* Mls Mis Life with a ttstoi S Moffiiflg &t 8:35, in Mis Own Office, by ttis Daughter with a Pistol in His ttttttd, Weltering itt His Own Blood* Sevetal Years of Hi Health the da\lse which Led Wp to Mis Self Destruction. One of AJgotm's Foremost Dualness Men — Twice Elected to the Iowa Legislature. J. J, Wilson shot himself this morning at 8:30 o'clock. Ho had come to his office as usual, and while standing before his safe took a pistol out and put it to his right temple. When discovered he la.y in a pool of blood, but was still breathing. A crowd gathered and 'he.was taken to his homo after death, which ensued quickly. Mr. Wilson has been in poor health for some years, and has been complaining especially during the past few days. He was planning to go to California, but had not yet arranged to get off. He was undoubtedly unsettled by his poor health, and acted while temporarily insane. The wonder among all his friends has for some time been how he kept Up and about in his feeble condition. Mr. Wilson has been an active and notable citizen of Algona. He came here in 1870, started the pioneer lumber yard, built an elevator and a mill, was three times town mayor, and in 1878'was elected to the legislature and again in 1882, He was a pusher in business and in his prime no one in Iowa did more than he did. He was in his 68th year, born in Onandaga county, New York, May 5, 1828. His father was a salt manufacturer. Mr. Wilson 'was a farmer in Wisconsin, and then in the stock business until 1865. At,that time be took to freighting across the plains to California. He was married in 1856 to Clara M. Bovee, who with two children, Mrs. E, B. Butler ,of Algona and H. J. Wilson of Emmetsburg, now mourn his death. GAS WELL. ;A Real Natural Gas Supply Tapped on Jas. G. Green's Farm,' at a Depth of SOS Feet. In spite of the lowering temperature the reporter made his way south Monday afternoon to see the gas well struck by the well diggers at Jas. G. Green's farm. Mr. Green came out and touched a match to the end of the iron pipe, and a blaze at once appeared and continued until snuffed out. This was the seventh day the gas had burned, showing that quite a pocket had been tapped. The diggers had gone down 203 feet, through 25 feet of rock, where they reached it, At first a side pipe was connected and run into a feed house, where a flame two feet long came out hot enough to cook. But the supply has gradually failed and undoubtedly will soon be exhausted, Mr. Green will begin again to drill still deeper, as water is what he wants. He was much disappointed at first for fear the gas would interfere with the quality of the water if he struck a vein. His well has cost him $150 already and he does, not want to have to begin over, - WaiTESjDE'S HAMLET. - A liarge ana Appreciative Audience •Witnessed an Excellent Rendering Tbe opera house has never before I 1 , beld any such audience as was put for f ftamlet last evening, Every seat was f. sold in advance and chairs were put ,ln JP wherever they could be without ft' strutting the aisles, Whiteside has j<* not been greeted anywhere by a larger If; JJQl'» we venture, a more attentive and f <ippreoiaUve bearing than was given him bere, Tbe curtain was late in gp- I'ing up peoause of the delay in the | trains wbioh brpugbt tbe ppjnpany >o,jn, tbe west, <Tbts also necessitated £' ft toftsty arrangement pf tbe scenery and I'tbie^B turn o'au?e v d. gpme bitehes 4jjr ~|.' Jag tbe p}ay ia adjusting tbe .varying Distract to the, tra$e story ol ' it wti^tt i eefiitsleftt, logioaij cleaf eui of th§ mdst contrftdlctbry and disfitited tiveFcIi&'fftdterihaU df&tha, had bSBfi givten* Whiteside ftay Justly elftiiH rank with the great Hamlets, fie will undoubtedly be the great Hamlet 0! hid generation, It is difficult id compare the play as seen hefe with limited stage and indifferent support, to stieh portrayals as Booth and Bafrett gave in 1 the cities ih thet? later yeafs^ There" was a dignified melancholy which sat on Booth's countenance that Whiteside does not have. There wad also & mod- erfttion la passion, an air of feserVe, which Booth possessed above all actors. But Whiteside's youth and ardor ahd foinantic interpretation Booth did not have fts an old Man. With such sup* port and such stage settings as Booth had, Whiteside might easily be entitled bo comparison with the greatest Ham* let of any stage, The support was passably good but, not noticeably so. The music by the orchestra was one of the best features of the evening, and served admirably to fill in the long wait before the curtain went up. Miss Kate Smith, Mrs. Maud Jones, Glen Brunson, Chas. and D. K. Walker and Andy Powell gave as good music as would be heard in any theatre. Money. I have unlimited money to loan on long or short time. B. W. HAGGARD. nreutner, curt: ueo* filthtndtiP, WltffVltt. A, Ho#arujB. E " WE make a specialty of collections, Cloud & Haggard. Why Take Any Chances? In buying flour you are not laboring under the same difficulty as the little girl who said: "There's only one way to tell mushrooms—eat 'em, and if you die they are toadstools." You can order the Madelia Fancy Patent flour with the certainty that it will do you good, that you feel in breathing fresh air or drinking pure water.' You are getting the best there is and there will be nothing to regret. For sale by James Patterson, the leading grocer of Algona.-3612 For Sale. Three show cases, one fruit case., one butter case, one coffee mill, one truck, and other store fixtures. Inquire at 36 ' THE GRANGE STORE. A WATCH for $3.60—11 jewels—not a Waterbury. ' See Bowyer.-36t2 Dairy Farm for Rent. A good dairy farm of 200 acres, near Algona, for rent, to man owning cows. Apply to F. M. TAYLOR. , ONTARIO at the Opera House Grocery TURKEYS, ducks and chickens; very nice lot—sell them cheap, at MoeBros.' market, Thorington street. IN addition to a large assortment of popular styles in jadies'jackets we are showing a big line of misses' and children's garments. Galbraith & Co. OYSTERS—standard and select—in bulk, at the City Bakery.-34 A WATCH for $3.50—11 jewels—not a Waterbury. .See Bowyer.-36t2 COUNTY LAUD DEALS. Doxseo & Foster Report 84 Transfers for the Week—Some Valuable Tracts Disposed of, John Dows to E. E. Wise, lot 1 bile 4, Germania i Est. Asa 0. Call to Nels Johnson, lot 1 blk38, Algona R. M. Richmond to M. 0. Bagley, lot 10 bill 22, Richmond 4th add Swea City R. M. Richmond to S. H, Grannls, lot 10, blk3, Swea City Nancy I. McDonald to 0. C, Chubb, und 7-15, lot 14, blk 4, Hurt Wm. B, McDonald to 0. 0. Chubb, und 2-15 lot 14, bill 4, Burt Jas. Huberto Frank P. Huber, sw of lot 1, blk 3, Call add Wesley A. D. Clarke to Nels Johnson, lots, blk 38, Algona... John Dows to Jrohn Kronbach, lot 15. blk 13 W. H, Nycumto John A. Wlukel. lot 11, blk 5, Bancroft.. 1,200 Ernest Klelst et al to Ernest Melrsburg lot 12, blk 4, Gern>anla , Grace Dutton to Elizabeth Young, Jot If blk 2, Bancroft, b'ifc 145; and Tots 1 2 and 3, blk 140, Call »dd, Algona... S. H. Grannls to Peter Serestson. lot 10, blk 3, Swea City C. 0. Samson sheriff to Louis Leasing, s« lot 1, blk 43, Algona 7. Wm. H, Ingham et al to Joseph Neuer, lot 4, blk 14, Whltteinore. E. J. Murtagh to Nels Johnson, lot 0, blk 38, Algona F. H. Cutler to W. H. Nycunj, lot 11, blk 5, Bancroft,;.... .",.., 1,150 Barnet Devlne to S. D. Patterson, lots 5andO,blk53, Algona 1,200 R. H. Spencer Treas, to A. D. Clarice, swne2288, 27, swnw 35-100, 27..,. Same to Ohas, W. Waldo, se 87-80, 28, SW4-00, 27 .,...' Geo. D, Waterman to Alex Reed et al, ne uw, sw nw 10-99, 27 James Callanan to Alex Reed, uw ne 14100, 29 Andrew P, Orton to A. D, Clarke, sw sw 85, sw nw 28-95, 30 Ella O. Vaughn to Geo, R, Bookman, sw 12-94,1K> 4,000 M. B. K. Jordan to Wellington Mason, sVa ne, s'/» nw 34-90, 89 11,'200 M. 0, Roe to Leopold Remus, se nw 1094, 28 ;.., 1,300 M. 0. Roe to Ferdinand Bunns, »V4 nw 10-94, 88., '•••••,.....,,.,... 8,940 M. Stephens to A. N. Drake et al, se 290-20 3,800 A. B. Dunlap to A, N. Drake, se 1109, 29 ,.., 3,040 R, H. Moove to John Vaughn, ne 29-94 27 4,000 Cart Baurnan to Frank Welmer, n^ja ne nenw 5-99,87 ,,., 3,500 Mary F. Hopkins to Frank Heal, sw 297, 27..... ...,..?. 3,200 Geo, R. Bookman to Algona State Bk, 8W18-04, 30 ..., ' 1,080 Chas. W. Rendall to A. N. Drake et al, n>/ t nw, sw nw 4-99, §8 , 4,805 35 50 100 200 302 80 400 85 15 035 55 500 A WATCH for $3,60—11 jewels— not a . See B.o,wyer t -36tS SAW?— >A house and two lots on West MpGregop street, Inquire, of F, H, »t M^e Bros,' T frof JOgtQB street OK* <?f ptft? afldftU witb 4«L? J&g. A, Howafdi 13. E. Sampsofr, tefteksofy 8*eft tfttfo FrMk D&H, ^ uv= dftekj 13. 0. Clark, laivefmoTes S. W t Bteyer f W-. C. Petti t, FeiitofH no. Fox, Frank Jenkins, Blft MaStefi, Glhaa. Hofius, Narefl Plait, Algona; erry Buckley, Ledyatd; J. E, Seattle} dr. J. fiftnwftft, J. A. Sitnpsoa, Whttte* more', B. 8. M6yef, German valley-, Thos. Wink, Buffalo Fofk^ Jn6. **"*— well ateU'^wtsa pver tbe wmty . . tuafi, St, Joe; A. L. Cafpentef, N. HOI* joch, Seheca. W» Wi Aldot-n^ Bancroft. Money, 1 have unlimited inoney to loan on ong or short time, B. W, HAGGAttC. EACH mm make a specialty of collections, lloud &, Haggard, Money, I am loaning money on farm lands &i six per cent, interest. Only tt small oharge will be made for procuring this cheap money. The borrower can have he privilege of paying off all or any >art of his mortgage at the time of pay- ng interest, J. J. RYAN. Office over the postofllce, Algona, town. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Mrs. Amy Seeley is out from Chicago or a visit. , Miss C, T, Dodd goes to St. Paul to- lay for a visit. Howard Robinson is planning a visit with the Minneapolis students soon, A. D. Clarke and family are con- icmplating a southern trip this winter. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones expect to itart south this week, if they decide to fO. S. S. Peck is back from Lawler, vhero he has been for a few weeks' visit. Auditor Calkins was but Monday for ,he first time. He has had a severe un of quinzy. Miss Stella Cleary, now a professional nurse in Chicago, is at home for a visit of a few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Williams start east tomorrow, after a few weeks' visit at the A. D, Clarice home. Mrs. Jessie Hunttngton and Miss Ada Smith will soon come to Algona for a family reunion. Mr. and Mrs. Espeset came from Es- (herville yesterday for Whiteside and for a visit at Harvey Ingbam's. Thos. Sherman was down yesterday or the first time since his four weeks' llness. He looks a little pale. Geo. Horton had his picture in the Chicago papers last week with :the Minnesota state university football team. Rev. Stevens goes to Minnesota on a visit over Sunday and ; a Des Moines college student will preach for him iere. Rev. Davidson is preaching near Chicago and may locate. It is not certain ihat he will return to Algona to preach at all. Rev. Bowen, our former Episcopalian rector, was here Monday. He will preach next Sunday in the Episcopalian jhurch. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Blackford are in hicngo visiting, and expect to .go to Ohio and Indiana before returning to Algona. Thos. Callahan drove up from Hum? joldt one day last week and visited his Algona friends. Miss Daisy Hack came with him for a visit here. Miss Eva Lantry expects to return to Algona before long, She has a pleasant situation at Sheldon, but does not enjoy being so far from home, J. O. Reaver is down with typhoid 'ever and Mrs. Hoxie went to Knoxville a week ago. She is expected borne this week, as he 'is better. Macbeth is here, and his steam heating fixtures for ,the court house will follow next week; Mat, willsoon be in charge of a first-class establishment. Mrs. Rey. Southwell has been prevented by ill health from coming to Algona,yet. She is improving, however, and will be here in a couple of weeks, Mrs. Cam Davenport has sung solos at the Methodist church two Sundays. She is a cultivated singer and a splendid addition to Algona's musical circles, Mr, and Mrs. Geo, C. Call started for Washington, Monday, he to return in a ,veek, Mrs. Call to go on to Portland. Mr. and Mrs. S. C, Spear accompanied them, Mrs. A. D. Clarke went to Fond du Lao and found her father quite low and a brother dangerously sick with pneumonia. The illness of tbe latter was unexpected, Miss Lulu Clarke comes from Minneapolis for Thanksgiving. She is the only student who will come. Mrs. Ularke went to Minneapolis yesterday to meet her. M. l>, Clarke started (or California Saturday, after a long visit in Algona, EJe sold the old Grove barn to L. tiess- ,ng for $800 before leaving, He will ell the other Galiforpians that Algona is all right, Mrs. Thos. F,, Cooke's motber, Mrs, VI, D. Ford, arrived in Algona today 'or a visit with her daughter. Mr, ipoUe's uncle, J, W. jockey of Cbica.* JP, and cousins, Misses Ella Miller and Francis Lookey 1 of Bubuque, are also tjere fpr a vis}?, A, O. Jobna is bPtne f rpjn R visit with Ms daughter in Mincpapplis, He and Mi's, Johns will live in tbe bouse south jjtbe. Milwaukee, deppt and will not tiptel it again, Walter Stebblns b^s leased, tbe hotel and, is delng well in it. Mr, Jphns is altnpet wholly rpopvered, from tbe kipk bi§ borse gave biro, a few weeks ago. „•_...„.,..„. A WATCH for IS.W-U Oftr Deef lllihters Retni-ii, Some With Venison and Others with sofis spare nje,e snog, at M°,e Jpj? sale.. W« ftive f hfefr Own §i6to for It- Accident to ftti Eagle Gfove —A Guide mr& ml tefl&d oatit timt ffidf«iftg, -Biv tUtefiewft staas Wfi arrival bbme, declares that in &11 his experlenee he never ptit ifi Btich an ft efh6on Und night. The guide wftfl mafl abbvit 80 Vearl Bid iSfld had bfe doing series refftufjtefs 1ft that- wild and Unihhabited region fof th^ past 15 years, After fescuihg Mr, Youtig, "Rtt" built ft fife oft the edge" of the lake ftfcd wofked etiert^M^Iy *o* houfs before ttr< Y. was euffidently stored to be able to sit up, The deer hunting season up north closes NdVi 20 t consequently the hunt* ers all come home together, and tell thetf stories In a bunch. This gives them an advantage over out 1 piscatorial tourists who come in with their stories scattered throughout the season. THE UPPER DES MOINES is wholly Impartial and is willing to have the hunters beat the anglers if they can, but it feels like calling due attention to this advantage they enjoy before it proceeds to recount the valorous deeds that have been done in the past two weeks. It has told some excellent fish stories during the past season, but it. confesses that strung out as they have been they do not show up very favorably with the veracious chronicle which follows. In reporting the deeds of the hunters we take them in the order of the visible fruits of their chase—that is, visible In Algona. There is something in the real bona fide carcass of, a door which gives an air of verisimilitude t& the story which goes with it, and. when Uncle Joe Tennant came down the street with two loaded on his wagon, he at once came to the front for this season. "I did not buy my deer this year," was- his authoritive statement. Ho went witlh a carload of people from Abbotsford in Wisconsin and the hupt- ing was done in Ashland county. The deer were plenty and the car had 13 between them. Mr. Tennant shot three and got two, which he succeeded In bringing 1 to Algona and which have furnished a taste of venison to many hungry and appreciative stay-at-homes. Last year he was with the Eagle Grove people and had an invitation to go again this year. If he had he would have been with Landlord Young who was so nearly drowned, a report of which is given below. He says that as like as not he would have been In the lake too. The guide who was drowned he knew well. W. C. Danson went to Bruce, Wis., with some Wisconsin friends, und H. E. Rist and John Walker went to Brainerd, Minn. As Mr, Danson claims a deer, although he did not get it in time to save tho venison, and the others do not', his report comes next. There were six in his party and they got four deer. They were ten dayson the hunt and found deer,'but they were very wild and tho lack of snow made it almost impossible to get near. During one day as Mr. Danson was standing 1 on a hill a deer showed up about 40 rods away in the valley. He shot nine times and hit the doer once and it fell. They all thought it was dead and went to gbt it without getting ready for a surprise. But the deer surprised them by getting up and running nimbly away. Two days after they stumbled on its doad carcass about 30 rods further on, arid so Mr. Danson had his door, although the flesh was worthless. There were four in the party Messrs Rist and Walker hunted in. They got two deer and a wild cat, but neither of the deer are claimed by our hunters, Another wild cat would have been added to our list if it hadn't appeared so suddenly and disappeared so swiftly. As Mr. Rist was sitting and watching :for deer, the cat came across his paj,h only a few feet away and he says he was so surprised, and not at all agreeably surprised, that he didn't think to raise his gun until it was too late. The cat was a big one and looked as big as a bear, he says. Lack of snow prevented this party, also, from good deer hunting 1 , H, F, Shipley of Ledyard concludes the list of Kpssuth hunters and as he brought back two deer of his own capture, and fed the hungry Ledyardites, he is entitled to a front rank. In response to a query over the telephone Monday he said that he was 76 miles north and west of Duluth, He had planned to go with the Eagle Grove hunters and later with Mr. Tennant, but in tbe end went with some friends from central Iowa, They early became discouraged and left, but he staid until he had captured two. One he killed in a swamp, partly frozen over, and three men carried the deer, which weighed 225 pounds, five miles and a half by hand to get it where a team could reach it, They carried }t all one afternoon and hung it in a tree over night. The pext day they got it home, He says that was too muph like work to be called sport. Next year be wants a party to go with him to a place he found, the premium deer country of tbe north. Mr, Shipley is an experienced hunter, In view of this record we can only suggest to tbe desoiples of Walton that next summer they organize and make their first records so they can be bunched, ^_ Mr, Young's Narrow Escape, O. C, Young, tbe pppular Nerthwest- ern hotel man at Eagle Grove, Jobn Smallpage, and Pr. Ritenpur of Web- step City were up in tbe L,ake Itasoa region they hunted in a yeav.agp. They home hurriedly on ftcop«.nt pf an thus described tp a Freeman reporter: Mr, Ritenpur, Mr, Yp\mg p,t)d tbeir guide were put hunting a«d attempted to evoas a la.l?e pn tbe ice, " ftfr, Y. and tbe guide' broke fUtenoup hurried tP got gooje poles and. returned to assistance, He b,roUe tbrowfb but after alnjojli A WA*dtt foe $3.60— II Waterbufy, CLOAKS, cloaks, clonks, cloaks) Capes, capes, c&pesl by the wholesale lit Galbraith'8, ONTARIO, arrived this morning at braith's, something for the children in the line of cloaks and jackets. A -WATCH for $3.50—11 jewels—not a Waterbury. See Bowyer.-8Gt2 ONTARIO. IT ANNOYED HIM. Be Cftmo From the West and Was tied That New Yorkers Know It. His coat Was a trifle too long and his trousers an inch too wide at the knee to be strictly and exactly fashionable! but, asido from those nice discriminations, he was dressed according to the dictates of the fashion autocrats. We took the "L" together at Park place, and I noticed a puzzled expression, half amusement, half annoyance, on his face. At Thirty-third street he surrendered his seat to an elderly woman and stood in the aisle in front of whore I sat. It:was evident that ho was anxious to tell some one of tho subjects on his mind, so I was not surprised when he caught my eye and opened the conversation. "Just now," ho said, "as I was hurrying to the station, a man caught hold of my arm and stopped me. Ho was a respectable looking follow, well clothed, and woro a grayish board ported in tho middle. "'I've been on a drunk,' the man said to me, 'and I am sobering up. I live in Hackonsack, and I want to got; homo. I haven't a cent and want a quarter.' "I looked him over carefully," continued my chance acquaintance, "concluded ho was telling the truth and gave him the money. As I hurried on, ho shouted after me: "'I know you were from the west, and I knew you would give me the money. They are white out there I' "Now, what I wont to knoWi" said my acquaintance, "is how did ho know I was from the west? It's true, but how did he know it? Would you know iti Am I marked? Have I any tag on mo to tell others that I am a westerner?" "None that I know of, "I assured him, "unless it bo such little things as giving your seat up to ladies. That generally indicates that a man is not a native New Yorker." I got out; at Fiftieth street and lefi him with the same quizzical expression as if tho question had been only half answered.—New York Journal, DRINK WITH MEALS. Liquid Food un Aid to Digestion, and Cold Drinks Refresh Heated Persons. The incessant adjuration not to drink with meals wo have always held the re- verso of truth from theory and from experience. The latter is that dry meals cause heartburn, the former shows that splitting up the meal of solid food with liquid acts precisely like splitting logs of wood into kindling for tbe fire, giving the digestive fluid easy access to tbe small particles, instead of sizzling and making gas on tbe outside of a wad of thick paste. And the talk of diluting the gastrio juice is nonsense, because tbe surplus fluid drains quiokly.tbrough tbe stomach. Better drink too much than tpp little. We are glad new tp be re-enforced by an English sporting man, Mr, Horace Hayes, who says that drinking nothing during or for an hour and a half after meals is tbe best of ways to train down weight, but be cannot do it because it always brings on rheumatism—probably from the solid food producing overcon- centrated salts in tbe circulation, and consequent deposits in tbe muscular fiber, Tbe same writer says that the notion about animals being injured bygiy* ing tbem a drink wbenbeated is a stupid and cruel piece of barbarism; 'that it only does them, harm when the drink id very cold, by producing nervous sbooks as it would to a man, while if tbe chill is taken, off it first* it refreshes a beated borse to take a good drink just as it does a beated bumau being, ^Travelers 1 Beq- prd, AiftUktad^fbt' tJ**.of tftis 6«iitl tfefetitea b$ a feiiiie Wha MM Sofefea f tt SiMrfa^fl • , * • j"i i *,',' >i Ofle flefef knowi ,fctf. Wtak;:lp. _ ijftuoll Pf wlo luloit u fi Is lef C -in n$ucic!9Eii^ llti6Bia» The telegfapn ^vifiS Still afctm tbe horrid Whi2 of it if dm '. saw mention in heWsftoM SW-^. butg of a faew imperial nka&e, '.'ate! teg the use of tiie kaout M the paai iaeat of offenses committed by the f tmtoey,whiobhaahithertobeeHcottifj:...... ly at the mercy of the local judge^lfi' ibis respect.'' 1 was ufldei? the Ins "* " n sioti that the "local judges'.'. ,had deprived of their knout f pi? ,&0 Ve* more, but the sender of this message- adds that "statistics Were submitted td'j the czar, showing that iti ten years 8,000; persons, mostly guilty of thefts of pfbd».^ uce, had died after punishment with the knout." , ' .',\? Granted the infliction of the knbtiV,. the 8,000 deaths are easily believecL; The instrument itself, supposing this Jre-' port to be true, evidently dies harder; than its victims. But; even in Russia,, where the rod and its equivalents .have', 1 had a more extended and bloody-exist* "j enoe than in any other European state, V tho hurnaner spirit of the ngo Jias ,beet4 • felt, and ouo is disposed to regard as ex-., aggerated the statements just quoted, ; Certainly we' had been'given to believ.e « that the knout was abolished for all but r the gravest offense .as long ago ns 1808.4 But Russia has never ibeen governed-| wholly by its written laws,, and s thero(§ are regions of that ompire 1 ,whe're a'ukase^ may bo slow to reach the '' local judges.'' \- t Tho merciful edict'of ,1806, bdwever,"' ',*! stopped short at the confines of Siberia;^ and it was with the object of learning,,'? to what extent the knout is used in tbe>? Siberia of today, that *I sought an .inter- •/ view with a distinguished and very in-'.;; teresting exilo, M. Alexander Sochae- ", zewski, on-a visit to England. 'M.'So- '", chaozewski, a Pole by birth, an 'artist v by profession, and in England to 'ai>, ff range for'the exhibition'of a picture,^ which will move the sympathies of ev- ' ery friend of the victims of tho War, ^ was a political exile in Siberia at -the ^ age of 31 and suffered 4.% years in tho'J mines, during 2^ of whioh>he carried^/ night and day, chains of which marks •" are permanently graven on 'his ankles.';^'; Twenty years in all were "the days ; of <s * his exilo, and be counts himself h'appy that he did not, like BO many of his./-;; comrades in oppression, perish i'under™^ that cruel yoke. Indeed he speaks with-; out bitterness and says that even in Si-,; beria one nfay often, forget one'self.' , ; W M. Socbaczewski could 1 say much about i ',~ ( >. tho knout. Ho had .been many times a witness of its infliction. The knout, in_., fact, was in use in the mines during theVj whole of M. Soohaczewslh's exile, and''';| those who were condemned ' " """' " " in public. At the present day M. believed that it was practically abolish 1 - ;f3$ ed in 1893, but the governor retains-a ,^ certain discretionary power, which may, .^5* mean much in Siberia. Would,M. So-'"! $ chaczewski' describe the punishment?'-^! He took a half sheet of note paper and n ,'i| pen and made a rapid sketch. "That is' the knout," he said. A band of leather^ as is well knowu f serves the execu-.^ tioner for n handle, and the knout if->\, self is a single thong of leather, rough,^ and very hard, tapering toward tbe es-.r tremity, where it is weighted witb a,- : ball of lead, Witb this tbe executioner, '—who is generally a reprieved er<—can inflict ns great, or as little fering as he pleases, "Thus," said M, Soohaozewski, prisoners would sometimes give him' a..., ruble to prove his skill, whon he would 7'f strike one of them, apparently witb' fuH - r :1 force, across tbe palm of the hand', ^™ i-1 ' J the, blow would scarcely be felt win ^^ would not leave a scratch, Witb ,$0. '•,;/'-'• same instrument he could kill at a single,'^ stroke, and was occasionally bribed' py, " n condemned prisoner to do so, breaking tbe ribs 'and almost tearing out tbe heart, • •• V*^ What number of strokes, I asked 'M^ Spobaozewski, were prdinarily He replied that it was of HP great sequence, inasmuch as punishment the knout was generally regarded a§ sentence pf doatb, A man under! tenpe pf ' 100 lashes might die, third lash, in wbJcb'oase the fei 97 would be given to the cprpse. Jt, possible, if r tbe executioner d^.pot plojr bia wbqle art o? etrengtb/fpi 1 viowni to ewpe 4eatb ( but..he then inevitably be a pjippje fpr the fe§|| pf bis life. There wej.;e m.en; in, "•- u --'"* pital ip bte t|i! maiined forevfir; J asked wbethe? the tbe respurces ,of If to be free is to Uye in, (the United states) where ypu are. raprtad dread ol the pregg| , a,n$'th,e police, wbe?e gaged - Young^M frp,m. big pedjpus e,xhfta§te4 rafl,o,u,ed., They were; .UflaJ&te, a gujdj Jo tiwe tosayehto 0p.lv arijBtP.oj'asy , ang where th,9 ,oppte4-'l9we,K , fa }n'flpgkiRg-w4% : ,the.
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