Thursday, March 14, 2019

Trouble In Japanese Quarter of Pekin, China, March 14, 1919

From The Commonwealth, Scotland Neck, N.C., March 14, 1919

American Marines Assault Jap Consul in China

By the Associated Press

Pekin, March 14—American marines have raided the Japanese concession at Tin-Tsin, forcing their way into the Japanese consulate and assaulting the consul and his aides, according to dispatches received here.

The trouble is said to have been caused by the rough treatment given the American soldiers who became disorderly in the Japanese quarters.

Japanese soldiers drove out the Americans with fixed bayonets, it is said, wounding two seriously.

The next day 100 angry marines, off duty, paraded through the Japanese concession and are alleged to have attacked every Japanese they encountered.

When the marines reached the consulate they forcibly entered, it is reported, and assaulted the consul whose injuries are understood to be serious.

The consular body is deliberating upon the measure to be taken to restore noral conditions.

It is declared that feeling is running high at Tein-Tsin.

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