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.T HE__ _ __.LEAN, D I_ MOCRATT,,I T. OFFrICIAL JOURNAL Of THE STATE OF LOtUIBIANA AND OF THE CITY -O NEW ORLEANS. SVOL. II--NO. 286. NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. Ammminal A 14T. PAUL C'ONVENTION. Art.LL lPONT CONORE.M TO COW.TRUCT L3VE.M AND KEEP THEM IN REPAIIR. (lpeclal to the Demoerat.] ~E. PAUL, Minn., Oct 12. -At the time of Ry last telegram I thought that everything l settled, but at the evening session, which - 1 erxted to be solely occupied by an ad 'darm from Gen. John Hogan, of St. Louis., on ·i1·itmprovement of the Mississippi river, I= item of the anticipated motion to adjourn Led' Iewl, it was moved and carried to adjourn • 1S t 'iock Friday morning. This was an IMlmtlion of a motion to reconsider the reso adopted last night, and a blow at the I asu delegation. This intention was dl developed in the morning session, y.. o70r delegates had a very hard fight to through to maintain their ground, and a Wl deal of strategy had to be used, and . Prof. Forshey was present we missed -J 41 t tuirned- out, however, everytirhngended eatiafatorily. The motion presented yester dayt by our delegation was set aside, but after a good deal of discussion replaced by one equally, if not more, favorable, the text of which I give herewith: S so That this convention strongly ap. Sto ,by liberal appropriations for $ tti atrut n and nenessary repair of levees, to confine the river within its limits all prevent disastrous I und(atlons. Aft thie usual compHl .nte were paid, the OdY tu adjourned nine die. A. CAPITAL NOTES. 4DARIIar E aRsTIN TO coNSam IDwa M Hlll l$lTs NAIIIR A AND DR. IPARTiRNT IREPOIRT 1'lbM peaklershlp-.neadll Welakeln-t The Oppesitltn meneentrating on Ioeise, of Virginia. fSpeacnl to the Democrat.] WAs..ttNitN, Oct. 12.-The opponents of Rdali confidently say this morning that thybhave perfected arrangements and will him. Morrison and Blackburn retire in of Payler, and Cox in favor of Goode, Sayler and Goode to settlethe rest for ves. If their calculations do not miss Goode will be the final candidate of the nation and will probably be the Speaker. son, of South Carolina, has assured his intention to vote for both Butler i ffordo. _cBrin. i tb, Wltll'm Prind Loling Confidence. (Seelal to the Democrat,l WAOGR TONo, Oct. 12.-For the first time sinem it began the canvass for the Speaker ship is fairly active and warm. To-night the opposltlon to Randall have completed an ac enlate canvass of their strength, and have prloeeded with something like method. It Is certaflthat the friends of Randall are losing the confidence which has hitherto distin guished them, and their tone has been decided iy modified within the last twelve hours. The most palpable evidence that they are weaken ing is the fact that Randall has instructed his lieutenants to circulate assurances that the chairmanships of the last Congress will not Sdstlurbed, except in one or two cases. This Iesigned to conciliate certain active mem bers of the opposition, and is the first re amarkable sign of panic that Randall has shown. Thus far harmony has marked the coun eii of his opponents, and unless something unlooked for should break the latter up in a row, they will certainly effect concentration upon Goode. The Speakership contest absorbs every body, and it is impossible to ascertain any thing definite about the minor offices. BITELL. Assault Upon itx-ee* r etary Dllane. WAirIN t TON, Oct. 12.-J-udge Wright, a twellhknown citizen of Washingtn;m assaulted e-eSecretary Delano this morning in front of the Riggs House, knocking him down with a heavy cane and striking him once after he was down. Mr. Delano is severely and, it is thought, dangerously injured. It is under Stoodthat the difficulty is one of long stand ing, rowing out of Wright having been pro socuted by the government during Delano's administration on account of alleged frauds in connection with the Indian Bureau. Cablnet Meeting. S'WAsHINGTON, Oct. 12,-The Cabinet had a ort session to-day, during which the Presi t's message and the reports of the exec y<- e departments to be transmitted to Con at the extra session were considered. bhese simply cover the deficiencies, it having determined to introduce no other busi ness save recommendations as to representa tion at the Paris Exhibition of 1878. The gen eral deficiencies will reach $2,500,000 and on earmy bill about $8,200,000. WAsHINOTON, Oct. 12.-The United States Obnsui at Liverpool has transmitted to the Department of State an account of the aban donment at sea of the schooner Louise A. Sweet, of Boston, and the rescue of her mas V and crew by the British bark Brocklebank Liverpool. . he Ocean National Bank-Flnaneial. WAseHoGTON, Oct. 12.--The Controller of Currency has declared a further dividend f 5 per cent in favor of the creditors of the National Bank of New York making in all a dividend of 90 per cent. This dividend s pyable as soon as the schedule of the re oeyer can be examined. The Controller estimates that $200,000 addi 2 the present month. There Is Much Speculatlon as to the duration of the extra session. - 1 he disp ,ltion In AdmmistratJion iroles i, to have it as short as possible; and. with that view. no business except as already statid will bsubmitted for legislation. Influential mom of Congrr ss now in the city seem to aree the Administration- in the advisahtlliTy of making the extra session as short as possible. So far as the military bill is concerned no delay should occasioned, as the bill is for an anpropristion for the fiscal y. ar alrea iv far advanced. and there will be no necessity to pro i¾long its consideration, as it was fully de-aled upon at the last session of Congress. a,ad disa greement was upon an amendment to limit the tsse of military pow,,r in the Southern 8tates. ,iAs that state of affairs no 1, nger exists thber 11il be no oecasion for insisting upon the tendment. e The deficieneies are for expenditures within ot the extstitg statute. and therefore can be no objrction to, them. he subject of a commission as to the Paris tion will doubtle a be referred to a com whloh will give the subject prompteon and action, in order to amoId length the saeesn. aite lns to beaen tte. tethb1 re t d sformtr snalt eep S r m sJitates ho titllt eleet!01z be stmcient. It is thought, to inflcnnce ri'h hranehes of C(ongress to acc.de to their wishes. The Pepubllcan Membrrs of the Howue, hold a conference to.night for thel purpo(se of deltermining upon ai line of action with reference to the Hpelakership. It wvt de eiled to hold another conferene in the Fl i ,of the Honse on ...onday next. by which time the lJemolceratt will doubtless have flxed upon their enndiedatet. Therln was also some discussion of the politi cal sltuation, in whi'h the prevailing senti ment was oppered to tny fnetional oppo ition to the Administration, and that the part of die. erntion was betlter to harmonize than to on couralle the sidrit of dissension which exlsto.l in some portions of the Republican t arty. It having been nseortained that th- Clerk of the House T.as, in all cases he regards douhtful. rejecteld the Itepubhlinns n.nd elaced the .tame. of Democrats on the roll oflthe House, the Re puhiCean members were requested to prepare to protect themselves againstauch an illegal as sumption of authority. Among those present at th(, onfleren-e were ThomrMon. Whit,, Wats-,n. Shellabarger. Ward and MI'ciell, of Pc.nnsylvanitt. There Has lren Much ('aurussing to-night among the opposition to Mr. Randall. in the hope ,f efflYeeti, eoncessions on the part of the various candidates in favor of one of their nenmtr, it having been found Imp s-ib to mcke any tormidable show of oppositio, in Ih- absentc, of concentration. Goodo, of Vir ginia, is the molI agreeable to th ,.', who a.e, de to thillda_nsilt is belIeved that he may sutci ceed in mak!ng a divinion amonglhe .olucherrn supporters of Mr. Randall. Mr. (Cox, up to a late hour to-night, still persisted in his refu=al to accede to any terins.l It is, throfore. probable that the eau-uis will proceed to busi ness with Randall, Goode and Cox as candi dates. A cereful revision of the list. of votes a~surd to Randall fligures up his slrenRth at. ehhty If his supporters stand by their pronm les Mr R.andal will be nominated on the first bal'ot. It w s developed by exertion of the ap position to-day thst nene of the Spposinwl Candidates could count upon their supporters afterthem selve4 were out of the field. The oontest for the minir oMfflos has not varied from what has al ready been stated in these dispatches. The Spanish Indemnity Payment. The sum of lo70,000 Is announaed In the dis Catches from Madrid as hayv n been paid by the government of Mpain to t ne diplomatic rep resccntative of the United States on account of the indemnity growing out of the claims for lossee incurred by the American citizens in Cubathrough the revolution In that island. as award'd by the Spanish olaim commission of 1871. and closes the indemnity under theprovis lons of that agreement. The aIeamsnlp England. In the case of the steamship Englan 1, recent lv seized at New York, he ecornetary of the Treasury has approved the reeommendation of I nitecI Htttes Distrrlt Attorney Woodrlff to accept bconds of the steamship comnpany anti release the vessel. Treasury sltaement. The following statement was issued from the Treasury Depclrtcnen to day: in EAnRUiY DFI'ARTMgNT, WRRhington. 0 t. 12.-Memorandum of the amount of United States notes, national back notes and iBninor coins itn the treasury sub-treasury and na tional baik depostIories on October 4, 877, sa per latest repo ts, and the ac"-mncnts of fends payralble therefrom: United Atlats nates in treasur. $tistre.45m 83; national bank not a in treasury. $11.241005 u;s s minor coins in treasll ty, $13s15t18 87' depo=its hield by national banis, Tr- asurr s account $7,9-7 653a r: deposi a Iheld by national banks, disbursing offleers' account. $2 190.040 70. Total, $1(3 998,720. Fend for 'he redemption of certiheates of de osit, Junes, 1877i, $29,17i,000: Postofilee Depart - ment account, $1,74t6,841 s9: disburshcg offlcers' account with the treasury, etc.. $7.095,118 84; dtle hursint offiers' acooent with national banks, 2l,8.0,040 7o; fund for the redemption of nctes of ,ationa:l banks. failed. In liqiulation and re d tlcing circulttion, $134,807 :18; fl. per cent. re demption find of national bank notes In the treasury. 9S.nrtl,.a8 99; Recretary's special d.- posit account. $1.406.148: rurrency and minor coin redemption account, $2.322.941; interest no count, $32.110: treasury trensfer account, out s'anding chee ks, $14,056,060: Controller of the Currency's accolunt fr cred tors. $794,r2:1 42: Trea·ur, r of the United States, for paying in terest on ais Districtof Columbia bends, $27,.s1 so; spel I1 fund held f r the redemption of fractional crrency.$s.8.85.408: Treasurer of tihc United Htate'., g.neral anccount, $16,111.124 42; total, $l0o:.998,720. Cengresleonal Probabltttles. NEw YORiK, Oct. 12.-The Graphic's Wash ington special says that there appears to be a well-defined plan on the part of some of the Democratic Senators to take advantage of the absence of Morton, Sharon, Spencer and other Republicans, who will not be present at the opening of the session, to reorganize the Senate and elect new officers which, under the rules can be done at any time by a ma jority vote. Caldwell, of Alabama, candidate for the clerkship of the House, is said to be the man fixed upon to succeed Secretary Graham, in case he is not elected clerk of the House. It is said that Conover, of Florida and Booth, of (alifornia. will vote with the Demo crate for the reorganization. With these votes tholemnocrats will have at least three majority, and will have one, assuming that Davis, of Illinois will vote with the Itepubli cans. Bayard, White and other Democratic Senators are very much opposed to any such action, on the ground that they will get the control of the Senate honorably in two years and that any such violent movements would bring disgrace upon the party. It is probable that their opposition will prevent the scheme from being carried out. A tgO Counterfeit. Requnests from all parts of the country having been received for a description of the $5n counterfeit note discovered in Baltimore yes terday, and purporting to be on the Central bational Bank, of this city, the following is fur nished: The engraving on both sides of the note Is very cleverly executed, the only p-rcep tlble flaw being the di-placing of the bandage covering the eyes of Justice, on the back of toe bill: this, instead of being over the eyes, is far up na the f.orehead, revealing the eyes under neath. The apDer of the counterfei' note is somewhat thicker and cut shorter than the genuine. Another Ticket in New York NaEW YOB., Oct. 12-At a meeting of the Ger man-American Indecendent Citiz-ns' Associa tion, held to-night, with Oswald Ottendor for in the chair, the following State ticket was recom mnded: Seceretary of State. John C. Churchill; for Controller. Fred. P. Olico : for Treasurer, Win. P. Boa ie: for Atlori:ey General, Green ville TrOmaine: for State Engineer. Horatio Seymour. Jr. Meeting of Bondholders of the Cincinnati, Sanduskj and Cleveland Railroad. BOsTON, Oct. 12.-A meeting of the hold ers of second mortgage bonds of Cincin nati, Sandusky and Cleveland Railroad was held here to-day, to hear the report from the committee of trustees, and to take such action as they might deem expedient. The committee suggested to the bondholders that every alternate coupon for six years, corn mencing with the one due June 1, 1877, should be funded in twenty years' interest-bearing scrip of that date; that the present lease of the Columbus road be abrogated, and a new one made for six years from June 1, 1877, at twenty-five per cent of the: gross earnings; that the back rent due to the Columbus road to June 1 1877, be assumed at $50,000, and funded in the same scrip as the coupons. On motion of Hon. Francis Thompson, the committee were requested to go out and ex amine the property, and see what terms can be made with the Columbus road. The meeting then adjourned, to meet at the call of the committee. WIEATHER PROBABILITIES. WasanoNToN. Oct. 13. 1 a. m.--,For the South Atlantic 8 ales, partly cloudy we ther. lzght variable winds, statoionry pressure and term perature. I For the E.ste4 Galt 8tates. warmer, cleaere or >a.rtly cloady Weather. light winkls, o shy DOMESTIC INT'LLIGENCE. SIENATOR DAVID DAVI ' PROPOWEU CHANICS IN THE UNIErD *TATES JiJUICI AL aYNTEM. r peculations as to the Appointments tot the snpreme meneh and the Enllih Missoln. Lorl svitrA.n, Oct. 12.-It is generally under storl in Louisville that Hon.'ohn M. Harlan As to receive the appointment of Assoeiat( Justice of the United States Supreme Court, He hai a large circle of friends of both par ties, who have been heartily congratulating him. All recognize the fact that the President has made a wise selection. There is not si much certainty about Gen. Bristow's appoint ment to the Court of St. James; In faIt, it it thought that he will not receive the appoint nmnt at all. The opinion Is generally ex pressed that it would hardly be doing justice to the other portions of the South to give Louisville the two best positions in the gift ol the President. CIhancre in the Jidileary Law. CHrIAod, Oct. 12. - Senator David l)avie arrivedrl in this city yesterday on his way to Washington. He was closely closeted with Judge Drummond, of the United State. eort , disusaming points in theblll hels Dre paring for presentation to Congress next sos sion, with a view to the amendment of the judiciary law. The bill comprehends a c un plete change in many branches of the federal judiciary. Judge 1)D vis feels the need of some change in the judiciary law as it now stands, and he will have attained an object for which he has long been stri ing, if the bill is passed. Senator Davis left for Wash ington last night. Cheerful Prospects. Naw YonK Oct. 12.-In almost every do partient of wholesale trade business has ibeen more satisfactory since the 1st of August this year than it has been for the cor responding period in the past five years. Merchants speak more hopefully -on every side. Dog namawes. NEW YoRx. Oct. 12.-A suit was tried in the city court to-day, which determined the dam age inflicted by a dog's bite. Goo. Evans, while doing some repairing for the Irving Manufacturing Company in July last, was bitten by a large dog which tore a piece out of his leg, and then ran off and ate it. Evans sued John Irving and Wm. Creighton for 5$5100 damages, and the jury to-day gave him $2250. Disaster In a Coal Mine. PoTTsvrrtLF, Oct. 12.-An explosion of gas at the Eagle Hill colliery this morning killed James Copeland and severely burned another man of the same name; both married men. Hendricks (oing Home. NEW YORK, Oct. 1.2--Ex-Gov. Hendricks dined with Tammany sachemn, Augustus Scbell, at the latter's residence last evening. He will leave for Indianapolis on the 9 h'clock train this morning. Demuarara Sugars--No Importation Since Ocober I. N.w YORK, Oct. 12.-It is stated by sugar importers that since the decision of Secretary Sherman in regard to artificially colored sugars, the importation of low grade Dema rare sugars has entirely ceased, and that no cargoes have arrived in the United States from Demaurara since October 1, and no more are looked for. The aevanee In the Freight Tariff. NEw YORK, Oct. 12.-The managers of the railroad apportionment scheme have de cided to advance the rates on Western bound freights 331 per cent; the increase to take effect October 15. The rate on fourth-class freight was raised October 8, and the new tariff will still further increase it. Benefit for the Custer Monument Fund. NEW YORK, Oct. 12.--Now that the arrange ments for the benefit of Edwin Adams are concluded, the theatrical professibn is organ izing a benefit for the Custer monument fund. Miss Clara Morris is the leading spirit in this work, and will assume the role of "Jane Eyre." for the first time, at the benefit per formance to be held the latter part of next week at Wallack's. (leorge I,. Fox Dylng. NEw YORK, Oct. 12.--Mrs. George L. Fox has arrived here, and states that her husband is gradually sinking, and his physician has given uip all hope of his recovery. Mrs. Fox came to the city on business, and returns to day. Yellow Fever in New York. N rw YonR, Oct. 12.--Mrs. Mary Drake was removed to the Quarantine Hospital to-day by order of the Board of Health, and was accom panied by her son. Her symptoms are not favorable. and it is pronounced to be aui in mistakahibl ca.sc of yellow fever. The baggage which she brought from Havana, as well as the room she occupied, has been thoroughly tfumigated. Convy nmion of Railroad Passenger Agents. NEW YORK, Oct. 12.-Twenty-nine railroads were represented at the General Railroad Convention held at the Windsor Hotel. The Erie was represented by E. 8. Bowen, general superintendent, and John A. Abbott, general passenger agent; the New York Central by General Superintendents Tillinghast and Toncey; the Pennsylvania Central by E. Thompson, general manager, and L. P. Far rier, general passenger agent; the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern by General Superin tendent Charles Paine; the Cleveland, Colum bus, Cincinnati and Indianopolis by General Superintendent E. S. Flint, and the Atlantic and Great Nostern by General Superintendent H. D. Cooper. Mr. Flint was re-elected chairman and U. F. Allen, of the "Travelers' Official Railroad Guide," made secretary. Little business was transacted. A resolu tion was adopted that the time tables now ex isting between Chicago, St. Louis and Cin cinnati should be continued in effect; also, a resolution ordering that the changes in time on lateral and connecting lines be made on November 11, and a committee of sixteen was appointedl to prepare a time sheet. The next session of the convy ntion will be held at tihe Windsor Hotel early in 1878. Permonal MI ntion. NEW YORK, Oct. 12.-Gov. Hendricks, ac conpanlhied by his wife and Miss Ream, left for home, at 9:10 a. m., by the Pennsylvania Central railroad. He will make a stop at Philadelphia. Senator Conkling left here on the early train for Washington. Ex-Secretary Robeson left this morning for his hIome in New Jersey. * Gen. Banks arrived here to-day, and leaves for Washington to morrow. Inmurance Sertp Forger Indleted. NEW YORK, Oct. 12.-There has been a great deal of unnecessary mystery about what would be done in the case of Wm. C. Gilman the insurance scrip forger. He was indicted by the grand jury yesterday, and has agreed to give himself up to-day. All that has been strange in the case, it is likely, will now be explained. Wm. C. Gilman, who forged some $250,000 worth of insurance scrip, surrendered him self this morning, and appeared in the Court of General 8essions to plead guilty to forgery. He was accompanied by his brother and some friends, and walked up to the bar, where the indictment against him was reed, and pleaded guilty. He said he had nothing further to ais counsel then read the prisoner's eonfes sion sent to Rev. Dr. H ohton, on the day aftert etxposure. It at length t>e 1-~ i~d out utterly bad. This induced him to make encroachments on the funds entrusted to him. This began years ago, and grew upon hint so gradually that he was hardly sensible of thmrn until, finally, he dared not look the deficiencies in the face. Times grew worse instead of better, and he gradually drifted into a sea of trouble, and about 1875 under pressure of declining business and additional losses, he began raising certificates. Blindly hoping that the next step would extricate him, he plunged deeper and dieeper. He Is unable to state what amounts are afloat, and says that he alone Is responsible for every wrong act. During the reading of the con fession District Attorney Phelps, Recorder Hackett and others were visibly affected. The prisoner seemed like a piece of marble. save now and again,when a diee sigh escaped him. At its conclusion the District Attorney in a tremulous voice, asked for the judgment of the court on the prisoner. Hackett at tempted to address the prisoner, but broke down completely, and burst into tears. His sonorous voice was almost inaudible as he pronounced the sentence of five years in the State prison at hard labor. Gilman was then taken to his office in order that he might open his private safe. He was taken to Sing Sing t,-night. Wife Desertion. LOtIHVItLLE, Oct. 12.--There has been quite a commotion in ernman circles here in the past fewldays over the report that Adolph Schi.nlon, formerly teegraplh editor of ttre Anzieger, In this city, had deserted his wife. He marrli.l a very respectable German girl of Louisville some time since, and removed to CineinnatL. Several days since hedeaertta her, and his whereabouts are unknown to those who would like very much to see him. It seems that it is the deliberate intention of Schladen to desert his young wife for good. Theatrical. LovrsvILrs, Oct. 12.-The sale of seats for Boulicault's "Shaughran," at Liberty Hall next week, is large, and indicates that it Is to be a great success. John J. Raymond has been playing to crowded houses here this week at Macaulev's; he closes to-morrow night with the "Gilded Age." A Physician ,R ffor Plrida. LoUvIvLLE, Oct. 12.-Dr. Luke P. Black burn, a noted physician of this city, and brother of Hon. J. C. S. Blackburn, has, at the instance of Gov. McCreary consented to pro ceed to Florida to assist in treating yellow fever patients. He has had much experience in treating that particular disease, and will be of great benefit to the Florida sufferers. He starts to-night. Break in the Direct Cable. NEw YORK, Oct. 12.-At l p. m., October 0, 1877 the United States direct cable was broken by the anchor of the schooner North ern Star, off Gloucester, Mass., Joseph O. Proctor, owner, in latitude 42.54 longitude 78.21, about ten miles from Rye I aeh, New Hampshire. There will be no delay in the transmission of messages, as they will all be forwarded via Newfoundland or St. Pierre. The Coal Troubles Net Ended. NEw YonK Oct. 12.-The coal troubles do not seem likely to be ended as soon as had been supposed, or as most persons interested might have desired. At the Delaware and Hudson Cannel Coal Company's office it was stated that the latest news received from the miners was that they were determined to still hold out and not accept the terms of the company. It was also stated that the officers of the company felt assured that the terms they offered were the best that could be granted to the miners, in view of the low prices at which coal was now selling in New York, but that the miners were all obstinate and had expressed a determination to hold out longer. It had been hoped that the circular issued by the Pennsylvania Coal Company would have brought the miners to their senses but so far it has had no effect. Coal was selling too low to permit any advance to miners. At the office of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Coal Company it was stated that no change had taken place in the position of affairs at the mines, and that so far as had been ascertained there was very little pros pect of an early settlement of the question. There is very little coal in the market and only regular customers can obtain coal at any price. OHIO ELECTION. Bishop's MaJorlty 28,000 to 25,000. (OLUMBUns, Oct. 12. - From the returns received up to this evening from 76 coun ties in the State, it appears that the Demo cratic gains are 27,537. The actual Demo cratic majority in the same counties is 283,851. The State Central Committee estimates hish op's majority at from 23,000 to 25,000 in the State. He runs somewhat ahead of the rest of the ticket. As near as can be ascertained the counties yet to hear from are Angltze, Dbehinee, Hen rv, Ottawa and Pike, Democratic; Summit, ~'ulton, Guernsey, Huron, Medina and Trum bull, Republican. Returns from these will be telegraphed for to-night, and all the returns will be in shape by to-morrow. A falling off in the Democratic counties of Anglaze and Defiance is looked for, because of the treasury troubles in those counties. In Henry the chances are that there will be a slight falling off; in Ottowa the Democrats will gain about 100; Pike will be a stand off; in Fulton there will be, from the tenor of the dispatches received, a gain of 500; in Guern sey the Democrats will gain 500, and in Huron 400; in Medina they probably gain 200, also 200 in Summit, and not less than 800 to 600 in Trumbull. In the Legislature the Democrats have 76 in the House Republicans 39, and the Green backers, or Nationals, 2. The Senate stands: 25 Democrats, 10 Republicans. Burned to Death--Coal 011. WHIEELINo,W.Va.. Oct. 12.--One of the most distressing accidents that has occurred in this vicinity for many years happened at Belle Aire this evening. The wife of B. Stultz, of South Belle Aire, accompanied by a small boy, went down into the cellar after some gas oline, a barrel of which was kept there. The boy held a candle while the woman drew the oil, and they had just started out of the cellar when, by some means, the oil took fire. The excited woman, in the flurry of the moment, spilled the gasoline all over her own clothes and those of the boy, and both were burned in a horrible manner. The woman was burned to a crisp about the breast and stomach, portions of the burned flesh falling from her body. She lingered in terrible agony until about half-past 6 this evening when she expired. No hopes are entertained of the recovery of the boy. Part of his body w as al.so burned to a crisp. Testimonial to Edwin Adams. PHILADnTLPHIA Oct. 12 -This aftern on at the Chcetn at St. e t I'Th-tre a te-ti .onial perform ance was uaven to Elwin Adams. now I ing beriously ill in this city. It smounted to a per fe-t .vat on, volunteer " appearing from all tue rromineut thuetrioal and minstrel troupes. The entertainment netted s$oo. The Ross-.anlou Race. ToRONTO, Oct. 12.-The Mayor has issu"d a prolamati,'n indicating the course over which i hl ra-e to-morrow will be rowed. The oour-e will be marked off ", ith flogs, end the police will keep it cl ar, and n,'ue but the tuo with the jeldges and referees will he allowed to Hccom pany the eonte-tants. The aopofn:ment f judges and referees has been left till to-morrow morning, tut it is g. nerlly suppo-ed that Mayor M, rrisn, wh" is an old oarsman, will have a du-tinguished positi n. This morning while pr.cticing, Ross run his shell Smotuswood upon a snag, -piitung her how and throwing him into the ri er: he. however, swam ash re unharmed. This is unfortanat.. as he will now have to row el hr in his naper boator in he a ched oe,. The men are in good tion.ssd both reonlideet of win gt belA mte y be e-d, and he FOREIGN NEWS. THE FBROMCH ERLECTI+oW3--RPLY TO MarMAHON'as MAIFEA TO. sentence Paesed Upon M. Bambetta for the Publieatoten of His ellevlile Manifesto. PARIS, Oct. 12.--M. Gambetta was sentenced ti-day by the Correctional Tribunal to three months' imprisonment and to pay a fine of 4000 francs for the publication of his Belleville manifesto. He was sentenced in default. The printer of the manifesto received a imlilar sentence. Blliarld-A Challenge. PArIs, Oct. 12.-Vigneaux has issued a chal lengeto play any man in the world a game of bilards, Frenh carom, 500 to 1000 points, for £250 a side. He will allow expenses to play in Paris, or take expenses and go to America. Republlean Manifesto. The Bureaux of the historical Left have is sued a counter manifesto asking the people to disbelieve those who declare that republican institutions are not in peril and that the gov ernment does not obey clerical influonces. The counter-manifesto declares that the offielal candidates are enemies of the repub lio. ERlI AND. Weston. the Walk'ng a ltac. LoNDON, Oct. 12.-The American pedestrian, Weston, has completed arrangements to walk 525 miles in six days, at the Agricultural Hall, next month, for a wager of £400 against £5E00. His backers have also wagered £100 against £750 that he walks 200 miles in the first twen ty-four hours. The Rowing Champlenship. LoNDoN, Oct. 12.-Arrangements are being made to take Jos. Higgins, the champion oarsmen, to Australia to row Ed. Trlckett for £500 a sideand the championship of the world. Higgins' backers offer to match him to row a five-mile sculling race against the Ameri can champion, Courteney; the race to be rowed in American waters for £200 or £400 a side. Should Courteney accept the challenge, Hig gins and his hackers will go to New York to row, and make the trip to Australia via San Francisco. CURA. They Give it Up. HAVANA, Oct. 12.-A letter dated October 0 says that there is some prospect of the early collapse of the insurrection. A large num ber of insurgents are surrendering. SOUTH' AMERICA. The Panama Railroad. [Cprrespondenuoe of th) Ndtiouna Associated Preas.] PANAMA, Oct. 4.--The government and the Panama Railroad Company are at variance relative to the prolongation of the road to deep water anchorage. The prevailing im pression is that the company is not in earnest in its pretense of building the extension. The chief engineer, E. H. Phelps, goes homp by the steamer Colon, with his surveys, to report to the company. The Way the Carthaweniane Work It, There was a row at Carthagena a few days ago. A bill was before the Legislature to promote the opening of the Dique conduit be tween that city and the Magdalena river for the passage of large ships, and it is alleged that the people of Barranquilla, the rival city on the Magdclena sent 40,000 with which to bribe the members of the Legisla ture to defeat the bill. The Carthagenians, learning this, brought theJ'ortiter in re argument to outweigh the $40,000 method of pursuasion, and the lelgsla tors were frightened into "a passage of the bill. Consuls Comitn Home. PANAMA, Oct. 4.--Both the Panama and Aspinwall Consuls leave to-day for New York. New Lne of Amerlcan Steamers. PANAMA, Oct. 4.-Mr. B. Mosely, the gen eral superintendent of the Pacific Mail and Panama Railroad Companies, has gone to the South Pacific to study, as is conjectured, the feasibility of establishing the long projected line of American steamers between Panama and Valparalso. - GUATEMALA. Accldent to President L'arros. PANAMA, Oct 4.-President Liarros fell from his horse to-day and was severely hurt. Projected Connection with North Ameri can RH .lways. PANAMA, Oct. 4.-The railroad from San Jose to Escuintala is to be of the four feet eight and a half inches gauge, so as to be in unison with the North American roads, by a line "now in the imagination," that is to run up through Mexico. Eneouraging North American Settlers. The government has matde a contract with two Americans. Messrs. Cleaves and $ainze rain, granting them cheap lands in the de partments of Sacatepeguez and Chimaltenan go, on condition that they will plant wheat, vegetables and fruit and propagate fish in the brooks of Los Aposentos, at the latest within two years; that they will employ improved modern machinery, especially in plowing, sowing, mowing, etc.; that they train a cer tain number of natives in the use of such ma chinery and sell seeds on moderate terms. COSTA lIC I. PANAMA. Oct. 4.-President Guardia has called a con.tituent assembly to met on the 28d of December. A decree of 'he 26th of Septem ber last restrie s th, freedom of the press anony, ous publications are interdicted and the editors wi I be held responsible for all un signed articl s. PERU. PANAMA, Oct. 4.-The election campaign for Congressmen hascommnne d. IJreyfus Bros. & Co. have loaned the govern ment 55).000. WAR NOTES. bTurkish Menmltr Destroyed. Sr. PETERSBURo Oct. 12.-An nfficial dispatch says: 'i he Turks destroyed their bridge at Biils tr:a. The same dispatch claims that on the 9th Inst. a Turkish th ee-ruasted monitor struck a tor pedo near Salina. and blew up. Hungarians in Little Wallacila. BUCHAREST. Oct. 11.-Tne official newspaper. Roarnual. st tea that a large number of Hunga rians have entered Littie Wallaehia. The tou man an general has taken precautionary measures. Rusqian Rllenee-Its Significa.ce. LONDON. Oct, 12.-There are no further Rns iean bulletins about the late-t operations in Asic. so it must be taken as true that another attack on Mukhtar Pasha has been repulsed. The Russians are li ewlse silent about the junction of Chefke' Pasha with Osman Pasha which is reiterated from Turkish sources, and augurs ill for the seue es of Russian operations against l'P-vna. though o e correspondent at Bucharest thinks the Rus'lans are so sure of capturing Osman's army that they are very well pleased to get as many Turks in Plevna as pos sible, so as to make a clean sweep. Murder and mucelde-A Cbeasg H mrrr. CHlcAGO, Oct. 12.-About 12 o'clock this mirn ing the guests at the Metropolitan Hotel were s ar led by screams a hinh came from the main corridor rIn the second floor. Bu-hing to the scene of the distu t,a.ce a ahasWly right met their view. On the floor lay the f ,rm of a w man with her throat cut from ear to ear and b.rod gushing in torrer tA mrm the wound. By he side I y the corpse of a m n bleeding profu e~ from a de-p agsh in his thront. Tue w.-and was self-inftreted, d the instr ment with which he had anm lish 4 ihe ... was tightly cloPed in his right baudw Ioh iy on hieb efst. T ewomanif d.alm da el; .he wound i the ma.' . li md though it hse been and sulclite ws .J. M. Glad(d -: hli victim. Mrs. tlHll. Oladden had been 4topin, ar It he hoter For a week. Mrs. Bell call. d at tlb hotel, askiR i for Gladden, and was showun t tils roomn. The two remained in consnltation some time, bat what passed betweren th, m will .tever he known. All old or ne3W love eTffair is at the Irttom of the t traildy. street IEncountevr n Toledo. Tor,E, Do t. I1.-T-'hi, afRernoou s street al e tercatlon took plate hot woten C'ap'. Dowling, te f late postmaleter of this city, and Alex, read the e ,resent inr~vmhbnt, who in also" manager of the e Toledo Blne',, 'nd 'iomu.ercial nRw.'svaRpOD . Thq Sc8ause of the onconnter is said to b contina-d abuse of the former by the latter throttugh te moedium of his uewspanors ever s.ne, he dis .eaced Dowling In the postoffleo. Dowling kki RnRead In the abdomen and strelk him soveral times in the aee, Read all the while r endeavoring to draw a revolver. SFriends finally parted the , mhatants. Laser In the day one ofl Ieal', relatives. m'etipg Dowling, demanded an exp t,ettion at the same time dra ling a pistol. He wis, b wever, Squickly disarmed, and no further trouble. .n , seed. A hitter per onal feo'Ing h sin extsted be ttween the two princeials over a net th - onte'st for the pon maNtorship, in wuich Dowling was ousted and Road reinstated. IOW1ET AND STOYI(OI. NIw You3x, Oct. 12.-Money closed at o(7 li rent. Exchange closed firmer at 4819486. (Gold ilosed at l0o). overnnentts clossd firm; eur rsnoy 0's 120$12034. Pacifilo air, i I b- nda rdcl.eOed aa o4-Lowes Itnittn iOaifLe Afr~cst lo@ iO4%; land grants 1032A,1s; sinking fun is 94%. . Centrals 10oh . The stock mar k,,t was irregular during this afte noon, with a narr.'w range of I natious. o 15iie transactions to-day aggre ged 209 211 shares. The follo n e the losng bid: "eow York Cenftral .......... .... .......0 Harlem ........................................ 104 Erie.............................. 1 Erie, p rf"iried ....... Lake Shore ...................... Webabh . ............................... 1 N orthwasteorn ..................... 41% Northwestern, preferred ................ 1% Rock Ijland .. ............ .........1I Foct Wayne . .. ............... ........ 2 t.P u t ........................................ 40 St. Paul. preferred .......................... 70 Pittsburg ......... ............... 5 Delaware, Lackawanna and West rn 4... Np. Jersey Central .. ............. ......... 'i Delaware a udeon Canal ................ 4-9 Miohigan Oentral-· ..... . .. Illinois Central ............................ 14% Union P ifc- .................... .. 61 0. 0. and 1. ...... ...........47% St. Jo h ....... ..s 1 ft. ,osepb. referr, .. .................. 514 11io and Mississippi ........... . . . . r namea ........................... 125. W tern Union ...................... ... a% taelntlc and Pacific Telegraph ............. 1 Pacific M all . ....... .............. .. . .. .. - ulocksilver .. .. . .. lekeilver, preferred . . .... .... . Ad m s Expr s ......... ... .. . .......... 9 Welsls Fargg A& Oo. Express- . .......... 4%31 Americanx r x raes .. ...... ................ 5414 United Statep Express ................. ..... State bond nogldMed. DOIMTI? XAZKNIFs. New Yon,Out. 11,-flour ruchange4,. 8ttih. era flour li good request: NO. 4 5; sunerfnee4 20(o 501 extra ..FL60, Wheat f with a fair demand for spot; No. 2 reNg}ts .ash, $1 46 bid; do Ostobe r $I 47 bid; ) 2 spring $1 a bd; do Ot bher $1 axbbid. BIifey stron. and fairlt active; Canada 71@; f0fur rowed state 750@2%. Rye sie sit, 7Wt12 fOrNo2 Western; 78081 fr Sta'e and Poena.ylani. horn ashadebh her and falriv active; etmer, ensh, so bid; October r59,o bid ; No. , 4a5 54 bi4; do .Otor 5296. Oats steajr saud better demnan : No. 2 write 17fsa7lt4f js:,4( 04 56; extra mixed 313 %. P rk weaker; meae $14 lG1i4 r,0 on spot; 0 tohir $138 bid. At the Ulo-e-Lard ea'ier f ,r spat' f. re weaker; October 9; Novemoor 8.90 bid. of steady and qtiet; packed $15; family $t t meats stead. and q lut; piokled belies 80%; do hams 124123. Whisky nominal at S1 la.. fepot cottdn quie; Middling Uplands 11 7.1"; futnres steady. Cheese i firm and with a .od ecatebitsiness atl@.a1 for common to prime. and 13@13t% for fancy. Whest firmi a.s S125,0oo00 bushels; Chicngo $ so; Milwlaes4tke5 0 137%: No.2 red $1 4@l1 48. CO rn ui so.o0o bushels; stermer No 2'59'. .69 _ $1 18%. Provisions quot. IPork--.21865 b lj unry; $1b 75 October and IDe.mber: $14 Nove ber; $13 75. Lard-8.7)6 bid January 9' OU 8%; December s 90; November 8%. Flour 13.n, wheat 197.848. eor: 77387, oath .t7, corn meal 200 bbls and 05 bars, rye 800, barley 75,830. malt 662, lork 42. beef 4288. cut meats os. lard 1x19. _CHsCAO, Oct. 12 8:31 a. m.-Wheat.--0eto. ber si l)' ;N ,vember sl oS8%. C(torn-44%. E s hlcago Union stock yards 446 cam repore estimated 14.000; official yesterday 13,670; lit . doing as y? ; proses ,t that lower priaee wi prevail for light grades; $ lo0(5 60 for common to chlee; oaki ng 56 7; p ,or $5 00; good ship ping $S5 .505 75. C.ttle-receipts about t0io; ma ket quiet; chicre natives $4 75~5 l; fair to medium sw; (Colorado a .$3 40; Texa $2 7r &'i3 60. CIuoAnO, Oct. 12 11 a. m.-Inspections- wheat atr.onn bushels; e rn 24.200o bushe s, by canal 12300 bushels; oats 35,00(0 bushels; rye 19,000 bushe s; barrvy 6 o0s0 busnels. 1::0 p. m., close.- Whe it stedLly: O'tobet $ 10.., sell,; s; Novemb.r $1 07% year $1 02 bid. Corn steady; Octber 42%. bhid Novemit 421@4298; year 4.% Oats quiet; October'20% 22%; November 23% ,..%. Pork sltady; Octo br $14 40, nominal; year $t2 so hid: January $12 87% bid. Lard steady; October 8.65, nomi nal; year 8.27%; Jansary 8.35. Boxed meats 6%, shouldrs 7%, long clear 7%, short rib., short clear 7%, long and shrt clear flt future delivery, sellers, Oetber 6%, shoulders 7h, long clear 7%, short rib 7%, short clear 7, Whisky $1 Ot. CINrncan!, Oct. 12, 1:20 io. m.-Pork firm at $14 25. Bacon flrme: and in fair demand; shoulders and clear ribs 9; clear 9%3. Sugar eured hams 12@13. Salted meats, loose, flrier; shoulders none;: clear rib .25@9.. %Hogs slow common 54 1064 9so; fair to good light. s 1Io 5 30; fair to good p.cking 6@5b 26; bthe ' s5 8156 45. Wbisky$1 os; salees3buls. ST. Lors. Oct. 12, 3 p. m -Pork noil and an* changed. Bacon firm, 8; shoulders 9@405 ;rIb 9%@9%, clear. Lard nomtally unchaaed. Co an better, 41% oeash. Hows steady for pace ' slow and heavy; rather weak forliuht; rpla unchanged: rmeceipts about isoc. Wheat firm, 125. BATrxnaonr Oct. 12-Coffee unchanged. Bio ordinary eargoes . 1b1%, gail, sodars. Prod. stone--Bulk shoulders 8455%. Lard refl.t tieree 10(a1 4. Mess porlk per bbl $15, eAtra neran manarm ·t FRE.IQT MARKErTS. LowDow. Oct. 12. 2 V. mn-Flour unchansgd, 32s. Wheat off coast at unchanged prices; Chicago 65.; Caiif .rnia 78s; cargoes to arrive higher: Chicago 6d better, a9s lOd California 63s; arrivals for orders light; EIngl.h and French country markets strong and higher. Corn off coast 3d higher, 29s: cargoes to arrive st adv but unchanged in prices. 21€ 6d: arrivals light; Mark Lane whpat and corn firm. LONDOx, Oct. 12-Nom.-Consols for money 95 6-1c, on account 96 7-16. Erie la3. 1:30 p. m.--Consols for monuy 9~ 5-16, on ac count 96 9-16. 2:30 p. m.-Erie 13/4. 3:30 p. m.-Consr,s for money :5 11-1r,, on ae or,unt 95 9-16; street rate 4r):I, which is N4% below bank. LIvE'POOL.Ot, 12,noon.-Co'ton dult, easier Middlinu Uplard , 9-16; Milid ing Orleans M 6 11-16d; sales 8000 bales; tak n for speculation and export 1000; receipts 5200 balbs; American 3550. Sales 'rf the week 80,000; for speculation 14,000; expor 7000 bales. Ht ek 484.00o, American 225,0no imports 25000, American 10,o00; actual expy ,r s Go; afl',a 93,00, American 34,000 entles of American 48 000. LrvVExB ,ol, det. 12 1:45 p. m -F our un changed at33s. Wheat is in fair demand and id better; spring 11s 3d@(1 ltd; r'~ ifonia club 19 10d@i1ms: averag paZt 12s 7,1; re'elpt. of wheat for the past htree days are 20 000 bushels. of w.ilch 10,000 a e American. Corn is in fair demand ard unehang d st 8ie 3d Peasare un changed at 40s. Lards 4@48 . 2 p. m.-Uplands. Low Midd'ng clause, Oe tober and Novemb'r d$tivery, 6%@G 11-82d1; De oember and Jannury 5-ld. 2:90 . m.-Breadstut firm, except corn, whlih ix dulL bIwopi Oct. 12, 289 V. m.-New mixred ,eer o T American lard 4~e 9d. 0 JOO e-sm¶ freights were mai P'g.cna lhr srt room to--e Ilt~ r~ul t~ b(s'tA@rLaD W OD