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VOL .VII.
A BETTER FEELING.
Wheat Active, Strong and Stead
ier, Closing On 'Change
at 98 3-8 c
Pork Opened Weak, But Firmed Up
Under a Good Demand to
Cover Contracts.
Corn Stronger in Sympathy With Wheat-
Cattle Quiet and Steady-Oats Dull
and a Shade Higher.
Wall Street Opened Weak, Had a Slijiiit
Recovery, Bui Lost Activity aud
Closed Weak.
CHICAGO.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Chicago, Feb. 26.—Prices were reported
at the opening of business here as lower in
New York aud only steady, in Liverpool.
The receipts were fair und local stocks show
ed a small increase. These things with a
clear sky and 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" had some little effect, but later it was
found that the wheat was "doctored staff."
However, this is a small bull agreement, as
about 300,000 bushels wiii have to be deduct
ed from the visible supply next week.
May wheat opened at 97, 973>£(S J£ with few
sales at either extreme. The "big four
were heavy buyers, and tbe crowd "tailed on"
being evidenty afraid to remain short over
twenty-four hours. Some new parties had
entered the pit anil this was probably the
reuson 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 07%e, halted.
Went off to 07 VV, when it was reported that
the visible supply as posted by the secretary
oi the secretary of the Chicago board of trade
showed a decrease of nearly 600,000; that a
heavy New York speculator had appeared in
the New York market as a heavy buyer of
wheat, and a small cloud obscured the sim
for v few moments, wheat went almost with
a bouud to 98J^c, then fluctuated and closed
firm at 98jfcc bid. On the call 750,000 May
Ifaeat went at 98^@}^c, aud closed at
98>*^c. Sellers' curb quotations were report
«d as 98J£c and OSc. Tbe only real transac
tion your correspondent could hear of was at
98^C, although there were reported sales at
98c
Milmine,Badman A: Co. say: "Tbemarket
was active and strong, making a neut ad
vance of a plump cent 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 quite freely
while under \i7 l ._,'<-. The market opened at
about '.)7V May, and sold up from opening
with very few weak spots, closing
at 98*JfjC. The advance to-day may be at
tributed, we judge, to a natural reaction
from the large docliuc. Weak parties having
sole too much, took fright, and all one way.
VVe dout think the advance will be main
tained there being nothing in the general
situation as we can sec, warranting any ma
terial advance, 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 advance.
"There was a report current ou the floor
that some heavy stock speculators from Wall
street had appi ared 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. Then* 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 bulge."
A. M. Wright & Co., say "The outlook
at present is favorable for bettcrprices 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 winter wheat."
Crittenden & Harvey say: "The feeling
seems greatly improved and we think we
shall witness another good bulge ou specu
lative account before we see any lower
prices."
Shepard ifc Peacock say: "It is difficult to
find a good reason to base the advance upon;
there was nothing in the way of news, cither
foreign or home."
Minor, Richards 6c 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 cannot, 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 the wheat market
took the upturn he brought it back through
brokers. There were four or five ears of
corn received to-day of which only 43 graded
No. 2. The receipts are now mostly from
lowa and Nebraska. Kansas corn goes
through without stopping or goes round to
the seaboard. The consumptive demand for
low grades continues good.
Oats were dull, but the consumptive de
mand appears to be increasing, and sample
oats were firm aud about }4(: 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 §18.273^. There were really no new fea
tures to influence prices, except the small re
ceipts of hogs, and trading was chiefly be
tween local scalpers.
Lard was moderately active,but 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
§i§?p iiir in tip
for future delivery, no sales for cash being
reported. Shippers were entirely absent |
from the market.
.Short ribs were weak at the opening and i
declined [email protected] per 100 lbs., but rallied
with other products and the loss was recover- j
ed and closed steady. On the call provisions j
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. $9.30; rib-. $9.50.
The following table shows the visible sup- i
ply of grain as compiled py the secretary of i
the board of trade, St. Paul is added to the
list for both weeks.
Feb. 23. Feb. 16.
Wbeat 34,793,151 35,379,560
Corn 13,639,704 13,089,563
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 lifeh-ss flour market
and sales were very light with a linn holding
lor the-finer family and bakers'brands, bat
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
Hour dull. Buckwheat flour slow
tit over $5 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 6,400 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
aud steady demand for shipping and dressed
beef. Cattle of the 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, and a dozen
car loads of such would undoubtedly break
the market. Butchers' stock of all descrip
tion 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 hogs 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 the 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" aud "shorts"
seem uncertain as to the future. Prices ou
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. Taking the fresh receipts,
there was at loastjon sale among which were
a large per cent, of pigs of ISO to 140 lbs.
average. As is usual in the morning spec
ulators bought a few loads of good grades to
toj) out the stale stock they 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 :j.OOO for the week so far.
There was a fair demand for the best sorts
during the morning, that is, shippers, aud
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, uuder favorable conditions, for the
local dealers have been known to decline 50c
per ]00 in half a day. The general tendency
was to lower prices.
i'h icago Financial.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
CHICAGO, Feb. iltl. —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 [email protected] 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 rtock districts. The
clearings of the associated bonds werj §0,528,000
against §5,:j47,0()0 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 we 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 ballings of the cliques, as they
have none lor others.
KEW YORK.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New York, Feb. 26. —The market was in
clined to be weak even in the opening
moments. A good demand for Delaware cv;
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 ou 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 $2,583,000, with the surplus in
creased 5455.000. 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 1083^ and the feeling was anything
but buoyant wheu 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 marked 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. MINK, WEDNESDAY MORXING, FEBRUARY 27, 1884.
seemed indisposed or unable to give any
material support to their specialities.
The manipulation is equally pronounced
to-day, hut this time it happens to be on the
part of the bears instead of the bulls.- 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.
THECRiMTRECbRD.
A Brutal Outrage Upon a Voting: Girl
of Fifteen by Two Fiends.
The Killing of ex-Senator Cooper by Bandits
in Mexico.
Other Minor Crimes and AVicked Doings
froui Other Points.
AN* OUTRAGE.
Louisville, Feb. 26.—A Courier-Journal
Elizabethtown, Ky., special says, there is
much excitement over the outrage of Miss
Cora Yannort. a respected lady living near
that place, by a negro, Mil<-s Petty. A mob
wa- organized and the officers barely saved
Petty by hurrying him oil to Louisville.
add minister troubles
BRUTAL OUTRAGE.
Madison", 'Wis., Feb. 26.—Excitement
runs high at Sun Prairie over the brutal out
rage of Lena Spraight, by two young men.
Two hundred citizens have organized, and
thi- 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 j
the Spraight girl, who is only fifteen years
old, to a ride to her home, nine miles from
his uncle's house, when,- she was employed
as a domestic. When on tin- road he was
joined by Alexander Peckham, and they
forced the irirl to submit to them in a school
house, which they passed. The girl was ter
ribly injured. Alexander Peckham was
caught in Watertown, but Edward Peckham
is still at large
THE KILLING OF COOPEIt.
Nashville, Teun., Feb. 26. —The American
lias 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 rubbers. The other robber then lired,
sLooting Cooper through the heart. The
robber lied and has not yet been captured,
though the authorities made every effort.
FOUND GUILTY.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 26.—Geo. W. "Wilson,
who two months ago killed Policeman Bul
lard, while resisting arrest, was to-day con
victed of murder in the second degree.
Washington. Feb. 26.—Stephan Lans:,
colored, testified before the Danville commit
tee that he was in the hardware store the day
before the light and saw two white men
loading about one hundred and twenty-five
double barreled guns. He went to another
hardware store and there found a white, man
loading double barreled guns.
Bul'us Hatchett, (colored) heard a white
man say at the postoffiee that "white folks
were going to rule this town if we have to
kill all the niggers."
THE ZORA BURN'S 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
taiu her gossamer and hat. The anthourities
now assert they positively have evidence
which will surely tend to convict the murder
er of the girl.
CAPTURE OF A HORSE THIEF.
Ft. SmiTH, Ark., Feb. 26.—80bt. 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.
SAVAGE 9 ATTACKING THEIR ENEMIES.
S.vn 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 iv the 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 ''islands
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 tight with the inhabi
tants, who were armed only with clubs and
spears. Twenty of the Nanontis were killed
and many wounded, while others escaped to
the island of Apamama, a short way off. Be
in forcing there, a number returned to Na
nonti, in which several were killed on each
side, aud three or four of the assailants car
ried off to Apamama.
SHOT THROUGH JEALOUSY.
Rochester, N. T., Feq. 26.—At the Whit
comb house, 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 sth, 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 0. Bennett, for
whom lie purchased a seat in the Produce
exchange. Bennett and the bookkeeper, E. B.
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
the passengers landed.
Northwesterners in Chicago.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 26.—The principal arrivals
to-day from the northwest were: Grand
Pacific: Alfred Dicky, Jamestown; Geo. B.
Winship, Grand Forks; T. Eoutledge, 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 (Term.) 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, aud
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 Parts of the Old World.
GEN. GKAHAM TO ATTACK.
Cairo, Feb. 26. —Gen. Graham telegraphs
Gen. Stephenson that the preparations for ■
his advauce.have been completed. He has j
altered the position of his troops, and the I
right wing now resting on the Lake, behind
Trinkitat. The tenth hussars made a recou- j
noissance to-day toward Teb, and found the
enemy in force on the height*, 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 Osinan Oigma 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- i
with. The minister advises the government, i
if Gen. Graham defeats (Jsmau lligma, it
should stop the advance of the
British troops and capture Tamauch Osman
Digmas headquarters and not let them at
tempt to march to Berber, as an advance be
yond the Red sea littcrai Weuld compromise
the mission of Gen. Gordon and lead the
tribes to belive it was intended to wage war
against Eluiahdi.
EGYPTIAN FINANCIAL SCHEME.
Vincent, tbe financial adviser of the
knedive, 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 ou the Suez canal
bonds, held by England, to 2J-£ per cent.;
taxation of resident foreignsrs aud reduction
of army aud 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. Muj. 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 thecloak room was intended
foruse against the house of parliament to
night, and that it exploded accidentally. Tbe
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 servant
from thus retaliating. It is generally attrib
uted to the person-1 ! V i caused the explosion
in the station of the underground railway
some mouths ago. A clerk states that a man
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 Wellcsley 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 sal 1 the opposition
would support Peel as long as he continued
to occupy the cliair.
A BRAVE PEOPLE.
London, Feb. 26. —Advices state Ilovas
have succeeded iv 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, aud a
number of other Englishmen hold minor
commands. The arsenals are busy in the in
terior of the island, aud 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 tbe Morning A'e.m, 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 ou the position of the Bouapartists,
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 ade potation, 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 Disn,
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
tbe 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
governor of the province to prohibit the sale
of passenger tickets for Amercian ports.
ENTRENCHING THEMSELVES.
Hanoi, Feb. 17.—A Chinese reconnoiter
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 he ever got a Parnellite at one end of
a rope, he would give a very heavy tug at the
other end. The Parnellite 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 Krapotkine is dan
gerously ill in prison. His wife isj;ermitted 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 spears.
THE SERVIA SEEN.
Liverpool. Feb. 36.—The steamer Repub
lie, from New York, reports that she passed
the Servia shortly after she left England.
The Servia was theu proceeding fast under
steam.
STEAMER DISABLED.
London, Feb. 26.—The steamer Servia,
from Liverpool for New York, was passed
SoO miles west of the Fastnet apparently
disabled.
FATAL CAVE IN.
Allentown, Pa., Feb. 26.—Amandas
Boyer, superintendent of Henningcr's mine,
was killed by a cave iv this morning.
DAMAGE BY TnE EXPLOSION.
London". Feb. 26. —The damage caused by
the explosion is estimated at £4.000.
A MINISTKJ'. IN DIFFICULTY.
BERLIN, Feb. 26. —The position of the
Prussian minister of ecclesiastical affairs and
public instruction has been somewhat shaken
Certain antagonism existed between Bis
marck and him,in connection with the nego
tiaus with the Vatican. That difference is
now believed temporarily adjusted, aud a
change is not considered imminent. The
PoUUscheNashriehen is advocating the recall
of Minister Sargent said, it will be conducive
to better relations between two great frieudly
natious, if in place of present male infor
mants, a melius iuformandus American
minister were sent to Berlin.
THE SITUATION AT SUAKIM.
Suakim, Feb. 26. —Admiral Hewett has
6tarted for Trinkitat, indicating that tbe con
dition at Suakim is not as critical as im
agined. It is 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. 20.—A cabinet crisis is re
garded as imminent, the subject of conten
tion being the question 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' DEATH SECRET.
•Some Light on "the Mystery of Edtein
lirood."
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 Jasperthere 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 he told no one his
intentions as to the intrigue is true in so far'
as he 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 iv the followiug way: The artist had
taken special note of a change iv 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 tbe 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 enough 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 mner 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 tbe 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 Be*?iiininsr to Try
the Effects of Collisions
Agrain.
A PAXIC.
Montreal, Feb. 20.— A false alarms fi*>>
in the Royal theater, at this afternoon's mati
nee caused a panic. Women fainted, and
were trampled upon. Several were badiy
bruised.
A COLLISION".
Utica. N. V., Feb. 20.— The west bound
passenger train of the West Shore road was
in collision with the wild eat freight, at
Little Falls. The engines, baggage ear and
three freight cars were.wrecked, and two per
sons were slightly injured.
TUE LOWEK MISSISSIPPI FLOODS.
New Orleans Feb. 20.—At Shreveport
the river is the highest since 1549, and still
rising. Steamers are bringing in stock and
people from the submerged plantations 100
miles above and below. The whole country
is reported under water and great damage is
being done.
COLLISION.
LotJTSVUXB, Ky., Feb. 20.—The two pas
senger trains on the St. Louis Air line col
lided near the bridge this morning, aud both
engines were demolished but neither train
was otherwise injured. Several passengers
were Blightly bruised by b-.-in>r thrown
against seats. The accident was the result
of carelessness. An unknown man was run
over and killed by the Jeffersonville, Madi
son <ie Indianapolis train this afternoon near
New Albany.
BODIES BEIXG FOCXD.
Jacksox, Feb. 20.—Three bodies thus far
are found iv the ruins of Sunday's tire. A
number of bones have been fished out. It
is believed that six or seven persons per
ished.
STEAMER AGROUXD.
New Yoi'.K. Feb. -JO. —A National steamer
passing Saudyhook to-night suddeuly
stopped, to all appearances atrrouud. Two
ships of this line are due, the Canada aud
Helvetia. At midnight the steamer was still
iv the same position.
A STORM AT SEA.
Philadelphia, Feb. 20.—The steamer
British Crown arrived from Liverp<»ol, after a
twenty days trip. On February 9 a terri
ble hurrieaue came on, the sea running very
bitrh 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 Idled with oil hung from the side of the
vessel. These prevented tie: seas from
breaking over the ship. Heavy weather con
tinued until the Capes were reached. Tbe
Baloon 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.
MINISTEK 111 NT DYING.
St. Pbtzrsbubo, Feb. 20. —United States
Minister Hunt is dying.
Minister Hunt has been unconscious since
Sunday last.
JUDGE HCXT.
TVilliam H. Hunt is a native of South Car
olina, aud was educated at Vale college.
Duringthe nullification excitement his fam
ily strenuously opposed the doctrines of Cal
houn, and fell into such disgrace iv their
own state that they moved to Louisiana.
Here Mr. Hunt began bis career as a lawyer.
and soon obtained eminence in his profi s
sion in New Orleans. He was v close stu
dent and ardent admirer of the doctrines of
Alexander Hamilton and tbe federalists,
and displayed unwavering loyalty to
the union and hostility to the popular
southern doctrines of secession and state
rights. For thirty-live years he was promi
nent in the legal and political affairs of New-
Orleans. The records of the federal an 1
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 iv the law school at
New Orleans. In IS7O he was elected at
torney general of Lousiana, which
oflice he resigned the following year
and removed to Washington. In tie
spring of IS7S 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
distinction, unanimously recommended
Judge Hunt for the vacancy. Ou the nth of
March, 1831, 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.
□ New Orleans, Feb. 20.— 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 2355 B. C. to
1090 A. D." The Rex reception to-night wa
a grand affair. Miss Annie Howard was
queen.
Fires.
Greexvtlle, N. C, Feb. 20.—A fire last
night destroyed property valued at $30,000.
Partly insured.
New York, Feb. 20. —Barricklo's sack fac
tory, Brooklyn, was damaged by lire 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 Sunday, to Miss
Lilian Helen Stuart. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. M. J. Saf'ge
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We make a specialty of Chil
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AMUSEMENT 3.
Grand Opera House '
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
TO-NIGHT!
MATINEE TO DAY.2 P. M.
1 " V"X MA Vll ' HANK
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nCAMKI If 111 I U 1 FKANK
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Grand Opera House!
L. X. SCOTT, Manager.
3NighteASaturday Matinee!
COMMENCING
Thursday, February 28.
HENRIETTA VADEHS
AND THE
Kate Claxton Company
IN THE
SEA. OF ICE I
A i ;ar load of ccenerj and uicchanietd effects.
Prices $1, 75c, 50c, and -.'.v. Sale vt seats cum
mencei a (box office, w a. m. thi-t morning,
Ol A' MPI C THEATER !
TO SIGHT! TO-NIGHT 1
EMMERSON & WESTS
or. \-,li i OXFAHT op
20 STERIiCI IRTISIS. 20
EACH ONE A STAB I
Every Act K-xeived ivith liouuds of Ap
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Reserved seats on Bale ut lux oflk-e.
Liaclies" Matinees Wednesday and
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" NffHAN ~~
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CONTRACT WORK.
Proposal? will be received at the office of the
Board of Water Commissioners, (28 East Fifth
street,) until 1-' M., February 28th, _for furnish-
RUBBLE STOSE.
For further particulars, enquire of Engineer of
said Board.
L. \V. RHKDLETT,
Engineer Board of Water Commissioners.
57-59
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(Twelve years established in Saint Paul as)
BEAL ESTATE AND MONEY BROKER.
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