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TJLUb) NATIONAL TliLKUNJfi: W ASKING-TON, J. O., JUL if 22, 1882.
THE WAB IN EGYPT.
ARIB! PACHA'S FORCES ROUTED BY
Great Portion of tlic City of Alexandria Destroyed
by Fire Pill asers Shot ami Flossed Atro
cious HrHtalitips Practiced 1y the
iHburseats Attitude of the
As slated in last week's issuo of The
National Tridune tho British men-of-war
InJJeiiblo and Tomerairc, off Alexandria,
EgyH, oponed fire on Moucrieffo Fort on the
raornfts of the 12th instant. A flag of truce
being slTvyu from the town the bombardment
ceased at j. a. m.' During the day large fires
broke ont in Alexandria, one seeming to be in
the neighborhood of tho British consulate. It
was ascertained tliat the Khedivo was safe, ho
having taken refuge ou a Turkish gunboat
before tho bombardment. The following was
signalled by tho Temerairo during the day:
" The body of men we saw working tho hospital
battery dispersed after our last shrapnel was
fired. They took rcfugo in casemates close
by. Wef saw about 1G0 men, armed with rifles,
running toward tho lighthouse fort. Thev
carried bags. We sbav also an Egyptian general,
apparently Arabi Pacha, surrounded by his
stair." Two 15-ton guns on tho Alexandra
were disabled, shot having passed through tho
WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OF CHRISTIANS.
A dispatch from Alexandria, dated tho 13th
instant, says: Tho Khedivo and Dervish
Pacha loft Rainleh this afternoon and drove
hrough Alexandria with their suites.
Tho correspondent of tho London Standard
tu hoard the Invincible telegraphed as follows
& 1 p. m. July 13: After daybreak this
norning a number of persons were seen on the
edce of the water of the harbor ; glasses showed
thun to bo Europeans. Boats were at onco
lovered and crews armed to the teeth started
forthe shore. They found about one hundred
Europeans, many of thorn wounded, who had
gatlered in tho Anglo-Egyptian bank and had
resisted desperately. They had maintained
themselves thero throughout tho night. To
ward daylight their assailants drow off and
the pirty made their way to tho shore. They
reported that Arabi Pacha, before he left with
bis troops, had tho prison opened, and that the
convicts, joined by the lower classes and somo
Bedouins, proceeded to sack the city and
KILE EVERY CHRISTIAN
they could find and set the European quarter
on fire. From the part they wero defending
the Europeans could hear shrieks and cries and
the reports of pistols and guns. Scores of fugi
tives were cut down or beaten to death in their
sight. The European quarter of
THE CITY IS IN TXAMES,
and the Great Square is a mass of smoking
ruins. All the public buildings are destroyed,
and nothing European seems to have escaped
tho rago of the fanatics. Several shells have
leen fired within tho last two hours into that
portion of the city where tho conflagration
broke out in hopes that they may scare pil
lagers. That many pillagers remain is evident
by tho fact that several fresh fires have broken
out in the last three hours.
A BRITISH GUNROAT IS LYING
close to Ramloh. Two ironclads are cru'sing
near and will fire upon any men approaching
the palace. An officer just returned from the
Chilton reports the soene of carnage on shore
appalling. The town for some hours after tho
"troops left was a veritable pandemonium.
THE EVACUATION OP ALEXANDRIA.
Theevacuation of Alexandria, discovered yes
terday morningas an undoubted fact, and vfhich
took place under protection ot a flag of truce,
rendered any further bombardment unneces
sary. Tho use made of the flag of truco is
considered disgraceful. The ships have finished
their work, and land forces must now do what
they can to supplement it. Admiral Seymour
to-day landed 450 marines and 150 sailors. It
is suspected that the town and forts are mined.
The English, church in Alexandria is said to
have been destroj-ed by a chance shell during
The English government is making arrange- j
ments to lay a temporary railway for the con
veyance of troops into the interior of Egypt
should it become necessary. Tho direction
taken by the demoralized and retreating
Egyptians is not positively known. Conflict
ing reports place them on tho diverging roa Is
loading, one northeast to Eosclta, forty miles,
iud the other southeast to Dainauhoa, thirty
eight miles distant. Another report says that
Arabi Pacha had gone to Kefreldewar, about
an hour's journey from Alexandria, where ho
is reported to be entrenching. The troops
have blown up the railway between himself
and Alexandria. Gen. Stone, tho American,
formerly a great friend of Arabi Pacha, escaped
with tho Khedive, but ho left his family at
A GALLANT DEED.
A gunner on board the Alexandra porformed
a gallaut deed. A lighted shell fell upon tho
inaindeck. The gunner picked it npaud immers
ed the burning fuse in a bucket of water. This
is described as a wonderful piece of devotion
more gallant than anything of the sort over
ocforc chronicled. The gunner will bo rec
amuiended for the Victoria cross. The Kho
livc's private secretary says that on the morn
ing after the bombardment Arabi Pacha
suddenly ordered a detachment of soldiers to
surround the Rainleh palace where tho Khe
dvc and Dervisch Pacha were awaiting the
isue of events. Arabi Pacha first declared
hat tho soldiers were only meant for the pro
tction of the Khedive, but at the last moment
1; actually told the men to kill the Khedive,
'.he soldiers, however, hearing the English
pproaching deserted their posts everywhere.
GREAT HKITAIN'S PROGRAMME.
A dispatch from London, dated the 12th
jisL, mys: In the House of Commons to-day
Mr. .Campbell Banuerman, financial secretary
f the war office, read the instructions to Ad
niral Seymour, which wt3 as follows: "That
ts the opposition of the forts had ceased, he
diould not dismantle them or disable the
uns; that he should open friendly communi
cations with the Khedive, and, in the absence
jf the native authorities from Alexandria,
.liotild land faeatnen or marines for police
mriMwes, and that he should inform foreign
;oiniiixudcrs of these measures."
The ATetc says: There is reason to believe
hat if Turkey declines or hesitates to restore
rder in Egypt the conference will summon
:ngland.and France to lamia force forthat pur
pose. Germany and Austria have telegraphed
o Mr. Gladstone their approval of tho action
.f the fleet.
The correspondent of the Netcg at Constauti
ople says: The ministers consider that Turk
4i troops d iron-clads should go to Egypt at
nee. The Sultan is gravely considering tho
AFl'BK THE RETKKAT.
A dispatch from Alexandria, dated 8 p. m.,
1th inst, says: All the ships have sent
shore overy man that can be spared. The
ariues were landed at tho request of tho
.hedive. Arabi Pacha sent away by railway
men and children in thousands. All the
..k-bodied males were ordered to join tho
Another dMpsieh. says: 1),000 Egyptians are
outside of Alexandria awaiting attack. At 10
p. m., on the 14th inst., British sailors occupied
all tho gates. They were ordored to disarm
all soldiers, and to shoot looters. Tho popu
lace were encouraged to return to their
homes. The fire continued with unabated
fury. During the day GO American marines,
under command of Capt. ITenry Clay Cochrane,
were landed to aid in restoring order. The
entrance to Ras-cl-Tin palace has been entirely
destroyed. Tho court-yard and barracks arc
full of limbs and accoutrements. Tho base
of tho light-house is very badly damaged. A
Europeau municipal official says that Arabi
Pacha ordered tho firing of tho town. Tho
soldiers were the first io begin to plunder. De
sertion from Arabi's army continues.
GKN. STOKE WITH THE KHEDIVE.
A dispatch to tho London Telegraph, July
11th, 7 p. in., says: I found General Stone
with tho Khedive. Tho General confirms the
report that Arabi Pacha had ordered tho mur
der of tho Khedivo, and added that Arabi had
ordered the sacking of the town before quitting
it. Two Arab soldiers havo been seized with
plunder, and will bo tried for pillaging. Sev
eral Arabs havo boon arrested with a largo
quantity of loot in their possession.
TWO THOUSAND PERSONS MASSACRED.
The number of persons massacred by tho
mob is now estimated at 2,000. Six persons
were massacred at the French, and both tho
English and French consulates were entirely
destroyed. Some ar?ed Europeans who es
caped report the Egyptians, killed as over GOO.
A party of blue-jackets landed at Fort Gabarri
and spiked nineteen guns in position. On tho
13th tho Monarch fired on and destroyed an
other battery. The Khedivo issued a procla
mation in Arabic, calling for order and com
manding tho troops to disband, after which he,
with Dervisch Pacha, some of the ministers
and the Khedive's harem, embarked on board
a vessel in the harbor. About 500 loyal troops
SHARP STREET FIGHTING.
Thero has beeu some sharp street fighting
between tho British sailors and marines and
tho Bedouins, but it occurred in spurts and
was short-lived. No water can bo obtained
owing to tho stoppage of tho water-works.
Tho British hold tho centre of the town, but
are not in sufficient forco to occupy all tho
streets, and as a consequenco looting continues
in quarters whero they havo not appeared.
Tho Khcdivcvs palace was plundered shortly
before tho marines arrived, aud a party of
soldiers entered his private- apartment, de
claring thoy had orders to kill him and burn
tho palace. After a long parley their fealty
to him was bought by promises of money.
Over two miles of firo is raging, and in tho
European quarter the only prominent build
ings that havo thus far escaped aro tho Anglo
Egyptian bank and tho court-houso of tho
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IN ALEXANDRIA.
By noon on Saturday,- the 15th instant, the
conflagration in Alexandria was virtually over
and pillaging had ceased. All tho vessels in
the harbor, except those of Austria and Greece,
Captain Fisher, of tho Inflexible, has taken
command of tho land forces, and all the Gat
Jing and field guns are being sent to him from
tho fleet. Tho American marines occupy tho
Great Square, with their headquarters iu tho
St. Mark's buildings, which were only partially
Tho offices of tho Ottoman Bank and the
Credit Lyonnoisc escaped tho general destruc
tion of the banks. Tho English consulato and
tho great grain and cotton stores escaped tho
destruction. Thirteen hundred Christians
escaped by taking refuge in tho Coptic church
during tho massacre.
The fires in the town wero undoubtedly
directly instigated by, tho principal supporters
of Arabi Pacha, if mi by himself. A famine
apprehended, also an epidemic, because of 1
the number of uulmried dead.
Tho Dragomans of the six Powers on Satur
day presented an identical note to the Porto
inviting Turkey to send troops to Egypt.
Advices from Cairo state that sanguinary
rioting prevailed thero Saturday despito tho
endeavors of tho authorities to maintain order.
The German consul is preparing to leave with
his countrymen, and the Italian consul advised
Italians to go to Lsraailia.
On Saturday afternoon Sir Charles Dilkc ad
mitted in the LTouse of Commons that tho War
Office had no information as to the movements
of Arabi Pacha's army.
Whatever may be tho plan of Arabi Pacha's
campaign, tho lclief at Alexandria is that lie
is still near to the city, and the terror-stricken
population arc in constant apprehension of
attack. Some military men, who aro familiar
with the strategic points on the Nile, arcof the
opinion that, when the English army arrives,
Arabi Pacha will fall back to a strong fort on
tho Nile, about twenty-six miles from Cairo.
If driven from there, lie will make his next
stand at Cairo, and after that the desert will
be his only place of refuge.
The rapacity of tho mob which sacked the
city after the evacuation was not exaggerated
by tho first accounts, and tho burning seems
to have been deliberately planned. Five of
tho incendiaries wero shot last Sunday, and
ten Arabs, guilty t)f robbery, outrage, and
other crimes, wero flogged by tho English
sailors. The Khedivo h:is dismissed Arabi
Pacha from the ministry. It is said that be
fore ho lett Alexandria he appropriated 25,000
of the custom-house funds. The Constanti
nople conference has served a note on the
Porto demanding military intervention. The
Sultan was in conference with the ambassadors
THE SITUATION IMPROVING.
A cable dispatch from Alexandria, dated tho
18th instant, says: The idea, of occupying
Ilamlch has been abandoned. Five hundred
marines will occupy seven different centres,
which is expected to place the wholo town
under efficient surveillance. Native police are
being organized to act under the military police,
and a detective force has been instituted to
search for suspicious persons. The night was
quiet. The lines aro now very stiougly
guarded. Tho fires arc nearly all extinguished.
ARABI PACHA ABOUT TO MOVE.
It is roported that Arabi Pacha is preparing
to move. Disappointment and indignation are
most keen at the great blunder of allowing the
favorable moment for ending the revolt at a
stroke to slip by, while tho troops aro detained
in inactivity by orders from home. Natives
state that during tho retreat of Arabi Pacha
one of tho bhells burst in tho midbt of a body
of soldiers and killed 200. Tho dragoman of
Sir A. Colvin, acting British consul general,
has arrived from Cairo, and reports that sol
diers with requisitions were breaking open
stables. and seizing horses. No other acts of
violence had been committed up to the time
ho left the city.
I'EAKS Of AN UPRISING AT CAIRO.
The Alexandria correspondent of tho London
Neios telegraphs as follows: Arabi Pacha is
still issuing eiders and making appointments
in the Khedive's name. Arabi's forces on tho
canal aro estimated at 10,000, including Be
douins who gave adhesion to Arabi four days
ago. Tho wounded Aral from Alexandria
wore sen to Cairo. The sight of the plunder
which is being sold in the bazars has stimu
lated IheCairoenes to imitate the Alexandrians.
Tho last Englishman who left Cairo aud ar
rived at Suez describes tho people as wild and
threatening. He thinks the Europeon portion
of the city will be burned. Tho Ulimans arc
preaching war for Arabi Pacha. Tho latter
said when the first shot of the bombardment
was fired that all the principal traitors to his
cause must be put away. There wero only
about forty, and ton minutes would suffice.
The loyal ministers naturally feel anxious.
Tho London Times has tho following : Arabi
Pacha's forco is said to bo increasing. Tho
hesitation in attacking him at once is regarded
as a fatal mistake by all tho authorities hero,
English and foreign. It is stated that wound
ed natives havo been paraded in Cairo for tho
purpose of exciting animosity.
At tho request of several residents tho
American consular authorities hero have or
dered that a French shop in the same building
with tho American consulate be opened, and re
spectable residents be allowed to help thenf
selves to such articles as they require on sign
ing declarations showing what thoy have
HOW ARABI'S ARMY IS HELD TOGETHER.
The Alexandria correspondent of the Lon
don Times telegraphes that ho has opened com
munication with the camp of Arabi Pacha,
which, his informant says, consists of a littlo
over G,000 men, who are intensely discontented
and aro surrounded by starving women and
children. Recruits of tho lowest class are still
being enticed by Arabi with promises of un-
limited plunder, and the forco is held together
by tho assertion that tho English will kill all
those returning to tho city. Arabi and Toulba
Pachas have utterly lost prestigo by their gross
cowardice during tho bombardment. The ar
tillerymen were kept at their guns on the 11th
instant by infantry who wero posted
There was an attempt last evening to set fire
to tho St. Mark's buildings, the headquarters of
tho Americans in Alexandria.
A leading editorial article in the London
Post says: Tho behavior of tho American ad
miral and his men at Alexandria is beyond all
praise. Amid diplomatic protests, European
concerts and conferences, and naval demonstra
tions of imbecility, it is refreshing to find a
commander who is ablo aud willing on his own
account to say what he thinks and to do what
he says. Sixty marines, physically speaking,
could not do much ; but there is a, way of giv
ing support which quadruples its value. The
conduct of tho Americans during tho night
alarm that Arabi Pacha was coming contrasts
remarkably Avith that of tho French and Ital
ians. - - i i ...-
Tho body of tho Earl of Crawford and Bal
carres, which was stolen from tho family vault
somo months ago, has been found. Long
continued rains havo greatly damaged the crop
prospects in Ireland. The Hillsdale (Michi
gan) boat crew have been rofuscd an entry to
all the amateur races in England.
A dispatch received in this city from Senator
Edmunds's home iu Vermont announces tho
death of his younger daughter on Saturday
last. The Senator will not probably return to
Washington during tho summer.
Secretary Teller has decided not to close
work in tho Interior Department during tho
summer months at three p. m., on account of
the pressure of pension and other work. This
The President has granted a respite for sixty
days in the case of Brave Bear, of tho Sioux
tribe, who was sentenced to be hung in Yank
ton, Dakota, on tho 20th of July, for murder
committed in 1S79.
President Arthur has signed tho commission
of James R. West to be District Commissioner.
A young woman of prepossessing appearance"
entered St. Peter's Romau Catholic Church in
this city on Sunday-last and during the cele
bration of mass startled the priest and congre
gation by leaping over tho altar rail and
smashing tho sacred vessels. She was secured
and subsequently sent to an insane asylum.
bne ll suo saia' A 'o-iom oojece in visaing
fao capital to bare wureau aim prevention
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Gen. M. II. Chrysler, past Po3t coninQor
of Burt Post, G. A. P., Kiuflerhook, N. Y1, is"
now iu this city. Ho came hoio from tho
National Encampment at Baltimore, intending
to visit the battle-fields of north Virginia with
a party, all of whom had taken an active part
in those contests. But on Jn's arrival he was
taken sick and was confined to his room up to
tho 12th inst. He is, however, rapidly gaining
strength and will be able, wo trust, to carry out
his original intention boforo going homo.
Secretary Chandler has been assigned oy the
President temporarily to tho duties of tho Sec
rctary of War during the absenco of Secrolarj
The jurors who served in tho Guiteau cast
havo presented a petition to Congress askinr
to bo paid extra compensation at tho rate of $5
per day during tho trial.
Senator Hill, of Georgia, is dying from the
effects of cancer at his homo in that State.
Several surgical operations have been per
formed but they havo failed to ailuTtfreliof
and his death is now only a question of a few
days, probably hours.
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Tho Maryland State llepublican Association
held a regular meeting in this city on tho 12lh
inst., when the committee on legislation im
ported that thoy had discoveied that anumhsr
of the members had been refused registration
in the city of Baltimore and at other points In
the State because of their temporary residence
in this District in Government employ. 'It
was then decided that a test case should too
made in overy instance.
Tho school board of Petersburg, Va., las
elected several colored teachers for coloied
schools. This is tho first instance of colooid
instructors being elected to positions in the
public schools of Petersburg.
The Ilcpublicans of Maino have plannci) a
campaign. It will be only seven weeks loag,
beginning on tho 1-ith of August. The list of
speakers includes ex-Secretary of State Blafae,
Senators Frye and Hale, and the four eauli
dales for Congressman -at -large. Senators
Windom and Hawley, Speaker Keifer, Gover
nor Foster, Fred Douglass, Cougrossnan
Lynch of Mississippi, Senators Allison, Plurtb,
Rollins, and Miller of New York, and Cui
grcssmen Kasson, Uiscock, and Butlcrwo'th
have also promised to speak in the State during
The Democratic State Central Committee of
Virginia has resolved that it is inexpedient to
nominate a candidate for Congressman -at-large,
since tho objects had in yiow by tho
Democratic party could be besL attained with
out such action. This means that J. E. Jhis
sey, lleadjuster, who has already annom:eed
himself a candidate for Congrcssmau-at-hu-ge,
is to be supported by the Democrats.
Tho prohibition amendment which Iowa put
into her constitution a few days ago was
framed, engineeied, and carried almost en
tirely by the influence of women, and yet
there are people who still contend that woman
can have no influence in politics until sho
It is understood that tho Civil Service Re
form associations throughout the country will
endeavor to present to the United States grand
juries the names of office-holders contributing
to tho National llepublican Committee as soon
The Hon. Emerson Ethcridgc, of Tennessee,
is a strong advocate of prohibition, and it is
regarded in the State as not improbable that
the prohibitionists will nominate him for Governor.
REVIEW OF THE WEEK.
Adjutant-General Drum has received a
telegram from General McDowell, dated at San
Francisco, July 11, stating that he is informed
by General Wilcox that on the 7th instant a
band of forty renegade Indians attacked the
town of MacMillenville, Ariz., burning the
houses and wounding two men : that Colonel
Shafter, commanding Forts Thomas and
Apache, has sent troops in pursuit of the In
dians,.including Captain Chaffer's company of
the Sixth Cavalry- from Fort McDowell.
Tii3 patents issued last week from tho
United States Patent Office consisted of 3?S new
patents, 11 designs, 25 trade-marks, 4 labels,
and 7 reissues of patents, making a total of -135.
Patrick Crews, of Peoria, 111., is selecting
delegates to a national dynamite convention to
convene in Chicago next month to perfect
plans " to blow everything English to atoms."
None but O'Donavan Bossa men will bo select
ed. The law authorizing the exchange of tho 3-
per cent, bends for 3 per cent, having been
passed by both nouses of Congress, the Secre
tary of tho Treasury is considering tho man-
hier in which "tho exchange shall be effected.
Tho chief reason for the holders of tho Si's
seeking tho exchange into 3's, will bo the com
parative permanency of the new bonds. Tho
relative permanency of the 3's among them
selves depends upon tho priority ill which they
arc issued. There will be a struggle for prior
ity, and tho manner in which tho ofl'ers of sur
render shall be received, so as to deal fairly
with all proponents, is tho question which the
Department must settle. It is now thought a
date will be fixed say the first of August on
which the Department wilLbcgin to receive of
fers of surrender.
The Grand Jury of the District of Columbia
adjourned on the 14th instant, until October,
without having found any more star route in
dictments. They investigated the alleged con-
iieclou of Senator Kellogg with the frauds,,but
did not deem the evidence sufficient to convict.
At the session of the National Educational
Association at Suratoga, N. Y., last week, tho
following officers were elected : Eli T. Tappan,
of Ohio, president; W. E. Sholdon, of Massa
chusetts, secretary; N. A. Calkins, of New
York, treasurer, and a vice-president and a
councillor from each State in the Union." The
joint associations adjourned sine die.
The counties of Cavan, Lcitrim, Longford,
Westmcath, Sligo, Eoscommon, Mayo, Tippe-xa-ry,
Kilkenny, Waterford, Limerick, Cork,
Clare, Kerry, Louth aud Dublin, the cities of
Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny, Dublin,
Londonderry, Galway aud Droghcda, and two
baronies in Monaghan and two in Armagh,
Ireland, have been proclaimed under flic re
Juan B. Alavardo, governor of California
from 1S36 to 1S13, died at San Pablo, Cal., on
the 13th instant, aijcd 73.
The British rifle team to take part in the in
ternational match at Creedmoro will sail for
i New York in tho steamer Alaska on tho 2Gth
John Bright, the British statesman, has re
signed from tho Cabinet, being unable to ap
prove tho course of tho government in Egyp
Orangeman's Day, the 12th instant, passed
oil quietly. There were parades and picnics
at New York, Toronto, Canada, and at several
othor'poiiits, at none of which disturbances oc
curred, t . ' '
Mr. A. A. Adkk, tho new Third Assistant
Secretary of Stale, was for eight years Secre
tary of Legation at Madrid under General
Sickles and General Gushing and on several oc
casions was Charge d'Afluires. Ho entered tho
Department of Stute in lb76 and was soon ap
pointed Chief of the Diplomatic Bureau. He
is an accomplished linguist, speaking several
"The act for tho prevention of crime in Ire
land " has become law. On the 13th instant it
passed through its third reading in the House
of Lords, and tho following day it received the
royal assent. It is a monument of the mis
chievous system of niisgovernmenfc which cul
minated in the Phoenix Park murders. It is
thorcvengo of ono race upon another. It has
already been the cause of Mr. Gladstone's dis
comfiture aud-may yet be the cause of his fall.
Secretary Teller has affirmed tho decis
ion of Secretary Kirkwood in the patent case
of Lo Boy against Hopkins. Lc Boy applied
for permission to amend his preliminary state
ment, and this having been granted by the late
Secretary, Hopkins now applies to the Interior
Department to have the decision revoked. In
affirming tho decision of his predecessor and
denying the application for a revocation there
of Secretary Teller says: "'If it shall be found
that any mode of proceeding in the Patent Office
or any regulation would lead in any case to tho
exclusion of important evidence bearing upo
a question to Avhich, under tho law, it is tho
duty of the Commissioner of Patents to decide,
it would bo the duty of the Secretary of the
Interior in the exerciso of tho supervisory
power with which he is-chai'gcd to cause such
regulation or mode of procedure to be charged
or set aside." Secretary Teller adds that the
action taken by his predecessor appears to him
to have been a proper exerciso of tho supervi
sory powes with which tho Secretary of tho In
terior is charged in matters pertaining to tho
granting and issuing of patents.
The last spike in the connecting rail of the
Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern Ilailroad
w:is driven on the 13th instant, at the I latch io
bridge, forty miles north of Memphis. This
gives Memphis anoth r through lino to Chcsa
peako Bay via Louisville.
Among tho disasters of last week was tho
fall of a building at Texarkana, Arkansas,
caused by a lightning stroke, which killed be
tween twenty-live and fifty persons. Another
building in tho town was struck by lightning
and three clored persons wero killed. Several
Italians were killed and a number wounded by
tho premature explosion of a blast at Milton,
New York, on the 13th instant.
Mrs. Scovii-le denies that tho bouquet sent
to Guiteau wa3 poisoned, and said, sarcastical
ly: 'Of course they found poison; it is just
like them. Besides, they had to invent somo
story to excuse their brutality in excluding me
from Charles's cell. She says sho doe.s nob pro
pose to cease her efforts until she proves that
her brother was insane.
Drp. Sowers and Hartigan, who assisted
Dr. Lamb in the Guiteau autopsy," have pub
lished their report. Thoy preface it with a
statement of tho difficulty between Dr. Lamb
and themselves, and give a narrative of tho
circumstances attending the publication of Dr.
Lamb's report, all of which .has heictofore been
published. Tho description of the post-mortem
condition of the organs coincides substantially
with that given by Dr. Lamb. The lungs and
heart were removed by Dr. Lamb before tho
brain was examined, and the severing of tho
largo blood vessels left that organ bloodless,
which Drs. Sowers and Hartigan regard as an
unfortunate mistake. They also say that Dr.
Lamb did not provide himself with proper ap
pliances for measuring and weighing the por
tions of the bod' subjected to those tests. In
fact tho brain was weighed in scales belong
in" to the jail. From tho description of tho
j brain given in the report it seems to havo been
normal. No opinion is expressed as to whether
Guiteau was sano or insane.
Mr. Bobert B. Bandall, counsel for the
Credit Industrie!, has beeu permitted by the
chairman of tho House Committee on Foreign
Affairs to file with the papers in tho Peruvian
Chilian investigation a sworn statement, in the
nature of an argument, to show that Mr. Blaine
at one time favorably received the proposition
of the Credit Industriol to assumo the payment
of tho Peruvian war indemnity, and to utilize
the company's "programme" restoring peace
between tho belligerents. Mr. llandall states
his conclusion thus: "This must convince
every fair-minded man of ono of three things:
cithor that Mr. Blaine at the time when it
occurred was, as we believed him to be, honest
ly and earnestly in favor of utilizing the pro
gramme of the Credit Industriel at all hazards,
or that ho pushed the conventional diplomatic
license of misrepresentation beyond all prece
dent and example, or that when ho testified
before your committee he had utterly forgotten
every material fact connected with his South
Owing to tho frequent applications for ap
pointments to tho position of second lieuten
ant in the army, a circular has been issuedfrom
the War Department containing the laws gov
erning appointments to that grade in tho army,
and the following summary : " Under the laws
cited, it will bo perceived that appointments to
fill vacancies in the grade of second lieutenant
in tho army are made from four classes, and in
the following order, viz: 1. From meritorious
non-commissioned officers of the army; 2.
From the graduating class, of each year, at tho
military academy ; 3. From regular graduates
of the military academy who havo been honor
ably discharged from the service; 4. From
civil life; but under tho laws above cited no
such appointment can be made until tho first
three classes are exhausted and until there is,
in addition, a sufficient number of vacancies
existing to provide for the next graduating
class of tho military academy."
An order has been issued by the War Depart
ment discontinuing the military departmentof
West Poiut from August Oth. Col. Wesley
Merritt will relievo Gen. O. O. Howard as su
perintendent of the West Point academy. Gen.
Howard will take command of the military
division of the Platte in place of Gen. Crook.
After the 20th of August the General of the
Army will havo supervision of tho military
academy at West Point, and will make Teports
to tho Secretary of War. General Crook, re
lieved by General O. O. Howard, is assigned to
the command of the department of Arizona, to
relieve Brevet Major Gen. Wilcox, colonel 14th
Infantry. Upon being relieved, Colonel Wil
cox will report by telegraph to the command
ing general, department of Platte, for assign
ment of his regiment to posts. Tho officers
above named will take the stations assigned to
them in such time that Colonel Wilcox maybe
relioved, not later than the 15th of September.
Mr.' Cameron, of Pennsylvania, from tho
Naval Affairs Committee, reported in tho Sen
ate adversely last week upon Mr. Saunders's
proposed amendment to the Naval appropria
tion bill, allowing naval officers promoted on
the retired list under the act of 1S7G relating to
the promotion of commodores on tho retired
list the retired pay of their present grade from
date of last commission. It was indefinitely
Bjshop Levi Scott, senior bishop of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, died at his homo,
near Odessa, Del. Bev. Levi Scott, A. M., D.
I D,.Hw:is born near Odessa, New Castlo county,
Del., ou tho 11th day of October, 1SU2. Tlie
Bishop was tho yoxhgest of three children of
his parents, Eev. Thomas and Ann Scott. Tho
Scotts were of Irish lineage. His grandparents
on the mother's side wero immigrants from
.England, who settled in Kent county, Md. lie
entered the ministry in 1S20, and was mado a
bishop in 1852. He leaves ono son, Bev. Al
fred T. Scott, of Wilmington, Del., and one
daughtor, Mrs. Geo. L. ft ynsond, with whom
he lived for She past twenty years.
A train with 217 persons on board ran off
the rails between Tchcraay and Bastijeur, in
Bussia, on the 12th instant, killing ono hun
dred and seventy-eight persons. A number of
passengers were more or less injured.
John L. Sullivan and "Tug" Wilson, the
English champion, fought a glove fight in
Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
The conditions of the match were that if Wil
son could stand up for four three-minute
rounds he should receivo $1,000. During tho
course of tho fight Wilson was knocked down
twenty-seven times, but succeeded in standing
out for tho entire four rounds, winning tho
$1,000 and also some $S,000 one half the gato
money. Twenty thousand persons witnessed
the battle, which was in all essontial particu
lars a regular prize fight the only difference
being that tho contestants wore thin gloves.
A fatal duel was fouglt last Friday even
ing, 11th inst., iu Lunenburg county, Va.,
between Bichard Garland, of that county, and
Joseph Addison, of Baltimore, aged twenty
seven years. Addison was wounded and sub
sequently died. They were rivals for tho
hand of the daughter of a physician in Lunen
burg county. Addisou was engaged to the
young lady, and while he was in Baltimore a
short time ago Garland paid his addresses to
her and informed her that his rival was flirt
ing with her. She wrote to Addison and dis
carded him, accepting Garland's attentions
and engaging herself to him a few days ago.
On Addison's return lie sought an interview
with the lady and asked for an explanation of
his dismissal. When he learned the state of
tho case Addison informed her that Garlaud
was fooling her. She wroto a note to Garland,
giving it to Addison to indorse its contents,
which he did, and stated at the same time that
he held Garland responsible for tho whole mat
ter. Tho result of this correspondence was tho
bloody meeting. Garland has been arrested.
The United States Senato has confirmed the
following nominations : Francis M. Darby, to
be assistant treasurer of tho United States at
Baltimore; George Eystcr, to be assistant
treasurer at Philadelphia.
Ministers Besident. Lewis Wallace, to bo
envoy extraordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary to Turkey; Henry C. Hall, to bo envoy
extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to
Central America; J. P. Wickersham, of Penn
sylvania, minister resident and consul-general
to Denmark; M. J. Cramer, of Kentucky, min
ister resident and cousul-gonoral to Switzer
land ; John A. Halderman, of Missouri, to bo
minister resident and consul-general to Siam ;
William E. Stevens, of New Hampshire, to bo
consul at Smyrna ; N. K. Sawyer, of Florida,
to be consul at Turk's Island; A. T. Sharp, of
Kansas, consul at Manilla.
S. B. Axtell, of Ohio, chief justice of tho
supreme court, New Mexico.
Marshals. J. A. McKce, northern district of
Texas; Gustavo Schnitgor, Wyoming Terri;
J. C. Bigger, United States attorney for
northern district of Texas.
Collectors of Internal Revenue John F.
Kumlcr, tenth Ohio district; Horace McKay,
sixth Indiana district.
Joseph W. Bobbins, of Illinois, surveyor
general of Arizona.
Registers of Land-Offices. John Cary, at
Duluth, Minn. ; Edward F. Taylor, at Sacra
mouto, Cal.; Georgo W.Friedly, of Indiana, at
Postmasters. M. Van Deusen, of Westvillo,
Mass. ; T. F.Dickson, Port Byron, N. Y. ; C. A.
Fowler, Sing Sing, N. Y.; L. H. Hendrick,
Hoboken, N. J. ; J. A. Mackintosh, South Chi
cago, 111; Mrs. Sarah E. Edwards, Shawnee
town, 111.; J. n. Dean, Winchester, Va.; Spen
cer Wiley, Merrill, Wris. John R.Wcst, to be a
Commissioner of the District of Columbia;
William W. Spaulding, to be a receiver of pub
The Senate has also confirmed the following
Army and Navy promotions: Commodore A.
K. Hughes, to be rear-admiral in the Navy;
Captain William K. Mayo, to be commodore in
tho Navy; Commodore G. A. Stevens, to, be
captain in the Navy; Lieutenant-Commander
William II. Whiting, to be commander in the
Navy ; Lieutenant E. T. Strong, to bo lieutan-ant-commander
in the Navy ; F. E. Greene, to
be lieutenant-commander fn the Navy ; Ensign
R. H. Townley, to be a master in the Navy ;
Midshipmau G. F. Ormsby, to bo ensign in the
Navy; Lieutenant J. Marthou, to be lieutenant-commander
in the Navy ; John E. Roller,
to be lieutenant in the Navy; Ensign M. L.
Wood, to be a master in tho Navy; Midship
man J. II. L. Holcomb, to bo an ensign in tho
Navy ; Ensign C. A. Corbin, to be a master in
the Navy; Midshipman Edward Lloyd, jr., to
be an ensign in the Navy.
Corps of Engineers, Army Lieut-Colonel C.
A. Stewart, to be colonel ; Lieut-Colonel C. E.
Blunt to be colonel ; Major O. M. Poe to bo
lieutenant-colonel ; Major D. C. Houston to bo
lieutenant-colonel; Additional Second Lieut.
O. T. Crosby to bo second lieutenant; Second
Lieut. L. Hv Beach to be second lieutenant ;
Second Lieut. T. B. Dugan, Tenth Cavalry, fo"
bo second lieutenant Third Artillery. First
Lieut. J. B. Dillenback to be captain First Ar
tillery; Second Lieut. A. Slaker to be first
lieutenant First Artillery. Additional Sec
ond Lieut. S. Rodman, jr., Fifth Artillery, to bo
second lieutenant First Artillery. Captain S.
S. Elder, First Artillery, to be major Second
Artillery ; Major J. C. Tidball, Second Artil
lery, to be lieutenant colonel Third Artillery.
Additional Second Lieut. II. W. Young, Third
Artillery, to be second lieutenant Fifth Artil
lery; Second Lieut. W. Geary, to be second
lieutenant Ninteenth Infantry.
Army Captain D. C. Poole, Twenty-second
Infantry, to be paymaster, with the rank of
major; First Lieutenant G. R. Smith, Twelfth
Infantry, to be paymaster, with the rank of
Cadet engineers, to be assistant engineers in
the Navy A. W. Stahl, of New York; W. T.
C. Hasson, of Ohio; W. S. Sample, of Penn
sylvania; J. L. Wood, of Virginia; H. Hall
Penn, of , A. O. Young, of New York;
E. A. E. King, of Maryland ; W. D. Weaver, of
Kentucky ; W. F. Durand, of Connecticut ; L.
D. Miner, of Ohio; A. T. Woods, of Massachu
setts; C. B. Manning, of New York; W. H.
Allderdice, of Pennsylvania ; A. E. Smith, of
Wisconsin; T. W. Kinkald, of Ohio; W. S.
Smith, of Virginia.
JUDGE-ADVOCATE-General Swaim has sub
mitted to the Secretary of War his report on
the petition of Sergeant Mason's counsel for the
release of his client on the ground that he is
illegally confined. General Swaim merely re
views from a military-law standpoint tho legal
points raised in the petition, and makes no rec
ommendation. He adheres strictly to the views
expressed in his original report on this caso
that the proceedings of tho court-martial were
irregular and illegal. The case will not be re
ported to the President until after the return
of Secretary Lincoln.
The Republican Senators held a caucus on
Tuesday, but came to no conclusion as to what
bills should have precedence in order to facili
tate an early adjournment. Somo opposition
to tho pending bill for the reduction of internal
revenue was developed. In the Senate eleven
Republicans voted against taking up the UiU.
DEATH OF MRS.JLINCOLM.
The Widow of the Martyred President Passes Peace
Mrs. Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln,
died in the homo of her sister at Springfield,
111., on Sunday evening last, at S:15 o'clock. Sho
had been sick for some time, and a few days
ago began to sink rapidly. On. Saturday she
was attacked with paralysis, and from that
time forward was in a comatose state'until she
quietly breathed her last. Her son. Secretary
Lincoln, and his father-in-law, ex-Senator
Harlan, started for Illinois as soon as they re
ceived intelligence of her serious illness, but
failed to reach there in time to see her boforo
she expired. Mrs. Lincoln was a native of
Kentucky. Her maiden same was Mary Todd,
daughter of Hon. Robert S. Todd, a distin
guished lawyer of Lexington, and her farnily
conuections were very numerous in her native
State. When married Mr. Lincoln and Mrs.
Lincoln were iu comparatively humble circum
stances. Their wedding took place November
4, IS 12. Their family consisted of four boys,
three of whom were known to the Washington
public during tho residence of the family at
tho White House. They wero Robert, the
eldest; "Tad," who was a sort of boy playmate
to his father, and Willie, who afterwards died
in the White House, "Tad" dying later in life,
after Mrs. Lincoln had removed to Illinois.
Another sou, Edward, the second child, died
in infancy. Mrs. Lincoln had a kindly heart,
and was of a domestic character. ' The terrible
shock which sho experienced on the night of
the assassination had an effect upon her from
which sho never fully recovered. By tho
generosity of Congress sho has passed tho years
of her widowhood in comfort and free from
pecuniary care. Tho funeral of the deceased
took place on Wednesday last, the remains
being placed in a crypt. It is stated that Mrs.
Lincoln's estate, not reckoning apparel and
personal effects, is $71,000, all in United States
bonds. Her wedding ring was found and
placed on her finger. It is of Etruscan gold,
and inscribed "A. L. to Mary, Nov. 4, IS 12.
Love is eternal." The arrangements for the
funeral wero very elaborate, and business in
the city was suspended during the service.
THE JEFFERSON MONUMENT.
Tho Secretary of State, who is charged with
the disbursement of the appropriation of $10,
000 for tho construction of a suitable monu
ment to mark the gravo of Thomas Jefferson
at Montieello, Va., has approved the design for
the monument submitted by Col. Thomas L.
Gisey, corps of engineers United States army,
who was specially detailed to supervise the
work by the Secretary of War at tho request
of Secretary Frelinghuyson. The accepted
design is in accordanco with tho wishes of
Thomas Jefferson, as expressed i a mennr-an
dum found among his papers. The monuncnt
will consist of a cubical dje of granite xnir
feet square, on which is aft j. granito obejss
about eleven feet in height, tho whole staudins
on a granito platform composed of two stone,
steps, each nine inches in height. The height if
the monument is eighteen feet. The tallowing
inscription in sunken letters will boputupdn
the obelisk : ' Hero was buried Thomas' Jef
ferson, author of tho Declaration of American
Independence, of the statute of Virginia for
religious freedom, and-father of the University
of Virginia." On the die will be iuacrihel:
"BornApril 2, 1713, O. S.; Died July 4, lfeK."
These inscriptions were also solected by
Thomas Jefferson. Tho cemetery will be in
closed in an ornamental fence of wrought
iron, averaging seven feet six inches in height.
The panels will be about eight feet long. The
feileo will be painted black, with giltHnjrou
all ornaments and projecting points. Arrange
ments aro now being mado for tho completion
of the work.