CHINA: Still Presidentless

In Peking, an attempt was made to hold the Presidential election. It failed, owing to the Cabinet's inability to raise a quorum of 580 Members of Parliament. The actual number of Parliamentarians gathered together in the specially beflagged city was about 400.

Tsao-Kun, Chili Tuchun War Lord) was active in the background. It was asserted that he offered to buy votes at prices varying with the re- ports from $5,000 to $10,000. A section of the Chinese press contended that the members were entitled to accept the bribes, as they had been unable...

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