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VOL. 22. NO. ao
The douma, Russia's new 'popular
body, the first ever known in the land
of the czar, has taken up the cause of
the Jew, and boldly announced to the
little father that the massacres must
Hardly had the news of the recent
atrocities at Bialystok 'Reached' S
Petew&btnrg before g'delefjaUeHr, treadcE
by M. Sheftel, called on M. Stolypin,
minister of the interior, to demand
that the government take preventative
Then they drafted a paper for pre
sentation to the douma, in which they
pointed oul that outrages on the per
sons of Jews could be prevented by
the government were it not in sym
pathy with them.
The tlouma then put itself on record
that the massacres of the innocent
cease, and one member, Roditscheff,
leader of the Democratic Liberal
party, stood boldly forth in his seat to
announce that unless the government
could protect the Hebrews it had
proven its unfitness to exist, and that
a time had come to substitute officials
who had power to enforce the law.
Such an action might mean little in
any other country, but in Russia it
marks a most amazing advance. It
may be called the first fruits which the
people have reaped from having some
representation in the government.
The czar and his ministers have al
ways contended that the slaughter of
the Hebrews was unpreventable. Now
they have orders from the douma to
fail to stop them at their peril.
No lack of courage marks tbis bold
defiance of the czar by men who only
a few years ago cringed at every men
tion of the name of the autocrat. It
proves that the world is making prog
ress, and that the leaders of the dou
ma, the strong men, have their col
leagues well under control.
Government by the people is an en
tirely new idea in Russia. The douma
has only sprung tnto existence within
the last few months, and it was only
granted to the people by a frightened
czar and ministry to stave off impend
ing revolution. The first moment the
autocrat felt his troops strong enough
to support him he would gladly dis
solve the body, and imprison, banish
or put to death, its leaders. But the
douma, knowing its power, has frank
ly informed the czar that it refuses to
be dissolved at his will.
In the douma, whose members were
A Useful Hen.
A New York boy learned'* many
pings during a visit to the country.
Everything on the farm was new to
the little fellow, and he especially de
ttlgfcted in the livestock,-' When he
found out that the hens made eggs he
.was anxious to see one of them at
DOUMA TAKES UP
CAUSE OF THE JEW
Boldly Announces to Little Father That Massacres
elected by a restricted suffrage, sit
nobles, priests, professional men, mer
chants, workmen and peasants.
Many of the more ignorant are filled
with the idea that the reforms ought
to come in a day, and are hence un
willing to brook the slightest delay.
To such a length does this sentiment
go that on the first session they ob
jected to adjourning for dinner be
cause they had made no progress to
ward securing those things for which
RODITCHEFF, Leader of Democratic Liberal Party.
Being a patient waiter, his de
elre was finally gratified. V^Proudly
Belting the product of the cackling
Howl he marched into the house with
I "Let me have it," said his aunt, "an.d
they were elected, complete suffrage,
general amnesty and distribution of
the land among the peasants.
As a whole, it is a highly revolu
tionary body, one of whose members
did not hesitate to openly proclaim
that if the doors of the political pris
oners were not opened the members
PROF. MOURMONTSEFF, President of Douma.
TAURIDE PALACE. ST. PETERSBURG. MEETING: PLACE OF DOUMA.
we will cook it for dinner." z-.\
"Oh, 'tain't necessary," replied the
boy. "The hen
it. It' still
'I see here that a German professor
claims that the time is coming soon
when there will not be enough water
on earth to support human life."
"Which only goes to show," replied
Col. Kornfed, "that science, suh, backs
up the judgment which true Kentuck
ians nave always held
of the douma would march to the
jails and forcibly free them. To keep
such hotheads in some degree of check
is the tremendous task that now falls
to the lot of the more conservative.
The men in control of the douma
bear out the old maxim that the man
will always rise fqr the occasion.
Russia, a mere infant, new to repre
sentative government, has produced
at once inspired chieftains.
The greatest orator is Roditscheff.
Roditscheff is a very handsome man,
with a ringing voice. His popularity
is unbounded, and he has more sway
than any of his fellows over the peas
ants in the douma.
Other leading members of the Con
stitutional Democrats, the body that
has the most influence, are Paul By
stroff, Petrasakysky, Maxim Wyna
mir, Nickolaus Karejeff, Eugene Ke
drune, Schachmatoff, Prof. Bergmann,
Vladimir Nabakoff, vice president of
the douma Petrunkevitch and Prince
Petrunkevitch won his laurels in the
Vladimir Nabakoff, one of the com
mittee who framed the douma's an
swer to the czar, has also leaped to the
front as a strong factor.
Presiding over this heterogenous
body of lawmakersprinces, peasants,
priestsis a man of rare intellect and
training, befitting him for the place,
Prof. Mourmonsteff. He is a professor
in the University of Moscow, and has
been for many years an active worker
in the Constitutional Democratic party.
An analysis of the douma shows
twenty-three are lawyers, fifteen pro
fessors, six teachers, fifteen doctors,
nine authors, seventy-five "Zemstvo
specialists" (that is to say, men who
have devoted themselves to the work
of local governing bodies, men of
means generally), twelve rich land
owners, ten marshals of nobility, two
engineers, nine "functionaries" (men
appointed by favor to sinecures in con
nection with public affairs), seven
common school teachers, four Greek
priests, three Roman Catholic priests,
three Mohammedan mollohs, 6ne Jew
ish rabbi, one Romanist bishop, fifteen
workmen, four merchants, two manu
facturers, two students and 166 peas
The two main bodies are the Con
stitutional Democrats and the Radi
cals. In the main their platforms are
essential, but the Radicals want the
reforms at once, while the Constitu
tional Democrats are willing to make
progress more slowly.
In the upheaval of Russia, which
does not now seem far off, the douma
is certain to play a big part, and
among those men now making the
fight of the people at the Tauride pal
ace, St. Petersburg, a future Washing
ton or Thomas Jefferson may be de
A Good Joke.
M'l thought you told tne there was
an extensive plant in the neighbor
hood of the lot you sold me."
"So there is."
"Why,'man -alive there's nothing
near the .place except, a, cemetery."-*,,
-That's l&ytt Ife
A cSluslipf Person,
SheWon't yoHpkke. me tor Vrfde
in your automobile^,/v
HeI'm sorry, but it's broke.
"Oh, are you?'C
ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS: JfilfN,. SATURDAY. JULY 28,1906.
Seven used to be the lucky number
Now it is nine. A lecturer upon femi-
The Homely Girl's Complexion.
"Again there is advice for the home
ly girl. Don't have a poor complexion.
Your features may be terrible, but
your skin can be clear and good. If
^necessary, live on lettuce in the sum
mer time and spinach an the spring
take celery in the proper season and
never sit dowf without a supply of
greens before you. You will find your
skin clears off wonderfully.
"If you are a terribly ugly girl, you
must take sweat baths.
"There was a girl whose eyebrows
looked as though they had been eaten
by a ragged gray mo*h. Groom as she
might, this girl always looked dis
tressed. There seemed to be no hope
for her yet there was hope after all.
"She tinted her ragged eyebrows a
little and she coaxed the hairs to come
back. Of course she painted them at
night with vaseline and a little* camej's
hair brush, and every day she brushed
them gently with a baby's hair brush.
Pretty soon they began to have a more
civilized look. And, inside of three
months she was not ashamed of them
that was one case. ,s%
THE HbMELY GIRLS
MAY BECOME PRETTY
A Woman, No Matter How Ugly She May Be, Can
AlwayS B3come Pretty.
nine beauty declared a few days ago i pered. It is bad enough to have a mis-
SHE CAN STUDY THE PRETTY CURVES OF THE BODY.
that-he could tell the homely girl n'.ne
distinct ways to be pretty.
"There is no need of being ugly," said
he, "if you will study these nine ways."
"The homely girl always has bad
teeth," said he "it seems, somehow,
to be inherent. She seems to regard
her case as hopeless and her teeth are
allowed to go on from bad to worse.
They are simply terrible, and in most
cases they are a positive barrier.
"The ugly girl must reform those
teeth, even if she has to wear a false
set. But in these days it is not neces
sary to wear such a disagreeable
thing. There are cosmetic dentists,
who help out the worst cases of bad
teeth. I had a pretty girl with teeth
that would shame a South sea islander.
They acted as a hoodoo upon her.
Every time she smiled there came to
the front that awful excavation of bad
teeth and gold fillings it was terrible.
"I had her fix those teeth, and she
immediately became a summer belle.
"Then homely girls listen to this.
Don't have a crooked face. Nearly all
homely girls have a twisted mouth.
This is due to missing molars. If a
tooth is gone in the side of your mouth
it will give you a twisted face. Hav,e
the space filled in and your mouth will
become straight again.
Making Certain,of I feK
One^ day a very nervous, timid look
ing woman, accompanied -by a robust
farmer, came on the platform at one of
the country stations. Ifor a short time
she seemed to devote her attention to
the time table, but not finding there
the satisfaction she sought, she
stepped up to the station agent as he
came out of his office. "Will you
please telt me if the three-fifteen has
Cne yet?" she asked in concern. |vv
"Yes, about twenty minutes aoi"
replied. __ _,
Her Very Attractive Hands.
"The ugly girl must not be ill-tem-
SHE MAY NOT BE BEAUTIFUL. BUT CAN HAVE A GRACEFUL FIGURE
'And when will the four-thirty be
along do you think?"
"Why, not for some time yefii'^C
"Are there any expresses before
then?" *_*-..,- JIA* *j.
"Not one." "W&l' **Z -'-^V
''Nothing at all?'*. f^ ^*&$f
"Nothing whatever/^ ^^Jpj^
"Any freight trains?" Syf sK^
"""Are you quite sure7"^
7'Certainly I am, or I wouldn't bave
said so." g|||| M1$&
"Then^" said the timid woman, Wn-,
erable face, without having a miser
"The unattractive girl can always
have attractive hands. She can let the
nails grow beautifully long, and she
can polish them until they are as pink
as rose leaves and as glossy as marble.
"The ugly girl can learn to walk
well. There is no reason why she
should not hold her shoulders erect!
and walk proudly.
"The ugly girl can have a good fig
ure. There is no1
excuse for a figure
that is too fat nor one that is too thin.
Blowing the horn will develop the bust
and give the fashionable thirty-eight
"The ug^y girl can dress well. Why
should she dress badly when she
knows she can add to her looks by
"The ugly girl can speak prettily and
in this way she will add a strange
charm to her personality.
The Graceful Ugly Girl.
"The ugly girl can be graceful. The
fact that nature did not give her a
naturally pretty face need not keep her
from being graceful. She can learn to
rise well and to sit down easily, and
she can learn to turn her head prettily
and to do ordinary things of life well.
"The awfully ugly girl must take
special care cf her figure. She must
make it full of curves and all ripply in
its outlines. If it happens that she is
squatty in her figure she must exer
cise and massage and she must work
upon her waist line until it is good.
"The really ugly girl should try to
be in perfect proportion.
"The ugly girl should study her hip
lines. She should endeavor to have a
38-inch Dust measurement, which is
the popular bust measure. Then she
should aim for a nice hip line. The
hips should measure something like
43 inches. This may seem large, but it
is about normal for a girl whose height
is, say, five feet eight inches, which is
a good height for a girl.
"The ugly girl cannot always con
trol her height, but she can make her
self look a little taller, and she can
develop her bust and hips and make
her waist conventional without lacing
"The unattractive girl should try to
make herself attarctive. There is a
great deal she can do for herself. And,
if she will do all she can, she may be
pretty sure that mother nature will
come to her rescue and will add a few
beauty touches on her own account
for nature helps those who help them
"You appear to be much more mus
cular tiian you used to be."
"I am always in training and fit
to put up the fight of my life I am
taking a different line of exercise than
I ever tried before."
What make of exercise
Come up to the house some even
ing and see it it is named after me
and has eyes like its mother."
ing to her husband, "I think we'll cross
the tracks. WHHam.'l
A Mere Idea.
father, Johnnie? ,v
JohnnieVery sick. SSJSK^i^ 4
'Oh, you musn't say that He onto
thinks he Is."
A week later*1
C. CHow Is, your father to-day.
JohnnieHe think'e he's dead.
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LOOKS LIKEN LLNCOL
SENATOR CULLOM, WHO STRIK-
INGLY RESEMBLES THE
Martyred President Relates Reminis
cences of His Acquaintance with the
Grandest Figure in the World's
Historythe Immortal Lincoln.
Shelby M. Cullom stood in the door
way of one of the rooms in the Great
Northern hotel which is a part\ of his
headquarters. Tall, angular, erect he
stood there, and his likeness to Abra
ham Lincoln was almost startling.
Senator Cullom has been paragraph
ed PS the "man who looks like Lin
coln" for many years, and there is
nccie wonder. He has the same large
features, the prominent nose, the firm
mouth and keen eyes, and even his
hair and beard are trimmed not so
much in imitation of the martyred
president as in the fashion set at that
Sitting in the bright afternoon
Ught, Shelby M. Cullom presented a
striking and dignified figure. His hair
and beard are white, but his face is
ruddy and has the warm hue of health.
He seems to bear his years lightly.
His face is spare but not wrinkled.
His hands are long and slim and he
uses them sparingly in gesticulation.
He is eminently a man of the Lincoln
typestrong, sturdy, conservative and
of the old school. Honesty is written
in every feature am power in every
line. His eyes are keen and they l-ead
a man's very soul.
Senator Cullom is an earnest man
and yet he has a sense of humor. He
is a serious statesman and yet he loves
a good anecdote and a pointed story.
And he can tell a story, too, in a man
ner to make it interesting. He uses
plain and simple language, with home
ly illustrations and quaint similies.
He impresses one as being absolutely
naturala man who has been himself
at all times from the time he followed
the plow in Tazewell county to this
day, when he is one of the most con
spicuous men in the upper body of the
"My acquaintance with Lincoln be
gan when I was a lad starting out in
life," he said, with a far-away lobk in
"It has been said that I look like
Lincoln and I count one of the pleas
antest compliments of my life that one
paid me by a quaint, elderly quakeress
who came to my office once upon a
"As we talked over the matter of
which she had come to see me about
she interrupted me with: 'Friend,
thee somewhat resembles Mr. Lincoln.'
It was after the interview had closed
and she was about to depart that she
took my hand and, gazing at me in
tently, remarked earnestly:
'Friend, thee very much resembles
"Lincoln was my ideal when I was
only a dozen years of age. He was 30
then. I remember the first time I was
ever in a*" court-room. Lincoin was
there, defending a man charged with
murder. He was considered a great
lawyer even then. He was a master
ful man. He had a power with a jury
that was irresistible and his hold on
the public was overpowering."
The funeral honors paid to Lincoln
have seldom been surpassed in grand
eur and perhaps never in popular sor
row. There was some talk of liavine
the body buried in the east, but the
people of Illinois would not listen to
this and Shelby M. Cullom was a mem
ber of the committee sen. on to plead
for the return of the remains to Illi
nois, and besides him there is but one
other man living who went on that
It will be recalled by those who are
familiar with the history of those days
that the body of the dead president
was embalmed and laid in s'ate in the
rotunda of the capitol April 20. The
following dav the funeral train- bein
its wonderful journey to Springfield,
and over the same route he had travel
ed in first going to Washington. The
remains lay in state in Baltimore,
Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York,
Albanv, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago
and Springfield and solemn services
were held in each place."
Senator Cullom participated in all
these great scenes of sorrow and says
that the grief expressed everywhere
was something so poignant and so piti
ful that he can never forge, it so long
as he lives. Crowds gathered at everv
crossing and stood with uncovered
heads as the train passed by. Every
city was the scene of vast, solemn
gatherings as the funeral train pulled
through. The sorrow of the people
had never been surpassed in the world
and perhaps never will be It was
only by taking the body of the beloved
president on this last journey thac the
people could give vent to their grief
and sorrow and the patriotism of the
people was stirred as it never had been
before. Going home again, the sor
rowing men and women determined
to stand by the nation at all hazards.
In concluding his reminiscences of
Lincoln Senator Cullom said: "I
knew Lincoln in all the walks of his
life. I knew him as a young lawyer
making bis name here in Illinois. I
knew him as a private citizen and as
a president. I knew him as a candi
date and as a congressman. I knew
him in his home and in the bosom of
his family. And now, after all these
years and after having met many men
and having studied the lives of the
greatest men the world has produced,
I am inclined to think his the noblest
and most useful figure of all time, the
grandest measure of a man on ihe
Particularly Impressed Her. 7-,
"You were at the concert last night,
were you?" said the next-door neigh
bor. ,"How did you like it?"
"It was splendid," said Mrs. Laps
ling. "They played one overture, with _.
a wabbly ghetto by the violinist, that
was the finest thing I ever heard in
The only reason many people are
praying for victory is because they
want to get out of the fight.