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THE SUNDAY OKEGOMAX, PORTLAND, NOVEMBER 10, li)07.
ON GERMAN RULE
In Chains of Armed Might. or
: . Capital, Says Editor
RINGS AND FACTIONS RULE
Writer Who Exposed Kound Table
Declares Country Is Well Gov
erned If Measure of China,
or Russia Is Taken.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 2. Again
there are sinister rumors at the court.
It Is whispered that the Czar has tired
of the mysticisms that have for so
many months kept hlm-enthralled, and
that the Grand Pukes have at last been,
successful In having the dozen fakera
dismissed from court..
But If the tale Is true a far more
dangerous state of affairs exists. There
are three women, one only of high de
gree, who are said to have ' the Ciar
completely. under their thumb.. One of
these women Is the tool of the most
hated of the ' Grand Oukes. Another
was formerly a member of the Czarina's
suite, but gave up her duties In order
to hover around Nicholas.
The third-woman, strange to say. Is
one who has had a most dissolute past
She ruled for some years as queen over
a coterie composed of the most de
generate of the young noblemen of St
Petersburg, and their doings reminded
one of the round table of Berlin. ' This
woman is the only beautiful one of
the trio. The others are extremely
hcmoly. The Czar has never been fond
of women, and his present conduct Is
exciting strange remarks.
In official circles rumors are still
current of Impending changes In the
cabinet, the prophets, it may be sup.
posed, being guided largely by the
trend of the elections in making their
prognostications. M. Stolypln Is thought
to have strengthened his position since
his recent audience with the Czar, but
It Is persistently reported that Gen
eral Redigher and M. Stcheglovitoff
will be superseded.
It Is interesting to note that . the
bureaucrats are confident that the new
Pouma will, from their point of view,
bo "workable," although there can be
no doubt as to the strength of the op
position. It has been decided that every effort
whall be made to get the 1908 budget
through the third Douma, and the Min
ister of Finance will direct attention to
the difficulties arising from an endeav
or to meet greatly Increased expendi
ture' on the estimates of 1906.
It Is reported that despairing of re
storing order. and security. in Odessa
with the means at his disposal. General
Novitzkl is appealing to thei ministry
for absolutely plenary powers, and, if
these are granted, the city will be
placed under a complete state of siege,
that Is. a general search for arms will
be made; a heavy penalty will be im
posed for the possession of revolvers;
all persons abroad after 8 P: M. may
be. called upon to give an count of
themselves, and any one thus chal
lenged and unable to produce his pass
port will be liable to arrest Further,
the city will be patrolled night and day
and riotous crowds may be fired upon
It is, however, extremely doubtful
whether General Novitzkl will be em
powered to deprive the Blak Hundred
members of the Union of Russian Peo
ple of their armsw and falling that his
drastic efforts wlll avail- little or
nothing. . The union and its black
gangs claim tho direct patronage and
protection of tho Emperor.
- The Anarchists, on the other hand,
claim nothing: beyond the might of
their armed strength, but ,that Is a
separate terror with which the police
have proved themselves absolutely un
able to cope, and they are obviously
afraid of anarchical reprisals.
The weak vacillation of the authori
ties and the superior protection accord
ed to the organized ruffianism of the
Union of True Russians have at last
reduced the city to an anarchic caul
dron, and nothing short of Draconic
measures of suppression will . change
the situation. The present state of
Odessa is a scandal to the imperial gov
ernment.. There Is appearing in the Russian
press a letter written by Count-Tolstol
with regard to his Inability to answer
all the begging letters which he re
ceives every, day. He Informs his cor
respondents that more than 20 years
ago he renounced all claim to his 'own
property and made.it over to his chil
dren by a deed of gift "inter vivos,"
just as if he had departed this life.
Tolstoi's Dally Stipend.
This step was taken in the Interests
of his family, and for years Count Tol
stoi has received a daily allowance of
money, which he can give to the beg
gars. Just as, he thinks fit Had. the
Count had the management of his own
affairs, his family would probably have
beefl reduced to poverty long ago.
A painful scene' occurred at the Na
tional Theater at Sofia during the per
formance of -a play, depicting life in
Russia of today. The audience, was
greatly affected by the sufferings of
the hero, who was represented as a
martyr to corruption and prosecution,
and M. Welltchkoff, a former Minister
of Education, who occupied one of the
boxes, made several loud remarks re
garding the rotten state of Russian of
ficialdom. The Prefect of Police was sitting
close to the ex-Minlster, and protested
against his. conduct, whereupon M.
Welltchkoff Jumped to his feet excited
and harangued the audience, declaiming
that the state of affairs portrayed on
the stage was not one whit worse than
which prevailed In their own country,
where the same corruption and mis
management were everywhere appar
ent. ! . , .
The audience, standing up, .cheered
the speaker wildly, but a few minutes
latter M. Welltchkoff was seized with a
terrible fit. Induced by exclteirent, and
had to be carried out of the theater.
The play was not proceeded with.
Gaping Crowd Haunts Palace
to Catch Glimpse of In
"."ifaht Royalty. "
PRINCE OLAF DISPLACED
King Father Motors About With His
Brother-ln-Iiaw and Visits the
Places of Interest Without
t Warning or Ceremony.
LONDON, Nov. 2. Fickle public, in
terest has deposed darling little . Crown
Prince Olaf of Norway and enthroned
baby Crown Prince Alfonso of Spain.
Olaf has gone into retreat at Sandring
ham with his mother, Queen Maud, while
Alfonso, Prince of the Asturias, holds
undisputed sway in town.
From early- morning until evening vast
crowds, largely made up of well-dressed
women, hang around the entrance to Ken
sington palace to catch a glimpse of the
King and Queen of Spain, and especially
of the baby. When the baby comes out,
with his three attendant nurses and three
footmen, there is tremendous excitement
The Queen never fails to hold the In
fant up to the window, of the carriage,
so that the faithful watchers may de
voutly gaze on his royal features.
Though fair of complexion like his
mother, the Prince of the Asturias unquestionably-
has Inherited his father's
heavy projecting under lip, the historic
feature known as "the Hapsburg lip," the
distinguishing mark of all the Hapsburg
family for centuries. "Queen Ena," as
the English affectionately call- her, baa
signally failed to transmit her own beau
tiful mouth to her first born.
Queen Mother. Follows Daughter. ...
The little Prince, not quite S months
old, weighs 19 pounds and Is- the health
iest, plumpest royal Infant seen In Spain
for generations. Queen Ena takes a "con
stitutional" every morning early in Ken
sington gardens, accompanied by her
mother. Being a stickler for royal eti
quette, even on these Informal occasions
the mother walks About a pace behind
Yesterday being AH Souls' day, a Cath
olic holiday, it was known that the King
and Queen of Spain must attend mass.
So the three Catholic churches In Ken
sington were thronged with people anx
ious to see them at their devotions. ' But,
equally anxious to avoid being 'mobbed,
they stole a march on the curious crowds
by attending 8 o'clock mass at the little
private chapel in the famous Convent of
tbe Assumption, on Kensington Square.
The Queen passed all day with her
mother receiving visitors at Kensington
The King motors about the West End
with his young brother-in-law, Prince
Alexander. of Battenburg.
Alfonso goes shopping, buying clothes,
and visiting, pla :es of interest ' without
warning or ceremony. Never is. he seen
without a cigarette. Even while shoot
ing clay pigeons at the Hendon Gun Club
lie had a cigarette between his . lips.
He looks somewhat paler -and thinner
than when' he "was here before bis mar
riage, but he Is feverishly energetic and
He - speaks. English chiefly,, but at the
grand banquet given in' the Spanish Em
bassy Queen Victoria made u a point to
converse with all the Spaniards in
Spanish, having become fairly acquainted
with that tongue.
When she was plain Princess Ena she
'had several girl friends among the Eng
lish and the Americans in London. She Is
still friendly,, forgetting nobody, but she
has already acquired the aloofness of
royalty, and her friends are not allowed
to forget that she is now! a Queen.
, Cousins Hot .Cordial.
Her cousins, the Duke of Connaught's
daughters, between whom and the Batten
burgs there always has been certain
rivalry, have not been, seen in London
since Queen Victoria's arrival, and they
will not meet her until the royal fes
tivities at Windsor castle, when there will
be four other Kings and Queens to "take
the shine out of Ena." '
Queen Maud of Norway and her lltt-e
son, Prince Olaf, withdrew to Sandring
ham early In the week, Olaf ceasing to
monopolize public attention when the
Spanish royal baby came. Besides, Queen
Maud, ' the exact opposite of Queen Vic
toria, avoids publicity and delights in tne
privacy of .Sandrlngham,' with her mother
The , Dowager Duchess of Manchester,
probably owing to her Spanish blood, was
the only Anglo-American Invited, to the
Spanish Embassy banquet in honor of the
King and; Queen of Spain. She looked re
markably well after her American . trip,
which, she said, did her. more good than
all the continental "cures" she h.j taken
Several Americans were Invited to the
concert after the banquet.' Among them
was Lady Cunard, who looked extremely
attractive In shimmering satin and tur
quoises. She was presented to King Al
fonso, but he ' chatted longer with , the
Countess of Essex than with anybody
Ambassador and . Mrs.- Whltelaw Reid
were there, too, and the Marchioness of
Dufferln, Miss Nellie Post, . and Anthony
-J. Drexel. -
BAD ELEPHANT, EXECUTED
Columbia, First Bom In America,
Choked to Death.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 9. Columbia,-
the first elephant born In this coun
try, was executed yesterday In the pres
ence of 21 other elephants, including her
mother, because she had become of such
vicious temper she was unsafe. -
Columbia was born in Philadelphia 28
years ago and was easily handled until
a month or two ago. She was choked to
death by five men using rope tackle and
Trolley Cars Kill and Malm.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., Jfov. 9. One per
son, an unknown - foreigner, was killed
and about 30 others more or less seri
ously injured as a result of a collision of
electric cars on the Slaterville road near
ITS AIM IS TO MAKE DESIRABLE CITIZENS
Prisoners' Aid Society Is Striving to Provide a Future for Men and Women Serving Sentences in State Penitentiary
BT LILIAN TINGLE.
A certain wealthy and charitable
maiden lady. Southern, delicate and
aristocratic to her linger tips, was re
cently called from her dinner table
to Interview one of her many queer
Through an open door a delighted
company of nephews and nieces heard
nd saved for teasing purposes the con
clusion of the appeal, "and I thought,
maybe, you'd give a trifle to get him
some socks and a bit o'. baccy, for you
know what it is, ma'am, to be in prison
with no socks nor nothing." '
Fortunately, there are comparatively
few of us who know by experience
"what It means to be in prison," and
unfortunately, there are few, aleo, who
have the Imagination or' the sympathy
to know It without experience.
A visit of Inspection to even the best
managed of prisons leaves one pro
foundly depressed. In our own state's
prison, however, while the discipline Is
severe, the work hard and the food
"prison fare,"- efforts are made to treat
the Inmates not as hopeless wrecks,
but as human beings, with future poss
ibilities of good. C. W. James, the
superintendent, and Frank Curtis, the
warden, are Interested In anything
that helps the men. The latter Is a
close student of penology and an
authority on modern methods.
Both superintendent and warden
willingly co-operate in the work of the
Prisoners'" Aid Society, the usefulness
of which is limited only by Its finan
The formation of the band is due to
the Prisoners' Aid, and Ben Selling,
president of the society, provided the
first instruments. The band has now
grown to the proportions showa in the
picture. Charles Walton Is the leader
and musical instructor. He Is said to
show great musical ability and Is a
model prisoner. The minstrel per
formance given on the Fourth of July
Is a source of income for the pur-,
chase of new music and supplies for
There is a high percentage of Illit
eracy among the prisoners on entrance
and for this reason the erection of a
new wing is contemplated, which may
be used for school and chapel purposes.
The . teachers will be " drawn from
among the prisoners and will be under
the direction of Superintendent St
Pierre, of the Prisoners' Aid Society.
At present many prisoners, who can
afford it, or who can obtain money
from friends, are taking correspond
ence courses, which may fit. them for
employment on their release. All such
study must, of course, come after the
completion of the regular day's work;
the work is hard, and every man who
is physically fit must do his share.
Much needed road improvement In
the neighborhood of Salem has been
done by convict labor, notably the road
between the Reform School and the
city, which formerly was a hopeless
series of mud holes and Is now a good
highway. Owing to the scarcity of
labor last year many "trusties" were
allowed to earn a little money by fruit
picking. Many prisoners have been
employed In making brick for the
School for the i eeble-minded.
The hospital Is in charge of a drug
gist prisoner. It Is a large, airy, well-
Positive and Eietermined Steps by the Assignee
iv - kA"
A WEEK OF , MERCILESS
Such as Oregon Never Saw Before
.SJ" ENTIRE BLOCK ON YAMHILL. FROM 2ND TO 3RD. "
Residue Bankrupt Stock.
And new goods bought for the Fall and Holiday trade that were in transit
at the time this 'establishment fell by the wayside, are being added to the
stock as promptly as arrangements are consummated with the shippers by
the present assignee. On with the slaughter. No laws of cost or value will
alter the determination close out this entire stock 57 departments at
the earliest possible moment, and CLOSE THE DOORS OF THIS STORE.
Women's Coats and Suits
Skirts, Furs, Waists
Petticoats, Wrappers, Etc
$1.89 to $12.85 for Coats worth $6 to $30
$1.49 to $6.85 for Skirts worth $5 to $20
$8.85 to $22.85 for Suits worth $16.50 to
$50.00. ' .
49c to $1.49 for Waists worth $1.50 to $5
89c to. $7.85 Furs worth $2.50 to $20
ny2c to $1.87 for Dress Goods worth
35c to $4.00 yard.
27c to $1.12 for Silk worth 75c to
Toilet and Manicure Sets, also a com
plete line of Drug Sundries, Stationery,
and Notions, at less than one-half reg
ular prices. Corsets, Underwear, Ho
siery, Gloves, Umbrellas, Tapestries, at
Less than Half Value. Laces, Embroid
eries, Handkerchiefs, Ribbons, Passe
menteries, Belts, Lace Curtains, Lam
brequins, : Ginghams, Muslins, etc.; 53
departments of choice merchandise
thrown at your mercy to be sold at once,
let the loss be what it will.
The stock for this week will be the
greatest bargains and best variety since
the great Bankrupt Sale began.
New arrivals in the latest and best of
Fall styles. Yours for a mere fraction
of value :
$3.75 for good, reliable $7.50 Suits.
$6.85 for splendid wool and worsted $10
to $15 Suits.
$9.85 tailor-made very choice to $22.00
$12.85 takes you into suits worth to $30.
$1.35 a mountain odds worth to $3.25.
$2.65 tailor-made, finest to $6.50 Pants,
Several lots of Underwear, Shirts and
other furnishing goods, accepted from
the shippers Saturday, will be on sale
Monday forenoon; aiso 12 cases Fall
Shoes for Men, Women and Children
Several shipments of Shoes were added
for this week's selling. The entire
Mehish, Stoneberg Co. 's goods has been
given the assignee.
49c Ladies' Oxfords, etc., worth to $1.50
98c great lot ladies' and misses,' worth
$1.19 sizes 2 to 8, good $2.50 shoes.
$2.29 finest quality and styles, $5 shoes.
$1.19 odd lot box, etc., $2.50 values.
$2.35 Dress and Street, hand welt $5.00
Owing to the fact that this entire stock 53 departments must
be closed at once, dealers buying in quantities will find a saving
oi iiu w jo per cent ceiow wnoiesaie prices.
Retail sale opens daily at 9 A. M., closes at 6 P. M. P. S. During the rush hours, the doors
will be closed whenever the crowds overtax the capacity of the store.'s services. This is done tc
avoid jamming the store to danger point and for the general safety of the people.
kept room. Last year a serious opera
tion had to be performed on a prisoner,
who, however, made a complete recov
ery. Tubercular prisoners are now
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Th commtinlty dining-room has
been established by Governor Cham
berlain and Is In every way more
wholesome than the former manner of
eating- In cells.
Those familiar only with the striped
convict of melodrama might be sur
prised to see so few prisoners clad In
that Karb. As a matter of fact, the
prisoners are graded according to con
duct, and stripes are only worn by
those who have "lost grade," the others
being in gray. There Is suffering In
Winter among many of the men. since
the state makes no provision for under
wear. The Prisoners' Aid Society
aims to-help in this matter as In others'
and Is trying to get the Legislature
and the public to recognize that the
man behind the bars is a human being
and that it Is cheaper to return a cit
izen to society than to aend back a
criminal with vengeance in his heart.
Steps to Suppress Peonage.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 9. Vienna dis
patches saying that the Austrian govern
ment has warned its people against emi
grating to the South, where peonage Is
alleged to exist, have determined the
Louisiana State Board of Immigration to
take immediate action In New Orleans to
prevent emigrants being defrauded. Sec
retary Knoepglfer, of the board, an
nounced today that he will ask the City
Council to pass regulations stopping
abuses which have sprung up within the
past few months, during which New Or
leans has oecome a considerable gateway
Mr. Knoepelfer asserts that tricky
foreigners and not Southern plant
ers are largely the cause for such
warnings as that of the Austrian govern
ment. These foreigners, he asserts, get
hold of the Immigrants when they land
in. New Orleans, swindle them out of
much money for board, and then poison
their minds against Immigration officials.
Then they mske them believe fabulous
tales of plantation opportunity, which re
sult in bitter disappointment to the Immi
grant upon learning exactly what the
plantation work is.
Lives With Goldleaf In Skull.
BALTTMORH Nov. 9. Richard Swan
ger, who was unconscious for 11 days from
a depressed fracture of the skull, caused
by a tree falling upon him, is recovering
from a remarkable surgical operation as
a result of which he will carry a quantity
of gold leaf in his head. The surgeons
at Maryland University Hospital found a
part of the brain covering and a
part of the brain itself adhered to the
curameter. The brain covering and the
gray matter were separated and the gold
leaf was placed between the parts.
Do not trust too much to your own judg
ment in medical matters. Consult your
doctor frequently. He knou)s best.
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