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Committee Call* Meeting of Protest
— Touch on Murphy.
The fir** significant rupture among the Hearst
,„*„ took place yesterday when a eelf-ap
•ptaterf committee of one hundred, who have
jiet been able to get satisfactory explanations
/fojn Hearst, personally organized and called a
meeting of protest, to be held at the Imperial.
Fulton street and Red Hook Lane. Brooklyn, on
Toewlav "'?"' °* this week, at 8 o'clock.
jt l* charged that Hearst and Murphy Are in
glance, and that Hearst has allowed himself
to be surrounded by a self-seeking clique, fol
vtfring whose advice will result In the dissolu
tion of 'he Independence League.
The protesting committee of on« hundred last
ni»M issued the following address:
For years the citizens of 'greater New York
rive been fighting boss rule as the one menace
to the healthy life of pure Democracy. Last
Vovember they rallied under the emblem of
th* Municipal Ownership T^eague. and effectually
V-ot'ested against that obnoxious institution of
ho** rule which lives as a parasite on the body
roiltie Th* dictatorial methods of the Gilsey
Houf** clique, who make and depose leaders with
TVarwi^kian expediency, have called forth a
bowl of protest from all lovers of Democracy
and home rule. . v.
'p.ir the last nine months the faithful workers
who sacrificed much in the interest of the party.
«iv> manned the polls at the risk of personal
Injury, have been kept away from the man in
irhorn'they reposed their fate. Without cause
of any kind, this self-* instituted and self-per
netuaiing clique has allowed the Municipal Own
ership League of Greater New York to die. and
firmed an entirely new organization, known as
the Independence League. Why were not the
25.Q00 and more loyal voters who supported the
Municipal Ownership League last fall consulted
'in this matter. If the future is to be Judged
by the past. we can only reasonably expect the
d!«=olution of the Independence league and the
M mc bunch of heelers at the bottom of the
Hears! to-day, with the coterie of men that
surround him, is the hardest man in the country
tn approach. Men who have been affiliated with
him for years ;irv sidetracked and bamboozled
t,y these insufferable flunkies, who try their ut
moEt to suppress any independent man for fear
that Hearst may be told the true situation of
Why do ii<>t these men. who are his political
advisers. „-. more properly stated, his malad
visers. put the situation clearly before the peo
ple? Why should there be any necessity to spec
ulate <>ii the attitude of Mr. Hearst in the
pubernatorial race? An Independent candidate
last fail, the avowed enemy of trusts and cor
poration*, there ought to be no uncertainty as
10 his position; an independent candidate, de
pending on the people for his support and not
the least intimation of indorsement by any of
those parties which are daily held up to public
j.ill"vy in hi* newspapers.
All this must be placed at the door of the
GuW House clique, who advise and manage
the affairs of Hearst. Why was the convention
postponed from the Fourth of July to a few days
before the Democratic convention at Buffalo?
Why hi thr editorials that appear In Hearst's
papers holding up to the public condemnation
Jeron.e and Sullivan* and the rest of the gang
is the nrune- of Murphy omitted?
All this the public wishes to know. All this
th»y wish to hear from Mr. Hearst personally.
The boroughs are determined to elect their own
rfpresentativfs. and not swallow without protest
those chosen by the GUsey House clique.
. For this reason some of the most active
•workers in the last Municipal Ownership League
flsht have decided to band together and protest
.•:£aln*' these shameful conditions, with the hope
"f attracting Mr. Hearst's attention to the in
efticiency of the men In whom he has placed
men implicit confidence and who are absolutely
cVtrim^rital to the good of the cause
, A public meeting for this purpose will be held
"at the Imperial. Red Hook Lane and Fulton
street, on Tuesday, August 28. at 8 p. m. Ad
ilrwu will be made by Bela Tokaji, Colonel
Frederick Porter. Charles T. Hartzheim. John T.
<;atp=. A. •'. McNulty. Thornton Theall. Dr. H.
Penury and Dr. James T. Madden.
! The following is the committee of 100: Bela
Tokaji, Deputy County Clerk, chairman; John
T. Gates. A. «'. McNulty. Colonel Alexander S.
Tincnn. .T. P. Berg. Colonel Frederick K. Porter.
<'harles T. Hartzheim. County Clerk: General
Robert Avery. Dr. James T. Madden. Thornton
J. Thrall. Dr. If. Pendry. Dr. Henry Juhl. Dr. A.
Plum, R. H. O'Neill. C. Connellan. M. Landau.
lam?a E. Sharp. F. C. Pease, Henry Ottinger.
Ban WulfT. William Hudson. J. T. Pesce. C.
fummins. W. Beveredge, William Foist, John
Miller. Matthew Horgan. If. Kahn, Benjamin
Eusick. L. Cantor, W. H. Buarp. J. P. Dick, Will
■ 9 Begot. W. H. Dean, J. Nugent, Paul
Rrender. M Arnold. William Klnckman. Emil
Iktlln, Alexander Cocnl, A. Brims. O. Toombs,
Claries Coosen. A. Sinshelmer. M. J. Rosenberg.
William Ketehani. J. Bernstein. J. Bates. B.
Strockbine. D. Smith. J. Sullivan. George Fry.
John O'Neill. W. McCarthy, George Smith, M.
Marfu!: N. Schmidt. William Pymm, Fred
Vase!. W. A. Bonnell. John P. Stolen. Frank
Bortun. H. Stern. A. Markgraf. John Lapham,
George Brenner. J. C. Blanchard. Edwin Clo
seasy. Dr. K. Briggs. Hugh McGregor. G. W.
Ishtnson. M. Davis. C. W. Smith. Harvey Pol
may. Fred Ellison. W. T. Abbott. J. Stern, C.
M. Robinson. James Colllnjpvood. Henry A.
Pyoaney. Charles McCarthy. John T. McKinney.
A. H. Smith, Max .Taequirr, Harry Witt, O. S.
Campbell. J. M. CarFt«=nsen, Mr. Handelman. J.
C, Elzr-r. Patrick Cummings. David Menzlcs,
Jamfs Morris. Mr Carels. Fred R,-Larsen, Harry
Mills, Charles Auddy. The... Lewin. T. Stein
f*n? Charles McCarthy, Alfred P. Haase and
H. Boye.«\ secretary.
Claim First and Second Assembly
Districts Against Carlisle.
fßy Telegraph tn Th« Tribun' 1 . 1
"W'aUsrtown. N. V., Aug. Zfi.— Although the
Carlisle men claimed this morning that the lead
en of the Hearst faction had <*onced"d the 2d
Assembly District, the Hearst men to-night re
main firm in their original assertion that they
have twenty-six against sixteen delegates In the
3« District and twenty-threo against nineteen
4«l*Fittes in the 2d district.
"There is nothing more to be done until the
convention next Wednesday," said John M.
Fitzgerald to-night, "but we have carried both
districts, and Intend that they shall remain car
ried. The game now Is In the convention.
Hf-arst is sure of the Ist District, but the delega
tions in the 2d District will be contested, and the
aght will be for blood. "
There was a conferer.ee of tho Hearst men at
the Woodruff House to-night, attended by John
M. Fitzgerald. John Dunningan and Thomas
Burn*, it was claimed that th^ir organization
■*-a* so j.erf«-ct that they wore certain of their
ground. ai:d that their delegates will be closely
guarded until after the convention.
Thomas Burue said that he had his coat off
fighting, giving as his excuse that F. L.. Carlisle,
brother of Major Carlisle, had resorted to treach
ery In the town of Watertown in obtaining votes
by saying that he (Burrs) was not a Hearst
man. Major Carlisle is sanguine, claiming four
city wards, the 2d District by a well denned ma
jority and the Ist District by a close margin.
[By T«l*STapb to Tha IMboac |
Atlanta, Aug. *.— J. B. Osborn. of Atlanta, the
blind Socialist candidate for Governor of this state,
*«s arrested this week for speaking on the streets
without a licence. In the police oourt he refused
** pey a fine.4and was sent to the chain gang to
earv* out his sentence.
In single column, led by Rear Admiral Roblay D.
Evans's flagship, the battleships Maine, Kentucky,
Kseraarge and Missouri left their anchorage In th?
>*orth Rlijer at -2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and
Proceeded down the bay and out to tea, bound for
Kooklaad, St. The Maine passed Sandy Hook at
To-<lar. f'Hr and warmer.
To-morrow, ohoTrrr*; southeast vrin.U.
Oyster Bay. Aug. 25.— President Roosevelt Is
sued a proclamation to-day appealing for aid
for earthquake stricken Chili. The proclamation
was issued after a consultation with Acting
Secretary of State Bacon, at Sagamore Hill. It
reads as follows:
A dreadful calamity has befallen our sister
republic of Chili in the destruction by earthquake
of Vslparaiso and other localities. Wo of this
nation at this moment see the city of San Fran
cisco struggling upward from the ruins in which
a like catastrophe overwhelmed her last spring.
One Killed and Three Injured on
Bar Harbor Express.
PlttFfielii. Me., Aug. 25.-One man was killed
and three men were Injured to-day In a collision
between a runaway freight car and the Knicker
bocker limited, on which William Travers Je
rome was .a passenger, bound from New York to
Bar Harbor, on the Maine Central Railroad.
Louis A. Gilbert, of Bangor. a travelling engi
neer employed by the road, was the man killed,
and the injured men were trainhands.
The limited, which is the fastest express on
the road, was running at high speed to make
up a delay of an hour and a half. When about
a mile west of this city a loaded freight car,
running wild on a down grade, crashed into the
express head on. throwing the engine from the
rails and overturning the baggage car.
A number of well known New Yorkers were
passenger;* on the express. Among them, be
sides District Attorney Jerome, were R. Pulton
Cutting:. Walter G. Hooke and Judge Crane, of
Brooklyn. With other passengers, they were
badly shaken up, but not injured.
Lewis Bailey, the engineer. Jumped after he
had applied the airbrakes, but his fireman was
pinned In the tender and badly bruised. R. L.
Wade, a porter, of New York, was cut by flying
glass. I). L,. Hall, the baggagemaster, Jumped
and was not injured. The dining car. which fol
lowed the baggage car, was twisted from lta
trucks. There were no passengers in it at the
Negro Tries to Pawn Diamonds of
Employer's Wife.
Hugh P. Newton, of No. 162 Pacific street,
Brooklyn, the Negro valet of Dr. Dudley D. Rob
erts, of No. 84 Remsen street, Brooklyn, was ar
rested la^t night in a pawnshop at No. Uto
Third avenue while trying to pledge a diamond
brooch, valued at $l!,-) 00. for $75. Detectives on
the rounds if th<» pawnshops looking: for stolen
goods asked him how he got the brooch. 'He said
that on April 24 a Negro friend, of No. IG2 Mon
tague street, Brooklyn, but whose name he could
not remember, gave him the brooch and asked
him to pawn it for him. A few days previous.
Newton said, lie had seen an advertisement by
Dr. Koberts offering a reward for the return of
the brooch Beinp asked why he had not
claimed the reward, Newton *aid Mrs. Roberts
was at South Berry. I'inii., and that pending her
return he wanted to pawn the Jewel.
It. Koberts said, when telephoned to by the
•let.^cttver, that Newton was in his employ and
that the brooch belonged to Tils wife. Newton
was held as a suspicious person pending further
Professor Garner. Norc in Jungle,
Writes of Experiences.
I By Telegraph tr> The Trlbuns.l
Baltimore, Aug. 2fi. Harry darner, of this
city, son of Professor Garner, who is studying
monkeys in the African Jungles, ha« received a
letter from his father saying he has built a
house in the Jungle and is writing a work on
tho "comparative Intelligence of animals." Re
ferring to a writer who ridi-culed his studies.
Professor Garner writes:
If he will come here and sit down in my jungle
he can hear some voices of animals without
waiting very long— Oi even without going into
th<- jungle. I have stood here at my door, per
haps a hundred times, and shouted to chimpan
zees and monkeys in the bush, and had them
answer me as often. Not an hour of the day
passes that I fall to hear them talking in the
forest as I Bit here writing.
Well Known Author Succumbs to
Disease Contracted in Panama.
Boston, Aug. 25. — Captain Nathan Appleton,
the well known author and traveller, died at the
Hotel Nottingham, in this city, to-day. He had
been ill for two weeks.
Captain Nathan Appleton was born at Boston
In February. ÜB4S. He was graduate*!, from
Harvard in 1803, and was commissioned a lieu
tenant in the Fifth Massachusetts Battery. He
served through the Civil War and was brevet ted
a captain for gallantry in action. At the close
of the war Captain Appleton went to Europe,
where he entered the banking house of Bowles
Brothers as a member of the firm.
Captain Appleton was one of the first advo
cates of the Panama Canal. He wrote for many
of the standard periodicals and was prominent
in social circles In Boston. He was a member
of several Boston clubs.
In 1887 Captain Appleton married Miss Jean
ette Oviiißton. of Brooklyn. A year later they
were separated. Several months ago Captain
Appletou began divorce proceedings, saying that
he wished to marry his '-affinity, 11 Miss Edith
Russell Wills, of Newburyport. Although Mrs.
Appleton opposed it, the decree was granted.
Captain Appleton was ill for two weeks, hav
ing suffered a recurrence of a disease contracted
while in Panama.
[By Telegraph to Th» Tribune. J
Buffalo, Aug. 25.— An automobile owned by
William J. Conners, William R. Hearst's cham
pion in Western New York, was In a mix-up
with another automobile occupied by Jerry
Brooklns. an Oak Orchard florist. In the country,
several miles west of this city this afternoon.
It was reported that Mr. Conners was in his
automobile at the time of the accident and that
he had been slightly Injured, but this could not
be confirmed. Telephone calls to Mr. Conners's
country residence received no reply. Mr. Brook
ins, his wife and son were badly bruised.
by Th« Twentieth Century Limited of the NEW
YORK CENTRAL LINES, 'America's Greatest
Railroad." I*ave New York 3.2» P. M.. arrive Chi
cago 8.80 next morning. The fastest long-distance
ride In the world-** miles In 1* bour».-Advt.
We keep keenly in mind the thankful apprecia
tion we then felt for the way in which the peo
ple of Europe, Asia and both Americas came
forward with generous offers of assistance. In
this time of woe of our sister republic I ask that
our people out of their abundance now strive
to do to another as others last spring did to us.
The National Rod Cross Association has already
taken measures to collect any subscriptions that
may be offered for this purpose. and I trust that
there will bo a generous response.
Oyster Bay, August 25, 1906.
Albany Grandnepheiv Says Finan
cier Left Private Paper.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Albany. Aug. 25.— The will of Russell Sage is
to be attacked in the courts by an Albany claim
ant for a share in the estate. He is Revel C
Sage, who says he is a grandnephew of Russell
Sage. Hi« attorney Is an Albanian who. for
reasons of his own, refuses at this time to
divulge the whereabouts of his client, though he
admits that he lives within a few miles of this
The grounds on which this claimant will test
the will are akin to that on which William Jen
nings Bryan recently contested the estate of one
of his Connecticut adherents and admirers.
Bryan was the executor of the estate and he
sought to have the provisions of a private paper
incorporated in the will and thereby gain for
himself an extra legacy of 150.000. The courts
of Connecticut held that the orivate paper had
no l>earing on the will and was a separate and
invalid Instrument.
Revel C. Sage says that his wealthy grand
uncle made a private paper, exactly as in the
Bryan case, in which he directed how his wife
and executrix should dispose of his millions. He
says that this paper embodies a proposition
which will form a basis for ;tttaek upon the
testamentary ability of Kussell Sage.
Revel C. Sage says he Is the son of a nephew
of Russell Sage. He was born in France, but
has lived near Albany several years. His branch
of the family was entirely omitted in the be
quests, probably on account of his father's death.
He will contest the will on the ground that he
is entitled to a portion of the share In the estate
which should rightfully have fallen to his father.
R. C. Sullivan Named by Lexds to
Meet Nebraska?!.
Chicago. Aug. 25.— James Hamilton Lewis.
Corporation Counsel, and a member of the com
mittee appointed by the National Bryan League
to arrange a welcome to William Jennings Bryan
on hU return from abroad, to-day appointed a
committee of 105 Chicago Democrats to attend
the reception at Madison Square. New York.
August 30. Democrats of all factions are named,
including Roger C. Sullivan, national com
mitteeman: John P. Hopkins, William Loetier
and all the leaders who caused the Peoria con
vention to ignore Bryan's request that Sullivan
be deposed as national committeeman and to in
dorse Bryan for President against his wishes.
White Boss. Who Stood With Them,
and Another Killed.
tßy Telegraph to Th« Trlbun*. 1
Lexington. Ky.. Aug. '-'•"« A dispatch from
Leonard, Harlan County. Ky.. to-night says that
a pitched battle occurred at Crab Orchard, Va-,
just across the Kentucky state line, in which
John Powers and Charles Smith, both white,
were killed. William Barker, white, one unknown
white woman and three unknown Negroes were
shot and badly injured.
The. fight. wlii< h approached a race war. oc
curred at a railway camp. John Samson, a
Negro, obtained a quantity of p"< <1s from a mer
chant on a fraudulent order, ;<nd wh*yi officers
went to the camj- to aired him John Powers,
toss of the camp, joined with the Negroes and
chased the officers away. A posse of seventy-five
men was gathered and the officers returned to the
camp afttr the Negro. Powers. In command of
a number of armed Negroes, opened fire on the
posse, wounding Barker. The posse returned th*»
fire and over on« hundred shots were llred.
Powers and Smith were Kille.l and others wound
ed, and the Negroes then ran Into the hills.
Moth sides are watcning eavh other, and more
fighting is expected.
Big East Side Main Clotted Over
The closing of a four-foot water main at Tre
mont and Pelham avenues at 11 o'clock last
night caused some apprehension among the resi
dents of the East Side of The Bronx, because of
a possible danger of fires breaking out. The
main has been hanging above the street level
while repairs were being made. Two days ago
the Water Department decided to sink It, be
ginning last night. The residents were ordered
to store enough water for the next twenty-four
hours. It Is hoped to have it sunk by dusk to
At the Bronx office of th* Water Department
it was explained that the greatest danger in a
case of this kind was from the; lack of pressure.
This is one of the biggest mains in The Bronx,
and the shutting off of the w.iter in that par
ticular section necessarily tends to decrease the
pressure In auxiliary mains, so that If a fire of
any proportions broke out the Fire Department
would be hampered in fighting it.
Compiling Interstate Passenger Tariffs,
Using Ohio Two-Cent Fare as Basis.
Pittsburgh Aug. 25.— E. A. Ford, passenger traffic
manager of the Pennsylvania lines west of Pitts
burg, has Informed the commissioner of the Cen
tral Passenger Association uud passenger officials
of competing lines that, taking effect as soon as
the tariffs can be properly compiled, the Interstate
passenger fares In which the Pennsylvania lines
may be Interested will be modified, using the two
cent a mile fare In Ohio as a basis.
A meeting to proceed with the compilation of
these modified interstate passenger fares has been
called at the commissioner's office, at Chicago, for
August 28. in which It is expected that the Balti
more A Ohio, Pittsburg & Lake Krle, Wabash.
Erie, Lake Shore, "Big Four" and other lines In
terested will take part.
r.tl.MI if.IXTS MII.ITI I.
Neither Side- Ready for Battle —
Cabinet Crisis Settled.
Havana. Aug. 25. — President Palma has
officially called for volunteers to compose a
national militia of Infantry and cavalry and to
co-operate with the government forces under
the command of the chief of the rural guards.
The pay of chiefs of battalions and regiments
will be $200 a month, adjutants $125 a month,
captains $100 a month and soldiers $2 a day. All
volunteers disabled will receive full pay during
the period of disturbance, and in case of their
death the money will go to their dependent heirs.
"Pino" Guerra and his men still constitute
the strongest group in the revolutionary move
ment against the government, but neither Guerra
nor the government forces sent out against him
seem yet to be ready to engage in a decisive
fight for the mastery. The force under Ouerra
is concentrating among the Bolondron hills, be
tween San Juan y Martinez and Guanes. in
Plnar del Rio Province.
In the mean while hundreds of families ac
counted to be the friends of Guerra are peace
fully working their rice and tobacco fields In
that region The Inhabitants of the district who
have not belligerent Inclinations do not appear to
care whether Ouerra or Colonel Avalos, the com
mander "f the rural guards, eventually prevails.
Officials at Havana while they decline to give
details regarding the> strength of the govern
ment forces now at San Juan y Martinez, inti
mate to-nlghr that It is much larger than they
have hitherto permitted to b« known. This is
fully confirmed by the correspondent who is
with the government troops. The correspondent
telegraphs that Colonel Avalos has with htm 250
artillerymen and that he is accompanied by
Colonel bacallao with 200 recruits. 130 infantry
men and a few mounted rural guards. General
Rodriguez, commander of the rural guards, said
to-night that the government would send rein
forcements to Plnar del Rio to-morrow. Ro
driguez says he Is not aware of the exact nu
merical strength of Guerra's forces, but he does
not believe he has anything like 2.000 men. He
apparently is confident that the present cam
paign will result in disaster to Guerra.
Advices received from a correspondent at San
Juan y Martinez declare that the troops under
Colonel Avalos are loyal to the government and
confident of victory.
Pp to the present time the government has
not suffered a reverse of any consequence, and
to-day it chronicled further victories. The prin
cipal of these came as a result of an attack by
I~>O mounted rural guards under Major Gomez
upon Relnoao's band of 200 Insurgents at Casca
jal. near Santa Rosa. This engagement came
at the end of a three days' pursuit of the enemy.
A forced march brought the government forces
suddenly upon the rebels. After the first ex
change of shots the rural guards chased the
enemy, who had dispersed and fled, and In
flicted severe punishment with machetes. A re
port of this occurrence received by General Ro
driguez this evening says at least twenty of the
rebels were killed or wounded. This makes the
engagement the most serious yet fought. The
rural guards did not sustain serious Injury.'
Minor encounters have resulted in uniform vic
tories for the government.
Thoso who are responsible for the conduct of
affairs are considerably encouraged and are per
fecting every day systematic methods to down
the insurrection. Furthermore, it is undeniable
that there is some discouragement among the
conspirators, who. a week ago. had hoped that
the Moderates would be swept out of power im
Hundreds of volunteers are enlisting evety
day. The battalion formed to-day, dad In new
uniforms, big straw hats and belts and leggings,
looked stronger ;<n<l more fit than any yet mus
tered. Their officers are mostly veterans, al
though there are a few volunteers among them.
Men who were in the employ of the American
government during the period of its intervention
in Cuba are organizing a company to serve as
part of the Havana militia. They are using $4«>o
of their benefit fund for its equipment.
The government is most acttve in measures to
provision and supply the men in the field, and it
Is leaving no stone unturned in earnest endeavor
to protect Itself, a striking feature of the situa
tion is the comparative indifference <>f the
massfs of th»' people The average Cuban takes
little interest in the trend of affairs. Havana
Province is still plagued with revolutionary
bands numbering from ten to one hundred. Ma
tanzas is quiet, but not free from roaming in
surgents. There has been <>n»i conflict in Santa
Clara Province, and another is expected there
when the. force of rural guards and volunteers
from Cienfuegos meets the men under ex-Con
gressman Carlos Mendieta. Oriental Cuba,
which has in past revolts been regarded as a
hotbed of revolution, is now redeeming its repu
tation and remaining quiet and loyal.
Employes of the railroad reported to-day that
the government forces had marched out to meet
the enemy, but It was subsequently learned that
they were only manoeuvring. Everything is
quiet at San Juan y Martinez to-night. The
government troops there are awaiting orders.
Colonel Avalos has* returned to the town of Pinar
del Hio to spend the night and arrange for the
disposition of other troops.
In the mean time business is at a standstill.
The commercial interests, while with President
Palma, desire more than anything else perma
nently settled conditions. If the disorders con
tinue for two or three months Spanish business
interests, as well as American, British. German
and Canadian, would welcome American Inter
vention. The subject, however, is so delicate
that it is not much discussed, except in private.
An American v n'> has just returned from the
Province of Santa Clara, where he visited sev
eral towns. Bays that the people there are ex
cited and c ratlc. ns a rule. He does not be
lieve that there will be a general Insurrection,
but says that the Insurrectionary movement,
under strong leadership, might easily bee Will]
powerful enough to sweep away the Palma gov
ernment there.
A dlapatch from Remedlos. Province of Santa
Clara, this afternoon, announced that another
insurgent band, commanded by Colonel Severi
ano Garcia an* Captain Cepeda. who formerly
was a captain of the rural guards, had taken tho
field against the government forces. The dis
patch added that Quentln Bravo, the famous
leader of the Buena Vista and Remedlos patriots
who operated against the Spaniards during the
war for independence, had started to join the
insurgent forces with a band of forty men. He
was last heard from between Remedios and Cal
barien, about five and a half miles from Reme
The Cabinet crisis, it Is announced, has been
satisfactorily arranged. Seflor O'Farrill, the
Acting Minister of the Interior and Secretary of
Russian Premier Escapes with Slight Injuries — His
Daughter, Secretary and Chief ot Guard Dead.
Was Holding Public Reception Son Hurt- Two of Conspirators Perish, Two
Prisoners— Twenty-Four Persons Injured.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 28.— Twenty-seven per
sons are dead and twenty-four wounded as tho
result of an attempt this afternoon to assassin
ate Premier Stolypln with a bomb while ho was
holding a public reception at his country house
on Aptekarsky Island. The Premier was slight
ly wounded on the face and neck by flying
Among the dead are the Premier's fifteen-year
old daughter, whoso legs were broken by tho ox-
The Premier of Russia, whom revolutionists at
tempted -.o kill yesterday.
plosion; General Zameatln. the Premier's per
sonal secretary; M. Khovostoff. ex-Governor of
the Province of Penza; Colonel Federoff, chief
of the Premier's personal guard; Court Cham
berlain Davldoff. Court Chamberlain Voronln.
Prince Nakashidge. Aide DoubassofF, a police
officer, several guards, four women and two
The Injured include M. Stolypln's three-year
old son, who is seriously though not fatally In
jured, and a number of persons prominent in the
social and official world.
The authors of the nutrac/e drove up to the
Premier's residence after the list of visitors
had been closed. The servants refused them
admission, at which they attempted to force an
entry to the house.
A struggle ensued at the entrance to the ante
room, adjoining the reception room. In the
course of which a terrorist, disguised as a gen
darme, dropped a bomb, which exploded, de
stroying the anteroom, the adjoining guard
room, part of the reception room and also the
balcony of the first floor.
The Premier, who was receiving visitors In a
private rr>om, was not In the immediate danger
zone. The principal loss of life mcsaied in the
Of the four conspirators who engineered the
outrage, two were killed with their victims,
while the third, who acted as coachman for the
party, and the fourth, who remained inside the
carriage, were badly wounded and are now in
the St. Peter and St. Paul Fortrrss.
Whether the assassins who entered the crowd
ed reception hall threw the bomb or accidental
ly dropped it probably never will be known, as
all the Immediate eyewitnesses were killed. The
tremendous force of the expins'on absolutely
blew out the front of the Premier's residence and
carried away the ceilings above and the floors
beneath and the walls of the adjoining rooms.
People were lit^raliy blown (•> pieces. Those
who Were r.rt killed instantly \ver«» horribly
maimed or lacerated, and aM the others present
were prostrated by the shock.
The Premier's escape was miraculous, fnr only
a moment before the explosion took place lie had
stepped iiiFic'.e his study nt the rear of the salon
to speak to Prince Shakovsky. Although he was
only slightly injured, he Is completely prostrated
by the- calamity.
The havoc wrought by the explosion is In
describable. Bodies were so torn and mangled
as to make Identification Impossible. Some of
them were headless, armless or legless, lying
among the blood dripping wreckage Pieces of
flesh and clothing clung to the shattered rafters
overhead, and some lodged in the branches of
the elm trees which border the roadway, sepa
rating the Premier's residence from the river.
When the Associated Press to-night secured
permission to pass the cavalry guarding the
approaches to the house the dead and wounded
hail already been removed* to a neighboring
hospital, but by the light of flaring torches the
police were still picking out from the wreckage
bits of bodies and placing them In baskets for
transportation by ambulance to the morgue.
At the hospital the correspondent saw scared
attendants trying to arrange the shattered
bodies Into some semblance of human form for
Identification by weeping and wailing relatives
The terrorist who carried the explosive Into
the house was literally converted into pulp by
the force of the explosion. Inside the gendarme
officer's coat, which he hud on. was found the
death sentence of Premier Stolypln that he had
tried to execute.
The tragedy sssjsjai ■ tie i-ndous sensation.
and extra editions e£ the n-^rsiwjjer* were "old
In the streets until midnight. la th* club*
where officials and or ■>-> gafhai Ski BMSJI *n
tense indignation rcevalled. and. tho prediction
was freely made that the rovolr 1 — sagafi|
pay dearly far such senseless crisis, >•"» doubt
was entertained that the only riM would b«
to drive the government to more severe methods
of repression.
Frpnj Information obtalssd trast revolutionary
sources) It la certain that th* aafjafl was com
mitted by the fighting- organization *4 the So
cial Revolutionist* in retaliation, for th» tear
which tho government has bean fMgfcs] again
them. Since M. Stolypir * accession hi the
Premiership over I.oo* of their me:nb«r9 have
been arrested, .four hundred Li St. Petersburg
atone, and many of these) have has* ■sfjasjlal
To fight this crusade, th-» igh :■:-.* orgrajilxa.
tlon. which to composed] of a -win?, known m
Matlmlsts, who believe in nettfni np a. purely
socialistic state upon "the rains of • hi autocracy.
has deliberately entered upon a ■asj «MBj mm
government such aj that which characterized
the famous fight of the Nihilists in th« a.-.a | > ».
which ended In. the assassination of Emperor
Alexander 1L Within a single year at that
time, a little coterie of Nihilists, under tha .I)ra
tion of Jeriaboff. made twonty-U-. attenxpts
against the Emperor and high nfllrlsls. fourteen
of which were successful.
At tho head of tho pieasut assjMtaßjßjss <■ %
prominent revolutionary who la consider*.! o
be an organiser equal if not supetlat to JerU
boff. All the members of the organization fe*j|
due notice that to-day's attempt on tho l^sssjaj
would be made, and went into hiding.
It has become known that an attempt upon M.
Stolypln was frustrated ten days ago by tho
discovery of the beginning of a subterranean
passage from the wall of the Grenadier Church.
adjoining his residence. The mining of palaces)
and residences formerly was a favorite method
of the Nihilists, but has not been used of recent
Emperor Nicholas, when apprised of to-day"*
disaster, sent his personal congratulations to
Premier Stnlypin on his escape.
Cabinet ministers and many members of lits
diplomatic corp*. including Mr. Eddy, the Ameri
can charge d'affaires, tendered expressions of
News received here from Feterhof Is that feel
ing runs high against the revolutionaries) In
court circles.
Perpetrators Boldly Drove in Pre
mier's House in Landau.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 2k— The correspondent
of The Associated Press to-night- visited th<*
scene of the explosion and obtained from en* of
the Premier's secretaries, from a sergeant cl
police and from some of the survivors the fol
lowing account of the tragetly:
The police srrijeant. who was standing at o
corner of the house, about twenty yards from
the entrance. notforcl a landau, drawn by a gnn.l
pair of ( ,ra, s. roll up the carriageway and stop.
in front of the door. The carriage had three
occupants, one of whom wore the uniform of an
officer of gendarmes), while the others were in
the livery of functionaries of the Ministry of
the Interior. They were ostentatiously laughing
and chatting as they approached the house, ami
descended from »h>- carriage, one of them carry
ins: an article about a foot high, resembling* a
gilded vase. They ascended th*» steps, passing
directly in front of the policemen at the door.
and had scarcely disappears! ir.siue the» hoitt
when a thunderous explosion was heard.
The police sergeant, who had started to walk
toward the landau, thinks that the revolutionist
carrying the bomb must have dropped It, acci
dentally or intentionally, in the little, anteroom
of the porter's lodge. just inside the entrance. J
The explosion, which was louder than the report I
of a cannon, tore out a large section of the front/
wall of the villa, demolished the partition walls!
Inside and brought the upper story down inf
clouds of mortar and splintered wood. '
When the dust had cleared away slightly th*
sergeant saw the mangled bodies of the porter.
a policeman and three revolutionists on th»
ground In front of the door. The landau, which
had been stopped directly In front of the en
trance, was lying on the driveway a mass of
twisted and shattered wood and iron. About
ten yards from the door was the driver, who. it
is thought, was also a revolutionist, and had
been killed on the spot. The horses were
wounded, but only In the hind legs, as they
were partly protected from the force of the ex
plosion by the wall of the villa.
At the moment of the explosion a large re
ception room at the left of the anteroom waa
filled with a great concourse of officials and
visitors, as to-day was the Premier's reception
day. M. Stolypin ' Imself was in the reception
room, talking to his visitor" in his office, which
was still further to the left, were three of his
secretaries and a footman. The violence of the
explosion was such that it tore out the wall
between the reception room and the Premier's
office. In addition to doing the other damag*
mentioned, billing one of the secretaries and the
footman and wounding another secretary, it
was from the latter that the correspondent «f
The Associated Press obtained these details. Th«»
fourth man who was in the ©dee escaped unin
Every one In th« villa and its vicinity waa
thrown to the ground by the shock. After tho
explosion of the bomb a few moments of stupe*
faction followed among the uninjured survivors,
and persons in the neighborhood. including a
number of soldiers from a grenadier regiment.
rushed to the snot and began to carry away the
dead and wounded from the villa, which had
caught fire as a result of the explosion of tho
For over an hour after the explosion ther »• * |
a scene of the greatest confusion at the villa.
A great concourse of spectators gathered there
and gazed upon the horrible scenes of th
tragedy. The police apparently had -tost' then?
presence of mind, for they did little or nathi: <
until the arrival of 51. Makaroff, the Assistant
Minister of the Interior, under who** order* th«

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