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1H1U HUK1 INGTON KREE PRESS t THURSDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1905.
A $25I0-FI St. Patrick's Church, Rectory and Barn at Fairfield Burned to the Ground. DECORATIONS IGNITED Discovered and Village Itml So An pnrntu for KlKhling Fire T Inl Insurance I" f I 1.(100 Prnbnbly Will Rebuild. Fairfield. Dec. 25. A $2.t000flro 00- lni-.t1i i-iMitufi' iintl 1 iii i n Wf-f hlirnnl In lm noiilul. TIio tdlflco wn I'innty wlmn ho 1rr- tt-it fllMPfivprnd. ut nlinut twn t Hint time. T!k vUImrp lias no firo-llKlit U in Mipposrd tlmt the lln originated In ruirioK'ri I'liuicii whs a wooucn lnti.llifn lmlll ii mil .III 'ntH'U f I I'll Illlll it tin. I ii -(. .. Tli.i fnfifni'l ttflik! Illllir I iniil six vnirs iilo Mini th.it. with I ho ilioininc hirn v,oto iiliird nt nhout ?.t'A0. 1 iu. I I.. 1 1.1 M...I ...l.ttlliilm- nn I II in l UIIU 1L llllU I' iMIIiiiMih I .i ...in i.. t.n incliiif Tim itiiMiun yiii t'uniim'iii''' mi m- rust In charpo is tin lit v. Falhur 1-..- Is HIP III' MI .''IIIU" .1 rf IHIII n i - from IIU Xntltr Town for n llrlilis oil? nivrr. Doc. 'St.- Or. 1 lormnn D. .tt. l.til ...it- i nhi'u nil fit IMP . .., i.... r 1.,. Mlcu r oi Mr mm airs. Aiisrii i. 11 vim vwh- . .. i II tit t-v. ...!.. ......... ...t 1 I.. I,.nA tl... Iwmin ill' lllrt 111111 III II lil I I in Ml' in 1 1 11 llll' Il' l'- llllf III l IIIVM'II. HIV - . . . . 1 .. it... TIaii ( ti.tmtiun ii." MI IUI 1 1 1' . 'i" "'I'"" . I. ..'A, 111 tilt a jilnyod hv Miss HoMrlrr M.-Ivin, n Inl.n a T?ntii- lirrit littt nf till! . i ...it .. e I 1 1 1 IMJIII. Illlll I 1 1 IIMll'S - .ivi.s Flsti-r of the bride The brhltTinlcU St .lohnshury. HlamMi A. MulliUn nf rin.KvtlW. V II. Ililtl 1, U D. VO(l(l- . i H...UI. 1.' ii illlll. mi nt i hmi ii n', ii.. -.. . i i-... nI.Vw..,l t.iPfla rf tln lilt Illlll VI. I'V i ' ' .iry Flftphpr hospital, liurllnnton. I lie ItriMP was cnarnmiK.i. nnn-cu m . . 41.. ..t Iflftl ii 1 1 r i .it ii iiiiii r-;i l in. ii mmiik h im i .... e.. ..r l.i.m finiii n 1 1 ! rr tid nf honor wore white mtiMin, miss nk. in id carried pink carnations. MUs odRPtt woip white point cj psprn ana rifprl carnations. Miss Mulllkcn and ss woodnury worn wnuc pmni u vn it over bine and carrlpd wliltp car tions. Tin: mother o the brido wore ey cropp do TiirU with vest of ro.ie tut lace. The Rroom'B present to thfi hrlde wns - f ..I . Tl, l.vliln'a -.r-nu CrPrCPul Hi IM-illl.-. 1 11V l'l" tn tlw briflcHniiild were nitis. a enth of leaves set with pearl?. The nom's ptsont to the ushers wore, Mies Davis Is n welt known and very pillar yomitf lady of Wells River, iiif? spent nearly all her life, hero, o is a Kradtmte of Wells River high liool and tho Miss Mason's school no e asue, i ni r iovii-uii-iuu-iiuu-n. I)r Hone has for somo years en connected with the Ftatc hospital Waterbury. and holds a position as Is a graduate of l V. M. and the dlcal department of that Institution, tor the wedding, which was followed u reception to Dr. and .Mrs. Hone, happy couple litt for a. short wed- K till'. illK'I llicil ilie Will M'BIUO Waterbury. Among those present nt the wedding re Miv. S. Melvin id' Lawienco. Mass.. hs Helen Sluing, Miss llcatrice .Mel i of Lawrence, .Mass., Miss Kdna Ua- of Plymouth, N. H., Miss .Mamie li tc aw of Wakctield. Mass. A mT"kT TjTTTI 1 T A T riATTnTTITI nnk I. en Ik 'oiifensei to Iloliliery at lc I. a finite Put under 91,0110 Hull. La Motti , ,i young man of about 19 nnieis, was arrested Saturday after- sii'picion of Knowing something about breaking Into of the Isle J,n Motlc Hon the night before. s so as lilt ure.l k wn.-a knnn'ii e.m. hie Trnnihly at once suspected Lewis )Ut six bonis telephoned Stale's At- ntj tn .-muiiii jiero io mane hl.i papers and come to Isle l,a tle as iiuick as possible. u-lilr.H 1..1 and Ix-wis was found In bid at his lie ill' was in ini'u iioiv liiueii tiei.tr,. l.-.i,.U l.V.i-,1 t,,l it... t.n ,.. was not e'oinpletd and adjourned I veiinesejii y ai eleven o cio"m. .ewis turned State's: evidence and hafl iilillcatid Winnie La llumb.iril. He Is In the custody of two oftlcers at imbley's house and Justlco Kurd has him under Jl.OOti bonds. Ho Is boln d thero as a wHnerx. nwlu owns lot tn rlilinrr Mr. Illeh'u to Islo Lu Motto station. One or parly beside Lewis and fJi Hum- nuns lleynolds has told that Lewis red him -' to take him to Islo La tin station and he was all hitched up when Lewis said he'd give him $20 drive him to Canada lino Iteynolda 1U1 inn go. IILKW HIM8KLK TO PIKCKS. ittsvllh;. Pfl., Dec. L'B.-DespotiUrnt I he recent death of his daughter. rgo Auman, M years old, threw himself n her grave to-day nnd then exploded tick of dynamite on hl cheat, The mite blew him Into pieces. He was Ion foreman for the Reading railroad. PiHNBAS LAHUB KILLED. me, a contractor and builder of ises Point, to-day was killed by u aenger train on the Delaware & Hud- railroad while driving- across the K Ul U Bl""u UuniH. mm Clevelands BsOiin Powder It takes less than any other raising agent for the same baking, never fails to do perfect work and is guaranteed to be free from alum, lime, phosphates, tor any unwholesome ingredient. CLEVELAND BAKING POWDER CO.. N.w Tor. WE'RE NOT SO BAD Speaker Cannon Ghats with News caper Friends about Present Conditions. BETTER THAN OUR FATHERS, rnl to Trll nf I In- "(ionil Olil Dnyn When He Wan n liny IIuiinc nt lleireHeutntlen Mill lleprenen tutlve Xo 31 nn 'Ion nig rr tin I'riiple to lluinlile. I ...... , ., , ' .,r ., was one of the callers a, the hlte House lo-d.iy. He desired simply to pay hu 'In Istiinis greetings to the President but was obliged to defer them as the 1'rcsi- ; doiit liiiil gone to tlm country for a long horseback ride. Tho speaker was hi ex cellent spirits and talked with his news paper Irlcnds in a characteristic wny. 'They say things aie not now like they wire in the old days, that we are becom ing aristocrats; that there is no longer honesty in legislative bodies; that thero Is no ability nl the bar; that we are liable to become! a monarchy; that some strong man is liable to rise up and dominate ewrybouy. "Hut. 1 say that there is no fair-minded man who studies the history of this coun try fiom the days of its foundation down to the present time, and who deduces the difference between light millions of people and eighty millions, who considers the tdoBianh. the telephone and the railroads. .'who will not say that we are mai kedly better, physically, mentally and morally, than our grandfathers or even our fath ers," "Then you believe the House of Itcpre- senlntives Is Just as i eon sentatlvc as it was in years gone by?" ,1 "Yes, yes, Indeed, tho speaker repllnl. MOST AWFUL SKIN HUMOR Covering Entire Body. Shed Duntpanful Scales Nightly. Skin Cracked Open. SulTcr inp Dreadful. Doctors Fail. Prayed for Death. Sister saj-H, "Won't irive np. Try Cutl cura." Eureka! Instant Re lief. In "Week Completely CURED BY CUTICURA I have been afflicted for twenty yeari with n ebutiniite kla dlteaie, called by iome M. D . I'soriaiU, and otheti Leproiy, comtuence lag on my scalp; aad in iplte ol all I could do, with the help ol the moat ikllful doctors, it lowly but lurely extended until a year aco this winter It covered my entire peraon In the form ol dry acalea. For the last three years I have been unable to do any labor, and aul lering intensely all the time. Kvery morning here would be nearly a duttpaulul ol ralea taken from the aheet on ray bedesome ol them hall as large as the envelope ceiutaininf this letter. lu the latter part of winter my skin commenced cracking open. I tried every thing, almo.l, that could be thought ol, with, out any relief. The lata ot June I started Went, In hopea I could reach the Hot Springs. I reached Detroit and was so low I thought I should have to go to the hospital, but finnlly got as far as Lansing, Mich., where I hnd n sinter living. One Ur.' treated me about wo weeks, but did me no good. All thought I had but a ahort time to live, I earnestly prayed to die. Cracked through the skin nil over my back, ncroas tay ribs, arms, bauds, limbs ; leet badly swollen ; toe-nails came oB , finKer.noils dead and hard aa a boue; hair dead, dry, and lifeless as old straw. O toy Cod I how I did sailer. My sutrr, Mrs. U. M. Uavis, had a small pail ol a box of Cutlcura in the house, bhe wouldn't give up; said, "We will try Cutl cura." Some was applied on one hand Bud arm. Hureka I there was relief ; stopped the terrihte burning sensation from the word go. They immediately got Culicura Kmolveiit, Ointment, and ftcap, I commenced by Inking one taMeapoonful ol Cuticura Resolvent three times a day alter meals ; bad a bath once n day, water about blood beat; used Cuticura Soap (retly j applied Cutieurn Ointment morn ng and evening. Result: returned to my home in lust six week Irom the time I left, and my skin as smooth as this sheet of paper, (signed) HIRAM K. CARPBNTHR. Henderson, Jefferson Co., I. V. We hereby certify that we art acquainted with the aforesaid Wram . Carpenter, ana know his condition to hava been as stated. We believe bit statement to b true ineverj particular, (signed) L. B. 8iJ Son, Merchants; O. A. Thompeen. Merchant; A. A. Davis; Millard R. Joiner, Merchant; John tarpenter ; A. M. I.eBnewell, Attorney and Counselor-at-Law, all ot Henwersoa, N, Y. The above testimonial waa written January to, i8fc. Under date ol March Jo, 1905. Mr. Carpenter wriUa to aay that he has never suffered Irom paoriaala since be was cured by the cuticura Remedied twenty-aye years ago. Economy and Health are positive results from the use of TllP lloilfic In jllj-t MS rrjprrMcntHtlve .1 liody now hi It whr wlirn tills country h:nl unlj- Ion nillllnns of people If you listen to nil tlmt Itt snld, you niltjlit Ixllcvc the roimlry Is fust koIiij to tho clrvll, la fust jlitromlnt? it inoiiHicliy ami will censo soon I to he n ropuhllc. Why, I hoard that sanio I kind of talk when I was n hoy, when we uscil to Kalher nt enmp incctlnRS. They use.) to l"ll us that thliiKs were not what they were In the 'good old days.' You h"'ar the same thlnr now that Ihhms are retroRradlnB, that everyhody Is rorrupt and dishonest and that there Ii wholesale Ininiorallty. 1 do not hesitate In assert that this country Is hotter to-day 'than It was In Its hl.Uory that the people are hotter, more honest, morn moral and I loss disposed to yield to temptations that are put In front of honest men at every j turn. "The people are just as mishty now hi , the matter of elections as ever before nnd !just as tllscrltnlnnllns as to whether n !man has done his duly. No man ever fiots so blR that he cannot easily be wiped off the political map. And how quickly the people do It. too. They settle a man so j quickly that he Is- soon forgotten. 1 ven- tnrc the pi "diction that few of the best , tend men in the country could sit down to - day and Rive off hand the names of one hundred men who have helped to make l history In the House of representative. Thp othm (I(lfp.,t,.( rim, foI.R0tten. I and that was the end. Theio was William 1 .1, Hrown. who put throiiRh the House of Itoprosontntlvos the appropi latlon of $:!,- Oft) to build the first telegraph line between Washington and Baltimore. Ho did thn I world an Immense service, yet at the next at Mendon nnd one at fjtidlov Pr. Unld f lection afterward he received hardly , win of Saranac Lake exam netl these three enough voted to count. The opposition , put up a man who ridiculed the Idea of Memllrir messii creit bv 'linhtnlnc' iiiiil he beat Tirown thousands of votes, tin It is In-day, although a man's services now are not so easily condemned. I "Undoubtedly, we are better oft than 'were our forefathers. The mlllenlutn !i not here. It Is true, and things will not be a bit Interesting when everything becomoM perfect. We arc doing better though." PHYSICAL PHENOMENON. Woman filves Illrlli to n Dnughter, 110 Dnyn after n Son Wn Horn. Albany. N. Y Dec. 28. Mrs. Alfred iWlltse of Sir, Central avenue, this city the mother of a three days old daughter which she Insists was born 116 days, or less than four months, after she had given birth to a son. Hor story is partially vouched for by nr. iico. T. Meiston, a reputable physician ot 61 Central avenue, who attended her. The father Is employed In tho Now York Central car shops at West Albany, and both parents arc a few months over "0 years of age. I)r. Moston said to tho Associated Press to-night that he believed the woman's story, although such an oc currence was so fur as ho knew, un precedented In authentic medical an nals. "The child is normal," ho said, "and I saw thn other child, who Is evidently not morn than four mouths old, showing as yet no sign of a teiotlu Mrs. Wlltsn told mo that no physician attended the other birth, though ono was sent for, and her only attendnnt was a woman, with whom she hoard ed but whoso present address she does not know, Mrs. Wlltso's mother and family all vouch or the truth of her story, and aharo tn the surprise oc casioned by the phenomenon. Person ally I am satisfied that they nro tell ing tho truth." Other physicians of the city ard skeptical, though none would say to night that tho occurrence was Impos sible. MISS ROOSEVELT'S PRESENT Move In Oregon to Start Popular Subscription to Bur Haker City, Oregon, Dee. 2fi. A move to create by popular subscription a wed ding present for Miss Alice Roosevelt, who Is to bo married to Congrossin.vi Nicholas Iingworth In Pebntnry, has been started by citizens of tho eastern part of Oregon. It Is tho plan of tho originators to have subscription lists In each Btnte of the Union, tho money se cured to bo tranamlttcd to the various State treasurer, whof will In turn, for ward it to the secretary of tho treasurv at Washington. I The subscriptions will close on February S, so as to enable the present, which it Ii believed will bo about $800,000, to bo turned over to Miss Roosevelt on the day of tho wedding. Individual subscriptions will bo limited to ten cents. Do the rlht tblnsc if you hava Nasal Catarrh. 0t Ely's Cream Balm. t once. Don't touch tha catarrh powder and hnuffs. for they contain cocaine. Ely's ('renin Balm releases the secretions that inflame thn nanal passages and the throat, whereas common "remedies'' mudo with mercury merely drive them out and lenvo you no better than you were, In 11 word, Kly's Cream Halm Is a real cure, not 11 delusion. All drug gists. llOo., or mailed by Kl f. Warren Street. New York. SITE SELECTED. The Proctor Tuberculosis Sanator ium Will Be Located at Pittsford. EXPERTS FAYORED PLACE. Located Alinnt n 3111c nitd n Iltilr from Rnllrnnd Sinllon Work on the I'lana to Br Ocrhm nt On it nml UullilltiK Stnrtrrf In the BprliiK. Rutland, Dec. 26. At the conclusion of a meeting of tho Vermont State tuber culosis commission to-day. at which all nf the members were present, It nave out the following statement for publication: Slnco the announcement of Senator Proctor's Rift to the people of Vermont of n, sanatorium for the treatment of In cipient tuberculosis many suBKestlnus re Kiinllng a proper site for the institution have been received fiota different parts of tho Stale. In some Instances municipal ities and Individuals have Ronrrously of fered to Rlvc a site. It has boon tho purpose of tho commission and of jSenn-j lor Proctor's personal representatives, who have acted together In the matter, to Investigate these phicis, by personal Inspection when practicable, but in any event by sufficient Inquiry to determine in a Retieral way their dcsli.ibillty for the purpose. They have also made some extensive Independent Investigations. There Is no question tint what there are u prcat many sites in the .State of Vermont which would answer very well, although the peculiar combination desired Is not so common us was supposed at the outset. Atnonc the (ondltlons which havo had to be taken Into account are the abundance and purity of the wat" supply, character of the soil, piotectlnn from wind, elevation, vie, foiest sut roimdlugs, accessibility to the railroad and somo base of supplies, and It'i con venience, to the Stale us a whol-. Some of these points desired are imlu-tilv In consistent with others, for exi.vple, to pet tho best nnd widest view ofte-i mrans exposure to the wind. Many places which otherwise would have been worthy of very serious con sideration weio eliminated by the advic Riven by nil the experts with whom no consulted, that one of the most Important considerations to bo borne in mm t in lo cating; such an Institution was its con venient accessibility, not only because of -tj) 000nomlc administration but nisi for - t)lo contentment and welfare of the patlents themselves. We wuo nrnngly ndvlsel that the same oiiRht to h kept within two miles of a village -md rail- road station. After considerlnR sit s lu different lo- ram)r.s nnrt the situation generally alons . n of several different railroads, it Was decided that some of the accessible locations along the line of the Rutland railroad would best answer the ceneral requirements, nnd thn e place were pro vlslonally selected, one at PPNford, one places and under his adv ce nel In ac oordance with the unanimo M advice of six other evnerts to wliorti the 'natter was submitted the location ,.v Plttslord has been selected. Tho site selected Is about a mile and a half from Plttsfonl station .mil com prises a tract of some two huiidied acres, considerable of which is vei heavily wooded, largely with evergreet. trees. It consists of a dry, gravelly plateau dip ping at the front steeply some "1 feet to the ground below. It Is cut In two by a beautiful, clear stream, has n good view, and is especially well sheltered from the wind. It is peculiarly adapted to the laying out of drives nnd walks nnd the building of camps, and has i"nni for all these purposes and for any extensions or growth which might natuially come to the institution. Now that the site has been selected It Is the purposo of Senator Piocor to have plans for tho buildings agreed upon this winter am arrangements made so that the building operations can begin In good .season in the spring; and it Is hoped that tho work may be able to progress rapidly enough so that the Institution will lie ready for work another wlnti r. DR. 0. P. MORRIS ON TRIAL. nerent Shooting Affray nt llnrtland to lie Aired In Windsor County Court. Woodstock. Dee'. 2fi. Dr. Oorgo P. Morris, a well known physician eif Hart land, who Is charged with assault with Intent to kilt, was put on tiiul lu Windsor county i'ourt to-day, court taking a recess until morning as eoon as a jury was se cured. It Is alleged that on November .'6 as Dr. Morris returned to his home In llnrtland In the forenoon he. aw Luther Ponnlman coming away from the house and lired two revolver shots at him. neither taking effect. Pennlnian's alleged attention to tire doc tor's wife Is said to be the cause of tho shooting but Pennlman and Mrs. Morris deny any intimacy. W. It. C. Stickney of Hethcl, M. C. Webber of Rutland and J. O. Sargent nf Ludlow nro counsel for Dr. Morris. .1. C. Unrlght of Windsor is as sisting State's Attorney Hatehelder In Iliu prosecution. There Is much Interest in tlie case in Ilnitland nnd vicinity and a largu number of witnesses have been summoned. TAKEN TO INSANE ASYLUM. Prison OfllelaU Think Heiijiunlu Wit llama U Insaue. Wnterbury, Dee, 2i. Suit, W. S. Lovcll of tho State Prison ut Wind sor brought nenjiitr.ln Williams, re cently convicted of murder In the sec ond degree for tho killing of Police Of ficer James McOrath In Ilurllngton, here to the State Hospital for tho In sane for confinement. Since his Incar ceration nt Windsor the prison officials have not been ablo to get Williams to speak and they have brought him hero on the supposition that he Is Insane, It will he remembered that Williams was taken to th asylum previous to his trial (or observation and It was de cided at that time he was shamming Insanity. MABRlIiP SIXTT TEARS. Woodstock, Dec. 2S.-Mr. and Mrs. Lib erty R. Marble celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary to-day, holding a reception this afternoon which waa large ly attended. At tho family reunion Bun ilav 3S were at tho labln Including their nine sons 'Worn two Brand rhlldrvn. After Christmas Prices Are ruling now on til strictly Holiday Goods as you will see if you drop in and investigate. No doubt very many people received money for the purchase of such things as they may prefer. This Store offers great advantages for the spending of such gifts in the most economical way. Garments, Furs, Fabrics and Underwear are all at low prices; then the departments upstairs can meet your needs in Toys, Games, etc., at very small cost. Some great values in Books here to-day. Stock all rearrang ed for more convenient selection. HAS COLLAPSED Revolt at Moscow a Failure and Military Is Now in Con trol. SOLDIERS ARE NOW LOYAL Knrnged by Attnekn Mnde on Them Entire Populntlon of City Is Terror Stricken Len4era nf the "Fighting Legions'' Cnplur eil In St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, Dec. 2C 11:55 p. m. Umperor Nicholas nnd Count Witte re ceived to-night a report from General Doubassoff, governor-general of Moscow, saying that the revolt there had failed that the military had tho situation In hand and thut whatever defection may havo existed among the troops had been overcome by attacks on them with bombs and revolvers to which they had been subjected from tho windows and , roofs of houses and which had so enrag- j ed them that they could hardly be re- . strained. Although rebellion may Hare up Im- I mediately elsewhere and although there already Is an indication of another up heaval at Odessa If the attempt at arm ed rehelllon In Moscow should be crush ed the, lcndcid of the "Reds" will re ceive a blow from which they cannot (pilcklv iccnver Count Willi' Is not so blind as to be lieve that the revolution can bo wiped ut but with the present demonstration fit" the lengths to which the "Rods" are willing to go he has hopes that the mod-1 ...... Iu r.f nil 1r,i..-.a ...111 nn.A t .-. 41. .si. I , , , . ,,, . sondes and a d in tho counsel ng of or- , , , ., ,, di r and in accelerating the convocation of the douma, the law governing tho elections to which was published to-day. REVOLUTION KXPOSUD. Among the developments hero to-day tin; most Important was. the capture of tho leaders nf the "(Vghtlng legions" which It Is believed ends tho danger of an attempt at an armed uprising In St. Petersburg. This capture, it Is un derstood, placed In the hands of tho government complete information re garding revolutionary plans nnd the places whore arms are concealed as well as disclosing the weak spots in the army. Shortly before nine o'clock to-night the correspondent of tho Associated Press at Moscow telephoned that there seemed to be no longer doubt that the Insurrection was collapsing. Tho In surgents still held tho quadrangle n which the workmen's council was sit ting as a revolutionary committee but only because Governor-General Dou bassof was not yet ready to uivo tho coup de grace. Firing continued Intermittently throughout tho day. At llvo o'clock automatic guns were being used in Strnatner square, but tho Insurgents were becoming exhausted after their four days' efforts and thn fighting was rapidly degenerating Into guerilla war fare. Tho Insurgents were defending them selves with revolvers and bombs as they wrrn being hunted down from house to house, The correspondent says that the en tire population nf tho city Is terror stricken and .that after dark the back streeUs present n weird nnd uncanny ap pentanee. As ho drove to the telephone station ho saw only a few civilians who were slinking along by the side of the walls so as to avoid thn police and ca airy patrols wno nro wiinoui cuaiienging, Tho windows of tlte houses are stuffed with mattress.s and blankets and no light is snowing, inn poiic.j ..ury niu wuu bayonets fixed. Gon.Tal Doubassoff Is enforcing the IllOSe imill nimimi m, ittiu it ntr.iii Is allowed on tho streets alter nine o'clock at night. About ono third nf the workmen have left the city and are traveling on foot to tho villages, some of which are hun dreds of miles distant. 8TRIKKRS HKATBN TO D13ATII. Among the lower classes which do not sympathize with the deslro to overthrow the Kmpcror the feeling Is becoming; Intense and In many cases strikers have been beaten to death. The correspondent predicts that the crushing of the rebellion Is likely to bo followed by the most horrible atro. cities if the "Black Hundreds" are let loose, Governor-General Doubassoff, un known to tho public, is directing; mat ters from his headquarters lu tho Metropolitan Hotel, which is barricad ed nnd defended by maehino guns. The concentration of tho troops In the city to light the insurgents allowed "Meet me at the Waiting llonm." Nrar North Kntrnace. the attnekers and revolutionaries a free! hand In neighboring Industrial towns like Perovo mid Laliorty.l. In the form er place, isoft armed men were sent to reinforce tho Insurgents and a. J.u hcrtzl the situation became so threat ening that Sir. Punly, vice-president, of the New York Air Drake company, the works of which in that town are valued at $1,000,000 sent an urgent message to the governor-general to day through the American consul ap pealing for the protection of the. pro perty of the 100 Americans who are employed there. General Doubassoff promptly des patched a squadron of dragoons und this fact Is considered as tho best proof thut he is confident he has the situation in hand. BETTER IN ST. PETERSBURG. Mnny Strikers llrenk A wny nnd Resume Work. St. Petersburg, Dee. ;;. "1 p. m. From the standpoint of the government there was a slight improvement in tho out look this afternoon. Notwithstanding the decision of the workmen's council to continue tho strike, many of the strikers broke away, Including about one third of tho employes of the Putlloft iron works, several in other factories and a portion of the mill men It Is evi dent that the leaders must precipitate 1 matters or the strike will go to pieces. Krom tho standpoint of the leaders all now depends on tho situation at Mos cow. A telephone message, just received y the Assoclnte'd Press from Moscow, says tho fighting in tho streets continue throughout tho day but the populace Is not participating and the Hoops gradu ally are getting the upper hand. The soldiers nro hemming in the main body of the insurgent!' in the itmdrilateral, near the Urest railroad station bounded by Tvcrskaia street, and the Tverskaol, Sadovla and Hronnla boulevards. In this quadrilateral the Insurgents have forti fied every inch ot their lines with felled trees anil telegraph poles and street cars In fiont of which they have con structed a network of entanglements. Artillery Is being used mercilessly. Two of the four grenadier regiments havo returned to duty and are fighting on the side of the government. 'J roops i , . , . . , .,,, ... ' i also have arrived from St. Petersburg. ' Tho fires which destroyed the Brest I bt.itlnn nrwl nlhur nlnres List n 1 l?ll t have been practically extinguished and tho danger of the destruction of the city by fire seems to be over for the present SAW PUOPLU SHOT DOWN. As the correspondent of the Asso ciated press drove through the acces sible streets of the city ho saw tho patrols firing every time the people gathered In groups. In the Strastonnl i boulevard, ho saw three volleys fired and a dozen persons fall, while the re mainder fled. He met a dozen impro I vised He'd Cross wagons bringing In I dead or wounded for whom there was ' no longer a place In the morgue or hospitals, necessitating the temporary use of residences. All over the city there are marks of the battlu which has raged in tho streets for three days, and the. distant 1 booming of cannon show. that the , fighting Is not yet at an end. j Houses have been completely demol ished by tho urtillery and everywhere windows have been smashed by bullets. DARK NOT GO ON STRKUTS. Governor-General Doubassof has pro hibited the opening of windows. The bet ter classes are afraid to venture on tho streets, owing to the tact that numer ous bombs and other deadly missiles are being thrown from windows and roofs. Near the triumphal arch could be seen to-day tho rod flags of the Insurgents flying above their barricades Soldiers surrounded tho Continental Hotel nnd artillery was brought up as it was claimed that a shot hnd been llred from ono of the windows. It was with difficulty that the lnndloid persuad ed the troops not to demolish tho build ing. As tho correrpondent entered the tele- ! nhoiie exchanuo a few minutes nuo lie ,wo nslt,ltori, s!lol i,.. ,,asslng pa t,.n Al'tiif,y cm bo heard at work near tho Ncnins Nation, Two ntlrm,,tK on tlf, p,f nf the pre- , fi.r, of po Hllldcntll 01U of them u woman, wero frustrated. The stu- dents were arrested. 10,000 ARE DKAD. The Hourso Gazette says it Is reported 'that General Do Dioulln, ptrfect of police of 81. Petersburg, has been Informed by telephone that the number of dead or wounded at Moscow number lO.MO and that when questioned to-night tho general did not deny that such a report had been received. The bourse to-day was barely steady at yesterday's decline. NEW ELECTORAL LAW Maar Mora Privileges Granted the Russians but the Proletariat Will Xot Be NnlUfled. 81. Petersburg, Dec. 20. 2:40 p. m, A new electoral law was gazetted to "'"J" nocompanled by a statement plaining that in view of the fact oven some western countries do not possess universal suffrage, the cabinet could not assume tho responsibility of de creeing it. Tho ultimate decision m-ust bo m.ido by the national assembly it self. An election list will be published forthwith, the date of tho elections will then bo announced and as soon as the government receives notification that half of the members arc elected, a na tional assembly will bo convoked. The extension suffrage proclaimed to-day upplles especially to cltlett where It la made almost, universal. Besides workrr."n in factories and mlllsi who ure especially provided for tho suffrage will Include every owner of real estate paying taxes, persons con ducting enterprises, like shopkeepers paying licenses, persons paying a lodg ing tax or occupying scparato lodg ings nnd persons In tho government service. Including railroad men, All limit of rent paid by lodging holders hs a voting qualification is removed. The Indirect system of two degrees of voters In both cities and country Is retained. A new feature of the law Is that work men Instead of being allowed a specified number of class representatives have to tnke their chances In tho electoral college) with the other classes. Moreover instead thn cities havo sepnratr representatives. An electoral college of live will bo com posed by provinces. Tho workmen will choose an elector for every 10,0il men. Tho result Is shown in the case of the prov ince of St. Petersburg whero the electoral college will contain II peasant electors, is landlords, l", city landlords and 24 work men. By this method while the work men's electors are tho largest class they will only be able to elect representatives In combination. Tlie new law is a great extension of tho law nf August. It contains elements which certainly will appeal to conserva tive opinion but with the slogan of "uni versal suffrage." ringing in the popular car will prove a great disappointment and Ii certain to furnish tho proletariat organi zations with a now weapon for agitation. They no longer want concessions. They are boldly proclaiming that nothing but a, complete overthrow of the autocracy and the establishment of a democratic republio will satisfy them. FORCE WORKMEN TO STRIKE Workmen'H Council tn Tnke nnergetla Action Several Klicnunters. St. Petersburg, Dec. 18. Tho workmen's council to-day decided to take tho most energetic action towards workmen who refuse to join the strike. Threo hundred workmen who were or ganizing a "red lias" procession wcro arrested. Kncountcrs between workmen and I troops have occurred In various sections of tho city. An official despatch from Moscow says: "At every point the troops have easily been victorious. "Fighting, in which quick firing guns nnd other artillery were used progressed for two hours December 23. The casual ties of the insurgents are said to hava been heavy. "On Saturday night and Sunday morn ing the city was quiet. On Sunday after noon, however, the artillery was again active at tho Brest railroad station. "Tho inner town Is perfectly quiet," AN ARMED INSURRECTION. Revolutionists Threaten It In Warsaw Many Arrests. Warsaw, Russian Toland, Dee. 2S. 11:15 p. m. Tho street railroad em ployes struck to-night nnd the em ployes of thn steam railroads are ex pected to follow suit. The revolutionists are threatening; an nrmed Insurrection similar to that at Moscow. Tho military nuhoritles are maklnt? every preparation nnd have ordered tha entire garrison to bo ready for any emergency. Detachments of Infantry occupy tho railroad stations. Thn authorities havo arrested many members of tho trades unions and n, number of revolutionaries. 12,000 MEN READY TO FIGHT Lodz, Russian Poland, Dee. 2. Tho neirkmcn here threaten to begin a strlko to-morrow and an mined rising in tha coal mining dlstilcts also Is threatened. It Is declared that 12.000 men are ready to light the troops. EXPLOSIVE BENT IN LETTFJRkv. London, Dec. 2U. The 8t. Petersburaj correspondent of the Dally Telegraph says that letters addressed In the sanio handwriting to Count Witte, Gn-.l Trepoff and Interior Minister Durnovo exploded while being carefully opened in tha general postofllce. The same correspondent says that In financial circles It Is considered that the new government lisua of traaaury bonds Is an excellent dsvlce to rataln cold In tha country. Ono or the most disastrous fires In tha history of Little Rock, Ark., visited th city early Tuesday morning. With the ex ception of two small buildings a block hounded by Second, Third, Louisiana and Center streets was destroyed, The cnliro loss U estimated at $100,000.