Foreign News: Peking Falls

Valor's a mousetrap. . . .

In all the trade of war no feat

Is nobler than a brave retreat.

—Butler's Hudibras.

The city of Peking, for five centuries the traditional Capital of China, fell last week to the South Chinese Nationalist Armies. Noble was the evacuation carried out by the great Marshal Chang Tso-lin. Scarcely a retreat, and in no sense a rout, the War Lord's departure took on the semblance of a stately pilgrimage. The event was of paramount importance because, for the first time in the present decade of Civil War, it...

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