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HAIRY LAN E IS
Has 1 000 Plurality.
OTHER OFFICIALS REPUBLICAN
George H. Williams Concedes
TELEPHONE FRANCHISE IN
Five Republican Conncllmen - at
Large Are Elected Wallace
Defeats Sullivan, Vaughn
(Dcm.) Is Elected.
THE SUCCESS FUr, CANDIDATES.
Mayor. Dr. Harry Lane (Dem.).
Auditor. Tbomu C Devlin (Rep.).
Treasurer, J. E. Werleln (Hep.).
Municipal Judge. George J. Cameron
City Attorney, 1 A. McNary (Hep.).
Councllmen-at-Large John Annand
(Rep.), Thomas Gray (Rep.). Dan
Kellaher. (Rep.). A. X. Wills (Rep.1),
J P Sharkey (Rep.).
Ward Councllmen First, Robert A.
Preston (Rep.): Second, Hush W.
Wallace (Ind.): Third. George D.
Dunntnc (Rep.); Fourth, George S.
Shepherd (Rep.); Firth. W. Y. Mas
ters (Rep.): Sixth Honry A. Belding
(Rep ): Seventh. A.. G. Rushlight
(Rep; Eighth. Frank R. Bennett
(Kej.. Ninth. It. E. Menefee (Rep.):
Tenth. .V. T. Vaughn (Dem.).
Charter amendments all carried ex
cept that for street-car franchises and
penalty on delinquent assessments.
Automatic telephone franchise car
ried. INCOMPLETE RETURNS, 8:45 A. M.
west 8Me .V..-...3422 3734
East Side 3000 1760
Totals 6422 5494
Lane S plurality, 92S.
Portland's next Mayor will be Dr.
Harry Lane. Democrat, who was elect
ed yesterday over George H. "William?,
Republican incumbent, by perhaps 1000
votes. One Democrat was elected to the
Council. W. T. Vaughn In the Tenth
Ward. One Independent was elected.
Hugh W. Wallace, for Councilman for
the Second Ward, against L. M. Sul
livan, Republican. In all the otner
cases than the ones named in the fore
going the regular Republican nominees
The new city officers will take their
places In the city government July 1
Tho vote was lighter than . It was
expected to be, not more than 14,300
votes being cast, which was 38 per cent
of that registered. The falling off was
most noticeable In the North End pre
cincts. It was explained by North- End
politicians that many of the men regis
tered there had moved away and that
their votes were not available. But-
Democrats asserted that many North
End voters were "scared out" by the
threat made against illegal voting by
VOTE FOR MAYOR.
1781 121 211 94
71 61 137
..i 18' 47
2 121 63
SI 61 72
7 10 119
Democratic "District Attorney John
Manning and by the presence at the
polls of Democratic Sheriff Tom word
with some SO deputies. . The North End
vote turned out perhaps 703 votes short 1
of what It was expected to lo, but It
was ald Jn Democratic quarters last
night that many- more than that num
ber had been shut out.
As was expected, the East Side
turned In pluralities against Williams,
but they were much heavier than
looked for by Republicans and Will-
lams' plurality on the West Side was
The returns at the Democratic heaJ-
ouarters made It evident early In the
evening that Lano was victorious, but
the Republican headquarters held out
stubbornly that the battle had not yet
been lost. Their hopes were vain and
this was made evident to them as the hour
passed midnight. At 2 A. Ml Republican
Chairman Colwell refused to concede
Lane's election by more than 100 votes,
but 'Democratic Chairman Montague
and others of the Democratic campaign
committee were claiming a plurality of
The East Side, when all returns shall
be In. will have given perhaps 1400 plur
ality for Lane, and the West Side more
than 400 plurality for Williams. The sur
prise to the Williams people comes not
so much from the big Lane plurality on
the East Side as from the small Williams
plurality on the "West Side. The Will
iams supporters figured that the West
Side would return between -2000 and 3000
plurality for Williams, and that he
could stand as much as a 2000 reverse on
the East Side. They were, therefore, de
ceived In the West Side more than In the
The Prohibition candidate for Mayor,
Paget, received about 250 votes, and the
Socialist candidate, Shradcr, less, than
All signs pointed to the fact that a
large number of Republicans stayed
away from the polls, either dissatisfied
with Williams and unwilling to vote for
a Democrat, or not interested In the con
Complete returns from "38 precincts
at 3 A M. this morning and incomplete
returns from 20 precincts showed Lane
to be leading Williams by 670 votes,
but this lead will be increased In the
complete returns today. Seventeen of
the 20 Incomplete precincts are on the
East Side, and will perhaps swell
Lane's plurality to 1000 votes. The
number of votes yet to be returned
from the 20 Incomplete precincts will
be probably 2500.
All five of the Republican nominees
for Councilman-at-Large were elected
by safe pluralities. But there was a
close race for Ward Councilman in the
case of Preston, Republican, against
Concannon. Democrat. In the First
Ward, where the returns early this
morning appeared to put Preston In the
lead by 10 votes. Up to an early hour
It seemed that Concannon had the bet
ter of the contest, but the Second Pre
cinct was rcportod to have turned the
tide against Concannon.
Another close fight was that of wal
lace against Sullivan In the Second
Ward, where Wallace won by 13 votes.
according to returns not entirely com
plcte. In all the other wards the win
ners had safe leads over tholr nearest
competitors. The biggest lead of any
was that of Masters, Republican, In the
Of the Councilman candidate? indorsed
by tho citizens and the Municipal Asso
ciation the ones elected were: Wills for
Councllman-at-Large, Wallace In the Sec
ond. Dunnlnc In the Third. Masters In
the Fifth and vaughn in the Tentn, max-
Ing five of the 15 members. Of the candi
dates supported by the liquor Interests,
ten were elected: Annand. Gray, Kella
her and Sharkey, for Councllmen-at-Large:
Preston In the First Ward. Shep
herd In the Fourth. Beldlng In the Sixth,
Rushlight In the Seventh. Bennett In the
Eighth and Mencfec in the Ninth. The
llouor Interests lost Sullivan In the Sec
ond. Merrill In the Third and Shaffer in
The ordinance for a new telephone com
pany was approved by a majority of S251
votes, and the complete returns will swell
the majority perhaps to 0000. Two of the
eight charter amendments were defeated
that relating to street-car franchises
and that for a 15 per cent penalty for de
linquent street and sewer assessments.
The total vote cast In yesterday's
municipal election was as follows: '
Harry Lane. Dem 6422
George H. Williams, Rep 5494
JAW. Shrader. Soc . 413
B. Lee Paget, Pro 242
. Lane's plurality 92S
Thomas C Devlin. Rep 6779
Albert N. Gambell. Cit 2J13
E. P. Nvrthrup. Pro.... 537
E. K. Jones, Soc 68S
Devlin's plurality 4766
J. E. Werleln. Rep 8116
F. McKercher. Pro 687
J. a Herrlngton, Soc 1078
Werleln's plurality 703S
L. A. McNary. Rep S8l
Thomas A. Sladden. Soc 1744
McNary's plurality 613,7
George J. Cameron, Rep 4S61
T. B. McDevltt, Sr.. Cit 3012
Charles A. Petraln, Dem 130
E. Ladd. Soc....-- v jf
E. O. Miller, Pro ..- 316
Cameron's plurality .- 1S49
John Annand. Rep a
Thnmns Grav. Rep ....&1
Dan Kellaher. Rop.. foil
John P. Sharkey. Rep 5002
A. N. Wills. Ren 6052
A P FletreL Dem .!
Thomas Gulnean. Dem..... -229a
S. A. Brown. C1U.... 2303
Harry W. Stone. Cit. 2o93
I w. Amos. Pro S44
A. V. Davis. Pro.. 54
T T Vpvrll Pro ... 573
F. L. Pofon. Pro 56
R, R. Steele. Pro 1302
E. Carilr-'.c. Soc 85
John Finer. Soc .......................
C. F. Miller. Soc 5
A. Pett-r-Rnn. Soc 732
J. Tcrvo. Soc 270
Robert A. Preston. Rep.... 298
T. J. Concannon. Dem 283
P. Jacobs, Soc 37
Preston's plurality 15
Second Ward (four precincts Incom
Til Pf V
Hugh W.- Wallace. Ind 419
U M. Sullivan, Rep 405
Charles Duggan. Dem 128
A. G. Slmola, Soc 23
Wallace's plurality 13
George D. Dunning. Rep 405
Robert Brady. Dem Ill
Fred T. Merrill, jna
George Sorenson. Ind.... 78
Lionel L. Paget. Pro ..-. 22
G. Hlckethler. Soc -a 22
Dunnlng'a plurality - 103
George S. Shepherd. Rep...-..-. 00
John Corkteh, Ind - 490
J. v Ehalanlen. Soc 27
Shepherd? plurality 220
W. Y. Masters. Rep 4..10M
Edward H. Caballn. Dem .' 273
Otto P. Prag. Ind 74
Concluded en Pag 9.)
J. E. WERLEIX, 1Gx I" SiBB'K iHHHlV '.(((BUB fii THOMAS C. DEVLIX.
L. A. M'NARY. City Attorney.
DR. LANE FEELS
Declares That Electors Voted
Not for the Man, bui for
NO. WORD OF COMPLAINT
3Iayor Williams Prefers Not to Go
Into the Details of His Recent
Defeat in Municipal,.
Dr. Harry Lane was sleeping peacefully
last night when he was routed out of bed
by the diligent efforts of Central and
called to the 'phone.
"Oh." said the doctor, "do you know
that I am elected?" It was stated that
the result seemed to be certain, and that
the other side had ceased to hope.
"I don't want to make any statement
unless I know." continued the doctor,
coyly, and he was assured that the result
was as certain as It could be without
the official count.
"Well." said Dr. Lane at last, "if I
am elected. I want to say that 1 am very
highly honored by the people of Portland",
and i am deeply grateful to those who
have been my friends and supporters
"while I cherish no 111 will against those
who may have opposed me. It was their
right, and. I hope, their conviction.
"If I am elected. It proves that the
right-thinking clement of the people Is
the powerful clement when it awakes to
the need of the hour. I do not want to
take any of the glory of the .election to
myself personally, for 1 do not think It Is
due to me. I do not think that the people
voted for me as a man so much as a rep
resentative of a principle. My success Is
not a personal tribute so much as It Is
an evidence of loyalty to a principle that
wan right and true, and If the people
have expressed themselves for this prln-
clple by voting for me as Mayor oz the j fc ersteeg. u. jaoraen. jonn umont,
cUy. I shall, in my administration, try J John Montag and Pat Powers sat alone
not 'to disappoint them. I will make an 1 In the corner, each saying. "I told you
effort to give them a clean, a business- j so." while R. W. Montague, the helms
like and an honest administration, one of man of -the show hung to. the telephone
which the mass of the people will not be
ashamed, one that will be for the best In
terests of the entire city In all of Its de
partments, and for the good of all Its
Mayor Williams, when seen last night
after the result of the election seemed to
be certain did not wish to make any
statement for the public "While It was
evident that he was deeply disappointed
cuoc"1 - .
at the result, he had no word of com
plaint or of palliation to offer.
"I do not know that I shall make any
statement at all," be said, "but If I do
1 do not wish to say anything before
tomorrow. Then, ' perhaps, I may make
some statement, but now I wish to say
GLOOM IN HEAD QUARTERS.
Little Comfort Republicans Get as
the Returns Come In.
At the Republican headquarters In the
McKay building, the earlier reports In
dicated that Lane was winning, and there
was corresponding gloom and sorrow
among the faithful present. The returns
were for the most part sent la by tele
pbone. except In cases where the vote
-was complete. In which evejst the .services
of& messenger were brought Into requl-
PORTLAND'S NEXT MAYOR AND CITY OFFICIALS
sltlon, and the returns totaled as rapidly
Conspicuous at the headquarters of the
local Republicans were Elmer B. Colwell.
chairman of the City Central Committee;
Al. Crofton. W. C Hufford. Henry Beld
ing. Jay Upton. SIg Slchcl and W. M.
Cake, who lingered anxiously about In the
hope of extracting some comfort from the
slough of despond Into which the battle
of ballots seemed to have plunged the
head of their ticket.
Others prominent in the councils of the
party drifted In at stated Intervals, but
those referred to were more or less In
evidence through good and evil report.
Here and there a glimpse of sunshine
would show through the clouds, only to
be eclipsed at the next turn of the po
litical - kaleidoscope by a deluge that
seemed to sweep away every vestige of
hope. Gradually Lane's plurality bad In
creased until out of a total r 4000 votes
counted, he had attained a lead over
Williams of 307. At this- Juncture Sellwood
was heard from, and the news from the
prec4nctup the river was sufficiently com
forting to operate upon Chairman Colwell
In the nature of an electric shock, causing
him to leap spasmodically Into the tobacco-laden
atmosphere and give vent to
his feelings In wild, feroclous-llke yells
that would have made a Cayuse brave
turn green -with envy. Out of a total of
225 votes counted, the returns from that
precinct Indicated that Williams was
more than 100 ahead, but the contagious
joy was short-lived, as a series of East
Side districts came thundering through
the telephone like the deadly fusillade of
a battery of rapid-fire guns, completely
wiping out the temporary advantage, and
causing the Republican chairman to col
lapse In Al. Crofton's tremulous arms.
About midnight the local leaders ap
peared to concedo Lane's election, al
though some of them still entertained a
faint hope, doubtless fathered by the
wish, that Williams might pull through.
JOY AMONG THE DEMOCRATS
They Throw Dignity to the "Winds
and Show Their Delight.
"Whoop! Tom, he who Is the terror of
the gamblers, threw off his hat end
howled. Whoop! John, the great Demo
crat of them all threw off bis dignity
with the hat and the enthusiasm and
gave vent to his Joy. A few lesser lights
hovered round and sang the minor strains,
but the others led- the chorus, and it
was a mighty one. B. E. Haney held
the scepter while John mopped his
brow. J. B. Ryan's effulgent forehead
shone bright through the Havana haze
as he bent low over the return. J. N.
Blair strayed from the fold, talked of
citizenship and shrilled the pean of vic
tory' as the baton was waved on high.
M. C. Banfield forgot the dryness or thn.
wetness of his slabs In the joy of the
common people. C JW. -Nottingham tear
fully told of his consideration during the
campaign, and W. W. Banks told of once
when he had attended'a banquet. R. D.
Inman was also there, and this vear
was joyous where once before be' had
been sad. John Drlscoll. Tom Hlslop
Colonel "Bob" Miller. Sam 'Wolf, -sang
a quartet of Joy while L. T Peery
. and Judge Alex Swcek with Joined hands
! vowed that the hatchet was a sunken
relic of forgotten days and battles past.
, wim tne Dcaos 01 joy upon nss classic
crown and a seraphic smile calling to
the dimples of his youth.
It .was tho Democratic headquarters
and It was joyousness. and fraternity
and brotherly love. It was the time when
the haughty takes the grimy band Jn
the clasp of affection and the broad
cloth mingles with the Jeans, when. the
Pc" we .I , , , ne
I rmrsa of Dlentv. and the circle of caste.
the plush of wealth Is forgotten In the
lntoxleftlon of success.
Big happiness and big heads reign to
day. Democracy Is triumphant, and It
began to sing last night when the East
Side returns first began to be brought In.
Here and there were a. few Cat notes,
but most of them were sharp, and by
midnight -the party fiddle had been
strung to high "G" and every man had a
bow and was hard at work
We have waited 3J years for this,
and have worked all the time." said one
of the faithful swinging his hat. as he
yelled at the good news brought by a
"Oh, roy." gurgled Judge O'Day. his
face beaming and wreathing with smiles
of patriotic and democratic joy. "They
ent the Williams .ballots to Alblna by
freight.' and thetraln got wrecked. They
haven't got there yet. OK sayl Oh. nay!"
That Is the way- It went until the
(Coscluded oa Page &)
GEORGE J. CAMERON'. Moulds! Jndro.
SHIPS MOST GO
President Sends Orders for
Treatment of Russians
NO TIME GIVEN FOR REPAIRS
Japan Content With American De
cision, Which Puts Three of En
emy's Cruisers Out of Ac
I.ONDO.V, June B. The Manila com-
p on dent of the Dally Mall says It 1
reported that aevea Japanese torpedo-
beat destroyers are Traltlag off Cor
The same correspoadeat ayn that
the breech blocks oa the three Rasnlaa
cralaerB hare beem temporarily :
WASHINGTON, June. 5. "Japan will.
I believe, be entirely satisfied with this
Government's Instructions that the Rus-
'sian ships at Manila must Intern or must
put to sea." said Mr. Takablra tonight.
The Minister, upon receiving from- the
State Department the official report of
the action of the President regarding the
disposition of tho three Russian ships
which have put Into Manila, sent a long
cablegram to Toklo on the subject. It
Is probable that a reply will reach Wash
lngton tomorrow or "Wednesday, officially
expressing the satisfaction of Japan with,
this Government's action. .
The developments of the day were the
decision of the President on the subject
after a conference with Secretaries Taft
and Morton; cable instructions embody
ing the decision sent to Governor Wright
and Admiral Train at Manila' and an
exchange between the Japanese Minister
and Acting Secretary of State Loomls, In
which the former Inquired what action
this Government Intends Jto take and the
latter responded giving the Government's
position as stated.
Taft's Instructions Positive.
Secretary Taft's instructions were that
time cannot be given for the repairs of
the Injuries received "in. battle and that
the vessels therefore cannot be repaired
unless Interned until the war is over.
It Is fully expected hero that Ad
miral Enqulst will decide to Intern his
Sshlps. and orders have been Issued for
Admiral Train to take Charge of the
details of - Internment, If the Russian
Government decides to follow this, pol
icy. The President's decision Is, It Is said
here, in accordance with the best naval
opinion and is in pursuance of the policy
of strict neutrality followed by the Wash
ington Government from the beginning
of the war. it Is specifically declared
that there Is "no Intention to show the
slightest favoritism In the matter, and
everything possible will be done for the
comfort of the wounded Russians. The
ships when Interned will, of course, be
allowed to be put In habitable -condition
and such repairs as are necessary to keep
them afloat will be allowed-
Seeretary Taft cabled the following In
structions to- Governor Wright at Manila
regarding l&e sAij:
"Time' cannot be given foryt&e repair ef
the Injuries received In battle. Therefore
the vessels cannot, be repaired unless In
terned until the end of hostilities."
Can't Repair Damage of- Battle.
It was stated that if- the.- Russian ves
sels agreed to leave Manila In their pres
ent condition they are welcome to do'so,
but as It does not appear that they suf
fered from any damage by the sea or
storm this Government will be obliged
to take tho position as' outlined.
The decision of the President was- an
nounced after conferences 'with Secre
taries Morton and Tatt. As soon as Sec
retary Taft returned to the War Depart
ment, he made public the substance of
his Instructions to Governor Wright, who
Is the medium of communication between
the Washington Government and Admiral
Eaqulst- Rear-Admiral Converse, chief
of the Bureau of Navigation, personally
took charge of the, preparation of Instruc
tions to Rear-Admiral Train, who Is to
be in supreme charge of the details of
Internment, this belngthe practice fol
lowed when the Lena put Into port at
San Francisco, and was Interned under
the direction of the commandant of the
Mare Island Navy-Yard. It Is expected
that Admiral Enqulst will "forthwith de
cide to Intern, In view of the bad condi
tion of his vessels.
WARNING SENT TO ENQUIST
Russian Admiral Awaits Orders.
Japanese Warship Near Manila.
MANILA. June 5. Major-Gcncral
Corbln at 10 o'clock this morning re
turned the call of Rear-Admiral En
qulst. Upon his leaving the Russian
flagship, a salute of thirteen guns was
Executive Officer Ferguson boarded
the Russian flagship today and deliv
ered to Rear-Admiral Enqulst the ulti
matum from Washington that he must
either sail at the expiration of 24
hours or dismantle his ships. Enqulst
is awaiting- instructions from St. Pet
ersburg. Repairing has been com
menced on the ships.
A two-funneled warship, believed to
be a Japanese vessel, has been sighted
northwest of Luzon. It Is headed
COUIiD NOT ESCAPE ANYHOW
If Russian Cruisers Repair, Japanese
Would Capture Them.
ST. PETERSBURG. June 3 (7:45 P. M..
Both the Foreign Office and the Admi
ralty say -the decision whether to disarm
the three Russian cruisers at Manila or
effect repairs there and endeavor to reach
a Russian port -was left In Admiral En
qulst's hands . to determine according to
his best JudgWnt. Little doubt was felt
that the cruisers will be Interned until the
end of the war. as before the repairs
which Enqulst cables are imperative
could be effected a Japanese nquadron
would be off Corregtdor Island waiting to
capture or sink them.
The Admiralty has given out a cabled
statement pf the dead and wounded on
Concluded oh Pace 4;)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAVS Partly cloudy with probablr
showers. Westerly winds.
YESTERDATS Maximum temperature. C2
deg-.; minimum. 53. Precipitation. 0.07 of
War In .the Far East.
Roosevelt's decision about Russian warahfps
at Manila. Page 1.
Russian cruisers In China Sea and Japanese
squadron In pursuit. Page 1.
More particulars of naval battle. Page 1.
Roosevelt confers with Japanese Minister on
peace terms. Page 3.
Powers support Rooosevelt's mediation, but
Japan has raised terms and Russia will
not yield. Page i.
Trepoff given supreme power to suppress re
form agitation and other ministers re
sign. Page 1.
Zemstvo Congress forbidden and members
threaten revenge. Page 4..
Journalists demand national assembly.
Workmen plan general strike. Page 4.
King Alfonso given ovation Iri London.
Moroccan crisis will not go before congress
of' powers. Page C
Ambassador Reld received by'KIng Edward.
President creates Maury forest reserve In
Oregon. Pae 4.
Engineer Xeirelt starts to Inspect - Irriga
tion work. Page 4. , .
Mote ' Equitable directors resign and de
nounce management. Page
Big profit mads by Hill family on Northern
Securities stock. Pago.
.Race riot In South Carolina. Page 3.
Shea, leader of Chicago strikers, arrested.
Judge Grcstcup renders Important decision
on rights of witnesses. Page 4.
Pacific Coast. .
Knights' of Columbus gather in National
convention at Los Angeles. Page 5.
Clackamas County bar Indorses T. A. Mc-
Bride for Federal Judgeship. Page 5.
Salem Methodist minister protests on pay.
ment'of state money to Catholic- Retuga
Home. Page 5.- ,
Oregon State Engineer will gauge, the water
of the Willamette and tributaries. Page 5.
Commercial and Marine.
First cantaloupes received sell at high price.
- Page 13.
Barley stocks In state nearly exhausted.
Sharp decline in cheese. Page -13.
ButteV war on In California. Page 13.
I Wheat closes weak and lower at Chicago.
Stock trading congested In few Issues.
Cable from underwriters decides fate of Ei
der. Page 4.'
Iwlsi aad Clark Exposition.
Admissions Moaday at the Fair 0733. Page
Three Oregon cities have a day at the Ex
position. Page 12.
Pertlaad aad Vicinity.
Dr. Harry Lane Is elected Mayor. Page 1.
Dr. .Lane modestly declares that the prin
ciple he represented and not his own per
sonality won him the election. Page 1.
Governor Pardee and staff received aboard
the revenue cutter McCulIoch by Captain
J. C Cant we 11 with due hono'rs. Page 12.
Preliminary hearing in land-fraud cases will
begin shortly. Page 7.
Plans for East Side High School are ac
cepted. Page 7. "
Cut on one-way rate from Missouri River
suggested at meeting of Transcontinental
Passenger Association. Page 12.
Plan to pat fleet of boats on the upper river
1 belar developed. Page 14."
511 PB EM E POWER
Czar Hands Him Dic
tator's Club. -'
WILL- BRUSH ALL AGITAT10M
Ministers, Taken . by Surprise,
Resign in. Chagrin. ;
MEANS WAR TO BITTER END
Ukase, Instigated by Aged Procura
tor, May Bo Precursor of Nation
al Assembly Revolt May
Be Answer of People. J
ST. PETERSBURG. June 6. (3:03 A. M.)
Emperor Nicholas" ukase virtually creat
ing Governor-GeneralTrepoff dictator has
given rise to a mighty sensation. It Is
the Imperial recognition of the crisis In
the Internal affairs' of Russia and In
stinctively Tecalls the step taken by tho
Emperor's grandfather. Alexander II. Im
mediately jitter the attempt to blow up
the Winter palace in 1SS0.' when he ap
pointed a Commission of Public Safety
headed by General Lorls Mellkoff. except
that the position of General Trepoff will
be more analogous to that occupied by
Lorls Mellkoff when, later In the same
year, he was appointed Minister of the In
terior with full control of tho police.
"Reaction and suppression" doubtless
will be the quick Interpretation put upon
the Emperor s act as soon as It becomes
known to the Liberals. Burled In the col
umns of the Official Messenger and com
ing almost without warning, the ukase Is
not yet generally known, but to the In
itiated the future of Constantlne Petro
vitch Pobledonostseff. chief procurator of
the Holy Synod, looms large. Behind the
scenes the old man remains as stern and
as uncompromising as ever. He left what
many believed to be hte dying bed last
Thursday and went to Tsarskoe-Selo,
where he spent almost the entire day with
The decision to place In the hands of
the strongest executive In Bussla, which
Trepoff Is universally recognized as being,
the power to crush with an Iron grasp
the political agitation which has brought
Russia almost to the brink of revolution,
according to public belief, Is the fruit of
Pobledonostseff's visit, for, so far as can
be learned, not a single" one of the Em
peror's ministers was In the secret. The
ukase came like a bolt from a clear sky.
Ministers Resign in Chagrin.
M. Boullgan. Minister of the Interior,
could not face the humiliation and Im
mediately resigned-, and It Is believed other
ministers will follow suit. Count Lams
dorff has also placed his resignation In
the hands of the Emperor, it Is said, and
he" will be succeeded by M. Muravlef.
Ex-Mlnls?er of Justice, and now Ambas
sador at Rome. Admiral Alexleff has also
demanded the acceptance of Tils demission.
To find a precedent for the resignation of
a minister as a protest against Imperial
action It Is necessary to go back, to the
resignations of Ministers Lorls Mellkoff.
Mllutin and Ignatleff, when, after the as
sassination of Alexander II, Alexander III
repudiated the liberal policy of his father
by Issuing his famous manifesto, affirm
ing the maintenance of the .autocracy and
'of orthodoxy, which stirred the chancel
lories of Europe to their depth3 and which
has lasted until the present liberal agita
M. Sturmer. an extreme reactionary.
who belongs to the Von Plehve school,
It la commonly reported at this writing,
will succeed M. Boullgan as Minister of
the Interior, but It matters little who
may succeed to that portfolio, as Its
bolder would be a subordinate to General
Trepoff in all matters 'affecting politics.
May Be Preface to Reforms.
In spite of the popular Interpretation,
however, that Trepoft's appointment
means repression and reaction to tho
bitter end, the latter -conclusion by no
means follows, as It was under Lorls
MeHkofTs dictatorship that the reform
programme of Alexander II was worked
out. The same thing may prove true In
this case- Indeed, among the contradic
tory rumors which are current' In the
city, on? 13 that the ukase will be
coupled with the Immediate calling of a
Zemsky Sobor, but nothing Is definitely
known and the Emperor's most Influential
friends are not aware what stand he
will take. Whatever he may do. It Is
now apparent that the Emperor has de
cided that the hands of. the governmerit
shall no longer be forced by political
agitation, and that the legislative as
sembly shall bear the hall mark of Im
perial fashioning and not that of popular
The decision of the Emperor- was un
doubtedly precipitated by the Russian
disaster in the Sea. of Japan, as Liberals
and" Radicals everywhere were preparing
to make the best possible use of It In
furthering their wishes. The government
also will be threatened with peace- dem
onstrations, the first of which was to
be a big meeting of Zemstvolsts at Mos
cow today, which General Trepoff as his
first act prohibited.
Explosion May "Result.
" On th.e surface of things, .therefore.
It looks ominously like the placing of
Trepoff at the helm to . deal with the
Internal crisis which the determination
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