CHINA: Big War

Of small wars between Chinese factions there is no end; but when the Imperial Japanese Government begins to pour troops into China, then a big war looms. Last week 5,000 small slant-eyed warriors embarked upon Japanese transports and prepared to sail for Shantung Province, China, where some thousands of expatriate Japanese reside. Aboard the transports was a numerous staff of technicians, prepared to take over at a moment's notice the railways and telegraphs of Shantung.

Meanwhile, the major Chinese factions of the North and South had given occasion for Japan's threatened intervention by suddenly renewing with full vigor, last week,...