Foreign News: Megntzu's First Families

The 40% of China's 400 millions who can read chuckled last week at vernacular newspaper accounts of a coup by the wily bandit chief of Megntzu. The 40% hastened to spread the story among their less literate brethren:

Two months ago envious rivals declared war on the sedate Governor of Yunnan Province, Hu Jao-yu. Governor Hu lacked troops. Practical, he contracted for aid with a bandit chief well spoken of in the interior, promised him the Prefecture of the City of Megntzu and a camel-load of Mexican silver dollars.

The combined forces of Governor...

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