Acting Consul Bell to Earl Curzon.―(Received February 13.)
(Telegraphic.) Helsingfors, February 12, 1919.
I LEARN on good authority that Grand Dukes Paul Alexandrovitch, Dimitri Constatinovitch, Nickolai Michailovitch, Georges Michailovitch, who were all confined in Petrograd in prison for preliminary investigation, were removed on 29th January, 1919, to Peter and Paul fortress where, on the same day, without further investigations, they were killed by Red Guards with revolver shots.
It is said that Princess Palej, widow of the late Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovitch, escaped from Petrograd after the murder of the Grand Duke.