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WORK OF A LUNATIC
Nothing Political in the At
tempt on Kaiser's Life.
THE EXTENT OF THE WOUND
The Diplomatic Corps Sends Con
sratnlations on His Escape
Examination of His As
sailant. BERLIN. March 7. Emperor William,
arrived here at 8 o'clock this morning.
The Empress and Count von Bulow met
him at the station. "When they reached
the castle Professor Bergmann visited the
Emperor. His Majesty had abandoned
his intention of visiting the riding class
of the officers of the Potsdam Cavalry
In the attack upon Emperor "William by
Deitrich Welland, while the former was
driving from the Rathskeller to the rail
way station, the Emperor was struck on
the cheek just below the right eye. He
was not seriously Injured, and refrained
from commenting upon the subject. The
Burgomaster who accompanied a member
of the staff to the station pointed out that
Sis Majesty's cheek was bleeding.
The assailant 01 Emperor William, in
trying to escape, fell under the horses
of the escort riding behind the carriage.
The escort handed the man over to the
police. During an examination at the
Town Hall he suffered from several epi
leptic fits. During the intervals between
these attacks he replied to several ques
tions but did not give out any important
information. The motive of the outrage
was evident when the pockets of the
prisoner was searched, medicaments found
in the pockets showing that he had been
a chronic sufferer from epileptic fits.
Nothing new was discovered In connection
"With the examination of Welland. He
pretends to know nothing of the occur
rence. He Is evidently weak minded.
After the surgeons' visit to His Majesty
a bulletin was Issued as follows:
"The wound Is In the right cheek, and
about 1 Inches long, and penetrates to
the bone. It has the character of a con
tused wound. There has been much bleed
ing, but the wound has been closed with
bandaging, without sewing. The Emperor
passed a fairly good night; is free from
headache, and his general condition is
The Emperor has been obliged to fore
go his projected visit to Koenlgsborg.
Count von Ballestrem, president of the
Reichstag, in communicating to that body
today the news of the attack on Emperor
"William, expressed in behalf of the House
the horror felt at the abominable act,
thanked God for having preserved the
Emperor and country from a grievous
misfortune, and prayed that their beloved
monarcn might soon be restored to health
and that God would keep His Majesty un
der his protection. The members of the
Reichstag in attendance stood during the
president's speech. The Social Democrats
were not present.
In the lower house of the Prussian Diet
the rrcsldcnt, Herr von Kroochcr, an
nounced that the Emperor's wound was
not serious, but that he would be obliged
to keop to his bed for a few days. The
president also expressed horror at the
damnable act, and called for three cheers
lor His Majesty, which were given with
Emperor William received the Imperial
Chancellor, Count von Bulow, in audience
at noon today.
The North German Gazette, official, de
scribing the outrage on Emperor "William,
"With hearts filled with gratitude, we
thank the merciful fate which guarded
the precious life of the Emperor at a mo
ment of danger. After the outrage the
Emperor preserved extraordinary compos
ure, and betrayed no sign of the pain he
must have experienced from such a blow.
It was only when a little boy at the
station exclaimed, 'Look, the Emperor Is
bleeding!' that a member of his suite was
directed to tie up the wound. The loss of
blood was such that there were blood
stains even on His Majesty's cloak. Dur
ing the journey the Emperor telegraphed
to Count von Bulow, Informing him of the
occurrence, and adding: 'I feel a certain
amount of pain, but otherwise I am
The North German Gazette understands
that the Emperor will be obliged to keep
his room for a fortnight, as the wound is
so near his eye, and the latter must be
used as sparingly as possible.
Inquiries, congratulations and condo
lences poured In throughout the day from
the whole diplomatic corps, including the
United States Embassy, as well as from
many thousands of Germans, including
the municipalities of Berlin, Charlotten
burg, Potsdam and Koenigsburg.
The opinion prevails that the Emperor
will suffer much pain and probably some
fever and inflammation for the nex few
days, and that it will require at least a
fortnight before the wound is healed.
Professor von Bergman has ordered the
room in which the Emperor is to be kept
darkened, because of the danger that an
eye may be affected.
Among the provincial bodies, the Alsa
tian Diet unanimously resolved to send
the Emperor a congratulatory telegram.
A representative of the Associated
Press spoke today with several highly
placed members of the Kaiser's entour
age, who expressed the opinion that the
prevailing system of police surveillance
over the Emperor was Ineffective and
needlessly onerous to him, and that here
after he would Insist upon the public be
ing Intrusted with a large share in pre
venting such outrages as that of last
night, which, if one of the surrounding
police, had been quick and Intelligent,
would not have occurred, or if the sight
seeing public had had a hand, would
have heen nipped In the bud.
The Empress received a terrible nervous
shock on learning of tho attack at mid
night. The German press today calmly com
ment upon the event. The only paper
which has thus far endeavored to incul
pate the Socialists Is the Deutscher Tages
Zeitung, which claims mat weuana be
came crazed with subversive literature.
"Welland's examination proved that he
was not responsible for his actions. He
said he felt unwell yesterday, and feared
an epileptic attack. "While he was wait
ing for the arrival of the Emperor, the
sound of a fountain playing in the court
yard caused him to Imagine that he was
sailing a ship, his former vocation hav
ing been that of a ship captain. Under
this delusion his excitement increased,
and he attempted to heave a lead and
three pieces of iron. Then he lost con
sciousness. The missile was a fishplate
weighing 550 grammes.
It May Take the Form of a Chapel.
NEW YORK, March 7. The proposal
that the "Victorian memorial shall take
the form of a structure near the Abbey,
or possibly at Buckingham Palace, with
a statue of the Queen as its most promi
nent figure, is condemned as Inadequate,
says the Tribune's London correspond
ent, and the King is expected to refer It
back to the committee with a suggestion
for a more comprehensive scheme. It
would probably involve the erection of an
Isolated and inartistic valhalla. with, a
statue by Onslow Ford, and would be a
commonplace memorial of a unique char
acter and reign.
The dean of Westminster, who con
sulted Queen Victoria respecting the con
struction of a chapel as a memorial of
the jubilee, was told by her that It would
be more appropriate to her death than
to an anniversary of her coronation. This
utterance, which has never been contra
dicted, encouraged the Abbey clergy to
hope that a Victorian chapel will be
built which will provide additional space
for monuments and sepulture, both tran
septs now being overcrowded.
The only site available for a chapel Is
Mr. Labouchere's house, which now com
mands an exclusive view of the Jewel
Tower, one of the most Interesting relics
of old Westminster. A chapel built there
could be connected with the Abbey by a.
cloister underneath the flying buttresses
of the chapter-house. This project al
ready has strong support The commit
tee's plan does not excite enthusiasm in
Durant's Fake Duel.
PARIS, March 7. Additional details
continue to come out concerning the na
ture of the false reports circulated by
John Wilson Durant. of Albany, N. T.,
that he had been killed In a duel near
Ostend by a Russian Count. Baron von
Steege called at the American Consulate
after the news of the affair had been
published and volunteered the informa
tion that Durant had asked him to act
In the capacity of his second In the duel.
The Baron laughingly declined the invita
tion, making light of the affair.
LONDON, March 7. John Wilson Du
rant Informed a representative of the As
sociated Press that he intends to go to
Madrid and thence to Albany, N. Y re
turning to Paris In July. Durant later
said that although his death was a
"fake," the duel actually occurred, and
that he wounded the Russian Count, who
was the "Prefect of Siberia."
Pnsucd by the Reichstag.
BERLIN. March 7. The Reichstag to
day passed the second reading of the
naval estimates and endorsed almost
unanimously the budget committee's rec
ommendation for the establishment of
governmental works to manufacture
armor-plate. Dr. Steubel, during the
debate on the colonial estimates, said
there had been a small Boertrck Into
German Southwest Africa.
Baron von Stumm-Halberg and Herr
Krupp have now offered Admiral von Tlr
pitz, the Naval Secretary, armor-plate at
a reduced price, but the figures are still
222 marks above American prices. Con?o.
qucntly, the budget committee of the
Reichtag, with but one dissenting vole,
that of Count von.Kardoff, has readopte.1
the resolution asking the co-operation of
the Bundesrath In establishing works for
the manufacture of armor-plate. Baron
von Stumm-Halborg Is now lying criti
"War on the Mad Mnllnh.
LONDON, March 7. Two British offi
cers. Major A. H. Tracy and Captain R.
P. Cobbold, start tomorrow for Adlsa
beba, capital of Abyssinia, where they
will act as advisors to the Abyssinian
Commander-in-Chief, Ras Makonneo, In
his approaching expedition against the
Mad Mullah, who has been causing a
disturbance in Northern Somaliland. Kins
Menellk will place 20.000 men in the field
and the British will co-operate with His
Majesty's army by slhultaneously dis
patching a force of troops from Berbers,
on the Gulf of Aden. King Menellk's con
sent to the presence of British officers
with his army Is regarded here as sig
nalizing the restoration in Abyssinia of
British prestige, so long over-shadowed
by Franco-Russian activities.
The Lnrr of Association.
PARIS. March 7. The Chamber of Dep
uties today adopted article 12 of the law
of associations, after rejecting, by a vote
of .,472 to 90, an amendment proposed by
M. Valllant, Socialist, omitting the words
"religious associations," with the object
of not .hindering the spread of labor or
ganizations. The premier. Mr. AValdeck
Rousseau, pointed out that the law
must deal with all associations in order
to place the government in a position to
protect national security.
Floods in Hungary.
LONDON, March S. The Vienna corre
spondent of the Daily Express says:
Several Hungarian villages have been
isolated by the floods. All along the
banks of the Danube and Its tributaries
great damage has been done. The lower
part of Budapest Is flooded to a depth of
five feet. The bitter cold is driving
wolves from the Carpathian Mountains to
the villages below. They have killed 12
people during the last four weeks.
Unfavorably Recelvcil in Germany.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 7. Chancel
lor von Bulow's speech in the German
Reichstag Tuesday on Anglo-American
relations Is unfavorably commented upon
by the Russian newspapers. They ex
press the opinion that the Chancellor's
policy Is tending more and more to com
promise the solidarity of the good rela
tions existing between Russia and Ger
many. Doty of Bulgarian Cabinet.
SOFIA. March 7. Prince Ferdinand, in
the course of his speech at the opening
of the sobranje today, said the "new
Cabinet would devote Itself to terminat
ing the financial crisis, and to endeavor
ing to strengthen the ties uniting Bul
garia with her liberator, Russia, as well
as to developing closer relations with
Gifts to Dutch Royal Conple.
AMSTERDAM, March 7. Queen Wil
helmina and Prince Henry have received
deputations bearing wedding gifts. The
nation's gift consisted of a diadem, a
'necklace and two bracelets of diamonds
and sapphires. Other presents consisted
of silver and china services. The rail
ways furnished a complete royal train.
New German Tariff Bill.
BERLIN, March 7. It Is asserted by a
reliable person who has seen the pres
ent draft of the new tariff bill that for
agricultural products throughout, the- min
imum and maximum tolls have been fixed,
those on wheat being GO jto SO marks per
ton, and those on rye 50 to 70.
Orleans May Intervene.
BRUSSELS. March 7. The Naples cor
respondent of La Rcforma says that the
Duke of Orleans, moved by the insults
offered to the Royalist party, intends to
repair to Brussels with a view of inter
vening in the conflict provoked by the
De Roulede-Buffat affair.
Explosion in Prussian Mine.
GETSENKIRCHEN, Prussia, March 7.
Ten persons were killed and many In
jured today by an explosion of flre-damp
in the Consolidation mine. It is feared
that others are entombed. The adjoining
shaft collapsed and at present it is im
possible to reach them.
Seventy-t-wo Pilgrims DroTrncfl,
LONDON, March 7. According to a
dispatch to the Dally Express from
Odessa, a pilgrim steamer was caught In
a storm in the Black Sea, and 72 pilgrims
were washed overboard and drowned.
Bishop of London.
LONDON, March 7. Right Rev. A. F.
W. Ingram, suffragan of Stepheny. has
been appointed bishop of. London in suc
cession to Right Rev. Mandell Crjelghton,
who dleVl January 14.
StrindberK, the Poet, Engraved.
STOCKHOLM, March 7. August Strind
berg, the poet, and Harriet Bosse, the
actress, are engaged to be married.
STILL SENDING TROOPS
EXGLAXD TO SEND 12,000 MEX TO
SOUTH AFRICA "WITHIX A WEEK.
Peace Negotiations With Botha Do
Jiot Interfere With the Dispatch
ing? of Reinforcements.
LONDON, March 7. Whatever negotia
tions are proceeding in Pretoria and Mr.
Kruger declares they can only be for an
armistice the government evidently has
no Intention of slacking reinforcements.
The War Office Issued a detailed state
ment of 12,000 troops that are to sail for
South Africa within the coming week.
The casualty list reveals the fact that
two officers were killed at Lichtenburg,
March A. Lord Kitchener's telegram, "Am
sending reinforcements," was dated March
6; evidently, therefore, the fighting contin
ued for some days, and further advices
are awaited with anxiety.
According to the Daily Mail dispatch,
Generals Dewet and Steyn have separ
ated, the former being at Petrusburg, west
of Bloemfonteln, and the latter at Smith
field. The progress of the bubonic plague
causes deep anxiety and apprehension in
Cape Town. Tho Cape government has
decided to remove the people from one
third of the city and to cleanse It- Every
precaution will be taken should the dis
ease spread to the troops.
The Amsterdam correspondent of the
Dally Mail says Mr. Kruger is informed
that F. W. Reltz, ex-State Secretary of
the Transvaal, is suffering from aberra
tion of the mind.
The Times understands that tho ru
mored war loan, will be issued in consols,
the government having already Issued as
much in short-term loans and bonds as it
is likely to obatln from the proceeds of
a Transvaal loan.
Lord Roberts, presiding today at a
meeting of the Army Temperance Society,
contrasted the moderation of the British
soldiers in South Africa with previous
campaigns. He said it was true that
they had not had many opportunities to
drink, but at Bloemfonteln, Johannesburg
and Pretoria, where they did have such
opportunities, they were remarkably well
behaved, and tie never had heard a single
complaint of a"soldler being rude or im
proiwxly behaved toward Boer women.
The latter and their children fearlessly
went on the streets, and the children con
stantly played and talked with the British
Attack on Llchtcnbnrg.
LONDON, March 7. The War Office has
received the following dispatch from Lord
"Pretoria, March 6. Lichtenburg being
attacked by Delareys forces; fighting
continued all day long. The garrison con
yists of 200 Yeomanry and 300 Northum
berland Fusiliers, with two guns. Major
Fletcher, and Lieutenant Hull are report
ed killed. I am sending reinforcements."
The Cnptnre of Pcarston.
CAPE TOWN, March 7. It is officially
announced that Colonel Goring reoccupled
Pcarston, on the Great Rlet River, March
5. He says the town should have been
Impregnable to the Boers, but the town
guard offered Inadequate resistance and
the Boers captured the place, together
with 0 rifles, 15 men and 20,000 rounds of
The Boers Located.
ALIWAL NORTH, Cape Colony, Tues
day, March 5. The Boers are occupying
positions at Rouxvllle, 25 miles north of
here, In tne Orange Free State, Busmans
kop and elsewhere In parties of from 200
to 400. President Steyn is reported to be
nt Smithfleld, Orange Free State. Gen
eral Bruce Hamilton's column is here, pre
paring to advance.
Plaprne at Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN, March 7. A soldier em
ployed at the Castle has been attacked
by the plague. Two Europeans have also
bpn attacked by the disease and Euro
pean children have died of It. Twenty
three additional persons have been iso
lated owing to being in contact with the
Offer to Surrender Conditionally.
PRETORIA Tuesday. March 5. It is
said here In Boer circles that the leaders
of the burghers In the field will surrender
with a majority of their followers if as
sured of amnesty and assistance In start
ing life afresh, and .If a free pardon Is
granted to the rebels.
An Overdue Transport.
MONTREAL. March 1. Considerable
uneasiness Is felt here over the fact that
the steamer Humldlan, with the Strath
cona Horse, returning from South Africa,
has not been reported. The Numldlan is
five day6 overdue.
Dcvret Has Lost Ills Guns.
BLOEMFONTEIN, Orange River Col
ony. Wednesday, March 6. It is reported
that General Dewet is now without guns
and hard pressed.
HOUSE OF COMMONS QUIET.
No Disorders hy the Irish Members
IXDNDON, March 7. In anticipation of a
lively debate and exciting scenes arising
from the suspension of Irish Nationalists
and Mr. Balfour's punishment proposals,
there was a great attendance in the House
of Commons today. The visitors' galleries
were filled, many peers and ladles being
among those present. Though no extra
policemen were visible, a large force of
po'.Ice were In readiness within easy
reach. The Irish members of Parliament
were greatly pleased with the cable dis
patches received by John Redmond, their
chairman, from Irishmen in Boston and
The Under Secretary of the Foreign Of
fice, Lord Cranbourne, informed a ques
tioner that the text of the dispatch of the
British Ambassador at St. Petersburg to
the Foreign Office, repeating the oral
promise of Russia to the effect that the
Russian occupation of Manchuria was
only temporary, was seen and approved
by Count Lamsdorff, Russian Minister of
Foreign Affairs, at the end of February.
Replying to the Liberal Leader, Sir
Henry Campbell Bannerman, Mr. Balfour
said that there had been communications
between General Kitchener and General
Botha, but the Government was not in.
a position at present to make a statement
on the subject.
The Speaker, Mr. Gully, announced that
he had received a letter from Mr. Jordan
to the effect that he had not defined the
anthorlty of the chair and on motion of
Mr. Dillon, Mr. Jordan's name was re
moved from the list of suspended mem
bers. Mr. Balfour then moved his amend
ment to the rule governing the suspension
of recalcitrant members. In supporting
the motion, Mr. Balfour said It was nec
essary to provide adequate summary pun
ishment for such physicial resistance to
the Speaker's orders as occurred Tues
day. He trusted the House would agree
unanimously to the amendment. The
House ought not to remain helpless
against a member who had committed
such an aggravated crime against the
House, an offense, the danger and reality
of which had been so painfully brought
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman alluded
to the grossly disorderly conduct of cer
tain members and said he had not a word
of excuse to say In their justification or
palliation, but he suggested a modification
of Mr. Balfour's amendment. John Red
mond said that what had occurred was an
ebullition of feeling against an unjust
closure. He denounced premeditation and
said the moral recponslblllty for what
had occurred was wholly In Mr. Balfous,
whose proposal was extravagant and un
constitutional. Lord Hugh Cecil, Conservative, moved
an amendment providing that the recal
citrant members should be imprisoned.
This was opposed by Mr. Balfour, who
pointed out that it would place too much
responsibility upon the Government, and
Lord Hugh Cecil withdrew the proposal.
Several passionate speeches were made
and the scene was one of the greatest ex
citement. Finally, having forced a division
by shouting "aye." when the Speaker put
the question, the Irish members joined the
rest of the House In the "no" lobby, the
result being that no one voted for the
amendment of Lord Cecil, and 42G voted
An Incident which had raised much bad
blood ended amid peals of laughter. Sev
eral Ineffectual attempts were then made
to adjourn the debate. Mr. Balfour ap
pealed to the house to arrive at a de
cision before adjournment, and the debate
went on. At 4:50 A. M. he moved a
closure in a motion for adjournment, but
the motion was rejected, and debate was
resumed. Under the closure, an amend
ment by Mr. Labouchere to make the term
of suspension two months was rejected
by a vote of 224 to 97. Mr. Balfour moved
that the main question be put. This was
followed by cheers and uproar, mingled
with Irish cries of "gag." The Speaker
then read the new rule, and the house di
vided. It was adopted by a vote of 2S4
William Redmond, In a brief speech,
said the noble lord had not gone far
enough. He should have proposed to have
sent the Irish to the tower for decapita
tion, as doubtless his forefathers did.
When the division was called Lord Cecil
walked out of the house among Ironical
Irish cheers. Nothing occurred in the
nature of a scene.
ENGLAND FINDS NEW FRIEND.
Emthusiasm Over Germany Cools
Friendship for America,
NEW YORK, March 7. American ru
mors that the British Foreign Office has
suggested a basis - for drafting a new
Isthmian canal treaty cannot be con
firmed in London, says a Tribune dis
patch from that city.
The English press has not shown any
Interest In the canal question and conse
quently Lord Lansdowne has considered
it safe to pass it over as a matter of no
importance, and thereby remind the
American Government that it ought to
find out what It wants before asking any
foreign power to grant a gratuitous con
cession In a spirit of neighborly accom
modation. Lord Lansdowne is not in an
amiable state of mind, as has been shown
by his attack upon Lord Wolseley, but
he Is capable of gauging English senti
ment correctly on foreign questions.
There was real enthusiasm In England
in favor of America, during the Spanish
War, but it has cooled off. This party is
because the American opinion was di
vided during the Boer War, but mainly
because the imperial movement has re
ceived a great impulse from the loyalty
displayed by the colonies and because,
also, the German Emperor has proved a
trustworthy and useful ally In heading
off European Intervention. The plain
truth Is that German support Is consid
ered more helpful than American good
feeling, hence there Is no disposition to
make unnecessary concessions to the
United States either on the canal ques
tion or the Maybrlck case, which has
again been brought up by the prisoner's
Italian Ministerial Statement.
ROME, March 7. In the Chamber of
Deputies- today the new Premier, Scnor
Zanardelli, made the ministerial state
ment. He spoke of the difficult situation
under which he had accepted the difficult
task of forming a Cabinet, and said the
Ministry would devote Its efforts to a lib
eral reform policy. They undertook to
maintain scrupulously the principles of
liberty consistent with firm application of
the laws, and would give full attention to
securing an honest administration of the
communes and provinces and the. rapid
working of the public services. A reform
of the judicial system would be under
taken In order to enhance the prestige of
the magistracy. He thought It indispen
sable to give the working classes prompt
pledges of the Interest and sympathy or
the government and Parliament.
Snasta Promises Reform.
MADRID, March 8. Senor Sagasta, who
last evening received the committee of
the Commercial Club.'of Madrid, reiterat
ed his promises to reform the customs
tariffs and to Introduce economy in the
public expenditure. The construction of
the Cabinet Is generally well received.
The Liberal organs express the hope that
Senor Sagasta will act as a peacemaker.
Americans Capture the Trade.
LONDON, March 7. The Board of
Trade Journal today warns British man
ufacturers that the reports of a British
commercial agent in the United States
show that American boots and shoe3 are
capturing markets where the British
ought to have a practical monoply.
CONTRACTS FOR WARSHIPS
The Morans Will Build the Battle
WASHINGTON. March 7. Secretary
Long today made a distribution byname
among the shipbuilders of the vessels re
cently contracted for. Of the battle-ships,
Newport News gets No. 13, the Virginia;
Moran Bro3., of Seattle, No. 14, the Ne
braska; Bath Iron Works, No. 15, the
Georgia; Fore River Works, Nos. 16 and
17, respectively, the New Jersey and
Rhode Island. Of the armored cruisers,
Nos. 4 and 7, the Pennsylvania and Colo
rado, go to the Cramps; Nos. 5 and S. the
West Virginia and Maryland, to Newport
News; Nos. 6 and 9, the California and
South Dakota, to the Union Iron Works.
Of the protected cruisers. No. 21, the
Milwaukee, goes to Neafle & Levy, and
No. 22, the Charleston, to Newport News.
Protected cruiser No. 20, the St. Louis,
was to have gone to the Bath Iron Works
but that corporation having declined the
contract, ths Navy Department today Is
sued a circular calling for new proposals
for constructing this cruiser. The bids
are to be opened at noon April 4 next and
the department will supply Information
as to changes that may be made In the
original specifications to make them con
form to those required In the case of the
two protected cruisers let to Neafle &
Levy and Newport News.
Offered Commissioner Evans Place.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 7. The Star
"There Is reason for believing that a
tentative offer of the office of Commis
sioner of Pensions, to succeed H. Clay
Evans, has been offered Major William
W. Warner, United States Attorney for
the Western District of. Missouri, and
past grand commander of the G. A. R,
When questioned on the subject today.
Major Warner said:
" 'I am not now, nor have I been, an
applicant for the position. It Is not best
to decline a position that has not been
President Had Many Callers.
WASHINGTON. March 7. The Presi
dent has had another busy day. Many
Senators and Representatives called to
pay their respects before leaving for their
homes and large numbers of strangers
who have been here since the inaugura
tion crowded the lower corridors and tne
east room from early morning until the
doors were closed in the afternoon.
MARCH 8, 1901.
BLACKMAILED A SENATOR
ATTEMPT TO EXTORT MONEY
FROM KEARNS OF UTAH.
Schuyler, Neb., Mcrchnnt Arrested
for Writing: Threatening Letters
Other Crime News.
OMAHA, March 7. Ernest J. Wolter, a
merchant of Schuyler. Neb., is In jail here
on a charge of attempting to extort money
from Thomas Kearns, United States Sen
ator from Utah. The arrest was made by
Postoffice Inspector W. T. Sullivan, of
Denver. Wolter was for a number of
years a resident of Salt Lake. He Is said
to have written a threatening letter to
Senator Kearns and another to Mrs.
Kearns. It is charged he sought to extort
$5000 from the Senator and ?2300 from Mrs.
Kearns, under pain of death to the Sena
tor and his family. The letter to Mrs.
Kearns made a desperate threat against'
the children. The Senator put the letters
in the hands of Inspector Sullivan, who
proceeded to Schuyler. He suspected
Wolter through his penmanship. Wolter
protests his Innocence.
PURSUING A MURDERER.
Mob of Texnns After a Nesro
CORSICANA, Tex., March 7. At the
head of a mob of 200 citizens of this coun
ty, Conway Younger is purtuing the ne
gro who assaulted his wife and cut her
throat last night. Not a word has the
stricken man spoken since he learned
from the lips of his little child the story
of the awful crime.
The crime was committed early last
night while Mr. Younger was at work
in a fleld near by. There was no one
to tell the tale save a little 3-year-old
"A big negro knocked mamma down
and dragged her away," the child told
its father when he returned from work.
Frantic with grief. Younger began a
search and found the body of his wife
in the bushes near the house. Her throat
had been cut and there was evidence of
a terrible struggle between the dead
woman and the negro. The alarm was
given at once and fully 200 men, all well
armed, started In pursuit of the mur
derer. CORSICANA, Tex.. March 7. John Hen
derson, a negro, who It is believed is the
murderer of Mrs. Younger, was arrested
here this afternoon and spirited away by
officers to Hlllsboro, "where he Is now In
jail. It Is alleged that he had on a suit
of clothes which was missing from the
Younger farm house. The negro, who
was In jail charged with the murder of
Mrs. French last night, has also been
spirited away, whither, no one seems to
know. The fact was ascertained i tonight
by a mob of 200 men who rallied' at the
jail and demanded the negro. When the
jailer told them that the negro was not
there they Insisted on proof and a crowd
was permitted to make an examination.
The men then disappeared.
Suit For Heavy Dnmapres Filed hy
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 7. The ar
rest here yesterday of W. Geer Campbell,
E. G. Bennettt and W. L. Beatty, of Den
ver, on charges of conspiracy to pros
ecute falsely, was followed today by a
suit for heavy damages against them by
George W. Bramglett and J. M. Fcttcr. of
Louisville. It was filed by Judge Thomas
F. Hargis. of Louisville. The three first
named are accused of blackmailing Jus
tice Hargis and forcing him to pay them
$2500 In cash and $13,250 In claims held
by him against the North Cumberland
Manufacturing Company and against the
Commonwealth Land and Lumber Com
pany. Judge Hargis says that he aceded to
the demands when threatened with pros
ecution and with a publication of certain
charges against him. The petitioner asks
that Campbell, Beatty and Benpett be
compelled to pay him S1S.300 as damages;
he asks that the same defendants and
Bramblett pay him $10,800, the alleged
value of bouds belonging to Mrs. Margis
and alleged to have been Improperly
transferred by Bramblett to Campbell and
others. Fetter is mnde a defendant to re
cover a power of attorney given him by
Judge Hargis. Judge Hargis also asks
for $50,000 punitive damages and for the
production and cancellation of the power
of attorney given Fetter. In the Police
Court today the cases against Campbell,
Beatty and Bennett were passed until
March 23, the commonwe'alth not being
ready for trial.
Identification of. "Lord Rouse."
NEW HAVEN. Conn., March 7. "Alfred
Parsons" or "Lord Rosse," the alleged
swindler, who was arrested hero Tues
day, left New Haven for New York to
day In the custody of a detective from
New York headquarters. The prisoner
signified his willingness to proceed to
New York without extradition papers, and
the New Haven authorities immediately
delivered him to the hands of the New
York officers. Meanwhile, the local of
ficers are investigating a report that
"Rosse" is in fact the notorious "Lord
Posse Pursuing Alvord.
TUCSON, Ariz., March 7. Bert Alvord
the much-wanted trainrobber and jail
breaker, who was supposed to have been
killed by Billy Stiles, has shown up near
Tombstone. A special to the Star from
that point says that Alvord and a Yaqui
Indian visited a Tanch near Pierce, Ariz.,
yesterday and demanded supper. They
then stole horses from the ranch and
headed for the Mexican line. Word was
sent to Tombstone, and a Sheriff's posse
was Immediately formed and is now in
THE DAY'S RACES.
Winners at Oakland.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 7. Weather
fine at Oakland; track fast. Results:
One mile, selling Pat Morrlssey won,
Don Luis second. Flora Bird third; tlme
Five and one-half furlongs, selling
Jingle Jingle won, Pilot second, St. Rica
third; time, 1:09.
Three and one-half furlongs. 2-year-olds
Water Scratch won, Flora Pomona sec
ond. Monastic third, time. 0:41.
Mile and 70 yards, selling El MIdo won.
Spike second, Parda third; time, 1:46.
Seven furlongs, selling Mike Strauss
won. Dr. Marks second, Young Morello
third; time, 1:29.
Six furlongs, selling St. Wood won.
Dollic Wlethoff second. Loving Cup third;
Races at Tanforan.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7. Long
priced horses were again In eidcnce at
Tanforan today. Dangerous Maid, a 15-to-1
shot; beat Handlcapper a head, and
Formero, a 10-to-l, annexed the handicap.
Dr. Cave, a 7-to-l chance, "gained a head
victory over Catastrophe, the odds-on fa
vorite in the closing event. In the han
dicap Formero was allowed to set his own
pace, and the field could not catch him
at the finish. A strong wind blew down
the stretch, and no fast time was made.
Five furlongs, purse Gonfalon won.
Specific second, Edinborough third; time,
Mile and an eighth, selling Wyoming
won. Owensboro second, The Phoenician
third; time, 1:56.
Six and a half furlongs, selling Dan
gerous Maid won, Handlcapper second,
Isablne third; time, 1:21.
Mile and a sixteenth, handicap For
mero won. Florizar second, Advance
Guard third; time, l:51tf.
Six furlongs, purse Artena won. Qulbo
second. Klngstelle third: time. 1:14.
Seven furlongs Dr. Cave won. Catas
trophe second, Gondo third; time, 1:2S.
Races at New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS. March 7. Weather
fine, track fast. Results:
One mile, selling McGrathlana Prince
won, Bert Davis second, Hija third; time,
Six furlongs, selling Animosity won,
Cogswell second, Belle of Elgin third;
One and one-sixteenth miles, selling
Governor Boyd won. Juanita second, Phid
ias third; time. 1:49.
Seven furlongs, handicap Sir Florian
won, Andes second, Sackatuck third; time,
One mile, selling All's Well won. Jack
Adie second, Mlttboykln third; time, 1:43.
Six and a half furlongs, selling Goebel
won. The Burlington Route second. Eight
Bells third; time. 1:21.
The Scene of Some Remarkable Pro
ceedings. HONOLULU. March 1, via San Francis
co. March 7. The first territorial Legisla
ture of Hawaii began Its sessions In Hon
lulu on February 20. and has been in ses
sion ever since. With both Houses in con
trol of the Independent Home-Rule party,
and containing a majority of native Ha
wallans. the Legislature has already been
the scene of some remarkable proceedings,
and the end of the session promises to see
many very radical measures adopted,
among those to which the controlling par
ty is committed being a liquor-dispensary
law. a taxation system that will be a
combination of single tax and the income
tax doctrines, an election law based on
proportional representation, and a law
excluding from the territory all persons
who may arrive here afflicted with con
sumption or leprosy.
On the third day of the session, Secre
tary of the Territory Cooper was uncere
moniously ordered out of the House, and
escorted outbythe Sergeant-at-Arms. Act
ing under the section of the territorial
act which provides that he shall "record
and preserve the laws and proceedings, of
the Legislature," Secretary Cooper .took
up a place on the floor o$ the House with
a stenographer to secure a record of the
proceedings. Representative Beckley, In
dependent, of Molokal, offered a resolution
requesting him to leave. The resolution
set forth that his presence on the floor;
was a violation of the rule that the three
departments of government, judicial, ex
ecutive and legislative, must be kept sep
arate, and .It was urged In debate that
Governor Dole had put Cooper where he
was with a view to intimidating members
by letting them see that the officer was
taking a stenographic report of the pro
ceedings. Cooper was declared by Republicans to
be present as a representative of the Pres
ident, McKlnley, as he had been expected
to" transmit a report to Washington, but
even this plea did not deter the Independ
ents. After a long debate they passed the
Beckley resolution by a vote of 20 to 9,
the nine being all the Republicans in the
It is understood that Cooper has sent
to Washington for a ruling as to the
meaning of the instructions given him to
send a record. J. A Aklna, Independent,
a half Hawaiian, half Chinese member
from the Island of Kauai, has been made
speaker of the house, and Dr. Nicholas
Russell, of Hawaii, president of the Sen
ate. Russell Is a white man.
The question of languages i3 another
source of trouble. The organic act says
that all proceedings of the Legislature
shall be conducted In the English lan
guage. Half of the members cannot speak
English and Hawaiian interpreters have
been employed In both Houses. It Is the
opinion of some lawyers that this will
Invalidate all proceedings and this matter
'will ccme before the courts when some
laws have been passed. Chief Justice
Frear arid Governor Dole, who were mem
bers of the commission that adopted the
rule In question, have expressed the opin
ion that It was intended to provide that
no language but English should be spoken.
The Independents claim that It means
that laws and resolutions, etc., shall be
In English. Every measure and every
speech Is being given In both English
The House meets In the throne room of
the old palace building, now occupied by
government offices. The speaker's chair
is the former throne of Hawaiian mon
archs. The steamship Zealandia has arrived
here with 769 Porto Ricans, from Port Los
Angeles. Three of the Immigrants died
on the way. The Immigrants are being
sent In Island steamers to various plan
tations. It Is reported that the Zealandia
is to make several trips as a carrier of
Porto Rlcan immigrants, and that at least
5000 more will be brought here by her In
the near future.
The Inter-Island Telegraph Company
has given formal notice of the opening
for business of the wireless telegraphy
system between Honolulu and the Island
of Maul. The system has long been un
der tests, but Is now pronounced In a
satisfactory condition for regular busi
ness, and the company states that it will
soon extend communication to HIlo.
The case of Editor Edwin S. GUI.
charged with assault with a deadly weap
on upon M. I. Stevens, has begun before
Annual meetings of several sugar plan
tations have been held this week. The
managers report large crops and good
prospects for the coming year. Most of
them report having had some difficulty on
account of scarcity of labor. In soma
cases the acreage planted was slightly
lessened on account of lack of labor.
The managers all report the labor situa
tion Improved, and it Is expected that
now that many Porto Ricans are being
brought here there will be no further
William H. Marshall, former editor of
the Volcano, has been released from Oahu
Jail on pardon from Governor Dole. He
was sentenced for six months for crim
inal libel of the late Chief Justice Judd,
and he had served four months.
The German steamer Eva, Captain Pe
terson, has put In here for coal In way
from an Francisco to Yokohama, having
been driven out of her course and se
verely used up by a hurrlcan She was
so delayed that she had not coal to last
her to Yokohama.
The Charter Still Wifffflinar.
PORTLAND, March 7. (To the Editor.)
I cannot see that any articular benefit
Is to be gained by threshing over old
straw, or, more correctly, in stirring up
dead Issues by discussing the vetoed char
ter bill, but as several persons have been
allowed space to make extravagant and
incorrect statements as to the amount the
proposed new charter would have saved
the city, I would ask sps.ee to state a few
facts In regard to this matter. Many
were anxious to see the charter bill, but
few were so fortunate, and few are likely
to see it hereafter, as no one will care to
pay for a certified copy of It.
The gross misstatements made by corre
spondents in regard to the amount the
charter was Intended to save the city may
perhaps be attributed to the fact that
they, like most other people, had not seen
It or had not carefully examined it. Hav
ing seen It and carefully examined it. I
am prepared to say that the greatest pos
sible saving that the proposed charter
could have effected, in the two years It
could 'have been In operation, was $9200,
not taking into account the fact that It
made no provision for the salaries of the
License Officer or Poundmaster, necessary
officials. Briefly stated the saving made
by the proposed charter In two years
would have been: On salary of Mayor,
$500; on salary of clerks of Police-and Fire
Commissioners, $4SC0: Municipal Judge,
$1200; salary of Chief, $1200; total. 10.100.
The expense of the City Treasurer's office
would have been increased $900. This
would have reduced the total saving to
The proposed new charter in no way
changed the manner of proceedings to
improve streets or to levy assessments
therefor. The entire matter was verbatim
as In the present charter, excepting a
single clause, which was added to the
section concerning street repairs, andvtfns
clause was to define what a street repair
would consist of and which made a repair
to mean any work or improvement less
than entire reconstruction.
The Spring Valley Water Company has
asked Port Townsend for a 30 years' fran
chise. Fifteen years at hard labor was the sen
tence received by Ralph Sheldon and
John Herring, at Everett, who were con
victed of having robbed and hrutally
beaten Emil Brandt at Snohomish, on the
night of November 9.
Mrs. Tracey Brlckner, of Colfax, met
with a peculiar accident. While sewing
she ran a needle Into her right wrist
where It broke, leaving the greater por
tion imbedded in the flesh. A physician
removed the needle.
The bark Oakland, owned by the Bell
Nelson Mill Company, arrived Monday
from HIlo, Hawaiian Islands. She broke
the record of all her previous voyages,
making the inbound trip from Hilo In 11
days. The Oakland takes on board 600,000
feet of lumber, which has not yet been
H. M. Gilbert, a Yakima farmer who ha3
made a success In potatoes, has ordered
a carload of Early Ohio seed from St.
Paul. He will plant the entire shipment
on his farm at Toppenish. He Is the man
who broke the record of the Yakima Val
ley in harvesting $4300 In potatoes from
a 30-acre tract.
Citizens of Pullman were aroused from
their slumbers Monday night by the fir
ing of the cannon at the college. Mia
chevlous students had loaded the can
non with a heavy charge of powder,
which was Ignited by a long fuse. This
gave the stugents time to get to the dor
mitory before the explosion. Thirty
three windpws of tho dormitory were
The Tacoma & Eastern Railroad Com
pany will begin railroad-building and de
velopment within the next two weeks. Tho
annual meeting of the company will take
place In Tacoma next week, and at this
meeting plans will be laid out for pushing
the road to Immediate completion. Tho
company has acquired large landed Inter
ests along its route to the coal fields on
the Upper NIsqually River.
The Yakima Commercial Club has taken,
up the matter of Investigating the feas
ibility of an electric railway to connect
the city with the surrounding settle
ments of Moxee, Sunnyslde and the Ahta
num. The plans are being arranged and
data secured. It is understood, for tho
General Electric Company, of Boston.
This company proposes putting in the lino
If the promoters aro satisfied that the
road will pay within two years after date
The action of Mayor Davis, of Pullman,
in ordering the removal of all slot ma
chines and the closing of all saloons and
cigar stores at 11 o'clock P. M. and the
refusal of admittance to saloons and card
rooms of boys under IS years of age, has
resulted In a boycott being placed on the
Palace hotel, owned by Mayor Davis.
Many merchants In Pullman are opposed
to the reform and It Is said that they
will agree to refuse to buy goods from
a traveling man who stays at Davis'
A pathetic story of the discovery of
oil near Spokane many years ago has
come to light. Sylvester Cohlan, a farm
er owning a large ranch near East Spo
kane, on the hill south of Sprague avenue,
reports that he found a seepage of old on.
his ranch 20 years ago. At that time he
had not completed title to his land, hav
ing been on It only three years. He there
fore feared to reveal his find. He care
fully buried the spot with earth so that
no trace of seepage could be found. Tho
next three years ho spent in perfecting
title to his land. The final papers having
been secured, Cohlan set out to find the
supposed oil well. But in the meantime
he had forgotten the exact location and
the changes of three years had complete
ly obliterated all surface traces of its
whereabouts. "Seventeen years have I
been looking for that oil," said he, "and
never a trace of it have I been able to
find. All my spare time have I put on
that hill, till it seems that I have dug up
almost every foot of it, and now I'm all
worn out with searching. But I am sure
it is there and will he found yet."
Smallpox in Kansas.
TOPEKA. March 7. Dr. J. B. Swanv'
secretary of the State Board of Health,
issued a bulletin today stating that there
are over 1000 cases of smallpox in the
state. The worst Infected district Is
Crawford and Cherokee Counties. In
these two counties there are not less than
500 cases of tho disease.
Louis Clears for San Francisco.
ASTORIA March. 7. The schooner Lou
is cleared at the Custom-House today
with 752,000 feet of lumber and 291,000 feet
of laths. She was loaded at Knappton
and goes to San Francisco.
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They should be spared all worry
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plenty of good nourishing food
and take gentle exercises. This
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ing their health and their beauty
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come. But to be absolutely sure
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