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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 17, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 9

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CHINA, NEAR WAR WITH GERMANY, HAS ARMY
OF HALF MILLION, WEAK NAVY, LITTLE MONEY
Entrance of China into the war on
the side of the allies, made probable
by her breaking relations with Ger
many, would mean the addition ol
4,000,000 square miles of territory,
with a population of about 450,000,
000, against the Teuton powers.
China has a standing army of
about 500,000.
China uses a conscription plan and
Types ' of Artillerymen in Chinese
Army and Li Yuan Hung,
President of China.
by January, 1919, will have reserves
to aid the standing army.
The largest vessel in the Chinese
navy is the Hai Chi of 4,300 tons dis
placement, a speed of 24 miles an
hour and carrying two 8-inch guns,
ten 4.7-inch guns and .five above
water torpedo tubes, a weak Instru
ment against modern battleships of
a first-class power.
China also has three 3,000-ton
cruisers of 19.5 miles speed and small
guns. These are almost too old for
modern use.
Chas. Hedge and Vito Angeranig
indicted for alleged auto theft.

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