The wife of the Russian chief of Police being a woman possessed of a noble heart, is much touched by the tales carried to her of the tyrannical oppression bestowed upon the poor. After some persuasion on the part of a Russian artist socialist, she makes a round among the poor of the city, and the sight that greets her almost freezes the blood in her veins. She sees them huddled like cattle, more dead than alive, slowly but surely dying for want of nourishment. So moved is she with the truth, that she becomes an ardent sympathizer and consents to become a member of the secret society to oppose the government in its present treatment of the poor. The meetings of this society are held at the artist's studio, a fact the police have long suspected. On the night of the admission of the wife as a member, a raid is planned by the police, and you can imagine the Chief's amazement as he enters to find his wife just taking the oath of allegiance. What a shock! At first he is at a loss to know ...
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