CHINA: Mme. Borodin Out

Despatches told last week a belated inside story of how U. S. Senator Hiram Bingham interceded recently at Peking with the great War Lord Chang Tso-lin to save the life of the notorious Mme. Michael Borodin, whom Chang had taken prisoner (TIME, March 21).

Reputedly Senator Bingham, six feet tall and harsh of voice, told the small and slim but ruthless Chang Tso-lin that if he ordered the execution of Mme. Borodin public opinion in the U. S. would consider the War Lord a mere barbarian.

"Oh, quite very well then, Mr. Senator,"...

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