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VOL. XXXII.-NO 18b. HELENA. MONTANA. SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 1891. PRICE FIVE OBNT'
---- i1OT PLEASED WITH IIT, Balfour's Irish Looal Government Bill May Disrupt the Eng lish Cabinet. Report of the State of Trade and Labor Watched With Interest. Drowning of an American Student at uome-Chief Justice Coleridge on Oaths in Court. [Coyright, 1801, Neow York Assooiated Press.1 LonDOit, Aug. 14.-If Mr. Balfour had not obtained the assent of leading members of the cabinet to his Irish local government bill before announcing it, a rupture in the government and a'split in the party would seem inevitable. The draft of the bill has never been before a regularly constituted cabinet council. The committee has been working on the bill eighteen months, and the ignoring of conservative chiefs closely in touch with the rank and file of the party, has added to the general discontent. No unionist section thoroughly endorses Bal four's outlined measure. The Spectator, leading unionist organ, in its issue to morrow will put the position of the liberal unionists straight in denouncing the bill as a home rule measure in disguise. The national Observer, leading exponent of Tory opin ion, attacks the ministry as becoming a liberal unionist agency. Among the minis terial groups, only the Goschen-Ohamber lain set can be said to cordially support Mr. Balfour. Strong as this group are they are likely to be forced eventually to bow before Tory prejudices and either present an amended bill to suit conservative ideas or withdraw it at the risk of disaffection in the cabinet on the eve of the dissolution of parliament. The report of the labor department of the board of trade is now watched with keen interest. In connection with the Mo 1iinley law, the report says: "The labor mnarket is in a disturbed condition. The demand fell off in ship building, engineer Ing and iron and steel trades. In spite of the shrinkage of trade in iron and steel, prices are steady. This is due to the fact that raw materials are high when compared with other periods of decreasing trace. Coal continues to be maintained on a high level. This is partly due to the good wages paid colliers, whose power of combining prevents the lowering of wages, restricts output, and thus maintains prices." Advises from Rome give a detailed ae count of the sad adventure of a party of ptudgnts from an American college there, while bathing at Porto Danzio. The water wau very rough. Lucien Johnson, of Bal tiacere; Victor Brooker, of Indiana; James Keely, of New York. Joseph Gallager and Jikn Duffy, of Philadelphia; John Bowen, of Chicago, and Henry Inaeesng, of St. Louts, were bathing togetheP. Suddenly all were swept off by the current, but all man aged to gain shore except Dues Dng. Johnson swam out again, uaught Daesing and held him up five minutes. He found that Duesing had lost h,s wits in fright and heard him murmur ing a prayer. Johnson was forced to let go, and a sailor who ca me to his assistance then held up Duesing, relieving Johnson. As quickly as possible the students launched a boat and went to the rescue. but just as they were nearing the spot the sailor and Duesing sank. The latter was drowned, but the sailor was rescued. Two dajs aftewards the body of Duesing was buried. Mr. Spurgeon is able to sit up for a brief period daily. The best opinion at present is that it will be many months bfore he will be able to preach. Lord Coleridge, rbulying to a correspon dent, asking an opinion on the bible pas sage "Swear not at all" and Christ's words, "Let your words be yea or nay," says it has reference, doubtless, to the lawful ness of oaths on special oocasions. "St. James especially says they are lawful. God also swears by himself. The precept of our Lord is like giving a cloak as well as a coat, or offering both cheeks to be smit ten. It is to be taken as the statement of a principle, not as an order to be obeyed lit erally, irrespective of circumstances. The whole jurisprudence of Christian nations for 1,900 years has been based on oaths." Cardinal Mannmng in a letter just made ublic denounces the employment of lot ries and raffles at bazars for works of charity or religion. "'The Lord's works," he says. "ought to be done in the Lord's own way. Christians must not encourage lower motives." In the balisbury-O'Brien case an agree ment has been signed by which O'Brien promises to pay his debt with costs, into court, on Salisbury undertaking to facili tate an appeal to the house of lords. ON THE MAKE. Several Canadian Offcials alnxed Up In a Corrupt Deal. OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 14.-The senate rail way committee met again to-night. Start ling evidence was brought forth in conneo tion with the Baiebes-Chalours railway scandal. Contractor Armstrong, who pre viously refused to answer certain questions, made a clean breast of it. He said that when efforts to re organize the company failed, he set about organizing a new syndicate, ashe had heavy claims against the road. In New York he had a lengthy conference with Premier Mercier and other members of the Quebec provincial government. In order to com plete the deal he got Ernest Pacand, editor of L'Electur. government organ, to act as agent between himself and the government. An arrangement was made by which the government paid him, in subsidies, $175,000, Witness repaid Plaoaud $100,000 retaining only $75,000. The statement ore ated a sensation. Pacaud, when called on, said: "The witness complained of the gov ernment in paying the money." Paeaud shbowed witness a list of persons whose debts had to be liquidated. Among the names appeared R. 1. 'Tarte. M. P. Before the privileges and electionacommittee Con tractor Stars swore that he had bidden against the favored McGreevy for a big job, and Sir Hector Langevin had persuaded hint to withdraw his bid. The case was closed. Missionary Y. M. C. A. Tour. AmaTeraoacx, Aug. 14.-Only routine busi ness was transacted at the Y. M. C. A. world's convention this morning. This af ternoon the missionary work of L. B. Wia hard, who is making a five yeats' tour of the missionary world in the interest of association work, was read by Lord Kin nard. It made a deep impression on the delegates, showing as it did the firm hold the work is taking on educated young men of both orient and oooident. Demand of the Millers. Baatni N, Aug. 14.-At a meetingof Silesian millers to-day it was decided to send a tel egram to Chanoellor von Caprivi begging him to abolish corn duties, saying that otherwise the Russian ukase is likely to ruin the mill industry and throw thous ands of hands out of employment. The Votsiche Zeitung demands tom porary free entry for all provisions and tea, coffee and petroleum, and urges the abolition of the prohibition of Ameri can foods and a reduction of freight rates. ;o far the chanoellor appears to be un moved and the ministers sopport him. It is rumored that the Russian railway admin istration refuaes to give carriages for the transportation of corn to the Germdn frontier. Forced to Marry. Liowno, Aug. 14.-Miss Alice Cooper, for merly of New York, but recently of Paris, has sued to annul her marriage with her cousin, Walter Beverly Crane. She declares in her application for a divorce that Crane drove her to the church of St. Brides, in Fleet street, on the pretext of visiting St. Paul's cathedral, and when there he swore he would shoot her unless she con sented to marry him. The plaintiff further alleges that she became dazed at his threat and went through the ceremony. The mar riage has never been consummated. The respondent, it is asserted, told a New York lawyer that he only wanted the girl's money. He afterwards found she was not rich and he therefore did not want her. geat Up Fire and Ashes. CrTy or MxIcco. Aug. 14.-A telegram re ceived here yesterday from Colima states that ashes from the volcano have ceased to fall in that place, though the column of fire is yet the same as yesterday. The fall of ashes in some oases attained a depth of from three to six inches on house tops and in streets. The eruption was on a scale of magnitude never before heard of. Streams of lava many feet wide are now coursing down the ftides of the volcano, burning everything in their course. It is stated that the governor of Colima has sent a commission to the volcano to make a scien tific report upon the present eruption. Rates Compulsorily Reduced. BT. PrnTERBBusW , Aug. 14.-Freight rates 'to distressed provinces have been compul sorily reduced, and the minister of the In terior has been authorized to adopt any steps he may deem expedient to facilitate the transmission of free wood from the crown lands to be given to needy inhabit antse. Fifteen million roubles have been devoted to estensive relief works and roads and a similar amount was granted for the purchase of grain, both for food and for sowing purposes. Religion In Amerlca. RoMi, Aug. 14.-It is now considered al most certain that the pope will ere long summon to Rome a certain number of American prelates in order to deliberate and consult with them on the various ques tion touching religion in the United States. ASTONISHED THE URBANAN S. Rumors Regarding a Conspiracy tp Keep a Well Man in nu Asylum. C.uAAtIGo , Ill.. Aug. 14.-Not a little ex citement was caused in Urbana by a special telegram which appeared in certain Chica go papers, alleging that George Boet, of Urbana, was falsely confined in the insane asylum at Kankakee. and that he is the victim of a conspiracy. There can be no doubt as to the insanity of Boet when he was taken to Kankakee. He was a painter, and while following his trade two years ago a board fell, striking him upon the head. He recovered in a short time, and there was no sign of any mental derangement until last winter, when he was traveling through the southern states. After returning to Urbana the trouble grew upon him. A thorough investigation of his case was made in the county court last June. The jury being convinced of his in sanity, he wa ssent to Kankakee. The first M'. Boet knew that her hus band's sister' as making an effort to have him released was when she received a let ter from Mrs. Wheeler asking for her consent,. to his being released. Mrs. Boet went immediately to Kan kakee, and, thinking that the change might benefit her husband, consented to his removal from the asylum, and he was taken by Mrs. Wheeler to her home in Atchison, Ran. Mrs. Boet says she had no idea what has caused Mrs. Wheeler to allude to a con spiracy, for the domestic life of her and her husband had been of the happiest. Totally Depraved. CoLUMBUS, Ind., Aug14.-During a revival meeting held in this city in May last, a stranger by the name of Peter Klein came here on the day the meeting closed and joined the church, at the same time he was loud in his declaration that he was converted. A few days later he and Miss Jennie Wise of this city, were married, much against the wishes of the young woman's friends. On last Saturday night Kleine said to his young wife that he would walk out in the city for a short time. He has not yet returned or sent back the gold watch belonging to her which he took with him, together with considerable cash. It is now learned that he is wanted at Pane, Ill., for wife desertion. One Way to Heat the Bank. DAYTON, O., Aug. 14.-A young man an swering the description of the Columbus Grove robber'lost $196 playing faro in Sam Wagner's gambling house on Main street here yesterday. This morning the man walked into the gambling room upstairs where the game was going on and with a cooked revolver in each hand compelled the dealer, old 8am Wagner, to refund the money. With the revolvers still covering Wagner and his lookout and helper, the young man backed out of the room and es caped. Made Sure of illen First. DrE.VER, Aug. 14.-It is now believed that instead of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Bom mick committing suicide together, qs first supposed, Mrs. Bommick poisoned her hus beand, and after making sure he would die, poisoned herself. Wreck on the Reading. Eoe HAanon, N. J.. Aug. 14.-An express train on the Philadelphia & Reading road to-night ran into a freight train here and both were badly wrecked. A dozen or more passengers were injured, none fatally. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Official returns from Knoxville, Tenn., give Hook a majority of 9,228 for congress. John B. Gamble, elected as congressman from South Dakota last fall by republioans, died at his home in Yankton Friday morn ing. Reports from the Chickasaw nation say that the Bird party was victorious in the recent election. This result means that the intruders must go,. Commander-in-Chief Palmer has an nounced the appointment of Col. Frederick P. Histerer, present assistant adjutant-gen eral of New Yolk state, as adjutant-general of the G. A. 1t. The reports of the destruction of houne by earthquakes in Mexico, the tidal wave on the gulf Of California and the Colorado river flowing into a fissure in the ground, are denied by the San Francisco Chroniele's Yuma correspondent. The state authorities of Washington re fuse to pay the claims of eight military companies called out to suppress mining riots recently in King county. The men will sue the state, and it the money is not paid the comanies will disband. BY LUNIELLOW'S SIDE. James Russell Lowell Laid to Rest Near the Famous Ameri oan Bard. Simple ReliglSou Services Con duoted by phillips Brooks in Appleton Chapel. Few and Modest Floral Offerings-The Last Tribute of Men Distinguished Slcacely Less Than Lowell. BosTON, Aug. 14.-Simple but impressive funeral services prer the remains of the late James Rtunssll Lowell were held in Ap plton college, Cambridge, at noon to-day. The chapel was crowded to overflowing and many were unable to get in. Seldom has there been witnessed such a gathering of those distinguished in literary and other professions as gathered to pay the last trib ute of respect to the deceased author, critic, poet and diplom4tist. There were no ser vices at Elmwood, the poet's last home. Shortly after 12 ,'clock the funeral proces sion moved into the churoh. Mrs. Bennett, in deepest mourning, was escorted by her oldest son, and the rest of the children came next, followed by nurses and servants. Bishop Phillips 3rooks and Rev. William Lawrence, dean 9f the Episcopal theologi cal school, Cambridge, met the remains in the vestibule, Rev. A. R. Lawrence reading "I am the resurrection and the life" as they preceded the casket down the church. The honorary pall-bear. ere were Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Chris topher Cranch, John Holmes, Prof. Charles Eliot Norton, Prof. Child, C. F. Choate, Geo. William Clrtis, Wm. Dean Howells, Prof. John Bartlett, and President C. W. Eliot, of Harvard university. The coffin, which was borne by the undertaker's as sistants, was covered with black broadcloth and bore a silver plate, on which was in scribed: Died August 12, 1891, JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, Aged 72 years, 5 months. The floral tributes were very few in num ber and modest in character. An ivy wreath picked At Elmwood rested on the head of the casket. Another wreath of ivy from a field huing over one cbrner of the reading desk, and a wreath of roses from Mrs. Putnam lay noon the floor at the base of the pulpit. The services in the church were very simple, as befitted the nature of 1 the man, consisting solely of the Episcopal service for the dead and vocal music by I the Temple quartette of Boston. The body was not exposei to view and was taken to Mt. uburn immediately after the services at the chapel, followed by about fifteen carriages. There were no services at the V grave. While the body was being conveyed to its last resting place in Mt. Auburn, the church bells throughout the city tolled and f flags were displayed at half mast by order t of the mayor. 1 The spot selected for the poet's grave, it e is understood, was of* his own choos ing. The lot is in a valley in the rear of the cemetery and directly in the f shadow of the Longfellow lot, where rests t the remains of America's famous bard. An immense crowd was gathered in the come tery. Bishop Beach pronounced the last prayer which completed the Episcopal e burial service, for although Dr. Lowell was a Unitarian it was his wish that his funeral r services should be from the Episcopal ser Syice book. Among those in attendance ere five survivors of the class of '38 of t Harvard, of which Dr. Lowell was a ruem s ber. 'The order of Loyal Legion, of which 1 Dr. Lowell was a member, was also repre sented. Amqng other notable people pres I ent were Miss Ellen T. Emerson, daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and R. B. Emer I son, of Madison, Wis. MRS. J. K. POLK. Death of the Venerable tRelict of the Tenth SPreidenot. NASHVILLE, Aug. 14.--Surrounded by a few loving friends and relatives, Mrs. Jas. K. Polk, relict of the tenth president of the United States, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning. She had the full possession of her mental faculties until the last and had been in perfect health until last Wednesday, when she was taken with the fatal illness. Mrs. Polk as born Sept. 4, 1803, at Mar freeborough, She married Mr. Polk when still in her te~ns, and lived continuously in Nashville, exdept when in Washington dur ing the congressional career of her distin gnished husband, and while mistress at the hite house. For the past fifty years she has lived in seclusion. President Polk left a very large estate at the time or his death, but in the civil war nearly everything was destroyed or lost. Mrs. Polk's income kept dwindling down until half a dozen years ago when she found herself well nigh peni less. When a bill was introduced in con gress to grant the widow of President Lincoln a pension of $5.000 a year, it lacked one vote in the senate to secure passage. That was the vote of Senator Jackson, of Tennessee. He offered to vote for the bill providing it was so amended as to give an annual pension of $5,000 to Dars. Polk and the widow of President Tyler, as well as Mrs. Lincoln, and the bill became a law. Since that time Mrs. Polk has lived on this pension. One of the physicians who was constantly at Mrs. Polk's bedside from the time she be came ill, when called on this morning by a reporter, spoke in an affecting manner of the deathbe4 scene. He said he had never known it grander character than that of Mrs. Polk. A large number of telegrams of condolence have been received from prominent people in all parts of the country and the flag on the state capitol was placed at half mast. The funeral will occur Sunday morning, the remains being placed in the vault alongside her dis tinguished husband. Mr. Jones lurleed. New Yoaux Aug. 14.-Funeral services of George Jones, late editor of the New York Times, took place to-day from All Soul's church, Rev, Dr. Newton officiating. The edifice was Alled with relatives, friends and business arsooiates of the dead editor. Dole rations were present from all departments of the Timob. The floral tributes were nu merous and exceedingly beautiful. George W. Childs, Robert lonner, Augustine Smith, Thloman C. Acton, David M. stone, J. 8. Boyd, Henry A. Morgan, J. II. T'rllomp- son, Theodore L. Peverolly and Chai rls It. Miller were the pallbearers. After the ser vices in the church the re mains were taken to Woodlawn cemetery. Only a few bf the most intimate friends of the family accompanied tile relatives and pallbealer to the place of burial, A .ettlement Obliterated. 8A Draop, Cal., Aug. 14.-A stage driver brings iunfrmation of the destruction of the little settlement of Campo, this county, by a cloud burst, on Wednesday. S'vint houses wer washbed away and considerablo live stock as drowned, but there was no los of heuan life. NEWSVPAPER IIERBY. Jockey Journalists Bids a s Rae, but Give no Time. Canrooo, Aug. 14.-The much talked of Newspaper derby was decided to-day at Garfield park. The horses were ridden by representatives of diferent newspapers, and was won by the New York World, on Zoolite, the Globe, on J. '1'., second, the Inter-Ocean, on Gov. Wheeler, third. The distance was one mile. The prize, a $250 gold watch, goes to Veiller. Thirteen-sizteenths of a mile-Blue Maid won, Lemon Blossom second, Leo third, Time, 1:22. Mile-Ben Cox and Robin Hood ran a dead heat, San Abe third. Time, 1:45. Robin won the run-off in 1:45%. All bete were declared off on account of frand. Pen Cox, his jockey and owner, were ruled off the track. Mile and one-sixteenth-Aloha won, Ed. Hoer second, Long Shore third. Time, 3s47%. Five furlongs--Reglin won, Johnnie Greener second, Deceit third. Time, MileNeva C. won. Lila May second, Lanktry third. Time, 1:42X. Htwthorne races-Five furlongs-Nihil won, Sallie Taylor second, Patti Rosa third. Time, 1:04. Mile and one furlong-Carus won, Pat risk second, Hueneme third. Time, 1:58. Mile and one-quarter, handicap-Dun garven won, Insolence second, Eli third. Time, 2:10. Six furlongs-Maud B. won, Ruth seo ond, Kismet third. Time. 1:17. Seven furlong-Ethel won, Rival second, Vattel third. Time, 1:29M. Jerome Park Meeting. Naw Yoax, Aug. 14.-Track and weather at Guttenburg fine. Six furlongs-Ecetacy won, Swifter second, Jay Quel third. Time, 1:15. Five furlongs-lrregular won, Bismarok second, Queen D'Or third. Time, 1:02%. Stx furlong--alisbarv won, Khafton see ond, Ranooast third. Time, 1:144. Mile-Kenwood won, Trinity second, Hazen third. Time, 1:42%. Six furlongs-Dixie won. Bussells second, Climax third. Time, 1:15%. Seven furlongs-IRomanie won, Anomalie second. tiarrison third. Time, 1:30. Trotting at Rochester. ROHESTEia, N. Y., Aug. 14.-Closing day. 2:25 trot-Playboy won, Frank F. second, Nutting King third, Capt. Lyons fourth. Best time, 2:20%. Free-for-all trot--Rosalind Wilkes won, MoDoel second, Alvin and Mambrino Maid ruled out. Best time, 2:15%. 2:24 trot-Direct won three straight heats. Frank Dorch second, Pine Level third, Florence G. fourth. Best time, 2:16%. Justina, Globe and Bell Hamlin failed to break their time of 2:14, making it in only 2:20. Racing at Saratoga. SARATOOA, Aug. 14.--Weather clear and cool and track fast. Five furlongs--Princess Bowling won, Olypete soocond. Fearless third. Time, 1:08%. Mile and a furlonug-Bermuda won, Uncle Bob second, Palestine third. Time, 1:55Y4. Seven furlongs--Ballyhoo won,Lord Harry second, Belle of Orange third. Time, 1:29. One nitle--led Fellow won. Castaway sao ond, Burlington third. Time, 1:43. Six furlonps--Busteed won, Josie Wells second, Longleaf third. Time, 1:18. BASE BALE. The Home Club Mentioned First in the Record Here Printed. LEAGUE OLUBS. Boston 5, Cleveland 2. New York 2, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 11, Pittsburg 2. Brooklyn 10, Chicago 6. Amateur Oarsmen. DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 14.-The twenty third annual regatta of the Northwestern Amateur towing association opened to day. Junior events occupied the day. The single was won by Edward Durnan. of Toronto, in 10:12. The fours was won by Wyandotte No. 2, of Detroit. Best time, 1t:051t. The pair was won by the Modgem, of St. Louis, in 10:22. For double, the Owashtonangos, of Grand Rapids, rowed over the course in 10:25, having no com petitors. The four oared gig race was won by the Wolverines, of Detroit, in 9:35. Good Offer from 'Frisco. SAN FnAreAN co, Aug. 14.-The Pacific Athletic club of this city has offered a purse of $12,500 for a finish fight between Bob Fitzsimmons and Ted Pritchard, English middleweight champion. Olympic Gets Him First. NEw ORLEANs, Aug. 14.-Noel, of the Olympic club, received a dispatch from New York to-day, saying: "Just heard from Pritchald. He says the Olympic club gets him first." WASHINGTON NEWS. Charges Against Balmaceda by the Chilean Delegation. WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.-The Chilian con gressional envoys hero have received advices from Chili which they say confirm the state ments heretofore made that President Bal maceda had removed all the judges in the country and had appointed other rpersons in their places. The envoys say that this co tion of Balmaceda is in direct defiance of theconstitution of Chili, which provides that these judges shall be appointed for life and shall be removed only after being found guilty of misdemeanor. Can't Redeem Them. WASINGTorN, Aug. 14.-Acting Secretary Nottleton desires to have it stated that the dispatch sent out last night relating to the 41' per cent. loan was not authorized by the government or any olHicial or person having authority to speak for the department and that its conclusions and implications do not represent any official opinion effecting the status of the 414 per cent. loan. Foreign Market Curtailed. WeAHINTooN, Aug. 14.-TLh total exports of breadatuffs from the Uinited States dur ing July, 1891, was $1,379,000, an increase over same period last year. For seven months ended July 31, 18ltr, the exports were $.1,710,000, a decrease from the same period of 180t). Potlnlmtress at lRed Lodge. CAPe MAY POliNr, N. J., Aug. 14.-The president to-day announced the ap pointment of Alice Shannon, to be post mmisties at Red Lodge, Mont. He com muted to one year's suspension fiomt rank and duty on half fare, the dismissal front service rendered last month by a court martial against Capt. William Davis, Tenth cavalry, at Apache. Arizona. Trouble Over Wages. New Yoae, Aug. 14.-Over 10,000 cloak makers, cutters, tailors and pressers went ont in a strike yesterday in three shops. The strike was ordered by the cousdlidated board of joint unions and ill work was en tirely suspended. The trouble is prinei rally over wages. 'Ihere is every indica tion that the strike will spread. IHINKS DAVIS SIGNED I,. An Iowan Put on the Stand by the Proponents of the Davis Will. For the Other Side, an Expert Says 4 the Ink Wits Invented in 1878. Logwood Ink Would Have Been Obliter oted in Twenty-five Years-The Pen rose Murder Case. Elnrr., Aug. 14.-[Special.1-The cross examination of Cashier E. W. Knight was continued in the Davis will case this morn ing. Knight said that at the time he drew up the will for Davis he had been in Butte seven or eight days and stayed at Davis' house, sleeping in the same room with him. The witness had no recollection of ever having said to John A. Davise, or A. J. Da vis, Jr., or James A. Talbot, or Geo. W. Ir vin, that Judge Davis had made such a will, but that It was of no account as he had torn it up without signing it. He also denied that he had ever said to Judge Knowles that Judge Davis had made a will to secure the First National bank from loss if he should die, or that in the will the testator gave the Laxing ton mill and mine to Erwin Davis. The witness said he made the drafts of the will altogether, and that Judge Da vis signed the third one. A. Hinckle, of Iowa, lived a mile from the Davis farm, and knew A. J. Davis. He was called by the proponents out of order for the reason that he was sick and had to go home. He had received letters from A. J. Davis and examined the will; thought the signature to be the genuine signature of A. J. Davis. He also knew J. R. Eddy well, and had often seen his letters, and did not think that any of the alleged will was in his handwriting. On c oss-examination the witness could not remember how Eddy spelled "give," "share" and "whether." Dr. William C. Hagan, an expert from Troy, N. Y., was next examined by the con i. testants as to the kind of ink used on the " contested will. He had examined the will and testified that the ink used was y hygrocine ink. That ink, he said, was not invented until 1878. The body of the will and the signatures of A. J. Davis and Job Davis are written in that kind of ink, while d the name of J. C. Sconce is written with an iron ink. A microscopic examination of the signature of Sconce reveals the fact that the ink is deposited in pat tidles on the paper while the remainder of the writing shows the ink used to be a clear solution. The witness said that if the document had been - written in logwood ink twenty-five years ago the writing would probably be obliter n ated. The examination of this witness will be continued to-morrow. ROSE PERKINIS The Only New Witness in the Penrose Case. BUTTE, Aug. 14.-[Special.]-There was little new in the Penrose murder ease to day. Officers were on the stand nearly all day in cross and redirect examination. Officer Waters said he had been up to the Acanisition mine recently turning over the dump trying to find gougers, but none were found. When they made search of the mine they found no gougers. The witness said, however, that they were used there when he worked in the mine. Dan O'Don nell was recalled at the demand of the de fense, the evident intention being to im peach him. Officer Waller was placed in front of O'Donnell and the latter asked whether he did not know him. He admitted knowing him by sight but not by name, and denied having ever called him by name, and denied that he had made to him a lengthy statement about the Penrose mur der. The witness made denials of other conversations he was reported to have had wpith various parties. Rlose Perkins was the only new witness to-day. She keeps a dry goods store at 115 West Park street. She knows Kelly and said that on the evening of the murder a person whom she had often seen with Kelly entered her store and bought a yard of black muslin, a half yard of elastic, and wanted to buy a pairof over shoes, but she had none. She said it was nothing unusual for men to buy such arti cles in her store. Brlght Prospects for Columbia Falls. COLvMBIA FALLS, Aug. 14.-[Speoial.] The machinery for the sash, door and blind factory of Olson, Johnson & Co., of St. Paul, has reached Ravalli, and will be put in place at the corner of Ninth and Fourth avenue east. C. F. Fullerton has commenced his new two-story building on Nucleus avenue: 1. W. Main's brick block has the foundation in; the lHotel Gaylord is being brick veneered; the E. It. Clinean block is receiving the finishing touches, and building is as lively as at any time since the city was started. On the 10th $25,000 was paid in wages to men in Columbia Falls and within two miles of the city by the railroad, the Great Northern Lumber Co., and the Butte & Montana Commercial Co. Great Falls News. GauAT FALLS, Aug. 14.-[Special.--The Great Falls football club have accepted the challenge of the Lethbridge team and are now in active training for the game, which will take place in about ten days. The local team is composed of competent ath letes who are quite profioient in the game and it is confidently expected that they will come haok laden with glory from their con test with their Canadian cousins. M. N. Milner, the famous cattleman of no:tlherni Montana, is in the city nursing a couple of fractured ribs, received while rid ing the range roundit g up steers for ship ment recently. He reports cattle in prime condition and has lately sent twenty-one cars, containing 4150 head, to Chicago. lnorses Arrive at the Falls. OELar FAL.Iax, Aug. 14.-(-Secial.]--The Butte special freight train, carrying 110 horses following the races of the Montana circuit, strived here this morning at 10 o'clock and were switbhod to the grounds of the North Montana Fair association, where they wore unloaded and stabled. The runners owned by Sidney Pazet, of Miles City, six in number, will arrive to-morrow, as will several other stables. The meeting, which comimences Saturday morning, promises to be the most sencessful l the history of the turf in Montana. The been tiful mile track is in splendid condition and is pronounced "velvet" by horsemen. It is confidently expected that several records will be smashed during the coming meet ing. Both auction and mutual pools will be sold on the ground during the day and at the Brunswick saloon in the evenings. A bookmaker will also be present. Yesterday Secretary J. K. Clark received a telegram from Butte asking if the association would offer a special purse for Butte horses, five entries. Secretary Clark immediately tele. gra phed a reply in the affirmative and a special race for Butte horses will be one of the features of the meeting. Mighty Nimrods Abroad. BozzMArn, Aug. 14.-[Speetal.]-To-mor row is the 15th, and on that date the laws of Montana will permit the killing of grouse and chickens, and with the intention of being on the ground prepared to shoot at daylight to-morrow morning all the sportsmen of the city left this evening, go ing in every direction. The birds are un usually abundant, and extra good .sport is anticipated. One party, consisting of Judge F'. K. Armstrong, Judge Liddell, Sen. ator C. W. Hoffman and son, Joseph Koontz, T. Ii. Sackett and Cal. Chisholm, with George Howard for cook, left this af ternoon for Bracket creek, and it is pre dicted that the number of birds they will bring back will run away up into the hun dreds. WORLD'S FAIR MATTERS. Two Chiefs Still Hung lUp-Site for Montana. CnHcmoo, Aug. 14.-Contrary to general expectation, the local directory of the World's fair, at a meeting to-night, failed to take decisive action on the nominations of Messrs. Samuel and Peabody for chief, resueotively, of the horticulturaland liberal arts bureau. The nominatione were hungup until the next meeting, to give time, it was stated, for more thorough investigation as to the fitness of the candidates. It is understood that considerable opposition has developed to both gentlemen and the ultimate fate of the nominations is uncer tain. The directory made important changes in some of the state sites and all are now permanently settled, except Iowa and South Carolina, which will be acted on later. Among other changes the triangular plot which had been assigned to Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, will be divided into quarters. Indiana gets the southern portion, Wisconsin the northern, Michigan the northwestern and Ohio the northeastern. The north tier will be changed so as to give Moptana, Georgia and Idaho better sites. Delay in constrao tion is about all over and work has been re sumed on most of the buildiug. Mrs. Palmer, president of the board of lady managers, has called a meeting of that body for Sept. 2. A full report of all work done will be considered then and Mrs. Palmer thinks "it would materially advance the interests of women's work if the women of the various states who have been ap pointed on state boards could be present for conference." The national board of control to-day con sidered the matter of awards and dselded to petition congress for an amount asuolent to make medals and pay the salaries of a board of inudges. Congress made an aprpo priation for the same purpose at the Cen tennial. BLOWN UP BY POWDER. Two Men Literally Torn to Shreds Force of the Concusslon. CINCINNATI, Aug. 14.-A special says than this morning, the large powder mill at Central City, twelve miles from Calette. burg, Ky., was blown up by an accidental discharge of powder. A large num ber of lives are reported lost and many buildings destroyed. The factory was located four miles below Hunt ington, W. Va. The explosion was in the glazing mill, the building of which is twen ty-five feet square and two stories high. There was about two tons of powder in it. John Bayless and Timothy Cooney, work men who were in the building at the time, were blown to pieces. Two bucketesful of shreds of human flesh are all that can be found of their bodies. George Wells, who was in a house 300 yards away had his skull fractured by a framilent which flew through a win dow, and will die. Three men in a big mill 400 yards away were severely injured by fly ing fragments of the demolished buildings. Several others were slightly injured. Archie Livingston, superintendent of the mill. who was standing very near it, escaped without injury. A daughter of Bayless, one of the men blown to atoms, is lying at the point of death from grief. The cause of the explosion is unknown. Flurry on the Produce xchange. NEW YORK. Aug. 14.-Trading to-day in all small grains at the Produce exchange was attended by great excitement. The movements of prices were rapid and fluc tuations wild and violent. In wheat a gain of 3y was made, the advance being based on reports from Germany that the price of rye had risen above wheat. There was a sharp arvanoe in rye on reports from Ger many of a meeting of local boards to dis ones the Russian ukase, and 136,000 bush els were sold at $1.04 and $1.05. It is be lieved that heavy shipments of wheat will be necessary to fill the demand caused by the withdrawal of the supply of Russian rye. The sales of wheat here to-day were over 6,000,000 bushels. While wheat and rye advanced there was a sharp break in cash oats, which declined five to six cents during the day. Greater Swindle Than Supposed CnOcAuo, Aug. 14.-Postoffice Inspector Stuart is in receipt of many letters which show that the National Capital Savings, Building and Loan association was even a greater swindle than at first supposed. Vic time are being heard from all over the coun try, among others Daniel Komes, a leading iowa farmer, who writes that not only did the association get him to purchase stock, but under Iretense of making a loan they secured a deed to his farm as well. He anxiously asks that this be sent back. In spector Stuart fears it lias been realized on. It has been learned that Louis F. Mortimer, manager of the concern, is in Canada. His father, who promised to come here from Minneapolis, has not been heard from. Every Building Damaged. ELLswoRHu, Minn., Aug. 14.-The most terrific wind storm ever known here passed over this section of Minnesota and struck Ellsworth yesterday afternoon, leaving the town a pretty complete wreck. The Iowa. Minnesota & Dakota elevator was comn pletely blown to pieces; the Congregational church was partially blown down, and the dwellings and Burlington depot suffered areat damage. Fortunately no lives were lost. There is not a building in the village that is not damaged. The loss will reach $25,000. The Killing or Sam Wood. ToPEaA, Kan., Aug. 14.-Judge Botkin to day held a consultation with Attorney Gen eral Ives in regard to the Brennan trial. It was the opinion of Judge Botkin that it would be necessary to summon every man in the conty at one to get a jul. The