March-21-1927 chaos exists all warships land forces

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March-21-1927 chaos exists all warships land forces - CHAOS EXISTS; ALL WARSHIPS LAND FORCES American...
CHAOS EXISTS; ALL WARSHIPS LAND FORCES American Marines On Duty to Protect U. S. Lives and Property; French Concession Is Shelled; British Troops Fired On By Retreating Shangtungites -- Guerilla Warfare Presents Serious Situation--Disorders Increase--General Strike In Force. By ALFRED MEYER SHANGHAI. March 21.--flN'S.) Chaos, prevail*, in Shanghai today, follow ins the occupation of the native city by the victorious Cantonese. Tl.c Heeins K h a n g t u u g troops are Impressing citizens I n t o «er- vlre and are firing Indiscriminately as they go. Cantonese sympathizers, without waiting for the creation of a nationalist city administration, have taken matters Into their o w n hand 0 , seized t h e police stations, ani are conducting a KUT- Illa warfare on those whom the) regard as their enemies The International settlement l c still Inilolate, with strong guard 1 ported and all International c i t i - zens ordered to keep u l t l l i n the iettlement. American marines have been lanrl«d and have hem put on guard d u n . Japanese and Por- IUCUI--P troops n a \ p ai^o opn landed to aid the British troops. British troops ha\e been flred on by retreating Shantun/r'to 1 .. Tuo American '·oldiers dolnp; patrol duty within the International settlement h a v e been beaten up. Outside of Shanghai similar chao* prevails. Chang now is reported to have fallen to the Cantonese, thus cutting the Shanghai Nanking railroad, and barring the retreat of the northerners In Shanghai. , Although calm is reported everywhere in the International settlement. there is great tensity and fears are expressed that cither the retreating northerners or the guerilla sympathizers of the Cantonese may burst forth. The general strike which was called upon the entry of the Cantonese into Shanghai has already seriously hampered normal life, and with "lOO.OOO workers reported idle there may be difficulty in maintain- jng public sen-ices. The greatest danger at present appears to be from the guerilla warfare of the un-uniformed Cantonese sympathizers who have alreadj clashed many times with the Shantungltes It is reported that scores 01 guerillas Chinese War Briefs TROOPS LEAVE HONGKONG. March 21 -- (AP) -The first battalion of the Devonshire regiment made arrangements today ,to leave for Shanghai. FRENCH CONCESSION SHELLED SHANGHAI, March 21-- (AP)-- few shells fell into the French concession this afternoon There no casualties. The authorities do not know where the shells came from. NAVAL FORCES LANDED SHANGHAI, March 21 -- f AP) -Naval forces were landed In Shanghai today from all warships m the Whangpo River over the city. Trie municipality declared a state of emergency entered. after the Nationalists killed as well as one guerilla. There are many rumors afloat, one being that the northern troops have gone oier to the Cantonese and sti!' another to the effect that the Cv - onese are themselves split. \v:th General Chiang Kai Shek prepared to give battle to the commmiis" element in an attempt to create a virtual Alant Kai Shek coup d'eat Serious rioting occurred in the Jess Field neighborhood tonight when 4.000 cotton mill workers staged a demonstration In defiance of police orders. The mob was finally dispersed by a special riot gun detachment. The American marines who lai decl were accoutreed with full kits, machine-guns and hospital equipment FRENCH REPEL CHINESE SHANGHAI, March 21.-- f A P ) -French outposts on the furthermost border of the French concession in Shanghai had a brush with a srnail detaclimpnt of Chinese troops this afternoon shots werp exchanged anc' the Chinese were driven off. f A R R Y OUT T O t P LONDON. March 21--(INS)--Communist elements in the Kuomlntang have successfully carried out a coup de'elat and won complete control of Hankow, following a violent/ quarrel with the more conservatUe factions of The Nationalist forces, according to a Central News dispatch from Shanghai. C A P T f R H D PEKIN. March 21.-- flNSl--The Fengxlen march through Honan continues and announcement was made today that the Kuh Slcn arsenal been captured ' NOT PEKIN. March 21--.(INS)--Nan- king is not menaced by the Cantonese now and all Americans there arc according to a report to the American legation here today Americans have been embarrassed at Hankow. however, and the legation here has instructed U S consul Lockhart at Hankow to ask the assistance of the Nationalists in pre\ e n t i n g the labo- unions from TS to q u i t the American . the Hankow Herald. Assailants of Woman Sought RALEIGH. N. C . March 2 1 ---County-wide search todav was be- ine maac for three men who are leccri to have cruelly beatten Mrs. Fannie Davis. 75. because she refused to cook stolen chicken foi them In addition to applying The lash tr the aeed woman, according to ficrr=. the three men nroke down window; and doors of the woman's home, and Invaded her smoke house Officers said tense excitement c\- An American, company cf the | j s tecl in Barton's creeK township. \olunteer corps Is guarding f h ^ pose office sector where trouble is e.(Continued on page 3, col 3) ·vhcro the affal- occurred. They refused to divulge the names of the hunted men until arrest? were made. I j

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