Shanghai Student Riots 2
ONE AMERICAN IS WOUNDED IN SHANGHAI RIOT Students Open Fire on Patrol Patrol From House Tops. BLUEJACKETS ON GUARD American Armed Forces Take Post at Water Works—Important Works—Important Road Closed. he of of the today Mr. and as tbo Shanghai, June 2. — (AP) — Chinese agitators made public appeals appeals tonight on tho streets ot Shanghai for a general uprising to drive out all foreigners. Officials of the foreign settlements 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 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 agitation Saturday, after a demonstration 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 domestic servants. Street speakers could be heard telling crowds of coolies that they outnumbered the foreigners to such an extent that they could overwhelm 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 volunteer corps, Bhootlng Thomas G. MoMartin, an American dentist, In the back, and killing tho horse upon upon which McMartln was Tiding. American and other foreigners returned the fire of the Chinese with carbine rifles and pistols. Machine 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 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. 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 attacking the patrol units, shots were also fired Into tho Lousa police station 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 guarding tho water works. Several leaser affrays were developing 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 vessels to land 2,000 men for guarding property.