CHINA: Powers on the Alert

The Chinese Civil War seemed about to spread to Manchuria, last week,—a development of gravest international consequence, since Manchuria contains many Japanese colonists. Swarming up from Nanking, the South Chinese armies of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek were on the verge of capturing Peking from North China Dictator Chang Tso-lin, whom they expected to drive pell mell into Manchuria. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Government sent duplicate stiff notes of warning to both Chinese factions, last week, thus:

". . . The Japanese Government attach the utmost importance to the maintenance of peace and order in Manchuria, and . . . possibly will...