CHINA: Finger Received

A. J. Martin, British Consul at Foochow, sailed up the Min River last week with $50,000 in a satchel and a sharp note for one Lu Sing-pan, bandit chief. Earlier in the week the Misses Edith Nettleton and Eleanor Harrison, members of the British Church Missionary Society, were fleeing from the district of Changsha, which was captured and looted fortnight ago by bandit-Communist troops (TIME, Aug. 11).

Near Chungan their boat was boarded by bandits. A few days later a note was received at Foochow from Lu Sing-pan. For the release of Missionaries...

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