Clipped From The Indiana Democrat
China Abolishes Slavery. Washington, D. C.—The . Chinese Government by imperial rescript has abolished slavery throughout the empire and prohibited herenceforth the purchase and sale of human beings 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 of Manchu Princes are not emancipated, but it is .forbidden to call them slaves. They have long enjoyed educational and other privileges, although still bound to their hereditary masters.