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THE DALLES, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1894. .
A STARTLING STORY
The Czar of Eussia is Being
Slowly Poisoned. V
THE CLASH OF CHURCH AND STATE
They Succeed in Subduing a Powerful
Hottentot Chief Kesult of Bel
glum Elections A.meer of At-
' gbanlstan Sick. ''
Minneapolis, Oct. 15. Dr. George F.
Schmidt, -a German traveler, now in
Minneapolis, has received secret dis
patches from St. Petersburg, which
throw a strong light on the crisis in
European politics caused by the impend
ing death of the czar. These dispatches
came written in sympathetic ink on ap
parently a blank piece of paper. An ap
plication of heat brought out strange
stenographic characters, which the doc
tor readily translated for the Associated
Press, as follows :
"The czar is lying at the point of death
The excitement in the the highest cir
cles of Eussia is tremendous. It is un
derstood in wide circle in Russia that
the czar's Bickness was brought about by
systematic means, and that hia death
will not be a natural one. It is on ac
count of that journals contradict the
. fact of the czar 'a sickness. There is ft
party that wants the czarowitz on the
throne. The czarowitz is of a cranky,
melancholy nature, and will institute the
most radical reforms throughout Russia,
and has already made plans for such
action. He is much hated by the clergy.
The patriarch of Moscow, who is at the
head of the Greek church, has traveled
about with the czar in order to persuade
him to put his second son on the throne
instead of the czarowitz. ; The. Greek
Catholic church of Russia is feverishly
excited. The Richsrath, or council of
the empire, is daily holding a secret
council. The Pan-Slavic party is with
the church and against the czarowitz,
who is a great friend of Germany.
Should the czar decide to place his sec
ond son upon the throne this would be
looked upon as a direct insult to Ger
many, and would be attended with most
serious results. The second son of the
czar is very infmical to Germany and
friendly to France. He is dreadfully
despotic, and in the highest degree head
strong, and a strong autocrat. It is
-feared on the deathbed of the czar
the church influence will succeed in in
ducing him to. call his seccond eon as
successor. . As this- second eon is very
hotheaded, he is not sure to remain on
the-throne without becoming seriously
involved in state troubles. The 88-year
. old patriarch of Moscow has bad two
conferences with the czar at his death'
bed, but no one knows the purport of
this talk. The second son of the czar is
very despotic, and opposed to the liberty
of the people, and of an envious nature,
He is a fine soldier!" fond of fight, a mar
tial fellow and very ambitious; He-is
the enemy of England, Germany, and
above all, America. He not only in
tends to increase the size of Asiatic Rub
sia, but will attempt the tremendous
task of bringing Behring straits under
Russian control and extending the em
pire in the direction of ' America. This
prince is by all odd one of the greates t
generals in Russia, having been with
Gonrka and Timaschiff,' and having
studied with the latter. All the cabinet
- of Europe are alarmed. It is. rumored
that the entrance of England Into the
dreibund, that is the triple alliance, is
abont to take place. Already between
Kussia and France secret relations have
? been entered into."
ur. bcnmiat is a second lieutenant tc
the Russian army, traveling on leave.
He is bound for Japan and the Orient.
The German Forces Victorious. : -
.Berlin, Oct. lo. A dispatch from
, Major Leotwein, imperial commissioner
of Southwest Airica, in command of the
expedition operating against the power
ful Hottentot chief, Henvik Withboi, an
nounces the latter has yielded to the
Germans, who have occujpied his strong
hold. Advices from .Wilfish bay, Sep
tember 25, announce that Major Leut
wem August 12 stormed Chief Witboi's
camp. Witboi escaped and subsequently
sent messages with offerings of peace to
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
U VVV.. :
the German commander. During the
engagement ' Lieutenant " Diestel and
eight German troopers were killed and
Edorffand 10 troopers were wonnded.
Witboi has been giving the Germans
trouble for a long time.
Bound to Bm Bullfight.
Pakis, Oct. 15. During" a bullfight in
Dax, south of France, yesterday, ah of
ficer escorted by policemen went to the
arena to stop the sport. He laid before
the directors a legal paper forbidding
the fight, but was ignored by them.
The toredors continued their work nn-
till they killed the bull, amid the cheers
and applause of the- epectators. ' After
the fight the crowd hustled the police
men and jeered the officer.. The town is
much excited this' evening, but no
violence has been reported. The govern
ment order prohibiting bullfighting was
proclamed late in September.
Fight With Mexican Employes.
Tuxpan, .Mexico,- Oct; 15. At the
vanilla plantation of G. B. Baskin, an
EnglishmanM80 miles distant, a desper
ate fight took place. Saturday. The
Mexican employes were not satisfied
with the superintendent, : who was an
American, and a number assaulted him.
The superintendent had a lew friends
among the laborers, who stood by him.
The foreman was badly wounded, and
four Mexicans killed. .
The Czars Condition.
London, Oct. 15. A dispatch from St.
Petersburg to the Times says the reports
that the czar is better are confirmed iy
advices from the best circles near his
majesty. On the other hand, the Vienna
correspondent of the Times hears that
the czar's condition is extremely un
Hay Prevent Diphtheria.
Berlin, Oct. 15. Professor Virschow
has expressed his opinion that the blood
serum discovered by Dr. ' Behring has
the effect' to protect the person taking it
from diphtheria for weeks, but says it
has not been demonstrated that it is a
The .Belgian Elections.
Brussels, Oct. 15. As far as can now
be judged in the elections for parliament,
to socialists. The Catholics lost seven
seats. Owing to the number of reballots
necessary, it is impossible to predict the
exact composition of the new chamber.
WASHINGTON LETTER. '
Flom our regular correspondent.
Washington, Oct. 12, 1894.
That the democratic party should be
traveling under false colors is nothing
new it has never made any other sort
of a campaign but the hypocrisy of Mr.
Cleveland's order, that prominent mem
ber of the administration should not
take the' stump, is under existing cir
cumstances extremely farcical to people
in Washington, who know the part that
the administration is taking in this cam
paign. : It is about as consistent as it
would be for the devil to take the road,
as an evangelist, and comes with poor
grace just after Secretary Hoke Smith,
has returned from bossing the state cam
paign in Georgia, which he came so near
losing as to give the democrats a scare
that they have 'not yet recovered from.
And it certainly does not gee with the
action of the pension office officials, who
are using all the machinery of that office
to make votes for democratic candidates
for congress ; nor with 1 the recent ex
posure of the efforts of the negro officials
composing the negro democratic league
to compel all . negroes holding federal
offices to be assessed for the benefit of
the democratic campaign fund.
.Speaking of campaign assessments, a
few remarks of Civil Service Commis
sioner Roosevelt, who is neyer afraid to
tell the truth, are in striking contrast
with the position that Mr. Cleveland
would like to have the country believe
his administration occupies. He said :
"We are having trouble witn the treas
ury department, due just now we are
having most trouble over. this matter of
political assessments. I don't recall any
non-presidential election year in which
we have had half so much. The recent
decision of the department of justice,
that a letter sent to a government - em
ploye requesting '" him . to contribute
money for campaign purposes' did not
come within the law prohibiting the
asking of funds for political reason b from
the clerks, has militated against, the
civil service commission in its efforts to
stop the foul business. The law, to my
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
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The success of Cotto
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' Look out for these. "All
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and all that's yellow is not
There is but one valuable
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mind, plainly covers cases where de
mands s for contributions are made by
letter ; but the attorney general thinks
differently. The commission is very
anxious to get a decision by the courts,
and it sometime ago requested the at
torney general to bring a test case, in
order to get a decision, but he has not
done so. Investigations have just been
ordered by the commission into two big
offices, outside of Washington , where the
employes are being called npon to sub
scriDe to campaign funde. It we can
get no other satisfaction we can at least
warn the clerks and employes that their
official positions will not be in any way
jeopardized by a refusal to accede to the
demands for contributions, and we shall
lay the matter as strongly as possible be'
fore the president and congress."
Mr. Cleveland must think the people
are easy to gull indeed, if be thinks he
can make them believe that the admin
istration is taking, no part in the cam
paign, in the face of the gathering at
Batavia, N. Y., of Secretaries Gresh'am,
Carlisle, Lament and Herbert, and
Postmaster General Bissell. It is all
very well to say" that they went to bear
Secretary Carlisle deliver his address on
Robert Morris,-an early secretary of the
treasury ; but everybody knows that
their principle object was to give the
New York campaign a boost. It is very
clear, that' Mr. Cleveland's order is
merely bit of democratic hypocrisy. '
The- Washington Statistical Associa
tion has no connection whatever with
politics, and for that very reason the
address of Judge Lawrence, condemning
the recent changes in the treasury de
partment, delivered at a meeting held by
the association this week, has attracted
general attention. It is gratifying to
your correspondent to have what he said
on this subject in last week's letter en
dorsed by such high authority as Judge
Lawrence, who said in his address:
"During the five years that I was first
comptroller of the treasury department.
I had some opportunity to study and ob
serve the 'operation of the system estab
lished by Alexander Hamilton, and in
successful operation ever since. Under
it frauds have been substantially im
possible. : The system in its practical
operation has been as nearly a perfect
safegard against fraud and error - as
human ingenuity could devise. The re'
cent act of congress based on the report
of the Dockery commission revolution
izes the whole of this system and opens
a wide door for frand and mistakes.
regard the change as a most dangerous
and vicious innovation, fruitful of mis
takes and fraud. s "
Senator Gallinger, of New Hampshire,
passed through Washington this weex
on his way home from South Dakota
where he has been making republican
speeches. He expressed confidence that
the republicans would carry South' !&
kota by an increased majority, and said
he was satisfied that the populists were
rapidly decreasing in the west.' Speak
ing of the general -result Senator-Gal-
linger said : "I expect every northern
state to go republican this fall, resulting
in a republican house of representa
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