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RANDALL & BODEEN, Publishers. MORRIS, MINNESOTA. THE DAYS DOINGS. WASHINGTON SEWS. The secretary of war lias signet! the agree ment between the Moline Water Power com pany of Illinois and the United State*, as re quired by the sundry civil act for the yeai ending June W, 1SS3. The company there fore relinquish all claims to its water power, consisting of water power, pools, canals, dykes, etc.. in and around the Rock Island arsenal and the government agrees to make necessary |ermanent and yearly Improve ments: This action settles* a lone-standing and vexatious question, and relieves the army of an embarrassment. The investigation by Special Agent of the Treasury Exkfelds ot the charges against the manager of the mint, resulted in the breakdown of the prosecution, and the dis proval of nearly every allegation in the complaint. MAIZSOAJt FEW8. The Northern Pacific earnings for the past week in September were $171,000 increase $44 ,493, on an increased mileage of 29 per cent. The earnings from July 1 to Sept. 7 show an increase over 1SS1 of $"23,773,20, The Chicago it Northwestern railroad earn ings for the first week in September show a de crease of about $3.500, as compared with the same week last year. The St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba is at last near completion between St. Paul and the international boundary line. The Canadian Pacific is building down from "Winnipeg, and will meet the St. Paul, Min neapolis A: Mani:oba on the boundary line before many weeks. Trains will then run fccm Moorhead to Winnipeg, on the west side of the river, making the direct route to St. Paul. It is currently reported that Assistant General Freight Agent I.. F. Kimball, of the Manitoba road, has resigned his position to accept the gereral North.western agency o the Albert Lea route of the Chicago fc Rock Island. CRIMINAL 'CALENDAR. Six months ago two sisters named Merri wether. daughters of a well known citizen of Huntsville. Ala., eloped to Ohatanooga. with two beaux and were married. One of the sisters, whose name was Davis, discov ered that he was a gambler and opium eater. He mistreated her and she leit him. He dogged her footj-teps, and on Tuesday night told her to return to him or a murder would follow. He had a pistol in his hand at the time. She was also armed, and in an in stant shot him through the bowels. He died, asking that she should not be arrested, as she did it in self defense. John Hill of Mount Auburn township, 111., one of the wealthiest and most influen tial citizens of the country, hanged himself Wednesday morning. The coroner has just returned, and states that the evidence before the coroner's jury was to the effect that he committed suicide because he would rather die than see his daughter marry Lee Pettis, one of the suspects in the Bond outrage case. At Council Blufls, J. W. Laing, a promi nent diy goods merchant, is said to have made indecent proposals to a respectable married woman there whose husband is away a good deal of the time. He came home, and the case was laid before him by his wife. That morning the husband pro ceeded to the store and rawhided Laing in public. George Nesbit, a ranchman living in Tul erosa canon. New Mexico, started for Las Crnces in a wagon accompanied by his wife, Miss Woods and a stranger. The" bodies of the three were found. It is thought Nesbit, who had been drinking, murdered them and then drove off, as he and the team has not been seen since. W. J. Cooper of Indiana gathered to him self six wives, when his surrounding became too sultry and he fled to Kansas. One of his victims secured a requisition from the governor of Indiana, and followed and ar rested her bigamoi s lord at Wilson, Kansas. An unsuccessful ati empt was made to rob the north bound Missouri Pacific passenger train in the Indian territory Monday night In the encounter Conductor Check "Warner was shot, probably fatally. Warner killed one robber. A petition for the pardon of Wm. W. Keene. the defaulting employe of the North western National bank of Minneapolis is be ing circulated by his wife, and the docu ment has been signed by many citizens. "William Mulby, formerly of Clinton, Minnesota, was killed in a row at Maple ton. I. T. TIRES ASH OTHER CASUALTIES. Mrs. Martin Robeski of New Posen, was assisting to thresh some grain, and had just stepped on to the platform to cut bands, When her dress caught in the tumbling rod, winding her ab ut it, and striking her head' and shoulders on the ground. When the machine was stopped it was found that her legs and arms were broken, and that she bad received severe bruises about the head and face, besides being internally injured. She died in about two hours after the acci dent, after suffering untold agony. The storm on the Louisiana coast wrecked the concrete work of the jetties on the South pass as effectually as if they had been swept by artillery, but the channel is said not to have been effected, the regulation twenty-seven feet being registered since the storm. A fearful storm prevailed off the Louis iana coast, backed the water up into the lake and into the South pass several feet, so that the pleasure resorts on the lake shore were inundated, and also the crops on the lower coast to a considerable extent. John F. Robinson of Galena, Ks., was ac« Oidentally shot and killed on the fair ground •t Topeka on Tuesday. eXJTESAZ NEWS SUMMARY. In the Illinois Democratic convention at •Springfield the Rev. 'Dr. Cross, an old time Baptist preacher, made the opening prayer. It was one that will long be remembered in that state. Following the "Amen" there was a perfect storm of applause and many hats were thrown toward the ceiling. It was as follows: O Lord, we beseech Thee to save ns from the devil. O Lord God, we beseech Thee to save us from star route and other thieves upon the public treasury. 0 Lord God Almighty, we pray Thee to save us flom republicanism. For Christ's sake. Am en. The "Minnesota Farmer," of Minneapolis Which has been running as a "Monthly" for the past five years, is henceforth to be pub lished as a weekly journal. The first num ber of the weekly, is elegantly printed and illustrated, and its able and enterprising ed itor, H._ E. Newton, well deserves the suc cess he is achieving. Subscription lists have been opened throughout the state of Georgia for a fund of $30,000 for erecting a monument to the memory of the late Senator Hill. Contri butions are limited in amount to from 1 cent to £10, the aim being to make the movement a thoroughly popular one. A race war exists in St. Louis, the question coming tip on whether or not colored chil Otcn shall be sent to the public schools. At Jefferson, near Chicago, the corner •tone of a new $160,000 poor house has just been laid with Masonic cermonies. The Minnesota Sasgerband at the late meeting in Faribault, voted to meet in Still water next year. J. Sterling Morton heads the Nebraska State Democratic ticket on fuvanti-j'rohib ition platform. Six hundred mormon emmlgrants arrived i i New York last Wednesday, bound for Trtah. POLITICAL NOTES. Estimates and latest returns from Maine make the house of representatives as fol io^: Republican, 102 Fusion, 4S. Last year the republicans had S4 and the Fusion ists 67. President Dumont, of the Louisiana Re publican State committee, has recognized Henry Demas as the Republican candidate lor congress in the Second district. J. D. Ensign has been entered iu the state -enatorial race against W. W. Billson in the Duluth district of Minnesota—both are republicans. The democrats of the Eighth Wisconsin ii. convention assembled at Eau Claire, en dorsed W. F. Bailey, the anti-Price candi date. PERSONAL GOSSIP. A rejKirt is again current that Samuel J. Ti'.den has been attacked by a disease from which his physicians say he cannot possibly recover. He may linger a while, but his early death is a certainty. The present trouble is disorder of the nerves, and in plain fact an incident in the progress of softening of the brain. Washington Hesing of Chicago has a letter irom his father, A. C. Hesing, on his Mexican ranch, dated Aug. 27th, the day after he was reported to have been killed. The letter says the writer is in excellent health and a letter from his nephew August, also reported murdered, states that he is likewise well. Rev. Granville Moody, who, during the late war as colonel of an Illinois regiment, earned the sobriquet of "the fighting par son," has requested to be supe anuated by the Dayton. O., conference, and will remove to Iowa. Isaac Murphy, the first union or war gov ernor of Arkansas, died at his home in Madison county en the 8th inst., aged SO years. He was the only member of the state convention of 1861 who voted against secession. At (ireenburg, Ind., Rev. G. P. Peale, pastor of the Christian church, is cliaiged with drunkenness in the pulpit, the sacra mental wine being his favorite tipple. John F. Finerty the well known Chicago correspondent for years Connected with the Times, is favorably mentioned for congress from the second district of that city. There is no truth in the report that Samu el J. Tilden is seriously ill of softening of the brain. He was riding recently through the streets of Yonkers, N. Y. Mrs. Lucretia Garfield bought for $50,000 cash the Ralph Worthington residence on Prospect street, Cleveland. Calvin Green has resigned the presidency of the Western Union Telegraph company. FOREIGN NEWS NOTES. The Rothschilds ga^e the British troops in Egypt twelve tons of tobacco and 5,000 pipes, the khedive remitting the customs duties. AUSPICIOUS OPENING And Great Success of New Dry Goods House. Large wholesale houses usually obtain' prominence by years of patient industry, and do not start off fully e quipped with expert clerks, surplus cash and eager customers, up on a large business career. Public confidence and popular favor are the growth of time., The exceptions to this law are phenominal and always attract atttention bj their novel ty. An instance of this kind is furnished by the unexampled success of the new dry goods firm of Burke, Walker & Co., occupying the five-storv block,«100 by 1(J6 feet, 230 to 236 Adams street. Beginning business there last January, under exceptionally favorable aus pices, their trade has more than doubled their expectations, and is increasing beyond all precedent. Mr. Burke, for the last twenty-five years, has occupied a leading position in the wholesale trade of Chicago, is favorably known to the business men of the West, and, by previous training and business experience is specially well fitted lor this enterprise. Mr. Walker, for the last five years, was the business manager of the great Dry Goods i house of A. T. Stewart & Co., in Chicago, and was trained to the business and familiarized with the details of a vast dry goods trade in the New York house. He has added to his knowledge of the dry goods trade in the East a thorough acquaintance with the condition and wants of this trade in the West. As the firm of A. T. Stewart & Co., was re tiri from business, they secured the services of a large corps of their clerks and salesmen, so that the house thus organized knew the standing and thegood will of wester mer chants at the start. Importing largely, they have been singularly fortunate in their for eign connections in selecting one of the most competent, experienced and trustworthy ex perts in foreign goods at the head of their Eu ropean house. Such a combination of favor able conditions rarely unites in the persons of so competent men to inaugurate their en trance upon a great mercantile enterprise as attended the introduction of this new house to the dry goods trade of Chicago. Both the ac tive partners are in the prime and vigor of manhood, and good representatives of the class of merchants who have given character, wealth and fame to Chicago With ample capital, abounding industry and enterprise, courteous and affable man ners adapted to make and retain friends, and a resolute purpose to win success by deserv ing it, and with the hearty good will oftheir contemporaries, this house has taken a very prominent part in the dry goods trade of the west. It is the union of active, experienced members of old, and eminently successful houses in anew firm, to conduct a business which they thoroughly understand in a field in which they are well and favorably known. Congressional Candidates. E. B, Phillips, Pro., Fourth Minnesota district. Geo. C. Ross, Rep., Ninteenth Illinois. P. N. Minier, Pro., Twelfth Illinois. Benjamin Hutterworth, Rep., First Ohio, (renominated.) Amos Smith, Jr., Second Illinois. State Senator Artley, Ind., Second Iowa. J. H. Murphy, Dem., Second Iowa. Henry W. Lord, Rep., First Michigan (re nominated). Henry F. Sheridan, Dem., Second Illinois. Archie E. Baxter, Rep., Twenty-ninth New York. J. B. Weaver, Gbk., Sixth Iowa. N. E. Worthington, Dem., Tenth Illinois. N. B. Eldredge, Dem., Serond Michigan. Alex. C. Botkin, Rep., Montana. William Bromlee, Free Trader, First Mich igan. B. J. Hall, Dem., First Iowa. Life at Alexandria. From the London Daily News. The following is an extract from a private letter Alexandria, Aug. 2: "Youmav make your mind perfectly easy about your office. It is completely destroyed the walls, even, are not standing. I went by yester day, and I could hardly make out what was once your door. I do not remember if you had a safe or not. If so, we might fish for it in the ruins. We have escaped pretty well at the house it is not burned and has only been slightly pillaged. The only things taken by the Arabs were the knives, forks and spoons, the house linen, about half a dozen carpets, and all my clothes. Your clock had a narrow escape. The Arabs car ried it as far as the landing, and there left it, finding if, I suppose, too heavy for trans port. You are a lucky fellow to be away at present don't come back until you are obliged. Life is very miserable everybody has lost something. Large numbers, of course, are completely ruined. The appear ance of the town is depressing, and we can not be jolly do what we will. I never saw such a change in a place all the square is gone except our church, St. Mark's build ings, Alderson's new stores and the tribu nals. The advanced posts are at the Ram leh reservoir and a small intrenchment, th Ialaee side of Moss' house. They have a strong picket out by Chapman's houses and along there. Why they do not send the troops out quicker I cannot tell." THE EGYPTIAN WAR.. Old Time British Valor Against Arab! —A Fierce Aattle iu Which Arab! is Routed—Death Blow to the Egyptian Cause. GEN. WOLSELEY'S ACCOUNT. LONDON, Sept. 13.—The war office has re ceived the following official dispatch from t*en. Wolscley giving his report of the battle at Tel el Kekir: "We struck camp at Kassassin l«ck last evening and bivouacked on a high ridge above the camp until 1:30 this naming. We then advanced upon the very extensive and very strongly fortified portion held by Arabi Pasha with 20,000 regulars, of whom 2,500 were cavalry, with seventy guns, and 6,000 Bedouins and irregulars. My force was 11,000 bayonets 2,000 sabres and sixty guns To have attacked so strong a position by daylight with the troops 1 could place in the field would have entailed very great loss. 1 resolved, therefore, to attack before daybreak, marching the six miles that in tervened between my camp and the enemy's position in the darkness. The cavalry and two batteries of horse artillery on the right had orders to sweep around the enemy's line at daybreak. The First division, the Second brigade, under Gen. Graham, sup ported bf foot guards under the duke of Connaught and seven batteries of artillery, numbering forty-two guns, with a support ing brigade. Then the Second division, Highland brigade, leading the Indian brig ade contingent these were on the south side of the canal, with the naval brigade on the railroad, .md advanced. Great emulation was evinced by the regi ments to be the first in the enemy's work. All went at them strai ht. The royal Irish particularly distinguished itself by"its dash and the manner in which it closed with the enemy. All the enemy's works and camps are now in our possession. I do not yet know exactly the number of guns captured but it is considerable. Several trains with immense quantities of supplies were cap tured. The enemy ran away in thousands throwing away their arms when overtaken by our cavalry. Their loss was very great and Gen. Willis is very slightly and Cel. Richardson severely wounded. Majors Colviile, Underwood and Somerviile of the Highland light infantry were killed. Of the Black watch. Lieut. McNeil was killed and Capts. Cumberland and Fox were wounded. Gen. Allison's aide de camp, Capt. Hutton was wounded. Col. Sterling and the surgeon of the Coldstream guards were wounded. Col. Balfour of the grenadier guards was wound ed in a leg and the color sergeant killed. The cavalry is now on the march to Belbecs and the Indian contingent is on its vay to Zagazig to be followed by the Highland brigade. Three Lieuts. Cameron of the Highlanders were wounded. The canal is cut in some places, but the railway is in tact. It has been discovered that Eacheb Pasha and Ali Fehmv Pasha were wounded in the engagement last Saturday. OCCUPIED ZAGAZIG. Maj. Gen. McPherson telegraphs from Zagazig to the waroffice that he made a forced march after the capture of Tel el Kebir and occupied Zagazig ac 4:14 that afternoon. He seized five trains with the engines. The governor came in and surrendered to the British. The people are submissive. A GHASTLY SPECTACLE. Many dispatches are received from Tel el Kebir. Long-continued cheers went up when the enemy's works were seized. The sight below was a ghastly one. Hundreds of dying Egyptians, camels and horses were lying mangled on the ground. The English dead and wounded were mixed with those of the enemy. The English troops were splendidly handled and marched over rampart atter rampart, leaving behind them traces in blood of the work which they had accomplished. Tlie Egyptians were taken by surprise in almost every direction. The negro troops and Arab artillery fought well. Gen. Wolseley watched the light in the thickest danger, and the duke of Con sauglit exhibited extreme coolness. Gen. Wolseley ordered his soldiers to march with unloaded rifles, and if possible, storm the enemy's entrenchments without fir ing a shot. The Highland brigade on the left carried the first line of entrenchments without firing a shot at the point of the bay onet. The guards followed, behaving splen didly. Half of the Egyptians opposed to us in the attack were rabble. We will push on to Cairo without delay. Arabi's troops are evidently delighted at the prospect of an end to the war. Immense stores of ammu nition and 1,200 tents were captured. No doubt Arabi Pasha was completely sur prised. The disposition of the English forces during the darkness of the night was really beyond praise. Col. Harriapi with great difficulty saved RagheD Bey's life as the English sol diers were excited and in no mood to give quarter. Detachments of troops from Ka farel Dwar were reported fleeing toward Cairo. Another dispatch says the enemy's earthworks were quite insufficient to check the advance of our troops. The works were certainly of an immense extent and sur rounded by a ditch four feet deep and four feet wide. The parapet was about six feet and eight inches high, but the works put out so abruptly into the plateau surrounding almost at any point it was possible to en filade the enemy. As soon as the English troops reached the enemy's entrenchments Arabi Pasha got on board a train and or dered it to steam off the scene. Another eye witness gives the following account of the battle: Never did a body of 14,000 men get under rrus more quietly. The very orders appeared to be given in lowered tones. The silence was broken only by an occasional clash of steel. There were frequent halts to enable the regiments to maintain the touch. When the troops arrived within 1.1000 yards of the enemy's lines, they halted to allow the fighting line to be formed. The Egyp tians fled in a confused rabble. Two trains filled with fugitives managed to get away before the English came up. The engine of another train just about starting was blown up by one of our shells, and Lieut. Gordon Carey, who had been wounded, killed with his claymore three Egyptian officers who Bet upon him. ALEXANDRIA, Sept. 14.—Arabi Pasba and Toulba P.isha arrived at Cairo last night. They are both virtually prisoners. The first news of Wednesday's battle that reached Cairo reported a great Egyptian victory, and subsequently, when it was an nounced that Arabi Pasha was on his way to Cairo, it was rumored that he brought with him Admiral Seymour's head. The people of Cairo had never heard of Gen. Wolesley, and imagined that Admiral Sey mour commanded the British forces. When Arabi Pasha arrived alone the populace stoned liim. Negotations for the surrender are proceed ing satisfactorily. The British will prob ably occupy Kafr el Dwar to-morrow. It is stated the surrender will be unconditional. Butras Pasha has arrived at Kafr el Dwar en route for Alexandria, as delegate of the in habitants of Cairo charged to declare their loyalty to the khedive The English troops are now entering Cairo. Gen. Wolsely recently in a reply to a deputation of chiefs from Tel el Kebir who asked that the country be spared the humil iation of a further advance of the British, said he would occupy Cairo to-night, and that in a few hours he would dispatch the first train there with troops. This has since been done. The London Times, in an article on the attack on Telel Kebir says: It is impossible to conceive of an opera tion more suo&ourfjitjftufl. in pmpre •I h.c ,»11A ff masterly manier. The whole plan of the cxmpaigu wa1 settled by Gen. Wolseley with the coHctrrence of his superiors and hearty acquies:nc of his advisers before lie left England. There never was anp quesiton about the can# being the basis of operations. Before he left England he put his linger up on Telel Kebit saying there Arabi Pasha would stand aid there we should attack him on Sept. 15. Ve mention the circumstanes to show that agreat deal which to an out side observer 4661113 chance is really fore seen, planned ir allowed for. Gen. Wol seley has achie ed a success which renders all apology lor hii methods snperflous. STAR JUJLTIO VERDICT. Disagreement as to the Leviathans Brady, thdDorseys, and Vaile—The Little Fiskes, Rerilell and Miner. Convicted and Turner and Peck Acquit led. Judge Wylit delivered his change to the jury in the District oi Columbia court at Washington, in Friday, Sept. 8, and tliej retired after 1C0 days listening to testimony and wrangling of counsel. The jury came into court sexeral times to announce dis agreements anl conclusions but the court would receive lothing but a completed ver dict, and so th'y were kept out until Tuesday afternoon, 11th inst. At 2:05 the jury entered, and through the foreman reported that they were unable to agree. The coirt stated it had come to the conclusion to accept a partial verdict. The roll of defendants was called and all an swered here. The jury then rendered a verdict of acquittal as to Turner and Peck, and of guilty a-! to Miner and Berdell. As to the others they were unable to agree. On objection oi Merrick that Peck had not been arraigned, and consequently could not be included in the verdict, the foreman reported as to others but left out the name of Peck. The jury were then discharged, and Henkell and Williams, couusul for Miner and Rerdell, respectively, gave no tice of a motion in arrest of judge ment, and for a new trial. In the course of an argument on a motion for a renewal of bonds in the cases of the de fendants, wherein the jury Jailed to agree, Merrick said: My motion is double, to increase the amount and require a new recognizance. Ingersoll—It seems this motion is made simply for the purpose of arrogance. The bond now given is good, legally speaking. The only reason for additional bonds is that the jury has failed to convict the defendants and the prosecution pretend that is good evidence that they are guilty. Merrick—The statement that the motion is made for arrogance is gratuitous. Ingersoll—I don't know that. Merrick—I do know it. Ingersoll—I don't care what you know. Merrick said he had more respect for the motive which prompted the motion than he had for Ingersoll's opinion. "I don't want your respect," exclaimed Ingersoll. "And I," retorted Merrick, ''don't want yours." "I don't want yours," continued Inger soll, "and I should feel humiliated to have t." "Peace, gentlemen, peace," remonstrated the court. The court then said he was of the opinion that the recognizance already entered into, so far as the parties against whom there was no verdict rendered or concerned, are sub sisting and valid. As to the two parties found guilty, Rer dell and Miner, I am of the opiaion that their is an end to their recognizances. Henkle—Wftl the court accept a new bond for them pending the hearing of the motion for a new trial. The court stated he would hear Hinkle on that subject upon Wednesday, and he would on that same day hear argument on Merrick's motion to require a new bond. Foreman Dickson said he was requested to return the thanks and gratitude of the jury to the court for the kind consideration with which they have been treated. They were grateful for courteous treatment on all sides. Many of them, though performing compul sory duty since early in March, with an ar my of witnessess before them and almost talked to death, would leave the court now with pie isant recollections of an unpleasant duty. The Court—-The court parts with all of you with sentiments of entire friendliness. I had hoped we should have been able to de cide this case, but you have not reached any conclu-ion. I cannot regard it as a conclu sion of the case at all, but I do not desire to cast an imputation upon the motives of any one. You have not seen the law, probably, as the court has seen it, but you have exer cised your power under the law of deciding finally orr the matters submitted to you. You have decided facts, no doubt, conscien tiously, and it is not for the court to express any dissatisfaction and I take pleasure in saying that with entire feelings of respect, the court begs to express its gratitude for the patient and exemplary conduct which they have exhibited on the trial from the be ginning to the close. Parting with you on these terms of friendliness and respect. I have no suspicion nor does the court en tertain any doubt, in regard to this verdict as representing the conscientious conviction of the jury. It is not such a verdict as I should liave been glad to see, but it is your verdict. It is your work you are responsi ble for it. The court is not. Dickson—As to another subject At the close of proceedings last Thursday your honor made some severe strictures on at tempts made to bribe members ol the jury. I stated then that upon the disposition of this case I would present such facts as I have. Will I present them in a sworn state ment to you? The Court. No, sir, not at all. Your ex perience may have been different from that of other members of the jury. No doubt it is. That is a matter that will probably be investigated in another way. It does not belong to your ver diet. Dickson—No relation whatever. The Court—No. If it be true, as reported to me by several members of this jurv, that efforts to bribe have been made, I think no more abominable, no more censurable depth of crime can be reached. I think this is not the place for the court or jury to talk on this subject. It is a matter that should be in the hands of officers of the law, and if any scoundrel be convicted of such an attempt (I don't know whether a jury would convict here or not) we shall endeavor to do our du ty as a court. Goodby, gentlemen. Ingersoll—We have no objection to the jury stating who approached them. Merrick—Nor have we, and the govern ment will examine the whole matter. Wilson—And counsel for the defense will have a hand in the examination. The gov ernment will not make an examination by itself. Merrick—Pardon me sir, but the govern ment will, and put it where it belongs. The court (smiling)—I never was so hap py in my life. Here are both sides anxious to expose a crime and we shall certainly have a conviction next time. The court then adjourned till Wednesday. The verdict was received with profound astonishment by counsel and bar as well as the general public. -s r. The Story of the Champion (tor. The champion liar is now located in Ovid, Mich., and tells of a man there who, dis gusted with the rain which was rotting his wheat, seized a large butcher knife and rush ing into his field, said he wished he could catch God and cut his throat for sending so much rain. No sooner had he uttered these blasphemous words thar. he stood rooted to the spot, from which lie has not since moved. Two doctors from Flint tried to rescue him, but they were frightened away by thunder and lightning. The people of the communi ty round about are praying for his delivery, bat as yet without avail. The Maine ElectlOBU* The Maine election on Monday last showed a republican plurality of from 8,000 to 10,000 in the whole state. The scattering vote will apparently not be more than 100 or 2,000, so the election of Robie for govern or is assured. All four of the republicnn candidates fox .congress have certainly been elected. Returns for the legislature show net republican gain of six senators apd four teen representatives, giving, a majority on joint ballot. 14@7(C republican, THE JEANN ETTE SURVIVORS. Engineer Melville, Noros and Ninder miiii Arrived in New York—What Melville Han to Say. Chief Engineer Melville and Seaman Wm. Noros and Wm. Ninderiuan, survivors of the Jeanette Arctic exploring expedition, and of the party that discovered the dead bodies of Lieut. De Long and his companions, and Lieut. Robert N. Berry of the burned Arc tic exploring steamer Rodgers, arrived at New York on Wednesday. The steamship l'arthia, bearing Melville and party was met down the bay and as Engineer Melville was discovered by those on the tug they set up a shout of "There's Melville. God bless him," and a party of the l'arthia's passengers started the song of Home Again, and it was taken up all over the ship. Melville was soon on board the United States tug artd made haste to the pi lot house where the ladies of the party were seated. His sisters and neices were warmly embraced by him and everybody in the pilot house wept as Melville sobbed convulsively and held his sister to bin breast. Melville stepped out of tli2 pilot house and encount ered Capt. Wotten, tne aged and grief strick en father-in-law of the late Lieut. De Long. Capt. Wotten grasped the e igineer's hands and, after saying something in an under tone, wept like a child. Melville steadied himself against the pilot house and, cover ing his face with his hands, seemed thor ougblyjovtrcome with emotion. The hospi talities of the city were tendered by Aid. McClave. In reply Melville said that he was a New York boy. one who had been brought up iu the public schools of this city. He felt that he had a right to say that he and his companions had done their duty. He had been in the government service twenty-two years and had stood many kicks and hard knocks. "And I would have stood by my friends if they had stood by me." Mfelville was introduced to reporters, and when asked whether he desired to commu nicate with the public upon any point of special interest, he said, "No, not at this time. The whole matter, the condition of the Jeanette, the trip and the results, is to be investigated by a naval court of inquiry, and I am not allowed to say anything until examined by the court, then everything will be made plain." Melville has the Jeanette log and a private log, Lieut. De Long's last written instructions to him, in fact, is pre pared at the proper time to repeat De Long's last words to him. A file of marines saluted Melville as he landed on the dock, and es corted the Arctic voyagers to a hotel. THE MARKETS. ST. PAUL. FLOUR—Market quiet and unchanged. Patents, $7®7.50: clears, $5.00*5.75: straichts. $6«. C.25: common brands, $1(S4.50 in barrels, 25c extra. WHEAT—There was a fair milling demand, but outside of that the market was quiet. Receipts still light. Prices steadv without firmness. Xo. 1 hard, $1.07 bid, $1.10 asked: No. 2 hard, $1.02 bid, $1.05 asked: No. 2 soft, 95c bid: do Septem ber, 90c hid 85c hid for October, November and the year: No. 3, 75c bid. CORN—Suot corn quie', and nothing doing in futures. Quotations unchanged: No. 2, 74c asked for soot and all the mouth. Sale: 1 car No. 2 at 74c. OATS—Sunoly limited and market firmer in con sequence, thoueh the demand was not particularly heavy. No. 2 mixed, 34c bid: September, 34c asked October, 30c bid, 31c asked: Novem ber, 29c bid, 31c asked: the year, 28c bid, 30c asked. Sales: 5 cars No. 2 mixed, 30c. BAKLEY— Market steady at 5c advance in bide for all grades. Demand from brewers fa'.r. The shipping inquiry was also good, helping tc strengthen va nes. Quotations No. 2, 80c extra No. 3. 65c No. 3, GOc. Bale 1 car No. 3, 59c. RYE—No. 2, 50c bid. FLAX SEED—Unchanged at $1 bid for No. 1. MILLSTUFFS—Quiet and weak for ground feed, for whick $27 per ton was asked. Bran, $10.50 bid. Corn meal,coarse, $27: bolted, $email@example.com per 100 lbs, incoming. Liuseed meal, $1.70(Sl.80 per 100 ibs incomini. BAXED HAT—NO change in the market. Demand fair, but prices weak, owing to excess of supply. Wild is worth $6 per ton, at which price 2 car loads were sold yesterday* NEW YORK MARKET.—Flonr. dull and un changed: receipts, 18,620 bbls exports, 4,600 bbls. Wheat, cash lois firmly held: options opened M@'2C higher, firm, afterward lost most of the advance, closing strong: receipts, 239,000 bu:exports, 142,000 bn: No. 2 spring nominal and unchanged: red, 85c®$l.o8?4: steamer No. 3 do, 97c: No. 3 red, $1.064?)1.0G14: steamer No. 2 red, $1.07(®1.07^ No. 2 red, $1.07J4@ 1.08*4: certificates, firstname.lastname@example.org}4 delivered: ungraded white, 95c\a$l .04h No. 2 do, $1.12 No 1 do, sales 9,500 hu, $email@example.com steamer No. 1 white, $1.11 No. 2 red. September, sales 176 000bu at$1.07?4L"1.08:l4, closing at $1.08%: October, sales, 448,000 bu at $1.0834K1.095£, closing at $1.09M November, sales, 581,000 bu at $1.10M® l-10Tg. clo.-ingar $1.10-^ December, sales, 152.000 bu at $1.1 1 1.1214, closing at $1.12!4I January, sales. 61,000 bu at $1.1314(5. 1.14. closing at $1.13:,'.i. Corn, cash £ifi'lc higher and strong options unsettled and feverish, closing 1 ^c higher anl active: receipts. 75, OOO bu: exports. 1.400bu: ungraded, 70(375'2c No. 3 73W: stenmer 72c: No. 2 75.?7(ic: eleva tor, 75 delivered: Xo. 2 white, !77e: No. 2 September, 74©70c, closing at 7(ic: October, 7338@74:,4C, closing at 7-lJ4c November. 70(5 Tl^c, closing at 7034C: Deoember, 65^®.6668C, closing at GO1". Oats, V" lc higher and fever ish receipts, 102.000 bu exports, 1,200 bu: mixed western, 33® 42c: white western, 40® 46c. Hay, firm at G0'« 05c. Hops, strongly held and in good demand in New York State: 47(£f56c for fa'.r to fsncy. Coffee dull and nominal. Sugar, demand fair and market firm. Molasses, quiet but steady. Rice, demaDd fair and firm. Petroleum, higher and firm: united, 61:isc: crude. G^7IG34C refined, 7 «7^JC. Tallow, dull: prime city, 8Tsc. Rosin, dnll at $1.75^1.85. Turpentine, lower at 41c. Eggs, western, steady and firm at 24@245c. Leather, in good demand and firm: hemlock sole, Buenos Avres, Rio Grande, light and heavy weights. 22®26c. Wool, quiet and steadily held domestic fleece, 32^47c pulled, 18if£.42c: unwashed, 3 2(jtf32c: Texas, 14® 33c. Pork, dull and unchanged. Beef, quiet but steady Cut meats, scarce and i.ominal: long clear middles, $1-1.25. Lard, higher: prime steam, $11 .G'J1"®!1.95. Butter, null and weak at 15S31c. Cheese, quie' but steady: western factory, 9@10:,4C flat, Manufac tured copper, dull and uuchmiged: uew sheathing, 28c: Icgot lake 18c. l'ig iron, dull and weak: Sotch, 23i?26r: American, 22^?2G: Russia sheeting, 'Jl lata 12c nails, cut, $3.G5i 3.75 clinch, $5.25@G.25. MILWAUKEE MARKET.—Flour, quiet and un changed. Wheat, quiet and steady: No. 2, $1 September, 99%c: October, 95Hjc November, 9456c: No. 3, 85c. Corn, stronger No. 2, G4?jc: rejected, G\%c. Oats, irregular but in fair de mand: No. 2. 31 ^c: white, 34c. Rye, nominally firmer: No. 1, SS^.c.: No. 2, 55^0. Barley, ir regular aud higher No. 2 September, 80c Octo ber, 76c: extra. No. 3, September. 58c: October, 56c. Provisions, firmer: mess pork, $20 cash and October: $18.65 January. Receipts—Flour, 1.980 bbls wheat. 20,300 bu: barley, 10,890l Ship ments—Flour, G,U65 bbls: ley, 4,747 bu. wheat, 4.250 bu bar Canidates for Congress. Richard (luenther, rep., Sixth Wisconsin district (renomination). Andrew C. Maxfield, dem., Tenth Michi gan. George R. Davis, rep., Third Illinois (re nominated for third term). William Cullen, rep., Eighth Illinois (re nominated). J. D. Horaley, dem., Second New Hamp shire. Lafayette Chisley, gbk., First New Hamp shire. James Atkins, rep., First Georgia. George Carpenter, gbk., Second New Hampshire. Tomlinson F. Jenkinson, bolting rep., First Georgia. Louis J. Sauer, rep., Sixth Louisiana. E. W. Cliapin, pro., Second Wisconsin. William H. Neece, dem., Eleventh Illi nois. Charles J. Willits, dem. and gbk., Eighth Michigan. Poindexter Dunn., First Arkansas (re nominated). J. H. Rogers, dem., Arkansas. Another Minnesota Ravisher. O. S. White of Long Prairi e, Todd county, broke into the house of George White Mon day night and committed a rape upon the mother of the latter. He was arrested abou three hours after the deed was committed and bound over until the next term of court in the sum of $500. The people are very indignant over so small a bond and think that $5,000 would not have been anv too much. There is a strong feeling of indigna tion among the peop'e which may result in lynching White. CIIAJRLE8 DICKENS. Method of Composition—Low Society Drinking-and Cigarette. Garrett Dumae publishes the follow ing interview with the private business secretary of the great novelist, Dickens: "You were Jin amanuensis of Charles Dickens', were you not?" "Yes 1 did short-hand for Mr. Dick ens for eighteen months. I did rot take dictations for any of his novels, only his fugitive pieces. He dictated to ine most of his articles in All The Year Round. He was a very clever gentleman to those under him. ile always treated me very well indeed. Most people seem to think Dickens was a ready writer. This is by no means the case. He used to come into his office in St. Cath erine street about eight o'clock in the morning and begin dictating. He ould walk uj and down the floor several times after dictating a sentence or a paragraph, and ask me to read. I would do so, and he would, in nine cases out of ten, or der me to strike out certain words and insert others. He was generally tired out by eleven o'clock, and went down to his club on the Strand. A very singu lar thing was that he never dictated the closing paragraphs of his story. He al ways finished it himself. I used to look in the paper for it and find that he had changed it very greatly from what he dictated to me. "Dickens had a very odd habit of combing his hair. He would comb it a hundred times a day. He seemed never to tire of it. The first thing he did on coming into the office was to comb his hair. I have seen him dictate a sen tence or two and then begin combine. When he got through he "dictated an other sentence. He was verv careful about his writings. He wanted everv sentence to be as perfect as possible be fore letting it go to press. Dickens was an odd fellow regarding the company he sought. I have known''him, while Twas employed by him, to go down to the Seven Dials, about the worst place in London, and eat and sleep there. He roasted his herring where the rest did, and slept with the poorest. He loved low society. He never seemed so happy as when seated in a poor coffee house with a crowd of the lower classes talking around him. He never missed a word that was said, and was the closest observer I ever saw. Noth ing escaped him. The most minute mannerisms •were noted and stored away. When I was working for him he was at the zenith of h:s fame, just before his death and even then he loved these careless, rollicking rounds, among the poor better than a high-toned dinner/' "Was lie as great a drinker as he had the reputation of being?" "I never saw him drunk myself. I have seen him several times exhilarat ed, however. He only drank the best wine, but he drank "that verj- freely. Sherry was his special favorite, and he never refused a glass of fine old sher ry. He was an insatiable cigarette smoker, and when dictating to me always had a cigarette in his mouth. He was a very spruce man, too. He brushed his coat frequently, and changed his collars several times in a day. He was every bit as humorous in his speech as in his writings. When he was in a particularly fine linmor he could keep you laughing by the hour with his witty talk. He was not one of those men who are above those they employ he chatted as freely with me as am- member of his club on the Strand. Dickens was undoubtedly the best after dinner speaker in England. I heard him at Whitehall* once, the occasion be ing an anniversary of the British Mu seum. There was an enormous crowd, hardly standing room, and he kept them in one continual roar. He was a fine ac tor, and this added to his wit made him it resistibly funny. He was a great eater, not an epicure but a gormand. He ate, and ate, and cared little for the quality, so there was enough before him. HER LOVE NEVER DIED. How an Ohio Girl Remained True to a Lover Who Wore Prison Stripes. Sabina Letter in the Cincinnati Gazette. Two miles to the west and in sight of this village lies the little hamlet of Rees ville, Ohio, with its one street and half dozen alleys. In the spring of 1876 a fine looking young man of athletic form and of about 24 j'ears of age arrived there from Pittsburg and engaged work with a cousin. After a while a revival broke out in the village church. He attended the services, was converted and became 'one of the brethren." Another mem ber of this church was a modest girl of eighteen summers, a beautiful brunette, who is the daughter of the village miller. The young man and maiden fell in love, and love's course ran smoothly until the last Sunday of the following July. On that beautiful summer morning the young man escorted the black-eyed damsel up the one long street to the church, thence back to the starting point, leaving his intended with a prom ise that they should enjoy in the evening one of those delightful pastimes to coun try lovers—a buggy ride. Before the evening two men had sud denly appeare to the voung man as he sat in his emplover's door and invited him to take a Twiggy ride with them. One of these was the Sheriffof this coun ty and the other a similar offical from Pittsburg. It soon became known that a poor orphan girl in his native heath had strong claims upon him. The offi cials housed their prisoner in the coun ty jail until a requisition could be ob tained from the Governor. The miller's daughter did not weaken in the confi dence she reposed in her betrothed and early the next morning set out with a friend to the place of incarceration. A bystander says that the scene here was a affecting one. The prisoner Eemost leaded that it was a set tin job and that was as innocent as Marv's lamb. After their love was again plighted, in company with the Sheriff the doomed lover went to a jeweler's and procured a handsome ring. This was use in the usual manner. After the honest girl had again and again promised to be true, if it was necessary to wait ten long years, and convulsed with sobs, Bhe slowly wended her way out from the gloomy cells. In a few days the necessary papers were made out, the prisoner taken before the proper court Pitts burgh, and there sentenced to one year at hard labor. Five years went rapidly by, until the little hamlet had about forgotten the fore-going circumstances, when three weeks ago the principal actor of this drama suddenly reappeared. When he arrived he did not know whether the girl he left behind him would so much as condescend to recognize him if they should meet. However, it was not lonir until he had obtained an audisnce. In a few days the good miller had drawn on his bank stoclv, the family was seen exceedingly busy shopping, and the village was at once rife with gossip. Three weeks almost to an hour after the prime actor's arrival Rev. J. H. Lease, the popular pastor of the Methodist Church at Wilmington, in the presence of nearly all the village people, pro nounced" John A. St rouse and Miss .Belle Bloom man and wife. Ben Hill's Godl a Living God. From the Atlanta Constitution. Senator Hill, it might be said, admin hia ona octavo dttringhiaUfetiipe. Most of }iis property was disposed of bffor" he died by gifts to his children and wife. His will is short, merely disposing of the re maining part of his property and giving di rections about things that he wished done and in which the public could feel no inter est. Mr. U. H. Hill, Jr., is executor. In item 6 is the following: "I now give and bequeath to my wife and children that which some of them now possess and which I as sure them, in full view of death, is far richer than gol and more to be desired than all human honors. God is a living God and Christ csme into the world to save sinners, I beg them to have faith in Jesus, for by this faith alone can they be saved." The Cause of Tornadoes. Mr. T. B. Maury has an interesting ar ticle on Tornadoes and their Causes in the North American Review for Sep tember. He notes the fact that the tor nado is to be distinguished from the cy clone or thunder storm, which has much less force, the rate of speed of the cy clone being about twenty-five miles aa hour, while that of a tornado is often seventy miles. The one which struck Grinnell on the 17th of last June trav elled 200 miles in four hours. The tor nado belt lies between tlie tenth and fif tieth parallels of latitude, although countries having a mountainous surface are seldom visited by such storms, even when they lie in the belt. The encoun ter between the great anti-trade currents and the polar winds in the belt specified is the chief cause Mr. Maury assigns for tornadoes. The Mississippi valley is described by Mr. Maury as a "grand continental high way in_ summer for the vapor-laden trade winds," which entering the Gulf or Mexico, are arrested in their westward eunent, and must find an outlet to the north ward. The anti-trades, which form the "equatorial" current, are simultane ously moving northward as an upper at mospheric force. A chance stoppage of either of the two currents, causing a conflict between the cold air force from the pole and the warm air force from the equator, occasions the formation of the tornado. Mr. Maury describes a tornado as "a mass of air in violent gy ration, within which there is a center of rarefied air rising upward and flowing out above, the velocity of the surround ing atmosphere, drawn into the vortex below, increasing immensely as it nears the vacuum.'7 Ti:e funnel-shaped ck-ud of the tornado is caused by the conden sation of vapor carried upward to colder regions. Mr. Maury can find no reason for be lieving that the Mississippi valley will ever become free from tornadoes, since they have their cause in the great air currents which no transformation of the surface of the country can interrupt but lie makes suggestions as to how their fury may be escaped. With a prompt telegraph service, furnishing simultane ous weather reports from the threatened districts each morning, a competent me teorologist could give the public warn ing of the existence of conditions favor able to the production of a tornado. Mr. Maury also suggests that by choosing sites for towns and buildingB with an elevation on the southwest side of them, protection from tornadoes may ordinarily be secured, since they al most invariably move from south-south west to north-northeast, and a hill in their course will cause them to leap over whatever is just beyond it. A witness of the Grinnell tornado says: "It did not always visit the earth's surface, but often passed so far above as to inflict no injury, but again would swoop down with relentless fury, carrying destruction for a few miles to every object in its path." This description of "the action of the tor nado which destroyed a large part of Grinnell impressively explains why Mr. Maurv advises the selection ofbuikl-ng sites with an elevation on the southwest 8ide of them. STORY OF MR. PITT. How the Great English Prime Minis ter Foiled an Assassin. London Society. Shortly after the breaking ont of the French revolution, its advocates de nounced our premier as "an enemy to the human race that man so easily to live with," who sang the song about himself called "Billy Pitt, the Tory.'" His secretary one day told him that a foreigner, who spoke English tolerably well, had twice or thrice asked to see him but not looking like a proper appli cant had been sent away, the great man's time being too precious for him to admit every stranger who, on frivolous pretexts, might seek to gratify an idle curiosity. This person, however, had said he would return in an hour the secretary, therefore, thought it was hifr duty to inform Mr. Pitt of such inten tion and ask his further orders in the affair. "Have the goodness.'' said the minis ter, "to open the top left hand drawer in that cabinet, and bring me its contents.'" These were a pair of pistols and a mo rocco case opening the latter he pro duced a snufl-box, in which was set a portrait. "Is that like our visitor?" asked Pitt. "It is the man, sir," answered the sec retary. "Ha! I have expected him for some days. He is sent over to assassinate lae so "when he calls again let him be siiowii up." "Sir!" exclaimed the attached retain er, "will you expose to danger your life on which so much depends?" "There will be no danger, I thank yon but you may be within call, ifyou please." Accordingly the Frenchman, on his re turn. was ushered into the room where William Pitt sat alone, a loaded pistol in one hand, tle miniature in the other. "Monsieur Mehee de la Touclie," said Pitt calmly, "you see I am in every way prepared for you, thanks to an agent employed by "thisgovernment. Attempt mv life and yours instantly pays the for feit. in any case I shall have you se cured and handed over to the !aw." Tbe intended assassin stood paralyzed and dumb at the cool reception. But," continued Pitt, "there is another alternative—personal safety and high re wards are in 5'our power. Sell your ser vices to Great Britain make your mar ket of whatever secret information yon can procure, that may guard us against the machinations of your country be, in fact one of the necessary evils which policv forces us to use in desperate cases do wliat no honorable man could do to save yourself from speedy death your conscience is stained by purposed mur der. Comply, perforce, with these con ditions, and you shall be as liberally paid, as you must, by all parties, be just ly despised." The secretary used to repeat his illus trious master's words, which were, as nearly as possible to the foregoing effect. The clever miscreant joyfully accented these terms, and for many years earned the bribes of a spy in our behalf. No doubt a snuff-box was the safest medium for the warning portra t, 88 fancy heads frequently adorned sucu a thing while had the minature been set as a locket, whoever saw it must have been sure that it depicted some real in dividual. Over $2,000 has already been sub scribed in England to erect a statue in memory of Darwin, and it will be placed the hall of the Natural History Muaeum at eouUi Kensington. 4