The Council sits at Wadelai -- Emin will not move -- Saleh Aga surrounded. by natives -- Method of declaring war -- The grain tax -- Natives on the verge of rebellion -- Death of Boki -- Quarrels among the officers -- Drunkenness and debauchery at Wadelai -- Grass fires -- Their effect on trees -- Biblical scenes -- Stanley at last! -- His letters to me -- Official letter to Emin -- A tale of death and disaster -- Wreck of the rear column -- Deaths of Barttelot and Jameson -- Saleh Aga's perverseness -- Saleh Aga cowed -- Emin writes to Stanley -- Preparations for a start -- Arrival of the steamer -- Rumours of Stanley's strength -- Proceedings of the Council confirmed -- Emin a man of compromises.
AT length we got news from Wadelai. The sittings of the Council had been most stormy, but the party against Emin had got the best of it, and a letter was written and signed by most of the officers and clerks condemning Emin to be hung; Casati and I were also condemned to suffer the same death for aiding and abetting Emin in his flight from Wadelai, in his destroying the Government books, and throwing the mountain guns of Wadelai into the river. We never saw the document which condemned us to death, but we were told it contained an indictment against us for conspiracy against the safety of the people in Dufilé, and in the Province generally, and for cowardice in flying from Wadelai. We heard that as soon as a few pressing questions concerning the defence of the