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VOL XXXI.-N HELENA. MONTANA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS H6 IJUTLINEO HIS IIWE Balfour Tells Why Local Self Gov ernment Should Be Given to Ireland. It Has Been Given to England and Sootland and Promised Erin. His Deelaration Coneerning the Irish Po liee-Press Comment on the Speech -Foreign News. LONDON, Aug. 11.--Balfour, chief secre tary of Ireland, in a speech delivered at Plymouth yesterday, outlined hit ideas of Irish local government. He said that he was aware that many members of the on servative party disliked the proposal, but he argued that there were two reasons why Iodal government should not be withheld from Ireland. The first, a sentimental one, because it had already been given England and Scotland: ana second, because local government had been repeatedly promised to Ireland. TBalfour declared that it would be madness to allow councils to administer funds to any class not represented in these bodies. Such permission would convert them into engines of tyranny and oppression. The police question, Balfour continued, caused alarm, but he would never consent to decentralization by force by handing over the local police either to the councils or to councils in association with the grand jury. He further believed there would be no serious attempt by counties to secure the control of so costly a force. He was com pelled to admit that he feared the first re sult of the change would be to oust land lords from a share in the government even though they guarded the councils by some form of minority representation. This is to be adopted, but he trusted and believed that as the political storm sub sided and as ancient rancor was forgotten the gradual effect of the land purchase measure'~will be felt. These gentlemen .if they remained would be largely recognized and elected as the best shen to carry on the county business and thus reconcile elasses which have been too much and too long sep arated. The Standard says that Balfour's decla tion regarding the Irish police removes the gravest objection to the bill, but there still remains a great deal to justify the Irish loyalist misgivings, and that it will be de sirable to introduce stringent measures to guarantee an upright management of inance. The Times says that his clear, vivid per ception of the dangerous schemes is the best possible guarantee that Balfour is fit to cope with and conquer them. The News says: "We gather from Bal four's vague remarks that there will be no fancy franchises 'and no artificial restric tions upon the choice of electors. However ingeniously framed the bill will enormous ly strengthen the demand for home rule and make the crimes act a more ridiculous farce than ever." The Chronicle presumes that the inten tion is to make the Irish franchise narrower than the English, and emphatically op poses such a policy. "Ireland," it says, "is entitled to absolute equality." DIFFIDENT ALEXIS, Why the Russian Grand Duke Disap pointed the Parisians. PARns, Aug. 11.-There is scarcely any doubt but that the non-arrival here yester day of the Grand Duke Alexis was entirely due to his disinclination to be the recipient of the enthusiastic welcome the citizens of Paris had prepared for him. Although the crowd learned that he would not arrive yesterday they did not learn when he would reach Paris, and consequently when the train on which he traveled rolled into the station this morning no one was present, officially or unofficially, to receive him. As he reached the platform he was recognized by a crowd of at least 1,000 persons, and the greeting the gave him was enthusiastic. Bowing and smiling at the warmness of his welcome, despite his attempt to avoid it, he entered a carriage and was immediately driven to a hotel. The London l'imes this morning pub lishes a dispatch from a Paris correspond ent, confirming the reports that the non arrival of the Grand Duke Alexis in Paris, yesterday, at the time designated, was in tentional. The dispatch adds that the rea son for the change in his published pro gramme may be that Russia wished to show Germany that she was still open to an offer if Germany outbids France. UNDER A SMALL CLOUD. Sir Hector Iangevin Resigns to Clear Himself of Charges. OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 11.-The Citizen, government organ, said editorially this evening: "Sir Hector Langovin, minister of public works, will appear before the privileges and elections committee for the the purpose of making a sta'tement of his connection with the Tarte-McGreevy in quiry. It is understood that the honorable gen'leman has tendered his resignation as a minister of the crown, considering that it was his duty to parliament, the government and the committee. Sir Hector has been leader of the French Canadian conserva tives for many years. He has been hon ored by men of all classes, oreeds and sec tions. We look for his triumphant vindi cation ere the unpleasant proceedings term inate." The announcement of his resigna tion from the cabinet produced a profound sensation in all political circles, as it was totally unexpected. Sir Hector appeared before the commit tee on orivileges and elections this after noon and read a long and carefully pre pared statement, in which he denied emphatically all charges preferred against him, and asserted his entire innocence. International Congress of Hyglene. LoNDox, Aug. 11.-The seventh annual session of the International congress of hygiene and demography opened in St. James hall this afternoon. The prince of Wales presided. Among the prominent delegates were Prof. Pasteur, of P'aris, and Prof. Koch, of Berlin. Tile prince of Wales discoursed learnedly on hygiene in his open ing address and was loudly cheered. An immense number of papers are to be read, and the nambet of foreigners who have promised to speak or read is snoh as to show the congress will, in the fullest sense, be international. Among the many im portant subjects is the general question of means of preventing epidemic disease from country to country. The subject of tuber culosis will be widely discussed and papers will be read on the means of conferring ism munity from bacteriological affections. The subject of rabies will receive close atten tion. A New Map of the World. BRNsa, Aug. 11.-At to-day's session of the international geographical congress, a nesolntion was introduced providing for the Sa map of the earth on a llionth, and the appoint ment rnational committee to de. termine t rinciples upon which the preparation o the map shall proceed. In connection with the congress there is being held a geographical exhibition at which all ( nations except Great Britain and the Neth erlands are represented. Much disappoint ment is expressed at the failure of America to send the great collection of maps re cently on exhibition in New York, which were the subject of admiration by a large number of geographers for the minuteness of details of the earth's figuration which they R set forth. Pat Eagan Writes a Letter. PANAMA. Aug. 11.-A dispatch from Iqui que says the congressional steam transport Maito brought a large supply of munitions t of war, including seventy-five guns of dif ferent calibre and twelve thou sand magazine rifles, with a plentiful sup ply of ammunition. It is not known where they were embarked. "El Nacional," the congressional organ, came out with a scathing article against United States Min ister Egan who, in a letter addressed to the 1 Iquique junta, expressed the opinion that it ismpossible for them to overthrow Balmacoeda.. This incident, along with the Itata business, has caused a bitter feeling against the United States. The End of Good Times. LoDnox, Aug. 11.-The St. James Gazette this morning prints the following: "Judg ing from the reports issued by the board of trade, it looks as though we had already rsache1 the end of good times. The great decline in exports from Great Britain is on- I doubtedly due to the operation of the Mc- 4 Kinley law in the United States. We have s been told that the noact would eventually prove a misfortune to the United States, but its immediate object was to hit foreign manufactures, especially those of Great I Britain, and it is plainly evident that this object has been attained." The Royal Leg. BERBLN, Aug. 11.-The Freissinnige Zei tung says Prof. Esmansch, a distinguished surgeon, has been called to Kiel from Ber lin to attend Emperor William. The Kreuz Zeitung declares that the emperor is suffer ing from a dislocated knee bone and that the greatest care is necessary in its treat ment. The Cologne Gazette reasserts that Emperor William is in robust health, and adds that he now uses his leg easily and will be able to dispense with a doctor after a short sea trip. Work on the Ship Rallway. HALIFAX. N. S., Aug. 11.-A cable dis patch received here to-day from London orders that work on the ship railway be suspended at the end of the week. There is no failure of the contractors or company, as has been reported, but in the present state of the money market the company is not able to float remaining securities with out a sacrifice which they deem unneces sary. As soon as the present financial cri sis passes work will he resumed. Defy All the Earth. BAiBnn, Ont., Aug. 11.-Hanlon and O'Connor are here and authorize a double scull challenge to the world. They will row three miles against any other double team for from $500 to $5,000 a side. If any two Australians ill. come to this puuntry they will guarantee them two singile soulling races for $2,500 a side each and will allow $2,000 for expenses. If for doubles all matches most be made for $3,000 or more a side. Captared by Brigands. CONsTANTImOPLE, Aug. 11.-Brigands re cently captured a Frenchman named Ray mond, who conducted a from near Tohere sker, and his overseer, named Ruilto. They sent Rufflo to the French ambassador there, Count Mountebelle, with a letter stating unless they received $23,000 they would shoot Raymond. Count Mountebelle has demanded of the sultan that Raymond be protected and released. A Volcano Becomes Active. CoLIox, Mex., Aug. 11.-This morning the volcano of Col.ma began to show signs of eruption, and after a time the whole city became covered with ashes. This is the most extensive eruption ever known here and there are fears that a great many lives will be lost. OWES MUCH MONEY. Partial List of Those Who Bled Bardsley Hasty Adjournment PmHLADLPHIA, Aug. 11.-The Bardeley in vestigating committee of the councils re sumed work to-day. Expert Brown testi fled that the entire deficiency of Bardeley, city and state, after crediting him with $930,000, the amount of due bills in the Keystone bank, was $553,835. When he was requested to give account of all Bards ley's loans and payments of public moneys to individuals, there was considerable dit cussion, some of the committee fearing in justice might be done innocent parties. Committeeman Etting, however, said he wanted to know just what citizens bor rowed money from Bardsley after he be came city treasurer, adding that he knew the list of those who did so before his eleo tion to that office was very small. It was finally decided to allow Brown to give a re port of all transactions in which lBardsley paid money to others, and he began read ing an account of the loans. 'There are hundreds of these transactions, ranging from $25 to $25,000. The expert had not gotten far into the lengthy statement when the committee took a recess until Monday. Burned to Death in Bed. LAMOURE, N. D., Aug. 11.-At Griswold, LaMoure county, sixteen miles north of here, Sunday night, Mrs. Herman Boelter was burned to death while in bed, her shanty evidently having been fired. The barn, which was also burned, was separate from the house. Wilhelm Boelter, her father-in-law, is missing, and it is thought that his body may be in the ruins of the barn. It is believed that Wilhelm set fire to the dwelling after killing his daughter in-law and has taken his own life. Yellow Jack Raging. NEW YonR, Aug. 11.-A Port an Prince dispatch says it is impossible any longer to conceal the fact that an epidemic is raging there. A sailor on board the French man of-war Diore was stricken with a virulent fever a few days ago. lie died and was at once buried. Others among the crew of the vessel are down with the disease. The doctor pronounees the disease the same as yellow fever. The Signals Were Wrong. FonT WAYNE. Ind., Aug. 11.-Early this morning a passenger train, north-bound, crashed into a freight train at Bryant, Ind. Engineer Dick and Fireman Brown, of Fort Wayne, were killed, and the engine and baugnagecar of the passenger train and eight freight cars were demolished. The accident was caused by failure of the freight train crow to give proper signals. An IllInols Cyclone. LINCOLN, Ill., Aug. 11.-A cyclone pre vailed in the southeastern part of Logan county Monday afternoon. The crop in its path, barns, houses and other buildings were damaged. At Latham a new elevator about completed was leveled. The lose is estimated at about $110,000. THE JUNIOR CHAMPION. Great Struggle of Youngsters for a Purse Worth $25,000 to the Winner. Bir Matthew Wine by a Head From Dagonet, Baehford at His Neok. Close of a-Snceessful Race Meeting Over the Range-The Talent in Hard Luck-Sporting Record. Naw Yonx, Aug. 11.-The junior cham pion stakes, worth about $25,000 to the winner, was the attraction to-day at West chester. Georgia showed in front to what appeared to be a good start. She piloted the field to the top of the hill, when Dago net took up the running on the inner rail, closely followed by Georgia, Sir Matthew, Yorkville Belle and Airplant, with Bash ford leading the rest. On the last, quarter .they all closed in on the leader. Down they came toward the finish with Dagonet, Sir Matthew, Bashford and Yorkville Belle on almost even terms. Amid the most intense excitement Sir Matthew won by a head froi Dagonet, who beat Bashford a neck. Yorkville Belle was lapped on Bashford, while PatrimonyColt and Merry Monarch finished next. Time, 1:13%. Seven furlongs--Crab won, Terrifier second, Strideaway third. Time, 1:07%. Mile and one furlong-Riot won, Reckon second, Peter third. Time, 1:56M. CLOSE OF THE BUTTE RACES. Misfortune Pursued the Talent to the Last Number. BUTT, Aug. 11.--[Special.]-The race meeting which concluded here to-day is the most successful in the history of the West Side association. ¶T.'he talent fell again on the final day. Faust was a great favorite for the free for all, backers paying $110 to play him. He won the first heat but his bad breaking showed that he would scar ce ly win the race. Half mile, handicap-Black Diamond won, Eddie R. second and Count third. Time, :49. The postponed pacing race, free for all, was won by Major Wonder. Major Wonder ............................1 1 1 Franklin ................ .................2 Irene ............ ...................... 4 8 Montana Wilkes............................8 8 4 Be:.t time, 2:15. tree for all trot. Faust............................ ....1 2 4 8 4 Frank M.......................... 4 1 2 2 Ida D........................... 8 3 4 a SilverBow........................4 1 2 1 1 Time. 2:20, 2:22%,, 2:22%. 2:25. 2:24. Half a mile-Black Diamond won, April Fool second, Bob Wade third. Time, :47%. Mile-Oregon Eclipse won, Mystery sec ond. Montana third. Time, 1:43X. The consolation race, three-quarters of la mile-Centella won, Labelle second, Efeline third. Time, 1:173. Van Buren Breaks a Record. CHzoAoo, Aug. 11.-At the Garfield Park races Van Buren to-day broke the record for a mile and one-sixteenth, 1:46 , mak ing the distance in 1:46 fiat. Only an hour before Van Buren had won another race in very fast time. Mile-Osborn won, Bravo socond, First Lap third. Time, 1:434. Seven furlongs-Van Buren won, Ca mills second, Alphonzo third. Time, 1:26%. Five furlonas-Addie won, Farine sec ond, German third. Time, 1:01%. Mile and one-sixteenth-Van Buren won, Silver Lake second. Nina Archer third. Time, 1:46. Six furlongs-Lagavdere won, Mary L. second, Gadabout third. Time, 1:16%. Mile-Hindoo won, Ora second, Neva C. third. Time, 1:43. SHawthorne races. Half a mile-Glenoid won. Nihilo second, Miss Bulwark third. Time, :53. Mile and one furlong-Laura Doxey won, Thel second, Prince third. Time, 2:00. Half a mile-Milo won, Secret second, Fannie S. third. Time. :53. Six furlongs-Fan King won, Ivanhoe second, Lizzie D. third. Time, 1:19. Steeplechase, short course-Evangeline won, Leander second, Speculator third. Time, 3:36. Grand Circuit Trot. ROcsEsTER, N. Y., Aug. 11.-This was the opening day of the meeting of grand cir ouit trots. It was one of the hottest days of the season. The track was in first class condition and the attendance was large. The event of the day was the 2:30 trot for a purse of $10,000, divided, and was won by Happy Bee, she taking the last three heats. 2:16 trot-Grant's Abdallah won, Mascot second, Crawford third, Vitello fourth. Bleat time, 2:15,.. 2:30 trot, $10.000, divided-Happy Bee won, Little Albert second, Trim third, Membrino fourth. Best time, 2:18%. 2:21 trot, unfinished-Early Bird wbn the first and The Seer the second. Best time, 2:19J. Racing at Saratoga. SARATOOA, Aug. 11.-Track fast, weather hot. Mile and seventy yards-Racine won, Eon second, Madstone third. Time, 1:44%/t. Six furlongs-Leona Well won, Emma Primrose second, Rio Grande third. Time, 1:1614. Mile and one-half-Bermuda won, Santa Auna second, Bolero third. Time, 2:19. Seven furlongs--linfax won, Los Angeles second. Time, 1:2.. Six furlones-Loroy won, Fearless seo ond, Cerebus third. Time, 1:16. BASE BALL rhe Home Club Mentioned First In the Record Mere Printed. LEAoGU OLUBs. Philadelphia 3, Cleveland 1. Boston 12, Pittsburg 5. Brooklyn 8, Cincinnati 6. New York 2, Chicago 0. A5.5OCIAIION CLUMe Columbus 2, Athletics 5. Cincinnati 3, Boston 9. Louisville , Baltimore 2. St. Louis 8, Washington 4. Live Stock Rates. WICurrA, Kas., Aug. 11.-Thesuit brought by the Wiohita Live Stock exchange against the Atohison, the Missouri Paifloc, the Rook Island and the Frisco railways to en join them from putting a rate on live stock in excess of that ordered by the state board of railway commissioners, resulted in a vic Lory for the roads. Tioe Detained May Lantd. WAssINsTON, Aug. 11.-It has been do sided to allow the Itusslan Jews detained at Boston under the immigration law, to land upon the filing of a hond in the sum of $2,l00 for each person, that suhob person shal not become a publio ohagoe. JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL. Death of the Noted Author and Man of Letters, Aged 71. BosRon, Aug. 12.--James Russell Lowell died this (Wednesday) morning at 2:10. James Russell Lowell, poet and essayist, was born in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 22, 1819. He was a son of the Rev. Chas. Low ell, and in genius and character was the hereditary representative of the heart and brains that founded New England. He was the youngest of five children. The place of his birth was the old tory mansion, now called Elmwood on the St. Charles river. Lowell entered Harvard at the age of 1i and graduated in 1888. His first published production was a notable class poem. The young satirist saw the humorous side of the social movements of the day and the class poem scintillating With wit attacked the abolitionists, Carlile, Emerson and the transcendentalists. He received the degree LL D. at Harvard and was admitted to the bar in 1840. The only record of his practice is a story entitled. "My First Client." After that he gave himself entirely to lite:atne. In 1841 a volume of poems, written under the iniluence of affection for a woman of genius, who became his wife, was published under the title of a "Year's Life." He married Maria White in 1844. She was an ardent abolitionist and her influence assisted in turning his thoughts to the serious side of that cause to which he rendered immortal service. Lowell and his wife were regular contrib utors to the Liberty Bell and his name appears in 1848 in the Anti-Slavery Standard as corresponding editor. His poems from 1843 to 184( mostly a!peared in this paper. Later the Boston Couriur was the vehicle of his productions and in its columns the first series of the Bigelow Papers" was given to the public. In the main it was a satire on slavery and the Mexican war. His interest in the anti slavery contest did not prevent his purely literary labors. In 1843 he undertook to edit the Pioneer, and Poe. Mrs. Browning, Whittier and W. W. Story were contributors. Only three numbers were published, the venture failing through financial disaster to the publishers. The "Conversations of a Poet" was Low ell's first work io literary criticism. Mean time he was contributor to other literary publications. The chief fruits of a visit abroad were his essays on Italian art and literature, and his eminence as a student and interpreter of I)ante. His wife died in 1853. Two years later, on Longfellow's resigna tion, Lowell was appointed professor of modern languages and belles lettres in Harvard. From 1857 to 1862 he wrote many articles for the Atlantic Monthly and in 1863 he and Prof. Charles Eliot Norton became joint editors of the North American Review a connection which he maintained until 1872. He then ocoupied his time in general literary work, publishing many poems and prose essays. Lowell was a presidential elector in 1876 and in 1877 President Hayes appointed him to the Spanish mission. from which he was transferred in 1880 to the court of St. James. His diplomatic career closed with his recall by President Cleve land in 1885. During his residence in Lon don, in February, 1885, he lost by death his second wife, Miss Frantee Dunlap, of Port land, Me., whom he married in 1857. His services at Madrid and London com prised his ensire political career. Since his return to private life his home was with his only bhild, Mrs. Edward Burnett, at South boro, Mass. He resumed his lectures at Cambridge, and delivered many very able addresses. The universities of Oxford and Cambridge, as well as American institutions conferred on him many degrees of honor. His last few years have been spent in comparative retirement. He dies at the age of 71, full of years and honor, one of the most illustrious literary men of the United States. DEMOCRATIC CLUBS. A National Convention to Be Held Speakers Coming Northwest. NEW YORK. Aug. 11.-It was decided at a meeting of the executive committee of the national association of democratic clubs to hold a convention sixty days after the national democratic convention. It has been decided to organize a mis sionary club of fifteen leading democr atic orators connected with the national associ ation who will go to Chicago. Sept. 15. After a short stop there, a complete circuit of the northwest will be made for the pur pose of organizing the unorganized states. Among the speakers will be several candi dates for the speakership. Correspondents have been appointed in every county in the United States. Each county will be assessed $10 for the support of the order and the propagation of the democratic doc trine through sub-organizations. Questions of party policy were warmly discussed. There was a heated debate among the mem bers upon the silver question, the commit tee being divided on that point. It was de cided that the tariff would be made the leading feature in the south and west. TEN HOURS LATER. Rain Fell in Large Quantitles-Uncle Jerry's Machino Did Ii. MIDLAND, Texas. Anug. 11.-The United States department of agriculture rainfall expedition has so far made two successful experiments. One of the party in an inter view, said to-day that Saturday and Mon day a preliminary trial of part of the rain makafg apparatus was had and about ten hours after the explosion, heavy clouds gathered and rain fell over many miles of surface. "We do not think the explosions actually pro duced the storm, but they were undoubt edly instrumental in precipitating moisture which clouds brought to their locality and greatly increased the intensity of the storm. tie amount of precipitation was grrematest in the vicinity of the operation. We will continue to make tests as to the density of the atmosphere, so that bombs may be adapted to meet every possible condition. When sufficiently satisfied upon these and similar points it decisive experiment will be made." The rain to-day was the first good rain in this vicinity for several mnonths. WORK ON THE FAIR. Buildilngs Are liing IPushed Rapidly For wardn-Fair Matters. Cnwt'Aoo, Aug. 11.--Work on the World's fair buildings is being pushed rapidly. The Woman's building will be ready for roofing Sept. 1. Terraces for the fisheries building are completed, also the dredging of the la goon. The canal is practically finished and the central basin well under way. Five thousand eight hundred and seveonty feet of railway track has ibeen laid this week and work ois progressing on the foundation of the electric exhibit building, horticultural and administraiion buildings. Director (lGeneral Davis promises to hand to the board of control the appointmuent of chiefs of the horticultural and machinery depart iaenuts this week. The popular im:proession is that Joihn W. Samuels, of Clinton, Ky., will receive the appointment of horticul tural chief. Representatives of the state commistions of Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, to-day rejected the plan of putting the four state exhibits under one roof. Fury or a Woman Jilted. KANRAs Or'v, Aug. 11.-Richard M. Juve nas's residence in this city was wrecked by an explosion of dynamite last night. The oecupanlta esaaped without atny serious in jury. From all aooounuts it would appear that the explosion was caused by the aots of women with whom Juvenal had kept company before his marriage. NO SIAHRTLING EVIDENCE, None Given in the Preliminary Ex amination of the Penrose Suspects. But It Is Predicted That Some Will Be Produced Very Boon. Mayor Kleinsbhmidt, of Helen., Gives Testimony in the Davis Will Trial at uttte. Burrs, Aug. 11.-[Special.]-The prelim inary hearing of the alleged murderers of W. J. Penrose began to-day in the police court room, the doors of which were locked after all the seats had been occupied, only 200 people witnessing the proceedings. Noth ing transpired to-day that had not already been develop, d at the coroner's inquest. Drs. Gunn and Trembley testified as to the cause of Penrose's death and gave a doescrip tion of the wounds, while Dr. Witherspoon testified as to the post mortem examination. Officer Carroll testified to the fact that Thomas Staggs had given him the bludgeon which he fitted to the wound on the top of Penrose's head, and Thomas Staggs testified to finding the bludgeon in the yard of City Engineer Harper, about two blocks from the scene of the murder. On cross-examinatian it was shown that Staggs has been arrested for grand larceny, but was dismissed by the grand jury. That was all the evidence submitted to-day, but it is expected that there will be sensa tional evidence in a day or two. At the re quest of counsel for defendants all detec tives are excluded from the court room, together with witnesses on both sides. THE DAVIS CASE. Mayor Klelnscehmidt on the Stand--Pet Davis and Her Mother. Burr, Aug. 1L--[Special.]-In the Davis will case to-day the deposition of B. A. Mc Clelland, a farmer of Van Buren county, Iowa, was made. He knew Caroline BUnr gess after her marriage to Henry C. Smith in 1853. They had a daughter called Pot Davis. She lived in Iowa till 1858. In 1856 A. J. Davis was in Pieroeville and went to see Pet Davis. At that time time A. J. Da vis lived within fifteen miles of Mrs. Caro line B. Smith. In 1.858 she moved to Texas and never returned. In 1860 the deponent was asked by A. J. Davie where Caroline B. Smith was, and if Pet was good-looking and if she went to school. The deponent replied that thy were living in Texas, and were doing nicely. The deposition of A. J. Creswell was read, stating that he knew Caroline Burgess very well. She was married to Smith in 1853 and in 1854 had a daughter who was named Pet Davis. Mayor T. H. Klein schmidt, of Helena, assistant cashier of the First National bank, then testified that he is familiar with i the handwriting of A. J. Davis and has seen him write about fifty times. He had often seen him sign his name. The signature on the contested will was shown witness and he said it looked very much like A. J. Davis' signature, but there are marks about it indicating otherwise and he thought it was not his signature. The wit ness said on cross-examination that he had devoted about ten minutes to the examina tion of the signature. Elias Landman, of Davis county, Iowa, said ehat in 1860 he and James Davis were judges of election in Salt Creek township. DHe saw James Davis sign his name twice that day and had seen him do so twice be fore. He was shown the signature of James Davis on the alleged will and said he did not chink it genuine. W. O. Jack. son, of Iowa, was an appraiser with James Davis and John Sconce in 1869. He had seen James Davis sign his name and said the signature on the will was not that of James Davis. S. B. Carroll lives in Iowa and knew James and Job Davis, attending school with the latter several years. The witness was shown the will and did not think it was written by Job Davis. Job was a firstclass man at a spelling school. Found a Floater. LvaosTos, Aug. 11.-[LSpooial.]-M. L. Rake, a ranchman living about three miles below -the month of Shields river, this I morning discovered the body of a man in a l putrid condition which had washed ashore I from the river. He came to Livingston and notified Acting Coroner Hosford, who im panelled a jury and went down the river to hold an inquest. They have not yet re turned. The body is supposed to be that of Wm. Barnes, who was drowned near Livingston a week or ten days ago. Barnes, with several others, had built a boat for the purpose of floating down the liver to the Dakota wheat fields, where they expected to find work. After proceeding only a short distunce they encountered an over I hanging willow and Barnes was pulled from the boat and drowned. Taxes in Cascade. GREAT FALLS, Aug. 1l-ISpecial.]-The county commissioners have fixed the tax levy fur Cascade county for this year at 12jI mills general tax. In addition to this a tax of one will is levied on sheep and one on cattle. This is not included in the state tax, which has not been heard from and which is expected to be about two mills. The municipal tax of ten mills was levied a couple of weeks ago. The reason for the increased taxation over last year's levy is the fact that both the city and the county have been at an unusually heavy expense in building a sewerage system, bridges, etc. oeat IRacing on Broadwater lnay. GlCAT FALLS, Aua. 11.-[Spoeialt, -In ad dition to the races during the meeting of the North Montana Fair association, conm nmncing Saturday, Capt. S. C. Taylor has made arrangements for a series of boat races on Broadwater bay. A purse of $25 will be given to the winner of each race. Witter WTorks Projected. tREAT FALLrS, Aug. 11.--[Speclal.1-The civil engineering flium of Iobbins &. MDar land have been engaged by James Haven to examine and report as to the feasibility of putting in a system of water works at East Great Falls. Daily Passenger Trains. GREAT FALI, Aug. Il.- [Spelal.1 - A daily passenger now leaves the depot at eight o'clook bound for Monarao over the Belt Mountain brano.of the Great Northl ern. The Increased service is rendered nec essary by the largely augmented busines between Great Falls and Belt mountain points. The increased facilities for travel will be appreciated at both ends of the line. OLD 80L CLIMBING UP. Hottest August Weather for Twenty Tears in the East. Nxw Yonu, Aug. 11.-It was ninety-fous in the shade as registered by the thermom eters here at noon. This was the hottest day of the season and the hottest Aungst day in twenty years. Sunstroke carried off directly or indirectly a dozen persons in the last twenty-fonr hours, and the hospi. tals are filled with others. The great suffering caused by heat is intensifiod by a plague of mosquitoes. At two p. m. a thunder storm relieved the oppression somewhat. At 8:80 the thermometer had fallen to eighty-four. The rain cooled the sidewalks and houses and freshened up things. It was a welcome relief. All day on the business streets, especially those where horse cars run, it was pitiable to see the sufferings of horses. Animals gave out on all sides. Altogether the day was one of misery for both man and beast. At Coney Island this afternoon the mercury registered ninety-three. Reports sent out by the weather bureau do not give an adequate idea of the intensity of the heat. When the thermometer in the observatory on top of the Equitable building registers ninety two, it is much warmer than that on the surface in the crowded streets, between high buildings, where the heat is radiated from pavements and walls. Thermometers put on Broadway registered different de grees of heat this mornis g, but all were higher than the signalservice thermometer. At 10 o'clock the latter was eighty-eight de grees, while private thermomete. s registered eighty-nine and over. Large numbers of people found relief on the piers and in the varks to-day. lbnce the rain this afternoon suffering has decreased greatly and it is hoped that to-morrow will bring complete relief. During the twenty-four hours ending at midnight there have been forty cases of prostration, eleven of which were fatal. Drove the People In Doors. FrITsuano, Aug. 11.-Last night was one ef the hottest of the year. At no time did the mercury go below seventy-five. At 11 o'clock the mercury was eighty-seven. In the down town districts at noon the heat was so intense that it drove neople in doors. T'o-day was as hot as yesterday, but fewer prostrations were reported. In the mills many laborers had to quit work. A storm arose about 2:80 this afternoon and cooled the atmosphere to some extent. Philadelphla the Hottest. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11.-Philadelphia led all the cities of the United States yes terday, the mercury standing at ninety s-ven. This morning at eight o'plook the thermometer registered eighty. At 2:80this afternoon the heat had reached ninety-Ave degrees. The Heat Unbearable. Jzwxrr Crrr, Conn.. Aug. 11.-To-day was the hottest in years. In addition to the mills being compelled to stop on ac count of drought, farm hands and other outdoor laborers were obliged to stop work on account of the intense heat. Hottest for Twenty Years. WAUKEOAN, Conn., Aug. 11.-To-day has been the hottest for twenty years. At noon it was 103 in the shade. Several cases of prostration reported. Crops are burning up. THE BOY DROPPED THE MONEY. And William Merrill Found It and Gambled It Away. William Merrill is held at police head quarters to answer the charge of misssp propriating money which he knew belonged to another. I. Marks left his place of busi ness about half past two o'clock yesterday afternoon to go to the bank to make a deposit. His little boy was standing at the door to accompany his father and asked to be allowed to carry the bank book. Mr. Marks good-naturedly handed the boy the book, which contained $75 in cash and a check for $32. The gold he meant to deposit Mr. Marks carried in his hand. Reaching the bank he took the book from the boy and pushed it through the teller's window. The teller opened and after examining the deposit ticket asked where the other money was. Mr. Marks was suprised, but realized at once that the money had dropped out of the book be tween his place of business and the First National bank. A search was at once in augurated and the police notified. Several people had seen a man pick up some money shortly before on the part of Main street traversed by Mr. Marks. Merrill was ar rested while gambling at the Capitol. lie had the check on him, but only $5 in cash. He claimed to have found but $15, of which he had lost $10. The dealer bore out this statement about the amount lost there. The witnesses, however, declare that- they saw Merrill pick up more money than $15. As the check was made out to Mr. Marks and endorsed by him, there was no diffi aulty in finding out who owned the money. AMUSEMENTS. Evans and Hoey. "A Parlor Match" is one of the most laughably absurd, rollicking and nonsensi cal of those indefinable sketches which of late years have become so popular. Like all other patchwork of its kind, there is but the slenderest thread of a plot to hold the fun together, but the merriment is so con tinuous that one has hardly time to think or care whether there is a plot or not. What is more it is interpreted by a band of really clever people. Messrs. Evans and Hoey are the leading features of the play, and sustain their characters admirably, both in make up and acting. Miss Minnie French, a talented soubrette, sings and dances charmingly. The Levy sisters, three in number, Thomas L. Mock, and twenty others make up the company. Seats now on sale at Pope & O'Connor's drug store. The Gran-liag. The Anaconda Standard has the follow in to say of the Mestayer-Vaughn Co., which opens at the ol:era house Thursday evening: "An audience of fair size enjoyed the entertainment which was given by the Meatayer-Vaughn company Monday eve ning. The company ii talented throughoat and each member had ample opportunlty to show his or her mirth provoking quali ties in the laughable farce, "The Grab. Bag." The comedy is now in Butte. sad will be welcomed whenever it comes this way again. Meete er and Jones took the house by storm. The entertainment runs over with fun from beginning to and. 'here is just as much fun in store for an audience to-morrow night." Seats will be on sale this morning, at Pope & Connor's drug store. A Congiresman's Corpse. Naw Ypix, Aug. 1iL-A Sunbury. Pa., special declares that grave robbers have made a daring attempt to steal the corps of the late Ex-Congressman Packer from the Sunbury cemetery, early ounday morn. ing. The robbers were driven away by $ railroad man.