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. . THE CHINESE CRISIS. I

THE KHEDIVE IN LONDON.

CONVOCATION OF CANTERBURY.

MURDERED BY CHINESE.

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MURDERED BY CHINESE. The following account has been received at Slough by the friends of the Rev. Owen Stevenson, of the China Inland Mission, describing the murder of Major Kiddle and Mr. Sutherland. It was written by her Britannic Majesty's Consul Litton: "Last night (February 8) Mr. Sutherland proposed to go and look at the Shan town of Mengtun, seven miles Bouth of Yun-nan-fu. I consented, and told General Liu that I thought of going. No objection was raised, and a non commis- sioned officer with, I think, 10 soldiers was Bent with us. We started at eleven a.m. Major Kiddle determined at the last moment to come with us. The soldiers preceded us by some distance into Mengtun, and we saw no more of them but the non- commissioned officer kept with us. Our presence in ihe market excited no commotion for 10 .minutes or so, when there was a roar from 300 to 400 persons assembled, and they all rushed to the far end of the market. Stones were thrown and arrows fired from sross-bowa, and swords drawn. We three were quite unarmed, with the exception of Major Kiddle's shot- gun. We at once retreated up the street, where, I think, Mr. Sutherland and Major Kiddle were both hit on the back with stones, and I had my shins grazed. Only some 50 people followed us outside the town, shouting and throwing stones. Major Kiddle, Mr. Sutherland, and myself and the Chai Kuan were left alone. We passed a bit of jungle, and our pursuers had diminished to about 20. I do not think either of us imagined they had murderous intent, but, a few yards further on we came to an open space, and some more came up, and guns were fired. Major Kiddle was wounded in the back by a cross- bow, the Chinese N.C.O. was wounded in several places, and Mr. Sutherland received a heavy stone in the ribs, which completely disabled him. Major Kiddle and I now supported Mr. Sutherland along as best we could, and the Chinese N.C.O. walked beside us with great bravery. On arriving at the grass I suddenly heard a man say, Ta' i.e., kill,' and then some 15 others advanced on us with swords. I was about to fire on the leading man, when I received a Stone in my stomach, and another, which hit me with great force, in the jaw. I remember trying to keep my feet and staggering some yards, the earth and sky going round and round. I then fell, and lost my senses for 30 seconds or so. When I came to I saw a number of mon hacking at the heads of Major Kiddle and Mr. Sutherland, who were apparently dead already. I was about 25 yards from them. One tall man came out from the group towards me with a sword. I reached for the gun and shot him in the stomach. They seem to have made no further attempt to attack me, as they were busy with the bodies of those they had already slain. I have a faint recollection of staggering along the road with the N.C.O., and finally reaching the signalling camp."

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