Legation Women see Dowager Empress

Boston Transcript

The reception of the ladies of the various legations by the empress dowager, the emperor and empress, and members of the court, February 1, was a striking ceremony. The party was limited strictly to the legation ladies and their children, and numbered twenty-one. There was one interpreter for each legation. Baron Czikann de Wahlborn, the dean of the diplomatic corps, conducted the women to the throne from the croded ante-room.

Here Mrs. Conger, the wife of the American minister, who is the head of the women of the corps in point of service, stepped forward and, addressing the empress dowager, said:—

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