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SHOT THAT KILLED RASPUTIN, IT WAS, AWAKENED RUSSIA
Charles Edward Russell Tells How An Infamous, m Low-Lived, Fake Monk Became Power Behind the 'Czar's Throne; How He Plotted and Gained Amazing Influence! How He Boasted Onoe Too Often of Royal Conquests and Was Shot Down By An Admirer of Grand Duchess Olga. BY CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL (Copyright, 1917, by the Ncw«|hhxt lvnter|»rlpw U«>< i.ilinn.) , I don'l know anything that better HluHtrat.es the otter lunacy A the old system in Itussia, the system the revolution scrapped for- it forgets that sinister and historic figure. He has put in the shade •ll the king's favorites that ever were written about. He played a game that makes theirs look like matching pennies. Men in all the ages to come will wonder as much about his fig ure as about his almost incredible career. OII.II> H.tlli \M> (JLITTKRINO IMS UK I4K>KKI> I,IKK A STAGE gVKNGAU He was very tall, lank and somewhat swarthy, with long black hair that he kept offensively oiledr and wore smoothed dowu on the lop of his head. He had very long features, little black eyes of the kind always described as beady, a lartje mouth and a prominent nose. With his slickery hair and glittering eyes he must have strongly sug gested the stage edition of Svengali. According to all accounts he bad no charm of conversation nor of manner, and his Ignorance was Its plain as his arrogance the instant he began to talk. Altogether here was about the last man in the world that you would think a self-respecting woman would have an amour with. Yet it is related that over many intelligent and rather wise women he I exercised an extraordinary power and over hundreds of others what teemed like an uncanny fascination. All thighs usually accounted for in Russia on the theory that he possessed some secret of hypnotism. With the other unpleasant traits he was a famous booze-fighter. Even after the prohibition of vodka he seemed always tq be well sup plied with liquor, and % \vn the common belief among those that observed him that he could stund more rum (han any other man in Petrograd. When he was on a drinking bout he chose the moat dis reputable companions and went on a wild bat that lasted for several flays and wound up in the lowest dives of the city. The police knew hlni well and feared him, for they had accurate knowledge both of his power and remorseless use of it. When he came In bis borrowed roft-s of a priesthood he had no right to claim, roar tns and roistering, they stood aside and let him go. Any person that Was with him was immune; if he were a criminal that the police had long wanted, no one dared lay hands upon htm. He was a friend of Rasputin, and K;t. ;>utii> was the all-powerful of Russia. XTTTthk TIMK UK TRADED WITH GERMANY AAI> HK OOIXDX'T BE I'I.MSHKII ■ It was not po&siUe that these things could last. All the time Lie fconles Hi at happened by some chance to be still loyal to Russia were hearing the stories of his trading with Germany, while the people at large were gathering hatred for his cruelty. There was only one class in the community that found anything to approve in him. That was the revolutionary agitators. They used him all about Russia as a /irst class example of the folly of mon archy, and couldn't have had a better. They saw to it that his name *nd needs became known thruout the land, and to this day the . fomi< illustrated papers are using him as a text. In a Russia where nobody, you might say, had a vote or a voice |n the government there was no civilized way to get at such a crea ture. There was no law that could be invoked against him. The nnly real law was the will of the czar, and that was all for the (Czarina, and the czarina was all for Rasputin. | There was no way to counteract hi« Influence. He was the only person the ocarina trusted or would really listen to. . I inli-i- these ri>miliii"M>. thenetwas nothing for hia oppon ents to do hut to kill him. Oue night on his way home in winter he was shot at, the bullet Piercing the back of the sleigh and missing him by a few Inches. Not long after an assassin made his way into Rasputin's house and tried to stab him. Several times, according, to the story, thugs lay In wait for him to beat him up. He escaped all these, and began to have the reputation of a Charmed life. He must have taken little stock In that himself. Me aow went about Petrograd with a body guard of picked men. His fear* put no check upon his drunken tongue. When he was pickled he used to talk about the czarina as he talked about a drab. • After a time he l>cgan to talk loosely about the tJi«-n Grand l>uehe*« Olgm the czar'a oldest child, AND THAT, IN Till BUD, inn FOR HIM. The ex-grand duchess seems by all accounts to be a rather supe rior young woman, considering the misfortunes of her birth and bringing up. There was a young nobleman in Petrograd that had a profound respect and admiration for her. When he learned that Ras putin had boasted in a dive that before long he would have' her also In his power, this young nobleman made up his mind that the time had come to silence that ribald tongue and the task belonged to him. He performed it conscientiously, and that was the end of Ras putin. It seemed as if with that shot the people woke up to the enor tnlty of the whole degrading burden that cursed them and bowed them to the ground. In next article Mr. Russell will tell weird in -1 side facts of how Rasputin was slain. hUJUJh JUf\^ —'M lT ii|i Kesinol 4J I will heal your skin I For ycari and years Resinol ha* been a favorite l^^^k mm 1 I hootebold remedy for eczema and other, com- I B I mon skin-troablet. It osaally itopa the itrhing I I At (Mice and qtiickJy heala th« eruption. Doctors I I prescribe Jt very widely. It alto makes an ex- I I oaUaat dressing for bums, wound*, chafing*. I Bi*i il mkhi B»*im« n.m-i with B-*~4 S—p. I I iMfiiMM -^ * AU *<•*&*• —II Km.*,* .mi I ■ I ikte. tlktv«aaan*fce(iva Rwlafil Soar. fl ever, than Uie amazing story of Itasputln. Here was a moral Idiot, a rrralmii of the most depraved Insiiiirts ignorant, bestial, an arrant knave and traitor, and yot under Uie old oyatem ho came to do the u< tuul ruler of all Kusnia. He put men up and pulled them down, determined policies, held In his hand the nation's des tinies. His power was without limit except his own fear of the assas sin. He proved the truth of the old deticription of the Russian government under czarlsm. It was "a despotism tempered only by assassination." All the government was con trolled by the czar, th« czar was controlled by the czarina, the czarina was controlled by Kas putin. Rasputin—this world will l>o inn. h older than it is now before In livniu 11,. had nut In 11... , I, 1.. Monday, Sept 17, 1917., .-THE TACOMA TIMEB- Paga Two THE TIMES DAILY LAUGH-MAKERS Doings of the Duffs CHESTNUT CHARLIE Squirrel Food $1000 BILL; NABBED SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 17.—(Special to The Times.) — The inherent improbability of the $1,000 bill caused Charles M. Gallagher, former proprietor of the Antlers hotel, to spend a night in the city jail. Gallagher bad two $1,000 bills. Ho wanted change for on* of them. The police were called and he was whisked off to Jail. There was no report of the loss or theft of any $1,000 bill; nothing to indicate that they were not as much Gallagher's property as any $5 bill. Only one doesVt have $1,000 bills; it is unoonven tional, almost financially sacreflgious to have them, and when a per son has not only Site but two of the highly valuable bank notes, the grief attendant thereto is mora than doubled. So off to jail went Gallagher. . " Gallagher, who says he Is the son of a multl-mllionalre oil and peart fishery man of Sydney, Australia, first broke into the $1,000 bill limelight a.t the Washington hotel shortly after midnight Satur day when he peeled one of the bills off a roll and asked for change. The clerk called the police. Gallagher was released Sunday. TO CERTIFY STRIKERS? M nil.-.i Ir™ Leased Wire.) SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17. —If the employes of the Union Iron works strike, 800 of them may "have to go Into the army. J. J. Tynan, general manager of the company, announced today that should the strike be declared, he will be required to withdraw his application to the district 'board for exemption of tbeee men on occupational grounds. Nearly all of these men are otherwise eligible for army service, he said. MIRROR IS BAD LUCK (I lillfd rrr«. lr»'<l Wlrrl PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 17. —A mirror today betrayed five Chi nese into the hands of the police on a charge of conducting a lot tery. Police gazing from the third floor of police headquarters into the rooms of a building occupied by ChineM across the street »w a mirror reflecting the game in full swing. The officers watched the game several hour;, with the aid of binoculars and then raided the place. KNOCKS SUFFRAGE BILL n niicd Pmmm iMued Wire.) • INDIANAPOMB. Ind., Sept. 17.—The nine-tenths woman suf frage bill passed by the last legislature was today held unconstitu tional by Judge Roehford In Marion county superior court. It will be appetJed to the supreme court. The Judge granted a permanent re straining order preventing enforcement of the law. ARMY POST BUS STATION' A Large and Commodious Waiting Room, 10-MIM TK HURVKV—DAY AND NIGHT. Cars Tor Special Service. Taxi* Phone Main 2033. 9th and Commerce. AH—TIIRY'RK ON THE HOMK STRETCH. BALMY BENNY OIHJUT TO FEEL AT HOMIO ! I Here and Elsewhere s.-.iulf cliosen as one of 19 cit ien to have big reconstruction hos pital to rehabilitate wounded sol diers returning from Franco* Mrs. Dye of MrKenna think* fine saw Bennett StodVbrt, hunted for alleged attack on Carbonado girl, at her furmhous* door last Friday morning. COMMERCIAL BINDERY A IHIMIXU CO. Main 417. ad*. Henry Hall, logger at Onalatika, has been given order for tallest flag pole at Camp Lewis. lii Duenwald'v pre|>are a box for the boy, 1112 Broadway, adv. Gorman censor Huppreoses pub lication of three Berlin newspa pers. It. C. Arnold arcidentaUjr shoots and kills his brother, William Ar nold, mill owner, while two ara hunting together near RoMburg, Ore. Actual work rontrilmted i>y American- women to Red Cross din-Ing last year has commercial value of *36,600,G00, it is re ported. T>AUX •Auto Counter Wagons,' #l.'4"> and up. Palace Hardware Co., 1511 Pacific aye. adv. President Wilson back in Wash ington, D. C, after 10 days' vaca tion on yacht Mayflower. I Mil's quota to American lake cantonment la completed by dis trict exemption board. Coast shipyards buy up locust. trees in irrigated country east of the Cascades to use for nails and plus In wooden ships. <;<>»«Tiim«»nt will let no more contracts for wooden hulls, It is learned. Dr. Cozza, dentist, 203 Prarl dent. adr. \oi man Coleman, head of re ligious and educational work at Camp Lewis, speaks before Minis terial Alliance at First Baptist church at 2 p. m. Monday. Shipment of 29,000 stub* of sugar beet seed arrives in Van couver to be distributed to all part* of U. S. / Tho now U. 8. N. A. innuraiice at Hoffirtetter's, 13th and Paoffic. adv. Frank Hughes, sfi, Sunday tfight at limml hospital. Body removed to L. M. Oaffney's awaiting funeral arrangements. ♦ COMMON ltltlCK CLINKKR r.KICK i:« 1:1 m- HitlCK PIiKSSKD ItltM'K ran brick si V. II t HKICK PAvnrd kkick ACID HKKIK MANTKL HIUCK hoi i «mv hrick • All Si/rs mi Hliapes. I Sunitary, YltriUttl, Hult- I ci;i/iii scucr \'if>f from | H (<> 30 lnrh«w. Terra <<>llu Clilninpy IMpo ■nl I itiiiit;-.. <-ir,, Drain Tllr. Kirn Clay. Denny-Renton Clay & m Coal Co. 15th and Dock Sir••«•», liu-muw. \\ n»li. cKVftR TUB KtO WHO LBARN3 5N0T63 OP A. NEW 30N6 ANDBUOW3 1T OUT AU. OAVLONO 1- SHAKE-UP IN CITY OFFICES Following the resignation of Chief Deputy City Controler 11. U-. Qonyea and Bookkeepy Edwlu Clark, a complete change was made in the controller's office force Saturday. J. M. Roberts was promoted to Gonyea's place, and A. S. Hunger ford was promoted to Clark's posi tion. T. R. Bissell was trans fpfrct] from the light and water department to thu controller's of fice, Miss Marie Blackwell, stenog-1 rapher, was promoted, to position •f clerk, and Miss Caroline Ander son was appointed stenographer. 3TUDENT OFFICERS MAY HAVE TO HIKE I 11 ili-.i Prru I . -hi ill M'irr.l SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. Vl. — ! Student officers at the rPesldio training ramp who seek -coast artillery commissions today faced; the possibility of having to make dally inarches to Fort Scott fort their big gun training. Altho it| wi* expected the men would be 1 quartered at tha fort, orders from 4 Washington have been received to hold them at the Presidio and ho far efforts to have the orders' countermanded have met no re-1 sponge. Specialized artillery! training U scheduled to begin Hgt-j urdny. I By Allmaiv BLOSSER By Ahem SCHOOL GARDEN EXHIBIT 'Agricultural fairs will be held in 23 Tacoma schools beginning Thursday, Sept. 20. Each fair will be held on one day only at the school building. Most of them will be open both afternoon and evening. They ara under Ilia geueral diroctlon' of M. O. Evans, supervisor of garden work. The public is invited to attend as many of these fairs as possible. Exhibits of vegetables grown by the pupils, and fPliita and vegeta bles, canned by them will be shown at each fair. Several schools will also have exhibits la several different lines of "chil dren's work including rabbit and poultry raising, knitting, sewing, art and manual training. In most districts the prizes will consist entirely of ribbons, but In 'some places small fash or mer chandise prizes will ho given for some clashes of exhibits The Franklin srhool district commit tee has raised $40 for pries and will hold a fair for both school punlls ;<nil ;ulult r^!iid"nts of the district on the afternoon and evening of Friday, Sept. 21. The dates of the fairs are as follows: Thursdays, Sept. 20. ■haraun, Washington, Lowell; Friday, Sept. 11, Franklin. Tern rilll. Park avenue; Monday, Sept. J4, Mnnltou: Tuesday, Sopt. 25, Mann, Whitman; Wednendajr, S"pt. 26, Sheridan. Rogers, Roose velt; Thursday, Sept. 27, Wlllard, Irving, ICdison; Friday, Sept. 23, • Longfellow, MrKinley; Tuesday, Oct. 2, Central, Bryant, Orant; Wednesday, Oct. 3, Logan, Joffer son, Lincoln. DROPSY One.Week Fre» Bliort breiitliin ; relieved in a few ' hours—-*w«lllitg, water and uria l ii(4d removed In a fow d«y»—reg- I ulafes liver, kldneyi and heart, i Write for Kroe Trial Treatment. i collum nnopav remkdy co, ' t>-M>t. 6«, lU'LANTA. OA.