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And the United States Senate
Politely But Emphatically
IT'S A GOOD PLACE FOR HIM.
Six Republicans Join the Democrats
in His Rejection.
SENATOB QUAX IS ONE OF THE SIX,
The Field Marshal's Friends Think Mr.
Pome Should Ask lor a Vindication in
the Form of a He-Election Halstead
May be HI Opponent The Cincinnati
Organ of the Rejected Gentleman Makes
Some More Acrimonious Charges
Quay's Tote Meant a a Slap at the Ad
ministration on Account of the Philadel
phia Postoffice Wrangle Kraru Elo
quence Converts Dawes Henri Watter
on Again to the Defense of Bii Journal
The Tote on the reconsideration of the re
jection of Murat Halstead's nomination to
the German Mission was a surprise. Two
Democrats voted for Halstead, and beside
the Republicans already arrayed against
the editor, Messrs. Quay and Dawes de
clared that they preferred the Field Marshal
shouldn't go to Berlin. Quay's vote Is
supposed to bo against the administration,
on account of the Philadelphia postoffice
matter, and Dawes was won OTer by Evarts'
rSFXCIJU. TELXGBAX 0 THE DISPATCtt.1
Washington, March 30. The silver
hair and classic features of Field Marshal
Halstead disappeared beneath the surface of
the soup at precisely 235 o'clock to-day.
Nineteen Senators two of them Democrats,
Messrs. Blackburn and Call desired his
confirmation. Twenty-fire Senators, all of
them Democrats, except Messrs. Quay, Tel
ler, Ingalls, Plumb, Evarts and Dawes,
voted for his rejection. Mr. Cullom was
paired for the rejection of Mr. Halstead,
and Stanford, Stewart and Jones did not
vote. There were 11 Republicans in all
who would have voted to reject the nomina
tion had their votes been needed.
The Senate met an hour earlier than
usual, realizing that ii had a long job of
work to-day, and at 125 o'clock the doors
were closed, on the secret session. The
friends of Mr. Halstead who thronged the
corridors were unable to keep up with the
proceedings inside by the information
dropped from the lips of Senators who came
out of the chamber to the lunch room and
other parts of the capital.- -. ,
Sherman Preserves Hts EeaHttrrtcm. -
- At 1 o'clock Mr. Sherman came down for
a cup of tea. He took a slice of apple pie
and a moderate chunk of cheese, and drank
his tea clear, without milk or sugar. Then
takine a cracker in his hand, he started
back to the Senate chamber.
"Sherman looks pretty well for a man
who has just been through a thrashing
mill," said a Senator from the "West, as the
tall Ohio statesman left the cafe. Then he
proceeded to explain that when Mr. Sher-1
man arose to open the debate, he took the
dignity of the Senate for bis text, and at
tempted to argue that it was not impaired
by such attacks as Mr. Halstead had made
upon it, or disfigured by such mud as Mr.
Halstead had thrown.
Mr. Evarts, Mr. Teller and Mr. Ingalls
put some questions at Mr. Sherman which
rather diverted him from his line of thought
and compelled him to admit that he had
not thought it was not respectable journal
ism or eren common politeness to call a
Senator a thief and a boodler, and liken
him to a barrel ot Standard oil.
Forced From the Main Track.
Mr. Sherman explained that he meant
that the license of the press had become so
well understood that such attacks as Mr.
Halstead had made did not degrade the
Senate in the eyes ot the people, but the
constant interruption and expression of dis
sent that came from all parts of the cham
ber soon convinced him that he had started
on the wrong track, so he changed his tac
tics and made another personal appeal not
to disgrace a great and good man because
he had gone wrong.
Mr. Teller, in reply to Mr. Sherman, said
that certain members of the Senate had
feelings as well as Mr. Halstead. He com
pared .Mr. Sherman's logic to the story or
the boy who stoned the frog. It was fun to
the boy, but death to the frog. He told Mr.
Sherman that he did not recollect that the
Senator from Ohio or anybody else appealed
to Mr. Halstead not to disgrace the Senate
of the United States by bespattering Senators
man would use in their drawing room, nor
did he understand that Mr. Halstead had
ever made an apology for the expression he
Time lor the Senate to Assert Itself.
If Mr. Halstead believed an honorable
man would rest under snch assaults as he
had made upon the Senate he was a very
poor judge of human nature, and he thought
it was about time lor the Senate to assert its
dignity and establish a precedent by refus
ing to advise or consent to the appointment
of such reckless editors to office.
General Hawley, who is usually a peace
maker and-Mr Blair, both, spoke in favor
of Halstead, and took the ground that the
senate was oeinuiuK "' j lamug no
tice of such attacks. This called out Mr
Evarts, who made another long speech, in
which he reviewed the case and spoke at
length regarding the liberty that was taken
by newspapers nowadays with private lives
and characters of public men.
Mr. Payne, too, made another appeal to
the Senate of a somewhat personal nature,
and said very plainl j that he should con
sider the confirmation of Mr. Halstead as an
. expression of its approval of the attacks
j$ met nad been made upon him.
As Fair for One SIdo.n the Other.
Mr. Evarts then called attention to the
precedents in the case, and .said that a
Democratic nominee for Postmaster in Vir-
,. ijrinia (meaning Mr. Button, of Lynchburg)
had been rejected by the Senate on the same
charges that they now propose to reject Mr.
Halstead, and he appealed to the Repub
licans to be" consistent and administer the
same punishment to a member of their
party who had been guilty , of the same of
fense. Then a vote was taken, with the result as
Mr. Quay's vote against Halstead caused
a decided sensation, because, of his relations
with the administration and his position at.
the head of ihe Republican party. "While
he made so explanation, It Is inferred that
his action is the first expression of resent
ment toward Mr. Wanamaker for his selec
tion of a man for the Philadelphia postoffice
who Is personally offensive to him.
Both Mr. Teller and Mr. Cullom are at
odds with the administration because of its
failure to recognise them in the distribution
of patronage. Both have urged personal
friends for appointment to office, and both
hate been refused favors at the "White
House. No man that Cullom recommended
has so far been appointed, and no man that
has been recommended by Mr. Teller. This
doubtless gave them, immense satisfaction at
the opportunity of rejecting one of the Pres
ident's favorite nominees.
Mr. Dawes was captured by the eloquence
AH ISSUE FOBOED.
UnUtcad's Paper, In It Chiefs Absence,
Dares Payne to Seek Re-Electlon as
a Vindication Murat May be
Cincinnati, March 30. The Commer
cial Gazette will publish the following ed
It is proper to say right here that Mr. Hal
stead is not on deck, and has not been consult
ed in regard to this matter. He is, therefore,
in no way responsible for these remarks. His
appointment is Minister to Germany was re
jected, not because of his unfitness for the
place, for that question never was and never
could be raised. He was rejected because, as
aneditor.be honestly criticised the methods
by which men were elected to theTJnlted States
The origin of this matter was the election of
Henry B. Payne. That was not a Republican
contest, but a Democratic light. George H.
Pendleton was the known Democratic candl.
date in Ohio. The Legislature was
chosen with reference to his election.
When the .Legislature had been chosen
Payne, with his money backing, ap
peared in the field. He bought Pendleton's
men and was elected. Everybody knew that
then, and everybody knows It now. .There Is
not an intelligent man in Ohio who does not
believe and does not know that Payne was
elected by fraud.
How It Became a Party Measure.
The subsequent Legislature was Republican;
through the defeat of the most gigantic frauds
ever undertaken in any State upon the elective
franchise. An indictment was framed, and the
United States Senate' was asked to inquire into
the methods of Payne's election. This became
a party measure. It was sustained by the Re
publican press. Itt&d the sympathy of the
best part of the Democrats of Ohio. It went to
the United States Senate. There it encountered
the opposition of Republicans who were In the
same boat with Payne-rof men who disgraced
their seats then, as they do now and the In
vestigation was defeated.
Had Payne been conscious of innocence had
he felt that he was honestly elected he would
have quickly demanded an investigation. This
be took care not to do. He knew perfectly
well he could not afford that. He appealed in
stead to that thing called Senatorial courtesy,
and be found Republicans who had been
elected as' he. vqObr fraudl. These lolned
with-him. They jcoald not fcelpAt? They were"
"Testtgated the, matter would' not stop there
ruHcam are natural co warns. j.ueoenatorswuo
are there by fraud are cowards.- -They joined
hands with Payne, "and there was no investiga
tion. The very thing that an honest man
would have demanded was defeated by the
votes of men who owe their seats in the Senate
to the use of money. '
What the Commercial Gazette said In the
whole controversy was the truth. It was the
truth when it was written. It is the truth
now. -Perhaps it was roughly expressed, but it
was the truth all the same. For this Mr.
Halstead was defeated, and. for no other rea
son. There was no pretense of objection to
him on the ground of fitness. He was
Rejected by Senatorial Frnnds
because he had the courage of his convictions,
and was not afraid to tell' the truth. The re
sult, therefore, cannot hurt him, but it is
bound to hurt guilty Senators. Perhaps, too,
it may lead to a line of thought, or increase
the force of a line of thonght that will abolish
the United States Senate altogether, with its
star chamber proceedings, tfr compel a change
in the methods of election that will bring that
body closer to the people and force its mem
bers outside of the money influence.
People would be startled to know how many
seats in the United States Senate were bought
with money and how many seats are therefore
disgraced. This is a business that cannot last.
The people will not tolerate it. This kind of
corruption must be wiped out.
Payne thinks the defeat of Halstead has vin
dicated him. This is bosh. To do that would
require the defeat of nearly all the editors in
Ohio and of such Democrats as Allen G. Thur
man. But he is not satisfied with this, and he
proposes, in order to a farther vindication, to
be a candidate for re-election to the United
States Senate. He has a right to do that We
decidedly favor it. We dare him to make
that test. Appeal to the people of Ohio and
investigations will not be stifled. The truth
will be brought to the front and the people,
who cannot be bought, will settle the corrup
tionlsts. The issue for next fall has been made in
Ohio by Mr. Payne. It cannottoe avoided. The
defeat of Halstead was the result of revenge.
Now let the people of Ohio demonstrate the
folly of revenge.
Henri Watterson Returns Good for Evil to
a Political Enemy He Thinks For-
aker Will Next be Appointed
Minister to Germany.
Louisville, March 30. Of Mr. Hal
stead's rejection, Mr. Watterson, in to
morrow's Courier Journal, will write as
Tne rejection of Mr. Halstead carries with it,
primarily, a warning from the Senate of the
United States to the press of the country to
look to its utterances when dealing with that
body or any of its members.
Mr. Halstead's offense to the Republicans
who voted against his confirmation, or who did
not vote at all, lay in his criticism of certain
Republican Senators who had refused to enter
upon an investigation, asked by the Repub
lican Legislatnre of Ohio, into the election of
Senator Payne. The election of Senator Payne
wa¬oriously open to question. With the
light now before ns, no Intelligent Democrat
doubts that .it -was, from first to last, a
most corrupt affair.' That party spirit and
sympathy with an old man. whose knowledge
of, and complicity with, the means to which be
owed his seat in the Senate, was believed by no
one at all familiar with his character, shonld
lead Democratic Senators to stand between
him and an impending scandal was natnral.but
1 vh v the investigation demanded bv the Rennh.
tllcans of Ohio should be denied by any Repub-
JlCaU OCUftlVl MUUU. OT MMUIW, C1CU A, M119
A Brave nnd Honest Journalist.
In Ohio the controversy was one of equal im
portance and acrimony, and Mr. Halstead
threw all the combative elements of his essen
tially combative character into the fight, and
especially against the obdurate Republican
Senators. From his party standpoint be was
entirely in the right. He did what .any other
brave and honest journalist would have done
and should have done under the circumstances.
That he may have been too rough in his meth
ods ot attack a beside the question. He had
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the truth of it In his nr-mtapa; was sin
cere and upright in his purposes, and a
does not materially affect the case. He is pun
ished, therefore, by those of his own party
whom ho dared to call to account for doing bis
duty as a partisan journalist. The Democrats
of the Senate have assisted these Republicans
of the Senate to punish him, and thus a dual
notice is served by both parties in the 'Senate
upon the journalists of America, to the effect
that whenever a Senator Is publicly criticised'
he will bide his time to get his revenge by stab
bing his critic in the back and in the dark.
A Bad Political Move.
Without doubt the Democrats of the Senate,
and particularly the Democratic Senators from
the Southern States, .think that they are get
ting even with Mr. Halstead for his abuse of
the South. But, even if this were so, their
position would be at once inconsist
ent and injudicious. With the fight
over the confirmation ot Lamar, and
ready confirmation of many Confederates
to foreign posts of honor, in our mind, it lies
not in our mouths to talk about sectional re
venges. Such talk cannot fall to do mora
execution at the breach than at the muzzle,
and, in the long run, must recoil upon our
selves. It puts a stop to oar protests agah.st
proscription, and places a powerful weapon in
the bands of onr enemies.
We do not question any Southern Senator's
sincerity or right to vote against Mr. Hal
stead; nor do we set no any claim of Mr. Hal
stead upon our forbearance. We are not
aware that he or any of his friends have made
the slightest appeal to us In this regard. Bat
we thought, and we think, that it would nave
been far better publie policy, and at the same
time a far nobler revenge, if A Jr. Halstead had
owed his rescue in the house of his friends to
those whom he has so incessantly and so' un
justly, but so openly assailed as the incarna
tion of all that is intolerant and irreconcil
able. , Healing Dp Sectional Breaches.
Every forgiving action done, and every kind
and generous word spoken, on occasions of
trouble and trial by sectional and political an
tagonists, one to another, tends to heal up
breaches between the people and to bind up
the wounds of war, and to make the Union
once more a union ot countrymen and broth
ers. When Horace Greeley went to Rich
mond to sign the bail bond of Jefferson
Davis; when Lamar laid a wreath of flowers
upon the coffin ot Charles Sumner: when the
South accepted Greeley for its Moses; when
Johnston and Leo and Buckner i olio wed the
bier of Grant to the tomb, steps Were taken
out of the morass of mistrust and
strife and toward the high and Sold
ground of national punlflcatidn and the
end of sectionalism. We had hoped that, in
the case of Mr. Halstead, which afforded a
striking opportunity for the display of a large
and liberal pnrty spirit, there would have been
fonnd in the Senate enough Senators from the
South, big' enough in brain and heart
to see tins and brave enough to act
upon it, and we can only regret
that in this hope we have been disappointed.
We are the more so, because Mr. Halstead is
singularly fitted for the position for which he
was named, and is. personally, as honorable
and clean a .man as he is, politically, a stub
born and Implacable fighter, making his rejec
tion turn, as far as we are concerned, upon
partisan objections, which should have had. no
We bave it from very high authority that, if
the name of Governor Foraker is not sent to
the Senate before its adjournment, the Gov
ernor will be dispatched as Minister to Ger
many very soon thereafter. If this be so, the
Democrats of .the Senate will have helped the
malignant Republicans of that body to wreak
their private revenge on Mr. Halstead
only to saddle a man like Gov
ernor Foraker, who, in hatred of the South
doubtlessly double discounts any other Repub
lican in the country on our diplomatic service.
If that is so, we bare an impression that gentle
men will find it as little easy to satisfy their
own consciences as to explain' themselves to
public opinion, which, in the end, is tolerably
just In these matters, and will not give its ap-
Sroval to the conversion of the Senate into a
en of assassins.
PURELY A CASE OP EEYENGE.
Richard Smith, Halstead's Partner, Wants
the Senate Abolished.
Toledo, March 30. The Commercial,
Richard Smith's paper, will say editorially
to-morrow morning, regarding Mr. Hal'
The opposition of Republican Senators to the
confirmation of Murat Halstead as Minister to
Germany is purely a case ..of revenge, and will
not be approved by the American people, and
-will be sure to bring disgrace npon those con
cerned, and will largely bring the Senate, as a
body, into disgrace. It will serve, too, to in
crease that public opinion which is growing
steadily in favor of abolishing the Senate as
too far from the people, and as the representa
tive of wealth rather than the public, and the
creature of corrupt methods rather than of
This occurrence will serve to stir up dis
cussion and produce results that will abolish
the Senate "as a body or make a radical change
in the method of election; that is to say, have
the Senators elected by the people at large in
each State, precisely as Governors are chosen,
instead of by State Legislatures. If this
method were in practice instead of the corrupt
and corrupting we have, does any mrrtal be
lieve that Evarts and Ingalls and Teller and
Pavne would occupy seats in the United
States Senate? And these are not the only
one's who owe their seats to money.
The Dudley Blocks-ol-FIve Letter Bitterly
Denounced by n Republican Judge
Its Author Should be Punished.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE niSFATCH.l
in an interview regarding the Dudley letter
and the election bribery indictments,
quashed recently, says:
The only possibility in .the world of everin
dlctincDudley exists under my second instruc
tions, and yet these fellows are howling around
that it was through my instrumentality that
Dudley has escaped. Under my first instruc
tions Dudley never could have been indicted.
As far as that letter is concerned, it Is not for
me .to decide whether it is a technical
violation of the law, though morally it
is infamous, and the letter of a
scoundrel. The man who wrote it shonld be
severely punished, but he must be punished
under the laws of the Government, and not by
outraged public sentiment. The Federal laws
are explicit on the point that a Congressional
election must be involved in an act of bribery.
This letter refers only to the election of a
President and Governors. Of course we may
presume that a Congressman would be voted
for npon the same ticket containing the names
of a Governor and President.
Judge Woods spoke very bitterly of the
criticisms to which his last ruling in Dud
ley's case have been subjected, and declared
that his last decision was in every way more
conducive to bringing Dudley to justice
than his first .decision.
A BIG EXFMSE FOE PI1T8BURG.
A Proposed Lien Law That Would Impose
a Burden on tho Cltv.
IFROM A STAFF COBBESPOXOElrr.
Hakrisburg, March 30. Senate bill
No. 4 was introduced by Newrayer. It has
progressed, past second reading in the
House, but will not come up for third read
ing this week. It is as follows:
Be It enacted, etc, that hereafter ho county,
city, borough, township or school tax, levied or
assessed, shall remain a lien on real estate for
aJonger period than two years from the time
of such levy or assessment, unless- the same be
enteredpn record in the Prothonotary's office
ot the proper county in which such real estate
is situated, and no lien so entered therefor, or
for any municipal improvement claim, shall re
main a lien thereon for a longer period than
five years from the date of snch entry, unless
the same be revived and continued by writ of
scire facias within said period and duly prose
cuted to judgment as in the case of judgment
A letter from Controller Morrow to Dr.
McCullough says the bill is likely to entail
a big expense on Pittsburg, which has an
agreement with the Penn avenue, property
owners givinglthem ten years to pay for the
Penn avenue improvements. Under the
bill, he believes, the city will be put to an
expense of $200.000.
The President's Sntnrdav Reception.
"Washington, March 30. The Presi
dent held a public reception in the East
room this afternoon, and shook hands with
nearly 700 persons most of whom were
A BOIL OK HIS-MCE
Gen. Boulanger .Denies That He is a
Victim of the,iforpiiine Habit
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GIVEN THE'JMHJG BY DOCTORS.
Young Kaiser Wilhelm Confounds All of
His Caustic Critics. v'
POOR SHOW FOE A TIN MiATE 5BUST,
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Drunkenness Increasing in Wales Under Strtct Sua-day-Closing
Lawt, ; t.
General - Boalanger, it Is claimaa, bas &
boil, on his neck. It annoys him, ofjCourse,
and to obtain relief, he has ieeh siren
morphine. His enemies said ha was A.vic
tim of the morphine habit, Otherj stories
.about bim ie-also turns to his own; credit.
Young Emperor "William, of Germany, ias
confounded all hia critics with his enthusi
asm. The Welsh Tlnplate TrustMsn't'likely
to pan out. Sunday liquor laws are not
much of a success in Wales. Boodler Ma
loney has. a toy who is a chip of the old
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 3 V
IiQNDON, March 30, Copyright j The
French Eepublicans at last begin !( show
signs of an intention to grapple witti
Boulanger's Ministers and are debating tfie
possibility of carrying out theadyiceof
those who say the proper thing to do is to
boldly seine tho enemy of the KepnbMwjfl
cut off his head. "Wiat the Eepublfoana at
present propose to do is to proseeate
Boulanger for treason. It is very doBul
whether this will not do the General, are
good' than harm, like certain other aHaeis.
At any rate, several of the Ministers,
through their press organ, have practically
declared in favor of the scheme. Atpmseot
the Government, faute tie mieuz, is VBier
stood to be in favor Of it, and the 8ite;
which is, with a single exoeptlonVStl?
Boulangist, has significantly paused ablll
defining its judicial powers, so ai to qualify
it to conduct this trial.
DEAWBACKS TO A XBIAL. - '
The trial of the League of Patriots cosies
on before the Senate Tuesday, and if the
Ministers make np their mind to.takojhe
bold step of prosecuting Boulanger, be will
be charged with a treasonable conspiracy in
conjunction with." the League. Tirard'a
Ministry, however, counts for certain sup
port on no section of the Chamber, and ;.is
scarcely the one to carry out such a schemi,
which, in the hands of Thiers or Gambettji;
might have succeeded. The Moderate depS
uties are likely to desert the Government at
a critical moment, and these are the only
.ones who have any real sympathy with It. -If
the Senate, which is so bitterly anti
Boulangist, were to acquit the General, his
gain would be tremendous.' If it convicts .
him, it is scarcely .to be expected that it will
have the power or the courage to orderhim
to be shot, the only effectual thing. So the
trial, if attempted under the present cir
cumstances, -will probably haver no better
result than did his arrest forinsubordina
tldri the 3Tloo.net duel, and 89 on; .
ALWAYS XJOHia ON Xldjlfcggw -;
The General's genius for turning personal
One of Boulanger's adversaries' discovered
that he was suflcring from the effects of
morphine, and made an elaborate attack
upon him in connection with ihe morphine
habit, which is gnawing like an army oi
canker-worms at the" hearts of France.
Boulanger, as becomes such an apostle of
French degeneration,- declares his disgust
with drugs of this kind, but says that he
had reluctantly taken morphine by a physi
cian's orders, and, that it made him very
bad. His illness, his friends say, is a boil
on his neck, but others declare that the
wonnd received in the Floquet duel has re
The stormy controversy which rages
around this slight trouble in the General's
neck is at any rate a proof of his import
ance. A. boil on any other men's neck in
Prance would be of no consequence, but it
makes a great difference when the neck
chances to be that of Boulanger.
CAN'T MAKE A GO OP IT.
The Proposed Tin Plate Trnst Not Likely to
BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, March 30, The secret respect
ing the proposed tin plate trust has at
length been discovered. The whole busi
ness is being managed by the astute specu
lators who successfully formed the great
salt syndicate and made thousands of ponnds
out of it. A conference of manufacturers is
to be held Tuesday next at Swanza, and the
circular convening it is signed by Messrs.
"Fowler, solicitors, to the salt trnst, and one
Compton, who acts in such transactions as
the honest broker on-Bismarckian lines.
T7p to the present it seems the manufac-.
turers have been approached in general
terms under the seal of the strictest confi
dence a condition which there will be an
attempt to enforce npon all who attend the
conference. Compton and Fowler say their
scheme is one of the most symmetrical
beauty, and that their figures cannot fail to
convince even the most atheistical "Welsh-,
Your correspondent has ascertained that
Compton has converted two or three Swanza -men,
but not one of them is in the first rank
in the trade, and they have been bought
over, body and soul, by promises of fat
fees as directors and managers, f
It is hard to make a man relinquish a
scheme bj which he sees a possibility of
putting ay a hundred thousand pounds
into his pockets and then beating a safe and
graceful retreat. That is the lovely vision
ever before the eyes of Compton and Fowler,
but they will certainly not succeed in this
enterprise; and 'it will be a satisfaction to
the American users of tin plates to know
that it is to their well-known determination
to stand no nonsense that the failure will be
EOTALTI EEALLI DOIKG WELL.
A Kins Crazy and a Queen With a Cold, but
Nothing More Serious.
fBT CABLE TO TOE DIsrATCH.j
London, March 30. King Milan, after
a wild revel in Vienna by way of a prelim
inary canter, has gone off to Constantinople,
to investigate Oriental pleasures. Since he
has been out of Servia he has, to some ex
tent, overcome his dread of assassination,
but he still wears a flexible steel undershirt
in case of misunderstandings, and always
smells his wine before drinking it a habit
of which it Will take him years to rid him
self. It is rumored that he has grown tired
of Mdam ChriBtios, and thinks of setting up
a harem on the Goiden Horn.
The King of the Netherlands is undenia
bly demented, and a regency cannot much
longer be delayed. -
The Queen "of England has a cold, and
the yoang King of Spain has fallen out of
his chair and barKed his Imperial nose.
In other respects, royalty is doing quite
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AN ACTIVESO TOEIGN.
The Yonng Emperor of Germany Makes a
Featore of Affability Dl Critics
Changing Their Opinion of
. , Him His EnthusI
mi' CABLE T? THJS.DISrATCH.
-London, March 30. Kaiser WHhelm
continues his extraordinary activity. This
week he has made a great feature of affabil
ity. On Wednesday he attended Prince
Bismarck's dinner to the members of the
JReichstag, and ate, among other things,
oysters, oxtail soup, sucking pig, trout,
young boar, roast beef, field-tare pie with
trufHes, lobsters, French fowl, and ducks,
withtjuails all of which indicates a strong
digestion, as he still lives.- He was not
afraid to mix his drinks, but. took mostly
old Burgundy and sweet Cvprns.
After this the Kaiser was able to than
the deputies and converse with them od
every non-partisan question ill Germany.
He insisted on .the Chancellor whom he
addressed familiarly as Bismarck smoking
his long pipe, but smoked cigars himself
and invited others to do so. On the follow
ing evening,, in company with the Empress;
he attended' a dinner at the .British Em
bassy, where he ate a good but more, inter
national and less thoroughly solid and teu
tonic dinner than atBIsmarck's.. He made
extremely merry with SirEdward and Lady
Malet, whose path in the German capital
has often been a thorny one.
The- Kaiser left this dinner at 9 o'clock
and went to a concert for the benefit of the
German Evangelical Mission in German
East Africa. He never misses an oppor
tunity of showing how thoroughly German
he is in every square inch of his body, and
bis enthusiasm in the performance' of the.
duties attending his station is unabated.
It is worth noting that a change has come
over the attitude of the entice European
-press concerning. "William II. He is no
longer rebuked for- the crime of being
young, and the talk about the hot-headed-aess
of youth hai all disappeared. 'A large
and well-founded, suspicion has enveloped
this portiori.of the globe to the effect that
the people 'who- .are waiting for the Em
peror's enthusiasm in government to work
off will haye plenty of time for reflection.
He has taken up his work in earneat, and
he is not laboring nnder the stimulus of any
momentary excitement. Most of his efforts
are still directed toward the improvement
of Germany's great army. He leaves
diplomacy in the hands of that blundering
and radiant fledgeling, Bismarck.
LIKE FATHEB, LIKE SON
ililly Moloney Raising the Bod That May
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.l
London, March 30. Billy Maloneyis
becoming a familiar figure on show occas
ions in London. No one would recognize
-in him the Maloney ot old. His full gray
beard grows rather long, his cheeks are
sunken and he has a restless manner. He
moves absently from one hotel smoking
room to another. Whenever an old friend
arrives from New York, Maldney seems to
feel that he must talk the whole matter
over with.him'.' His plea is that he cannot
go to New-York and testify without going
back . on, his friends. He has abundant
means; apparently. The story goes here
that whenever he needs any money he
draws on New York.
A short, time aeo. Sims and. Petltt. the
dramatists, wrote a highly moral piece'
'4i11a1 "RtlwA,. TalTe ' Tt l.ofe Af tttAfl
triumph of virtue and the -punishment of
-sin. Maloney drew on New York and
houeht the' plav. It was produced and is
doing au enormous business. Maloney re
h'arked the other dav that he had sold the
fkmericanirlgnts for $4,000 more than he
had paid tor tne drama. At has proved a
gold mine to him.
Thus does virtue make its own reward)
but perhaps, after all, the punishment of
Billy Maloney will come in another way.
His son, 19 years of age, and English in
accent and manner, called on a iriend of
mine this morning and announced that he
had come for a little advice.
'What about?" .was the query.
"I did some heavy betting on the Lin
colnshire handicap," was the answer,
"backing Callinule for a shade more than
$10,000. I" was badly scorched, and I owe
that amount to the bookmaker."
"What do von want my advice for if
you've already lost the money?" asked the
man on whom young Maloney had called.
"Oh, I was just going 'to ask yon, yon
know," was the reply, "if I ought to pay it
or not." i
From this it would appear that the busi
ness and personal methods of the father
have not been lost upon the son.
SUNDAY LAWS NOT A SUCCESS.
Drunkenness in Wales More Common With
Saloons Closod on the Sabbath.
,'BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Xondon, March 30. The most import
ant event in Parliament this week has been
the second reading of the bill which pro
poses to prohibit the sale of intoxicating
liquors on Sundays. This prohibitionist
victory was due to the connivance of the
Government and its supporters. The keep
ers of saloons and public houses are already
It transpired in the course of the debate
that in Wales, where Sunday closing has
been in force. for two years, and has tailed
to reduce, much less to abolish drunkenness
on Sunday,, men and women are in the
habit of wearing a can made of tin under
'neath their clothing. In the border districts
the .bibulous ones cross the frontier and
load up to the full four-quart capacity of
their cans. Others get in their quota on
Saturday niehts, a la Pittsburg. No self
respecting Welshman or woman can long
endure the, mute reproach of a full can, and
the imperative necessity of unloading
promptly has disastrous individual conse
quences. Men and women with abnormal abdom
inal development are now commonjidjuncts
to a Welsh landscape, and the boom in the
can industry may account for the improve
ment in the tin elate trade. Who savs
Parliament is useless, when.it unearths such,
momentous tacts as these
BURIAL OP JOHN .BRIGHT.
In His Grnvo Lies Burled Home Rule's Most
IBY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, -March 30. John Bright was
buried to-day in a dismal quarter of the
cemetery at Rochdale with befitting sim
plicity in regard to the ceremony, but amid
manifestations of popular grief and respect
which monarchs cannot command. To the
vast, majority of Englishmen the funeral
oration Of the dead tribune was preached
last evening in the Souse .of Commons in
a snperb speech in which Mr. Gladstone set
forth the virtues of his lifelong friend.
To the cynical observer the most curious
feature connected with John Bright'B death
and burial has been the fulsome eulogies
passed, npon him by the Tory newspapers,
who', from the Ximes upward, only a few
yCarsflgo could never find adjectives strong
enough to express their hatred of the great
Liberal orator. In the days before John
Bright's failing, mental and physical
powers caused him to take sides against
Gladstone and home rule, the Tories used
to teach their babies -to lisp "bad bogey
Bright," and it is recorded that one Con
servative editor trained his dog to howl
whenever John Bright's name was men
tioned in his presence.
'There will soon'be howling inother direc
tions now, for wiih honest John Bright dis
appears the most formidable of all the op
ponents of home rule. "' "
G02FE WILD, OF 6AS : STEAMERaopiSgapKEATS OF EEYOLJL, J
'ThVCMef ( of, Kentucky " fieti &
Pipe line, Bringing to it
A SUPPLY OP KATURALL FUEL.
The Old Town. Wakes Up and Everybody is
'Suddenly Seized -With.
A MANIA FOR STOCK SPECULATION,
While Fanners Owning Land In the Gas Belt Are
tepidly Urowinj Elch,
Louisville speculators are going wild
over natural gas stocks. A pipe line has
brought the .fuel to the pity.and companies
representing $18,000,000 have been formed
for the sale of stock. Everybody is invest
ing. In the vicinity ot Brandenburg, Ky
where the gas territory lies land is appreci
ating enormously in value. One farmer,
worth but 55,000 a short time ago, now has
5000,000 worth of property,
isfecial tkleobam'to'the dispatcb.i
LoTJisviiiii:, March 30. This city has a
great deal of wealth accumulated in the
usual channels of trade, and it never knew
until a few days since what it was to go mad
over speculation. Just now its people are
in the middle of the greatest excitement
known here since the days 6t '61, when the
hostile armies were maneuvering around
Meade county lies 30 miles west of this
City. It is a high and hilly region. Neat
the little county seat of Brandenburg some
natural gas wells have been flowing for 40
years. The wells were made by nature and
the gas spurts up in great streams. One
enterprising farmer in the vicinity long ago
heated and lighted his house with the gas,
and also ran a small salt factory by that
agency, but no one ever thought that the
wells would be valuable. Recently some
companies were formed here for the purpose
of sinking many more wells in Meade coun
ty and piping the gas to this city. Almost
all the. wells proved successful, and a few
days ago the pipe line reached Louisville.
Until then the inhabitants, who are not fond
of innovations, made sport of the natural
gas people, bnt when the pipe line entered
town and several factories were run by
means of the gas, they all made
A BTJSH FOB NATURAL GAS STOCK.
The excitement here has become tre
mendous. Little else is thought of or talked
of except natural gas. It exceeds the rush
caused by the reported gold discoveries in
Lower California. The brokers offices have
been so densely crowded all the week with
persons wishing to buy natural gas stocks
that the agents can hardly wall on their
customers. The Board ot Trade has estab
lished a regular call board for the exchange
of natural gas stocks. A number of new
brokers offices have been opened, whose
owners do nothing bnt deal "for their cus
tomers in natural gas stocks.
Some of the rises in valuation have been
startling. The company which built the
pipe line is capitalized at 52,000,000, and its
stock has risen in ten days from 20 cents to
70 cents on the dollar. A half dozen others
have run UDlfrota 10 to 40 cents. There are
know about 15 companies in the field, their
touti capiuiu$Kfciuu tuuDuuuoK uj a utue
over818,00$oeO; -The"Btocks or theurall are
eagerly bdnghb by persons who are in such
a rushtolnvest is natural gas that they do
not stop- 'to4,iBquire where the company's
property is located, or whether it has any at
all. Most' other kinds of business have suf
fered a temporary cessation and natural gas
has become king of Louisville".
SEIZED ,BT SPECULATIVE MANIA. .
Last night a number of men about town
were sitting-in the lobby of a hotel talking
about natural:gas. One of them remarked
that he had some, land in the gas region.
Well,. whK don't you, get up a natural gas
company and' sell stock?". asked oner of his
"I had not thought of it," he replied, "bnt
I'll do it rightaway.".
He went out, got a lawyer, drew up his
articles of incorporation, named his com
pany and wrote a prospectus. He placed
the capital at $1,000,000, in shares of $100
each, which he announced he would sell
for five cents on the dollar. In an hour he
was back at the hotel receiving subscrip
tions for stock. The most eager buyers
were the friends who had been talking
natural gas with him. He went to bed at
11 o'clock, but before that time he had sold
$200,000 of the capital stock, taking in for
it $10,000. The buyers include -numerous
ladles and boys.
As the shares in many companies sell for
from $5 to $10, almost everybody can invest.
The ladies buy small lots only, but they all
take something. Chambermaids and laun
dresses invest, and out of the 200,000 inhab
itants it is thought that at least half own
natural gas stock.
FARHEBS BECOME MILLIONAIBE3.
But the most remarkable scenes are to be
witnessed at Brandenburg, the little town
lying in the center of the gas bearing re
gion. The Dispatch correspondent vis
ited the place and found it crowded with
people. Most of the land has been owned
by a poor class of farmers, whose heads have
been .turned b the extraordinary rise in
value's. A big man of middle age, dressed
in rough jeans, walked into the little hotel
and remarked to a crowd:
"Some of them Louisville fellers wanted
to give me $100,000 this morning for my
farm, but I told them my price was just
"Are there any gas wells on your farm?"
"No; but there are, sure, acouple of miles
This man would have gladly taken $5,000
for his farm a month ago. One old gentle
man named Bichardson, living near Bran
densburg, has made nearly $509,000.
The man who developed the gas" country
was Prof. William J. Davis, who has for
many years been Secretary of the School
Board, and was before that a poorly-paid
teacher in the public schools. He has an
offer of $150,000 for his interest in the wells,
and in a few weeks has jnmped from very
modest circumstances into wealth.
A PATAL LEAP.
A New- Yorker Kills Himself by Jompiae
From a Fifth Story Window.
tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCB.I
New Yobk, March 20. James Mulli
gan, 46 years of age, formerly employed by
the Broadway and Seventh Avenue Bail
road nnd discharged in . the. recent strike,
committed suioide today by throwing him
self from the window in his apartments on
the fifth floor to the sidewalk. At the time
of the car strike Mulligan had been for 18
vearsa night watchman at the stable of the
Broadway and Seventh Avenue Bailroad.
After the strike Mulligan was restored Jo
his place, but he remained only two days,
when he was discharged.
He became despondent, and while sitting
in the front room of his home to-day with
his wife he said he wanted to die. A knock
at the door caused his wife to turn to answer
the call, and when Mrs. Mulligan returned
her .husband had disappeared. At this
moment two young men, who lived on
the floor below, ran upstairs and told her
that some ono in falling had put his boot
through their window; Mulligan was found
dead on the sidewalk".
A French Mail Don't Cats, Another V
of the Same Tine Klaht In '
Elshteen tires Lost Prises
Jerome Napoleon HavedU.
IDT CABLE TO TBI DtSFATCB.1
Londonv March 30.-4"Cbpyiightl Your
Brussels correspondent; -who wenttpOstend
to investigate theJctrcums'tancesof the terri
ble steamer collision, telegraphs that he
found the town this morning in a fearful
state of excitement and the local officials in
a condition almost of panic Both the Com
tesse do Fiandres and'tHe Princesse Hen
riette were Belgian Government steamers,
carrying the mails. 'The service has not
been. established many years, and it has had
to fight against active and able competitors.
The fact thSt the steamers were under the
same management will ruin the popularity
of the line, and that is what seemed to up
Bet the officials more than the loss of life.
Prince Jerome Napoleon, who was aboard
the Comtesse de Fiandres, did not distin
guish himself in any striking fashion be
yond screaming that he was lost He went
down with his valet, Theodore Castel, and
the wonder is that ha ever came up again,
for he was handicapped by a big heavy
overcoat, bnt the'Prince was dragged into a
boat, very corpselike in appearance.but liv
ing, while poor Castel was picked np
crushed and dead..
The circumstances of the collision, as told
your correspondent by Judge Weil, of the
Madras civil service, one of the 'survivors,
were remarkable. All went well, althoaeh
the weather was thick, until the
Comtesse de Fiandres was off Dun
kirk, when, without the slightest warn
ing, the Princess Henrietta ran into
her amidships and cut her clean in two.
Simultaneously the Fiandres' boilers ex
exploded, killing every engineer and fire
man below at the time. The forepart of the
Fiandres, which sustained the chief shook
of the explosion, sank within a couple of
minutes, bnt the afterpart, thanks' to the
water-tight compartments, kept afloat and
and was towed by the Henriette as far as
Ostend. At the entrance to the harbor the
queer-looking wreck was handed over to a
steam tug, which bungled the business and
let her founder. v
Judge Weil had his jaw fractured, bnt
wasquite chipper after he had eased his
feelings by denouncing the heartless apathy
of the Ostend officials, who left the sur
vivors to their own resources; and did not
even offer or provide either refreshment or
The latest information puts the loss of
life at 14 sailors and 4 passengers.
COSTS MORE THAN ITS W0ETH.
Unkind- Objections Raised to Pajlne ior
IBY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, March 30. On Thursday even
ing the House of Commons discussed the
civil service estimates, and the growing
spirit of irreverence toward the crown was
manifested and emphasized by the fiendish
glee with which the Badicals, headed by
Labouchere and -vigorously seconded by
Bradlaugh, attacked the votes for royal
palaces and pleasure grounds. Labouchere
was so disloyal and ttngallanl as to suggest
that if the Queen wanted to retain possession
of the half dozen or so palaces in which she
never resides she ought to pay for the re
pairs and not ask Parliament to give her
$170,000 for that pnrpose.
Unkind objection's were also raised to the
payment of the Prince of Wales' water
rate, and to the payment by the nation of a
little bill for altering his: stables. One hon
orable gentleman, announced that most of
the proposed expenditure would simply
benefit princely German -visitors and aristo
cratic syncophants, and on being rebnked
by the horrified Deputy Speaker, flopped
inter hia Seat, remarking that his feelings
.were. too deep .for Parliamentary utterance.
The Government could do nothing but quote
precedents, and as precedents are sacred to
the Tory mind, the votes were passed with
the assistance of a mechanical majority.
HOME EULE CONTINUES TO GAIN.
A Unionist Wins In Enfield, bnt bj a Re
IBY CABLE TO TOE DISPATCH. J
London? March 30. The result of the
Enfield election, just to hand, is far from
unsatisfactory to the friends Of home rule.
The most sanguine of the Liberals did not
hope for more than a substantial reduction
of the Tory majority, and their faith has
been amply justified. The majority has
been pulled down by over 500, despite the
long-sustained and frantic efforts of the
Conservatives and their mugwump Unionist
The constituency has been flooded for a
fortnight past with lords and ladies galore,
industriously canvassing for the Conserva
tive candidate with the pelebian name of
Bowles. To-day some of the aristocrats
sent their carriages by the score to help
convey voters to the polls, and their disgust
at the humiliating resu It is profound. Cap
tain Bowles, the Unionist candidate, re
ceive 5,124 votes against 3,612 cast for Mr.
Tairbairns.the nominee oi the Gladstonians.
At the last election Lord Folkestone, the
Conservative candidate, received 3,287
votes, and Mr. Edgecomb, the Gladstonian
The moral of Kennington and Enfield is
that the Tories will be able to bold scarcely
any London seat where their present ma
jority does not run into four figures. ."
AKEESTED FOR ARSON.
Two Merchants Locked Up Charged With
Burning: Their Own Store.
ISPZCIAL TELIOBAU TO TOE DISPATCH.l
New York, March 30. Simon Sando
witz and Philip Coplan kept a drygoods
store at 2908 Third avenue. It caught fire
on the night of February 16, and the eight
families living above it had a lively time
getting .out. The store was insured for
$2,500 in two companies. The merchants
offered to settle for $750.
After an investigation- Fire Marshal
Mitchell ordered the arrest of Sandowitz
and Coplan. They w,ere locked up in the
Tombs to-day in default of $10,000 bail.
-NOT MUCH OP A PARTI.
The Food Cold, Attendance Bad nnd the
rSY CABLE TO TOE DISPATOEX.J
London, March 30. The Duke of Cam
bridge, a.cousin to Queen Victoria and coi
mander in chief of the British army, wi
good enough to celebrate his seventieth
birthday Tuesday last, and a loyal scri5e, in
recording the fact, notes with thankfulness
that his Boyal Highness hask not fallen
asleep over the dinner table for a long time.
The food is said to have been halt cold,
the attendance bad and the wiues indif
GOT HIS OLD PLACE AGAIN.
Alonzo Bart Reappointed ns a Division
Railway Mall Superintendent.
Washington; March 30. The Post
master General, upon the 'recommendation
of General Superintendent! Bell, has ap
pointed Alonzo Burt Superintendent of the
Fifth Division of the railway mail service,
with headquarters' at Cincinnati.
Mr. Burt was removed iromlthe same po
sition in 1886. He ranks as one of the
ablest men in the postal servictj, and his re
appointment,?it is said, will strengthen the
department .in restoring it to a high degree
of efficiency:' -No -further chandes will be
made In this grade of the service
ogant' Attacks on the Liber
f the German Pres3
POTffi GOVERNMENT IN PERIL. 1
William's Pet Hobby May let be Defeate
in the Eeichstaj. '
LABOR TROUBLES 'A SERIOUS MENACSi m
A Succession of Onranlsefl Strikes Occur All Orsjr
the Empire. - ; y.
The Government measure to restrict tho
liberties of the press is exciting trreat oppo
sition in Germany. It is Emperor William'
pet hobby, bnt, notwithstanding, it may b
defeated in the Beichstag. Organized
strikes are in progress all over the empire.
Serious trouble is feared. The news of tho
Samoan disaster caused great consternation;
COPYRIGHT, 1883, BY NEW YOSK ASSOCIATED
Berlin, March 30. A rupture in tha
Government groups, arising from their dis
agreement on the press penal law, is certain
unless the bill is materially modified. Tha
National Liberals declare against tho bilL
The Conservatives and Free Conservatives
are ready to submit to any repression,
though there are symptoms of reaction even
The semi-official press the Cologne Ga
zette, ibe Magdebnrg Gazette, and others
who venture to criticise admit that under
the law there can be no freedom of discus
sion, and say that the Liberals are justified
in coalescing to restrict the bill. These
comments have given rise to reports that a
commission of the Bundesrath has 'greatly
modified the bill. '
It is unlikely, however, as the proposals
are being inspired by the Emperor, with
whom the absolute regulation of the press is
a pet project. His departure from the
usual etiquette of the court to attend the
Parliamentary dinner at Prince Bismarck's
was due to a desire to conciliate the depu
ties. A FIGHT IN SIOHT.
He had A. long conversation with Herren
.Bennigsen, Miquel and Frankenstein, and
was graciously familiar. Even if the lead
ers are seduced, the bulk of the- National
ists would not assent . to the bill. It is
probable that the Government will rely'on
the center party, thus causing an evolution
in partv grouping.
The Vossuche Zeltung predicts a clerico
Conservative coalition, a majority 6t the
Nationalists joining the Progressists, and
thus forming a liberal opposition strong
enough to imperil the passage of the bill.
The first heard here of the Samoa disaster
was a telegram from London early this
morning; at which hour neither the Ad
miralty nor the Foreign Office received any
direct cable advices, and were loth .to be
lieve the report was true. Inquiry at Lon
don appeared to confirm the story and there
was general consternation. It was not un
til this afternoon that official telegrams
reached the Admiralty.
Count Herbert Bismarck returns from-his
English mission on Monday, his, father's
birthday. He says that he has made ar
rangements for grand public demonstrations
on the occasion of Emperor T7illiant 's crisit
WILLIAM TO BE WELCOMED.
An English squadron will meet the Ger
man squadron accompanying the Emperor
and festive receptions will be given at' Lon- .
don and Windsor. The doubts as to En
gland's popular feeling toward the Emperor
inspire semi-official declarations to the effect
that the Emperor's dislike of England Is an
entire mistake. After Germany he loves
England most. His visit is definitely fixed
Emperor Francis Joseph, of Austria,
will visit Berlin about the middle of Au
gust, alter six months' mourning for tha
Crown Prince Budolf.
The strike outbreak is so general that it
would appear to be an organized co-operation
of the trade centers. In Hamburg the
masons, plumbers and carpenters are out on
the refusal of their employers to increase
The workmen's syndicate approve of the
strike, and men accepting the employers
terms will be excluded from the privileges
of their unions. At Fiberfeld and Barwen
the manufacturing works are closed and the
.men are ont. At Crefeld the workmen will
strike on Monday unless their demands are
granted. At "Nuremburg the carvers and
toymakers are out.
The Berlin masons, at a meeting on
Wednesday, decided to inaugurate a gen
eral strike In the bnilding trades. The
German Socialists have bad a disagree
ment with the French Socialists over the
programmed" the Paris congress. The French
committee insisted npon having the exclu
sive right to control the order of the pro
ceedings and to fix the subjects for discus
sion. The Germans decline to attend, un
less the arranging of the order ot business
be left to the congress.
A commission of the Beichstag has de
cided to prosecute Herr Grillenberger for
offensive press comments concerning mem
bers of the Beichstag. Admiral Hensner
ha? been appointed Secretary of the Im
perial Naval Office. ,
A special Japanese mission, headed by
General Yamagata, Minister of the Interior,
has arrived here. The party will remain
here about a month and will return home
A PKIEST INDICTED FOE JIUEDEB.
Frlma Facie Case pinde Ont Asaiast Father
HIcFadden by the Government-
Dublin, March 30. A: prima facie casa
has been found against Father McFadden
for participation in the murder of Police
Inspector Msrtin at Gwedore. Police In
spector Martin, with a party of policemen,
attempted to arrest Father McFadden for
offenses under the crimes act. The time
osen to make the arrest was immediately
filter the priest had celebrated mass in his
Members of the congregation rescued
Father McFadden from the police, and he
had nearly reached the door of his' house
when Inspector Martin seized him. At that
moment a stone was fired, which struck the
inspector on the head, inflicting injuries
which caused his death a short time alter.
TEIED IT TWO WAIS.
A. Man Who Wanted to Commit Snleldo
Very Badly, Indeed.
ISPIC1AL TELXOSAlt TO THE DISr ATCTC1
Paekebsbtjro, March 30. John
Cockerel!, a well-known machinist in the
employ of the Baltimore and Ohio Bail
road, attempted to commit suicide this
morning by cutting his throat with a razor.
He inflicted a ghastly, bnt not fatal
wound, and then went to the Kanawha
river, and threw himself in. He -was
rescued alive by persons standing near and
placed in the hands ot the authorities.
Cockerell gives as the reason for his rash
act that he had been down-hearted and
loomy several days and concluded to kill