¶ Like a rabbit in the outstretched arms of a magician, Grand Admiral Yang Shu-chuang, Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Navy, vanished in broad daylight last week at Foochow.
Members of his staff professed themselves as mystified as any necromancer's audience, began a frantic search of Foochow and vicinity.
Two days later at Nantai, ten miles from Foochow, a telegrapher started back pop-eyed when asked to send the following message:
I have escaped from my kidnapers.
¶ The Chinese Government's brusque decree abolishing "extraterritoriality"* (TIME, Jan. 6) drew...