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I WENT THROUGH Before taking Lydia 11 Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Katick, Mass. "I cannot express what I went through during the change lor me Deiore x meu 1 Lydia E. Prakham'a ivesretaDie uom- pound. I was in such I a nervous condition I could not keep still. My limbs were cold, I had creepy sensations, and I could not sleep nights. I was finally told by two phys icians that I also had a tumor. I read one day of the wonderful cures made by Lydia E. Pinkham's "Vegetable Compound and decided to try it, and it has made me a well woman. My neighbors and friends declare it had worked a miracle for me. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is worth its weight in gold for women during this period of life. If it will help others you may publish my letter." Mrs. Nathan B. Gkeato,x, 61 X. Main Street, JSTatick, Mass. The Change of Life is the most criti cal period of a woman's existence. 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Two weeks more and the leaves un fold, and very soon there Is a mass of rich, glossy green, which Is not af fected by gas or furnace heat. Subur ban Life. An Unbeliever. "Sir," said the haughty American to his adhesive tailor, "I object to this boorish dunning. I would have you know that my great-great-grandfather was one of the early settlers." "And yet," sighed the anxious trades man, "there are people who believe in heredity." Argonaut. SHIFT If Your Food Fails to Sustain You, Change. One sort of diet may make a person despondent, depressed and blue and a change to the kind of food the body demands will change the whole thing. A young woman from Phlla. says: "For several years I kept in a run down, miserable sort of condition, was depressed and apprehensive of trouble. I lost flesh in a distressing way and eemed in a perpetual sort of dreamy nightmare. No one serious disease showed, but the 'all-over' sickness w&s enough. "Finally, between the doctor and fa ther, I was put on Grape-Nuts and cream, as It was decided I must have a nourishing food that the body could make use of. "The wonderful change that came over me was not, like Jonah's gourd, the growth of a single night, yet it came with a rapidity that astonished me. . "During the first week I gained in weight, my spirits improved, and the world began to look brighter and more -worth while. "And this has continued steadily, till sow, after the use of Grape-Nuts for only a few weeks, I am perfectly well, feel splendidly, take a lively interest in everything, and am a changed person in every way." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the Jittle book, "The Road to Wellville," In pkgs. "There's a reason." Ever rea tfc above letter? A aew me appears tntw- time t. time. They re a-enniae, trae, aaa fall of sUMSUUt (atereat. r Mi POLITICAL MURDERS INI RUSSIA INSTIGATED BY SPIES rllJllHIWH limiilmilMll.1IW4 HI l'UlHiMM HEN a political killing hap pens in Russia, look for the agent provocateur. This maxim is fairly Jus tified, yet it has exceptions. There are contradictions and sinister puzzles. Things Russian are topsy turvey from the moral as well as other standpoints. For latest example, take the slaying of Premier Stolypin. Who killed him, and for what purpose? The answer is not as obvious as an Amer ican would assume. Amazingly enough, the assassin, Bogroff, was claimed both by the government and by the revolutionists. "He was a cog in our machine who went wrong." assert the police. "He was a revolutionist who obeyed our orders," say the disciples of terrorism. It requires thought to appreciate the niceness of the dilemma which the situation presents, especially on the side of the police. The officials find it a shade preferable to take the wrong cog view, and assert that Bo groff had a regular permit to enter the theater, and used a revolver sup plied by the authorities. It is less injurious to the police to take this view than to admit that they were outwitted by the enemy, and that ter rorism is in successful ascendancy. If Bogroff had been asked which side he worked for, he would have found it difficult to answer. There is an Increasing roll in Rus sia, headed by the arch betrayer Azeff, who helped to kill a grand duke and a minister while in government em ploy, of ambiguous persons who may be styled the missing links or unclass ified monstrosities of revolution. Agent provocateur, "secret co-worker," government spy, revolutionary spy these seem to be simple terms whose meaning can be easily learned and un derstood. But the dictionary defini tions do not satisfy an impartial stu dent. There are things in the phe nomena not covered by the definitions. The revolutionists are with the diction ary. Like" the police, they do not be lieve in a twilight zone; they separate the sheep from the goats with a clear cut line. They explain most elaborate ly that a sheep is a sheep and a goat is a goat. Nevertheless, a survey of cold facts shows that there are woolly goats and goatish sheep. Azeff, Gapon, Pe troff, Bogroff, they worked on both sides and helped and hurt both sides. A psychological zoologist would have difficulty in placing them. The Russian agent provocateur is a government spy who encourages or commits crime for the sake of making arrests. But any spy or detective is likely to conduct a degree of crime-in order to succeed In his work. Be tween direct provocation and condona tion the difference is not always per ceptible. The terrorist operating against the government must needs use to a greater or less degree the same methods. He must betray some what, injure his party a little in or der to injure the enemy more. In a game of desperate intrigue, where the stakes are life and death, only the stanchest characters preserve their moral and mental balance. So great Is the peril of losing integrity that many leaders of the revolutionary movement disapprove of any revolu tionist entering the service of the po lice. Some new light on the spy problem in" general and the Azeff case in par ticular was given by Leonid Menschik off, late senior assistant to the chief of the Third section at St. Petersburg. Mr. Menschikoff is the original ex poser of the terrific Azeff and has supplied evidence against lesser etars of the inferno of provocation. 1 A boy of sixteen in a technical high school at Moscow, Leonid Menschi koff was arrested for belonging to a revolutionary circle. He was betrayed by a fellow member of the circle, Zu- batofr, who became an eminent pro vocateur and chief of police at St. Pe tersburg. The young student spent a few months in jail. Then he entered the police service, not as a spy, but as a kind of clerk or lower official. He determined to learn the system and the personnel and to obtain docu ments for the benefit of the revolution ists. But he could not do much for the first fifteen years, being kept in subor dinate positions. When he was trans ferred to the office of the Ohkrana, De partment of Protection of Third Sec tion, at St. Peteresburg, in 1900, he found his chance. As head of the de partment of "procedure" he had charge of secret ' and ' valuable aM6 them chieves, and he directed his subordi nates to make copies of documents, which copies he appropriated and de posited in various places in order to insure their safety. Some documents he would take home at night and make typewritten copies himself, informing his superiors that he could not do all the work at the office by day. In this Simple fashion be managed to accu mulate more than 1,000 pages of valu able material. He was not watched or suspected during this period. He worked alone and kept aloof from rev olutionists, even as the tide of revolt rose to its climax in 1905, for - he wished to complete a large enterprise. But something happened which forced him to uncover himself. Mr. Menschikoff saw in the secret records that there were thrua extreme ly able agents provocateur in the Third Section. One was named Ras kin, another Vinogradoff, another Valuyski. These men were in the in most confidence of the terrorists. They knew beforehand all the big plots, even the slaying of Minister Plehve and Grand Duke Sergius. This trinity of talent, strange to say, focussed grad ually into one personage a master traitor whose name has removed con siderable stigma from that of Judas in the minds of several million peo ple. Mr. . Menschikoff, regardless of dan ger to himself and his plans, felt com pelled to write an anonymous letter to a member of the revolutionary central committee, informing him that a great terrorist leader was a police spy. The committee member was asked to tell no one except five of his fellows, but In his astonishment be showed the letter to Eugene Azeff, who was known to him by another name, and said: r "Who is Azeffr" ! "I am Azeff." calmly replied the arch spy. "But there Is a mistake.. The guilty man Is Tataroff." Tataroff. also mentioned in the let ter, was in fact a police agent. He was a candidate for the inner circle of terrorism, sent forward by his em ployers for the purpose of checking up the activities of Azeff, whose splen did villanies had no supervision. Ta taroff tried to save himself by accus ing his eminent colleague, though he had no personal knowledge of Azeffs police position. A revolutionary tri bunal tried Tataroff. condemned him to death and had him shot In 1906. Before he was killed, however, Ta taroff denounced Azeff to the police being disloyal and engaged in terror istic work. Azeff was arrested by General Grassimoff, chief of police. and threatened with exposure -of his double role, wnereupon he made a wholesale betrayal of revolutionists whom he had perhaps not Intended to betray. Several hundred were arrest ed, exiled, shot or banged " The confirmation of AzefTs charao- j ter as a spy was given to Vladimir Bourtseff, historian of the revolution. on a railroad train in Germany by Lo- poukln, assistant secretary of the Inte rior and chief of police, for which act the official was exiled to Siberia in 1909. Azeff was tried by a revolution ary court at Paris in his absence, and condemned to death. He Is in hiding. If the revolutionists ever find him Could not the treachery of Azeff be balanced with his revolutionary work in helping to kill a grand duke and a minister of state? was asked- No," replied Mr. Menschikoff. Azeff was a beast." James Persitz, late an official In the Russian secret police, now in New York engaged in writing his memoirs. gave an account of his adventures as a spy among terrorists. "One society which I joined In the course oi my duty provided me with an experience which I shall never forget. By the fierceness of my declarations and the enegry I displayed I rose un til I was selected to carry out a des perate deed Involving the murder of a number of prominent officials. Need less to say, the plot was communicat ed ly me to the officials of the secret police. Communication with them was, of course, extremely dangerous. I took the greatest possible care to cover up the traces of my handiwork, but nevertheless the anarchist police outwitted me and secured Incontro vertible evidence that I was a police spy. Their method of doing this was interesting. The chief of the society wrote out the details of an attempt to be made on a certain high official. At a time when only the leader and I were In the room he made some excuse for leav ing me alone for a few moments. In my eagerness to fulfill my duty I rap idly searched over the papers he had left, noting the place and the date when the scheme was to be put into execution. ' Shortly afterward the an archist chief returned and pocketed the documents. On the faeful night the chief in formed me that the attempt had been postponed. As I afterward found out, some members of the anarchist police sent to survey the neighborhood had detected signs of the watching officials and realized -that their plans had been divulged to the police by some traitor. Since the chief of the anarchists and myself were the only two people who had any knowledge of the Intendd outrag which, of course, was simply a sham affair prepared to trap me. I was Immediately known to them in my true light as a police spy." - After this, Mr. Persitz says, he was decoyed to a lonely wood near Mos cow, bound hand and foot by the ter rorists and ordered to confess. "At first, rendered desperate by my peril, I stoutly refused to admit - my guilt. shouting frantically, T deny It all But, with many curses and blows, they told me that I was already con victed. They ordered me to divulge the secrets of the political police. This, however, I refused to do. - My captors then held a consulta tion and decided to follow the methods of the inquisition and wring from me by torture the particulars they were seeking. . . . Pins were forced. In to all parts of my body, each tormen tor apparently vying with the others to discover a place which would, pro duce the most excruciating pain. The lash was applied in addition to the pins. Then the captors, consid ering it vain to gain any information. discussed methods of killing the trai tor. A handsome young Polish Jew ess, says the narrator came forward and exclaimed: " T have an excellent idea. All the deaths you suggest are too quick. He is tied; let us lay him on the railway. The Petersburg express will shortly be due, and the cus will have the pleasure of lying helpless while he sees the train coming nearer and near er, it win give mm time to tmnK over his treachery. The suggestion was heartily ap proved. With many a curse and blow I was prcmptly carried off and laid across the rails of the Moscow-Petersburg railway, being tied face upper most to the rails by the ropes that bound my hands behind my back. After having brutally kicked me almost into insensibility and wished me a sarcastic 'goodby, my onetime fellow anarch ists disappeared in the gathering dark- ness of the night- . "Slowly the minutes passed away, and, at last, to my horror, I heard the rumble of the approaching train. Never shall I forget the unspeakable terror o- that moment. Nerve racking though the period of suspense had been, it was as nothing to this. Pres ently the rumble grew to a roar, and, turning my head, I saw the lights of the express approaching. Then I think I lost all control of myself. In a fren zy of fear I redoubled my efforts to escape, flinging myself this way and that. Larger and larger grew those glaring orbs of light, nearer and near er came the ponderous wheels. I real ized that I had but a few moments more t- live. Making an effort, I man aged to lie calmly , for a brief second or two; theu I braced feet and shoul ders and heaved upward with all my remaining strength. "The cord parted. With one wild scream of excitement I rolled between the rails. I remember a deafening, thunderous roar and the approach of a hot blast, such as comes from the opening of an enormous furnace door. Then everything went red, and ' I lapsed Into Insensibility." 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