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Russia's Dreadful State I GRAND DUKE ALEXANDER DOMINANT. With the consent of the Czar, his brother-in- law, Grand Duke Alexander Michaelovitch, has assumed definitely the guidance of the Emperor's internal policy. This news means that much of the administrative confusion between the Palace at Tsarskoe Selo and the Government departments has been removed. This confusion resulted from the Emperor's seclusion which, it is evident, is to be as permanent as that of the Sultan in the Yildiz Kiosk. The Grand Duke, who is known to be a strong man and an independent thinker, is credited with a programme having for its supreme aim the encouragement of the spirit of patriotic nationalism. He wishes to adjust the Russian system of land tenure, and he favours the redemption by the pea- Bantry of Government lands and the estates of the Imperial apanage. Despite this, however, his appointment is not regarded with excessive opti- mism. Meanwhile, Russia is in a state of seething confusion, if not of almost complete anarchy. I PEASANTRY THREATENING. All round Moscow the peasants are so threatening that property has to be guarded by troops, and the only reply to memorials for reform by the Czar seems to be that he cannot undertake the task in these disturbed times. A plot to assassinate the Governor-General of Warsaw has been discovered, and in St. Petersburg on Sunday M. Kisseng, manager of some metal works, was stabbed by a workman. From Tiflis it is reported that the disturbances at Elizabetpol continue, the workmen now threatening to throw bombs instead of stones. I PUTILOFF WORKS CLOSED. The Putiloff Works at St. Petersburg are again closed. The police attempted to bury secretly, by night, the bodies of the victims of the crane dis- aster. Great crowds prevented them, and insisted on a public burial. Six thousand factory hands have forsworn alcohol to decrease the State re- venues by such means as are in their power. More police officers have been shot and stabbed in Poland, and at Warsaw three men have been condemned to strangulation for a crime of this kind. When General Maximovitch, the Governor- General, left Warsaw for St. Petersburg on Saturday he was strongly guarded by Cossacks, in consequence of the discovery of a plot against his life.

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