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(From the Piaute)
No' all singing Dreums are gone,
Hut none knows where they have fled
Nor by what trails they have left Die.
' ',
Return, Oh Dreams of my heart
And sing in the Summer twibghl.
By the creek and the almond Thicket
Ad the field that is,. bonified v ith
lupins' Z1"
Npw is my refute to 'i?e!c
lit the hollow of the ftv 11 si
Suice the singfrig in stoppiM in
Ahd '.V: tatlh antho sky refuse? nv;
'Nyw rv.e t I hold V t!i" vet oi a
Vfiien the high whiteWir. ars un
Ofer-sweet is the ref: tVr"'.p tir.g
turn and sing, O my Dreams
i the dewy and palpitant pusti.res,
III the dove of living awakes
nd the strength t the hilU to np-
Shold me.
JMr. M. J. Cunningham of Letch-
feld, Kentucky, is visiting his son, Dr.
E. Cunningham and family.
iMrs. Drum returned to her home at
irble Hill after a most enjoyable
Kit with her son, Ed Drum, and fam-
il r of Merriwether street.
The younger society folks had a
1 rely outing Sunday, selecting the
1 iree mile Creek as their place as
c mp for the afternoon and part of
t e evening. They left town about 3
a -lock in the City Bus, and after en
j ying a good swim, were ready for
t e wonderfully tempting lunch the
y ung ladies had prepared. A camp
ffre was then made, and the woods re
funded with the pretty harmony of
de girls and boys, as they sat around
3e fire and sang. They returned to
wn about 9:30 and were driven to
tie PattoffcWhjevhereftijusual ivfS
fltality and hearty, welcome was giv
A them. In the party were Mrs. Har
9r Gaines, Misses Lola, Champion
iylis Cairns, Sara Glenn, Eva Hill,
tarda Patt
Bernice Miller, Gladys Una popular and well known young
-?e "jftf " 'feV & $e V?P- Vre married
nd Helen
.... o
rthur KrieSn
A square man may get cornered but
nerally you can't get around him.
Miss Marie Patton is entertaining
& her guest, Miss Justine Burgess of
I!5Bfl M JJfcw" MaTfrid are the guests
of Miss, Mrcia Patton. i; , ,(i
'. Miss Hyancintn .Sheppard of Sikes
ton. Mo., is the guest of Mrsi R. M.
Cowan. Miss Sheoerd has been visit-
i n r. .i -1 U Milatiiua in Tn,lcnn anil
. , '
stopped over with the Cowans for a
few days before returning
home. , . , .
to her
Miss Trna Thilenius is enjoying a
visit with Miss Williams of Advance.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Thilenius and
Dr. and Mrs. Rodemayer of Kelso 'had
a most deliffhtfu'l motor to Blogett
Misses Ella Keller and Alma Schra
der will leave .Wednesday for a few
days' visit with Mrs. L. C. Eau of
The St. Vincent's school for boys
will open today with a High Mass at
St. Vincent's church, Rev. Thosl Le
van officiating at' 6 o'clock. The work
of the boyS this year will be under the
tutorship of Sister, Necpla and Sister
Margaret, two highly educated wom
en, whose life work ,has been devoted
to the training of these young wuis,
whose future life will be one their
countrymen will, be proud of to claim
as.itheir own, both i a character and
education. The boys .are. offered every
opportunity. of. advancing ineach par
ticular Branch of theiri.studies, Una"
the leisters by their- uttnit.Sndeavori
givt)he boys every lvantm;o "pos-
Miss, Mwie Pattoo entertained with
an informal dinnet party.,,, unu)j
evening at her hoe oo Thernvs street
ro b,Wr of,,. Miss, Justine BrgM, pf
De $oto. The table was dais,tflj. .deco
rated in rose huda, with covers laid
for ix." Mis FattQrfv-.tfUMfc -were
Miss Justine Burgess, Messrs CI srles
Overtol ' A. R. iZolesww and Or.
ahd 1 Mrs. Patton.' ' After dinner the
guests' enjoyed 'a delightful' But ride
to Jackson 'ami back'. 1 "'"
. . '!.
Miss Grace Blackledge of Com
merce is the guest ot Miss Pattor., for
several days.
Most people won't know about sub
stitutes for coffee, unless Fomi? one
will postum.
St. VincontV Acaiifiviy
l.iciii s will bftrin the n. v
in If
i .it-
, i.
a t'
splendid home' of the nrxt " or 8 1
months. Mot ewrvone has heard of
this well known institution of loani-
ing, wmcn ceieoratea ih annmi-
sary last June, of the coining of ihese
religious to Cape Girardon-i, and the I
. ... .. , . ,, ;f-!
splendid women it has sent out into
the world is excellent proof f.f the
work of the years of training under
the Sisters of Loretfo. Since Mother
Plackle, indeed a woman cf noble
character, has been Supet-ior, tie Con
vent "ha branched out in every de
partment and now is considered one
of Jthe fittest schools or Southeast Mis
souri. There are three new sisters in
the convent this year, Sister Xecola,
Sister rvtriah, and Sister Puuleta.
VV'V;.V' o
Word haseybeehy received from Miss
Esther Foley tbajehe is now in Los
Aligeles, after ha"vng a most deljfrht
fuV"P through Cjiitada and the Paci
fic Ckiast, down toos Angeles.' .Miss
LucifW Arnold -of lV-,nton was with
Miss r:ey and ute two will leave the
latter oAt of the week for Mesa and
Phoer.ix wWre they will teaA school
during the cmiing year, i
The Euchre cluttrwillmeet Thurs
day afternoon with Airs. E. G. Fisher
corner of Frederick and Bellevue.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Vogt returned
Wednesday afternoon from St. Louis
where they have been visiting with
relatives and friends.
Two automobiles carrying a jolly
party of picnickers left early Tues
day morning for an outing at Dutch
town. They took with them baskets
of good things to eat, and enjoyed
their luncheon out of doors, on the
cool banks of Hubble Creek. In the
party were Mr. and Mrs. J. H. F riant,
Misses Regina and Marie Friant, Ju
lian Friant, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Wil-1
son and children, Miss Bertha Rector
and Mrs. Ruth Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hedges of Mc
Clure, III., were in the city yesterday
on their way to Evansvlle, Ind.
ojaies Mc"Pneeters of llenton, pass
ed through the city Wednesday on his
way to St. Louis. . f $ . .
Albert Will and Miss Edna Maier,
iil u9f fS'nB W "e ome 01 tne
ftridfe'sVplrenis, Mt.. and,' Mrs. W.G.
luaitr, vi miliums eireui., uy wie jvct.
J. H. Knehans of the German Metho
dist church. It had been known by
their many friends that an engage
ment existed between Miss Maier and
of their wedding was kept a secret.
"Piqy .had anticipated, giving th,eir
friends a surprise,., but, asMtheee sort
of secrets bave,a queer yiray. getting
out,.- was .60.00, spread,. about,,. and
1 when they boarded the boat .for St,
' T ' rti i - 1 1 1
-iag 0f yoing folks were at the ,wharf
to; with tbpra, a happy wedding jour
ney, and, p shower them, with the
cuttomory rain of, old. shoes. Both
Mr,, and .Mrs. , Will are prominent
workers in the German M. E. church,
Mr.. Will being president of the Ep
worth League. They will go to St.
Louis and Alton for a week or so, and
will then return to the Cape and go
to housekeeping at 245 North Ellis.
Mrs. H. Reis of North Pacific
street, returned home Wednesday
from a visit of several weeks in Win
ona and Cana, 111. ' ' ' '
The luncheon' given by ' Miss Re
becca' Houck' at her home Wednesday
was a most delightful affair. 'The
guests ! arrived : at Elmwood about
noqn, and during the afternoon, enjoy,
ed music and dancing jn the, spacious
music room of the Houck home. Those
present were Mrs. Liston Comer,
Misses Sara JAne Weber, Ruth Glenn,
Bertha Rector, Rose Leming.
Fair tonight and Thursday; cooler
:. . -
The Cemetery association will meet
Thursday afternoon at: the residence
of Mrs.' Chafles Ruessler, 816 Mert-l-we'tner
"Th nWting 1 will '' start' at
2:3t)"and aTl " members and' soliditors
area'rnes'tly rbques(e'a"tb' be present.
' "Now '1b' a.' good Manc'e for s'Am'e
folkB to see JthiS coUntry-partlculaT
ry for them' folks i who think .Clcve
landt Ohio, is in th far iwe&U'i i
Are j'ou.a j;ube.r, ,of ,.the ,,kilUy
cluj? ,Mpt.qf(its,,iuembefs do n,or(e
alue that they are. Those who are
willing or'.'inwllling victims" of t'r.at
Very cohtm'on flerangeAent taDWrVs
simism, usually are so willing to ur
got -and 'dispute on any poinc that
ttwy dwiy iheir oja lack. of. .happi
ness. . ., ,,
..low, there's no such thing ai per
nianerttty' incurable happiness. Men
haVe" died and worms htrye. v'Si'en, but
no 'cronet"B jury1 e'ver held unhajipi
ness responsible. :The Dvftjut of tbe
fat rarely cause hopele..injui'uv rr
wounds that will never neul. .
Unhappiness is just as undeniably
a source of disease as unsanitary
conditions. It would be a wonderful
help to the world at large if we could
hani.-di it i. completely as we do other
ili.'eax' hriv.'liny; ct)!i,livioii.
Put y.M i
r 'i ;t f i n or w i
usually the outome of selfishness ami
?en pn. .wi ten mcy resuu soieiyvnpr
from an inability or unwillingness to
consider the misfortunes of others and .
undue attention to the imaginary
woes of the poor pessimist himself,
Strangely enough, unhappy folk are
confined to those circles of life where
, ,
I poverty and privation are the torn-
mon lot of all. A far greater per
centage of misanthropists is found
among those possessing what are
usually considered the good thing of
this life.
Save the great army of unfortun
ates who, despite arduous illy-paid la
down in misery
bor or lack of labor are ground
down in misery and unhappiness, the
average human being gets about his
fair proportion of weal and woe.
There are extreme cases, of course
those who know nothing but suffering
and privation from birth until, d-nth,
and others who live without suffering
and privation from birth until death,
and others who live without rue or
reckoning but the former are not
common, and we never can audit the
accounts of the latter sort with life.
Above all, don't be a killjoy. Re
member that smiles accomplish more
than frowns. And the pessimist
would do well to pattern by those who
act upon this principle. Selected.
Mrs. Andrew Byrd and Miss Molly
Hunter of Tampa, Florida, are the
guests of Mrs. S. B. Hunter of Lori
mier and Merriwether.
Henry Vogelsang ' departed last
evening for St. Louis where he has
been called to attned to some business
The Cemetery associatin will meet
at the residence of Mrs. Charles Rues
ler, 816 Merriwether street. Thursday
afternoon at 2:30 p. m. All members
and solicitors are earnestly requested
to be present.
Mrs. Wm. Harrison entertained sev
eral of the young folks Monday after
noon with a matinee party at the
Broadway, enjoying the famous Sam
son picture. After the show they had
a most delightful ride in Miss Harri
sons car out the Jackson Road and
about town. In the party were Mes-
dames Coke of St. Louis, who is
visiting Miss Florence O'Donohue,
Miss O Donohue, Mrs. Wm. Bryan,
Miss Hazel Harrison and Miss Doro
thy Bell.
Eat onions and persuade your
friends to eat em, but if you can t
persuade your friends to eat onions
ilon t eat them.
St Vincent's academy opened
Tuesday morning with a Solemn High
Mass at St. Vincent's churckiitt 8
o'clock, with a splendid attendance.
Sonsidering that i is just the first
ay of the stHbol y5ifthenumber oft
both, day pupils andr boaVders, has
outnumbered the entrance day of any
other year, and with more young girls
cominr,in fach hour, one might say.
the schAd this year promises tv be
the largest they have ever had.
The Sisters have had the ejjtjinyl
building both interior and enteri.ir re
modeled, and painted, making it al
most a new buildinjr. j"he "garden
and artisticeneet about the, grounds
have turned the place into u most
utiful and restful saot for the Lirls
o enjoy their games :id study out of
doors, and is quite an attractive tea
ture of the academy. They have in
creased theit '-number of teachers, so
that every advantsige ami attention
maybe given, to the studenb.. A con
vent education, is -a' great thing, and
rtot many cities of this sue are fot
unate in havinsr one In thoir insist
One of the largest and ' best 'ime"
parties the 'younger society net ha?
had this summer was iriven Tuesday
evening by Miss Marri.t Patton. '' h
guests all attended the picture fIiow
first and then motored to the Capi
Girardeau where they enjoyed danc
ing until the boat left in its returr
trip to St. Louis. After the amuse
ment at the boat, they all returned
to the Patton home where a tnost de
licious lunch was served,, and misr:
and singing were the entertainment
of the balance of the evening. Most
every one knows of the splendid hos
pitality always shown at the Patton
home, and the affair of last evening
was one of the jolliest they have ever
given. Among the guests were Misses
Susie Giboney, Verna Cox of Sikes
ton," Phylis Cairns, Sara Glenn, Eva
Hill, Helen and Gladys Loud or ew
Madrid, Justine Burgess of De Soto,
Grace Blackledge of Commerce.
Messrs. Ed G. Gockel, Harry Gaines,
Harry Harty, Arthur Kreighn, Geo.
Merritt, Leslie Patton, Robert Harri
son, Jean Ruff, Sam Sherman and
Charles Overstolz.
Mrs. H. S. Doyle has gone to St.
Louis where she will purchase her fall
stock for her milliner store. She w ill
return the early part of next week.
Mr. and Mrs: Earl Coppage of Car
uthersville, are visiting Dr. and Mrs.
Rex., Cunningham.- t,v
The . St. Agnes Guild met yesterday
afternoon at' the residence' of Mrs.
Georgei Patton to complete their, ar
rangements for an excursion to be
given next Tuesday afternoon ahd
evening -on the steamer Cape Girar
deau..,This.jnay be. the last excursion
of the season, so a large crowd is ex
pected ahd the young Jadies of this
spcieiy . will., dq, everything in tneir
power to make it a success. Their next
irieetirlg w-ifl be next Wednesday with
Miss Hazel Harrison. The, Christ
Church Guild also held their nieeting
Trteday1 afternoon'1 with -Mrs. Jack
Cafrns Nothing particular was taken
up, except that the, ladies have pledg
ed their support in every possible way
to make this 'excursion the largest of
the season. The next meeting of the
Christ Church Guild will be held with
Mr. Wassem. "
Miss Maude Speak will leave today
for Caruthersville. where she has ac
cepted a position with the Caldwell
Sherman store, as head saleslady in
the ready-to-wear department.
Misse.- Harriet and Helen Spann of
Chaffee arrived Tuesday to attend St.
Vincent's ncadfiny during this school
M --. I'ai.r.er Oliver, who l.'w hi- n
i (.. 1 1," n.t - i iwo ( k- i - ..! tr
... V ;...t l,..f.,-r t.,.l;,.-, ... .' ! . .
returned on the steamer
Girardeau from a three
weeks' trip to Dawson Springs, Ky.
They were quite fatigued from their i
long journey, but said that they had
such a splendid time at the Springs,
they were willing to forget the tire
some ride on the trains.
Mrs. George Bell left Tuesday for a
davs' visit with Mr. Bell's parents at
Cohden, 111.
The first day of September was
such a perfect day that many of the
Cape society folks took advantage of I
the cool breezes of a trip down the j
river on the ever-popular steamer, .
Cape Girardeau as far as Commerce ,
and return. The music on the Cape is
splendid, und the young girls and j
their escorts, seemed to be untiriivr in ,
stepping the newest movements of the
taniro and the hesitation. The b.iat '
stayed about an hour at Commerce
and many of the young people of that ;
town joined the passengers from li--r :
in enjoying the dancing. Among th-
Cape passengers were Mesdames 1!. B.
Oliver, Sr., II. It. Oliver, jr.. nurse
and children, Allen Oliver, Miss -s
Maty Kochtitzky, Helen Harris of Se
daliii. Miss Holies of St. Louis. Mr
D. 11. Smith and children. Mrs. A. 11
Mueller and children, Mrs. Bchros, j
Mr. Priest, Miss May Belle Prie t 1
and "Miss Christine Wheeler, who ha I
spent,, the day at Commerce and re
turned on the boat. Judge and Mrs.
Ranney.and children, Mrs. A. V.cr-er. '
Mrs. LlWon Comer, Mrs. J. V. Myersj
Misses Jllary Foley, Placid.' Weber,
Rebecca louck, Rose Leming, Mari-
Weber. aW John Weber.
The Knffehts and Ladies of Security
had a splendid meeting at their club
rooms in tie Vandcven building on
Broadway Tuesday night. Election of
offlciers tooklace which resulted in
the following Ifiembers being selected
for the different offices. For president,
T. J. Juden; Wrice-presidents, Miss
Hufstedter andIiss Drum: prelate,
Henry Tushoffj treasurer, Fred Khs
sell; secretary, Miss Mamie KhhscII;
conductor, Mrs. T. J. Juden;
guard, A. W. Nothdurst; sentinel, H.
Anderson; pianist, Mrs. U. L. Cowan;
trustees, Frank Kelly, E. W. Flentge,
U. L. Cowan. After the regular meet
ing, refreshments were served by the
following ladies: Mrs. Amanda Beick
ins. Misses Lucy O'Connell, Bertha
Kassell, Grace Vangilder,. The local
council of this organization claims a
membership of 521.
war uc
fc?u Teutons Out
'. J Ki.fcl.nd
Out of Business in
f London, Aug. 28. There are in
London many thousands of Germans,
in various lines of business, whom the
international warhs affected in a
variety of wayV. "Though the people
of London are nofas actively partisan
nis the citizens of Paris and Berlin,
they have, nevertheless, showed the
Germans in their midst that they are
not welcome and that Londoners in
time of war want nothing teutonic.
That German residents and com
mercial houses in all parts of London
are feeling a not unreasonably'anxi
ety thesedays, is evident in many
ways. One sees it in the West End,
where ten offices of the German
steamship companies are shuttered.
Bakers and other tradesmen in that
section who have by years of dealing,
grown familiar to customers under
honest German names have lost much
of their trade and are trying to re
gain it under such English names as
"Stewart Company" ami "Harris" and
the like.
On drug stores catering to German
trade tho signs "Deutche Apoth"ko"
have mysteriously disappeared over
night. Other German trades people
are adopting strenuous measures to
hold their trade ur.d ingratiate their
British customers. In one West End
lelicatessan shop appears a sign:
"The proprietor is a naturalized Brit
ish subject," anil further insurances a
sign that "Twenty-five per cent of
the takings of all my shops will be
jiven to the British Red Cross Soci
The average Londoner, who would
not dream of throwing a stone
hrough a druggist's window or help
ng to wreck a caterer's store, may
mile at these things. But in many
iarts of the city German residents
lave little cause to smile. In two
ases German bakers' shops have
Ven wrecked in the night, and in one
ase a German grocer suffered simi
larly.. In the foreign quarters, where Ger
mans live and do business in great
numbers stories have been spread that
Germnn bakers, druggists and cater
ers have planned to poison their food
and medicines in order to kill their
English patrons. Such stories are ut
terly groundless, of course, but in the
heated time of war, they inflame the
British people of the neighborhood
and lead to violence, lawlessness und
By Grace Hazard Conkling).
Sometimes Pablo teaches me
How he thinks the world should be;
These are. things I hear him say
All the time and every day:
"Never do what can be done
"Neath tomorrow's sky and sun:
Many thinks both great and small
May never need be done at all.
"Eat what beans you have today:
Others must be on the way.
Whence and how they come, who
knows ?
That tomorrow only shows.
"Say, what grief, however deep?
Tings are kinder than they seem.
He who sleeps may also dream !"
When ho gets as far as thU.
Oh, how tired he always i-!
Lays his spade do n v. aiiiy,
Goes to sl.-ep b' :,( a'!: a ' .
The Official Correspondence
Show Two Rulers Sought
to Evade War.
London, Sept. !. Tn the stressful
days immediately before the war
broke out. Kaiser Wilhclin of Ger
many, and Czar Nicholas of Russia,
cousins, exchanged several telegrams,
in apparent effort to avert a general
war. The Czar, it seems, hindered the
muse of peace by referring to Austria-Hillary's
declaration of hostili-
ties against Servia as a "mean" war.
j Tin1 Kaiser replied hetly it was not
' Here is the tet of the Klliser
! C:ar correspondent ! :
I ne Kaiser to the Oar, .lif.v '.:
1 have learned with the greatest
concern of the impression which Austria-Hungary's
action against Servia
has made in your empire. The unscru
pulous agitation Which had been fos- '
tered in Servia for vars has led to 1
the detestable crime, of which the I
Archduke' Ferdinand was the victim.
The spirit 'in which the Servians mur
dered their, Own King and Queen is
still alivriri that country. You will
no doubt agree with me that we.too,
you and I, as well as all Kovrrgign',
have a common interest inAln'sisting
that all those who are nmrally re
sponsible for the horrible crime should
receive the punishment they deserve.
"On the other hand, I by no means
ignore the difficulty which you and
your government meet in resisting the
pressure of public opinion. Remem
bering the strong ties of cordial
friendship which tiave for so long
united us, I am uslngall my influence
to induce Austria-lfungayt to seek a
frank and satisfactory understanding
with Russia. I confidently hopenjV
you will support my efforts to re
move all the difficulties that may yrt
arise. , ' ,
"Your very sincere and devoted
friend and cousin, William."
To this the Czar replied on July 2!:
"I am glad that you are back in
Germany at this grave moment. I
urgently ask you to assist me. A
mean war has been called upon a
weak country. The indignation, which
I share to the full, is in Russia enor
mous. "I am glad thut you are back in
"I can forsee thut 1 shall soon be
unable to resist the pressure which is
being brought upon me, and shall be
compelled to take measures which
will lead to war. In order to avert a
calamity such as a European war
would be, I ask you in the name of
our old friendship to do everything
possible to prevent your ally from
proceeding too far.
(Signed) Nicholas."
On July 2! the Kaiser again tele
graphed :
"1 have received your telegram, and
share your desire for the mainten
ance of peace. At tho same time, as
I told you in my first telegram, I can
not regard Austria-Hungary's action
us a mean war. Aust nii-Huiigarv
knows from experience that Servia's
promises, so long as they remain only
on paper, cannot altogether be relied
upon. In my view, Austria-Hungary's
action ought to be considered as an
attempt to obtain a full guarantee
mat ftcrvia s promises would also
Im translated into action. !n this view
I am confirmed by the declaration of
the Austrian cabinet that Austria
Hungary is seeking no territorial con
quest at the expense of Servia. I
therefore think that it is perfectly
possible for Russia to maintain the
attitude of a spectator in face of the
Austro-Servian war without dragging
Europe into the most terrible war she
has ever experienced. '
"I believe that a direct understand
ing between your government and
Vienna . is possible and desirable -an
understanding which, as I have al
ready telegraphed you, my govern
ment .is trying to encourage with
the means at its disposal.
"Naturally, military measures on
the part of Russia which Austria
Hungary could regard as a menace
would precipitate the disaster which
we had the wish to avoid, and ' would
also undermine by position as an in
termediary, which !, in reply to your
appeal to my friendship and assist
ance, have readily assumed.
(Signed) William."
The last two letters were as fol
From Czar to Kaiser:
"I thank thee from my heart for thy
mediation, which leaves a gleam of
hope. It is technically impossible to
discontinue our military operations,
So long as the negotiations with Aus
tria regarding Servia continue my
troops will not undertake any provo
cative action. I give thee my word
upon it. I trust with all my strength
in God's grace, and I hope for the sue
cess of thy mediation. Thy most de
voted Nicholas."
From Kaiser to Czar:
"My efforts to maintain the peace
of the world have reached their limit
It will not be, I, who am responsible
for tho calamity which threatens the
whole civilized world. Kven at this
moment it lies in thy power to avert
it. Nobody threatens the honor and
power of Russia which could have well
waiteil for the result of my mediation
The friendship whii h I inherited i 'o:
my grandfather i
thee and thv Vim.'
l-.v to IV". i 1,1,
m his
th h- 1 !'
Policy Is Being Shaped By !
the King of (he Grand
St. Petersburg. Sept. 1. The policy
of Kussia in the great war is being
shaped largely by "the ring of the;4
d-dukes," as the relatives of the(4
are sometimes called. The Czarjl
his family, since the declaration :
ar uuainst Germany and Austria-
and his family, since the declaration :
of war auainst Germany and Austria-11
Hungary, have taken the day's ,'oir-l
ney from St. Petersburg to Mm im-,1!
the ancient capital of the empire,!!
which is the seat of Russia's opera-i
lions nc;a'nst her enemies. -j
The grand dukes, who pos-i s. ailtjj
enormous mllm nce upon' the vacillat- V
ing mind of the sovereign and keepg?
it firmly fixed on a policy of autocra-""
cy and reacation are now, post of
them, in tho held taking part in the
fighting. Those who are not at the
front, remain constantly with the
Czar, influencing him to push thv.y
fighting against Germany. i
The strongest man among them, the..-.
Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholaevitch, (
second cousin of Nicholas II, was atu
the outset of the war appointed com- j
mantlet jn chief of the army.
The government of Russia, still
centered in St. ' Petersburg, is prae
licully in the hands of Prime Minister
Goremykin. When ho 'was made prime
minister in February of this year, the
rumors of an approaching general war k
began to spread in every capital of i
Europe. Goremykin for 'many years
has been one of the leaders of the ,
nationalist party in Russian politics.'
The nationalists stafttl for Pan-
Slavism. They are the bitter foes of ,")
the Pan-Germanic nbctrine which'
unites the Teutomi of Germany anil v
'A,Vtrja, 'The. "Russian nationalists
have for some time been openly favor-
ing a war which would make the Slavsr
supreme in Europe and check the'
growing encroachments ot tne leu--,
tons in the Slav territory in the Bal-v
kans. ',
Goremykin was a member of the
Russian cabinet when Nicholas II as-,
t ended the throne twenty years ago. .
He hus been in the confidential coun
sels of the Czar ever since, sometimes
as a member of the cabinet ami some
times in a private capacity. He is
now a man of seventy-live years, enor
mously rich, having math: his money
largely through business affairs con
nected with the government which do
not redound to his credit and honor.
He was born to the heretlity prin
ciple of autocracy, was educated in it
and has served it by conviction rein
formed by keen intellect, all his life,
lie is an aristocrat in thought and
adopts the pose of the aristocrat in
his manner, apparently seeking to em
phasize his condescension to the peo
ple when he appears before their rep
resentatives in the Duma, by looking
lazily upon his chair, a supercilious
smile upon his face.
As Prime .Minister, he succeeded
Count Witte. the Liberal leader, who
wan Russia's representative at Ports
mouth, N. II., when the peace was
made that ended the Japanese-Rus
sian war.
Goremykin was
May, I'.MHi, when
the first congress
prime minister in
the Czar received
of Russian people,
called the Duma,
historic hall of th
It gathered in the
Winter Palace in
St. Petersburg, tho peasants being
placed together, the courtiers and
cabinet council by themselves, while
the C7.nr with the Czurina und the
Dowager Czurine, passed through to
ascend his throne and address his peo
ple. All the pomp that colossal wealth
could produce was lavished upon this
scene to give the effect of masterful
sovereignty. All the deference to
which the courtiers could give voico
was displayed to overawe, the people
with dread reverance for their Emper
or. The effect of the under-Hized fig
ure, the unintelligent unemotional
face of the Czar, the smallest person
in the room, even his wife and mother
towering above him, was apparent to
Goremvkin. Always opposed to the
people's ambition for a Duma he then
became its implacable foe, seeing its
danger to Czar The first Duma which
May to July. The first Duma which
the autocracy of Russia had ever tol
erated began to demand reforms. The
Czar, influenced by the grand tlukes
prepared to shield Goremykin, was
amazed and indignant. On his order,
Goremykin dismissed the Duma.
Riot and rebellion followed, and the
Czar trembled for his life, and the
safety of his throne, Goremykin was
In St. Petersburg, where he again
holds swav, Goremykin is now con
fronted by another Duma, but its
members are ven' submissive, because
Goremykin has the reputation of be
ing instrumental in sending more ex
iles into SiPeriB man pernaps
other Russian official.
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