CHINA: The Pei-ho Plugged

The great river Pei-ho forms the high-waterway through Peking and Tientsin to the Yellow Sea. By the terms of the Boxer Protocol of 1901 it must be kept open in the interest of the Great Powers. Last week a handful of Chinese mercenaries blocked it to shipping.

Bombardment. The mercenaries were those of Super-Tuchun Feng, who has long controlled Peking. They rolled up a few pieces of field artillery behind the old fort of Taku at the mouth of the river. Merrily they blazed away at all ships which...

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