CHINA: Fiendish Massacre

A cold relish for cruelty and a quiet gusto for torture are not untypical of the Celestial race. Who has traversed China without seeing children play, unreproved, the game of cat tails. Two or more stray cats are caught, tied together by their extremities, hung over a convenient limb, and left to claw out each others' eyes and innards. Meanwhile the passing mandarin smiles and coolies stop to widen yellow grins. Thus loom the ingrained traits which made it possible, last week, for certain Chinese irregulars of heathen persuasion to massacre with fiendish cruelty the Roman Catholic natives who...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!