CHINA: Chaos

The Legation Quarter of Peking became an isolated isle of safety last week as the encircling armies of Chinese Super-Tuchuns (super-bandit warlords) stirred the whole region into a frothing sea of civil war. All communication by rail, road or telephone ceased to exist; and only one foreign cable wire was in operation. Throughout the week some thousands of more or less embattled Chinese soldiers in the vicinity of Peking continued respectful, even obliging, toward those foreigners who had occasion to pass through the civil war...

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