Foreign News: Madness at Chefoo

Five thousand Pekingese troops supposedly adherent to the new Nationalist State mutinied at Chefoo, last week, trounced troops which remained loyal, and raised the five-barred flag of the old Peking Regime which has just surrendered to the Nationalists (TIME, June 4, 18 ). Since the loyal armies of Nationalism number not less than 400,000 men, the mutineers at Chefoo appeared to have indulged in a bit of sheer midsummer madness. They were not molested last week, however, since Nationalist statesmen were wholly preoccupied with far weightier matters (see above).


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