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MAILS HELD UP. DARING RUSSIAN ROBBERS. Passengers and Crew Terrorised. Poti (Transcaucasia), Wednesday. — An audacious robbery was perpetrated on Monday night on board the steamer Tsarevitch George, "bound from Sukhumkale for Otchemchiri. The robbers. 25 in number, who had apparently boarded the vessel at various points between Sukhumkale and Novorossisk, were armed With revolvers and rifles, and firing their weapons and shouting to the steerage passen- gers not to move they drove the crew into the ateerage. after which they occupied all the approaches to the compartment and threaten- ing the passengers and crew with death if they resisted, abstracted a sum of 12,000 roubles from the mail and the ship's treasury. The first class passengers made a show of resistance and fired some shots at the robbers. who, however, required the captain to order the immediate cessation of the firing otherwise they would shoot the captain, two mates, and four sailors whom they had retained as hostages. After securing their booty the robbers asked for one of the ship's boats, in which, under the guidance of the hostages, they landed. offering the sailors ten roubles for their services.— Reuter. Troops Refuse to Shoot. St. Petersburg, Wednesday.—The Minister of War is reported to have been informed that "ihe troops composing the Cronstadt garrison have intimated that they will not shoot the 19 laiiors sentenced to death in connection with the Cronstadt mutiny.—Reuter. M. Stolypin Threatened. St. Petersburg,Sunday.—The Moscow Even- ing Garza" states that a short note has been found in the Winter Palace in an apartment occupied by M. Stolypin, signed Maxim," and containing the following word3 We were originally an avenging band of 16. One of us jKonoplannikova) was condemned by the field court martial and executed another is tinder trial for the murder of General Korloff, And three have perished on Aptekarsky Island, Abut there are tiill13 of us lett. Beware." It Is rumoured thlLt the thirteen have passed lentence dooming a person of even higher ttttnding than the Premier, hitherto left un- touched by revolutionary attempts.—Central News. Great Bomb Discovery. St. Petersburg, Wednesday.—The following details have been learned with regard to a daring attempt to rob an official messenger who was taking a considerable sum of money to the Customs department In consequence of information received a strong force of police and detectives were posted in the neighbour- hood of the Bourse. Seeing several suspicious- looking men lurking about. the police arrested three. A fourth took to his heels, but was thot and killed. At the moment a number of men attacked the Customs messenger, and one of the band fired at him, but missed him. The police at once ruched to his assistance, and shots were Exchanged between them and the messenger's assailants. The latter subsequently fled to the banks of the Neva. The police pursued, using their revolvers, and wounding several of the robbers. Altogether ten men have been arrested, including students and peasants. At 7 o'clock this morning the police, acting »n information received, searched the students' library in the Engineering Institute attached to the Department of Ways and Communica- tions. They found 40 bombs and two poods of dynamite left there by a student named Finch. His rooms were subsequently searched, and a quantity of explosives discovered The police have also found a store of arms in the rooms of a son of the concierge of the Engineering Institute. The young man reached Finch's rooms when they were being searched carryin bundle of revolutionary proclamations. He drew a revolver, but was disarmed before he had time to fire. Finch himself was subse • quently arrested. In addition to the loaded bombs 70 unfilled bombs were also found. The police are searching throughout St. Petersburg with ceaseless activity in view of the declared determination of the revolu tionane* to remove fort hwith the most pro- minent upholders of the autocracy. In one house alone 200 revolvers were seized last night.—Reuter.

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