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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. i ELEVENTH YEAR OMAHA , SAT TODAY MORNING , OCTOBERS ! ) , 1881 , NO. 110 WASHINGTON NEWS. Hie Lyiiclitrarg , Va , , Postmas- ' tership Considered in Exeo- , utivo Session , The Democrats , by Dilatory Motions , Prevent a Vote Being Beached. -Logan and Voorhees Have a Debate Over Their Devo tion to Union Soldiers , 'The Senate Si ill in Session MldniRht-An All Night Session Probable. .A Final Adjournment Not Considered siderod Probable Before Next Week. James Sworn in on His New Appointment as Postmaster - ' * , ter General. "Folger to Take Charge of the " November Treasury" Department - . vembor 1st. Howgato Pleads Not Guilty to the Now Indictment Against Him- SENATE PROCEEDIN National AssouatcJ Proas. WASHINGTON , Ootobor 28. After tho4 transaction of some unimport ' ant'businuas , the senate , at 12:25 : p m : , on motion of Edmunds , wont into executive session. The Lynchburg postinastorship wil come up as regular order. Immediately upon closing the doors for the executive- suasion of the senate this afternoon , Senator Edmunds called for the order on the calendar , which was the nomination of Stratham to bo postmaster at Lynohburg , Va. ' The democrats at once began dila tory motions'to. prevent the vote being < reached , BO no business was transacted. The republicans insisted on the or der of the calendar , and seemed deter mined to put in Mahono's calendar. / , it is alleged , is in pursuance of the bargain last spring. The demo crats stick to the unjustness of un seating the present incumbent , and . swear that they will not let a vote be reached before November 8. the day of the Virginia election. The debate was opened by Hill ( Ga. ) who , in opposition to the instructions of > his physicians , spoke for nearly two hours. . --Morgan favored the senate with , dissection of Virginia politics of eome- . thing over an huur. t Logan and Voorhoes had a spirited bout over their relative devotion to the interests of Union soldiers Hour also spoke at some length and a number on either side more briefly. About C p. in. the fillibusturint ; be gan and the want of a quorum was developed , A call of the senate was ordered with direction to the a sergoant-at- arms to request , the presence of ab sentees which had the eflect to leave a bare half dozen senators in their scats. As an incentive to an attend ance an elegant lunchwas spread early in the evening in the room of the committed on appropriations. At , about 8 o'clock , by common consent , business was suspended and an hour ' was spent at lunch. After ! ) p. in. debate grow desultory. Only about forty-fivo senators wore present. At 10:45 : p. in. the lantern in the dome was still burning , showing that the Virginia campaign was still being pMtecuted. Iflfe proceedings were now only on- liveried by motions to adjourn , which there is little likelihood of being car- Tied for some time to come. A republican caucus , it is reported , , will bo hold at the first opportunity. Conjecture assigns as its cause an of- ort to hold curtain senators who nro tired of delay and threaten to go homo unless n final udjournniect is reached .speedily. All confirmations heretofore made , including Folger and Hatton , have cen cortified.to by the president. Just after 10 o'clock a democratic senator came out and said there was little prospect of an adjournment to night , and a final adjournment would bo very unlikely for a week or two. ItECALI/UD. Ernest Dichman , the minister at Bogota , Columbia , recently recalled at the instance of that government , : wus at the state department to-day. He had a hard time at Bogata and " " * " did not get along with the authorities who accused him of being in league with their enemies and of using his office to advance the interest of the Panama canal scheme. Soon' after his recall Dichman had a personal en counter with the ex-secretory of state at Bogato whom ho accused of being , the cause of all his troubles. George Money , who was nominated and con firmed as his successor , is now fully [ , established in the ollico. A IXOAL DKCISION. ; The opinion of Attorney-General ilaoVeagli , published to-day , upset ting the decision of Judge Lawrence , of the treasury , in the matter of whether the appropriation of SlJiBOO for artificial limbs should bo expended by the war or interior department , lias caused quite a stir in ollicial cir- . clca. * Mr. Lawrence , who is said to consider his decisions infallible , de cided against the secretary of the treasury and in favor of the interior department. MacVoagh reverses this and leaves the matter in the : hands of the war department. In commenting upon the matter the attorney-general says ho can't see how the opinion of n subordinate of ficer in any department can bo bind , ing upon the head of that department until force is cxprqssly given to his decisions by plain and unambitious law , nnd ho cites also Richardson's J. 10 , court of claims , ns follows. Comptrollers are as much subject to the rules , regulations and general directions of the secretory of the treasury , and as much bound to obey and bo governed by them as are id" other subordinate olllcors in the treasury ury department. The first comptroller is natural ! , annoyed at this , and will no doub" take occasion to say a word in relation tion I o the matter. JAMKS AND HATTON SWORN IN. Postmaator General James was sworn in to-day on his now appoint mcnt , ns was also First Asaistnn Postmaster Hatton , The latter goo to Iowa for a short time before assuin ing his duties. TO TAKE CIIAKnU NOVKMllEIl 1ST. Judge Folger is expected to tak clmrgo of the treasury about Novom her 1st. rr.nAi > NOT O.UILTY. WASHINGTON , October 28. In th criminal court this morning dipt llowgato plead not guilty to the now indictment found against him , and it default of bail was sent to jail. Aftei ho had been taken back to jail , Col Corkhill saw that still another indict mcnt , for the embezzlement of 840 , 000 , would bo found and probably b brought in next week. The dela ; was on account of the absence of wit nesses , who had asked for time to at' ' tend to other important matters which time had been granted. EXPLOSION. WASHINGTON , October 28. Just before fore 3 o'clock this afternoon an explosion plosion took place in the govornmen ordnance department at the navy yard and res'ulted in the instant death o' ' George L. Lawrence and injury t < another. The accident happened ii the hydraulic press room , and th building was totally demolished. Law rence , with George W. Gates and Marion Thompson , ' wore in tlio build' ing engaged in operating machinery used in charging Brockets. Lawrence was boring a rocket , when it exploded and was followed by the explosion o two others. Ho was terribly lacerated the hnck of hia head being blown off , and Thompson was badly bruised , bu not seriously. Gates' injuries are no serious. Lawrence Una beou employed at the navy yard for twenty-eight years , and was sober and industrious Ho leaves a wife and four children. BUKEAu'oF ' STATISTICS. The chief of the bureau of statistics reports to the secretary of the treasury that the excess of exports of merchan dise from the United States during September was 80,709,250 , against $17,097,246 in the correspbnding month of 1880. The excess of im ports of gold and silver coin and bul lion was 810,200,865. ) ' CONDITION OF TRADE : General Trade Reported Favor able Throughout the Country. A Slight Decrease in Failures Re ported to Bradstroot's. National Associated I'rcsn. ' GENEKAI. TllADE. / NEW YOHK , October 28 The gen eral trails throughout the United States may be said to have taken sev eral deep breaths during the slight re laxation recently noted. There is be ginning , however , to be displayed re newed activity. This is in consequence quence of the approach of cold weath er and more confidence duo to the check put upon speculation of late. The notable feature in the diatribu tion of staples is that of dry goods , for which there appears to be an un precedented demand at western cities. The most pronounced increase in re ceipts of orders is reported from Kun eos City and St. Louis. At these points , however , as at.Chiargo , Pitts- burg and Detroit , transportation fa cilities are inadequate , and serious drawbacks are suffered in consequence. The decrease in freight rates is expect ed to materially improve the situation. BKADSTKKET'B. One hundred and twenty-ono fail ures . throughout the United States ind Canada were reported to Brad- ureet's during the past week , a de crease of 1 as compared with the pre ceding week.There is considerable increase in the Now England and western states. In the middle ataton there More 27 failures , a decrease of 4j Now England states 32 , an increase of 10 ; southern states 17 , a decrease of 3 ; western states 33 , an increase of 13 ; California and the territories 8 , a do- rcuso of 3 ; Canada and the provinces i , a decrease of 2. FLOOD NOTES. S'tttlonaVAwocUtod I'rcw. LNOTHER I1HEAK IN TUB SNY 1EVEE. QUINUV , Ills. , October 28. The , third break in the Sny levee occurred to-day , and the Sny bottoms are all looded. A largo amount of damage vill result. ; UOOK IIIVJSR STItt HI8INO. GENESEO , Ills. , October 28. The lock river continues to rise , and nucli damage has been dune to hay , orn and pasturage. King's ferry is ; inablo to run. CRIME. . . National Asioclatal Preaa. MUUDKIl IN THE WUHT UKdJtKK. DKTHOIT , October 28. The colo- irated Norris murder caao ended in .ho Wayne circuit court this after- loon with a verdict of murder in the ir t decree against Isaac Clark and Daniel Graham. ) HANGED. DALLAS , Texis , October 28. Aspo- ml says that Jack Post waa hanged i it Graham to-day , for murder , in the irosenco of several thousand people. THE WATER WAY. The River Convention Perfect Their Plans for Improving * the Mississippi , Immediate and Liberal Action by Congress a Commercial Necessity. River Navigation the Best and Surest Way of Regulating Rates. A Volnmiuout Array of Faoti- National Aisoclatud 1'rcsn. Sr. Louis , October 28.Major H. E. Dunnell , of Minnesota , was made permanent chairman of the river con vention. Upon taking the chair Mr. Dunnell , in a few brief and general remarks , said as delegates they woto hero from twenty different states and territories , extending from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico , and from the eastern seaboard to the Rooky moun tains , to discuss the question and to devise moans for the improvement of the great rivers of thu Mississippi valley , whoso productions had given the balance of trade to this country. The question waa not only onu. of great interest to the Mississippi val ley , but to the whole nation , and should bo treated with deliberation and with the view to impress its im portance upon congress , and of in ducing that body to extend the aid so much needed. There was read a paper written by General Gilmore , president of thu river committee , in which ho ex plained the two well known conditions which characterize the entire lonsth of the river below Cairo. First , that bad shoals , bars and dangerous navi gation are always accompanied by lov water , the width exceeding 3,000 feet and , second , that when the widtl does not exceed 3,000 , there is n gooc channel all the year round. In otlie words , bad navigation is produced by wide rivers , and good navigation hi narrow ones. The same principle ap plies to the river between' the mouths of the Missouri and Ohio. Preson remedies arc , first , to prevent turthcr enlargement by protecting the cavini , banks , and second , to narrow tin stream to a suitable width when the widths are excessive and the navigation bad. Wherever this is necessary , therefore , the caving banks will \o \ graded to the proper slope and protected by suitable revet ments against further invasion. Where the widths are too great the channel will bo narrowed by forces developed in the s'rtmm itself throiigl the agency of high dykes'placed either longitudinal or transversely to th channel , as circumstances shall re quire. By these dykes .open works will bo constructed , largely of poles wire and brush. The works are expected poctod to secure a low water depth o : ton feet , with a possibility considers bly beyond that limit. This is a work of unparalleled magnitude , and the result depends as much upon the sup port and co-operation of the people as upon the efforts of the commission or agents of the government. Judge Taylor , roproion'tiiig the river commission , addressed the convention , lie said that the river commission looked with great anxiety to the re sult of the proceedings of the conven tion. There must be universal per manency. There wore various ways to improve the river. Tlio right plan was to compel the great stream to build its own banks. This had nl- ready been done at Horsetail bar , just below St. Louis , where it had been compelled to build banks at least forty feet in height. THE UKSOLUTIONS adopted by the convention are as fol lows : The representatives of the commer cial interests , and of the agricultural and other productive industries of the Mississippi valley , in convention as sembled , believing that the Mississippi river and its navigable tributaries , the great inland water way prepared by the Creator for the use of the people , are a most important and valuable part of the national domain , free to all , beyond the reach of monopoly , and affording to the whole people that competition in transportation which benefits the producer and con- 9Utner alike ; and further , that dicap transportation js the great necessity of on agricultural people ple , the mdisponsihlo condition of easy conveyance to distant markets of their staple products , bulky in proportion tion to value , and the familiar coon- jinical truth that the cheapest trans portation of such products is by water , in especially applicable to the great water ways of tain country , provided the same bo kept from snags , sand bars , treacherous banks and other ob- itaclcs to navigation , do therefore ro- lolvo and declare : First. That it is the manifest and imperative duty of the government cf ho United States to cause to be made mch improvement of the Mississippi ind navigable tributaries as shall per- iianontly secure safe and easy naviga- ion thereof , thereby cheapening roight , reducing insurance and other jurdens and expenses , promoting the fast inland commerce of the nation , ind creating now avenues of foreign rado , and thus not only inviting in- sreased production and imputation , jut assuring greater prosperity to the diolo people. Especially is this luty obvious and our demand ustifiod in view of donations al- oady made by congress in land iipountingto Dearly 200,000,000 acres , ind in bonds issued or guaranteed , leorly § 100,000,000 more , in aid of irtificlal highway * , the properly of rivato individuals , and necessarily urnishing oven at the lowest rates the nest costly form of transportation on largo ecnlo , as compared with on ippropriation not yet amounting to f2&,000,000 in all for the improve- inont of 15,000 miles of water ways whoso freedom , for tax imposed fo monopoly is protected by conatitu tioiml guarantees , while the chea ; service- and unrestricted compotitioi they alford is the most ofllctunl cor native of exorbitant charges o any route to the seaboard ; that ap propriations for such improvement should bo separately made , with du provision for assnrinc ; the people o their faithful applications to the s.-uno and should bd adequate to the In tended prosecution of the works begun gun until they are finished , so ns ti avoid the wasteful destruction of worl partially completed by reason of tlu dolny or stoppage thereof , for want o sullicient appropriations. And be ' further "Resolved , That this eommissjoi recognizes with extreme a.ititfactioi and emphatic approval thu passage o un net of congress , Juno 28 , | 8"9 , foi the appointment of the Miaiit.sipp river commission , and in the compru hi'nsivK and scientific survo\a and thu important rccoinmondation.s miulo bj the distinguished engineers appoiiitut mi that commission , as sot foril in their reports of February 17 1880 , and January 8 , 185)1 ) , the firal well-considered and oll'Octinl step to wards complete and permanent open ing of the Mississippi' valley to the markets of the world ) but would alst strongly express its regret at the ro fnsa ! of the last congress , after ctvtt jug said commission , and notwith ing the deliberate and emphatic ap proval of their plans by the house com mittee on improvement of the Mistis sippi , to appropriate the amount esti mated and recommended by said coin mission for doing the work , by thun ciirpfully laid out'und proposed. Am be it further 1 Resolved , That In the deliberates and earnest judgment of , this convou- tion delegated to represent the in tcrests of the states andterritories ) in thu union inhabited by mure than half of its entire population , from whom is collected above seventy per cent , of the entire internal royonuu'ol the nation , whoso internal commerce is already one-half that of the entire United States , moro than twelve times greater than the total foreign com nierco of tlio world , but upon whoso industry is this year levied , by obsta cle to safe and easy navigation of the Miasisnippi liver and its navigable tributaries a needless direct tax by way of increased freights and insur ance , wreaks and repuiis , of not less than § 10,000,000-it is the impomtivo duty of congress and the right of the people for whom this convention is author ized to speak , that th'o legislation wisely begun be made effectual and permanent by enlarging the powers of the river commission * to include the native prosecution of the work al ready recommended by thorn , and by regular and separate appropriations from year to year of ouch sums as said commission , acting undortho rauona bio supervision of congress , shall ro- jort as necossry to that end , so that this great and indisponsible work , na tional in every sense , sOL : irarlongor be delayed.nd bo it further Resolved , That the scieiitiQc and comprehensive system of river im provement by the competent commis sion thus inaugurated should bo ap plied to complete and permanent im provement and the maintenance of all navigable tributaries of the great river. And bo it further Resolved , T.hat this convention recognizes with great satisfaction the benefits already resulting to nuviga tion of the Mississippi and principal ributaries by the extension of the light house system thereto , and ex presses the earnest hope that the par tial lighting of tlicso rivers may be speedily enlarged by an increasing number of districts and lights , to such extent as the light house board , in consultation with the riv.-r commissioners sionors , shall find necessary to render such soryico.completely cfliciont. And bo it further Resolved , The president of the con vention is hereby authorized and re quested to appoint at lib earliest con venience a committee of twenty-one , who shall bo charged with the duty of preparing , as soon as practicable after the convention adjourns , a memorial to congress on buhulf of the delegates to this convention and the people whom they represent , in support of and in accordance with the foregoing resolutions , embodying such statistical information as said convention may deem expedient ; that they cause to bo printed a sufficient number of copies of said resolutions and memorial , together with proceed ings of this commission tor wide dis trilmtion , and a copy thereof to bo Kiven to each member of the United States seii'itu ' and house of representa tives , as soon as practicable , and said commission to take such further action touching proper presentation of miid resolutions and memorial to congress , and procure duo coniiduration thereof as they may deem best. A resolution citing the importance of a connection between the upper Mississippi and the great lakes was offered in connection with the above , and action upon it postponed until to morrow. Special Dlipatcli to Tin U . NEBUAHICA HKI'HKHP.NTEI ) , ST. LODIH , October 28. The river ponvention unanimously passed de sirable resolutions to-day and ad journed. Among the oflicurs Nebras ka had a vice president , Colonel 0 , S , Chase , of your city. Hail Storm. Nutlonul Awoclatod I'tcM. CoLUiiiiWH , Ga. , October 28 , A hail storm in the imt''ro of a cyclone passed over Ellavillo yoatorday. The utoro of Drew & IJuck waa unroofuu and goods therein badly injured. Several - oral houses were blown down and the handsome now residence of Gov. Drew was considerably injured , Boj-tou Bound For Omaha. Hitlonal AwodateJ 1'rotuj. Sioux CJTV , la. , October 28. Paul Hoyton resumed his journey down the Missouri river at half-past ton o'clock this morning. DISASTER AT DAVENPORT Steamer " Gilohrist" Bocoiuos Unmanageable and Strikes the Government Bridge , The Boat Careens and Many Persona are Thrown Into the Rivor. The Grow and Passoncors of the Boat Wild With Fright. Escaping Steam from the Boilers Scalds Many Per- Hoii3 to Death. Crowds of People on Shore Unable - able to Respond to the Piti- f\il Cries for Help. Sovontoou or Eighteen Pomona LOKO Their Liven Scones nnil Inciilnntft. National AumcUtod Prom. LATBH 1'AUTtUUI.AlM OV T1IK WSASTKIl. DAVKNI'UUT , Iowa , October 28. : The particulars of the terrible acci dent of hut night , whereby seventeen or eighteen persons lost their lives , are an follows : Tlio steamer Gilchriat left this point iibout 10ISO ; o'clock , in apparently good trim and condition , bound for all points up the river , loaded with a largo and valuable cargo of miscellaneous freight , and carrying in her cabins a full list of passengers. The number , ns near as can bo ascer tained , was twenty-four. When the Hteamur had passed under the s'oyoriiineut bridge ppiuniug : the MiiwisHippi and connecting the cities of D.ivonport mid Ruck Isl and , the connecting rods of the enyino suddenly gave wny , causing the entire machinery to become .unnrinnuoihlo ind useless. The river jiut now is very high , o ving to the lecont mid extensive Hood * , and the current con sequently extremely rapid , HO that thu steamer Gilchrist had no longer her iiachiiiury to keep lior bow up stream. The swiftly runniii' ' ; river curried : ho helpless vessel down stream it a rapid and alarming rate. 5ho struck one of thu abutments with : errifio force and careened over , caus- ng the weights on the safety valves of the steam chest to break fiom their 'astctiinga ami slide of ) ' , the valves no lunger holding a check on the itoain in thu boilers. It poured out n huge volumes and enveloped the lolpk-ss crow and piHSiMiisurs , * who wore wildly endeavoring to secure life preservers in thu main saloon and icaldod many of thum in an awful nmni\er. \ No sooner had the steamer rebounded from thu shojk of the col lision than she began sink ing , in which condition she was carried past and below this city , the shrieks and cries for help uttered by the frenziedvictiiiishuiiig distinctly audible by largo crowdsof citizonswho soon thronged the banks , but they could extend no assistance at the steamer was hurled past their eyes by tlio tuibulent river. No immediate efforts to aid her could bo put forward , is most of the small boats wcro tied up for winter. The steamer Evnns- ville was got in motion as soon ns mssible , however , and hurried to ( he cscuo. The Gilchrist in the nican- imo had drifted down the river with ho crew and pas.iuugers , who were in sane with terror and excitement. Eight lersons hud taken refuge on thu mrgo in tuw of the Gil- chribt. Those on the barge enow not whether they wore safe or n mortal danger. Around them was i thick cloud ot t earn mi ( locating them KO that their only chance to breathe v.i.s to Ho down on thu Jock , In the cifbin of tin ) boat they could hear the cries an I nuuns ot thu fated pas- Oi.'iiguiH who hud stood there while the crow on tlio forccuutlo were calling oudly for help. They could ) o seen and at that time 10 help could be given them. L'lio sinking steamer and barge Htrand eil tor a moment opposite Paige , Jixc n & CO'H mill , but soon floated ill' Thu Evansvillu overtook her in ibout twenty minutes and rescued ho following pasaongorj and crow. Passengers J. H. Ways , ] \frp. \ Wont , 0. U Davenport. Tlios. Harts. r. McClelland , W. G. SkoHon. Crow Jiilly Brown , John Mona , Tohn Sliubor , clerk ; .John Gilchritit , aptain ; Dorrand and 11 err , pilots , tlost of them were taken oil * of the inrgo and flat boat. Those who/wore calded by escaping steam presented a nest horrible sight , TIII : MIHHINO. It is impoDtiblu at this writing to ecure an accurate list of thu victims , jut the following uro known to bo mong thu missing : Mrs. Camp , of ) avonport ; Miss Temple , of LoClairo ; Mr.Vondt , of Lo Clairoj lady , name nkuo < vn , and tliruo colored deck lUlldH. Word was received from Hock Bland Into this afternoon that several f the passengers and crew were res * ued und taken to that city. An cf- ort will bo made this afternoon to aisu the wreck and search the cabin or the bodies. The wreck now cs a mile and a half down do river on its beam ondH almostfliib- nerged. It is learned to-day that lioru wcro twenty-eight on board , nd that none wore taken from thu utor. The number of the killed by team and drowning will probably not jo less than a do/.en , Big Trip for a Little Graft. atlonal AesocUUxl 1'ruu CINCINNATI , October 28. Thomas 'Vendi ' and two companions arrived lore from Bullalo in a IHtlo craft ailed the Turk , en route for Florido. 'hey came to Cleveland on thu lake , lionco to Portsmouth , Ohio , on the Ohio canal , They go dawn the Ohio nnd Mississippi rivers to New Orleans thmico across the gulf to Florida , i will be the first time such a trip wa uvor iniuU\ RAILROAD RUMBLES. NUlonnl Amochtol I'rrwu KKSIONT.II. Ciiuuno , October 28. K. J. Guy loy , for many years superintendent o the Wisconsin it Milwaukee divisioi of the Chicago t Northwestern rail road , has resigned. Charles D. C5or 1mm. late of the Fort Way no road has been appointed his successor. JUST THAt.V. NKW YOHK , October ' . ' 8. One out growth of the railroad war whicl seems to bo approaching an oiid is the announcement by the Pennsylvania railroad of their intention to put on r new fast Chicago train which wil ! leave Now York on its initial trii' ' Monday. A special feature of tliii train is that the time to Chicago is.to bo very much shortened , the trait leaving Now York at 8 o'clock in the morning and reaching Chicago at ! ) :4 : ( the next morning , thereby making the time between the two cities a little mor than twenty-four hours , us against thirty-six hours , the time nou made by the Pacific oxprosu on thu Punnaylvanin railroad , hitherto the fastest Chicago train out of Now York. Accommodation on this train will bo limited , or , in other word ? , there wil bo only such a number of cars nllowci in the train as can bo handled wit ) thu certainty of making the running time , liy this arrangement the chance detention to the train by addinc cars at any point will bo overcome. The Chicago limited , us this train is called , will be composer of a parlor , sleeping and dining cars only , and none but passengers for Hurrisburg , Pittsburg , Fort Wayne , Chicago and points beyond will bo carried by it. .Between New York anil I'ittshurg tlio schedule only provides 'or tlireo stops for the train. Drcak- iust will bo served immediately after the train leaves Jersey City , dinner ifter leaving llarrisburg , which will M about 1 o'clock , supper at 0 o'clock , [ > ofore reaching Pittsburg , and broak- ; tict the following morning before reaching Chicago. NO TUUTli IN THK UKPOllT. Ciiituno , October 28.0. . J. Wil- jams , chief engineer of the Chicago it Atlantic road , says to-day : "There is no truth whatever in the report as to Vanderbilt'H control of the road. Tim company which set out to build Lhu road still has , and intends to coup , control. I have a largo force of non at work grading the cntiro longtli if the road. Steel rath have been nought , and the work of laying will jo begun in the spring. It is well xiiown that it is mortgaged and its minis are on the market and can bu nought by any one ; but its stock can- uit bo so bought. That is to say , the company has i > o present intention of selling out. Wo have a sealed con- ract with the Chicago iVs Western , [ ndiuna for entrance into the city. " , - FOREIGN AFFAIRS. N.\tloiiM Associated 1'rOM. 'i WILL HU1TOUT THK "NO KENT11 MANI VK8TO. DUIILIN , October 28. The Loitrim and Formon branches of the land caguo have announced their deter ninatinn to adhere to the "no rent' imuifcsto of the central league. Thn ipplicntions made to thu hind court or reductions of rent are , however , ncrcasing enormously , and the chances of the league defeating thu act are growing Blighter uvory mo ment. PKE.VIUI OCOUl'V KAIHWAN. LONDON , October 28. The French have occupied Kairwan , and the in surgents have Hod , having pillaged the city before departing from it. HOLlUITINd I'llOXIKH. Franklin 1) . Gowen has published a long circular letter soliciting Heading proxies fiom those who favor the ro- ascendancy of hiu influence in the management of the affairs of the Heading Hail way company. OE11MAN JII.KCTIONH. The St James Gazette , comment ing on the German election , aayu : "Tho result is a drawn battle between Prince liismurck and his opponents. The prince's home and financial pol - icy have not obtained that approval from thu electors which ho sought , and the connorvalivcH , whilst ac knowledging their comparative- defeat , rejoice over the proofs of gradual con servative reaction which the ! returns show lias pet in. In Alsace and Lor raine the French delegates retain their Heats despite the ell'ortH of the govern ment to defeat them. The socialist neil a large vote in some ' places , but in largo towns throughout the coun try thu liberals have about held their own , while in small districts thu con- lervativun have made gains , the man ufacturing elmwCH favoring Franco's protective policy and the people of the agricultural districts opposing it " Further ad vices from Burliii describe the defeat of the conservative ! ) as be ing complete , and not ono will ropre- pcnt the capital in thu next parliament. Tlio socialist vote has boon greatly in creased , and thu opposition may prove strong enough to necessitate thu disso lution of parliament. COMINCI TO AMK1UUA. The Irish World to-morrow will publish tlfti following cable ; PAUIH , October 28. To Patrick Ford , editor of Tlio Irish World. Hov. Eugene Shceliy , recently released from Kilmainhain jail , nnd Mr , T. M Ilealy , M. P. , for Waterford , will louvo Paris for Now York to-morrow. A farewell mippcr by the Irish resi dents of Paris , presided over by Patrick Kgan , treasurer of the land league , wus given the gentlemen this evening. rilOOIMIMBI ) I'llOVIHIONAt , rilKSIDKNT. PAIIIK , October 28. After a very nlormy sitting of thu cluimbur of deputies , M. Giinjbettii was pro claimed provisional president by 1117 votes out of HOI. KNTKllEI ) UNOI'I'OHKl ) . A dispatch from Tunis pays the French troops entered Kairoran un- opposed. ROMANTIC SUICIDE , Bdioido at Brooklyn , N , Y. , of a. Young Man From Quinoy , Illinois. of Young Ladled nnd. Sweetly WordedMltnlvoi Fonnd on Hi * Parian. N tlonM AiaocUted 1'rom. DuooiaYN , N. Y. , October 28. In a little room in the top story of a frame house on Singleton street was found this morning the body of n young man , who committed suicide under circuuistances of ji romantic na ture. His name waa William A. Bowles. Until very recently ho was employed as a clerk in thu clothing ; store of Rosenberg it Son , Fulton street. Ho came to Urooklyn three months ago from Qui'ncy , Illinois , whcro ho was engaged in the dry goods business and whore his frionda and relatives reside. Yesterday forenoon - noon ho returned from the store , and not getting up the door was broken in this morning. The body was found stretched at , full length on thu bed , his immaculate shirt front adorned with neat gold studs and around the collar was a spotted lavender nock tie. The clothes were * of line material and elegant make , the hair neatly combed and the lips compressed. In a tumbler by the side of the bed wcro dregs of sulphurate of morphia. In a pocket of the coat suspended from the wall was the dru < * itself , lablod "Poison. " There wore other objects of interest in the room. The most interesting was the picture of a slenderly-built girl , with largo black oyea , and hair that fell in curls over her forehead. A lace veil was thrown negligently over her hcail and shoulders , and in her hand wan held n Imnch of flowers. It was a pretty pic- .uro , full of grace and cxprotsioiu On the back , in a girlish hand , wore written these words ; "Your over ovinn wife , Annie E. Adams , " Be sides it , there were pictures of other ; irls , but none so attractive as Annie's. To ono the name of "Lizzie Furlong" vaa attached , and to another the au- oqraph of "Lilho McCoy. " Miss HcCoy had written the word * 'Quincy , 111. , " under her own Bigna- uro , her picture being taken m highly Runsatioiml style so popular with many actresses of the day. On the table voru letters , onu of which was ad- Irossod to R. L. Bowles , 423 Ver- uont street , Quincy. There was ono icorintr a Chicago post mark , ad- Iressed to the young man who lay on he bed. It read as follows : October 22 , 1881.-DEAU WILL : ! am not in writing hu- nor and I can't write much o-night , as it is quite late. Your Otter came to-day , and you are just as lovely as you can bo. I expected a letter and was so ulad you did neb disappoint mo. How I would love to see you. The day has boon perfectly .ovely. . I never aw such.a day , for the middle of October , and the ground i just moist enough to bu ileosant. The crass in our yard is Tidy beautiful. I have been tempted several times to go out and roll on it. ! just tell you that I really don't enow where to begin , but will start vith what I did Thursday. I have icon anxious for a long time o have my fortune told , and I hoard cousinAnna , say slm vould also , and so wo said "lot's go , " ind wo wont to Western avenue and vo found madame in , and I went in. ind she took my hand and commenced o read. She wouldn't lot any ono in. the room w.th mo , She told mo all ibout past circumstances , said wo vould redeem everything and in a very fifiort time bo very well off. I was placed in a very embarrassed po sition. She said that I was of a very iroud nature and would do as I liked , jut she said , "You will como out all ight. " She said , "There is a light coniploxioncd cent in love with you , ind you love him. " In her letter she refers to their marriage - riago in tlio future , and closes with 'I am always your loving Annio. " The coroner has made Arrangements or the inquest to-morrow. There ap- > cars to bu no doubt that thu young nan was prompted to commit suicide > y despondency produced probably by aok of moans , His relatives in Quin oy have boon telegraphed to , and it is xpected that they will como to- Jrooklyn and claim the body. Chief 'Jiutlceiblo of the Court of Appeal * . 'atlonal Ansociatod Press. BROOKLYN , October 28. " There is a novemcnt on foot to secure the ap- lointmont of General Benjamin F. 'racy to the chief justiceship of the few York court of appeals , made va unt by the acceptance of the socreta- vship of thu treasury by Chief Jua- ice Folger. General Tracy was the cgular nominee for mayor of the city , nd resigned , in conjunction with liploy Rogers , the young republican uciiun of the party , in favor of. Seth A > W. General Tracy was ono of the Juecher counsel , and made the opon- ng address to the court in the case. Indication * National AMOclatcd View. WASHINGTON , D. C. , October 29. 'or the upper lakes : Cloudy weather nd min , south winds , followed by ising barometer , stationary or lower emporaturo For the upper Mis- issippi valley : Cloudy weather and ain , south ahiftinir to west winds , ligher barometer , stationary or lower- umperaturo. For the Missouri val- ov ; Clearing weather , northwest inds , higher bnromelor , lower tom- eraturo. The Mississippi river will ISO. Protpeotiva Prleo Fight. illonal Awoclatctl I'rCsn. NKW YOJIK , October 28 , Articles. f agreement have buon signed by em Miico , of England , and Al Ed- vards , of Now York , to fight a prize * uht with hard gloves for $2,000 n. ido , on the 13th of November , with- n twenty-five miles of this city.