Over what was left of the valiant Woosung forts hundreds of sweating Japanese soldiers crawled last week, dismantling the heavy siege guns to ship them proudly back to Japan, first tangible trophies of her bloody Shanghai invasion.* Japanese headquarters gave a novel explanation of the shipment: the guns were originally made in Japanese arsenals. They were being paid for on the instalment plan. China was remiss in her instalments therefore Japan, like any piano company, was repossessing her goods. Japanese authorities last week made amends for assaults on two U. S....

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