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lie ta ft MtwcMMf or not, la responsible for the pay. The court* &aT« decided thftt rt fu » m ? «L tak S Newspaper* And perlodlcftm f t otn the po«toffl«c, ol retnbrjng &nrt leavlnR them uncalled lor it pnmn ^rt'fe evidence of mTBNTioiTAi.*nAtH). _ HAVANA claims to have the only genuine bones of Columbus, a claim which the San Domingo newspapers indignantly deny. THK American Agriculturalist estimates that the profits of American farmers this year will exceed those of the previous years by $1,000,000,000. HIS POWER GONE, Balmaoeda'e Army Routed by Insurgents. THE CAPITULATION OF VALPARAISO, ACCORDING to Prof. Penrose, of the 'Texas geological survey, the finest of clays suitable for the manufacture of firebrick, earthenware and even fine chin aware are to be found abundantly In the eastern part of that state. A RUSSIAN press censor permitted the following item to appear in a Moscow paper: "It is our opinion that Russia toeeds new railroads and will have them.'' For this the censor was suspended for thi-ee months and the editor fined friOO. ATTENTION is called by the death ol Mrs. James K. Polk to the fact that a lew years ago there were five widows of presidents living—Mrs. Polk, Mrs. Tyler, Mis. Lincoln, Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Garfield. Only Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Garfield survive.. IT is a well-known historical fact that King Eric, of Sweden, wanted to marry Queen Elizabeth. It is not so well-known that he made a similar proposal to Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary's letter politely rejecting the offer was «old in London the other day for about •110. THE canal which is to connect Max* Chester with the sea is one of the great- «st undertakings of modern times. Its total length will be 33X miles. It will %e 26 feet deep, 120 feet wide at the bottom and 230 feet at the top. It is about three-fourths completed, and will cost about §45,000,000. Two of the Government'* Generals Slnln— Five Thousand Soldiers Also Killed —Vrcslrtont-Elect Vicuna is it Fugitive. THK REBFJLS VICTOUtOUS. VALPARAISO, Aug. 20.—Ualmaceda's power in Chili is broken. His army lias been crushed after five hours' hard lighting, and is scattered beyond all hope of reorganization. The revolutionists have taken possession of Valparaiso. The future of Chili for the time was settled, and settled conclusively on the hills to the oust of this city Friday by the grim arbitra- ment of war. With Balmaeeda practically a fugitive, without resources in men or money; with the principal seaports of the country in the hands of the congressionalists, and a conseqxicntshutting oft' of all income from customs receipts; with President- elect Vicuna a refugee on board a German warship, and the country flocking en masse to the standard of the invaders, it is a matter of only a few days when the capital will fall into the hands of the revolutionary leaders. A new government, with possibly Judge Bellsano Prats, head of the last parliamentary cabinet of Balma- eeda, or Manuel Jose Jrrarazewal, head of Conzass' cabinet, at its head, will be formed and things will go along about the same way in Chili as they did before January 7, when hostilities were formally begun. Gen. Canto and his army won Friday's battle by superior generalship, good fighting, assisted by good fortune in the killing of Balmaceda's generals, and the consequent demoralization of the array and the desertion of en! tire regiments. Ever since the ar- 1 rival of the congressional array at Vina I del Mar there has been a constant I series of maneuvers for position on the I part of both generals. Every day, and ; nearly every hour of the day, there ! have been skirmishes, in some in- j stances amounting almost to battles. In nearly all of these the opposition i has had the best of it. A close censor! ship of dispatches was established by i Balmaeeda, however, and only an inkling of the reverses to his arms could be got through. Early Friday morning the boom of KATE FIELD, in a late number of her cannon announced-to the people of Val- •^•eekly, has a good word to say for ' paraiso that a movement beyond the jnen's knee breeches. Men, with a j ordinary skirmishes had begun. The fatality for talking of things they know occasional loud reports of the heavy nothing about, have long agitated ' guns soon swelled into one continu- smodifications in the fashion of woman's ous roar and then it was known that the final decisive struggle, which, at the cost of thousands of lives, perhaps, was to decide whether Balmaeeda or the Junta was to be the ruling power in Chili had been joined. Excitement was intense in Valparaiso. The streets were crowded with people, women predominating, anxiously waiting 1 for news and talking of the momentous contest which was in full progress only a few miles away. Gen. Canto's position was on the hills above the race track at Vina del Mar, just outside of the city. His raiders THERE is considerable excitement in China over the demands of foreign governments for reparation for the numerous outrages recently committed on foreigners. The Chinese officials have teen so indifferent to the demands that ft concentrated naval demonstration is fcinted at There is an intense feeling •i»f hatred in the Empire against for- s and more trouble is expected. apparel. Miss Field is, perhaps, seeking revenge in this way for the steady stream, of unsolicited advice about clothes which men have poured upon women. VERMONT, a few days ago, celebrated the centennial anniversary of her admission to the Union, and in connection •with that dedicated the Bennington monument, which marks the battle^ field on which Gen. Stark and his militiamen defeated the British troops on Axigust 16, 1777. The monument is imore than 300 feet high, the loftiest I shaft ever erected in this country to jcommemorate a battle. had been getting bolder and bolder as the time passed and have been making excursions further into the country. He had absolute control of the railroad content with practicing law and to Santiago and commanded the or- •snedicine, and even acting as condue- j dinary roads. Hence Santiago was tors on street cars, women seem to ! practically in a state of siege, aspire to a perfect equality with the Affairs had come to such a pass that ruder sex in deeds of darkness as well as j it was necessary for President Balma*LS works of light, for a Brooklyn worn- ceda to make some move, and a little an has just been sentenced to the peni- after daylight Friday morning the word 'tentiary for entering with burglarious intent the room of a sleeping man. Of all the professions that of burglar one would suppose to be the least attractive .to shrinking femininity. A SAN FRANCISCO chemist says there ie only one refinery in the world that .makes absolutely pure sugar. This manufactory is in Germany, and it supplies chemists and druggists with sugar for solutions which must be unclouded. This chemically pure article would not •find much sale for table use, as it is a •dirty, grayish white in appearance, "When dissolved it gives a perfectly clear solution, there being no artificial coloring matter in suspension. THE expenditures for pensions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1891, as now officially stated, amounted to 8124,415,951.40. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1890, we paid 8109,357,534, -while in the year before that we paid €87,644,779.11. In the past ten years •our pension payments have amounted to §776,'282,100.07. The cost of the German army, it may be interesting to note, is for this year estimated at $80,•979,73;;. Besides our pensions our army costs $30,000,000. Gov. PATTISON had an embarrassing experience when in camp with the boys of the Second Pennsylvania brigade. While h« was crossing the drill grounds •a plump matron of five and forty rushed up to him and, exclaiming, "Say, governor, can I kiss you?" threw her arms around his neck and planted a rebounding smack upon his lips. The •governor blushed a rosy red, while the iBurrounding crowd laughed, and the •woman said: "I only kissed you on a fcet that I could, and I have kept my word." was given to attack the position held by the revolutionists, and led by Gens. Barbosa and Alzerecca the government troops left their breastworks and advanced on the enemy under cover o£ a heavy fire from their batteries. The insurgents were generally armed with Mannlicher rifles and used smokeless powder. The government troops were not so well armed. As soon as the approaching column got within range of the Mannlichers they met a destructive fire from the in- trenched revolutionists. The Chil- ians are brave, however, whether government troops or revolutionists, and advanced with much steadiness to the attack. They were soon near enough to do effective work with their pieces and the engagement became general. Shot and shell, grape and cannister and rifle bullets tore through the ranks of the advancing troops until it became too hot, and despite the officers they broke and retired almost in a panic. Officers worked like beavers to reform their columns as soon as they got without the range of the deadly Mannlichers and at I last succeeded. Then came another attack. In steady ranks the government troops started on a double quick up into the torrent of fire and lead which blazed from the ranks of the insurgent army. Early in the second charge Gen. Barbosa was shot down and killed. The liue wavered, but kept on. Then Gen. Alzer- AT end of the last year there were in the country 1S6.817 miles of railroad track, and of this grand total 157,976 aniles were in operation. The total itrack existing at the end of the calen- i<dar year was 5,421. miles in excess oi 'that which existed twelve months be- .fore. The cost of these roads and their • equipment was about $8,790.000,000, and •Sfae other property belonging to them was worth about S'i,000,000,000. Their .capital stock amounted to $4.640.239,- S78, aiid their total indebtedness was $11,506,000,000, of which $5,10(3,000,OUO was bonded and 86,400,000,000 floating ecca fell from his horse, wounded unto death. IIe was removed from the field and died within an hour. Another break and then Gen. Canto gave the order to charge, With a wild yell the congressionalist army left their defenses and charged on the retreating enemy. Their artillery poured a deadly fire into Balmaceda's army. The loss of their general left them without a leader, and all the efforts of the subordinate officers to rally then to meet the onset of Canto's regiments and squadrons was of no avail. The retreat became a rout, the rout a panic, and then came utter demoralization. The government cavalry made a stand, but it was short. They were literally cut to pieces. Volley after volley was poured into the demoralized inob of Balmacedists, Whole regiments which had not lost their regimental formation went over to the victorious troops of Canto and joined in the attack on their late comrades. These deserters were geueral- ly tbe "volunteers wb.o had beeu impressed into the service by Balmaeeda since the commencement of hostilities. Their sympathies have alonff been with the insuf gfentSj and they took this, the first opportunity, to go over to them. The fighting lasted a little less thatt five hours, and the desperate character of the fighting may be judged by the fact that fully B.OOO men were killed and wounded. The country for miles around is filled with men, many of them wounded, who were in the morn- Ing the dependence of President Balmaeeda. The defeat of the government is absolute and complete. There is no possibility of a reorganization, and if he does not succeed in making his escape through the mountain passes which are yet open the chances are that he will be captured and shot. Early in the morning stragglers from the battlefield began to come in. As the day wore on they came in, greater and constantly growing numbers and it became apparent that ' the government troops were getting the worst of it. The reports they brought in became more alarming. President-elect Vicuna took the alarm easily and went aboard the German flagship and asked protection of the admiral, which was granted. Then the intendente, Oscar Viol, sent a communication to Admiral Brown and tho commanding otticers of the other foreign fleets in the harbor, requesting them to send men ashore and protect their citizens, as the probabilities were that there might be trouble. A leading party of blue jackets and marines from the San Francisco was ordered ashore by Admiral Brown and took up a position about the American consulate. The other naval officers followed suit, and soon there were enough foreign warsmen ashore to protect the city against any possible outbreak. The streets of the city by 11 o'clock were filled with a disorganized mob of Balmacedan soldiers. The execution among the officers has been terrific. In addition to the two generals, Barbosa and Alzerecca, nearly all the staff officers had been either killed or wounded and the fatalities among the officers had also been great. It was evident that the government had met with an overwhelming defeat and an attack on the city was momentarily expected. To avoid the bloodshed which would probably have resulted from the victorious army entering the city heated with the fire of battle Admiral Viel, the intendente, sent a flag of truce to Gen. Canto with a proposition to surrender the city. It was accepted, and Senor Don Carlos Walker-Martinez, a con• gressional leader, who refused a safe j conduct from Baimaceda and has re! mained in Santiago since the com| mencement of the revolution directing ! the conduct of affairs for them in the I south, was requested by Gen. Canto to ! take possession of the city and act as i intendente until such time as perma- ! ne.nt arrangements could be made. This he did. In the meantime there had been a general flight of such of the government officials as had reason to believe that they had brought down on themselves the vengeance of the revolutionists. Senor Walker-Martinez left Santiago and joined Gen. Canto as soon as ]• 3 heard of the landing at Quintero bay and has been with him ever since. Shortly after noon the victorious army began to enter the captured city from the hills to the southeast. Gen. Hanty, with his chiefs of staff, Cols. Holley and Kornner aud Senor Walker-Martinez were at the head of the troops. The inhabitants of Valparaiso are apparently all revolutionists in their sympathy, for as the insurgent troops flushed with victory marched through the streets they were greeted with the wildest en- enthusiasm. The people were simply wild with excitement, and the streets resounded with their shouts of "Viva Chili" "Viva Canto," and "Viva" pretty much everything else which could be construed as a compliment to the victorious troops. From the windows of the various houses showers of flowers were flung by the enthusiastic women on the heads of the leaders. Shortly after the entrance of the army of Gen. Canto Capt Alberto Fuentes, of the torpedo boat Almirante Lynch, which was lying at the Fiscal Mole, was summoned to surrender. He attempted to steam out, and opened fire with his machine guns on the insurgent troops. There was a sharp engagement, lasting fifteen minutes, and then Capt. Fuentes hauled down his flag and there was not an enemy to the revolution from Fort Valdivia to Vina del Mar. During the afternoon such of the government troops as were in the city or who came in gave up their arms and most of them were paroled. Guards were stationed in the streets to see that the crowds of disbanded soldiers and the dangerous classes did not make rouble. The city is as quiet as. could be expected under the circumstances and no trouble is expected. Not much las been done as yet toward reorgan- zing the city but this will be attended a as soon as possible. Nobody here has any knowledge of ,he whereabouts of President Balma- eeda. The insurgent leaders are exceedingly anxious to find out where he is, and if they succeed in finding him ;he chances are that it will go hard with him. The general belief here is .hat he is making his way out of the country, perhaps overland to Buenos Ayres. CONFIBMED AT WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—Acting Secretary of State Wharton received the following cablegram Friday night: VALPABAISO, Aug. 88.—A battle was fought near this city this morning. The government forces were badly beaten. Heavy loss on both sides. 'The city has surrendered to the opposition, but is in the hands of the admirals of the American, German, French and English fleets, who will preserve good order. There is no communication with Santiago. The opposition forces are now entering the city. "McCBEAKY, Consul ut, Valparaiso." IOWA STATE NEWS. ;| ABSENT tHIHfV VEAttS. Pathetic Reunion of nft Old Soldier and tila Startled Oi»n«htcr. One of the many estrangements iaiised by the war has just come to light by the reunion of Wm. S. McLain and his daughter, Mrs. J, Ackley, of Independence. In August, 1882, M<s» Lain enlisted at Manchester in com* pany F, Twenty-seventh Iowa, serving three years as a musician. Near the close of the war he drifted west and before communicating his whereabouts with his family he \vas stricken with paralysis, 90 that he was unable to either speak or write. Years passed and receiving no word from the husband and father the family mourned him as dead. After moving farther west the mother and children, with the exception of one daughter, died. An old acquaintance of the family recently moved to the Pacific slope, and upon meeting M cLain recognized in him an old neighbor and friend. His daughter, Mrs. Ackley, was at once apprised of the facts, and sent for him to finish his days beneath her roof. He has not regained the power of speech except to answer in mdhosyllables, and probably the history of his thirty years' suffering will never be kuown. PLOtTERS EXILED. Davenport's JRlver Carnival. ' The third annual river carnival 'Will be given in Davenport September 8. The unique demonstration will be attended with unusual splendor this year. About 600 boats compose the leet, which will form above the city and float down the river. They will be llnminated and decorated, and a dis- jlay of fireworks will attend the fleet's massage. A mimic naval battle will take place in front of the city. It will be an attendant feature of the Davenport fair, which will open September 1 and continue one week. Placed on the Bench. The interesting contest for the United ft tttftl I" Which SevVft Are tont-J^iulltii? I'olHIfllfttt* MANAGUA, Aug. 26.—The news tel* egrajmed from Granada to th« United States to the cftect that thera had been riots there Sunday last, that the chief Of police and six men had been killed, and that three important personages were to be expelled from Nicaragua with the warning that they Would be shot if they returned, is correct. Fuller details are now accessible. For many years vigorous rivalry has existed between the ancient city of Leon and the more modern Granada and between the progressists, whose headquarters are at Granada, and the inglesistas or Roman Catholic church party, whose strongholds are Leon and Managua. Granada for many terms past has furnished the country with the president, but at the last election, by undue means, the progessists' claim, Sacasa, a Leon man, was chosen president. Sacasa had previously been a senator and on the somewhat mysterious death of president £arazo two years ago last October Senator Sacasa was duly chosen to fill the unfinished term. This was not approved by the progressist party and President Sacasca became more and more unpopular as it became known that he, backed up by the Leon or church party, had determined to leave no stone unturned to bring about his election to the presidency after he had filled out Carazo's unex- pired term. In spite of the opposition party and the increasing unpopularity of his administration Sacasa succeeded in his ambitious plans, and in November last was elected president. Naturally this only served still further to embitter the feeling existing between the progressists and the church party. It was whispered that an attempt would be made by force of arms to oust Sacasa from the presidency, and he apparantly determined POUND SIXTY'ONfe BODIES, gear oh fa* titt »*«»&»«» »# the VteMmn tffcW Yofctf, Auf, S?.—At 1*80 p. Wednesday Acting frire Chief Re .. Announced that the search for the dead ia the parktplaefl ttilns was completed and that no more bodies rettialnifed! there, Work was at once stopped an* the longshoremen and other laborer* tfnployed in cleaning but the debri* were ' discharged. The department of public works will continue its Work oi clearing the debris from the street, The police record gives the number Ot dead bodies taken from the ruins a» •txtt-oae. Of these seven bodies Were identified immediately after being discovered. Fifty-four bodies were taken to the morgue, ana of these thirty-three were identified. There remain twenty-one bodies unidentified. Mayor Grant ha» appointed a relief committee and money for the families of the dead ha» commenced coming in. A thousand dollars has been received from Mrs. Grain, owner of the building that collapsed. The coroner will begin an inquest next Monday. When all work stopped there still remained about the spot several desolate women whose dead had not been found and who refused to believe that there had been a cessation of the work of the searchers. Indeed it was a matter of wonder to all that there was so large a number of missing who could not be accounted for. The theory was advanced that, owing to the fierceness of the flames, which raged several hours, some of the bodies were entirely consumed. ^ BROTHERS IN DEATH. States district judgeship in the First to do his utmost to prevent the progres- district, the position, left vacant by the sists from bringing about his downfall, death of Judge Love at Keolmk recent- «"t no trouble was anticipated until ly, has been decided by the appoint- j the elections, which are to be held m ment of Senator John S. Woolson, of November, and few people anticipate Mount Pleasant. Judge Woolson's selection will compel the resignation of his seat in the state senate from the Tenth district, and his successor will be elected at th« general election this fall. ^ Railroads Consolidate. Arrangements have been perfected for the consolidation of the Des Moines Northern and Des Moines & Northwestern railroads, extending from Des Moines to Fonda, and Des Moines to Boone, and comprising 1 a total of 160 miles of road. They were purchased for $8,000,000. F. M. Hubbell is president of the new road, which is to be known as the Des Moines, Northern & Western. _ Colored Masons Elect Officers. At the session in Keokuk of the grand lodge, of colored masons of Iowa the election oi officers for the ensuing year was as follows: Grand master, J. E. Uellam, of Keokuk; deputy grand master. E. T. Banks, of Des Moines; senior grand warden, D. Ware, ol KeoliuU: junior grand warden, W. H. Seroy, ol Burlington; grand treasurer, D. \V. Anderson, Keokuk; grand secretary, John Rreler, ol Doa Moines. _ Knights and Ladies of Honor. The grand lodge of Knights and Ladies of Honor for Iowa in biennial session at Davenport elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: Grand protector, J. S. Graves, of Cedar Bap- ids; grand vice-protector, Henry Kronn, ol Davonport; grand secretary, Mrs. B. D. Dean, o: Lyons; grand treasurer, J. C. Stoddard, of Cedur Rupids; grand chaplain, Mrs. K. Marl ville, ot Lyons; grand guardian, Mrs. Hattie J Earrudon, Clinton. Judge Dillou Honored. BOSTON, Aug. 29.—Judge John F. Dillon, of New York, has been elected president of the American bar association. St>wn in Hrief. The city council of Lyons has grantee a franchise to build and operate an electric street-car line in that city. j The packing house of James E. Booge & Sons, of Sioux City, was sold to the Union Stock Yards Company for $300,000. John Stutesman, of Des Moines, brother of the chief of police, died from sunstroke while in a boat on the zoological garden lake. The Iowa Hotelkeepers' association will hold its annual meeting in De? Moines during the state fair week. A freight train ran over and killed 8 young man named Edmond Silk, who» was lying on the track at What Cheer. The Central Iowa Veteran association held a three days' reunion at Boone Madrid was selected for the place oi the next meeting. R. S. Royster, of Boone county, was elected commander. L. D. Hotchkiss, member of the legislature from Davis county, died at his home in Bloomfield of heart disease. He was a p/ominent democratic leader. Jay Marsh, a farmer living near Knoxville, was fatally stabbed by a youth named Scales. No cause was assigned for the deed. Judge Elias II. Williams, one of tha most prominent men in Clayton county, died at his home in Grand Meadow township at the age of 73 years, leaving a wife and four children. At Fort Mudison after darkness had fairly fallen there was a glow of sun light on a bank of western clouds that made it so light papers could be reail out of doors. The river bottoms and low lands all through the regions near Fort Dodgn were visited by a light frost and som« eliglit damage was done, but the cowi crop would not be affected. Gen. Franz; Sigel will be the oratof at the German day celebration Octobe 6 at Fort Madison. Burglars broke into the Catholit church at Eagle Grove, stole the alta ornaments aui broke opep the charity box. Paul Richardson while working in u trench at Keokuk knocked the plug off a gas main and was overcome by the escaping gas. It was thought he would recover. I Michael Ahem, a farmer living near Osceola, shot his little daughter because she allowed pigs to enter the garden-1 Ahem was in jail and. *&« girl would , ' probably die. that Sacasa would attempt a coup de- main in Granada itself. The spies employed by the administration seem to have pointed out ex- President Gen. Chamorro, ex-President Joaquin Zavala, Don Anselmo Rivas, editor and proprietor of the Diario Nic^ i araguens of Granada, the organ of the progressist party and« the leading newspaper of Nicaragua; Don Enrique Guzman, a son of Gen. Guzman, and Don J. D. Eod- riguez, formerly attached to the Nicaragua legation at Washington, as the most dangerous leaders of the progressist party in Granada. Consequently after taking every precaution to meet a revolutionary outbreak, President Sacasa determined suddenly to arrest these gentlemen and exilo them, under pain of being instantly shot should they return. This plan was executed Sunday. The men above named were most unexpectedly arrested on the charge of conspiring against the government and were taken to the quartel. Their arrest caused great excitement in Granada, and a vigorous attempt to rescue them was made. The quar- tel was attacked, the soldiers were fired upon, the latter returning the fire, and a number on each side were killed and wounded, The exact number of casualties is not known, but it is reported that the chief officer of the police and at least six soldiers were killed, and that some fifty citizens were shot. The important prisoners on Monday were sentenced to be escorted across the frontier and ordered never to return under penalty of death. The present political troubles do not affect the progress of the work on the maritime canal, though Don Rodriguez, one of the gentlemen expelled, is known to have been a bitter enemy of the American enterprise. Two Men of the Same Name, IIut Total Strangeri to Each Other, Die Suddenly •t a Detroit Hotel a Few Minutes After Their Arrival Thers. DETBOIT, Mich., Aug. 37.—A most extraordinary coincidence has happened at the Russell house. A. H. Whitney, of Toronto, a consumptive, arrived in. the city by way of the Canadian Pacific railway at 9:45 o'clock Tuesday night, accompanied by his wife and C. K. Thomas, a relative. They at once proceeded to the Russell house and Mr. Whitney was taken to a room, where he died in the ect of lying down. He had been an invalid for about three years. Wednesday morning at 10:80 o'clock another Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Whitney arrived at the Russell house. They were from Quincy, 111. After registering they went to their room. Here inside of ten minutes after entering Mr. Whitney was seized with heart disease and was soon dead. C. K. Thomas, the gentleman who accompanied the Toronto party, was appalled by the strange coincidence. These men were neither relatives nor known to each other. A. H. Whitney, of Toronto, had been one of the best- known accountants in that city. The gentleman from Quincy, 111., was the manager and principal stockholder of the^.. H. Whitney Organ Company. He was in Detroit on business and partly on a visit. He had been subject to heart disease, so the doctors were informed by Mrs. Whitney. He was 58 years old. His wife is confined to her room overwhelrnbed by the calamity that has befallen her. WILL FILL EDMUNDS' SEAT. Secretary Proctor's Appointment to the Senate Decided Upon. MONTPELIEK, Vt, Aug. 36.—Secretary Proctor has received the following letter from Gov. B. L. Page: "EXECUTIVE 'MANSION, HYDB PARK, VT., Aug. 25.—Hon. Redfleld Proctor—Dear Sir: After carelul consideration of all names suggested I have decided to appoint you United States senator to 1111 the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hon. George F. Edmunds. Prlmar lly I deem It toy duty to satisfy my judgment as to what selection would best promote the welfare of Vermont and the whole country. I have at the same time felt tbut I was acting largely In a representative capacity; that if not doing In jus- H.EDFIELD PUOCTOU. tlce to my judgment I could meet the wishes of a largo majority of the people-of Vermont, and it would be a duty and pleasure to do|so, I nave, with considerable tare, sought and received personally by letter the views of prominent Vermonters in every county in the state. The result of my investigation leaves uo doubt as to my official duty. It therefore, on the first day of November next it -Uould be Incumbent on me to nil the vacancy referred to I propose to tender you the appointment. I Inform you ot my decision at this time not only because I believe you shoulc have reasonable notice of my intention, bu1 having reached the conclusion above I canuo 1 Bee that the public good would be subservec by further discussion. With much reaped I am yours truly, CAKKOLL 8. PAGE." Gave Thousand* for Charity. DAVENPOBT.. Ja., Aug. 20.—The wil of Mrs. Patience Viele Newcorab whose life was noted for works of charity, was made public Tuesday. She disposed of property of an estimated value of moru thau $100,000. To the local Presbyterian church is given $3,500; to church charities, $0,000; to the Northwestern theological seminary, Chicago, $3,000; to Parson college. Fail-field, la., «o,000 to Mrs, D. M. Bhorer, Burlington, $15,000; to Mrs. Harriet V. Fiw4 Rochester, N. Y., 815, OQQ, and to numerous other relatives smaller 4 eoutflSrt of the will is talked, SHUT OUT. The Patriotic Order Sons of America Refuses to Admit Black Men ns Members. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27.—After one of the most sanguinary battles in the history of the Patriotic Order Sons of America the national camp defeated the proposition to admit colored members, t Most of the opposition to the eliminating of the word "white" from the constitution comes from the., delegates from Illinois and Ohio, who voted as a unit against it. The sentiment of the convention was strongly in favor of admission, the Pennsylvania delegation being unanimous in the colored man's favor, but an arbitrary lause in the constitution requiring a, our-fifths vote to annul -or change he constitution enabled the op- lonents to defeat the measure. A vote on the action found 60 n favor and 34 against, but be!ore the result was announced two members who voted in the affirmative changed their votes from yea to nay in order to enable them to move for a reconsideration. At the evening session a motion to reconsider the question of admitting colored men was made, but •was lost. VICTIMS OF CHOLERA. Malady Make* Its Appearance on Board a Steamer Loaded with Coolies— Sixty Deaths. BAN FBANCISCO, Aug. 87.— Advices from Singapore say that cholera broke out on the steamer Nam Chow, which Bailed for Penang from that port with 800 Chinese coolies. The malady continued to spread and deaths became ao numerous that it was necessary to throw the dead over* board without ceremony. Sixty were thus disposed of. Nine cases of cholera appeared at Singapore after the steamer bad stopped there. Oa the trip back from Pe&anff, where 300 coolies were iaofied, the engineer, a European, took the disease and died. When the Nam Chow returned to Singapore she was placed in the quarantine, and her officers will be arrested and tried for the presence of cholera. Worlt Relumed. LIMA, O.. Aug. d7.— Wednesday mornIng: the Lake Erie & Western trainmen rosuvsed work and trains have beeu out as usual. By the terms of Battlement reached late Tuesday tha men are promised their overtime as demanded, but the company twits until September 1 to put the new n force. . 4n Irfsb Convention Called. Neb., Aug. 20.— Presidej|| Johu Fitzgerald, ol the Irish National of Aujeiica, has issued an ad- satttog for a 1 \ i. . -A-Cfe-^-tv -%.J§-t j

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