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THE NATIONAL TBXBUNE: WASHING-TON", D. C, AUGUST 26, 1882.
FIGHTING W EGYPT.
ARABI PACHA OPENS A MASKED BAT
TERY ON GEN. WOOD.
Skirmishing Alonij tlio Lino or llio 3IahmonuIeh
Cannl TIio Khcclirc Yfntclics the Fight An
Encasement at Shaluf The Hritish Victorious
ami the Enemy Demoralized Arabi's Troops
Kctiring Do Lessors Dines VfHU tho Ejjntian
A cable dispatch from Alexandria, dated tho
19th inst., says: Sis transports, with tho First
division, under command of General Sir Gar
net Wolseley, and two gunboats, left the port
on Friday night, to take position outside tho
harbor ready to start on Saturday morning.
At 1:15 p. in. tho transports and tho ironclad
licet were steaming eastward, in tho direc
tion of Aboukir Bay. The warships had their
topmasts lowered and their yards secured, with
everything cleared ready for action. Generals
Wolsolcy and Adyo accompanied tho transports
in the dispatch-boat Salamis, and Admiral Sey
mour hoisted his flag on tho ironclad Alexan
dra. Tho only vessels of the naval squadron
remaining here aro tho Invincible and tho In
constant. Tho Duko of Connaughtand Gener
als "Willis and Graham have gono to Aboukir.
Tho Forty-ninth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy
ninth regiments have been detailed to support
tho movement at Aboukir by an attack
upon tho left flank of the enemy. Fighting
commenced this afternoon along the line of the
Mahmoudiek Canal. The British used heavy
guns, some of which were 7J and others 12-ton
guns. The Khedive and some friends watched
with interest and oxcitement from tho roof of
the Ras-el-Tin Palaco the departure of the iron
clads and transports for their mysterious des
tination. GENERAL WOOD'S RECONNOISSANCE.
Major-Gcneral Wood and stafT-inado a recon
noissance from the outposts at Ramleh without
any intention of engaging in serious military
operations. When near Arabi Pacha's outposts
tho enemy sent a steady shower of rifle bullets,
accompanied by rockets and shells, among our
men, from batteries masked by trees. Tho
ironclad train proceeded to Mahalla Junction
and opened lire with the forty-pounder, pitch
ing four shots into the enemy's quarters. It is
reported that four English soldiers wcro
wounded during the afternoon.
A TRAITOR AT HEADQUARTERS.
Information from headquarters states that a
prominent person has been discovered to bo in
constant communication with the rebels. Ho
Las been arrested and confined on board an
Egyptian man-of-war. It is reported that the
2erson referred to is Hassan Pacha Cherei,
Minister of Works.
AN ATTACK ON" COLONEL LONG,
Colonel Charles Chaillo Long, tho American
consul, was attacked yesterday inside tho Ga
barri gate by about forty natives. Somo sol
diers arrived and dispersed tho crowd. Tho
ringleader of tho assaulting party was arrested.
It is supposed that tho natives had attempted
to stop Colonel Long as ho was driving. Ho
became annoyed and urged on his horse, in
flicting injuries on some of the party.
Colonel Long is a native of Maryland, and
during tho civil war commanded a company of
tho Eleventh Maryland regiment. He after
wards went to Egypt and served somo tiino
under tho Khodive, distinguishing himself in
tho command of an exploring expedition in
tho regions of tho Upper Nile. Ho was last
year appointed consular agent at Alexandria.
THE ENGLISH OCCUPY TORT SAID.
Port Said was occupied by the English forces
at 3 o'clock a. in. August 20. . A dispatch from
crossed tho fresh water canal in the face of a
hot fire aud brought back a boat, thus enabling
a company each of tho Highlanders and ma
rines to cross and take the enemy on the right
flank. Tho enemy fought bravely. Their
commander was killed."
A further report from Admiral Hewett dated
Suez, quarter past six p. m., yesterday, makes
the enemy's loss in the fight at Shaluf, 3G3
killed and 62 prisoners. The latter include 27
Tho Daily Telrgrapli has tho following dis
patch from Suez : " The main body of tho Arabs,
2,500 strong, has gone to Gencffe, taking with
it a quantity of railway stock.'.'
Tho Ncivs has tho following from Ismailia,
dated Monday afternoon: "During tho shell
ing of Nefischo early Sunday morning, several
trains, with troops, arrived from Zakazig, but
Arabi Pacha, who accompanied them, did not
like tho aspect of affairs and ordered a with
drawal of tho troops. Rear-Admiral Hoskins
aud Vicc-Admiral Seymour arrived hero yes
terday evening in a launch. General Wolseley
arrived to-day. A considerable number of
troops havo already landed. Mahmoud Fehmy
who, it was reported, had been arrested in tho
native quarter of Ismailia came yesterday to
tho outposts, accompanied by two officers, and
surrendered. General Wolseloy is now recon
noiteriug at Nefischo. At Port Said all tho
shops aro open. Tho Arabs now fraternize
with tho Europeans. Tho place has quito a
holiday appearance. Tho invading force thero
is estimated at seven thousand."
Tho Khedive, in a decree charging Chorif
Pacha with tho formation of a Ministry, says:
"In a troubled timo liko the present tho
direct action of tho sovereign authority should
become more sensible and manifest. I shall
theroforo uso tho right to assemble tho Coun
cil of Ministers under my own presidency. As
Supremo Chief of tho Egyptian forces 1 also in
tend to render my command effective, without,
however, restricting the power which the
Minister of War holds from me." Cherif
Pacha has sent tho Khedive, in reply to the
latter's decree, a letter in which ho states that
ho will adhere to the pledges ho took when ho
assumed office in December last.
THE EGYPTIANS DEMORALIZED.
A dispatch from Suez, dated the 21st inst.,
says: "Four hundred men of tho Seven tv-
second regiment left hero this morning for
Serapeum. When they reached that village
they found it desortcd and the railway stock
carried off. From the end of the Bitter Lakes
tho enemy were seen in largo numbers threo
miles off, retreating northward. The prisoners
taken in tho engagement at Shaluf state that
Arabi Pacha forced them to fight, threatening
to havo them shot if they refused. They say
tho chief officers fled soon after tho action be
gan. Tho success of the British forces at Sha
luf and tho energy displayed by them in
searching tho coast toward Ismailia havo
thoroughly demoralized tho enemy."
ARARI DINES WITn DE LEFSEFS.
f? Arabi Pacha was at Ismailia a few days ago
and dined with M. Do Lesseps. He reported
that his troops woro at Tell-cl-Kcbir strongly
entrenched. Seven moro of Arabi Pacha's
officers surrendered on Tuesday. They allege
that many moro officors aud men wish to sur
render, but aro afraid, owing to Arabi Pacha's
spreading report that tho English shoot all
A dispatch from Alexandria, dated tho 22d
stand facing tho grave and so that they could
best appreciate the example that was about to
bo offered them. The five Egyptian gendarmes
levelled their Remington rifles at the man sen
tenced to death. But at tho command " Fire ! "
from their sergeant tho hammers of their rifles
simply clicked upon tho cartridges, which
turned out to be damp and useless. After a
delay of five minutes which must havo
seemed like five hours to tho malefactor new
cartridges were obtained and tho five gend
armes again levelled their rifles but with the
same result. Tho cartridges turned out to be
spoiled. New cartridges were then distributed.
The command, " Fire !" was a third time given.
And for the third time thero was only a click
in the pan, and tho wretched malefactor still
stood at tho head of his gravo trembling with
suspense. New cartridges wcro then obtained
from the magazine about a mile distantand
now for the fourth time tho fivo Egyptian
gendarmes advanced, aimed their rifles at tho
unfortuuato devil, and, at tho command,
"Fire!" a rattling report was heard, and tho
convict fell into his grave. Tho doctor stepped
forward and found that ho had only been hit
by two bullets one tearing through his cheek,
and tho other making a holo in his leg. Tho
man was now pulled out of his gravo and
propped up so that ho could bo again shot at.
In tho meantime he begged and implored for
somebody to como and run a bayonet through
his heart. Tho fivo Egyptian gendarmes, how
ever, again advanced, this time to within about
eight paces of their target, and for the fifth
time the command was given to fire. The re
sult of this fusillade was that ho was riddled
with bullets, not ono of which, however, had
struck him in a vital spot, aud tho man was
still writhing in tho dust, covored with streams
of blood. Tho sergeant of gendarmes then
camo forward, put tho muzzel of his riflo to
tho poor wretch's ear, pulled tho trigger, and
tho cartridge happening to be a good one, tho
man's head was blown to pieces. Just as tho
remains of tho convict were being buried a
man quito near me shouted in Arabic, "Now is
tho timo to kill moro Christians!" Looking
around mo I found that besides threo English
officers, a few newspaper correspondents, and
somo dozen European spectators tho whole as
sembly, of perhaps a thousand porsons wcro all
Arabs. Thero was no English post within tho
distance of half a inilo. A young cmployeo of
the Eastern Telegraph Company promptly col
lared the Arab who had uttered tho dangerous
cry aud tho gendarmes took him in charge,
and, together with tho two thieves who had
been brought out to witness tho execution, ho
was handcuffed and marched to tho polico sta
tion in Alexandria.
heard plotting tho murder. Tho polico believe
the tragedy to be tho direct outcome of secret
societies, with which the west of Ireland is
Tho London Daily Hews has the following
from Cong, Ireland : " The prisoners aro des
cribed by the people as the ten biggest devils in
tho country. The witnesses gave their evi
dence with tho greatest fi rmness and with
out hesitation. Police protection is unneces
sary, as the eutiro population arc their body
guard. Tho peoplo shook hands with the
'witnesses, saying, 'God bless you,' and ex
pressing gratitude and joy that tho murderous
gang had at last been run to earth."
Sir Woodbine Parish, the diplomatist and
author, is dead; also tho following: Edmond
Alexandre Morin, the Fronch r untor and de
signer; Admiral Frederick Do Lutke, the cel
ebrated Eussiau navigator.
A deputation of Irish members of Parliament
will bo sent to America by tho Dublin Mansion
House Committee for tho Belief and Protection
of Evicted Tenants, to secure assistance
A farmer named Leahy was shot dead near
Killarncy, Ireland, last Monday evening by a
party of "moon-lighters." llo was dragged
from his bed by an armed party.
Tho small-pox is spreading at Cape Town.
Tho majority of tho French papers comment
very unfavorably on the action of the Britisli
in occupying tho Suez Canal. The Licde de
scribes tho soizure as tho act of a thief.
REVIEW OF THE WEEK.
Port Said, dated August 20, G a. m., says:
Ucar-Admiral Hoskins, commanding here, has
sent tho following report: "We made all our
arrangements yesterday for the advance. Com
mander Edwards with the boats of the squadron
during the night occupied tho canal, taking
possession of the dredges, barges, &c, and also
occupied Kantara. Before daylight Captain
Fairfax occupied Port Said, and Captain Fitz
roy, of tho Invincible, held Ismailia. All went
well and there was no difficul ty. Captain Fitz
roy shelled tho enemy out of Ncfich. Com
mander Kane was slightly wounded. The
ships with Admiral Seymour and General Sir
Garnet Wolseley on board are in sight."
Tho gunboats Deo and Don entered tho canal
on tho 9th instant; also tho troopship Scrapis.
The Egyptian troops wcro disarmed without
resistance and taken prisoners. On tho 20th
instant the British iron-clads Inflexible, Teme
rairc, Superb, Agincourt, Monarch, Penelope,
two gunboats aud twelve troopships were lying
in the harbor off Port Said, and tho fleet was
about to enter the canal.
The Khedive's Governor has addressed the
Egyptian troops, tolling them that those who
wore for the Khodive could remain and would
not be molested, but those who were for Arabi
Pacha had better go and seek him. Tho com
mander of the Egyptian troops, a fanatic of the
worse class, who has been acting as Vice Gov
ernor, has escaped to Fort Chemil with 120
boldiers. Arabi Pacha's Governor left for Is
mailia three days ago. It is officially stated
that the destination of tho fleet is Ismailia.
THE SKIRMISH OF THE 19TII.
Iii the skirmish on the 19th the Egyptians
fired shrapnel shells ineffectually at an outpost
of tho Forty-sixth infantry, numbering 300,
who wore occupying temporarily an iutrench
meiit. The Egyptian infantry then advanced
to within about 800 yards. The Egyptian
linos were most irregular, and some of the men
About fivo o'clock in the evening the British
ironclad train sent out a car with a forty
pounder detached and sent about forty yards
in advance of the engine, and fired two shells
upon the Egyptians, who endeavored to execute
a flank movement. The forty pounder, after
this movement was frustrated, fired toward
Kafr-cl-Dwar. The Egj-ptians replied with
shell, which burst between the train and the
engine. Tho train then retired, firing during
the retreat. The fighting ceased at sunset.
The fortifications at Bamleh arc being strength
cued. Arabi Pacha lias deep cuttings well in ad
vance of his intrenchments. A nerson of posi
tion in Alexandria, supposed to be French, has
been arrested on a charge of communicating
with Arabi Pacha, and sent on board a gun
boat. Tho roconnoissance made this afternoon
seems to show that the enemy's artillery and
infantry havo been weakened, but their hi"
guns aro still in position.
THE ENGAGEMENT AT SHALUF.
Tho London Daily Iters has the following
dispatch, dated the 22d inst., from its corres"
poudoutat Suez: " I have just returned from
Shaluf, where I witnessed tho conclusion of a
fight in which 250 of our men, including high
landers, blue jackets, and marines, brilliantly
defeated twice their number of tho enemy.
Tho fight lasted from eleven o'clock this morn
ing until nearly five o'clock in the afternoon.
The firing of the Highlanders was remarkable
for coolness and steadiness. The Gatlings in
the tops of the gunboats- worked with admir
able precision, and did much execution among
the enemy, who advanced within a hundred
yards of the bank of the canal. Tho success
was all tho moro brilliant owing to tho ex
tremoly difficult nature of the country, which
abounded with low ridges and water courses.
Lieutenant Lang, of the Highlanders, gallantly J
inst., says: "Tho smoke of numerous trains is
again visiblo behind tho enemy's lines. Tho
activity of Arabi Pacha has increased in a
manner indicating a complete change in his
plans. In.answer to our rcconnoissance to-day
his guns opened firo from various directions,
showing that during tho night tho enemy's
artillery had been much strengthened. A new
battery, armed with six guns, has been placed
in position. It now seems that at tho first
scare, caused by the discovery that the fleet had
gono to the canal, Arabi Pacha withdrew a
great proportion of his infantry to Damanhur,
but that last night, on considering that some
timo must elapse before an advance can be mado
from Ismailia with a sufficient force to carry
his defenses on tho line up to Zagazig.hc again
advanced to his old position, which ho hopes
to hold until the riso of tho Kilo will enable
him to flood the country.
ALARMING RUMORS AT CONSTANTINOPLE.
A dispatch from Constantinople, dated Au
gust 23d, says: The hesitation of the Sultan to
ratify tho military convention with England
is stated to be principally duo to the receipt of
anonymous threatening letters from Syria,
Arabia, and Egypt. Alarming rumors are cur
rent here to-day that tho Porte has received
unfavorable dispatches from the Syrian gov
ernors. A Christian is reported to have been
aswsinated at Bcyrout, and soveral others are
said to have been maltreated at that place. Tho
Druses of the Lebanon havo attacked several
Maronite villages. The governor of Damascus
has asked for strong reinforcements.
ARABI'S FORCES RETREATING IN DISORDER.
A dispatch to Bouter's Telegram company
from Ismailia, dated Tuesday, says : " Since tho
engagement at Shaluf the enemy havo left
every position they held between Suez and Is
mailia, and are retreating in disorder towards
OTHER FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE,
Mr. E. Dwyer Gray, member of Parliament,
and proprietor of tho Freeman's Journal, hasbeon
sentenced to threo months' imprisonment and
to pay a fine of 500 for contempt of court in
publishing a letter of Mr. O'Brien, editor of
the United Ireland, accusing tho jury which
convicted Francis nyncs of the murder of John
Doloughty of being drunk on tho night pre
vious to tho day their verdict was given, and
an article commenting thereon. Judge Law
son refused to adjourn tho caso to allow Mr.
Gray to bo represented by counsel. Mr. O'Brien
and Mr. Davitt were put out of court. Mr.
Gray, after being sentenced, was handed over
to tho custody of tho city coroner. Tho latter
evinced somo reluctance to take charge of him,
but Judgo Lawson called upon him to do his
duty. The coroner, whoso intervention was
necessary because Mr. Gray is high sheriff of
the city of Dublin, then conveyed tho prisoner
to tho Bichmond prison. Mr. Gray, at tho cx-
piration of his term, must find sureties him,-,
self for ,5,000, and two others in tho sum of
2,000 each. Tho' decision of tho court has
caused a great sensation in'Dublin. Mr. Gray1
was Lord Mayor of Dublin for 1SS0, and was;
nominated a second time for 1SS1, butdeclincdi
to serve. In tho British nouso of Commons
Captain Nolan, member for Gal way, wished to
call attention to the imprisonment of Mr. Gray,
but ho was ruled out of order. Tho following
proclamation, signed by Mayor Dawson', of
Dublin, and Messrs. Parnell, Dillon, and Davitt,
has been issued : '
Citizens of Dublin: Without offering any
comment upon the sentence passed upon the
Hon. E. Dwyer Gray, wo deem it ouivlutv to
i...,r.u uiu iwiuu iu jiiuiiiuuii cuuuucss aim a
dignified demeanor. Wo are expressing tho
wishes of Mr. Gray in counseling our fellow
citizens to abstain from any gatherings in the
streets that might lead to a breach of tho
peace. Wo require only calmness and temper
ance in tho present emergency. Let the citi
zens show prudonco and self-control on this
The board of directors for tho Bazar, Indus
trial and Art Exposition, to bo held in tho
rotunda of tho Capitol, November 25th to De
cember 3d, 1832, under tho auspices of tho
Society of tho Army of the Cumberland, for
tho benefit of tho Garfield monument, as au
thorized by joint resolution of tho Houso of
Bepresentativcs and Senate of tho United
States, has been organized, as follows: Hon.
David Davis, President of tho Senate; J. War
ren Keifcr, Speaker of the Houso ; Licut.-Gcn.
P. II. Sheridan, U. S. A. ; Mr. Justice J. M.
Harlan, Mr. Justico Stanley Matthews, Mr. Jus
tice Wm. B. Woods, Hon. John W. Thompson,
Henry A. Willard, Col. D. B. Aingcr, Crosby
S. Noyes, of the Slar;m General N. N. Anderson,
General Albert Ordway, Major M. M. Parker,
Col. Wm. G. Moore, Mr. Frank Hatton, Com
missioner J. R. West, Major Merrilt Barbour,
U. S. A.; Col. A. F. Bockwell, U. S. A.; Col.
Richard J. Bright, Captain L. V. Caziarc, U. S.
a. ; uen. u. u. bwaim, Commodore S. P. Car
ter, U. S. X. ; Dr. C. B. Purvis, Cpl. J. O. P.
Bumside, Gen. Wm. B. Hazen, Gen. T. L. Crit
tenden, Hon. Jno. A. J. Creswell, Captain Wm.
IT. Clapp, U. S. A.; Gen. E. D. Mussy, Commo
dore Iv.irl English, U. S. N. ; Colonel nunter
Brooko and Col. Geo. W. Hooker. Mr. John
W.Thompson has been designated as president
of tho board, and Gen. D. G. Swaim as treasur
er, Mr.F. T. Wilson as corresponding secretary,
Mr. T. K. Sailer, Mr. J. S. Hollingsworth, Mr.
W. Irwin as assistant corresponding secreta
ries. Already applications aro being mado for
space, &c. The board will enter on its work at
once, and will as soon as possible arrange de
tails, which, when determined upon, will bo
published. Committees will be formed and an
nounced within a few days. In the meantime
those desiring spaco to make exhibits, or who
in any way desiro to aid in tho enterprise,
should address John W. Thompson, president
of tho board, Washington, D. O. It is hoped
and expected that peoplo from all parts of tho
fcmintry will join in pushing tho exposition to
a spienuui success.
others to disarm him. Palmer was taken to a
police station but was subsequently released.
Ho immediately returned to tho boarding
house to renew the fight; but in the meantime
a constable had arrested Admiro on the larceny
charge, and Mrs. Palmer was found alono with
her five-year-old daughter. Palmer attacked
her most brutally and kicked her face shock
ingly, besides bruising her in a frightful man
ner. Ho would undoubtedly havo killed her
but for tho timely arrival of tho polico, who
took the infuriated husband into custody on a
charge of assault with intent to commit mur
der. Mrs. Palmer claims that her husband
has repeatedly maltroatod her and forced her
to leavo him. Her object in going to Indian
apolis was, sho says, to obtain a divorce, and
claims further that Admire, who is several
years her juuior, accompanied her as pro
tector only. Tho boarding houso people say
that tho rclatious of tho pair had been per
fectly honorable, and that no effort was mado
to deceive any ono as to their relationship.
Palmer is in jail; Admiro has been committed
on tho larceny chargo pending an investiga
tion, and Mrs. Palmer is in a dangerous condi
tion. A later dispatch says: Thero was an
unexpected turn in tho scandal yesterday
when Mrs. Palmer announced that Dr. Palmer
was a oigamisc, navmg at present a wito m
Cleveland known as Mrs. Anna Elwood.
Palmer, hearing of hor intention to filo such a
chargo against him, suddenly disappeared.
The habeas corpus proceedings for possession
of tho children wore accordingly dismissed.
Another complaint has been filed against
Palmer charging him with attempting to
murder. Admiro and Mrs. Palmer, with tho
officers, arc searching for him.
W. C. Coup's circus loft Cairo, Ills., early last
Sunday morning in two sections, and when
about forty-seven miles north of Cairo, tho
engine of tho second sectiom ran into tho first
train, completely demolishing tho coach and
killing three wagon drivors and wounding
about twenty-five or thirty others.
Bed Cloud and several other Sioux Indian
chiefs have been arrested for inciting troubles
at tho Bed Cloud Agency, and aro on parole.
It is not known Avhether thoy will bo
tried or not. At present all is quiet at tho
The Chinese employed on the railway works
in British Columbia are warring on their boss
es. "Whenever an accident occurs they drivo
their foreman away. As the Celestials out
number tho whites in the country the relations
between tho races aro becoming strained.
Charles Hart and Georgo alias "Plug"
Martin fought a prizo fight for $500 a side in
Chicago last Sunday morning. Tho fight lasted
lorty-hvo minutes, during which ten rounds
were fought. Hart won the first knock down,
first blood, and tho fight.
up this confession and Robertson's alleged at
tempt at suicide in order to divert suspicion.
Hilding says ho can prove that ho did not kill
tho woman, becauso ho was in prison in Stock
holm at tho time. In tho meantime Robertson
has mado a written confession, stating that
Hilding smothered tho woman with a pillow,
while ho (Robertson) stood outsido as a watch.
The morning issue of the Baltimore Day, a
Democratic paper edited by Mr. William T.
Croasdalc, of tho peach-growing section of Del
aware, has been discontinued. Until further
notice it will appear as an afternoon paper.
Late on Friday night last week an alterca
tion took place at Mill Creek, two miles from
Pottsrille, Pa., between Bernard Homo and
John Gorman respecting a fence between their
property. After some explanation Home walk
ed away apparently satisfied, when ho sud
denly turned and emptied tho contents of a
shot-gun in Gorman's body. Gorman is 60
years of age, and reported to bs dying.
TnE Utah Commissioners arrived in Salt
Lako City last Satu rday. Tho Mormon Church
has employed four leading law firms to defend
the county officials, who aro soon to lose their
positions by reason of the August election laps
ing, caused by tho failuro of the commission to
arrivo and place the machinery of election in
motion under the Edmunds bill. Ten thou
sand dollars is set aside by tho church to fight
tho new law.
General G. K. Warren impoverished his
family to pay for plans of the battle of Fivo
Forks, tho collection of testimony, and tho
general expenses of the recent court of inquiry.
At Newport, R. L, a committee to raise funds
for the General's family has been formed, and
it is expected that a largo sum will be obtained
for tho object intended.
Zagazig. The Indian cavalry will como
LEAD OUT AND SHOT,
Thrilling Scenes at an Execution in Egypt.
Special Cor. N. Y. Herald.
Alexandria, July 23, 18S2. As I was driv
ing this morning to the Bas-cl-Tin Palace I
met Major French, of the Royal marines, aud
about thirty Egyptian policomeu, each with a
blue ribbon tied about the left arm as a sign of
loyalty to tho Khedive. Behind these police
men wcro three Egyptians handcuffed and be
ing led along by ropes tied around their necks.
Thoy woro nothing but long blue gowns tho
fjalibkh and the middle Egyptian strongly
resembled Barabbas as represented in tho
Ober-Ammergau Passion Play. Behind tho
threo Egyptians was a carriage containing a
physician Dr. Londinski and three at
tendants. 1 told the driver of my carriage to
follow the procession in order to sec an Egypt
ian execution, and also to sco how tho Arab
population of Alexandria would bohavo when
thoy saw one of their brethren shot by Egypt
ian soldiers at the dictation of an English
The procession passed through all the streets
of Alexandria, and before we had proceeded a
quarter of a milo wo were followed by about
GOO Arabs. In tho Euc des Sceurs where the
famous massacre of Europeans commenced
last month, and where the principal malefactor
at the head of our procession was proved by
tho Mixed Police Tribunal to havo murdered
at least threo Europeans wc made a short
halt. Proceeding again to tho Place des
Consver, and marching through tho Boulevard
do Ramlch, we passed through tho Eastern
Gate, and arrived at Pompey's Pillar, where
another short halt was made. Wo then
marched through tho small Arab villago of
Cannoos, and arriving at a hollow among tho
Roman catacombs wo found a newly made
grave. Tho principal malefactor the man
who resembled Barabbas was then blindfold
ed aud forced to stand at tho end of the grave
that 'Lad boon dug for him. At lite English
subaltern's direction fiVe'-Eyptian gendarmes
advanced to within ten puces of tho man con
demned to death. Tim other two criminals, who
hud beeu couyicted of stealing, wcro mado to
A KING AND QUEEN ASSASSINATED.
Private telegrams received in London say
that tho troubles in Corca havo culminated in
a general insurrection, and that tho King and
Queen havo been assassinated. Tho Japanese
legation was attacked by natives belonging to
the anti-foreign parly. Japanese men-of-war
havo been dispatched to Seoul River. Subse
quent dispatches confirm the truth of the revo
lution and the assassination.
ANOTHER STEAMER LOST IN THE ICE.
A London dispatch dated the 20th inst. says:
The steamer Hope, commanded by Sir Allen
Young, C. B., which loft hero in Juno last in
search of the crow of the steamer Eira, has
arrived at Peterhead with tho entire crow of
that vessel. The Hope picked them up in
Matotoschkin Straits, Nova Zcmbla, on the 3d
of August, they having lost their ship off Franz
Josef Land, and journeyed in boats to the straits
through tho ice. Mr. Leigh Smith, commander
of the Eira expedition, gives the following ac
count of its experiences : On July 13, 1SS1, Ave
steamed through pack ice, and ten days later
sighted Ju-anz Joscl Land. Wo proceeded to
ward Cane Ludlow, which was elosn in i.
pnek to tho northward. On August 2, 18S1, wo
went up Nightingale Sound, and thenco to
Eira harbor, and erected a storehouse. On tho
IGth we started east to look for tho Jeaunette
but were unable to pass Bercnts J look. On'
August 2 the Eira got nipped between a land
lloo and pack ice a mile cast of Capo Flora, and
sank before avc woro able to save many stores".
Wc built a hut on Cape Flora of turf and stones
and covered it with sails. We wintered there
and during tho wholo time no signs of scurvy
appeared. Twenty-nine walruses and thirlv
six bears wcro killed and eaten. We left Capo
Flora on June 21. 1882. in four bonis cn;i,wi
eighty miles without seeing any ice, and
reached Nova Zombla, on August 2. When tho
Eira was nipped tho lwik gained so rapidly
that in two hours after it had been discovered
it was necessary to abandon tho ship. Hardly
had the bust man left tho vessel when Uio ic0
ensed and tho Eira rapidly sank. A lent was
first erected on tho ice, and tho house was sub
All the boats of the Eira were saved. Most
of tho men saved somo clothes and beddin
For sixteen nights the crew slept in a tent
from winch they were at times almost floated
out by rain.
AN ARCHBISHOP SHOT.
Archbishop Goold, of tho Roman Catholic
diocese at Melbourne, Australia, has boon shot
at and slightly wounded. His assailant has
been arrested. Ho is namod-O'Farrell, and ho
is a brother of tho man who attempted to as
sassinate the Duke of Edinburgh at Sydney in
IDENTIFICATION OF MURDERERS.
The Dublin police have found three eye
witnesses to the nnisftiero of the Joyce family.
Thoy havo positively identified ten of the
prisoners, and auothor of tho witnesses has
identified four of the ten as haying been over'
- The New York Commercial Advertiser prints
an interview with Mr. Conkling on an arti
cle which appeared in the Albany (X. Y.)
Journal recently, to the effect that Mr. Conk
ling, in ono instance, endeavored to induco
Governor Cornell to sign the bill relieving tho
Pacific Steamship Company from a city tax of
$100,000, and in another offered the Governor
a bribo to sign tho bill to exempt tho elevated
railroad from taxation. Mr. Conkling said, in
regard to these charges, that ho had not been
in Albany, and that it was incredible that Gov
ernor Cornell could havo been privy to the
circulation of them. He snoko in a verv gen
eral way about the attacks, and said until ho
had read them, as he would try to do in tho
uuiusu ji ji nuuK or ho, no coum not say any
thing further. Mr. J. B. Houston, president
of tho Pacific Mail Steamship Company, pub
lishes a card, in which ho says Mr. Gould was
absent from tho city, and was never consulted
in regard to the bill referred to, nor did Mr.
Conkling havo any connection whatevor with
About midnight last Saturday night fivo or
six men broke open the door of Eli Cox's house,
about fivo miles north of Ashland, Illinois, and
demanded tho old man's money. He showed
them where it was and they secured about $-10.
This did not satisfy them and thoy procured a
rope and strung Cox up threo times, stuck his
feet in tho fire, burned his hands, and beat him
fearfully. William Stiles and his father lived
in a part of tho house, but they were covered by
revolvers and could give no assistance. Tho
robbers had horses tied in tho woods near by
and escaped. On Thursday last Cox deposited
a large sum in tho bank at Ashland. This was
tho money tho thieves expected to get.
Ui JlHI-l i.
Out of the appropriation of $100,000 con
tained in the sundry civil appropriation bill
for surveying public lands, Acting Commis
sioner Harrison has mado tho following appor
tionment among the various surveying dis
tricts: Arizona, $10,000; Colorado, $30,000;
Florida, $3,000; Minnesota, $20,000; Nebraska,
$15,000; Oregon, $20,000; Utah, $20,000; Wyo
ming, $20,000; California, $25,000; Dakota,
$10,000; Idaho, $15,000; Montana, $30,000;
Now Mexico, $20,000; Novada, $20,000 ; Wash
ington, $25,000; Louisiana, $15,000 total,
$330,000. The act provides that $50,000 of the
aggregate shall bo reserved for the examina
tion of surveys made, and tho Department re
served tho balanco (20,000) for emergencies.
Postmaster Pearson, of New York, recent
ly applied for an additional annual appropria
tion of $-17,000, to bo used in increasing
tho clerical force in his office. Postmaster-
General Howe somo time ago appointed a com
mission to examine all tho principal post
offices, and recommend such changes as would
increase tho efficiency of the service, advised a
reduction of $2G,000 in tho higher grades of
salaries in tho Now York office. In reference
to tho request of Mr. Pearson for increase, tho
commission recommend that it bo granted;
but that tho $20,000 to bo taken from tho
higher salaried employees should bo added to a
new appropriation of $21,000, in order to make
u tho amount asked for. Tho report of tho
commission has been approved by Acting
Postmaster-General Hatton, and Postmaster
Pearson notified accordingly. It is thought
that this arrangement will not only mako the
salaries of tho clerical forco more uniform, but
that it will increase tho efficiency of the office,
and be a movement in tho lino of civil service
A sensation was created a few days ago in
Indianapolis in which the participating parties
were Dr. 11. B. Palmer, his wife, and Ephraim
A. Admire, all of Chicago. It seems that
during Palmer's absenco from Chicago, about
August 1st, Mrs. Palmer left for Indianapolis
with Admire, who was a student in tho doctor's
office. Palmer knew nothing of thoir where
abouts until a day or two ago, when ho went
to Indianapolis in search of them. Palmer first
sworo out a warrant against Admire, charg
ing him with the larceny of some of his prop
erty, and then proceeded to tho houso where
thoy wcro stopping a boarding houso. Admire
and Mrs. Palmor were in a sitting room when
Palmer found them. Tho latter immediately
opened fire with a hugo bull-dog self-cocking
revolver, but Admiro succeeded in grappling
with him before any of the shots had taken
effect, and a lively strugglo ensued, in which
tho two men fought all over tho second floor
and out on a balcony, where Admiro knocked
Palmor down aud held him until assisted by
President Arthur has been in Now York
city, his home, during the last week. Ho has
been' tho recipient of many attentions fron
various sources. During tho week ho was
called upon by ex-Senator Conkling and other
distinguished persons, and on Saturday last in
response to an invitation extended by his
brother and sister, Major Arthur and Mrs.
McElroy, ho visited Governor's Island. At
half-past clovon a. m. he arrived at tho boat
landing on the New York sido. -wlm. h tvc
received by Gen. Hancock, Col. Gunther, com
mandant of tho post; Lieut. Millor, and several
subordinate army officers. The President was
vory warmly greeted, and when ho landed on
the" wharf of tho island ho found Generals Fryo
and Mitchell, and other members of Gen. Han
cock's staif waiting his arrival. At tho samo
timo tho national flag was hoisted on Castlo
William, and a salute of tweuty-ono guns was
fired. President Arthur dined with General
Hancock and during the afternoon many army
officers called upon him. At 4:30 o'clock in
tho afternoon tho President returned to New
York aud proceeded to his residenco by way of
tho elevated railway. In tho evening ho was
called upon by ox-Senator Conkling, Secretary
of tho Navy Chandler, and Assistant Treasurer
Thomas C. Acton. An informal meeting of
the Cabinet was held at tho President's house,
on Lexington avenue, last Monday, but noth
ing but routine business was transacted. All
tho members of the Cabinet except Secretary
Tellcr and Postmaster-General Howo wcro
present. Tho President, accompanied by his
son and private secretary, and by Sccretary
Freliughuyson, Attorney-General Brewster,
General Hancock, Mrs. Frolinghuyseu, and
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Jewell, arrived at Now
port on Tuesday night. Tho Prcsidont was
met at tho wharf by ex-Governor Morgan, of
New York, whoso guest ho will bo during his
Newport visit. General Hancock went to tho
Ocean Houso, while tho other members of tho
party wcro taken to cottages, as guests of per
sonal friends. Thero were no formalities, tho
President simply dining with Governor Mor
gan and his family. On Wednesday ho visited
Fort Adams, attended Governor Morgan's re
ception, and formally received tho Governor
and State officials, and the mayor aud city
Charles Ward, a negro thirty-five years
old, who criminally assaulted Dorah Ellerman,
a wnito girl eleven years of age, a year ago,
was executed at San Antonio, Texas, on Mon
day last. Tho criminal had lost a leg and
when hanged held his crutch in his hand. Ho
spoke for twenty minutes on the scaffold, de
nying tho justico of his sentence. There wcro
no religious exercises. Ward's last words
were, " Good-by, my friends." The drop fell
at twenty-seven minutes past twelve.
A party will bo stationed in Now Zealand
to mako observations of the coming transit of
Venus. Tho party will be composed as follows:
Edwin Smith, chief astronomer; Henry S.
Pritchett, assistant astronomer; Augustus
Story, photographer, and Gustav Theikuhl,
assistant photographer. Mr. Smith, who is an
assistant in tho Coast and Geodetic Survey, will
bo in chargo of the party. Their route will bo
via San Francisco, and they expect to sail from
that port on the 1st of September.
The Commissioners of the District of Colum
bia are at loggerheads on the subject of changes
of-subordinate officials. Commissioner West
demands tho resignation of Commissioner Mor
gan, but tho latter declines to resign.
Tho health of Mr. W. W. Corcoran, Washing
ton's great philanthropist, is much improved.
He is still at tho Greenbrier Springs.
The State Department is informed that tho
Marquis of Lome, Governor-General of Canada,
will pass through this country next month en
route to British Columbia.
Arguments in tho star routo trial were mado
this week. The caso will not probably reach
the jury bofore tho middle of next week.
Captain Henry C. Hasbrouck, Fourth artil
lery, has been detailed as commandant of
cadets at tho West Point military academy,
vice Col. Lazello relieved.
Tho catalogue of the War Department library,
which has just been published, is perhaps the
most perfect work of its kind that has ever yet
been prepared. Mr. David Fitzgerald, libra
rian of the War Department, who i3 the author
or compiler, has greatly increased the ordinary
labor of such a work, but presents it in sucii
shape that it is of interest to every student and
evon to tho general reader. Mr. Fitzgerald,
in his prefatory remarks, modestly presents
tho new features of this catalogne, which is
not a mere list of tho works in the library, but
gives the authors separately, and also groups
tho works by subjects, so that a student or
rcador can at onco find everything on any
given subject or the works of any author that
may be in the library.
In removing the old brick sewer which runs
beneath tho White Houso, built probably when
tho present Executive Mansion was erected,
workmen camo upon an old well, and near by
it quito a large cistern. Tho tops of both woro
below tho bottom of tho sower, and they were
discovered by the caving of tho dirt when they
dng around the sewer. The well curbing is of
blue stono, but it looks like clay, and is nearly
ready to fall to pieces. These wero probably
dug before tho original White Houso was built.
Company A, Washington Light Infantry,
Colonel William G. Moore commanding, is in
camp at Cape May, where tho boys arc enjoy
ing themselves hugely.
An order to quash the warrant against Col.
Jno. 11. Popham, lato clerk of tho United States
district court, Richmond, Va., has been issued,
and proceedings against him for forgery and
At Port Jervis, N. Y., last Sunday, Jcsso
Mandeville, an employee on the farm of Mark
Van Etton, was shot and fatally injured by an
eccentric old farmer named Philip Etting.
Mandovilio was walking past Etting's orchard
and jumped over tho fence to pick an applo
irom tho ground. Etting saw him aud fired,
hitting Mandovilio in tho back, below tho
region of tho heart. The doctors say that ho
cannot live. He is twenty-three years of age
and is known to bo a quiet and inoffensive'
young man. Etting shot tho hand off" a tramp
who was trespassing on hisproporty about four
mouths ago, and somo twelve mouths since ho
locked himself up for threo months in a garret
to escape a judgment of $0,000, although he is
ono of tho wealthiest men of Port Jervis.
Etting immediately disappeared after theshoot
ing, and an excited lot of peoplo aro anxiously
scouring tho woods for him. There is strong
talk of lynching.
In Chicago last Saturday the Swedish consul
and an attorney oxamined Robort Hilding, ono
ot the bwedes arrested thero some timo ago for
a trivial offense, who confessed to tho murder
of Sophia Dahlberg, in Stockholm, Sweden, in
1S75. Though Hilding frequently confessed
to tho consul, when it was proposed to tako his
statement down ho denied any knowledge of
the murder Of Sophia Dahlberg beyond what
ho learned from jthe Swedish papers at tho
time, and saidbat whau he and, Robertson
woro arrested in Chicago they believed that
tho polico had spotted them for a crime com
mitted by them iu Canada, and. that thoy put J
THE TRIBULATIONS OF LABOR.
In order to refute tho stories that have been
published relativo to tho destitution of the
Pittsburg strikers, tho Amalgamated Associa
tion of Iron aud Steel Workers has decided to
havo z daylight panulo to-day (Saturday) to
show "that they aro neither naked, hungry, or
starving." A meeting of the striking miners
of No. 2 colliery, of tho Red Ash Coal Com
pany, Wilkesbarre, Pa., was hold last Tuesday.
Tho operators rofused to advance their wages.
A compromise was then effected by replacing
tho men they had discharged. Tin's met tho
approval of tho strikers, who havo returned to
work. Tho Knights of Labor met again at
Frostburg, Md., Tuesday, and held a loug ses
sion. An answer was received from the com
panies refusing another conference on tho
ground that they had given their ultimatum
at the first conference, and another meeting
lor this purpose would bo uselesss. After dis
cussing tho reply of tho companies it was dc
cidod to declaro tho striko ended on Thursday
August 24, and it was ordered that the men
apply to their different companies for tools on
that day, aud that such order be posted in tho
different lodges throughout tho region.
THE YELLOW FEVER IN TEXAS.
Tho Acting Secretary of tho Treasury on
Tuesday sent by telegraph tho following in
structions to the collector of customs at Corpus
Christi, Texas : Direct deputy collector at La
redo to uso inspectors of customs on liucs of
railroad coming from Mexico into Laredo.
Baggage and freight from Mexico must bo de
tained and fumigated beforo allowing it to
proceed to other points in tho State. Persons
and baggage belonging to Laredo may pass
without detention. Thero were thirty-five
and ono death at Brownsville hist
MURDERED FOR HIS CROP.
Ono Lightfoot, living near Athens, Texas,
rented a farm to a negro who mado a splendid
crop. Lightfoot invited tho negro to go fish
ing with him, and last Tuesday tho negro's
body was found in a creek with the head and
hands cut oil. The head, with threo bullet
holes in it, was also found in the creek. It is
supposed that Lightfoot killed tho negro for
his crop, as ho claimed to havo a bill of sale.
Officers axo iu pursuit of Lightfoot,