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BLOOD MUST FLOW
Russian Revolutionists Try
ST. PETERSBURG IN FULL PANIC
Streott Aro Dosertad Except for tho
Troops and Lights Aro Out
Shops Are Closing.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 28. That tho
present situation cannot end without
bloodshed Is tlio conviction prevailing
in tho higher government circles, which
from moment to moment are expecting
a conflict between tho troops and th
revolutionists in St. Petersburg, and
nows of trouble in the provinces, cspec
ially nt Kharkoff, which has been do
clared in a state of siege. Governors
havo been instructed to tako all neces
sary precautions to preserve onlr.
One of tho most important members
of the emperor's council received tho
Associated Press representative today
and said, with overj evidenco of deep
"Tho situation is a grievous and
painful one, and I see no way out of it
except by the employment of armed
force. Please do not misunderstand
mo. I look upon the prospect with
tears, but it is becoming more and more
evident that tho troops will bo com
pelled to fire. I can sco no other pos
Bible outcome The revolutionists and
terrorists are absolutely bent on forcing
a conflict npon us, and nothing we can
do will satisfy them. The extension of
the suffrage nnd tho right of assembly
will be nothing to them. They are de
termined to have bloodshed and wo
cannot avoid the issue. It is a fright
fnl disease from which Russia is suffer
ins. and sad and painful as it is. tho
government must act with force."
In the city, in spite of tho abtenco of
disorders, there is a condition of actual
panic. Half of the population is com
pelled to rely on candles or kerosene
lamps for light, while the street lamps
in a largo part of the city have been
The s.reets aro deserted except for
the squads of infantry and cavalry
which are everywhere.
The shops begin to cloeo in the after
noon in even the Morskaia, Kevsk) and
other central streets. Many of the in
habitants shot themselves in their
houses, scarcely venturing out to-make I
necessary purrunsco o iuuu, uitu una
mounted to famine prices.
GREAT INCREASE IN TRADE.
and Internal Movements ot
Grain and Cattle.
Washington, Oct. 28 Decided in
creases in trade movements aro shown
during September, as well as in the
total for the nine months of this year,
compared with periods of last year by
summaries issued by the department of
Commerce and labor. The grain ex
ports for the nine months this year
amounted to 105,210,003 bushels, as
compared with 48,573,700 for the same
months last year. This year the corn
exports have been 82,763,212 bushels,
as compared with 34,441,771 bushels
for the corresponding months last year.
The September" exports of grain this
year amounted to more than 10,000,
000 over September of 1004;.
The domestic movement of trade dur
ing September shows the same in
creases. Nearly 2,000,000 head of live
stock arrived at five of the largest dis
tributing centers in excess of Septem
ber a year ago, while the increase in
the receipts of grain in 12 important
interior centers aggregated over 27,
000,000 bushels more than the corres
ponding month last year.
Smashed by Runaway Car.
New York, Oct. 28. A runaway
street car on tho new Williamsburg
suspension bridge across the East river
today caused the injury of 25 persons,
two of them ' being fatally hurt, For
1,000 feet down the incline on the
Manhattan approach of the bridge a
Christopher street car ran with its
brakes out of order until it hit and
demolished a standing Fourteenth
street car. It was 10 minutes before
the broken roof, sides and floor of this
car could be taken off from the last
passenger undor the wreckage.
Warned to Avoid Friction.
Washington, Oct. 28. While the
most vital points in thu Newfoundland
fisheries controversy apparently have
been settled, a letter from Secretary
Hoot to Secretary Shaw, made public
today, points out thut there is still
ground for possible friction and ex
presses a wish thut In the negotiations
now in progress fishermen and local au
thorities avoid any precipitate action in
the assertion of what they conceive to
bo their rights.
Sun Spotted on Puget Sound.
Tacoma, Oct. 28. From Puget sound
points a largo spot on the sun was
clearly visible today. A heavy fog
this morning caused tho sun to appear
ni a red ball alout the size of a dinner
plate, and the' spot was very distinct,
about tho size of a dollar. As tho fog
liftoJ, people viewed tho strango sight
through smoked glasses.
FEAR PARALYZES CAPITAL.
General TrepofF Placed In Command
of at. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Oct. 27 8t. Peters
burg was in n panic today, but to n
largo extent without reason. The most
sensational ruinorh wero in circulation,
nnd tho shopkeepers on all except n few
of tho principal streets closed their
stores and boarded up tho doors nnd
windows, while poncolul minded inhab
itants kept within doors. Anxiety was
evidenced In tho whole ntmosp cro of
tho city, but so far nothing hns oc
curred to justify these fears. There
wero no disorders.
General Trepoft , who has been placed
In command of tho 8t. Petersburg gar
rison, nnd given an additional division
of rolnforcemo'its, declares that ho Is
amply ablo to maintain order and tho
police nro allowing tho strikers to vent
thoir enthusiasm bo as to avoid a
ilntnmiRtrntlnn. General Trenoft in
structed tho police not to interfere with
tho parades so long ns they wero or
derly, but he gave notlco tonight that
ho was prepared to copo firmly with
any disturbance. no nan prinieti in
all tho evening popers a notification
that tho troops would tomorrow bo or
dered to use ball cartridges in caso
there should be nuy outbreak.
Tho situation, however, cannot bo
regarded as much Improved. Tho
strikers at their meetings today were
as determined as ever to continuo the
strike and tho full force of the govern
ment railroad battalions is almost help
less in the face of the general strike on
the railroads. Tho most encouraging
feature of tho situation is the absence
of any widespread disorder.
DEMAND SMOOT BE EXPELLED.
Petition of Two Million Women Will
Go to Congress.
Philadelphia, Oct. 27. .More than
2,000,000 women, representing the
leading women's organizations of the
United States, have adopted n memor
ial calling for the unseating of United
States Senator Heed "moot. This was
announced by the executive committee
of the National Congress of Mothers
which met here today. This memorial
will be presented when congress con
venes. United action was decided upon
at a meeting of the executive commit
tee of the National League of Women's
Organizations, which was held in New
York yesterday. The women declare
that Heed Smoot, who Is an apostle
and in direct line for the Mormon pres
ident, has pledged first allegiance to
the Mormon hierarchy, which has
broken faith with tho government
Smoot, the women declare, controls thu
vote of eight other senators, and fear
ing that his power will increase, they
ask thnt action be taken at tho conven
ing of conern-s.
,U.waa.decldcdi,to..b.oM,,Uie next na
Wntl,,rongrre,9,"drmoti?e'rs at IA'n-
geles May 7, 8, 0 and 10, 11)00.
THINK RUSSELL WILL WIN.
France Hopes He Will Settle Dispute
Paris, Oct. 27. Tho officials here
are gratified at the action taken by the
American government in instructing
its minister at Caracas to endeavor to
arrange the Franco-Venezuelan diplo
matic incident, and are hopeful of the
success of Minister Rutse'l's t-fforte,
which Are similar to those of the
French minister at Morocco in behalf
of Ion Perdicaris.
It is said that Mr. Pusscll's repre
sentation will take the form of show
ins President Castro that It Is the de
sire of the United States to have the
French controversy adjusted. The ques
tion which it is necessary to adjust is
the withdrawal of the offensive nrtion
taken by the government of Venezuela
toward M.Talgny, the French charge
Thereafter the question of compen
sating the French Cable company for
its los'es, and redress for expulsion
from Venezuela, of M. Brun, thu man
ager of tho company, remuiu to be utb
justed. No difficulty is apprehended
in arranging the commercial features of
the case, if President Castro first cor
rects his discourtesy toward the repre
sentative of the French government.
Albers' Sentence Stands.
Washington, Oct. 27 Official infor
mation comes to the State department
from Nicargaua that the so-called Leon
court has confirmed the decision of the
lower court in the case of the American
citizen, Albers, and has fixed his sen
tence at 32 months Imprisonment. Al
bers will take an immediate appeal to
the Supreme court at Managua. Tho
State department has instructed Mr.
Merry, the American minister to Nica
ragua, to send his secretary of legation,
J. G. Bailey, to Managua to observe
the progress of the case.
More Taxes for Poor Germany.
Berlin, Oct. 27. The committee of
the bundesrath has accepted thu plun of
Baron von Stengel, secretary of the im
perial treasury, for increaeo oi tho lir
perial revenues. These plana embrace
an inheritance tax, which, however,
will not affect the husbands or wives
und descendants of decedents, and an
extension ot tho taxes on tobacco and
bee. An increase of the stamp tax on
the listing of and sales of stocks is also
Mall Service Is Stopped.
Washington, Oct. 27. The State de
partment received a cablegram from
Mr. Edly, the American charge d'
affairs at St. Petersburg, stating that
owing to tho railroad strike mail com
munication was cut off from St. Petersburg.
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UKLUUft oi ail I! i;ino ur INICACOl
GUIDE TO OREGON ELECTORS.
Secretary of Stnto Issues Compilation
of Stnto Laws.
Salem Salem nnd a number of other
Oregon towns which hnvo elections In
Deceiiilier hnvo overlooked thu fact that
nominations nro required to bo mndo In
nccordaiico with thedirect primary law.
In Salem tho direct primary wns not
thought of until n few days beforo the
time for tiling petitions had expired.
Some of the petitions tiled by ltcpubll
cans bear tho signatures of Democrats,
Although tho law requires thnt every
man signing such a petition must assort
that ho Is n member of tho political
patty named In the petition.
Section 0 of tho direct primary law
provides thnt in cities holding their
municipal elections on a day other than
tho date oi a general election, tlio pri
mary election shall be held on tho 30th
day preceding tho day of tho municipal
election. Petitions (or nomination for
city otlices must bo tiled 15 days beforo
the date of the primary election.
Secretary of State Dunbar hns recent
ly Issued In pamphlet form a complete
compilation of Oregon election laws
and will mall a copy free to Any person
requesting the same.
Sawmill at Dallas.
Dallas Tho proposition of Georgo V.
Cone, of St. Johns, Ore., to build A
lumber mill In Dallas with a capacity
of 5,000 feet per hour has been accept
ed, with but very slight modifications.
It is understood work will commence At
onco on both mill and pond. When
tliij mill Is completed, Dallas will hnvo
within her corporate limits three mills,
and already there aro four others In
territory tributary to the Polk county
seat. Mr. Cone's proposition wns put
before tho business people at a meeting
and met with almost unanimous suc
cess. Negotiations hnvo btcn brought
to an end and now nothing remains, It
Is stated, but tho formal signing of tho
University Needs Money.
University of Oregon, Eugene Only
a rough shed will be used to house tho
timber testing machine which . has
been en exhibition in the Forestry nnd
Irritation building of tho United
States government building at tho Lew-
Is and Clnrk exposition, the reason
assigned being a lack ot funds. The
unlversitv asked an appropriation tor
this purpose at the last session of tho
Miniature, but it was denied. In a
rouch shed, therefore, will be con
ducted tho testa which will be part of
the enulneerln- courso at the unlvers
lty. In othe- departments, It H stated,
there will s similar, but less ap
parent entor-ment ot economy.
Governor Accepts Monument.
Salem On behalf of tho neoplo of
the state and tho Public dullding com
missioners. Governor Chamberlain has
addressed a letter to Vice President E.
E. K. McJImsey, of tho Missouri com
mission to the Lewis and Clark fair,
formally accepting the presentation ot
tho Missouri monument to the state,
and assuring the Micsuorl commission
that a prominent site on thecapltol
grounds would be selected for its erec
tion. Tho monument presented to
Oregon by Mirsouri Is known as tho
heroic Btatue and is situated Immedi
ately in front and to the left ot tho
Missouri building, recently destroyed
Corvallls Poultry Show.
Corvallis Committees are working
in earnest for tho big poultry' show to
be held here November 20 to December
2. Inclusive. lat year s snow was n
pronounced succor, toth in attendance
and financially. It Is the Intention oi
the incoming board to maku tho coming
show still better In every way. At tho
regular annual meeting of the Corvallls
Poultry association tho following ofll
cers were elected for tho ensuing year
Dr. Iiowen, president; Professor Lin
coin Klnseloy, vico president; Eugene
Frost Cuts Fruit Short.
Freowater The fruit packing homes,
of which there are threo here, have
finished their business for the season.
The fruit crop has been considerably
short ot tho usual yield on account of
the late spring frosts. The shipments
for tho season are as follows: 15,000
boxed ot strawberries, 2,000 crates of
cherries, 6,000 other berries, 6,000
boxes pears, 30 cars of prunes, 25 cars
of apples, 35 cars watermelons, 10 cars
onions, 6,000 boxes peaches and grapes.
During tho packing season 150 people
havo been given employment, receiving
wages to the amount of nearly $ 0,000.
Redmond Now On Map.
Bend Redmond postofllce was es
tablished last week, with Carl Eli ret as
postmaster. Service is dally by the
Prinevllle-SlBtera stage. Redmond is
a new townsito laid out by the Des
chutes Irrigation & Power company, in
tho desert on the main irrigating canal,
20 miles north of Bond. It is now
headquarters of the Deschutes Irriga
tion Si Power company, tho offices and
commissary having been removed to
that point from Bend.
New Clothes for Convicts.
Salem Within tho next few days
the prisoners at tho penitentiary will
be garbed In now uniforms ot a blue
gray color, minus tho stripes. Tho new
uniforms aro now being made in the
prison tailor shop. The solid color
uniform is an innovation, and at the
same time a concession to the well be
haved prisoners. Hereafter only re
fractory inmates will be obliged to wear
FiHST SHIPMENT OF COPPER.
Douglas Mining Firm Sends Throe
Tons to Tacoma Smaller.
Glondale Swnnk A Burnett hnvo
made the first shipment of copper tiro
ever sent from this vicinity to tho Tn
com a Bmeltlng company. Tho ship
ment consisted of thieo tons of tiro, es
timated to nveinge above 30 per cent
puiu copper, though n goodly pbrtluuut
It is upward oi -tn pr cent.
These men hnvo not nn extensive de
posit of this ore, but from such devel
opment of their property ns has been
mndo tho owners nro confident they
hnvo a vatuable mlno nnd thnt further
tunneling will develop nmorovxtenslvo
deposit, targe deposits of copper urn
hnvo been discovered in n numlivr of
places within a few miles of Glendalo,
tint so far none have been found thnt
warrant extensive development, though
It Is believed thnt such will yet lie dis
covered. Tho location ot tho deposit from
which tho above ore comes Is about 1H
miles east of Glendnle, on thu west ildo
of Green mountain, a mountain mined
and prospected for gold for tho Inst 20
years, more or less.
Rich Ledge In Mohawk Valley.
Eugeno Residents of tho Mohawk
valley, In tho vicinity ot Marcola,
About 20 miles northeast ot Eugene,
aro considerably excited over the dis
covery ot gold bearing quatrs In tho
hills in thnt locality. When pounded
with a hammer, gold In largo quanti
ties can bo seen in the quarts. Ex
perienced mining men say the ore Is
rich, nnd it tho ledge Is found to bo
extensive, there will bo n big tush ot
people there to secure claims. No
assays havo yet been made, but tho oro
takon out is apparently rich.
Libraries for Rural Districts.
Salem Miss Cornelia Marvin, secre
tary of tho Statu Library board, is ar
ranging circulating libraries to lie sent
to several rural districts. Owing to
the fact that tho legislature did not
provide any money for the purchase ot
books, Miss Marvin has to de;end on
the generosity ot friends ot the move
ment to provido libraries. Thirty
states maintain state library Ixinrda
and purchase books for circulation
among tho people.
Stamp Mill Next Spring.
Glendnle Willis Kramer, ot Mrytlo
Creek, was in Glendale a few days ago,
and said that he was preparing to place
a force ot men on his Whisky creek
properties for the winter, and would
Install a modern stamp mill in the
spring. Mr. Kramer is now associated
with his two brothers, nd they havo
tho mineral and the money with which
to develop it. This mlno Is about two
miles from tho famous Gold Bug mine.
Bringing Sheep From Mountains.
Pendleton Sheepmen i.ro now com
mencing to drive in their (locks from
the mountain ranges, which in some
localities are already covered with
snow. On tho ranges close in they aro
being left, because the recent rains
have improved pasturage and sheep
will do well for some time.
Ranchmen After Supplies.
Pendleton The Grant county ranch
men are now coming into this city for
their winter supplies, some ot whom
came a distance ot over 100 miles, re
quiring several days to makn tho trip.
They report a hard ttmo coming llirougu
snow and mud over tho mountain
Wheat Club, 76c per bushel j
blueslem, 7778c; valley, 7376e.
Oats No, 1 white feed, $25
25 60; gray, $24 60(3-5 per ton.
Barley Km d. $21; browing, $21.60;
Ryo $1 401.45 percental.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $140
15 per ton; valley timothy, $11(312;
clover, 800; grain hay, $80.
Fruits Apples, $lj91.75 per box;
peaches, C076c per crate; huckleber
ries, 7c per pound; pears, $1.26l 60
per box; crahspples, $1 per box; grapes,
muscat, 76cl per box; Tokay, 76c
011.30; black, flOcQIl ; Concords, 16c;
quinces, $1 per box.
Vegetables Beans, l4c per pound;
cabbage, llc per pound; cauliflow
er, 76c per dozen; celery, 76c per doz
en; corn, 05c per sack; cucumbers, 10
(316c per dozen; pumpkins, ilc,
tnmatoet. 3040c per crato; squash,
4lc per pound; turnips, 00c$l per
sack; carrots, 05Q75c per sack; beets,
86cf 1 per sack.
Onions Oregon yellow Danvers, $1
Q1.25 per tack.
Potatoes Oregon fancy, 70c per
sack; common, 66300c; Merced sweets,
$1.00 per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery, 25030c.
Egxe Oregon ranch, 20(3 30c.
Poultry Average old hens, 11)4(3
12o; young roosters, 10llc;
springs, ll(312Kcj dressed chickens,
12K14c; turkeys, live, J70Hc;
geese, live, 80c; ducks, 14014J.C
Hops Oregon, 1006, cholco, 11
12Jtfc; olds, 010o.
Wool Eastorn Oregon average best,
19021c; lower grados down to 16c,
according to shrinkage; valloy. 26(3
27c per pound; mohair, cholco, 30o.
Beef Dressed bulls, 1(3 2c per
pound; cows, 804c; country steere,
Veal Dressed, 307c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 0J7c per
pound'; ordinary, 46o; lambs, 70
Pork Dressed, 07o per pound.
COMING CHANGES IN CABINET.
Moyor to Succeed Uonnpnrto Whan
Lnltar Succeeds Moody,
Chicago, Oct. 25. J-A dispatch to tho
Tribune from Washington, I), 0, snynt
Soon after tho return of President
RooHovult to Washington from his
Southern tour thuro will ho n renewal
ot thu rumors regarding Impending
changes In tlui cabinet, nnd within s x
months after tho reopening ot congrewt
it Is iiuiio than likely that the com
plexion ot tho cabinet will bo cone
This dues mil menu thnt every out) ot
tho present ct.hlnet members will go
out, hut there -will ho two or three new
members nnd probably threo radical
changes In position before thu close ot
thu current fiscal year.
Beorotary fchnw Is to go out of tho
cabinet of his own motion ns n prellti
Inary to his formal entry Into tin. pres
idential race. Thu vacancy will bo
filled, according to tho present outlook,
by tho transfer of Postmnitur General
Attorney General Moody has been
expecting to resign for somu time, lie
remains at thu head of the Department
ot Justice Inrgoly, It nut entirely, thnt
ho may carry on the prosecution ol tho
beef trust cases. Mis place probably
will 1h tilled by Charles J. Itonnparto,
tho present secretary of thounvy. This,
In turn, will create another vacancy,
ami tho new head of the unvy, accord
ing to tho present slate, will bo George
von L. Meyer, the present ambassador
to Et. Petersburg,
MAY ISOLATE CAPITAL.
Strikers 1 hreaten to Tie Up St. Pe
tersburg Unlets Given Suffrage.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 25. Tho gov
ernment resumed railroad service on a
few roads today, hut under great diffi
culty. Tho decision of thu railroad
men nt n meeting hero tonight to de
clare a general strike has Immensely
complicated tho problem. Trains lelt
for Moscow today over tlm Mchnlnl
road, hut tho pan-sun a were notified
that communication wns guaranteed
only as fsr as Tver.
Several attempts were matin today to
Interrupt communication by telegraph
anil telephone out of Moscow, ami tho
olllces hail to Ik vunrdrd by Cscki.
Persons wishing to semi messnges hail
to fight their way through crowds of
strikers, and in many tales wero se
The strike has taken a violent turn
In a number of cities, iroin which re
port come ol encounters between mobs
anil the police and troops.
Agrarian disorders havo broken out
In the province ot Samara. The troops
sent to Kharhoft include a detachment
ot artillery, indicating that the situa
tion there la quit ocilou.
Tho executive committee nt the
League of fugues hat adopted resold
tlonsuuiylng that tho present moment
was favorable for a general strike of alt
the professions, and recommending doc
tors, lawyers, engineers anil all other
members of constituent organizations to
cease all professional activity.
TO ISOLATE QERMANY.
Orltlth Ambassador Opens Negotia
tions with Russia.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 25. Sir Charles
Hardlnge, the British ambassador, In
tends to leave for London tomorrow on
a mission in connection with tlio pro
posed Anglo-Russian entente. Great
Britain apparently Is oxtrcmul) desir
ous of taking advantage of tho present
opportunity to effect a complete under
standing with Russia covering ques
tions relating to Tibet, tho Indian fron
tier and Persia, and to thus prevent n
rapprochement of Germany nnd Russia.
Shpuld the proposed entente bo reach
ed, Germany will bo Isolated.
Great Britain is understood to bo
willing to tnko thu Initiative, and Am
bassador Hardlnge tcday had an audi
ence with thu emperor on tho subject,
which was described at tho British
embassy as "satisfactory."
Russian sentiment as to tho advisa
bility of an Anglo-Russian understand
ing at this time is divided. It is
warmly supported in somu quarters,
and bitterly opposed in others.
8eek Concessions In Russia.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 25. Anticipat
ing a "big Induttrlnl ruvlvnl In Russia
as tho result of tho close of tho war,
there h an Influx of foreigners seeking
commercial opportunities and conces
sions, including a liberal sprinkling of
Americans, who believe the timo is es
pecially propitious for them, A repre
sentative ot an American syndicate has
submitted elaborato plans for tho pro
jected raliroad connecting trans-Caucasia.
Central Asia and Tashkend with
the trans-Siberian ami Tomsk lino, Tho
road would cost $16,000,000.
Mora Lands Aro Reserved.
Washington, Oct. 25. A further ad
dition to tho Cascade forest resorvo was
mado today by tho withdrawal from
entry of 8,320 acres in township 4,
range tl, a few miles southeast of Port
land, Theflo lands, like those with
drawn from entry yesterday, aro chiefly
valuable for timber, nnd include all
tho vacant public lands in sections 2,
4, 0, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 25
and 20. Theso lands am still subject
to mineral entry.
Holds tho.Emperor Guilty,
London, Oct. 25. Tho correspondent
of tho Dally Telegraph at Shanghai says
a roport Is circulated at Peklu, accord
ing to which tho dowager empress has
imprisoned tho emperor tor alleged
connection with tho recent bqmb out
rago at a railroad station thero.
MUST HAVE LIBERTY
Willi! Will Tnho tho Helm anil
Seek to Rule Storm.
CZAR MAY LEAVE THE EMPIRE
Social Ravolt Shakes Russia Front'
End to End St. Petersburg
Cut Off by Strikers.
Ht. Petersburg, Oct. 211. Confronted
by a situation morn serious than nuy
sliicu the beginning uf tho political unit
social upheavnl of Russia, which nt (ho
time this dispatch Is filed, shows no
signs ot rthiolltirallon, tho empcror'n
ministers, under the leadership ot
Count Wltte, spent almost nil ol yes
terday In conferences In tho hope of
finding somu way out of the crisis Into
which tho revolutionists hnvo cast tho
country. Tho general strike mi tho
railroads Is complete except In n few
border provinces, mid Ht. Petersburg,
Moscow and other lnrgu cities nro al-
mtisl ns closely beleaguered ns If they
wero Invested by hcslrglng armies. At
tho same timo thu Industrial strike linn
assumed lnrgu dimensions and the tur
bulent elements lit several localities
nrn forming ohii rcslstnncn to tho
troops. Tho ministers who hail been
In session during the tiny resumed their
meeting after a short Interval fur din
net mid continued deliberations until
long alter midnight. Tho result of
theso dolll ration Is not known.
After a night of Inexpressible terror,
Russia today Is plunged Into the deep,
est gloom. Following the declaration
by tlio workingmen yesterday afternoon
of n general strike to reinforce the rail
way itriko which lis paralyzed tho in
dustry of tho country, rioting nnd
licet lighting kept the city In a stntiv
of terrlblo uurcstnll Inut night. What
makes thu Hunt Ion seem hopeless In
that thu crisis, apparently, I not yet
So serious nrn tho condition that It
In said tho cssr will soon leave Russia,
paying a two months' visit to Den
mark, Tho rzar's visit will ho osten
sibly to recupernto from the strain of
the Inst two year. In reality, It In
jnld, those behind thn government de
sire him out of tho way and in n plneo
of safety should an uprising evolvo
Itself out of tho present labor dllllcul-
tfct. Count Wltte, according to In
formation f'om l'cterhof, will hold an
olllco equivalent to that of rcgcul dur
ing the abcnc ot tho emMirnr, and
will hold full power a head of thtv
REFORM PUOLtO LAND l'aws,
Time It Opportune for Congress lo
Act at Coming Session.
Washington, Oct. 2(1. Thero Is somo
doubt in thu mind of members of thn
Public IjiiiiIs commission n to their
nblltly to makn a final rexirt to the.
president before congress convenes on
December 4, but thero Is little doubt
that tho president, in hi annual mes
sage, will forcibly remind emigres that
it ha a duty to nirfoiin In redrafting
some of the public land law which nro
now o drawn n to foster nnd encour
age fraud. If tho Public I-uids com
mission make it Inst report during
tlio coming session, tho president will
send that report to congress with a
special message, and will renew nnd re
inforce what lie Iim to say on thai sub
ject at tho opening ot tho session.
Tho president I morn determined
than ever beforo to have the laud law
invited, especially the laws that permit
thu disposal of timber land nt n nom
inal price, and which, furthermore,
offer so many opportunities to specula
tor ami thieve. In light of tho con
victions nt i'or.tlnml nnd of other con
victions soon likely to follow, both in
Washington and In Portland, It would
seem thnt the coming session I tho
piopor timo for land law reform. With
several notable example of land thieve
clearly fixed In the public mint), then
will bo more Incentive to remodel tho
laws now than n year or two hence,
Will Approve Separation Oill.
Paris, Out. 20. Tlio senate commit
too on tho separation ot church and
statu hns considered tho program for
tho discussion of tho hill nt tho opening
ot tho senate on October 30. Tho
chairman has submitted a draft of tho
report, setting forth tho necessity far
thu abolition of tho concordat nnd tho
resumption of the slnto's complete po
llco powers over all civil and religious
organizations. Tho roport approves
tho hill, which has already pasied the
chamber of deputies, ab ensuring liber
ty ot conscience.
Shontt III From Overwork.
Washington, Oct. 20. Chnlrmnn
Shunts, of thu Isthmian Canal com
mission, has been confined to his resi
dence in this city for several days, al
though yesterday ho had been transact
ing tho morn Important business con
cerning tho canal. Secretary Tuft
called on Mr. Shouts this morning, hut
did not iiudurtnko to discuss canul
affairs. Mr. Shouts has been working
hard nnd hit indisposition is duo to
tho closo attention to business.
Not Seeking Presidency.
Washington, Oct. 2. Tim Post to
morrow will say: Secretary Tuft has
announcod: "I hnvo no intention of
resigning from thu cabinet to mako a
campaign for tho presidency, and, fur
thermore, I havo no Intention whatovor
ot making a campaign for tho olllco nt
tho uatlou'a chief executive"