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CHINESE STRIKE SPREADS; NO NEW ATTACKS TODAY Soviet Ambassador Denies Responsibility Responsibility for Trouble. FRAUGHT WITH PERIL In Many Places Repition of Boxer Uprising is Seen as Strong Possibility. Shanghla, Juno 8.—(Friday)— (AP).—Shanghai was quiet this morning oxcopt for a few minor outbreaks. It was not the normal quiet however. Developments of the past few hours Included: Chinese police, meeting at the Chapel station, decided to strike at 11 p.'m., but when the hour arrived, arrived, only a few of the 2,000 attached attached to the foreign settlement police department actually turned in their arms. It Is believed that the force ns a whole will remain on duty. Efforts of agitators to force a strike of tho Chinese manned fire department apparently failed. Attack Jap Plant . Five were reported" wounded In an outbreak in Poo Rivor, Shanghai's Shanghai's harbor, A mob was said to have attacked the mill of the Japan-Chinese Spinning and. Weaving Weaving Company. Japanese overseers on duty there asserted the mob and opened tire after the company's company's office had been invaded. The Chinese constabulary later dispersed the crowd. . Musicians Turn Walters. American jazz musicians at the Astor House, loading hotel, most seriously affected by the strike of domestic labor, dropped their Instruments Instruments and took the places of striking Chinese waiters. Soviet Consul General Osarnin denied that his consulate had any connection with tho Chinese strikes or strikers. Settlement authorities conducted conducted a number of raids against suspected communist centers, including including Shanghai University. The strikes in industrial plants throughout the city today were reported slowly spreading. Best available ostlmatos placed the 1 number quitting • work so far at 60,000. The weather was clear. . Shanghai, June 4.— (AP)—The strike in tho Japanese cotton mills which was the BoneBls of the rioting rioting hero, is spreading but no further attacks on foreigners are reported. The strikers are now estimated to number 100,000, most of them of tho coolie class. Denies Russ Responsibility. Peking, June 4, (AP)—When approached approached by Tho Associated Press for an expression of opinion relative relative to the riots at Shanghai, Al. Karakhnn, Russian soviet ambassador ambassador to China, today denied that his country was responsible in any degree degree for hostilities of Chinese student' student' at Shanghai. The soviet ambassador said, in his opinion, America might well take this opportunity to prove pro- leased friendship for China by standing aside, saying to the other implicated powers: "This is your business, not ours." "Why Bhouid America assume any responsibility for the Shanghai outrages," continued M. "Karakhan. Every effort will bo made to saddle saddle America with a share of the blame, the ambassador said, and the American legation Joining with other powers replying to the Chinese protest will be a. tacit acknowledgement acknowledgement of responsibility. .Another Boxer Uprising Seen. London, June 4.—(AP)—A grave view is taken here of the disturbances disturbances at Shanghai, and the outlook in China generally, fear being expressed expressed things are moving toward a situation resembling the Boxer uprising. • As regards the agitation among the workers and students, London papers are almost unamious in attributing attributing it to Bolshevist influences, influences, especially the activity of the soviet Ambassador M. Karak- ha, whom they charge with having for a long time fomented an anti- European movement by inflammatory inflammatory pamphlets, and money. Aside from this feature, the whole position is held to be typical of the utter dislocation and chaos existing la China due to' the lack of a strong central government and the rapacity and corruption of the Tuchuns, or military governors. The Times and other leading papers see the only remedy in earnest united action by the powers powers to restore peace and order. The TlmeB says they will, soon have a favorable opportunity as France will shortly ratify the Washington treaties, after which the tariff conference provided for by those agreements, will automatically automatically come Into existence. Britain Acts Independently, i. It was said in official circles that tho government was taking all necessary steps to safeguard Brit•••• Brit•••• ish subjects and interests China- It Is uuderstood the British government government sees no need at present for making overtures to other interested interested powors for concerted action, action, but should such a necessity arise, the government will not hes Hale to mako this proposal. The admiralty stated that 2.U0U British blue Jackets have beou landed at Shanghai and that noon . there will he roinforcoments stat tloned nearby, awaiting call. The British cruiser Dlomede has arrived arrived at Shanghai and the cruiser iC&oUnutd on Pact Two*)/

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  1. The Hutchinson News,
  2. 04 Jun 1925, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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