Outer Mongolia and Inner Mongolia are two seminomadic lands of indefinite status, lying north of China proper and adjoining Manchuria. Last week a whooping pack of Outer Mongolian cavalry swooped into Manchuria and cut the Chinese Eastern Railway at Khailar, near Barin, where four U. S. citizens reside.

The raiders were led by Soviet Russian General Sulkovsky. Though details were meagre it appeared that a local chieftain "Prince" Gaifu, had resisted certain demands made upon him by the Outer Mongolian Soviet Republic and was being trounced.

Observers feared lest this local engagement prove...

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