Authentic advieas nava been received that a liussian ofUcer, who lm 1 beeu shot in the región of the lieart, was taken to a hospital in St. Petersburg, wbere the doctors düclured thitt hij wound was mortal. The oflicer thereupon admitted that he hud shot himse.f in order to avoid ttie neeessity of -hooting the czar. He eaid he was a meniber of a secret society which h ui bailoted to decide who should undertakn to .assassmato the zar. and tlie choice hal (allen u;on hun. Severul persous in t'ae hospital who overheard part of the coufession were itnmediately arrested. Two physicians whü were present on duty wero re.eased. The full confession of the ollicer was taken in writiug bv the authontie-.