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K..A$ Impo'rtant decision. :
Supreme Court Decides Against iWaih
ington State Settler,
Washington, April ' 3. The supreme
court to-day decided the case of George
Richerd, William Alexander and Eben
Spei-ry vs. James A. France, consoli
dated, -in' 'error to the supreme court
from the state of Washington.
The plaintiff contended the law re
garding pre-emption of public lands au
thorizes' quasi-judicial hearing before
the register and receivers, whose decis
ion is tantamount to a decision binding
both government and applicant in re
spect to the matter of settlement and
improvement, and not subject to re-examination
by the commissioners of the
general land, office or secretary of the
interior. .1, '
The die'cisioii was adverse to this view,
and held there was nothing in the law
to take such cases out of the general
power granted to the commissioners of
the general land office and the secretary
of We interior to control all matters in
respect to the sale and disposal of public
lands, and confirming .the judgment of
the state court.
The court issued an order for the re
argument of the case of William Trega
vs. the board of directors of the Modesto
irrigation district of California. ' The
case involves the constitutionality of the
Wright irrigation law.
THE SMOKING NANAWOYD.
White Men Have Discovered What In
dians Have known for Tear.
Paris, Ter., April 2. A party of men
' just arrived bring news of a most singu
lar phenomenon recently noticed in the
wildes ,part of the Chottaw nation.
The Nanawoyd mountain is about fif
teen miles long and towers 'fully 1,000
feet above the surrounding country. It'
is in a desolate position, no person liv
ing within fifteen miles of St.' Prospec
tors saw, smoke arising from the moun
tain, .find on-investigation found that
sjnoke was issuing from a fissure in the
rock. The, rock was so hot they could
not stand on it, while a strong odor of
sulphur pervaded -the atmosphere, and
occasionally detonations were heard.
The party became alarmed and left ,the
vicinity." They went to an old .Indian
and informed him of their discovery,
lie was familiar with the plain, and
said the smoke had been issuing from
it and the same noises: had been heard
since 1832,when .the Choctaws went to
that country. A further investigation
will be made as silver has been found
at the base of the mountain. -
The Bible in the Public School.' ".
Scranton, Pa.,. April 3. By.a: deci
sion to-day of Judge Ounster, in a Wa
verly borough school .'case, the" reading
s of the Bible in the public schools of
Pennsylvania ' was practically ; declared
illegal. -.'In his opinion Judge-Gunster
said that denominational religious ex
ercises and instruction in sectarian doc
trines have no place in. our system 'of
common school education.5 They are
not only not -authorized by any. law,
common or statutory,' but are expressly
forbidden by the constitution, the fund
amental law of the commonwealth. :j
Chang's Assailant's Sentence.
Washington, April 3. It is.,said.at
the Japanese legation that the . young
Japanese who shot Li Hung Chang will
probably be" sent to the mines of North
ern Japan to serve his life sentence. The
locality is much like Siberia. Unofficial
reports of the sentence make no refer
ence to his trial or conviction. It is
understood there had been a civil trial,
as a military trial would have resulted
in death. Dr. Scriba's - report on Li
Hung Chang's Wound is regarded by the
Japanese legation as assuring recovery.
Scriba is one of Germany's most noted
surgeons, who has entered into service
Arms Sent From This Country.
Washington, March 30. The govern
. meht has been informed that three ship
ments of arms have been made to Cuban
insurgents from the United States within
the past three weeks. In one case arms
were sent from Philadelphia to Savan
nah and transferred from that point to
Santiago de Cuba, the hotbed of the in
surgents, by means of fishing smacks.
The government is doing all it can to
prevent these shipments, but it is said
they are being constantly made. ' Gen
eral Campos' appointment as captain
general of Cuba is viewed here as mean
ing a vigorous campaign against insur
gents. . .. .
To Prohibit Prizefighting in
Florida by Law.
MESSAGE OF GOV. MITCHELL
He Urges the Legislature to Blake Laws
That Will Keep Thugs Out of the
State The Lotteries Also Meet Hia
Tallahassee, Fla., April 4. The
Florida legislature convened at 12 o'clock
to-day for its biennial session of sixty
days. The legislature is overwhelmingly
democratic in both branches. Hon
Fred Myers, of the eighth senatorial
district, was elected president of the
senate, and Hon, W. S. Jennings, of
Hernando county, speaker of the house,
Governor Mitchell's message was brief,
Under the head of "Prizefights' the
governor said :
, "During the last year a most disgrace
ful and brutal fight of this character
took place in the city of Jacksonville,
and parties who resort to this occupation
as a means of making a living without
honest labor are boasting that there is
no law in this state to prevent such dis
graceful contests, and openly boast that
another one will be -pulled on" at Jack
sonville next September, ' but, gentle
men, you have it in your power to pre
vent this by proper legislation.
"I recommend that these prizefights.
or glove contests, be made felonies toy
statute, with such penalties attached as
will cause these thugs to respect the
laws and to respect the law-abiding,
God-fearing people of this state in the
pursuit oi all their rights as citizens.
"The law should authorize sheriffs
and those acting in their aid and assist
ance, When they have' cause' to believe
that a prizefight or glove contest is about
to take place, to enter any house or en
closure or any place wherein they may
have reason to believe that such contest
is to take place, for the purpose of ar
resting those engaged or about to en
gage therein. , - ,
"Also, that all persons who may be
present at such contest, in any wise aid
ing or abetting the same, by betting
thereon or by being present thereat shall
be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon
conviction be punished the same as the
xteiative to lotteries, tne governor
says: - . - ,- ... (.
"There has been much said in the
newspapers about a lottery at Port Tam
pa, as to the truth of which I have no
knowledge,. but respectfully recommend
that the law- against lotteries be so
amended as to clear that institution out
of the state, if here, and to prevent
others from being located in the state."
A CABINET VACANCY.
A Burner That Secretary Gresham Will
New York, April 4. A morning paper
has the following special from Washing
ton: Another vacancy in the cabinet,
it is rumored, may occur within the next
few weeks.; Secretary , Gresham is' the
official v ho is stated for voluntary re
tirement. ; The report comes from sev
eral of his close . friends to whom, it is
said, he has more than once expressed
his desire to return "to the practice of
law, if not to the bench.- .Judge Gresh
am; it is stated: has not found the state
department as congenial to his tastes as
he had expected, and . Mrs. Gresham has
hot been altogether pleased with the
breaking of home ties made necessary
by her removal to Washington. Both
the secretary and his wife have told in
timate acquaintances of their mutual
desire to return to Illinois. -
u be-rumor, oi Mr. ijresnam's-retire
ment, however, is not based alone on
these exchanges of confidence, but' on
more direct statements regarding his in
tentions, within the near, future. Judge
Gresham's relations with the president
have been, so far as known, of the pleas
antest. .No member of the cabinet has
been more trusted by Mr. Cleveland, so
that his desire for retirement from office
in the near future cannot be ascribed to
any friction with his chief. ' It is hinted,
however, that Judge Gresham' has felt
somewhat aggrieved over the disinclina
tion of the cabinet to support him in
the vigorous foreign policy which he be
lieves would win tor him great popular
ity and possibly make him a favorite for
the .presidency. It may be that extin
guished hopes in this direction have had
a strong influence on him in reaching
the conclusion that he would preier to
retire but this idea is scouted by his
friends,, who assert that Judge Gresham
has not been moved by any such con
siderations. They say that he has
simply Consulted his wife's pleasure and
his own tastes in concluding to leave
Washington within a short time.
Olympic Boxing Rules. '
Pittsburg, April 4. James J. Cor-
bett, talking of the proposed changes in
the boxing rules as advocated by the
Olympic Club at New Orleans, declared
himself opposed to making five minute
rounds and two minute stops. It is not
necessary he said, for . any changes and
none are likely to be made. . The pres
ent rules were adopted by universal
consent, and nothing short of that can
change them. If the Olympic Club is
allowed to make changes every club in
the country can dp the same, and there
would be no standard for boxing tourna
ments. He was opposed to a two min
ute rest, because it would give a winded
man too much chance to recuperate. :'
TERMS OF SETTLEMENT.
How Mexico and Guatemala Adjusted
Their Differences. -
Washington, April 4. From unof
ficial advices reaching Washington the
general terms of the agreement signed
yesterday, by which the war between
Mexico and Guatemala was avoided, are
substantially known. Mexico's demand
was in the form of an ultimatum sent
by Secretary Mariscal November 27,
embracing the following points :'
First, Mexico asks satisfaction for in
juries received by the invasion of her
territory, and for vexations by foreign
ers, of Mexicans cutting wood in the
forests of Agua Azula, Egypt, San Nich
olas and San Pedro ; second, - Mexico
also demands pecuniary indemnity .for
damages sustained; third, Mexico also
demands indemnity for : the expenses of
mobilizing her - troops and stationing
authorities and employes in suitable
places to preserve the public security on
the frontier ; fourth, Mexico asks that
the labors of the boundary commission,
in accordance with the treaty of 1882,
be speedily concluded, said treaty not
being open to discussion.
It is understood $2,000,000 was the
amount of the indemnity demanded by
Mexico; also, that she insisted on Gua
temala's dismissing her surveyor-gen
eral, who took part in locating the
boundary January VI.
Guatemala answered the ultimatum.
The answer was pacific in tone, but did
not concede to Mexico the right to the
territory desigated in the ultimatum,
nor the right to fix a cash indemnity.
The final negotiations are a compromise
between the ultimatum and the reply.
It is believed Mexico has agreed to ar
bitrate the amount of the caBh indem
nity, instead of exacting $2,000,000 as
first claimed.' Senor Romero, . Mexican
minister, has been kept advised of the
negotiations, but is not yet in a position
to make public the exact ' terms which
averted war. President Diaz has an
nounced that the terms will be com
municated to congress later. - '
The peace agreement is regarded as of
far-reaching importance to the Central
American states, which expected during
the last six months to be plunged into a
deadly struggle. The Mexican army and
navy had been preparing for a conflict,
and" calculations had been made as to
where troops would be landed in Gua
temala. The Mexican army numbers
34.833 on a peace footing, with 165.000
available on a war footing. The Guate-
malalan army numbers 3,0U0 on a peace
footing. . The agreement now. affected
puts an end to active war preparations.
Senor Arriaga, the Guatemalan min
ister, does not know yet the details of
the arrangements signed ' yesterday be
tween his country and Mexico, but he
has received from Gutemalan Minister
de Leon, in that city the following tel
egram: . ;
"The definite settlement of our diffi
culties with Mexico was signed to-day.
Conditions honorable and satisfactory
to both countries," ,
A Vancouver, B. C, Youth's Scheme of
Vancouver, B. C.', April. 4, Another
'chain" swindle has just been unearthed
here. '.. A. R Jackson, a young man liv
ing in South Vancouver, a suburb of this
city, sent a number of circulars to" per
ions in Eastern Canada, asking them to
send him 10 cents to assist him in build
ing a church and to continue the chain
by writing two similar letters, to other
persons. - . Jackson described himself as
secretary of the Lawndale. Relief As
sociation, and set forth that the people
in that settlement were very poor, their
property having been damaged, by the
recent Fraser river floods. One of the
circulars were sent to the Rev. Thomp
son, a Methodist minister in the neigh
borhood, and he. banded the matter to
the police." They visited Lawndale and
found it to be a boom town site in tne
bush, the town - corisistine of lust two
shacks, one occupied bv . Jackson and
the other by a Chinese; .Jackson con
fessed to. having been the author of . the
letters, havinor obtained monev for him
self, stating that the story of the . noted
"stamp" chain had suggested the
scheme. The postmaster says he has
past, and a large number of persons are
believed to have been victimized. :
THANKED THE JURY
He Thought It. Sensible In Finding Him
Guilty. . '''.. - :
Spokane, Wash., April 4, The re
markable scene was witnessed here to
day of a prisoner thanking a jury for
sending him to the penitentiary.- It
was in the Siegel case. Siegel is an ec
centric farmer from Whitman county,
who has killed one man and threatened
many others. A few days ago he shot
and severely wounded Edward Enwald,
from the court house steps in this city;
For this he was placed on trial and to
day was found guilty of shooting with
intent to kill. He said:
"Gentlemen of the jury, I thank you
for your sensible conclusion. I am
uilty, but not insane. I d rather be in
lell than a lunatic asylum."
The court had named two young at
torneys to defend Spiegel, and they put
in a plea of insanity, which Siegel
greatly resented. After the trial he
said to one of them:
"I'll kill you on sight when I get out
Siegel then took his case into his own
hands and gave formal notice of bis in
tention to move for a new trial.
AVOIDING A REPLY
Secretary Concerned Over the
Quietness of the British.
THE VENEZUELAN PROBLEM
No Heed Paid In London to Mr. Bay-
. ard'g Request, Presented by Him at
the Direction of Congress, That the
Matter Be Submitted to Arbitration.
Washington, April 3. The secretary
of state is very much concerned over the
Venezuelan problem. The British ulti
matum delivered to Nicaragua is not a
source of political apprehension, for it
is not now believed that the British will
take action in the way of acquiring ter
ritory in that direction or jeopardize the
property of Americans in Nicaragua by
a bombardment in their efforts to col
lect the indemnity demanded from Nica
ragua.' These are the two movements
that might cause the United States to
interfere. But in the case of the Vene
zuelan border dispute there is much
graver cause for apprehension. It ap
pears that our ambassador, Mr. Bayard,
has not succeeded in inducing the Brit
ish government to give heed to the re
quest, submitted by him at' the direc
tion of congress, that the boundary dis
pute be submitted to arbitration. .
The British are profuse in their dec
laration of . a willingness to arbitrate
the title of land west of the Schoomberg
line ; but, in the view of the state de
partment, this is a pure evasion of the
real issue ; for there never has been any
reasonable assertion of a British right to
this territory, and it is territory lvine
east of this line that forms the sub
stance of the contention. The situation
is believed to be alarming, as armed
bodies of British and Venezuelans are
pressing each other closely in the dis
puted territory, and there may be a
hostile clash at any moment. The ad
ministration has been considering the
course to be pursued in such case, and
it is entirely probable that, if the .Brit
ish still persist in bringing about such a
collision and fail to heed the repeated
warnings and requests of the United
States to submit the matter to arbitra
tion, then the United States will feel
obliged to follow the moral aid it has
given to Venezuela in this matter by
more substantial assistance.
DEMANDS TOO MUCH.
Information Prom- Chinese Source of
What Japan Wishes.
St. Petersburg, April 4. A telegram
from a Chinese source says that bad
weather, sickness among the Japanese
troops and the overflow of rivers have
rendered the continuance of war' ex
tremely difficult. It is added that this'
has produced a favorable effect upon ne-J
. .,! .,, 1 . , il 1
gotiauons, out Hopes ior toe speeuy
conclusion of peace is weakened by the
Japanese demand for the cession of a
portion of Manchuria, a war indemnity
of 700,000,000 yen, and pending full pay
ment of this indemnity that Peking
shall be occupied by Japanese troops. ,
' .' THANKS for THE ARMISTICE. '"
London, April 4.-The Standard's
Berlin correspondent says :
"The emperor of China has instructed
Li Hung Chang to ask for an audience
with the mikado to thank him for the
armistice. If Li should be too ill his
son-in-law' will deliver the message," '.-
Li probably will ask that his assailant
be pardoned or his sentence mitigated.
! ; 'Af HUNG CHANG ALMOST WELL. .
Yokohama, April 4. Advices from
Simonosaki say Li Hung Chang's face is
healing, and he will be in complete
health in a few days, when he will at
tend the peace conference. i
Cholera at Port Arthur continues to
increase. A number of Qhinese are re
ported aboard the transports returning
from China. , , ,-, (
FOR DEFENSE OF K WANG TUNG. . , ;
Shanghai, April 4. Three thousand
volunteer recruits are being gathered in
Canton for the defense of Kwang .Tuns
province.. A house tax has been levied
for their support. ' ...;
1. YOBKTOWN IN JAPAN. .
Washington, April , 4. The . cruiser
Yorktown arrived at Nagasaki to-day
from Che Foo. '':
, George Gould Paid the Difference.
Wabash, Ind., April 2. One night
last - October a special train bearing
George Gould and party ran into a car
riage owned by George Jones at Roan,
kiliing Jones and his team. Mrs. Jones
sued for $10,000, and the Wabash agreed
to pay her $3,600. She would not accept
less than $5,200 and thus the negotia
tions have held fire. Last night George
Gould offered to pay Mrs. Jones the dif
ference of $1,600, which was accepted.
To Guard Public Lands.
Washington, April 3. General Ruger
has ordered the post commanders of Ok-r
lahoma territory to send escorts to such
express officers as : paymasters may
designate for the purpose of guarding
public funds to their destination during
the payment of troops under the mus
ter of the present quarter. ,
Los Angeles Poolrooms to Close.
Los Angeles, April 3. The efforts
made against the municipal authorities
resulted to-day in a decision by the city
council to close the poolrooms, which
are run by men from San Francisco and
Oakland, who transferred their gambling-houses
to Los Angeles. .
"Norma" to Be Sung and "Trilby" to
Be Bead In the Parlor.
New Yobk, April 3. Thomas A. Edi
son and his phonograph are going to join
hands once more, and the "Wizard of
Menlo Pork" promises improvements
and novelties which will astonish
the public. The phonograph has been
controlled by the North American Phon
ograph Company, which went into the
hands of Receiver John U. Hardin last
August.-- The company was capitalized
at $6,000,000 in 1889, and James Lip
pincott, the promoter, went insane
when he found it was a fizzle. The re
ceiver has advertised for bids for the en
tire assets, and Mr. Edison's offer of
iLM.lw has been accepted. The ac
ceptance of the bid must be sanctioned
by the chancellor of New Jersey. A
circular has been sent by Receiver Har
din to the creditors and stockholders of
the bankrupt company, stating that
Monday, April 8, he will request per
mission from the court to convey the
property to Mr. , Edison. Mr. Edison
"The company has one asset which I
am willing to pay a high price for; that
is a claim on all my future inventions
and improvements of the phonograph.
I do not care to have any one else have
it lien on my brains, so I made a bid
which proved higher than all others. 1
shall manufacture the phonograph my
self now and expect to keep all the
promises X made when X nrst introduced
them. I am going in for households in
stead of nickle-in-the-slot machines,
and in a short time expect to produce
an entire opera or a complete novel on
a cylinder. It will cost a good deal, but
it will pay me. X suppose it will cost
me $2,000 to have the opera Norma sung
to the machine, but X can reproduce that
on almost as many cylinders as X please.
I think I can afford to pay Du Maurier
more than the Harpers and newspapers
have, so that any gentleman can have
Trilby read to him in his parlor in the
course of an evening. I' shall manufac
ture the perfected phonograph individu
ally." . ,
Then the reporter asked the question
that the Wizard always expects to hear
from newspaper men: "What is the
latest?"' - . ,.
"Nothing at all," returned Mr. Edi
son, smiling, "except the kinetophone,
the combination of kinetescope and
phonograph. I am going to reproduce
the motions and words of life-size speak
ing figures. I have already the Bpeak
ing and the motion figures up to half
life size. 4 1 have paid more attention
lately to my mine than anything else.
Very soon now I'll set to work "in the
THE PREACHER SUED.
Slander May Be Perpetrated In the Form
. of Prayer.
Los Angeles, April 3. Judge Clark
to-day overruled the demurrer inter
posed by the Rev, J. C. Campbell in the
suit charging him with slandering .Miss
Tesa L. Kalso, the librarian of the Los
Angeles public library. The basis of the
action was a prayer offered by the de
fendant before his congregation in the
First Methodist church, in which he
said: . -:-'
"O, Lord ! vouchsafe Thy saving grace
to the librarian of the Los AngeleB city
library, and cleanse her of all sin, and
make her a woman worthy of her of
fice." . ','."'
The reverend gentleman in his de
murrer took the position that his state
ment was privileged. The court held
that a slander can be perpetrated in the
form of a prayer as readily as in any
other form of speech, and no communi
cation made by parson or priest to bis
congregation is - privileged because of
such relation, unless perhaps, when
made in the discharge of his pastoral
duties with one subject to this discipline
of the church, and then only unless
made without malice.
Address by Chauncey . Depew - at the
Chicago, April, 3. A convocation oif
the Chicago university was held , in the
Auditorium to-night. - Chauncey M.
Depew delivered the address, and in the
course of his remarks said :
"This institution, which owes its ex
istence to the beneficence of Rockefeller,
is in itself a monument of the purpose
of wealth accumulated by a man of gen
ius. So is Vanderbilt,' and so are the
old colleges, as they have received the
benefaction of generous, appreciative
and patriotic wealth. ! But in view of
the dangers which are about us and of
the difficulties. which are before us, we
cannot rely upon what .the rich may do
or What the philanthropists may sug
gest. ..It. would be a long step forward
in popularizing higher education if the
government had established at . Wash
ington a great national.university."
, Love Finds a Way.' ""
Santa Cruz, April 2.-Harry Eason,
aged 20, and Mary Hinckley, aged . 17,
have been lovers for . some time, but
their parents objected to their marriage.
Notwithstanding the opposition they
determined to wed, and to do so they
walked from Miss Hinckley's home at
Ben Lomond to this city, a distance of
fifteen miles. They chartered a boat
and secured the services of a justice of
the peace, by whom they were married
after being rowed three miles from
shore. ; ' . -' ' - '
Why Japan Agreed to Stop.
Paris,' April 2. The Journal des De
bats says that the Chino-Japanese ar
mistice is due to the exhaustion of Jap
anese monetary resources and the injury
done to her trade since the beginning of
hostilities. The paper believes that Ja
pan will find- it harder to turn her vic
tories to account than it had been to
Horsemeat Should Open a New
Industry to Americans.
REPORT OF CONSUL TINGLE
The Consumption of Horseflesh tn the
Large Cities in Germany Almost as .
Great as That of Beef and Mutton,
and Continually Growing.
Washington, April 2. One of the
most striking novelties in the recent
consular mail received at the state de
partment is the deliberate recommenda
tion of a United States consul that
American packers should turn their at
tention to shipping horseflesh to Ger
many.' ;". - '
. "In view of the prohibition - of Ger
man markets to American cattle, there
is another direction toward which Amer
ican packers might well ,turn their at-'
tention. That is the preparation and
sale of horsemeat."
, This is the opening paragraph of a re-' .
port just received from Consul Edward
W. S. Tingle at Brunswick, Germany.
Mr. Tingle adds : ' ; '
"While exact statistics on the con
sumption of horseflesh are difficult to
obtain it seems almost as great as that '
of beef and mutton in the large cities of
Germany. In smaller cities, where
there is some prejudice against horse
meat, the consumption is about one
third of that of beef, but in those places
the use of horsemeat is growing "daily.
Its consumers are exclusively . of the
poorer classes, but 'they comprise nine
tenths of the consumers of the country.
Beef and other first-class meats cost
from 15 cents to 25 cents per pound in '
Germany, and are out of the reach of
the average workingman, who receives
75 cents or $1 per day." .
The demand for horsemeat in Ger-'
many has grown to such an extent that
it is beginning to be diuicult to supply;
it, and this is where the opportunity for -American
packers comes in, according .
to Mr. Tingle. Formerly the German '
butcher had little difficulty in procuring
for slaughter horses which were either -worn
out or injured so as to be worth-,
less, but the supply of this class of ani- ;
male is about exhausted, and horses for
butchering now cost from $45 to $50,
where formerly they could be had for v
from $5 to $10. The consequence is that,
just as people become attached to horse- .
meat, the butchers find they must raise
their prices. Mr. Tingle adds : ;
"Horses can be raised in the United
States much cheaper than cattle. They .''
can be slaughtered by any of the Ameri
can packing houses as easily as cattle ''
and they can be shippad alive across '
the sea much more easily than cattle,
and can be sold either on the hoof or '
dressed at a price certainly greater than ,
seven cents per pound. The meat -is -consumed
in Germany -in both salted
and smoked state. With the astonish
ingly rapid disuse of horses in America .
their raising, especially in the West, is
far from being the profitable industry it '
has been. : The ranchman, however, can
make the raising of horses for food prof- -itable.
Why should he not do it? . The
Bubject is of two-fold interest to the"
American packer, whose beef and beef
products are now excluded from the
German, market, and to the horse raiser,-.
whose invested capital brings him in ,
very unsatisfactory returns. The preju- .
dice against eating horsemeat is so great
in our own country that there will prob- '
ably never be a demand for meat of this .'
kind, but there is no reason why Ameri
can packers and ranchmen should not
take advantage of the existence of a dif- '
ferent state of things in other countries '
to found what can be made a very prof itable
industry and extensive export i
WASHINGTON STATE FAIR. -
F. L. Vandusen Appointed Superintend
ent of the Grounds.
.North' Yakima, , April 3. The state .
fair commissioners met to-day and ap
pointed F. L. Vandusen superintendent
of : ,the grpund8, for the coming year.
Other appointments were postponed for :
two weeks on the telegraphic request of .
Governor McGraw, who wants further
time in naming the, commissioners, - to
succeed J. R. ration, of Tacoma, and ,
John R. Reavis, of Spokane, whose
terms nave expired. The fair will be
held this year at the close of the hop
picking season, when there will be 8,000 .
or 10,000 Indians in Yakima, and their
promised war dances and races will
prove an attractive feature. Last fall
the fair and the Indian festivities were
held at different periods, but so novel'
and interesting were the latter that
many people traveled hundreds of miles
to be present, and were well repaid for
.' Superstitious Millhands.
Scbanton, Pa,, April '3. A singular
case of superstition affecting several'".
hundred people appeared here to-day.
Some time . ago a woman mindreader
predicted there would be an explosion ...;
in the Saquoit silk mills to-day, by .i
which a hundred girls employed there
would be killed. - Six hundred girls this
morning quit work almost as soon as the '
mill opened. The dread of the impend- -:
ing explosion spread to the hands at
work in the Meadow Brook silk milk,
the Harvey silk mill, and a button and
woolen mill near by, and mill hands
from these establishments quit work for
the day, making a total of 1,300 people
who lost a day's wages by the silly pre
diction of a charlatan.