CHINA: Mob Crisis

One kind of Chinaman shivered at Peking last week as thermometers read 10° below zero; but 1,200 miles southward, in Canton, quite another sort of Chinaman was as warm as a Miami mermaid. The two kinds of Chinamen could by no possibility have understood each other in Chinese, so different are their dialects. But the Yang-kuei tze ("Foreign Devil") has taught a few Chinese of every region English, especially the word "Nationalism."

In sober truth that word and a few others fired the huge unarmed mob...

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