Later from China.
--The American Treaty Repudiated by the Regent — The Death of the Emperor.--
A correspondent of the London
and China Telegraph
Prince Kung says he has no knowledge of any American treaty; he only knows or has heard of an American who was received at Pekin
to render tribute; but there is no official record of a treaty.
have been positively and definitely refused a separate treaty.
expired on the 24th of August. On that day two decrees appeared in the Pekin Gazette,
containing the Emperor
's last orders.
The first named his eldest son as successor to the throne; and by the second a council, consisting of eight high Chinese
dignitaries, was appointed to assist him in the Government
The name of Prince Kung dees not appear in this list.
All business was suspended for twenty days--the period of official mourning.