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DAYS OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION
Macao, lAth January, 1912.
I arrived at Macao yesterday afternoon with a cold wind and rain. Before dining I paid a visit to Mr. De Mello, whom I met last year.*
This afternoon at three I have an appointment with the Governor.
The sky has cleared, and from the window of my room at the hotel I have a magnificent view of the coast and sea.
Canton, 21s* January, 1912. Mr. De Mello Machado finds me strong and well in^this city, the oldest of Portugal in China.
He is dining with me and sends his kindest regards.
* Salvatore Besso was at Macao exactly one year before, in January 1911, and during the voyage, when visiting the Portuguese colony, which was still convulsed by the revolution and change of Government at Lisbon, he thought of interviewing the young Governor of Macao, Mr. Alvaro De Mello Machado.
This gentleman, who is a republican at heart, welcomed the advent of a republic in his country and received Salvatore Besso, in his white palace surrounded with columns, with sincere cordiality. He explained the advantages which the Portuguese colony would obtain under the new conditions in a conversation which S. B, sent to the Tribuna, and which was published on 8th February, 1911.
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