A few days ago :t looked as il' the di'iay of Japan i'n strlkLng ;it once, and folio wing up Jier first victorie by jiiomptiy pusih&ng her armiea luto Chinese territory, had given the people uí 'tlie Celestial Empire an opportuaity tu gather theniselves tog-ether anti resist tlie in vaders successiully. uut later events prove such not to be tlie case. The CShdnese appear utterly powerless. Tliey are mere babets, and 110 more capable of dej'eiHldug ■themsehes agaiust their more enii'S'litciiL'ii uousins, thau a flock oí slieep would be agaiiast the attack of a, tíger. All the Japauese have to do is to advance, and tiie Oliiuese flee :n terror. The costiy school of defeat will force Gliiioia fto clüainge lier methods, but meanwhile her present kindergarten Ussuns in military matters come pather high. Her troops seem ti.oruughiy irighteiied tind demorajized. A díspatch írom Snanghai States that wIr'ji the Japanese army cioaseü tae Yula rtver, the whole ( li;iir.' lüice oí the norm bank, evacuated toeir wcwks uoid lied without waátíng to le attaoked. The Japauese eaptured soinc heavy guns and aie 'in porsult of tlie fieeiiig army. Ulie Chínese forcé i.s estiinated at L6.000. As aifaire are going the J. -ipaue.se a ie l:kely to brlmg the war lo a. epeedy terni.natiou uiiless foredgn powers interiere.