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LAMAR. .... COLORADO. The Bey of Tunis arrived In Paris and was filled with enthusiasm. Radium is going up to $160,000 fin ounce. Please give us a nickel's worth. Business in some of the London theaters is said to be nearly as bad as «ome of the plays. If that "decisive battle" at Ta Tche Kiao comes off the news will set everybody to sneezing. There would be no talk of lynching in New Jersey if justice were as swift and sure as Jersey lightning. The have captured the How clear the whole plan of campaign is now! A summer girl who assumed the bucolic role of milkmaid at Seabrook on the Bay is wiow wearing a gored skirt. There are times when one feels it would have been more Judicious to put the money in a mackintosh than in a panama. All New York’s passenger boats are to be inspected again. What a fine new lock the stable always has .after the horse is stolen! A Kansas man has left his wife "because she was too kind to him." Nature hath made strange fellows in her time.— Milwaukee Sentinel. There is a suspicion that the Dove of Peace has gone into training with a view of making a public appearance in the far East in the near future. It is now pretty conclusively admit* ted that the great American prune when labeled "grown in France” makes good eating at home or abroad. . Ix>rd Kitchener has made up his mind never to marry. In other words, he wishes American girls to under stand that he doesn't need the *monpy. The wail comes from Manila that resident Americans won't go to church. Evidently the traveled Americans can't shake off home habits. The Duke of Manchester is doubt less glad to note that Mr. Zimmerman of Cincinnati is at the head of the new railroad combine. There's mil lions in it. * That red ant they are importing for the cotton fields appears to serve •the double function of killing the boll weevil and keeping the cotton pickers lively. Lucky Highball! He died in the height of his glory and will never have to bear the other cab horses tell him It Isn’t what you used to be but what you are to-day. Among the other heroines of peace ; is the girl who gives her correct aee i to the marriage license clerk when ' she happens to be a little older than the man of her choice. Mr. Rockefeller'* old school teacher has a lot of poems he wrote when a youth and talks about publishing them. John D. is in for a requisition -of 40 Harper power this time, sure. The Columbus man who reported to the police that a thief had stolen his pants, made a great mistake. The charge would have been made grand larceny if be had thought to call 'em trou hits. With advancing years King Edward is developing quieter tastes in the matter of apparel. At Ascot he wore • "a blue frock coat, a purple tie, white gaiters and a red flower” —an almost .-somber ensemble. , When it Is known that It took place in Spain no further seeking is nec essary for the cause of the darkened spirit which led eight women to boil a sister to death in the effort to rid her of a demon. He 1h a mean thief who will steal the Jewels belonging to a bishop's wife, but no doubt Mrs. Potter's dia monds sparkle JiiHt as temptingly as though they had boon the property of some comic opera celebrity. American citizens of Italian ances try. and others as well may be inter - ested to learn that the closest living relative of George Washington is Mrs. Attilo Moroslni. wife of a son of Giovanni P. Moroslni. a New York banker, who before her marriage was Mary Washington Bund. She is a >rreat great granddaughter of Samuel ■Washington, a brother-of the general. If the list of American heiresses who have secured divorces from for eign noblesmen keeps increasing their circle will soon be no more exclusive or select than that of the heiresses who capture noblemen and do not get divorces. A current item says that Queen Margherita of Italy has a lace hand kerchief worth SIO.OUO. We would move to amend this statement by substituting for the word “worth” the words "that cost,” in the interest of mere facts. GOVERNOR PEABODY’S STATEMENT DEFENDING HIS STRIKE POLICY Denver. Aug I.—Governor James H. Peabody has issued the following statement defending his use of troops and the arrest and deportation of men j In the strike districts: "To the People of Colorado: "There is a prevalent Idea in this i country that the proprieties which per- | tain to the higher executive offices i should deter their incumbents from engaging in any controversial discus sion of their policy or action, limiting the executive function in that regard to the messages that from time to time are made to the Legislature. "I would not at this time depart from the observance of the rule of si lence I have hitherto followed, did I not believe that recent events render such departure a duty to my state. The unhappy conditions that have ex isted and to a degree still exist in three out of fifty-nine counties of the state have been made the pretext for the most wanton and false representa tions of the conditions in the state at large. "Certain newspapers of the state of wide circulation and influence, which have never been distinguished, either for support of conservative policies or for condemning the excesses of the one organization which has caused our trouble, have given these misrep resentations the widest publicity. "Many of the people of our sister states with faint notions of the truth have been led to believe that Colo rado Is in a state of anarchy ruled by abandoned public officials who have rendered life and liberty unsafe. "This picture has been drawn by certain citizens of our own state who for selfish purposes, which are<appar ent. seek to tarnish the fair name of a great and prosperous commonwealth. Alleged Misrepresentation. "If the public press is to be credit ed. the delegation from this state to the recent St. l.ouis convention pic tured before the representatives of ev ery state in the Union the woe and desolation and degradation the law lessness and hopelessness of their own state. "Colorado deserves a better fate at the hands of her sons. “And again It has become the set- j tied policy of those who hope to gain political advantage through the mis fortunes of the people of a few lot-all- i ties to Inaugurate bv dally pronounce ments a campaign of hatred and to 1 lead that large law-abiding and liberty loving body of our citizens who belong to labor unions to believe that 1 have been, and still am. engaged in wag ing a war against all union labor. Nothing could be further*from my pol icy or my desire. “The considerations above stated and many others lead me to believe that it Is fitting and proper for me to present to the people of this state and to the public generally a review as brie/ as Is consistent with the proper understanding of the causes that led up to the labor troubles with which I have had to deal, and of the reasons for the policy which has been pursued. "Very soon after I assumed office and on February 14. 19'i3. a strike was declared at the ore reduction mills at Colorado City in El Paso county by the Colorado City Mill and Smelter Men's Union, a branch of the Western Fed eration of Miners. On the night of February 14th a large number of strik ers proceeded to one of the mills and by show of force and threats drove the workmen who had refused to strike from their labor. The strikers estab lished pickets. Employes of Jhe mills were assaulted and conditions gradu ally grew worse until on March 3d fol lowing the sheriff of the county pet I- j tioned me to send the militia, stating i that he was unable to preserve the peace and protect life and property. | A petition to the same effect was also presented at or about the same time, signed by a very large number of the most conservative, well known and highly respected residents of El Paso county, urging that I send the militia without delay. "This representation of conditions and knowledge gained from other sources Impelled me to order out a de tachment of the National Guard for service at and about the mills. The strike continued, but the militia pre served order. The mills continued to operate. The statements made by the opposing sides were greatly fTt vari ance. and in order to ascertain the truth and allay public excitement, on the 19th day of March. 1903. I re quested five gentlemen of acknow ledged standing in the state: Prof. W. F. Slocum, former Judge Charles I). Hayt. Rev. Thomas Uzaell. Father J. P. Corrigan and Hon Frank W. Frew en. a member of the legislature of the state and also at that time a member I of the Western Federation of Miners. | to act as a commission to investigate I anil report to me the causes of the trouble, and to seek, if possible, a friendly settlement. This body was known as the governor's commission. I)r. Slocum was unable to serve, but the remaining members acted and both sides voluntarily appeared before them and produced a mass of evidence. "As a result of this commission's la hors, on March 31. 1903 the officials of the mill appeared before the commis sion and made certain promises as to what their course would be if the strike were declared off. The presi dent of the Western Federation of Miners who was present expressed doubt as to the good faith of the prom ises made, but stated that he would call off the strike ami would ask the commission to reassemble, on May 18 following for the purpose of determin lng whether or not the representatives of the milling company had kept the promises made. "The strike was declared off. On May IS the federation insisted that the promises made as I have stated had not been kept. Reported All Promises Kept. "The commission reassembled. The statements of the federation and of tlie mill management was presented. The commission unanimously reported to me that the promises had all been fulfilled, closing as follows: " ‘Your advisory board is of the • opinion that Manager Mac Neill has used all possib* • efforts to re-empluy the striking mill men in accordance with his assurances made before said board.' 1 "Notwithstanding this report a 1 strike was again declared against the mills. It was ineffectual, and there 1 upon a sympathetic strike was d*- I clared by the federation in Cripple Creek to cut off the ore supply of tb*- mills. The president of the federa tion stated before the commission that no grievance existed against thi mine owners. •It has been contended, and appar ently generally' believed, that th!.~ strike was called because of the fab ure of the Legislature to enact ar. eight-hour law As a matter of fact the strike at Colorado City was called on the 14th of February. Eome five or six weeks before the adjournment of the legislature which then had under consideration an eight-hour law. and a 1 a time when every indication pointed to the enactment thereof. The Stand ard mill, at which the strike occurred had an eight-hour plant for five year.- working the eight-hour day in every de partment save one. and that one em ploying but a small proportion of its men. In his testimony before the governor's commission, above referred to. Mr. Moyer, president of the feder ation. in response to the direct ques tion as to whether or not he had any complaint to make as to the hours of labor, replied. 'None whatever.’ Eight-Hour Day For Ten Years. ' So far as the,Cripple Creek district ■ Is concerned, the mine workers have j worked a maximum of eight hours per i day for over ten years, and out of this time one-half hour is allowed for! luncheon, receiving the union scale of 1 wages which is a minimum of $3 and 1 an average of nearly $4 per day. "In response to the call for a strike I in the Cripple Creek district some 4.000 men discontinued work and every mine except one was effectually closed. The sheriff and nearly every peace officer of th»* county were mem bers of the Western Federation of Miners and owed their positions to the votes and influence of that organiza tion. Almost Immediately after the calling of the strike the mine owners decided to open their mines as rapidly : as posalble. One property was opened under heavy private guard. Early in September, however an effort was made to bring about the general open ing of the mines of the district. As soon as this was done picketing and intimidation and murderous assault were resorted to. "I well know the history and char acter of this organization. It is. in fact, a matter of common knowledge in Colorado that for ten years this federation has stopped at nothing to accomplish its purpose—threats, intim idation. assaults, dynamite outrages murders, have everywhere character ized its policy. It has been tbe occa sion of more trouble and expense to the state than all other causes com bined. including Indian raids. It has never had a strike that has not been bloody. The catalogue of its.crimes affrights humanity. In times of strike its action has amounted to open insur rectlon against the state. The leaders of this organization have instilled Into the minds of its membership the ne cessity of arming themselves for the purpose of resisting constituted au thorities. "In his speech delivered in Salt City in 1897 Mr. Boyce, since president of the Western Federation of Miners and the man who organized the Colo rado branch of this organization said: " 'I deem it important to direct your attention to article 2 of the < onstitu- j tional amendments of the United j States: "The right of tlie people to keep and bear arms shall not be in fringed." This you should comply with immediately. Every union should have a rifle club. I strongly advise the latest improved rifle. whi< h can be ; obtained from the factory at a nominal : price. I entreat you to take action on this important question, so that in two years we can hear the inspiring music of the martial tread of 25.000 armed men in the ranks of labor.’ "This utterance is in line with ad vice repeated and reiterated by other leaders of the organization. Federation has a Bloody Record. “Nor have these words been sterile of fruit. In every strike inaugurated by this union in the s’ate of Colorado has been the precedent set in Idaho, in 1892, when I.l*oo men armed themselves with rifles, pillaged boldly from the state armory, and openly proceeded to take life and destroy property by dyna miting the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mill. "In 1894 federation members armed to the teeth, entrenched and picketed, and with precise military organization defiantly held prisoners for exchange on Bull hill. In Cripple Creek. ’’ln 1896 federation members killed in open conflict on the streets of Lead vllle citizens of Lake county, and did those murders with rifles bought and paid for by the local executive commit tee of the federation. "In San Miguel county. Vincent St. John, president of the local union or the Western Federation, bought and paid for 25<» rifles, with which he armed his federation followers, and these guns were used in broad daylight on non-union miners at t lie Smuggler- Union mine in one of the most inhu man and barbarous crimes ever com mitted in the name of any cause. "In I.ake City, in 1898, against these lawless men stole rifles from the state armory, and were prepared to use them to uphold their demands; and. finally, out of the union hall at Victor there surrendered on June cth of this year, sixty-two members of the West ern Federation of miners, bearing among them thirty-five rifles, thirty two revolvers and nine shotguns, wldch were still hot with shots fired at citizens and at the uniformed mili tia of the state. Unscrupulous Men Head Federation. "This record convinced me that the overt acts which had been committed in Cripple Creek were but forerunners of other?, and that with the executive officers of Teller county in direct col lusion with • his organization it would be but a few days until a reign of ter ror involving loss of life and property would be established in that district. The federation is led and absolutely controlled by unscrupulous men. Only two of the executive committee are residents of the state and none of the committee has anything in common with the state's interests. The charac ter and history of this federation must be held constantly in view in deter mining whether or not the policy I have pursued is wise and proper. There is no other organization with such a character and such a history In the United States. I knew and realized this when the strike was inaugurated in Cripple Creek. I was requested by representatives of the mine operators, representative citizens of the district and the mayor of Victor to send the troops to the Cripple Creek district. Before responding to the demand, how ever. I sent a commission composed of Hon. N. C. Miller, attorney general of the state; Gen. John Chase, who at that time commanded the military of the state, and Hon. T. E. McClelland, ex- United States prosecuting attorney, that they might investigate the condi tions in person and report to me. in response to the recommendations of this commission troops were ordered to the Cripple Creek district on Septem ber 4th. the commission having con vinced me that only in this manner could the peace and quiet of Teller county be maintained and men pro tected in their right to follow their usual vocation. "There is no higher duty devolving upon the executive of any state than that of affording protection to men who desire to labor. In affording that protection it later became necessary, in my judgment, to confine certain men in miltiary guard houses as one of the safest and most expeditious methods of restoring order. It was loudly pro claimed that this was without author ity of law. The question was submit ted to the Supreme Court and the ac tion of the militia in that respect ful ly sustained. "The law-abiding citizens of the state need not be alarmed by the fren zied cry that they are all in danger of Incarceration if the governor has such power. It is a useful and a necessary power, and the class that should dread its exercise is not numerous. In this regard I pursued the course which seemed wisest and best, and I cannot seek higher authority for its legality than the Supreme Court. "There may have been occasional in discretions of officers or men as Is in evitable with a large body not accus tomed to such services—but whenever such Instances nave been brought to my attention they have been promptly and properly dealt with and the na tional guard of the state has been maintained on a high standard . "The troops were in the Cripple Creek district from September 4. 1903. to the lith day of April. 1904. in di minishing numbers as conditions per mitted. The general policy pursued in Cripple Creek was followed in other parts of the state and particularly in Telluride where the excesses and crimes of the federation had been still more inhuman than in any other dis trict and the reign of terror still more complete. Order now prevails there and it is believed that the people of that district may at least enjoy peace and quiet. Peace but Calm Before Storm. "The trouble in the Cripple Creek district had apparently subsided. The last of the troops were withdrawn, as I have stated, on the 11th day of April. 1904. The mines were all being I operated with a full quota of men who j were not affiliated with the Western I Federation of Miners save only the Portland mine where many federa- I tion members were employed. The law ! lessness which has everywhere charac ! terized the methods of that federation ! seemed for a time to have been abandoned by It. The district appar ently was destined to enjoy a period of peace. But it proved to be only the calm before the storm. At about 3 o'clock on the morning of June 6. a mine of dynamite was exploded by means of an infernal machine placed underneath the station platform at In dependence and thirteen men were in stantly blown to fragments and many others mutilated and maimed for life. All these men were non-union miners about to hoard a train for their hfimes in the district. ’’This infamous outrage, following as it did years of intimidation, threats countless assaults and murders, was the last of the series which had caused a veritable reign of terror in that min ing district. The citizens of the county, inexpressibly shocked at this wholesale murder of Innocent men. de termined that the community must be rid of the authors and instigators of such crimes. "A public meeting was held in Vic tor the afternoon following the Inde pendence outrage and while the meet ing was being addressed the crowd was fired upon from the federation store and union hall. Two non-union miners were shot and killed and six others wounded. The local troops werfe called out the same evening at the request of the mayor of Victor to prevent the excesses that seemed in evitable. Deportation an Urgent Necessity. "When the excitement had subsided somewhat and the county was still under quasi military rule. It was found that there were several hundred mem bers of the western federation in the district who would- not work and had resolved that others should not' If by such methods as those employed at the Independence station they could be driven or frightened away. "It became apparent that even with every member of the national guard in that county it would be impossible to prevent the use of dynamite in the stealthy manner always employed by the federation. The mountains and gulches of tha* nigged country afforded a multitude of safe "‘.aces for recon noiter and hiding. The troops which had already been there a greater part of the year, could not be maintained Indefinitely without incurring Im mense additional expense. The only safe and available remedy seemed to be to dlaperse the radical members. If all of them had not personally parti cipated In the outrages they had et least stood approvingly by and given their support, encouragement and pro tection. "If these men were scattered the avenues which ten years of organiza tion and association had opened for crime in that district would be closed. It would require much time in any other community before they could gather about them a new band of con spirators with the inclination and daring to inaugurate in a new fieid an other condition of terrorism. These men. as I have said, had de termined • never to yield the strike. The mine owners ha i resolved not to employ again the members of that organization. Therefore the only employment which remained for them was that of stirring up strife—committing depredations ant intimidating by inhuman crimes the w-orking miners. “I resolved that they should be dis persed and I dispersed them. This was done, however, only after careful in vestigation of each individual case. "I hope and believe that these men so sent from the district will when re leased from the evil influences of a criminal leadership return to lawful living and resolve that a recognition of the rights which the laws confer is the proper guide for conduct. No Attempt to Oppress Labor. ’’From what I have said and from what is within the knowledge of every citizen of the state, it will be seen that disturbances have been limited to the mining and its allied industries. It has been charged repeatedly that the mili tia has been placed at the disposal of the mine owners to oppose labor. The injustice of the charge is apparent, but it will doubtless continue to be made. The militia was employed to restore order and to protect labor and property in the rights to which each is entitled under the law. The militia opposed the wishes and purposes of the federation because that organization was attempting to prevent by violence the operation of mines and mills. It is again charged that I have been en gaged in a war upon unions generally, and strenuous and repeated efforts are being made to play upon the passions of union men. I do not believe the ef forts will be successful. I do not believe the conservative union men of the state called upon to adopt the policy of the leaders of the federation, nor can I believe they will sanction it. 1 believe they will be able to discrimin ate between their own unions and prin ciples and the socialistic, anarchistic objects and methods of the federation. In the ten years of its existence the Western Federation of Miners has in volved the state in a cash outlay for the militia of more than $2.000.0v0. "I propose in the future, as in the past. to 'see to it that the laws are faithfully executed’ and in the accom plishment of that purpose I shall not inquire whether the individual entitled to protection is. or is not. a member of any labor organization. No one can appreciate more than I. not only the right and wisdom of laboring men to Join together for the purpose of bet tering their wages and working condi tions. and no one can believe more heartily than I in a fair wage and reasonable hours. It will be a matter of great regret to me if the laboring men of tho state fail to see that I am fighting their battle, for I sincerely be lieve that organized labor has no more dangerous enemy than the Western Federation of Miners, which is seeking under the cloak of organized labor, to protect itself alike in the promulga tion of its dishonest socialistic theo ries. which recognize no right to pri vate property, and from the result of its anarchistic tenets and tendencies. Legitimate labor organizations of ne cessity suffer from the criminal ag gressions of the federation. Its claim to the character of a labor organiza tion is its only title to respectability. I believe that no greater good can be conferred upon the cause of union la bor. striving to better the condition of its members, than that the members of such legitimate labor unions con demn the methods of the federation. "Those who are charged with the duty of seeing that the lives and prop erty of citizens are respected have dif ficult and perplexing problems to solve in times of insurrection and great public stress. “I have had to deal with an organiza tion which has no counterpart in this country. Its official proclamations, full of defiance and challenge, issued from time to time, have amounted, as has been said, to ’a declaration of war against the state.' ”1 have met the challenge with a policy none too vigorous for the out lawry I was called on to oppose. But through it all I have had but one ob ject. and that to show the people of Colorado that the laws will be upheld —that a criminal organization cannot dictate the policy of this administra tion. and that everywhere within the borders of Colorado, property shall be secure and labor shall be free. "JAMES H. PEABODY. "Governor.” Finding of a Skeleton. Denver, Aug. 1. —A Canon City dis patch last night says: While pros pecting in an unfrequented canon in the mountains five miles northwest of Canon City this morning Ernest E Smith and G. G. Daily found the bleached bones of a man later identi fied as Jesse D. Smith, at the foot of a high cliff where they apparently had been lying for the greater part of the past year. The clothing of the dead man was in a fair state of preserva tion. although the flesh was gone from the bones. In one of the pockets of the coat was a letter addressed to Jesse D. Smith by his brother. J. N. Smith of Hanging Rock. West Virginia, which clearly established the identity of the dead man. The letter was dated August 23. 1903, and related to family affairs, incidentally referring to a son of the deceased. Inquiry reveals the fact that Smith resided here for a year or more, but so far as can be ascertained had not been seen here since last summer. He was about sixty years of age and is believed to have come here from either Illinois or lowa. ASSASSIN’S WORK RUSSIAN MINISTER KILLED. Von Plehve. Russian Minister of In terior, Terribly Mangled by a Bomb Thrown at His Carriage. St. Petersburg. July 29.—Viatschia 6eff Constantinovitch Von Plehve. min ister of the interior of Russia, was as sassinated at 9:30 o’clock yesterday morning with a bomb thrown at his carriage while he was driving to the Baltic station to take a train for the palace at Peterhoff, where he was to make his weekly report to the Czar. The assassination is believed to be the outcome of a widespread plot, tho existence of which has been suspected for several days. Numerous arrests have already been made, including that of the assassin, a young man who is believed to be a Finn of the name of Leglo, and who is now in a hospital perhaps fatally injured by tbe explos ion of his own bomb. An accomplice of Leglo, also apparently a Finn, but whose name is unknown, has been ar rested. He had in his possession a bomb which he tried to throw, but he was overpowered by the police just in time to prevent great loss of life. The assassin wore a brown overcoat A and a railroad officer's cap. He atood on the sidewalk Just as Minister Von Plehve’s carriage was about to cross the canal bridge near the station. The minister was escorted by a number or detectives on bicycles, and one of them jostled the assassin, who then rushed into the road and threw the bomb after the carriage. The missile struck the hind wheel and exploded with fearful force, killing or wounding more than a score of people. Minister Von Plehve and his coachman were killed outright, and an officer of the guard was fatally Injured. One of the cyclist detectives arrested the assassin, who endeavored to escape, though wounded by splinters in the face, arm and abdomen. He made no attempt at resistance, hqwever. when seized by the detective, and confessed his crime, but refused to give his name. The police immediately after the ex plosion arrested a suspicious individual who took refuge in a hotel near the scene of the tragedy. He carried a bomb similar to that thrown by Leglo. As soon as the police saw the bomb they scattered, but an employe of the hotel rushed up behind the accomplice and pinned his arms. The explosive Is believed to have been composed of pyroxlin, as it gave off little smoke. The force of the ex plosion was so terrific that it not on" broke nearly every window within a radius of half a mile, but reduced heavy paving stones to powder, heaved up the pavement and flung a heavy piece ot the ironwork of the carriage across the canal, severing a thick barge mast, which fell, stunning the captain of the barge. Everybody in the street was _ knocked down and bruised. #) As Minister of Justice Muravieff was # driving to the Peterhoff palace this af ternoon to report to Emperor Nicholas the assassination of the minister of the interor. Van Plehve. stones were thrown at him and bis carriage win dows were broken. The Identity of the minister’s assailants has not yet been discovered. Every possible measure of precaution has been taken to prevent news of tho tragedy reaching the Czarina. Her health 16 delicate and it is feared it she learns of the fate of Van Plehve the shock may have serious conse quences. not only to the Empress, but to the child which is soon to be born, and which it is universally hoped will be the heir to the throne of the Czar and all the Russ las. VON PLEHVE A TYRANT. Responsible for Massacre of Jews and Oppression of Finns. Syracuse, N. Y.. July 29. —The Post Standard this morning says: Former Ambassador to Germany Andrew D t White, who was at St. Pe tersburg in 1892-3-4 as minister of the United States to Russia, in discussing Von Plehve and the assassination, said: 'Won Plehve's part in the horrible massacres and plunder of the Jews, men, women and children, at Kishineff. caused him to be regarded with abhor rence by the whole world. Even more frightful has been his connection the destruction of the liberties of ¥">' land. In my mind that is the most wicked thing in the history of the last two centuries. There is no time to go into it here further than to say that it has turned the best, the most civilized, tho most educated and most loyal province in the empire Into a land in which the opposite of all these charac ters is more highly developed than in any part of the empire. "Other things done by him were also calculated to bring more bitter hatred against him. "He attempted to help his cause by a defense of his conduct toward Fin land, which was published in an Aroori ran magazine. But it must certainly have failed to convince any thinkine j man at all aware of their circum- I stances. "During two summers I lived mainly in Finland, coming frequently to St. i Petersburg, and the transition in pass ing from the cultivation and civiliza- i tion of Finland to the atmosphere of Russia was the most depressing I have | ever known. "I do not wonder at his assassins tion. "Assassination always defeats !, purpose, and this would I fear, be no ,i exception to the rule.” To Aid Colorado Strikers. — Butte. Mont.. July 29.—The Inter state Mercantile Company, formed by j local sympathizers of the Colorado strikers, lias been Incorporated here, j Alex. Falrgrieve. president of tha ■ Montana State Federation of Lsftpri J. S. Hall. John McMullen. C. P.*l a ' v honey and H. M. Hcimerdinger are j the incorporators. The capital stgck is $2,500.