The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, April 15, 1900, Page 9, Image 9

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TOMSK. Siberia. August 30. Tomsk is
the educational center of Siberia. In Eu
ropean Russia several universities offer
educational facilities to young men and
young -women, but In all the great ex
panse of the Asiatic portion of the em
pire, Tomsk Is the only city which Is the
seat of a university. Perhaps an excep
tion may be noted for the cities of Samar
kand and Bokhara, -where there are many
colleges for the training of young Moslem
priests, but they are hardly to be con
sidered as universities In any secular
The University of Tomsk was estab
lished In 1SS8, with some 20 professors and
nearly 300 students in the second year
after its founding. In the beginning the
medical faculty only was organized, and
the attendance noted was reached when
the study of medicine and surgery was
the only course open to pupils. After a
few years the law faculty was created,
and the number of students, as well as
of Instructors, was greatly Increased. The
annual attendance In all departments now
Is about 600. and the Increase Is con
stant. The Intention Is to open the lit
erary department within a short time, and
that will mark another Important step
In the lnslitution. The material equip
ment of the university Is excellent, and
I am assured that the standard of schol
arship Is high. The building which Is oc
cupied by the university Is of masonry,
several hundred feet long, and by far the
most conspicuous edifice In the city as
one drh es about the streets. - Already,
however. It hao been outgrown, and the
erection of another large one of similar
character Is contemplated. The institu
tion Is favored In one detail which helps
its attendance materially. It is the only
university in the Russian empire except
that of Warsaw, to which pupils of eccle
siastical seminaries are admitted. Young
men who have begun to study for the
priesthood and who have changed their
faith or their choice of profession must
come to Tomsk or Warsaw, then. If they
wish to continue their education, instead
of to any of the eight other universities
in the empire.
Only 30 per cent of the students of tho
university are Siberians, the remainder
coming from the European provinces of
Russia, even as far as from Caucasus.
The most valuable possession of the uni
versity Is the library, which Is second
only to that of St. Petersburg. The arch
aeological museum is another treasure of
which the university is very proud. Its
collections are unusually complete In the
antiquities of Siberia, and they otter sub
jects for ample stury by those who are
specialists In that line.
Culture of University Town.
As a natural consequence of the pres
ence of the university and the people at
tracted by It. Tomsk shows other evidence
of culture and education such as we at
home arc accustomed to find centering in
a college town, although some of these
things were here before the university
came. I am very much Inclined to con
sider the establishment of Peter Ivano
vlch Makushln as one of the Important
Institutions of Siberia. It is doubtful if
the people of TQmsk realize what they
have In the midst of them, but its effect
must be constant Mr. Makushln Is a
newspaper editor and a bookseller and
publisher. There is nothing particularly
surprising about that, for every Siberian
city has its bookshop and its newspaper.
But it Is distinctly surprising to find here
in Tomsk such a bookehpp. The building
stands at the corner of two busy streets,
and Is noticeable from the first for its
fresh, well-kept look, in a country where
the weather is permitted to have its own
way with buildings usually from the daj
they are finished. It is a fine, large build
tog of brick, two stories in height, with a
surprising expanse of plate glass along
the two street fronts. On the ground
floor I judge there are at least a dozen
clerks employed. Above are the office.
and publishing and printing quarters of
the establishment, and the home of the
proprietor. In the retail store books- and
stationery are not the only goods offered
for sale, musical instruments and toys
having a place as well, but in effect It Is
a genuine literary Institution. The stock
Includes a fine assortment of the best lit
erature. In Russian, French, German and
English. Scientific works, the classics,
books of htnory and travel, and even of
politics within certain limits, are carried
in excellent assortment. The stock of
Rueslan technical works Is particularly
good. Including all sorts of government re
ports on Siberia, geographical and other
wise. Perhaps more Important than the book
seller's department of the business is the
publisher's. Mr. Makushln probably has
done morethan any other man In the way
of developing and publishing a Siberian
literature In Siberia. His catalogue in
cludes works of fiction, poetry, essays,
science, travel nnd other classification?,
by Siberian nnd Russian writers, mostly on
Siberian subjects, and all printed in his
own office. The literary character of
the works that have been shown me In
this store which surprised me so much Is
worthy of high compliment, and the me
chanical appearance of the books will com
pare favorably wjrh .jvhat our home pub
lishers Issue. ""rrf
Tomsk is full of stories, well-authenticated,
of the remarkable doings and say
ings of this strange man. He Is not cred
ited with any powers of healing, but with
the most astonishing wisdom. He seems
to have been able to answer correctly
questions on all sorts of subjects, ob
scure and otherwise. His epigrammatic
conversations are still related and his ad
vice quoted. The people believed him
to have some quality of prescience and
the power of reading their minds. He
knew Russian political and imperial af
fairs in every detail, and did not hesitate
to discuss state matters with a wide range
of information at his command. He left
behind him when he died in ISM a city full
of people who revered him for his holy
life, his wisdom, his gentleness and his
lore for his fellow-men, which never
failed of proof In any emergency, all of
this tribute paid to Theodore Kuzmltch.
tho exile.
Believe lie Was Alexander.
But it was not as an exile that his mem
ory la preserved. The people of Tomsk
and thousands of others In Siberia and
Russia believe that this mysterious man
was Alexander I. Emperor of tho great
domain. The little house where he lived
is venerated as a jhrine. and Is always
spoken of as "Alexander's house." The
evidences in support of this belief are
entirely circumstantial, and by no means
conclusive, but they are significant and
interesting. The allegation is, first, that
when the Emperor was declared to have
died, he merely resigned his throne, ab
dicating through disappointmen tand cha
grin and anxious to be rid of the heavy
burden whicli he was carrying. It is
pointed out that less Information is avail
able in history of the death of this- great
monarch than of any other of his time
and that It is impossible to understand
how ho could have been alone, neglected
except by his wife, and left to die or a
low fever in an obscure hut when he was
on an Imperial tour through his South
ern provincec It was openly remarked
in St. Petersburg at the time when the
remains of the deceased Emperor wero
brought up from the south that the body
was not that of Alexander, and It was a
causa of comment at the time that peo
ple wero not allowed to pass and look
on the face of their late Emperor, as he
lay In state, according to custom.
Next, as to the possible Identity of the
man of Tomsk with the Tsar of Russia.
Alexander "died" In 1825 at the age of
years. Kuzmltch appeared in Tomsk
one io or U years- later, apparently
about 00 years old. and died In ISM. at
which time Alexander would have been
87. There are ample proofs that he was
a man of high education and familiar with
life in high places. His physical resem
been at that age was remarkable. These
things are all considered corroborative
of the story told by the merchant Khro
mov, who declared that shortly before dy
ing the mysterious old man revealed his
identity for the first time and gave him
papers showing conclusively that he was
the Emperor. These papers Khromov
took to St. Petersburg with him. He al
ways stuck to the truth of his story, in
his printed memoirs, and it in so way Im
pairs tho possibilities of It that the papers
were never made public Of course, that
would not have been done by official Rus
sia, however convincing of the truth of
all this they might have been.
The house where the hermit died is
one of the most interesting places in
Tomsk, and many of the circumstantial
evidences that help the probabilities of
tho story center there. When one comes
to visit the house the first impression is
that it is very small and then the next
discovery is that this small roof is but the
shelter tor the tiny roof which is under
it. The home of the hermit is but the
veriest hut of logs, containing only one
room and an entry. A canopy roof, sup
ported on pillars, extends all over the lit
tle hut, assuring that it will last for many
years. The yard is overgrown with weeds,
but the path from the gateway that leads
through the picket fence from the Khro
mov house is well worn with the footprints
of those who have visited the shrine.
The door is so low that a man of medium
height must stoop to enter, and the famous
occupant was very tall. The window is not
more than two feet square. On a ehelf of
the whitewashed brick is the bed where
the hermit lay. the bed Itself a plank, and
the pillow a block of wood, both polished
smooth by the years of use when the her
mit took his only rest there. A shelf
across the litt'e room Is covered with rellci
cf the holy man, his few books, his rough
garments, his simple utensils. One wall Is
completely covered with portraits of Al
exander I, showing him at various periods
up to the time of his historical death.
There Is a striking sketch of that sceno
as it was Imagined to be, and at the Bide
of It is a picture of the hermit, also in
death. The resemblances in these pictures
of the two men are most striking. An
other wall Is covered after the same fash
Ion with portraits of the hermit, and, ex
cept for the difference between imperial
and monkish garments, the likenesses
might be exchanged and be accepted as
those of the same man at different periods
of his life. An altar and a censer complete
the furnishings of the room, except for
the Icons which are disposed in every pos
sible place, and which cover one of tho
walls. These are the gifts of pilgrims to
the shrine. One of them, the only one
which was there when the occupant of the
hut was alive. Is a beautiful Jeweled Icon,
of great richness. It is difficult to account
for legitimate ownership of such a. treas
ure, except by believing that 'the man
was once of great wealth. That and hit
Bible were the only things brought by
the hermit from the outer world.
There are some strange things from St.
Petersburg which go far to give credibil
ity to the story. Most significant of all,
it is that since the tale was related by
Khromov and he went to St. Petersburg
with the papers left by the hermit, no
member of the Imperial Romanov family
has been In Tomsk without visiting this
humble cabin. Grand Dukes passing
through the city halt for a little while and
pay their first visit to this place. More
over, In several cases they have Insisted
on going alone, or rather upon being left
alone. The present .Emperor, when he
made his journey across Siberia, went, to
this hut, was left In solitude at his own
command, and remained there nearly two
hours alone. It is related that when he
appeared he showed that he had been
The lot on which the Khromov home
stead and this hut stand, with the accom
panying ground, is worth about 10,000 by
the standard of Tomsk real estate, but tho
owner has been offered" $150,000 by some
capitalist In St. Petersburg, who refuses
to tell for whom he is dealing, and simply
offers to pay cash. Tho owner, believing
that it is the Emperor who is the prln
pal. Is holding out for $00.000. and It is
believed that he will get it. Two yean
ago the owner, who Is a man of wealth,
began to build a new, fine house on the
vacant part of the lot. The work was pro
gresslrg rapidly, and the contracts were
let. when suddenly, from some mysterious
source In St. Petersburg, came a hint that
it would be well to stop that building. In
Russia, when such hints come In a cer
tain way, it is well to take cognizance of
them, and the work stopped. There the
ce'lar, the foundations and a part of the
wall have stood ever since, untouched, ex
cept to protect them. The owner Is for
bidden to build, and he will not sell yet.
but In time it Is believed that he will yield
and that then a magnificent cathedral -will
be reared over this sacred shrine which the
people of Tomsk beSeve to be the former
home of their Emperor when he lived In
their midst and they did not know him.
The grave of the hermit in the cemetery
not far awny Is carefully attended and vis
ited by pilgrims, as the house Is.
It Is not merely the peasantry of Siberia
who believe this legend, but hosts of the
most Intelligent and educated ones. It Is
but fair to. say that the best Russian his
torlans dismiss the matter as unworthy of
credence, although some of them admit
that the mysterious man may have been
some one of high rank, or even imperial
birth. Nevertheless, while it is entirely
Impossible to prove such things, and there
are many tales of monarchs reputed to
have died as history rebates the event, this
contribution of the City of Tomsk
to the list makes a pretty good showing,
and Is not without Its reasonable side.
riacem Said to Yield One Dollar to
the Pan on Carbon Hirer.
TACOMA. April It Great excitement is
reported along the Carbon River, near
Fairfax. Pierce County, where p'acer gold
running Jl to the pan has been discovered,
and a stampeSb from adjacent towns has
begun. The first strike was made by Su
perintendent Wllklns, of the Thome
mines, who, nfter making his locations,
gave out the news.
Traces of gold have been found In the
river at various times, and quartz prop
ertles show gold in the assays. The Fair,
fax train made a special run to Carbon
ado to bring the news and take back pas
sengers. Tlienter Cashier Shot by Bartender.
SEATTLE. April 11. Arthur R. Brooks,
cashier of the Peop'e's Theater, was shot
by Jack Considlne, a bartender, today.
Consldlne, In a drunken rag, fired three
shots at close range, two of which took
effect. Ono of the shots entered Brooks'
mouth and passed through his neck, while
the other went through his left shoulder.
Ccnsldlne was arrested. Physicians cay
Brooks will live.
Strnlftht J'opulUti of Klnc Cannty.
SEATTLE, April 14. The Populists of
King County, 'riroass convention, tonight
Indorsed John Fay and Paul Land for
National delegates, and Instructed them
to work for a straight ticket- The dele
gation to the State Convention at Spo
kane will work against surrendering the
party to the Democrats.
On which tho fastest regular passenger
service. Portland to Chicago, ever main
tained, will be established.
A dally solid veatlbuled through train
via the Union Pacific Rallrcad and con
nections, consisting of dining-cars, palace
and tourist sleepers, free reclining chair'
cars and buffet library and smoking can,
will make the trip In the remarkable time
of 70 hours. No other line docs it, ,nof
gives travelers through cars Portland to
For rates, tickets and sleeping-car
berths, apply to City Ticket Office, 03
Third Street, Portland, Or.
We buy (for cash) in
large quantities direct
from the manufacturers,
and don't have to make
a double profit, one for
ourselves and one for a
parent house. We uro
dersell all of our compet
itors In this field, both
retail and wholesale.
Send for our catalogues
and discounts. We want
your trade.
Clearance sale of all makes of second-hand bicycles.
We are overcrowded with two or three hundred second
hand bicycles of all makes, which we have taken In
trade for new Rambler and Ideal bicycles, and they
must be sold at once. Look at these prices:
Ladles' DEFIANCE. Al condition $15.00
Ladles' ALPINE, good condition 11.00
Ladles' 'X Victoria, good condition 10.C0
Ladles' '00 AJix 1S.CO
Ladles' Westminster 10.(0
Ladles' '97 Hartford 12.C0
Ladles' Ramblers. Al condition." 515 to J25.00
Genu' '37 Hartford, good condition 11.00 '
Gents' T6 Gladiator, good condition 7.50
Gents' '97 Reliance, good condition 10.09
Gents' '13 Steams, good condition 15.0
Gents' 'SS Fenlx, fair condition.... 11.00
Gents' '97 Victor, gcod condition 12.(0
Gents' 'X Columbia. Al condition 12.00
Gents' '37 World, good condition .. 12.00
Gents' '93 Clipper Chalnless, Al S1.00
Gents 'S3 White, good condition 12.00
Gents 'X Crown, good condition 8. CO
Gents' '93 Premier, good condition '.... 10.(0
Gents' '97 Wisconsin, good condition 10.00
Gents' '98 Ideal, good condition 12.0)
Gents' '97 Liberty, fair condition .00
Gents' '97 Imperial, fair condition .00
Gents' '98 Lovell Diamond, good 11.C0
Gents' '33 Imperial, good condition 10.01
Gents' 97 Gendron. good condition 10.(0
Gents' '97 Monarch, gosd condition ; ., 11.00
Gents' 'SS Siberia, good condition : 10.00
Gents' '96 Victoria, good condition 9.00
Gents' "98 Gladiator, good condition ,.. 12.00
Gents 96 Columbia, good condition s.00
Gents '90 Ramblers, gocd condition 12.00
Gents '97, '98 Ramblers, good condition...: Jio to J1S.0O
Gents '93 Ramblers, good as new js to 125,00
And many more cycles of all makes at any old price. All of our
second-hand machines are taken apart, cleaned, looked over carefully
before offered for sale, and are In good, rldcable condition.
Any wheel purchased will be crated and delivered at freight depot
free of charge on receipt of price.
FRED T. MERRILL CYCLE CO., 105-111 Sixth St.
Tfnpoleon Bonaparte Aimed to Make
III Home In America.
The April Century Is rich In pictorial 11
lustration, tta special art features includ
ing a frantlsplece engraved by Cole, a
full-page plate of II. O. Tanner's painting,
"The Annunciation"; Casialgne's Parli
pictures and Du Mond's decorative treat
ment of "The Groves of Pan," a poem by
Clarence Unny. From the "Talks With
Napoleon," in this number. It appears that
the Emperor was so fully resolved to
make hi home In America, In the event
of defeat at Waterloo, that he had bllla
drawn upon this country for whatever
sums he chose to take. He told Dr
O'Meara that he had "spent 16,O00,0CO of
ready money." of his ot-tj, before the
battle. "I have probably as much money
as I shall ever want," he said at St. Hel
ena, "but I do not know exactly where It
Is." Of Interest is an unpublished lettci
of Tennyson's to an o:e orlcklayer In a
Western state, who had known the laure
ate In his childhood. Mr. Morley treats
chleily. this month, of the crisis of 16IJ.
and Cromwell's attitude therein.
Harper's for April.
Among the features of Scribnor6 Mag.
azlne for April, the animal story by Ern
'est Seton-Thompson. illustrated by him,
will attract the large audience which has
been fascinated by "Wild Animals I Have
Known." In this story Is given the life
and adventures of a curious little animal
of the Southwest, known as the kangaroo
rat. Governor Roosevelt continues hU
monograph on "Oliver Cromwell," with an
account of tho Irish and Scotch wars. The
end of this campaign was the supreme mil
itary triumph of Cromwell, and the last
time he had to lead an army In the field.
The illustrations show a number of thi
battle-fields as they appear today.
Among the short stories in the April
number of Harper's Magazine are: "The
Pursuit of tha Piano," by William Dean
Howellsr "Captain John Adams, Missing,
an Incident of the Boer War," by Dr.
C. W. Doyle, author or "The Taming of
the Jungle": "The Store," by Sttpies
Crane: "Padre Ignazlo." by Owen Wis or;
and "They Bore a Hand," by Frederic
Remington. Among the more important
special articles are the second of Captain
Maban'a papers on :The Problems cf
Asia' ; "A Successful Colonial Experi
ment," by Poultney BIge:ow; nnd a pnper
on "Lord Pauncefote of Preston," by
Chalmers Roberts. There -s also a fourth
installment of Mrs. Ward's "Eleanor."
1L B. Marriott Watson, the author of
"Princess Xcnla" and "The Adventurer."
has written another romance, which is iiji
pcaring serially In Harper's Weekly, be
ginning -irlth the number of April 6. Th
new story is entitled "Cmorls of the Isl
and." and the scene li laid In England
during the last century. It Is said to be
full of action and telling situations. Mr
Watson's recent book, ThetlRebc!. fub
lished by the Harpers, Is meeting with
most favcrable criticism.
The April new Ltpplncott Is replete with
good fiction: A complete novel and four
short stories. Seumas MacManus has one
of his characteristic humorous Irish
stories called "A Celtic Beauty"; 'Their
Last Trek" is by IL Anderson Bryden, an
athletic Englishman, who. having traveled
extensively In South Africa, Is thoroughly
up In his subject, and In this story ht
presents a touching picture of Botr life.
Robert Shackleton writes an amusing
sketch of the old South, reflected in New
York. In which the "Randolphs of Vir
ginia," are conspicuous characters. "The
Alpine Rose," Mrs. J. K. Hudson's fourth
story In her scries on Mormon life, re
ceives Its title from the little mountain
flower which U sometimes found on ths
highest peaks In this country, as well as
In Switzerland, and which, in this Instance
Just a
Mr. Purchaser: Any person who would
pay over $23 for a bleycle not carrying tho
manufacturer's name or without a Na
tional reputation, has "more money than
brains." We could advertise our hand
made "Merrills" at $3 and $&. and prom
ise you a year's guarantee, but that would
be no proof that said bicycles would be'
worth more than $2.
Don't be humbugged by dealers who flop
to new wheels each year end experiment
at your expense.
proves the link that binds an unhappy
Mormon wife to her old home across thj
April Atlantic.
"The Perplexities of a College Presi
dent." by one of the guild. In the, April
Atlantic, is a valuable and startling ex
position of the difficulties under which th?
heads of most of our collegiate Institu
tions labor. The author points out that,
contrary to all business practice, tha
president of a college Is largely so In nana
only. His actions are continually tram
meled dr opposed by his faculty or his
trustees, while his professors look upon
advice or interference from him in their
work as Insulting to them. He demon
strates that education is a business, and
should be directed by business methods,
and that the heads of such institutions
should be so actually, and be given an
authority commensurate with their reston
slblllty. The author of "Bandanna Ballads." In
the April Ladles' Home Journal, is one of
the newer singers of negro folklore. She
Is Miss Howard Weeden, and her ballads
have elicited the highest praise of Joel
Chandler Harris. She illustrates he
own writings with pictures that are as
felicitous, faithful and convincing as her
Winter lingers in tho lap of Spring in
the April St. Nicholas, In the form of a
paper on "Snow-Plows." by George E.
Walsh, who describes the process of
"bucking" a snowdrift on a railroad In
Dakota in the days before the rotary
steam mow-plow was Invented. The de
scription Is illustrated from photographs.
"A Boy of Galatia" Is the winner of an
old Olympian race, and the event Itself
Is described with animation by Samuel
Scovllle, Jr., who has witnessed many a
contest of a similar kind, albeit on soil
lees world-renowned. The story Is illus
trated by F. V. du Mond. who furnishes
the frontispiece, and Andre Castalgne.
Tudor Jenks, In "Papa Dragon's Tale."
makes his hero sigh for the good old
times when men didn't have to be picked
out of metal shells before being eaten, as
the gallant knights of a later generation
The papers on "Social Life In the United
States Navy," now running through the
Woman's Home Companion, will be con
tinued In kjnd In the May number, with
an equally attractive discussion of "So
cial Life In the United States Army," by
Mary Breckinridge Hints.
Frank Leslie's.
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly for
April Is replete with timely Interest-and
pictorial beauty. The variety "of its con
tents is indicated by a glance at. the list
of literary contributors, which Include
Monslgnor Seton. Joaquin Miller, Dr. W.
A. Croffut, Stephen Crane. Egerton Cas
tle, George Julian Zolnay. Martha McCul
loch Williams. Frits Morris, and Joanna
R. Nlcholls. The pictures are profuse. In
cluding the latest work of the foremost
illustrators of the day. Moaelgnor Seton.
the eminent Scottish-American prelate an
well-known Catholic essayist, who was far
many years a member of the Vatican
household at Rome, writes with erudition
and grace of "The Papal Elections."
Professor W. M. Flinders Petrle. the
distinguished Egyptologist, contribute!
the leading article to the April number of
Appleton's Popular Science Monthly. HU
subject Is "Recent Tears of Egyptian Ex
ploration." "The Gold Sands of Capo
Nome" is the title of an illustrated article
from tho pen of Professor Anjelo Hellprin,
the well-known geographer and author of
an important work on Alaska and the
Klondike. A very interesting picture Is
given of the "unique conditions now pre
vailing at Nome. The abuses of taxation,
which are simply legalized robbery, are
graphically shown by Franklin Smith In
an article entitled "A State Official on
Excessive Taxation," which dlscursis
Controller Roberts recent report.
The American Monthly Review of Re
views for April has two important articles
on the present situation in the far East
Mr. R. van Bergen describes the disad
Who ever heard of a "contract" manufacturer making a good Wheel to be sold In "joblots" to any dealer under any
name at "any old price"? In one state it would be sold under the name of "Chellmlt" at $40 (?). In another state under the
name of "Firefly" at S3, etc Then at the end of the season. If the "contract" manufacturer refuses to replace thou
sands of broken parts, another "contract" manufacturer gets the job for next year and that's the way It goes we know
we were green In the bicycle 'business once ourselves and we thought we knew it all but we got "soaked" Just the same.
The intelligent riding public cannot be deceived. When they purchase and risk their necks, they want to know who
the manufacturer Is and how many years experience they have had in bul'dlng bicycles, for it takes many years to learn
to build good cycles (and sell them. tco). "Ramblers" have been constantly Improved for 21 consecutive years and we have
been selling them for 18 years ourselves, and we think we know a thing or two or three. Trust or no trust, we buv bl
cycles from the G. & J. Manufg Co.. and pay the Q. & J. -Manufg Co. for them, and the entire profits of our business
belong to us. and we spend It right here at home, and as to our "Breeches," wc have 13 pair, and. honestly, gentlemen, they
belong to us we' uns so there, sow!
P. S. Say! "We are going to have another parade soon, and a, brass band and the wheels will stay on our sidewalk
for an hour (If It doesn't rain). Get out your hammer.
meal meal
Made of hahgrade material Just like grown
folks. Guaranteed throughout.
$20, $22.50, $25.00
T 1900 -
1899 Models, While They Last, $35
Our proits are spent at home. Two hundred second-hand wheels at any old
"price. Old wheels, all makes, taken in trade. Finest equipped
repair shop in the Northwest. All work guaranteed.
Fred T.
vantages of foreigners In Japan under the
revised treaties, and Mr. William M.
Brewster, an American resident In China' !
outlines "The Warlike Policy of the Em
press Dowager," warning the United
States that only the utmost vigilance can 1
secure for this Government the bcncOts of
"the "open door."
The frontispleco of the Ledger Monthly
for April Is a beautiful portrait of the
Empress Eugenie, which Is accompanied
by an article on the earner of the Em
press Eugenie from the imperial palace
to an English village, written by Mrs.
Eleanor Sherman Thackara. daughter of
General William Tecumseh Sherman. This
article has nine photographic illustra
tions. McCIure's for April.
In sureness and variety of attraction, it
would b hard to surpass McCIure's MagaJ
zlno for April. The account of the interior
of China, especially with reference to Its
rich promises as a market for America,
written by Mr. W. B. Parsons. Chief En
gineer of the American-China Develop,
ment Company, from observations made
on his own Journeys, and Illustrated very
fully from photographs taken by him. and
the account of Professor Huxley's life in
London between his 26th and 30th year,
when he was having a terrific ttruggle to
maintain himself by purely scientific work,
with Its self-revealing passages from hU
nnnriMljiTiw eorresnondenee and its new
portrait of him, arc among the articles ot J
interest in this number.
The April number of the Critic is con
spicuous as containing the opening pages
of a novelette by Th. Bentzon (Mine.
Blanc) called "At Crors Purposes." It Is
Remarkable Sncce of a Xetv Treat
ment for Plies.
For many years it has been supposed
that the only absolutely sure cure for
piles was -by surgical operation, but the
danger to life and the pain and expense
has been so great that many thousands
suffer for years rather than submit to
this Inst resort: or they seek the temio
rary relief in the many remedies claimed
to relieve piles and rectal troubles, salvei
ointments and simitar flmplo remedies
which givo only slight and very tempo
rary relief.
A new preparation, -which is painless and
harmless, but which affords Immediate
relief and in many cases a complete cure
In a very short time, is sold by drug
gists under the name of Pyramid Plla
It is in suppositcry form used nt night,
nnd Its regular ue has cured thousands
of obstinate, long-standln? cases, and It
seems to be equally effective In all the
various forms of piles, whether Itching,
bleeding or protruding.
Tho Pyramid Pile Cure allays the ln
n&mmation and intolerable itching, re
duces the tumors, and Its astringent prop
erties cause the enlarged blood vessels ,
to contract to a normal, healthy condt
tlon. I
A Baltimore gentleman relates his ex
perience with the Pyramid Pile Cute in
thfse words:
"It affords me unusual pleasure to add
my indorsement to those of others rela
tive to your really wonderful pile remedy.
I was a sufferer for years until told by a
feUow salesman of the Pyramid Pile Cure.
It has entirely cured me and I cheerfully
send this for publication if you wish to
use It in that direction. I wish you
would send me one of your little books
on cause and cure of piles, I desire to
show it to some friends.-
Any pile sufferer may use the Pyramid
with certainty that It will give ins'ont
relief and regular use a permanent cure,
and the still further certainty that it con
tains no cocaine, morphine or metallic ot
mineral polsonl
All druggists sell Pyramid Pile Cure, 53
cents for full-elzed treatment.
Guaranteed to be belter bicycles than are sold by many
Portland dealers at $35, $40 and often $50, $60, $75.
$25.00, $30.00
Merrill Cycle
a story of misunderstandings, and shows,
as only a French woman who has visited
the United States could show, the striking
difference -between the French and Amer.
lean point of view In certain interesting
The Engineering Magazine presents, as
its April leader, a most Interesting illus
trated account of the Capc-to-Cairo Rail
way, by Mr. John Hartley Knight. Mr.
Knight gives a synopsis of the growth of
the conception and the progress of the
work so far completed, with a sketch of
the projected line, the country through
which it is to run, and the prospects based
upon the returns of the railway working
to Buluwayo. He gives a brief outline,
also; of Mr. Rhodes twin scheme, the Af
rican Transcontinental Telegraph.
All predictions Indicate a great rush
this Spring and Summer to the new gold
fields at Cape Nome. C. Edgar Lewis
writes on this subject In the April Maga
zine number of the Outlook, with very full
Information, and with some new and In
teresting photographs of Cape Nome
scenes, streets and miners.
Home Masaslne.
Hudson Maxim's article on "Warfare of
the Future." in the April Home Maga
zine, will set military men to talking.
Mr. Maxim Is a well-known inventor am'.
expert on hljtt explosives. Ho discourse?
on the recent developments In military
science, and advocates several new dei, Ices
which will undoubtedly receive attention
from the governments of tho world. The
article is profusely illustrated.
The International Monthly for April con
tains several articles of timely interest.
Aside from the Interesting paper by Pro
fessor L. M. Keasbey. of Bryn-Mawr. on
"The Institution of Society." a subject of
greater Interest than perhaps the titla
would suggest to some, there are four art
icles of value, vrz.: A review by Professor
Chcyney, of Philadelphia, on "Recent
Writing on English History; the story
of French drama for the last half and
more of the 19th century, by Brander
Matthews, of New York; "Comments on
tho War In South Africa." Toy Captain
Zallnskl, a well-qualified critic, and who
looks' at affairs from the standpoint of an
experienced American Army officer; ami
the article by Hon. John R. Procter, on
"The Neutralization of tho Nicaragua
At the Women's Union.
Miss Bessie Lucey paid a visit to her
home In Astoria the first of the week.
Miss Emma Campbell has gone to La
Grande, where she expects to reside with
her sister till September.
Miss Julia Plettenberg, of Albino, has
become an Inmate of the Union.
Mrs. M. J. Fox. of Astoria, is hero fot
a few days, visiting friends.
Miss Hattle Gaskell, who has been ab
sent on a professional stay as nurse, has
Miss Sarah L. Henderson, of Tho Dalles,
is here on a short visit to her sister. Miss
Nellie Henderson.
Miss Carrie Milispaugh has been attend
ing the Baptist gathering at Oregon City
this week.
MIssM. M. Boss returned Thursday from
Aberdeen, Wash., where she has been fo:
some time In her capacity as nurse.
The Snre-Footed Yak.
From "Innermost Asia." Ralph P. Cob
bold. I was enveloped in a mass of warm
clothing In order to exclude the bitter
cold: besides my "body clothing, I wore
two large sheepskin coats and three pairs
of sheepskin gloves, with the result that
I was quite helpless and Incapable of
mounting, even with assistance. I -was ac
cordingly lifted on to the yak, and Just
succeeded In clinging to the front of tlo
saddle, while a Kirghiz led the animal by
a rope. ...
The going was frightful; the road was a
mixture of large boulders and deep holes,
but the yak was a, wonderful equilibrist,
and puffed and blew bard as. with his nose
to the ground, he tolled steadily upward
over a frozen- watercourse without ever
making a mistake. The men slipped about
In all directions, but the yak's cloven feet
gave him so firm r foothold that he never
even stumbled. I clung on for dear life,
digging my heels into the beast's hairy
eldes as he careered In the dark over
rocks nnd Ice, p'entlfully cut up by
crevasses. and wondering whether, when
he fell. I should hae the luck to He on
the top.
Cured lllni.
Miles What do you think of this faith
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Miles Indeed! Of what were you cured?
Giles Of my faith in It. Chicago News.
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