§ MR. DILLON
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Ambassadors of the Allied Powers in Peking have abandoned their demand for the heads of Prince Tuan and General Tung-fuh-Siang; if so, on what grounds this demand has been abandoned, and whether he can state where Prince Tuan and General Tung-fuh-Siang are now.
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Viscount CRANBORNE, Rochester)
The Note addressed by the Representatives of the Powers to the Chniese Plenipotentiaries demanded for all those chiefly responsible for the outrages, including Prince Tuan and Tung-fuh-Siang, the severest punishment according to their crimes. Prince Tuan has been condemned to perpetual imprisonment in Turkestan; this sentence has been carried into effect, and an undertaking has been given that no commutation of it is ever to take place. This decision was in accordance with the views of the majority of Powers represented at Peking. Tung-fuh-Siang has been banished to Kansu, there to await further punishment.