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CANADA IS CAUTIOUS
Answer af Dominion to Imperial Council
Idea Shows Cabinot Hot Ready.
INTEREST IN PLANS OF OLD GOVERNMENT
Correspondenee Oyer Chamberlain's Pet
Ideal ii Made Pnblio in London.
SCHEME MAY HAVE BRILLIANT FUTURE
Balfour CaVnet Vaj Beoome Famous for
Policy Now in Abeyaioe.
MATTER NEVER REACHED DEFINITE STAGE
Suggestion Mnde thut KililUi
Imperial Conference Mar Be He.
eloped Into Something: of
More Tangible Sort.
LONDON, Dee. 23. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.t In years to come when things
are seen In their true perspective, It Is ,
possible that one of the movements Inau- J
gurated by the Balfour cabinet, to which j
little attention has been paid, will stand j
out ai one of the greatest movements of j
modern times. Reference Is here mad to
the proposed Imperial council, details con-
eernlng which Mr. Lyttelton. the retiring I
secretary of state for the colonies, made j
public In connecting with the turning of I
Ma post over to his successor, the earl of 1
It is of course Impossible at this particu
lar time to even venture a guess aa to
what tho future will bring forth. Some
thing naturally depends upon the general
election. Just why It should be so It Is
difficult to say, but the liberals are sup-
posed to be less Imperialistic than the con- (
servatlves. Not that the "Little England"
spirit Is confined whelly to either of the
great parties not that world-wide pollcleg
are discussed only when the unionists hold
the reins of responsible government; bat
some way, some how, at home and abroad,
the general public has come to expect the
liberals to devote a little more of their
time and attention to a discussion of the
economic problems relating to the United
Kingdom, while the conservatives are gen
erally expected to take a wider view In
planning for the up-building of an empire
with a big E. Hence the correspondence
between Mr. Lyttelton and the govern
ments of the self-governing colonics Is to
day being studied with the most profound
Interest in every part of the British em
pire. For the replies of many of the co
lonial governments were known to the peo
ple of the colonies months ago, and the
most interesting fact at the present time
Is the combining of the mass of corre
spondence by the retiring secretary In such
a shape that the attention of every think
ing man in the British empire has been
called to the problems Involved. No mat
ter what may be the final solution of It atl
It must be admitted that a definite step
has been taken In advance toward the Ideal
of Imperial unity which la undoubtedly the
greatest of .1.11 political objects for British
citizens 'la every part of the world.
Work of Chamberlain.
Tha reading public, does not need to be
reminded of the interest which Mr. Cham
berlain took In these subjects when he oc
cupied the Important position of secretary
of state for the colonics, but It Is doubtful
whether Mr. Chamberlain could have ac
complished as much toward Imperial unity
if he had elected to continue as secretary
of state for the colonies under Mr. Balfour,
for above all and behind all would have re
mained the faot that . Mr. Chamberlain's
bent of mind was toward the introduc
tion of fiscal reforms rather than toward
the constructive policy of even so great an
Idea as that Involved in proposed Imperial
councils. In a powerful personality like
Mr. Chamberlain what Is In his mind
must come out sooner or later, generally
sooner. Hud he remained In office and
tangled up his protective tariff policies
with his Imperial federation , schemes he
must Inevitably have Injured not only the
cause of Imperlil unity, but his pet pro
posal of tariff reform aa well. The work
of collecting tho data, looking toward a
proposed Imperial council could undoubt-
cuiy wurr dp pcrionnea ny an almost
personality, like that of Mr. Lyttleton.
the really great movements are carried
on not by great statesmen, but by men al
moat unknown men who are remembered
because of their connection with the cause
that they have represented. EDINBURGH. Dec. .-(Special Uuble-
The proposals which Mr. Lyttelton put gram to The Bee.)-One of the most Inter
forward for consideration in his dispat.-h jesting things In connection with the ending
of April Jn, 1W. naturally do not contain ; of the fishing season Is found In th
anything radically novel. On the contrary.
In their general outline tkey follow the
conclusions made familiar during the last
year or two by the work of the British Em
pire league and by the efforts of that
anonymous committee of influential indi
viduals of all shades of. politics whose
spokesman has been Sir Frederick Pollock.
Kow Plan Proposed.
The essential characteristic of those con
clusions has been the abandoment, so far
at sny rate, as Immediate practical pur
poses are concerned, of definite schemes
of legislative federation of the empire, and
the acceptance ot the principle of gradual
evolution working along existing lines, and
Involving no breach of continuity or sacri-
flee on the Dart of anv conMtltii,nt nt ih !
empire of its existing legislative and execu- I ",,ndln wa or 'hillings a week, so
tlve autonomy. The line ot least resist- ! that 1,1 rali of ntnr'& Idlenesa (hey can
ence has been followed by all persons meet ,'"'lr tnr and lodging,
interesting themselves lit these problems I Th" Teat amblllon of " a'rls Is to earn
This Is Indicated by the various conferences I enouh. to make ,hem " ractlve in the
of the colonial prime ministers, the first l'5!".ot T' lTiUy Soot that he Pro
of which assembled in 1887 under the presl- ! T for lh,lr future- Even aft'r marriage,
dency of Lord Knutsford. but which ac- j .T." VT'T Wrk W,th
quired a new significance and importance 1 ""V ? "V""- working In
during the period of Mr. Chamberlain'. I T tnZn" wto""" dPart,"P""
tenure of power at the colonial otflce. The I v f ' than w. . .
nJn run faran asi ' . "
i..f . kin f ., .u.lnsh,1 tn,m Yarmouth this season.
- .uuillll Uft V 1 1 V
empire, and the strengthening of that coun
cil by the addition of a permanent commis
sion which could work out problems re
ferred to It or collect Information on iin
lorlant questions of Imperial Interest has
generally come to be regarded In the empire
outside as well as in England as the
furthest practical step that can be taken
along constitutional lines in the present
condition tit the empire.
PropoaaJs of Lyttelton.
The actual proposal laid by Mr. Lyttelton
before the governments of the self-governing
colonies consists of two parts. The
first is that the colonial conferences whose
past history he sums up In his disnatch
el. mld in the future be described by a title j Rodin, the famous French sculptor, has
niorr in accordance with the actual clr- consented to carry out the work,
ru.iwtuncea ot the day under which the 1 Th rost ot ltle Chelsea memorial will be
original casual conferences hsve developed ' fton.oao, toward which the International So
hto a real "Imperial council" for the dls-I cl,y of Sculptors. Painters and Gravers.
. i of which Mr. Whistler was. snd M. Rodin
(Continued oa Third Page.) Is. president, will give S-S.oou,
REGATTA ON THE ZAMBESI
Sir Charles Melealf Offer Prise
Kant Holn oa African
CAPETOWN. Dec. 23.-(Speclsl Cable-
gram to The Bee.) It sounds like Joke to
those who remember that only a few year
.ro the Zambesi river was in the heart
of "Darkest Africa." But a regatta is to
be held on the Zambesi river next July,
atid the Henley regatta committee and
other rowing associations all over the
worid will ilo well to look to their laurels,
for not only will the regatta Itself be an
ambitious one, but the crew In training on
the Zambesi give promise of conquering
the world In the worlJ of aquatics.
It Is no Joke that Bir Charles Metcalf,
the moving spirit of last summer's Zambesi
regatta, was so pleased with Its success
that he proposes to offer $3,000 to the funds
of any university sending out the cham
pion crew and to Invite representative
eights of universities from all parts of tha
There is a 'spice" about boating on the
Zembesl which makes other regattas pic
nics by comparison.
There is always an exciting possibility of
a coxswain disappearing down the mouth
of a hippo or of a crocodile taking a slice
out of a frail craft. This, however, Is
about the only thing that la left suggestive
of the dark continent.
An official of the British South Africa
company la authority for the statement
that one of the spectators at last year's
regatta had the heel of his boot confiscated
by a crocodile Just as he was getting out
of his boat. In front of the grandstand,
where a wag had put up a placard, "Mixed
bathing strictly prohibited
Last summer the regatta, was confined
to "fours.',' There were rews from Port
Elisabeth, Livingstone, Capetown, Kafue,
Kulomo and East Londah. who carried off
Tl.e Barotseland ban (all blacks) played
In the enclosure. They scorn band parts
and are taught their tunes by being whls
tied to by the hour.
The stretch of river chosen for the re
gatta Is Just above the mighty Victoria
Falls, where a thoroughly up-to-date hotel,
sumptuously appointed, can accommodate
a very large number of guests.
The journey Is not so bad after all. One
of the most luxurious trains In the world
leaves Capetown each Wednesday, arriving
at the Falls on the following Sunday.
FRENCH ARE NOT EXCITED
Latest Utterance of German War Lord
Caases o Bitterness In
PARIS. Dec. 23. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Either the Franco-German sit
uation Is Improving or the people of Paris
have grown tired of listening to the cry
of "wolf" and discovering that the wolf
never shows up. And of course' the people
of France tuke their impressions from
Paris. A few months ago the German em
peror's speech would have called forth
loud roars of indignation and anger.
Though the speech Is apparently a more
or less veiled thrtat somehow the Parisians
seem to have made up their 4lnds -that It
Is Intended to Influence the Reichstag in
view of the coining naval credits. There
have been so many threats from the same
quarter, veiled and unveiled, within the
last few months that the French nation
can hardly be expected to tremble every
time a word drops from the kaiser's Hps.
Nor do they. In fact there are those who
go so far aj to any that the German em
peror Is a barking dog who will not bite.
One of the leading statesmen from the In
terior is quoted as saying that he should
not be surprised to see the kaiser live to
be an old man with never the luck to get
Into a foreign wur. According to this
statesman the German emperor Is destined
to have wars all around him. His ambi
tions and tastes may be military, but it
some times happens that people who would
like to go to war never have the oppor
tunity. All this is evident from the comments of
the French rapers on ,ne Raiser's most
recent utterances. There is a complete ab
sence of anger. Indeed, the French papers
contain sound crltlelam of a character al
most Imperscnal-certalnly showing not
even the slightest tinge of excitement or
desire for revenge. Naturally there Is a
blend of sarcaim.
SCOTCH GIRLS MAKE GOOD HAUL
Plsherwomen from the North Return
Home from Work with
mai .vmj nsner girls who have followed
the fortunes of the Scotch herring fleet are
leaving Yarmouth and Lowestoft for their
northern homes carrying with them full
purses, for the season has been a success
ful one. These girls start at tho Shetland
islands in the early part of the year and
work around with the herring shoals and
boats by may of Fraxerburg. Shields. Scar
borough. Grimsby and lastly Lowestoft.
Here the herring regularly disappear dur
ing December and swim off into the un
known. The girls rest until February, but
when the fickle fish reappear off the Shet
lands In the spring the fisher girls also
ThM lrl" ar P'1' helr railway fares
i iu awiu 1 1 iiii ineir nomes as well .
MEMORIAL. TO MR. WHISTLER
Monument to He Brer ted at C helsea
with Replicas In Other
PARIS. Dec. 23.-(Special Cablegram to
The Bee. The report from London that a
monument la to be erected In Chelsea, Eng
land, as a memorial to Mr. Whistler, the
famous artist, and that it Is also proposed '
to erect replicas ot It In Paris snd the
United States, has been received with a
great deal of satisfaction here, where Mr.
wmstier was personally very popultir. M.
PUBLIC IN THE DARK
It Suit Upon Which to Zstimata Work of
Iriih Land Law a.
INFORMATION KEPT BY THE GOVERNMENT
Figurat Mads Pnblio Do Not Ghow How
Mnoh Hae Bean Dona.
DISTRESS IN SOME PARTS OF IRELAND
Prieit Tells of District Where Men and
Beaiti Lire Tag ether.
OLD HOTEL USED BY ROBERT EMMET
Application of Proprietor for
Writ Brings Old Brasen
Hotel Into the LI'
DUBLIN. Dec. 23.-(Sp ..1 Cablegram to
The Bee.) There is rather a sinister lack
of fullness in the information given to the
public in connection with the working of 10g? win command It In person. In any
the land purchase act of 1903. The treasury ' 'a", however. It is not anticipated by the
Is deliberately withholding from the Irish j British naval authorities that the visiting
ratepayers, it Is everywhere asserted, the 'luadron will consist of more than six
returns upon which the "British Parliament J warships. The Iptentlon Is that the visit
Insists as long as the British exchequer or" ""a" Proceed direct to Splthead. moor
was the immediate guarantor. The returns '"a- there to special buoys that will be pro
of the estates commissioners are in many Parpd 'or their reception, as In the case of
respects Incomplete. Another example is tne French visiting fleet. The British chan
that of the report of the Congested DIs- ! np' n'et North sea squadron and first
tricts board, which has Just been issued for j rulser squadron, forming a most impos.
the last financial year. From these re- : ing force of seventeen battleships and nine
porta it Is learned that under the act of cruisers, will be assembled In the anchor
19ii3 eighty-four estates have been pur- Ke to Ttft th guests. It Is Understood
chased for more than $5,600,000. On these es- tnat the kln has already signified his
tates there were 6.871 tenants occupying intention to review this , combined sea
10U69 acres of land. In addition 60,240 acres ' Pageant. After this royal Inspection 'the
of untenanted land were included. The '. Japanese ships will weigh anchor and pro
names of the estates and the area ere ! cee1 ,nto Portsmouth harbor, where an
given, but no Information 1 vouchsafed ! ""P-Tedented round of national hospitality
about the rentals; nor the individual
cases the number of tenants on each es
tate. Parliament, aa well as the public,
has been '"ft without the means to judge
whether the prices being paid offer a fair
prospect of progress in the congested dis
tricts or whether they are such as may
render the outlay on the Improvement
wholly barren because of the burden Im
posed upon the new proprietors.
Distress In Some Places.
At the meeting of the Balllnrobe branch
of the United Irish league, held In the town
hall there. Canon Stephen. M. P., the
president, delivered a speech on the pres
ent state of Irish affairs which showed
, 7 ' lB"B w,m;" "nowea
sound Judgment and common sense. Canon !
Stephen's references to the affairs of his J
own district were of special Interest and
value. "For us in Balllnrobe." he said. !
"the land noe.tlnn 1. n f rrvln.
-- rs j
der the grass-fattening lands up to. the
very walls of the town. Face to face with
this state of things we have hundreds, of
families huddled In villages on the out
skirts, in poverty and squalor unspeakable.
And us yet,-notwithstanding the boalJ
advantage of recent legislation, not one
solitary patch of land has been bought or :
sold under the Wyndham act, und to tho
estates commissioners and the Congested
Districts board Balllnrobe Is so far a place '
unknown-a veritable terra Incognlta-and
the Wyndham act an utter failure. Feudal- I
Ism is dying hard. It rests with you that '
Its last kick shall not be i Balllnrobe. In ;
the village of Crcggduff-too poor for evlc- I
tlon-there are over twenty families 1
grouped on les than twenty acres, not of j
land but of black rock, as its Irish name
Indicates. In Cloonereen there are quite !
as many families pitched in the black bog I
On Curragh human wretchedness can go
no further-man and beast occupy the same I
M f E
The BraxeTe?d hotel on'wer Bridge
street. whose proprietress obtained an 1 n- '
junction against a neighbor restraining ;
him from trespassing on her premises In I
an action before the master of the '
is a house associated with thrilling me,.
in this parish there are considerably over f" "ha dra ' Jhhi "counter
1.000 acres. Irish plantation measure, on- "V 'J VJ? 7 d pe"daDt
ssociated with thrilling memo- fh. " " m " " " ' , ur jaPan
history. It is approached by ' ' V" l,no,8dult Pr,ce ot "lood
rhk-h opens Into "a court notion t"f, IJ?"? f
ries in Irish
a passage w
imliU. IhA eniirfa nf tha . . 1 .1 tr.. i i .. i. w
telries. The Braxen Head h T ."
ISnS the rendezvous of Robert Emmet and '
his most trusted associates in the Insur- '
rectionary movement of which he was the
head. In one of the reception rooms of the
hotel which is traditionally believed to have x
been the scene of the most secret councils
of Emmet and his companions is, or was.
a small table on which it Is said that
Emmet's call to arms and manifesto de
claring the establishment of a provisional
i government was written. The writing table
rorms useir tne ltd or a drawer, and on
the back of the lid are pasted some - I
counts from contemporary newspapers of i of an artlon '" "m cou "t appeals here,
the day of the principal incidents In the ! The "ol'',n,un- ,ile Marchcse Troill. be
Kmmet tragedy. Within a stone's throw ': "e oI a rPl,'ou'' ,ur" of mind, regularly
of the Brasen Head hotel on the opposite : 'ltt'ndp, ,he -v!ecs in the chapel of a
side of, the street Is the house notable as j conv,,nt- ,Ier hc attracted by the
the warehouse ot Oliver Bond, who was a ' Pre,,y face r 8 probationary nun, and
wholesale draper of great wealth. Here ' "oon thPy b,,,anlP known to each other..
It was that Bond and fourteen of his i 0btainln' rrmisnlon from the Mother
associates, delegates from various United i Ru''rlnr to n herself, the nun left
Irish associations, the occasion being a lhe cor,vent and wa" married to the mar
provisional meeting of the United Irish ' che8e by a frtenlly priest In the presence
Brotherhood, were arrested by Major Swan i f tW0 frl'nd" of th bridegroom,
and a force of constabulary to whom i ! 8,loh tt marriage, is not legal unless a
lormanon was given Dy the notorious
Thomas Reynolds, who got himself sworn
, into the United Irish Brotherhood to betray
us memDers ior urines by Dublin castle.
GERMANS TO BE LINGUISTS
To Make Travelers Feel at Home Rail
nay Employes study for.
BERLIN, Dec. 23. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Germany has organized a so
ciety for the purpose of making foreigners
feel at home. So owerful has been the
influence of this organization already that
the authorities 'of the Bavarian state rail
ways are compelling their staff to learn
rTencn. tngusn and Italian. Station mas
ters, ticket collectors, booking clerks,
guards and porters are wrestling Wth
these foreign languages in special classes
at Nuremburg and Munich.
Unfortunately the inrihodN f teaching
are purely oral-that Is. the aspiring porler
Is first shown an object and then told its
name. The result Is a curious mixture f,f
German formation of sentences and Eng
lish phrases. However. It is thought that
considerable good will be done, although
many of the questions and answers are
almost parrot-like in their stupldiiy
Scholarships are to be given to the men
who make the most progress, and the sue.
cessfiil student will be sent st the expense
of the state for a holiday in England to
complete his studies. One hundred snd
fifty men have slready put down thei
names In the classes. The movement will
have its headquarters In Munich.
CEREMONIES F0R JAPANESE
Great Britain Plana Or eat Demonstra
tion When ships of Asiatic
LONDON. Dee. . 3.--(Spccial Cablegram
to The Bee.) Additional details of the
naval demonstration next summer at Ports
mouth, when the visiting fleet of Jai-an
arrives, show that the celebration will be
one of unrivalled splendor and from a
spectacular and a popular point of view
It will probably eclipse anything in this
line that old England has ever seen. The
French entente week at Portsmouth was
great, but naval men declare that the Japa
nese week will be even greater. It is
claimed that there will be all the sincerity
of friendship which was extended to the
French guests, coupled with an enthusiasm
sentiment amounting almost to hero
'hip. The date of the arrival of the
1 ' Bplthead Is fixed in authoritative
-ireles for early in July. The visiting
squadron Is to leave Rasebo at the begin
ning of May. and the six weeks' sea pas
sage will be prolonged by the making of
one or two calls of a friendly ceremonial
character on the way.
The composition of the Japanese fleet
has yet to be definitely nettled. One report
has it that it will consist of two battle
ships and four cruisers and that Admiral
DECORATION FOR THE MIKADO
Last Adnlt Prince of Royal Blood In
England Will Carry
LONDON, Dec. 23.-(Speclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) The arrangements for the
visit of Prince Arthur of Connaught andiits
suite to Japan for the Investiture of 'tha
mikado with the Order of the Garter have
now been definitely settled. They will
leave England on January 12 and will
travel overland to Marseilles where thev
.-in mK-..v " tT I' W e . y
,a" Pr?n 7rth""YanTT Ior
'J! ' llC' 1 v J th
2 rJ" Wm. P
- "v oiamonas. The
iMnraa let ft cvn... i
... - . - im n suver. wun a
red St. George's cross encircled by a gar
ter, bearing the motto of the order. The
first week after Prince Arthur's a rrt on I
will be devoted to ceremonies of state.
The next three weeks win ha .spent In
travel and sport. Including an a special
mark of honor to Prince Arthur, bear
shooting in the mikado's forest, which is
very strictly preserved. Prince Arthur will
embark for England on March 18. It is
" nco a mPmber
!? ry", fQaml waS ,n Japan'
T u ?J.?k? 7 8axe-Cobu'--Gotha, as
" i Edlnburh' visited the country l
1869 a".d Wa" iv jv l" """ado. He
I?" '?,;r,0U"Ced L,d lledp8j'll who. as
Mr' Mltford. been appointed secretary
? Sesa,Uon 1,1 tl" Previous year. It Is
, ,!"'""" t0 nte thttt Lo,d Rdesdale
W ' 0n" f "18 rlncPl members of
. "C0 ArtUur 8 "ulte- "a has a peculiarly
'ntln'ate knowledge, and Is one of the very
few Englishmen able to speak the language
"! collection of Japa-
,T P'ant" d "rubs at Batsford Park,
J"n .?f OM Jttpan and A na""oo
" nen ...e Arthur 8a"8 ' JPn
will still be In India and tho duke of t'on-
1auK.ht . Wl" be ln8Pc'" troops In
maa ,7, .
ROMANCE IN ROMAN CLOISTER
nn Leaves House and Mnrrles Noble,
man Who Refuses to Com
ROME, Dec. 23. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) A remarkably romantic store
relating to n nobleman and a nun has Just
Drougui to light through the medium
civil ceremony is performed. And the no.
blcmau absolutely refused to have a civil
ceremony celebrated. In fact he disap
peared Immediately after the wedding
luncheon. When found after a search he
declared that he had changed his mind.
The proceedings brought In the court of
appeal here, consisting of an action for
! GATHERS IVORY FOR NEW QUEEN
j Prince of Wales Makes t'ollerllon for
Ilia Ulster Maod of
CALCUTTA. Dec. .-(Special Cablegram
to The Bee. I The prince of Wales has
I collected for Ills sister, the new Queen
J Maud of Norway, a number of ivory tusks,
i Queen Maud i a great admirer of ivory
! snd at the courts of Iondon n.art Copen
j hagen her royal fad was well known. It
was her custom to claim tribute from the
spoils of every royal hunting party, the
ivory tusks being turned over to the then
j princess without question. She has also
! been presented with many (Jiixcellancous
i ornaments snd various articles made of
Ivory, all of her friends knowing and laugh
ing at her because of this fad.
When the prince of U'a'.es started on his
tour around the world Princess Maud, his
sister, had liot been railed to the throne
of Norway together with her husband.
Prince Charles. Since this event his oc
curred the prince of Wales has been ran
sacking India for Ivory with which to aid
his sister in gracing the rooms of the palace
at '(hr'.wlsr.ia v
BATTLE IN MOSCOW
Fierce Fight lelweea Armed Workmti
and 8oldiors Aloof tha Sadoria,
THOUSANDS KILLED AND INJURED
Iomrgenta Vowed Down by Vachiie Gudi
TWO LARGE ARMS STORES PILLAGED
0am Taken Are Dii'.ribnted ta Men
PROLETARIAT PROCLAIM ARMED REBELLION
Demonstration Was to Begin at lx
O'clock, .but General Donhasroff
Anticipated Move Rumor thnt
Cossncks Are Disloyal.
MOSCOW, Dec. 23 Midnlght.-The situa
tion is hourly growing worse. The Insurg
ents hold several quarters of the city and
fighting continues desperately.
Two large arms stores have been pillaged
and the weapons distributed among the
men who have erected barricades along the
Sadovia. which encircles the city. The mil
itary has succeeded In isolating various
sections, preventing communication. From
the heights colored signal rockets are show
ing Instructions to the isolated commanders.
The searchlights on the 8oukaroff and
other towers illuminate the street where
the fighting is proceeding.
The roar of cannon continues. Machine
guns are being employed to clear the Sa
dovia. It is impossible to estimate the
number of dead and wounded, but It prob
ably will run Into the thousands.
In a square In the heart of the city the
Insurgents are making a desperate fight
from a house, using an English machine
gun from the window against a battery
which Is cannonading them.
There are many revolting details of the
day. At FIdler's school, after the students
had raised the white flag and come out,
they were charged, ridden down and
sabred by the dragoons. The revolutiona
ries retaliated wherever they caught an
officer alone and on the slightest resistance
he was beaten Into insensibility.
Telegraph poles, wires, planks, barrels
and any material available was used In
the construction of many barricades, which
sprang up all over the city, and as soon
as one was destroyed onotner went up as
If by mogle at a different place. The
crowds fought tho troops with intense
stubbornness, using principally revolvers
and hand grenades, but many hundreda
of persona had rifles and repeatedly stood
"their gfo'UhdV even while crowds' were be
ing mowed down by quick-firing guns.
Many innocent persons were killed,
among them a number of women. Many
bodies were blown to pieces by shrapnel.
On Tverskal street, where the crowds
were enfiladed, the losses were heavy.
Girt students were conspicuous behind the
burricades, either carrying wounded or
taking their places in the ranks and cheer
ing on their comrades.
Plan of Proletariat Attack.
2 a. ni. The pln of the armed rising
of the proletariat was o seize the St.
Petersburg station at idawn Saturday,
take possession of dounia building, cap
ture the state bank and proclaim a pro
visional government. To the workmen fell
the task of taking the station, the object
of which was to prevent communication
and the dispatch of troops from St. Peters
burg. The student revolutionary organ
izations were to have captured the douma
buildings and the bank buildings. Gen
eral Doubassoff learned of tho scheme
Friday night and decided to put It down
ruthlessly. He also accepted the offer ot
the notorious reactionary. Prince Tchex
batoff, to organize militia composed of
loyalists. The attack on the station at
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 23-11:56 p. m.
The situation at Moscow tonight Is exceed
ingly critical. A regular battle is raging
in the streets of the city and a state of ter
A telephone message Just received by the
Associated Press says that the drumming
of machine guns, volleys by infantry and
the booming of cannon can be heard at In
tervals. The military seems to have the
upper hand, although there are rumors that
the grndarmery and the Cossacks have re
volted and have refused to fire on the peo
ple. According to this telephone message,
which was very confused owing to the ex
citement under which the sender was la
boring, the revolutionary leaders had given
the signal for an armed rising of the pro
letariat at 8 o'clock this evening, but Gov
ernor General Doubassoff discovered their
plans and acted quickly. He massed S.0iO
troops of all arms In Red place, under the
walls of the Kremlin, mounted machine
guns In the towers of the old Chinese wall,
posted artillery at intervals encircling the
Tverskala boulevard and placed heavy de
tachments of horse and light artillery at
The first scene of butchery occurred at I
o'clock, when the troops and the cannon,
which were loaded with grape, fired into a
procession of workmen carrying red flags
and singing revolutionary songs as they
swung Into the boulevard.
Since then there has been almost con
tinual fighting somen here in the city. The
workmen threw up barricades at the trU
umphal arch, al two places in Doitrovsky
street and at another place, but all were
assaulted and carried by the troops.
The principal resistance was at the tri
umphal arch, the defenders of that barri
cade being armed only nith revolvers. They
held their ground for a time against the
machine guns. One hundred. and twenty
student militia who were surrounded st
FIdler's school made a heroic stand, de-
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THE BEE BULLETIN.
and Warmer In F.est Portion. Mon
de r Fnlr.
EW aFCTWV-Flaht Panes.
1 Cnnadlens n Reedy to Ana er.
I.ltlle Knovr n of Work of Land Art
Buttle In Streets of Moscow.
Work In- In nnsresa for the West.
3 Raster ays P Will Xot Realn-n.
A er from All Parts of ebrusku.
4 Affairs nt otiti Omahu.
Aanew Is Out for "penker.
B President Furors Small Herds.
Ronvler Mny Be Srst President.
Ilnppenlnas In Omaha Suburbs.
fnortlnsr Ktrsti of the Dny.
F.ehoea of the Ante-Room.
Post Week In Omaha Society.
Wnniun In t'lnh und Charity.
T Council Bluffs nnd lo n Kews.
Sw from th Army Posts.
8 genatnrs Some on Poker Plnylna.
How Ruckrtshopa Are Conducted.
EDITORIAL K TIO Elaht Pace.
1 sh Claims Victory for Omaha.
Worrell Has All of Them Uueasluc.
Some Facts About the Romanoffs.
a Lund Fencers Weep When "en
teneert. C hristmas Services nt Chnrehea.
Ranker's Son Cauaht In Robbery.
4 Want Ada.
5 Mast Ads.
8 Wnnt Ads.
Condition of Omnhn's Trade.
T Financial nnd Commercial.
B llennlnna ot Candidate for
HALF.TOSB SF.CTTO-Etaht Pases.
1 Decoration; Iowa's Stnte House.
2 In the Field of F.lectrlrlty.
Tersely Told Tales.
Little Stories for Little People.
Curious Capers of Cnpld.
Former White Honse Weddings.
8 Plays nnd Players.
Music nnd Musical Notes.
4 Sport of Christmas Senann.
Ciosslp About Noted People.
Hotel to Accommodnte Live Stock.
5 American Money In Canada Fac
For and About Women.
Hints on Latest Fnshlnns.
7 firlst of Sporting; Gossip.
COLOR SECTION Four Panes.
1 Bnater Brown's Merry Christmas.
S Woman Wins Lovers' Buttle.
From Near and Fur.
8 Christmas Idyll by Berthn M. Clay.
4 Girls Who Are Boys at Chrlstmaa
Tlde. Temperature at Omnhn Yesterdnyi
Honr. Deer. Hoar. Dear.
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GIGANTIC TRACTION MERGER
"organ, Roarers, Belmont, Harrlmnu
nnd Ryan Said to Be Interested
In New York Deal.
NEW TORK, Dec. 21 The Times to
morrow will say: ' J. P. Morgan 4 Co.,
II. II. Rogers of the Standard Oil com
pany and several other financiers not here
tofore Identified with the local tracton
system, it was learned yesterday have be
come associated with August Belmont &
Co. and the capitalists Interested In the
Interborough Rapd Transit company . In
the merger of the city's traction lines, ele
vated, surface nnd underground. Edward
II. Harriman has been concerned in the
negotiations at least as a friendly adviser
to Mr. Belmont. Whether he is to ac
quire an interest In the new concern could
not be ascertained yesterday.
The consolidation of the traction com
panies, it was further learned, has been
brought about by a merger of the Ryan
Interests with the Interborough Rapid
Transit company rather than by the buy
ing out of the former by the Morgan
. Rogers-Belmont group. Payment to Ryan
for his Interest In the Metropolitan Be.
j curltles company and Its controlled lines
, will probably be made In stock of a new
I holding company that is to be organized
J rather than Ih cash.
j Walter G. Owknian. president of the Hud-
son companies and a director In the Inter
borough Transit company, will be a promi
nent factor in the consolidated companies.
Through the Hudson companies the Piin
sylvanla railroad becomes Indirectly inter
ested in tne traction merger.
FORMER BANKER IS SUED
Receiver of People's United States
Bank of St. Louis Asks Urxe Sum
from F., (i. Lewis.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. Dec. K.-Recelver Essen
of the People's United States bank filed
suit In the Rt. Iiuls courty circuit court
todiy against E. O. Lewis, president, and
the directors of the People's hank on a
note for $!W.S75. Tho answer of the
defendants, filed at the same time, admits
the making of the note, but says it was
Issued without consideration and that It
bad been released, discharged and surren
dered by the bank before Essen's appoint
ment as receiver.
THIRTY MINERS SUFFOCATED
Fmmona Snntn ftrrtrudls Mine nt
Pnrhnen. Old Mexico. Is Re.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 23.-A special dis
patch to the Mexican Herald from Tachuca
says that the famous Snnta Oertrudls mine
is burning and that thirty miners were
suffocated. The damage Is liable to reach
hundreds of thousands of dollars. No de
tails have been received.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Dec. 23.
At N'ew York-Arrived: La Lorraine,
from Havre: Caronla. from Liverpool- New
York, from Southampton. Bulled: Europe
for Bremen; Finland, for Antwerp; Etruna'
for I.lvernrml fit I . 1 '
1 Pretoria, for Hamburg: Axtorlo, for Olas-
gow; Mlnnetonka. for Ixindon.
! At Ix.ndon-Kall.d: Columbian, for Bos
Ak Havre-Failed: Ijl Touralne, for New
it Antwerp Soiled:' Routhwark, for New
j oi k.
At Southampton Sailed: St. Louis for
At Genos-Arrlved: Cretle. from New
tork; filctlia, from New York. Sailed-LiTiirl-v
I. r New York.
At Glasgow Arrived. Furnessla, from
New York. Railed: Ethiopia, for New
At Marseilles Arrived: Germanla. from
At I Jverpool Hailed: Carrnanla, for New
York; Armenian, for New York.
At Greenock Railed: Sardinian, for Bos
ton. At Rotterdam Sailed: Riatendam. for
At Bremen Sailed: Brandenburg, for
At Plymouth Arrived: Philadelphia, from
At yueeiistown Arrived: Carmania, from
WORK FOR THE WEST
Nebraikana in Congress Have Plant for
MILLARD FAVORS MOKE PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Would Have Government Own Foeloffioee
in All Important Towns.
BURKETT ON TWO JUDICIAL DISTRICTS
Nebraska Should have an Additiona
Federal Conrt at Once.
EACH CONGRESSMAN HAS A SPECIALTY
Members of the Lower House Outline
the Work They Expect to
Do nt the Present
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. U. (Special.)
While senators and represen.ativcs in con
gress are endeavoring to get into the band
wagon so far as the great problems go, the
legislation needed at home is pretty gen
erally forgotten. Statesmen of the "late
and early" variety are so busy convincing
their colleagues that they are the real lend
ers that measures for their own constituen
cies are liable to be pushed aside until it Is
too late for any telling work to be done
prior to the close of congress. Then comes
the day of reckoning, when the senator or
representative has to face his constituency
and explain why needed legislation for the
particular state or district was not made
For the purpose of ascertaining Just what
measures are Interesting the members of
the Nebraska delegation The Bee corre
spondent made a special effort to learn
what bills would be particularly urged by
the homo members, bach has one or more
pet projects In which he and his home folks
are interested, and each will work during,
the session to accomplish something along
the lines indicated in the following state
ments: Senntor Joseph II. Millard.
Senator Millard said: "It la well known
by many people In Nebraska that I favor a
proposition that the United States govern
ment provide poatofllce buildings In all
towns of say 1,000 to 6.000 population and
upward. In line with that Idea I have Just
Introduced in the senate bills providing for
the erection of public buildings at Wayne,
West Point and Columbus, each to cost I.V),.
000; at Grand Island and Kearney, each to
cost I13fi,000; at North Platte, to cost 1110,
000. I believe It to be to the best Interest of
the government and of the towna to build a
reasonable number of buildings every year,
and I shall endeavor to bring about that re
sult In Nebraska.
"I am working for a law making of Fort
Niobrara a permanent artillery and cavalry
post and for provisions to enlarge Fort
Hoblnson, Nebraska, and Fort Meade,
South Dakota all, three tributary to the
merchants niMhe largest , towns or-Nebraska.
I shall also take some interest in
any legislation that may be decided upon
to finish the Hot Springs, S. D., Soldier's
"Local to Omaha I shall push my bill for
building a road from Fort Crook to the
Douglas county lien below Albright, but in
order to bring this about it is Important
that the people should prepare to build an
equally good road from the county line
"I shall continue my efforts for the re
juvenation of Fort Omaha, work upon
which seems to be progressing nicely. It It
my intention to have very much more done
than has been contracted for up to date, to
be provided for in the estimates for the
coming year, and to make of Fort Omaha
the most Important signal station In the
"Some of my constituents are interested
In a measure to provide for the federal
control of Insurance, and I have Introduced
a hill on the subject, which is engaging the
attention of Insurance men generally and
which subject the president says is one
which congress should consider. It is pos
sible my bill Is defective, but it may le re.
garded as tentative, opening the way to ra
tional legislation of Interest to every policy,
"I have Introduced a number of pension
bills of little or no publlo interest, yet they
pertain to meritorious cases and require
constant attention. Aa the session advances
I expect to take up other subjects of legis
lation of Interest to Nebraska."
Senntor K. J. Bnrkett.
Senator Burkett, when asked as to his
Ideas of the session and of the special
work that he had mapped out to do, said
that being a new senator he understood
he was not expected to have very many
ideas, or at least would not be expected
to utter them.
"However," said the senator, "this will
be a very busy end a very Important ses
sion. It seems to me that there are more
Important legislative questions confronting
us now than at any former session since
I have l-een a member of congress. The
thing that I expect to take special Interest
in that pertains locally to Nebraska is tha
division of the state into two Judicial dis
tricts for federal court purposes, i Tha law
yers want it snd I think the people of the
state are entitled to have their courts
brought as near to them as possible and
also to have the business of It kept up to
date. Tardy Justice means sometimes nn
Justice. One Judge Is not able to handle
the federal court business land we have
been getting Judges from all of the sur
rounding states to help him out.
"I have been making some comparisons
and find that In no state is the sltuatd.
so bad aa In Nebraska. For example. In
Iowa they have two district with four di
visions In each district and yet the judg
ments rendered In civil suits last year
amounted to but JT;.50n. In Nebraska
with only one district, one Judge snd
one division and practically only one place
of holding court the judgments rendered
amounted toalmost S6ofi,(i0. A year ago there
! were pending in Iowa 2M suits and there
were commenced during the year 241 rases,
while in Nebraska at the same time there
were pending tX! canes and during the
year 2G were commenced, making a total
in Iowa 63. as against 6 in Nebraska,
while we have In our state less than half
the facilities for doing the business. As
I am Informed there is more business
on the Ofiurt docket now than our Judge
can possibly handle in tho proper time
and In the proper way. As soon as I
can prepare It I expert to introduce
a bill dividing the slate Into two districts
along the Platte liver. It Is the. same bill
which has been agreed to before by the
F.rnest M. Pollard.
"Inasmuch as 1 am a new member."
B. l. Pollard ot the First district
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