1906-03-23 THE EXECUTION OF LIEUTANANT SCHMIDT
London Times, 23 March 1906, p. 5: THE EXECUTION OF LIEUTANANT SCHMIDT. ST. PETERSBURG, MARCH 22.*
The execution of Lieutenant Schmidt has provoked many protests throughout the country. At Moscow, the pupils in the schools have, in some instances, gone on strike and have hung out black and red flags as a sign of mourning. At Vladimir the pupils of the ecclesiastical academy demanded requiem services, which, however, were not permitted. They then demonstrated in the streets with flags, but were dispersed by the police, six of them being arrested. At Novo Tcherkask, in the province of the Don Cossacks, a fund is being raised for the erection of a monument to Lieutenant Schmidt.
A telegram from Samara states that on Tuesday night a band of robbers disguised as policement attacked the mail on a country road and decamped with 38,000 roubles (£3,800).
The Minister of the Interior has ordered the Governors, Prefects, and chiefs of police to arrest, interrogate, and submit to administrative punishment all pupils of schools who have absented themselves from their studies as a token of sympathy with Lieutenant Schmidt. Orders have also been issued to confiscate and destroy all pictures and illustrated postcards representing the rebel lieutenant.
Provided by Stephen McLaughlin