China was threatened last week by a civil war of considerable size. Troops were massed upon the border between Chekiang and Kiangsu, two maritime Provinces in the middle of China's long seacoast. Reports were issued to the effect that fighting had started, but no confirmation was obtainable.

Actors. Gen. Wu Pei-fu, Tuchun—of Chihli Province. He is the ablest military mind of China. Under his control is the whole north and centre of China, except Manchuria. He is the Lord Protector of Peking, which is in his province. Although a democrat, he aims at reunifying China...

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