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C. E. RUSSELL TELLS HOW RASPUTIN WAS SLAIN
IT WAS TOUGH
TASK TO KILL
RUSSIAN FAKER
By Charles £. Russell
XCopyright, 1917, by Out Newspa
per Kntarprtae \—••"Jailoii.)
The youug mmi that undertook
to rid the earth of Kasputln, the
Carman spy and agent, I will call
I «_ 14.*.
the duke, altho
be wasn't that,
when he made
up liiß mind to
do the Rasputin
job he consulted
with an intimate
friend of his, a
The doctor
advised poison
as a mm t, effi
cacious way of
dealing with
persons of the
Rasputin sort,
and suggested
O..r.T?USSFLI. cyanide of pot
aah. That there should be no
blunder nor sllp-up, » he experi
bnented with a dos« of this rem
ledy on a large dog. The dog died
[Instantly, and the doctor made an
I estimate of a somewhat larger
•mount necessary to overcome
'Rasputin's great vitality.
The duke meantime sought the
acqualn'anre of the faking monk
«*nd got his confidence, which was
'not easily had. IT WAS THE
.DUKE'S ACCOUNT OF THE LA
DIES THAT WERE ALLEGED
TO BE DYING FOR THE LOVE
OF THE FAKER THAT DID THE
BOBINICSS.
The duke owned a large and
handsome house, and what he was
maneuvering for was to get Ras-^
üßuttn at night and alone into that
• house. He was not readily sep
arated from his body guard; but
he finally agreed to come at ten
O'clock on a certain night and
meet these ladies that so much
desired his acquaintance but shied
at the body guard.
The doctor fixed up the poison
dose, putting it into some cukes.
At ten o'clock Rasputin appear*
ed and was received at the door
by the duke.
The houses of the well-to-do in
Russia usually have a large re
ception room on the ground flo^r,
and the.parlors on the floor above.
The duke's house was so arranged.
It was a bitter cold night, even
((or Petrograd in the middle of
•winter. There was a blazing fire
1 In the fireplace of the reception
room. Rasputin was divested of
fcls magnificent fur overcoat and
t fur cap and led before the fire.
"Before we go up stairs to see
' the ladies," said the duke, "we
{"Will sit here a moment and have
a glass of wine."
So the wine and the pplsoned
1 cakes were brought in.
But at first Rasputin would
, take no refreshment and sat be-
P-fore th« fire, looking rather sus
piciously about him.
The duke Is a good talker. He
apnn a web of flattery around the
false monk, continually arousing
Ills curiosity about the fair ladies
•hove. Finally, Rasputin, appar
ently convinced that all was well,
accepted a glass of wine and ate
two of the cakes.
The duke stood by expecting to
see him fall dead.
He didn't fall dead. In a few
minutes he complained of feeling
ill and bent forward in front of j
the fh-e, his hands upon his stom
ach. Then he looked up with an
expression of fiendish hatred on
his face and began to curse the
duke. He understood that he had
been poisoned.
StUl he continued to live.
The duke became frightened
and ran up t4ip stairs to the doc
tor, who was waiting in a room on
the floor above.
"He is the devil," be cried.
"That poison did not kill him and
he knows that I gave it to him.
The next minute he will go out
and give the alarm!"
"Take your revolver," said the
doctor, "and go down and finish
him."
The duke took the revolver and
slipped down the stairs. Rasputin
eat In the same position, bent over
the firp. The duke came behind
and shot him thru the head. Ras
putin fell prone upon the floor.
The duke ran up stairs to tell
the doctor.
"That man is evidently of the
most extraordinary vitality," said
the doctor. "You had better go
down again and make sure that he
Is dead."
The duke returned. Ras
pulin lay Apparently lifeless,
stretched one before the fire.
Tile dnke beat over him to see
if lie still hreathrd and the
terrible creature xudrienly
gripped him around il><- an
kle* and hung there, frothing
ARMY POST BUS STATION
#
A Large and Commodious Waiting Boom,
10-MIM TIC BKKVIOK—DAT ANIJ NKJIIT.
Oars For Special Service. Taxis.
Phone Main 2033. 9th and Commerce.
at the muuMi and coming.
The duke NtruftKted to win
free, bat KaHputin Iran* "•»■
At laat Hi" duke mini, a »ml
den and desperate l<-n|>,
nmodinl hiniHClf from Uie
madman's grasp and bolted
npHtali-H, almoHt hysterical.
"He is certainly the devil." he
walled to the doctor. "He Is still
alive, after all that."
"Take the revolver again," said
the doctor, "and we will go down
together and finish him."
They went down stairs and
with stricken dumb and shafting
with amazement and terror.
THEX PLACE WAS EMPTY.
THE FUR OVERCOAT AND FUJI
CAP WERE MISSINC, FROM
THE RACK AT THK DOOR. THE
MAN HAD VANISHED.
Absolute ruin stared them In
the face. Rasputin had gone
forth knowing of the double at
tempt on his life. Within an hour
the two of them would be in pris
on cells and as good as dead.
While they stood thpro quaking
and staring, suddenly there rame
a loud rapping on the front door.
The doctor, half mad with fright
at the supernatural fate that
seemed to have overwhelmed them
pulled himself together enough to
! stagger to the door and get It
open.
A perfect Btranger stood thero.
I He said:
"A man has fallen In the s*re»t
before your hoofie. Do you know
anything about him?"
They ran into the middle of the
mini and It was Rasputin, dead
at last.
With all that poison in him ami
a bullet In his head, he had
I arisen, put on his overcoat and
I rap, opened the street door and
crossed the sidewalk to the middle
of the road before he dropped.
They carried the body into the
house, got it out the back way in
to an automobile and took It down
the Neva to a lonesome spot,
where they thrust it thru a hole
In the ice.
There Is a strong current in the
Neva. By daylight the body
should have been carried out to
sea and lost.
At daylight a carter driving
along the shore saw something
black projecting from the Ice,
i went out to investigate and found
the body of Rasputin.
THE CZARINA WAS WILD
WITH GKIKF. SHE ERECTED
A BEAUTIFUL MAUSOLEUM ON
THK PALACE GROUNDS AND
EVERY DAY SHE WENT TO
WKEP OVER THE COFFIN.
The people did not weep.
And on the second day of t ho
revolution a party of w»«l«.irt
men in MwJc top boots went
out to the palace and broke
open the mAUKolenm and
took Hi-' body out to the mid
dle of the street and burned
it there.
Many versions of Rasputin's
pnd have been printed in America.
This Is the version that was told
! among the best informed in
Petrograd when I was -the,re. I
have fairly good reason to believe
It is substantially correct.
HURLEY MAY
COME WEST
(Halted Ptrmm l.raac* Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept.
17.—Chairman Hurley of the
shipping hoard may person
ally \l-ii the roast In an ef
fort to a i l.i ii m Hie strikes
etiatlng or threatened among
35,«00 Hhip builders at Han
l-'ranrix ii, Seattle and Port
land.
Hurley's counte will depend
on the outcome of conference*
Thursday between Seattle
shipbuilders and labor • dele
gates. Twelve per cent of the
government's shipbuilding
program is now held i> by
strikes.
w^j JB Tp* 111 i II ]
Steamers Tacoma and
Indianapolis for Seattle
L*ava Municipal Dock. Taeo.
ma, 7.16, i 00. ii.oo a. m.; l;**,
I ««. I 90, 7:«», •:•• p. a.
L«av* Caiman Dock. He»m«
T.»O. CM. H:0» a. m.; 1 Vt:H
I »0. 7so. 11l p. m.
F»»t»«t and Flneat bteamara
Single Fare 40e, Round Trip 78c.
a. a. ion ten, «mi.
fflrat Municipal Dork kt tut.
THE TIMES DAILY LAUGH-MAKERS
Doings of the Duffs
CHESTNUT CHARLIE
Squirrel Food
ADOPT SPUD STANDARD
A meeting of great importance to the potato growers of Wash
ington will be held Friday at North Yakima to discuss the advisa
bility of adopting for the slate of Washington the proposed potato
grades and standards recommended by the bureau of markets of
the U. S. department of agriculture.
If Washington potatoes are to increase their reputation on other
markets it is declared to be highly desirable that recognized grades
and standards be adopted. V
Tats need is recognized by the office of farm markets and the
state department of agriculture, and these two offices hare co-oper
atively called this meeting of growers, dealers and others interested
in the marketing of potatoes at 9:30 a. m. in the assembly hall In
the grandstand building at the Btate fair grounds. All who are in
terested in potato grading are urged to attend and contribute their
experience to the discussion or to write to either Mr. Asher Hobson,
director of the office of farm markets or to M. 1,. Dean, chief, divi
sion of horticulture, state department of agriculture, at the Com
mercial hotel. North Yakima, before Sept. 21.
MAYOS GIVE FORTUNE
(Special to The Times.)
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18. —The board of regents of the Univer
sity of Mlnn'e-ota has ratified by unanimous vote a permanent agree
ment making the Mayo foundation at Rochester the al>solute prop
erty of the university, to be used perpetually for higher medical
oducation, research, and investigation. Securities totaling $i,u,n,
044, representing the fortunes of Ors. Will J. and Charles H. Mayo,
were turned over to the university.
"We turn over to the regents the bulk of our savings of a gen
eration as an outright gift," said \)r. Will J. Mayo, who is a member
of the hoard of regents, but who did not vote on the proposal. "The
money came from the people and we feel it should return to the
people—a continuing fund tbJit shall serve this state for generations
to come."
Expenses of the foundation will be paid by the Drs. Mayo until
a fund of $2,000,000 has accumulated. Thereafter the income from
the fund will maintain it, regents explained.
SECOND DROP IN FLOUR
The government food oentrol bill, to stop wheat gambling and
fix the price of wheat has resulted indirectly in a second drop In
the price of wheat has resulted indirectly in a second drop in the
price of flour in Tacoma. The price was lowered 60 cents a i.arnl
Monday and 40 cents last week, making a total drop of 33' per cent
from the top prfce last spring.
CAMP Y. M. DEDICATED
"X have found from many years of army experience that the
Christian men are alwayi among the finest soldiers." Maj. Gen.
Greene told the men at Camp Lewis Monday at the dedication of Y.
M C. A. building No. 1. The new building was crowded to the doors!
<;>•'!. Greene told the men sot to be shy of their Christian affiliations!
The building will t>e maintained by the heirs of Frederick
WeyerhaMiser.
BIG SPAR ORDER HERE ~
An order for masts .and booms for all wooden ship* to be built
on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts has been placed by the federal
shipping board with the fir emergency lumber committee of Taroma
It Includes 2,400 spam for 356 vessels.
following a conference of spar and boom makers with George 8.
long, member of the lumber committee of the National Council of
Defense, Mds on the order were sent to Washington recently.
tnertay, flap*. 18,1J17..-THE TAOOMA TIMES-Page Two.
Tom and Wilbur Ought to Be Back in Shape Tonorrow
Don't Worry, Benny, He'll Be With You!
f i
! Here and Elsewhere
Kvelyu Clorau, isfr-yvar-ohl Va
der girl, burned to death when
■ !!•■ starts to build fire in her
home and her dress catches fire.
Hearing of appeal of Fred and
Logan Uilliogsley, Seattle liquor
sellers, set for Oct. 9 in San Fran-
CifiCO.
Hchool enrollment in state bf
5,733 larger than last year. It is
310,333.
s. ii<l i Ik- boy a fmit cako.
Duenwalds, 1112 Broadway, adv.
Kiclini'il HaNlwin arrmted In
Tacoma with stealing $14 worth
of meal tickets from Pacific com
missary department.
Warrant issued in Tacoma for
Chief of Police Beckingbam of
Seattle, charged with wading in
the water of Green river.
Ren-en Doors with hlngea—
$1.50 and up. Palace Hardware
Co., 1511 Pacific aye. adv.
.i-wi-l! Now Year serrlcwt,
whit-b began Sunday, are largely
attended.
Astoria chamber of eonimerre
trying to settle strike in wood
shipbuilding yards.
Big shiprneata of ranned nal
mon have begun to move from
Alaska canneries. Shipment of
40,000 cases expected to arrive on
Sound Wednesday.
Taooma powtofflco has more
general delivery than ever before.
Prof. Boot* Nearing, wbooe
home recently was raided, is
elected chairman of executive
oomnrlttee of People's Council.
Dr. Ooraea, dentist, 203 Pro»l
--dent. adr.
i Western Toy company in new
Tacoma concern with $5,000 capi
tal.
Frank O. RJtey, attorney, an
nounces that he is still at 61ft.
,Bankers Trust Bldg. He was not
sent to the Presidio as reported.
B*r,
Stflamar QuaOra la at Taooma
smeltev with 57 6tons of ore from
Britannia Beach, B. C.
After loadlag ooakl In ftaattle,
Nelson steamer Mukilteo will re-
turn to Tai <iin;i for lumber deck
load.
Now York district appeal l«>ar<l
will auk legislation which will
prevent all sons of one family
from being drafted into army.
AYe now have a good lino of
leather puttees and Vox wrap
leggings, also do all kinds of
leather repairing. Hofatetter's,
13th and Pacific. adv.
Y. M. C. A. war mmm il Heporta
75 movie machines are now in'
France for [J. S. soldiers or will
soon be sent.
.Mrs. PlmaM May Roe, 38, oon
vi< led in Shawnee, Okla., of mur
dering her husband two days after
they were married.
BlrtiM. -
The following birth certificates
were filed in the office of the de-1
partment of health Monday: To
Mr. and Mrs. Klisha ilopkins, .121
E. 29th St., Sept. 8, son; Mr. and
;Mrs. Ralph Briaier, 659 I.ucile St.,
.Seattle, Sept. 11. son; Mr. and
!M'-; Hndkon Nprg, 4210 No. 38th
at., Sept. 11, son; Mr. and Mrs. J.
Thompson, 3624 So. Thompson
avc, S^pt. 14, son; Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar T. Harvtad, Portland, Ore.,
Sept. 9» daughter; Mr. and Mrs.
Kdwin Carlson, 828 No. Fife St.,
Sept. 12, daughter; Mr. and Mrs..
Roy Alonzo Funk, 1216 So. Verde
St., Sept. 15, eon; Mr. and Mrs.
I Stephen Wilson Bell, 4106V4 So.
Tacoma a^e., Sept. 13, son; Mr.
and Mrs. Frank C. Naufoert, 4311
So. Yaktma aye., Aug. 20, son;
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Honvlez, 812
X 44th st.. Sept. 11, daughter;
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd N. Builnell,
(919 So. 11th, Sept. 4, daughter;
j Mr. and Mrs. Lou Tenny, Cle
Kluin. Wash., Sept. 7, son.
COMMERCIAL IKMIKIIY A
PRINTING CO. Main 417. ad».
Death*.
Frank Meridian, 57, a laborer,
Monday at army post. Body re
moved to I* M. Oaffney's.
, Frank Hughes, 66, laborer,
Sunday at local hospital. Body
removed to L. M. Oaffney's.
Esther Bowen, 37, Sunday at
local hospital. Body shipped to
North Yaklma for burial by C. C.
Mellinger Co.
Homer I. Thornton, Tt, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Rdward Thornton,
6210 So. Lnwrence St., Sunday
morning. Funeral from O. W.
Plp«r Co.'s at 3:30 p. m. Wednes
day, Rev. Dunlap officiating. In
terment, Taooma cemetery. - '
BOOTH TELLS OF WORK
"We believe in putting up the fence at the edge of the cliff, not
in supplying the ambulance at the foot, for those who have gone
over," was the way (Jen. Halllngton Booth spoke of the work of th«
Volunteers of America at a meeting In the First Presbyterian church
Monday night.
"The work began in a little w^ay," he said. Last year we tooK
care of 9,000 children in our open-air farms; 21)0,000 mothers were
taken to the country from the sweltering heat of the big cities, and
12,000 prisoners whom we have befriended are making good.
Booth said the world is nearer Christianity than ever before.
HIRES MAN; LOSES WIFE
Spade your own garden If you want to%be sure of your wife. Is
the advice of Judge Easterday, after granting a divorce to Linna B.
Capps from his wife Bertha.
Capps told the judge that wheiuhe decided to have a war gar
; den last spring he hired a man to spadg it for him. Several months
later, he said, he found his wife had tallen in love with the spader.
"Then nh« left me for him," complained the husband.
10 TIMES THE TRAFFIC
Between 6 a. in. and 8 p. m .Sunday, 4,490 vehicles ps^sed along
the army post road at the Speedway, according to a trallir census
made by Coonty Engineer White. The traffip was nearly 10 tirneß
as heavy as it was a year ago in July, when a census showed 580
vehicles passed in a day.
Three years ago horse-drawn vehicles ■formed 5 per cent of the i
total. Now it is only 1 % per cent. '
COUNCILS CO-OPERATE"
Greater co-operation between the state council of defense and
county and community organizatio us will he sought at a two-day
convention of all organizations in >ft>rth Yakima Monday, Oct. 1.
The meeting was decided on at the close of the meting of the
.State council ia the Commercial club rooms Monday afternoon.
Chairman Henry Suzzallo anno nnced that becaur.e of hix work as
arbitrator in the street car strike, his education duties, and the neces-
Blty of going east in October, he would cither havekto resign or have
a vice-chairman named in his place. The council voted to have Suz
zalo name a vice-chairman.
18D0WNEDBY~GERMANS
(United IVe«n t <-.-.^.-,1 Wire.)
BERLIN, via London, Sept. 17.—Eighteen enemy plwnes were
downed by German forces yesterday, two in attacks on Colniar, to
day's offielal statement asserted.
THIRD TRY^BRTDGE~
(I nlted Pr«s« I/Ctt/w-d Wire.)
QUEBEC, Que., Sept. 17.—The initial step in the third attempt
to place the central spun of the Quebec bridge was completed today
when the great steel structure, weighing more than 5,000 tons, wa»
suspended on the hoisting links.
RECRUITINGTNDUSTRY~
(United Prm Leaded Wire.)
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. 17.—Call for the recruiting of
American "shock troops" of Industry, to speed up in equipping
America's army for democracy, was issued In a ringing appeal by
John 11. Fahey of Boston this afternoon. He spoke at a preliminary
meeting of the war convention of the United States Chamber of dniy.
rcerce, which opens formal Bc*sions tomorrow.
By Allman
■• Blos&er*
By Ahem

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