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j r GABLE.
Matter * of Interest from , the
Old World.
The Government in accordance with
Glaelstone'a announcement laid before Parlia
ment n list of ofliclal papers relating to the
Afghan frontier question. The papers con
tain nothing which has not already been made
known. They only cover the well known
ground up to the Ponjdch Incident , and throw
no light whatever upon the nature of the ne
gotiations which have been carried on bo-
twccn England and Ruuhu
The British Admiralty decided to
have the combined naval reserve squadron ,
including fourteen first-class men-of war , as
semble at Portland , and proceed thence to
Bantrj Hay , Ireland , to engage in a naval
demonstration of extraordinary importance-
Torpedo experiments will be carried on on a
gigantic scale , and the demonstration will
conclude with a sham naval battle of a mag
nitude beyond all affairs of the kind hereto-
Hundreds ot officers anil soldier *
from the remnant of Wolscley's Nile expedi
tion are arriving atYady Haifa and Cairo ,
many of whom are on the flick list A great
battle Is expected to be fought soon at Khar
toum between El Mahdl and his rival , the
False Prophet. The latter has collected a
numerous force of followers and Is now ad
vancing to attack MahdL -J - ,
The La Republiquo Francais insists
that France must adhere to the French pro
posals regarding the international supervision
of Suez Canal , and says : "If England will
not supervise the canal with Europe , France
will supervise the canal with England. " The
Bub-committee of the Suez Canal Commission
have concluded the elaboration of the draft of
the treaty , excepting the clauses regarding
the International control upon which the
delegates were unable to agree. The second
reading of the draft was fixed for the Itth
InsU , when the plenary commission will be
The British government issued dip
lomatic papers which state that her majesty's
government will be compelled to regard as a
hostile act any movement oC llussia toward
Herat , and on the other hand it is announced
that llussia has spontaneously disclaimed any
mi naclng intentions in regard to He-rat. The
British government is therefore favorably in
clined to consider that the emestion at issue
between England and llussia has reached a
satisfactory solution to both countries. Docu
ments were submitted to parliament covering
the Anglo Russian dispute up to the time of the
Piiujdch indjlpnt which tend to show the ag
gression on the part of the Russian govern
ment upon the Ameer's territory , of which
Ilcut is the salient noint
The Czar has sent General Komaroll
a sword of honor. The hilt of the sword is of
gold , and the scabbard is richly set with dia
monds. The present was accompanied with
an autograph letter from the Czar , warmly
praising KomarofTs military measures and
and his prudence and firmness in dealing with
the Afghans , as well as his gallantry in the
engagement of Dashkepri. A similar honor
was conferred upon Gen. Karjewsla.
iThe approach of the general election
is bringing forward an unexpected political
strength among the British workingmcn.
"Wbrkinginen are concentrating everywhere
upon labor candidates f or parliaraentarj- .
This is noticeable particularly in many of the
larger boroughs , such for instance , as
Glasgow , Newcastle , and other centers
of manufacturing industry. The work-
- ) - iagmcn in these sections are actively engaged
in the act of raisiu < r subscriptions for the pur
pose of sending workingmcn to Parliament.
There is a movement organized in parallel
lines to raise a number of workingmen to the
magisterial bench in Lancashire and York
shire , and several members of trade associa
tions have already been oLercd magisterial
It is consielereel imperative to reduce
the British garrison at Suakim to the mini
mum consistent with the safety of the town ,
because of the rapid increase of sickness , es
pecially of enteric fever. The Shropshire
regiment will remain as a permanent garri
son. It is intended to keep the railway open
to Otao by means of an armored train , carry ,
ing artillery. Negotiations with friendly na
tives have been concluded. Many will come
in under Mahmond Ali , leader of the Amaras.
The Spanish Minister of Marine
answered the senate that the Spanish goy.
crnmcnt had asked of the French govern
ment for an explanation of the hoisting of the
French flag in Spanish territory in Africa.
The excitement at Madrid over the
seizure by France of the settlements on the
gulf of Guinae claimed by Spain , is intense.
"The government is preparing a protest against
the action. The territory in question is oper
ated by the Spanish Commercial society.
Dispatches from Winnipeg state that
Col. Otter made an attack on Poundmaker ,
.and after a severe battle captured him and
-took ICO prisoners. The battle was fought in
Eagle Hills and Otter made the assault against
orders. Twenty-one Canadians and nineteen
Englishmen were killed. No trace of the
teamsters taken by Poandmaker a week ago
was found , and it is supposed they have been
The English Government is consid
erably worried by Italy's demand that the
agreement be fulfilled by which she was to
garrison the Red Sea ports , when the British
troops were withdrawn. Italy counted or.
gaining a valuable foothold in Africa for col
onial purposes by this arrangement , and she
js much chagrined at England's having turn
ed Saakim over to Turkey. As Gladstone
was obliged to favor Turkey in this matter in
order to obtain the porte's friendship in case
of war with Russia , it is probable that she
will ignore Italy's demand , but the situation
is at least an embarassinir one.
Gladstone was annoyed in the house
of commons by Lord Churchill's repeated in ,
terruptions of his reply to Sir Stafford North-
cote's inquiry as to the status of negoti
tiations with Russia. He finally rebuked
in very decided teros ihe disposition
shown by certain members of the
house to treat the government's
cause in a very factious spirit He added he
spoke simply in the Interest of the dignity Of
house Itself , since the opposition mattered
not to ono whose part in future political con
flicts was likely to be measured by weeks and
not by years. It Is Inferred by this language
thatthe premier contemplates resigning at
the end of-the present session.
The Morning Post claims to have in
formation that Lord Duffcrln , Viceroy of In
dia has written the
, government giving an
alarming account of the effects produced by
the yielding of the ministry to Russia's de
mands in regard to thn Afghan frontier.
A Constantinople dispatch announo
cs that the Turkish government Is planting
torpedoes in the straits of the Dardadelles ,
Considerable excitement Is caused in
consequence of the news.
It is authoritatively announced that
Russia demands that both Xulifikar and
Marushuck be considered as In Russian terri
tory. The ameer has hitherto considered the
possession of these two places as of vital im
portance in maintaining the integrity of his
A 1'rotraeted Political Fight Ends in the
Choice of John A. Zoyan for Untied Slulei
Springfield (111. ( ) dispatch : During the
Joint session of the legislature on the 10th
there was a great jam In the honse , both on
floor and in the galleries. Fifty-one senators
and 153 representatives were present. When
the vote was taken a dead silence prevailed.
The democrats refused to vote. The senators
oil voted for Logan , giving him twenty-six
votes. Ruger's vote was received with cheers.
When Sittig's name was called he rose and In
a long speech , explaining his position , he
voted for Logan under protest , and was re
ceived with the wildest cheers. This gave Lo
gan 103 votes. On the call of absentees the
democrats voted solidly for Judge Lambert
Tree. After the roll call Baker , McNairy ,
McAliney , Caldwell , Qulunand Craftschangcd
their votes to Farwcll. Barry and Anderan
changed their votes to John A. Logan , and
the wildest confusion prevailed. This insured
his election. The roll call was proceeded with
after a time , the democrats attempting to
elect Farwcll , hoping to get some republican
votes. Barry withdrew his vote from Logan ,
but stated that he would allow no other dem
ocrat than Morrison to be elected.
Before the completion of the roll call , which
occupied over two hours , Barry the third time
changed his vote , this time to Farwell. On
the verification of the roll call Logan received
103 votes. The democrats tried every means
to draw out republican votes by voting for
Farwcll. but failed. Then they went back to
Tree and he received the full vote. The final
vote was as follows : John A. Logan , 103 ;
Lambert Tree , 99 : lohn C. Black. 2 : J. Sco-
field , 2 ; Wm. R. Morr'son , 1 ; J. R. Hoxic. 1.
Logan was declared seuatcr amid the w ildest
A committed was then appointed to conduct
the general to the house , and , upon being in
troduced , he made the following speech ,
thanking them for the honor conferred upon
him :
Gentlemen of the Senate and JTouse of Jtepre-
sentath'cs of ihe State of Illinois : I congratu
late you on having Drought to a conclusion
this most remarkable contest which has bei-n
going on for nearly four months. I have no
words to express my gratitude to the repre
sentatives of this great state of Illinois for the
compliment they have paid me to day , having
been elected for the third time to represent
this great state in the senate of the United
States. I hope I have so acted and deported
myself in the position before as to bring no
discredit upon myself , my party , state and
couutv , and my past history is the only guar
antee I can eive for my future course. From
the deepest recess of my bosom I a- ain thank
vou for the honor yon have conferred upon me.
There is no position on earth which could be
more gratifying than to represent this great
state. In this contest , Mr. speaker and' gen
tlemen , which has been an unusually closa
and heated one , I am proud to state that noth
ing has transpired to mar the friendly rela
tions existing between myself and my worthy
opponent. For thirty years this gentleman
and myself have been friends and I tiust we
will always continue Fudi. [ Loud cheers. ]
1 believe there never has been a contest be
tween two persons waged more earnestly for
their parties than this and the mutual rela
tions remain so pleasant. I respect JVIr. Mor
risen politically and socially , and I am proud
to say that we are friends and I sincerely lioi-e
we may cer be friends. [ Cheers. ] As to the
other gentleman who was my opponent for n ,
time , 1 can say nothing against htm. tor would
I want to. Mr. Tree and myself lived as
neighbors for mauv years in Chicago and I
have always had the highest respect lor him.
He made as good a con'test coming late into
the field and being a little short of votes a3
he could make. For him I have nothing but
respect. In conclusion , gentlemen , 1 desire
to say that , no matter what may have occuired
dining this contest , it has been carried on in
a spirit of fairness. No such contest has ever
been known in this country before , and it Las
appeared strange to me that there has been so
little cifcitementaud bitterness exhibited It
is remarkable , I say , In a contest which has
lasted so Ions and been so close t at there is
so little bitterness of feeling displayed , and I
desire to say that in representing the peoj le o
this state of Illinois in the United States sen
ate I shall ever try to do that which seems to
me to be my duty , representing my party and
my constituents fairly and honestly. [ Cheers. ]
I leave here having no bitter feeling tow.irei
any one who may have opposed me. 1 respect
a ir&n who will stand by his creeds
and his friends , and I expect no more
from others than is accorded to me. If I go
to Washington I do not go there with any fire
burning in my bosom or a feeling of antagon
ism toward any party or the present adminis
tration. 1 shall endeavor to represent you
fairly ard honestly and stand by you in all
which I believe is risht. Gentle'men , a < r tin I
thank you. I tender you my most profound
thanks" I have not before repaid nor can I
repay jou for the manner in which you have
stood by me in this legislature and state. I
shall ever remember it and endeavor to prove
worthy of the trust you have this day confided
in me. Thanking you again , I hope you will
learn in the future that the wrong man haa
not been elected.
Jledttclion in Grain Rates to Jfew England
A cut on grain and ilour by the western
trunk lines from Chicago to New England ,
says a St. Paul d'spatch , created a disturb
ance in the rate on flour , especially to such
points. The lake rate from Duluth Is the
same as the all-rail rate from Chicago to Bos
ton and New York. The rate from St. Paul
and Minneapolis to Duluth is flvo cents per
hundred less than from St. Paul and Minne
apolis to Chicago. Since the eastern trunk
lines have cut rates it makes the rate from
St. Paul and Minneapolis by rail to New Eng
land points nearly two and one-half cents
more tbnn by rail and Jake to Boston. Mil
waukee takes this business out of St. Paul
and Minneapolis to Milwaukee and there
trnnbfers to boat. Its policy is to keep the
lake rate via Duluth as high as possible so as
to discriminate against St. Paul , Duluth and
Omaha. To arrange this business the prcsi-
do ts and traffic inanaccrs of uorthvrestora
lines have been in conference.
Ca\tse of the Cincinnati Calamity.
A boy , John Meyers , who could give an
authentic account of the Sullivan fire , was
fouud at his home by a newspaper reporter.
Ho says ho was sent to getn two-gallon can of
benzine which he got on the first floor of the
fatal building. Going up to the second floor
ho was passing a narrow pagsairo beside n
press and in the direction of the elevator
shaft , when he stumbled in the dark , struck
the can against the press and broke the g'ass.
The benzine flowed out anel as the pressman
had the gas light burning there , almost In
stantly an explosion followed. Meyer's feet
wore saturated with benzine. They took flro
and he ran toward the stairway wb > re he ex
tinguished the fire on his own person and ran
down to the drug store where he had his
wounds dressed , then ran homo.
Positive , wait ; comparative , waiter ;
superlative , get it yourself.
Virtue is made for difficulties , andrews
rows stronger and brighter for such
trials. r
A. JUXP ojr.ias FEET.
lloie a Professor ISntJedJHa Life
criiig to A'jcumplieh n Great Feat.
This afternoon , eays a New York dispatch
of the 19th , n cab left the New York entrance
of the Brooklyn bridge vid was driven to thu
middle of the great span. Here the driver
pulled up and two inon got out and began to
climb the railing. Be/orc they had reached
the top a policeman came toward them brand
ishing his club and ordering them to "get
dOT7U out of that. " While he was talking
with the young men a covered wagon contnlu-
Prof. E. Odium and a companion stopped
about a hundred feet behind the cab. Quickly
divesting himself of the blue flannel in which
he was dressed. Odium , clad in a red plilrt and
trunks , jumped from the carriage and sprang
lightly to the railing. He quickly reached the
tup , and posing himself for a moment Moo I
erect and glanced hurriedly at the surface of
the Bust river far below him. The pcools on
the bridge set up a cry of horror when they
saw the professor prepare to plunge oil the
bridge Into the rivtr 135 beneath his fceK Tuo
policeman now rushed toward thu professor ,
but before lie ha-i gone a dozen feet Odium.
without a moment's hesitation , had leaped
from the railing out into the air. He held one
hand above his head as a rudder to guide him
in his descent. The river below was at the
moment clear of shipping. A tug and a
schooner lay luzlly in the stream sever.il yards
below the bridge. The tug was filled with
club men and reporters. Captain Boyuton
stood near the prow and clost'ly watching the
bridge. The moment Odium's body wus seen
to leave the railing Harry K. Dixcy , the actor ,
started a stop watch which "he held in
his hand , in order to time the descent.
For nearly one hundred feet the professor
came down all right. Feet foremost he shot
downward with the speed of a meteor , his red
suit making him easily disceruable lor a long
distance. When within thirtv feet of the wa
ter his body began te > turn. As if realizing his
danger Odium brought down his hand with
quleik inoti'in to aid him in recovering his bal
ance. TJie movement , however , was too late.
His body had turned so far it was no\v impos
sible to change its couise , and half a second
later , with a mighty splash that threw up wa
ter on all sides. Prof. Odium's body struck the
water on one side and sank out of sight. The
tug hurriedly pushed itself forward to the
place where the body fell , and Captain
Boynton , after Feeing that life-preservers had
bee'n thrown into the water , sprang over the
side of the boat and watched for the body to
come to the surface. Soon be saw the white
face of the profe s = or rising from the water and
in a moment was by his side. Seizing a lifo-
near by be placed it be-ueath tbe
ody of the insensible professor. Blood min-
plcd with froth came from the mouth of the
drowning man. A row boat soon came to tlie
rescue and Odium was taken from the water.
A few moments later he was transferred to the
tug and restoration adminlstorcd. After con
siderable rubb'ng ' the eyes of tbe professor
opened. "What kind of a jump did I make ? "
he whispered.
"Firot-class , my boy , " responded Boynton ,
"you'll be all right in a little while. " But he
was insensible again before the words had
hardly left his lips. The tug steamed hastily
to her slip , and just as the pier was reached' a
shudder passed through the frame of the pro
fessor , and then after breathing heavily once
or twli e his heart stopped beating and be was
pronounced aead. The body was taken ashore
and conveyed to the undertaker's.
A. Reconciliation Between Gladstone
and tlio I'arnollltes.
London dispatch In the house of commons
Gladstone announced a bill to amend the pur-
ctiase clause of the land act. As already sta
ted in thnse dispatches this is designed to re
move the friction existing between the gov
ernment and the Parnellites. The announce
ment was authoritively made in parliamenta
ry circles that a reconciliation had taken place
between Glaeistone and the Parnellites.
The ministry is said to have promised to In
troduce at an "early elay a bill amending the
purchase clause of the land act , the Parnell
ites in return to refrain from the execution of
their threat to go with the tories at the com
ing general elections.
The people are surprised at Gladstone's
sudden change of front in introducing an
amendment to the purchase clause of the
Irish land act , whereas he stated last week in
announcing the government's programme
that it had been found impassible to consider
this question during the present session.
There is little doubt that the change was
Brought about by ParnelFs threat to obstruct
business and prolong the session. Parnell is
clearly master of the situation and so the lib
erals got up a memorial praying the govern
ment to reconsider their decision. This mem
orial , signed by fifty of tbe leadino : liberals in
the house of commons , offered sufficient ex
cuse to Gladstone for the change. The house
of lords passed the registration bill.
Death , Desolation and Destruction Follow in
is Walc for lilies.
Topeka ( Kansas ) Dispatch : Reports are
Just to hand detailing the facts of a cyclone
in the western portion of the state , occurlng
late Saturday night. A cloud appeared in the
northwest , dark and ominous , which gave
rise to much speculation. People prepared to
meet it , but night coming on confusion
reigned , and none know bow to act. The fun
nel-shaped cloud , whirling , twisting and roar
ing , struck the earth on the line dividing- -
bornc and Rooks counties at the southeast
corner of Medicine township , taking a west
erly course. Death , desolation and destruc
tion followed in its wake for mnny mi ICG. It
is reported that upwards of fifty persons are
injured , including the following :
The Rev. Mr. Grimes , wife and child , killed
at once by flying timbers
Gertie Allen , a small child , fatally injured.
S. J , Johnson , fatally injured from the tim
bers of a falling barn in which ho soughtre-
George Campbell , missing and supposed to
bh buried under the debris.
The bail and lightning were terrific , some
of the stones measuring four Inches. The
damage at Bull Citr , Stockton. Edmund and
Kirwin consists of unroofed bouses , cbim-
neyfl , fences and trees torn down , broken
windows and vrrocKod houses. The damage
hi Rooks county alone is estimated at 530,000.
Attacked by a HIoli In Sacramento.
Sacramento elispatches : The Salvation army
had a grand gathering. Dalegates were pres
ent from different cities of the state. After
the parade through the city they went to
the Sixth street church , where it was intend
ed to hold an all night prayer. While the
Salvationists were encased in their exercises
the church was invaded by a crowd of several
hundred men and boys , w'ho mobbed the Sal
vationists and wrecked the church , and
smashing in the windows and everything mov
able. The Salvationists fled from" the build-
iusr , the rnob followed and attacked them on
the streets. Manv members , male and female ,
we're severely injured. The entire police foree
was called , and after some difficulty succeed
ed in dispersing the mob. No arrests are re
STysterlotiit Absence of a Jan7 : Teller.
John A. Van Gclder , receiving teller of the *
Union National bank. 34 Wall street. New
York , has been missing for some time from
his home , 80 Jones street , Jersey City. The
bank officers say his accounts are all right ,
and that they received a noie from a woman
in Hoboken , who did not sign her name , offer
ing for a money payment to reveal Van Gel-
der's whereabouts. Before the messenger
could reach the address given in the note the
woman had left. Van Gelder was * temperate
and not of extravagant habits. His wife
thinks bis mind is affected by overwork , but
others are less charitable in their views. Vim
Gelder's father disappeared five years ago in
a similar manner , ana after a year's travel In
the west returned home. The family occupies
a high social position. "
A passionate reproof is like a medi
cine scalding hot ; the patient cannot
take it.
Currant Notes.
During the recent iee jam in Chesa
peake Bay millions of ducks wore
crowded into small open spaces of wa
ter. This afforded sportsmen and pot
hunters fine opportunities for killing
them , and great numbers wore slaugh
tered. Ono man ia .reported to have
killed thirty-two at a single shot.
The Eoyal Irish Rifles , nearly nine
hundred strong , the only regiment at
Halilax , has been ordered to make
ready for active duty , and oxpeots to
be sent to the Soudan. ,
Paper is ued as a substitute for wood
in the manufacturing of flooring. A
skating rink in Indianapolis is furnished
with a paper floor which is as smooth
as a sheet of ice , there being no seams
that can be seen or felt , and in addition
there is an adhesive quality which pre
vents any slipping of rollers.
The royal commissioners appointed
to inquire into the effects of Chinese im
migration into British Columbia found
that last year the Chinese paid 25 per
cent of the whole import duties , and
two-thirds of the excise duties. In'
Victoria they paid the municipal treasury - " '
ury about $8,5JO ( in 1883.
A barometer is simply a bent tube
filled with murcury , like a U with ono.
long leg and one short one. The short
end is open to the air , the long end is
closed and is a vnuuum , that is , has no ,
air. The weight of the air upon the
quicksilver in the short arm causes it
to rise in the long arm to a height suffi
cient to balance the weight of the air.
Dry air is heavy , and the mercury
rises ; wet air is light , so the mercury-
falls. This makes the barometep : a
Fishermen who supply the markets-
in central and southern Illinois are said
to use nets with meshes so small that
the young fish are taken with the old.
On the stands in St. Louis fish not
much larger than pumpkin seeds and
selling for 10 cents a dozen are display
ed. A number of the fishing clubs de
mand repressive legislation against
these pot fishermen.
In the United States there are 17,000
dentists who use a ton of gold and five
tons of other metals and make 4,000-
000 artificial teeth annually. Only ono
American in eighty is found to have
teeth and one-third of the
perfect , - pop
ulation make more or less use of the
artificial product.
Quails are now so abundant in Califor
nia that they throng the roadways ,
while rewards are offered by farmers iu
southern counties for killing this bird ,
which destroys much grain , the Aleme-
da and Contra Gosto farmer's say the
quail is useful to them. It attacks their
grain only as a last resort and chiefly
subsists upon insects.
An entry in Washington's diary , dated
February , 17G8 , shows the great num
ber of visitors he entertained at that
time. "Woulel any person believe , " he
says , "that with 101 cows actually re
ported at a late enumeration of my cat
tle I should still be obliged to buv but
ter ? "
The lumber "WorleT makes the astound
ing assertion that the loss to this coun
try through forest fires is now not less
than $300,000,000 a year.simply through
the destruction of available timber ,
without counting additional loss from
the annihilation of the young growth
and the seeds scattered on the surface ,
and the scorching of the grounel , whioh
often renders it sterile for a generation.
limit of the Functions of Govern
We have , however , with our present
idea of the functions of government ,
just the two evils to choose between
the Scylla of the spoils system and the
Charybdis of bureaucracy. Of course
we may try to combine the two , so as
to have some experience of the evils of
both ; but the probability is , that sooner
or later one or other will decisively
carry the day.
Now , Mr. Spencer says : The whole
trouble arises from your having so
many offices to dispose of , and that
comes of your having crowded so many
functions upon the Government. You
have brought on a couelition of things
dangerous to the peace and stability
of the state. Had you left to private
initiative and responsibility a very
large part of what you now place on
the shoulders of the Government , the
office-seeking nuisance could never
have grown to its present dimensions ,
nor could bureaucracy ever have been
the incubus it now is on the life and
energies of many communities. The
time has come to unload , to repeal laws
rather than to enact new ones. The
organic growth of society is checked
when you resort to what may , by com
parison , be called the mechanical meth
ods of legislation and governmental
control. It is under the regime of free
dom , not under that of compulsion , that
social bonds arc knit. If you would
have virtue to grow strong , you must
let it have its full value as virtue in the
world ; you must not try to equalize all
varieties of character by repressive laws.
If , you are determined to abandon or
ganic methods , an dto operate exclusive
ly by means of the policeman's trun
cheon , more or less politely concealed ,
prepare yourself for great convulsions ,
for the condition you will induce will
and can not be one of stable equilibrium.
From "The Scylla and Charybdis of
Administration , " by Prof. E. L. You-
mans , in Popular Science Monthly for
Prof. Henry of the "Wisconsin Exper
iment Station is satisfied that 100
pounds of skimmed milk is worth a half
bushel of corn meal for feeding hogs ,
provided that meal is fed with the milk
in proper proportions , which he esti
mates at two pounds of meal for three
and one-half pounds of milk.
Commander Schloy's Account of tlio Pa-
thotio Incident.
Tlio strange fascination which at
taches to stories of exploration , danger
and suffering in the bleak and desolate
acr tic region will cause a book to bo pub
lished in a few days by Charles Scrib-
ner's Sons to be read with eagerness.
This is "Tho Eesctio of Grooly , " by
Commander TV. S. .Schley , who had
charge of the successful relief expe
dition of 1884 , and by Professor J. E.
Soloy , also of the United States Xavy ,
who has access to the official documents
bearing on the case.
The story" is an old ono , but as au
thoritatively and pathetically told by
Commander Schley , it is worth retell
ing. And so , passing over the discov
ery of Greely's records , which arc given
entire , on Brevoort Island , wo make a
condensation of the narrative , taking it
up at the point where the cutter of the
rescuing party approached the spot
where the provisions of thewrecked Pro
teus had been left :
At last the boat arriveel at the site of
the wreck cache , and the shore was
eagerly scanned , but nothing could bo
seen. Bounding the next point , the
cutter opened out the cove beyond.
There , on the top of a little ridge , fifty
or sixty yards above the ice-foot , was
plainly outlined the figure of a man.
Instantly the coxswain caught up the
boat hook and waved his flag. The
man on the ridge had sees them , for he
stooped , picked up a signal flag from
the rock and waved it in reply. Then
he was seen coming slowly and cau
tiously down the steep , rockv slope.
Twice ho fell down before ho reached
the foot. As he approached , still walk
ing feebly and with difficulty , Colwell
hailed him from the bow of the
boat :
"Who are there left ? " "Seven left. "
As the cutter struck the ice , Colwell
juinpeel off and went up to him. He
was a ghastly sight. As ho spoke , his
utterance was thick and mumbling ,
and in his agitation his jaws worked in
convulsive twitches. As the two met ,
the man , with a .sudden impulse , took
off his glove anel shook Col well's hand.
"Where are thryV" asked Colwell ,
briefly. "In the tent , " saiel the man ,
pointing over his shoulder , "over the
hill the tent is down. " "Is Mr. Greely
alive ? " "Yes Greely's alive. " "Any
other officers ? " "Xo. " Then he re
peated absently , "The tent is down. "
"Who you" " " "
are ? "Long.
Before this colloquy was over , Lowe
and Norman had started up the hill.
Hastily filling his pocket with Dread
and taking the two cans of pemmican ,
Colwell told the coxswain to take Long
into the cutter , anel started after the
others with Ash. Hurrying on across
the intervening hollow , Colwell came
up with Lowe and Norman , just as
they were greeting a solelierly-lookiug
man who had come out from the tent.
As Colwell approached , Norman was
saying to the man "There is the lieu
tenant. " And he added to Colwell
"This is Sergeant Brainard. " Brainard
immediately drew himself tip to the
"position of the soldier , " and was about
to salute , when Colwell took his hand.
At this moment there was a confused
murmur within the tent , and a voice
said "Who's there ? " Norman an
swered , "It's Norman Norman who
was in the Proteus. " This wasfollowed
by cries of "Oh , it's Norman ! " anel a
sound like a feeble cheer.
Meanwhile one of the relief party ,
who in his agitation anel excitement
was crying like a child , v/as down on his
hands anel knees trying to rcll away
the stones that held down the flapping
tent-cloth. Colwell called for "ft knife ,
cut a slit in the tent cover , anel lookeel
in. It was a sight of horror. * * *
Directly opposite , on his hands anel j
knees , was a dark man with along mat-
teel bearel , in a elirty and tattereel elress-
ing-gown with a litiie red skull cap on
his head , and brilliant , staring eyes.
As Colwell appeared , he raised himself
a little , anel put on a pair of eve-glasses.
"Who are you ? " asked Cohvell. The
man made no answer , staring at him
vacantly. "Who are you ? " again.
One of the men spoke up , "That's the
major Major Greely. " Colwell crawled
in and took him by the hand , saying to
him , "Greely , is this you ? " "Yes , "
said Greely , in a faint , broken voice ,
hesitating anel shufiiinjr with his words ,
"Yes seven of us left here we are
dying like men. Did what I came to
do beat the best record. " Then he
fell back exhausted.
The scene , as Colwell looked around ,
was one of misery anel squalor.
There was no food left in the tent , but
two or three cans of a thin repulsive-
looking jelly , made by boiling strips cut
from the sealskin clothing. Except
Connell and Elison. the feeblest of the
party was Lieutenant Greely. His
strength was failing fast. He could not
stand upright , anel for sometime he had
not left his sleeping-bag. He liveel on
the fooel which the others brought him ;
but all pangs of hunger had ceaseel.anel
his wasteel form anel sunken eyes and
swollen joints told plainly enough what
was in .store for him.
As soon as Colwell understood'the
conelition of affairs , he sent Chief En
gineer Lowe back to the cutter to put
oil' to the Bear with Long , to report
what had happened , and bring oft7 the
the others with the surgeon anel stimu
lants. Fredericks anel Bierderbick
presently got up and came out. Col
well gave them , sis wpll as Greely and
ElisDii , a little of the biscuit he had in
his pocket , which they munched slow
ly and deliberatelv. Then he gave
them another bit , while Norman opened
one of the cans of penmican. Scraping
off a little with a knife Col well fed them
slowly by turns. It was a pitiable sight.
They could not stand up , anel had
dropped down on their knees , and held
out their hands begging for more. After
they had each been fed twice , they
were told that they had had enough ,
that they could not eat more then
without "danger ; but their hunger had
BOW come back with full force , and they
boggeel pitconsly to bo helped again protesting - *
testing that it could do them no harm. . '
Colwoll was wisely deal to their en
treaties and threw away the cnn. WhenJ
Groely found that ho was refused , ho
took out a can of the boiled nuulskiu ,
which had been carefully husbanded ,
and which ho said , ho had a right to eat
as it was his own. Tin's was taken away
from him , but while Colwoll was at work
trying to raise the tent , some ono got
the Imlt'-cuiptied can of poinmican , and
by the time it was discovered the party
had scooped out and eaten its contents.
The weaker ones were like children
petulant , rambling and fitful in their
talk , absent and sometimes a little in
coherent. While they wore waiting for
the return of the boat , Colwell and the
ice masters did their best to cheer them
up by telling them that relief was at
hand , anel that the others would soon
arrive. They could not realize it and
refused to believe it. So they were hu
mored , auel by way of tak
ing up their thoughts. Colwell
told them something that had been go
ing on in the world during their three-
years of oxilo. Curiously enough , there
was much that they knew already. It
turned out that among the stores from
the Proteus were two boxes of lemons ,
and the fruit hael boon wrapped up in
scraps of English newspapers "those
lemons which your dear wife put up for
us , " as one of them said to Colwell , in a
moment of wandering fancy. The lat
ter coulel only discharge the imaginary
obligation to an imaginary person , but
the impression had already faded.
Meanwhile the Bear had arrived and
Lowe had gone off in the cutter , taking
with him Sergeant Long. In reply to
questions , Long , in a husky voice , told
his story that all were dead except
Greely anel five others , who were on
shore in ' 'sore distress sore distress. "
that they had had a harel winter , and
"tho wonder was how in Goel'a name
they hael pulled through. " No words
can describe the pathos of this man's
broken and enfeebled utterance as ho
said over anel over "a hard
winter a harel winter , " and the officers f > , |
who were gathered about him in the
ware ! room felt an emotion which most
of them wore at little pains to conceal.
The first sign of the relief expedition
which had reached the camp was tho'
sound from the steam whittle of the
Thetisrecalling the shore parties at'
Payer harbor. Lieutenant Greely ,
lying on the grounel in his tent , had'
heard it , as it was berne faintly over
the neck of lanel , but the others had
not noticed it in the roaring wind , and
when he had told them he hael heard a'
steamer's whistle , they thought it onlyj
the impression of his elisturbed imagina-j
tion. Long crawleel out of the tent andi
bracing himself against the wind , strug-I
gled up to the ridge ; but nothing couldl , j
be seen but the rocky coast and the ice- '
foot and the chopping sea , with the ]
pack stretching off in the distance. Itj
was a bitter elisappointment. Long ;
went back disheartened , but after waiting - '
ing uneasily a little while longer , hoj
mounted the ridge a second time. Stilli
there was nothing to bo seen but the ;
same hopeless prospect , and he wasj
about to return again when the cutterl
came into view around the point above. .
With most of them the rescue hardly !
niaele a revulsion of feeling. Except !
the commander , they took it as a matter !
of course. There was a little , a very ,
little excitement , anel they were per
haps more than ordinarily talkative ,
but in general they die ! not seem to rise ?
or full much above or below the level of ;
ordinary gooel spirits. Probably of ]
tough fibre to begin with , their year
of privation and hopelessness had ,
blunted or deadened their recollection ;
of the world , as they had known it , anel
the feelings to which thu recollection
ave rise. Notwithstanding his inter
view with Cohvell , Greely's first ques
tion when the party from the Bear
came up , was "whether they were not
Englishmen ? " and upon being told that
they were his countrymen , he said ,
"I urn so glael to see you. "
De Lesseps on the Socdaii.
From an Interview in the Pans Xatin.
I have repeatedly warned the Eng
lish that to send an expedition to the
Souelan was to send soleliers to certain
ileath. As for ancient Nubia or Ethiopia
it is a country in which , as if in a sea ,
whole armies of conquerors have been
engulpheel. Canibyses left 100,000 men
on the deserts , anel lie was only too glad
to return home with a handful of follow
ers. The son of Mehemet Ali was burn
ed in his camp with his army. To at
tempt to conquer the Soudan by forca
is a dream. It is quite possible to give
laws to anel to govern these intelligent ,
heroically brave races. In order to reach
Khartoum , whatever the route taken ,
one must cross deserts in which there
is absolutely no water. An army wheth
er going or returning will always be an
easy prey to the warlike population of
Nubia. These can turn on the enemy
100,000 fighting men for whom death is
only a secondary consielerationand who
would be scoffeil at by the women if
they returned to their villages without
having avenged the eleaths of their com
panions. The longer the struggle is
continueel against the Soudan the more
difficult will be the effecting of a settle
ment. Two years ago it would have
been easy to negotiate : now it is difficult ,
the animosity of these fanatical soldiers
having been roused.
The reeluction of the dividend of the
New York Central Bailroad to 4 per
cent , per annum marks another epoch
in the long period of depression which
has so greatly afflicted the country. It
will astound some of the quiet holelers
of stock when they learn that this great
roael is not now even earning this sum ,
and such discoveries cannot but have a
disquieting effects on the minds of investors -
vestors who have left their affairs to the
men of the street since lost July.
The latest move in the celebrated
case of Bishop Eosseau of Turnai , of
the diocese of Belgium , against the
Yille Marie bank , Montreal , for the recovery -
covery of 37,000,000 marks occurred re
cently , when a true bill was returned
by the grand jury against William
Henry Weir , son of "tha president of the

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