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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, March 22, 1891
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COURIERS TO THE CZAR. Kenults Attending Such an Appointment ol THreo Amerlcnnu lu Siberia. "We in this country can not appreciate the autocratic power of the czar of Russia," a young United States naval officer said recently. "His word must "be obeyed! His name commands respect in his dominion. He is never mentioned but in reverence by the faithful, or in a whisper by those who would oppose him. There is no open denunciation of him. His acts are never crit- icised, or if so, no one is aware of it except as it results in a Siberian excursion. His most insignificant desire is never controverted by the officials of his country." The speaker was one of three lieutenants of the United States navy who a few years ago returned to America from •the Japan station overland through Siberia and thence by regular avenues of travel to Xew York. "We had unusual facilities for making the journey," continued the officer. "Our government communicated with the Russian minister at 'Washington, he with his home office, and eventually .Baron, Struri, then Russian minister to -Japan, was notified. Our passports •were inspected and countersigned by •the baron, who in addition gave us sev- •eral personal and open letters to be used along the route. As we were leaving the baron's office he called us back. He seemed to deliberate for a moment, and •then said: 'Gentlemen, there is one more document I can give you. You must treat it with respect. Never use it but in case of absolute necessity. If jpossible don't use it at all. Never present it but as a last resort, and then, if •possible, to the highest official of the 'Eussian government that is at hand.' "The baron left the room. Presently le returned and handed us a sealed document It bore no superscription. As .lie gave it to us he said: 'I am not at liberty to disclose the nature of this document. You may never use it. So far as I am aware no foreigner has ever 'possessed the like. You are Americans our governments have always been friendly; you are granted an unusual privilege; respect my injunctions." "We thanked the baron, promised to follow out his instructions and retired. As we proceeded on our trip we often discussed the nature of the document. Sometimes we joked about it. We hac 3io occasion to use it early in our trip, •for our passports and letters were •everywhere treated with the greatest •respect. Our journey was about three- quarters finished when one afternoon we arrived at a post station, all of which in Siberia are under military control. On calling- for a change of horses we were informed that we could secure none that evening; moreover, we were told that it might be several days or a •week before we could leave the post. '"We inquired the reason and received an evasive answer. There was a horse disease or something of that sort, they .said. We knew it to be false, for the torses were all in good condition. We .protested—the conversation was in French—but we could gain no satisf ac- •"tiozL. The official smiled in a provoking' manner. We finally bethought our•selves of our mysterious document and resolved to present it to the military governor of the post, whose residence had been pointed out to us. "We called for our luggage and arrayed ourselves in the showy full dress of a United States naval officer—cocked hat, dress coat, gold lace and epaulets •and sword. We took .our credentials and the mysterious document and filed •Tip to the governor's house. We resolved to try the ordinary means first, so as to learn the full efficacy of the. missive we carried. I confess I was curious about the thing. The governor •treated-us'with the marked courtesy of •A Russian military officer. He', too, )converse'd in French. He told us it was impossible to leave the post, but he igave us no reason for the detention. We had arranged beforehand a plan of procedure. So we put our heads together and talked and gesticulated in English, of which the Russian was ig- .Tiorant Finally, in a dramatic manner, " I pulled out the, unknown document 'and handed it to him. He broke the iseal and glanced at the contents. "The poor man turned pale, his legs trembled. He was so agitated he could , tscarcely speak. 'Why did you not pre,sent that before?' he said. 'You would Tiave experienced no difficulty then. 'JSTow I am liable to severe punishment. 1 "We had seen many strange sights iand had passed through many strange iadventures on that Siberian trip," con- *tiiraed the speaker, "but the consterna- .-tion of that Russian, I must confess, frightened me. " 'Do you know the nature of this document?' he said to us. He had evidently noticed our wonderment at the •^denouement. "We confessed that we were ignorant. 'Why, gentlemen,' he said, 'that document is your appointment as special .couriers to the czar. Armed with such a document the Russian who detains you, who refuses to succor you in time tot need or who places any obstacles in "your way, is liable to the severest punishment—trial before a military •tribunal—and death if found guilty.' "The governor then explained the reason for our detention. Some exiled political convicts had just escaped from •the neighboring settlement and were Tanging over the territory beyond us. The governor feared that travelers might be murdered, and that with pass- •iports and different clothing the convicts might escape. He accompanied us to ithe post station, gave a few fierce com-, jnands in Russian, ordered out the best Worses—his own, I think—and sum- jnoned an armed force of Cossacks, •under whose escort we proceeded to the Jtnext relay station. "I suppose that as soon as we were out of sight, the governor knouted a ^few prisoners," continued the lieutenant, "just to enable him," he added, •"to recover his equanimity from the .fright the document gave-him. We had ujo occasion to test the efficacy of the i.klocument th» .second time," said the lieutenant. "The information that we were couriers on a special mission to the .czar preceded, vis. The deference shown us was absolutely distasteful to our 'republican minds. Still the whole adventure served the purpose of an illustration of the. autocratic power of the czar, which \vu otherwise mi"-ht never have ivuim-'d."—N. Y. Herald STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. 1839 It's a sign that you need help, when pimples, blotches, and eruptions begin to appear. Your blood needs looking after. You'll have graver matters than pimples to deal with, if you neglect it. Dr. Piefce's Golden Medical .Discovery prevents and cures all diseases and disorders caused by impure blood. 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CHOICE EXTRACTS. —Let us never suspect that any man's action springs from a bad motive, unless we are compeled to—and that will not be often.—United Presbyterian. —Daniel had a kind of religion that would bear transportation: it stood the journey from Jerusalem to Babylon, and was just as trood abroad as at home. —Moody. —We may think the rules of the Christian church verv strict, but if we compare them with the regulations of the Mosaic law, we will be convinced that Christ's yoke is easy and His burden light.—Standard. —Everyone who lives in this world is more or less a tax upon the industry of others; and hence everyone should, at the very least, seek to contribute to the world as much as it takes to get him through it. If he does'less than this, he dies at last in debt to mankind. N. Y. Independent. —The Christian life is a growth. Some Christians, too, grow slower than others. We must not expect great deeds in the time of beginnings. If there is evidence of any progress, or any effort toward progress, this, at first, should be enough. Time has more to do, perhaps, than we think with the ripening of individual Christian character... Sufficient unto the day is the good thereof.—Zion's Herald. Tire' Elements of -CbtfiTort. The young hnsband'who exclaimed, half in jest and half in earnest: "II we only had a few less curtains and a more comforts!" struck the i keynote oi unhappiness in many a home. It is on the basis of what others expect of us, instead of what will really contribute most to the enjoyment of the family, that we furnish our houses, and spread our tables and clothe our children and entertain our friends. This clouds our vision as to the relative value of things. e. forget that a woman of sunny temper and unruffled nerves, presiding over a table of the plainest fare, gives a charm to the meal which the most delicate viands and the costliest china cannot furnish if they be provided at the expense of worry and fatigue on the part of a nervous, overtaxed mistress. Contentment, repose, cheerfulness, freedom from petty anxieties—these are some of the essential elements in a happy home. Let us beware of sacrificing them to artificial standards as to dress and equipage.—Congregationalist How an Englishman Got Kill of a. Hindoo Fakir. The unf ortun ate fakir must have been firmly impressed with the superiority of English magic to his own, although these strange men are often adepts in mystery; und perfect masters of tricks of all kinds. The amateur experimenter had arranged his apparatus in the open air, and was setting to work when the fakir made his appearance and asked for alms. These were refused, on the ground that the fellow'could quite well work if he chose, and the Englishman resumed business, trying to disregard the mendicant, who, however, did not budge an inch, but remained silent with "what appeared to be a pair of tongs and a brash dish at the extremity" still extended to receive the expected coins. I looked up at him again. There he stood on one leg, his eyes riveted on mine. He continued this performance for nearly an hour. "If you stand there much longer," I said, at length, "I'll give you such a taste of lightning as will soon make you glad to go." The only answer to this threat was a smile of derision that sent his mustache bristling against Ms nose. "Lightning!" he sneered. "Your lightning can't touch a fakir; the gods take care of him." Without more ado I charged the battery and connected it with a coil machine, which, as those who have tried it are aware, is capable of racking I nerves in a way that few persons are capable of voluntarily enduring beyond a few seconds. The fakir seemed rather amused at the queer-looking implements on the table, but otherwise maintained a look of lofty stoicism; nor did he seem in any way alarmed when I approached with the conductors. I fastened one wire to iis still extended tongs, and the other to the foot on the ground. The machine was not yet in action, and beyond disconcerting him a little, the attachment of the wires produced no effect, but when I pushed the magnet into the coil, and gave him the .full strength, of the battery, he howled like a demon. The tongs, to which his hand was now fastened by a force against his will, quivered in his grasp. He threw himself on the ground, yelling and gnashing his teeth, the tongs clanging an irregular accompaniment. 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