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That Number of Corpses Taken From the Slatosville Wreck—Twenty* live Injured. Tiro Ocean Steamers in Collision Off Melbourne, One Sinking Al most Immediately, Twenty-six Persons Finding Watery Graves—Carelessness Supposed to Have Caused the Disaster. STATESVILLE,N.C., Aug. 29.—Twenty- three corpses have been taken from the wreck on the Western North Carolina railroad, two miles of this place. The wounded number twenty-five. The dead are as follows: Engineer William West, Salisbury. Fireman Warren Fry. Salisbury. Baggagemaster Hugh K. Linster, Statesville. William Houston, merchant, Greens boro. Perry Barnett, Asheville. Samuel Gorman, Asheville. Charles Barnett, Asheville. Jud Thiefer, traveling salesman. W. J. Xisher, Campbella, S. C. W. E. Wiuslow, Asheville. Davis, Statesville, one-legged man. J. B. Austin, Aiekery. Lady, unknown, ticket in pocket read ing Mrs. George McCormick and mother, Elmwood to Alexanders. Mrs. White, Memphis. Tenn. Unknown lady, supposed to b« MM. F. H. White, of Memphis. An unknown colored man. Mrs. Pool, Williamston, drowned. T. Brodie, New York, traveling for a glove house. Rev. James M. Siker, Clarkesville, Tenn. Dock Wells, colored porter. Mrs. Phelia Moore, Helena, Ark. The train fell from tiie north side of the track: the engine lies up the em bankment on the west side. The first class coach lies on top of the second class coach. It is supposed that as the engine was making from twenty-five to thirty miles an hour, on a down grade, as it struck the bridge, the track spread. Engineer West was found pinioned un der his cab. and within an arm's reach of him were the bodies of two female passengers. How their bodies got from the first class coach to the engine will never be known. Miss Pool held her mother's head out over the water until her strength was exhausted, when her mother's head dropped and she was drowned. A car load of convicts ar rived from Newton early in the morn ing, and the wreck is being cleared. The bridge is not damaged in the least, and trains will soon be running over it. COLLISION AT SEA. The Gambler and Easby Came Together Near Melbourne—Twenty-six Drowned. MELBOURNE, Aug. 29.—The steamers Gambier and Easby collided at 1 o'clock *a. m. inside Phillips Head. The Gambier was coming in from Sydney and the Easby was bound out. The Gambier's side was crushed in and a panic ensued among the passengers, most of whom had been asleep in their "berths and who now rushed on deck. The Easby rescued many of the gam bier's passengers and crew but before she could reach them all the Gambier sank, carrying down five saloon passen gers, 15 steerage passengers and six of the crew, The Easby's boats were unable to find any survivors in the water. The Easby was not much dam aged. The night was clear and many assert that the lights and lookouts wefe not properly kept on either vessel. LITERALLY CUT TO PIECES. A North Dakota Woman Meet* a Horrible Death in Front of a Reaper* GRAFTON. X. D.. Aug. 29.—The train .going north to Cavalier frightened a yoke of oxen near Canton and they ran away. They were attached to a binder and were led by a woman, the man who operated the machine being perched on the seat. The woman was literally cut to pieces. Her legs were cut off, also her arms $id head. The man escaped uninjured. Twelve ill One Grave. NEW YORK, Aug. 2!).—Nine unidenti fied and three identified bodies of the victims of the Park Place disaster were during the morning taken from the morgue and sent to Evergreen cemetery, where tliey will be buried in one grave. Killed by Electricity. MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29.—JohdJ. West, head dynamo tender at the Brash electric light station, was instantly killed during the evening. There was no one in the room at the time of the ac cident and it is not known just how it occurred. liagged a Blind I'ij. BISMARCK, Aug. 29.—The officers made a ten-strike by raiding Swenson's bowl ing alley and blind pig. The owner had boasted that he would not l)e caught, but the sheriff's invoice of liquors seized shows about fifteen gallons of whisky, five cases of beer, five gallons of wine and a choice assortment of various other cordials. The Windom Note. WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—The bureau of engraving and printing will next week begin thfe printing of the Windom note. This note, which will be of the denomi nation of $2, will be printed on the new distinctive paper, and will take the place Of ths Hancock note A Kentucky Lynching. LEXINGTON, Ky, Aug. 29.—Shortly after midnight a gang of neighliors took James Dudley from the jail and lynched him at Georgetown. Dudley murdered a fanner named Frank Hughes in Scott county last Monday. THINK IT A FAKE. Washington Official* l'ut No Confidence In the Insurgent Surrender Story. WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—The dispatch purporting to be from Valparaiso which was given out by the Chilian minister announcing the surrender of the so called insurgents is not deemed reliable here. In diplomatic circles it is regarded as a fake. Whether the fake originated in Washington, New York or Valparaiso no one in authority ventures to say, but it is said the state department nor the diplomatic corps places the slightest faith in the message. Assist ant Secretary of State Wharton said that the diplomats had no official information of the Chilian minister having received any dispatch from Valparaiso or any where else. The Story Contradicted. WASHIXGTOX, Aug. 28.—The follow ing cablegram was received here during the evening by the Chilian representa tives of the constitutional or insurgent party. "IQUIQTJE, Aug. 27.—The constitutional forces continue advancing. We have con fidence in the defeat of Balmaceda. Con tradict the news given by the director's gaents. (Signed) ERRAZUIUZ." PROCTOR'S SUCCESSOR. The Name of Vermont* Governor Con* nected with a Cabinet Position. WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—A story is current that Governor Page, of Ver mont,will he appointed secretary of war, but not until after the portfolio has been tendered to General Veazey, coupled with the report that Page's appointment will come as the basis of an understand ing reached since the president went into New England. Page, it is said, made it a condition that he should be appointed secretary of war if he made Proctor senator. It is not very proba ble, because whatever President Harri son might do he is not liable to be coerced into making an appointment that was objectionable to him, as Page's appoint ment no" doubt would be. Nor would he be a party to any such bargain and sale deal, even to secure his friend Proctor a seat in the senate. IT MAY BE GRANT. The Assistant Secretary May Succeed Proctor in the War Department. MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. 29.—A special to the Evening Tribune says: "The best appointment that the president can make." says a prominent official, "will be the selection of a secretary of war who can do business for him, and do it honorably and in a systematic maimer. The best politics will be the selection not of a politician for the mere fact that he is a politician of note in his section but the selection of a man who can ac ceptably and cleanly administer the af fairs of the war department. Nobody probably realizes the fact any more fully than the president himself, and there fore I believe that he will appoint Assist ant Secretary Grant to succeed Mr. Proctor as secretary of Avar.'" Auoelier Possible Cabinet Otticer. NEW YORK, Aug. 29.—A special to The Mail and Express from Rutland, Vt., says the successor of Secretary Proctor will be General William Wells, of Burlington, Vt., formerly collector at Burlington, and who is head of the firm of Wells & Richardson, of Burlington, the largest wholesale drug house in Northern New England. He was bre vetted brigadier general for bravery on the field, and Sheridan spoke of him as one of his best cavalry officers. The news that the president intends this appoint ment comes from a source that cannot be doubted, says The Mail and Express. May Play in Chicago. CHICAGO, Aug. 29.—Chicago is to see American Association ball after all, un less signs are deceiving. A. D. Gum bert, Anson's pitcher, yesterday received a telegram from Julian B. Hart, the leading light of the Boston Association, asking him to name his terms to play with an Association club in Chicago next season. He was also asked to get the terms of Kittridge. Dahlen and sev eral other new men now under contract to the Chicago league club. Found Valuable Gems. CHICAGO, Aug. 29. —Miss Annie Lewis, leading lady of the "Yon Yonson" com pany, while on her way to the Tremont House after the performance, saw some thing on the sidewalk that looked like a wallet. She picked it up and upon open ing it in the vestibule of the hotel found that it contained gems worth at least $1,500. Miss Lewis took the bag to the night clerk and had it put in the safe, where it awaits the owner. Street Car Horses Itun Away. NEW YORK. Aug. 29.—Two horses at tached to a car on the Belt Line railroad, became frightened and ran away. At Thirty-second street and Tenth avenue the car dashed into a truck driven by Charles Newhart, smashing the car and truck and seriously injuring Newhart, Nellie Tobin, aged 22, and Elizabeth Schachert, 37. Both of the women were passengers on the car. The driver of the car was not injured. Poisoned Herself and Habe. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29.—Lizzie Wil son, aged 32 years, poisoned herself and her illegitimate child. The babe was dead when the couple were found, but the mother lingered several hours be fore death ensued. The woman l)efore death made a statement in which she said a man named Kantz was the father of the child, and his persistent refusal to marry her caused her to commit the deed. Relief Committee Meets. NEW YORK, Aug. 29.—The relief com mittee appointed by Mayor Grant to raise funds for the families who lost rel atives in the Park Place disaster met during the day. The secretary reported $5,042 on hand. It was decided to allow each family $50 at once. The Litograpli ers' union has already raised a good sum for the families of those litographers who lost their lives. CHILIAN WAR ENDED. An Official Dispatch Received by President Balmaccda's Minister at Washington, Which Tells of tlie Unconditional Sur render of the Insurgents to (Jov eminent Forces. The Insurgent Agent at Washington Hus Hoard Nothing Definite and Inclined to Doubt. WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.—The following cablegram dated Valparaiso, Chili, Aug. 86th, lias been received by senor Pazano, the Chiliean minister at Washington from the Chilian minister of foreign af fairs. "On the Js5th, the insurgent army was completely defeated in Vina del Mar. A division of the Chilian govern ment amy cut off their retreat to the •hips and obliged them to uncondition ally surrender. All the country applauds the valor and ikill of the government army." "The War is Over." "The war is over," said Senor Pazano, the Chilian minister to the United Press representative, commenting on the fore going cable dispatch received from the Chilian minister of the foreign affairs. Senor Pazano wore a contented ex pression upon his determined face, while his handsome wife, who acts as his in terpretor, beamed with enthusiasm and joy over the happy result. "The war began more than six months ago," Senor Pazano explained, "and the insurgents were led by Colonel Canto, who had been dismissd from the Chilian army. He had succeeded in securing the Chilian navy, aud on this account had been able, until now to maintain his armj'. The Chilian government had no navy, and because of this disadvant age, had been unable to hem in the in surgents. "Had we had ships." said Senor Pazano, tracing the positions of the government and insurgent forces on the rough map he had drawn so as to more explicitly explain himself, "we would have succeeded long ago." He then traced the positions of the army of the Chilian government, under com mand of General Velerquez, the present minister of war, and who distinguished himself in the war between Chili and Peru ten years ago. At Coquimbo, on the northern coast of Chili. 10,000 gov ernment troops were stationed. At San tiago. 12.000 troops were in Garrison, while below at Concepcicon, ten thous and men were under arms. To the left of Concepcicon an army of 9,000 men were randezvoused. Between Santiago and Quinteros. just above the Aconca gus river the insurgents, under Colonel Canto, landed 10,000 men. Under pro tection from their ships the insurgents moved down the coast towards Valpar aiso. At the Aconagua river the insurgents were met by a force of 5,000 men from the government army, which had moved up from the left of Concepcicon. This force held the insurgents at bay for thirty hours. In the meantime the gov ernment forces at Santiago. Concepcicon and Coquimbo moved down, hemmed in the insurgents and compelled an uncon ditional surrender. Spreading the News. The minister sent a number of tele grams during the morning spreading far and wide the glad tidings of the victory of the Chilian government. The dispatch received here by the Chilian minister, announcing the defeat of the insurgents at Vina del Mar, was shown to Mr. Foster, one of the insur gents' representatives, and that gentle man was asked if he had heard anything from his party. He replied that he had received the following cablegram from their agent late in the night: "Notices inspired by the dictator's agents in Lima absolutely without authorization." This, Mr. Foster said, probably re ferred to the reported defeat of his party. "I do not say that the dispatch received by the Chilian minister is not correct," he continued, "but I think that in case the battle had been fought on the 25tli, and won by Balmaceda, he would not have delayed so long in spreading the news." Mr. Foster also took into con sideration that the forces of Balmaceda outnumbered those of the insurgents, but said that in case the insurgent party was defeated it only meant a prolongation of the war, and that the insurgent force would be increased in every possible way, and the dictator fought to the end. Canucks Will lie Careful. OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 28.—In the senate Premier Abbott assured that body that the utmost precautions would be adopted in regard to the importation of Ameri can cattle in bond for slaughter in Can ada and shipped to Great Britain,adding that if it was found the privilege endan gered Canada's cattle trade with Great Britain, the government would, if neces sary, cancel it. Mrs. Hotchkiss' Gift. NEW HAVEN, Conn, Aug. 28.—Mrs H. M. Hotchkiss lias presented $275,000 to the Yale preparatory sctyool, which she founded. In addition to this gift, Mrs. Hotchkiss has given the school seventy five acres of land. Seventy-five thouand dollars of cash gift will be expended up on a building and the remainder will be used as an endowment fund for pro fessorships, etc. Accidentally Killed. NEW YORK, Aug. 28.—Joseph O'Brien, son of the late John G. O'Brien, the well known Republican politician, was ac cidentally shot and killed at Cooney Island by Joseph Cropsey, a fellow mem ber of the Atlantic Rod and Gun club. The full charge of a shot gun entered the sidi* of young O'Brien's face, causing instant death. KANSAS REPUBLICAN LEAGUE. It Assembles at Topcka and Adopt* Resolutions. TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 28.—At the after noon session of the Republican League convention, the credential committee re ported in favor of receiving the delegates from the various lodges of the Knights of Reciprocity, who applied for recogni tion. The convention accepted the re port and in doing so added 100 names to the list of delegates. The committee on resolutions then submitted its report. The resolutions commend President Har rison's administration condemn the Peo ple's party and the sub-treasury plan, and favor the free coinage of all the American product of silver. No refer ence is made to the prohibition issue. A committee composed of one delegate from each congressional district, was appointed to prepare on address to the nation denouncing the "calamity talk" of the Farmer's Alliance, and assuring the nation that Kansas has no disposi tion to repudiate their debts. PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY. Sixteen Thousand Are in Attendance at Williams Grove. WILLIAMS GROVE, Pa., Aug. 28.—The attendance at the third day's assembly of the Patrons of Husbandry is estimaied at 16,000. Ex-Lieutenent Governor Black spoke in favor of a constitutional convention, Pennsylvania not having had, he asserted, an honest election in Swenty-five years. The expense of hold ing it, he declared, would be only a few hundred dollars more than Bardsley stole from the treasury. Congressman Bellshower opposed silver coinage. In the afternoon the neAV Grange hall was dedicated, on which occasions Generals Gregg and Goben and Mr. Southworth spoke, the latter advocating silver coin age. BIDDING FOR A ROAD. Several Companies Cast Covetous Eyes on the Pacific Short Line. CHICAGO, Aug. 28.—The Pacific Short Line will be offered for sale at public auction next Tuesday under foreclosure proceedings by order of the United States circuit court. It is expected that there will be a sharp contest for the possession of the property, as several companies are known to have had a cov etous eye upon it for some time, and will make the most of this opportunity to secure it. Among the bidden, it is understood, will be the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul, the Chicago and Northwestern, and the Illinois Central companies, besides syndicates of the original stockholders. Fired Seigcl, Cooper & Co.'s Building. CHICAGO, Aug. 2S.—William Dalton, colored, arrested a week ago, charged with blackmail, has made a confession to a Morning News reporter. He alleges that Thomas Higgins, a white man ar rested at the same time and for the same offense, has made some startling asser tions in connection with the burning of Siegel, Cooper & Co.'s building, Aug. 3. In them Higgins is alleged to have set fire to the building himself. In his own words as quoted by Dalton he said: "I fired the building for the money there is in it." More than that, Higgins is quoted as saying: "I made $8,000 once for hush money, and I will get $20,000 from the insurance companies for this. If you will be smart and stick to me you will get money too." Bobbed in a Sleeper. CHICAGO, Aug. 28.—H. B. Weston of Fargo, N. D. claims that while on a sleeping car on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway, which he boarded at Du(§ique, Iowa, for the purpose of proceeding to Cinninnati, $800 of his money disappeared while he was asleep in his berth. As only one other berth in the car besides that used by Mr. Weston and his wife, who was with him, had been occupied, and that by a gentleman beyond reproach, suspicion fastened it self upon John Cooper the porter. He was arrested and held in $2,000 bail, which he was unable to furnish. Veterans Paraded. CLEVELAND, Aug. 28.—Tlie parade of the Union Veterans' union occurred in the morning, the line of march being shortened on account of the feebleness of a good many of the veterans. The column was amass of American flags, nearly every memtier carrying a good sized one. It made a beautiful sight. The parade was reviewed by the city officials, and then the veterans went to Forest City Park IS) hold a picnic. Com mander Yoder will announce his staff soon, and the Woman's Relief Corps will choose officers. llainmakers In Texas. MIDLAND, Tex., Aug. 28.- ^General Dyrenforch, Professor Carl Myers and others of the rain experimental party, have left for Washington. John T. Ellis and G. L. Casler, the balloonist, will re main in charge of the operations. They will shortly proceed to El Paso and there continue the experiments on a grand scale. General Dryenforth will be in El Paso in time to superintend the experi ments there later. He will probably go to Southwestern Kansas to make rain there. An Alliance Fignt. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 28.—A Times-Union special from Durant, Miss., states that in a personal encounter be tween Lecturer McAllister and Editor McCune, representing two Alliance fac tions, McAllister severely punished Mc Cune. The trouble grew out of Alliance matters. McCune asserted that McAl lister Bad sold the Alliance to Wall street,and that he had lied about another matter in connection with McCune's per sonal conduct. An Ex-.Senator Dead. WORCESTER, Mass. Aug. 28.—Hon. 8. C. Pomeroy, ex-United States senator from Kansas, died at the residence of Mrs. J. C. Whiten at Whitensville. HE woe in the 76th year of his age. BRITISH HURRICANE. Severe Storms Sweep Over the United Kingdom, Doing Great Dam* age. The Wires Down and Information Impossible to Get—Four Seamen Drowned. Latest Advices from Chili Indicate that the Insurgents Are Having the Best of the Fight. LONDON, Aug. 27.—All night long a tremendous hurricane prevailed through-, out Great Britain. Everywhere the tel egraph wires are prostrated, and it is impossible to obtain anything more than the most meagre information as to the amount of destruction caused by the fearful wnd and sweeping rain. In and about London and the few outside places that have l»een heard from, trees have been dragged out of the ground by their roots and the roofs of houses have been ripped up and hurled into the streets. At Newcastle the tents of the flower show were blown away like straws, and the beautiful exhibit which they had en closed was almost entirely destroyed. A dispatch from Southport, in Lan caster county, on the Irish sea, reports that the Norwegian bark Gefion has been wrecked off that place. The crew were, however, saved. Numerous other minor casualties are recorded. It is feared that with the restoration of the telegraph service will come the news of serious disasters along the coast. Four Seamen Drowned. LONDON, Aug. 27.—Tlie French fleet sailed from Portsmouth for Cherbourg at 9 a. m. in spite of prevailing storms. The British officers who attended the ball on the French war ship were de tained by the storm until morning when they managed to embark for shore. During the gale a steam pinnace of the british war vessel Pallas was swamped and four seamen were drowned. Eighteen Were Drowned. PARIS, Aug. 27.—News has been re ceived of a hurricane in Senegal in which an Italian steamer and two cutters were wrecked at Rufisque and eighteen per sons were drowned. THE LATEST REPORTS. Insurgents Surround Valparaiso and Are Driving in the Outposta. CITY OF MEXICO, Aug. 27.—Telegrams have been received here from Lima giv ing information of the battle now being fought between the Congressionalists and Balmaceda forces. The latest one states that the City of Valparaiso, is com pletely surrounded hy Congressionalists, who are. rapidly driving in the outposts. The fight has been going on for seventy two hours, and from the first, though the army of Balmaceda is nearly double that of the Congressionalists, the latter have been victorious. From present in dications the fight may continue several days. The Congressionalists are expect ing re-inforcements. The insurgent fleet is still hovering about Quintero bay. The losses have been very sevore. The suc cess so far of the Congressionalists has been due to the superiority of their fire arms, which are Remingtons and Win chesters, which were procured in the Uuited States, the Esmeralda having landed some 20,000 on her return to Chili. The Mexican, Central American and South American cable has been kept hot all day with dispatches giving infor mation oi the battle. Uncle Sain Their Friend. LONDON, Aug. 27.—The efforts of The London Times to arouse jealousy on the part of South American republics toward the United States have not aroused the feeling intended, judging from remarks made by an attache of the Chilian legation, who said: "The United States has respected the rights of Chili more faithfully, or at least as faithfully as any nation in the world, and tho fact has made a deep impression which can not fail to be favorable to the great North American republic. Sentiment toward America has undergone, so I learn, an essential and important change in Chili. Say* Everything Is Quiet. NEW YORK, Aug. 27.—W. R. Grace & Co., on Monday night received a dis patch from their agent at Valparaiso saying that all was quiet there. From this Grace & Co. infer that there was no lighting in Valparaiso. A second tele gram received Tuesday declared the sit uation to be unchanged. Flint for Chilian Consul at New York. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—The state de partment is informed that President Balmaceda, of Chili, has removed F. A. Bee! an as Chilian consul general at New York, and appointed Charles R. Flint to fill the vacancy. Mr. Beelan has repre sented Chili at New York for twenty-six years. Sympathy with the revolutionists is given as the reason for Mr. Beelan's removal. Two Killed and Several Fatally Injured. SAVANNAH.Ga., Aug. 27.—A construc tion train on the South-bound railroad, between here and Columbus, S. C., was wrecked forty miles west of Savannah. Two men were instantly killed and five wounded, probably fatally. The killed are James Harrison, of Savannah, col ored, and a negro laborer. The injured are Conductor Rich and four colored laboi era. Peace Patched Up. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. —The American association magnates have left the city without meeting the League officers. Kelly's jump from the Association to the League, and the refusal of the League men to guarantee that Association con tracts should not be tampered with, was responsible for tlie action of the Associa tion men MUCH INDIGNATION Felt and Expressed at the Slownea* In Exhuming Bodies from the Debris. NEW YORK, Aug. 27.—Much indigna tion is felt and freely expressed in this city at the tardy and unsuccessful man ner in which the authorities are work ing to exhume the corpses of the unfor tunate victims of the terrible disaster on Park Place last Saturday. Up to 8 o'clock a. m. only fifty-seven bodies had been taken out, and though many others are plainly visible mixed up with the debris, the men at work are powerless to remove them on account of tlio want of proper appliances. Many of the bodies are held down by the heavy presses which it will be impossible to remove without the requisite machinery. These appliances are promised to be used dur ing the day, when it is hoped that the work of exhuming the bodies will go on more rabidly. The bodies that are re covered now are simply a shapeless mass of charred, putrid flesh—in many in stances a moving mass of maggots— that it is impossible to recognize by their features, the identity in most in stances being made by the clothes, or some paper, or watch, or something in the pockets. The stench of decaying bodies during the night was so horrible that it was almost impossible to breathe within the fire lines without some coun teracting odor to inhale. The total number of bodies recovered thus far is 57. At 10 o'clock the bodies of two men and one woman, all unrecognizable,have been found, making sixty-one thus far. Willing to Contribute. NEWPORT, R. I., Aug. 27.—Mrs. Astor, Mrs. Fred W. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Townsend Borden, Mrs. Irwin, Mrs. William Jay and other well-known ladies have expressed a willingness to contribute for the relief of the families suffering from the Park Place disaster. It is expected that Mrs. Astor and her associates will form an auxilliary relief fund at once. Lived Happily With Three Wives. LIMA, O., Aug. 27.—Residing near Napoleon, O., is Michael Cramer and three wives. They all live on a $30,000 farm and three houses are used by the three families with one head. Cramer brought his second wife to the farm in 1879 and placed her in a cosy house he had erected for her. Wife No. 1 offered no objection. He was arrested at the time, however, for bigamy, but escaped on a technicality. In 1881 Cramer brought his third wife to the farm. For 6ome cause no action was taken until Monday, when the county prosecuting attorney completed an investigation and prepared evidence to lay before the grand jury. The Davis Will Case. BUTTE, Mon., Aug. 27.—In the Davia will case arguments on proponent's mo tion were concluded and Judge McHat tan finally overruled the motion allow ing the evidence of Cashier Knight and Dr. Reid concerning the -will of 1880, which was destroyed by A. J. Davis two years later, and which contained the revoking clause, to go to the jury. Reservation to Be Opened. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—The pro clamation for the opening of the Sac Fox, Kickapoo, and Iowa Indian reserva tions in Oklahoma Territory is being pre pared at the interior department, .and will be presented to the president for his approval and issue as soon as he re turns to Washington. An Iowa Fire. LYONS, Aug. 27.—Fire broke out at Grand Mound, this county, at 2 a. m. in the rear of Voss' saloon, which was quickly destroyed. Six other store build ings were also destroyed, Hardly any goods were saved, and the total loss will be in excess of $20,000. The village had no water works system or fire aparatus. Clothing House Destroyed. MILBANK, S. D., Aug. 27.—The cloth ing store of August Borgerson was des troyed by fire during the night and the stock valued at $15,000 is a total loss. It was insured for $2,000. The loss on building is $3,000. An incendiary is suspected. Cholera Among Coolies. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27.—Advices from Singapore stated that sixty deathfe occurred on board the steamer which sailed from that port with 800 Chinese coolies for the Penang market, cholera breaking out. Several cases of cholera have occurred at Singapore from infec tion brought by the vessel. Exports and Imports. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—A table pre pared at the bureau of statistics, treasury department, shows that the value of merchandise imported into the United States during July was $66,339,657,while the value of exports Ar the same month was $62,654,129. The same table shows how the United States has been declined of gold during the past seven months, of the present calendar year, no less than $71,123,078 having been sent abroad, while only $4,335,412 has been returned to this country. Resist Trades Union Encroachments. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27.—Three hun dred employers met here and organized a manufacturer's association for the purpose of resisting encroachments of trades unions. The organization will extend its jurisdiction all over this state aira will identify with similar associa tions in other states. A board of nine directors were elected which will have extraordinary powers in settling dis putes between members of the associa tion and employes. Celebrated His 107th Birthday. MONTVILLE, Conn., Aug. 27.—Friends and relatives assembled Tuesday in the old Smith homestead to celebrate the 107th birthday of Father Martin Smith. Mr. Smith has more than 20!) descend ants in this country. When he was 100 years old he won a rifle match, contend ing with shooters of all ages from 16 to 00 years.