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Make a Comparison
O The Journal today with any
other northwestern news
paper. There's such a
Road's Extension to Pacific Coast
to Be Followed by Steam
Panama Canal No Deterring In
fluence* on the Road's De
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Dec 1.Probably .the
Paul system is*o become a more colos
sal affair than has been supposed even
by those who are acquainted with the
extensive plans of extension to the Paci
fic coast. A steamship line between
the United States and the orient, may
form a part of the plans, according to
statements contained iw an editorial
in today's Chicago Tribune. Altho the
editorial is qualified with the word
"presumably," it is believed that the
Tribune, which is conservative in its
editorial statements, has inside informa
tion which induces it to make the state
The editorial argues that the Panama
canal will be no hindrance to transcon
tinental railway traffic and says in
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
road will get much business in the re
ion thru which its extension is to be
I will also get a share of the
Asiatic trade, for that will not be
monopolized the Panama canal. Pre
sumably the Milwaukee & St. Paul road,
after r'eachi'iMg the Pacific, will buy or
build freight steamers and run them to
China and Japan.
The Isthmian Canal.
"It is often said that the transconti
nental railroads are opposed to the con
struction of an isthmian canal. They
have beefr' accused of using their influ
ence in congress, first against the Ni
caragua, and afterwards against the
Panama Toute. I has been asserted
that they saw in a canal a rival that
would take from them a great volume of
"It is settled that the Panama canal
is to be built. I twenty years at the
most there will be a channel navigable
by the largest ocean-going vessels, con
necting the Atlantic and Pacific. That
has not deterred the men who control
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul
road from deciding to spend $30,000,000
in extendi ng it 1.500 miles to the a
cific coast. They have had the matter
under consideration for a vear, and
have concluded that the extension will
pay. Manifestly they think not of the
opinion that the Panama canal is to be
dreaded. Nor is it
Conditions Have Chanced.
NEW LINE TO LINK
AMERICA AND EAST
ORIENT LINE FOR
"If the canal had been in existence
thirty years a^o, when the business
done by the roads running to the Pa Special
cific was largely transcontinental busi
ness, it would have been another storv.
Conditions have changed. The extensive
regions west of the Missouri river are
being developed. Cities and towns are
growing up. The fertile fields are being
cultivated and the mines opened. Th
transcontinental roads have an increas
ing volume of local freight to handle.
A they are not held in check by com
petition they charge rates which are
always high and sometimes excessive
.on local traffic, and derive a large and
increasing revenue from it
"Canal competition may force the
transcontinental roads to lower their
rates on .^hru freight, but they will npt
permit that competition to deprive them
of much business. There is a certain
class of goods which they will continue
to transport in spite of the canal."
POWERS DEAF TO
PLEAS OF SULTAN
Refuse to Listen to Compromises
to Save Dignity of,
Constantinople, Dec. 1.An extraor
dinary council of ministers is in ses
sion at the Yildiz palace to consider
the situation arising from the refusal
the ambassadors to modfy their de
mands in regard to the financial con
trol of Macedonia. Tewfik Pasha, the
foreign minister, previously inter
viewed the British ambassador, Si
Nicholas O'Conor, regarding a com
promise which would not injure the
sultan's dignity., but the ambassador
was obdurate. declared that any
modification of the scheme was impos
Porte Will Wait.
Athens, Dec 1.People arriving
from Mitylene say they are convinced
that the porte will hold out until the
powers occupy Smyrna. They report
that Mitylene is in a state of abso
lute tranquillity and that the Ottoman
flag flies from the government house.
The chief of police refused to sur
render his sword to the foreign sailors,
whereupon they took it from him
A Russian torpedoboat destroyer ar
rived here today. Her commander in
an interview said that the Turkish gov
ernor of the Island of Mitylene yester
day presented to Vice Admiral Bitter
vpn Jedina, commander of the interna
tional fleet, an official dispatch from
Constantinople, in which it was stated
that the Porte would accept the pro
posals of the powers for the financial
control of Macedonia with modifica
tions. Admiral von Jedina replied that,
if by Sunday at midday, the Porte had
not definitely accepted the demands, the
international fleet would occupy the
Islands of Lemnos and Imbros.
NEWLANDS NOT POOR
LIKES SENATE SEAT
few millinTiB nf rlnllnra liimQcl*
a lew minions i ooiiars Uimselt
he likes his nob in the senate.
Burton and Mitchell Warned to
Be Absent, but Depew and
Piatt Are Safe.
Journal Special Service.
Washington, Dec 1.There is not
even a remote probability that the
United States senate will take action
of a ny kind in an effort to purge itself
of the odium brought upon that body
thru the alleged misconduct of MosBrs.
Burton, Mitchell, Depew, Pia tt of New
York, or other members.
There is no disposition to 'depart
from precdent, and the senate will wait
until the law works out its own course
in the matter of Burton and Mitchell
and popular sentiment determines the
status of Depew and Piatt.
Warned to Stay Away.
Messrs. Burton and Mitchell have
both been warned to absent themselves
from all sessions of the senate aid to
make no attempt to preside over the
committees of which they are chair
men. They have been told that their
appearance in the chamber might com
pel the senate to take cognizanc e, of
their alleged offenses and force action
before the law had run its course. Bo th
are under sentence of fine and impris
onment for violations of the law. Bo th
have appealed to the highest court.
When the last tribunal has finally
passed confirmation of t|ir/ sentences,
then the statutes become automatic and
both seats would be vacant.
The minute either Senators Burton or
Mitchell began serving a sentence of
imprisonment, he woula cease, under the
law. to be a senator, and no action of
the senate would be required "to expel
Burton and Mitchell.
The governor of Kansas or Oregon
could either appoint his successor or
call the legislature in session to elect
him, as he saw fit. The senate might
pass a resolution of expulsion, but this
not be necessary.
Senator Mitchell is in precisely sim
ilar position. was permitted to ap
pear in the senate and make -a speech
declaring his innocence, but this priv
ilege was refused Mr. Burton because
he did not ask it at the outset.
The cases of Senator Depew and
Piatt are entirely different from those
of Mitchell and Burton. They have not
been convicted by the courts of any
offenses. Whatev er disgrace has been
brought upon them by the insurance
revelations has resulted from private
business transactions, and it is th
policy of the senate to take no cogni
zance of such matters.
"WHITE BEAYER" AND
BUFFALO-BILL TO TOM
to The Journal.
a Crosse, Wis., Dec. 1.Drs. George
E. Powell and Will A Powell have re
ceived word from their brother. Dr.
Powell, better known as White
Beaver'.' of Cody, Wyo., stating that he
is rapidly improving in health and that
he expects to journey thru the holy land
in company with Colonel William
Cody, Buffalo Bill, on camels. White
Beaver is awaiting the arrival of Buf
falo Bill, who is now on his way west.
They have planned to tour thru Pales
tine in a few months.
PAGES DEATH TO KEEP
PROMISE MADE WIFE
Journal Special Service.
Washington, Dec. 1.The story that
Charles Schwab intends to try fdrtwo"persons
the seat of Francis Newlan ds in
the United States senate from Nevada
made little impression here. Mr. Schwab FATAL FALL JFBOM HOUSE-,
has not yet established his residence in Speoial to The Journal"
Nevada. Senator Nelands' present Iowa City, Iowa, Dec.a 1.Bduard Murray,
term does not expire until March 3 house-moref, fell 20 feet from the top of a
1907. Besides, Senator Newlan ds has ^Sr6
Special to The Journal.
Vancouver, Dec. 1.la order
not to break his promise to his wife,
George Keene faced death many times,
in the bleak, snowy wastes of the Arc
tic regions that separate Fairbanks
from Dawson. tramped alone
from the Alaska gold camp to the cap
ital of the Canadian Yukon without
snowshoes, walking over the ice of the
Keene left Fairbanks with two bun
dles of newspapers and to these he owes
his life. With them, he was able to
start fires quickly without them he
would have frozen to death. Keene
made the trip solely because his wife
was at Dawson, expecting him on the
last steamship before navigation closed.
missed that boat and set out on foot.
REYEALS HORRORS OF
BOSTON 'MURDER SHOP'
Boston, Dec' 1.testimony that Wil
liam E Hunt had. told her that when
a ny of the patients died he cut up their
bodies, was offered today by Mrs. W
Harrison Stanford of Philadelphia, who
was called by the defense in the trial
of Dr. Percy McLeod, in connection
with the death of Susanna Geary, the
Cambridge chorus girl. Mrs. Stanford
declared that Hunt, who has pleaded
guilty in the present case as accessory,
was known in Philadelphia as "Dr.
Roberts,'' and that he had lived in her
mother's house for nearly a year. Wit
ness identified a picture of Mrs. Mary
S. Dean, who is wanted as the principal
in the Geary, case, as that of the woman
who had posed as the wife of Hunt in
Philadelphia at a time when the latter
was known as Dr. Richards.
Trains Wrecked Solon and Passenger
Dashes Into Wreckage.
Special to The Journal.
Iowa City, Iowa, Deo. l.-Two freight
trains collided near ?Solonr Johnson coun
ty, yesterday. A fireman Was slightly
Injured. N others were hurt. A pas
senger train, later dashed into the wreck
age, but nobody was hurt.
DEATH FOR TWO I N WRECK.
Bethlehem, Pa.,* Dec 1.The nine
passengers who' were injured }n the
wreck of the Scranton "flyler" on the
New Jersey Central railroad near Penn
Haven Junction last night.are doing nice
ly. It was stated by the railroad offi
cials today. that, nope, of the passengers
were killed in the wreck and that only
were killed, the engineer and
Persons feU, but escaped injury. The
was caused Dy the breaking of a
guyident rope r--
ALFONSO TO WED
NIECE OF EDWARD
Announcement of Kind's Be
trothal to "Princess Ena" Is
Made in Spain.
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Bride
Elect of the King of Spain.
Journal Special Servioe.
Madrid, Dec. 1.The Corresporiden
cia formally announces the forthcom-,
i n^ marriage of King Alfonso with the
Princess victoria Eugenie, "Princess
Ena," daughter of Princess Henry of
Battenberg, who is sister of King Ed
ward. TWICE NARROWLY
Exciting Experiences of South Da
kota Liveryman, Who Is
Found Badly Frozen.
Special to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D., Dec. 1-Exciting ad
venturese and a narrow escape from
death were the Thanksgiving experi
ences of a liveryman nam ed Olson of
"Volin. had been in this' city and
started for home after dark. Before he
had gone far, he fell asleep and left his
team to find its own way. When he
awoke, he found-.the .teas}, was standing,
still. Ato investigation showed that in
crossing the Milwaukee track near Mis
sion Hill, the horses had attempted
cross some trestle-^ork, with the result
that both animals had gone thru the
open spaces betwe en the timbers.
Olson, now wide awake, set to work
and after great effort succeeded in get
ting one horse free. The other could
not. be, moved, and he left'it on the
track while he went 6r help. Riding
the liberated animal, he started off, lost
his way, and was found almost senseless
the next morning with both legs. so
badly frozen they may have to be am
The horse he had been riding, was
drowned in a slough and the mangled
remains of the other were discovered
scattered along the Milwaukee track,
where a freight had struck the animal.
JAPAN TO GET $25,000,000.
Tokio, Dec. 1.The balance in favor of Japan
for prisoners' expenses is estimated at $23,-
000,000. It is believed that this sum will be
devoted to the development of the Interest of
RAZING FRONTIER FORTS.
Fredrikshald, Norway, Dec. 1.The demolition
of the frontier fortifications in accordance 'with
the treaty recently signed between Sweden and
Norway is actively proceeding.
RATE BIM FIRST,
House Will Tate Up kland'Af
fairsf with Time for Care-
Journal Special Servioe-
Washington, Dec 1.After 'the
house has dispose&^of the railroad rate
bill a great dea^df attention will' be
paid to affairs in^tihe Philippines.
A the last shor$ session it Was found
impossible to do proper justice to the
islands, and mudh
mands which earn
in behalf :&&
congress should have attended to was
neglected entirelyv There is plenty of
time now for careful work, and there
will be no excusa*fbr either branch of
congress if ail %ecessary legislation
is not given proper consideration.
The tariff on articles from the Phil
ippine islands wil^jiave to be modified,
as was attempted ,%ithout success last
year. Some .changigB will have to be
made in. the currency svstem on act
count of the decreased value of silver,
and if congress is a mood there will
be additional legislation, possibly of
a paternal Character, looking toward
the providing of vineans by which the
impecunious Filipiao farmer may raise
money enough to i cultivate land and
make a fair startin the world.
Receipts ancf Expenditures.
I the report, of Colonel Clarence R.
Edwards, chief of the insular bureau
of the war department, whrgh was is
sued for publication vesterday, there
is an interesting Compilation of figures
showing the official audited receipts
and expenditures bf the Philippine
government from $ie period of Amer
ican occupation down to June 30, 1905,
the close of the last fiscal year.
A a matter course, these figures
do not include any
of the regular mili
tary expenditures, ^hey are not part
of the civil c$st 3ef the* Philippines.
The large expenditures for the army
were caused by disturbed conditions
following upon ^he Spanish war result
ing in the in|iirrejctionr which grew
out of that war eirtirely,' and the ex
pense of subduing-^wa not properly
chargeable to the islands.
Surplus of Pive Millions.
I the figures submitted by Colonel
Edwards for the information of
gress it was shpwnv that the total re
ceipts of the insula^-government from
the period of occupation'.'-to the end
of the last fiscal yea* were $82,733,198.
Expenditures' id the same time were
only $77,710,884. $his showing of a
surplus of almbstJ'exactly $5,000,000
during seven years &f-occupation'is an
extraordinary one |&d. it is.not likely
that it can be equiped by a ny newly
created government "of the same ex
tent of territory aim people in moder*
times. Th islands pave beeh .self-sus-
taining from a purely civil point of
view a this of iti^lf i enough of ah
argument to impress Congress with the
abstract justice of acceding to all
naMy be made
ffl JEW CMIRMiSSHIP
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Dec. 1.There has been
a strong revival today of the- rumor
that Representative Tawney of Minne
sota will be made chairman of the house
appropriations committee, and that Rep
resentative McCleary of the same state
will be transferred from the appropria
tions committee to Tawney's place on
the ways and means committee. Speaker
Cannon declines to state at this early
day what he will do, but opinion is gen
eral that this is,. the way the contest
will be settled. Tawney will also serve
as republican "whip,*' on special re
quest of the speaker, who, in' reply to
his argument against further service in
that capacity, agreed to furnish him
with all the necessary assistance in the
way of clerks, etc.
"With two such black eyes for Michigan's fairness, in one game, the new popular medicine
jjj might be taken to advantage.
BRITAIN TO HAVE,
A NEW PREMIER
Be Named for Place Within
Ja Few Days.
SIR HEIT&Y CAMPBELL TJAtfNEB-
Likely to Become British Premier, Suc
London, Dec. l.The. cabinet held a
meeting this afternoon, lasting an hour
and a half. There is reason to believe
that the colleagues of Premier Balfour
approved his decision to resign rather
than to dissolve parliament,' but no
official communication is yet forthcom
ing. Mr. Balfour is going .to. Gloucester
shire for the week-end. so she will not
see King Edward before Monday.
Notwithstanding the repeated asser
tions from the liberal. side that Sir
Henry Campbell-Bannerman would not
take office at the present juncture/it
is now generally believed, that the re
sult of the cabinet council today will
be the heralding of a liberal govern
nient with Si Henry as premier. Th
announcement of the result of
the council is likely to be delayed for
a few- days to give time for the for
malities of laying the niatter before
King Edward, who will arrive at Buck
ingham palace next Monday, to hold a
privy council on the following day
Probably the resignation the govern
ment will be announced on Wednesday
and. then King Edward will invite Si
Hen,ry Campbell-Bannerman to form a
ministry. Sir Henry's acceptance of thi
task is regarded as a foregone conclu
sion, in which case the general election
will take place in January.
Jury Believes Student Was, Tied
to Track, but Lacks Evi
dence to Convict.
'^TAKE YO0 MEDICINE. ^H^J^S^^'i. %&&&
Mount Vernon, Ohio, Deo. lvThe
Knox county grand jury reported today,
and they failed to return any indict
ments against any of the members of
the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity or
any member of the Kenyon college, in
connection with the death of Stewart
Pierson, who met a tragic death at
Gambier while being initiated.
The jurors carefully examined all the
testimony given at the inquest of Coro
ner Scarborough, and they were of
the same opinion as the coroner, to the
effect- that Stewart Pierson was either
tied on the tracks, or in such a posi
tion that he could, not extricate him
self, but the guilty party or parties
could not be determined.
Western Varsities Debate Eligibil
ity Roles for a More Rigid
Chicago, Dec lv-The "hig nine"
athletic conference appears to be bent
upon still further elevation o -athletic
$ standards in the.west, but frora morning
indications those advocating a more
rigid ruling on eligibility of athletes
have overstepped themselves. I is
not thought that the full reform can
be passed, altho it has been discussed in
detail at the morning session.
This move bears no relation to the
football agitation, as it does not touch
that subject save incidentally. I may
be, in a Way, a result of the gridiron
uproar, altho every one connected with
the conference laughs at the idea.
The plan, as proposed^and discussed,
that every student who goes in for
athletics mu st have passed an examina
tion or possess such credits and require
ments as would entitle him to entrance
into the academic department of any of
the universities. This would ma ke it
necessarrlf or the laws, dents, med
ics" and pharmacists, who may wish to
play on college teams, to possess the full
quota of credits, and would bar the
"specials-' from play unless they could
meet the requirement.
'i'*- s*& ^"ir* A
Follows One-Semester Rule/
The move is following th dme-semes
ter ruleed o^f a yea,ra ago, the rule which so
footballe material in
1905. Further than this, it is proposed
that a ny student going for athletics
shall not domso until after a full year 's
attendance in the university he would
represent, and he musProposedfull have creditt
for,a year's work.
eligibility lists exchanged between var
sities shall contain, aside from the
names of players, the present require
ment, the place of residence of the
in each and every
study he is carrying. This is a check
on the scholastic standing of the play
and a blow at the "ritogers
From chance remarks "dropped by
representatives, it sej?ms hardly possible
that this sweeping change can go thru
without great modification. I is pointed
out that the clause relative to exchange
of eligibility slips of this kind would
be too laborious. ^y.
The One-Year Rule.
This morning th it loi&ed as* tho
the one-year rule might so thru. There
was some division senifanent as well
on the idea of raising t$ athletes' en
trance requiremeuts^- So me jurgsct ihat
athletics, which is far jfa-riht ^nsh
*f.... the representatives*: df ^^ehwetsr
represented in the "big nine."
door of the conT^rpn^r",v.T+^"J^+''\ o*
Tin doubt. ThrmSbere would not
hotel corridors, but itwas not thought
meeting as Stagg did not file a formai
protest against the player.
Beform on the Program.
The conference went into session at
10:40 this morning with all of the reg
ular representatives in attendance. The
sessions are expected to last until late
this evening. Aside from the proposed
reforms there appears to be little of im
portance to come up for settlement.
Chicago is still in the throes of cel
ebrating a football victory which was
hardly expected. Th maroon colors
are more in evidence on the downtown
streets todav than was the case yes
terday. Chicago is bitter against the
wolverines for what they regard as the
unwarranted attempt to put Eckersall
out of the play. Chicago is drying the
fit of the western championship and she
likes it and is on dress parade.
"Boone and Draper Oases.
discuss the admissionr^f Nebraska be- \%^K^ovxn^the proletarian's sohdar
fore they went into executive^ession
The Schulte case was discussed[inthe
The morning session of the confer
ence, which lasted until 1:30 p.m., was
taken up with a hearing of the arbi
trator's report on the Boone case and
the consideration of the Draper Case
from Notre Dame. Draper engaged in
track athletics in the spring and
claimed four football seasons due him.
The discussion was to determine the
beginning and ending of what is
termed a year in athletics.
Nebraska had not appeared with' an
application for membership when the
morning session ended. Manager Morris
was present at the hotel, but said that
an amplication was hot probable.
Professor St. John of the Ohio State
Athletic association was present at the
sessions tod ay as a guest. of the con
ference and to see how the big nine
Eepresentatives of Minnesota, Chi
cago, Northwestern and Illinois met to
day at th 6 Victoria hotel to take the
jg first steps for the organization of the
$ western intercollegiate basketball asso
ciation. Manager Keed of Minnesota is
representing the gophers and the Min
nesotons will be members of the new or
A STAY OF SENTENCE
Buffalo, N Y. Dec. 1.Sheriff Kui
ser today received a stay of sentence
in the case of Alonzo Whiteman,
convicted of grand larceny and sen
tenced to eight years in Auburn pris
on. Th papers showed that the apgovernment.'
plication had been made to Justice
Dickey in New York On affidavits that
one made to Justice Lambert in Fredo
nia had not been decided and would
be withdrawn. A- telegram was also
received requesting the sheriff to hold
Boothman, convicted on a similar in
dictment, until the papers arrive. The
situation has.been complicated by the
fact that Justice Lambert 's refusal to
grant certificates to either Whiteman.
or Boothman was served on the sheriff
this morning. I Whiteman's case the
stay is until Dec. 7, when it is proposed
to make a new application.
YELLOW FEVER IN HAVAkNAT.
Havana, Dee 1.-Two new cases of
yellow fever and two deaths were reported
$100,000 FIRE AT WTjrKIPEO.
Winnipeg, Dec. 1.The-Bro\rn'block, in iitdb
street, was. destroyed by fire shortly before
midnight. The loss .to the building and-tenant! I
is about 1100,000. 1
be one of the coptaribnteif
to The Journal's BaaaAey
WITTE AGAIN SAVES
^BIG INE'I TALKS:PREMIER
Holds Conference with the Em*
at Capital. :'A
Rebellion of Troops in the Csar'
Palace Increases Alarm
Over Situation, .J*-Ki.
Washington, Dec. 1.Telegraphic
communication with St. Petersburg has
been restored, the state department
having received a routine message this
morning from Mr. Eddy, the charge.
Stockholm, Dec. 1.Advices received
here from Haparanda, a seaport town
of Sweden near the Finnish boarder, say
that the telegraphers of Finland have
joined the strike of the Bussian opera
tors, -..-i ..v., \.\:\%i-r:-:%^'-
The Associated Press is informed
from London that the office of the
Great Northern Telegraph compairy in
Finland, are still working.i
St. Petersburg, Dec. 1.5 p.ra.L*te
this afternoon the outlook for a* tem
porary improvement in the situation
which would give the government an
opportunity to catch its breath was
brighter. The* danger of an immediate
general strke was considered to be
practically averted as the result
three-cornered negotiations between
Premier Witte, the employers and the
workmen,, by which it was decided that
both the government and private es
tablishments which are now closed shall
The law governing elections the
national assembly is now practically
completed. Th premier hopes It wiU
aid the situation. The measure will be
a compiomise. Direct suffrage is not
granted, but the suffrage will virtually
be universal in the second degree.
SSsHfi Telegraphic Tie-up.|tf|'^
The telegraphic tie-up turnout Bu*.
si a is practically complete and the gov
ernment does not know What is hap
pening in the interior of the empiitr.
Emissaries of the strikers have been
sent to Finland to induce their com
rades to join in the strike. This wboltf
cut off cable communication, which
remains open for press and government
messages, altho the-central offiee:,here
is nominally closed.
The government is fully conscious
that the demands for the reinstatement
of the leaders of the Telegrapher** union
and the^fi8missal of Durtovo, the
minister of the interior, are mere:
Jxt ani that^ its
serve. \jto/encourage fhe revo*
f&ctics in the' case! ^'l^^ro^iad|
mutineers, certatti tl take theh1 fxrU
tares ave'the ives.of tej
that it would'be brought befoJe ?hJ fSadr 2ni iTSSS^tCTS'*
meetincr. AR Stntrt, MA i Kronstadt will not'bombaTd the CJ
Kovernment is unabte tf
Peasant Uprising Feared,
The country is threatened with
counter revolution with all the
of a Jacquerie (insurrection^ bf -pars
ants), and it becomes more and more ap
parent that there are: only two modes
of egressthe government must put
the whole country under a dictatorship
and martial law or proclaim a ready
Premier Witte refuses to cons&^W
the former altho the court officers and
and imperial guard are clamoring for
it. The advocates of. the latter are in
creasing. Souvorin, editor Of the
,Novoe vremya, openly announces this*
is the only possible hope of rallying the
moderate sentiment of the country to
active support of the government. The
Associated Press learns that none of
the Sebastopol mutineers will be exe
Bebellion at the Palace.
N further details are obtainable of
the circumstances of the arrest at
Tsarskoe-Selb of soldiers belonging to
the imperial guard.
The regiments in question are.those
which have been specially selected by
General Trepoff to guard the emperor
and his family.
They have been counted upon* be
ing loyal to the last, ready even to
torn to pieces in defense or his majesty,
like the Swiss of Louis XVI.
Their arrest, however* altho not for'
open sedition, shows how the .leaven of
discontent is working even within "the
precincts of the imperial park at Tsar
Czar Attacked, Is Rumor.
The incidetot gave rise to. most alarm
ing rumors in St. Petersburg, including
one to the effect, that the emperor ac
tually had been attacked, and that
grand duke" had been wounded while de
However, the Associated Press is as
sured by a member of the imperial en-.,
tourage at Tsarskoe Selo that t&is is
A rollcall yesterday in the St. Peter
and St Paul fortress, the artiUerymel'*
demanded the immediate-release of the
soldiers who were recently arrested at
the electrical school. The commander
of the fortress complied with the de
Load off Their Hearts.
Official dispatches announcing the de
cisive crushing of -the- great mutiny at
Sebastopol and the Capture of all the
mutineers, including the fanatical com
mander, Lieutenant Schmidt, have
raised a great load from the hearts "of
Count Witte and his associates in the
jTense in^the Oa^taL^||
The situation at St Petersburg"wai'r
extremely tense, yesterday. Tn the ab
sence of definite information from
Sevastopol the wildest rumors were in
i^" iwr^^tMi^, ti.i.A.^itf'.. ^USkftijiiT**
the city. Th revolu-
tionists eagerly seized the opportu
nity to Spread reports that the me
tineers haa be en completely victorious.
They worked especially among the
troops, buttonholing every, soldier and
sailor whom they encountered in the
Fears that the government will soon
be forced to a paper money basis
caused somewhat of a run on the banks
yesterday, depositors hastily with
drawing their funds. Al demands of
depositors were .Promptly met. I is
estimated that ever $10,000,000 has
been withdrawn" Since Monday last.
Many personjj .seem to be firmly con
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