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Balfour Tells Why Local Self Gov
ernment Should Be Given
to Ireland.
It Has Been Given to England and
Sootland and Promised
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
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
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."
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Great Struggle of Youngsters for a
Purse Worth $25,000 to the
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.
Misfortune Pursued the Talent to the Last
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,
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,
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.
rhe Home Club Mentioned First In the
Record Mere Printed.
Philadelphia 3, Cleveland 1.
Boston 12, Pittsburg 5.
Brooklyn 8, Cincinnati 6.
New York 2, Chicago 0.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
None Given in the Preliminary Ex
amination of the Penrose
But It Is Predicted That Some
Will Be Produced Very
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.

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