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with a proposition by me for two additional articles which I regarded
as essential to acceptance by my Government. It is inexplicable to
me why there is no allusion to my memorandum note in your note under
reply. If you will take into consideration the articles proposed in my
note with those in your proposed draught, without confining yourself
merely to the question of restriction upon the immigration of the labor-
ers, but will also include the protection guarantied by the supplement-
ary treaty, and, further, will make provision for the additional claims
for indemnity submitted by me, then I shall hope that a mutual agree-
ment as to the conventional arrangement will soon be arrived at.
  I would have spoken to you regarding this matter in my last inter-
view with you on the 13th instant, but for the pressure of business on
your part. I therefore take pleasure in sending you this reply, and
hope'soon to have the opportunity to call again to discuss the subject
on a day to be designated by you.
      Accept, etc.,
                    *                        CHANG YE&N H00N..
                             No. 25L
                Mr. Chang Yen Hoon to Mr. Bayard.
                                         CHINESE LEGATION,
           Washington, February 16, 1888. (Received February 21.)
   Siu: It is with great regret that I have to bring to your attention
 another case of outrage inflicted upon my countrymen, which resulted
 in the murder of ten Chinese laborers in the most horrible manner.
   The consul-general at the port of San Francisco has reported to me
 that he received a joint petition dated the 18th of July, 1887, from
 Chea-Tsze-ke, Chea-Fook, Kong-shii, and Kong Chun, natives of the dis-
 trict of Punyu, Chinese subjects, who represent that at the beginning of
 the ninth month, the Chinese twelfth year of Kwong Su (October, 18S6),
 their clansmen named Chea-po, Chea-Sun, Chea-Yow, Chea-Shun, Chea
 Cheong, Chea Ling, Chea Chow, Chea Lin Chung, Kong Mun Kow, and
 Kong Ngan, respectively, went to Log Cabin Bar, Snake River, State
 of Oregon, in a boat loaded with provisions, accompanied by another
 boat manned be Lee She and others, for the purpose of seeking for gold;
 that they had been pursuing their avocation peaceably until the begin-
 ning of the intercalary fourth month (the latter part of May and the
 greater part of June, 1887), when they were suddenly murdered by some
 unknown persons; that when Lee She and his party came out of the
 bar in their boat they found three bodies of Chea-po's party floating
 down the river and some provisions and bedding lying profusely at
 the entrance of the bar, and upon a search being made further found
 Chea-po's boat stranded on some rocks in the bar, with holes in the bot-
 tom, bearing indications of having been chopped with an axe, and its
 tie-rope cut and drifting in the water; that Mr..J. Vincent. commis-
 sioner of Nez Percts County, Idaho, visited the scene of the mu uder,
 and on examining the three bodies found a number of wounis in-
 flicted by an ax and bullets; that the bodies of the others that had
 been murdered have not yet been found; that in the fourth month, last
 year (the latter part of April and the greater part of May, 1887), a per-
 son nanmed Jackson told a Chihese ucpned rung Ah Yee that he had
 wvitnessed some cowt0ys, eight in niimI, forcibly driving Kong Shu
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