CHINA: Wu's Wedding

Russia's Empress Catherine I ("Katinka"). not to be confused with Catherine II ("The Great"), got her start as a common soldier's wench who was handed up to a crack Swedish dragoon, to a marshal, to a prince and finally to Peter the Great, whose death left her on the Throne a reigning sovereign. From China last week arrived tidings almost as romantic. Years ago a cheap Chinese photographer had a certain young Chinese woman as handy girl around his studio. Buyers of obscene postcards were attracted by her looks. She was passed...

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