WAR IN CHINA: Inexcusable Blunder

A new leaf was turned over in world history last week as even the most careful newsorgans splashed such headlines as:

"CHINESE TRAP 10,000 JAPANESE TROOPS"

"CHINESE CLOSE IN ON FOE AT YIHSIEN"

"JAPANESE DEFEAT A MAJOR DISASTER: CRISIS IN CABINET"

"MILITARY PRESTIGE OF JAPAN LOWERED: PREMIER TO

QUIT-JAPANESE HEAR"

As the most exciting days in modern Chinese history ripped past, every fresh dispatch made it clearer that first reports of the Battle of Taierchwang had not erred in suggesting this was going to prove the first major open field defeat of the Japanese since their Empire was Awaked up by Commodore Perry. Continuing...

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