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w . ivuJOi.au ' Blood of Men, Wo , in Deadly Clasl AKAPPALURG SCENE Number of Slain Not Ac's curately Known?Revolution Throughout Empire is Predicted. A revolt of striking workmen culminated in St. Petersburg Sunday in a bloody conflict with the troops. At 9:SO o'clock p. m., it was believed that fifteen hundred people had been -killed or wounded; but all estimates must for the present be acepted with caution. Popular rumors say tuht many thousands have fallen. The city , at 9:30 was quiet. Troops are bivouacked around camp fires here and there in the streets. One detachment of infantry refused to fire on the peo pie and laid down their arms, but Uhlands and Cossacks attacked those the infantry would not. Barricades erected on the it land of Vassinostrov late Sunday night were , destroyed by troops almost immediately, with the loss of thirty workmen *^led. > > The quiet of Saturday and preceding days changecT Sunday to the most intense excitement. Blood is already flowing, and no one can predict what the end may be.j conflicts between the troops and mobs of strikers oc curred in every direction. The strikers, infuriated by the killing of their comrades, have thrown aside all semblance i . to the quiet insistence which marked < their attitude since the commencement of the strike trouble, turned into ' frenzied communes, urged on by their leaders, are now ready for anything The military authorities had a firm grip on every artery in the city. At daybreak Sunday morning, regiments of cavalry'and infantry had every one j of the bridges across the frozen Neva, 1 the network of canals which interlaces j the city, and. the gates leading from j the industrial section, while in the I palace square, at the storm center, j were massed dragoon regiments of in* ' faatry and Cossacks of the guards. Barred from the bridges and gates, men, women and children crossed the frozen river and canals on the ice by twos and threes, hurrying to the pal ace square, where they were sure the emperor would be presnt to hear them. - . ? -V. ^ I me street upmatuco tw mc aqume were cleared by volleys and Cossack charges. Men and women, infu'lated to frenzy by the loss of loved ones, cursed the soldiers while they retreated. Bayonets Emperor's Answer. . Minister of the Interior Sviatopolk Mfrsky presented to his majesty Sat tirday night the invitation of the workmen to appear at the winter palace Sunday afternoon and receive their petition, but the emperor's advisers already had taken a decision to show j a firm and resolute front, and the em- j peror's answer to 100,COO workmen j trying to make their way to the palace j square was a solid array of troops, j who met them with rifle, bayonet and saber. The priest, Gopon, f>e I;ader and Idol of the men. in his church vestments, holding aloft the cross and marching at the head of thousands of workmen through the Narva gate, miraculously escaped a volley which laid low half a hundred persons. " Many men were accompanied by their wives and children, and in the confusion which left no time for dis-. ^ crimination, the latter shared the fate 1 of the men. The troops, with the exLONDON SEES REVOLUTION. Press of British Capitol Comments on Outlook at St. Petersburg. Such phrases as the following extracted from editorial articles in the London morning newspapers, sufficiently indicate the opinion held of the bloody events in St. Petersburg: "Revolt has been quelled and revolu tion begun." "The inevitable reaction has begun and with it a new chapter in Russia's history.'' , "The revolutionary movement in * * ? L O Af Kussia nas receivt'Q ^a^/uoui ui ? blood, its crown of martyrdom." i HEPBURN BILL INTRODUCED. Measure to Give Interstate Commis* sion More Power. Representative Hepburn Saturday introduced his bill amending the interstate commerce act, which has been undei; consideration some time, and which has been submitted to the presi- j dent and attorney general and other j members of the administration. 1ST CORY! Capital Dyed With men and Children 1 With Troops. ception of a single regiment, which is reported to have thrown its arms, remained loyal and obeyed orders. But the blood which cnmsoned the snow has fired the brains and pas sions of the strikers, and turned women, as well as men, into wild beasts, and the cry of the infuriated populace is fo7 vengeance. Led by Two Priests. At the Neva Gate the troops fired on a crowd led by two priests?Gopon and Serglus?the priests carying a cross and ikon ana a portrait of Emperor Nicholas. Sergius was killed and the portrait of the emperor i was smashed. ! At the Putiloff works the scenes resembled a sham battle. There the workmen facing the troops when the order was given to fire, threw them' i selves upon their faces on the ground. The troops fired on them as they lay prostrate. Troops Begin Using Guns. The first trouble began at 11 o'clock when the military tried to turn back .some thousands of the Putiloff-striki ers at one of the bridges connecting the great industrial quarter with the central portions of the city. The [same thing happened almost simulta neously at other bridges. The constant flow of workmen pressing forward refused to be denied aaccess to j the common rendezvous ac the palace i square. The Cossacks at first used j knouts, then the flats of their sabers I and finally their guns. The front ranks of the demonstrators fell on their lcnee3 and implored j Che Cossacks to let rnem pass, pro j testing that they hncr no hostile in- j tentions. Their pleas, however, wore j refused, and orders were given for j the military to load their rifles with ; ball cartridges. As the mob pressed forward the Cossacks fired. Then the public's passions broke lc .se like a bursting dam as the people saw the dead and dying carried away in all directions. The snow on the streets and pavements was soaked <rxth blood while cries went up for vengeance. ' In the meantime a great mass meetthe workmen's union, where speakers 1 - ? ? J invofirhiid ueuuuiiueu IUC aiuiwi;, . v,.0... against the government and attacked j the emperor hrimself vrhile the crowd ! responded "Down with monarchy." Meanwhile the situation at the palace was becoming momentarily serious. The troops reported that they tfere unable to control the vast masses continuously surging forward. Reinforcements were sent and at 2 p. m., the order was given to fire into the crowd. Men, women and children fell with each volley and were carried j away in ambulances, sledges and carts. Barricade Defonders Killed. The Associated Press correspondent was present when the first barricades were constructed at Vassilostrov island, where fighting occured later, re ' suiting in the killing of thirty of the defenders of the barricades. The strikers, driven from the river j front, had gathered in front of the union headquarters out of sight of the soldiery. Buzzing like a nest of angry hornets, a hundred men brandished saber blades secured from a junk shop, i which were the only weapons seen in the hands of the strikers during the , day; j Others swarmed up poles and cut down telegraph, telephone and electric j light wires, which they strung from i lamp post to lamp post across the ; street, to break up charges of cavaljry. A mifitary band was playing while this conflict was going on. The emperor remained at Tsarakoo-Selo. At 2:22 p. m. the mob and troops were in in open conflict around the palace. I ! REVOLT IN THE CAUCASUS. Circassians Kill Russian Guard of Two j Hundred Men at Stavini. Captain Orlan CuTIen at Victoria, B. C., representative of the Imperial Marine Association, of Tokio, has received a cablegram rrom Constantinople to the effect tnat 1,500 Circassians had revolted and killed thje Russian guard, numbering two hundred, at Slavini, in the Caucascus, and that Russians and Turks m large numbers were crossing the frontier into the Caucasus to spread revolution in Tif lis province. BRYAN VISITS ROOSEVELT. Nehraskan Calls at White House and is Cordially Received. William J. Bryan called on President Roosevelt at the white house Saturday. He was cordially greeted by Mr. Roosevelt, a$ well as by a number of republicar^ senators and representatives who happened to be in the executive offices at the time of his visit. I NORTH SLA COMMISSION Holds Its First Public Session in Paris ? Verdict Hinges on the Question of Torpedo Boats. The international commission ap pointed to inquire into the North sea incident began its public sessions in Paris Thursday afternoon. The meeting of the commission was held in the state dining hall of the .D'Orsay palace (foreign office), which was crowded with high officials, diplomats and representatives of the navies of the principal maritime powers, including several staff officers of the Japanese navy. Several members of the staff of the Japanese legation were among the diplomats present. Admiral Fournier of France presided "with Rear Admiral Beaumont of Great Britain and Admiral Von Spann of Austria-Hungary at his right, and Vice Admiral Doubassoff of Russia and Rear Admiral Davis of the UniteQ States on his left. ' Huge O'Beirne of the British embassy read the charges of. Great Britain, while Baron Tauke read the Russian reply. The principal charges of the British statement follow: "On the night in question there were not any warships whatever in the neighborhood of the fishing fleet fvrpnf thr>s?> nf tho Prussian naw. "No warships had been seen by the fishing boats since a long time previous. "No Japanese warship of any kind whatever was at that moment In the North sea. "There were not my Japanese upon the fishing boats. "The Russian fire continued after their searchlights clearly showed the vessels were peaceful fishing boats. "None of the Russian ships gave or even offered assistance. "The fire killed two men, wounded six, sank one boat and damaged five others." The statement concludes that the attack was without any provocation upon pacific fishing boats pursuing their usual and rightful avocation. The following are the principal points of the Russian reply: "At about midnight the flagship Kniaz Souvaroff saw the outlines of two small boats which approached with great speed with all lights extinguished directly toward the battleships. ' "When the two suspicious boatb came, within range of the Russian searchlights they were recognized as tArnor?A Knoto TV? orcmron tho Ko tt 10. vvi yguv/ A uvi wu^uu uubbtv ships opened , fire. "Thereafter a number of small fishing boats not showing the required lights were observed. "In the meantime the two torpedo boats drew off and shortly after disappeared. Fearing that some of the fishing boats were damaged, yet being certain that all danger from the two torpedo boats or possibly others was not completely removed. Admiral Rojestvensky considered it indispensable for the entire squadron to continue its route without stopping. "Admiral Rojestvensky, while taking into*account tie damag? caused to inoffensive fishermen, subjects of a neutral power, was nevertheless compelled to use all the means in his power to destroy the torpedo boats which attacked his squadron." VOTED A DOG'S NAME. Sensational Evidence of the Election Frauds Practiced in Denver. Examination of witnesses in the Peabody and Adams contest was con tinued at Denver Thursday. Two witnesses swore that they voted many times under different names. One erf them, who admitted he had served three years in the penitentiary for burglary, made the statement that the repeaters were instructed by Chief of Police Michael Delaney to vote as often as they could. "Wl. S. Raymond cited one case in wjjich a man who gave the name of a, dog was permitted to vote. TO DRAIN THE HARBOR. Japs Contemplate Scheme for Saving Sunken Ships at Port Arthur. It has been proposed to dam Port Arthur harbor at the entrance and pump out the water preparatory to salving the Russian war vessels. Discussing the matter, a naval officer said that under ordinary circumstances such a great work would be unprofitable, but in view of the number of ships possibly salvable and the shallowness and smallness of the harbor it was the most economical method. DIFFERENT IN JOINT SESSION. Election of Caucus Nominee Niedringhaus Blocked by Bolters. The bolt of six republicans on the first and two more on the second ballot from the ranks of Thomas K. Niedringhaus, the republican caucus nominee for United States senator to succeed F. M. Cockrell, whose election had seemed assured, resulted In no choice Wednesday in the joint session of the Missouri legislature. j WILL TRY SWAYNE!V l B House Votes to Send Judge to Bar of Senate. I I I ! Vj ! UNDER TWELVE COUNTS r< ei 0 ' Acrimonious Clashes Characterized c) Closing Hours of Debate in No- tl torious Impeachment Cace t( in the House. h i * 1< A Washington special says: In spite a of a thoroughly organized effort to force the consideration of the Swayne a case on party lines, the house of re> ^ resentatives Wednesday afternoon ^ voted favorably upon all the articles p of indictment as presented by the ju- h . diciary committee. - The first test n vote, which was upon the expense 0 t * I ^ charge, the majority kept increasing d until the contempt charges were jj reached when the opponents of impeachment surrendered to avoid a \ record vote. t In the most sinister way and most v skillfully the friends of Judge 3wayne s have, during the past few weeks been r bringing all sorts of influence to bear t to make him appear persecuted because of his republicanism. To such e lengths was this carr'ed that the re* a publican whips assumed his case as i their own, and sent out to republican e members the usual hurry calls for a s full attendance. There was ev- t ery evidence, too. that certain big T railroad interests took a hand in 1 Judge Swayne's behaif. 1 Pressure of all kinds was brought- c to bear upon republican members, but * * " A ? *- nroe fmirirt 1. on me nrst itai *uic n. ? , that 23 of these were independent t enough to vote their own convictions v in the face of even such strong in- e fluonces. 1 Three democrats on that first test lined up w'th a majority of the re- G publicans. While the margin was not t great upon the first test vote, it was r sufficient to insure the carrying r through of the impep^hment articles. The friends of Judge Swayne are v now predicting that because of that small margin, the senate will pay scant attention to the impeachment proceedings. In this they may, however. be counting without their host, as the old republican senators, no c matter how biased politically, are 1 great sticklers for the integrity of the judiciary, and it may be difficult to reach them in Judge Swayne's be- a half in the light of the fact *that if j * thrown out his successor will be a j republican. In view of the character of the , fight against them, the managers of the impeachment case scored a sig- i } nal success. To a considerable extent the credit for this belongs to Mr. Palmer of Pennsylvania and Mr. Clayton of Alabama, the two members of the sub committee who voted for impeachment. They persistently * refused to engage in any campaign of the character indulged in by their opponents. pitching their advocacy of impeachment strictly upon the law and the facts. Judge Palmer made the ^ 'Opening speeh and handled the case as chairman of the sub-committee. Mr. Littlefield made a 4-hour speech ^ in opposition and Mr. Clayton replied j to Mr. Littlefield. Mr. Brantley of t Georgia and Lamar of Florida also made notedly excellent speeches for impeachment. i , The speaker was asked to appoint * seven managers to present the case to . the senate and conduct the impeachment proceedings before that body. r This action was the culmination of j a debate which had been in progress r for over a week, and which has developed partisan feeling and personal % vituperation. ? Danville Invites th? president. Mayor Harry Wooding of Danville. Va., has transmitted to President a Roosevelt a letter inviting his ex* f cellehcy ?o include Danville in. his t southern itinerary. FALL RIVER STRIKE ENDS. Through Efforts of Governor Douglas a Truce is Arranged. The strike of the cotton mill opertives at Fall River was settled at a conference in Boston Wednesday. 1 Representatives of the manufactur- I ers and operatives met under an ar- c rangement made by Governor Doug- f 1oc ofni'lrft apt 1 a/v j AUV ouiac UCpflU dUiy L09 ?JV<?, when the manufacturers posted notices of a 12 12 per cent reduction of wages. By the settlement agreement the operatives return to work at once under the reduction. ^ MINERS STAND BY MITCHELL. Delegate Randall, His Accuser, is Ex- ^ pelled from Miners' Organization. An Indianapolis dispatch says: Rob. ert Randall, delegate to the United ' Mine Workers' convention from Wy- ? oming, who charged President Mitch- t ell with having sold out to the op- * erators during the recent Colorado t strike, was expelled from the organ- 1 c Ization Friday by the national con- 8 i vention. > * VITUPERATIVE LANGUAGE | candied Between N. S. Morris, Former Speaker of Georgia House, and Osborne of Savannah. v Hon. Newton A. Morris of Marietta, e .-.F tV>Q Virtnco f)f 3., lurmei a puanci U1 IUV uvuaw ?:presentatives, who has been engag- . i in a controversy w?th Hon. W. W. fsborne of Savannah, over the barges made by Mr. 0sb9rne that ie corporations contributed largely > his ..election as speaker of the ouse, brands Mr. Osborne in an open N ;tter Wednesday as "a malicious nd common liar." Mr. Morris recites that Mr. Osborne dmits that he is a "bold, bad man," * nd that he is "unworthy of belief." t [e charges further that Mr. Osborne a as not produced one scintilla of g roof to sustain his charges, and that f e (Morris) therefore dismisses the latter by saying: "Consequently the nly alternative left me is to deounce your assertion as a wilful and ? eliberate lie and brand you as a ma- ? J on/1 /^rnmoni liar Ll>iUUo auu - ^ Mr. Osborne was seen at Savannah Vednesday afternoon by a represen- ? ative of The Atlanta Constitution, to irhom he replied as follows, in the hape of a signed card, to the declaation made by N. A. Morris relative * o the charges made by Mr. Osborne: "The Moultrie Observer very proprly remarked that Morris represents E .11 that is bad in Georgia politics. It r s fitting that he should be the spokes- r nan of those who have so lost their ^ ense of honor and shame as to sell heir political influence for money. c Those I attack are guilty and they mow it. They dadTnot engage me c n controversy, so they select a typial blackguard to father their couner attack. The charge I made was ' used on statements made to me by * wo of the very men who helped ( ?rite the last card. I have challeng- 1 id them to deny it. I am now awaitng their denial. * "The language used being the pur- ! ist blackguardism, coming from a ypical blackguard and being used for 10 other purpose than to disgust the 1 public with the controversy, Is treatid by me with the same contempt in ( rhich I hold the author. ^ "Inasmuch as Morris ruggests that his is his last appearance. I feel the I \ ollowing letter will be appropriate to lis exit: ' ' "Bill Jones, Mercenary ? Better 1 ome and look after your hired man. 1 dorris. I caught him skirmishing in \ idvance of your line and endeavored o make him captive. I pulled him on t high plane and assigned him a ask, but he was entirely unused to lis surroundings and fell off. The ast I saw of him he was wallowing . n the slough and was in imminent langer of being strangled by his own romit. T am sorry. At one time I 'elt that I could make him a useful iitizen. In time, if God had given ne the power to work a miracle, I night have made a gentleman of him, hough I do not claim this to be possible, even if the contingency I name iad happened. "W. W. OSBORNE." DE ARMOND RAPS PARDEE. fudge Comes, jn For More Criticism on Floor of the House. In the house "Wednesday, Represen* ative DeArmond of Missouri added lis denunciation of Judge Pardee to hat of Bourke Cockran of New fork. He severely scored Pardee, declarng that the letter he wrote to Gros renor, in which he said a republican louse should not impeach Swayne. t vas the first time in the history of J nvilized courts that such an attempt lad been openly made in a judicial ^ >roceeding. ^ DeArmond said the spectacle ma^e ^ lim blush with shame to contemplate , t. \ Senator Beveridge Re-Elected. t The legislature of Indiana in joint j ess'on at Indianapolis. Wednesday ( ormally elected Albert .T. Beveridge ] o a second term in the United States f enate. HAD HIS GUN READY. ( ft Ige Hargis js Finally Accused or Complicity in Feud Murders. A. F. Byrd, attorney for the com- j nonwealth in the case against Bill ; Jritton for the alleged assassination \ if James Cockrill, at Jackson, in the 1 eudal war, made a sensational statenent in court at Lexington, Ky.. t Vednesday, that he would prove that j 'udge Hargis sat in the window of t lis storp with a riflp in hie han^ nru. tared to shoot at the time that Brit- ^ on and Curtis Jett are alleged to ( lave killed Cockrill. i HEARING PEABODY CONTEST. ? t Colorado Legislative Committee Holds Its First Open Session. In the court of appeals chamber 1 it Denver, Co!., Wednesday afternoon, t he committee cf twenty-seven mem- * >ers of the general assembly, eigh- i een democrats, appointed to hear the t ontest of James H. Pcabody for the 1 eat of . Governor Alva Adams, held t ts first open session. . . * Vs&Sl Ira! 1ANGER NEAR GZAR 1 ? 1 Shell Strikes Church Where He Was Attending Service. )IRE PLOT IS ALLEGED .;|j sensational Affair Might Have Been Only Accident, But All Circurn* stances Point in Opposite Direction. ? ^ A St. Petersburg dispatch says: The ; estival of Epiphany, the blessing of he waters, had just been concluded _ fis .t 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon when ? : | Imultaneously with the salute flred M torn the St. Peter and St Paul fort* >|j| ess, either a rain of bullets or a 1| hrapnel shell swept over the little hapel built over the frozen Neva* . n front of the winter palace, where . v Jmperor Nicholas and every ^member if the Romanoff family were particltating In the service. - j|58H The missiles went high, entering windows of the splendid row.of sa- ^ ons along the water front, from fyja which the empress, the ladles of the .|| ourt and members of the diplomaticorps, jncluding Ambassador McCcr- ' nick, Secretary Eddy and Second Seo* etary Bliss, and all,the high dignita Ies of the state, army and navywrere.?y|| witnessing the glittering spetaclehe* ^ ow. Fortunately, the bullets passed -Sm ?ver the heads of all present, striking he opposite walls and clattering down V jTjijg >n the parqueted floor of the white ' The first impression of those who ; ':CbW ieard the crash was that it ,was due ;o falling crystals from the glass chandeliers and caused by concussion rom the booming guns. Everybody lad been laboring under a more or ess nervous strain, because of the jtrike situation, and when the truth : vas lealized, the windows were has- -Jly vacated and the greatest exclto nent reigned within the palace. J From the holes passing through the ^ louble windows, it is certain that the Jg bullets came from the direction of the J bourse. In the meantime, there Is ho evidence outside of what occurred, fJraS rhe' crowds of people who formed black lines along the quays, the pal- J-j^H ice bridge, the steps of the bourse : md every other point of vantage in ; J the white Arctic landscape did not : betray the least excitement. NeltheiS|^H lid the Imperial party in the chapel Everything on the sujface seems to Indicate the existence of a deadly anvl J-J ieep-laid plot against the emperor in .J vhich artillery men were enlisted. ' It is understood that all the men/' ind the officers of the battery were } immediately placed under arrest for. examination. The police took charge of the spot where the battery still stands and J? Irew a'double cordon across the river, searching out everything in the Una7 |lB An oia Derge nuzcu m uic n-o ?* / .horougtly examined to ascertain ^ whether the bullets could possibly lave come from It but no evidence was dicovered tending to substantiate such a theory. From an authoritative source it appears that doubt of the existence of a ^ plot arises from the fact that shrap* 5^8 pel was distributed to the battery in mticrpation of trouble on this occa- * lion. Under this fact rests the theDsy of a possible mistake made by a gunner. "If this was a deliberate plot/' said . in official especially charged with the - ^81 jafeguarding of the .person of his majesty, "it was very ingenious. I have leen prepared for an anarchist at- ;>4jg tempt in any form we could conceive* but an attempt to kill the emperor .'MM with one of his own guns, under the /.>i guise of firing a salute was never 3 reamed of. It is a new departure . igainst a repetition of which we must |J|| take precautions. If gunners of the ,31 emperor's picked guard can be enlisted in such a bastardly conspiracy, >X; serious possibilities are presented.** EARLY TRIAL FOR SWAYNE. Senate Special Committee Considers Method of Procedure.- L The senate special committee, appointed to make provision for the Bwayne trial, held a session Friday lor the purpose of considering the - | nethod erf proceeding with the case. ,Mj There also was some reference to he question of time when the trial 0^1 shall occur, and all the members of '' '-M he committee agreed that regardless > ?: )f the legal requirements Judge Swayne was entitled to a trial at the ^ earliest day possible. ^ ^ CITIZENS OF TOKIO CELEBRATE. \.jJ business Men of Japanese CapitaKJu bilate Over Fall of Port Arthur. Business men of Tokio celebrated ^ &? he capture of Port Arthur Friday. speeches were made by Premier Katsu, Vice Admiral Togo and the mln? ^ sters of war and the navy. An aide 1 ^ ie camp of the emperor was sent with . line car loads of imperial gifts for ; he officers and men of the armies , ^ In the field.