Foreign News: Brave Bunglers

Each armed with a dagger, two Japanese patriots presented themselves respectfully and simultaneously last week upon the doorsteps of Premier Admiral Viscount Makoto Saito and of War Minister General Sadao Araki.

"I wish to protest," said each man simply, "against what I consider the Government's failure to deal adequately with the scandal of income tax evasion by Japan's rich men."

So saying, both drew their daggers, bared their stomachs, made clumsy efforts to commit harakiri. Pouncing police grabbed both bunglers before they had much harmed themselves, bundled them off to jail, announced, "they...

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