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"x iim ill i ll it ii A WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO POLITICS, AGRICULTURE AND HOME LIFE Vol. 19. No. 946. Lincoln, Nebraska, July 26, 1906 Subscription $1.00 ON BRINK OF REVOLUTION The Russian Parliament Dissolved Czar to Convene Again March 5, 1907 St. Petersburg An imperial ukase has been promulgated dissolving par liament and fixing the time for the convocation of the newly elected as sembly as March 5, 1907. The condi tions for the new elections will be published later. Russia's first experiment in parlia mentary government came to an igno minious end, with - the promulgation of two imperial ukases, the first dis solving the present parliament and providing for the convocation of its successor on March 5, 1907, more than six months hence, and the second pro claiming the capital of Rus3;an and the surrounding province to be in a state of extraordinary security, which is only infinitesimaily divided from full martial law. This measure of safety is to provide for the outburst which undoubtedly will be provoked by this daring measure. It is now but a step to dictatorship. The texts of the two ukases, both of which are addressed in the stero typed form to the ruling senate are as follows: Text of the Ukases "According to paragraph 105 of the fundamental law we order the imper ial parliament dissolved and fix the time for the convocation of the newly elected parliament for March 5, 1907. "Regarding the time for the new elections to the imperial parliament we will later issue special indications. "The ruling senate will not fa'l to take proper measures to place this in effect. (Signed) "NICHOLAS." "Peterhof, July 21." The text of the second ukase fol lows: "In consideration of a report to the council of ministers presented to us regarding the necessity in the future for the preservation of order and pub lic safety in the city and province of St. Petersburg, we consider it nec essary to declare in the above city and province instead of the state of reinforced security which now pre vails there, a state of extraordinary security. The prefect of the city and the governor of the province are en trusted with the rights thereto ap pertaining. "The ruling senate will not fail to take proper measures to place this in to effect. (Signed) "NICHOLAS. '.'Peterhof, July 21." Step Backward for Russia There is little doubt that the order for convocation of the new assembly will still further postpone the time, unless the new parliament promises to be more amenable than the present. The delay in fixing the time for the new elections seems to indicate a de cision to change the present basis of suffrage to perhaps . a basis of uni versal suffrage, with which the ad visers of the emperor hope to swamp the educated liberals, the socialists and the workmen with the vast mass of peasantry. The only uncertainty is the coming storm-! when and where it will break. , See Danger in Delay The advocates of the "mailed fist" believe that by dissolving parliament and provoking a collision now they will find the revolutionary leaders not prepared for an uprising as at Moscow, whereas further delay would nearly give the revolutionists the time needed to organize and to. continue corruption of the army. There are no precedents in Russian history for the execution of an order of proroga tion, but Monday probably will find the Tauride palace in the possession of the military and the surrounding streets held by the emperor's guards. The constitutional democratic caucus adjourned before -the news was 're ceived, but the information already has reached the leaders of the party. voters were overwhelmingly for Berge everywhere. After the caucusses had been held and the result of the convention could plainly be seen Howard and his friends offered to compromise by al lowing Berge men to select a delega tion without opposition on the condi tion that they would not instruct them, but as five out of six of the delegates were for Berge, and as the sentiment in the county is be lieved to be practically unanimous fcr the Lancaster county statesman, the convention decided that it would be only justice to themselves and their constituents to send an instructed del egation which was done. The following resolutions introduced by C. M. Greuenther were, after a spirited contest, adopted by a vote of 103 to 20: "Resolved by the democratic party of Platte county, Nebraska, in con vention assembled, That we recognize SUBSCRIBE NOW THEf INDEPENDENT contains all the news of the State, , the Nation and the World in condensed form. The Agricultural Department is unsurpassed, containing all the latest up-to-date matter from highest authorities. Thor oughly reliable. Indispensable to farmers and stock raisers. POLITICAL The Independent is an exponent of democratic principles as taught by JEFFERSON and applied by BRYAN. They contain the solution of all ques tions that can arise in our politics. Interference with the SOVEREIGN WILL OF THE PEOPLE by corporations is treason, and cannot be tolerated. A department devoted to the HOME. Best MARXET REPORTS. Seven Subscriptions from now until after election for only One Dollar. Single Campaign Subscription 25 cents. Published Weekly. Sample Copies Free. Send for Samples. Subscribe Now. Address, THE INDEPENDENT, Lincoln, Nebraska. The Associated Press is informed that a meeting has been summoned for today to discuss procedure and wheth er they shall attempt, like the French third estate, to continue existence as a revolting body in defiance of the sovereign's will. PLATTE INSTRUCTS FOR BERGE After Spirited Campaign Anti-Berge Men Muster Only Twenty Votes in the Convention Columbus, July 25 The democratic county convent'en today instructed its seventeen delegates to the state con vention to use all honorable means to secure the nomination of on. G. W. Berge for governor. This result was brought about after a thorough can vass of the county for and against an instructed delegation for Mr. Berge. Edgar Howard, editor of the Telegram led the opposition, but he found but few sympathizers in the county as the ' ;.- T t Tir t- - a T i 1 Neb., a democrat who made a most favorable impression on the common people of all parties during his re markable campaign for the governor ship two years ago. We recognize la him a man who possesses the right kind of democratic convictions and he has splendid ability to enforce those convictions. "We believe that he is by far the strongest candidate who could be nom inated for governor on the democratic ticket this year and we hereby in struct the delegates to the state con vention to use all honorable means to secure his nomination for the office of governor." The following are the delegates to the state convention: L. G. Senicker, G. W. Phillips, Edcar Howard, J. C. Byrnes, D. A. Becher, J. H. Johannes, D. D. Roberts, D. L. Bruen, Charles Schueth, J. G. Becher, C. M. Gruen ther, H. C. Carrig, P. E. McKillipp, A. E. Fellers, Jerry Carrig, James Gregg, and Henry Richaeche, ALARMED ABOUT TARIFF Many Original "Stand Patters" Are Surprised at Revision Senti ment at Home A special from the Washington cor respondent of the Chicago Daily News follows;, "One of the first objects of the con ference at Oyster Bay Monday be tween the president, Speaker Cannon, Chairman Sherman, of the congres sional committee, and other leaders of the congressional campaign was to consider how to conduct the campaign with reference to the tariff. Word has reached here that some of the western members of congress who went home intending to ' conduct a stand pat campaign, have become' dis turbed at the sentiment for revision they have discovered in their dis tricts. .:' . ' ; ': '; ' " "They have become x;onf need some concessions will Jaeto bc made to the revisionists and have so appr'sod Speaker Cannon and others. 'Whether to stand' rigidly by high tariff or show such leniency toward revision as will satisfy revision sentiment is, there fore, a large question before the Oys ter Bay conference. Revolutionists believe the president will alllgn him self before long in favor of a change in schedules. , "A notable Instance of. a tariff change of heart cited here is that of Representative Ford Landis, of In diana, who left Washington recently a stand patter, but on getting in touch with his district became a convert to revision." Railroads Defied by LaFollette After declaring that the rate b'll will be the next campaign issue, Sen ator LaFollet, in replying to Hemin way of Indiana, who said the Wiscon sin senator is really the worst enemy of the rate bill, said he would go back to Washington next winter to urge every amendment on which he was attacked, and more like them, with all the power he has. He added:, "President Roosevelt congratulated me on my amendments and told me they were good. He said he will study them this winter. The bill passed Is good to a certain extent, we had to swallow it whole or get nothing. That's why many republicans voted against it. They could not get infor mation as to what the bill contained, so they got mad. The influence and power of the steering committees in both houses is something the peop'e little dream of. Railroad influence could be seen all through the Hep burn bill. Even Roosevelt was fooled, He Is honest, but has not time to study everything to the bottom." , . Manager of Subsistence Washington Jackson Smith has been named manager of subsistence on the canal zone and will be respon sible hereafter for all hotels ana messes.