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The Weather.
Colder and fair tonight and Thursday.
Rising temperature tomorrow. Temper
ature, 7 a. nt, 6 below; 3:30, 9 above.
J. M. SHERIER. Observer.
The Irgtxs Classi
fied Columns Telt
TroJ-itabte Tales.
VOL. IJV. XO. 85.
Significant Statement ofXIIULHIIU IXHuu
Russian High
Report cf Another Massacre
Trepoff Named Dic
Moscow, Jan. 25, 3: IS p. m.
All the printing works are closed.
The strike is spreading and addi
tional police have been stationed
in all the streets.
Rawil, Russia. Jan. 25. A general
strike was declared here today. All
works are closed.
Moscow. Jan. 25 Cossacks this
aftemocn fired on three thousand
demonstrators in Pianitskaya dis
trict. Many persons were wounded.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 25. Notice
was posted txiay at ad works giv
ing strikers 24 hours in which to
resume employment and intimating
that those who do not will be de
pone J to the villages.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 25. The As
sociated Press has been privately
advised that Mjiim Corky, author
and reform party leader, has been
arrested at Riga where he had beei
summoned by the illness of his
St. Petersburg. Jan. 25. It is ex
pected a message from tne .emper
or will tomorrow be delivered to
the workmen through the minister
of finance.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 25. "The gov
ernment is living over a volcano and
can do nothing else. said a high offi
cial this morning. "Every other con
sideration must give way to the ques
tion of public order.
Private advices from all the big cit
ies and towns in Russia indicate that
there is excitement everywhere. The
Red Under demonstrators at Helsing
fors. Finland, last night were disquiet
ing but there is no evidence yet of a
general novement.
IttundVr la AMlnf mrnt.
The appointment of Senator Linder
as secretary of state for Finland just
at this time is considered to be an un
fortunate blunder and likely to prove
exceedingly distasteful to the Fins.
Although a Fin himself. Linder is ex
ceedingly unpopular owing to his sup
port of the policy of the Russification
of tons of the Baltic provinces.
The only decision of the government
thus far is to preserve order at all
costs. Troops are marching through
the streets of Riga and Revel but the
eyes of all Russia today are fixed on
The appearance of St. Petersburg is
more normal but no more men have
returned to work. The funerals of
many victims of Sunday's tragedy
were held this morning. Pitiful sights
were witnessed- No demonstration
Gov. Gen. Trepoff was in supreme
command of the city today. Although
the state of siege has not been actual
ly proclaimed it practically exists, the
emperor having conferred upon him
'most absolute power authorizing him
to use th military, gendarmie and
every other agency of the government
to preserve order.. During the night
hundreds of arrests were made.
filtaattoa In Mnscow.
Moscow. Jan. 25. Industrial dis
tricts on the other sde of the Moskva
river, were patro'led by troops and
the police all night long and paraded
by bodies of workmen but no encoun
lers occurred. The barristers at a
meeting today decided not to appear
in court for the present. Owing to the
disturbed conditions the ce'earation to
day of the 150th annmtrry of the
foundation of the university here, the
first to be established in Russia, was
confined to a religious service in the
university chapeL
St. IVterburg. Jan. Z I-ack of
money and fl I ainadj operatic;
again h continuance f the -tr:k.v
Weeping wtnti are returning to the
cigar factorio pbad.ng to allow
-! ti resume work hut the manr
are afraid to reopT in consequence of
the threats of ctrikt-r to rack their
An official note th'u ammiai as
nini xiin (TAD?
London. Jan. 25. The foreign offlce
views the situation in Russia with
alarm. It believes thai while the ris
ing will be put down the affair ol
Sunday at St. Petersburg is certain to
bring about a chance in the form of
Fear are entertained of a revolution
which might result in international
complicat ins.
Rockwell City in Peril Owing to
Failure of Water Sys
tem. K.xkw. ll City. Iowa. Jan. 25. Fire
!at night threat ned to destroy th-
buins ctUn of this city because
.f the demoralization of the city water
filj!y by fh extreme col.l.
Tiie fire Mart-! in the afternoon in the
Seeur.ty bank block, which was d'.
rroed. with a loss of $12.U'". Other
buildings already" dest royc make a
itai lo-.s of " 0. iii i.
Citizen are making heroic efforts
in the bitter coM to fight the fire with
bucket brigades.
Lincoln. Neb.. Jan. 25. Fire early
today Ief royeii the furniture block
and Halter building together wltb
their content. The loss is S130.oo.
Cleveland Murderer is Captured
Early This Morn
ing. Cleveland. Jan. 25. After defying
the MIice throughout the night from
behind barricades, tleorg- Wagar. who
late last night killed his brother John
;md fatally shot policeman Klaamyer,
surrendered today after many shots
h.id bei n fir".l into the Wagar resi
dence where the tragedy was enactej.
iio'incen that Emperor Nicholas has
expressed his thanks to (Jen. Trewff.
new governor genera! of St. Peters
burg, for his distinguished services as
chief ,f jxdice of Moscow.
ho Ihnii by tnr Troop.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 25. The revolu
tion continues to spread, and so does
the massacre of the people who have
risen. The government wran deter
mined that the people shall lc beaten
down into dumb submission. This
was shown by the battle of Kolpi
now. fought between the people and
the soldiers on the road to the czar's
palace. The strikers set out from the
township of Kolpinow. which lies some
15 niiliM from the capital, on their
march to Tsarskoe Slo. a distance of
ten miles. They carried wirh them a
copy of the now famous petition, their
purpoM being to pn-sent it to the czar
himself at his country palace.
Tiiev were met by a detachment of
troops drawn up ready to receive them
in the same way that the troops were
station d at various points In St. Pet
ersburg la.-t Sunday to check the ad
nce of ih petitioner. The result
was the same, for on the men of Kol-p-now
attempting to advance they
were shot down by the troop.
rwerwl DiMirm
It was a general massacre. In the
word of a high officer, who witnesse!
the scene, it was "a bath of Mood."j
It i Import' ' to give a detailed ac
cMint of what fok place. bvcause the
rigid cordon of soldiers bars all com-1
mimical ion Miiii the capital and
Ko'pinow. but the following s--iiis to
be the facts f iberase: Early in the
morning a procession, variously esti
mated to number from 2V to 25.nH
men. ! ft Kolpinow and pnceedod
along the high road to Tsarskoe Selo.
Af!r they had advance! five mile on
hir way they found a regiment of in
fantry. upjorted by half a battery of
artillery, awaiting their arrival.
ll-r After Wiley.
The citizens were order-! to retire.
but. making some show or force, tney
continue! to go forward until they had
come within point blank range, when
a succession of volleys stopped thtm
and threw them into disorder. They
fN-d precipitately, leaving the ground
strewn with their dead, lter they en
deavored to form up anew, but the in
fantry, quickly following their advan
tage, pursued thcro. pontic? in sue
cessive volleys which droTe them into
Kolpinow, where they were surround
.Continued vn Pace 6ix.
Mystery Surrounding the Demise
of a Youg
Bound From Chicago to San Fran
Cisco, Which Was Her
Chicago. Jan. 25. Mystery veils the
death of Mary McKee. who left Chicago
Friday night on the overland limited
of the Santa Fe road, bound for Cali
fornia. and whose strange death occur
red before the train reached Albuquer
que. X. M. The girl kept her berth
from the time she left Chicago, and it
was late the next day before the porter.
hearing groans, offered assistance. She
replied that she was all right, yet less
than half an hour later she was dead.
The body was held at Albuquerque for
Suicide is believeJ to be the cause
of Miss McKee's death, and what
strange story jt may hide, what suffer
ing she may have endured Friday, the
one day she Is known to have spent
here, is unknown. Mrs. A. McNeal.
who is the agent of the Young Wo
man's Christian Association - to meet
trains in the Polk street station, is the
only one who is known to have talked
with her here.
llUtiwuml la Chit-ago.
Mrs. McNeal found her in the depot
an hour before the time for her train
to leave. She was crying and seemed
frightened, but when Mrs. McNeal ask
ed her the trouble she sighed, saying
she could not tell. She was afraid of
people and begged Mrs. McNeal to
keep them away from her.
Mary McKee was a very pretty, dark
haired young woman of 25 years. She
was well dressed and there is no rea
son why strangers should stare at her.
Mrs. McNeal reassured her. thinking
the girl was afraid In bo large a city.
The girl said her father and mother
lived at 2251 Aljneda. a suburb of San
Francisco, and that she was going
home to them. She had several hun
dred dolars in $10 bills in the pocket
book which she carried in her hand,
and Mrs. McNeal. telling her it was un
safe to carry it so. helped hide the
money In her waist.
When train time came she begged
Mrs. McNeal not to leave her. but to
help her find the train and tell the con
ductor to care for her. Mrs. McNeal
did so. thinking perhaps the girl was
sick, although Mrs. McNeal believed
she had taken a drug. Aside from the
fact that she was In great trouble and
that some people had been cruel to
her she would tell nothing about her
self. She was evidently in a state of
extreme excitement and very ner
Gov. Deneen to Head Officials at
Roosevelt's Inauguration.
Springfield. 111., Jan. 23. A meeting
of state officers was held in the offices
of Secretary of State Hose yesterday
afternoon to discuss the question of
the Illinois state officers attending the
inauguration of President twoosevelt.
All officials present signified their in
tention of going. The party will be
headed by tlov. Deneen and will prol
ably leave Springfield on a special
train on March 2, retun.'ng home
March 10.
Father Gopon Cries For Blood For Blood in Proclamation to the
Russian People.
St. IMersburg. Jan. 25. Fa'hcr Gop
fn. Mill at lilM-rty. has issued a revo
lutionary call for the murder of the
czar, the grand dukes, all the min
isters and official of the gove rnment.
and has ealb-d u nun of all bdiefs
to come forward and free Russia. He
pronounces hi anathema on the sol
ders who shot down men. women, and
children, hi bb-sing on all who d
sert the army and aid the people, ab-
Mdring all such from their military
oath of allegiance.
Irirt' ( all far iMalull.
HU proclamation calling for the
blood and lies of Russia's rulers is aa
"Brothers and Workingmen Whose
Chalice Has Been Fiiled with Blood.
We intended to go peacefully to the
czar with our petition on Jan. 22. Or
thi.. our intention, we informed his
mameluke ministers beforehand, re
questing them to withdraw the tnop
and not to hinder us from approaching
our monarch.
To the emperor himself I forward
-d a letter on Jan. IS requesting him
to come forth to his people with a
grateful heart and a courageous soul.
At the price of our own lives we guar
antet-d him the inviolability of
Wlaroaala.... Robert M. l- Kol It tie. R.
rw Jerejr Joha Keaa, It.
Trxa raariea unrroa. II.
Went Vlrnlala Xataaa B. cott. R.
WjonaiBK Clarence I. Clark, R.
Madison. Wis.. Jan. 25. La Folle'tte
was " formally elected United States
senator by the legislature in joint ses
sion. Charleston. W. Va.. Jan. 25. The
legislature today elected Senator Scott.
Trenton. N. J.. Jan.' 25. The two
houses of the New Jersey legislature
elected Kean United States senator.
Austin. Texas. Jan. 25. The senate
and house of representatives reelected
Culberson United States senator.
Cheyenne. Wyo., Jau. t5. Clark w as
reelected United States senator for
another term.
Jefferson City, Mo.. Jan. 25. The
eighth ballot for senator resulted:
Cockrell. 80; Niedringhaus. ?G; Ker
ens. 12; Goodrich, 2.
Wrecker of a Chicago Home
Pays the Pen
alty .
A. R. Hammond Falls Before Bullets
Fired By G. H.
Chicago. Jan. 23. George H. Gould,
cashier of the John Hancock Mutual
Life Insurance company, last night
twice shot and probably fatally wound
ed Albert H. Hammond, an "L" guard,
whom he sought out and accused of
improper friendship for Mrs. Gould.
On Hammond's finger when he was
shot was a plain gold band, which
Gould afterward identified at being his
wife's wedding ring. The shooting
took place on an eastbound Metropoli
tan Elevated train between the Ballou
street and Kedzie avehue stations of
the Humboldt park branch. With three
shots left in his revolver, Gould suc
cessfully resisted the efforts of the
train crew to capture him. and, locked
in the smoking car, surrendered only
when a uniformed policeman entered
the train at Marshfield avenue in re
siHjnse to a telephone summons from
a way station.
V let lm In l.ail Out.
Hammond, bleeding from a wound in
the left breast and with a finger of his
left hand shot away, lay in the same
car with Gould until removed at Marsh
field and conveyed to the West Side
hospital. There no hope was held out
for his recovery.
Gould's statement, made calmly to
Lieut. O'Hara and Detectives Kilcrane,
Ho'.ty, Tlschart and Costello, who met
the train, was that Hammond had
w recked his home
Distinguished Prelate Dead.
Rome. Jan, 25. Haffaele Merry Del
Val. father of the present secretary
of state of the holy see, is dead.
"And what came of it?
"Innocent blood none the less was
"The miscreant czar and his malic
ious officials who are the jobbers of
the treasury and the plunderers of
the R ii st i. in nation deliberately resolv
ed to massacre our unarmed brothers,
their wives, and their children.
"The bullets of the emperor's troops
which at Narva street killed working
men who wire bearing the cmperor'a
Prt raits and pierced those portraits
killed our faith in the czar.
-ath Tkrm All.
"But we shall wreak vengeance for
our slain brothers on the czar, ac
cursed by his people; oti all his im
perial reptik-an blood; on his minis
ters; on all the pillagers of this ill
starred Russian land.
"Death to theia all!
"I call upon all who seriously are
desirous of helping the hard working
Russian poople to Jive and breathe
freely to come forward sua assist
when and how they can.
"I call upon all thinking men. upon
students, upon revolutionary organiza
tions, upon social democrats, and sty
cial revolutionists, to lend a hand.
"He who is not with the people is
against the people.
Here is the priest' curse on the
&o2dJr& who hbot and killed, and hi
Variety of Legislation Presented
to State Solons at
Springfield. & IVJ
Measure Providing for Woman's Suf
frage Ready to Be Intro
duced. Springfield, 111.. Jan. 23. Legislation
directed at telephone and sleeping
car companies had the call in both
houses- of the Illionis legislature yes
terday. In the upper branch Senator
Burnett introduced a bill giving nui
nicipal corporations uathority to fix
and regulate the price of telephone
rates. In the house Mr. Sheen of Peo
ria offered a measure requiring all
telephone companies to provide for an
interchange of connections, so a sub
scriber of one company may telephone
over the lines of that company and an
intersecting company to whatever city
he may desire to reach.
On Sleeping; Car Rates.
Mr. Hearn of AdaniiS introduced the
bill which seeks to regulate sleeping
car rates. His measure provides a
maximum charge of 50 cents per KM)
miles for a lower berth and 35 cents
for an upper berth. A fine of $100
to $500 for each violation is fixed.
There aro two women's suffrage
measures under way in the two houses.
Steerage Passengers, Unabls to Eat,
Die on Way to New York.
New York. Jan. 25. Ten deaths.
practically of starvation, in the steer
age of the Rod Star lin steamer Vadcr-
land were reported when sh arrived
from Antwerp and Dover. Eight of
the dead were men between 2S and 30
years old. and two were boys of 15
years. The first person died Jan. 1G;
three Jan. 20. three Jan. 22. one Jan.
23 and two Jan. 24. All were buried
at sea except the two that died last,
whose bodies were brought into port.
The ship's surgeon. Dr. C. Waersogers,
said that all died of congestion of the
Capt. R. C. Khoff called in consulta
tion Drs. Wiiliani Ackermann of Mil
waukee and Sidney K. Simon of New
Orleans, who were passengers. These
doctors gave a certificate saying that
death was caused by exhaustion, ex
posure and poor nutrition.
The dead men were all Hungarians,
who had been hours on the train be
fore being embarked on arrival at
Antwerp. Bad weather at sea brought
on sea sickness and they failed to take
food or medicines.
Mrs. Rose Barron Held on Charge of
Wholesale Poisoning.
Detroit. Jan. 25. Mrs. Rose Barron
formerly cook in the cafe Alhambra
flats where a dozen patrons' were ioi
soned Thursday was arrested today on
The city chemist found a quantity
of arsenic in a iowder used in the
preparation of a meal.
Smoot Inquiry Nearing End.
Washington. aJn. 25. Investigation
of the protests against Senator Smoot
so far as the introduction of testimony
is concerned were brought to a close
today. The arguments will begin to
morrow. blessing on those who desert the
"Against the soldiers and officers
who slay their innocent brothers. t-
gether with their wives and children,
and against all oppressors of the peo-
pl I utter my pastoral enr.e.
"l'ln all soldiers who h-lp the na
tion win its liberty I invoke a bless
ing. From their military oath of al
bginnce which they took to the trait
orous czar, at whose behest the- hlMd
of innocent people has been shed, i
do hereby absolve them.
"KUkt ."
Here is a letter ado reused to his fel
lows, in which he bids them be of god
cheer and fight on:
"Brothers ami Workmen: The inno
cent blood of people base been spille 1.
We harbor within us sentiments of bit
terness and vengeance against the
bestial. czar and the jackals, his min
isters. Believe me, the day is near
when the host of workingmen will rise
up. more menacing, more conscious,
like one man. and will strike for their
own freedom and the freedom of all
Russia. Weep not for the slain heroes,
lie comforted. Beaten we have been,
'out not conquered. I-t us tear un
all the portraits of the bloodthirsty
czar and say to him. "Be thou accurs
ed with all thv most reptile brood."
Seichells Island. Indian Ocean. Jau.
. The French gunboat Canrieorne
reports the Russian second Pacific
squadron was at Passandawi bay on
the northwest coast of Madagascar
Jan. 20. It is thought the squadron
intended to go to the east coast of
Madagascar owing to the hurricane
Tokio. Jan. 25. The navy depart
ment announces the formation of a
special service squadron.
Electric Chair Awaits Slayer of Miss
Mabel Page Much
Cambridge. Mass.. Jan. 25. Charles
L. Tucker, aged -2, was found guilty
last night of murder in the first de
gree in having killed Mabel Page, aged
41, in Weston, on March 31. l!)il. The
penalty is death in the electric chair.
There undoubtedly will be strong ef
forts made, however, to secure a new
When the verdict was announced
Tucker, his. mother and his father
collapsed. All three fell to the floor.
It was some time before they were re
suscitated. Not alone the prisoner an J
his parents" broke down, but the coun
sel were overcome. I'nder the strain
Tames H. Vahey. the senior counsel.
threw his anus around Attorney Gen
eral Herbert Parker's neck and the
two nun. broken down beneath the
nervous tension, sobbed on each oth
er's shoulders. Philip Mansfield one
of the associate counsel for the youth
ful murderer, became hysterical in an
adjoining room after he had left the
court. He fell fainting into a report
er's arms.
Tho murder of Mabel Pag and the
fastening of the crime upon Tucker
have formed a sensational chapter in
the annals of New England ciime.
Collision on the Santa Fe in Califor
nia Big Four Mis
hap. Stockton. Cal., Jan. 25. Two Santa
Fe passenger trains early today col
lided head-on. 45 miles West of here.
It is reported 1 or 12 persons were
seriously injured.
Lafayette, Ind., Jan. 25. A Big Four
train was ditched near here by a brok
en rail. Fifteen were injured, nine
Consecrated Head of Kentucky Dio
cese in Ceremony 'at De
troit. iHtroit. Jan. 25. Rev. Charles
Woodcock, I). I.. was today consecra
ted brishop of the Kentucky dioeesi
in St. John's Protestant Episcopal
church. Bishop Tiutle of Missouri,
Bishop Seymour, of Springfield, III,
and Bishop Burton, of Lexington, were
the eons-crators.
Michigan Dancing MasteV Kills His
Wife, Who Had Left Him.
Marion. Mich.. Jan. 25. The roman
tic marriage of Elmer E. Hardy, a well
I.nown dancing master, and Miss Mary
Hall, daughter of W. M. Hall, a
wealthy merchant of this city, six
ears ago, had a tragic sequel yester
day, when Hardy fired two bullets at
his wife, killing her. He Is In th
county jail charged with murder.
Hardy' wife left him some time ago
and came to her father's hom. Her
two small children were clinging to
her skirts when she was shot down.
Nebraska Legislature Asked to Do
Away With College Game.
Lincoln. Jan. 25. A bill absolutely
, prohibiting collegiate fciotball and
j making it a felony wa Introduced In
J the Nebraska legislature today.
Resumes Hearing.
j Pari, Jan. 25. The interratlonal
commission to inquire Into the North
I H.a incident began bearing witnesses
I today. 1
Storm Raging Through
out the Eastern
Fierce Gala From the North
west Sends Mercury
New York. Jan. 25. A storm of bliz
zard proportions is raging today
throughout New York. Pennsylvania
and the New England states. Tho
snow fall Is heavy, and a high north
est wind is drifting it bady and caus
ing interruptions to all kinds of traffic
and travel. Intense cold adds to tho
discomfort and indications are th
storm v ill continue through the daj
and the temperature will go still lowef
In rut nnil Northnnil.
Chicago, Jan. 25. The west and
northwest arc still in the grasp of
zero weather. A lierce gale is blowing
from the northwest, and snow is fall
in;; in some sections', in Iowa the
temperature ranges from 14 to 22 be
low zero. In Wisconsin it Is 12 to 3D
below, Kansas 2 to 11. Oklahoma 4
above, Missouri and western Illinois
G or more below, Minnesota 1(1 to 20,
Nebraska 3 to 1". Snow drifts and
intense cold are causing much delay
to railroad t raffle.
Dispatches from Maryland and West
Virginia rciMirt the snow storm tho
heaviest of the winter.
YrNMrla Iteportril WrrckeiL.
The middle Atlantic coast Is tho
scene of a severe storm nn.l several
vessels are reported wrecked with
some loss of life. A marked cold wavo
extends to Tennessee-. Still lower
temperatures is expected tonight In
the east and south with freezing tem
perature In Florida.
Several trans-Atlantic and coastwise
steamers which wero due to arrive
today had not reached harbor long af
ter they were due. They prohablf
rode out the galo outside Sand
Hxik bar last night and are waiting
for daylight and a cessation of tho
blinding snow.
Our llralh In rw ork.
The firH death as a direct result of
the storm is reported from Brooklyn
where Raino Vatalizo, an Italian, was
found dead in a snow drift'.
Tralu MHllrU All Mubt.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jan. 25. A
passenger train on the Oecorah divis
ion of the Rock Island railway has
been stalled in a snowdrift all night
near Independence. The passengers
sient the night In the coaches but
was rescued this morning and taken
to Independence in bobsled. The pas
sengers buffered little Inconvenience.
Topeka Meeting of Holders Vote to
Increase Stock $50,000,000.
Topeka. Kans , Jan. 25. Practically
no opposition was shown here yes
terday at the stockholders' meeting ot
the Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe rail
way to increase the common stock of
the company and issue $50.UU.000 con
eertible bond. The only opposition
was expressed by the proxies of a
sma'.l number of holders. More than
three-fourths, or 1,;'j!.220 khares, were
voted In favor of the proposition. Tho
common stock i increased from $102,
ooo.iMtO to $152.'ou,(iOO.
Financial Adventuress So Adjudged in
Federal Court.
Cleveland.. Jan. 25. Mrs. Cassle L.
Chadwick wa txlay formally ad
judged it bankrupt in the federal court
by default.
To the Presidential Office Extended in
The Cabinet.
Washington. Jan. 25. The house to
day pa.s.sed the bill extending the pres
idential succession acto a to include
the becretaries of agriculture and com
merce and labor, in the order named.
Kaiser's Son III.
Berlin, Jan. 25 Prince Eltel Fried
rich, second son of Emperor William,
is suffering from pneumonia.
New York, Jan. 25. The malt house
wall of the KJr Bay Brewing company
which wa burning ft-li into the street.
It is feare many firemen were caught
ores u. '' 'miii.

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