Shanghai Student Riots 2

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ONE AMERICAN IS WOUNDED IN SHANGHAI RIOT Students Open Fire on Patrol From House Tops. BLUEJACKETS ON GUARD American Armed Forces Take Post at Water Works—Important Road Closed. he of of the today Mr. unequivocally and as tbo Shanghai, June 2. — (AP) — Chinese agitators made public appeals tonight on tho streets ot Shanghai for a general uprising to drive out all foreigners. Officials of the foreign settlements expros3ed confidence that they could handle the'-situation,, but admitted that tho outlook was perhaps more grave than at any time In the city's history. Blame .Communists The authorities directly attributed the disturbances ot the past three days to work ot Russian and Chinese communists, saying the movement was being fostered, by educational institutions under : the direction of the Russian embassy at Pekln and tho Russian consulate here. Students, who started the agitation Saturday, after a demonstration over sentences passed on Chinese strikers by tho Shanghai mixed court, tonight were making every effort to effect a general strike, including all public and private services, including domestic servants. Street speakers could be heard telling crowds of coolies that they outnumbered the foreigners to such an extent that they could overwhelm them within a single hour, if they would but join a general uprising. . Shanghai, Juno' 2.— (AP) — Chinese student riot participants today fired from housetops in three directions into Shanghai streets upon a unit of the American volunteer corps, Bhootlng Thomas G. MoMartin, an American dentist, In the back, and killing tho horse upon which McMartln was Tiding. American and other foreigners returned the fire of the Chinese with carbine rifles and pistols. Machine gun3 wero mountod quickly in the streets and sent shots In the direction of the structures from which the Chinese started firing. The. number, of casualties was not estimated." ' The shooting of the American dentist, who is a corporal In the volunteers organization, attempting to, restore order in Shanghai marked the first use of rifles by tho Chinese since demonstrations started last Saturday as a protest against tho conviction of 17 Chinese strikers who left Japanese owned spinning mills near Shanghai. The Chinese trained their shots against tho Americans when the patrol unlta turned a corner from Nonklng into Thibet Road in the vicinity of tho famous Chinese amusement resort, Now World. While the students were attacking the patrol units, shots were also fired Into tho Lousa police station from adjoining houses. Tho first outbreak in the riots occurred at the entrance to the station last Saturday when police fired on rioters, killing six and injuring' eight. Trafflo on the Nanking- road, west from the Honan Road, was susponded tonight. . American Bluejackets are guarding tho water works. Several leaser affrays were developing tonight In other soctlons of Shanghai. CRITICAL CONDITION IS SEEN IN SHANGHAI. Washington, Juno 2. —(AP)— Stato department advices from Canton today described conditions there as "very critical." Reports from Shanghai said the foreign consular representatives had asked for sufficient naval vessels to land 2,000 men for guarding property.

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  1. The Hutchinson News,
  2. 02 Jun 1925, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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