Foreign News: Dauntless Tourists

Busy little white men, ever ready to oil dark palms, shepherd droves of curious, prying U. S. tourists about the earth, bribe warring Chinese Tuchuns to desist and let them pass, wheedle and bluff their way through situations that would stagger a master strategist. As the Anchor liner California docked at Manhattan last week her Thomas Cook conducted passengers effervesced with triumph at having visited on their Mediterranean cruise a city which was at the time beseiged by some 2,000 rebel tribesmen—Damascus.

When the California anchored off Beirut, a month ago, 50 males...

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