Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, March 05, 1920, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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THE INDEPENDENCE ENTERPRISE, INDEPENDENCE, OREGON.
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This photograph, taken on the U. S. S. Klorhla while nt winter pnictice with the Atlantic licet, shows the nic.-
room furniture being washed and aired, au irksome but frequent duty.
Bodies of Czar and Family
Burned by Sulphuric Acid
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4.45 p. m. arriving independence at New Details of the Tragedy That Wiped Out the Russian Royal
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Family on July 17, 1918, Brought Back to the United States
by Col. George H. Emerson of the Engineer Corps
Scene Unspeakably Horrible.
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St. Paul. Minn. How the former
empress of Russia and her oldest
flaughter knelt In prayer making the
sign of the cross, while former Czar
Nicholas and his heir were murdeicd
before their eyes, and how the assas
sins then turned their guns and bay
onets on the remaining members of
the czar's family and their retinue,
Is told in a report brought hack from
Russia by Colonel George II. Emerson,
of St. Paul.
Colonel Emerson, formerly general
manager of the Great Northern rail
way, returned from Russia January
20. lie was a member of the Ameri
can railway mission, headed by John
F. Stevens, which was sent to Siberia
In November, 1917, to keep open the
Siberian railway in the hope that Rus
sia's forces might be kept in the- field.
While the mission was en route the
Kerensky government went to pieces,
but Colonel Emerson was one of those
who remained in Russia for twenty-six
months attempting to assist the coun
try to regain its fighting power.
Czechs Investigated Tragedy.
Extracts from a special report pre
pared by General Dietricks furnish the
basis for the story of the murder of
the former czar and his family, and
these are augumented by an investiga
tion by the Czechs, under command of
General Gaida, who became a stanch
friend of Colonel Emerson.
On the night the czar and his fam
ily were murdered Colonel Emerson
and other members of the commission
were only about sixty miles distant.
According to the report, a copy of
which is in Colonel Emerson's posses
sion, the czar and his family were
awakened between midnight and 1 a.
m. July 17, 191S. They were brought
down stairs in their house at Ekaterin
burg and told the Czechs would soon
be upon them, and that therefore it
would be necessary to put them to
death. Almost immediately the red
guards began firing.
The mutilated bodies of many of
those murdered that night were dis
covered, but It is believed that the
bodies of the czar and of the members
of his immediate family were con
sumed by great quantities of sulphuric
acid. Jewelry and trinkets possessed
by them were found near the scene of
the murder. These Included many of
the royal jewels.
Daily Life Sharply Restricted.
With the usurpation of the govern
ment by the bolshevik! severe restric
tions were placed on the daily affairs
of the czar's family. Thus, a valet.
who had been in the czar's family for
ten years, stated that after the turn
over "there followed severe restric
tions both in the funds for the upkeep
Of the czar's family and in the matter
of its occupation, and particularly In
regard to tlieir walks. When a de
mand was unexpectedly made by the
central committee for the czar's fam
ily to transfer Immediately to Kkater
inburg the czar's plea Unit his sun was
ill received no consideration."
As far as could he learned by the
examination of inhabitants the leaders
in the murder were Commissaire
Youroffsky and his assistants, a work
man of the Issetsky works, Pavel Med
vedoff; and the red guards. I.evatnlk,
Partln, Kostausloff, Mclmil. Letomin,
Sterkorin and Yakimoff. Sumo of them
boasted of tlieir participation.
The tragedy of July 17, 101S. was de
scribed by Caplolina Agafonovkn in
the words of her brother, Anatole
Yakimoff, one of the red guards of the
house ef IpatyefT. She said on the day
following the murder her brother came
to her, tired and broken down, imd In
great agitation announced :
"This night Nicholas Romanoff, his
family, the doctor, the fraulein and the
lackeys were killed. All of the cap
tives were awakened between midnight
anl one o'clock and requested to go
downstairs. Here they were told that
the enemy (Czechs) would soon be In
Ekaterinburg and that therefore It
was necessary that they be put to
death. Then and there the red guards
beg-on to shoot at the czar's family!1
The first to be killed were the em
peror and the heir. The rest of the
prisoners were wounded. They bad to
he finished off by further shooting, tit
tering with the hutt ends of muskets
and stabbing with bayonets.
Czarina Thirty-Two Times Wounded.
"There was particularly great trou
ble with the fraulein. She was wriggling-
and attempting to defend herself
with a pillow. On her body HI' wounds
were counted. The grand duchess,
Anastasia Nlkolalevna. had fainted.
When we began to examine her she
shrieked wildly, after which she was
killed with bayonets and rifle butts."
According to Yakimoff, the murder
scene was so unspeakably horrible
that he could not endure it.
"I went outside for a breath of fresh
air several times," lie declared.
The evening following the murder
Yakimoff left for the front, and when
he came to bid farewell be was utter
ly out of countenance. His face was
pinched, the pupils of his eyes dilated,
and his lips were trembling.
Another red guard, Kuzma Leternin,
related that on the day of the murder
he was to have taken his post In the
sentinel booth In the street, when he
observed a boy of the emperor's house
hold In the street. When he inquired
why, another of the red guards, Ste
korin, told him of the murder. Ac
cording to Stekorin's story Command
ant Youroffsky had killed the czar,
having previously read to him some
paper, presumably the order of the
Ural soviet of deputies. He told that
during the murder both the empress
and her eldest daughter were present,
Crossing (lie street to offer
aid to a woman he saw sitting
on the steps of an apartment
house in heloit, Wis., Karl
Flese found Ills mother dying
from apoplexy. She was on her
way home from shopping and
died soon after her son reached
her.
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and were making the slgit of the Cross.
After the czar had been ibme to dentil
Pavel McdvedyclT. assistant to Your
offsky, and the Letts killed the entire
family and also the court retinue. The
bodies of the murdered were plneed III
a motortruck ami sent away, he said.
Later the poliee ollleers tonk away
from Kuzma Leternin about one hun
dred different articles, nil having be
longed to the czar's family, and ob
tained, according to him, some time
during the donning of the house after
the murder. Others were taken from
his brother. Mehail, a red imard.
Woman Confirms Story.
A similar picture of the murder v
drawn by the wife of Medv edj ell, the
commandant's assistant, roniirtnln
her husband's partieiintion.
Prokopi Kiithienkoff. a red guard.
who served in the house tmard. told
that lie wns in the Working Men's club
of the Verk-Issoisi; works July IS or
19, and that the president of the ex
ecutive committee of the soviet of
workmens and soldiers' deputies,
Serge Malishkln. the military coinmls
saire, IVtcr Yermakoff and other
prominent members of the bolshevikl
were conducting a secret conversation, j
Kukhtenkoff said 'lie caught the sen-,
tence: j
"There were thirteen of them alto-j
getlier, the thirteenth was ihe doctor. ' I
As they moved away, he followed!
them arid heard one of them say: j
"This Is the second day we have
been fussing. Yesterday we burled:
them, and today we lone to reburvj
them."
From this he deduced that Levnt
nikh, Partln and Kostaustakuff took
part In the funeral of the roval family.
Their talk was boastful, he said, andj
they told that their victims hud been i
dressed in civilian clotlilmr. in which'
was skillfully sowed many valuables,
lie also said he beard one of the speak
ers deny that the heir had died at
Tobolsk, as reported; because lie was
one of tlieir victims.
From their conversation he also
learned that the slain first were burled
just outside of Ekaterinburg, but that
later their bodies were distributed to
other places further away.
General Dletrick's special report
concludes as follows:
"The correspondence will bo sub
mitted to examination for the purpose
of establishing the participation In
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and central soviet authorities, besides
this, In the near future one of th. r.rin.
clpal parties to the murder, hi fnct
the direct murderer of the czar, Pave!
! Medvodyeff, who lias only Just been
detained, will be examined.
the committee of Inquiry attaches
grout importance to the cross examina
tion of this witness, since, In all prob
ability, all the circumstances of the
death of (he former czar and his fam
ily will be made dear. It Is probable,
also, thai clues as lo Ihe whereabouts
of the corpses may be obtained, the
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and family which were found at the
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