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THE CAUSPEL INDIANS.
o Serious Trouble Is Anticipated
. With Them.
- Washington, August 29. The Cal
ispel Indians, over whose lands a dis
pute has arisen with -white settlers, are
regarded by Indian bureau officials as
quiet and peaceable, and no serious
trouble with them is anticipated here.
The dispute over these lands is an old
one, and is due to the absence of sur
v veys. The Indians belong to the Col
. ville agency in Washington, and an
- agreement was made with- them some
time ago providing for their . removal
to the Flathead reservation, . further to
the north. The agreement has not yet
.. been ratified by oongress, but in the
" event of a failure of ratification, the
Indians are to be settled on allotments
on their present reservation. Captain
John W. . Bubb, their agent, notified
the Indian bureau last May that the
white settlers were enoroaohing on
. their lands, and he was instructed to
go where the encroachments were be
ing made, mark out the boundary line
and warn the white settlers to keep off
the lands. The trouble arises directly
from the fact that settlers have been
granted land that laps on the reserva
tion, and the general land office issued
orders a month ago to the 1 land office
there to issue no more patents for
lands in the neighborhood of the reser
vation. ;': , , .. . y
More About Waller.
.,' New York', August 28. Charles T.
Lyons, of Brooklyn, has presented
charges, to ' the state department at
Washington against United States Con
sul Wetter, of Madagascar.' He claims
that Wettor was not energetio in
guarding the. interests, of ex-Consul
Waller, sentenced, to twenty . years'
imprisonment for violtaing the rules
of the French authorities in . Madagas
car. , V
Mr. Lyons also claims that Wetter,
for purely personal reasons, caused ; his
(Lyons') arrest on the charge of violat
ing the United States statutes. Ac
cording to Mr. Lyons, all that he had
done was to open a letter addressed to
' himself written by Consul Wetter. It
was charged by Consul Wetter, how
ever,, that this letter was written to
the governor of one of the provinces of
Madagascar. . On this charge . Mr.
Lyons was arrested, but fearing that
he might not receive fair treatment
under the ciroumstanoes when released
on bail he left the oountry
Armenians Are Alarmed.
' Constantinople, August 29. Advices
received here ... from Erzingham say
that great terror prevails among the
Armenians there, owing to the atti
tude of the Turkish authorities. The
latter, in consequence of an attack
which was recently made by brigands
on a Turkish colonel, during which a
number of his men were killed, are be
lieved to be taking steps which will
have most serious consequences. The
Armenians are acoused of being the
, authors of the attacks on the colonel,
and it is alleged that a large force of
Turkish troops has been retaliating by
attacking the village and monasteries
of the vicinity, and engaging in other
acts of ; violence. The Armenians,
, fearing a recurrence of theSassoun out
rage, have appealed to the ambassa
dors of the powers at Constantinople
for protection. . ,
. Communication With Kootenai.
Vancouver, B. C, August 28. The
Canadian Paoifio railway has let the
contract for the construction of thir
teen miles of railway on the Arrow
Lake branch to the head of. Upper Ar
row lake. This line . when construct
ed will give communication by rail
with the Kootenai oountry all the year
. . . Japan to Build Naval Forts.
London, August 28. A Berlin , dis
patch says it is reported Japan will
build two new naval forts at Orninato,
in Aoknori, and at Yeiko bay, in the
Loo Choo. islands. ' It is further re
ported that the mikado will send a
squadron of his best men-of-war on a
cruise to Europe and America.
IN FAVOR OF DIXON
He Is Given the Decision Over
BOTH MEN FOUGHT GAMELY
They Were, However, Left In Good Con
dition at the End of the Twenty-
Fifth Kound. T
Boston, August 29. George Dixon,
the colored light-weight, of Boston,
was given the decision this evening
over Johnny Griffin, "the Braintree
Lad," at the end of the 25-round
matoh held under the auspioies of the
Farragut Club, in the new Tenth-street
armory. The decision was a surprise to
the majority of people present, it hav
ing been nearly understood that there
was to be no deoision if both were on
their feet at the end of the 25th round.
Both men were certainly in good con
dition at the end of the 25th, although
Dixon had done the better work.
Griffin surprised his friends by the
game manner in which he took pun
ishment and they expected a draw.
Dixon was seconded by O'Rourke and
Maurice Kelly. Attending Griffin
were Eddie Conlin and James Robin
son. Both men weighed in this after
noon at 126 pounds.
In the first round Dixon started in
apparently to end up the fight quickly,
and landed heavily twioe. Griffin was
forced to the ropes at the end of the
third, and was sent down by a right
hander on the jaw, but he got up and
pulled off the round by clinching.
Throughout the fifth round Dixon con
tinued on the aggressive. Dixon land
ed lefts and sneaked in a right When
they clinched Griffin ducked into a ter
rific upperout Both exohanged rights
and lefts. 1 In the sixth Griffin partly
olosed Dixon's left eye. ' The seventh
was terrifio, Dixon repeatedly jabbing
Griffin in the face. In the tenth it
was apparent the winner must do some
lively work to get a deoision. ": Dixon
was continuously planning his fight on
this line, while Griffin's fine training
was manifest in his ability to stand up
under severe punishment. . Up to the
fifteenth the paoe was a hot one, then
both eased up for the next five. In
the twentieth Griffin changed his tac
tics, and swung hard with his right,
landing on Dixon. Both men began
to show the effects of their work, and
the next two rounds were- slow.
In the twenty-third Dixon tried hard
for a knockout, but he did not succeed.
The remaining two rounds were com
paratively tame, and it was apparent
that Griffin had lots of fight in him.
The Treasure Given Up.
San Francisco, August 29. Wells,
Fargo & Co. , no longer entertains a
hope of recovering the $53,000 stolen
from the train which was held up near
Swingle station, Cal. , last October.
Two of the four bags which originally
oontained treasure were found a day
or two ago near the scene of the rob
bery by deteotives, who have been
hunting for the money ever since the
arrest of Brady, the trainrobber. The
bags were discovered by some one of
the many tramps who infest that sec
tion of the oountry. The treasure
weighed 212 pounds, and could not
easily have been transported. Each of
the two bags now in possession of the
detectives contained $10,000 and the
fourth had in it $3,000. .. . .
Committee Hard at Work.
New York, August 29. The reor
ganization committee of the Toledo,
Ann Arbor & Northern Miohigan rail
road is working on a final adjustment
of details preparatory to making over
the property. Some delay has been
occasioned by the midsummer vacation
of Western judges. It is expected mat
ters will be wound up in October. All
stock is to come in under the plan.
There are about 175,000 bonds which
have not assented. The last deposited
paid a penalty of 15 per cent.
Zella Nioolaui' Debut.
Philadelphia, August 29. Zella
Nioolam, who has gained considerable
notoriety by reason of her several suits
against George J. Gould, made her ap
pearance last night as a theatrical star
at the Lyceum theater. Zella content
ed herself with a minor part in "The
Golden Age." : Her voice is sweet, but
nervousness prevented her making full
use of it. Compared with the debut
of Eva Bay Hamilton, Zella was an
artistic success. 1 '
Czar's Present to Montenegro. . '
Cettije, Montenegro, August 29.
The steamer Rostoff, from Cronstadt,
has arrived off the coast, near Antivri,
with a cargo : consisting of 80,000
rifles, 15,000,000 cartridges, a number
of cannon and machine guns, and a
quantity of dynamite and other muni
tions of war, all of which form the
czar's present to Montenegro.
The Pope Will Arbitrate, f
London, August 29. A dispatch
from Borne says that the pope will as
sent to a request for him to arbitrate the
frontier dispute between Hayti and
San Domingo. v
JUDGE HOLT'S WILL.
A Contest Over the Document Seems
Washington, August 29. It is
thought here almost certain there will
be a contest over the alleged will of the
late Judge-Advocate-General Holt, sent
in a mysterious manner yesterday to
Colonel Wright, the register of wills.
The present beneficiaries under the
oommon law will resist the execution
of the will just produced for either not
genuine, or, if made, as not represent
ing the latest intention - of the dead
man. '. It is thought Judge Holt may
have revoked the will or given - orders
to burn it. ' It is supposed that either
Miss Throckmorton or Miss Haines
will move to probate the alleged will
and thus precipitate the legal fight
Register Wright visited Judge Holt's
negro coachman : yesterday , and ques
tioned him, to learn if any of the ser
vants had mailed the will to him, but
the coachman denied any knowledge
whatever of a will, and expressed great
surprise at the discovery of one...
An old servant of Judge Holt's said
today that after the judge's death,
Washington Holt, of Kentuoky, a rela
tive of the judge, opened the desk of
Judge Holt, saying that his last will
was made in 1886. Another servant,
for over ' thirty years employed - by
Judge Holt, said that shortly before
his death Judge Holt conversed with
her about . his property, saying his
affairs were badly mixed, and that he
had left everything in the hands of
Washington Holt to straighten out
. Fight at a Strike. .
Wapakeneta, O., August 27. The
strike on the water works trench de
veloped in a tragedy this afternoon.
Joshua Tiller, Albert Seifert and Os
oar Voorhees were shot Tiller will
die. Yesterday morning the men went
on a strike and deolared no one would
go to work until their demands were
satisfied. Some went to work at noon
today, but were driven out The trus
tees and contractors ordered Lewis
Vanskiver and another man. to fill
some trenohes and cover pipe in the
seoond ward., They began work and
the strikers congregated and began
beating Vanskiver over the head with
clubs and shovel-handles, breaking the
largest ones. After he had been struck
several times, he drew a' revolver and
fired into his assailants several times.
Several participants were arrested and
the officials are after : others. Tiller
was apparently the leader of the strik
ers. He was with Coxey when he
marched to Washington and was also
in the Chicago riots.
Sheriff May Kill the Fighters. -
Austin, Texas, August 29. Today
Attorney-General Crane gave out his
seoond. opinion anent the Corbett-Fitz-simmons
fight in Dallas ' in October.
This opinion was called for by an in
terrogatory propounded by Sheriff Ca
bell, of Dallas county, as to whether,
in suppressing the fight, he was legally
empowered to shoot and kill those who
interfered. The attorney-general holds
that, in the lawful discharge of his
duty, the sheriff certainly has the right
to use firearms in an emergency de
manding it. ; He bases his opinion on
the statutes governing riots, etc., and
argues that, as the fighters and all in
attendance will certainly be gathered
in for violation of the law, under the
law the sheirff or any sworn peace
officer is bound to to disperse said as
semblages at any cost. As to the ques
tion of killing those who interfere, the
attorney-general cites article 68 of the
penal code, which says: "Homioide is
justifiable when necessary to suppress
riot, when the same is attempted to be
suppressed in the manner pointed out
in the code." . ,'
r , ; , New Law Causes Trouble. .
Sioux City, la., August 29. The
new grand jury law is making troublo
for the state. The last legislature
made a change, to date from this time,
in the manner of drawing the grand
and petit juries. ' As the grand jury is
drawn the first of the year, however,
the court decided it might hold over
until January 1 next. On the opening
of oourt yesterday, objection was made
to the jury by all prisoners on the
ground it was not summoned according
to law. It is a serious question whether
indictments by it will be valid. The
same question is raised by other conn-ties.-'.
: - - ' ';
, Fltzslmmons Commences Training.
r New York, August 29. Fitzsim
mons has commenced training for the
coming championship fight with Cor
bett, at his little cottage on the shore
of Coney Island. His ' course differs
from the training of the average fight
er. He trains himself and regulates
his own diet and work. He will rise
at dawn, take a salt bath and then a
walk. : After taking something to eat,
he will play ; with his lion and then
punch the bag. He announces that in
his present training he will not follow
certain worn-out rules of old trainers.
Effect of Balfour's Remarks. ,
London, August 29. The Berlin
correspondent of the Standard learns
on gqpd authority that the result of
the remarks of Hon. A. J. Balfour,
first lord of the treasury, to the effect
that he did not believe an international
conference would result in internation
al agreement, is that Germany is un
likely to call a bimetalio conference.
A WASHINGTON LAW
Assistant Attorney General
on Its Validity. ,
PAST LAWS EEVIEWED IN PART
He Thinks the County Commissioners
Have Power to Levy a Tax for
. , School Purposes. ' V
Olympia, Wash., August 28. In
reply to the question, Does the author'
ity now exist in the board of oounty
commissioners to levy a county tax for
the support of the oommon schools of
the oounty, Assistant Attorney-General
"if the repealing clause of the rev
enue law of 1893 had the effect to re
peal all of section 16, chapter 127, law
of 1891, there would be a serious ques
tion whether chapter 68, of the laws of
1895. is a valid law. But, inasmuch
as the repealing clause of the revenue
law of 1893 abrogates only a portion
of seotion 16, chapter 127, law of
1891, leaving the main body of the
statute intact, there is a substitute law
upon whioh chapter 68, of the laws of
1895, can operate, and therefore chap
ter 68 is a valid and effective law."
Inquiry has also been made of the
attorney-general if the law requiring
the records and books of the county
surveyor s office to be open to mspeo'
tion, constitutes such employment of
the county surveyor that he is entitled
to compensation by the county for eaoh
office day of the year, without other
employment in behalf of the oounty.
This inquiry the , attorney-general
gives no opinion upon, as there is a
case now pending in the supreme
oourt, in whioh the question whether
the surveyor is entitled to $5 per diem
for keeping his office open is involved.
BACK FROM JACKSON'S HOLE
General Copplnger Has Returned to
His Headquarters. .
Omaha, August 28. General Cop-
pinger, Major Humphrey and Lieu
tenant Hutoheson arrived this evening
after a month's stay in the Jackson
Hole oountry. They were four days in
making the trip from Fort Washakie,
where they arrived the 19th,' to Raw
lins, Wyo. Randall and two troops of
the Ninth cavalry returned with Gen
eral Coppinger from Wyoming, and
are now at Fort Robinson. Major
Chaffee was left in command of the
troops still on the field. General Cop
pinger was reticent in discussing the
situation at Jackson's Hole, saying
only that when the troops arrived the
settlers ' were very much . frightened.
They were congregated at two points,
and were sending out scouting parties.
The conflict, he said, is between the
state laws of Wyoming and the treaty
with the United States. The general
saw that work on the military road to
the Hole country was being rushed be
fore he left that section, as he antici
pated further use of it
Wyoming's Game Laws. "'.
Washington, August 28. It has
been definitely decided . by the Indian
bureau that no attention is to be paid
to the game laws of . Wyoming, where
the laws come into conflict within the
treaty of the United States with the
Bannocks and Shoshone ' Indians. - The
attorney-general, after considering the
matter, has informed the secretary of
the interior and the commissioner of
Indian affairs the rights of Indians to
hunt on unoccupied lands, in his opin
ion, are unquestionable, and the state
of Wyoming has no power to limit or
abridge this right. No definite steps
to enforce this determination have been
entered upon, further than the instruc
tions to United States district attor
neys, to secure the release of Indians
now in custody on writs of habeas cor
pus, probably will be supplanted by an
order to do the same thing in case any
arrests are made in the future. The
bureau will discourage hunting by. In
dians, so far as is possible, and at pres
ent no passes will be issued permitting
braves to leave the reservation. It is
probable that a number of soldiers will
be kept in Jackson's Hole country dur
ing the remainder of the hunting sea
son, and if it is deemed advisable any
time to permit Indians to leave the res
ervation to hunt, the whites possibly
will not be permitted to molest them.
It is hoped, however, that the work on
the irrigation ditch, soon to , be con
tracted for, will furnish occupation
and money for the Indians, making
hunting unnecessary for their mainte
nance during the winter. No immedi
ate trouble is anticipated, as the In
dians are now on the reservations and
are likely to remain there, at least for
Texas Fever In Kansas.
Topeka, August 28. The state sani
tary board has received notioe from
Paola that Texas fever has broken out
in a herd of cattle on a farm two miles
west of there.' The farm has been
placed under quarantine. : The cattle
were shipped to Paola from Mountain
Grove, Mo., August 17. It was only
last week that Texas fever was found
in Cowley oounty.
SUGAR INDUSTRY IN CUBA.
With Another Year of War It Will
' Be Prostrated.
New York, August 28. The Ward
line steamer Santiago, which has just
arrived here,, brought several passen
gers' who ,. could give authentic in
formation about the , insurrection in
Cuba. Among those on board were
Dr. H. von Herff, of this city, and Mr.
John La Bourdette, administrator of a
plantation at Guantanamo, which was
recently raided. In conversation with
a reporter Mr. von Herff said:. '-
. "I found business in Santiago at a
standstill. Most merchants were wait
ing for "better times." . Some of them
had closed their doors. Recently the
government issued an order forbidding
merchants to sell any goods or mater
ials to women and children from the
country. This was done to cut off the
insurrectionists from obtaining any
supplies from the towns.
"I made a trip from Santiago to the
interior of the oountry, but it was a
risk to undertake. The railroad was
guarded at several points by Spanish
troops. ; The province of Santiago de
Cuba is sparsely settled, the principal
places being the settlements of work
men on the big sugar estates. Inland
provinoes, in faot, the eastern half of
Cuba, is mountainous and covered with
dense forests. When the revolution
ists are closely pressed they take to the
woods, and it is almost impossible for
the Spanish to penetrate. The revolu
tionists are simply carrying on a guer
illa warfare. Every few days I heard
of some raid which usually consisted in
destroying a plantation. There is little
fighting going on. ; - -; k , .;
No one ventures to predict when
the war will oome to an end. If the
insurrection goes on for another year
the sugar industry will be prostrated.
The administration of a large planta
tion in the Santiago district told me it
will take the planters four or five years
to recover from the damage already
done. Many plantations not laid
waste by the insurgents have been
practically abandoned. The laborers
have fled to the towns and the cane is
uncut Next season if the estate goes
uncultivated, the fields will be over
run with weeds and soon become
worthless for . produoing a crop of
sugar. ' " .
"In faot, the sugar planters really
bear the brunt of the war. They will
have to pay enormous taxes,- even ;'if
the insurrection be put down. At
present almost every planter is threat
ened with ruin if he does not contribute
money to the insurgent cause. : The
sugar planters are between the devil
and the deep sea. . If they do not pay
large sums for 'protection,' their fields
are laid waste. If they ask 'protec
tion' from the government they are
marked as enemies of the republio and
their property will be set on fire or
ruined at the first opportunity."
A MILLIONAIRE SMUGGLER.
He Admitted His Perjury When Too
Late, and Was Arrested.
New York, August 28. Henry
Griesdick, the millionaire brewer of
St Louis, was plaoed under arrest by
customs officers on a charge of smug
gling and held in $1,500 bail, which
he deposited. Griesdick was a pas
senger on the Columbia of the Hamburg-American
line. When the cus
toms officers came to his baggage one
of them held the millionaire's declara
tion. It described two valises, two
trunks, nothing dutiable. Attached to
it was the usual form of oath and the
signature, "Henry Griesdick." '-: ' 1
, : "Nothing dutiable, I believe, . sir,"
said the officer, politely. . r
"Oh, no, sir; nothing indeed," re
plied the millionaire." ..; . -:,,,'.y'-.t,
:. Then a little gray-bearded man step
ped up and said:- ' , ' ' ', V,
"Hold on there, sir;' if you please, I
think I'll take a look through these."
"This is an outrage," cried Griesdick.
When the officer completed his exami
nation he made , an inventory of duti
able goods found in Griesdick's effects
as follows: " ...-. ' , .
Gentleman's "! gold '"" watch, ". four
ladies' gold watches, five gold chains,
two diamond, ruby and sapphire
rings, one pair diamond sleeve buttons,
nine tablecloths, seven dozen napkins,
three bolts of silk, six pairs kid gloves,
four pair silk gloves, seventeen pocket
knives, nine cigar-outters and several
other articles. - The value of the goods
was estimated at $2,000.
"I admit I have made a grave mis
take," Mr. Griesdick said, "and I am
ready and willing to pay the duty on
them. How much is it?" , .
"We regret that it is too late," said
the inspeotor. ."We shall have to place
you under arrest" ' ' "' y .-.-. ; -
' :".'.',t'.- The New Comet..., ..'
alo Alto, August 28. Professor
W. J. Hussey, of the Leland Stanford
university, says: -. ;.
. "The comet discovered by Swift, at
Pasadena, is probably one of short per
iod, hitherto unknown. It is not a de
layed return of Barnard's comet of
1 884, as was suBpeoted a few days ago.
My elements of the orbit of the new
comet are: . . -
Time of perihelion passage, October
6, 1862; perihelion distance 1.4047;
longitude of node, 172 deg. 42 min ;
longitude of perihelion, 18 deg. 55
min.; inclination, 5 deg .57 min. 1
THE KU CHENG INQUIRY
Nothing Confirming ..5 Press
REPORT, HOWEVER, BELIEVED
Washington Officials Satisfied the Chl
- nese Will Permit Foreigners to Be .
, Present at the Investigation.
Washington, August 27.--Neither
the state nor navy department . has re
ceived any information confirmatory of
the newspaper reports that Chinese
officials have yielded and are now per
mitting foreigners to be present at the
investigation into the attacks on "the
missionaries. The report, however, is
credited here by those acquainted with
the condition of affairs in China and
who have felt all along that the im
perial government would see the justioe
of permitting 1 foreign representatives
on the commission. It is felt here that
the affairs of Americans in China,
while in charge of Minister Denby and
Admiral Carpenter, are in responsible
hands and that they will see that ade
quate measures of protection are afford
ed to the extent of their ability.
M. W. Ransom, of North Carolina,
will be appointed United States min
ister to Mexico, and the president will
thus rectify the blunder in the first
appointment of Ransom while he was
still a member of the senate. Whether
Mr. Ransom will return to Mexico or
not will depend entirely upon his own
wishes. His experience with the cli
mate of Mexioo last spring was not
such as to greatly encourage him to re
turn. Mr. Ransom was not well when
he went there, however, and his physi
cian thinks the unfavorable effect of
the climate was largely due . to his
physical oondition, and would not have
been serious if he had been well when
he left the United States. Since his
return to this country, he has recover
ed his health. .. , TV
A .document recevied at the state de
partment from Minister Sill, at Seoul,
encloses four new postage stamps, the
first issued by Corean for domestio pur-
poses. The stamps are bright in color
and carry, besides their English letter- -ing,
giving the denomination, several
Corean characters, whioh presumably
convey the same information to the na
tives. They carry no figures or pecu
liar signs. The stamps are manufac
tured in . Washington for the Corean .,
government They range in value
from 1 cent to 10 cents,' or 50 poens.
Mr. Sill says that the postal bureau is
to be conducted in connection with the
telegraphio bureau and the department
of publio works. '
A general test and competition be
tween machine guns has been set to be
gin Monday, September 16, at Indian
Head. It is expected six machine guns
will enter this contest, three being au
tomatic and three not so. The auto
matic guns are the Colt, the Maxim
Nordenfelt, and the Hotchkiss. The
others are the Gatling, the Accles and
the Pratt and Whitney. It is expected
this test will continue for two weeks.
The navy department Was today in
formed of the arrival of the cruiser
Marblehead, ' of Admiral Kirkland's
European squadron,, at Algiers. . ; The
admiral has discretionary orders to go
to. Turkey to look out for the protection
of American interests arising ' in con
nection with the trouble at Tarsus, but i
in view of the satisfactory adjustment
of affairs at that place, he may not
find it necessary to make, the journey. ...
Commodore Tyron, chief of the med
ical bureau of the navy department,
has prepared and Secretary Herbert
has approved an order making regula
tions for the care of the wounded in
naval engagements. The new order is
to obviate the difficulty of transferring
wounded men from ' the deck to the
surgeons' room. ,v: T : ',
MARION COUNTY'S ASSESSMENT
The Board of Equalisation to Begin Its
' Salem, Or., August 27. The county
board of equalization will begin its an
nual task of adjusting taxation tomor
row. - Assessor Coffey has not yet fixed
the assessment of the Southern Paoifio
railroad. It is impossible, he claims,
to secure the co-operation of the other
assessors to determine upon a uniform
rate on' the road throughout the state.
Mr. Coffey thinks a mile in Jackson
county should be assessed the same as
a mile in Multnomah - county. Two
years ago he fixed the rate in this coun
ty at $5,000 per mild, which was high
er than in any other oounty, and the
state board of equalization lowered it.
County Judge Hubbard will favor es
tablishing Mr. Coffey's figures of two
years ago. ;: : j "... .v'S? . -. -,.-.. ',:.
Correspondence received by Judge
Hubbard indicates that some county
officials do not understand the apparent
low rate of assessment placed on this '
road in Oregon, as compared with Cal
ifornia. '. The rate fixed by California
is over $12,000 per mile, but ' that in
cludes the steamship lines, depots, real
estate and all - property. Oregon as
sesses all properties separately, so that
there is very little, if any, favor '
shown the road in this state.