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OforBr A. lllrmlnclmm, the widely
known writer, wh thprr U no cotin
try In the world mlit-re lnarrlaao. at '
least In the peusnnt clam, Is more a
matter of bargaining. himI yet shows a
higher nveragn of nubility and con
tent than Ireland. Sometimes the
man lias never ecen the woman b
for they are brought locother. the
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pigs to he handed oer hating been mtrennR everything from female com-
For Fourteen Years. Restored
To Health by Lydia E. Pink-
by that time settled
This is illustrated In personal recol
lections just published by an Irith
woman She was visiting with an
aunt a cottago in the neighborhood
and admired a fine tnahogan:' curat of
" 'Twas for that 1 was married.'
said the mistress of the cottage .
young farmer hnd also seen and ad
mired A bargain was struck. Then
was no money, but the bride was to
have a couple of sheep, a ytarllmi
bullock and the chest. The prudent
young man measured it, and then
turned and asked:
plaints, 1 am at last
restored to health.
"I employed th
best doctors and
even went to th
hospital for treat
ment and was told
there v. anno help for
me. Hut while tak
ing Lydia E. Tlnk
Compound I began
to improve and I
ROM time lo time the
g ,r lreea of liurope has re
J"" corded accounts of the
ailments or tno HUJSlnn
empress. The Russian
press, even " now that
there is supposed to no
censorship In Russia, is
forbidden to print any
thing concerning the Im
perial family aside from
tho olilcial reports dis
tributed by tho official
news bureau. Krom the various frag
mentary reports It has become known
that the czarina, who had come to
Russia with lofty Ideals nnd a liberal
western education, Is an Invalid and a
martyr, nlono in tho palace of the
czar, misunderstood and tormented
with melancholy and fear.
Now a chronicler. Intimately famil
iar with tho home life of tho Russian
czar, has described vividly the Buffer
ings of the woman who had hoppd to
reform the RusUnn czar and the Rus
sian land, and It may be said without
exaggeration, that Alexandra Keodo
rovna Is today the unhapplest of all
Princess Allco of Hesse-Darmstadt,
according to the biographer of the
czarina, lived amid Ideal and Idyllic
surroundings throughout her child
hood. Tho small, good looking prin
cess, dressed as beautifully as her
dolls, was told that the flowers dally
presented her were so beautiful and
fragrant for her sake, and that when
sbo was crying, the little flowers were
rIbo shedding tears, and when she
was laughing-, the llttlo flowers were
kind hearted aud obedient, nnd sho
did all she could to refrain from cry
ing, for she rtcallcd that every tear
drop of hers would causo so much
pain to all those who loved her.
But tho tears she repressed In her
childhood days sbo Is shedding now
within the walls of the palace, as tho
queen of tho long suffering Russian
people. Heine of a sensitive. Impres
sionable and artistic nature, the prin
cess was deeply Interested in tho be6t
kind of literature. She familiarized
herself with the most Important
works of the masters of fiction In Eu
rope and she even made some at
tempts at writing poetry and dramas.
Aa sbo was frail, the physicians
feared that she was undermining her
health by devoting most of her time
to books, aud she was told that her
health was more Important than all
tho books In the world, and then for
the first tlmo she learned that she
was not free. The books were now se
lected for her by physicians and she
was permitted to read only a very
limited number of such books. To
whllo her time away she took up the
study of drawing, and soon showed
considerable talent In that direction.
Little by little she commenced to
notice the life beyond the boundary
of her fairyland; she saw tho Ufa of
the peoplo who were suffering and
starving, and she learned that what
was new to her was not new to her
father, to her mother, to her aunts,
to all those who lived contented In her
fairyland of luxury. And she began to
ask herself the question which she
was for a long time unable lo answer:
"How can they all remain care free
and so shamelessly cheerful when be
yond tho windows of this palace Is
the moan of an entire suffeilng na
tion!" Princess Allco becamo the czarina
of Russia. Sho came to tho Russian
land at a tlmo wheu tho people, ex
hausted by the burden of absolutism,
wero returning from the funeral of
Alexander HI., and were hopefully
waiting for a more mcrotful reign on
the part of the new czar. Nicholas,
who -was reputed at that tlmo to be a
The first day of the new reign was
marked by the Khodluka tragedy,
when thousands of people lost their
lives amid the festivities. The tragedy
made a profound Impression upon the
czarina. It seemed to her a forebod
ing of a terrible future.
The superstitious Inclinations and
weaknesses of the czar, manifested In
his eagerness for & malo heir to the
Russian throne, filled the czarina with
She bad to .obey the orders of va
rious charlatans who were welcome
advisers of the czar. And tho In
Uirues directed against her In the
continued itsue until I was mado well,"
Keamey.sville. V. Va. "I feel ItmT
"An" which o' thlm little girls Is it? , duly to write and say what Lydia E.
Bhe was the oldest unmarried . Pinklmm's Vejrotablo Compound hi
"nlxt tho doore," as the phrase was done for me. I suffered from femais
"An' so I wlnt," sho Bald, "and was weakness and at times felt so mlserabU
happy ever afterwards " Tit lilts. j I could hardly endure being- on my feet.
I "After taking Lydia E. Pinkham'a
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palace added to tho misery of the
young empress. Sho noticed that the
czar was angry at her becauso sho
was "endeavoring to Introduce In Rus
sia western reforms and that she con
sidered herself more Intelligent than
tho entire household In the palace."
In the meantime storms of unrest
had broken out In the land, and or
ders were given to pacify the discon
tented at all cost. The empress did
not know of tho horrors that were per
petrated In Russia, and when she
learned of them sho consoled herself
In tho thought that nil the cruelties
directed against tho Russian people
were not committed by order of the
czar. She believed that tho czar, like
herself, was Ignorant of what was go
ing on In tho land.
Rut sho soon found out her error.
Then her suffering grew ever more In
tense. She looked with disgust upon
the clique surrounding her, upon their
hypocritical smiles nnd greetings, but
sho was unable to change anything
even In the palace. It was then that
sho became seriously HI.
When the empress had recovered
she divided her time between her chil
dren and her desk. She turned once
more tt the reading of books and also
devoted considerable time to writing.
Nevertheless the feeling that she was
alone and misunderstood In the palace
weighed heavily upon her. She grew
ever moro and moro melancholy.
One day, after having worked for
some time upon tho tragedy sho was
writing, tho empress entered the
czar's study. She fdund him seated at
his desk looking over numerous docu
ments. He brightened up when she
entered and he kissed her hands,
"Why are you so sad?" sho asked.
"I am thinking of the futuro of our
children," ho replied.
The empress looked at him sur
prised. "I do not understand" she began,
looking Into bis troubled eyes.
"A plot has just been unearthed,"
ho said cheerfully, yet with a shade of
"Oh, I know about It"
"No, I mean another plot n now
one, They have Just learned at It to
day." And shaking his bead he
"Do you understand now?"
And ho described to her In detail
the conspiracy of the terrorists
against bis life. They became more
sad than before. The shadow of dan
ger was still hovering over their
They endeavored to calm each oUv
er, but somehow their words were un
certain. "Thank God, It Is all over now,"
said tho empress, heaving a deep sigh.
"I had a terrible presentiment during
the last few days. Wherever I went
I could not rid myself of tho terrible
thoughts that haunted mo."
"Really. Do you know," answered
the czar, "1 nlo felt III. feverish,
weak. They keep mo in a constant
state of terror."
The empress tried to calm him
again. He smiled bitterly and hand
ed her a document bearing numerous
notes In red Ink.
The empress mado an effort to ap
pear calm as fho read tho document,
for she felt that tho emperor was
watching her closely.
"What wicked people! Savages'"
said the empress aa sho looked up to
"That Is exactly what Is troubling
me," replied the emperor with a sad.
forced smile. "I should not Uko to
leave to my son a heritage In such a
"Do not speak of this, do not speak
The empress advanced to him and
took his hand.
"With the help of Ood all will be
well. All will bo well!" sho repented.
"And you. would you want to re
main a widow!" the czar suddenly
smiled strangely. Ills eyes were cold
Tho emprees shuddered at theso
words. Sho released his hand and
looked at him fixedly.
M AfKr." she said In tremulous
voice, "I havo wanted to Bpcak to you
seriously ror tome lime, mis is im
possible! Do you understand? This
life we are leading Is Impossible. You
inUBt do something to change It. You
must decide to do something!"
Tho cmnreBS' voice quivered and
there were tears In her eyes.
"For my sake ana rour yours, ior
i.a Im nf nur dear children, do
something! Even If you havo to-
even If you nave to yicia. no hi
"What can I do?" asked tho czar.
"Tell roe. Do they know what they
. . dnm tt fhA npnnlA want ono
thing, others want another. Don't you
know that yourseiti
"Will you deny that there Is a sys
tem of provocation and spying In Rus
sia." she demanded.
The empress spoko with firmness
Mn-harA la n Infernal machine In
your hands," she said, "and you look
upon It as a piayimnE. """ "
noon some occasion you speak with
authority, but when a matter requires
energy and determination ou yield to
tho first adviser who knows how to In
- Then the empress Bpoko moro softly.
"I understand that you .often find
yourself In an embarrassing position.
Hut you believe everything that should
be repulslvo to you. You yield to flat
tery and "
"My dear, do not talk to me about
these fables You and I cannot think
of anything that will chango all this.
Tho laws of nature cannot be changed.
Some of the peoplo will demand wa
ter, others will demand fire. All t
could do would be to raako some con
cessions. Otherwise everything must
remain ns It Ib. It must bo to. Do
The czar eeemed pleased with his
words. He leaned back In his arm
chair and added angrily:
"I have tried everything!"
"Hut I cannot go on like this," cried
the empress. "1 cannot. I am going
away. 1 have no strength any longer.
I am afraid to look at myself! When
I see myself In a mirror I am seized
"What can I do? You must consult
The empress looked at him angrily
and shook her head.
"Perhaps things will run more
smoothly when you will be a widow."
said the czar, rising from his seat and
running back and forth In his study.
"That Is uonsense," he said sud
denly and rang the bell, pausing In
the center of the room perplexed.
When tho servant entered the czar
shouted and stamped his feet. The
empress had fainted. Bhe was taken
to her room and remained for a long
time under the care of her physicians.
The czar neglected all Important af
fairs of state wheu the empress was
111. In the evening the minister of
tho Interior arrived at tho palace with
an Important report. When he was
ushered Into tho czar's study the
czar shouted at him nervously:
"for fiod's sake leave me alone!
Tho empress Is HI! Do whntever you
Uko! It la all the same to me."
When the mlnlstor of tho Interior
offered a few words of consolation the
czar Interrupted him:
"I know )ou! I know everything! I
know you all!" and ho waved bis
The minister of the Interior walked
out of the czar's study confused and
And the minister of the Interior
heard the czar shouting to himself:
"Monarchy, constitution, anarchy.
Even my nearest aro against me."
The health of the empress wa( shat
tered and for a long time sho was suf
fering from a nervous breakdown.
During that Illness various rumors
were spreading In the palace. It was
said that the czarina was planning to
leave the pala'co ariti return to ber na
tive land. ' It was tben also rumored
that she wanted the czar to abdicate
and leave Russia. Hut all knew that
she' rebuked tha czar for his lack o!
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