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MUNN & Co.36lBroadwbyall New York Branch Office, 625 Bt„ Washington. D. C. f£HICHESTER»S PILLS THE DIAMOND BRAND. Liilnl Aak your Drnnlat for Cbl-chea-ters Diamond BrandV Fllto in Bed and Sold metaJHcS boxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon.* Take no ether. Boy ofjw T-' DranM Ask for eill-Cires-TERS DIAMOND BRAND PILLS. fcrSSl yews known as Best, Safest, Always Reliable SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE What Did 8he Mean? "I see this medicine is good for man mmd beast." "Yes." said the druggist "Gimme a bottle. I believe that's the light combination to help my hue lM*nd "~Kan««B City Journal. GOVERNORSHIP AS HER REWARD Oregon Admirers Would Give Miss Hobbs High Honor. COPPERFIELD'S JOAN OF ARC At Request of the State Executive, Whose Secretary She 1c, Fearless Little Woman Accomplished Mission That Would Have Put Any Man's Courage to the T«st. Those who have been watching the course of politics in Oregon for the past year are predicting that Miss Fern Hobbs, the private secretary of Governor West and heroine of Copper fleld. Is not an unlikely candidate for the governorship of the state. There is nothing in the constitution of Oregon to prevent a woman from be ing elected governor if she can get the votes, since the state has granted the right of suffrage to women. Miss Hobbs has been much in the public ey« iu a political way, and it is declared that Governor West, who has announced he will not run again, purposes to support his secretary to succeed himself. It was Miss Hobbs who was sent by Governor West to Washington, D. C., to represent the executive in land mat ters relating to Oregon. It was Miss Hobbs whom the governor sent to Woodbum to investigate the saloon business, and recently It was Miss Hobbs whom Governor West sent to Copperfleld, the little wide open min ing town in eastern Oregon, to clamp down the lid. Mission That Made Her Famous. Fern Hobbs isn't out of her twenties and weighs less than 100 pounds, but she never faltered when asked by her employer to go into the heart of a wild country, into a pocket of the earth cut off from civilization, where men were said to be waiting and armed for any one who dared to intrude in their internal disputes, and to tell them they must quit their lawlessness. All Copperfleld was at the depot when the little woman, dressed plain ly in blue and with a little hat cover ing her wealth of blond hair, stepped from the train on Jan. 2. There was such a pretty smile in her blue eyes and such a gentleness about her that when she asked for the city officials— they were still "city" officials from the old days—rude jests were turned to admiration. There is only one street in Copper field—Independence avenue. In this street and standing upon a soap box Miss Hobbs announced that she had been sent to Copperfleld with a mes sage from Governor West. She was escorted to the town hall as a more fit ting place for the delivery of this com munication. There she mounted the platform where a short time before had sat the musicians that scraped out tunes for the dancers from the river, the railroad and the plains. The hall was crowded with men. and there "was only one door through which to escape. Oid What Man Wouldn't Dare Do. Quietly and fearlessly, before as strange an audience as one could con ceive. the little "woman delivered the message that meant the loss of control to the officials or else the loss of what they had fought for in the past five years—their business, which meant their livelihood. Had a man delivered that message, as states the writer in the Washington Star, there would have been strong resentment, probably des perate resentment The governor had said that they must resign all offices or get out of the sa loon business. Politely, but firmly, each man there replied that he could not accept the governor's terms. Her message delivered, Fern Hobbs quietly returned to the depot Colonel Lawton at once declared martial law. and it was found that practically every man in the hall was armed. The pres ence of Fern Hobbs in the town pre vented the much feared clash, and soon the soldiers had all the arms of the citizens and were guarding the saloons and main street to prevent disorder. The citizens gave up their methods of defense quietly and allowed the sol diers to search their places. Then were the gambling devices and liquor seized, to be hauled out of town and destroyed. As a result of her visit Copperfleld now has no saloons and a new council is ruling. When Miss Hobbs reported to Gov ernor West. "1 have done what you wished." she found herself famous. MODERATION AND LONGEVITY Lord Strathcona, Dead at Ninety-three, Practiced Regularity and Ease. The late Lord Strathcona, for the last eighteen years high commissioner of the Dominion of Canada, had cul tivated the habit of doing business with regularity and ease. This habit was one of the secrets of his success and enabled him to live three lives— the life of a pioneer in the frozen wilderness, the life of a nation builder on the prairies and the life of a statesman. It kept him in health and vigor of body and mind at an age when most men begin to think seri ously of their latter end. "In assiduity and concentration lies the secret of success," Lord Strathcona once said. He believed in temperance la. all fMaci, whether esting. drinking or MBOkfDf. I THE COURIER-DEMOCRAT THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1914 Heloise Durand $ She Became an Object y. For National Pro tection By MARIAN KNOX The Riviera is a favorite place for the aristocracy of Europe to winter, especially Russians, who are often glad to escape the snow and ice and cold winds of that bleak empire. Nice. Mentone and other points on the Medi terranean sea are during the months of December. January and February thronged with people, who find there both a balmy climate and gayety. About the middle of the nineteenth century an American girl gifted not only with beauty, but a remarkable histrionic genius, seventeen years old. was visiting the Riviera with her mother and brother. One afternoon while walking on the promenade on the Mediterranean shore the party met among the throng of idlers a tall, hand some young man whose light hair and blue eyes marked hiin for a north erner. As he passed the girl his gaze was fixed upon her with admiration, while she lowered her gaze to the ground. These two were real personages, but since this is a story rather than an ac count we will call the girl Ileloise Durand and the man Count Stremoff. The latter was a young Russian, a member of one of the most aristocratic families of St. Petersburg. He lost no time in discovering who was the girl of such striking appearance he had met and in looking for some one to intro duce him to her. He was successful in making her ac quaintance. and then began a court ship which would likely have but one ending for so young a girl courted by a nobleman handsome as a picture and possessing the most, charming man ners. Satan is pictured with cloven feet and a disagreeable countenance. But his most effective work is done under the guise of beauty. The two listened to the music to be enjoyed at Nice, promenaded on the sea walk and were together in sailing parties on the blue waters of the Mediterranean. And all this while the count was pour ing into her ear his tale of love. The Durands were satisfied that the count's position was all he claimed it to be, and since Heloise was of an age when a girl is easily won she was not THE B1U UK AND OHOO.M Mt'J AT THE A I/J'Ali. likely to resist an extremely fascinat ing man. Eurojean society lias always been full of unprincipled men whose main object is the conquest of women, but it does not appear that this Amer ican family failed scrupulously to ob serve the etiquette relating to the asso ciation of young persons of opposite sex which has always been in vogue in Europe. The count, by asking for the hand of Miss Durand. seemed to indi cate that his intentions were perfectly honorable. One precaution, however, was not taken. While the Durands had evi dence that Count Streamer held the rank, the position and the wealth to which he pretended, they had no in formation as to his character. This is the rock on which so many American girls abroad, in making matrimonial contracts, have been wrecked. Once satisfied as to the position of the man they want, they are not likely to pay any attention to what he is in himself. The catalogue of Americans who have married titled foreigners to their cost is large, and still it grows. Count Stremoff being a Russian, any marriage he might make was amena ble to Russian law. That law explicit ly required that a marriage should take place in the Russian or Greek church and in accordance with its ceremonies. There was no Russian church on the Riviera, and it was ar ranged that the jotpls be married at the consulate. The wedding took place, putting Miss Durand in the paradox ical position of being StremoflTs legal wife, while he was not her legal hus band. It was arranged that the Durands and the count should go to Paris, where there was a Greek church, and they could be married according to the Bosnian law. Stremoff preceded the other*. It was then the Lentton aeagOQ when no marriage can be celebrated in the Greek church. This the count doubtless knew. Nevertheless, he de parted. ostensibly to make preparations for the celebration of the wedding. When the Durands reached Paris they discovered the fact that the mar riage making Heloise the legal wife in Russia as well as other countries could not be completed for some weeks. And now the count showed his true charac ter. He used all his persuasive powers to induce the young girl to go away with him. assuring her that she was his legal wife. "Go with me," he pleaded, "to Rus sia. where we cau be married accord ing to the requirements of the Greek church, where I will be at home and where my family may attend the wed ding. Here we must pass dreary weeks waiting, while there we can be united at once." This was not true. No couple could be married iu the Greek church during Lent in Russia any more than in Paris. The girl protested, but in vain. Stre moff seemed determined, and. becom ing fearful of his integrity, not daring to keep her secret longer, Heloise told her mother of his solicitations. At the same time rumors came to Mrs. Durand that Stremoff was a rake and a profligate, without any sense of honor whatever. Fortunately the Du rands were relatives of the American minister at St. Petersburg, and the mother wrote him with reference to the marriage and the rumors she had heard. The ambassador wrote her to come at once to the capital. The fact of having the influence of one of so much importance at the Rus sian court makes this episode in real life one of the remarkable stories of the world. Mrs. Durand and the young bride—the latter assumed the title and name of Countess Stremoff—went to Russia and stayed at the American embassy. They were informed by the count's brother that he was a villain and that they had better have nothing further to do with him. Stremoff while drawing a young American girl into his toils had no idea that she had the opportunity of calling to her aid the power of the United States. Her cousin, the ambassador, took the matter as an indignity to an American citizen to the Russian gov ernment and asked for redress for the young countess. The result of his rep resentations was an arrangement be tween the two powers that the pair be officially married at Warsaw, in Rus sian Poland. The count, who by this time had thrown off the mask, showing that lie had intended to make Miss Durand his dupe, refused to go to War saw or be married. And here comes in among the wrongs that may be perpetrated by despotic power a case of right. Probably no other sovereign, no head of a republic surely, would have been able to compel this rascal to do justice to tlie girl he had intended to win for the purpose of deserting tier when won, except the czar of Russia. One day Stremoff received an official document from the czar ordering him to go to Warsaw and complete the marriage that he had begun on the Iti viera. An order from the autocrat of all the Kussias to one of his subjects is not to be despised. One who by a nod can send persons, without the sem blance of trial, to work in the dread ed mines in Siberia is not likely to be disobeyed when he directs a man to do justice to a woman. And the wronged girl had behind her the power of the great American republic to re-enforce the czar. Count Stremoff dared not. disobey his sovereign's order, and at the appointed time the so called wedding party met at the church, the bride wearing a black dress, attended by her father, her mother and ihe groom's brother, who had been very kind to the in jured girl. The father had concealed on his person a revolver, determined that if the villain refused to convey the necessary legal rights to his daughter lie would at least prevent his working any more mischief. The bride and groom met at the altar rail. Probably no more dramatic scene, certainly no more unique one. ever was enacted in a church. The groom was simply passing through a form in obedience to the will of one who held over him the power of life and death: the bride was enduring an ordeal to make her a legal wife. But for her it was a terrible crisis, know ing as she did that her father was armed and at the slightest disposition on the part of the groom to recede the ceremony would be turned into a trag edy. She must have prayed silently there before the altar that she might be spared a bloody ending of her mis fortune. The priest began the marriage serv ice. all save the bride keeping their eyes fixed on the count, wondering by what loophole, if any, he might at tempt to escape what was to be forced upon him. To all, especially the bride, the service seemed interminable. But at last it was ended, and Heloise Du rand had become legally as well as really the Countess Stremoff. The bride and groom parted at the door of the church, never to meet again. The Americans fled from Itussia at once, for by the Russian law the hus band can imprison, beat, in every way ill treat his wife if he can get his hands on her. They reached the border the same day and were safe. What became of the groom, whether he continued his villainy or had been sobered by this one experience, is not known. The wedding took place more than half a century ago. and his name, save for this episode, wherein he showed his villainy, has sunk into ob livion. Not so bis wife. She became one of the world's famous actresses. Yet of all the dramas In which Bhe ever played it Is questionable if any was *o truly, dramatic as the one in which she had played tbe real, the principal role in tbe days of her early youth. SNAPSHOTS AT NOTABLE PERSONS Pancho Villa, Leader of Mex ican Constitutionalists. Pliolo by American Press Association. No man in Mexico's countless rebel lions and revolts has gone through a more complete change of circumstances than has Pancho Villa in the past year, and to few men has there been given a more kaleidoscopic career than this desperado diplomatist in the past five years of his existence. Nearly two-thirds of the Mexican re public is in the hands of the Constitu tionalists. General Carranza led the revolt in the state of Sonora, but al most all of the remainder of the vast domain wrested from the Huerta gov ernment was taken and is held by Gen eral Pancho Villa, one time bandit, but now the hero of the Mexican reb els. Last March Villa took the field with a single hosse. two sacks of flour and nine men: now he has an army estimated at 20,000 men, many of them mounted and well equipped with fieldpieces. General Villa's triumphs in the past year is all the more wonderful when it is considered that it was done al most entirely with ammunition and guns taken from the federals' far stronger force. Francisco Villa, or Pancho. as he is familiarly called, is an ex-bandit of Chihuahua. He is a little more than half Indian, with only a smattering of an education, but lie possesses great fighting ability and personal magnet ism, which enables him to raise an army for any purpose he may have. He is about thirty-six years old and for the last five years of the Diaz regime was a proscribed bandit under sentence of death. When Madero re volted against Diaz Villa made his peace with him. The one thing that stands to the credit of Villa is that he is one of the few Mexicans who have not changed sides in the last two years. He was grateful to Madero for rehabilitating him and showed it by unswerving devotion. New Ycrk's Police Commissioner. Douglas 1. McKay. New York's new commissioner of police, is determined to make life and property safe on the streets and to that end lias organized a strong arm squad of detectives. The duty of the squad is to look after pick pockets. gun men and crooks. The new commissioner has had two and a halt' years' experience in police work, hav ing served that time as first deputy commissioner tinder Kliinelander Wal do. his immediate predecessor. Before his appointment as deputy Mr. McKay served three years as an W A] K& Photo by American Press Association. DOUGLAS I. M'KAY. inspector of the Catskill water supply police, where Rhinelander Waldo also had a command. Soon after Mr. Wal do was appointed police commissioner he made Mr. McKay bis first deputy* The new commissioner is a native of New York city and is thirty-eight years old. He was educated in the College of the City of New York and the West Point Military academy, be ing graduated from tbe latter institu tion in 1885. He resigned his army commission in 1907 with the rank of first lieutenant. TOOK THREE GIFTS A Request That Surprised the SuJtan Abdul Hamid. TALE OF A BADLY USED TURK. A Truthful Account of an Experience at the Court of the "Illuminator of the Universe" That Reads Like a Story From the Arabian Nights. Many fantastic stories are related of Abdul Hamid, the ex-sultan of Tur key. and his court. The following, however, came to me from a reliable source, writes a contributor to Cham bers' Journal, and once when I told the story in company one of my listen ers told me that he personally knew it to be true. It is worthy of a pjftce among Scheherazade's famous tales. Not far from the sultan's palace lived a certain Ahmed Rushdi Effeudi, one of the hundreds of clerks employed at the sublime porte. Ahmed's duties consisted of writing ornate official communications to provincial gover nors. For this he was supposed to re ceive a salary of 200 piasters (about $8) per month. If. however, he receiv ed this salary six times a year he thought himself lucky. Compared to many of his colleagues in the government offices. Ahmed was in comfortable circumstances. He owned his own house, so he had no rent to pay. and he gave bis leisure time to cultivating the tiny garden that supplied his family with fruit and vegetables the whole year round. Ahmed Effendi. not being ambitious, was a contented man. In his peaceful household there was only one discordant note. The cause was a dwarf peach tree in Ahmed's garden that bore every year six or eight mammoth peaches. Early in his married life his wife dreamed that her husband would one day attain emi nence and that the peaches were con nected with his fortune. Fifty times each year she urged him to take the peaches as an offering to the sultan. "We are simple people," she would say. "Such magnificent peaches are not for us. Carry them, I pray thee, to the palace and present them to the benefactor of the world." But Ahmed would reply "Wife, no good comes to those who have relations with the palace. I, who have always been discreet, do not wish to fall under suspicion." But at last, after twenty years, Ah med yielded to his wife's importunity and carried the beautiful fruit to the palace. There he entrusted the peach es to the grand chamberlain. wrho, knowing the sultan's fondness for fruit, promptly carried them into the presence of the Illuminator of the Uni verse. The sultan graciously accept ed the gift and commanded Ahmed to wait until he was at liberty in order that he might himself thank the grow er of such splendid fruit. It happened that the reception room where the scribe awaited the pleasure of the sovereign was filled with a band of suspected bomb throwers, and Ahmed was presently hustled away to prison with the supposed revolu tionaries. He was thoroughly confus ed by the rough treatment of the guards and could only stammer: J'\ am the man who brought the peaches! I am the man who brought the peaches!" In prison he soon became known as "the man of the peaches' and was looked upon as a harmless lunatic^ After many months the suspected bomb throwers, including Ahmed, were brought before the criminal court. He told his story to the judge and asked that the grand chamberlain be called to confirm his words. The judge granted his request and was greatly surprised when the dignitary told of the arrival of Ahmed at the palace some months ago and of his mysterious disappearance. The cham berlain took the afflicted scribe to bis own suit in the palace and went to ex plain matters to the sultan. The sultan, sincerely sorry for the unlucky mistake, commanded the chamberlain to promise Ahmed that any wish of his should be fulfilled. Ahmed replied that he would accept not one, but three gifts, and that he must name them to the sultan per sonally The sultan was much con cerned and ordered the scribe ushered into his private study. "Sire." said Ahmed. "1 ask for a hatchet, the sum of 200 piasters and a copy of the Koran." "Your desire is granted." answered the sultan, "on condition that you ex*., plain the meaning of your singular request." "Sire," replied our hero, "with the 200 piasters I shall obtain a divorce from my wife, the original cause of all my trouble: with the hatchet I jja tend to cut down my peach tree, and upon the Koran 1 wish to swear an oath never to enter the palace gates again so long as I live." Apelles' Masterpiece. The masterpiece of Apelles was the Venus Anadyomene, "Venus Rising From the Sea." The falling drops of water from her hair form a transpar ent silver veil over her form. It cost $121,500 and was painted for the tem ple of Esculapius at Cos. and after ward placed by Augustus in the tem ple which he dedicated to bis illus trious patron. Julius Caesar. Part of the famous picture was injured and no one could be found to repair It New York American. 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