Frank and a reporter and a missionary are observing a battle between Japan and China, the latter refered to as "the Celestials," in case you you thought "Deadwood" was making that up. They are also refered to as Yellow Fiends. It ends thus:

However, I'd like to note something else. As I said before, there are a few issues missing. I have to admit I haven't read every story, because they tend to blend together into one big indistinguishable tale of electrical derring-do. But I think I would have noticed this.

WHAT?

WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?