CHINA: Vengeance Fund

The equivalent of two million dollars gold was subscribed to a "vengeance fund," last week at Tientsin, by enraged surviving relatives of great Yuan Shih-kai (1859-1916). He was the last of the Manchu Viceroys, and became in 1912 the second President of the Chinese Republic. Last week his sons were made irate by reports that Yuan's mighty tomb in Honan, his native province, has recently been looted and denied by the itinerant so-called Christian War Lord, Feng Yu-hsiang, who has now made Honan his base (TIME, Jan. 23).

Outstanding among contributors to the ''vengeance fund," last week, was Yuan's onetime sixth...