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EDUCATION OF INDIANS
Annual Report ot Superiiv
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FAYORS STATE INDIAN SCHOOLS
Hearty -Co-Operation Hag Been Received
From a Number of State Super
intendents in the Yest.
Washington, Nov. 14. W.' N. Hail
man, superintendent of Indian schools,
in his annual report, discusses- at some
length the proposition to enlist the dif
erent states in Indian eduoation. He
says there is, in cases, an unwilling
ness to admit ohildren to schools at
tended by white children, and in some
cases, he thinks it might be necessary to
continue separate schools for limited
periods. Superintendent Hailman re
ports that a hearty co-operation was
received from state Superintendents of
schools in California, Oregon, Wash
ington, Nevada, Minnesota, Wisconsin
and Idaho, and he believes that in
most of these states it will be possible
to transfer the work of Indian educa
tion to the state authorities in a com
paratively Short period. Mr, Hailman
discusses the difficulties which Indian
children who have been at school en
oounter when they return to the reser
vations and the squalor of Indian life.
He thinks efforts should be made to
have agents put these Indians in homes
of their own, and exert every effort to
prevent them from returning to their
former mode of life. "
MINING SUIT DECIDED.
Supreme Court Hands Down a Decision
in a Butte Case.
Helena, Mont, Nov. -18. The su
preme court handed down a decision
today in a mining oase, in which Hon.
W. A. Clark, chairman of the national
bimetallic oommittee, was. defendant.
The decision of the third judioial dis
trict oourt in Butte was affirmed,
which was against Clark, compelling
him to pay $40,000.
The decision settles the ownership of
a vein which dips under an adjoining
vein. The Niagara and Blaok Rock
claims adjoin, running east and west,
the former on the south. The apex of
the vein in controversy passed through
the west end line of the Black' Rock
and crossed the common side line west
erly from the east end line of the Black
Rock, and continues across the Niagara,
passing out of the east end line thereof.
The vein dipped to the south. The
Blaok Rock extracted ore from that
ein on the dip at a point under the
apex, which was on the Niagara and
south of a perpendicular plane sunk
into the earth at the oommon side line.
The lower court deoided that the Ni
agara people were entitled to an ore
aooounting against the Black Rock for
ore taken from the dip of the vein
under the apex, which was on the Ni
agara ground, and east of the point
where the apex passed wholly within
the Niagara premises.
Another Disappearing Gun-Carriage.
Philadelphia, Nov. 12. The seoond
Buffington-Crozier disappearing gun
carriage erected as an experiment was
shipped today on three oars from
Cramp's shipyard to San Francisoo.
The Buffington-Crozier oarriage is au
tomatic in its movement, and is oper
ated by a system of weights. Another
disappearing gun-carriage now being
prepared in Cramp's shop is E. Hunts
piller's invention. This latter is pneu
matic in action, and is intended as a
competitor to the former.
One Killed, Five Injured.
London, Nov. 12. An aocident to
the Sootoh express from London-at
Saipt Neots, eight miles south of Hunt
ington, on the Great Northern railway,
caused by the breaking of a rail, today
resulted in the death of a lady passen
' ger. Five other passengers were seri
THE TEXAS INJURED.
Cement Lining of the. Double Hull Is
Washington, Nov. 14. The battle
ship Texas has come to grief at the dry
dock at New York, and has sustained
injuries, the exact extent of whioh is
not known at present The ship went
into drydock about a week ago to be
oleaned and painted, and to remove an
accumulation of seaweed whioh had
grown in the pipe gratings leading to
the circulating pumps. On the 18th
instant, Captain Glass reported to the
commandant of the navy yard that on
the regular weekly examination of the
vessel, made that day, frames 43 and
44, in compartment B, were found to
be distorted, apparently from the
straining of the ship on the keel blocks.
No other evidence of straining appear
ed, and an outside examination failed
to show any evidence of damage. ,
By direotion of Commandant Sicard,
Constructor Bowles made an examina
tion, and on the 9th he reported that
the xexas was resting easily and sup
ported thoroughly in all respects. Still,
as a measure of precaution, six feet of
water was let into the dock to lighten
the load on the keel blocks. On the
11th, further straining was reported,
and the dock was flooded then a depth
of eleven feet, as far as the water oould
be admitted without danger of disturb
ing the position of the Texas on the
Commandant Sicard called for a de
tailed account of the injuries, and, in
return received from the constructor a
report stating exactly and by number
the injured frames, and where they
were located. This report was trans
mitted to .the navy department with
the statement that no delay in the
work then progressing on the ship
would ensue, and that the straining ap
peared to be due to the weight of the
ship on the keel blocks. The? depart
ment was not altogether satisfied, and
has called for further particulars, re
garding the report so far made as pre
It appears from these reports that
twenty-one of the bottom frames and
brackets unbuckled from a quarter of
an inch to an inch and a half, while
the cement lining on the double bottom
is oracked in many places. Whether
it will be neoessary to undertake to re
pair these frames and remove the dents
in the bottom cannot be told until a
further examination can be made, and
to do this, it may be necessary to re
move all the weight pf the ship in or
der to draw off the water safely, other
wise the strains might again become
exoessive and irreparable injury f 9II0W.
In the absenoe of full details, which
must in the end be gathered by a special
board, the department officials are not
disposed to plaoe the blame for the ao
cident upon Constructor Bowles, as
he has the reputation of being one of
the best dockmen in the navy. In
stead, there is belief that the Texas was
too lightly built to stand her own
weight while in dock, and if this
should be the case; it would require a
large sum and muoh time to strengthen
the hull. The vessel was built on
plans purchased from England, and it
is said department officials were of the
opinion from the first that they were
defective, in that too much strength
had been sacrificed in order to save
weight and make the vessel float at the
JAPAN TO WITHDRAW.
Washington, Nov. 14. The purpose
of Japan is to evacuate Port Arthur
and the Liao Tung peninsula by Febru
ary 16 next, which is three months
from the date of the . payment by
China of the 80,000,000 teals agreed
upon for the evaouation. While
three months is fixed as the time
within which the evacuation may be
made, it is probable the Japanese will
not take the limit of time, but will set
about retiring from Port Arthur im
mediately upon the payment of the
80,000,000 teals next Tuesday, as the
oost of the maintenance of an army is
It is understood also that a further
feature of the treaty for surrender is
that its.evacuation will not be followed
by a cession of the fortress to any other
power. An official statement to that
effect has been made and is credited
here, but the Japanese legation has re
ceived no official advices.
Late mail advioes satisfy the officials
that the rebellion in Formosa is over,
and that the rebel leader has surrend
ered. He offered to make a conditional
surrender some time ago, but the Jap
anese would not give concessions to
rebels. Since then, the officials believe
he has yielded unconditionally and
that the war is at an end. .
AH Are Fenny Papers.
Chicago, Nov. 18. The Tribune in
its issue Sunday announced that the
prioe of that paper on week days inside
the city hereafter would be one cent
This morning the Times-Herald and
the Inter-Ooean, the only two-cent
morning papers, announced a similar
reduotion in their price to meet the out
made by the Tribune The action of
these morning papers today places all
the morning papers in Chicago at one
oent a copy. , ' '
OUR COAST DEFENSES
First Report of the New Com
mander of the Army.
NECESSITY OF IMMEDIATE ACTION
lion Brave Men Would Be Useless
Without Appliances to Cope With
Modern Engines of War.
Washington, Nov. 13. The annual
report of General Miles, commanding
the army, was made publio today. The
personnel is shown to be in excellent
condition, well instructed, efficient and
attentive to duty. Liberal appropria
tions are required for publio buildings
at the, posts, many of whioh are out of
repair. General Miles believes that
the peaceable conditions now existing
among the various Indian tribes is
largely attributable to the presence of
troops at suitable points and the ad
mirable oonduct of the ', experienced
army officers who have been plaoed in
oharge of the principal agencies.
While it is economical and desirable to
have the reserve forces of the army
near the great centers of communica
tion, General Miles urgently contends
that these points should be selected for
their strategicrvalue, and that the tend
ency toward concentration should not
be carried to the point of depriving the
Western settlements of proper proteo
Under the head of coast defenses,
General Miles states the condition of
these is such as to require decided and
immediate action for their improve
ment, The unguarded condition of our
coasts is known by every first-class
power, and our people should not be
led into false seourity.
ne quotes from his report or 1894 a
strong argument for the defense of Pu
get sound, and shows that since the
time the new Canadian railroad con
nections have been established there not
a single gun has been placed in posi
tion for defense, while those at the en
trance of the Columbia are obsolete and
of little value. It is true that some
progress has been made toward defend
ing San Francisoo, and a few modern
guns and rifles have been placed there.
These, however, are but a small part of
the general plan for the defense of the
harbor, while San Diego is in the same
oondition as Puget sound, entirely at
the meroy of 'any foreign fleet.
General Miles recalls his report of
1889 upon the absolute importance of
the defense of the entire Pacific coast,
in view of the fact that it is possible
for any naval power to blockade any
important port within ninety days,
.while it would take many years to
make a successful resistance, and the
oountry might be required to pay an
indemnity of 15,000,000,000. While
the railroads might transport a million
brave men to the coast, they would be
useless without appliances to cope with
the modern engines of war, and with
all our intelligence, inventive genius
and enterprise, we are as far behind in
the modern appliances of war as China
. Such were the conditions six years
ago, says General Miles, and such are
the conditions today, with the excep
tion of the slight progress made at San
Wedding in High Society.
Tew York, Nov. i4. One of the
principal society events of the year,
second in interest and magnificence
only to the recent Marlboroug-Vander-bilt
alliance, was the marriage of Miss
Pauline Payne Whitney to Mr. Al
merio Paget,'' which was celebrated at
noon today in St. Thomas' church, in
the presence of a distinguished com
pany of guests, whioh included Presi
dent Cleveland and , Secretaries La
mont and Herbert. The bride, al
though yet very young, has been known
in the society of this country and Eu
rope for two years past She is the
daughter of Hon. W. C. Whitney, who
was seoretary of the navy in the first
Cleveland administration, and is one
of the wealthiest men in New York.
Additional interest has been centered
upon the bride because she is an heir-:
ess to several millions from her father
and more from her grandfather, Henry
B. Payne, of Ohio, the oil magnate.
The groom is a young Englishman,
whp came to this country several years
ago and has acquired a large business
in real estate in St. Paul, where he
will reside with his bride.
The Czarina's Reported Illness.
, Darmstadt, Nov. 18. Nothing is
known in oourt circles here of the sen
sational story circulated regarding the
illness of the czarina, whose life was
said to be despaired of as the result of
an operation.- Nothing fnrther is
known at Darmstadt than that the c
oouchment of the czarina, ' formerly
Prinoess Alex of Hesse, may be expect
ed any day.
No More of the Canal Scandal.
Paris, Nov. 12. The report of l'ln
transigeant, that the government is
about to reopen the question of the.
Panama scandal, and that prominent
members of the parliament would be
prosecuted on this account is authori
tative tly denied here.
THE NEXT CONVENTION.
Almost Certain Thai It Will Come to
San Francisco, Nov. 14. The Chron
icle's Washington special says:
Chicago acknowledges itself beaten
by San Francisco and declares that the
Republican convention will come to
the Pacific coast city. The Chicago
Times-Herald, which had been one of
the staunchest advocates of the claim
of that city for the convention, this
morning publishes the announcement
that San Francisco has won. This is
the statement which its Washington
correspondent sends out:
"The Republican national conven
tion 01 lsyu will probably be held in
San Francisoo. Information of a trust
worthy source has been received that the
Golden Gate city already has nearly a
majority of the national committee in
its favor. San Francisoo made a strong
fight for the convention four years ago,
and many members of the national
committee then' pledged themselves to
vote for that city next time. Citizens
of San Francisco are working for next
year's convention with characteristic
energy and enthusiasm, and have add
ed to the list of pledges secured four
years ago enough new ones to make
them feel certain of having a- majority
of the oommittee when that body meets
in this city a month hence.
"Great as the surprise will be at the
probability of the convention going ' to
the far side of the continent, ' leading
members of the oommittee familiar
with the temper of that body predict
that San Francisco is in a position to
win and will carry off the prize. A
large delegation of leading citizens of
San Francisoo will.be in this city -to
attend the meeting December 1, and
are expected to bring with them a fore
case of the sort of hospitality which
the Golden Gate people are ready to
extend to their guests.
SPOKANE COUNTY POOR FARM
Charges Against Management lead
Arrest of Superintendent.
Spokane,. Nov. 18. Superintendent
Pittman, of the Spokane county poor
"farm, was arrested today at Spangle
and held in $200 bonds to await trial
in the superior court for attacking and
ohoking an aged inmate, named Mc
Copeland. Pittman admits that he
grabbed the old man,, threw him out of
the room into the hallway, where he
fell, and that he and his son then
picked him up and carried him out
doors. They were trying to expel Mo
Copeland because he would not work.
Another inmate, named Anderson, was
expelled Sunday. He walked into Spo
kane. He charges the management
with gross brutality and tyranny, and
aoouses Pittman's sons of tying a rope
around the neck of an old man and
choking him so that he could not swal
low for several days. The affair will
probably lead to an official investiga
tion. - The Carson Mint Case.
Carson, Nev. Nov. 14. General
Clarke, for the government, today out
lined the mint-stealing case for the
proseoution, saying that they expected
to prove that August '14, 1898, James
Heney, the defendant, took bullion to
the Reno reduotion works to be melted
into bars; that this bullion oontained
no silver, and was of mint fineness;
that such bullion oomes from no mine
in the world. The jury visited the
mint and two witnesses were plaoed
on the stand to explain the routine
work of receiving and disposing of the
bullion. The Jones trial has been set
for the 21st
Maher Challenges the World.
New York, Nov. 14. John Quinn,
manager of Peter Maher, who knocked
out O'Donnell, made a statement today
in behalf of the fighter. He said:
"Maher challenges any man in the
world to fight for the championship,
and will fight for $5,000 a side in pub
lio or private, and will go any place to
Quinn said Maher would not ohal
lenge Corbett, because Corbett had
asked him as a personal favor not to do
so, as he had retired.
Colombians Anxious for Peace.
New York, Noy. 13. The Herald's
correspondent in Bogota telegraphs
that the government has issued a de
cree, raising the state of siege in the
republio with the exoeption of Bogota
and the province of Cucuta. The gov
ernment grants amnesty to all engaged
in the last revolution a8 conspirators,
unless they shall have been charged
with common crimes or acted as lead
ers in organizing invading expeditions
against Colombia. . All exiles now in
Venezuela may return without penalty
if they promise they will not again
conspire against the constituted author
ity of the country.
Now Worth W6,00O,O00.
Peoria, 111., Nov. 14. J. Cummings
Drexel, of this city, a nephew of the
late Anthony Drexel, of Philadelphia,
received information today that by the
death of an aunt, Mrs. C. F. Kenil
worth, of Brighton, England, he is the
heir to an estate valued at about $6,
000,000. Mr. Drexel is 2? years old,
and has his residence in the city. He
has been in the employ of the business
department of a newspaper.
Annual Reports of the Heads
THE BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION
The First Assistant Postmaster-General
Makes Some Recommendations '
in Bis Report.
Washington, Nov. 12. Commodore
Philip Hichborn, chief of the bureau of
oonstruotion and repair of the navy,
has completed his report of the year.
The report includes estimates for ap
propriations for next year, the most
important being $5,950,549, to be ex
pended on vessels authorized by oon
gress for the increasse of the navy. He
also asks for $1,500,000 for the general
repair of vessels and purchase of stores
ana machinery; $528,000 lor the con
tinuance of work already authorized on
the Hartford, the Chioago and other
vessels, and $500,000 for two composite
sailing vessels. He dwells especially
upon the neoessity of adequate money
for the repair of vessels, covering mod'
ern steel ships, with their extreme sub'
division and elaborate systems of ven
tilation, drainage and mechanical auxil
iaries of all kinds. They require much
greater care, both when in commission
and in ordinary than was formerly the
case with.the old wooden ships.
It is more than nine years since the
first vessel of the new navy was put in
commission, and the necessity for gen
eral repairs and renewals of fittings
and equipments is beooming more and
The policy of extreme eoonomy has
about reached its limit, and unless
more ample appropriations are made
for the care and preservation of ships
and the general maintenance of the
yard plants, the efficiency of the fleet
will be diminished and the government
property will suffer serious deteriora
tion. Commodore Hiohborn notes the
completion and acceptance during the
year of the Marblehead, Columbia,
Olympia and Minneapolis; gives the
status of other vessels almost complet
ed, and also states the fact in connec
tion with contracts recently let and
specifications made under the authority
of the last naval appropriation bill.
He suggests the importance of appro
priations sufficient to put the navy yard
plants at Portsmouth, N. H., Boston,
New York, League island, Norfolk and
Mare island in oondition to meet the
demands of the immediate luture. He
thinks $125,000 necessary at Norfolk;
$75,000 at New York and $70,000.
at Mare island. He also renews the
recommendation of last year- for the
new stations at Port Royal and Puget
sound. The money is, he says, neces
sary to equip the stations with tools so
as to enable them to cover the ordinary
Probably, the most important part of
'the report is that devoted to the neoes
sity of the increased drydock facilities.
Mr. Hiohborn notes the fact that there
was no dock in the country sufficiently
large to dock the 'Indiana preliminary
to her trial trip.
The Postal Department.'
Washington, Nov. 12. First Assist
ant Postmaster-General Frank M.
Jones has issued bis annual report for
the year ended June 80, 1895. Mr.
Jones shows that the divisions under
his supervision have saved, during the
yew, $1,895,577,' the prinoipal items
being in the saving in carriers by stop
ping overtime, and a reduotion of force
amounting to $1,300,000. The salar
ies of all presidential postmasters
amounting to $5,897,200, and the gross
receipts of postoffioes $60,588,097. The
number of presidential postmasters is
3,491, of whioh 159 are first olass, 700
second class, 2,632 third class.
An estimate of $17,000,000 for all
postmasters is made for the year 1897,
an increase over the present year of
The total - number of positions
brought within the -classified servioe
Mr. Jones recommends the-abolition
of experimental free delivery, unless
$10,000,000 is appropriated for the pur
pose; also free -rural delivery, unless
$20,000,000 is appropriated.
Of the investigations and discharge
of carriers for cause, Mr. Jones says
885 carriers have been removed. He
reviews the conditions whioh made the
investigations neoessary, the prinoipal
one being the accumulation of overtime
claims, showing that something was
wrong. The work has been systemat
ically prosecuted during the past eight
months, and the carriers at 151 offioes
have been investigated. .
An estimate of $12,960,900 is made
for the free delivery service next year.
The money order report shows that
there are 19,691 domestio money order
offices, and orders to the amount of
156,709,089 were issued', and $156,
159,689 paid . Mr. Jones recommends
legislation requiring clerks handling
money order business to give bonds.
Concerning dead letter matter, the re
port says: "'
"The number of pieces of original
mail matter reoeived during the year
for treatment was 6,319,873, a decrease
Mr. Jones renews several recom
mendations made in his - last report,
such as a penalty for using postmarks
for unlawful purposes; to prevent boy
cotting postoffioes; to amend the frank
ing laws; more stringent legislation
against obsoene mail matter; the power-
to suspend employes; the employ
ment of temporary and substitute
clerks; care of disabled employes; the
better classification of salaries for
clerks in larger offices and the employ
ment of substitute oarriers.
TO EXPEL DUNRAVEN.
Action Talked of by New
Yacht Club Members.
New York, Nov. 18. There is much
talk among the members of the New
York Yacht Club of expelling Lord
Dunraven from the club, of which he
is an honorary member, for his course
in imputing knowledge of fraud to
Messrs. Iselin and Smith, in the matter
of the official measurement of Defender
prior to the recent raoes for the Amer
ica's cup. Among those who havq ex
pressed themselves in favor of charges
being preferred against Lord Dunraven,
if he does not immediately resign, are
J. V. Bouvier, P. M. Halstead, Mr.
Doremus, Mr. Clark and N. I. Nichols.
Commodore Smith said that he did not
know whether Mr. Iselin had demand
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of the New York Yacht Club should
make an investigation of Lord Dun
raven's charges, but he had no doubt
that he would take such action. - Mr.
Iselin was not in town today. . '
Members of 1 the New, York Yaoht
Club say that it is not neoessary to pre
fer charges against Dunraven in order
to expel him from his honorary mem
bership. They say that under chapter
20 of the by-laws he can be summarily
deposed from the roll. The ohapter
"In oase of an occurrence injurious
to the welfare of the club, the name of
any member implicated therein may be
removed from the list of members by a
vote of a majority of the representa
tives at any meeting. " -
It is thought a meeting of the cup
committee will be held in, a few days "
to consider Dunraven's charges. There
was a remonstrance of feeling on the
floor of the stock exchange today. Ex
Commodore Smith cheered, and when
tirillraro 1 nil T7Vi n 4-11 -
with Iselin?" there were loud oheers.
but Lord Dunraven's name was hissed.
AN IRATE MOTHER-IN-LAW.
Lord Sholto Douglas Threatened With
San Franoisco, Nov. 12. Lord
Sholto Douglas is to be horsewhipped.
He has been unfortunate enough to
arouse the ire of his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Addis, of Oakland, and she gives'
notice that she will start for Los An
geles early next week with the inten
tion of teaching his lordship a lesion.
Lord Sholto will soon learn what it is
to have an American mother-in-law on
his trail. ; "
Mrs. Addis is a buxom woman with
a will of her own. His lordship has
dared to defy the will of his mother-in-law.
Not only that, but she says
that he has insulted her, and now' she
is going to teaoh him some American
manners, so she says.
Lord Sholto, in a letter to his moth
er-in-law, a few days ago, had courage !
enough to inform her that when he
married her daughter he did not marry
the whole family. He suggested that
he was fully able to manage his wife,
and that he would be extremely happy
if he had never laid eyes on any of his
Oakland relatives. In other words, he
told his mother-in-law to mind .her
own business, -and that hereafter he
would brook no , interference on her
' Satolli's Possible Successor.
Baltimore, Nov. 12. Cardinal Gib
bons was asked this evening in regard
to the report that Pope Leo had deter
mined upon the recommendation of the
cardinal to appoint Monsignore Laur-
enzli, at present inter-nunoio at the
Hague, the successor of Satolli as ab
legate, after the latter has been raised
to the cardinalate. The Cardinal said
he knew nothing about the matter, and
had not reoommended Monsignore
Laurenzeli, of whose ability he spoke
in the highest terms.
Anson Is an Actor.
Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 14. Captain
Adrian Anson, of the Chicago baseball
olub, became an actor this evening.
Hoyt & McKee presented him to the
publio in Hoyt's oomedy, "A Runaway
Colt." Anson had a bad case of stage
fright, and several times missed his
lines. He was well received, however
and, with Mr. Hoyt, was called before
the curtain. The play will be- a suo- ;
is. The last act is one of the best
things that Hoyt has ever done.
' Japan's War Indemnity.
Washington, Nov. 13. The Japan
ese minister has reoeived a telegram
that an agreement has been signed at
Peking providing for the payment of
an additional indemnty by China for
the evaouation of Liao Tung peninsula.
The amount is 30,000,000 taels, to be
paid November 16, 1895.