Foreign News: Kidnapping Kidnappers

Only in China is kidnapping so common as in the U. S., but in China the prizes are seldom so rich, particularly since U. S. missionary societies have moved to discourage kidnapping by refusing to pay any ransoms whatever.* A rich prize is Capt. Charles Baker of Pasadena, who used to pilot a river boat from Shanghai up through the Yangtze rapids. In January he ran aground in Hupeh Province, somewhere near Kienli District which has a "Communist" bandit government. The Kienli bandits ferried Capt. Baker ashore, a most-valuable bit of salvage, and...

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