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VOLUME 58
INEW YORK TENEMENT HOUSE
DISTRICT SCENE OF MIDNIGHT
CONFLAGRATION
CALIFORNIA HOTEL
EATEN BY FLAMES
Guests of the Van Nuys Broadway
•v.
House at Los Angeles, Are Forced to
Flee From Burning Hostelry in
Scanty
Factory Building Burns.
A six story factory building was com
pletely destroyed with a loss of $100,
000. With tenement houses on three
Bides and the gas tanks of ithe Consol
idated Gas company withiA reach of
Aliowers of sparks, the water pressure
partially failed when the fire was the
hotest. The heroic work of the firemen,
however, saved hundreds of the sur
rounding homes.
Roosevelt Hospital Threatened.
The rooms of the Roosevelt hospital,
'fiome distance away, were lighted as if
by daylight. There was great alarm
among paitents and attendants. Such
crowds rushed out of the tenement
houses near the fire that the police
•ftrere called out to handle them.
A Fight for Life.
At the height of the fire the thou
sands of spectators momentarily forgot
the burning building in watching a
struggle in the upper window of a ten
ement house on Fifth-eighth street A
:pian started to climb over the window
llll,, preparing to drop to the street In
nj'Us night clothes.
77 Another man reached out to save
Jiim and the two fought in the window
y: above the sidewalk while the crowd
below cleared a.semi-circle.
1
A blanket was stretched directly un
der the window. It was not needed,
however, for the half crazed man was
drawn back by main strength.
Santa Claus Is Delayed.
The sun had risen before the last of
the Christmas trees were carried back
Into the tenement houses and the dan
ger was entirely over. One fireman
was injured during the progress of the
blaze.
Hotel Is Burned.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 25.— The
Van Nuys Broadway hotel, a first-class
hostelry at 412-422 South Broadway in
the heart of the business quarter, was
Seven firemen were injured, one prob-j
ably fatally, by the collapse of the sec-1
end floor, precipitating them into thei
basement. Fire Chief Lipps was cut I
by broken glass. The loss is $200,-!
000.
T. P. Benton, formerly auditor of
^'Nebraska, and his wife and daughter,
occupied rooms on the fourth floor,and
barely escaped with their lives, losing
valuables worth $5,000.
Mrs. Phanisch. of Chicago escaped
from her room on the fourth floor, but
lost effects valued at $4,000. Several
other individuals lost from $250 to $2,
000.
Building Burns Like Tinder.
The origin of the fire has not been
ascertained. It was discovered by
Night Clerk Harfy Martz. The flames
appeared to come from the basement
or engine room of the hotel, although
the hotel management says the fire
originated in the store of the Califor
nia Paper company. The hotel em
ployes worked valiantly in arousing
tthe
guests.
The flames spread with great rapid
ity and in thirty minutes after the first
alarm was given the whole building
iwas ablaze. Ail of the guests, were able
•'though the corridors were filled with
Psipoke, and maw were nearly suffocat
jed.
Although a fire engine wss on the
ground four minutes after the first
I)alarm, the building burned -like tinder
Ji*Who.
IRE DRIVES CHRISTMAS
MERRYMAKERS TO STREETS
Attire—Hankow, China,
Swept by Flames.
New York, Dec. 25.—Hundreds of
tenement house babies and their toy
laden Christmas trees were carried in
to the street before daylight today dur
ing a fire which threatened to obliter
ate several blocks in the vicinity of
Fifty-eighth street and Eleventh ave
nue.
almost destroyed by fire Sunday. Oneof
hundred and ten guests, most of whom
iolVere in bed when the fire started, es
5ei.aped in scant clothing to the street.
*^Iany got out in night clothes and
{nearly all lost their personal effects,
DOMINICANS ARE EXCITED.
Sudden Departure of President Mo
rales Causes Anxiety.
San Domingo, Dec. 25.—Presl
dent Morales has left the city.
His destination Is unknown. The
city and surrounding country are
quiet, but considerable unrest and
excitement Is shown at the unex
pectod departure of the president.
CONVICT TO
SEE MOTHER
THOMAS I. EBB, CONVICTED OF
FORGERY IN OTTUMWA, PAR­
DONED BY GOVERNOR
From Monday's Dally.
In order that he might spend Christ
mas day with his aged mother in New
York, Thomas I. Jebb/formerly an in
surance agent of Ottumwa and who
was sentenced to five years in the
penitentiary for forgery, has been
granted a pardon by Governor A. B.
Cummins. Jebb is a member of a
very prominent New York family and
left for that city Saturday.
•Jebb came to Ottumwa in 1902 as
agent for an insurance company. He
had a pleasing personality and soon
made many friends in the city. When
hard pressed for cash he forged the
names of several prominent Ottum
wans to checks, including Very Rev.
F- W. Hoppman, rector of St. Mary's
Catholic church. He was indicted for
forgery on seven different counts by
the grand jury in the January term
of the district court 1903. The trial
was one of the hardest fought of that
term. Jebb was convicted and sen
tenced to five years in the peniten
tiary by Jud&e M. A. Roberts. The
jury found that Jebb was suffering
from a form of insanity known as par
anoia, which interpreted means insane
on one subject.
Jebb had applied for a "divorce on
the grounds of desertion and the case
was heard on the same day that Jebb
was convicted. Mrs. Jebb being grant
ed a divorce on her cross petition and
restored to her maiden ,name, Belle
C. Boyd.
The friends of Jebb instituted a
movement to secure his pardon sever
al months ago and the petition to the
governor bore the signatures of many
Ottumwans interested In the case
Jebbs mother is over 80 years old and
knows nothing of her son having been
in prison. Tho rest of the family, how-
CVert
knew of his conviction. This is
sai(1 to
j,e
tlle on]y
thing in the form
a christmaB pardon
issued from the
executive office this year.
'.fttid there was no chanc.e, to extinguish Shouts of "Lonq Live the Republic,"
§i® blaze. r- Durino Debate of Deputies.
.Hankoyv is Fire Swept. BniFsels.'Dec.
Cincinnati, p.. Dec. 25. There are fro Elv
ENDS HIS LIFE
OHIO BANKER AFTER* SURGICAL
OPERATION SHOOTS
HIMSELF
Youngstown, Ohio, Dec. 25.—George
M. McKelvey, banker, merchant, man
ufacturer and capitalist, committed
suicide Sunday morning by shooting
himself through the head while his
family were at church. When they re
turned they found him dead on the
bed in his room with a revolver by
his side.
He had been in ill health for several
years and his condition within the last
few months had become noticeably
worse. Last week he went to New
York where he underwent a surgical
operation, and when he returned home
his friends feared death from natural
causes.
Jle was a director and chairman of
the executive committee of the Stand-
ard Table Oil Cloth company of New
York, wns interested In several banks
fli ia manufactories and stores here and
was vice president of the Youngstown
Iron andi, Steel Roofing company. He
leaves a widow and six children.
BELGJAN THRONE INSECURE.
25
MORE JOBS" THAN DEMOCRATS sneoch^s and crier, of "Long Live the
voted at the'last deawrratic pri- r«!»bf9t.icirAustrian miners «t the Mahan and Gen'
•Wrnary. The new admmispatjbrt is ii Pioti°er*-4ocatirn. .Tcba Kanbell, An- ordnance of the
8. onardarv a5! a result and lucrative ton Hyn Vtyl -Toe Credeni"e «rere
positions r-e eoir.p beer«rine awaiting riblv on*. bsrV*^ Kvjrh. Credenice-is It i3 a comniif
,ihe discovery.,of..more, of the faithful, .ernected to die.'*®vich was arrester].. spire as siiicer.]
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Tl5
WRECK ON
CHRISTMAS
TRAVELERS, INJURED IN DERAIL­
MENT OF TRAIN, SUFFER
FROM COLD
TWO KILLED IN OHIO
Father and Daughter Are Dead As Re­
sult of Accident on Railway Track—
Explosion of Locomotive Boiler at
Paterson, N. J., Injures Trainmen.
Duiango, Colo., Dec. 25.—An east
bound Denver and Rio Grande passen
ger train from Silverton, well loaded
with passengers, was wrecked three
miles from this city yesterday. A large
number of passengers were injured,
twelve quite seriously. No one was
killed.
Suffer from Cold.
The accident was caused, it is claim
ed, by a defective rail. The chair car
rolled down an embankment, dragging
the other cars with it. Owing to the
intense cold the injured passengers
suffered greatly.
Father and Daughter Killed.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 25.—A horse
attached to a buggy ran into a Penn
sylvania special at Delphos, at 5 o'clock
this morning. Henry Honhorst and his
daughter, Miss Rose, were instantly
killed and Mrs. Barney Wahompoff, al
so a daughter of Honhorst, was severe
ly injured.
Explosion Injures Two.
Paterson, N. J., Dec. 25.—A railroad
freight locomotive was partly blown to
pieces here today by the explosion of
its boiler. Conductor Mabie and Fire
man Debarr were terribly scalded and
the latter is expected to die.
WOOD ALCOHOL KILLS FOUR.
Guests of Mexican Banquet Drink Poi
sonous Liquid.
El Paso, Texas, Dec. 25.—Mexican
Central passengers arriving last night
report four dead and one dying as the
result of a banquet at Torreon, Mexi
co. They were among the leading cit
izens of that city. It-As^believed wood
alcohol was drunk in some of the re
freshments.
WELCOME CHRISTMAS GIFT.
Street Railway Employes in Twin
Cities Are Given Increase.
St. Paul,
Dec.
25.—The Twin City
Rapid Transit company gave its em
ployes a Christmas surprise today by
announcing an increasd of two cents
per hour In tho pay of its motormen
and conductors. One thousand men
are affected.
UNPLEASANT CHRISTMAS GIFT.
Nebraskan Removed From Office of
United States District Attorney.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 25.—Irving
Baxter,
United
States district attor­
ney for Nebraska, has been removed
summarily from office by the Presi
dent.
The
moval
Th» chamber of
Victoria, B. C., Dec. 25, Mail ad-1 denmies Saturday by a Vote'of~82"to 3Jr powers'to act. |ie President has an-! "Jh® ^euTra^T'o^lmnort-8
iHnon frnm Khnno-hni foil r,f i-t..
U.mi
1-1 nn TVioonh HT ana ClUl'.eS Ql Iieuu«us, lb U1 lllipori
lyices from Shanghai tell,of a great, fire passpd th-. Mil raking an annual jounced the selej
it Hankow, Ohina, in which about 5.-' ,~vant of VO00O to Prince Albert of Choate former
900 houses were (Jeatroyed. From 100 Flnnders t'T. ic'r-srnarent to the Britain as chairi
F'to 500 lives were lost. |Be!irlaii 'throne. During the debate mission. David J'
the'-p, werp vioie-it anti-rovalM the Netherlands
t5le
Republic." jurist of intern
Hew Administration at Cincinnati is named, and tlv
Placed in Peculiar Quandary I 'M-'--": Firh'- completed by tlfi|
....! D"'"tb. MUin.. DPC. 25. A dispot«h,-al and military sj
P*«VR 3 NTABB'^tr OT«JR''
l^jtrore jobs to fill here than democrats ocnrr^'1 Inst nlsrht during a Cbr'stirm lag,- Admiral
announcement of the re­
was made
today.
The jockey
at the White House
RACE DA/ FOR A WOMAN.
Heirs of Pittsburg Financier, Will Aid
Disinherited Daughter-in-Law.
Pittsburg,
Pa.,
Dec.
ficiaries
S. S.
25.—The
of the
clubs
will hold
bene­
will of the late Capt.
Brown,
financier and horseman
have arranged
to:-
give his disinherited
daughter-in-law
$250,000
of the estate
of the country also
a
benefit.
special race day for her
Washington, D. C., Dec. 25. It is
one of the pleasant features of the
present Yuletide that the thoughts of
thirty-nine governments of the world
are turned toward^ peace and the amel
ioration of he horrors of war.
Russia's internal condition is monop
olizing the attention of the DeWitte! conference to pass upon.
cabinet to such an extent that the pre- of the conference
mler finds
himself
handicapped in ad-, in the direction
I
OTTl'MWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1935
ACTRESS
IS ANGRY
MABELLE GILMAN SAYS COREY
STORY IS GREATLY
EXAGGERATED
ft.
DENIES ENTANGLEMENT
4-
In An Intervle^ In Paris the Stage
Beauty Who Is Accused of Wrecking
Steel King's Home Says the World
Is Harsh to Theatre Girls.
Paris, Dec. 25.—Miss Mabelle Gilman
arrived from Italy Saturday night and
is staying with her mother in the Rue
Spont.ini, leaving tomorrow on an auto
mobile tour of tjie Riviera.
"We haven't j'been to America In
three years, aiid Mr. Corey has not
been here," she said Sunday. "There
is no more reason for my marrying him
than any of the numerous married men
of my acquaintance:
"I met him ana his wife at. dinner at
the house of a mutual friend and they
seemed negligent of each other. When
married people get rich they quite fre
quently neglect to study each other's
tastes, the cause of domestic troubles
more frequently found in the family
circle than outside.
Protest Against Custom.
"1 protest against the custom of
making theatre girls scapegoats for the
domestic troubles of millionaires. If
their wives have difficulties with their
husbands lyric artists are rarely the
cause. Our calling Is too exacting to
allow us time to be home wreckers,
even If we wished. Necessarily before
the public and often good-looking,
jealous women like Mrs. Corey lightly
point the finger of scorn at us. If these
people knew how hard we work and
how little time successful artists have
for frivolity they would realize that
our thoughts are occupied with sub
jects other than their husbands. Re
spectable artists should form a league
of protection against these absurd at
tacks of unattractive married women.
Pittsburg Million|ires Plebian.
"Millionaire Pfttsburgers are too
plebian—ntco-ireoitffep 'but without suf
ficient culture to spend money except
on the pleasures of sense. Andrew
Carnegie is to be congratulated as a
domestic peacemaker.
"If wives would take proper care of
their husbands neither they nor their
friends need seek excuses in the bright
eyes of artists for their husbands' neg
lect.
"Married men of San Francisco and
elsewhere have frequently invited me
to dinner and I have refused. Then
they would say: 'Come, and take'y6ur
mother along.' Invariably I' have re
plied: 'If my mother wasn't good
enough to be invited first I can't ac
cept now.'
Doesn't Want Money.
"I don't want anyone's money. Daly
started me on a big salary, and my
mother is a careful manager. I am
now studying with De Reszke.
"I am going to Nice with a party of
fourteen in two automobiles. France,
America, England and Germany are
represented in the party.
*1 am studying Christian Science,
which is most consoling. It teaches
people to mind their own business.
"In Italy I have heard that Carne
gie's steel millionaires are compared
with the ancient Romans when the
empire was in its decay."
Ministers Score the Rich.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 25.—The sfcan
dals of Pittsburg millionaires were dis
cussed from the pulpit by prominent
(Continued on Page 8.)
vancing to a conclusion the prelimin- of the universal ideas of right and jus
an*
miral Dewey, if
the
Di
ter-
pro-!
"PEACE ON EARTH"—THE AIIM OF
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
dent and Secretary Root have talked
over in a general way the matters this
government especially would like the
be'^serents,
gram ment of ports, towns, and villages by
Already, in tlilfiope of inducing oth-'nava' f°rces-
ion of Joseph H.
ibassador to Great
in of the new com
yne Hill, minister to
[ill be a member of
iA third civilian, a
nal repute, -will be
iommission will be
commission
Crozier
[my,
Conference
in at is sura to in
fespect as the com-
Scope cf
of further codification
tember. President Roosevelt, who give them future effect. The Presl-1 flen had been s^
was the real originator of the sec-1dent wishes the conference Particular- ^fvn
ond movement. in$the interests of civ-j^ to determine the rights and duties
ilization is disposing, therefore a larg- neutrals, declare that all private
er rule in the negotiations which the property at sea, not contraband of war,
powers arc conducting with relation exempt from capture or destruction by
to the time of rtfeeting
TARS HAVE
MERRY DAY
AMERICAN SAILORS ALL OVER
THE GLOBE CELEBRATE
CHRISTMAS.
ALL HEAR FROM DEWEY
Admiral Sends Greetings By Cable
Around the World—Thousands of
People Are Given Christmas Dinners
By Charitable Organizations.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 24.—Ad
miral Dewey has prepared tho fol
lowing Christmas message to the
officers and men of the American
navy throughout the world, which,
It Is expected, will reach practical
ly every American warship some
time Christmas day:
"My Christmas greetings to the
officers and men of the navy:
"Let us have neither cliques nor
grudges, but all stand together for
the good of the country and the
service, "George Dewey."
This message was prepared by
the admiral at the request of The
Associated Press and was started
on its trip around the world early
Sunday afternoon.
Washington, D. C„ Dec. 25.—Aboard
the ships of the American navy, scat
tered in foreign and home waters, to
day is being observed as a hoHday?-
A Christmas greetipg was sent
around the world last night by
Admiral Dewey to be communicated to
the officers and men of all the vessels
in the service that can be reached.
Liberal shore leave has been granted
and as many as can be spared from
the vessels,will celebrate on land.'"
Dinners for Thousands.
Thousands of pounds of turkey
.cran
berries, plum pudding anfl other things
that go to make up a Christmas din
ner aboard the vessels have been laid
by and will be served in a generous
fashion on each ship.
Christmas Cheer In New York.-"
New Yorlr, Dec. 25.—The participa
tion of c" iritable and religious organi
zations in the work of spreading
Christmas cheer in this city today will
boon a larger scale than ever before.
10,000 People Fed.
About 10,000 persons are to receive
Christmas dinners or presents of
clothing through the Relief Depart
ment association for Improving the
condition of the poor.
Many Charity Dinners.
The Salvation Army will give a
free dinner to 35,000 persons of this
city and to about half a million
throughout the country. The Volun
teers of America will feed several
thousand.
Washington Observes Holiday.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 25. Olfl-
iLlfT f'
8U?T goIfrn":monarchs.
mental business today. Only matters:
of urgent importance were considered.
a
mission headed by Former Ambassa-. Japan, as of that between the United
dor Andrew D. White which represent- States and Spain, established that the
ed the United States at the first
of a few matters of importance. He'
did not attend church service, remain
ing during the morning hours with the
members of his family.
During the morning there was gen
eral gift giving at the White House,
but this exchange of presents was con
fined practically to the members of the
family. During the afternoon, the
President and Mrs. Roosevelt went
for a long ride. A family dinner was
given at the White House later in the
day. Among the guests was Repre
sentative Longworth, the fiance of
Miss Roosevelt.
(acts
Hague conference in 1899. The Presl- sion of a neutral had a direct influence
upon the progress of the war.
Will Call France to Time.
The' efforts
:e are expected to lie
of commission as well as of omls-
ion uijuu. lue euufu the'fleef'o^RoiMUenslfv16'from"^^
waters
Chlna
and forbid the bombard-
ance to the entire world. The experi
ence of the war between Rusaia and'
CANAL EMPLOYES NOT PAID.
in^hlt
ary measures K» nugue comer- ..ILCIUU- complaisance of Russia's allv ,f -sace me report mat Major Miller
ence which the czar called last Sep-,tlonal law, and its mission will be to
fia3v
Kf
a
REPORTS EXAGGERATED.
Riga, Though In Grasp of Strikers, Is
Not Destroyed.
BOOM FOR
CARROLL
kr'e* time to dispose, ings jn the Vatican museum.
To"quin'
China. In this ^e JapanV victory
to iinthoi
of neutrality. The French code does
not placi a limit upon the time a belli
gerent ship may stay in French ports.
The.code of the United States and oth
er nations fixes this limit at twenty
four hours.
But this feature of the conference,
while important in respect to hostile
operations, is of less consequence
alongside the question of the distinc
tion to be made between absolute* and
lyipneyless Christmas Will Result conditional contraband of war and the
From Board's Lack of Funds. inviolability of the official and private
"•Tanama, Dec. 25.—The local bank- correspondence of neutrals. During the
ppointment of nav- ers have not -yet received the monthly .Russo-Japanese war .Russia declared
nbers, probably Ad- application from the canal officials fc certain fco:lstilffs. coaon, railway ma
will accept, or fail- the payment in gold of the employes teriai, coal, -japhtha. alcohol, and other
El, -Capt. Alfred T. as heretofore It is reported that this fuel contratand of war. This declara-
it'a their salaries u:1 band if their destination were the en
Ci.iy's territory.
GREAT CRISIS IMMINENT
IN RUSSIAN FIANCES
Riga, Dec. 25. The railroad
employes throughout the Baltic
provinces are on strike. The news-*
papers protest, against the false
reports printed abroad to the ef
feet that Riga was bombarded
and burning and that the revolu
tionists blew up a train carrying
200 Cossacks.
BLOOMFIELD EDITOR WANTS
PRESENT STATE AUDITOR'
FOR GOVERNOR.
I-
Bloomfleld, Dec. 25.—The Bloomfleld
Republican, in an editorial more or
less formal in character, suggests B.
F. Carroll for governor.
The Republican calls attention to his
staunch republicanism and significant
ly declares that he is "one on whom
all factions could unite."
Auditor Carroll's close touch with
the business affairs of the state and
his invitation to consult with Presi
dent Roosevelt, relative to national
legislation on insurance are mention
ed by the Bloomfleld paper as indica
tions of the Davis county man's abil
ity, which has been successively rec
ognized by the people in making him
postmaster, state senator and auditor
of Btate. "Every citizen of Davis
county is justly proud of the life re
cord of B. F. Carroll," says the news
paper.
Auditor Carroll has been spoken of
in political circles for a long time as
a lllcely compromise candidate of the
factions. The expression of the
Bloomfleld Republican is thought to be
significant. The auditor has not dis
cussed the -matter, nvnn
ri^t
friends, but it is assumed that he wou
not be adverse to considering the high
office. Though for years a leading
politician of the sixth district and the
reservation, he has not been consid
ered within the control of any faction.
WILL HONOR BRIDE.
Pope Pius Will Give Miss Roosevelt
Wedding Present.
Rome, Dec. 25.— The pope has al
ready decided, it is said, to send a
wedding present to Miss Alice Roose
velt, daughter of the American Presi
dent., when she is married in February
& next. In this he will follow the an
Christmas,
intention
8aj0
Presldent Roosevelt appeared at his' producing one of the valuable paint
°?ce.
of several European
The pope's gift will consist
probably 0f
a beautiful piece of mo-
fr0m the Vatican workships, re-
DENIES STORY
MAJOR MILLER DECLARES FITZ-
SIMMONS IS WRONG IN
CHARGES
Franklin, Pa., Dec. 25.—Major Chas.
Joseph Sibley Miller, who was -report
ed to have eloped with Mrs. Robert
Fitzslmmons, nee Julia May GlfTord,
arrived here from New York city Sun
day, accompanied by the Marquis de
Terre Harmoso of Madrid. When a
reporter called at Miller park, the
home of Major Miller, Attorney Wll
liam H. Ford had been called into
consultation. Major Miller, though
appearing to be brave, is fearful that
the jealous prize fighter. Bob Fitzslm
mons, will attack him.
It waa Fitzslmmons who first gave
out the story that Major Miller had
out me slory lnal
at Madainelnr eloped with his wife. Working on this
clew,, the Franklin correspondent of a
local
,had
newspaper was ordered to inves
lult
hls
^ihis home and
day would be uC"t ftTtto d„r,„g day.
home with the actress,
the abseiice of
TURBINE SHIP A SUCCESS.
Liverpool Reached on Schedule by
Carmania, Despite Bad Weather.
Liverpool, Dec. 25.—The new Cun
ard line turbine steamer Carmania ar
rived in the Mersey from New York
at 7 o'clock Sunday morning after a
most successful voyage. Notwith
standing the fact that heavy weather
was encountered the passengers re
port that the vessel was steady and
comfortable throughout the trip. The
saloon passengers left Liverpool at. 5
o'clock Sunday afternoon by special
trains fcr London. ,*
E E
I E S
A W E E
NUMBER 105
4 4
CORRESPONDENTS PROPHESY A
CRASH IN SLAV-COMMERCE
AND INDUSTRY
FIGHTING STILL ON
IN MOSCOW STREETS
Vjf
'JSf
Desperate Battles ^Continue "In £rog«
ress In Historic C.ity and Death List
Is Being Swelled Daily—Prospect of
Civil War Grows More and More
Marked.
£t vfer
/..-I
Boston, Dec. 25.—The Russian i"
bureaucracy is condemned in reso
lutions passed last night at a meet
ing of the local branch of the PollsH
National Alliance. The object of
the gathering was to show sympa
thy with the demand being made
in Russia for a constitutional gov
1
ernment and to raise funds "fof
the assistance of our Polish fellow
countrymen who are battling for
freedom, poor and suffering hun
ger and other privations at the1
hands of the relentlessly oppres
sive government."
New York, Dec. 25.—The SV
Petersburg correspondent of tha
London Telegraph declares under
date of December 23 that the "do
ings In Moscow mark the most im
portant manifestation of the Rus
sian anarchy." Says a dispatch
to the World, "the correspond
ent is persuaded that the enco
nomlc basis of Russian finances is
about to give way with a terrific
crash, and that a commercial and
industrial crisis unexampled in
the history of modern states, is
about to begin, characterized by a
famine, ,,
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oirtBB St. Petersburg. Dec. 25.—All reports
voula |'^B'eB ^at the fighting at Moscow Sun
day, which continued until midnight,
assumed the nature of butchery by ma«
chino guns, artillery grape and canis
ter being employed mercilessly against
the ill-armed insurgents.
Brutality of Cossacks
Atrocious tales are told of Cossacks
who. plied with vodka until drunk,
fired down the streets, sometimes
charging with lances. The Insurgents
displayed great stubborness in holding
the barricades, even advancing In &
mass to the slaughter where bombs
were thrown from windows. The ar«
tlllery was summoned to battle the
"red" houses to pieces. The plan of
the insurgents, it is stated, is to hold
the outskirts and gradually enclose tha
troops In the center of the city.
Army of 30,000 to Aid.
The leaders announce that an army
of 30,000 Is concentrated at Orechoff
sueff, northeast' of Moscow, and will
soon be ready to march to the city's as
sistance. The latest reports were that
both sides were exhausted at mid- I
night, when the firing practically
ceased. The streets are In absolute
darkness, save for searchlights in tha
towers of the bivouacs behind the bar*
rlcades. ,™,
Sunday's Battle Was Butchery. S-'iV
Moscow, Dec. 25.—Artillery, rifle,
and revolver firing continued through-
out
Ma-lor
Miller had
them. Since then artillery has
firing uninterruptedly in that section
of the city.
Major Miller at
ause his family had
that the story was correct. It has
been no secret here that Major Miller
and Julia May Gifford were friends,
and it was reported that they had been
corresponding with each other. This
could not be verified.
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Sunday, but the noise of the bat
tie now has abated The guns have ~$K/ 'J
been bombarding one barricade after
another, the cannonade being followed
by charges by the dragoons who set /j--
flre to the debris.
The area of tjie fighting Sunday was
more extended and included Trabnois- ij,'
square, Sadovaya, Karetnala, and S
many other streets.
The revolutionaries apparently have
not in the least lost heart, notwlth
standing Saturday's heavy casualties.
It is now known that 500 is a moderate -A
estimate of the losses and many more
persons fell Saturday
The revolutionaries had few suc
cesses. They surprised a force of
gendarmes in Karefnaia street Satur
day, killing or wounding twenty of
Late Snt.urday afternoon it was re- 'ij
pprted that fighting was proceeding In
the outskirts of the city and that there
were heavy losses on both sides.
The troops hold the railway stations ,*
but the plundering of freight cars con
tinues. Three hundied of these cars
have been entirely stripped on the
kazan railway siding alone.
/May Mean Civil War.
St. Petersburg. Dec 25. With
Moscow's baptism of blood the revo
lutionaries made good their threat to
transform the strike into armed rebel
lion and the next forty-eight hours
should determine whethey they can,
a ha re to
the country into an actual state of civ- £^1
11 war and seriqusly threaten the im-|
of tUe government^
mediae downfall
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Private Houses Not Spared.
In many cases dragoons fired into
private houses where they suspected .i
revolutionaries had taken refuge.
In nearly every district large num
bers of innocent perhons were accl
dentally killed or wounded ..-'''"V
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