Foreign News: Wu's Coup de Corde

When one honorable Chinese statesman guarantees the safety of another, then if the latter is straightway executed, it is comme il faut for the embarrassed guarantor to commit suicide, and soon. Embarrassed in the Chinese capital of Nanking, last week, was elder statesman Wu Tze-hui. People kept telling him that a man whose life he had guaranteed, Gen- eral Li Chai-sum, the governor of Canton, had been executed—and there were newspapers to prove it. "Fate leaves me no alternative!" cried grizzled Guarantor Wu. "For my worthless neck the cord!" Presently there were Chinese "Extras!"...

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