CHINA: Teakwood Funeral Coach

The body of sainted Dr. Sun Yatsen, preacher of democracy, left last week Peiping's Temple of the Azure Cloud, where it has been for the past four years. Six hundred miles away, a monumental mausoleum was ready to receive it, built by the Nationalist government on a hillside overlooking Nanking. Bearing it thither was an elaborate railway funeral coach, pride of the Peking-Hankow Railway, built of hand carved teakwood, fitted with solid silver doors, window frames, light fixtures, its walls draped with Nationalist red, blue, and white silk, its floors muffled with...

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