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135.W. Broadway 'Phone 691 B NOT GUILTY Of the slightest misrepresentation or fraud. Everything exactly as represented. All prices fair and low, qualities considered. Sweet Potatoes, , per pound................................... IIAMS. Small Lean llams, to to as pounds, I1G per pound................................. . Swift's Picnic, in per pound .................................... I LARD. Pure kettle.rendered lard, 3-poutd pails, 4oc; S.pound pails, 6Sc; $1 cg to pounds............................. ~PIsU BUTTIR. Brobeck's lieit Creamery Ilutter, fresh direct from the creamery three times per te week; per piond ........................... FLOURL Brobeek's Fancy Patent, the heat $1 O1 bread flour made; special................ . sU Rex Flour, 1.25 so pounds ..................... ......... I.N o No Dakota tllrd I 25 Wheat Flour........................... 1.25 CIII EIS lE. The best full cream mild American cheese; can't be beat; aoc per pound; iil a pounds .............. ..................... 0 I'RUN ES. Meaty, small pits, 5g per pound................................. Extra large, 4oc to sac: ;g 3 pounds ...................................2 aoo pounds fine Granulated Suingar, ( t $6.So; 15 pounds........................ spl.U PROMPT DELIVERY DOES YOUR Overcoat NEED Repairing OR. Cleaning? 'Phone 138. It Will Cost w You From $1.oo to re $3.oo, No More Or if you have a suit that needs renovating send it to us. We make a specialty of Cleaning and Repairing at reasonable prices. a I Unique Tailoring Co. 63 West Broadway 1 d "EVERYTHING That's Fit to Smoke -AT Montana eigar eo. 15 North Wyoming Union foods a Specialty A N DY, PURITAN, OLD FASIIION STICK, 6 fla vors in pound box, 25c. Fresh shipment Huyler's -French Creams atul Chocolates. Hot drinks at Soda Fountain. Newbro's .Witch Hazel Cream for complexion. Newbro Drug Co., tog North Main, Italian Warships Gather. DY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 3.-A second Italian man-of-war, the cruiser Liguria, has anchored at LaGuayra. Her com mander, the Duke of Abruzzi, spent yes terday visiting Caracas incognito. He said he would pay a visit to New Orleans, November 3. Poor Son of a King Il DY ASSOCIATED PIESS, Vienna, Oct. 3.-Efforts have been made to put the late King Milan's illegitimate son Milan, by Madame Christich, into an Austrian military school, but the govern inent refused the request for political rea sons. The boy will therefore be sent to a German school. French in China Waters. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Paris, Oct, 3.-Mall advices from Indo-China say that a strategic base is to be created at Port Dayot for the French aquadron in China waters. Nixon Cash Grocer Pol UTAH AVENUE Keep Your Eye on This Space, We Sell Groceries Cheaper Than Any House in Butte. TESTIMONY ENDED IN MINNIE HEALY ARGUMENTS ARE TO BE PRESENTED TO JUDGE CLANCY ON FRIDAY NEXT, EVIDENCE OF TODAY SPICY Three Witnesses Testify Heinze Witness Told Them That He Would Not Perjure Himself. (('ontlnutl from 'Page ()le.) evening?" Mr. Kelley asked, and the situa tion grew more interesting, "Yes," the witness admitted. "Didn't you tell me you wouldn't per jure yourself, so they would not put you on the stand ?" Did Not Say It. "No; I never said I wouldn't perjure myself," the witness said: "'Very well; that's all," Mr. Kelley said, and Judge McHatten subjected the wit ness to re-direct examination. In the re-direct examination Judge Mc flatten elicited from his own witness that the latter now has a suit in the courts against Miles Finlen to recover over .j.ooo. I)ennis O'Neill was next put on the stand to testify as to what Patrick O'Neill, the Ileinze witness, had said to him about not "perjuring himself." "What did Patrick O'Neill say to you?" Mr. Kelley said to the witness. "lie came up behind tme on the street and tapped me on the shoulder, and he told me to tell Miles Finlen and ('on Kelley he wanted to see them. I told him to tell them himself. lie said he had been twice subpoelaed in the case, but had not been put on the stand. lie said he wouldn't perjure himself for anyblnly on earth, and that lie had lost his job in the Speculator because he wouldn't perjure himself. lie said, 'They say Tom lHinds owns Ine, and I guess somebody owns ome because I lost by job.' " the witness re plied. 1i cross-examining the witness Judge McHlatten said: Didn't Believe Him. "l)idn't you believe Mr. O'Neill would not perjure himself, when lie said he wouldn't ?" "No; I didn't believe him," the witness replied. "You belic\cd he would perjur'e him self?" "Yes, sir." "What was it lie wanted youtt to tell Miles Finlen andil Mr. Kelley?" "He said he had been subpoenaed twice but tever was put on the witnless stand because he would not perjure himself for any qlualified person," the witness said. Miles Finlen was then put oni the stand and lie said that he had seen I'.atrick )'Neill, the lleinze witness, at C. I:. Kel ley's office in the Hlennessy building euednesday evening in the presence of Mr. Kelley. "What did lie say to you, Mr. Iinlin ?" Mr. Kelley askel. "lie said lie had been sullbpoenatllrl twice but inot put on t11he stand, and Ithat hey wanted hiin to Iperjure himself, but that he woulnii't perjure himself for any dashed individual. I asked him what they wanted and lie said they wai;ted hiim to swear to a lot of blanked lies," the wit ness replied. Judge Mcilatten took up the cross-ex amination of Finlen and the evidence about what Patrick ()'Neill had said he came even more poinlted. "Who did lie say wanted himi to per jure himself?" the lawyer asked. "lleinze," said the witness promptly. "Did lie mention Mr. Ilcinze's tname?" "1 don't know as he did. I think lie put you all together," said Mr. Finlen. "Is lclinze an owner in the Specu lator?" "1 don't know, lie seems to be in every thing," said the witness. Mr. Kelley on Stand. Mr. Kelley took the stand next, and his testimony corroborated that of Dennis O'Neill and Miles Finlen. lie said that Dennis O'Neill had come to hiim Wednesday afternoon and told him that Patrick O'Neill, the Ileinze witness, wanted to see himi very badly, and that he told Dennis to send Patrick up in the evening. Patrick came up in the evening and said the opposition side in the case wanted hinm to perjure himself, but that lie would not do it. That was the reason Patrick O'Neill gave as to why he had not hitherto gone on the stand, the witness said. "I asked him what false things they wanted hiim to testify to," said Mr. Kel ley. "He said 'several things.' "After that," continued 'Mr. Kelley, "he wanted to testify for the plaintiff." Mr. Kelley smiled as he gave his testi monoy about this particular, and in response to a question in cross-examina tion by Judge McHatten, Mr. Kelley said: "I had a previous conversation with the witness, and asked him what he knew about the case, and he said that he had a job at the Speculator and that he would lose it if he testified for Miles Finlen. He also said he did not know anything about the case." ,Further on lMrt. Kelley, still under Judge McHatten's cross-examination, said in re ply to a question of what Patrick O'Neill wanted with the witness at the latter's office : "Well, Judge, to be frank, he wanted to negotiate a deal to testify for the plain tiff for what he could make out of it," and the witness smiled. The Pronoun They. "Who'd he say wanted him to perjure himself?" Judge McHatten asked. "He used the pronoun 'they,' replied ,Mr. Kelley. That ended the evidence this morning, and ended the case, so far as the testi mony is concerned. Judge Clancy set next Friday for the hearing of the arguments. At the request of cr. Kelley hle said he would hear the injunction application by the plaintiff to stop Heinze from min ing the mine, as soon as the arguments should be in. Evidence in Rebuttal. John MacGinniss was called to the wit ness stand yesterday to give evidedce in rebuttal for Heinze, The purpose of re calling him was to get his expert opinion upon what price is reasonable, or was tea sonable for the reduction of ores during the period Heinze worked the Minnie Healy mine. He testified that he had general charg. of the purchasing of ores for the Mon. tana Ore Purchasing company in July, 899g. In his opinion $7 a ton was rem sonable as a reduction charge. Disparity in Evidence. The great disparity in the evidence as to the value of the returns made by Heilnze for the ore he worked, a little over $S6,ooo, and the evidence of Frank Klepetko of what the ore should have brought, over $3o,ooo, was somewhat ex plained by MacGinniss' testimony upon cross-examination. MacG(inniss testified that during ttp period under consideration the New Yoft quotations for copper reached 16 cents, but that the producer who did business with the Montana Ore Purchasing cons pany was allowed only from 8y to I cents a pound in returns. The reason the producers, according to Mr. MacGinniss, were not paid in accord. ance with the ruling prices of copper, was Ibecause the Montana (re Purchasing com pany suspected that the prices were not stable and might recede at any time. Mr. Mac(inniss was the last witness yesterday, and an adjournment followed his withdrawal from the stand, as Judge McHatten could not produce his final wit ness, Patrick O'Neill, that afternoon. MISS ANTHONY WINNER OF GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Heads Miss Carpenter in the Fourth and Leads All the Way to the End -Her Last Tournament. tSY ASSOCIAT.ED P5RESS. Wheaton, III., Oct. 3.--The Womnan's National Golf chanmpionship ,belongs to Miss Bessie Anthony of the Glenview club, Chicago. She made a runaway match with Miss Anna Carpenter of West ward-llo, in the finals for the champion ship over the Wheaton course today, tak ing the lead at the" fourth hole and stead ily increasing it until the end camne at twelfth hole, Miss Anthony winning, 7 up ansl 6 to play. Considering thyt weather conditions, e 3o-mtile gale sweeping over the course dur ing the entire pla;y, Miss Anthony's game was remarkable. Only twice was she In trouble, getting into the bunker guarding the first hole on a long brassy shot and driving out of bounds on the seventh. Miss Carpenter, on the contrary, playe, in woefully had form. Seven bunkered shots and two halls driven into the wide pond guarding the nmith asnd tenth holes tel the story of her defeat. This is prolbably the last golf toursqa ment .Miss Anthony will ever figure in. She will be martried November 3 to Mr. 1 S. llorne of Pittsburg. The miedal scores : Miss ,\nthousy: ()t-8 5 6 6 S 6 6 4 3-49. In-j3 6. Miss Carpentcer: ut-6 6887 6 6 6 3-59. In-8 6 5. BUTTE BRIEFS Orton Bros. Pianos and organs. :d French, who has been confined to St. James' hospital for several weeks with rheumatism, is able to be out again. Dr. Schapps, Owsicy block. The Woman's auxiliary to the Typo graphical union will meet with Mrs. R. P. Shields, 206 North Jackson street, on 'Tuesday afternoon. Lippincott & Darrow, a66 Pennsylvania block. 'The wife of W. J. McBride of the New York l.ife Insurance company, has pre sented him with a bouncing boy. Jiorn to the wife of M. It. Torpcy, 364 la.st Broadway, a son. J. G. Bates, Piano Tuner. Residence, "'The Dorothy." Tel. 6gpA. Deputy Sheriff (;race from Beaverhead county is in the city looking for Gideon Russell, alias Hugh McBtride, a fugitive from the county jail at Dillon. McBride broke jail on Monday night. A motion to quash was filed today in Judge MctClernan's court in the case of the state vs. Stefanaferrara, charged with grand larceny. The motion was over ruled. Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Beebe and daughter Miss lleebe are now at Ihomue to their friends in 1124 Utah avenue, the ,home formerly occupied by William Luuxton and family. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. O'Brien have gone to [Helena to reside in future. Am forced to sell choice South Side lot. Easy terms. Address Z. Inter Mountain. Mr. and Mrs. . H. Bennett are enter taining a new baby at 505 South Main street. The caller is a fine girl and ar rived this afternoon. Bennett says she will not learn engraving. Sheriff Benner of Great Falls was int town today on his way to Warm Springs with John Shafer, insane. License to wed was granted to Thomas F. Cleary and Miss Annie M. Buchanan, both of Butte. Martha Muldoon, guardian of Katie and Lawrence Muldoon, minors, filed an in ventory today, showing their estate to consist of $2,000 in cash. The case of Neonme E. Strong against Kate Ingalls has been dismissed. NOVEMBER FASHION MAGAZINES. Elite Styles, Iton Ton, L'Art, La Mode, Los. tume Royal, Toilettes, IHarper's Blazar and all fashion books is fast as issued, at the P. O,. News Stand, 57 West Park street. Princess Novelettes and Something to Read, ladies' popular story books, Just received. HOTEL. ARRIVALS At the Thornton-R. H. Stevens, Chi-; cago; E. D. Findley and wife, St. Louis; E. G. Mathow, New York; B. Macdonald, San Francisco; N. S. Marcus, Chicago; Emil R. Apt, Chicago; A. H. Vigdon,. Chicago; L. Rosenthal, Chicago; W. A., McConnell, New York; F. Costelli, Marys ville; F. W. Whyte, Anaconda; P. O' Chiazer, Chicago; M. Herzoz, San Frap:L cisco; H. M. Edwards, Boston; M. Blo*r, Kansas City; Max Levy, San Francisco;; H. V. Ruoes, New York t At the Finlen-Frank L. Stabbs, Pocatello; Theodore Brantly, Helena; Henry Allenbrand, Manhattan; R. R. Lea-. lie, Spokane; E. H. Edson, Chicago; E. F. Baderahaw, Denver; Mrs. D. Dingwall and son, New Chicago; J. A. Cramp, St. Paul; D. T. Edwards, Great Falls; D. C. Johnson, Helena; F. G. Russell, Chicago; George E. Bartlett, J. E. Ruby, St. Paul; R. T. Starr, Helena. At the Butte--W. M. Fergus, White hall; R. A. Nelss, Idaho Falls; Jake Mup-, ter, Cincinnati; W. Lund, Arthur Lurtl,; Kansas City. At the Southern-L, Skransewfky, To ledo, 0.,; John H. Harkins, Sumpter, Ore.; º J. E. Mogoffer, Anaconda; George Fi Bean, Anaconda; E. W. Brush, Modertoi t Cal.; A. N. French, South Haven;, .P; Elingson, Daniels; Earl Douglass, Pittas burg; J. Pond, Frank Raymond, J. J, Murray, Frank D. Taylor, 'Hamilton; Mrsi D. D. Sullivan, Helena; H. Scott, Hamtil t ton; Mrs, E, M. Clark, HiISORIC BEINTON FULL OF PIONEERS TRAILBLAZERS GATHER IN THE CRADLE OF TREASURE STATE TO DISCUOB OLD TIMES. COME TO BUTTE IN 1904 John Caplice of This City Was Elected President of the Montana Association. (Continued from Page One.) Falls people and of the Boston & Montana company. Leave for Benton. (;reat Falls, Oct. 3.-At 9 o'clock this morning a special train of three coaches, provided by the citizens of Great Falls for thieir guests, the Montana Society of I'toneers, pulled out of the Great Northern depot on the excursion to Fort Benton. Bitrween iso and s?5 of the visiting old timers availed themselves of the city's hospitality and took the trip. Johnny Neubert, who is looked upon as the orig inal proprietor and discoverer of the Mlissouri river; T. E. Collins, Matt Dunn, George lleldt and other Great Falls citi zens went along to do the honors. The train will return in the early evening. The "greatest camp" was unanimously chosen as the next place of meeting of the Socity of Montana I'ioneers at the business niion. last night, and with equal unanimity John Caplico of that city was elected prestl d.nt. 'fliTe invitation to meet in Iutte next year, signm- by the mayor of that city, was read. it was supplemented by invitations presented on behalf of Senator W. A. Clark and William ca:ollnn, president of the Anaconda Copper ihtning company. A general outline of the ch:aracter of the entertainment to be offered in Itutte was given. It incltdes a trip to (Clmbia (ardens, a visit to Anaconda, visits to Itutte mineu and the freedom of the "great. n i mining camp on earth." This was sufti. .uut. No other city was mentioned. The pioners decided Butte was just the place to meett and voted accordingly. John Caplice was made president without a dicntttitlg vote. lie spoke briefly thanking the pioneers for the honor and reviewing pioneer days~ in the state. J. I'. Sanders was re-elected secretary unant musly, as was also A. AI. lfolter to the posi tion of treasurer. On motion of Colonel Sandlers Col. A. K. McClure was elected an lhonorary member, and the thanks of the body tendered himn for his efforts in behalf of iMon. tLna inl the past and of the Montana pioneers. The executive committee chosen was John (aplice, J. . Sanders, A. M. Ilolter, II. S. Clark of Silver Ilow and A. J. Fisk of Ilelena. Co(iuity vice presidents were elected as fol lows: Iteaverhead, William Roe; llroadwatcr, (;eorge Ilcatty; Carbon, J. I. Hlolt; Cascade, Its Myers; ('houteau, John Neubert; Custer, John C. ItRudd; l)awson. William ALowe: IDeer L.odge, A. M. Walker; Fergu, i|. W. Ilutch. insott; Flathead. J. J. Kennedy; (allatin, Nel son Story; Granite, Jolhn A. Featherman; Jefferson, It d ('ardwell; Lewis and Clarke, C. Hedges; Madison., John Vanderbilt; Mlcagler, D.. E. Folsour; Missotla, Andrew L.anding; P'ark, (;. W. Wakeficl;: Powell, N. J. Iieletn herg; Itavalli, Amons litck; RIosenud, W. II. S. Ifiggins; Sweet (;rass, E. F. Itudd; Silver ltow, J. F. Ileck: 'Telon, James (;ilso; \'alt Icy, G. \W. L.ovell; Y'ellowstone, W. F:. liamil. Iln. olonllel Sandelrs brought up the subject of cuttinlg do.lwn the date limit on qualification for timembership in the society to 1889, the year of Montanla's admi,sion to t te union. As the Ihotlr was late the mlatter was allowed to go over to next year. The report of the secretary. J. U. Sanders of Ilelena, was read, and showed tlhat since tlte organizationl of the association a2, t members have Ibetll enrolled, 470 have died, 65 are non. residents and the association now numbers 1,645 active tmemnbers, exclusive of tile number enrolled at the present meeting. D)ring tile past year so50 memlers have died, while 7o pio Itrers who had not joined tile order also passed away. Every county in the state is now repro. denlted in the Pioneer association, and tile report of Treasurer A. M. lolter of lHelena pItesented a comfortable balance. The medal for thle best essay oni pioneer days was presented to Miss O)rpha Cartwrigltt of the Itelena schools. Attorney (;eneral Dono. van made the presentation on behalf of the state board of education. Miss Cartright re sp,,lnded briefly and read her essay to the meeting, it being received with enthusiasm. The thanks of the association was tendered the last legislature for the creation of Pioneer Day. 'The eleventh annual meeting of the Sons and I)aughters of Pioneers was held last even* ing. Fifty new members were taken into the society. The meeting was called to order by A. ('. (;ormley, and the following officers were elected: President, Charles i'. Word; vice president, Miss May Mclntosh; secretary tteasu~rer, F. B. Norris; executive committee, (Charles F. Word, F. IB. Norris, Miss Besesie ,Marshall, J. Millegan and May McIntosh. The associationl now has a membership of Boo and the reports of the officers show it to be in a Iloiurishing condition. Piano tuning $3.50, at Orton Bros., aZ9 North Main street. Bad Fire in Paris. lY ASSOCIATED PRltt'S. Paris, Oct. 3.-The whole quarter sur rounding the palace de la Liberte at Venice l)'Agcttais, comlprising a distillery, three cafes and a number of shops, covering 2,ooo square yards, was destroyed by fire. It is not known whether there was any loss of life. B. H. Yoakum Chairman. New York, Oct. 3.-A meeting of the executive committee of the Seaboard Air line was held yesterday and Pater an nouncemtent was made of the election of B. H, Yoakum as chairman, ABOUT .THAT COAT You wear a coat. Why? To keep the cold out? No; to keep the warmth in. What of the body that has no warmth-the thin, poor body that lacks the healthy flesh and.at it needs? For such we say that Scott's Emulsion provides the right Skind of a coat. Why? Be 'tause Scott's Emulsion builds firm, solid flesh and sup plies just enough fat to fill nature's requirements - no more. That means bodily warmth. We'll send you a sample free upon request, SCOTT & OWNE, 409o Pearl Street, New York, Made Her Young Again tMTM idwayt brle 'ek the a. r t am beautifl color of youth to metaded or blecsa hr. i Give new life arnirowth-to tiin hair, Preen dan. druffand baldness. Mret a but a hair ho, and oltil restores hair to Its outhful eolor. A ulthfu hair dressi mln-e - anewelW use oas o deeted Mrs. .Mason, Nl tb, W. Va., was made youn adat b in HAY'S HAIR fHEALTH e o d e8cd je uor wcohlh eed 6 bottles odf NIrh ltYut. I a 4.. lightM d with the bottle set e, Me heIr wu s ray th I was shamed tot anyone to se me sad ol i ellt kiled mae to Uin my b1r wa ettlan whl 8o long beore wasr u an old womes, Itr I1Seh, alep mr ca.el mr d . cl & nbave not ui d a li ef one otue." LARDB goe, BOTTIS. t AT LBADIO DRUGGISTS. Five' SMF p Off.'' Oýýr .1. Cut out idg , this coupon.n,, aye take It to en of the following dra t.d thqwll e you a ie snrta e s W endsa s s l hent ar £a~lrSceP, om salon, th end Toilet, or a~bsu t I nr 05lC.g j i, au e wis money beby eddrýnnIng Potty cSCIAtrsc tas T.o., ' St * ewakN j Address ..................ILn..... aE, gerisn.arrI a.y n N fas Hb1 y s h FPolo.wlrtDrs ll"pu nsau guliw toiM0dl 4t1.utl5UpisthrilrW 1S NEWBRO DRUG CO. to N. Main; PINLEN, sa N. Main; PAXSON & ROCK& FELLER, 24 W. Park; IISKINS, t4s W. Pork; CJIRISTIE & LEYS, ts N. Main. i I OFFICIAL NOTICE. P. J. BROPCHY & CO. , BUTTE ARE OUR EXCLUSIVE SELLING AGENTS We sell and ship our goods to no one else, consequently THIS STORE IS THE ONLY ONE at which we can guar antee that the customer will receive OUR GENUINE coffees. CHASE & SANBORN, The Importers LARGEST BEST EQUIPPED ---AND-- FINEST WORK --AT- Reasonable Prices DR. F. A. IRONSIDE'S Extracts Teeth Absolutely Without Pain $8 Giold Crown $5, $15 Set of Teeth $10 Call and get Estimates on your work before going elsewhere. Best materials used. Fully warranted. REFERENCES BY THE THOUSANDS CURTIS BLOCK, 25 W. PARK ST. Fajardo Guiltless. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. San Juan, P. R., Oct. 3.-Former Mayor Fajardo of Mayaguez has been acquitted of the charge of embezzlement. Judge Irwin (American) dissented. The verdict indicates the acquittal of all those who were involved in the alleged frauds at Mayaguez. Chinese Apprehended. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. New York, Oct. 3.-Fifteen Chinamen, who, it is alleged, have been smuggled across the border from Canada, were ar rested when they arrived in Weekhawkin yesterday. United States Commissioner Russell has held them for examination. Stolen From St. Peter's. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Rome, Oct. 3.-Fifteen silver chalices have mysteriously disappeared from the sacristy of St. Peter's. The authorities are much concerned, especially as this last follows the theft of seven gold candle. sticks. Compromise in Bight, DY ASSOCIATED PRESS, Bogota, Colombia, Sept, a9, (via Buena Venture, Oct. 3.-An arrangement of the differences between the Cable company and the government is nearly completed, To Settle Strike. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, Chicago, Oct. 3.-The packers and the cattle butchers practically agreed on the wage demand of the union last night and an agreement satisfactory to both sides will be signed today, PARKS LOSES FIGHT BUOHANAN ELECTED PRESIDENT OR THE IRON WORKERS ON THE FIRST BALLOT. SY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 3,--When the annual convention of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Ironworkers met this morning it was be lieved that the election of officers would be reached during the day. The election had been delayed by lengthy discussion apparently drawn out with a purpose. Buchanan was elected on the first balh lot. When the result was announced he was cheered lustily. Samuel Parks, who had made so persistent a fight on the president, heard the result without mak ing any comment except to say l "I lose." Soon after the election J. T. Butler, who had forced himself to attend the session and vote for Buchanan, was led from the hall in a half fainting condi tion. A physician, however, pronounced him not seriously ,ill. Favorite Rules Russia. DY ASSOCIATED PRESS, London, Oct. 3.-The Russian news paper Osvbodlenz states that the changes in the minilstry were due to the czar's favorite Bezebrazoff, who has gained great ascendancy at court and is practica ally a minister without portfolio.