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, numbering 30,000 each. The cavalry were completely routed. Fifty guns were taken from them. The Allies had only 18 wounded. The Times' correspondent, Consul Parks, and three officers, had been taken prisoners by the Chinese and taken to Pekin. They were well treated. The Chinese sent a flag of truce with provisions for a treaty, but Lord Elgin refused to negotiate before the prisoners are released. The Emperor's brother had been appointed Chief Commissioner to make peace. All was quiet at Shanghai. The latest Government dispatch says the Allies were within six miles of Pekin. The Times reviews the secession movement in the United States, and reiterates the belief that the Union will be maintained. Count Valiant had been appointed French Ambassador to England, vice Pelissier, made Governor of Algeria. The King of Belgium is severely ill. In the French Ministry, Chapeloup Lanhart is appointed Minister of Marine, and Admiral Heinelin Gr