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"GREGORY THE RAKE." I  RAKE." I itfca SENSATION IN PETROGRAD. SINISTER CHARACTER PUT AWAY. Mr. Harold Williams, the Daily CiroIl- ide" correspondent at Petrograd, tells an 1 extraordinary story of the assassination of Rasputin (" Gregory the Rake "), the Russian monk who obtained an extraordinary in- fluence over the Russian Court, Government, society and women. A daughter of his was the chief companion of the Czar's daughters, and he W<1, for long a power in the land. On Friday night (cables Mr. Wiltams) two young men belonging to the highest Petrograd society drove up in a motor-caT to the house on Corokhovaya-sti ee.i occupied by a man whose name is notjrio. through- out Russia. This man was taken in a car to a. large house on the Moika Canal, owned by Prince Yusupoff Sumarokoff Elsten (who married Princess Irene of Russia, the second cousjn c-f the Czar). The garden attached to the house extends from the canal to Offit- serskaya-street. At 3 o'clock on Saturday- morning a police- man on the Moika and another (policeman on the v.. ffitsarskaya heard the Sound of shots and cries I from tile ganhon. The policeman on Offitser- skaya saw several persons coming but of the gate and asked them what had hap;, but received no explanation. Shortly afterwards a motor-car drove up into the garden, and another car arrived at the door of the house on the Morka. Judicial authorities were called up, and traces of blood were seen on the snow in the garden. Through a Hole in the Neva. I According to one version, the body of the murder.ed man wag put into the car, wrapped up in a fur coat. One of the young aristocrats took a seat inside the car while the other sat beside the chauffeur. The car was driven to the islands at the mouth of the Neva. In the ice on a. branch of the Neva, neir the Petrovsky Island, a freshly made hole was discovered. Near the hole were traces of blood, and not far away lay a pair of golo-shes with suspicious fed mafks. Divers were set to work and the bodv discovered. I The Deed Justified. 1 A Kussian journal. in a roundabout fashion, justifies and glorifies ths assassina- tion, referring to vile influences which undermine the honour of families, which fos- ter in the less stable elements of the nation [the vices of toadyism and sycophancy, and make of politics a degrading game of secret intrigues marked by the eventuality of the sale of public offices, the purchase and sale of men's souls and consciences, the choice of administrators from amongst the worst and least capable, and the systematic poison- ing of the whole Government organism by repulsive, ignorant, servile influences."

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