Foreign News: At Houdinka

Last week was celebrated the first anniversary of the establishment of the Union of Socialist, Soviet Republics (U. S. S. R.*).

The place chosen for this celebration was the famed Houdinka Field, near Moscow, now used as an aerodrome, where in 1894, at the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, thousands of people were accidentally trampled to death as they scrambled for free food and wine. A Bolshevik, glowing with pride, said that "our organization is perfected to prevent a repetition of the disaster." An elderly woman nearby shuddered and crossed herself.

Assembled upon this field of sad memories were half a million souls....

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