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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.
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
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
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.
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,
Discontinued—Brownsville, Dodge coun
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.
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.
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
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
The New Irish Repression Bill.
In the British house of lords on ihe 12th ?
royal assent was given to the Irish repression
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
"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
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.
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