The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, January 27, 1905, Image 4
= # " ' = : : - - - - - - - _ . . . . - - - , - RfVOLUTION I IN RUSSIA , That Is What the City of St. Petersburg - ersburg Is facing. - BLOOD fLOWIN6 IN THE STREETS Workmen and Their Supporters Strive to See the Czar and Are Slain by the Soldlery.-500 . to 5,000 Reported Killed. . ST. PETERSDURG-Thls has been n. day ot unspeakable horror In St. Petersburg. The strikers ot yesterday . day , goaded to desperation by n. day ot violence , fury and bloodshed , are in a state of open Insurrection against the goverl1lnenl. A condition almost bordering on civil war exists in the terror.strlclten Russian capital. The city Is under martial law , with Prince Vasllchllwf as commander of over fiOOOO or the i a . emperor's crack guardEr. Troops arc : bivouacking In the streets tonight and at various places on the NevsltY prospect , the main thoroughfare of the city. On the Islli.nd ot Vassllli Ostrov and in the Industrial sections Infuriated men have thrown up barricades . rlcades , which they are holding. The empress dowager half hastily sought safety at Tsarskoo Selo , where Emperor . peror Nicholas II Is lIvln . - Minister of the Interior SvlatoI1olk. Mirsky presented to his majesty last night the Invitation ot the workmen to appear at the Wnter palace this afternoon and receive their petition , but the emperor'g advisers already I had taken a decision to show a firm and resolute front and the emperor's answer to 100.000 workmen trying to make their way to the palace square today was a solid array ot troops , who met them with rifle , bayonet and saher. The priest , Gopon , the leader and idol of the men , 'In his golden vest. month , holding aloft the cross and marching at the head of thousands of workmen through the Nnrva gate , miraculously escaped a volley which laid low halt a hundred persons. The 1\gures of the total number killed or 1 wounded here at the. Moscow gate , at various bridges and Islands and at i the Winter palace , vary. The best estimate Is fiOO , although there are exaggerated - aggeratell figures placing the number at 6.000. Many men were accompanied ' nletl by their wives and children and Rich Man Shoo Hlmsel ; . NEW YORK. - Jacob Rldgoway Wright , who Is salll to be a wealthy and socially prominent resident of Wilkesbarre Pa. , was taken from his apartments In the Hotel Imperial here with a serious bullet wound In his left side. He died n few hours after' being taken to a bospltal. Ho declared that the shot which caused his injuries . , Ies had been fired by himself by ac- cIdent. His physician , Dr. Howard A. Pardeo , who was with him at the time of the shooting , was detained as a witness. Homesteads In South Dakota. WASHINGTON-The house committee . mlttee on public lands heard Senators . " . tors Klttedge and Gamble and Representatives - sentatives Martin and Burke ( S. D. ) in favor of a bill Increasing from 1GO acres to 640 acres the amount of land that may be taken up under the homestead act In that state. The argu- ment was made that without this increase . crease the settlement of the state would be materIally retarded . The committee took no acUol1. in the confusion , which left no time for discrimination , the latter shared the fate of the men. The troops , with the exception of a single regiment , which Is reported to have thrown down its arms remained loyal and obeyed orders. But the blood which crimsoned the snow has fired the brains and passions of the strikers and turned women as well as men Into wild beasts , and the cry of the infuriated populace Is for vengeance. The sympathy of the middle classes Is with the worlouen. If Father Gopon , the master mind of the movement , aimed at open revolution . lutlon , ho managQd the affair like a genius to break the faith or the people . plo in "Tho Little Father , " who , they were convinced and whom Father GOllon had taught them to believe , would right their wrongs. Gorky , the I Russian novelist expresses the opln- Ion that today's work will break this faith of the people in the emperor. He said this evening to the Associated Press : "Today Inaugurated revolution In Russia. The emperor's prestige will be Irrevocably shattered forever by the shedding of Innocent blood. 110 hRs alienated himself forever from his people. Gopon taught the workmen . men to believe that an appeal direct to 'Tho Little Father' would be heed- ed. They have been decelved.-Gopon Is now convinced that peaceful means have failed and that the only remedy Is force. " Midnight ( BulletlnFirlnrcontinues on the Vasslllostrov. It Is rumored I that the workmen there have seized n dynamite factory and also that 30,000 or 40,000 armed strikers from Kolplno , sixteen miles distant , arc marching on St. Petersburg. Barricades - . ' cades erected on the Island of Vas- sill Ostrov late tonight were destroyed . ell by troops almost Immediately , with the loss of thirty workmen killed. . Meet After Thirty Years. ESCANABA , Mich.-After being separated since lhlrl-three years ago , when the older brother left home in Belgium and emigrated to America , Henry Dhoogo of De Witt , Neb. , and Charles Dhoogo of scanaba met for the first time hero on Friday. The Es- canaba man knew nothing or the conning . Ing of his brother and It was only through fronds that they were brought together. Charles Dhoog\ has lived in Escanaba since ] 8731 and his brother In Nebraska , coming-to the state ten years later. Treaty SI ned. WASHINGTON. - Secretary Hay and Minister Grip of Norway and I Sweden signed an arbitration treaty between this country and Norway and i Sweden. It is patterned after the arbitration treaties now before the senate. WASHINGTON. - The president sent to the senate the nomination of Alexander O. Drodle of Arlona to be assistant chief of the record and pension . slon office , with rank of Major. Mr. Brodio Is now governor of Ariaona. . . . . . ii : : : - - I t ' n "t r t I i1 ' ' 1 ' S r . ' c I , - " _ _ _ : , I , , rtF _ 1 L4 4r ' _ _ , J : , , R a i'0. 1 1 1 i" : IN' ' 1 I ' ; 'Si 1 1 t , : - ' I _ . ' ; i . , . . . . _ _ 4 - . : ; - - - : _ _ _ _ , h _ _ _ _ _ = _ _ _ _ 4 Alexander Hilton. Alexander Hilton , formerly general passenger agent of the Frisco system , and prior to that , assistant general . passenger agent of the Kansas City , , Fort Scott and Memphis railway ( now absorbed by the Frisco ) , has been r 1- vanced to the position of passenger traffic manager for both the Frisco and the Eastern Illinois systems , with headquarters In St. Louis. Mr. Hil- ton , besides being a broad , Intellectual IS NOW SENATOR BURKETT WILL SERVE NEBRASKA . KA FOR SIX YEARS. THE TWO HOUSES JOINTLY VOTE Senator-Elect Delivers an Address- Endorses President's Railroad Policy . Icy and Thanks Legislature for , High Honor Conferred. i LINCOLN-Elmer J. Burkett of Lincoln was duly proclaimed United Slates senator from Nebraska for the full term of six years , beginning March 4 next , in joint convention of the two houses of the legislature at noon 'Vednesda No ballot was taken , the result of the separate votes in the two houses Tuesday having determined the choice of Mr. Burkett for the position. Representative . resentatIve hall , in which the joint convention was held , was filled to Its capacity with state officers , di . ! , tin- giiished citizens and politicians and curious observers to witness the even t. On the conclusion of the announcement - ment of the election by Lieutenant Governor McGilton , who presided , Mr. Burkett was brought before the assemblage - semblage and responded his thanks with an address consuming nearly half nn hour. His reference to his position on the question of railroad rate regulation stirred his audience. He interjected the remark that It ought to bo unnec- cessary for him to repeat how ho stood , because ho had appeared on 200 platforms throughout Nebraska during the campaign and had publicly . 1y pledged himself to stand shoulder to shoulder with President Roosevelt in the policies he should recommend for the advancement of the nation. He promised to he senator for the entire state and all Its people. He was opposed , he said , to present tariff revision. In his final farewell as congressman - I gressman for the First district heI I showed real feeling and his voice almost ] . most broke. He was accorded a round of hearty applause at the conclusion and held a Impromplu ll'aD.dshaldng rOC.plion In front . . the speQIC01"S - and well.endowed gentleman , Is also widely known as a successful and master - ter railroader respected in business for sagacity and fairness. As a pas senger traffic man ho has ] been widely known and justly pOlJUlar. During the late world's fair he made a most enviable . viable record , and Is now president of the st. Louis association of general passenger agents. Mr. Hilton succeeds Bryan Snrder. , desk , whore most of those within access . . cess crowd _ ed- around him to congratulate . Y late him. Mrs. Burtctt ] was present to share In her husband's elevation to new ; honors. A number of telegrams were 'o.'Y received before the fmnator.eect ] left the hall. The first was from W. E. Andrews , who had alone been men- tioned as a possible competitor for the pace ] to which he had been chosen. Mr. Andrews wired : "I congratulate - gratulate you upon your election as senator ! ' nnu. Mr. Burltett endorsed the decision of the president to call no extra session - sion of congress. He paid a tribute to the First congressional district which he had served so long , and announced that he would at once place his resignation - signation as congressman in the hands of the governor. Elmer J. Burtctt ] was born Decem- ber 1 , 1867 , in Mills county , Iowa , on a farm. He attended public school and afterwards Tabor college , Iowa , where ho graduated in 18O. ! } After teaching school for two years in Nebraska he entered the State university' Nebraska - braslm for a law course and received 1 from that. institution ! : the : degree Or ! LL.D. in 1893 and in 18Hi ! received' the degree of LI .l\1. lie was admitted to Ue bar In Lincoln ] in 8J3 ! and has practiced law here ever since. I In 1895 Mr. Burltctt was elected a ; trustee of his alma mater and ever J r , since ho has exercised a constant j watchfulness over the interests of Tabor . bor college. He was elected a member of the Nebraska state legislature from Lancaster county in 8JG. ! Ho served j one term and afterwards secured the , nomination to congress from the First . 1 , I congressional district , to which he was ' " elected with a large majority. In November . ' I yember last he was elected to servo ,11 fourth term , which position he will resign to assume the scat in the sen- at ( ' . lie served in the Fifty.slxlh , FIftscv'enlh and Fifl.elghth con- gresses. His majorities have been larger at each re-election. DENVER-WHile llqlJpe won the SOO.polnt 8.lnch balk line billiard contest with Jake : Schaefer by making . Ing 585 during the second night's play , . .