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MTURDY AGAIN TAE&ET
CADY TELLS OF OFFER.
Lou 'Payn Denies Taking $40,000 — >
Jerome Ready to Act.
]. Rider Cady testified that he indig
nantly refused a retainer from the
Mutual when he went to see Mr. Mc-
Curdy as a representative of Louis F.
Payn. then State Superintendent of Insur-.
Louis F. Payn denied with much em
phasis that he had taken $40,000 from the
Mutual Reserve to permit the officers of
the company to edit the State Insurance
Department's report on the company's
Frederic Cromwell and Adrian Iselin
told of their connection with the Law
yers" Mortgage stock transactions of the
District Attorney Jerome is preparing
to ask for the indictment of various insur
" M'CURDY MADE OFFER."
Objected to of Prussian
Companies, Mr. Cody Says.
Richard A. McCurdy was mentioned again
in the testimony taken before the Armstrong
committee yesterday. Mr. McCurtly was not a
witness himself, and It Is not likely that he will
be asked to appear again to explain the testi
mony of J. Rider Cady. because of the press
of work for the committee's four remaining ses
sion*. Mr. MeCurdy's name came up in the
testimony of Louis J*. Payn, who told of his
dealing with various Prussian companies, and
their final admittance to do business in this
State against the will of Mr. McCurdy. And in
connection with this he told of employing J.
Rider Cady as his personal counsel, because of
his lack of confidence in the Attorney General's
When Mr. Payn finished. Mr. Cady was called
He told of a visit to Mr. McCurdy in response
to a request of Mr. Payn. It appeared that Mc-
Curdy wanted to pee Mr. Payn. but that the
latter was unable to come to New-York at the
time, and asked Mr. Cady to represent him. Mr.
Cady said he was directed by Mr. Payn to
tell Mr. McCurdy that it had been decided to
admit the Prussian companies, and that Mc-
Curdy was indignant that his views had been
ignored. He seemed considerably worked up.
Mr. Cady said, that a man of his position In
the insurance world should be so pointedly ig
nored. Then he worked around gradually to the
question of Mr. Cady's relation with tbe Insur
ance Department. In Mr. Cady's words, the
conversation continued as follows:
I said, "My relations ar« simply those of
coansel who is consulted from time to time upon
matters upon which the superintendent requires
legai advice." He said. "You are not an offl
ter?" i said, "No. I am not an officer of the
State." He said. "Is there any reason why you
should not accept a retainer in behalf of the
Mutual Life upon this question?"
I said. "Mr. McCurdy, there is every reason
■why I should not accept a retainer in behalf
Of the Mutual Life. While I have not been
counsel in this particular matter in which the
decision of" the. superintendent has been made,
nor consulted by the superintendent as to what
decision should be made by him in the dispo
sition of it, I have yet been requested by him
to come here and have the interview which I
have had with you. and I regard myself to that
extent as his representative and to such an ex
tent as to make it seem impossible for me to
consider the proposition of being employed by
or taking a retainer from the Mutual Life."
Further, I said. "More than that, Mr. Mc-
Curdy. I regard the question as closed."
MR. PAYN DENIES CHARGES.
Before Mr. Cady was called Mr. Payn had
Shaded himself against various insinuations
Vf! regard to the State Insurance Department
under his control. It had been charged that
for $40,000 the Mutual Reserve was allowed to
edit the report which Mr. Payn's department
made on the company- Mr. Hughes called the«e
statements to Mr. Payn's attention .an-d asked
if th*y were true.
The old man rose in his chair. "At the time."
he said. "I told the newspapers I had no com
ment to make, and now I tell you that it is
absolutely false in every particular."
"Was any payment ever made to you or to
any one connected with your department?"
Mr. H«ughes asked.
"Absolutely no," replied Mr. Payn. and again
he rose; "and if any man who walks the earth
came to me and made such a suggestion he
would have been fortunate If he got out of my
presence with a head on his shoulders."
Mr. Payn's remarks caused a stir in the au-
Frederic Cromwell and Adrian Iselin appeared
at their own request to explain their connec
tion with the transactions In Lawyers' Mortgage
etock by various Mutual trustees. When these
transactions first became public Mr. Cromwell
could not remember that he had ever had any
Lawyers' Mortgage stock, but yesterday he
testified to taking one hundred shares on the
recommendation of Mr. Haven and Mr. JuilHard,
and selling it when he got ready. In reply to
a question by Mr. Hughes he said that the sav
ing to the Mutual under the new order of things
would amount to about $1,500,000 a year. He
*aid that the company would withdraw from a
treat deal of foreign business, and especially
In France, as that country required it to make
$25,000,000 deposits to continue business there.
Mr. Iselin. though he is a member of the
finance committee and agency committee of the
WvtuaJ, admitted that he knew little about
either. He *>ai<l that he did not know the salary
of Mr. McCurdy until li was brought out in the
Robert H. Hunter, of the State Insurance
Department, said that he had caused the dis
charge by the Equitable of Dr. Powell, against
«horn he was active politically in Poughkeepsie.
EMPLOYMENT OF MR. CADY.
The .lay opened with Louis F. Payn on the
stand. On the question of his employment of
J Rider Ca/Iy as his counsel the testimony
Q-— Did you consult the Attorney General In re-
Card to employing counsel? A.— No.
Q.— How many men did you employ as counsel?
a.— Oh, two or three, among them J. Rider Cady.
Q— Did you not take advantage of the Attorney
General's office' A —I do not wish to speak dis
respectfully of State officers, but my experience
rnntlnnrd «B tblnd P«««.
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DELEGATES FROM FIFTY-EIGHT COLLEGES, SEEKING TO REFORM FOOTBALL, IN CONFERENCE AT THE MURRAY HILL HOTEL.
REFORM, NOT RADICAL.
FOOTBALL THRASHED OUT
Delegates from Fifty-eight Colleges
Name New Rules Committee.
The first meeting of the national conference
of universities and colleges was held at the
Murray Hill Hotel yesterday. It was called as a
result of the conference of twelve colleges and
universities held the early part of this month
to devise means for reforming the game at foot
ball. Delegates from fifty-eight colleges and
universities were present, and all parts of the
country were represented, from California to
Maine. Although many of the delegates were
from the smaller colleges, the wide sections
which they represented made the meeting na
tional In Its character.
Tale, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Cor
nell, Chicago, Northwestern, lowa, Illinois, Mich
igan and other big colleges did not send dele
gates, but it was evident from letters read at
the meeting that many of these were at least
in sympathy -with the movement. Among the
larger colleges represented were Columbia, Min
nesota, West Point, Amherst, Williams and
Bucknell. There were thirteen college presi
dents and chancellors at the meeting.
Captain Palmer E. Pierce expressed the g«».n
eral sentiment of the meeting when he said,
"We want reform in football, not revolution."
There was a sprinkling- of revolutionists among
the delegates, but by far the greater number
favored reforming the game, and not abolish
After an all-day session a committee of seven,
one each from each section of the country, rep
resented, was appointed to serve as a rules com
mittee. It was Instructed to confer with the
present football rules committee, and, If possi
ble, to amalgamate with that committee, to the
end that the rules be uniform.
The men selected to act on this committee
and the sections of the country which they rep
resent follow: New-England, E. K. Hall, Dart
mouth College: alternate, Dr. P. C. Phillips,
Amherst College. New-York. Lieutenant Daly,
West Point; alternate, Mr. Huntington, Colgate
University. Middle Stales, Dr. F. A. Babbitt,
Haverford College; alternate. F. H. Dodge, Rut
gers College. Middle West, except Ohio. Dr.
H. L. Williams, University of Minnesota; al
ternate, H. W. Donovan. Ohio, Professor C. N.
Savage, Oberlin College; alternate. Professor
Fred Stone, Miami CoHega. West, Professor
James T. Lees, University of Nebraska; alter
nate, John B. Eheley, University of Colorado.
South, F. H. Curtis, University of Texas; al
ternate, W. U. BurL, Kentucky State University.
It was decided to effect a permanent organiza
tion, and the following officers, who. with four
others, will make up an executive committee,
President, Captain P. E. Pierce. West Point;
vice-president, H. D. Wild, Williams; secretary.
Professor Louis Bevier, Rutgers, and President
Welch, Ohio Wesleyan; W. H. Dudly, Vander
bilt University, and Chancellor Frank Strong,
University of Kansas.
The Middle West, except Ohio, will send In
the name of its representative later.
After a long and at times heated discussion
the meeting adopted the following resolutions:
Whereas, The game of football as practised
under existing rules by the students of the
educational institutions in the United States has
developed undesirable features, the regularly
accredited representatives of the faculties of
the collegiate institutions from all sections of
the country in convention assembled at the
Murray Hill Hotel. New-York City, December
28 1905, in an effort to remove these objec
tio'nal phases of the sport, hereby resolve:
That this conference recommends that the
academic authorities of the colleges and uni
versities of this country hold themselves as
ultimately responsible for the conduct of ath
letics within their respective institutions.
Resolved, That the committee on resolutions
recommends that the executive committee of
the permanent organisation now to be ap-
Dolnted take cognizance among other things
of the vital questions of eligibility of students
who take part in athletic games and sports and
report at as early a time as practicable to
themselves on rules and recommendations for
the conduct of all such matters.
Resolved, That the action taken at this con
ference on football shall be submitted to all
colleges actively engaged In the game, with the
request that same be ratified, and shall be
binding on any institution only upon ratifica
tion by that institution.
Resolved. That a football rules committee of
seven members shall be elected by the members
of this conference, and that this committee be
directed to act as follows:
First To communicate with the men of Yale,
Princeton, Harvard. Pennsylvania. Cornell, An
napolis and Chicago University, who constitute
the committee that has formerly governed foot
ball and propose that the committees be amal
gamated into one. which shall formulate rules
under which football shall be played.
Second— lf this amalgamation is refused, then
the above named committee of seven shall pro
ceed to formulate rules under which football
shall be played by the institutions ratifying the
action of this conference.
Third That the seven members elected by
this conference shall be guided In their action
so as to secure th,* following:
(a) An open game.
(b) Elimination of rough and brutal playing.
(c) Efficient enforcement of rules: making
the rules definite and precise in ail respects,
mch as the definition of brutal playing, holding,
tripping, and. in general, all infringement of the
rules for which penalties are given.
(d) Organization of a permanent body of offi
It was a signal victory for West Point, as
these resolutions, with a few minor changes,
were the same as those drafted by the Army
Continued on second par*-
NEW- YORK. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 29, 1905. -SIXTEEN •PAGES-t,T 11 .«f. t A«»
BOLD JEESEY HOLD-UP.
Five Men Make Paymaster and
Companion Stand and Deliver.
New- Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 28.— Four masked
men held up William Schieck. a paymaster, and
William F. Harkina and got away with a satchel
containing nearly $5,000 at 1:30 p. m. to-aay.
The robbery occurred near the Raritan Driving
Park track on the main road to Benhamtown,
where trolley cars run every few minutes. In
many respects, the hold-up was similar to the
one which occurred on August 24, 1904. when
Dana White, assistant paymaster of the
O'Rourke Construction Campany, was robbed
of more than $5,000 by six men near Mont
clair. N. J.
Schieck lives at Newark. He came here this
afternoon. He and Mr. Harkins started out in
a buggy to pay the three hundred men employed
by the Delaware River Quarry and Construction
Company. The men are now at work about
three miles from this city. The two men had
just passed the driving park, on the main road,
when the five men jumped from behind a clump
of trees, taking them completely by surprise.
Neither Schieck or Harkins was armed.
The* leader of the highwaymen was a tall
Italian. He wore no mask and caught hold of
the horse's head, bringing the animal up with a
jerk to one side that nearly threw the occu
pants out of the wagon.
Three of the party had revolvers and two had
shot guns. One of the Italians sprang into the
wag-on and snatched the satchel out of the
hands of the ; -master. The five men, four
of whom were masked, then disappeared In
The men held up at one© alarmed the work
men nearby and they started off after the rob
bers. The police sent telephone messages out
to all the neighboring towns, and Prosecutor
Berdine sent out three squads of officers in rigs
behind fast horses to try to head off the high
waymen. The men were seen after the hold-up
near the Stelton station of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, and later on their way to New-
Market. It is believed that all of them had
been former employes of the quarry company
and were familiar with the way the men were
paid off. In the satchel was the money to pay
the 300 men their wages for the last two weeks.
A reward of $1,000 has been offered for the
capture of the five men. Every posalble effort
is being made to run them down, but there
aro so many chances of escape by boarding
freight trains that they will be hard to rapture.
Detectives Mulvey and Grover returned early
In the evening after having got within a quarter
of a mile of four of -the highwaymen, when they
lost them in the woods. All four had shot
guns when they saw them. The highwaymen
disappeared near Bound Brook. Farmers all
over the section where the highwaymen were
seen scoured the woods all the afternoon with
shotguns. The search is being kept up.
[By Telepraph to The Tribune. 1
Metuchen, Dec. 28. — Three Italians were ar
rested !n the Pennsylvania station here to-night.
They are thought to be connected with the hold
up near New-Brunswkk. Prosecutor Berdine
went to Metuchen and talked to the men through
an Interpreter. Mr. Harkins and Mr. Schieck,
the men held up. also went there with the
Prosecutor. They couKl not Identify the men as
any of those in the party which held them up.
The men had brass checks identifying them
as employes of the Delaware Quarry and Con
struction Company. They said they left that
company's employ about Christmas, and know-
Ing that to-day was pay day returned to get
their money. Finding there was no money, it
having been stolen, they went to the station
to return to New- York. They will be held till to
norrow pending a further investigation. Offi
cers are still trying to find the men about Bound
The police here have information that four
men. one of them carrying a satchel and all
armed with shotguns, were seen late this after
noon near Bound Brook by a Hebrew pedler.
KILLED BY EXPIMSION.
Mallory GutsU Play Cards Ignorant
of Gardener' 8 Death.
[By Tsl»*rapii to The Tribune]
Greenwich, Conn.. Dec. 28.— James Mackey. a
garderei for Charles K. Mallory, of the Mallory
Steamship Company, was killed by an explosion
of an acetylene gas tank on the Mallory estate
at Byram Shore this evening. A company of
twenty guests from New-York and Brooklyn
were assembled at a card party. While his
body '.aj on the lawn, a hundred feet from the
house, the guests proceeded with their merri
ment, not having been informed of the fatality,
and 1 elng assured by Mr. Mailory that ihe acci
dent was a trivial one.
The Mallorys. Charles, Henry and George,
have big estates at Byram Shore next to those
of Joseph Milbank and P. rhauncey Anderson,
of New-York. Every greenhouse on these
estates was shattered by the explosion. The
windows on one side of Charles Mallory's house
were ail broken, as were those in the barn. A
hundred fowls in a house close to the tank were
killed instantly. .«.■'-••',
The ga* machine, a colt, and a large tank were
In a house fifteen feet square. 3TtO feet from the
house. The house and stable are lighted by
electricity, while the acetylene plant was kept
as an auxiliary.
The explosion was heard for a radius of ten
miles, shaking houses in Greenwich, Port
Chester. Rye and Stamford.
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD.
Train 101, leaving 3«h-st. 10;3i> A. M. for the
Hamptons, and train US. leaving Ama£an*ett 3:l>
P. M-. will be operated until January S. Inc.— .Advt.
HIGH KATES DREW SAGE
Money Lender, at Office First Time
in Weeks, Makes $70,000.
For the first tima in several weeks Russell
Sage went to his office, at No. 31 Nassau- st.,
yeßterday, riding down from his home, at No.
632 sth-ave., In a fast automobile, when he re
ceived the information that call money at 100
per cent was In great demand in the financial
district. For three hours the aged financier re
mained in his office, personally directing the
lending of his cash at 85 and 90 per cent. In
,that time he lent abnut $30,000,000.
"Don't crowd the boys too hard," was his final
order as he left his office and started for home.
The feebleness of age has kept Mr. Sage
largely at home for months, and It Is rarely he
goes to his office. He is In communication with
his office In business hours, and gives advice
whenever it is needed by wire, but the news
that Wall Street borrowers were clamoring for
money at the rate of 100 per cent a year made
him anxious to be where he could give orders
more quickly. Hip loans yesterday were for a
day only, and meant, a profit of about $70,000
Mr. Sage arrived home in the afternoon in
good spirits, declaring that he thought the ex
citement had been good for his health. He may
mak- another visit to his office soon if call
money takes another jump.
THE PRESIDENT RESTING.
Enjoying a Holiday at Mrs. Roose
velt's Virginia Place.
Charlottesviiie, Va, Dec. 28.— -Theodore Roose
velt, jr., and Surgeon General Rixey joined the
Presidents party this afternoon at Pine Knob.
Mrs. Roosevelt's country place in Albemarle
County. They brought with them three beagle
hounds and two white setters. The hunting at
Pine Knob will begin at once. The party's plans
were interfered with this afternoon by a driz
zling rain, which by 5 o'clock had become a
heavy downpour. One of those who witnessed
the arrival of the fnm'ly at Pine Knob was asked
to-day who was on hand to welcome the Presi
dent. He answered: "Nobody but 'Uncle Di.-k'
and two colored women."
A pack of hounds from the kennels of Plain
Dealing, the Wilmer estate, near the Roosevelt
place, was held at Pine Knob in waiting for the
President's arrival. The President is doing no
work of any kind on his outing, and his stenog
rapher. Mr. Latta. who accompanied him as
far as North Garden and then returned here,
does not expect to be called back before the re
turn trip to Washington is made.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 28.— President Roosevelt
and his younger sons spent this morning rabbit
hunting. A second small house has recently
been erected near the original cottage at Pine
Knob. It is furnished with cots, stoves, etc.,
and is comfortably fitted up.
JUMPS FROM HOME ROOF.
Clothier Insane When He Com
mitted Suicide, Wife Thinks.
Ernest Welmann, a clothier, of No. 192^
Greene-st., who lived with his wife and two
daughters in the apartment house at No. 943
Park-aye., jumped to his death last night, pre
sumably from the roof of the house. He struck
a barber pole, bounded to the rail which runs
around the house and fell into the areaway.
When Dr. Squiers, of the^Presbyterian Hospital,
arrived he found that both of Weimann's legs
were fractured, his right arm was fractured
and he had received internal injuries. He died
In the hospital two hours later.
Weimann always reached his home at 5
o'clock in the evening. Last night he did not
appear at the usual time, and It is supposed
that when he did reach his home shortly before
7 o'clock lie went straieht to the' roof and
jumped off. He could not reach the roof through
any of the apartments. No one saw him until
Mrs. Welmann said last night that she could
not account for her husband's suicide. She said
he was a temperate man and, as far as she
knew. h« had no business troubles. She thinks
he was temporarily Insane.
LAD STARVES IN HOLD
For Nine Days Stowaway Had
Neither Food Nor Drink.
[By Telesraph to The Tribune. |
GaVveaton, Tex., Dec. 28.— After spending al
most nine days without food or water, impris
oned in tho hold of the Mallory Line steamer
Comal. Carl Joseph Kuhler, sixteen years old.
of No. 306 <'o!urnbia-ave.. Long Island City, was
found this morning in the bottom of the port
hoid. .35 feet below deck. He was removed to
the hospital. Kuhler weighed 155 pounds when
he hid himself in the ship at noon. December
19, while it was loading in New- York. To-day
h* weighs only 90 pounds
Finding himself imprisoned he cried for help,
but was not heard. The haat became Intense,
and he stripped off all his clothing. He tore
with his hands and teeth at th» cased freight
in search of something to quench hie thirst. He
found only green coffee, which he could not eat.
So small was tho opening that the stowaway
could not even sit up. When found he v.-ns
almost beyond aid. and #sied ptteuusly for fooJ
and water. He nmy recover.
FOILED IN MAN HUNT.
ARMED MOB KEEPS WATCH
Ohio Bandits, One Wounded, Seen
Lurking Near Golf Links.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune J
Toledo, Dec. 28.— Armed posses number-
Ing 700 men returned to Toledo at nightfall,
without having captured the bandits who shot
Marshal Thornton and Deputy William Scott at
Perrysburg last night. The bandits are be
lieved to be hiding in the thickets and under
brush between here and Perrysburg. At least
one of them is known to be wounded, and their
condition, in a heavy rain and hall storm which
set in late in the afternoon, is believed to be
More than a hundred men, including Toledo
and railroad detectives, armed with shotguns
and Winchester rifles, are guarding every avenue
of escape to-night, and in the morning the man
hunt will be resumed wjth augmented forces.
The first clew to the whe.reabouts of the
bandits came to the police shortly after noon
to-day. A caddy and several golf players saw
three men, answering the description of the
bandits, hiding behind a log near the links of
the Country Club, midway between Toledo and
Maumee. As the party approached the men
were seen to draw revolvers? and crouch behind
the log. '
The golfers rushed to the clubrooms and tele
phoned the police, who immediately sent twenty
men to the golf grounds. The squad of police
arrived too late to capture the bandits, but in
the soft ground their tracks were plainly visible,
and on the spot where they had lain were two
pools of blood.
The caddie, who first saw them, and the golf
ers report that one of the men was without hat
or coat and wore a white sweater. His com
panions were trying to cover him with their
overcoats, and carrying him along with his
A hat and coat were found at Perrysburg
after the shooting of Marshal Thornton and
A deposit of $12,0n0 was made in the Citizens-
Bank at Perrysburg yesterday, and the theory
has been advanced that the men knew of this
and were planning to rob the bank.
Dr. Bowers said to-night that Thornton might
live several days, but that there was no hope
for his recovetT-
Late to-night the police arrested a man. giving
his name as Martin Kirby and his residence as
Baltimore. Because he was caught near the
golf grounds and was badly bruised the police
think he may be one of the bandits.
Harry E. Roswell, of Cleveland, and T. E.
Persole. of Toledo, with an unknown street car
man, who was later released, were brought to
the Central Station to-night by detectives Del
ehanty and McKey. Both of the men claimed
that they were street car men and had formerly
worked for the Toledo Railways and Light
Company. It is said he is wanted for arson.
There is" a great amount of talk about the sta
tion which, although unofficial, leads to the be
lief that the officers think the safe blowing: at
the Central-aye. barns Sunday was done largely
by employes of the company, who knew the
ropes, and they are being rapidly run down.
Caught in the Perrysburg Interurban station
about 1:30 o'clock this morning, the men. be
lieved to be members of the safe bowers gang
which raided the Central-aye. car barns at To
ledo Sunday, drew revolvers and. shooting to
kill, wounded Marshal Frink Thornton in the
stomach so that he will probably die. Another
member of the gang shot Deputy Marshal Will
iam Scott in the right foot, causing a painful
but not dangerous wound. About twenty shots
were nred before the desperadoes escaped.
FELL OFF SUBWAY TRAIN.
Hurled to Track as Door of Speed
ing Express Flies Open.
A man fell out of one of the sliding doors of
a car in the subway, last night, as the train
was speeding uptown.
The injured man is Frank Webster, of No.
478 West 142d-st. He was a passenger on 'a
northbound Lenox-ave. local and, just a? the
train passed the 50th-st. station, the west door
opened in pome mysterious manner. Webster,
who was standing on the platform of the car,
lurched forward and plunged through the open
He larded on his back in the narrow space
between the two uptown tracks, the local and
express, where he lay stunned. Other passen
gers who were standing on tho platform with
him shouted in horror, and one of the number
pulled the emergency rope This brought Con
ductor Aaron Green bergf. of No. ,'#>> East 02d
st.. who brought the train to an abrupt halt.
Several members of the crew sprang to the
tracks from the platform of the last car and
lifted Webster from his perilous position. He
was carried to the 30th-st. platform, where an
ambulance was summoned from Roosevelt Hos^
pital. Ambulance Surgeon Johnson, who re
sponded, said Webster's bark was badly hurt
and he sustained internal injuries. He was
removed to the hospital.
The manner in which the west door hap
pened to open is a mystery, according to the
police. It was last usad at the Grand Central
station, and. it is thought by the police, was
not properly closed. The jarring of the train
may have forced it open, but the conductor and
other members of the crew contended that it
was properly dosed when the train left the
Grand Central station.
THE TRAIN OF THE CENTURY
Is the Twentieth Century Limited, the 18-hour
train between New^R>rk and Chlonso by the Xew-
York Centra! f.lr>«*«;. I^nve N<= w-York 3:30 P. M..
at rive Chicago 8:30 tie:.: morning — alsht* ride.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
MOSCOW STEIKE BROKEN 1
CHIEF OF POLICE SHOT.
Fear Now Is That "Black Hun
dreds" May Massacre "Reds."
Moscow, Dec. 28.— Th* revolt Is practically
over and the strike will h< called off on Mon
day. Comparative quiet prevailed to-day. on!y
a few fanatics continuing the **r\z%\fi. Thera
wa* artillery firing in Sadov!a-st. to-day, but
the shops In the main streets are <>p»n.
All th*» members of the Soc'a! Revolutionary
Committee have been arrested and a quantity of
bombs, infernal machines and correspondence
Three hundred revolutionaries to-day lnvaied
the residcrc* of the chief of the secret police
and killed him.
The revolutionists entered the lodging of the
chief of police at midnight and told him I
an eternal farewell to his family, because he was
condemned to die. Finding that it w.as no joke,
the chief expostulated, but to no purpose.
Realizing his awful position. h~ said farewell
to his family and was hurrlfcd Into the street
and shot His body was left lying In a pool of
At the medical bureau 650 wounded and 10S
killed have been registered, but it is known that
there are fully one thousand unidentified dead
In the Loutchow quarter alone.
A mob of armed revolutionaries attacked the
police bureaus, but was repulsed with serious
St. Petersburg, Dec. 28.— According to advices
received by the government to-night the "re
bellion" at Moscow Is entering on its final stage.
The same guerilla warfare was continued to
day, but on a smaller scale.
Governor General Doubassoff is acting with
great energy and hundreds of members of the'
"Drujina" are already behind the bars.
The strikers have lost heart and the Work
men's Council is considering the question of
calling off the strike.
The principal danger now seems to be that,
the "Black Hundreds" will complete the worlc
begun by the troops and end the revolt with a
horrible massacre of the "Reds."
The lower classes are represented as enraged
at the attempt of the revolutionaries to over
throw the Emperor, and, even with the best in
tentions, it may be Impossible for the authori
ties to restrain the fury of these classes, once
the opportunity is offered them.
The attacks made or. striking railroad mtn at
wayside stations sufficiently show the temper of
the peas.int class. »
Four thousand strikers marched nut of Mos
cow and completely dsetroyed several mile? of
the railroad track between St. Petersburg and
Moscow, thirty miles outside Moscow, to pre
vent the arrival of troop trains, bearing the
Seminovsky Battalion of the Horse Guard, and
the trains backed twenty miles to dyne, whence,
it is understood, the troops will proceed to
morrow on foot to Moscow.
The "Bourse Gazette" prints a rumor that
Lieutenant General Mistchenko, while in the
streets of Moscow, was wounded by a stray
The paper also prints a rumor that Count
Vorontzoff-Dashkoff. Viceroy of the Caucasus,
has betn recalled on account of his failure to
pacify the lieutenancy.
MARTIAL LAW IN ODESSA.
Hundreds of Arrests Made — Strike
Is Nearly Over.
Odessa. Dec. 28. — Martial law ha* been pro
claimed in this city. The strike, however, is
nearly over. Hundreds of arrests have been
WARSAW STRIKE WANES.
Polish Railroads Running—Rebel*
Steal Government Funds.
Warsaw, Dec. 28. — The attempt by the strikers
to stop railroads In Poland has not been suc
cessful and a majority of them are still running.
The general strike is weakening. The shops
are open and cabs are circulating in the centra
of the city.
The employes of the factories and street rail
roads are still on strike. Among the railroads,
only the employes of the Vistula lines hava
The soldiers occasionally have conflicts with
agitators. Yesterday they killed four and
The rebels of the district of Wysokie-Mazo
wieckie, government of Lomzha, have appropri
ated all the district government's funds. Dar
in? the. night of December 27 eighty armed men
occupied the square, where the public offices are
situated, overpowered several night watchmen
and drove off the policeman who hurried to i.in
The rebels then blew open the safes of Urn
district treasury and took $243,000. of
$10,000 was in gold, $SO,OOO in silver an I
$150,000 in paper. There were n<> troops In t -.9
town. Its small garrison having been wlthdrv.vn
to Riga, December 24.
HUSH OUT OF RUSSIA.
Emigration of Well-to-Do Classes
to Germany Continues.
Berlin. Dec, 28.-\The emigration of notices
and well-to-do persons from Russia continue*
almost to the limit of the means of transposi
tion. Trains going to Russia are nearly empty.
but those coming from that country ore full
Pressing around the bulletin board* of th»
newspaper offices are wearers of tall fur hats,
seeking the latest new* fro.n Russia, while ac
the banks furclad persons are In altercation
with the assistant cashiers over the raising of
money on Russian properties or securities
which are not listed on the Boerses of Ger
Want is beginning to press upon those wbos*
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