Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, August 01, 1895, Image 3
A SUBBING- SESSION. CAPT. BECK GROWS WARM UN DER THE COLLAR. The Nebraska Cong re m tonal Delegation Called Down Their Authority Not Recognized by the Indian Agent Sen ator Thurston Talks Up Sharply The Suspension of Leases to Lands to Set tlers Recommended A Telegram to Hoke Smith. Indian Reservation Troubles. Pender, Neb., July 27. Captain Beck and the congressional delega tion had a stirring session yesterday morning and -violence was imminent for several minutes at the Winnebago agency. lie offended the entire Ne braska congressional delegation in his office and would have ordered the sen ators and congressmen from the room had it not been for Senator Allen. -The proceedings began when Senator Allen stated that the two senators and three representatives of the congres sional, delegation of Nebraska had come ' for the purpose of informing themselves as to the condition of affairs. In reply to this Captain Beck made a short statement. He stated that the Flournoy company had sys tematically robbed the Indians and that it was a corrupt concern general ly. Captain Beck said the members of the Flournoy company and every one of its friends and spmpathizers were infamous liars and scoundrels. Just as the captain finished, John F. Meyers, the treasurer of the company, entered the offioe. "You are not telling the truth and you know it," he said. If a giant firecracker had been ex ploded under the captain's feet he Could not have been more excited. "Get out of here," he cried; "get out of here. This is my office. I will not have you in it. I am master here You have been arrested by the United States marshal and ought to be in jail. I will not have you here. Get out be fore I have you'thrown out." An exciting scene ensued. Senator Thurston remarked: "I wish to know whether or not this convention, repre senting a majority of the members of the Nebraska congressional delega tion, is to proceed without a repetition of such scenes as the one we have just seen enacted. We are amply abie to preserve order without the interfer ence or assistance on the part of any one. If this delegation is here without right the right of American citizens to know how their own affairs are be ing conducted, I, for one, am ready to retire at once." captain Beck jumped to his leet ana excitedly exclaimed that he did not recognize the authority of the delega tion, t "Sit down." Senator Allen spoke the words. The captain sat down. The investigation proceeded without further trouble. Captain Beck sub mitted letters and telegrams to show that he had the approval of the in terior department in everything he did. The sentiment of the Nebraska con gressional delegation, investigating the Flournoy leases of Winnebago lands came in the shape of the follow ing tele L-ram to Hon. lloke Smith: 'Investigation now in progress lead.4 us to urge you to suspend approval of leases of Winnebago lands, made by Captain Beck, and to promptly sus pend further evictions until we com municate with you further. Evictions will result in tremdndous loss of crops to innocent settleis." The telegram was signed by all the delegation and will be followed by a letter detailing the entire situation. CARRIE LANE INCIDENT. Jfo Official Report of the Affair Made as Yet to Washington. Washingtox, July 27. The reported firing on the Carrie E. Lane, an Amer ican schooner, by a Spanish cruiser off the Cuban coast, has not yet been re ported officially to the state depart ment, and in the absence of any defin ite statement, the officials decline to express an opinion on the subject. The important point to be estab lished in this case is the exact loca tion of the Lane when she was signalled to stop. The captain's statement is that this was off Cape Antonio, but he does not say whether or not he was in the three mile limit. If he was he could not claim exemption from responding: to a demand to es tablish his identity, as was contended by Secretary Gresham in the Allianca case, for his was not a vessel following a regular route, but one cruising from port to port in the West indies. In view of the fact that several filibus tering expeditions have succeeded in landing in Cuba from the coast of Jamaica and other of the West In dian islands, officials here are not sur prised that the Spanish commanders should exercise every precaution to make sure of the innocent purpose of any small sailing craft seen hovering about the Cuban coasts, and it is felt that this particular eommander acted within his rights if he fired a shot across the Lane's bow if she failed to stop when signalled in regular form. The small size and appearance of the schooner, it is said, was against her, and calculated to excite suspicion as to her object. Doctor Shoots Doctor. Morrison ville, I1L, July 27. Dr. Reasoner, a leading physician, was shot in the abdomen while putting up his horse in his barn after visiting a patient, and died. Dr. Entrican, who bad frequently threatened to kill Rea oner, has disappeared, but is being nuntea aown oy a iarj?e crowd of men. MISS ANTHONY OVERCOME Has an Attack off Heart Fallaro at Lakeside, Ohio. Lakeside, Ohio, July 27. Susan B. Anthony had an attack of heart fail- lire after speaking here this morning. Bulgaria May Have a Re belli oik. London, July 27. The Vienna cor respondent of the Daily News says there are rumors there of a revolution ary uprising in Bulgaria, with hostile demonstrations at Sofia and elsewhere ajrainst Prince Ferdinand and M. Stoil off, the Bulgarian premier. WYOMING INDIAN TROUBLES. The Whites Determined and Propose to Settle the Red Man. , Rawliws, Wyo., July 2. Warren Smith passed through here direct from the Jackson's Hole country. He reports that the settlers are in good heart and that they will attack a body of Indiana if they show up. They told him that the war was on and that now as the time to fight it out. Either the white settlers owned that country or .the Indians, and; they were willing to fight for their rights, only asking their friends on the outside to send them arms and ammunition. When told that United States troops would be thrown in there Smith ex pressed the hope that it would be done quickly, for he feared that the con fidence of the settlers in their own strength was not well founded. He said that there come daily reports of bands of Indians in different parts of the mountains and those it was pro posed by the settlers to hunt out and capture. He thought that the settlers were fast losing sight of tne idea of simply enforcing the law, and, to use his own language, "They are so much in earnest that the' are wild. The pop ular thing in Jackson's Hole is to at tach yourself to a posse and hunt the Indians." Adjutant General Stitzer of Wyo ming, who was at Market Lake to-day, was hourly expecting to hear that a conflict had occurred between the set tlers and the Indians in the Jackson Hole valley. Two of his messengers dispatched to that district several days ago, have not returned, although over due, and grave fears are now enter tained that they have been ambushed by the Indians. Indian police who nave returned from the Fall river valley where the big trading powwow has been in pro gress for a week, say that the band of Bannock Indians under the leadership of Jim Ballard has started north toward the seat of the trouble. If these Indians reach the belligerents in the Fall river valley before the troops get there and they undoubtedly will the result may be disastrous, for Ballard's band is eomposed of the worst element of the Bannocks, always ready for a quarrel, even in time of peace. Indians Refuse to Return. Washington, July 27. Indian Agent Teter, of the Fort Hall, Idaho, Indian reservation, to-day wired Commissioner Browning that the policemen who were sent to the Indians ordering them with the commissioner's message to return to the reservation, report that the Indians positively refuse to return. The agent has asked permis sion to leave the reservation to accom pany the United States troops to the scene ol the disturbance. Authority for him to do so has been granted. Pestilence Abroad In Japan. San Francisco, July 27. Cholera is raging in Japan and in nearly every province in the little empire a heavy- death rate from the disease is reported. The officers and passengers of the City of Pekin tell tales of death in the streets of cities where the steamer called. From the outbreak of the dis ease until the day the steamer sailed from okohama 1,13 deaths had been reported. The disease was brought to Japan by the forces returning from the war in China and Corea. Letter Carriers Being Watched. WASiirsGTOS, July 27. The work ol the postoffice inspectors who have been "spotting" the letter carriers in the free delivery offices throughout the country, continues to bear fruit. Assistant Postmaster General Jones has sent orders to the postmasters at Indianapolis, Toledo add Syracuse, N. Y., to suspend or discharge a number of their carriers on charges of loafing and intemperance. Casualties in Oklahoma. Guthrie, Ok., July 27. Three fatal ities are reported from the territory to-day. George Salmon, from Ponca, was drowned in a pond on Sylvester Soldani's ranch, in the Osage country. An 8-year-old son of James Burke,near Norman, was drowned while bathing, and at Pawhuskathe little daughter of Barney Plowondon was fatally scalded by falling into a kettle of boiling water. NEWS IN BRIEF. Internal revenue receipts for the year ending June 30, 1395, were SH3, 245,977.75 a decrease of S3,922,47l as compared with 1894. . The government declines to prohibit Mexican bull fights at the Atlanta ex position. Consular reports from Matamoras in dicate increasing trade with the Uni ted States. The government is preparing a good display for the Cotton States exposi tion at Atlanta. Senator Caffery says that creditors of the planters will suffer if the sugar bounty is not paid. There are already several applicants for the position of register of the land office at Woodward, Ok. Ex Treasurer Woodruff of Arkansas has been released on bond. The National Prohibition camp meeting opened at Oakland park, De catur, 111. The contests in the firemen's tour nament at Decatur, I1L, attracted 10,000 people. "Sound money" candidates in Ken tucky declare they will vote for Sen ator Blackburn. Five Arkansas convicts made a break for liberty, and one was killed and an other wounded. Officials at Rome say that war with Abyssinia has been decided upon. The bimetallists of London are de lighted over the result of the general election. Details of the destruction of missions in China show that the officials re fused to interfere with the mobs. It is proposed to build an electric line from Lebanon, Ma, to a connec tion with the Missouri Pacific at Bag nell, a distance of thirty-five miles. There is a lively row in progress among the general passenger agents of Southwestern roads, and the out look for the restoration of rates is a blue one. NO MORE EVICTIONS. THE RESERVATION TROUBLES IN THURSTON COUNTY. Secretary Smith Asked to Take a Hand Nebraska's Congressional Delegation 8tates the Condition of Affairs Found There They Recommend that Ap proral of Beck's Action Be Suspended for a Time at Least. Winnebago Land Troubles. ' PENDER,Neb. , July 26. The congres sional delegation, which is investigat ing the troubles in Thurston county, took its first definite action yesterday. After a conference the following tele gram was prepared and sent to the sec retary of the interior: Pender, Neb, July 25. Hon. Hoke Smith, Secretary of the Interior, Wash ington, D. C.: Investigation now in progress leads us to urge you to sus pend approval of leases of Winnebago lands made by Captain Beck, and to promptly suspend further evictions until we can communicate with you further. Evictions will result in tre mendous loss of crops to innocent set tlers. William V. Ali.es", Johs M. Thurston, George D. Meiklejohn, W. E. Andrews, Jesse B. Strode, Of the Nebraska Congressional Delega tion. The letter sent by the members of the congressional delegation to the secretary of the interior, referred to in the foregoing dispatch is, in part, as follows: Hon. Hoke Smith, Secretary of the Interior, Washington, D. C Dear Sir: We have the honor to inform you that we telegraphed you today asking that no more leases made by Captain Beck, agent of the Omaha and Winnebago Indians, of Indian lands, should be ap proved until we can communicate with you further with reference to the mat ter. We also urged upon you to sus pend all further evictions from these lands in the interests of justice to in nocent settlers whose crops would be entirely lost to them by such evictions and who would otherwise be greatly damaged thereby. The wheat, oats and rye crops are now ripe and demand immediate harvesting, and unless this is speedily done they will be lost to the owners. The eviction, therefore, of settlers who have been suffered to cul tivate these lands to this time, without any serious objections upon the part of the government, will result in great damage to them and the loss of their entire small grain crops. The difficulties at this agency among agents and officers of the agency have been and are of such a character as to attract wide public attention and.to de mand some attention upon our part as representatives in congress from this i state. We have therefore been sitting I together, as a body, for three days, j listening to the statements of the set : tiers, the Indians, the agent and others concerned at this place and at the T -l T X" : v, : a i ! ing the statements in the form of testi mony for the purpose of informing ourselves of the truth of the matters in dispute and placing ourselves in a po sition to act intelligently at the ap proaching Fifty-fourth congress in se curing such legislation as will perma nently cure tho evils now in existence. In view of the character of the testi mony taken by us, we feel constrained by a high sense of duty to urge upon the department the necessity for an immediate and searching investigation of the affairs of the Omaha and Win nebago Indian agency, and we respect fully request that such investigation be nnnrl iiftrl in minli n. manner n th I regulations of your department will permit and with a view of reporting n.11 evidenrp taWpn to th ponrrpss of o - I the United States. - In making the ' above recommendations we have not ; intended to reflect in any manner upon ine in Lt?y 1 1 i.y ur uuu xaiiu ui Lapidiu Beck as agent. William V. Allen, John M. Thurston-, Jesse B. Strode, George D. Meikeljohs. W. E. Andrews, Of the Nebraska delegation. THIEVES GET $2,000. The Safe at the Exposition Race Track Kansas City, Robbed. Kansas City, Mo., July 26. At 1:30 this afternoon a sneak thief walked into the inner office of Secretary Cunning ham at the Exposition race track and took from the safe a hand sachel con taining about $2,000. The secretary's office is in a small frame building near the horse sheds. Mr. Cunningham went over to the track shortly after 1 o'clock. He returned in fifteen minutes and discovered that the safe had been robbed while he was absent. The sachel is small and could be easily con cealed under a man's coat. Horsemen, jockeys and track attendants are con stantly about the office, but none of Uiem noticed the thief. Dirvcrs Taken to St. Louis. Mexico, Mo., July 26. Emmet Di vers, the colored man who murdered Mrs. John Cain of Callaway county, after he had assaulted her, was cap tured and jailed ' in this city. It was learned that a posse of citizens of Cal laway county would be here to lynch Divers. To nrevent this Sheriff out of jail and took him to St. Louis for safe keeping-. Indians Advised to Go Home. Washington, July 26. Commissioner of Indian Affairs Browning has for warded a dispatch to Agent Teeter at the Fort Hall, Idaho, agency, instruct- i ing him to order the Indians now on the warpath to return to their reserv ! ation quietly and peacefully before , the military detachment ordered to the scene reacnes mere. Cotton Mills Wages Increased. Utica, N. Y. July 26. The New Fork mills cotton company has notified its employes in mills Nos. 2 and 4 that it will grant an increase, of wages amounting to ten per cent THE FINANCIAL DEBATE. Mr. Ilarrey Declares That Silver Coinage Will Alone Restore the Balance. Chicago, July 20. The Horr- Harvey silver debate was continued this after noon under about the usual conditions. Mr. Horr opened the discussion by saying that the 412K grain silver dol lars coined between the years 185'J and 1873 were all coined at the Philadel phia mint and from foreign silver coins which had accumulated in the treasury under an act of congress which made them receivable but did not permit them to be paid out again. That was why silver was coined at less than its bullion value. After 1853 the government did not coin a dollar of silver for private ownership. Mr. Harvey in reply denied the state ment and declared that Mr. Horr could not prove it. He presented a mint statement showing that over $400,000 in silver dollars had been coined at the mint at Carson City, Nev., in 1870. Mr. Harvey then resumed the dis cussion of the question of primary and credit money. He said that as soon as there was an over-issue of credit money, it caused distrust of the gov ernment's ability to pay. This caused a run on the treasury for the re demption of credit money and the only remedy was to either in crease the amount of the primary money, or decrease the amount of credit money. The amount of gold in the United States was estimated at from 400,000,000 to $000,000,000, and of credit money at about $1,000,000, 000. This was too much credit money, and accounted for the country's finan cial derangement. The remedy was to increase the primary money by remon etizing silver. Every moment's delay would endanger the safety of the re public CARLISLE TALKS. Says He Does Not Want the Democratic Nomination for President. Richmond, Va., July 26. A repre sentative of the State had an interview with Secretaey Carlisle yesterday. The interviewer said to Mr. Carlisle that many Democrats regard him as a strong man for president, and as the only legitimate successor to Mr. Cleve land. "Well," responded the secretary, "notwithstanding the fact that the presidency is the greatest honor that can be bestowed, I do not want the office. I have seen too much of the hard work attaching to it. The re sponsibility is not only tremendous, but the work multiplies and becomes more exacting every year. A man must have an iron constitution to stand it. I am sincere when I say I do not want the nomination and elec tion. I will certainly do nothing to ward getting the nomination." Mr. Carlisle then went on to say that- not since the government was founded has any administration had such trying times as this administra tion has had to contend with. "How about the third term talk? Many people are expressing a desire to see Mr. Cleveland nominated again next year." "As close as I am to the president," said Mr. Carlisle, "he has never re ferred to that subject in my presence. I know no more about it than you do. But as Mr. Cleveland did not seek the nomination of 1S92, it seems needless to say that he will not be a willing candi date next year. I know he did not want to run the last time." RUMORS OF A BATTLE. Twenty White Men Said to nave Been Killed by Bannock Indians. Boise City, Idaho, July 26. A mail driver at Market Lake reports that a courier arrived at Rexburg, Idaho, from Jackson's Hole with a report that a fight occurred Tuesday evening and twenty white men were killed. If true it is strange that the courier has not yet reached Market Lake, as the driver says that he was bound for that point to telegraph for help. There is no way of verifying the rumor. Market Lake is the nearest railway station to where the Indians are located. A courier came into Market Lake last night and related that the Indians had given the white people three days to desist from their efforts to suppress the killing of game or leave the coun try. DID NOT BITE THE DUST. The Desperate Battle With Outlaws Wyatt and Doolln Said to Be a Fake. Guthrie, Ok., July 26. The story telegraphed from Hennessey, 0k.t about a bloody battle between deputy marshals and the Wyatt and Doolin gang of outlaws, in which Wyatt was killed, Doolin wounded and captured,, together with six other outlaws, is mostly a fake. A posse of farmers, whose horses have been stolen, overtook three men near Sheridan with stolen animals in their possession, and killed one and captured the other two. Neither of the captured men is Bill Doolin, and though the dead man bears a slight re semblance to Zip Wyatt, officers who know the outlaw well declare that it is not he. An Appeal to Colorado Democrats. Denver, CoL, July 26. As a result of the recent Democratic state conven tion an address has been issued by a committee appointed for the purpose of appealing to Democrats to get to gether and reorganize. The address asserts that a vast majority of the ad vocates of bimetallism are Democrats, and that the restoration of silver can come only through the agency of the Democratic party. Brazil Makes a Protest. Rio Janeiro, July 26 There it growing excitement in this city over the occupation of the island of Trini dad by the English. The government has dispatched two notes to the British legation of emphatic protest, quoting the order of the British admiralty of 1782 by virtue of which Trinidad was evacuated by the English and restored to Portugal. No Silver Convention for Oregon. Portland, Oregon, July 26. The Democratic state central committee will not call a convention to take action on the silver Question. KILLED BY INDIANS. FEDERAL, TROOPS ORDERED TO THE FRONTIER. Three Whites Killed and Their Mnrder Avenged by the Shooting of Six Hos tile A Setler and His Wife and Child the Victims The Situation In the Jack son Hole Country Grave Excitement Among the Settlers. Hostilities In Wyoming. Pocatello, Idaho, July 25. Union Pacific Engineer Robert Fitzpatrick, who brought the north bound freight train here last night, reported that the Bannock Indians had killed a set tler and his wife and child in the Salt river valley, and that the white men pursuing the Indians killed six of them before they escaped to the moun tains. Mail Carrier Vail, from Star yalley, also told the same story. The excitement among the settlers in Northwestern Wyoming over the threatened uprising of the Bannock and Shoshone Indians is growing more intense daily. They are leaving their ranches in large numbers and gather ing at favored points for mutual pro tection in case the Indians return to seek vengeance for the death of their brother braves. It is stated that the foraging Ban nocks are receiving supplies of govern ment rations forwarded by those re maining at the reservation, and that several hundred Shoshone bucks from the Wind river reservation have started to aid the Bannocks. THE EXPRESS HELD UP. The Robber, However, Fall to Get Into the $afe. Toledo, Ohio, July 25. Shortly after midnight train No. 37 on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern road, to which was attached an express car which runs between Buffalo and Chi cago, was approaching Reece's switch, midway between Archbold and Stry ker, forty-four miles west of here, when the engineer saw that the switch was turned displaying the red light, and as he put on the air brakes sev eral shots were fired at the cab. One of the shots put out the headlight. When the train stopped four masked men went to the express car, in charge of Messenger Nettleman of Buffalo, and ordered him to open the door and come out. He refused and the robbers threatened to blow up the car. Then he obeyed. When the door was opened the four men entered. They secured the con tents of the local safe, amounting to about $50, and then went at the big safe, which contained considerable money. Since the Kendalville robbery the express company had supplied its cars with dynamite proof safes, and this safe stood the test of four dyna mite cartridges fired by the robbers. This discouraged them and they lumped from the train and disappeared No attempt was made to molest any of the passengers. The officials are of the opinion that the robbery was committed by per sons in close touch with the employes of the road, as they had positive in formation as to the 1 rains meeting on the siding and also of the unusually heavy express run. The train was composed of a day coach, a baggage and express car and three sleepers. As a usual thing the money carried on this train does not amount to much, but it was heavy last night. The train men believe the robbers were old railroad men, but as all were masked with nandkerchiefs not one was recognized. The large safe which resisted the attacks of the robbers con tained a large amonnt of money. Wausseon, Ohio, July 24. Five men are under arrest here on suspicion of being concerned in the Lake Shore holdup at Reece's station last night. The "detectives refuse to state what evi dence there is against them. Federal Troops Ordered Out. Washington, July 2 . The secre tary of the interior has requested the secretary of war to send troops to the scene of the Indian disturbance in Wy oming, and it is understood that the request will be granted as soon as the official papers are received by the sec retary of war. The action of the interior depart ment was taken upon receipt of the following dispatch this morning from Indian Agent Teeter: I have investigated the troubles be tween the Indians and settlers in Wy oming and advise that troops be sent there immediately to protect the law-abiding settlers. The law less element among the settlers seem determined to cause conflict with the Indians. The settlers have killed four to seven Indians, which has incensed the Indians who have gathered to the number of 200 or 300 near Fall River, Uintah county, and refuse to return to their reservation I find that the Indians have killed game unlawfully according to the laws of Wyoming, though not unlawfully according to the treaty of the Indians with the United States, thus usurping the pre rogatives of the settlers, who caused the trouble. Nothing but the inter vention of the soldiers will settle the difficulty and save the lives of inno cent persons and the destruction of property. Teeter, A pent. Washington T. M. C. A. Burned Out. Washington, July 25. The Y. M. C. A. building on New York avenue near the treasury department was almost destroved this morning by fire. The Y. M. C. A. building was valued at about $35,000 and was fully insured. NEWS IN BRIEF. Rev. J. D. Lee died of old age at Hen hessev. Ok. He was 91 years old. 90 ' w A war vessel will be sent to Panama to protect American interests there. A national association of wire goods znanuiaciurers was iormea at Cincin nati. Mrs. Blackburn, who was buried at La Paz, Ind., was married twelve times. Prospectors found the ruins of an old Spanish town in Roger Mills county, Texas. PEEBLES A PRISONER. Charged With Conspiring Against tha United States. Pender, Neb, July 25. Captain Beck fired a volley into the camp of the Pen derites. Warrants were served on W. E. Peebles and John F. Myers, charg ing thera with conspiring willfully and unlawfully to oppose the government by force. The complaint was sworn to before Ashley Londrosh, a justice of the peace at the Winnebago reserva tion, the complainant being District Attorney A. J. Sawyer, who is now at the agency. The warrant was served by Deputy United States Marshal Henry Boehma and calls for the arrest of W. E. Pee bles, G. S. Harris, John F. Myers and John S. Lemmon. It recites the fact that on the 19th day of July the par ties to whom the warrant is addressed did conspire with divers unknown per sons to violate the laws of the United States by opposing the government with an armed force. In order to ef fect the object of the conspiracy, the complaint says that the parties pur chased arms and gave them to the set tlers for the purpose of making war npon Captain Beck. It is alleged that the purchase of arms by Peebles ana others was to enable the settlers to forcibly invade the reservation. The complaint then goes on at length to recite in legal verbiage the danger of the conspiracy and the necessity for the prompt suppression of such rebel lious demonstrations, which means an attempt on the part of the settlers to force the agent to do their bidding. Peebles and Myers were served just after the Pender contingent, which ar rived with the congressional delega tion at 1 o'clock, had finished luncheon. They are now in the custody of the deputy marshal and will be taken to the W innebago agency at once. Lem mon and Harris had not been found at 7 o'clock, and were still at large when the courier started for the telegraph station, twenty-eight miles from this place. The action of Captain Beck was a complete surprise to all the visitors at the agency today. The captain stated that the district attorney began the action. He admitted, however, that he was interested in the case and was determined to push the fight to tha end. '-I am after Bill Peebles," said the captain, "and will give him a good many surprises before I get through with him. Not only .this, but I shall put the illegal settlers off the reservation. Evictions are being made today under warrants issued from the United States courts, and I shall have all the settlers I am after off the reser vation before the week is over." Captain Beck with his son, John Beck, were emphatic in their state ments that this fight would be a lively one. John Beck swore that no settler who was on the reservation contrary to law would be permitted to stay long enough to harvest his crops. He would be put off and the crops given to others. Captain Beck further stated that he would not rest until every man interested in the meeting at Pender last night was run off the reservation. The Indian Side of the Case. Salt Lake, Utah, July 25. Benja min E. Rich, editor of the paper at Rexburg, within fifty miles of the set tlers' fortifications in Wyoming, in an interview, says the Indians have not been treated properly. An Indian who returned from the hunt explained that he had killed three elk and was ar rested, while the white men arresting him had killed five. The Indians, Rich said, could have been brought out with out trouble if they had been handled properly, but the settlers took matters into their own hands without ap pealing to the agent. They de scended upon the Indians and arrested a number of them. These were tried before a justice of the peace and fined heavily, the aggregate amount ing to 1,200. The Indians could not pay it and were herded by armed men in a manner calculated to arouse their resentment. One batch was es corted by a body of armed men after having their guns taken away. They were passing over a trail where the Indians had been accustomed to ride in freedom. It was too much for the Indian nature and the captives made a break for liberty. The guards at once opened fire at the fugitives and killed several, reports varying from five to seventeen. They reported that they had killed only one, but five riderless horses went over the trail. As a result the Indians are mad and may make trouble. There are many rumors afloat, but lack verification. It is a fact, however, that 200 of the Shoshones are missing from the reservation and have gone to help the Bannocks. A Congressman's Brother Missing. Victor, Col., July 25. About three weeks ago Victor Hainer, a brother of Congressman Hainer of Nebraska left here to walk to Cripple Creek, six miles. Nothing has been heard of him since. Nothing was thought of his absence until a letter from Congress man Hainer inquiring as to his brother's whereabouts, caused search to be made. The missing man had considerable money and it is feared he met with foul play. Gold Bonds Declared Unauthorized. Cincinnati, July 25. The circuit court in an opinion yesterday held that the sinking fund trustees were not authorized by law to issue city refund ing bonds payable in gold. The trustees had been sustained in the lower courts. The case will go to the supreme court. English Election Returns. London, July 25. Today's returns showed: Total number elected, 533; Conservatives, 323; Unionists, 60: gov ernment total, 383; Liberals, 139; McCarthyites, 59; Parnellites, 10; Labor 2; opposition total, 210, FRENCH WILL BE WARDEN. The Indiana Man Selected to Have Charge of the Federal Prison. Washington, July 25. Attorney General Harmon announced that he has decided to appoint as warden of the new United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., James W. French of Indiana. Mr. French was for five years warden of the Michigan City, Ind., peniten tiary, but was recently legislated out of office. He is said to be efficient and progressive and is well known as a prison reformer.