Buffalo Courier from Buffalo, New York on November 26, 1911 · 1
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Buffalo Courier from Buffalo, New York · 1

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Sunday, November 26, 1911
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I - - ; v. s COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED V NEWSPAPER on T. IK. It. -S. C o. c- V- to e. er itt :e. L .i 1 - StfV VOL LXXVI-NO. 330. FOB THE WEEK .ENDING . NOVEMBER 26, 1911. FIVE 0311! rsrrrrrr- ,- " , .lr"'T Stcpiir'- 2-' Hi - r i ff.1 cc : it i ; ' If,:- I HrAat 44Mn -nrl R-lImrw Forw 1 welve KeligiouV Organizations at the Vast banquet HelcJ at Hengejrer r IVlondi I v-.- ;,r ;.v - j ' - . -- .-. b 4? -. fv i.:.-su ?v Night; November Z0,v igll; -r, ':y . -. : v.- , " ? : yx v v :. ;,.-; :vT-..-; " r "V-; i-.vS-C;-' How Ol ga the Tartar Makes Profits By Prophecy 1 AMAZING' STORY of a watchman's daughter who deceived even the officials of the Czar's court But she failed, to penetrate to Nicholas, royal dupe of occult roguesPassion for . finding things put the plan out of gear. ; " W ; j COMEDY 0F; THE GENEBAL'S diamond-studded watch "found" by Olga Fear of ridicule that prevented her prosecution Now she draws boodle from wealthy Moscow gulls and promises to build a mysterious Church. , (Specially Written for The Sunday. Courier.by Wilfrid Webster J 1 Moscow. Nov. 25. Every six months Russia discovers a new inspired priest, mad monk, f alth-healer, medium or simply rogue. John of Cronstadt, the Virgin Triapkina, the "mad monk" Uiodor, rather.. Vostorgoff. Uhe great Phlllippe.1 Grigorl : Rasputin and Nun Darya, have alKhad their, day.. Most of them have been in direct or indirect touch with Nicholas -II. who has a congenial. weaMtiess' for heing fooled. It needed only a. prophet to' complete the list, and mow Russia has one or rather a prophetess who, also, has been prematurely exposed amid Homeric laughter from the Incredulous profane. . That is why a certain American occultist has hit, upon-a bad time for visiting Russia with the object of seeing the czar. : Prophetess. Olga" Batyrleff, after doing many simple and some very complex people out of their .money, has Just made an abortive bid "for re- ?i'C ' I. 4 1 , 7 - Vifcil 'Mi5' t-A-V , 4 - :JUT 1 (la " rl IWI ceptlon at Russia' court. Born' twenr ty-flve years agonal Novo-IbraiWrio in" the semi-Tartar province of Kazan, she was the daughter of a watchman at the Theater - 2 csque. .There sh was trained in wise Tartar fashion, married to a Tartar peasant, who veiled her face and whacked her in ancient Tartar-wise. f Suddenly Olga discovered her magic gifts.. At first the gifts were turned pn the hearts of Tartar lads of Novo-Ibralklno, but when her husband i put her in a brick-kiln and tried to bake her alive, she showed real magic ' by getting out. Thereupon she fled to Moscow. According to several of her acquaintances In those days, Olga already told fortunes brilliantly. To one man she said he would fly from his debtors, to a second that he would be expelled from his club for cheating, to a third that he would be hanged. This gives a good idea of Olga's acquaintanceship, and as a fact all these predictions came - true. On the strength of them Olga blossomed into a profes- roables on the road. He found them. The simple man regarded rOlga as a. wonderful prophetess .and it did not occur to him that possibly . Olga . was hidden behind ' a haystack, ' watching her4 'salted' silver mine. He wrote an article in .the ? Moskovsklya Viedo-most, and Olga's fame was universal. Olga had some time before, blossomed Into a Christian. Having abandoned, she said, the. vicious Moslem heresy, she had vowed to1 hoard - her prophetess fees until she "could build so great a church on Zvenlgorod hill that seven and seventy men would . never see it." What this undertaking meant no man. knew, but It sounded prophetic and inspired, and Olga's reputalon rose daily. Moscow's' governor, Djunkowski. paid her a visit and so did Gen. Rein-both, the disgraced prefect. Reinboth was awaiting trial for wholesale robbery and other sins. Straightforward Olga told him he would be convicted. Although Rein-both had lately married the widow of Savva Morosoff, and now owns some Cfei Nicholas of BmxsU.' Of mil roy Iti I the most susceptible to tl V wZ el fcrfctCar aod occultists. rJ . f 1 n 4 i t -4 - -V V.V v - 1 - beth, - widow of "the i murdered Serge. Grand Duchess Elizabeth is pious, 'but having .been : brought: up on German metaphysics and English lawn tennis, she has a cool head. She offered Olga five rabies 'and gave her no more encouragement. .-Baffled, but undaunted, Olga determined to try for Nicholas II. himself. The imperial patron of cure-priests, fanatics, mediums,' and mad monks would give her, -she reasoned,' a hearing.- -':v.. v.".- ; Olga is a clever rwoman. Dressed in picturesque gypsy rags, with her Efaturally sensual . grin .subdued into -a look of early Christian humility, she nade.for Peterhof by the" Baltic route. There she made' the acquaintance of the czar's friend. Prince-Dmitri Orloff, and; of other court " ofacersv some .'of whom had courted : Olga in her. lively Moscow days, and regarded her reform ason a level with the "Resurrection'" of Tolstoy's Katiusha. ; . . One of them "brought her to the man who has the most' evil influence - at Russia's court. "This.is- the good looking, stupid guardsman Putiatln, secre- T" tary, factotum .ahd.-upmatter of min-laters. Putlatlnfwon ila influence with Nicholas by- discovering' v the. French ' medium Phillippe,"" and he has Bind been always on the lookout' for-some ; new, prodigy in Hhe' spiritual world. Olga. pleased him,' and- he decided that-if she .were 'only -washed Tor a fortnight, she would-make a ..very pre sentable L . acquaintance for . ' plnlcj Nicholas. " But havtog- - ooce - been 1 (Continued on Page Thirty-seven), V 4 r?-V, ".I How Olga, the Tartar, ' Makes Profits by Prophecy. ' , LIeut.-Gen. Putiatln. former military governor of St. Petersburg and Intimate friend of the czar. His loss of a diamond -studded watch to the prophetess Olga is the Joke of all Russia, today. . I sional prophetess and half the .officials in Moscow became her clients. ?; -Olga, became convinced that Moscow is too restless a city to practice prophecy in and that she, must-invest her calling with an air' of mystery and ' retreat. Therefore, at the s age of twenty-three, good-looking in aSvay more gypsy than Tartar; 'she retired to Zvenlgorod. not fap . off, where there Is a wondrous monastery Or a wooded. - hill. She asked the Archimandrite to be her father. The, discreet Archimandrite refused. She then to'i " monk that on his way to the 'rai. depot be would Cad nisa half $12,500,000,. he refused to pay for this lugubrious prediction. "But you ' will v not be punished." added Olga.- Whereupon Reinboth, so she says, paid her $150, Three" months later Reinboth was duly convicted and sentenced to a year injaiL But he was immediately pardoned by Nicholas IL So. Olga was doubly right. - The-patronage of Djunkowski, Reinboth, and other high officials and criminals made Olga uppish. She resolved to fly for more exalted game. She made what , Russian newspapers call a "procession' to Moecow, cadi rot presented to Cran4 Ducv 5 - ". - i 'i . . V . f IS - "r - r- . , '-.-v-:. A A o-' - f -v'' r v - -nov:CI't'SkttsrlIX2C3..Xti ty 1

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