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PITIABLE FRIGHT
OF CZAR NICHOLAS
Glories of the Paris Display
Only Increased His
Nervousness.
And the French Did Not Cheer
as Lustily as the First Re
ports Indicated.
PROTECTION OF ROYAL GUESTS.
In Reviewing Events of the O.d World
Frederic Also Scores Lord Rose
bery's Course.
[Copyright, 1896, 6y the New York Times. J
LONDON, Eng., Oct. 10.— It is hard to
say whether what was seen in Paris tbis
week or what was heard on all sides there
was the most remarkable. Certainly the
spectacle wiiich Paris provided for its im
perial guests stands quite without par
allel. There were millions of strangers in
the city, mostly provincial French. There
were miles of densely packed crowds
w nerever one wanted to go, and leagues of
costly decora'ions. When darkness fell
an illumination burst forth on such a
stupendous scale that it took away the
breath even of Parisians, but everywhere
in the panting, pushing throngs of sight
seers one heard people saying: "To think
that all this is done because one little man
happens to be the son of his father I"
This remark was heard hundreds of
times if once. It remains in mind, now
that the lights are all out and the flags
are disappearing, as a c'jw to what France
really felt during the fetes. It all had to
be done, do doubt, and the French were
not the people to do it by halves, but this
curious mental reflection on the strange
conditions imposed by an alliance with
hereditary autocracy seemed always up
permost.
Among the people, doubtless, it found
expression the more readily because a
vague notion is spreading that the whole
thing 19 pa.rt of a scheme to estrange the
republic It required a good deal of
moral courage for the Czar to mate tbe
Orleanist Princes, their newly found
friend, the Princess Mathilde, and Jheir
princely supporters of the houses of Uzes,
Luynes, Rochefoucauld, Rohan and the
rest, the chief figures at his luncheon on
Wednesday, wiiich was the only meal
where he had the naming of his own
guests. The Paris papers said as little as
possible In regard to this, but it was pri
vately taiked about more than anything
else. In the matter of physical deport
ment, however, Nicholas gave the impres
sion of being the reverse of brave. The
oldest Parisian had never seen his guests
Vho passed everywhere within their
streets, so walled with bayonets or civic
horses at a sharp trot. There had been
olaborats arrangements for & state proces
sion to the opera-house, moving at a wait
and with six caparisoned horses, each led
by a footman, but at the last moment this
plan was changed and the cortege was
rushed through swiftly.
Public rumor ascribed this to the terrorß
of the Czar, though much more likely it
was due to the nervousness of the police
authorities of Paris. All who came close
to the Czar saw him quivering with a kind
of stage fright, which affected him
throughout the visit. His awkward way,
too, both puzzled and annoyed the crowd,
which had memories of traditions of an
Emperor who doffed his hat and bowed
and smiled when he drove through Paris.
It was this that chilled the enormous
throngs gathered to witness tbe Czar's en
trance on Tuesday. It was well placed on
the Champs Elysees, opposite the Palais
de L'lndustrie, and where the biggest
crowd was. The papers talked of "tre
mendous cheering," but really, save for
the white-robed Tunisian Sneiks, there
was little or none. By night-time the
crowd had found its voice and could raise
a sort of cheer, but at the outset it was
almost dumb. Tbe Empress also at the
beginning was white as a sheet and visi
bly trembling. She bowed as if she was a
piece of mechanism. It seems, however,
that s c had been hideously seasick the
day before and was in no condition that
morning for the ideal of facing Paris. She
had recovered, and she was inspired by
her unparalleled surroundings to play
ideally well her part. Next day all Paris
was talking about her.
It is nearly thirty years since French
men had seen a beautiful woman bowing
from an open royal carriage and the sight
went to their hearts. O(d imperialists
wept openly at the spectacle and the
memories it evoked, while the younger
generation in turn was moved by this.
The laying of tbe bridge foundation on
Wednesday became exclusively the
Czarina's affair. The Czar and President
Faure took part in the ceremony, but the
crowd had eyes and voices for her alone.
She was affected to tears by the stress of
the situation, but she bore herself mag
nificently none tne less, and hundreds of
thousands of people yelled "Vive l'lm
peratrice," a s' und which the Seine Val
ley had not Heard since 1870.
Who shall say what results are to fol
low tbis extraordinary demonstration?
In ordinary times Frenchmen talk a great
Heai about Egypt, the Niger and other
English complications as if they con
stituted the principal items of French
foreign politics. Now, for a week, one has
beard not a whisper of all this. In the
presence of the tremendous fact that the
Czar was actually in Paris there cou:d
be only one thought, and that one was of
Germany.
The statue of Strasbourg, draped afresh
in mourning, was tbe point for which
every group of visiting provincials made
first. In the Place de la Concord, the
thought of "Revanche" sprang up auto
matically in every mind as the ultimate
meaning of these flags and firewort3.
Perhaps some of the poignancy of terror
that marked the seventies is lacking now,
but "Revanche" is still a realty in the
French, and "Egypt" is merely froth on
French lips. If next week France
learned that she had been committed by
her Foreign Office to an Anglo-Russian
combination, she would not turn a hair,
but if the Berlin and Vienna press has
failed to say spiteful things about her
welcome to the Czar, and' had not re
vealed the conviction that it meant mis
chief to the triple alliance, she would
have been sorely disappointed.
It is curious that while Paris was firing
in honor of the Czar, General Trochu, the
man whose famous plan for relief of the
besieged city in the terrible year of 1870
kept all the world in weary suspense, lay
dying at Tours. His Russian experiences
dated back to a dangerous wound which
he had received in an assault on tbe
central bastion of Sebaslopol in the Cri
mean War.
Tne cry of "Vive l'lmperatrice" might
have reminded him of that critical day
when he pledged his Breton honor to de
fend the woman who last bore the name
of Empress of France. His so-called plan,
considering the awful medley of material
which he had to work upon, was unfairly
criticized and ridiculed. The Trochu of
that to-morrow men dream of in France
will have ready to his hands different
weapons indeed.
Englishmen are still as much m the
dark as ever as to what business, if any,
Lord Salisbury transacted with the Czar
at Balmoral last week. Public sentiment
was a good deal attracted by the notion
of an Angio-Franco-Russian arrangement,
and certain signs of amelioration in the
feeling of the Paris and St. Petersburg
press toward England arc &eized upon
wit avidit" as warranting the belief that
this is imrendinp. Nothing has happened
since the Balmoral meeting either to con
firm or to disprove this idea, and mean
while popular feeling is reverting to the
after imuulse to have England keep her
bands free to act in Turkey upon her own
initiative. This is what the English al
ways prefer to do if ihey are quite sure the
continental powers are divided into hos
tile camps.and in proportion as Russia and
France geem to be angering Germany and
Austria by their demonstrative honey
moon, the "British instinct to hold aloof
a.nd play between these rival alliances re
vives its force.
To every politician of sense whom I
know Lord Roseberry's choice of an issue,
and even more of a time for a rupture
with his party, is quite inexplicablp. Pos
sibly there may oe a mystery behind it,
but to the ordinary vision he seems to be
rrore Tory than Lord Salisbury himself,
and he resigns his titular leadership be
cause the Liberals are saying what the
Duke of Norfolk, the present Postmaster-
General, does not hesitate to say at a pub
lic meeting. His action gives to the baser
sort of Tory papers a chance to insist that
the Radicals are using the Armenian busi
ness for partisan purposes, but this hardly
matters, and really the same thing may
be said of Roseberry himseif.
From the day when Lord Roseberry was
foisted by an underhanded intrigue
upon his party the=-e dispatches have
maintained his unfitness for the position
of leader, and for a year at least, even
those who helped him to rise have ad
mitted their error. His retirement is of in
terest as saving the Liberal party from the
embarrassment of throwins him out, but
ju-t now there is so little left of tbe
Liberal party anyway that its officering
is of slight importance.
In the suitable surroundings given by a
somewhat gaudy music hall stage, that of
the Empire Theater at E iinburgh, Lord
Roseberry held up to ridicule last night
every proposal made by Mr. Gladstone for
the solution of the Armenian question.
Lord Roseberry's speech consisted in great
part of a dull philosophic and political
lecture, and this was varied only by ex
pressed or implied attacks on Gladstone,
Harcourt and other unnamed Liberals.
These attacks were sugared by sweet re
ferences to tbe old man whom ha was
wounding so deeply. The speech is the
most astounding confession of the impo
tence of England that was ever made in
public by any English statesman. That
Lord Kosa berry should have selected this
time, so dangerous and difficult for his
country, to do this thing proves up to the
hilt that he is neither a really great Lib
eral statesman nor a true patriot. An ad
mirable breeder of race horses, but a fee
ble, livid and vacillating leader of men, he
has don 6 his best to undo any good effects
the visit of the Czar to this country might
have produced by declining the practical
co-operation of Russia. The only thing
that was needed to complete the mixed
comedy and tragedy of last evening's en
tertainment was a" telegram containing
the Sultan's warmest thanks, followed by
a suitable dirge for the dead anl dying
Christians whom England, according to
the principal speaker, is now powerless to
protect.
At the railway station at Lechlade, a
quaint, peaceful, medieval village far up
the Thames, above Oxford, a harvest cart
was waiting Wednesday morning. The
cart had yeilow wheels and was lined with
mo«. Willows and vines bad been
twisted about its frame. The loving
hands of th<- friends bore what once was
William* Morris from the train to this bed'
of moss, and then gently to his last home
under the elms at Kelmscott Church,
which was decorated as for a harvest fes
tival. There was no other gloom or con
ventional sadness, and all was as the dead
poet would have himself wished it.
Up to late Wednesday night George dv
Maurier's colleagues, who were then as
sembled around Punch's weekly dinner
table, had been led by the latest bulletins
from him to hope that ''Kicky," his pet
familiar name in the circle, would live to
be once more among them, with his glori
ous spirits and quick flashes of humor.
Yet those high spirits had sunk some
what of recent months, possibly from fail
ing health. Dv Manner had never been
quite the same man since the publication
of "Trilby."
That wonderful success brought never
ending demands on his time and energy,
and his great unselfish nature could not
resist. Dv Maurier was ever haunted by
a fear lest blindness should overtake
him, and the misfortune of many years
ago when tbe sight of his left eye was lost
remained always before him. This par
tial deprivation of sight was in some sense
a gain to the artist, as he had to draw on
a iarge scale on account of it, and those
drawings became in all senses of high
value. It is curious that he was not tne
only artist on the staff of Punch who suf
fered in the same way, and it was a favor
ite joke of Tenniels that he and Dv Mau
rier had but a pair of eyes between them.
Something has been said of Dv .Mau
rier's cynicism, but never was there a
gentler cynic He laid a firm, kind hand
on the weaknesses and snobbish philistine
tendencies of the Englishmen of his day,
but even those at whom lie laughed were
most ready to laugh themselves. He never
tnok hi? literary powers quite seriously,
.«nl only regretted that others who h«
honestly beiieved were greater than him
self had no such successful boom. He was
the kindest of satirists, the most loyal of
friends. Men and dogs all loved him, and
it is not many winters since he waded
through broken ice at some serious per
sonal risk to save a little drowning dog.
An interchange of courtesies between
the Pope and the Queen has highly grati
fied the English Catholics. The two are
oid friend*, for just fiity years aeo the
tben Mgr. Pecci visited the Queen in Lon
don. The Pope's graceful congratulations
on ttie length of Victoria's reign have
drawn from the latter striking acknowl
edgments of the felicity and loyalty of her
Catholic subjects to their sovereign.
The saddest reports, I regret to say,
reach me from the west of Ireland about
the injury done to crops by floods and
ram. The crops are practicallj destroyed
in some districts, and everything threat
ens a winter famine in certain parts of
Ireland unless speedy relief is given.
English members of Parliament have
been peculiarly unlucky in the last few
days, ami no less than three of them have
been badly damaged in carriage accidents.
One of the three, H. Byron Reed, the
member for East Bradford, has since died.
Mr. Reed was a better journalist than
politician. At one time he was editor of
the Darlington North Star. People have
been lound who suggest that Mr. Glad
stone should fill Mr. Reed's now vacant
place, but it is in the highest degree im
probable that such a course will be
adopted.
What with an international political
explosion and a furious outside warring
of the elements, bringing the storms and
wrecks of tbe week jusi passed, English
men would almost have forgotten Ger
many and their candid critical friend, the
German Emperor, were it not for the fact
that they have been steadily rubbed the
wrong way by the virulent attacks of the
Hamburger Nachrichten on the defective
material organization of the Britisu army.
The last of the-e attacks characterizes the
British as intriguers, who are constantly
undermining the peace of Europe, and it
jubilantly proclaims that the British
army is insufficient to protect the mother
country or the colonies. More of this
from the sume source may confidently be
expected, especially as British writers are
asking with malice what may be the na
ture of the secret understanding between
the Emperor and the Sultan, which they
decline to believe is confined solely to a
courteous interchange of photographs.
Habold Fbsdsbic.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1896.
MUCH SYMPATHY
FOR THE CASTLES
Letters and Telegrams Are
Yet Sent to the
Embassy.
Bayard Approves the Action
Taken by First Secretary
Roosevelt
THE HIT -BAND BREAKS DOWN
And the Accused Woman Is Much De
pressed- and Suffers From Acute
Pains in the Head
LONDON, Eng., Oct. 10.— Letters and
telegrams of sympathy with Mr. and Mrs.
Castle, the Americans who were arrested
on October 7 on the charge of stealing a
number of valuable furs, continue to ar
rive at the United States embassy. Em
bassador Bayard has given his full ap
proval of the action taken by Secretary
Roosevelt in behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Castle,
and the Scotland Yard authorities also
approve his course. A London physician,
who recently attended Mrs. Castle profes
sionally, will testify when the case comes
up in the Great Marlborough-street Police
Court on Tuesday. October 13, that Mrs.
Castle has been suffering from acute head
ache and a feeling of intense f atgue, al
though she has not undergone any exer
tion.
Secretary Roosevelt visited Mr. and Mrs.
Castle in Halloway Jail last evening. He
found the husband completely broken
down. Mr. Castle said to Mr. Roosevelt
that he wished to thank his many friends
in the United States and England for
their sympathy and kindness, and to
assure them that their confidence in him
would never be misplaced.
Mrs. Castle is very much depressed and
suffered to-day from acute pains in the
head. It was impossible to hold an in
terview with her for any length of time
and her mental condition was very un
atisfactory.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 10.— A dispatch
to-morning paper from London concern
ing the arrest there of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
M. Castle says:
Their solicitor frankly admitted Mrs.
Castle's guilt. Michael Abrahams, their
solicitor, is a criminal lawyer of wide ex
perience and great ability. He declared
to-day :
"I have had herexamined by some lead
ing specialists in mental disorders and
have no doubt that the Judge will admit
that her symptoms are such as to warrant
a defense of kleptomania.
"She suffers from pain in the head,
from complete loss of memory and from
other singularities, which, accord
ing to medical science, are well
known to be frequently associated
with delusions. Her case will be decided
in a month or six weeks. We shall apply
for bail for her again next Wednesday,
and I hope she will be released on the
bond we can offer.
"The whole fact of the matter, in short
is, that Mrs. Castle did take these articles,
but her husband is perfectly innocent of
any knowledge whatever of her doing so."
LIKE A FAMILY WELCOME
Czar and Czarina Greeted Upon
Their Arrival in West
ern Germany.
Evangelical Clergy of Hesse Decli&c
to Take Any Share in the
Reception.
DARMSTADT, Germahy, Oct. 10.— The
Czar and Czarina arrived here at 9 o'clock
this morning. A large crowd of people
assembled at tbe station and greeted their
arrival with hearty cheers. Their ma
jesties entered a carriage and were driven
to the new palace.
Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig, brother of
the Czarina, has appointed the Czar
honorary colonel of the Twenty-fourth
Regiment of Hessian Dragoons of the
German army. The reception of the Czar
and Czarina at the railway station par
took more of the nature of a family wel
come than a state function.
Later there was a more ceremonious re
ception at tbe palace, to which all the
high state and military officers and church
dignitaries were invited. The Czarina,
wnen Princess Alix of Hesse, was a
Lutheran, bat subseauent to her be
trothal to the Czar she changed her re
ligion, becoming a member of the ortho
dox Greek church. Tbe evangelical clergy
of Hesse did not approve of this step and
they, therefore, declined to take any
share in the reception to their Majesties
to-day.
FATHER STRICKLAND'S BOOK.
It Contains Home J\eu> Information He-
fating to British Claims in Feneeutla.
LONDON, Eng., Oct. 10.— Father Strick
land has issued a book on the Venezuelan
boundary, based on documents and maps
found in the archives of the Capuchin
order. The book tends to the conclusion
that the rights of Great Britain as far as
the Schomburgk line are irrefragable,
and that regarding the region beyond the
line Great Britain had as much right as
Venezuela.
Tbe documents establish indubitably
the Dutch right on the whole coast to and
including Point Barima, and also the
parts far in the hinterland. They show
that tbere are certain tracts in different
parts of Venezuela and Guiana which
were not seized by either the Dutch or
Spaniard;, and the present ownership of
these, Father Strickland contends, can
only be settled by diplomacy or arbitra
tion.
NEWS FROM FAIR HAWAII
Demonstration of Jioyaliit Natives at
Joseph Xatenhi'* Funeral.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Oct. 3. — The
funeral of Joseph Nawahi, a prominent
royalist, on tbe 30th alt., was made the
occasion of some demonstration of senti
ment by royalist natives, about 600 of
whom were formed in the procession, two
thirds of them women. A large number
additional went to the wharf. As jthe
steamer conveying the remains to Hilo
touched at Maui, the royalists there piled
flowers aboard. Nawahi having been a
cabinet minister, the Government sent the
band and a large escort uf police to bead
the procession.
The French frigate Dnguay-Trouin ar
rived at Honolulu September 28 from
Tahiti, and sailed October 2 for ban Fran
cisco.
Hon.C.R. Bishop has authorized the trus
tees of the Bishop Museum to spend $750,
--000 in founding' an aquarium at Honolulu
for the scientific study of marine life in
the Pacific. It is intended to excel any
other Aquarium in the world. Professor
W. F. migham has just returned from
visiting Euopean aquariums, and is pre
pared to complete the plans. Marine life
will be gathered from all parts of the
Pacific. A corps of professors will be
maintained, and students will be expected
from Europe and America.
Judge S. L. Austin of Hilo died from
apoplexy, October 2.
MINISTER TERRELL FIRM.
Dec/ares That It Is the Duty of the Turkish
Police to Guard the Legation With
out a Request.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Oct. 10.-
United States Minister Terrell denies that
he has made any request to the Porte in
benalf of his Government for the admis
sion of the United States gunboat Ban
croft through the Dardanelles, but he ex
presses hope that arrangements were made
for her admission before the Bancroft
started from America for Turkish waters.
Mr. Terrell is the only diplomat who
has left tbe protection of Therapia. He
is living in Pera and the American lega
tion is the only one that is not guarded.
Mr. Terrell has pointed out the houses of
Americans which require special guards,
but has declared to the Turkish police
that it is their duty to guard the legation
without a request.
CONCEALED BY A FIRE.
During « Blaze in a Custom-House a
Jhirf Makes a Big Haul.
ST. JOHNS, N. 8., Oct. 10.— During a
fire in the custom-house last Monday,
which for a time it was thought would de
stroy the whole building, there was much
excitement. To-day it was discovered
that during the confusion of the tire be
tween $5000 and $10,000 was stolen. It'ig
believed that the culprit is one of the offi
cials of the customs department and that
he started the .tire in order to perpetrate
the robbery without suspicion falling
upon him.
SPANISH ATTACK REBELS
Cuban Insurgents Suffer a Severe
Defeat in Santiago
Province.
At Least Weyler's Minions So Report,
bat Later Stories May Lessen
the Victory.
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct. 10.— The forces of
General Toral, acting in conjunction with
those of Major Lanzagorta, have had a
fierce engagement with 500 rebels at
Villanes. province of Santiago oe Cuba.
According to the official report troops
charged the rebels' position, which the lat
ter strongly defended from behind stone
walls and from a stone fort on top of the
Camicho hills.
The troops then advanced and captured
the rebel camp. Twenty insurgents were
found dead in the field. Many wounded
were carried by the rebels on their retreat.
The Spanish loss was two lieutenants and
a corporal killed and twelve wounded.
Two captains, a lieutenant and eight pri
vates received contusions.
Rebels attacked the Manacas detach
ment stationed on the central trocha. but
were repulsed. Toe troops lost one killed
and five wounded.
Three bombs were exploded to-day un
der a train in the province of Matanzas.
Two cars were derailed and a soldier was
wounded.
The Government has temporarily closed
the Puerto Principe institute.
IN IMPORTANT CONFERENCE.
Diplomats Hfeet to Consider the Vexed
l'eni 'zuelan Question.
IiONDON, England. Oct. 10.— Lord Sal
isbury arrived at the Foreign Office at 3
o'clock this afternoon. Sir Julian Paun
cefote, British Embassador to the United
States, arrived ten minutes later and was
at once admitted to conference with the
Premier. Mr. Chamberlain arrivedat 3:30
p. m. The Venezuelan question is the matter
that was probably discussed at the confer
ence. It is stated that important results
may be the outcome. The conference was
a lengthy one.
Hot Degraded, by Serving Turkey.
LONDON, Eng,, Oct. 10.— The Central
News says that English officers in the
Ottoman army emphatically deny the re
port that they feel degraded in serving
the Turks, and denounce as baseless the
charges that the troops are murdering
women and children.
I)u Idaurier't Remains Cremated.
LONDON, Eng., Oct., 10.— The body of
George dv Maurier, the artist and novelist,
who died on the morning of October 8,
was cremated at Wokin this afternoon.
Tha ashes will be interred in the Hamp
stead churchyard October 21.
TRADE WITH ARGENTINE.
At Vrtttnt England and Germany Get
thn Lion's Share.
NEW YORK, N. V., October 10.— T. D.
Palmer, F. M. Studebaker and F. L.
Wagar, members of the National Asso
ciation of American Manufacturers, who
have beeii in Argentine Republic investi
gating tne possibilities of establishing an
American bank and other American
enterprises in that country, were passen
gers on the St. Louis which arrived to
day. They Bay that the absence of Ameri
can steamship lines and American banks
there will probably prevent the invest
ment of more American capital than is
now invested. Americans do about $10,000
worth of trading at the present time with
the republic in twelve months. England
and Germany get the better part of the
trade.
Cardinal Satolli'it Tour.
HIGHLAND FALLS, N. V., Oct. 10.—
Cardinal Archbishop Satolli arrived here
to-day, and is the guest of Rev. Father
O'Keefe. To-night he is being entertained
at West Point by Colonel Ernest, superin
tendent of the Military Academy, and the
officers and ladies of the post.
To-morrow he will say mass at the
Church of the Sacred Heart in this village
and will preach a sermon to cadets at
West Point. On Monday J. p. Morgan
will entertain the Cardinal at his magnifi
cent summer residence and Monday after
noon he leaves by special train for New
York.
HreTcltf H nlc Statement.
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 10,-The
weekly statement of the Associated Banks
shows the following changes: Jtteserve
decrease, |926,825; loans increase, $3,227,
--300; specie increase. $2,649,300; legal
tenders decrease, $2,638,200; deposits in
crease, $3,751,700; circulation increase,
$335,400. The banks now hold $15,599,200
in excess of legal requirements.
KAISER WILLIAM
GREATY IRRITATED
Not at All Pleased With the
Friendship Between Rus
sia and France.
Could Not Conceal His Wrath
Upon Learning of the Words
of the Czar.
WHAT 'PRECIOUS BONDS/MEANS
Important German Legislation Consid
ered at a Meeting of the
Crown Council.
BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 10.— The Kron
rath, or Crown Council, which was held at
Hubertusstock on Wednesday at the sum-
mons of the Kaiser was a very important
event, inasmuch as it formulated the pol
icy of the Government in regard to the
legislation which is to be submitted to the
Reichstag at the next session of that body,
on November 10.
Such a council is very rare, only two be
ing held since IS9O, when a Kronrath pre
ceded the dissolution of the Reichstag and
the resignation of Prince Bismarck from
the Imperial Chancellorship. It is learned
by the United Associated Presses that the
council held this week was summoned by
the Emperor at the direction of Prince
Hohenlohe, who believes that the gravest
issues depend upon the coming session of
the Reichstag. The ministers who at
tended the council were unanimous in the
belief that the present Reichstag will re
fguse to grant the naval credit whicD. the
Emperor wants, but they differ as to the
expediency of dissolving that body. This
Reichstag will expire by limitation in 1898,
and many of the ministers are in favor of
waiting and allowing tbe house to die a
natural deatn. The council agreed to con
vert the German 4 per cent bonds into '■!>%
per cents.
The reply of the Czar to the address of
President Faure at the banquet given in
honor of the Russian Emperor in Paris,
was wired in full to tbe Kaiser, who made
no effort to conceal his irritation upon
learning that the words "precious bonds"
were authentic, and had actually been
used by the Czar in referring to the friend
ship of Russia for *France, thus allowing
the existence of no doubt that an alliance
stronger than a mere entente had been
concluded between Russia and France. It
is now very doubtful whether the Emperor
will meet the Czar at Darmstadt and Ham
burg. The crown council held in Huber
tusstock may result in a change in the
Cabinet, and this possibility is causing a
great deal of uneasiness in official circles.
Observing the grand reception given to
tbe Czar in Paris, German newspapers like
the Berlin Post have tried to boycott the
Parisian events of the last few days, de
scribing tbe journals which printed the
reports and accounts of th« fetes in full as
"sensation mongers."
The National Zeitung says that Ger
many looks without hate or love upon
the most remarkable spectacle that has
ever been witnessed, namely, that of a
republic worshiping an alien autocrat as
a national hero.
The Hamburger Correspondenz, an
official organ, admits that the Czar's
toasts upon the occasion of his entertain
ments in Paris are much warmer than
those given by him in Vienna or Breslau,
which fact, the paper adds, cannot well be.
ignored.
The Bismarckian journals suggest that
if Prince Bismarck were Chancellor Ger
many would not now witness tbe virtual
transfer of the center pivot of European
politics from Berlin to Paris.
German exporters are generally con
vinced that McKinley will be elected
President and that a high tariff in America
wiil follow. Dr. Barth, the German econo
mist, now in tbe United States, wired this
week to the managers of the Deutsche
Bank that theri was no doubt that Mc-
Kinley would be elected.
The Berliner Tageblatt to-day says Mc-
Kinley and a Republican House of Repre
sentatives may be at their hottest for a
hi.h tat iff, but the silver Senate will op
pose them, and therefore there is little
danger that the tariff will be altered for
the next few years.
SEQUEL TO THE SCANDAL
Earl Russell Causes the Arrest
of Lady Scott for
Libel.
Bat the British Peer Does Not
Gain Any Popularity by
the Move.
LONDON, Eng., Oct 10.— Earl Russell'
who became notorious a few years ago on
account of a divorce suit brought by his
wife, has again come before the public in
a very unenviable manner. Yesterday he
swore out a warrant for the arrest of bis
mother-in-law, Lady Tyna Scott, on a
charge of criminal iibel.
Lady Scott was arrested last evening and
spent the night in a ceil at Bow-street po
lice station. She was arraigned in the po
lice court this morning.
: The news of her arrest had become j
widely known and the courtroom was
crowded with people attracted thither for
the most part by curiosity. Earl Russell ]
was present in the - capacity of ' accuser.
From remarks made by the spectators it j
was plainly to "be seen that he had not I
gained in popularity by his recent move.
After a partial examination Lady Scott
was remanded - ;. for i further j hearing, but
was admitted ; to '<- bail ■' in the snm of £400,
which was furnished '; by two sureties,
Lady Scott herself being one to the extent
of £200.' .- y~~} :'-; : \- ••■ '/',. ,7'y
The charge against Lady Scott ; and her
subsequent;: arrest ? are ? the sequel ' of . the
scandalous divorce case between Earl and
Countess •.' Russell 'fl several , , years .- ago. j
Countess Russell at that time sued for di- |
• vorce, accusing * her husband of i serious i
offenses; and he responded with a |
cbuntefsuit against >" his wife. y The trial of I
the case occupied considerable time, and
caused a scandal among the I British aris
tocracy. ,-.". -,- : *:. :^>:- : :,-> -.'', .
♦ 1
Commander Olllpatriekti Heath.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 10.—Com
mander W. W. Otllpatrick of the United
States navy dropped dead of heart disease
in i is office in the Federal building at 10
o'clock this morning. He had but recently
returned from a several weeks' ti cation,
spent in Virginia and at Ajmapoiis, Md.,
leaving his wife at the latter place.
For the past two years Commander Gill
patrick had charge of the United States
lighthouse service on the Ohio, Kanewna
and Tennessee rivers. He was 55 years of
age and his place of residence was Leaven
worth, Kan 3.
MYSTERIOUS ESCAPE OF SARELL
How the Convict Sawed His Way Through
Iron Doors Is Worrying the Auburn
Prison Officials.
AUBURN, N. V., Oct. 10.— Seldom have
the officials of Auburn prison met with so
clever and mysterious a disappearance as
confronted them yesterday morning, when
in Lewis Sarell's cell was found on the cot
a dummy of straw topped off with a bunch
of hair. Investigation showed eight
inches of the heavy iron cell door skill
fully sawed off at the bottom, through
which small opening- the convict had
wriggled with great difficulty.
How Sarell obtained egress through sev
eral lociced doors, between his cell and the
prison yard, are matters perplexing the
officials. He did this, however, for in a
distant part of. the prison was found the
only other obtainable clew to the man.
He had attacked a thick iron bolt on a
door in the mess-hall and sawed it
through, but his plans failed in this direc
tion, for there wa3 another bolt on the
other side of the door. Whence he went
from there is the crowning mystery of the
prison.
Sarell is under sentence of twenty-five
years for burglarizing the Westchester
County store of Walarer B. Adams (who
was recently killed by burglars) in the fall
of 1889. He, with another convict, at
tempted to strike for freedom a month
ago, but failed. While in tbe act of scal
ing the walls at night, Sarell fell from the
top of a ladder to the ground, nearly
breaking his neck.
PROMINENT MEN FIGHT.
They Hold a Decisive Set- To in the Chi-
cago Athletic Club.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 10.— Two promi
nent men engaged in a prize- tight at the
Athletic Club late this afternoon for a
purse of $1000 a side.
The participants were Dr. Milton B.
Pine, a prominent North Side physician,
and Fred Swift, a member of the Board
of Trade and of the firm of Schwarz,
Dupee & Co. There has long been a dis
pute between the two men as to their
fighting capabilities, and it resulted in to
day's match.
The men were to have gone four rounds,
but at the end of tbe second Dr. Pine, who
proved to be tbe shiftier of the two,
knocked Swift out by a strong right
hander on the chin. The men were both
heavyweights. George Siler, the well
known sporting man, was referee.
The match was held without the knowl
edge of the authorities, ana much trouble
is promised.
Insanity Is Bray's Plea.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Oct. 10.— Albert
Bray, tbe farmer who cut the throats of
his wife and two children, near this place
yesterday, and then cut his own throat,
and who was reported at the time to have
died, regained consciousness this morning
after lingering in a comatose condition all
night. He stated that he had killed his
family, but was insane at the time. No
clearer motive could be ascertained for the
deed. At noon he again lapsed into un
consciousness and cannot survive long.
Membership Increased.
BOSTON, Mass.. Oct. 10.— The corporate
membership of the American Board of
Missions has been increased by the elec
tion of new members, among them being:
Colorado, Rev. E. T. Bayley of Denver;
Washington. President S. B. L. Penrose
of Walla Walla: California, Rev. C. K.
Brown of Oakland.
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OAKDALE BABE
DIES IN FLAMES
James Gardner's Little Son
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Bed. .
The Crazed Father Attempts to
Dash Through Fire to
the Rescue.
FIGHTS THOSE WHO HOLD HIM
Made a Raving Maniac by the Hor
rible Fate That Befell the
Child.
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 10.— Fire in the
town of Oakdale last night destroyed the
dwelling of James Gardner, burned to
death his 12-year-old son, made the father
a raving maniac and rendered the wife
a broken-hearted creature. The fire was
caused by the explosion of a coal oil lamp,
and the dwelling went up as though it
were tinder.
Mrs. Gardner wa3 at church when the
explosion occurred. The child was in its
cot, and the father was sitting by the bed
side dozing. The lamp exploded very
suddenly, and the naming oil spread over
the room. Mr. Gardner's clothing re
ceived a large quantity of it, and ;both he
and his son were soon ablaze.
The father seemed at once to lose his
wits. He tried to extinguish the flames
around'his person and in tbe excitement
forgot all about the boy, who by that time
must have, been writhing in agony. Mr.
Gardner rushed from the house into the
street, all the while fighting the element
which was burning his clothing and cook
ing his flesh. In his frenzy he did not
think of the child until he had extin
guished the flames upon himself, and
tben the building was ail ableze.
Then the presence of his son in the
burning structure flashed upon his mind.
In his wild excitement he started to rush
back into the building to rescue the little
one. By that time a crowd of townspeo
ple had gathered, and when they saw the
frenzied man start to re-enter the build
ing they seized Lim. He fought to tear
himself away from their grasp, but several
men took hold of him and held him
fast. He was too excited to speak. No
one thought that the father was strug
gling to rescue his child. They supposed
that he wanted to save some of the furni
ture and effects and they knew that that
was useless.
The charred remains of the child were
found in the ruins of the burning build
ing. The father was still out of his nvnd
at intervals to-day, believing his boy still
alive.
Mrs. Cleveland's Return.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 10.— Mrs.
Cleveland, accompanied by her three chil
dren—Ruth, Marion and Esther— reached
Washington shortly before 10 o'clock to
night. They were met at the station by
Private Secretary Thurber, and were driven
directly to tbe executive mansion, where
President Cleveland awaited them.
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