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Friday. August 1. 1919.
Trnnim r m " " : . . , - . . TERRIBLE BLIMP DISASTER IN CHICAGO RUSS NOBLEWOMAN DESCRIBES ATROCITIES OF THE BOLSHEVIK! I i iL sf j& tj j v rs cA War $ 3 Hundreds of Persons Tortured in the Most Inhuman Fashion Before Being Put to Death and Their Estates Pillaged and Mansions Razed Thousands Die From Hunger All Over Country. Thirteen persons were killed iitnl 20 injured when u dirigible bulimia owned by the tioodvwir Tire und Rub ber company citught Are above the loop district of Chicago and crashed through the roof of thfe Illinois Trust and Savings bank. Ten of the victims were employees of the bauk and three were members of the crew. The illustration shows the scene inside the bunk after the disaster. FRANCE HONORS AMERICAN GENERALS FOR THEIR WORK V2f s mbt i&k-...e! kw fr x .i x-m rr I i Ambassador Jusserund of France (center) standing in front of the French embassy iu Washington with American officers upon whom he had conferred the Legion of Honor on behalf of the French government. In the group are shown Major Generals Coe, Kenly, Barnett. Snow and Sibert. WHERE PRECIOUS DOCUMENTS ARE KEPT DR. MANUEL RODRIGUES i ' ' " L ... ' New York. "W do not hope any longer; w die!" The despair to which bolshevik mis rule has reduced Russia Is thus epito mised by a Russian noblewoman wide ly known throughout her couutry. in a retuurkable picture of event In her country contained In a letter received recently In New York. Ilcr castles and estates plundered or razed, her fortune vanished and her frleuds and family murdered, th! titled woman Is moved to remark that "three years ago, my second daughter and her hus band died, he having cuugtit cold In the trenches. Then I was In despair; now I envy them." I beg of yu never to mention my name ; I wrote frankly to you counting on your discretion," Is the plea which fear of bolshevik tyranny moves the unfortunate woman to place at the close of her letter to her friend, a New York woman of prominent and Influen tlul family. "Excuse the Incoherences ; I write with my heart bleeding, know ng that I shall never be able to give you the faintest Idea of the sufferings that thousands are enduring. A graphic tale of the misery that epreuds Itself over Russia Is unfolded In the letter. Wholesale pillaging and murder by bolshevlkl, Germans, Finns and others swept the luud clear of Its wealth. Roth the noblewotuun who wrote the letter and the wduiuu who received It are well known. The danger Involved fer the former makes It advisable that not only the names of the persons but the mimes of the localities mentioned e withheld from publication. The let ter In full reads as follows: "My very, very dear Mrs. B : "At last I am able to write to you and to ltope to hear from you. "I will endeavor to tell you briefly the personal evetlts of these terrible last years. But bow to begin? How to give you the faintest idea of the nnlmaglnable atrocities committed by the bolshevlkl? Speaking of our selves, I will tell you that we have lost everything. The bolshevlkl have stolen all our fortune, boxes of silver ware, precious objects, personal re membrances which undoubtedly are uow destroyed. Freed to Flee From Home. "Three years ago my second daugh ter and her husband died, he having caught cold In the trenches. Then I was in despair, now I envy them. The year 1817 In autumn, we hud to flee from M , and come to the city, where we lived under the reds' regime until the arrival of the Germans. "You have probably reud in the pu Fire underwriters and patriotic societies have appealed to have originals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States removed from the state, war and navy buildings in Washington to a fireproof structure. The documents are kept Iu this steel safe. BRITISH MYSTERY SALVAGE SHIP mmmmmmma ,.v,.. Jt Dr. Manuel Coelho Rourigues, re cently arrived In Washington from Brazil to begin a year's work aj: the l'an American union and the state de partment in furthering the provisions of the agreement reached at the recent conference in Rio Janeiro. He Meant Well. He Is proud of his ancestry, which descends In an unbroken line from the Fenns who bought the woods from the Indians. Family is everything with him. He was perched on a chair In a bootblack's stand, and gave warm greeting to a passing friend. Bootblack (lately from Greece) You kuowa dat fella?" "Yes, he Is an old friend of mine; I have known him for more than twenty years." "Twenty years! By gar, you know him in the old country." Suu Fran, clsco Chronicle. Potatoes Without Vines Are Grown by Girl Kutztown, I'u. Lizzie, (laugh ter of Jefferson Hoch, discovered In their potuto patch that u num ber of seed potatoes failed to pro duce any vines on top of the soil. She was surprised to find the seed potatoes in every hill hud clustered around good-sized new potatoes, tliut the entire vitality of the seed potato was transfer red to the new ones, and that there was no vine growth above the surface of the potato hills. The mother potato wijs still iu the hill, but hud given up its sub stance to the young potatoes, which were already so well ma tured that they could be used for a meal. pent that the red hud sent to Siberia :ttK) Russian burons, and also some bourgeoisie; some died and the others returned two mouths after. "Although under our roof lived a military guard of bolshevlkl or reds. good luck kept us from sharing their lot. 1 cannot describe the last days. After the arrival of the Germans a list was found of about a thousand persons. In w hich we were, who were to be shot the very nest day. The reigti of the dermaiis lasted exactly seven mouths; they annihi lated all our hopes, they accumulated taxes upon taxes; carrying away all the food to Germany, leaving the peo ple of our cities to starve. "No discipline, corruption every' where, no administration. Only those who deliberately closed their eyes to evidence failed to see that a country thus plundered and so badly treated was not to remain long under their rule. But, alas! tlow many were blind! "Then came the great catastrophe the Gentian troops fraternizing with the bolshevlkl at W ; surrendering to them cannon, war ammunition, and refusing to fight. The Germans even damaged the cannon they left to the Ksthes troops, which had been formed hastily and were incapable of defend lug themselves, having nothing, abso lutely nothing! Reds' Rule Was Worse. "Then, for unother year the country was at the mercy of the reds, and It was worse than the flrst time. "The Bolshevlkl had with them Chi nese ami Red Lettes, Who were ter ribly cruel, and those formed the guurd of the unfortunate emperor and his family. "On the 28th of November we leumed that W hud fallen; that the Germans were leaving us In haste; and, as the German general command ing at R , hud, at the request of the Lettes, refused the formation of troops with the men of the country, v.-e were left without any defense. "The lights of the electric projectors of the enemy's ships already Illuminat ed our sli6res; from the castle's tower we could see everything; there was not a miuute to be lost. The trains were running only for the German troops; It was then necessary to risk traveling by the inlond ways, through dreadful roads and In a country In revolution, for when the Germans took posses sion of the provinces they took care not to punish their friends, the bol shevlkl ; so that we were compelled to see and to live with the people who hud stoleu and pillaged our properties. The Germans did nothing to find out the revolutionists and to protect us, nothing ! "After having packed in haste the strictly necessary things, our small caravan started at nve o ciock in tne morning: it was dark and the roads were frightful. "We arrived at It on the second of December. We were able to stay foJ. weeks at our home, then In great haste we hud to embark on the boat sent to Finland for the fugitives and we arrived ut Helslngfors. Lassitude, troubles, and emotions of ull these weeks overwhelmed at lust my poor husband. "Fortunately we found two rooms In a hospital ; there we lived for two months, being often hungry, and when we could get some food it was execra ble. "The high prices of living iu Fin land are unbelievable. A pound of tea, I which ordinarily cost from Ave to flf- I teen kronen, cost from one hundred to Files Suit on Herself, Then Argues Own Case Mrs. Alice Viola I'arsoiis, a iH-nver beauty specialist, ap peared liefore a jury in Judge G. W. Dunn's division of the county court Iu more roles than It Is given most MrMns to play In court. She Is plaintiff, defendant, plaintiff attorney and star wit ness in a suit brought by herself against the Instant Anti-Wrinkle company, of which she holds 40 per cent of the stock. The suit Is being contested by other stockholders Iu the con tvm. Mrs. I'arsons claims that the company obtaued valuuble wrinkle eradicating formulas from her and has withheld her sulury. She asserted thut she had no money left from the ven ture, and so was obliged to act as her own attorney. SPORT ON SHIPPING BOARD VESSELS This is the new Southwlck "mystery" salvage ship now in the , course of wnatructlon near Brighton. England. It Is made of "oUow concrete ve.stis Mch are flooded and sunk in pairs and lasted to each side o the reck. watoi U then pumped from them aad they rise, bringing with them tne reck. Too Much Study. Crubshaw Why do you wish to leave school and go to work when you're so young? Willie It's this way, dad. School Is going to be a tough place for the nt few vears. We'll have a new map of Europe to study, and If we fall down on It the teacher Is likely to give us the constitution of the league o nations to learn by heart. Life. V 3. The sailors on the merchant vessels operated by the shipping board have plenty of amusement In their times of leisure. The photograph shows a ftoxlng bout nt a shore station. a hundred and fifty marks; a kll gramme of sugar one hundred marks, etc. Also Finland tried to get rid of so many people she had to feed, and, us the bolshevlkl who come up to 28 kilometers from R had been re pulsed by the Finn troops, which bad at the last moment come In aid to the Letts and to the volontaire corps of Balthes-Germans, the Finns then or dered all fugitives to leave the country within six days. However, we re ceived, on account of my husband's bad condition, permission to stay until he would get better. "Going hack was an Impossibility, the situation being still very grave; a second expedition was no longer pos sible for the strengtJ v! my poor hus band; moreover, we hud nothing left Our lurge city house was taken and turned Into a hospital by a Russian! volontaire corps. M devastated and plundered! First by the bolshe vlkl, then by the Esths, whom the Germans left unpunished; then by the white troops and the Finns, who wew fighting the reds, German properties being left unmolested. Family Lost Everything. "Last year our estate had suffered, but our magnificent castle with all Its dependencies had been respected. Now all have pillaged It. The Finns being more civilized stole the roost beautiful things paintings, bronaes, antiques, etc. Finally the 30 masters' rooms and the 11 servants' rooms were plundered. What they could not take away they smashed or burned. We lost every thing. Not a sheet, not u plate or a glass exist, and when out intendant complained to the minister of state (a Thesthe), he answered him that nat urally In war time everybody wanted to have some souvenirs. The whites pillaged, as I hear, 80 estates, and they were supposed to be our defenders! "Friends here obtained for us the permission to come to K , where we found two rooms in a family. We hope soon to find some occupation, and sell some furs thut I could take with tne, for unfortunately my beautiful luces are also In l'etrograd. "I do not know whether yu have an Idea of what the bolshevlkl have done everywhere whenever they had to re tire. At W they killed 82 people ; we have lost friends, acquaintances and our excellent and noble doctor. Al most all were tortured before being put to death. Before shooting Doctor L they broke his two legs. To the old Baroness II., seventy-two years old, aftei having opened her stomach, snatched out her Intestines while alive. They killed priests, doctors, nobles, merchants, women, children and peas ants. They made several persons dig their own graves, forcing them to un dress; a carriage was waiting to take away their clothes. Then they tor tured every one, breaking arms and legs, crushing the limbs, snatching the intestines, gouging out the eyes, scar ring the cheeks, and they even burned two persons alive. "There were three large pits; they tossed pell mell in one of them the living and the dead, and then these monsters jumped Into the pit and trampled under foot the unfortunates until they were lifeless. "Twelve persons were so crushed and disfigured that they could not be recognized. And all that Is true! "After the corpses hud been ex humed the doctors and the officers of ttit state took photographs of each, af ter having examined everyone of them. Russia Awaiting the Allies "At D , at W , etc., whenever the Reds were repulsed note, I pray you, that I say 'everywhere' the same tortures were inflicted to the unfortu nate ones. I shall not try to describe the horrors of other places, for It has been the same everywhere. "At D , hundreds have been thrown under the Ice of the river, ye a clement death compared with the others. "Thousands die from hunger in all Russia ; bolshevlsm reigns everywhere. We had hoped to be delivered by the Qermaus, and they having failed we hoped for the allies; now, as an offi cer who has escaped from Petrograd was telling, we do not hope any longer, we die ! "Russia Is anxiously awaiting th help of the allies, for she alone cannot eononer the terrorising bohVevlkL"