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force alone is worth the cost of the cure, and to be free from that craving is worth more than
words can telL"
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tending their naaie and address to (correspondence strictly confidential)
G. H. ROOSE, Manager,
30I6 Lucas Avenue, ST. LOUIS, MO.
Dr. M. Ney Smith's new method of curing Piles. Fissure, Fistula and
other Rectal Diseases Js the most scientific and common-sense treatment
PIL.ES ARE PERMANENTLY cured
how bad the case or how long afflicted. He 'Rill guarantee every case. Understand,
an ABSOLUTE GUARANTEE of a permanent cure is what he means. He has cured
cases of K and CO years' standing; us quickly as those of but a few months. No mat
ter how LONG OR BAD your case you need not be discouraged. Do not confuse this
treatment with the application of balves, ointments, etc. It Is nothing of the kind.
Those NEVER CURE. This treatment Is a permanent cure. Many cases of rectal
diseases are allowed to run along until cancer or soma other Incurable disease is
developed. Be cured now and have some comfort of life.
Dr. Smith refers to the following whom ho has permanently cured. Other names
furnished at office If desired:
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Mr Frank Kunz, 412 . Klchland St.. IJellevllle,
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NEW CHAPTER IN
A CHILD'S ROMANCE
Willie May Edwards, Who Has Fig
ured in Litipation by Her Par
ents, Accidentally Shot.
REVOLVER FELL OUT OF BED.
Girl Was Arranging the Coverings
When the Weapon Was Dis
charged Wound in the
Leg Not Serious.
Willie May Edwards, the 10-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Ed
wards, who has been the source of litiga
tion for the last three years between the
mother and father, was accidentally shot
In the right thigh yesterday morning at
her mother's home at No. 4110 Evans ave
nue. Mrs. Edwards "was not feeling well and
Willie May offered to do the light hijuse
worlc and give her mother a rest. The
proposition was accepted, and the child pro
ceeded to arrange the bed. Mrs. Edwards,
as a matter of precaution, keeps constantly
under her pillow a revolver ready for usa
fn any emergency. Heedless cf the revolver
the girl grabbed up the sheets and, folding
them together, threw them on a chair. As
she did so trie folds of the bundle loosened
and the revolver dropped to the floor and
The bullet penetrated Willie May's leg a
few Inches above the knee.
Mrs. Edwards, hearing the shot, rushed to
the bedroom and found her daughter lying
on the floor. The child was placed on the
bed ar.d a physician who was summoned
extracted the bullet.
The wound Is not dangerous unless blood
poisoning should set in.
The life of the little sufferer has been
filled with romance and adventure from in
fancy. Mrs. Edwards and her husband,
Harry L. Edwards, have not lived happily
together for five years and In tint time they
have Indulged In much litigation.
The latest court proceeding in which the
couple figured was a habeas corpus case in
stituted In the Circuit Court of St. Louis by
the father to gain possession of the child.
Judge Wlthrow awarded the little girl to
her grandfather. Doctor A. T. Edwards, of
Tarrant County Texas. An appeal was
taken by the mother and the Court of Ap
peals finally reversed Judge WUhrow's de
cision and awarded the child to the mother.
l'ending this decision the child was taken
from Mrs. Edwards by her gnndfather and
carried to Kirk wood, whence he proposed to
take a train for Texas. The day that this
occurred an appcal was allowed by the
Court of Appeals un Mrs. Edwards and
her attorney oertookthe grandfather and
regained the child.
A suit for dlvoreve by the husband Is pend
ing In the Texas courts at this time on the
ground cf desertion.
Miunnoa County Ticket.
Eminence. Mc. Sept. S. The Shannon
County Republican Convention to-day nom
inated the following ticket? Kepresentatlve,
James H. Doris; Sheriff, Jesse Jones; Col
lector. S. W. Agee; AEnessor, Ira A .Carr;
Prosecuting Attorney, a. W. Shedd; Treas
urer, John Beloit; Surveyor, T. J. Kowlett;
unstuck men. nunareas 01 raapves irum uiucr treatments rcciaimcu.
Tht m)urr that the nervous kymem sutln i alio rilmV !t-rt b' ihts
t-eatmeat. and the patient Is placed in a vigorous and robust co idltlon.
Consultation free a persouwl one preferreo. but letters of tnoulry an
i.were.1 nromptlT and confldeintully THE PAOUIN IMMUNE CO., Btit.
T. lilt Cktnlul tl-.r St. leiii, Is., r Dtft. t, II ItlaJt, huu Citj. Ht.
There Is only one way to care the ORUO or DRINK HABIT an J that Is to
eradicate It flrt :om the system. ThW is what the Antinarcotin treat
ment docs, and is the main reason of its phenomenal success, it nas
TREATED 1000 PERSONS WITHOUT A SINGLE FAILURE
Within a week's time it clltntn lies all NERVOUSNESS anil PAIN, bring
ing on a NATURAL. SOOTHI.V1. DREAMLHS5 SLECP. This treatment
icitores the nerves to a perfectly he.ilthv state. invigorating nnd strength-
aSSKWRffi WO BAD EFFECTS
1 ne ciuse be'.n; removed.t&cre is no further necessity for stimulants, tne
cravicc and desire being a thing of the oast, tho patient is K-It la a per-
The excessive use of each of these narcotics or stimulants pro
duces a disease in the user. It Is a peculiar disease of the nervous
system, and the entire ystem becomes so Inoculated that the .les ro
cannot tie thrown off by will pjwer but must be treated as ,a dis
ease, and cured the same as any other disease. The wonderful cura
tive power of Antinarcotin has brought hundreds of testimonials
similar to the following:
"I feel that my life is lndebtea to the success of this God-scr.
remedy. Four years have lapsed since I took the treatment-and I have
not taien one dose of opiates since, nor do I have any desire for it."
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Mrr Kd J. Meek. GreenJiel.I. III.
St. tVrn Kerrt. Ann Arbor. Mich.
Mrs. Herman Hender. Wanda. 111.
Hurry chwarubeck 913 Harrison st . Alton. 111.
F I. Johnson. 3102 Morcan t.. St. louls
Tbos. Uograri'h. W K. Fourth et.. Alton, III.
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C C. CURTICE. City ras.Vf-r Afreit.
Judge. Western Dltrlct, John II. Patton;
Judge, Eastern District. G. W. Collins.
Gustav Vlfbwfg , Mount Olive. HI
IJna I'elne Mount Olive. Ill
Abe Cohen VH North Tenth
lena SUbersteln 717 North Elshth
William II. Knlsht H15 North Sixteenth
Margaret O'Neill 1390 KcnslnKton
Morris Cohn 1M1 North Ninth
1 ena Cohen 1021 North Ninth
Walter Carden Chicago. Ill
Margaret Ilcguv ; West Belle
P A. Fluhr IICI IJnton
Stella 1'aton 1310 North Fourteenth
E. J. Brendel u; North Twentieth
Minnie Wippe-an 2(W Klein
Herman Wollberg 133 Mnntaomery
Helena Lutr 2? North Fourteenth
Datld Cabbie 72JI Lucas
Farah Obotne rsil Lucas
George H. Etans 4137 Hull place
Emllr Christen 4137 Hull placn
Jefcn Null? S4W South Eleventh
Augusta Hunzlker lOll Geyer
Edward P. Mnftitt CCS Dodlr
Elizabeth C. Froebel Fort Madison. la
Hd Smith 2".'8 Pine
Rosle Craley 511714 Wash
Alfred Murray Jer-ej vMe. Ill
Alice Ashford JersejUlle. Ill
Charles IR Conlnsrham 2231 Meramec
Mrs Kittle E. Carlisle 2507 P.;uth Kecond
Julius Gteser 3730 Manchester
Llna Weiss 37 0 Manchester
William C. Falrvceather Murpbrtioro. HI
tide L O'Neill M-Leansboro. Ill
Solid Gold Wedding King.
Newest designs. 13 to CO, at Mermod &
Jaccard's. Broadway and Locust.
Carrie Chapman. 40 years. City Hospital:
Frederlcka Schmitthaeussler, 29 years. Z9S5C
Valentine Koch. So years. 612 Franklin; apo
plexy. James Kelley. 12 jears, 2025 Howard; accident.
Charles Kussell. alias Charles Itees, Fourth
and Icuitt; tubercuWIs.
Benjamin J. Bmkl. 23 years. 4330 Pennsyl
Henry Etlermann, 73 joars. 2M6 Lefflngwell:
Johanna Vandes, 73 years. 2501 North Twelfth;
Andrew Mastlch. 40 years. 1723 South Eleventh;
E-iard L Gorsc. 14 years. 138 Fairmount:
John O. Ivbel. C3 years. 2S37 South Third;
John Alyward. 6S yeiir'. 1301 Bldrtle; pneumonia.
John M. Mulllvan. 45 jears. 1M2V North Nine
teenth: heart dilatation.
Jeremiah Stouton, 53 j'ears. City Hospital; ac
cident. Kuhy R, Rlcherdeon. 7 years. Ewlny and
Jc'm 11. Vocelsang 42 years. 674S Waldemnr;
Lule Brasse. 30 years. 1319 North Sixteenth;
Francis Bahr, 43 years. 132 South Seventh;
Charles Schumacher, 4S years. ISO Victor; bron
chttls. John A. Herold. W years. 310 Texas: cirrhosis.
Hilda J. Hutler. 3 years. 411 Donovan; diph
theria. Julius Bone 2 months. 4123 Glargow; maras
mus. John J. Dwyer. C4 years. 1203 South Comp
Ilrrnrd of Hlrths.
Thomas and Maud Whelen. 223 Hickory; girl.
Alfred and Kate Young. 1133 Grattan; Klrl.
AUIn and Aususta Malsnn. 5212 North Twenty
John J. and M. IX Elfert. f.30 Red Bud: bov.
William and Kate iackmeier. 1713 Franklin;
Leo and Iuls Gessner,
31 South Second;
Jacob and Anni Wolf. 1347 Ptmtli Seventh; girl.
Prank J. and Bertha C. Oechner, 1923'j War
Jacob and Ann-i Lorenien. 1207 MadUon: girl.
Wllbelm ami M. Dleta. 394 North Twenty
Edward I. and Jose Itran.lt 409 Clarence; girl.
Iaut and A. Negwer. 5610 Ireicott: girl.
It. C. nnd Bertha MlnnlgerooJe. 1367" North Jef
Iteiitilillcnn Campaign Begun.
Benton. III., Sept. S. The Republican
nnmnnlirn was ODened In this county tn-
I day with a meeting at the Fair Grounds.
About u persons were present, r-peecnes
were made by Theodore Rislcy or Carml
and Dan Munrj of Chicago.
Harrisburg, HI., Sept. 8. The Republicans
of Saline County opened the campaign with
a rally at Mltchellsvllle to-night. Speeches
were made by Congressman Georgo W.
Smith and R. S. Marsh.
Be it whisky, beer or any alcoholic drink,
absolutely cured by a ucw process which not
onlv eliminates the desire, but makes drink
m) obnoxious that It cannot be retained upon
the stomal h. The only treatment which Im
munes the patient. Endorsed hv leading
cnt. Endorsed by leading
BRESCI MIST STAND
IP FOR TEN YEARS.
Torture of the Slayer of Italy's
King Worse Than in
HIS CELL IS A COFFIN.
With Barely Room to Breathe
the Assassin Will Have No
Hope of Being Freed.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Rome. Aug. 31. (Copyright. 1900. by W. R.
Hearst.) "Imprisonment for life" doubt
less vounded to Americans like .1 mild pun
ishment for Hrescl, when the news of the
fate of the assassin of the late King Hum
bert of Italy was cabled abroad a few days
Hut that Is because the people of the
United States do not know Italy's prison
Quick death would liavo been too easy for
the murderer of the King. In the opinion
of hN Judges.
Rome knows w'hat "Imprisonment for life"
means for an usasIn. The chief topic
here In the Italian capital now is the ex
quisite tortures that await Bread.
Figuring that man has at least two lives,
a mental and a physical life, nnd both ca
pable of much endurance, the Roman law
apparently gives the executive authorities
leave to turn a life sentence Into a thou
For a, regldde a life sentence really
means "death with torture on tho way to
execution," tho most terrible punishment
the Middle Ages Invented. In olden times
the victims were obliged to ride to death
In a c.irt, naked and loaded with chains,
while the headsman cut. burned and oth
erwise torturtd them according to the de
mand of the blood-drunk onlookers. Now
the, public Is nut invited to the show, but
thw culprit's fate la no less cruel.
Paianante. who blabbed King Humbert
November 17. 187S, was marched to n dun
geon instead or to the gallows. The net of
grace read: "Ten years In the 'segreu.' or
black hole, the rest of bis life in solitary
The black hole In I'orto-Serglo Prison was
a iepulcher atven feet below the level of
the tea. Its breadth was three feet three
Inches and It was twice as long. But an
Italian who had lived all his life in tho
mines or In malarial dugouts was not easily
killed, mentally or physically, by cloe con
finement. 1'as.sanante outlived the ten years
of the "black hole" and becamo ripe for tho
criminal insane asylum cnly in IteS.
The authorities have, therefore, decided
that the black hole Is a failure as a place
of punishment, but as It could nut be Im
proved upon In respect to dampness, dark
ness and unhealthfulntss. they concluded
that to add to Its horrors It was necessary
to turn it up on end and shape It like a
Perfection at Torture Planned.
Consequently, the latest Klnk-killer will
spend the next ten years. If he live. In a
coffin-shaped cell under water. Instead of
in the sarcophagus formerly occupied by his
The standing, or upright, casket this Is
the nalne given to his cell by the prison au
thoritiesprepared for him has the same
dimensions as Passanante's. If It had less,
he would suffocate.
If he attempts to He down he will have to
double up like n man In a barrel. Cramps
will assail him till in agony ho again strug
gles to his feet.
Hut. whether sitting or standing, vermin
will always be gnawing at him. He cannot
brush them off.
Of course. In an absolutely dark cell,
physical employment is Impossible. Tho
REVEALED TO MR. STEAD
THE HORRORS OF PEKIN.
Mme. Mongruel, Clairvoyant,
Correctly Read Foreign
WORLD THEN IGNORANT.
Saw the Ambassadors Safe
aid the Legations
The following narrative cf the experiences
of W. T. Stead with a remarkable modern
seeress Is published precisely as Mr. Stead
Mr. Stead Is. of course, too avell known as
an editor, author, publicist, reformer, and
particularly as the editor of tho Review of
Reviews, to need comment:
IJY W. T. STEAD.
Taris. Sept. L-4Ime. Mongruel, he fa
mous seeress of modern Europe, resides at
No. 6 Ruq Chausseo d'Antln. Sho Is now
an old lady cf threescore years and ten.
whose reputation as clairvoyant and proph
et dates back from before the days of the
She predicted the advent of Napoleon III.
which perhaps did not require very great
prophetic instinct: but from that time to
Shis sho has hit off with extraordinary pro
phetic accuracy tho events which were to
the rest of the world hidden In the mist of
Mme. Mongruel makes no pretensions to
any supernatural powers: neither does she
claim to be Inspired by the archangel Ga
briel, after the fashion of a famous com
patriot of hers. I do not know that the is
n Spiritualist in the ordinary sense of the
In her normal state she Is a normal wom
an, living in elegantly furnished apart
ments, surrounded by autograph tributes
from two generations of Frenchmen. But
she becomes Quite another person when in
She Is easily thrown Into a trance. Any
person with a strong will can bring about
this condition, in which Mme. Mongruel,
whom you have been talking to a few min
utes before, disappears. In other words,
she goes to sleep, and when she opens her
eyes a few moments later you find you aro
addressing quite another personality, or. It
may be. a stratum of her old personality,
who is addressed as "La. Dormeuse."
When the news arrived of the. alleged
massacre'of the legations in Fekin. it oc
curred to me that It would be an admirable I
opportunity to test the clairvoyant faculties 1
of Mme. Mongruel by ascertaining whether I
she could give any information on the sub- I
Ject which preoccupied public attention. ,
.sought "La Dormenae.
A difficulty, however, arose. As a blood
hound needs some traces, so a clairvoyant
requires some article which has belonged
to or been touched by some of the persons
ifinfammt and nltdnnirli ,ina rt ..... ?,.(....
Is the second In command at one of the I
foreign embassies. I had nothing belonging
to him in my possession in Paris. Howev-
t TORTURES THAT ARE J
PLANNED FOR BRESCI.
s His cell will be but little larger and
very like a cotlin.
He must stand up constantly day
s and night for ten years.
4 Vermin will assail him.
s Hts prison is absolutely dark.
He will never be given a moment's s
s exercise or work. 0
If he dois not die from poisoned
s nlr anemia Is cert.iin to result.
s Above him are ull the Instruments
s of torture of the Middle Ages, and
s he will nut know- what moment ho
s may bi mi1J.cum1 to them.
regicide is condemned to perpetual ldlents-s
-Idleness without Interruption. Ho will be
obliged to ponder djy and night on the fol
ly, iiselessnei-s and t-nnnlt of his crime,
on the awful position In which he placed
his wife and offspring In America, in the
absolute hopelessness of Ills situation. To
give him something to do would be to take
hl.s mind off these Mibjects. Ho will not be
allowed even u piece of stone to turn about
in his hands. Ho will have no opportunity
to rtad, write or smoke. His cas-e is hope
less. This caket cell, newly made, is u sorry
triumph of Twentieth Ctntury cruelty.
Neither Ni-ro. Caligula. Ivan the Terrible,
nor Wejlcr inxrnted its equal. The prison
er mu.st be on his legs all the time, or Mo
down, his feet propped against the cell
walls. If he Isn't poisoned by breathing
over and over again the de.ully exhalations
of his turtured body, stagnation of the blood
vessels und anaemia will speedilv wreck his
The solitary confinement which is to be
gin after Bread's, ten years In the coffin cell
protlded that he should urlvt differs
In no wise from the black hole except that
the regicide N placed In a cell Intended fur
murd(rers generally. The coffin (.ell, as
already explained, is an especially prepared
dungeon, ued for regicide-, only.
Foul and insufficient food, idleness and si
lence aru Impost d In the next Mage of lm
prlMinment, but the prisoner's tars may oc
casionally catch MiunJ.s of footsteps and
voices, for hK cell Is then in the basennnt.
insteud jjf under the basement of the prison,
and the cell door, secured by chains, is left
open during tlin day for a space of two
Inches to allow frtsli air to enter.
Oilier Torture In Prison.
The prison In which IJrescl Ls to be con
fined is established in the colossal ruins of
Frederick IPs castle, on the extreme end
of the ancient Mole. Five hundred years
have passed since this utronirlinlil i' Ini.i
low, but Its subterranean dungtons are as
numerous, ueatn-ue.iiing and well rortlliea
to-day as In the limes when the nowerful
enemy of Popes Innocent III. Honurius HI
and Un-sory IX built them to punish pi
rates and obstreperous llaron.
Among the tever.il hunurol cclN there are
very few not furnished .with wooden borsis
and Iron rings to facilitate the infliction of
In addition to the ordinary Instruments of
torture with which most of the cills In this
prison ure provided theru Is also a jnxUI
torture chamber. It Is fitted with a rack,
on which the prisoner is placed, and over
his body Is passed a heavy roller, with
spikes, which cut Into the flesh and cru.sli
the bones. In this chamber of horrors theru
is a limb-stretcher. This Is a high scaffold
ing, with ropes and pulleys, by means of
which the arms are pulled upward and the
legs downward till all the bones are drawn
from their sockets.
Here.too. Is kept an Iron cage thj shana
of the body. In which the prisoner is put
w-hen he becomes Insane. Tfiere Is a. head
piece, with spikes to pierce the tonguo If
tho prisoner, in his desperation, makej an
There are finger-pinchers to crush the
joints of his hands. There Is a chain for
hanging htm up by both arms and legs.
There Is the conventional thumbscrew. Then
there Is a neck collar and chain to keep
him standing upright for days and days at
a time. Last of all, there is the iron frame
in which his body may be put after death
and displayed on a gibbet.
It Is not on record that these Instrum'nts
of torture will be used to punish IJrescl.
They have not. In fact, been used for cen
turies, hut are kept In view in the prison
as a warning to offenders against the state.
Bread's fate, however. Is sufficiently ter
rible to contemplate. No wonder that his
poor, distracted wife In America prays each
night that death may come quickly to him
lest ho should b compelled to run the
whole gamut of Middle Age agony.
X MADAME HAS MADE J
Mme. Mongruel predicted the ascen-
slonof Emperor Napoleon III when
Europe scouted the Idea. Last Decern-
ber she prophesied the Boer war. In
s which the British arms would hoe
heavily, and then she saw fighting in
s China, with all the Christian Powers
arrayed on one side. Hearing from a
high authority the madame's remark-
able gifts as a prophet, Mr. William s
T. Stead sought har out. His Inter- s
views with "La Dormeuse" were held
at the time the world believed tho d
Ministers in Pckln had been slain
and the legations burned. j
er, I thought It would he Interesting to seo
what she could do without any trace, so,
cutting out the names of the Ministers who
ha J, It was believed, been massacred al
though no adequate intelligence had been
received, I folded the shred of newspaper
to that the names could not be seen and
hied me to the Delphic Cave.
Mine. Mongruel did not know who I was.
I took with me an Interpreter, so that we
had two witnesses to everything t-he said.,
I explained that I was anxious about
some friends of mine; that I wished
to see whether she could tell me anything
about them. Sho asked at once for some ar
ticle which had been In contact with any of
them. I suld I had nothing of the kind, but
that I could give her the names on the fold
ed shred of newspaper, and she should try
what she could do.
Tills was on July 7. She said It was very
difficult, but that the would try what sho
could do. She took the newspaper cutting
In her hand, and rolled it over and over In
her palm, but never opened it nor looked to
s-ee who were those named. She began:
"These people are In great trouble. This
takes me a long way off, over many Fens
and lands, to a very hot country. The peo
ple there are of ull colors. I think It is
China. There Is great confusion and blood
shed, but I cannot distinguish clearly what
is going on."
"Tell me," I said, "whether they are alive
"They are alive," she said, "but they may
be killed at any moment. 1 cannot tell you
more unless ou can get me soma artlclo
which belongs to them."
So I departed ar.d tried to find some one
who could give me the necessary trace. Af
ter being thwarted in many directions I
found Count CassinI, who gave me three
small shreds of yellow p.lk, which he was
good enough to cut off from the fringed tas
sel of a beautiful carved Ivory scent box
which had been given him by the present
Emperor of China.
Silk Uronght Visions of China.
I went back to Mme. Mongruel July 31
and, after she had been thrown In a trance,
said I wished for some more Information
concerning the people about whom I had In
quired at the previous sitting.
"Then I go to the Transvaal or to China?"
"Yes-," I said, "but here Is something that
comes fiom the place where they are."
I gave her the tiny shreds of silk, and she'
"This takes mo to China. Again I see a
scene or great confusion and ,of bloodshed.
There are many people killed, both women
At that time the telegrams had been pub
lished from Shanghai which described with
details how the Emperor .had been poisoned
and the Empress was mad, and Tuan was
reigning as Emperor In his stead. The shred
of silk came from the tassel given to Count
CassinI when he was Russian Ambassador
in Pekln. by the young Emperor. I asked
whether she could see to whom the silk be
longed. She said at once:
"This has belonged to tome one who was
In possession at uitenrity la the midst of
NO RED TAPE,
All the credit
you want no
Interest, no ex
tras of any
Ooblen Oa!;. beauti
fully nnlsbcd. artistic
carving, easy or.t
lnr rootnv draners,
Elegantly carved Gold
en Oak, with large
French Hate Glass
adds beauty to any hall
this trouble. He Is a young man. who Is In
a great positlun. He Is In a way responsible
for what is going oil. and yet he is not the
"Can you describe him?" I ask'-d.
"Yes," she s-ald. "Ills countenance Is as
If It wore sunburnt, very brown and he
has black eyes, with very black eyebrows
and tcry hUck hair."
I said: "Do jou think he Is European or
"I could not say." he said. "I should
think he Is a European, but his skin is to
bronzed that It Is difficult to say."
Then I said: ''Can you tell me whether he
Is alive or dead?"
"He Is alive." she said. "He seemed to
bo dead, but ho was not dead, and he is now
alive, but he Is not responsible for the mas
sacres that are going on. 1 see another one,
much darker than he, who Is like a demon.
He wears very little clothes, and he Is
crjlng. 'Kill! Kill! Kill! It Is very curious."
she said, "although he Is causing all these
horrors he does not think he Is doing
wrong. On the contrary, he thinks he is
doing a noble action for the good of hU
country '" ,
Then I said: x
"AiiiliJiNsndors Xot Dend." j
"'Can you see whether the Ambassadors
are dead or alive?"
"They are alive." she- retilled. " All 1
around them Is confusion and treachery,
but they are kept in the hollow of his hand
as hostages. They are not duI."Slie then
went on to describe what fche saw as the
outcome of the war, but this I will leave
for the present.
After some delay I succeeded In obtaining
from Father Endeavorer Clark of the 1
Christian Endeavor Convention the letter
of safe, conduct which he revelled from the
Russian Ambassador at Pekln and a card
of the American Minister. Ry this time It
was universally believed that all the Min
isters had been killed. A long telegram
from Shanghai, which reached Europe on
July 1C. had described how every European
had been massacred with all Imaginable
atrocities, by the Chinese imperial troops
and Boxers. Mme. Mongruel was Just go
ing to bed when I called, and she was very
tired and rather demurred at trying a
sitting at night. But in deference to my en
treaties, she consented to see what she
could get. As soon as she went into a
trance, without touching the letters or the
card, sho said:
"I see the British Ambassador. He Is In
command. He I still alive, and his wife
and children: but he is In great perplexlty
and alarm. He does not know but that at any
moment the place may be rushed try the
Chinese, and he has a weapon clo"e to his
right hand, with which he is determined
that, should tho Chinese break into the le
gation, he will shoot first his wlfa and then
his two children. He has firmly mado up
his mind to do this."
l.nilj- .llncIJonald Vi'nn Calm.
"Do ou see his wife?" I Mid.
"Yw," she said. "She Is very calm, and
i not so anxious as her husband. In fact,
it is very curious, but she Is much more
afraid of him than sho Is of the Chinese,
for she thinks It Is quits possible that some
fnlsc alarm might come, and he might take
their lives to sae them from tortures,
which might not really bo Imminent. She
Is a lady who has had much trouble, but
she Is sustained by a consciousness of tho
presence of people who have passed out of
this life. I see a man and three children,
who seem very near to her, nnd who sup
port her In the midst of her trouble."
At that time. I may say, I was not aware,
although the Interpreter who accompanied
ma was. of the fact tli.it Lady MacDonald's
previous husband and three children had
died of cholera when they were In Persia.
Then I gave La Dormeuse first the Russian
Ambassador's letter and then the American
Minister's card. Neither of them seemed to
add In any way to her knowledge. Sho
al'l: .. .
"No; theso people are not In tho first
place. They are behind the British Ambassa
dor. He is in front. They are under his
rcof. It Is tho British Ambassador whom
the Chinese most hate."
Then I asked If any of them were dead.
"No." she- said, "none of those in the le
gation. There are many dead, but not Am
bassadors. There has been great fighting,
but now it is not so bad. The order was
given to kill all. but they hesitated, nd
then another order was given to spare their
lives, but keep them safe as hostages.
All around them there are Chinese troops,
who are very treacherous, who do not know
why they have been ordered to spare their
lives, and who aro waiting every mlnuto for
the order to finish the massacre."
"Aro they suffering from wnnt of food?"
"No." she said, "they have plenty of food.
As they have to be spared, they are not to,
be starved to death." .
Then I asked:
"Will the order ever be given for them
to Ik killed?"
"Yes." she said, "It will be given, but It
will not he executed. At least, I do not see
ony of them dead."
"Allies Will Snvr IVLIn."
"Can you look more closely," I said, "and
tell me how It Is that they will not be
"Tho allies," she said, "will advance upon
Pekln. They will reach the city and they
will nttnek, and when they begin the at
tack the order will bo given to kill the Am
bassadors, but at that moment, when tho
Chinese troops are about to attack the lega
tions, n sudden panic relies them, and they
fly, and the Ambassadors appear to bo
saved. At least. I see nono of them dead.
It Is curious." she said, as she seemed to
peer Into the distance, "that there are no
Germans In the allies' army that is attack
ing Pekln. They must bo In sdme other
rart of tho field. They are valiant war
riors, and they will achieve gTeat victories,
but I do not seo them In Pekln. There ro
English and Russians; and French: these
I se?: but no Germans. I do not know how
It was not until several days after that
that the new? reached Europe that all the
Ambassadors were safe, and that In th
composite army, which had been to the re
lief of Pekln, there was no German con
tingent. Of course, you cannot argue with a
prophetess. Iiou can only disbelieve her if
jou like. But It Is worth noting that last
December Mme. Mongruel. when consulted
concerning the Transvanl War, predicted
the outbreak of n war In China, and ex
pressed her astonishment that tho Powers,
whom she expected to bo fighting nmom
themselves, would be all fighting against
A Veteran Editor IJrnd.
Belton. Tex.. Sent. S. Mortran Miller, a
Slonecr editor of the Louisville Courler
ournal. and later with the New Orleans
Picayune, died at Round Rock. Tex., lust
night and was burled In this city this even
ing. Ho was born in Kentucky In 1810.
Illinois Editor .Married.
Pann. III., Sept. 8. Bert W. Brown, cltv
editor of the Assumption Democrat, and
Miss Clara Edith Lelghty of Tower Hill
were married in this city this evening.
A. D. Aoiart. 67tt Arsenal, dwelling: 1I.J0O.
Indiana Elnpern Were Persistent.
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Marshall. HI., Sept. 8. Gilbert Johnson
and Miss Mae Mankln eloped to this city
yesterday and were married. The couple
first visited Terre Haute, Ind., but wcro
there refused a license.
XeTvspnper Man Commltts Snlclde.
ClarksvlIIe. Tenn.. Sept. 8. James L.
Grant, a well-known newspaperman of thl3
city, to-day committed suicide by taking
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BAPTISTS IN SESSION.
Another Convention in Old Stoning
ton Church in Pana.
Pana, 111.. Sept. S. The sixty-third an
nual convention of the Baptist Association
of the Springfield Division convened yester
day In a two days" session. The exercises
were held at Old Stonlngton Church, and
have been pronounced by the Reverend E.
S. Walker of Springfield to be tho best out
of thirty-three meetings he has attended.
There were 10.IXM persons In attendance.
The Reverend J. J. Mldkirf presided as
moderator and was re-elected for tha en
suing year. A pastors' conference was led
by the Reverend E. B. Rogera of Spring
field, after which the annual introductory
sermon was delivered by the Reverend J.
B. Rogers of Moweaqua.
The evening of the first day was devoted
to ladles" mission work. led by Mrs. Rogers
of Springfield. Excellent papers were pre
sented by Ellen M. Sprague and Miss E. M.
Boyton of Chicago and Mrs. W. H. Taylor
To-day the meetlnsr was devoted to a ral
ly of the Young People's Union. The Rev
erend H. T. Wlneburn of Taylorville
preached on "Loyalty to Denominational
Principles." and an address on "Wander
ing Stars." by the Reverend T. H. Marsh
of Jacksonville, was received with marked
A large number of visitors were present
from the surrounding States.
In IKK at North Stonlngton. Conn., a col
ony was formed to take up life In the Far
West, and In the same year the members
sent the Reverend Gideon B.Perry and Thos.
II. Hewitt as special ugents to locate and
enter upon a large tract of land. Ten thou
3 ml l acres were entered and afterwards ap
portioned among the colonists by auction.
About fourteen families came in 1S37, and
these were followed next year by ten more.
In IKS the present Baptist Church Society
was organized, and this has been a favored
locality during Its whole evolution from a
wilderness to a community with a fine and
Nrrv Conrtltoiike for Walnut Ridge.
Hoxle, Ark., Sept. 8. The laying of the
corner stone of the new courthouse at Wal
nut Ridge last evening was performed with
elaborate ceremonies. Among the many
articles deposited were copies of Tha St.
I-ou's Republic. Speeches were mado by
County Judge Cunningham, Honorable
Charles Coltln. W. M. Ponder. Circuit
Judge John B. McCabb. John S. Gibson. J.
C Hancey Harry Tonder and Prosecuting
Attorney S. D. Campbell and others. Tho
building will cost J16.0U0.
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Tyler. Tex.. Sept, 8. Tho northbound
Cotton Belt passenger train last night ran.
Into a freight train on the siding at Trini
dad, fifty miles west, killing Engineer ,
I"rank Emerson of the freight train. Engi
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Missouri Court Decides Two Cases .
Against Fraternal Societies.
Unlonvllle. Mo.. Sept. 8. Judge Sheltoi
handed down a decision yesterday In th
cases of Mrs. P. R. Braisfleld against th
Maccabes and Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica, in each ot which companies P. R
Brassfleld. who committed suicide In De
cember last, carried a C00O policy. Th,
Court gave Judgment In favor of th
rtrakrnian Killed In Arkunaaa. I
Hoxle. Ark., Sept. 8. Alec Tyler, a. citi
zen of Walnut Ridge, 30 years o!d married,
a brakeman on the Iron Mountain road,
was killed at Knobel yesterday by being
caught between the drawheads. He leaves
a widow and ono child.