and treason which the power of the
North, If ?oue moved to **tk*i. would instantly quad
and II Sim The moat extraordinary font ore. ho we tot,
which marks tbe policy of the seeeasinmate, tn
the anptctatton which the Mouth (hroliBiana entertain
that fihglaad and France will he bribed by means of n
dtrert free trade to give their moral, nohtical and com
tnt-reial support to a confederation which will be baaed
exclusively upon ahvery and tba slave trade. ITigland
can tiavr te desire to Impede or threw heck thai cmttea
iff rivtltmtion and humanity for which in re. ent titnen
she has made aa many sacriflcrs We trait that tha
forthcoming meseage ,?t the Cretrtdent Will be moderate
in its tonr, ind, at the asm* time, Arm and conciliating,
that II will powit not the folly and tba perils Of supaislltm.
and that, above all thing*. H will not iadionte a palwy
which may tie and fetter the hands of the new hMdtf
the Kwtwlre But Still gold may spring ent of dtlt
offer of free trsdq which, for a scllsh and unworthy Mro

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