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Tuesday 30th July - South Wales Echo and Evening Express (late edition): 

Welshman Lone Prisoner with Bandits 

Mr Gareth Jones is still in the hands of Chinese bandits, but Dr Müller, his companion, has been released.  The doctor, who arrived at Pao Ch'ang today, telephoned a brief message to Kalgan confirming the news … The mystery of why Dr Müller was released alone and Mr Gareth Jones kept in captivity is not explained. 

Unconfirmed reports stated that Dr Müller was set at liberty at the instance of Chang Chung-Chi, a member of the Peace Preservation group, an ex-bandit and a friend of the bandit leader who had captured the two men and that Dr Müller was to obtain the ransom from the British and German Embassies on this condition.  

Wednesday 31st July – Reuters’ correspondent:

 It was revealed that Dr Müller was released on 10-day parole … it was presumed that Gareth Jones was being kept hostage for his parole.  

Thursday 1st August - the family received a telegram from Changkiakow (Kalgan):

 “Well treated.  Expect release soon.  Love Gareth.”

 Friday 2nd August - The Daily Telegraph:

 On reaching Kalgan Dr Müller told his story to the Vice-Chairman of the government of Chahar Province.  The latter telephoned the commander of the local militia, Chang Chung-Chi in Pao Ch’ang to keep in touch with the bandits and to endeavour to persuade them to release Mr Jones.  As inducements the Chang Chung-chi offered to incorporate the bandits into the Chahar army and the Chahar government would pay the ransom money demanded.  The bandits were believed to be over 200 strong.  The commander of the militia

The Press Breaks the News of the Capture.

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