While inland China was wrapt in its customary slumber, the coast provinces, from Kwangtung to Chihli, effervesced in a variety of bubbles.
In the South, Dr. Sun Yatsen, "perpetual rebel", was reported hostile to the warlords who controlled Peking.
In the Centre, General Wu Pei-fu, until recently the biggest man in China, prepared, with his cronies, for war upon the legions of the Peking warlords.
In the North (i.e. in Peking), Gen eral Feng Yu-hsiang, "Chinese Christion Soldier", relinquished his command "now that his military...