§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information to the effect that Admiral Kempff opposed the policy of attacking the Ta-ku fo rts on the ground that by this attack the Chinese Regulars would be forced 617 into an alliance with the Boxers; and what is the position at present of the American forces.
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (MR. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
We have no such information. Our admiral telegraphed that all the allied admirals at Ta-ku were working in perfect accord. The position of the American forces is doubtless the same as that of the other allied Powers.