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THE EGYPTIAN TROUBLE.
The Matter Coming to a Head—Bom bardment of Alexandria—What It is all-About. The trouble that has prevailed in Egypt for the last few months has at last reached a culmination. British men of war, it is re ported, have opened fire on Alexandria, and, if a speedy settlement is not made of pend ing difficulties, the results may be far reach ing and destructive to Egypt. CAUSE or THE TROUBLE. The present trouble is an expression of the very natural feelings of the Egyptians against the offices of their own government being held mainly by foreigners. They see the disagreeable fact and do not refine as to its cause and the obligations under which the extravagances of Ismail Pasha laid the national honor. About a year ago Arabi, then a mere colonel in the army, began that series of impudently aggressive action which forced the khedive into one humiliating con cession after another. He has been backed ny the army, of course. Ministers have fall en under the behests of his will, and in him, rot in the khedive, at this moment central zes the power of his country. As minister if war, with the army devoted to his policy îe leads his country m a movement which îecessitates the presence of French and Eng ish ironclads at Alexandria and the threat ined military occupancy of the country, be ore the authority of the khedive shall be re labited and the interests of foreign creditors »roperly protected. He has made a show if resistance to foreign interference and trengthened the fortifications ofAlexan Iria, but will probably give way when the rill of the united powers has been declared. Tewfik Pasha, khedive of Egypt, was >om in 1852, the eldest son of Ismail Pasha, rho resigned June 16, 1879. His title to the accession was settled by arrangement with he Turkish government in 1806, by which he Ottoman rule of col lateral -succesion was et aside. Under his government, as a result f financial difficulty, foreign influencp has ominated, representatives of France and Ingland virtually controlling the finances f the country. He is a man of timid and ielding nature. His subjugation to the dll ofliis unscrupulous minister, Arabi Pa ha, and the complication which has rcsult iJ fro :> it, arc consequences of a want of rmness at the proper time. Arabi's success as grown by what it fed on. He could ave been put down at the beginning of his jbellious career had the khedive manifested ie proper firmness. Arabi Pasha, the rebellious head of Egypt, 3 minister greater than his ostensible supe or the khedive, was scarcely known a year zo. He was then a colone I in the Egyp an army. Prompted by ambition, a sense f the khedive's weakness, and, if it may be mistaken patriotism jealous of foreign in irference in the affairs of his country, he as gradually gained the power which has ocessitated the presence of the French and nglisli fleets in Egyptian waters and a con -rence of some of the principal powers of urepe. Unless he should prove to be a tan of far less sense than he scents he will pcline to fight against overwhelming^odds i defense of the defiant attitude he lias as nned. Meanwhile the delay of action by te powers of Enrojie maintains his jiower, h ich will prove short-lived unless the na ons whose duty and policy lie in settling is difficulty with the khedive, instead of jing this, fall to quarreling and fighting nong themselves. Thesituation isinterest Ig. The menace to English commerce by the tsh and impetuous Arabi Boy brought down pon bis hot head the heavy ordinance of ngl mil's great guns. The war ships opened leir broadsidts upon the harbor defense id the fortifications yielded to the terrible •ojectiles in an incredibly short space ot me. Four forts were dismantled, the work 'destruction having been mater aliy helped ong through the agency of dynamite. Un ;r the cover of the war vessels, marines ere landed, who, entering the fortifications, anted dynamite under the siege guns and «mounted them. British losses were very small. Total nuni ;r killed, 5; wounded 27; distributed as illows: Killed on the Alexandria, one; Su ;rb, one; Sultan, two; Inflexible, two. founded on Alexandria three; Superb, one; lltan, seven; Invincible, six; Inflexible, vo; Penelope, eight. Twelve officers and ten landed from the Indexible under cover F the fire of the Condor and Bittern, and de royed with dynamite the heavy guns of ort Mec. he Substance of Seven Columns of Literature Giving the Condition of the Wheat and Other Crops. Seven columns of c.op reports in the Chi igo Times are thus summarized: They iow that corn will not be an average crop lywhere, and in considerable districts the rmers do not expect to get more than half i average crop, though warm weather, even : this late season, would materirally reduce îe loss. In the southern part of the coni id wheat belt the loss is less severe than in le northern part, and in the latter corn is ling tolerably well on uplands or where ie ground happens to be well drained. In few localities the reporters are quite favor )le, but these are rare exceptions. The com ■op of the United States in 1880 was 1,437, (5,949 bushels, which was a slight reduc on from the crop of the previous year. In 1 the crop fell to 1,194,916,000 bushels, or reduction of one-fourth, nd the dispatch i indicate the loss this year may be as seri ös as that, which would cut it down to oout 900,000,000 bushels. But it may not ï as bad as that. In all localities corn is iry backward, but in many of them it is romising favorably after all, and with fine eather will not show a great reduction om last year. Still the fact remains that st year's crop was a great reduction from lose of the two previous years and it is cer .in this year's crop will not come up to lat of last year. Wheat prospects arc mch more encouraging, though they are ot all that was hoped for early iii the »son. There is considerable reduction in ic acreage of wheat in Iowa, Wisconsin, id in some parts of Minnesota, but in :her parts of the last state and in Dakota id Nebraska there have been large additions » the area. The same is true of some other localities, i Wisconsin the crop will be larger than at year, but in Iowa it will not be so large, ie gain in the one state being an offset to ie loss in the other. Last year the wheat op of Iowa was over 18,000,000 bushels, r about half what it was in 1880. This :-ar it will probably lie somewhat less than st year. In Wisconsin the wheat crop Wâs early 18,000,000 lad, year, ft small gain over (80, and this year it may go above20,000, >0 bushels. In Illinois the wheat crop last ;ar was 26,062,000, bushels, or barely one ;df what it was the year before. Tills year ie indications are the crop w II exceed that F last year and may amount, to 30,000,000, it a good deal depends on file luck farmers *.ve in harvesting, for the wetness of the •ound delays work and compels the ' ra le to lie used instead of machines in many uses. Nebraska last year produced a little ss than J 4,000,000 bushels of wheat and this *ar promises to go 2,9>0,000 or 3,000,000 iove that. The acreage lias increased and ie grain is looking well. The finest report 'wheat comes from Michigan. The. crop of that.state two years ago was over 30,000, 0,000 and last year was a little over 21, 0,000 bushels. This year the crop prom t's to be nearly or quite equal to 1880. In idiana the crop two years ago was over 1,000,000, and last year about 31,500,000 isheis. This year it will exceed the crop st year, and may nearly reach the figures Two years ago. In Missouri corn is in a ir condition, and will probably yield what did last year. It may "yield more. Wheat, very promising. The crop last year, 20, 0,000 bushels, was about two-lhirds the op of two years ago, and the crop this ar may attain the dimensions of that of 80. From reliable reports from Minnesota e crop last year was larger than that of two ars ago. This year's crop will probably it vary much from 35,000,000 bushels, pro iced in 1881. Com in Illinois last 3 'ear was it much more than half the cron of 1879, d this year it is almost certain to be much low what it was last year. The same is ie of com in Iowa, and even in Indiana, liere the bad weather has had the least et :t, the crop will not be quite as large as it year. In all these States rye, oats and .y are, with very rare excentions, in vari s localities, uncommonly promising. In ast places these crops will be larger than er before. In Kansas the wheat harvest is arly over, and the crop is estimated at 30, *,000 bushels, or more than 50 per cent, in cess of the crops of the last two years. Tenoral Sherman has placed upon the ill of his office in Washington a new dure—a fine water-color sketch of the lion Army crossing, by torch-light, ï Big Black River, near Vicksburg. ! considers it a ^remarkably faithful presentation of one of the most mem ible scenes of the war. Baltimore American: Yon know the luble in Egypt originated from a re irk by Arabi Bey to the Khedive Tew flk to the effect that he wanted Tew flks up a néw cabinet. The Khedive promptly pounded Arabi over the head with a Milwaukee beer bottle he hap pened to have in his hand, and so it-be gan. ^ _ Postoffice Changes During the Week Ending July 8. 1882. Postmasters Appointed—Blaine, Blue Earth county, Charles C. Drake. Osakis, Douglas county, Christian Nelson; Pickwick, Winona county, George W. King; Wangs, Goodhue county, Thomas J. Austin. WI8C0N8IN. Established—Adist, Dane county, Lewis Christopher, postmaster; Bad River, Ash land cgunty, George Knab, postmaster; Drummond, Bayfield county, Frank H. Drummond, postmaster; Gurnoe, Chippewa county, Joseph D. Gurnoe, postmaster; Houlon, St. Croix county, Thomas Haggar ty, postmaster; Ostrander, Waupaca county. James C. Tilten, postmaster; Wagon land ing, Polk county, Spencer B. Sylvester, postmaster. Discontinued—Brownsville, Dodge coun ty. Postmasters appointed— Charlesburg, Cal umet county, J. J. Lauerman; Inlet, St. Croix county, Joseph Weaver; St. Mary's, Monroe county, Adam Karris; Stebbins ville, Rock county, L. Annette Stebbins. Name changed—El Dorado, Fond dn Lac county, to Kirkwood. IOWA. Established—Atkins, Benton county, John M. Horn, postmaster; Irvington, Kossuth county, Burr C. Minkler, postmaster; Viele, Lee county, Albert Osbum, postmaster. Discontinued—Finchford, Black Hawk county; Snyder, Dallas county. Postmasters Appointed—Page Center, Page county, J. A. Gillespie; Viroqua, Jones county, N. S. Mershon. DAKOTA. Established—Bellevyria, Griggs county, Watson E. Boise, jiostmaster; Empire, Law rence county, Andrew Craig, postmaster; Emsley, Davison county, Nellie Laing, post mistress; Esler, Stutsman county, Alexander Esler, postmaster; Gladstone, Stark county, Oliver C. Bissell, postmaster; Highmore' Hyde county. Peter O. Swalen, postmaster; Milwaukee, Miner county, Luther O. Lib bey, postmaster; Rochester, Cass county, Wm. C. Wliitnan, postmaster; Ypsilanti, Stutsman comity, Wm. H. Colby, postmas ter. Stark rge auiü; Spirit wood, Stutsman county, J. R. Eagan; Warner, Brown coun ty, Charles N. Cooper. Cuttings of Plants. Cuttings of Oleander placed in a bottle of soft mud and kept in a warm place will root quite freely. A little water must be supplied occasionally to replace that lost by evaporation. Cuttings of ftichsias, hibiscus and many other shrubby plants, in-hiding most of the hardy shrubs of our gardens, may be propagated with the greatest ease, during summer, out of doors. In this vicinity, usually about the first of June, the deutzias and spireas, weigelias, altheas, roses, honeysuckles, hydrangeas and some other shrubs are in a suitable condition for propagating. At that time the wood has commenced to become firm, but is not yet hard, and cuttings made from it in that condition will root with scarcely a failure when in serted in moist sand in a shallow box that may stand in some place a little shaded by a hush or tree. The cuttings ire to be made with three or four buds, and having the uppermost of two leaves left on. For a day or two after the cut tings are inserted they may be covered with a paper to prevent too rapid evap oration oi moisture, but afterwards can be fully exposed. It will be best to sink the box to the level of the ground sur face, in order to retain the humidity of the sand. Water is to be given as neces sary. it It The New Irish Repression Bill. In the British house of lords on ihe 12th ? royal assent was given to the Irish repression bill. The bill was introduced on May 11, after the assassination of Cavendish and Burke. It provides that a special court, consisting of three judges, be appointed by the lord lieu tenant to try cases without a jury. The judgement of the court must be unanimous. The judgement of the latter will be given by a majority of the judges. The supreme court may diminish, but cannot increase the severity of the sentences. The bill also gives jiower to search for the secret appar atus of murder, such as arms, threatening letters, etc.; power to enter houses by day or night, under the warrant of the lord lieuten ant; jiower to arrest persons jirowling about at night and unable to give an account of themselves, who are to be dealt with sum marily; jiower to arrest strangers for crimes committed by foreign emissaries, and power to remove persons whose presence is danger ous to the peace of the government and therefore intended to revive the alien act. Secret societies will be dealt with summarily and the membership thereof constitute an offense under the act. Power is given to re press intimidation and unlawful meetings. Newspajiers containing seditious or inflama tory matter will be sujipressed and the pro prietors required to enter into recognizance not to repeat the offense. Justices can com jiel the attendance of witnesses about to ab scond. The lord lieutenant can appoint ad ditional jmlice where necessary, at the cost of the districts.concemed. Dcatli of Captain J. H. Reaney. Capt. John Hay Reaney, one of St. Paul's best known and most esteemed citizens, died last Wednesday atternoon of organic heart, disease. His passing away was sud den, but nett altogether unexpected, as his physicians liad.little or no hojie that lie would ever be able to leave his bed again. Capt. Reaney was born May 11, 1836. at Pittsburg, Pa. He came to Minnesota in 1852 or 1853, and was therefore one of the pioneers in the development of the North west. He began steamboating soon after wards and commanded various boats. At the time of his death he was the agent of the St. Louis and St. Paul Packet company, and was not only the St. Paul agent, but vas the confidential friend of Commodore Davidson and his ftdvisef lq all his river enterprises. The relnl Uns öf the two ineii were more like tfiose of brothers than emjiloyer and em ployé. Capt. Reaney was widely known among river men, from St. Paul to New < »rleans, ami all the western waters. He was a member of the Ancient Landmark Lodge, ami of the Damascus Commandery. Red Wing Girl Murdered in Montana. A letter froh* Street Draw, GaÜalill county | Montana, gives the jiarticulars of the murder of Miss Flora Cutters, formerly of Red Wing, Minn., by a half-crazy crank named Joseph J. Harrison, who had unsuccessfully sought her hand in marriage. He renewed lii s arduous attentions at his brother's house and ujion Miss Cutter's refusal of his suit, as is presumed, he drew a revolver and shot her three times, two balls jienetrating her längs, and the third her shoulder. The weapon used was a Colt's five-shooter, carrying a 45-75 cartridge. After seeing her fall he turned the weajion on himself, but did not succeed in blowing out his own worthless brains because of the interference of several jieople who gathered at the sound of the first shots. Miss Flora Cutler lived at Red Wing for some years, ami has a father and step-mother still living in the outskirts of the town. She also has a sister, an artist, who makes her home in Brainerd. The murderer, who is in custody, once livid at Pine Island, Minn. Murdetoia Minister. A Little Rock disjiatch says: A terrible tragedy occurred in Indian Territory on Sunday, near McAllister. Rev. W. J. Spaugh, a Methodist minister, who had in curred the enmity of some young Indians by correcting them in school, was set ujion in a lonely sjiot, and after a desjierate struggle killed. There is no clue to the murderers except as indicated above. Sjrnugh had rel, atives in Indiana and Peoria, 111., and was generally very popular in the territory. The census bureau has also published a special bulletin giving the statistics of manufactures from wool in the United States during the year ended May 31, 1880. The following is an abstract: Number of establishments, 2,684; capital invested, $106,644,270; handsemjiloyed, l(i0,963; wool consumed (pounds), 266, 192,22t»; value of all materials, $164,114, 799; value of products, $267,699,505. Northern Pacific lands east of the Mis souri river are sold at $4 j>er acre, preferrep stock of the company being taken in j>ay ment at par. West of the Missouri rivei the lands are sold at $2.60 qr $3 on i me, but stopk wijl hot be taken in payment. THE DAYS DOINGS. WASHINGTON NEWS. An imjiortant bill recommended by the committee on foreign affairs was passed by the house authorizing the president to call an international congress to fix and recom mend a common prime meridian to be used in the regulation of time throughout the world.' There is at present no common and accepted standard for the computation of time tor other than astronomical purjioses. In the absence of an agreement serious em barrassments are felt in the ordinary affairs of modem commerce, especially since the widespread extension of telegraphic com munication and railroad transportation, owing to the diversity of methods now in use for indicating points ot the earth's sur face. Of the fcwcnty-five contested election cases which were pending-when the present con gress convened only six remain to be acted ujion: Cook vs. Cutts, from the sixth dis trict of Iowa; Anderson vs. Reed from the first district of Maine; Buchanan vs. Man ning, from the second Mississippi; Sessing haus vs. Frost, from the first Missouri; Lee vs. Richardson, from the first 8. Carolina, and Stovall vs. Cabell, from the fifth Virgin ia. The cases now jiending before the house are those of Smalls vs. Tillman from SotUh Carolina, and Smith vs. Shelly from Ala bama. The Northern Pacific, through its attorney, Gray, has answered the interrogatories of the house judiciary committee. He says the cost of construction and equijiment of the 1,200 miles of road completed May 1 is $63, 500,000; amount of money realized from sale of land of the government grant. $11,500, 000, covering the receipts from 750,000 acres. Mr. Gray assumes that tjie land grant could not be forfeited, except by direct act of con fess, and it is admitted that no action can ie had this session. In the mean time the road will be rushed across the continent. The promotion of Col. Charles H. Crane, asaistant surgeon general, by President Ar thur to be brigadier general, United States army, to fill the vacancy caused by the re tirement of Gen. Joseph K. Barnes, has long been exjiected in the service, and was re-, ceived by the officers on duty and others present m Washington with almost uni versal satisfaction. Gen. Crane, who is just in his prime of life and in vigor, is a native of Rhode Island, but. entered the service from Massachusetts February 14, 1848, as an assistant surgeon, with the rank of first lieutenant. The commissioner of the general land office has ordered Gov. Marshall to investigate the allairs of several other land offices besides that at Duluth. Among them is the land office at St. Cloud. The jmfilic land com mittee did not consider the nominations of Spaulding and Carey, the new ajqiointees for the land office at Duluth, hut the river and harbor bill at last being out of the way, it is thought something will be done in the matter of these apjMiintments this week. The house amendments of the senate bill abolishing the military reservation of Fori Abercrombie -Minn., and authorizing the secretary of the interior to have the lands embraced therein made subject to homestead and pre-emption entry and sell the same as other public lands, were on motion of Mr. McMillan concurred in by the senate and with the approval of the president, which no ilouht will be given, the bill will become a law. The instructions given to cx-Governor Marshal of Minnesota by the commissioner of the general land office in reference to the jirojKised investigations into the affairs ol certain land offices in the northwest, are sujijiosed to apply sjiecilically to frauds en tering lands under existing jireemjitioti laws. It is known that these frauds exist to a greater or less extent in every land district, although the officers may not he directly responsible. The tariff commission will take all the testimony in a body, hut it is understood that a certain member will devotohimself to the jirejiaration of a new tariff bill to pre sent as a part of the report. A new tarit! will be made satisfactorily to the chairman of the ways and means committee, who will undertake to secure endorsement of it by the Commitee. It will then be presented to the house and jiassed according to the j>ro gramme next .January. The stenograjihers of the house displaced by Sjieaker Keifer claim they are entitled to jiay untill dismissed by the house, and it is understood thejudiciary committee will sup port their claim. BAIL ROAD NE HÄ. The latest twenty-mile section beyond Cable of the North Wisconsin division of the Chicago, St. Paul & Omaha line, has been insjiected and accejited by the \\ iscon sin state officers. CRIMINA L CALENDA It. A man named Redfern has been playing a romantic role at Sjiarta, Wis. A few weeks ago he "skipjied out," with the wife of one Hilly Tolls, but was arrested at Winona. Then he began paying very' part'cular atten tion to the wife of another man of Sparta, and was badly bruised and spilt to tlie hos jiital. On coming out from under the hands of the doctor, he entered into a matrimonial alliance. Last week lie sent his wife to Eau Claire, and celebrated the Fourth by eloping with the wife of the man who jionnded him, and no trace of the jiair can be found. Sheriff McCann of Dubuque was in St. Paul Monday to secure the arrest of a pseudo Italian organ grinder, calling himself Har ris, who had enticed a twelve-year-ohl girl named Rose Stern tt from her home in Du buque by promises of fine clothes, and taken her off with him tb manipulate the tam bourine. The sheriff tracked him to Gut tenhiirg, Lansing, Red Wing and finally to St. Paul, and they aocoinjianied him back. Whisky w'as at the bottom of the Sciota, Ohio, steamboat disaster, as some of the offi cers and many of the passengers had freely circulated the bottle before the collision and were drunk at the time. Five additional bodies were recovered from the wreck as fol lows: Willie Ewing, John Christy, Miss Shields, John Tomlinson, and a body suji jsjsed to be Ed Duffy's.' The large safe belonging to F. M. McGee of New Burnside, JdhnaoiUcoiihtÿ, III., Wa blown open about 3 o'c lock Sunday morn ing and $4», 000 in cheeks, drafts, notes, cur rency, etc., were stolen. No clue to the jierjietrators of the deed. One thousand dollar.« reward has been offered by Mr. McGee. In Fort Wayne an attemjit was made to assassinate David W. Kiel, editor of the Daily Gazette, two men firing at him a« he entered his house, hut doing no injury. Edward J. Courtney, the most exjiert for ger in this country, lias been sentenced to five years in Sing Sing for forging a check for $3,310. FIRES AND OTHER CASUALTIES. At Billing's, Montana, on the 5th while the races were taking jilace, Clarence J. Toji liff, formerly a resident of Wisconsin, Iowa and later of Deadwood, in the Black Hills, was thrown from his horse against the Judges' stand, from the effects of which he died. Jle was a young man. t wenty-six years of age, and was unusually liked. His father, J. W. Topliff, resides there, and his mother is still at Deadwood. A hurricane accompanied "by a tidal wave created sad havoc in the Friendly Islands, destroying over 2,000 houses, and wrecking several vessels with large loss of life. William R. Chadwick, a chemist of Wil mington, Del., was instantly killed by an explosion of chemicals. Arch. MacDonald, a carjienter, was killed by the ears at Wmnijieg. GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY. At a meeting of the Ohio Lumberman' exchange Saturday, the official price list for July was considered at length and prices were lowered on nearly every grade of lum ber from 50 cents to $3 per M. The greatest reductions were on thm, clear, select one inch finishing boards of nine inches and upward, and rough, flat pickets $3 each and numerous reductions ot $2 j>er M. wer made. When the announcement was made on the exchange of Pittsburg that the Murphy well has suddenly reduced- its How of jietro leum from 3,000 to 800 barrels j>er day, spec ulators went wild with excitement and forced an advance ofeight points in the mar ket and hurriedly unloaded 200,000 barrels. There was method and money in their mad ness. The most striking feature in the specula tive graiq markets was the big advance in August wheat in Chicago, based on good foreign demand stimulated by war iears. TWs strenathtened corn, that might othèr WMe have, declined under the depleting ef fects of fine weather in the west and the Mil ing orders that were jmt on the market. An open letter from Mrs. ShoVllle to Rev. Mr. Hicks, thesjiiritual adviser of Guiteau in his last hours, is published. She claims that the autopsy shows that her brother was insane, and asserts that she will begii legal proceedings to get possession of hi body and property left by him to Dr. Hicks A wrestling match has been arranged be tween Mr. Joe Acton, the English champion and Mr. Edwin Bibby, the American cham pion, for $5,000 a side and thechamjiionship of the world, catch-as-catch-can, to be con tested in New York, August 7. Bradstreet's Journal furnishes the follow ing: There were 99 failures in the United States .rejiorted to Bradstrect's during'the past week, a decrease of 54 from the jireced m week, and 54 more than the correspond ing week last year. The governor of Iowa will-probably call an extra session of the legislature to com plete the prohibitory measure recently adojited by the peojile of that statu by at tacliing a penalty clause to the amend ment. Since the Russian influx set in 7,687 Jew ish refugees have arrived at New York and been distributed over the country, and a re vival of Jewish jiack tourists may be antici pated in America. The proprietor and clerk of the Ogden house, Canton, O., were bound over to the common jiieas court on Friday for violating the Smith Sunday law. A great many prominent men from Onta rio and the eastern provinces are arriving in Winnipeg and going west to jirospect. A tramp who recently died in the West moreland county, Pa., jioor house was found to have $21,000 on his person. PERSONAL O OSSIV. ■ The Princess Olive Lubin, only child of the late emjieror of Hayti, has arrived in New York, and will soon make a tour of the chief cities. She is the widow of Gen. Lubin, is thirty-six years of age, and was educated with great care. Oliver Dalrymjile. the mammoth farmer of Dakota, is in Winr ipeg. It is said that he intends establishing another mammoth farm in the northwest. "Tug," Wilson, the English pugilist, who came to this country to be whippeu by Sul livan, is in training for a meeting with the American thumper. Secretary Lincoln and Gen. Sheridan are on a scouting exjiedition to the great geys ser basin in the Nutionul Park of the Yellow stone. FOREIGN NEWS NOTES. In the house of commons Gladstone stat ed that the defeat of the government Friday was nnjirecedented. The government would use its discretion in employing its jiowers, and he hoped it would not be neces sary toemj)h>y them all. That was all he had to say on the subject. Gladstone stated that he had abandoned the hojie of passing any of the bills mentioned in the queen's siwech on the opening of parliament except the corrupt jiracticesbill. He said it would be imjxissible to amend the land bill and that after the passage of the rejiression and arrearsbills he should ask for adjournment probably until the latter jiart of October; parliament then to meet for the purpose of discussing procedure only. Replying to a question by Northcote,' Gladstone said he would jirefer not to answer questions as to the government's indention on the question of procedure before adjournment in August. The Tribune's London cablegram says: Nobody wishes or öxpectw either Gladstone's resignation or the dissolution of parliament. The liberal ojiposition to the provision of the crime bill sprang first from the fact that the Iridi proposed it: secondly, from the ex treme disinclination of the liberals again to lie entangled in an Irish compromise; and thirdly, from the conviction that mischief would certainly result from weakening the j»owers of the Irish executive. It is doubt ful whether anything could have prevented the defeat, so hostile was ttie liberal feeling. The refusal of the I'arnellites to support their own projiosal was characteristic of them. Jenning's London cable: The Atha-neum announces the jmblication of various letters and pajiers relating to Lord Byron including letters from Augusta Leigh, show ing how highly she es-teemed her, and disposing finally I of Mrs. Stowe's horrible slander, jiublislied in the Atlantic Monthly in 1869. Some un; ub Iislied jioems by Byron are also announced to ajijiear shortly. The sultan has taken Gen. Lew Wallace American minister, into his confidence and wants to know what he shall do to save Egypt. 2 It is Jiroposed to give a banquet to Michael Davitt on his return from America. Political Points. J. B. Miles, ol Helena, Ark., has been nominated by tlierejmblicans for congress. Col. G. W. La Points of Wilson, Wis., lias been appointed chairman of the Republican county commit tee, in place of N. H. Clapp, resigned. July 31 has been fixed ujion as the date for choosing St. Croix county dele gates to the congressional convention at Eau Claire on August 2, and Hudson the place. Secretary D. B. Henderson of the national executive committee, who was recently nominated by acclamation fur congress in the Dubuque (Iowa) district, says lie believes the action of the jieojile in Iowa in carrying the prohibition amendment a bad tiling for the State and the Republican jiarty. The convention to nominate a congress man to rejiresent the new 4th district of Iowa is called to meet at Calmar on the 27th of July, when Thomas Cpdegraff, who for the last four years rejiresented the old Third, will probably lie nominated. At the 596th ballot in the second day'sses sion of the rejmblican convention of the Fourteenth Ohio district, Hon. R. A. Hair, state senator from Lorain county, was nom inated for congress. The republicans of the Sixth Onio district nominated Col. J. II. Bingham of Fulton cotlhty for congress. The Funeral of'Gell, HkohelefiT. A Moscow telegram of the 11th says: The emperor sent Gen. SkobelefFs sister, the Princes Belosselsky, the following tele gram: I am terribly overcome and grieved by the sudden death of your brother. It is an ir rejiarable loss to the army. We soldiers will weep for him. It is sad, sad in deed to lose a man so Hseful and so devoted to duty. Crowds have been to view Skobeleff's body at the church to which it was transferred Saturday evening. His sister is deeply af fected. The little church was fragrant with flowers and wreaths. Among the most re markable tributes of the Moscow military staff and of the school of military surgeons was that of academic d' etat major, being over eighteen feet in circumference, and decorated with ribonn of the order of St. George and inscribed Skobeleff, the Hero. The first requium service began yesterday at 10. Archimadrate Athansims officiated, assisted by numerous jiriests. Prince Dolgaronkow, minister of war, Counts Addelberg and Baron off and a number of Skobeleff's comrades of Plevna and Georgk Tepe were present. At 11 a mass of requium was celebrated. SkobletFs family were represented by the general's brother-in-law, Teclieremetaw and Prince Belosselsky, who receieved each fresh arrival. Troops lined the road to the Riazan station. A surging crowd of oveT 100,000 people filled the streets and the roofs were covered with human forms. At noon tlie Grand Duke Nicholas, the emper or's uncle, and the Grand Duke Alexis ar rived from St. Petersburg and were driven to the church, cheered bythe pepole along the way. On reaching the building Archi nmdrites said a few words of farewell and the uncovered body of the hero was placed on the bier and followed in solemn proces sion to the Riazan station, followed by the two grand dukes, all the generals in Moscow, and a military band, Prince Dolgorauki and staff'. At the station prayers were again said in the jiresenoe of an enormous crowd. Then, the body having been reverently de jiosited in a car reserved for it, the train started for Riazan. According to the will of the late Eli Bates, of Chicago, $40,000 will he expend ed for a monument to Lincoln an' 1 *!<v 000 for a fountain to be plruediu Lin qjii Pf.rb. WASHINGTON NEWS FRIDAY, JUMF7. Srhatk.—T he consideration of the river and harbor bill was resumed, and the clause apj>roj>riating $100,000 to begin work on the Hennepin canal was debated at great length, Mr. Logan favoring and Mr. Vest opposing the scheme. The rnatUr was not disposed of. In executive session the senate confirmed John Davis, District of Columbia, assistant secretary of state; John M. Francis, ..New York, minister resident and consul general to Portugal; Eugene Shuyler, New York, min ister resident and consul general to Rouma nia, Servis and Greece; receivers of public moneys, John Taffee, North Platte, Neb. Henry D. Root, at Lincoln, Neb., Wm. A Nyan, at Grand Island, Neb. Nomina tions: Stephen H. Smith, Tennessee, con sul at Haredo, Mexico; L. E. Wooden, Michigan, Indian agent at Ponca, Pawnee and Otoe agency, Indian Teeritory. Housb. —Work was continued on the sun dry civiLappropriation bill, and Mr. Butter worth mplied to Mr. Bayne's criticism of the the over made use of such indecent language in reply to SuHset Cox, who was little better in his choice of words, that Chairman Kasson was asked by Mr. Money of Mississippi to request the ladies present to withdraw from the galleries. Mr. Densterof Wisconsin introduced a bill regulating the carrying of passengers on ocean steamers. It is framed in accordance with the suggestion in the president's mes* sage vetoing a similar measure. Mr. Has son introduced a bill rejiealing certain ad ditional duties ujion suvar. SATURDAY, JULY 8. Senate. —The river and harbor bill passée tin? senate, the principal features of the de batebeing the black eye given the Hennepin canal scheme, which has engrossed the at tention of the body several days. Under the provision of the amendment agreed to upon the subject no money can be disbursed until the survey is completed and estimates sub mitted to the war department. Senator Don Cameron from thecommit tee on naval affairs rejiorted for passage the joint resolution introduced by Senator Rollins jiroviding for the ajmointinent of a committee on the revival of internal com merce in our steamshijis suitable lor naval uses. Mr. Ransom, from the sjiecial committee on Potomac flats, rejiorted an amendment appropriating $500,000 for the improvement of the Potomac river in the vicinity of Wash ington. The senate received the following nomin ations from the president. J. A. Seabriskie, Arizona, United States attorney for Arizona; Zan L. Tidball, New York, United -States marshal for Arizona; Wm. P. Chandler of Illinois, United States surveyor general for Idaho; David R. B. Price, Idaho, register of the land office at Boise City, I. T., George L. Andrews, pro fessor of modem languages in the United States military academy. House. —Under the joint resolution adojit ed by the two houses of congress and ai> proved by the president, providing for the erection of a memorial column at New burgh. N. Y., and the centennial celebra tron tobe held there in 1883, the sjieaker to day apjiointed as the members of the com mission on the part of the house the following members: Messrs. Beach and Ketcham of - New York, Curtain of Pennsylvania, Burrows of Michi gan, Knott of Kentucky, Townsend of Ohio, Ellis of Louisiana and Ranney of Massachu setts—four Republicans and four Democrats. The other members of the commission will consist of five senators, who have not yet been appointed. Most of the day was spent in discussing the civil ajipropriation bill. MONDAY, JULY 10. Senate. —The day was passed in consider ation of the river and harbor bill, but the measure was not disjiosed of. Senator Beck gave notice of an amend ment to the internal revenue reduction bill when the bill is reached by the senate. The amendment projioses to rejieal the stat ute of March 3, 1875, which repealed the "90 jier centum rate" of duties as authorized to he collected by section 2503, revised stat utes, on certain classes of articles mentioned in that statute. The effect of the amendment if it becomes a law will be to reduce the du ties on articles specified in section 2503, 10 per cent, below tne present rates. Mr. Hoar in opposing adjournment re marked the apathy exhibited by senators charged with facilitating important bills was unprecedented and the senate was proceed ing as leisurely in the middle of July as it did in the middle of December. House. —The conference report on the bill allowing national banks to extend their charters was agreed to—108 to 78. Thirteen democrats voted in tlie affirmative and six republicans in the negative. The Minnesota members all voted aye. Mr. White intro duced a joint resolution jirojiosing a consti tutional amendment, proposing the abridge ment of the rights of citizens of the United States on account of sex. Referred. TUESDAY JULY 11. Senate. —The conference report on the bank charter extension hill was agreed to. The river and harbor bill was taken up and an amendment to strike out the. $3,000,000 ajqiropriated for reservoirs on the upjier Mississippi was lost—24 to 32. The senate adjourned without taking final action on the bill. The following nominations were received from tlie jiresident: Edwin Higgins, collec tor of customs, district of St.Johns, Fla.; Frederick T, Dubois, United States marshal for Idaho; Jos. W. Robbins of Illinois, sur veyor general, district of Arizona; Alvey A. A dee, District of Columbia, third assistant secretary of state. House. —The house in committee of the whole Tuesday passed the clause ajipropriat ing $10,000 to enable the secretary of the in terior to negotiate wit j the Sioux Indians for a session of a portion of the great Sioux reservation in Dakota territory to the United States and the location of the Indians upon the residue of the reservation. An amend ment to the clause was however, adopted iroviding that, the lands purchased from the ndians should be snbjecc only to entry un der the homestead law». This shuts out the pre-emption claims and will make this re gion siiDiect to entry under the general land laws. The amendment was accepted by Delegate Pettigrew before it was offered as it seemed to be unobjectionable. The whole day was spent on the civil ser vice bill. WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, Senate —The river and harbor bill was finally jiassed by a vote of thirty-nine to twenty-three. It includes the Hennepin canal scheme, and $20,000 for completing the Chesapeake and Delaware strip canal. It is believed in some quarters that the pres ident will veto the bill, sending in a mes sage recommending the jiassage of an act ajipropriating a reasonable amount for the. Mississippi nver and the imjiortant works on the lake and ocean harbors. In this con nection it is observed that vice president pro tern., Davis, voted against a bill in the sen ate to-day and several of the leading repub licans of the house are heard expressing doubts about the propriety of voting for tlie bill as swollen by the senate to over $20,000, 000 . Senator Cameron, under instructions from tlie naval committee, submitted an adverse rejiort on a proposed amendment to the na val ajipropriation bill to allow naval offi cers, jiromoted on the retired list by the act of 1876, retired j>ay of present grade from the date of the last commission. House.— The bill-establishing the territo ry of Pembina was taken up and laid over as unfinished business. The day was spent in work ujxin the sundry civil bill, which was not com pleted when the house adjourned. People and Things. Every year Mr. W. W. Corcoran, the Washington philanthropist, sends a "treat" of strawberries and ice cream to the various charitable institutions ofthat city. Despite the honor's ill-health this year's treat was sent out last week a little later than usual, as strawberries ripened unnsually. late this year. A barber in Lnfrrerice, Mass., tKought it funny to cut the hair of a simple-mind ed customer in an eccentric and ludi crous manner, but the police justice, on the matter being brought looked at it from a different point of view, and, telling the barber that he had been guilty of a serious assault, fined him $50 and costs, with the alternative of going to jail for six months. Lee Boy Foon, ren-vvned for hi* lous wealth, was buncom San it- v the other day in the nifibfc of a: din that rivaled a ïburth o^jjnly (»leftra tion. lie ' was présidât of one of the spb.. Companies. He owned an imrnei -e plantation in China, stocked with „,000 slaves, three wives, and seven children. Foon was the richest heathen in America. It was remembered at the pleasant party given to Mrs. Stowe on her seventieth birthday that jjueli a person as Profc Stowe,Aheliusbarid of the lady.' was in existence) and it wastlwbuglftwCll to introduce him to tlie worshipful tom panjr. fie is an amiable and vegetable gentleman, who contented himself with saying: "There is no need of inv speak ing at all t and you know it. After such a succession of costly viands, what in the world do you want of Indian pudding?' Tnis disposed fully qf Mr. Stowe fi*r tlie day The New York Commercial Advertiser thinks there can be little doubt that something was wrong about the Jean nette expedition, and remarks that "no careful reader of Danenlip wer'aand New comb's stories can have failed to riotuto how seldom the captain's name is men tioned. Newcomb rarely refers to him, and Danenhower speaks of him but oc casionally. What this may mean it is impossible to divine, but that something is back of it cannot be doubted." . Chills and fever, and the kindred ma larial affections, have usually been re garded as the special curses ofWesfcrn and Southern localities. Of late vrars, however, they have been very prevalent and virulent in New r England, especially in the valley of the Connecticut., A-reverend gentleman in Ntjw York has been considering the polki' of re prieving condemned criminals for the pnrpose*of allowing them to nake re ligions preparation for death, and con demns it. He says: "I probst, as a citizen, against all theological interfer ence with the administration ol justice— it seems like an attempt to save theology at tlie exjiense of moraJitv. At a minis ter, I protest against the gorernor o this state assuming to grant /the Holy Spirit thirty days' grace m whphto com plete its work;andas.a friend p( humani ty, T protest against this system of be footing with false liojies of ipimcdi ate Heaven a wretched crininal under the sentence of death. If reprieves are meant to jirepare men for Heaven, the respite is inadequate; if they are not meant for that, they are unnecessary." Longfellow and the Children. Longfellow loved ail children and had a word for them whenever he met them. At a concert, going early with her father, a little girl espiedMr. Longfellow sitting alone, and begged that she might go and speak to"hun. fier father, him self a stranger, took the liberty of intro ducing his little daughter Edith to the poet. "Edith?" said Mr. Longfellow, tender ly. "Ah! I have an Edith, too; but iny baby Edith is twenty years old. And he seated the child beside him, taking her hand in his, and making her promise to come and see him at his house in Cambridge. "What is the name of yoursled, my boy?" he said to a small lad, who came tugging one up the road toward him, on a winter morning. "Its 'Evangeline.' Mr.. Longfellow wrote 'Evangeline.' Did you ever see Mr. Longfellow?" answered the little fel low, as lie ran by, doubtless wondering at the smile on tlie face of the pleasant gray-haire i gentleman. Professor Monti, who witnessed the pretty scene, tells the story of a little girl who last Christmas inquired the way to the poet's house, and asked if she ould just step inside the yard; and be, Mr. Longfellow, being told she was there, went to tlie door and called her in, and showed her the "old clock on the stairs," and many other interesting things about the house, leaving his little guest with beautiful memories of that Christ mas day to carry all through life. This was characteristic of the poet's hospital ity, delicate and courteous and thought ful to all who crossed bis threshold. It is often said, and with reason, that we Americans do not think enough o f manners—that politeness of behavior which comes from genuine sympathy and a delicate preception of others feelings. Certainly our young peojile might look to Mr. Longfellow as a model in this respect. He was a perfect gentle man, in the best sense of that term, al ways considerate, and quick to see where be might do a kindness, or say a pleas ant word. # A visitor one day told him in conver sation of a young lady relative, or friend, who had sent to Mr. Longfellow the mes sage that he was the oue man in the world she wanted to see. ,'Tell her," said the poet, instantly, "that she is the one young lady in the world whom I want to see." Some young girls, from a distant part of the country, having been about Gun bridge, right-seeing, walked to Mr. Longfellow's house, and venturing with in the cate, sat down uuon tlie crass, tie jiassed them there, and turning back, said : 'Young ladies, you are uncomfortably seated. Won't you come into the houses." They were overioyed at the invitation, and on entering, Mr. Longfellow insisted upon their taking lunch with him. They saw that the table -was set for four, and were beginning to be mortified at finding themselves possible intruders upon other guests. They so expressed themselves to their host, who put them at ease at once, saying that it was onlv his regular lunch with his children, and that they would be liappy to wait. One of a group of school-girls whom be ha- 1 welcomed to his house sent him, as a token of her gratitude, an iron pen made from a fetter of tne prisoner of Chillon, and a bit of wood from the frig ate "Constitution," ornamented with ß recious stones from three continents. Te wrote his thanks in a poem which must be very precious to the giver,— Beautiful Helen of Maine,"—to whom he says of her gift that it is to him'— "As a drop of the dew of your youth Oh the leaves of an aged tree." —St. Nicholas for June. A Very Talented Doc. There is quite a wonderful aog at the Richmond depot of the Union line of streetcars in Philrdelphia. The Rich mond canine is a black and white coâch dog, and is fond of making trips over the line with favorite conductors. He never gets into any . other than a green car, and frequently follows one of the cars over the whole route. "Spot," however, is most at home in the stable, where lie keeps watch over the horses and stalls with untiring patience and unerring sa gacity. There are nearly 500 .horses in the stables, but "Spot" knows them all except the very new ones, and what is quite as singular, all the horses know "Spot." If one of them breaks his halt er and gets away from his stall, "Spot" will follow him up. and if the hatter strap is long enougli, he will lead the horseback to the stall by taking the end in his mouth. If there is no pendent Imiter the dog will bark at the horse, from side to side, until he has driven him to his regular stall. Recently a drunken man wandered into the stable and fell asleep in an empty stall. "Spot knew that in a short time one of the horses attached to an incoming car would be driven to the stall where the <h,e man was sleeping. The dog at once ran to the watchman's office and set up a furious barking, which attracted atten tion. The watchman, supposing that something was wrong, followed 'Spot" to the stau just in time to rescue the drunken man from the feet of a recently arrived horse. This is but one of the hundred stories told "Spot's" wonderful intelligence. So much Has 'he become accustomed to horse life that he eats corn with os much relish as he dévouas ihe most savory morselsoffatbeefattwentv nine cents per pound. He will even beg, in a mute way, for a corn supper when the horses are fed at night.— Phil adelphia Record. Mr. M. RienarK jcopvl f 1 'Yi;;o.- , aid .Mgp.1* ol a