MANCHURIA: Astor & Biddle

Careful of their skins, the five delegates of the League of Nations Commission on Manchuria (headed by the Earl of Lytton) abandoned last week their announced intention of inspecting Northern Manchuria and taking testimony from famed Chinese General Ma.

Safe in Harbin, Lord Lytton, a former Viceroy of India, decided to send into the dangerous North a subordinate member of the British delegation, William Waldorf Astor, eldest son of Lord & Lady Astor. Promptly U. S. Delegate Major General Frank McCoy volunteered to send with Mr. Astor his aide, Lieut. William S. Biddie...

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