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China. The Paris Moniteur asserts that the latest dispatch from Sir Hope Grant fully authorizes the hope that a recourse to arms will not be necessary in China.
days were required effectually to set fire to and destroy all the buildings. The loss of the property destroyed exceeds £2,000,000, exclusive of the buildings. The Chinese were brought to terms on other points by proclamations from Sir Hope Grant, threatening to sack Pekin. On the day peace was signed, Lord Elgin and Sir Hope Grant entered Pekin, accompanied by an escort of six hundred men and one hundred officers of regiments. Lord Elgin was carried in his State chair by the ChSir Hope Grant entered Pekin, accompanied by an escort of six hundred men and one hundred officers of regiments. Lord Elgin was carried in his State chair by the Chinese, dressed in scarlet. Sir Robert Napier's division lined the streets as Lord Elgin passed, and followed at intervals, taking up a strategical position in case of treachery. His lordship was received by Prince Kung. Lord Elgin's manner was stern and calm. He motioned Kung to a seat on his right, which is considered the lowest seat. On the return of the Ambassador and Commander-in-Chief, the streets were occupied by the troops, so that the capital of the Chinese Empire was in actual posse
national air saluted him as the soldiers presented arms. On descending from his sedan chair his lordship was met by Prince Kung, the Emperor's brother, who saluted in the usual manner of the Chinese, by extending the two arms forward with hands together, the Earl raising his hat. His lordship then walked towards the further end of the hall and took the seat of honor placed there for him, at the same time motioning the Prince to take the lower eat, about fifteen feet on his right. Sir Hope Grant occupied a chair on Lord Elgin's right. A table, covered with tawdry embroidered cloth, stood before each. At and behind a row of similar tables running from the back to the front, staff and other officers and visitors sat or stood, to witness the ceremony, and on the opposite side the Princes of the Council and mandarins of various buttons and feathers took up a similar position. Between the two stood the attaches of the embassy, interpreters and others engaged in the ceremony, at a
king a breach clean through the entire structure, and so weakening it as to insure its entire demolition by a few more shots. One more sufficed for the purpose, and this, the third, was directed to a part affording some stability to the superabundant mass. The missile weighing again 110 lbs., was, as before, fired from a 100-pounder gun, and it brought the whole battery, above the point struck, immediately to the ground. At a dinner given by the United Service Club on June 8th, to Sir Hope Grant, Sir Hope remarked that he attributed no small share of his success to the Armstrong gun. These weapons were, he said, exceedingly effective. In one case a gun which caused some annoyance was disabled, and thirteen men were found lying dead near it. Another piece belonging to the enemy was struck five times in a very short period. The Armstrong gun, he said, was, in fact, the finest weapon ever invented. Though there is some difference of opinion in the Board of Admiralty, the pre
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