CHINA: Foul Murder

An unidentified Chinese was reported last week to have shot through the heart the Rev. Dr. Walter F. Seymour, 65, superintendent of the U. S. Presbyterian Mission Hospital at Tsining, in southwestern Shantung Province. Details were completely lacking due to the chaotic conditions produced in Shantung by the Civil War (TIME, April 30) which continued last week to centre around Tsinan, the capital of the province. When told of the murder of Dr. Seymour, his daughter Ada, said at Milwaukee, last week: "I have been strengthening myself for some time to receive such news."

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