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The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 57, December 9, 1897 - A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls by Various
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Missionaries count their perils and their privations as nothing if they
can but do the work of God.

Every government is particularly careful to do all that it can to
protect its missionaries, and if ignorant savages do them harm, an
attempt is always made to punish the wrongdoers, to teach them that
these servants of God are well protected.

The German Catholic Church some time ago established a mission in
Shantung Province, China. Recently the sad news was received in Berlin
that the mission at Yen Chu Fu had been attacked, and two missionaries

The shameful deed was at first attributed to pirates, but later it was
found that it had been planned by the governor of the province in
revenge for some old grievance.

Following this outrage came news that the captain of a German gunboat
had been attacked by a Chinese mob, which also insulted the German flag
by throwing stones at it.

The Government was extremely angry at this, and immediately demanded an
explanation from China.

The Chinese Government expressed its sorrow for the occurrence, and sent
orders to the governor of Shantung to arrest and punish the offenders.

Germany was informed of the action taken by the Chinese Government,
which, it is said, used all possible diligence and haste to bring the
offenders to justice; so much diligence, in fact, that on the 15th of
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