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BRAVED BY 4,
Strange Mass Meeting- Held in
Russian Capital, Seemingly
BRANDISHED AT WILL
Demand for Constitution Will Be
One of the Results of This
St. Petersburg, Feb. 20.The spirit
Bf revolution had complete possession of
the great meeting of professors,
students and directors of the St. Pet
ersburg university, which assembled to
day to discuss the question of joining in
the general strike inaugurated by simi
lar institutions in Russia, and decided to
close the university till fall.
In expectation of possible trouble
-when the meeting broke up, squadrons
of Cossacks again paraded the streets,
especially Nevsky Prospect and the
neighborhood of the Kazan cathedral,
which is always a point for student
First of Its Kind.
ft was the first joint meeting of
students and professors ever author
ized, but in view of the gravity of
the situation it was hoped the pres
ence of the professors, most of whom
are in complete sympathy with the
liberal movement, would exercise a re
The meeting was held in the auditori
um of the university, a sprawling pile
of yellow buildings on Basil island,
Xeva hall being comparatively small
-and incapable of holding one-fifth of
(he 4,000 students assembled. The
auditorium was packed to suffocation
with earnest looking young men and
women and the doorways and window
embrasures were banked with students,
who held others on their shoulders.
It was a strange gathering. Most of
he students were poorly clad and all
were in a state of intense excitement,
their very eyes burning with zeal. A
small rostrum in a corner was occupied
l.y the speakers. A bell with which the
student who presided tried to stop the
thunders of applause with which the
orators were greeted was completely un
From the outset student oratorB set
the imagination of their auditors aflame
with the spirit of liberty, unsparingly
denouncing the course of the govern
ment, declaring that promises could no
longer avail and that the only satisf ac
tion would be freedom or speech,
conscience and the press and thj) convo
cation of a national assembly.
On Eve of Revolt.
The majority coupled with these a
demand for ending the war. Almost
every orator went back to the French
revolution for parallels. Again and
again was Eussia declared to be on the
eve of a revolution.
With burning words one of the stu
dents described the affair of Jan. 22,
which he said had at last solidified the
interests of the liberals and those of the
worldngman. Amid a storm of cheers
he announced that a continuation of
study was impossible while such a
struggle was in progress, and said it
was the duty of the voung men there as
sembled and others like them, to return
to their homes in the provinces, and
spread the agitation.
Borne of the professors tried to stem
the tide with moderate counsels advis
ing the students to go back to their
studies, but their advice was howled
Howls of Rage.
"When Professor Speranzi, one of the
speakars, revealed the fact that Govern
or General Trepoff had threatened not
to permit any student who left his
studies to re-enter any Qf the big uni
versities, the statement was received
-f with a veritable howl of rage.
The speeches in the auditorium were
mild and temperate compared with
those delivered at the overflow meetings
in the classrooms, where even the mur
der of Grand Duke Sergius was glori
fied. An attempt of a few reactionary
students to hold an opposition meeting
ended in a dismal failure. Less than
fiftv students responded to the call and
the meeting was abandoned.
Faced Treason Charge.
The few foreign newspaper corre
spondents who were admitted to the uni
versity were amazed at the incendiary
fharacter of the meeting and the abso
lute freedom with which the students,
knowing that the auditorium was filled
with government spies, boldly made
themselves liable to the charge bf trea
son. In the mind's eye one could al
most pick out the Mirabeaus and Des
rnoulins and possibly Dantons and
Kobespierres of the future.
Tt seemed strange that, with the
Boldiers outside ready to crush anything
in the nature of a street demonstration,
such a meeting was allowed. It is
necessary to explain, however, that
under the law once a meeting is author
ized, the police cannot stop it unless the
university directors call them in.
The speeches grew more and more ex
cited. An address from Italian students
was read denouncing ..the tragedy of
Jan. 22 and the general tyranny of the
bureaucracy and expressing deep sym
pathy with the Eussians
When shortly after 3 o'clock a re
cess was taken, the whole student body
began singing the Russian "Marseill-
aise," which begins:
"You fell victims of love of your
A wild scene followed. The students
unfurled a red flag on which was writ
"Hail to the constituent assembly."
With this the students began parad
ing the auditorium and adjoining corri
A portrait of Emperor Nicholas was
also taken down from the wall and car
ried in the procession.
The portrait was torn in a slight
skirmish, but this called forth a protest
from the vast majority*of those present,
who were careful to avoid even the ap
pearance of disrespect to the emperor.
Many proclamations were distributed.
When the meeting reconvened it was
decided to divide on the question of
joining in the general strike and vote
first on the resolutions explaining the
motives of the action of the students
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REVOLT OPENL URGEDT N
SHADOW O CZAR' S PALAC E
MRS. JANE L. STANFORD,
jij Oaliforaia_ Woman Whoso Life Was in
RACE HATRED IN
NORTH AND SOUTH
While Bay State Farmers Would
Bar Jews, Nashville Fights
New York Sun Special Service,
Pittsfield, Mass., Feb. 20.Farmers in
the town of Sandersfield, in the south
east end of Berkshire county, held a
meeting the other day to 'determine
what could be done to stop the inva
sion of Jews. They signed an agree
ment not to sell their farms without
first calling^ a meeting of the American
farmers and offering their land for what
the Jews will give.
The Jewish oolony has bought up land
all about that town, and now numbers
nearly 100 persons. At first the ap
pearance of Jews did not excite any un
rest. They obtained options on poor
farms, and bought them at a low fig
ure. Others followed, and one by one
better places were made over to Jew
ish owners. They organized schools,
built a sjrnagogue,
tinued to grow.
Where the American farmers Jha,d
given their attention to tilling the soil,
the Jews turned to farming on an
other and. more
STANFORD POISON PLOT
BEING THOROLY PROBED
and the colony con
poultry whic was
shipped on the community plan to New
York. They bought their supplies in
large quantities in New York. This
gave shopkeepers offense and the agita
So strong has grown the feeling that
Jews now have to buy their farms thru
real estate dealers in Winsted ana
WOULD BAR NEGRO SCHOOL
Naehvillo Fashionables Aroused by Plan
of Mother Drexel.
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 20.Agents
acting for Mother Catherine Drexel,
founder of the Order of the Blessed Sac
rament, have bought Mile End, the
home of 8. J. Keith, in this city, for
$25,000 for use as a school for negro
girls. Neither Keith nor the public
knew Mother Drexel, of the Catholic
church, in the transaction, the agents
withholding the name of the purchaser
until the deed passed.
When the purpose of the purchase
became known there was great indigna
tion among the fashionable neighbors
of Mr. Keith, and open threats were
made that the property should never be
be so used. Mr. Keith also was indig
nant. He wrote to Bishop Bryne, of
this diocese, and Mother Drexel, beg
ging to be allowed to take the property
back and pay agent's commissions. He
also offered to contribute $2,500 to the
church, if it would use the home for an
other purpose than schooling negroes.
The city has a grant allowing it to
run a Btreet right thru the house and
citizens say they will insist on the city
condemning the property and opening
Mother Drexel is of the famous Phil
adelphia family of that name.
LOSE IN COURT
Validity of Biennial Elections
Amendment Sustained by
Special to The Journal.
Des Moines, Feb. 20.-HBvery office
holder in the state, from governor to
road supervisor, has had his term of
office extended by virtue of the decision
of Judge Evans of the" Story county
district court in sustaining the validity
of the biennial elections amendment.
The "standpat" element of the re
publican party opposed the amendment
and instigated the attack upon it. The
defeat of this element means that there
will rje no state conventions this year,
and that Cummins will defer his cam
paign for United States senator a year.
The court holds that the five divisions
of the amendment which the contest
ants insisted should have been sub
mitted to the people as separate amend
ments were integral parts of the one
proposition, and were necessary to mak.e
the measure properly operative.
According to previous agreement be
tween the persons to the suit, an appeal
to the supreme court will be taken im
SOUTH DAKOTAN IS DEAD
D. M. Way Succumbs to Injuries Re
ceived in Wreck at Melbourne, Iowa.
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 20.D. M.
Way .of .Marengo, S. D., who. was in
jured in Zifie wreck a weelcj $gb on the
Milwaukee'Tailway at Melbourne, Iowa,
died todav in a hospital in this oit^j
Officers Seek Evidence
Against a Would-Be
Murderer of Califor
nia's Philanthropist as
She Flees to Japan for
Safety and Rest Afterijjj
Attempt on Life.
New York Sun Speoial Service.
San Francisco, Feb. 20.Persons in
the confidence or Mrs. Jane Stanford
have revealed their belief that lack of
judgment alone has foiled, plotters
against Mrs. Stanford's life, when an
attempt was made to murder her by
placing poison in a bottle of mineral
Mrs. Stanford drank three times of
the mixture, but the poison had been
used in such a large quantity that it
served as its own emetic.
Mrs. Stanford was taken violently ill.
The contents of her stomach and the
water left in the bottle were analyzed
by a chemist. Sufficient poison was
found to kill a dozen persons, had it
been used with any judgment.
Mrs. Stanford has gone to Japan,
and detectives are working on the case.
Several servants, it is believed, are
being closely watched.
Nurse Tells of Poisoning.
Evelyn Richmond, who was Mrs.
Stanford's nurse at the time of the
poisoning, admitted today that in her
opinion the poisoning was the result of
a deliberate murder plot. She said
Mrs. Stanford's present trip to the ori
ent was the result of the barely averted
tragedy, the famous philanthropist
being on the verge of a breakdown be
cause of worry over the affair and fear
of a repetition of the attempt.
The poison was placed in the bottle
by some person or persons between 11
o''clock in the morning and 9 o'clock
of the evening of Jan. 14. The bottle
was brought to Mrs. Stanford's room by
Yung, Chinese assistant to the Chinese
butler, who had been brought from the
Stanford residence in Palo Alto. Yung
denies having carried the bottle up to,
the room that day, but Nora Hopkins, a
housemaid, says emphatically that she
knows Yung "did carry the bottle to
the room on the morning in question.
The chemist who analyzed the water
found that it contained strychnine.
After a consultation, between Mrs.
Stanford, her brother, Charles G. Lath
rop, and ier attorney, M. S. Wilson, it
was decided to employ private detec
tives and flndvthe culprit at any expense
if possible. /vByery employee of the
house was closely cross-examined.
Chinese interpreters were brought in to
question tho Mongolians.
Meanwhile Miss Richmond, who had
some time prior to the day of the at
tempted poisoning given notice of her
intention to resign because of her im
paired health, did leave and took up her
residence temporarily at 1111 Sutter
street. From the time of the discovery
of the crime, Miss Richmond was shad
owed by the detectives. She said she
was always aware of it.
The case was never reported to the
police, as it was the intention of the
relatives of the Stanford family to fer
ret put the mystery themselves. They
believe that some of the servants at
tempted the deed.
ALBERT LARUE IS DEAD.
New York, Feb. 20.Albert La Rue,
well known among* musicians and mu
sical publishers as an arranger and com
poser, is dead at his home here from
pneumonia. He arranged the scores of
many of the musical comedy successes
produced in recent years.
:O :O:*:O''OT:* $:K WK:-
11JJC. WlL^IAli X. ,ARgR,
Loved President of Chicago Vnivenfty,
Who Expects $jatal Seeulta of
Approaching Operation. 'f.
Sheriff of Blue Earth Invades
New Ulm with Subpenes
Speoial to The Journal.
New Ulm, Mini}., Feb. 20.Bennett
Williams, sheriff of Blue Earth county,
is in the city subpenoing witnesses for
the trial of Dr. Ck B. Koch at Mankato.
The witnesses are required to be pres
ent on April 22, but the court convenes
to,take.up the case on the 19th.
Alfred Vogel, whose lead pencil ad
vertisement has figured so prominently
in this case, says that he has disposed
of nearly the whole supply of pencils to
persons who have written-to him with
requests for a pencil,. a& .a souvenir.
Some of them enclose stamps to the
amount of ten cents for each pencil, and
some of them simply make the request
with no money.
He says that when he. was at the lum
bermen's convention, recently held in
Minneapolis, the delegates besieged him
to such an extent} that he was glad to
escape with a promise to send each of
Two prominent Citizens of* this place
came to blows in one of.the.salopns here
over an argument as o the guilt or in
nocence of Dr. |KoOh.^ T,hey were sep
arated and no arrests, were 'made.
Dr. Koch attended &i surprise party at
the home of ia framer living near
this city on Saturday'night-and was Te
ceived with cordiality, apparently, en
joying the entertainment as well as any
of those present. He will face the trial
at Mankato with, even more confidence
his acquittal than he-had at the trial
in this city. His business continues
good and he is able .only'witji difficulty
to attend to ali %0%atientff who- can
FROM CDPIDBY LAW
Xew York Sun Speoial Servioe.
Mahanoy City, Pa., Feb. 20.With a
view to keeping school teachers from
marrying, a bill has been^prepared by
the public school superintendent of
Pennsylvania for admission tothe legis
lature. It empowers the state superin
tendent of public instruction to annul
any teacher's state certificate should
she resign during the school term with
out a satisfactory excuse. Marriage is
not considered a sufficient cause for
State Superintendent Schaeffer and
boards of education thruout the state
have indorsed the measure and will urge
its enactment as a means to bar cupid
from the schoolroom.
GEN. TERROR REIGNS SUPREME IN RUSSIA.
The commander-in-chief of Russia's forces, from telegraphic description.
Mrs. Thomas G. Winter,
Local Society and Club
Woman. Write a Stir
ring Story of Life in
Northwest, for Which
the Publishers Predict
Mrs. Alice Ames Winter of this city
is the latest woman to achieve the dis
tinction of writing a novel, which, its
Publishers say, is sure to become one of
he "best sellers." L. H. Wells, of ibe
book department of the. Powers Mer
cantile company, who has read the ad
vance sheets of the book, which is to be
issued in Minneapolis at once,# says:
"It 's a crackerjack and no mistake
wait till you see it."
The story's scene is Minneapolis and
its characters are Minneapolitan and
northwestern. The title. "The Prize to
the Hardy," is one, therefore, well
fitted to the locale of the story.
Mrs. Winter is better known as Mrs.
Thomas G. Winter of 418 Groveland av
enue, and altho she confesses that the
scene of her story is Minneapolis and
Minnetonka, she emphatically denies
that she has drawn any local characters.
Only one of the book people is from
life. Mrs. Winter met Mrs. Lyell years
ago in the east. Mrs. Lyell was res
cued, not from a forest fire, as in the
story, but from a burning house by her
husband, who thus won her devotion
and held it to the day of her death.
Book Is Mrs. Winter's First.
"The Prize to the Hardy," is really
Mrs. Winter's first literary venture.
Several short stories which appeared
years ago in various magazines pre
ceded the novel, but it was only last
winter that Mrs. Winter began to plan
something more important. She was
confined to the house by illness and
when Mr. Winter suggested writing a
book as a pastime, she caught eagerly
at the suggestion. The story was writ
ten and Dr. Bichard .Burton, a true
friend to all Minneapolis literary aspir
ants, was asked to read it. Dr. Burton
found it too short to conform to con
ventional rules and after it was length
ened the manuscript was sent to the
Bobbs-Merrill company, Indianapolis,
because that was a western house and
seemed the' appropriate place to send a
WRECKED IN IOWA
Two Reported Killed and Many
Injured in a Derailment
East of Omaha.
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 20.The
Bock Island flyer, west-bound, was
wrecked one and one-half miles west
of Wiota, Iowa, at noon today by the
spreading of a rail.
It is reported that two were killed
and a large number injured.
The town-of Wiota is six miles east
of Atlantic and thirty-one miles east of
Thirteen persons were injured, accord
ing to latest reports, in the wreck at
MINNEAPOLIS NOVEL BY
=3 ICES. THOMAS G. WHITER,
& XtnneapoliB Woman, Whose Novell of :3
Minneapolis Life Has Jxut Been Fub
The story was promptly accepted, but
the author was asked to make two
changes. The name she had chosen,
"Our Lady of the North,'' just pub
lished by another firm, and the name
of the hero was similar to that of the
chief actor in "The Main Chance,"
which the Bobbs-Merrill company has
recently brought out. These were min
or changes, altho Mrs. Winter laugh
ingly complains that when you have
created a man to answer to one name,
it is confusing to call him by another.
Illustrations by New Artist.
The illustrations are by a brother-in
law of Mrs. Winter*, Baymond Crosby,
who is hailed as a coming illustrator in
the east, and whose work is well known
to readers of "Life" and other maga
Mrs. Winter is prominent in both so
cial and philanthropic circles. She is
president of the Minneapolis Free Kind
ergarten association, and is also a
member of the Peripatetics. The
daughter of a minister, her childhood
was spent in many cities altho she be
longs to a well-known New England
family, and she won two degrees from
Wellesley college and then began to
study art in Philadelphia, but ilFhelTh
sent her west where she met Mr. Win
ter. Her marriage brought her to Min
neapolis to reside.
$1,000, 01 FIRE
Flames Threaten the Entire
Wholesale District of the
Indianapolis, Feb. 20.Fire in the
center of the wholesale district last
night caused a loss of $1,100,000, and
for four hours threatened the entire
wholesale district of the city. The
principal losses and insurance are:
Fahnley & McCrea, wholesale millin
ery, loss $385,000, insurance $290,000
the A. Kiefer Drug Co., loss $295,000,
insurance $245,000 Griffith Brothers,
wholesale millinery, loss $200,000, in
surance $160,000 E. C. Delmetch Co.,
wholesale novelties and druggists' sup
plies, loss $99,000, insurance $65,000.
The fire started in the wholesale mil
linery establishment of Fahnley & Me
Falling walls at intervals added to the
danger incurred by the firemen, one of
whom suffered a broken leg by a piece
of flying cornice from a falling build
,ing. There were many narrow escapes
The Are was confined to the burned
district, which adjoins the union sta
tion, with the greatest difficulty.
Dakota Regents Chose New Heads
for University and School
Special t The Journal.
Pierre, S. Feb. 20.-rThe state
board of regents of education, at a
meeting today, accepted the resigna
tion of Professor Garrett Droppers as
president of the state university and
appointed in his stead James Chalmers,
present head of the Agricultural college
Professor Bobert L. Slagle, at the
head of the school of mines, has been
transferred to the Agricultural college,
and Professor Charles E. Fulton, pro
fessor of metallurgy at the school of
mines, is advanced to the head of that
institution, all appointments to go into
effect Jan. 1, 1906.
None of the men selected was an
applicant for the place to which he
was appointed, all having been selected
on 'their merits by the board.
TWO IN DEATH CHAIRS
PATRICK TEST DENIED
Ossining, N. Y., Feb. 20.Frank
Bimieri and Adolph Koenig, murderers,
were put to death in the electric chair
in Sing Sing prison today.
Albert T. Patrick, the lawyer, who is
in prison under sentence of death for
the murder of William Marsh Bice, had
requested that the body of Koenig be
embalmed to test his theory that the em
balming fluid would produce a conges
tion of the lungs like thatproduced by
inhaling chloroform. Koenig had
asked that his body be cremated and
Patrick's request-was denied..'
$60,000 FIRE AT RACINE.
Racine, Wis., Feb. 20.The drug and
grocery, store, of P. Harbrldgje Co., was
destroyed ,#y fire this morning.' Loss to
stock and bujldlng, $50,$Q
STATES JOIN IN
WAR ON OCTOPUS
Wisconsin, Missouri and Okla
homa Legislatures Moving
on the TVust. ,1
Oil Rebate Charges Against Santa
Fe Road May Involve Sec
STATES AND NATION
VS. STANDARD OIL
United StatesDepartment of
Commerce, thru Commissioner of
Corporations Garfield, begins in
quiry into Standard-Oil Methods,
by direction of President Boose
United StatesProbable probing
of alleged Santa Fe rebates to
Standard Oil company. i
MinnesotaBill intended to deal'
with corporations and trusts, in-/
eluding Standard Oil, with firm
hand bill to hold Standard oil to
Wisconsin Legislative inquiry
into Standard-Oil Methods and
stringent antitrust degislation.
KansasState oil refinery maxi
mum freight bill bill to make pipe
lines common carriers antidiscrim
ination bill possible state inquory
into Standard Oil.
Oklahoma Territorial oil re
finery projected, with price-equal
MissouriMaximum freight bill
and bill making oil pipe lines com
Washington, Feb. 20.The bureau of
corporations has received offers of as
sistance from all parts of the country
in prosecuting the investigation against
the Standard Oil company. Many men
who were ruined in Pennsylvania by
Standard-Oil methods went to the
southwest when oil was found there,
and they assert that exactly the same -a
tactics are being resorted to by the
Standard Oil company there is in the
early days in Pennsylvania.
The interstate commerce commission 'M
will probably be asked to investigate
charges that the Santa Fe roadT gave "J
rebates to the Standard Oil company in
Kansas. Thie may involve Secretary
Morton, who was vice president of the
Santa Fe when the rebates are alleged
have been first given.
-.P^sSdent^BoQseyelt has exonerated
Morton in connection witht charges
By W. W. Jermant. -Vlj
7 and i may be "^s.
of rebates to the Colorado'%
Morton has an equally good excuse in i
this latest case provided the rebates ''i
have actually been given. He said to ~1
the president, when questioned about ^j
the Colorado Fuel & Iron company re- 4
bates, that those rebates were given by
his subordinates and he knew nothing
about them, and to make his claim good
he has been working overtime to give
the administration all the information *1
in his possession about the Santa Fe -1
and other roads that would strengthen^ i
the administration policy of securing^
The additional charges filed by Eep- "$
resentative Campbell of Kansas with
the department of commerce.and labor
include this Standard-Oil rebate, and
it is understood that the bureau of cor
porations will investigate these charges
along with those filed earlier by Mr.
MINNESOTA I N THE FIGHT $
Antitrust Bill and New Testing Meas
.ure Hit at Bockefeller.
Minnesota's legislature will soon con
sider several measures that concern the
Standard Oil monopoly, and sympathy
With the Kansas agitation will have a
large share in determining the attitude
of members toward these bills.
The Ofsthun-Bockne "trust-buster"
bill, introduced in the house Feb. 14
does not name Standard Oil, but many
of its provisions are directed against
the well-known practices of the Bocke
feller trust. The bill makes it a fel
ony to suppress competition or to ac
quire a monopoly of any part of the
trade, and provides for the condemna
tion of property owned in violation of
the act. It requires complete state
ments from corporations doing business
in the state, giving the amount and
value of stock, what was paid for it,
what dividends were declared, and a
sworn statement from the officers agree
ing to abide by the act. It also pro
hibits all rebates.
Another bill is pending which pro
vides a gravity test for kerosene and
gasolene sold in the state, in addition
to the fire test now provided. This is
intended to shut out the low grade oil
sold in the state, which is all consumers
are able" to get in some communities.
A resolution is also pending in the
house providing for a legislative in-'-
vestigation of the oil inspection. It is
quite likely that .this will be amended
to call for a general investigation of*
the monopoly in illuminating oils.
WISCONSIN IS ABOUSED
Movement in Legislature to Investigate
the Standard Oil Company.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 20. Following
the example of the Kansas legislature,
the Wisconsin legislature will soon take
up the subject or the Standard Oil com
pany. Two measures will he pressed,
one a ioint resolution for an investiga
tion of the methods of that corporation
in Wisconsin and the other a bill re- 1
modeling as a substitute the measure'%
Senator McGillivray has introduced
which will be stringent anti-trust legis
Missouri at Work.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 20.The Mis
souri legislature may be asked to take I
up Kansas' fight against the Standard.
Oil company. Bepresentative Leslie 1
J. Lyons of Kansas City has, it is said,
agreed to introduce in the house at
Jefferson City the maximum freight bill
rate and the bill making oil pipe lines'
common carriers. As soon as copies of.jj
the bills passed by the Kansas legisla-^i
ture are received, a number of Kansas
City men interested in the "Kansas field,
will, it is stated, go to the Missouri
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