The Chinese Emperor takes a Cool view of young America.
--In the Summer Palace
, near Pekin
, Lord Elgin found an autograph of the fugitive Emperor
, relating to the question of Mr. Ward
, the American Minister
It seems that Mr. Ward
offered to pay to his Celestial Majesty the same marks of respect as he would pay to his own President
's memorandum runs thus:
"It shows that in the manner of their presentation at court nothing more can be done to bring men to reason.
Besides, these barbarians, by their averment that their respect for his Majesty the Emperor
is the same as that they feel for their Pi-li-si-tien-tin, (President
,) just place China
on a par with the barbarians of the South and East, an arrogation of greatness which is simply ridiculous."