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The Ogden standard. [volume] (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, August 15, 1914, 4 P.M. City Edition, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 19

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TiW'.-C.ar of .,11 ih. Russia is
onli-tlie first lieutenant in tho ruK-i -sKlp
jot"K usui. i . The ponor behind
thlItCCn1' of the greatest of all ab-
soqJejrL'ui opcan monarchies. Is a
iSlberjan and that .Siberian Is only
a fWWint monk who until l v.
year a?u ministered t" the lowly
of His. province and two women
who .came under the spell of his re
ligious teachings
The story ot" this strand- author
Hlty of the most despotic nation of
the Cauca.cion -. o ld i a me out w Ih :i
ia few weeks ago Czar Nicholas or
dered his court physh Lan, I rof.
Sergius. -Pet rov itch Kederoff to Tyu-
men, Siberia, to attend the monk.
On th $ame trnin rode the lad in
waltinjj to the Lmpn - The monk,
t Gregory- Rasputin, is suffering from
ft severe' wound inflicted by a wom
an v hc tried to kill him.
Till- (soman Gusc-va. the would-
aas4fUnj declared to the police
Lnd newspaper orrespondentl 1 1 I
-ehe h.ul lout, uo dilated killing Ras
Hputln and thus put an end to "the
awful evil wrought by him In l:us
Hsla by his Impostures under the
jguise of a prophet."
She declared "he hail shaken
H Christianity, was sowin,- tempta
tion anl was blasphemously mock-
' it is all that cursed Heliodprus,
Abbot of Tsaritsyn. Hut to the on
fusion of himself and all my ene
mies I will live and they will h i .
nooses put around their necks.
Heliodorus was a great rival of
Rasputin in the Russian capital,
whence he was reiently banished,
owing tfi Rasputin's influence with
the Emperor.
Rasputin is recovering from his
It is a curious story, that of the
monk Rasputin, and one which has
been told only In scraps. Two
years ago hi- bobbed up in sudden
prominence because his prophecies
and spiritualistic seances had
ome to the attention of the Czar.
Not only dlil Nicholas take much
stock In him, but the Czarina was
Impressed by his occult powers, ami
uulte like the obscure hero of the
Cairy books. Gregory Rasputin
found grand dukes and cabinet
mlnlateve kowtowing to him. He
had free access to the royal fwmlly,
and the Czar of all the Russia
asked his, advice on all sorts of im
portant affairs of State. So great
is his Influence that he has been
styled the real ruler of Russia.
A .-k ten of the monk whi. h wa-
prlntcd In the Novoc Vrcmya, the
semi-official Russian newspaper.
and suppressed before It rained
general Circulation, aives an Inter
esting insight into the man's char
acter. T l;nw Rasputin," declared the
wi id r, "and 1 can speak about! him
from toy own Impressions. SasOtlOV
brought this 'saintly old monk' to
me at the height of his glory about
two years ago. The old monk aiued
with me and W bad a long discus
sion. 'At flrt he appeared to me as a
rather youthful peasant ( about
10, neatly dressed His face was
that of a drunkard and his Vest less
Attempted Assassination
of the Peasant Monk
Rasputin, Reveals dBi
the Fact the Czar P
Goes to Him for Di- lfc-i-" m
rection As to Affr
ssfB? EasH
" V !
f y'-i log- trie most hob fi elln ;a of true
. nehesers." and she added that 'he
v ; enjoyed a!. .-oii.t.' immunltj and had
openly a nd 1 1 houi con ciencc
i j . rulin;,l II,.- lives ot ourin' girls."
. r I. as a simple Christian, could
j, j not suffer this abuse of the church,
l I vant'-d to kill him In I ea I
fWent. to Yalta, bul could not ap
l j proach him becausi In was so
closely surrounded bj urlstoci itic
women followers
"I regret that I failed to kill him.
n '-ll the same, he will not live. The
Rusi-i.in peopb v.. ii nol end such
1,1 Kdlsgracc "
jjB a-'-putln. In nn inter , lew, said:
JKisiaL cRviler
e.N'es, his low voice, resembled those
of a monastery servant or a psal
mist. His speech win abrupt and
he used at times mjflterlous expres
sions. "At first i surprised lhat
sinh a half suae peasant from
Siberia could not only find his way
to st. Petersburg, but that he could
find a welcome reception at the
homes of the very highest society.
After having spoken t" Rasputin,
i convinced mysell that he. knew
how to produce an Impression. He is
a natural philosopher, coming from
th- depth.-, almost Illiterate, but
well learned In Soripturei a man
who a Iks about religion like a
grn mophone record and endowed
with natural enthusiasm.
"Some of his rayinps Im
pressed me for their orljrinalitv
nnl -ven for their depth. Thus the
oracles of old spoke in a stats
of delirium there was some
thing absurdly wise in his enig
matic words. Some of Rasputin's
ideas seemed to me to be near the
ai etic and stole philosophy, and
his hara terlxatlon of some priests
and dignitaries struck me as very
keen and correct. The first Im
pressdon made upon me was a Kuod
one I thought he was a cunning
peasant, but naturally religious,
capable of makinc: people wake
from their lethargic sleep as far
as faith was concerned. Rut I did
not like so much his fancy boots
and the fait that he was going
from my house to call on a certain
1 n d
' ( should very much like to re
maln In mir house.' he said to me.
but I hove been invited to go there
a nd I must go.'
"1 was also surprised that Ras
pulln kissed ladles' hands ou bid
ding them good-bye. A rathfr
Strange saint. I thought, one of
those that occasionally make their
appearance in fashionable drawing
rooms. 1 had heard some ot my
friends praising Itasputln, but soon
strange stories about Rasputin be
gan to reach me.
"Then Rasputin lost the confi
dence ,,f ths Well known Bishop
Toy fan win. bad hrst patronized
him. A certain prominent lady
even went to Siberia for the pur
pose of Investigating the stories
about his mode of life and found
evidence to corroborate them. The
Left newspapers branded him as
a swindler and a tharlutun such as
tho world had not seen before, and
fit one time It seemed as though
bin Influence had waned. Suddeuly
he came back to me last summer
from Jerusalem
"This time he was no longer
dressed quite so neatly as before.
He told mo about a tree that Lot
had planted and aided that tho
cross upon which Christ was cruci
fied was made from that same tree.
"Gregory needed the legend of
the tree of Lot to pro e to me that
although Lot was a sinner, his sin
w.i- lorgiven. as Christ was crucified
for us and thus redeemed all of the
Sins of the world Crcgory needed
this in order to answer my ques
tion: " is it true. Gregory, that you do
not lead a very pure life .'"
"He answered evasively, 'The
people arc slandering me. They
are telling many falsehoods ahou
lie added that perhaps he was
a sinner, that all people were sin
ners, but that It was necessary to
understand things properly
" ne day Bishop Oermogen said
to ',regor Rasputin. So you know.
Gregory, 1 used to look upon you
as upon a holy man; now I regard K:
you as an enticing serpent! I for- IS,
bid you to enter the home of an IE
orthodox family.' nf
"Grecory felt offended at this.
but paid no heefl to the nlshop's Blm
word? When the question arost at
the holy synod as to having 'ircsrory fig,,
ordained as a priest Bishop Ger- fflfc"
nioL-cn rose up against hltn, rnri it S.
was at this point that the Bishop
had his downfall. I
"The almost Illiterate, dissolute I
monk proved to be a great power in
these days of the twentieth century. i-
When we are entertalnlnR lords and I
eentlemen. scientists and authors t
in St. Petersburg''
The monk's affairs with women
seem to have been Innumerable. I
and he wielded preat Influence over I
the wives and daughters of nobles S
and officials high in the Russian c.v
court. Stories of midnight prayer Wy
meetings, to which only young worn- EV;
en were admitted, are told, and now 11
Kasputln turned out all the lights IH
and the "services" continued until
morning. Rasputin is said to have II
been the avenging power behind the IM
ritual murder'' case at Kief. nh n
except for worldwide publicity, the J
Innocent Jew Mendel Bellis. would
in all probability have been done to HH
death as a victim of religious HHJ
Measurements of human eyes
demonstrate that there Is probably
no such thing In the world as an
absolutely perfect eye 'I hat w ould
he a miracle which Nature, with all
her Infinite Ingenuity has never per
formed No human face among
all the world's 1,600,000,000 may bfl
held perfect, either artistically or
physiologically. To the owner of
the face this is relatively an unim
portant matter, but to the owner of
the pair of eyes an error of one-three-hundredth
of an inch In the
urvature or dimensions of the eye
balls may m. ike their all-Important
function abnormal, resulting In
eye -train with Its attendant physl
Si ills.
The eye responds to the slightest
physical force In the world that If,
light waves which are hundreds of
millions of limes more infinitesimal
than sound waves The eyes are tho
hardest worked of all organs, and
the safety and existence of human
lives frequently depend directly on
their accurate working. The harm
ful results of eye strain, never
wholly absent throughout life, may
benln very early in childhood, even
In the second year.
i.-mv little children, for Instance,
are constantly tearing their clothes,
hurting their feet and legs, stum
bling and falling, because their eyes
are bo faulty that their estimates
of size, location and nature of ob
jects are not correctly made. Adults
who hae been blind and are sud
denly given good vision, requhv
.-.us to learn to see with accuracy
or safety In action Probably 6
per cent of children are left-handed,
left eyedness causing left-hand-edness.
From G to 10 years of age
many children show an Incompre
hensible "nervousness," twitching
of the hands and face, fickle appe
tite and various disorders, all usu
ally due to eye strain.
Yet almost all of these eases i f
eye strain can be relieved, and
should be relieved In early child
hood. The importance of correct
ing this condition early in tho
Child's school years, and the Influ
enCS of the child must beapparenl
to every parent and teacher.
Corrected Her Grammar.
Little Wendell Holmes Kmerson
of Boston was rcst'ng sedately with
his book In the park shortly after u
picnic dinner. He had eaten too
mui b He knew perfectly well he
had eaten too much and he was
very much surprised and shocked
at himself. He prayed fervently
that no one would notice his con-
Just then a kindly old woman ap
peared and sat down beside him.
"Ah," thought Wendell, "I have
sadly injured her esthetic scnsiblll-
By this time the old woman was
firmly settled. "My little boy," said !Lbbb!
she, "aro you over eight?"
It was wonderful to see how the
young Mr. Emerson recovered his
dignity, That a woman with such I
outlandish grammar should dare
to criticise him was unbelievable. 'sBBBsl
No, madam." said he proudly, "I
have overeaten'" JH
Lost Phonograph. j
Mr Arthur T Cowper took a
charming young woman or his ac- jH
qualntance boating on Shaker Lake
They set a phonograph going at IH
one end of the boat and sat listen
lug to Us music as they drifted (a
the gloaming
Mr Cowper thinks now that he
should have tied the phonograph
down. jfl
"I caught a crab turning the boat
l md 'nd knocked tho phono-
graph off Into six feet of water." re
ports the romantic Mr. Cowper. JH

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