JAPAN: Atrocities

At the bar of Japanese justice in Port Arthur last week stood four stolid Germans and a Swiss, thieves, murderers and pirates all. Not since the desperate days of Chinese opium smuggling by 19th Century white cutthroats has the Orient seen Occidentals charged with such a combination of atrocious crimes. To assure them a fair trial, Mayor Yoneoka of Port Arthur, famed Japanese barrister, was assigned to their defense.

Two summers ago the five whites were cursing their luck in Tientsin's sleazy port. Waiter Muller and George Schroeder, two brawny mechanics, were...

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