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Bonnen-walde, bun-dred a SfV-X.IC1TKD to ikr- of EDUUSD O'DO.XOVAX. THE CAREER OF THE JOURNALIST AS OUT LINED BT HIS BROTHER POWERS, THE ARTIST. f-Vetc Pork Special to the Chicago Tribune. Mr. William O'Donovan. a sub-editor' of tho Irish Nation, in this city, is a brother of hrtlmund U Donovan, who u reported to have been killed during the battle of the armies of .- Ilicks Pasha and Kl Mahdi, in the Soudan, Egypt. In con versing .upon the news which . lias come to band uiion this subject. Mr. 0 Donovan said to thu Tribune correspond ent this afternoon that be was hopeful it might turn out to be erroneous. His brother. he said, had been in so many scraje3, ex posed to so many dangers, run so many risks, and escaped so wonderfully, that he could not but feel that bd would come out of this, affair all ritrht. The re ports of the battle were . so conflicting that it was difficult for him to understand how any such disaster could have overtaken the expedition against the raise rropoet. Mr. O'Donovan said he had not seen bis brother in ten veais, wben they were together in Spain, Klaiund represent ing the London Times and the speaker the Irish Times. Thu was during the i.arlist wars, and the brothers were im prisoned during that time. Since then he had hardly heard direct from his brother. Two years ago, when Kdmnnd O'Donovan came home from Constantinople, from which city he had been ejected be cause he had "spoken disrespectfully of the Sultan, . he wrote Lis brother W illiam, then in Faris, that he woultl call upon him, but he was sent away to Asia by the iewi, with which paper he had become connected subsequent to his Spanish campaign, and tho brothers did not niett. Mr. 0'Ponovan said bis brother was born in lJvll, nnd studied medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, and was for a long timo snb-lioranan there. His father, Dr. John O'Donovan, was a well-known Celtic scholar, and from him Edmund inherited a taste for antiquarian reierch and philoloey. tie ' cave up medicine for a more adventurous career. Ho enlisted in tho French army at tho tima of the Franco- Prussinu- war, where he was wounded and made prisoner nt Orleans. He had become Lieutenant, and was the only survivinz olli--er of his company. Iu tnis battle he lost a piice of his hkuil, which, said Mr. O'Donovan quaintly, "Did not siiosequeutly serve to Eire him anv more ballast up there." Then came hi first experience as a war correspoiidont, in company with his brother llliaui, in spam, both h narrowly escapiug News then secured death ns spies. Tha Kdmnnd s sor vices, and sent him to Herzegovina. Subsequently ho went to tho iiUsso-Tiirkish war. 'A'Lon came the ' order to explore Central " Asia and the eastern slopes cf the Himalaya. Learning of the Russian expedition against the Turcomans, he arranged to accompany across tlm Caspian Sea. N hen Gen. TergoukasotF succeeded Gen. LazarefT. Mr. O'Donovan was ordered to mnt tha Russian lines. He crossed the Atrek river in a canoe, .his horse, swimming after him. Then he spent six months in Astera- bad, next proceeding to Teheran to solicit t lie-Russian Embassador's permission to enable him to accompany ISkobelefT. But the request was not granted. Skobeloff accordingly received the memorable telegram, van revoir a Aierv. " l no City of iierv had never been . entered by Jv.iropeans, al though .many had attempted it. But Mr. O'Donovan finally reached the oasis, and was held a mysterious prisoner by the authorities, who could not determine his nationality, ills adventures in that region are well known from his letters. From pris oner he finally became one cf tha Directors of the Government, and helped corern the country six months, with pjwer of life and death vouchsafed him. lie finally left Morv for London ou a mission (an excuse for getting away), and it was on this journey home that he was arrested in Constantinople for using disrespectful language to the Sultan and the Turkish nation. A sentence of .fix months imprisonment was commuted to perpetual banishment from the Ottoman dominions. Mr. William O'Donovan said to the Tribune corresKudent that the identity of one niembfr of the expedition appeared to be established by the telegrams this morning--- That was the artist row ers, said to be tho only member of the force left alive. Mr.- O'Donovan know him peoaonally. Frank Powers an irisnmau, who bad studied itchinir iu ro.sto:i, and it was quite natural that he should be spoken of in some of the dispatches as a iitnuau artist, lie had no doubt been attached to some German illustrated paper, but he was a thorough irishmun, and not a very modest one, either. Mr. 0'Donovnn said he could not help feeling that his brother had been taken pris oner, ana not killed, lie was a good horse man, and alwaya had good horses, and he could not believe that he had fallen, as the reports would have it. However, be had no mean. of verifying either the dispatches or his personal belief. He could not hope to get any news from home, as that was in the West of Ireland (County Clare), and news would be a long time reaching there. MANITOBA. A DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES ADOPTED BT THK RIGHTS LEAGUE OF THE PROVIXCE. WiNNEPEO, Mas., Nov. 25. The Tdghta League of this province has adopted a decla ration of principlA, setting forth that an act of British North America guarantees the people . of the . province tbe exclusive the says and It the ou to in contraction by aud Tne in hy for a or of iu of

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 26 Nov 1883, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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