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A BETTER FEELING. Wheat Active, Strong and Stead ier, Closing On 'Change at 98 3-8c. Pork Opened Weak, But Firmed Up Under a Good Demand to Cover Contracts. Corn Stronger in Sympathy With Wheat- Cattle Quiet and Steady-Oats Bull and a Shade Higher. Wall Street Opened AVeak, Had a Slight Recovery, Hut Lost Activity and Closed AVeak. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe.| Chicago, Feb. 20.—Prices were reported at the opening of business here as lower in New York aud ouly steady, in Liverpool. The receipts were fair and local stocks show ed a small increase. These things with a clear sky aud brighter sun caused grain to open weak. A report that a lot of wheat had been posted in St. Louis as "out of condi tion" bad some little effect, but later it was found that the wheat was "doctored stuff." However, this is a small bull agreement, as about 300,000 bushels will have to be deduct ed from the visible supply next week. May wheat opened at 97, 97% (w l4 with few sales at cither extreme. The "big four" were heavy buyers, and the crowd "tailed on" being evidenty afraid to remain short over twenty-four hours. Some new parties bad entered the pit aud this was probably the reusou why Ream et al. changed their posi tion. Neither they nor the crowd could guess who the new brokers were operating for. Prices advanced at one to 97%c, halted, went oif to 97%, when it was reported that the visible supply as posted by the secretary of the secretary of the Chicago board of trade showed a decrease of nearly 000,000; that a heavy New York speculator had appeared in the New York market as a heavy buyer of wheat, aud u small cloud obscured the sun for a few moments, wheat went almost with a bouud to 983<>c, then fluctuated and closed firm at 98%c bid. Ou the call 750,000 Mav waeat went at 98%^ 14C, and closed at 98;^c. Sellers' curb quotations were report ed as 9S}-jC aud 9Sc. The only real transac tion your correspondent could hear of was at 98%c, although there were reported sales at 98c Milmine,Bauman & Co. say: "Themarket was active and strong, making a neat ad vance of a plump ceut which is very refresh ing after so long a decline. The advance was caused by the shorts taking fright at some new buyers who took hold of the open ing this morning and bought qui'te freely while under 97)-.'c. The market opened at about 97J-£c May, and sold up from opening with very few weak spots, closiug at 98^c. The advance to-day may be at tributed, we judge, to a natural reaction from the large docline. Weak parties having sold too much, took fright, and all one way. We dout think the advance will be main tained there being nothing in tbe general situation as we can see, warranting any ma terial advauce, and we think to-doy it has about exhausted itself, as we believe the long wheat will be coming on the market freely at a tritle further advanee. "There was a report current on the floor that some heavy stock speculators from Wall street had appeared on the New York market as liberal buyers of wheat, and St. Louis par ties telegraphed here that some 200,000 bushels No. 2 red in a certain elevator there had been posted as out of condition, and this was used here as a bull argument, but a St. Louis man told us to-day that the wheat was "doctored stuff" and has been known to the trade there as "stump tail," and has been so marked all season. There is no improve ment in the export demand and we should not be surprised to see some decline in a day or two from this speculative bultre." * A. M. Wright <fc Co., say "The outlook at present is favorable for better prices in the near future, and at no time since prices started down on the recent decline have large operators shown so much confidence in an upward reaction as to-day. This is partly due to the fact that wheat is relatively cheap er than any other article sold on change, and the erratic character of the weather, which is the reverse of favorable to the winterwheat." Crittenden & Harvey say: "The feeling seems greatly improved and we think we shall witness another good bulge on specu lative account before we see any lower prices." Shepard & Peacock say: "It is difficult to find a good reason to base the advance upon; there was nothing in the way of news, either foreign or home." Minor, Richards & Co. say: "Itnow looks as though the decline would be at least tem porarily checked by those who were recent sellers taking their profits. We caunot, at present, see anything beyond this to cause much advance." Corn acted in sympathy with wheat. It opened weak and firmed up under heavy buying by the "big four," Comstock and the crowd. Ream sold 400,000 bushels in In two lots early, but when tbe wheat market took tbe upturn he brought it back through brokers. There were four or five cars of corn received to-day of which only 43 graded No. 2. The receipts are now mostly from Iowa and Nebraska. Kansas corn goes through without stopping or goes round to tbe seaboard. The consumptive demand for low grades continues good. * * Oats were dull, but the consumptive de mand appears to be increasiug, and sample oats were firm and about %e higher. There was a good speculative business transacted in the market for hog products, but prices ruled somewhat irregular. There was a little more inclination to sell for future delivery early in the" day, both by local and outside parties, and a material reduction in prices was submitted to. Later the feeling was stronger, and prices rallied again and ruled comparatively steady to the close. The ship ping demand was only fair, and trading chiefly in a quiet way. The receipts of hogs continued light, and the quality poor. Foreign advices showed a weaker feeling in that quarter, and prices were reduced 6d on lard and bacon. Eastern markets were quiet and prices averaged lower. The re ceipts of product were fair and the shipments were larger than for several days past. Pork opened weak at $18 for May, being a decline of 73^c from the extreme inside figures of yesterday afternoon, but prices soon took an upward turn and with moder ate offerings and a good demand to cover contracts, prices appreciated to $18.25 and closed on change at $18.25 bid, and sellers at $18.27)^. There were really no new fea tures to influence prices, except the small re ceipt* of bogs, and trading was chiefly be tween local scalpers. Lard was moderately active,btit prices aver aged lower and irregular. It opened weak with pork, declined 12>£@15c per 100 lbs., later settled in response to the improvement in the latter and closed the same as at 1 o'clock yesterday. The demand was entirely for future delivery, no sales for cash being reported. Shippers were entirely absent from the market. . Short ribs were weak at the opening and declined 15(«;20c per 100 lbs., but rallied with other products and the loss was recover ed and closed steady. On the call provisions were about steady. On the curb there was an absence of support and very little trad ing. The quotations for May were: Pork, $18.20; lard, S9J30; ribs, $9.50. The following table shows the visible sup ply of grain as compiled py the secretary of the board of trade, St. Paul is added to the list for both weeks. Feb. 23. Feb. 16. Wheat 34,793,151 35,379,500 Corn 13,039,704 13,089,503 Oats 5,051,191 4,891,201 Rye 2,321,274 2,302,727 Barley 2,079,473 2,164,900 There was nearly a lifeless flour market and sales were very light with a firm holding for the finer family and bakers' brands, but dull and quotably lower for shipment and the lower grades. Home jobbers were pick ing up a few lots daily, but we have no ship ping or export orders and the usual buyers were not in attendance. Rye flour dull. Buckwheat flour slow •"at over $g per barrel for good to. not wanted at all when poor. -Bran and all millstuffs were in quite light request. The receipts of cattle at the stock yards were 0,400 or about the same as last Tuesday and for the week so far there is an increase of about 4,400 as compared with the corresponding perior last week. The market opened quiet, and prices underwent no particular change as compared with yesterday. There was a fair and steady demand for shipping and dressed beef. Cattle of tbe lighter sorts, such as bice hardy steers of 1,000 pounds or thereabouts. commanded particular attention. There is some inquiry for big export cattle, as the advices from the British markets quote a slight advance and such sold at good prices. But this demand is uncertain, aud a dozen car loads of such would undoubtedly br<*ak the market. Butchers' stock of all descrip tions continues to sell at strong prices. A feature of the market is the arrival of a few cars of corn-fed Texans that bring good prices, and stocker and brokers are in limited supply and the best young things are held at higher figures. There were several buyers on the market and several large or ders on eastern account. Taken altogether the general cattle market was in a satisfac tory condition. Ten thousand boss arrived to-day, or 11, 000 less than last Tuesday, and about 17,000 less than for the same time last week. The general market remains in an unsatisfactory condition. The receipts are light, but this fact does not seem to at all increase tbe de mand. Packers are not buying to any ex tent. Yesterday shippers took 92 per cent, of the arrivals. The provision market seems in an unset tled condition both "longs" and "shorts" seem uncertain as to the future. Prices on hogs to-day ruled about steady, varying but little from the general range of yesterday. The demand however was slow and the un dercurrent decidedly in the direction of lower prices. Takiug the fresh receipts, there was at least\m sale among which were a large per cent, of pigs of 130 tu 140 lbs. average. As is usual in the moruing spec ulators bought a few loads of good grades to top out the stale stock tbey are carrying, and after that demand was lilied the market was almost lifeless. The estimated receipts of sheep were 9,500 or 10,000, against 6,200 last Tuesday, mak ing an increase of 3,000 for the week so far. There was a fair demand for the best sorts during the morning, that is, shippers, and the dressed mutton dealers took the top lots and hard good prices, but there was left all the common and medium that it would seem must sell lower before a decrease can be effcted. Common and medium sorts are always at the mercy of local dealers and such, under favorable conditions, for the local dealers have been known to decline 50c per 100 iu half a day. The general tendency was to lower prices. Chicago Financial. [Special Teiegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 20. —Eastern exchange between city banks was easier. Sales were at 25c prem ium for $1,000, but at the present writing there are more sellers than buyers at 25c. The money market remains steady at 5@7 per cent. A fair demand existed, but the supply of loanable funds more than keep pace with the require ments. A fair amount of currency was forward ed to the grain and live «tock districts. The clearings of the associated bonds were $0,528,000 against $8,347,000 yesterday. Henry Clews & Co. wired to Schwartz & Dupee this afternoon: The market continued its reac tionary course which set in a few days since and which w*e at its begining foreshadowed as its probable action. Prices consequently chipped away by degrees from one period and the other throughout the day, a process which is likely to be prolonged ' while stocks are poured out by the cliques of late upon parties less able to carry them than themselves. Besides which, such purchasers have only recently been made for a scalp, and it has proved unprofitable, and much of this character of support is likely to dwindle down to narrow proportions. The market is now in that state as to compel the marking down of prices before a new ans sufficiently strong wave is likely to set in and bring with it the activity which is essential, a healthy condition. We again reiterate onr re cent advices to sell on rallies and secure profits in all instances, where they exist and sell with out regard to the bullings of the cliques, as they have none for others. NEW YORK. [Special Telegram to the Globe.J New York, Feb. 26.—The market was in clined to be weak even in the opening moments. A good demand for Delaware & Lackawanna, Reading Oregon Transconti nenial and Pacific mail soon changed the tone and for a time there was considerable activity and an improvement in prices. The bears then commenced their usual morning raid on the grangers and under the effect of their selling, the whole list fell off and the market becoming very dull. In the last hour there was a little more life in the coaleries, and Reading sold at 60. Delaware & Lackawanna is reported as showing an increase in net earnings for the year of $2,883,000, with the surplus in creased $485,000. There were some weak spots at the last. Central Pacific touched 60, Northwestern went below 120, and the bears were rather in the ascendency. West Shore bonds fell one per cent., Pullman Palace sold at 108% and the feeling was anything but buoyant when the exchange closed. The following roads show a gain in earn ings for the third week in February: Oma ha, $7,000; Canadian Pacific, $2,000, and Manitoba, $4,000. The first named was very weak, the preferred stock selling for 93. At the last some of the light weight fancys were quite strong, and Reading and Pacific Mail were well supported. During the middle hours the marks': was exceedingly dull and devoid of all feature and interest. The bears gradually felt their way, attack ing Central Pacific, and after that North western and St. Paul and Northern Pacific. While this was going on, brokers in their employ bid % to bankers for the pivilege of calling 1,000,000 gold at 101 during the present year. Woerishoffer was a free seller during the last half hour, and the bulls ST. PAUL, MIXX., WEDNESDAY MORXIXG, FEBRUARY 27, 1884. seemed Indisposed or unable to give any material support to their specialities. The manipulation is equally pronounced to-day, but this time it happens to be on the part of the bears instead of the btills.* Un less the bulls come to the rescue very quickly the public will again soon take a hand in the market and it will be on the bear side. THE CRIME RECORD. A Brutal Outrage Upon a Young Girl of Fifteen by Two Fiends. The Killing of ex-Senator Cooper by Bandits in Mexico. Other Minor Crimes and "Wicked Doings from Other Points. AN OUTRAGE. Louisville, Feb. 26.—A Courier-Journal Elizabethtown, Ky., special says, there is much excitement over the outrage of Miss Cora Vannort, a respected lady living near that place, by a negro, Miles Petty. A mob was organized and the officers barely saved Petty by hurrying him off to Louisville, add minister troubles BRUTAL OUTRAGE. Madison, Wis., Feb. 20.—Excitement runs high at Sun Prairie over the brutal out rage of Lena Spraight, by two young men. Two hundred citizens have organized, and the sheriff has taken extra precautions to save his prisoners from mob violence. It is believed they will be lynched, unless the crowd is pacified. Edward Peckham invited the Spraight girl, who is only fifteen years old, to a ride to her borne, nine miles "from his uncle's house, where she was employed as a domestic. When on the road he was joined by Alexander Peckham, and they forced the girl to submit to them in a school house, which they passed. The girl was ter ribly injured. Alexander Peckham was cauirht in Watertown, but Edward Peckham is still at large THE KILLING OF COOPER. Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 26.— The American has received advices from Culiacan, Mexico, giving the particulars of the recent killing of ex-Senator Henry Cooper. "When within a mile of Culiacan Cooper and his com panion were attacted by two bandits. His companion immediately fled, killing one of the robbers. Tbe other robber then fired, shooting Cooper through the heart. The robber fled and has not yet been captured, though the authorities made every effort. FOCND GUILTY. Detroit, Mich., Feb. 26.—Geo. W. Wilson, who two mouths ago killed Policemau Bul lard, while resisting arrest, was to-day con victed of murder in the second degree. Washington. Feb. 26.—Stephan Lang, colored, testified before the Danville commit tee that he was in the hardware store the day before the fight and saw two white men loading about one hundred and twenty-five double barreled guus. He went to another hardware store and there found a white man loading double barreled guns. Rufus Hatchett, (colored) beard a white man say at the postoffice that "white folks were going to rule this town if we have to kill all the niggers." THE ZORA BURNS CASE. Lincoln, 111., Feb. 26.—Last Thursday a detective delivered a satchel and valise to the turnkey of the county jail, and the satchal is declared to be that of the murdered girl, Zora Burns, while the valise is said to con tain her gossamer and hat. The authourities now assert they positively have evidence which will surely tend to couvict the murder er of the girl. CAPTURE OF A HORSE THIEF. Ft. SmiTH, Ark., Feb. 26.—Robt. Lan ders, a noted Texas horse thief, was arrested here this evening. He stole horses from stock associations at Gainsville, Texas. Large rewards were offered. When arrested he was fixing for a raid on wealthy stockmen in the Indian territory. SAVAGES ATTACKING THEIR ENEMIES. San Francisco, Feb. 26.—A report comes from Auckland that the government schooner Julia, which is regularly employed in procur ing laborers from the different groups of islands in tbe Pacific to work on the sugar plantations in the Sandwich islands, recently landed at the island of Nanonti, with about thirty returned laborers. The returned laborers belonged to the Tarawa and Apaing, in the same group the people of which have been at con stant warefare with the inhabitants of Na nonti. The returned laborers, on landing, seized a number of young girls and ravished them, which provoked light with the inhabi tants, who were armed only with clubs and spears. Twenty of the Nan ontis were killed and many wounded, while others escaped to the island of Apamama, a short way off. Re inforcing there, a number returned to Na nonti, in which several were killed on each side, and three or four of the assailants car ried off to Apamama. SHOT THROUGH JEALOUSY. Rochester, N. Y., Feq. 26.—At the Whit comb bouse, this morning, Mrs. Bussey, of Troy, shot another woman, whom she al leged was her husbands mistress. The wound is not fatal. CROUCH'S EXAMINATION POSTPONED. Jackson, Mich., Feb. 26. —The examina tion of Judd Crouch, for the alleged shooting of Detective Brown, was continued until March 5th, as Brown failed to appear to-day. The clothes Brown wore when shot were con . sumed in Sunday's fire. ARRESTED FOR APPROPRIATING MONEY. New York, Feb. 26.—Taff, Gent & Thom as, of Columbus, Ind., grain dealers, are rep resented in this city by Oscar O. Bennett, for whom he purchased a seat in the Produce exchange. Bennett and the bookkeeper, E. R. Russell, were both arrested to-day on the charge of appropriating the funds of the firm. A GOOD HAUL. Halifax, N. S.,Feb. 26.—Wm. H. Haigh, of Port Hope, Ontario, a passenger in the Circassian from England, was robbed on the passage of $3,000 worth of jewelry and other valuables. The theft was not discovered till tbe passengers landed. Northwesterners in Chicago. [Special Telegram to the Globe.1 Chicago, Feb. 26.—The principal arrivals to-day from the northwest were: Grand Pacific: Alfred Dicky, Jamestown; Geo. B. Winship, Grand Forks; T. Routledge, Win nipeg; Chas. N. Nelson, Stillwater; E. V. Holcomb, St. Paul. Tremont: H. M. Mc- Donald, Pierre, D. T.; J. W. Mitchell and wife, Mapleton, D. T.; W. A. Holgate, St. Paul; C. T. Whaley, C. S. Randall and M.E. Trumur, Winona. Sherman: A. T. Baker, Evansville, Wis.; Peter Lansing, Deer Lodge, M. T ; J. W. Townshend, Stillwater; Mrs. H. Wheeler, Sioux Falls; A. J. Bells, St. Paul; Solon Johnson, Butte Mont.; Ernest Schuest, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Alexander, Harrod, D. T.; J. H. Portman, Minneapolis. Palmer house: Thomas Cullyford and wife, Duluth; S. S. Sherer. St. Paul. A Gold Mine Discovered. Louisville. Feb. 26. —A Courier-JoumaVs Erin (Tenn.) special says great excitement prevails at that point over the discovery of a gold mine. While outhunting, A. H. Bern athy found a cave and evidences of gold. He took a lease of the land, and is selling lots at big profits. Over $5,000 worth of nuggets are on exhibition in a store. Miners and railroad men are flocking in already, and there are over 200 strangers in town. Picks and shovels are in demand, and the hotels are all crowded. Erin is a small place on the Louisville & Nashville road, near the Tennessee river. THE OLD WORLD. Lord Peel the New Speaker of The House of Com mons. Further Particulars of the Explos ion at Victoria Station. The British Make an Advance Against the Rebels at Trinkitat. A Full Budget of Interesting News from All Farts of the Old AVorld. GE>*. GRAHAM TO ATTACK. Catko, Feb. 26. —Gen. Graham telegraphs Gen. Stepbenson that the preparations for his advance.have been completed. He has altered the position of his troops, and the right wing now resting on the Luke; behind Trinkitat. The tenth hussars made a recon noissance to-day toward Teb, and found the enemy in force on the heights, and at the enterance to the defile. Gen. Graham has been reinforced by eight machine guns, worked by naval gunners. It is expected that a battle will take place on Friday, and that the point of attack "will be three miles north east of Trinkitat. The British minister, un der sanction home government has in structed Gen. Graham before engaging the rebels to summon Osman Digma to liberate all the taken soldiers and all survivors of Sinkat desiring to return to Egypt, if he re fuses to liberate them, give him battle forth with. The minister advises the government, if Gen. Graham defeats Osmau Digtnu, it should stop the advance of the British troops and capture Tamanch Osman Digmas headquarters and not let them at tempt to march to Berber, as an advance be yond the Red sea litterai weuld compromise the mission of Gen. Gordon and lead the tribes to belive it was intended to wage war against Elmahdi. EGYPTIAN FINANCIAL SCHEME. Vincent, the financial adviser of the kncdive, is going to England to urge the scheme of financial reform, sanctioned by Minister Baring. The outlines of the scheme are as follows: A suspension of the sinking fund provided for under the liquidation law; the reduction of interest on the Suez canal bonds, held by England, to 2*4 Per cent* , taxation of resident foreignsrs and reduction of army and civil administration. The total which it is estimated will be realized by these reforms is over £1,000,000 yearly. YESTERDAY'S EXPLOSION. London, Feb. 20.—Col. Maj. Endie, who critically examined the ruins, thinks the ex plosion was due not to gas, but to some pow erful compound. A report is current that the parcel leftin the cloak room was intended foruse against the house of parliament to night, and that it exploded accidentally. The theory that the explosion was caused by dy namite gains further confirmation from the fact, that the greatest damage was done lat erally. Only two persons are injured, and they "slightly. The officials of the railroad discredit the idea that the explosion was the result of private malice, as the cost of the material would deter a discharged servaut from thus retaliating. It is generally attrib xited to the persap-* '•vfto caused the explosion in the station of the underground railway some months ago. A clerk states that a mau deposited a heavy valise last evening, and cautioned him to be careful with it. Some time afterward the clerk heard a noise like an alarm. A NEW SPEAKER. London, Feb. 26.—Arthur Wellesley Peel was unanimously elected speaker of the house of commons to-day. Mr. Peel made an elo quent speech, thanking the house for the way his name had been received. At the conclusion of his. speech he was conduct ed to the chair amid the cheers of the house- Gladstone congratulated the new speaker upon his elevation to so responsible a posi tion. Sir Stafford Northcote also offered his congratulations, and sai 1 the opposition would support Peel as long as he continued to occupy the cliair. A BRAVE PEOPLE. London, Feb. 26.—Advices state Hovas have succeeded in secretly landing in Mada gascar a number of Krupp cannons and other munitions of war, and have gone to protect the Tamatave capital. An English colonel named Willoughby, has obtained the chief command of the Malagassy army, and a number of other Englishmen hold minor commands. The arsenals are busy in the in terior of the island, and the Hovas hope soon to be able to make an attack upon Tamatave, now held by the French. A NEW PAPEE. Paris, Feb. 26.— Lematin the French edi tion of the Meriting Ne.ns, appeared for the first time this morning. Its most striking characteristic is independence in politics. It gives all sides an opportunity of stating their opinions. Paul de Cossagnac will write on the position of the Bonapartists, Corneil on that of royalists, and Arena will represent the government. CONGRATULATORY. Berlin, Feb. 26.—The Grand Duke Michael, of Russia, arrived here, at the head of a depotation, which came to congratulate the emperor upon the seventeenth anni versary of his entrance into the Russean order of St. George. The German crown prince and Frederick "William met the grand duke at the station and gave him a cordial greeting. A SAVORY DISH, London, Feb. 26.—The duke of Mailbor ough, testified to-day in Lady Alyisford ali mony suit. The case then went to the jury, who found for the plaintiff for the amount claimed, and gave a verdict for the defen dant, on the counter claim,for molestation, which consisted in calling her the bastard of the lord of Guernsey. The lords passed a bill for the prevention of the introduction of foot and mouth disease by foreign cattte. POOR SOLDIERS. Suakim, Feb. 26.—The Egyptian officers have discarded tbeir uniforms and appear in different to the situation of affairs. A num ber of convicts are here, implicated in the massacre at Alexandria,and recently released by Admiral Hewett, and are joyfully parad ing the town, expecting a rebel triumph. CRITICAL AFFAIRS. Suakim, Feb. 26. —The condition of affairs here is critical. The Turks in command of the Nubians who refused to go to. Trinkiat have resigned. The transport Nerco, which ran ashore is sinking. ALL QUIET. Khartoum, Feb. 26.—The city is tranquil, and the market is full of Arabs daily, who freely bring in produce, the prices of which have fallen one-half since Gordon's arrival. FEVER PLENTIFUL. Paris, Feb. 26. —Advices from Madagas car, state that fever is rife among the French men at Tamalative. HIS OPINION OF LONDON. Paris, Feb. 26.—M. Clemencean is much pleased with the tenement dwellings for working men in Landon, but was horrified, however, at the slums which surpass in de grading filth and wretchedness anything in Paris. In-filtration of socialism into Eng lish politics struck him a remarkable sign of the times. COMING TO AMERICA. Vienna, Feb. 26.—A strong movement is on foot in the province of Galicia in favor of emigration to America. The magistracy of East Galicia unanimously petition the ©InbE. j governor of the province to prohibit the sale of passenger tickets for Amercian ports. ENTREXCHIXG THEMSELVES. Haxoi, Feb. 17.—A Chinese reconnolter ing party advanced to within five kilometres of this place, but retired before the shells of the French. Sontay is powerfully garrisoned and works of defense are being rapidly erect ed. Hunghoa is also strongly fortified. A PARTISAN". London, Feb. 26.—Arch Dale, appointed high sheriff of Fermaugh, is reported as say ing, if be ever got a Parnellite at one end of a rope, he would give a very heavy tug at the other end. The Parneliite members of par liament intend to question the government in regard to the language. AN AFGHAN PRISONER. London, Feb. 26. —The Persian govern ment has ordered Ayoob Khan to be detained as a state prisoner. DANGEROUSLY ILL. Paris, Feb. 26.—Prince Krapotkineis dan gerously ill in prison. His wife is^permltted to attend him by day. The doctors say he will certainly die unless removed to more health ful quarters. AN ADVANCE. Trinkitat, Feb. 26.—One thousand Brit ish troops advanced four miles to-day, and occupied Baker Pasha's fortifications. The enemy retired, waving their 6pears. THE SERVIA SEEN*. Liverpool, Feb. 26.—The steamer Repnb lie, from New York, reports that she passed the Servia shortly after she left England. The Servia was then proceeding fast under steam. STEAMER DISABLED. London, Feb. 26.—The steamer Servia, from Liverpool for New York, was passed 800 miles west of the Fa3tnet apparently disabled. FATAL CAVE IN. Allentown, Pa., Feb. 26.—Amandas Boyer, superinteudent of Heunlnger's mine, was killed by a cave in this morning. DAMAGE BY TOE EXPLOSION. London, Feb. 26.—The damage caused by the explosion is estimated at £4,000. A MINISTER IN DIFFICULTY. Berlin, Feb. 26.—The position of the Prussian minister of ecclesiastical affairs and public instruction has been somewhat shakeu Certain antagonism existed between Bis marck aud him,in connection with the nego tiate with the Vatican. That difference is now believed temporarily adjusted, and a change is not considered imminent. The PolitischeNachriclien is advocating the recall of Minister Sargent said, it will be conducive to better relations between two great friendly nations, if in place of present male infor matus, a melius informandus American minister were sent to Berlin. THE SITUATION AT SUAKIM. Suakim, Feb. 26.—Admiral Hewett has started for Trinkitat, indicating that the con dition at Suakim is not as critical as im agined. It fs supposed that General Graham is awaiting the arrival of the 65th regiment, 500 strong, due from Aden to-day. With rej gard to Tokar nothing is known except that the rebels surround the place. Spies are un able to penetrate to the town. A CRISIS IMPENDING. Paris, Feb. 26.—A cabinet crisis is re garded as imminent, tbe subject of conten tion being the questiori of raising the salaries in primary school matters. In the debate on Saturday the cabinet, with the exception of the minister of public instruction, wished to defer the matter, owing to lack of funds. DICKENS' HEATH SECRET. Some Light on "the Mystery of Edwin Drood." In the February Century Miss Alice Mey nell tells "How Edwin Drood was Illustrated" by E. L. tildes, several of whose studies for the story accompany the text. Mr. Fildes was in a degree a confident of the novelist, and to some extent he anticipated the mys tery of the story, as we learn in the follow ing: "Over the type of Jasper there was some consultation. Mr. Fildes made three shots, one of them proved to be a palpable hit. But as to the story itself and the mystery, no con fidence were made by Dickens. The often repeated assertion that be told no one his intentions as to the intrigue is true in so far' as be volunteered no such telling. But a part of the mystery was, as a matter of fact, surprised out of him by Mr. Fildes' kneeness and care in taking up a suggestion. It hap pened in the followiug way: The artist had taken special note of a change in the descrip tion of Jasper's dress. Not only did the fact that Jasper wore in the last scenes a large black silk scarf, muffling therewith his throat and keeping his beautiful voice from cold, appear duly in the drawing, but Dickens saw that the thing had been drawn with a kind of emphasis. Mr. Fildes confessed that he had divined its significance, whereupon Dickens was somewhat troubled with the misgiving that he was telling his story too fast. The scarf was, in fact, the instrumen of murder. After fostering the notes of the even-song anthem, and hanging lightly about the throat of the murderer as he talked with his victim, it strangled the young breath of Edwin Drood on the night of the great gale. Charles Dickens was probably wrong, how ever, in supposing that too marked a point would be made of this by the reader; the dreadful use to which the thing was to be put has probably been guessed by few. It was, of course, otherwise with the clew of the ring given by Grewgious to Edwin. That this one indestructible piece of gold was up on the young man's person, unknown to the murderer, who had withdrawn the watch and the pin, and that it was to remain and bear witness after quicklime had destroyed the murdered body in the cathedral tower, must have been obvious enoftgh to every careful reader. The central crime of the book (and no fictitious wickedness was ever more fraught with powerful and pen etrating horror than is this one) can never have been intended by the author to be a mystery; the secret that Charles Dickens intended to keep, and kept in effect, was the m »ner of the discovery. He is a keen reade who has ever found out who and what was Mr. Datchery, and of this Mr. Fildes knows no more than does the public. Some com mentators, more interprising than attentive, hazarded the conjecture that this strange fig ure was a disguise of Edwin Drood himself, who had escaped death and was on the track of his would-be destroyer. This idea was childish, and might have been corrected by an ordinarily careful reading of the book. But finding that Mr. Fildes knew a great deal, Charles Dickens went on to make the princi pal revelation which concerned the central figure; he told his illustrator that Jasper was to be brought to justice In the end of the story. A drawing of this originally and most strongly conceived crimininal locked up in the condemned cell (which waf to have been studdied at Rochester) was then planned between the two as one of the final subjects. By means of this design the 'con demned cells' of two generations of artists— Fagin's, as conceived by George Cruikshank, and Jasper's as conceived by Luke Fildes— would have been brought into interesting comparison." High License. New York, Feb. 26.—Thousands attend ed the mass meeting to-night in favor of the passage of a high license bill. Henry Ward Beecher said he did not believe it to be pos sible to enforce total abstinence, but it would be a good thing to shut up some of the vile dens that now flourish in the metropolis. Measles Epidemic. Albuquerque, N. M., Feb. 26.—A terrible scourge is among the Zuni Indians. Over 100 children have died with measles the past month. The disease is still raging. The scenes about the Indian villages are sicken ing in the extreme. CASUALTIES. The Railways are Beginning to Try the Effects of Collisions Again. A PANIC. Montreal, Feb. 26.—A false alarms fire in the Royal theater, at this afternoon's mati nee caused a panic. Women fainted, and were trampled upon. Several were badly bruised. A COLLISION. Utica, N. T., Feb. 26.—The west bound passenger train of the West Shore road was in collision with the wild cat freight, at Little Falls. The engines, baggage car and three freight cars were.wrecked, and two per sons were slightly injured. THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI FLOODS. New Orleans, Feb. 26.—At Shreveport the river is the highest since 1S49, and still rising. Steamers are bringing in stock aud people from the submerged plantations 100 miles above and below. The whole country is reported under water and great damage is being done. COLLISION. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 26.—The two pas senger trains on the St. Louis Air line col lided near the bridge this morning, aud both engines wore demolished but neither train was otherwise injured. Several passengers were sliehtly bruised by being thrown against seats. The accident was the result of carelessness. An unknown man was run over and killed by the Jeffersonville. Madi son & Indianapolis train this afternoon near New Albany. BODIES BEING FOUND. Jackson, Feb. 26.—Three bodies thus far are found in the ruins of Sunday's fire. A number of bones have been fished out. It is believed that six or seven persons per ished. STEAMER AGROUND. New York, Feb. 26.—A National steamer passing Saudyhook to-night suddenly stopped, to all appearances aground. Two ships of this line are due, the Canada and Helvetia. At midnight the steamer was still in the same position. A STORM AT SEA. Philadelphia, Feb. 26.—The steamer British Crown arrived from Liverpool, alter a twenty days trip. On February 9 a terri ble hurricane came on, the sea running very high and breaking over the vessel, Injuring several seamen, smashing the companion way and captain's room, and carrying away four boats. On February 14, the gale in creased in fury. Captain Nowell had canvas bags filled with oil hung from the side of the vessel. These prevented the seas from breaking over the ship. Heavy weather con tinued until the Capes were reached. The saloon passengers numbering 11 and the steerage passengers numbering 230 are all well. JUDGE HUNT DYING. A Brief Account of the Life and Ser vices of the Distinguished Jurist. MINISTER HINT DYING. St. Petersburg, Feb. 26.—United States Minister Hunt is dying. Minister Hunt has been unconscious since Sunday last. JUDGE HUNT. William H. Hunt is a native of South Car olina, and was educated at Yale college. During the nullification excitement his fam ily strenuously opposed the doctrines of Cal houn, and fell into such disgrace In their own state that they moved to Louisiana. Here Mr. Hunt began his career as a lawyer, and soon obtained eminence in his profes sion in New Orleans. He was a close stu dent and ardent admirer of the doctrines of Alexander Hamilton and the federalists, and displayed unwavering loyalty to the union and hostility to the popular southern doctrines of secession and state rights. For thirty-five years he was promi nent in the legal and political affairs of New Orleans. The reuords of the federal and state courts show that his engagements in cluded all kinds of legal business. For a period he was professor of commercial law and the law of evidence in the law school at New Orleans. In 1S70 he was elected at torney general of Lousiana, which office he resigned the following year and removed to Washington. Iu the spring of 1878 he became a judge of the court of claims. When Justice Strong re tired from the supreme court of the United States, the Louisiana bar, without political distinctiou, unanimously recommended Judge Hunt for the vacancy. Ou the r>th of March, 1881, President Garfield appointed Judge Hunt secretary of the navy, to repre sent the south in his cabinet. After Presi dent Arthur succeeded, Judge Hunt resigned his secretaryship and was appointed minister to Russia April 12, 1882. The Carnival. DNew Orleans, Feb. 26.— Rex to day impersonated Solomon. The subject of the parade was "Biblical history." The Phunny Phorty Phellows followed, illustrating the "fashion, follies and fancies of the day." "A burlesque of the fire department" was succeeded by Comus and his mystic Krewe. The subject of the evening was "the history of Ireland from its discovery 2855 B. C. to 1690 A. D." The Rex reception to-night was a grand affair. Miss Annie Howard wa6 queen. Fires. Greenville, N. C, Feb. 26.—A fire last night destroyed property valued at $30,000. Partly insured. New York, Feb. 26.—Barricklo's sack fac tory, Brooklyn, was damaged by fire to-night a hundred thousand dollars. Insurance small. Over one hundred men are thrown out of employment. Leander Richardson was married at Young's hotel, Boston, last Sundav, to Miss Lilian Helen Stuart. The ceremony was per formed by the Rev. M. J. Sayige R O. P. C. H. BOSTONons PnceCLQTHING HOUSE Oor. Third and Robert Streets, St. Paul, XO. 58. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. 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