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CALDWELL, IDAHO TERRITORY, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY l(j, 1884.
NO. 10.
VOL. I.
V
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NOTARY PUBLIC IN OFFICE.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
GENERAL.
It is now determined by the French
government that the attack on Bacninh will
open at the beginning of March.
A warehouse attached to an elevator
at Fergus Falls, Minn., burst, letting out
400,000 bushels of wheat.
The directors of the Mexican Central
railway announce that the road will be
completed to the United States by the mid
dle of March and opened for through traffic
between the 1st and 13th of April.
The people of Long Island are exci
ted over a case of poisoning, the victims be
ing Thomas Collier and wife.
The interest in the Kentucky senato
rial contest is at white heat, and will remain
so until a nomination is made. With Swee
ney withdrawn the dead-lock would seem
to be broken, but the indications are that
Carlisle will take his place with a probable
dead-lock as the result.
The Harper high license law will go
into effect in Chicago on the 1st of April.
E. E. Johnson, agent for the Union
Pacific railroad at Walla Walla, Oregon,
also for the Union Pacific express company,
misappropriated a package containing $18, -
000 consigned to John Bennett, a railroad
contractor, by Ladd & Tilton, bankers,
Portland.
The package was addressed,
"Agent Union Pacific express. " Johnson
disappeared with the money, but was sub
sequently arrested and Jailed.
Peter Clifford, a young brakoman on
the Ohio Central railway, living at Rcnd
ville, was awakened by two men who ask
ed him to come to the door. He went, and
as soon as the door was opened one of the
men put a pistol to his head and fired. Clif
ford fell into the arms of his wife and soon
died. The alleged murderer was taken from
the jail and lynched.
Jeff Römers, a negro, who outraged
and brutally stabbed Mrs. Stiflin, in the
northern part of Chambers county, Ala.,
was forcibly taken from jail and hanged to
a tree.
The wife and little daughter of Mor
gan Martin, a farmer living near Gallipolis,
Ohio, were burned in their dwelling. It Is
supposed that the wife's clothing caught
fire and fired the building.
A special from Culiacan, Chihuahua,
Mexico, says that Judge Henry Cooper,
formerly United States senator from Ten
cssee, was killed by robbers on the 4th.
He was manager of the Polk silver mine.
He left Nashville in November with $30,000
to pay off the debts of the concern and start
a mill.
Special agents of the postoflice de
partment at Chicago arrested Robert Riley
and James McCarroll for using the mails for
fraudulent purposes, under the name of
Wlnship & Co. The parties arrested have
been acting as agents for the Royal Havana
lottery company.
The dwelling of Wm. Morrison, in
Pocahontas county, West Virginia, was
burned
Morrison and wife escaped with
four children who were sleeping in the
room with them, but two girls aged seven
and eleven, sleeping in another room were
roasted to death before their parent's eyes.
The Ohio river is rising at a great
rate, owing to continued rains, and people
along the stream are in great fear that lives
will be lost and property damaged.
The board of inspectors of steam ves
sels began at Boston, on the 5th, investiga
lon of the wreck of the City of Columbus.
The disaster was attended
ninety-seven lives.
The senatorial contest in Kentucky
has ended by Blackburn receiving the cau
cus nomination. The vote stood; Black
burn, («3; Williams, 57. Senator Williams'
term expires March 3, 1885.
One thousand people loft the town of
Lawrcncohurg, Ind., on account of the
flood.
Al a meeting of the general freight
agents of the northern trunk lines at Chica
go on the 0th, It was decided to advance
Utah rates.
A memorial to congress to increase
the salaries of the United States district
Judges, especially that ot Love, of Iowa,
was prepared by the liar of Davenport. It
will be circulated for signatures at every
county scat in Iowa.
The people at Harrisburg fear an ice
gorge and all the Iron mills at that place have
suspended.
The Paris academy of mus a has,
with*one dissenting voice, proclaimed in
favor of the repeal of the decree prohibiting
the importation of American pork.
The cowardly Egyptians, early in the
fight near Takar, threw away their saddles
and turned loose their horses, effecting a
retreat on foot rather than again face the
enemy.
A Germau farm laborer at Maren
go, Iowa, killed the daughter of his em
ployer and then himself.
A freight train on the Illinois Cen
tral jumped the track, injuring three em
ployes and a number of passengers.
Billy McGlory, convicted of violating
the excise law in New York, was sentenced
to six months in the pen.
The wife of Robert P. Porter, ex
secretary of the tariff commission, received
her diverse on the 0th. Cause, desertion.
She was awarded $10,500 alimony. The cash
was paid down as soon as bo decree was
signed.
ith a loss of
The body of Frank Huff, of Iowa,
was found under Coon river bridge, near
Des Moines, on the lee. His supposed he
fell through the bridge while drunk, strik
ing ou his head, producing instant death.
A German farm laborer, employed
near Millersburg, Iowa, shot Mary Shuster,
daughter of a widower by whom he was
employed, owing to the girl's disinclination
to accept his attentions. He then killed
himself. The girl cannot recover.
A construction train on the Vicksburg
road, carrying a large force of laborers, had
eight freight cars overturned. Fourteen
men were wounded, one fatally and three
dangerously.
The committee on ways and means
has agreed to grant hearing to the represen
tatives of the interests of cotton, wool, met
als, earthenware and glassware.
A collision occurred on the Baltimore
and Ohio near Fallsburg sla Jon between
two passenger trains, but, fortunately, no
one was fatally injured.
Daniel Wallace, otherwise "Texas
Dan,''a notorious outlaw and desperado,
was arrested at Chicago by the sheriff of
Kendall county, Texas, for attempted mur
der of Leander B. Bowen, a wealthy ranch
man, in November last.
Fifty-two members of the Bark club,
London, have been convicted of gambling at
baccarat and fined $500 each. The proprie
tor and members of the committee were
fined $2,500 each.
In the village of DeKalb, Missouri,
Columbrus Spratt, an eighteen year old
boy, shot and killed James Mslchcll after
having been worsted by Mitchell in a fist
fight.
While firemen were working on a
tire in the factory of Krosmer & Kinchpcr
at Allentown, Pa., the walls fell outward,
killing five and seriously injuring eleven
firemen, five of) whom soon died from their
wounds.
Frank and James Henderson and
James Murphy, while crossing the Tuscara
wa near Lafayette, Chio, were crushed by
logs. The two Hendersons were drowned.
WASHINGTON.
Representative Hopkins, chairman of
the house committee on labor, has, in com
pliance with the petitions of various labor
organizations in the country, prepared a
bill, which he will present to the house for
reference, providing for the enforcement of
the eight hour law'. Mr. Hopkins says the
labor interests demand that the tariff should
not be disturbed.
The house committee on public lands
has decided to report a bill declaring for
feiture of land grants to the Oregon and
California and the California and Oregon
railroads, except such tracts as have been
patented. The grants of these two roads
amount to 5,000,000 acres, valued at $3 to
$1 per acre. The terms of the contract ex
pired January 8th.
General II. G. Wright, chief engi
neer, will be retired où the 0th of March.
It is understood Colonel John Newton will
succeed him.
The following nominations have been
confirmed: Richard S. Tuthill, as attorney
ot the northern district of Illinois; John
Watts, postmaster at Ames, Iowa; George
Eberhart, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Daniel
O'Cross, Brownville, Neb.; Morris Den
nis, Syracuse, Neb.; Manley B. McNutt,
Red Cloud Neb.; M. Grimes, Kearney,
Neb.
Representative. Robinson says in re
gard to his resolution for an export tax on
cotton that a tax of one cent will yield a rev
enue of $13,000,000.
Captain William A. Kirkland, com
mander of the receiving ship Colorado at
New York, has volunteered to command
the proposed Greeley relief expedition, and
will bo assigned to that duty.
Senator Van Wyck lias introduced a
resolution in the senate, which was agreed
to, providing that no dividends shall here
after be made by the Union Pacific railroad
company but from actual net earnings there
of, and no new stock be Issued or mortgages
or pledges he made on property or net earn
ings of the company without the leave of
congress, except for the purpose of fund
ing and securing debtsorthe renewal there
of, and any director or officer who shall pay
or declare, or aid in paying or declaring,
any dividend or creating any mortgage or
pledge prohibited by this act, shall ho pun
ished by imprisonment not exceeding two
years and a fine not exceeding $5,000.
The Western Associated Press has
memorialized congress, setting forth the in
justice of the present rate of newspaper
postage, and especially the rate on trans
ient papers. The association are unanimous
in the opinion that the law should be amend
ed to make the rate on transient papers one
cent for four ounces or fractional parts
thereof, which would cover nearly ail news
paper issues, including supplements, and
put a stop to the loss of millions of copies
now mailed which are not forwarded by the
postoffice department, ibut seized and sold
as waste paper to the. serious damage and
annoyance of the people.
The limit of appropriation for rivers
and harbors the next fiscal year was inform
ally discussed on the 5th by the house com
mittee having in charge these subjects.
While no decision was reached a majority of
the committee seemed to favor the appro
priation of not more than $10,000,000
and expressed themselves desirous, if pos
sible, to confine it within $9,000,000. The
estimates of engineers having in charge the
improvements of rivers and harbors amounts
to about $35,000,000.
The house committee on appropria
lions has about completed the naval appro
priations. It provides for an appropriation
of $14,329,196, being less than the esti
mates, and $1,505,235 less than the appro
priation for the current year.
The senate committee on agriculture
unanimously ordered a favorable report on
the bill to prevent the spread of pleuro
pneumonia.
The Mississippi river commission has
made arrangements with the marine hospi
tal service for the treatment in its hospitals
of all their sick employes along the Missis
sippi from St. Paul to New Orleans.
Representative Krmeutrout was in
structed by the house committee on banking
and currency to report the bill for the ex
change of the trade dollars for standard dol
lars, at par, by January 1, 1885.
The president has approved the bill
appropriating $100,000 for the benefit of
destitute Indians.
A committee of fifteen citizens of Da
kota appeared before the senate committee
on territories to advocate the passage of a
bill providing for a constitutional conven
tion for the territory, and oppose the rec
ognition of the recent convention at Sioux
Falls, on the ground that it did not fully
represent the people of the whole terri
tory'.
FOREIGN.
Advices from Saigon announce the
arrival there of General Millet, sent out to
lake command of the land forces iu Ton
quin.
William Mcagle, an important wit
ness iu the Phoenix trial, complains he is
made miserable owing to the continued per
secution and frequent assaults which he
suffers at the hands of sympathizers with
the assassins of Lord Frederick Cavendish
and Mr. Burke.
General Gordon has arrived at
Karosko and entered the desert. Baker
Pasha made another reoonuoisaucc from
Trinkitat with a strong force. The enemy
fled south and were pursued by cavalry.
Several hundred rebels were killed.
The Vienna police have compiled a
list of foreigners who are to be expelled
from the country. They have also closed
Jacoby's printing office, at which the social
ist newspaper, The Future, was published.
It is now determined that the attack
on Bachninh will open at the beginning of
March.
The Turkish Ambassador has in
formed the secretary of foreign affairs that
the porte is preparing a note to the powers
insisting on a retention of Soudan as a part
of Egypt under the sultan's suzerainty, and
desires that the Soudan question he sub
mitted to a conference of foreign ambassa
dors at London or Constantinople.
The Porte has sent Wallace, United
States minister to Turkey, a conciliatory
note In reference to the treaty of commerce
between Turkey and the United States. The
sultan has assured the British ambassador
In Turkey that he wishes to come to a friend
ly understanding regarding Egypt.
poisoned Degrareff,
aiiis Jabionsky, the chief murderer of Gen.
Sulerkim. because of his many double deal
ings.
German conservative papers have
made a violent attack upon the memory of
Herr Lasker. The Nord Deutsche Zeitung
defends the absence of the ministry from
thefuneral, and declares it is no more proof
of tie degeneracy of political morals, as
charged by the -liberals, than would be the
refusal of the English cabinet to attend the
funeral of Mr. Bradlaugb.
M. Dumay, recently in America, at a
meeting of mechanincs in Paris, said the
American workmen were better paid but
were not better off than the French artisans.
The French mechanic works better than the
American, because not so rapid. French
men were freer to come and go from shop
to shop than Americans. It is not unusal
for American shops to forbid the employ
ment of trades unionists, in violation of
personal liberty.
A letter from General Gordon, just
made public, says: "It is no secret that
England has abandoned all intentions of
guaranteeing the continuance of Egyptian
supremacy over Soudan. It has decided
that the task is too onerous and would be
attended with no corresponding advantage.
It will therefore allow the people nowin re
bellion to revert to their old sultan.'' Gen
eral Gordon accepts this decision as wise and
just.
It is estimated that 600 rebels were
killed in the late fight. Baker I'asha tele
graphs that his men will be able to hold out
for only a short time behind the entrench
ments. Spies report tliat the rebels intend
to attack Suakim. It is expected that Gen.
Sir Evellyn Wood's army will go to Su
akim.
A Cairo dispatch says : Great indig
nation is felt, both by Europeans and na
tives, at the apathy of the British govern
ment in view of the recent massacres. No
news of Gen Gordon has been received, and
the general opinion is that only a miracle
can save him, when the news of Baker
Dasha's defeat spreads throughout Soudan.
Death of Wendell Phillips.
Boston, February 2.—Hon. Wendell
Phillips died to-night. He began showing
signs of dissolution at 4:30 this afternoon
and died at 6 o'clock. Mr. Phillips was ill
just one week, but not until Thursday was
his condition considered dangerous by his
physicians. On Thursday night he failed
rapidly, but on Friday he rallied slightly
and passed a fairly comfortable night. This
afternoon his Illness took a critical turn,
and he gradually failed and passed quietly
away about C o'clock in the evening, in the
presence of his wife and niece. Mr. Phil
lips was in his 73d year.
CONG RESSIONAL.
Senate.—M onday, February 4.—Pe
titions of ex-soldiers of the union army,
praying for the enactment
for the benefit of soldiers of the late war,
were presented by Logan, Pendleton, Frye,
Harrison and L ipham. Mr. Logan
posed a bill ror the relief of Filz John
ter. Bills introduced and referred—Mr.
Cameron, (Wis.) to enable the people of
Dakota to forma constitution. Mr. Logan,
to provide artificial limbs for ex-soldiers.
Mr. Wilson, to prevent the publica
tion of lottery advertlsmeuts iu the ter
ritories and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Van Wyck offered the following: Re
solved, That the secretary of the interior
inform the senate whether the Union Pa
cific company has issued any new stock or
made any mortgage, pledge,' lease or run
ning arrangements or other traffic contract
since March 3, 1883. Agreed to. Mr. Hoar,
fromthe committee on privileges
lions, reported adversely Senator Garland's
Dill relating to the credentials of United
States senators.
of various laws
pro
Por
and elec
House.—T he speaker announced the
following committees, changes and appoint
ments, stating that when changes wore
made it was at the request of the members
concerned: Rivers and harbors—Thomas
in place of Chace. Mississippi levees—Chace
in place of Thomas. Naval affairs— G. D.
Wise in place of Eaton. Foreign affairs—
Eaton in place of Wise. Education—Rock
well in place of Milliken. Expenditures of
state department—Davis (III.) In place of
Price. Liquor traffic—Price in place of
Davis. District of Columbia—Worthington
and Rockwell. Expenditures depart
ment of justice—Crisp and Milliken.
Mr. Springer sent to the clerk's desk the
memorial of Richard W. Webb, of New
Mexico, presenting charges against Chief
Justice Samuel B. Axtell, and a resolution
directing the committee on Judiciary to in
vestigate and report on the same. Referred.
Sir. Ellis submitted the conference report
on the hill making an appropriation for the
relief of certain destitute Indians in Mon
tana. Agreed to. (As agreed upon in the
conference committee, it appropriates $100, -
000 Instead of $30,000.)
Senate.—T uesday, February 5.—
Bills were introduced; By Sir. Allison, to
h thorizothe location of a branch home for
volunteer disabled soldiers, in one of the
following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Kan
sas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri orNebraska.
Mr.Coke, of the eommltteeon Indian affairs,
to provide uu ullolmentof lauds in severalty
lo the Indians of the several reservations.
Mr. Hawley, to amend the pension law.
Mr. Hawley offered a resolution which was
agreed lo, directing the committee on print
ing lo Inquire into the expediency of pub
lishing an official gazette of the United
States, to contain advertisements for pro
posals of contracts, general orders and an
nouncements by heads of departments of the
more important appointments, and such
other matter as is now published by the dif
ferent branches of the government. A bill
suspending for a further period of five years
the section of the revised statutes which
prohibits the taking of guano, except for
the use of the United States, from the
Guano Islands, under protection of the
United States, was passed.
House.—M r. Brown (Ind.) intro
duced a bill to prohibit lotteries, lottery ad
vertisements and the sale of lottery tickets
in the District of Columbia and the territo
ries. Referred. The house went into com
mittee of the whole, Mr. Cobb, of Indiana,
in the chair, on the bill for establishing »
bureau of animal industry. After readii
the report, which is an exhaustive state
ment, and says that circumstances make it
advisable for congress to legislate upon the
subject of plcuro-pneuraonia among cattle,
Mr. Hatch, chairman of the committee on
agriculture, explained its provisions.
Mr. Bclford said he had been informed that
this bill was the result of the combined ge
ng
nius of kings country
that it was to destroy men who owned thor
oughbreds. If that were the object, the
house should have the courage to deliber
ately Investigate the question before passing
the measure. Mr. Hatch denied ever
having heard any question raised
between the cattle men of the
west and the owners of thoroughbreds.
Mr. Wilson (Iowa), supported the bill and
described the great anvantages that would
accrue from its passage to the cattle indus
try of the country. The cattieii. the United
States amounted to 40,000,000 head, worth
fully $1,100,000,000, and it was of extreme
importance thatthis great industry should
not be endangered by the spread of pleuro
pneumonia. That the disease was here,
and unless the federal power did something
to stamp it out, It was here to stay.
,
Senate. —Wednesday, February 6.—
Bills were introduced: By Miller (N. Y.),
providing for extirpation ot pleuro-pneu
raonia and other contagious diseases in do
mestic animals. By Mr. Miller (Cala.), to
provide for executing the tr-aty simulations
relating to the Chinese. By Mr. Logan, to
increase the efficiency of the army. By Mr.
Allison, to provide for indemnity of the
state of Iowa, due under various acts rela
ting to swamps and overflowed lands.
The chair laid liefere the senate the resolu
tion offered by Butler requesting the presi
dent to transmit to the senate u record of
the proceedings of the Proteus board of in
quiry. Agreed to. The chair (8hennan)
laid before the senate the unfinished husi
nes of yesterday, .being the Mexican land
grant titles bill.' It was debated at great
length and several amendments
and rejected. Without
senate went into executive session and soon
adjourned.
House.—M r. Curtin introduced a
"hill for the establishment ot a branch home
for disabled volunteers in one of the west
ern states. Mr. Clements reported a reso
lution calling upon the secretary of state
for information as to who. If consuls or
agents, had been absent from duty since
January, 1882, the length of absence, and
whether salaries had been paid. The house
went into committee of the whole (Mr.
Cobb in the chair) on the pleuro-pneumo
nia bill. It was debated al great length,
but without action the house adjourned.
Senate —Thursday, February 7.—
Mr. Van Wyck reported favorably the bill
from the committee on public lands, to re
lieve purchasers and settlers on the Denver
and St. Joe railroad lands. The price fixed
is $3..'«0 per acre. Mr. Cullom introduced a
Dill for the relief of persons whose lands
were confirmed by the governor of the
Old Northwest and Indian territories, and
whose lands, so confirmed, were after
ward sold to the United Slates.
A bill relating to lands occupied by settlers
and formerly believed to be a part of the
Ute reservation was passed, with a proviso
to be returned to the public domain. At
the expiration of the morning hour the sen
ate took up the unfinished business, being
the Mexican land grant title bill. It was
discussed without action.
proposed
ion the
act
House.—M r. Beach, from the ..com
mittee on agriculture, reported the resolu
tion directing the committee to inquire into
the manufacture and sale of oleomargerine,
etc. Placed on the calendar. The house
proceeded to consideration of the adoption
of the amended rules of the house of the For
ty-sixth congress as the rules of the bouse.
An amendment was offered by Mr. White
(Ky.) for a woman's suffrage committee.
Lost —6' to 102: almost a party vote, the
democrats voting in the negative. Au
amendment restricting the privileges of the
floor now «ranted to ex-members of con
gress was lost—117 to 13Ü. No quorum
voted on the amendment of Mr. Cox (Ky.)
for the creation of a committee ou cousus.
Adjourned.
Senate— Friday. February 8.—Mr.
Logan lot I o iuced a bill creating a commission
whose duty shall he to inquire lut « and re
port upon the material, ludtutrial and intel
lectual progress made by the colored people
of the United States since 1805, and making
an appropriation for the same. Mr.
Hale called up the conference re
V ort on the Greeley relief expedition.
he chair said the bill was in possession of
the house of representatives. No motion
or remarks could
cept by unanimous consent. The senate
took up the Mexican land grant titles bill.
Mr. Bowen spoke at length on the amend
ment heretofore offered by him. Many
ocher amendments were offered, which, for
the most part, were rejected. The debate
was participated in by Bayard, Conger,
Plumb, Van Wyck, Bowen, Dolph, Sher
man and Cooke. Finally the debate closed
and the bill passed. The senate then ad
journed until Monday.
(«House. -The house proceeded to the
consideration of the report of the committee
on rules, which was finally adopted.
Willis introduced a bill temporarily provid
ing for the support of common schools. Re
ferred. It provides for an annual appro
priation of from $10,000.000 to $ 100 , 000 , 000 ,
the next year's appropriation ta be reduced
$1,000,0000, and each succeeding jc«r.
Mr - Davidson offered a resolution request
ing the president to prevent the delivery of
Sehor Carlos Aguro, now in prison at Key
West, and held for extradition on demand
of the government of Spain, until it shall be
ascertained whether the charges against
and he is hold for
be mede regarding it ex
Mr.
ll Ileal offenses. Referred. Mr. doff intro
duced a Joint resolution appropriating
$100,000 for the sufferers of the Ohio river
flood and tributaries.
DEFEATED HY EL MAHDI.
Kaker rnftha'i» Army Completely Routed
by the Faine Prophet.
London, February 5.—A portion of
Baker Pasha's force left Trinkllat Saturday
and throw up Intronchments on the shore at
Laquaka, four miles distant. The rest of
the troops followed Monday. Baker Pasha
Intended to advance to the Well ot Teh, five
miles further and half-way to Tokar. Noth
ing was heard afterwards of his movements
until the news came of his defeat. This
defeat was rather expected, as his force
consisted of raw, badly-equipped, drilled
and disciplined recruits, some of whom
were sent to the front without arms and
some with only muskets. The gloomiest
rumors have prevailed since the start of the
expedition. Advices about the defeat
are conflicting, but the following
details are received. Baker began to ad
vance from Trinkitat Sunday with 3,000
troops badly armed and short of ammuni
tion, many of whom were unwilling to pro
ceed. He had asked for rifles instead of
muskets, but received orders to try and
force his way to Tokar without delay, and
he obeyed, expecting defeat. The spies
falsely reported the way clear except of
small bands. Monday morning a portion of
the advance encountered a body of Osman
Degna's troops, and the fight which ensued
was more of a route than a battle. The
khedire has a telegram from Baker Pasha
regal ding his defeat. His losses were 2,000
four Krupp cannon and two Gatling
The Turks and Europeans fought
men.
guns.
well. Baker Pasha will return at once to
Suakim with the remainder of his force.
Baker X'asha lost all his camels and bag
gage in the fight. Most of the Egyptian of
ficers and men bolted. The Europeans be
haved splendidly. The enemy pursued
them al most into Trinkat. Fourteen Eu
ropeans and three native [officers are miss
ing. The fight was begun by a few Arab
horsemen attacking Baker Pasha's cavalry,
which fled. Baker then formed a square,
which the enemy surrounded. The rest of
the Egyptians then fled in confusion and the
gunners deserted their guns. Baker Pasha
was several times surrounded by the enemy,
but with his staff managed to cut his way
through. The enemy's force was inferior
in numbers to Baker Pash's. Only three
sides of a square were formed, owing to the
fact that two companies of Egyytlan troops
stood still, overcome with fright. The ene
my poured into this gap, when the Egyp
tians threw away their rifles and flung them
telves upon the ground, screaming for
mercy. The troops ou one side of the
square killed many of their own men by
wild firing.
Later advices of the defeat of Baker
Pasha state that the slaughter of his forces
continued all the way back to Trinkitat. The
Egyptians were panic stiicken and fell upon
their knees, but their appeals for mercy
were fruitless. The Arabs seized them by
the necks, thrust speers into their hacks
and savagely cut their throat. The English
men missing are Maurice Bey, Surgeon Les
lie, Captains Foster and Walker, Lieuten
ants Carroll, Smith anil Watkins. Ten
other foreign officers are missing. The fugi
tives were-huddled together on the shore at
Trinkitat, and might easily have been
slaughtered, but the enemy gave over the
pursuit. The men embarked as quickly as
possible upon six transports lying, there,
and with Baker Pasha and Colonel Sar
torious, arrived at midnight at Suakim. In
tense excltment prevails in Suakim, and an
attack of the enemy is expected. The forts
are occupied by the English marines. The
French agent has telegraphed for a man-of
war. _ _
The Election Outrage Cases.
Washington, February 8.—The sub
committee on privileges and elections, ap
pointed to investigate the causes that led to
the death of Matthews, in Copiah county.
Mississippi, had a meeting and decided up
on a plan of action . They leave Washing
ton on Tuesday morning for Uazclhnrst,
the county seat of Copiah county, and will
decide upon further proceedings upon their
arrival there. A session will be held at
New Orleans and Jackson, Miss.

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