Clipped From The Indiana Democrat
China Abolishes Slavery. Washington, D. C.—The . Chinese Government by imperial rescript has abolished slavery throughout the empire empire and prohibited herenceforth the purchase and sale of human beings under under any pretext. The reform is not altogether complete as by the rescript certain forms of slavery will still be tolerated. In a report made to the State Department it is said the retainers retainers of Manchu Princes are not emancipated, but it is .forbidden to call them slaves. They have long enjoyed enjoyed educational and other privileges, although still bound to their hereditary hereditary masters.